Military Marriage

Navy Simplifies Process for Married Sailors to be Stationed Together

Master Chief Personnel Specialist Jay McNuckle and his wife Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Latisha McNuckle re-enlist together on the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Jeffries)

Co-location for dual military couples in the Navy should soon get easier thanks to a new personnel policy released March 12. The instructions detailed in a Navy Personnel Command message known as MILPERSMAN 1300-1000, are aimed at making it simpler for married Navy couples to request co-location and easier for detailers to assign duty stati... more

Troops Often Marry Young, and for Good Reasons

Two service members hold hands after attending a six week marriage mentorship program in July 2014. Jensen Stidham/Air Force

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The military forces people to grow up fast -- especially when it comes to marriage. That's what military wife Wesley Ann Wade said when talking about marrying young in the military. Wade and other military couples said the "young marriage complex" has existed for years when star-crossed lovers eloped just before deploymen... more

Holiday Cards Reveal Secret Truths

(Photo: U.S. Air Force.)

The reason Shutterfly offers festive blue New Year's card layouts next to the red and green Christmas card layouts is for slackers like me. Oh, I talk a good game. In December, I always swear that if anyone wants to know that much about our family, they should Facebook us, Google us, come on over and ring our doorbell. It is only in the cool, ... more

She Wants Him to Break Out the Credit Cards for Holiday Spending

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm sleeping the enemy! My husband is really acting like the devil! Here is my dilemma: I left everything I had to follow him and his Army path. Remember, Ms. Vicki, I said his path, not my path. I married him and left a great banking job in Nebraska to follow him to Georgia because he said he wanted to serve his country.... more

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

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