Military Life 101

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    Military Spouse Employment 101
    Military.com
    While the military will always throw a monkey wrench in any best-laid plans, your career doesn't have to be one of them.
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    Military Spouse Education Help 101
    Military.com
    Good news for you: Being a military spouse can actually make some parts of going back to school easier.
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    Military Life 101
    Military.com
    Military life has a lot of nuts and bolts. You know, the little things that make up just an ordinary day.
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    Military Spouse and Family Benefits 101
    Military.com
    Don't know exactly how to get your military spouse and family benefits or want to know more about what they are? Read on.
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    Military Spouse and Family Moves 101
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    Whether you're an old pro or new to the military moving game, there's stuff to learn about PCSing. Here's our easy PCS 101 guide.
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    Military Family Deployment 101
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    Preparing for deployment can seem like an uphill battle. But we've been there. Here's what you need to know.
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    Military Family Life 101
    Military.com
    Military life is not easy, but we've got your back. From marriage to kids and parenting, we have the resources you need.

Spouse Groups

FRG and Clubs

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    How to Join a Military Spouse Club
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    Trying to make new friends at your duty station? An on-base spouse club might be just what you're looking for.
  • Military families arrive at Travis Air Force Base, California, on flight from Japan. Airman 1st Class Michael Battles/Air Force
    How to Join a Family Readiness Group
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    You may know it as a Family Readiness Group, Family Readiness Program, Key Spouse program, Ombudsman Program or Work-Life Program.
  • A Family Readiness Group helps keep spouses connected during a deployment.
    What the Heck Is an FRG?
    Military.com|
    If you're new to the military world, you're probably wondering what an FRG is and what role it will have in your life.
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    Unity among Strangers?
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    Easy yet effective ways to establish and maintain unity among the loved ones left behind during a deployment.
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    Creating Last Minute Spouse Clubs to Prepare for Deployments
    CinCHouse.com
    When a unit is given short notice to deploy, many leading military wives desperately cobble together their unit's family readin...
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    FRGs: The Ups and the Downs
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    Regardless of your associated branch of service or your exact marital status, you are “married” to the military and you have so...

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