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Married to: Daniel Kysela SOY Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Years as Milspouse: 5 Areas of Focus: Julia Kysela is tireless advocate for our military spouse community, active duty military members and especially veterans. In 2012 Julia and her husband organized the “I’ve Got Your …

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Married to: Matthew Kingery SOY Location: Beale AFB Years as Milspouse: 18 Areas of Focus: Jana Kingery does not let anything hold her back from succeeding in life: not 3 deployments or 8 PCS moves, the struggle of moving her teaching job …

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Married to: Keith Wilber SOY Location: NB Guam Years as Milspouse: 12 Areas of Focus: Antonia Wilber is the heart of her community, a woman who truly defines, ‘serving our military.’ As a COMPASS Mentor and Team Leader, Antonia reinvigorated a once …

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Married to: Larry Benson SOY Location: USCG District 1 Rhode Island Years as Milspouse: 13 Area of Focus: Stacey Benson makes things happen. She is a former Army wife and a current Coast Guard spouse (married to the same person!), a mom, …

top military kids - month of the military child

After hundreds of submissions, (we couldn't pick just 10!) we've narrowed it down to the Top 18 Military kiddos as we close out the Month of the Military Child. THANKS to everyone for sharing your …

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The rising temperatures don’t lie; summer is almost here, a fact that is both exciting and terrifying for many women. With summer comes happy anticipation for barbeques, lazy days at the beach, and cute summer …

military kids say the darndest things

Photo Credit: Amy Davis for HeartsApart.org April is the Month of the Military Child, and we have enjoyed celebrating our nation's littlest heroes this month here at Military Spouse! We recently asked YOU to share some …

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Photo Credit Flickr WCFW My husband and I were discussing our girls, and the concerns we have for both of them. Madelyn is only 2, but Cailin is 8 already. No, she won’t be going to the …

military kids and military life

During the month of April we recognize the contribution made by the children of American service members, April is the Month of the Military Child. Military children don’t choose a life filled with deployments, reintegration, …

how to love for two during deployment

When a key figure in our lives suddenly disappears for a long period of time how do we actively acknowledge their “presence,” without their physical presence? Better yet how do we explain to our young …

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Julia Kysela: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance National Guard Spouse of the Year

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Married to: Daniel Kysela SOY Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Years as Milspouse: 5 Areas of Focus: Julia Kysela is tireless advocate for our military spouse community, active duty military members and especially veterans. In 2012 Julia and her husband organized the “I’ve Got Your Six 6k and Memorial Mile,” which is a 6k and 1 mile race which support a Pennsylvania … [Read more...]

Julia Kysela: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance National Guard Spouse of the Year

Jana Kingery: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Air Force Spouse of the Year

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Married to: Matthew Kingery SOY Location: Beale AFB Years as Milspouse: 18 Areas of Focus: Jana Kingery does not let anything hold her back from succeeding in life: not 3 deployments or 8 PCS moves, the struggle of moving her teaching job from state to state and starting over in new schools or that she has done all this despite being born with Congenital Progressive hearing … [Read more...]

Jana Kingery: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Air Force Spouse of the Year

Antonia Wilber: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Navy Spouse of the Year

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Married to: Keith Wilber SOY Location: NB Guam Years as Milspouse: 12 Areas of Focus: Antonia Wilber is the heart of her community, a woman who truly defines, ‘serving our military.’ As a COMPASS Mentor and Team Leader, Antonia reinvigorated a once defunct program that now is one of the most popular on Guam. Antonia also volunteers her time with the Navy Marine Corps Relief … [Read more...]

Antonia Wilber: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Navy Spouse of the Year

Stacey Benson: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Coast Guard Spouse of the Year

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Married to: Larry Benson SOY Location: USCG District 1 Rhode Island Years as Milspouse: 13 Area of Focus: Stacey Benson makes things happen. She is a former Army wife and a current Coast Guard spouse (married to the same person!), a mom, and a woman of extraordinary talent, drive and strength. She and her husband Larry have PCSed four times and been through six deployments. … [Read more...]

Stacey Benson: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Coast Guard Spouse of the Year

Military Spouse’s Top 18 Military Kiddos!

top military kids - month of the military child

After hundreds of submissions, (we couldn't pick just 10!) we've narrowed it down to the Top 18 Military kiddos as we close out the Month of the Military Child. THANKS to everyone for sharing your beautiful children with this community!   Meet Cody! Fun fact: He is very shy but when people comment on his cuteness he whispers "I bet its my dimples, isn't … [Read more...]

Military Spouse’s Top 18 Military Kiddos!

Military Kids Say the Darndest Things!

military kids say the darndest things

Photo Credit: Amy Davis for HeartsApart.org April is the Month of the Military Child, and we have enjoyed celebrating our nation's littlest heroes this month here at Military Spouse! We recently asked YOU to share some of the unique, funny and cute things YOUR military kids have said or done recently... and your answers made us smile, laugh and even tear up just a bit! It … [Read more...]

Military Kids Say the Darndest Things!

Modesty 101

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Photo Credit Flickr WCFW My husband and I were discussing our girls, and the concerns we have for both of them. Madelyn is only 2, but Cailin is 8 already. No, she won’t be going to the mall next month, or even next year, without an adult. She doesn’t own clothing that we haven’t both approved. But as we would both swear that Cailin was 2 only yesterday, you’ll have to … [Read more...]

Modesty 101

How Military Kids Really Feel About Military Life

military kids and military life

During the month of April we recognize the contribution made by the children of American service members, April is the Month of the Military Child. Military children don’t choose a life filled with deployments, reintegration, and frequent moves. We think of our military kids as strong, independent, and resilient individuals. But still, as parents, we worry that the life is … [Read more...]

How Military Kids Really Feel About Military Life

How to Love for Two During Deployment

how to love for two during deployment

When a key figure in our lives suddenly disappears for a long period of time how do we actively acknowledge their “presence,” without their physical presence? Better yet how do we explain to our young children that daddy isn’t gone forever, even if he can’t be there for soccer games, dance recitals, and birthday parties? During my husband’s last deployment I found myself in a … [Read more...]

How to Love for Two During Deployment