Published: February 27, 2012
In January, I wrote about Nickayla Myers-Garner, an Army widow who stresses the importance of preparing military families for the loss of a spouse (“Preparing for the worst.") A reader wrote to thank Nickayla:
Thank you for your willingness to help others through the pain you’ve experienced. I came across an article about you and what you are doing to help military spouses before the worst happens to them.
Published: February 20, 2012
Searching for employment statistics about military spouses several years ago, I tracked down someone in some government office, because I heard she was working on a study related to the subject.
When I finally reached her by phone, I told her I was a military wife writing about military family issues, and asked about the statistics I was seeking. She told me the report was not available yet, because she was still working on compiling figures.
Published: February 13, 2012
When times are tough in any relationship, it’s good to have a reminder of why you fell in love to begin with. Valentine’s Day is a good time to re-read a forgotten love letter or even write a new one. Four military spouses have written a book that is a love letter to their way of life — and ours.
Authors Tara Crooks, Star Henderson, Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer share a love for military life and a desire to tell the world why. Their vision became reality in “1001 Things to Love About Military Life.” (Hachette 2011)
Published: February 7, 2012
When we first moved back to the States from overseas, I thought my biggest adjustment would be rejoining American life and culture.
That turned out to be the easy part.