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/ 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. This Is Your DoDEA 2019 Teacher of the Year https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/24/your-dodea-2019-teacher-year.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:eea12edf-1544-7067-c45f-30ab55ea3c44 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:41:09 +0000 This middle school science teacher based in Italy keeps her students engaged through hands-on fun. This Benefit Just Expanded for Transitioning Troops, Families https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/22/benefit-just-expanded-transitioning-troops-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9a0127cf-edd6-5098-b6b6-1083fd037cf8 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:46:49 +0000 Troops and families will have access to Military OneSource for an extra six months after transition from the military thanks to the expansion. Found! Internet Helps Find Chests for Fallen Soldier's Mementoes https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/21/found-internet-helps-find-chests-fallen-soldiers-mementoes.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a46cc79a-4e51-dd60-d9a4-dbc5d3653c6f Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:06:43 +0000 A pair of chests used to hold the service items of a fallen soldier have been found and are to be returned to their owner. Chests for Fallen Soldier's Mementoes Lost in PCS: Do You Have Them? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/17/chests-fallen-soldiers-mementoes-lost-pcs-do-you-have-them.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c3b65171-e8e1-08b1-810a-2b025c5aec87 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:38:00 +0000 These chests mementos of the life of Staff Sgt. Michael Simpson until the movers lost them. The PT Belt Is Now a Fashion Item: You're Welcome, America https://www.military.com/undertheradar/2018/08/16/pt-belt-now-fashion-item-youre-welcome-america.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9cb2af20-b1d1-078e-1493-22057d8009e9 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:13:15 +0000 You can thank the military for this important fashion development. MyCAA Military Spouse Scholarship Site Back Online After Crash https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/15/mycaa-military-spouse-scholarship-site-back-online-after-crash.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9dd3930a-4e10-4a42-a826-5514f5b2c2d1 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:07:37 +0000 After unexpected 20 day outage, the MyCAA military spouse scholarship site is back online. This Organization Gives Military Parenting a Needed Boost https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/14/organization-gives-military-parenting-needed-boost.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9f719790-274e-e011-8c93-9d6b60b5460e Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:34:02 +0000 If you have kids and have been stationed at a base where the ASYMCA has a presence, you know they're there. This Group Wants More Booze in the Commissary https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/13/group-wants-more-booze-commissary.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1a3180a9-9d16-124f-e8fc-3e1bc0d20ef5 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:46:34 +0000 Lobbyists for distilled spirits want to expand sales of those beverages to military commissary stores. American Hero: Mark Brings Wahlburgers to JBLM https://www.military.com/undertheradar/2018/08/08/american-hero-mark-brings-wahlburgers-jblm.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f7fde2bd-fc07-bacc-3e9f-034de89ac6a7 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:00:10 +0000 You'll have to wait until Spring 2020 for the opening, but you can watch a formal announcement on his family's reality show. This Army Lodge Just Had Bed Bugs https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/08/02/army-lodge-just-had-bed-bugs.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1571c9b8-139c-008d-6f7c-e8a04dd951d3 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 15:17:08 +0000 Here's a nightmare: bed bugs during your PCS. Free Spouse LinkedIn Premium Program Now Live https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/31/free-spouse-linkedin-premium-program-now-live.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9f5447fb-a50c-31c4-49f3-c63d3d3a9234 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 18:30:03 +0000 Ready to get a free LinkedIn Premium account? The new benefit is now available. More Dental Coverage, Spouse Employment Help Coming in Defense Bill https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/30/more-dental-coverage-spouse-employment-help-coming-defense-bill.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4b35423c-ebf2-f503-281d-3191b784d5e9 Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:37:29 +0000 This series of proposals is one step closer to becoming law. Score This Free 2018 Patch, Treat for Your Military Kid https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/23/score-free-2018-patch-treat-your-military-kid.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:65ecd7a5-a435-8856-36a9-46edcd9085c2 Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:45:11 +0000 Who doesn't like free stuff? Score this 2018 patch for your military kid, Commissary Recalls Its Bottled Water https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/20/commissary-recalls-its-bottled-water.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2d090e7c-1ac3-7466-ede5-f39feb2e52f2 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:32:03 +0000 Have you been drinking the commissary brand bottled water? Stop. MyCAA Website Down Before Relaunch https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/19/mycaa-website-down-relaunch.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cc29d004-1ff3-03c3-778e-14ef3ab2a6fd Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:50:10 +0000 The MyCAA website is going dark for more than a week while officials prep for a relaunch. Army Family Victim of Kidnapping Scam: What to Do If it Happens to You https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/12/kidnapping-scam-what-to-do RSS Feed urn:uuid:2c4b6803-d8ee-dcee-44c3-0ce7d99624ff Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:29:58 +0000 A kidnapping scam could present the scariest possible scenario for parents. Here's what to do. Don't Just Protect Families of Fallen During a Shutdown https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/11/dont-just-protect-families-fallen-during-shutdown.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9745282e-ac89-5b89-ce54-d8338619f5a9 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:55:52 +0000 A proposal would safeguard a death gratuity for families of the fallen during a shutdown. But why are we OK with a shutdown at all? Milspouse and Country Star RaeLynn Writes a Song for the Spouses https://www.military.com/undertheradar/2018/07/06/milspouse-and-country-star-raelynn-writes-song-all-spouses.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c026a048-f51c-66d2-72f3-399fc3de53da Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:13:19 +0000 For July 4th, she posted "Camo," inspired by a fan named Stacy, who asked RaeLynn to to write a song for spouses in the military. New Report Offers Military Spouse Career Ideas https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/05/new-report-offers-military-spouse-career-ideas.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2b1f963b-2955-6a40-3a1a-1d6f0d4abab6 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 20:11:23 +0000 Struggling to know what career to chase? This report can help you narrow down what might fit best with military life. New Web Page Highlights Spouse Career Resources https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/03/new-web-page-highlights-spouse-career-resources.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e3632033-de48-b368-c2dc-27da59ce5f7e Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:53:44 +0000 This new page is designed to help military spouses get more information on moving their careers over state lines. This Widow's PTSD Battle Inspires Her Veteran Advocacy https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/07/02/widows-ptsd-battle-inspires-her-veteran-advocacy.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:86692fe2-f6b5-7d0a-c003-d44ba1ec867e Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:20:28 +0000 When her husband died by suicide she started her own battle with PTSD, and a mission to bring awareness to the struggles of other veterans. Military Commissary Beer and Wine: Where to Find It https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/06/27/military-commissary-beer-and-wine-where-find-it.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fe1f7686-d1cd-36cc-8881-6afdad41f0e7 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 18:09:28 +0000 Hoping your commissary will be one of the first to carry beer and wine? Here's where it's coming. 6 Perfect Military Vacation Discounts https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/06/26/6-perfect-military-vacation-discounts.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:dc127403-da6f-bcb7-4a48-8bad84996758 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:59:02 +0000 Looking for ways to make squeeze in an affordable vacation? Start by stacking up these military discounts. For Air Force Couple, Pride Is Reflection https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2018/06/25/air-force-couple-pride-reflection.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:de1e98c1-e148-eb0e-0788-916492d42239 Mon, 25 Jun 2018 21:14:32 +0000 To this Air Force couple, Pride gives a chance to reflect and to celebrate. 9 Things Military Families Should Look for in a School District https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/07/9-things-military-families-look-school-district.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:da5d3c25-2703-36a5-5943-b54be3b05d2e Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:54 +0000 Picking a new home based on the school district? Here's a few things to look for. 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! Top 10 Things You Don't Know About the Coast Guard https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2013/05/top-10-things-people-dont-know-about-the-coast-guard.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:63add32e-4ed6-b707-ef93-35e02df8200d Sat, 18 May 2013 08:00:06 +0000 Did you know these 10 things about the U.S. Coast Guard?