This service member shares her tips for communication during deployment

This guest post from Amanda Huffman of Airman2Mom is part of my #ThisisDeployment series, where I share deployment stories from various perspectives. I thought it was important to include the perspective of someone who has been both active duty and a military spouse.  A lot has changed in the communication world in the past 8 years. When I deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 I turned my cell phone off and did not use it again until I returned to the United States 9 months later. You may be wondering, how did I stay connected to… Read Article →

these deployment resources can be found anywhere, even if you don't live near a military base.

How to find deployment resources off base, no matter where you live during deployment Living close to a military post means having access to many support systems during your spouse’s deployment. The FRG, military mom groups, and free childcare can be right at your fingertips. But what happens if you don’t live close to a military installation? Those who have spouses in the National Guard, Reserves or who do not live at their spouse’s duty station can struggle to find deployment support in their local areas. Here is how you can find support wherever you… Read Article →

Here's what this military fiancee learned during her first deployment.

This guest post is part of the #ThisisDeployment series, where a variety of military spouses share their deployment lessons and experiences. Here, Julie Martinez shares her lessons learned during her Army fiance’s deployment. My husband and I got engaged right before he deployed for the first time around 2 years ago. I wasn’t really in the Army life yet, as we had only been dating for about 6 months at the time. I was a college student and lived in a college town, so most of the people I knew were in that same stage… Read Article →

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