SpouseBuzz RSS Feed - Military.com http://feed.informer.com/digests/J3WY3TC2MX/feeder SpouseBuzz RSS Feed - Military.com Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:34:07 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Military Spouse Employment: It's Not About Who You Know https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/23/military-spouse-employment-its-not-about-who-you-know.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cb8935f9-0692-415f-b043-fb0f729c60d3 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:05:08 +0000 Think it's all about who you know? Time to think again. Follow these tips for an awesome networking based job hunt. How to Help Your Military Child Process Difficult Feelings https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/22/how-help-your-military-child-process-difficult-feelings.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:541dc92d-de92-43b8-a04a-317a06f62814 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:14:27 +0000 Big changes can mean big feelings. Here's how to work through them. Why Do Military Members Qualify for Food Stamps? https://www.military.com/paycheck-chronicles/2018/02/21/why-do-military-members-qualify-food-stamps.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:471a64f9-3fde-c6f9-0559-d49df4fd6679 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:24:39 +0000 Thanks to a proposed budget cut to what's officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), food stamps an New Program Looks to Streamline Local Spouse Job Help https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/20/new-program-looks-streamline-local-spouse-job-help.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d02fb4af-e361-fcc3-84f8-8249fc870ad7 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:55:15 +0000 This new effort could make it easier for spouses to find local employment and education help. Vote for the 2018 Military Spouse of the Year Branch Winner https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/18/vote-2018-military-spouse-year-branch-winner.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:7bc91208-f9d7-b3cf-a3af-01ae9a7fe0e0 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:41:35 +0000 It's that time again ... votin' time! Tricare Is Stiffing Health Providers and It's Hurting Families https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/16/tricare-stiffing-health-providers-and-its-hurting-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1400161a-8878-23b0-0562-4e162a2153da Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:31:53 +0000 The providers will be forced to make difficult choices: Continue to accept Tricare, scale back or deny medical services until payments are received. This Annual Event Recruits Kids to Build Ships https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/15/annual-event-recruits-kids-build-ships.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2c97ff3b-cac1-6a60-136d-c66059269ca5 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:25:34 +0000 OK, OK ... so no one at this event is building actual ships. Take This OCONUS School Lunch Survey https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/13/take-oconus-school-lunch-survey.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:87df6363-48e7-3e64-eedc-292c3445375b Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:52:32 +0000 For the first time in a decade, AAFES wants your opinion about school lunches served in OCONUS schools. Does the Gig Economy Work for Military Spouses? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/12/does-gig-economy-work-military-spouses.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:22e8e858-7167-5c95-d1f5-220ef6749814 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:07:12 +0000 It's flexible, but there also downsides. Does the gig economy really work for military spouses? Make These Navy Vet Bakery Valentine's Day Treats https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/09/make-these-navy-vet-bakery-valentines-day-treats.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5779048f-a9f1-35a2-339e-ea66a051b33a Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:44:37 +0000 These tasty treats from a Navy veteran and spouse owned bakery will make your Valentine's Day just a little sweeter. This Mountain Was Just Named for Gold Star Families https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/09/mountain-was-just-named-gold-star-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:be24b639-590d-b441-c78d-996663f699a5 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:49:45 +0000 A newly named peak near Anchorage, Alaska honors families of the fallen. VP Wife Wants Her Office to Focus on Spouse Issues https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/08/vp-wife-wants-her-office-focus-spouse-issues.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:410db3e9-1121-a139-19d3-9165ff2dcbf7 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:09:49 +0000 Military spouse issues could soon see help from White House second lady, Karen Pence. Make This the Military Spouse Year of 'No' https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/07/make-military-spouse-year-no.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0aa4bd44-3654-d9b2-77bb-af1cd231ab1f Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:37:21 +0000 You're a few weeks in, so how's that New Year's resolution going? It's time to reconsider your plans. Military Spouse of the Year 2018 Nominees Announced https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/06/military-spouse-year-2018-nominees-announced.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:87fe0ec3-944e-55ec-2319-337137db7145 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:26:34 +0000 It's time for the first round of voting for the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. No More Baggers? Commissary Testing Bagger-Free Lanes https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/06/no-more-baggers-commissary-testing-bagger-free-lanes.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:83bd6416-c60e-324d-dbff-77d2262639a5 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:12:11 +0000 Hate tipping the commissary bagger or never seem to have cash on hand? You'll love this new pilot program. Like Nachos? Thank a Military Spouse That They Are a Thing https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/02/nachos-military-spouse RSS Feed urn:uuid:51fdc9a2-853e-efb0-627d-7545eb7c6e34 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:55:02 +0000 We're too busy thinking about nachos to write a description here. This Is What It’s Like to Attend the State of the Union https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/02/01/what-its-attend-state-union.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:205f0858-7ab9-4891-0976-3a11d6a90950 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:39:00 +0000 She was in the room where it happens. Fitness Trackers and OPSEC: Time to Lock It Down https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/31/fitness-trackers-and-opsec-time-lock-it-down.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d78ac4e0-ddce-c838-93d6-f7cc68809561 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:55:50 +0000 You only think you aren't telling the terrorists where to find you. The Truth About MLM Businesses and How They Hurt Troops https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/30/truth-about-mlm-businesses-and-how-they-hurt-troops.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:420de29c-a43f-b519-a830-f93eac830f91 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:49:55 +0000 One research compared the direct sales businesses so popular with military spouses to "viral epidemics." Marine Corps Spouse to Attend State of the Union as Senator's Guest https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/29/marine-corps-spouse-attend-state-union-senators-guest.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1e963b4a-7968-5785-f65e-075add50ea17 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:09:09 +0000 Each Senator and Congressman can invite one guest to attend the annual State of the Union address. Grab These Early Bird Tickets for the Best Military Party of 2018 https://www.military.com/2018/01/29/grab-these-early-bird-tickets-best-military-party-2018.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:af97b0f8-ff3a-7658-d17c-90ca747401cb Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:32:24 +0000 Ready to actually have fun at a military ball? Me, too. See you in May! Meet the Military Kid Who Sends His Art to Former US Presidents https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/25/meet-military-kid-who-sends-his-art-former-us-presidents.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:af8b9291-9653-3e23-14e9-7686cbc75e07 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 20:06:05 +0000 He sent them his paintings -- and they wrote back. Don't Accidentally Call This Sex Hotline When Dialing Tricare https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/24/dont-accidentally-call-sex-hotline-tricare RSS Feed urn:uuid:2e0bbcfa-ad6f-1893-1c14-546d019645af Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:15:01 +0000 Just one wrong digit takes you from snore fest to maybe a little too interesting. Here’s What to Learn from the 2018 Government Shutdown https://www.military.com/2018/01/23/heres-what-learn-2018-government-shutdown.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:72ca86bb-4e2b-198d-9a35-0f74efa0e83e Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:36:00 +0000 The threat of no paycheck and shuttered services is scary. Now that it's over, here's what we can learn from it for next time. How the Government Shutdown Impacts Military Family Services https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/20/how-government-shutdown-impacts-military-family-services.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c8b4e20c-14ac-ab15-8382-5592d420688c Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:00:05 +0000 Wondering how this whole shutdown business impacts on-base services? Here's the details. The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing a Rental Property https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/19/dos-and-donts-managing-rental-property.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0ac8366c-e574-100e-3f4e-aeb9a91ea422 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:59:35 +0000 So you need to rent out your home. What do you need to know? Here are some important tips. A 31-Day Organization Boot Camp Just for Military Families https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/17/31-day-organization-boot-camp-just-military-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6220b2e2-9c0b-dea2-6b1b-07e42476b5b7 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:46:25 +0000 Looking for a step-by-step guide to get that junk out of your house? Look no further This 2018 Virtual Military Spouse Summit Is a Can’t Miss Event https://www.military.com/2018/01/16/2018-virtual-military-spouse-summit-cant-miss-event.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:79193a0f-9add-ef04-8e1c-05986255a6e9 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:37:31 +0000 Need a military spouse pick-me-up but can't travel? We've got the event for you. Military OneSource Expanding to More Families https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/12/military-onesource-expanding-more-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6ba2508b-f8fb-c35f-8e6f-5f44f3832cc5 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:19:32 +0000 Like using Military OneSource's services? The DoD is expanding how long you'll have access to them after getting out. Sam’s Club Shutters Some Stores Nationwide, Including Near Military Bases https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/11/sams-club-shutters-some-stores-nationwide-including-near-military-bases.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:804110c5-7ea0-b391-ba8b-793a790dd0e9 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:11:55 +0000 The closures came as a complete surprise to shoppers at locations across the U.S. Military Bases Linked to Cancer and Health Problems https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/10/military-bases-linked-cancer-and-health-problems.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f22910f4-fee7-8964-1cb9-f952fe114195 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:07:57 +0000 Does living on base put you at a higher risk for cancer? The correlation, at least, is astounding. Dear Meghan Markle: A Message for a Soon-to-Be Veteran's Wife https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/09/dear-meghan-markle-message-soon-be-veterans-wife.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:32e81e57-a55f-1e3d-2d36-39609e6554fc Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:33:33 +0000 Hey Ms. Markle -- we've got a seat at the table just for you. Army Spouses: Watch Your Mailboxes for This Survey https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/08/army-spouses-watch-your-mailboxes-survey.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2e35bea3-8ab7-c650-8f1f-f8fbf6f1a65a Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:11:15 +0000 Want to weigh in on which programs should stay and which should go? This could be your chance. Help Your Military Teen Apply for This 2018 Scholarship https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/05/help-your-military-teen-apply-2018-scholarship.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:663204d9-c4cb-4698-15f3-3f87f7913280 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:40:18 +0000 Looking for money for your military teen's college tuition? This is a great option. Don’t Live Like He Deploys Tomorrow https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/04/dont-live-he-deploys-tomorrow.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d347209a-5649-2557-b19a-6bf5313fe2b4 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:14:24 +0000 "Live like he deploys tomorrow." Cute -- but misguided. Here's how to live instead. An Easy Way to Honor that Awesome Spouse You Know https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/03/easy-way-honor-awesome-spouse-you-know.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f8af7fe6-5b0f-74fb-8a79-410b876aeea3 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:12:11 +0000 You know that one military spouse -- the one who is a change maker and has it all together ... but not too together? 5 Perfect New Year's Resolutions for Military Life https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/01/02/5-perfect-new-years-resolutions-military-life.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0cdeb411-3057-5a26-f23a-9658326f4cde Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:42:34 +0000 Looking for some resolution inspiration? We've got you covered. 5 Top Military Spouse and Family Stories of 2017 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/29/5-top-military-spouse-and-family-stories-2017.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:78b46f60-8e5c-d7d7-4857-ad42461dd796 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:42:33 +0000 What were the biggest stories for military spouses and family members? We know. Yes, Military Spouse, Your Time Is Valuable https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/28/yes-military-spouse-your-time-valuable.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1f0e6361-e2ec-b456-8f56-545763bd1531 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:23:36 +0000 Think your time is worthless just because you don't work or have a job that undervalues you? Think again. 4 Tips for On Base Socializing From an Introvert https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/27/4-tips-base-socializing-introvert.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a9586ecc-091c-62e4-6a1a-86099d2021f8 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 18:30:25 +0000 First? Always assume there will be mingling -- and try not to panic. New Year, Old You: Return to Your Roots for 2018 https://www.military.com/2017/12/26/new-year-old-you-return-your-roots-2018.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:44b05cb7-08f6-247d-dff7-dcf4f2470c37 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 16:16:28 +0000 Getting ready to ring in the new year with a bunch of resolutions? Try this one. The Airing of Military Family Grievances: Festivus 2017 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/22/airing-military-family-grievances-festivus-2017.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2d9b1c34-a652-70a3-a7de-09d79236a3a2 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:08:24 +0000 I've got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about them. This Museum Wants Your Army Brat Photos https://www.military.com/2017/12/21/museum-wants-your-army-brat-photos.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fa05dbc9-54f7-50c0-83d1-25f5fc5db57a Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:00:40 +0000 Did you grow-up Army or are you raising Army kids? This museum wants your story and photos. 10 Great Things About Volunteering On Base https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/19/10-great-things-about-volunteering-base.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:bd426fd8-7d3b-7663-9c5e-ddb55b96c41a Tue, 19 Dec 2017 21:43:37 +0000 Think of volunteering as just something to fill the time? Think again. This Military Spouse Non-Profit Is Decking the Halls -- and Deployment https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/18/military-spouse-non-profit-decking-halls-and-deployment.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fa389257-027b-76a0-92bf-449876bd69ff Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:12:35 +0000 Deployment bringing out your inner Grinch? This military spouse-run non-profit has holiday spirit in spades. Can I Be Friends With an Officer's Wife? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/15/can-i-be-friends-officers-wife.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:efd11bb7-5b7c-311e-4329-2782074fc8b5 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:00:48 +0000 SpouseBuzz regularly publishes guest posts and opinions. Have a different perspective? What the Final 2017 Defense Authorization Act Means for Families https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/14/what-final-2017-defense-authorization-act-means-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:af2753bb-aa7e-00bd-12b6-f39c73540d7a Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:42:18 +0000 What's in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for military families? We have the rundown. 5 Ways to Preserve Your Military Memories https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/12/5-ways-preserve-your-military-memories.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3407cf45-1cd1-6248-658f-b1b031ea1efb Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:32:16 +0000 The journey of your military family abounds with moments worth remembering. Start the Military Holiday Tradition You’ll Never Forget https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/11/start-military-holiday-tradition-youll-never-forget.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2443a712-bc53-efbc-210f-2dba61e01020 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:35:29 +0000 Join this organization one day a year to remember lives, not deaths. Military and Food Stamps https://www.military.com/paycheck-chronicles/2014/02/18/military-and-food-stamps RSS Feed urn:uuid:da8ceb90-601a-6dcb-d6da-7995384cad06 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:50:36 +0000 Can military members receive food stamps or other types of federal food assistance? Here are the details.