Have you been married more than 15 years? And you (or your spouse) are still in the military? How did you do that? The world wants to know. Most o... more.
Jacey Eckhart is Military.com's Director of Spouse and Family Programs. Since 1996, Eckhart's take on military families has been featured in her syndicated column, her book The Homefront Club, and her award winning CDs These Boots and I Married a Spartan??
Most recently she has been featured as a military family subject matter expert on NBC Dateline, CBS morning news, CNN, NPR and the New York Times. Eckhart is an Air Force brat, a Navy wife and an Army mom.
The Army says my work as a mother is done. They sent me a letter this year to tell me that I could no longer claim my son on my income tax. Even though Sam is still, technically, a student, he has taken the oath. He is officially emancipated. He’s in the Army, now, ma’am. Soldiers don’t need their Mommies. I am good with that. I don’t need the... more
When it comes to helping military spouses, we Military.com writers naturally believe in the ultimate cosmic power of the online connection. It’s our business model. It is our strength. It is our blindspot. Although online ideas and information make milspouse life a whole lot easier to manage, it isn’t quite enough, is it? There is no replaceme... more
My daughter’s boss gave her the best advice about travel. He told Kelsey to organize her trip based on what kind of story you wanted to tell when you came home. Do you want to talk about how many things you saw? Then plan to do a lot in a day. Is your trip a story of deepening a relationship? Then spend more on the hotel so you will want to li... more
I must sound like some kind of demented canary. Any time I hear about a military person with a problem, I chirp: Get help! Get help! Get help! And they do. Our military folks do go to the therapists on post and through Tricare and via Military OneSource and GiveAnHour and all those other providers available to military members and their familie... more
Jacey Eckhart | Mar 04, 2013
Dear America, I know you are worried that you are all alone with the sequestration thing. I want you to know that we military folks support you in your hour of need. That might sound a little off to you. You think that the defense cuts due to sequestration will happen only to the military. You think that the war is over. You think we spend en... more