Military Marriage

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

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal for Gay Military Couples in All 50 States

Capt. Dawn Tanner and Dana McCown, a retired lieutenant colonel, share their first glimpse of each other before their wedding ceremony in Omaha, Neb., May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo/Capt. Dawn Tanner)

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling declaring the states have no legal right "to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another state on the ground of its same-sex character." The decision is a victory for advocates of marriage equality, including an Army Reservist whose New York marriage to another man has not b... more

MCPON: BAH Change for Dual-Military Couples Could Cause Troubles

Sailors at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, ask Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael D. Stevens questions during an all-hands visit on June 22, 2015. (Tyler Hlavac/Stars and Stripes)

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan -- Lawmakers should reconsider a Senate defense bill provision that would end housing allowances for one member of a dual-military marriage after Oct. 1, the Navy's top enlisted sailor said Monday. Ending the current system, which provides separate housing funds to active-duty spouses living in the same home, ... more

Don't Marry Him, Milso

hands with wedding rings

It's June and that means weddings, and who doesn't love a wedding? So much promise. So much love. So much beauty. And military weddings ... the uniforms. The sabers. It's almost too romantic to bear. Last year, I wrote this commencement address for military spouses. This year, I want to amend that message a tad. I still believe what I wrote... more

'Military Mistress' Wanted in 3 States is Stopped, Let Go

Bobbi and Zackerie House are wanted for fraud in Oregon. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon authorities say the woman dubbed the "Military Mistress" was stopped by sheriff's deputies in Alabama who seized the stolen car she and her current husband were living in, but then released the pair because they were not suspected of any local crimes. The Marion County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Bobbi Ann Finley ... more

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