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Deployment Soundtrack: I'm Coming Home
I'm Coming Home

Dan Adams, 2008

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I was on FaceTime with my sweet soldier yesterday when the house phone rang.

Me: Hello

Caller: Is this Mrs. Young?

Me: Yes, it is, and as a matter of fact, I am on the phone with my soldier.

Caller: That's great, Mrs. Young, and I am calling with great news!

The College Spouse: Making my Dream Career a Reality

After nine years of service in the Navy, I didn’t know what I wanted to do.

Nursing has always been a career I wanted to try, but I was too afraid to take the first step. My husband is a hospital corpsman in the Navy and brings books home about all sorts of different diseases and treatments. These books fascinate me.

Ask and You Shall Receive

Bad customer service makes my husband cringe. Not because he is offended by the service, but because he fears the scene I might make.

Let me just clarify, I don’t send food back, I don’t snarl at people who seem to be trying their best and I certainly have never made anyone cry.

Deployment Soundtrack: Where You Are
Where You Are

Gavin Degraw, 2011

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The first groups of soldiers have begun to return home from our deployment. As pictures pop up on Facebook of the reunions, it is like seeing the signs of spring in our yard. It gives us hope and reminds us that every flight, every reunion, is one flight closer to my soldier coming home.

Want to be a blogger?

Have you ever dreamed of being a writer? This could be your first step.

Salute to Spouses is looking for a new columnist to write about his or her busy life as both a military spouse and student.

Are you dealing with deployment and finals? Do you schedule study sessions around your spouse’s trip to the field? We want to hear from you!

We're all in this together: Opening our communities to gay spouses and partners

Gay men and women are now allowed to serve beside my husband. The DOD now considers their partners to be my equal in the world of military spouses.

Sorry if I offend you, but, it sounds good to me.

Deployment Soundtrack: You and Me
You and Me

The Dave Matthews Band, 2009

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Today became my long run day. Normally, I have short runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays or Saturdays I complete my long, training runs. But today, I woke up sick and tired. I didn't want to go to the gym and run, let alone workout with the trainer. My sweet soldier had given me a pass to take it easy today, but apparently, I was unwilling to accept it.

Love and live

I live you.

Homefront Spouse: Nixing Negativity

Happy February everyone!

I am happy to report that we officially have new orders! We’re off to Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Military spouses, time to buckle down

Ladies, you have had it easy.

In recent years, military families have become accustomed to discounts, freebies and over the top help from the community. Dare I say it, we are spoiled.

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