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."

The Truth About Geographic Bachelor Tours

A soldier is suspended in the air by a UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Matthew Brag.)

One of the young wives at the workshop looked confused by the discussion. "What’s a geographic bachelor?" she asked. " I don’t think we have that in the Marine Corps." "Oh yes we do," muttered an older wife. She went on to explain a service member is a geographic bachelor when he or she moves ahead to the next duty station and the family stay... more

4 Impossible Interview Questions for MilSpouses

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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

How Military Marriage Screws Up Your Career

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Every month I get letters from Milsos, brides and the occasional boyfriend about military spouse employment. They are terrified of turning into hausfraus -- especially the guys. I have dreams!  I’ve been working on my resume! My Marine is going to request San Diego! So the military won’t be a problem, will it??? This, I think, is why I dre... more

Back To School Stealth Bombing For Military Teens

Military teens stationed in Germany. (Rick Scavetta/U.S. Army)

When you move a little military brat, you are back-to-school ready if you find their shot records, attend Meet the Teacher Day and buy a spanking new lunchbox. When you move a military teen, the lunchbox strategy suddenly doesn’t cut it anymore. According to the Department of Defense, military kids attend seven to nine schools on average. To mo... more

MilSpouses Are Not Single Moms


Let a military spouse murmur the tiniest complaint about missing a deployed servicemember, and the Single Mom is whipped out in comparison.  It’s either: I don’t know what you are complaining about! Single moms have to handle everything by themselves all the time! Or: Be grateful you aren’t a single mom and you have someone financially su... more

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