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Marine Corps Curtisha Grant NAS JRB Fort Worth I'm no stanger to change. I've lived in 6 different states in support of my husband’s military career. I've been blessed to have demonstrated victory in surviving the battle over …

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Army Rachel O'Hern Pentagon I'm originally from Texas, and a proud graduate of Texas A&M - gig'em Aggies! I completed my Master of Social Work degree virtually while helping my husband recover from injuries resulting in multiple amputations …

Air Force Alexandra Brown JB San Antonio I have been very fortunate in this life. I have an amazing man to call my husband and three phenomenal children. I've grown up in a family full of aviators, so …

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Coast Guard Angelina Marcano USCG District 7 As a military spouse, I have learned to appreciate everything, including other military wives. Growing up, I never realized all that my mother did as a military wife, especially with 5 …

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Navy Richard Ortloff NSA Naples I am a retired Firefighter and a Vietnam Era veteran; I served as one of the last Army draftees in the early 1970's, in order to allow more flexibility with my wife's assignments. We …

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National Guard Jovanda Fields Louisiana National Guard I am 33 years old and the oldest of 3 girls. I have been with my spouse for almost 15 yearsand we have been married for 7 1/2. I have worked …

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Congratulations! Below are the Top 18 Base Level Spouses of the Year who will be moving on to the Branch Level voting process. Voting takes place on Wednesday, February 4th 2015! View All Candidates Here Army Rachel …

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Congratulations! Purely based on popular vote, these military spouses have been nominated and selected to represent their bases, states, and districts. Click on any time to check out their profile and pick your favorite! The top …

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Photo credit: Flickr user Len Matthews   The issue of mental health in the military is one that is often difficult to talk about. Sure, the experts talk, our leaders talk, but what about our service members …

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Photo Credit: Flickr user MilitaryHealth   If taking charge of your health is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to add getting a Pap test to your to-do list. January is Cervical Health Awareness …

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Will War and Marriage Ever Mix?

Photo Credit: Amanda Govaert, Flickr.com   Every once in a while a girl just needs a good old-fashioned sleepover: cute pajamas, good food, great friends, deep conversation and very little sleep. Recently I had the … Continue Reading

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Top 3 Marine Corps Spouses

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Marine Corps Curtisha Grant NAS JRB Fort Worth I'm no stanger to change. I've lived in 6 different states in support of my husband’s military career. I've been blessed to have demonstrated victory in surviving the battle over Crohns Disease, raising a child with special needs, successfully maintaining a career on the move and walking in marriage restoration. I have taken a … [Read more...]

Top 3 Marine Corps Spouses

Top 3 Army Spouses

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Army Rachel O'Hern Pentagon I'm originally from Texas, and a proud graduate of Texas A&M - gig'em Aggies! I completed my Master of Social Work degree virtually while helping my husband recover from injuries resulting in multiple amputations sustained in Afghanistan and eventually continue on active duty. I'm fortunate to be able to use my personal and professional … [Read more...]

Top 3 Army Spouses

Top 3 Air Force Spouses

Air Force Alexandra Brown JB San Antonio I have been very fortunate in this life. I have an amazing man to call my husband and three phenomenal children. I've grown up in a family full of aviators, so it came as no surprise when I married into the Air Force. My earliest memories are flying with my grandfather and helping him restore airplanes. I grew up in a large Greek … [Read more...]

Top 3 Air Force Spouses

Top 3 Coast Guard Spouses

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Coast Guard Angelina Marcano USCG District 7 As a military spouse, I have learned to appreciate everything, including other military wives. Growing up, I never realized all that my mother did as a military wife, especially with 5 kids in the house. I believe this because if we ever had a hard time growing up, she was our strong leader. As an employee of Fleet and … [Read more...]

Top 3 Coast Guard Spouses

Top 3 Navy Spouses

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Navy Richard Ortloff NSA Naples I am a retired Firefighter and a Vietnam Era veteran; I served as one of the last Army draftees in the early 1970's, in order to allow more flexibility with my wife's assignments. We have been at 11 duty stations since we have been married now for 30 years. I think stability is a very important issue. So many of us, Spouses and other … [Read more...]

Top 3 Navy Spouses

Top 3 National Guard Spouses

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National Guard Jovanda Fields Louisiana National Guard I am 33 years old and the oldest of 3 girls. I have been with my spouse for almost 15 yearsand we have been married for 7 1/2. I have worked for an NBA team for the past 11 seasons. While I have a very creative side, there is not as much time for my crafts. I have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl, ages 8, 6 and 3 … [Read more...]

Top 3 National Guard Spouses

Top 18 Base Spouses of the Year!

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Congratulations! Below are the Top 18 Base Level Spouses of the Year who will be moving on to the Branch Level voting process. Voting takes place on Wednesday, February 4th 2015! View All Candidates Here Army Rachel O'Hern Pentagon I'm originally from Texas, and a proud graduate of Texas A&M - gig'em Aggies! I completed my Master of Social Work degree virtually … [Read more...]

Top 18 Base Spouses of the Year!

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health in the Military

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Photo credit: Flickr user Len Matthews   The issue of mental health in the military is one that is often difficult to talk about. Sure, the experts talk, our leaders talk, but what about our service members and their families? Mental health in the military is an important issue to discuss. Those affected are often the ones who live in silence. Mental illness exacts a real toll, … [Read more...]

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health in the Military