Military Life 101

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    Military Spouse and Family Benefits 101
    The military can be a difficult lifestyle for a family, but it does come with some excellent benefits. Some of those are in th...
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    Military Life 101
    Military life has a lot of nuts and bolts. You know, the little military-esque things that make up just an ordinary day in the ...
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    Military Spouse Education Help 101
    Thinking about going back to school but worried military life might get in the way? Good news for you: Being a military spouse...
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    Military Family Life 101
    When it comes to family, military spouses and significant others have what can seem like the most difficult, rewarding, terrib...
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    Military Spouse and Family Moves 101
    Frequent moves are one of the best -- and worst -- parts of military family life. On the one hand, you have a chance to see co...
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    Military Family Deployment 101
    Preparing for military family deployment can seem like an uphill battle. For one, your Family Readiness team (be it an officer...
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    Military Spouse Employment 101
     Holding down a job while your spouse is in the military is easier than you might think. While the military will always throw a...

Spouse Groups

FRG and Clubs

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    How to Join a Military Spouse Club
    Trying to make new friends at your duty station? An on-base military spouse club might be just what you're looking for. Spouse...
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    How to Join a Family Readiness Group|
    Maybe you know it as a Family Readiness Group (FRG). Or maybe you call yours a Family Readiness Program, Key Spouse program, O...
  • A Family Readiness Group helps keep spouses connected during a deployment.
    What the Heck Is an FRG?|
    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. In fac...
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    Unity among Strangers?|
    Just when Army wife Gina Redwine thought she had dealing with deployment down pat, her husband’s third one threw her for a ...
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    Creating Last Minute Spouse Clubs to Prepare for Deployments
    When a unit is given short notice to deploy, many leading military wives desperately cobble together their unit's family read...
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    FRGs: The Ups and the Downs|
    You might be married, engaged or in love with a soldier, sailor, airmen, marine or guardian (formerly known as coastie). Rega...

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