Tag Archives: Military

Deployment Diary: I’m a bugged eyed beauty!

Bugged Eyed Beauty

This is the first week that he has been at NTC and it’s gone by so quick slow. Yes, you read that right, quick slow! You know it feels like it’s going by so quick because your days have been jammed pack hectic but really it’s slow because what feels like seven days flying by is really only three days… Read more »

Deployment Diary: NTC is a go!

Heading out for a date the night before NTC

So when I decided to do a deployment diary (blog) this time, I was going to wait until he actually left to start it. Then I thought, why wait? The deployment process starts way before he actually deploys! So this is my first post in my deployment diary. He left for NTC a couple of days ago. He will be… Read more »

Can I terminate my lease if I marry someone in the Military?

Ask Bridget - Dear Military Spouse

Q. I am currently engaged to a soldier. He is stationed in Texas and I live in our home state of Kentucky. Since we are getting married does this mean I can legally terminate my lease? In other words if I get married to someone in the military, can my lease be terminated? A. First, congratulations on your upcoming wedding! As for… Read more »

Putting together a PCS Binder – How To & Downloads

PCS Binder

FREE PSC BLOG TEMPLATES DOWNLOADS LOCATED AT END OF POST!! Ah you have received PCS orders. For many, they are happy to receive them so they can get the heck out of Dodge. Others wish they had never arrived. Either way you have them and chaos is soon to follow. To make the move easier and less hectic, put together… Read more »

Free National Park Pass for Military

Annual Pass

The National Park service offers a free annual pass to Active Duty Military Members and their Dependents. This pass allows the Military member and up to 3 adults (ages 16 & older; 15 and younger are free) within the same vehicle free admission to The Forest Service, the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation  sites… Read more »

Transferring your G.I. Bill to your spouse

American Flag

With the new Post 9/11 GI Bill comes a great benefit for those that are married or have dependents. A lot of service members have either already completed college or the Military is paying for their college separate from the G.I. Bill. With the old Montgomery GI Bill, if you had already graduated college, or if the Army is footing… Read more »

Kings Dominion offers free admission to all Military

Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia has announced that they are offering free admission into their park for all active and retired military personnel on July 4, 2010 and July 5, 2010 as part of its Tribute to the Armed Forces program. This offer is open to all branches of the service, National Guard, and Reserve. Kings Dominion is also offering… Read more »

Emotional Phases of Deployment

A military couple is reunited after a deployment. Emotional phases of deployment.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a “first-timer” or a pro, we all go through these emotional phases of deployment. It’s helpful when you can read exactly what to expect. Stage 1- Anticipation of Departure In this stage, spouses may alternately feel denial and anticipation of loss. As reality sinks in, tempers may flare as couples attempt to take care of… Read more »