Jacey Eckhart

Jacey Eckhart

Jacey Eckhart is the former Director of Spouse and Family Programs at Military.com and a military sociologist.  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.

Have you been married more than 15 years? And you (or your spouse) are still in the military? How did you do that?

Can you thank warriors with a building? Not a monument. Not a wall. Not a statue.

Every First-Timer secretly wonders how she will do during deployment. Funny how the "do" we wonder about doing is never a successful "do."

How to Get A Military ID Card for Newlyweds

Checking IDs at the Gate. Photo by Sgt. Marcus Fichtl, 8th MP BDE

First comes love. Second comes marriage. Third comes your tan military dependent ID card taking up space in your wallet. While your sailor, Marine, Coastie, airman or soldier serves in the military, you will need a military ID card in order to drive on base, use the commissary and exchange, enroll in Tricare (our health insurance), and tak... more

Woeful Lack of Military Knowledge Among Mental Health Providers

Pfc. Paige Pendleton/Army

Do you really have to put together a PowerPoint presentation if you want your therapist to understand your military life? It might save time. In November, 2014, the RAND Corporation released a new study that demonstrates the woeful lack of understanding mental health providers have about military members, veterans and families they treat. This... more

4 Impossible Interview Questions for MilSpouses

interview thank you hand shake

Our SpouseBuzz.com readers appreciated the what-not-to-wear-on-an-interview tips from our friends at the MOAA. But once they were dressed, our readers were far more interested in what they should say when faced with impossible interview questions. “Personally, I hate, hate, hate ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ and ‘What do you... more

Real Spouse Employment: Station Manager for American Red Cross

Navy wife Jennifer Cole (left) poses with her American Red Cross team at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Photo courtesy American Red Cross

"The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me," wrote Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Those same doors swing open widely for the special people who serve as station managers for the American Red Cross all over the world. Navy wife Jennifer Cole is one of those people. Jennifer didn't p... more

Does Military Transition Hurt Your Marriage?

Military Transition

Military transition sounds like career puberty. Everyone is full of dire warnings about what is going to happen, but you really can't image it happening to you and your spouse. People say you have to start planning your transition two years before you leave the military (even if you are waiting for something like a promotion board before yo... more

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