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Is military service still respected?

My pride in my family’s service and sacrifices for our country has never wavered. But I worry that I’ve lost my perspective on the true value of military service.

Military medicine changes affect force’s past and future

I’ve relied on military-provided medicine for three decades, but something seems fundamentally changed. Even with Tricare updates, Genesis systems and newfangled machines, military health care has become exponentially more frustrating and unresponsive.

Fishing for a piece of the action

My opportunity for a grand chartered fishing adventure never came in my adolescent years. As a self-sufficient military spouse in my 50s, I decided to create my own trip.

Surgically removing oneself from spousal care

If your husband has impending surgery, beware. Whether you like it or not, you’re on the hook to be his post-operative caregiver. Your spouse needs you to make good on that “sickness and health” clause. Ready or not, you’re it.

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