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/ Easy Errands? New Crowdsourcing App Adds Convenience to Military Life https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/12/06/easy-errands-new-crowdsourcing-app-adds-convenience-military-life.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e755c615-958c-fdd5-d0be-6fe0c3df49c8 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:49:50 +0000 A new app-based errand and delivery service is rolling out to some military bases nationwide, and the founder wants to know if you'd like access to it too. I'm Not Crying, You're Crying: Exchange Ad Gets Us Right in the Feels https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/12/05/im-not-crying-youre-crying-exchange-ad-gets-us-right-feels.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4d172d7c-88a4-36bf-51b4-5d4095327f81 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:11:57 +0000 This Navy Exchange holiday ad will leave you with warm fuzzy feelings. Army Family's Home Splits, Collapses in Alaska Earthquake https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/12/05/army-familys-home-splits-collapses-alaska-earthquake.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2323742e-4354-4ec7-f565-676cac51d396 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:40:53 +0000 As Logan Cushman lay in bed surfing Facebook on his day off, his house collapsed around him. What Is Tricare 'Open Enrollment?' What to Know Before It's Too Late https://www.military.com/militaryadvantage/2018/12/03/what-tricare-open-enrollment-what-know-its-too-late.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:93feb5c0-f7e4-3870-1832-7a1d4fd11ac4 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 21:39:43 +0000 Time is running out for military families and retirees to participate in the military's first-ever open enrollment period. She Transforms Vintage Military Insignia into Art While Boosting Other Businesses https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/12/03/she-transforms-vintage-military-insignia-art-while-boosting-other-businesses.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:db7f06b5-7f8d-6793-ab64-857fa6dca11e Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:29:54 +0000 This Army spouse doesn't just have her own small business. She helps other spouses and veterans have theirs, too. New Map Lays Out Military Caregiver Experience, Offers Help https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/11/27/new-map-lays-out-military-caregiver-experience-offers-help.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:008e645a-250f-8abc-f3ca-2d32171e18a3 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 18:21:02 +0000 This military caregiver road map is aimed at helping users better navigate life while caring for a wounded veteran. What's MyCAA? How One Spouse Used This Free Military Education Benefit https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/11/25/whats-mycaa-how-one-spouse-used-free-military-education-benefit.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:717c1b57-de8a-0cb8-467e-f17587b787c7 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 02:57:11 +0000 MyCAA is a free military education benefit that gives qualifying military spouses cash for specific types of school programs. 3 Myths About Free Military Mental Health Help https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/11/20/3-myths-about-free-military-mental-health-help.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a36534d6-b1d8-a446-f18c-a5d6c1fad107 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:46:41 +0000 None of these three free military mental health myths are completely accurate. This Retired Guardsman Memorializes the Past With Christmas Wreaths https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/11/19/retired-guardsman-memorializes-past-christmas-wreaths.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:480b62f3-692d-3e13-be36-487f26c93b9b Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:37:05 +0000 Her family's love of Christmas and dedication to service made her the perfect candidate for the task. Hurricane Was Just the Start of This Air Force Family's Tragedy https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/11/13/hurricane-was-just-start-air-force-familys-tragedy.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c54e0081-503e-3117-c52d-5160e9361740 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:49:15 +0000 It had been just over a week since a hurricane forced his family's evacuation when he received the call no one wants. Private Grant Gives Major Funding Boost for Handful of Military Nonprofits https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/11/09/private-grant-gives-major-funding-boost-handful-military-nonprofits.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8649306b-4217-d014-a5f0-28129c873d31 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:38:36 +0000 Five nonprofits on Friday announced plans to expand their services thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant from transportation company CSX. This Military Spouse Scholarship Is Now Available All Year Long https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/11/06/military-spouse-scholarship-now-available-all-year-long.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c592e981-d0a2-8d04-9843-766392809d3d Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:26:37 +0000 This military spouse scholarship no longer has a deadline. Thank Your Good Neighbor With This Military Organization's Award https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/31/thank-your-good-neighbor-military-organizations-award.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4eb366f7-02af-46b4-69ab-59aaaecb666f Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:45:28 +0000 Do you have the best neighbor ever? Can a TV Home Makeover Show Inspire More Than 'Thank You for Your Service?' https://www.military.com/undertheradar/2018/10/30/can-tv-home-makeover-show-inspire-more-thank-you-your-service.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:998d6a00-39ce-86d6-28d8-6fb18b69da10 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:05:22 +0000 Can a home makeover show teach Americans how to really thank veterans? 5 Things Military Families Must Know About Tricare's New Open Enrollment https://www.military.com/militaryadvantage/2018/10/30/5-things-military-families-must-know-about-tricares-new-open-enrollment.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1349d65f-0c17-cd11-dd64-cae08a4e6987 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:35:24 +0000 Tricare's new open enrollment system will forever change how you change your Tricare coverage. Here's what you need to know. A Day in the Life of a Military Caregiver https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/27/day-life-military-caregiver.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1b338963-fc99-a59b-8fb1-844ee277730d Sat, 27 Oct 2018 16:50:47 +0000 ""What I wish I would have done differently, throughout this whole process, even six years later, is more self-care." Army Chaplain Darren Turner Talks About 'Indivisible,' a Movie Based on His Life https://www.military.com/undertheradar/2018/10/26/army-chaplain-darren-turner-talks-about-indivisible-movie-based-his-life.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6d09d002-56c4-8721-929c-4f2bacf15c60 Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:22:28 +0000 It's not quite the story you might expect. This Helpful ASYMCA Service Just Got a New Name https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/25/helpful-asymca-service-just-got-new-name.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:34ab5103-f76f-14af-331b-b2bfaf9dd351 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 18:52:07 +0000 Free childcare help during medical appointments? Yes, please. Airman's Viral Post Shares Her Family's Flu Tragedy https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/19/airmans-viral-post-shares-her-familys-flu-tragedy.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f3dd43fb-f2f4-f17e-8e76-3d34e4d3c964 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:00:57 +0000 Leon, 4, never made it to the appointment where his mother had planned to get him his flu shot. Commissary Users Rack Up $4 Million in Rewards in First Year With Star Card https://www.military.com/paycheck-chronicles/2018/10/18/commissary-users-rack-4-million-rewards-first-year-star-card.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2f92d350-446e-b36b-1165-6ef1366b2938 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:49:47 +0000 If you used the Military Star Card at the commissary, you've cashed in. Become a Better Parent, Earn Gift Cards: Join This Study https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/16/become-better-parent-earn-gift-cards-join-study.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:564e4f3a-8e47-f1c8-206b-2d3cdc7126e1 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:44:10 +0000 This study is looking for Army parents at two specific bases. Tyndall Air Force Base Unlivable: How You Can Help https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/15/tyndall-air-force-base-unlivable-how-you-can-help.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f046ac9a-bd02-fc4f-6a7f-e597e82ebe6d Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:52:15 +0000 When Hurricane Michael destroyed Tyndall, these spouses stepped up -- and you can, too. Love of Horses Helps This Air Force Family Bond https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/15/love-horses-helps-air-force-family-bond.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:04c3b76d-ab2f-7559-3058-125074a7ed6b Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:25:47 +0000 Their rescued horse, Spooks, helps them deal with military life. They Visit to Keep His Legacy Alive https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/12/they-visit-keep-his-legacy-alive.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:456e34a9-b343-0c45-e408-0d1b037cefe1 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:13:38 +0000 It was their son's final stateside duty station. Now they travel there to make sure his memory lives. This USO Event Doesn't Just Support Spouses, It Salutes Them https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/11/uso-event-doesnt-just-support-spouses-it-salutes-them.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:bcc1ff45-5cc2-0170-d762-ee78b6211605 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:25:53 +0000 The USO is about more than just airport lounges and snacks. Join them as they salute spouses this year. We Can Take the FRG from Annoying to Needed https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/10/we-can-take-frg-annoying-needed.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f7ff32f2-0ba3-65bc-3966-53e5cce91dcd Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:45:10 +0000 We know the FRG can be really annoying. We also know it doesn't have to be. New Dental and Vision Plans for 2019: Rates and More https://www.military.com/paycheck-chronicles/2018/10/04/new-dental-and-vision-plans-coming-2019-see-rates-and-details.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a5e31a24-8b95-48eb-58db-41ba18e47b37 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 18:25:39 +0000 Retired and want dental insurance next year? Pay attention! Also vision plans available next year. How much? Read on... 11-Year-Old Marine Corps Kid Became Neighborhood Wildfire Hero https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/04/11-year-old-marine-corps-kid-became-neighborhood-wildfire-hero.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d214da01-ba4d-b4c5-d38f-419e1c4c7dd4 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:46:48 +0000 Instead of just fleeing the flames, he helped his neighbors. This Army Spouse Just Won the USO's Florida Georgia Line Fan Contest https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/04/army-spouse-just-won-usos-florida-georgia-line-fan-contest.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:bde5bb43-d912-f524-9336-f84e6bc32c4c Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:38:58 +0000 When she made her video in the car pick-up line, she never thought she'd win. Changing Times Let This Dual Military Couple Serve https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/03/changing-times-lets-dual-military-couple-serve.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:bedede0d-54b2-c176-8081-4856622c7726 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 14:17:38 +0000 Without changes to law and policy, this military couple would have been forced out. Commissary Launches First Part of Website Upgrade https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/10/02/commissary-launches-first-part-website-upgrade.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:dff519a5-74f4-19b8-9df3-5622b5e0df2b Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:39:41 +0000 Eventually this upgrade will be used as part of the curbside grocery expansion. Microsoft Starts First-Ever Military Spouse Technology Program https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/09/27/microsoft-starts-first-ever-military-spouse-technology-program.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:af41c27c-5d38-f84b-ac99-04bc476fdf75 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:37:02 +0000 Nineteen spouses are a part of the first course. Beer and Wine at the Commissary? Here's How It's Going https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/09/26/beer-and-wine-commissary-heres-how-its-going.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:06fbfc9a-61ed-f1a8-fa53-f802ebb63d89 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:52:26 +0000 It's all about convenience. Advocates Are Building a Plan to Take on Military Hunger https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/09/24/advocates-are-building-plan-take-military-hunger.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1be855a0-0332-34e1-393a-3ac98afb1e60 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:28:40 +0000 Hunger is a real problem for military and veteran families. This organization is hoping to make that change. When Florence Canceled This Marine's Wedding, Military Spouses Stepped In https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/09/21/when-florence-canceled-marines-wedding-military-spouses-stepped.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0e966cee-16be-ee8d-49bf-1a161a2f5616 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:32:08 +0000 Even a hurricane couldn't stop the military community from doing what they do best: showing up. These Surrogate Grandparents Serve to Remember the Fallen https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/09/14/these-surrogate-grandparents-serve-remember-fallen.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f0bb3ca3-d613-a663-339f-5613fbd6e1b8 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:39:02 +0000 Half of the dozen volunteers who make up G.I. Grannies and Gramps for Soldier Support are also families of fallen troops. This Study Seeks to Help Military Survivors Move Through Grief https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/09/11/study-seeks-help-military-survivors-move-through-grief.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:b6f86149-d8e4-692b-dcf7-bd38b37ccdad Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:22:28 +0000 Participants will get help dealing with military loss. Here's Why the VA's New Caregiver Center Matters https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/09/11/heres-why-vas-new-caregiver-center-matters.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:dd6d7da2-4950-ed6f-49bf-1df38f0baaa5 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:52:37 +0000 It's not always about money. Sometimes it's about attention. Before You Hit 'Share:' Don't Exploit the Faces of the Fallen https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/09/06/you-hit-share-dont-exploit-faces-fallen.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:52188885-52a3-be32-c842-e4c0560bd32b Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:25:54 +0000 Here's how to know whether or not to share that emotional photo. These Books Can Help Military Parents Talk About 9/11 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/09/05/these-books-can-help-military-parents-talk-about-9-11.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8f005508-9155-e704-8c78-de6365c3bbc7 Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:41:55 +0000 How do you address September 11 with your kids? Through reading, of course! These books can help. This Air Force Couple Fosters Pets, You Can Too https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/31/air-force-couple-fosters-pets-you-can-too.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c0713d90-654b-ac56-8dce-2ddae1e54923 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:38:01 +0000 This couple has fostered over 20 pets. These Kids Just Finished Their Special Forces Q-Course https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/31/these-kids-just-finished-their-special-forces-q-course.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:81eb7527-ab8c-c8f6-4e2d-d9cc82cdd4c8 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:13:04 +0000 Not everyone who earns a Green Beret is an adult. Shedding the Shame of 'Dependa' https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/29/shedding-shame-dependa.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2d8aac52-3ea0-aefa-924a-047c34ef667e Wed, 29 Aug 2018 17:29:09 +0000 In the military, there is a term for this genre of insult. It's called "dependa-shaming," and as a longtime military spouse, I have dealt with my fair share. Google Rolls Out New Tech Training Grant, Job Search Tool https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/28/google-rolls-out-new-tech-training-grant-job-search-tool.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6b524c8f-a667-4b34-75ad-e33e0be136b1 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:15:39 +0000 This new Google grant will help veterans and spouses train for tech jobs. They Call It 'Post Traumatic Growth.' I Call It 'Living' https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/25/they-call-it-post-traumatic-growth-i-call-it-living.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:73ffeefd-ad39-011d-55ef-0efcd5a01f1d Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:32:47 +0000 In the ashes of loss, it is the gift of moving forward. HOT! Target Gives 10 Percent Military Discount for Veterans Day 2018 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/11/hot-target-gives-10-percent-military-discount-veterans-day.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a0ba4a2c-5074-ca6c-5d80-ec1ebe038935 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:24:34 +0000 Excited about a 2018 Target Veterans Day discount? Yup, us too. Young But Golden: Happy Birthday, Air Force https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2016/09/young-but-golden-happy-birthday-air-force.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:313d7aaf-6da4-031e-2e06-185b4aa12326 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:00:10 +0000 Happy Birthday, Air Force! Play the Lottery: 3 Things Military Want to Know https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2016/01/lottery-military-want-to-know.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:868941c1-27a8-8374-b5d6-d556b17192c0 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:43:08 +0000 Playing the lottery in uniform? Make a note of these military specific details you know, just in case. 5 Gifts for Handling the Holidays During Deployment https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2015/12/5-gifts-deployment.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:42ad9176-157d-da40-bb2a-16ed50828d7d Fri, 04 Dec 2015 07:19:49 +0000 The holidays are meant to be a time of togetherness. So how do you handle them during deployment? This Nonprofit Helps Fill the Gap for Injured Veterans https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2015/11/this-nonprofit-organization-can-help-fill-the-gaps.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:b2fe8cfb-8a42-e79e-241e-42b87d5a958c Sat, 07 Nov 2015 08:00:21 +0000 The Semper Fi Fund can fill the gap, helping injured U.S. troops and their families recover from war.