Category Archives: Military Life

What is a liberty pass and why does it cost so much?

Dear Military Spouse Bridget

Q. I have a question about Liberty pass, Can US Army personnel get them and do they cost thousands of Dollars to buy one? I have been receiving emails for some one supposedly on deployment in Korea, and he’s asked myself for 4700 Dollars to pay for his Liberty pass for 3 months to come over to the UK, I take it this isn’t… Read more »

What benefits will I receive if my boyfriend and I get married?

Q. So my boyfriend/fiance (I’m not really sure what to call him at the moment) purposed an idea to me tonight when he called. We were talking about him coming home for leave in December (he’s currently stationed in Japan and I live in Vermont)and he brought up us getting married, (we had already decided that we would be getting… Read more »

Can’t leave area, will military allow husband to stay here?

Q. So I’m a new wife, and I’m also completely new to the military, wasn’t even in ROTC in high school or anything like that, so I’m completely lost. So my husband is away, finishing his AIT as of right now, but when he comes back, he will have to go to a duty station. And I’m just trying to… Read more »

Dear Military Spouse: How to introduce a newly married military couple?

Q. I was just wondering if there is a proper way to introduce a military couple to their wedding reception. For example, is it proper to say “Lance Corporal and Mrs. Price”? If you are going to use rank for enlisted (which is traditionally not done) you would introduce them as Lance Corporal and Mrs. John Joe Smith (his full… Read more »

Supreme Court Rules Stolen Valor Act Unconstitutional


  Today the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime to falsely claim receipt of military decorations or medals and provides an enhanced penalty if the Congressional Medal of Honor is involved, to be invalid under the First Amendment. According to the syllabus: JUSTICE BREYER, joined by JUSTICE KAGAN, concluded that because the Stolen Valor… Read more »