8 Reasons to Stay Home (On Base) for the Holidays

By Lizann Lightfoot, The Seasoned Spouse Every year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, millions of Americans make the effort to drive or fly “back home” to spend the holidays with loved ones. Military families would love to have that opportunity, but it isn’t always realistic when they live far from family. When I first married my […]

Sacrifice Leads to being Thankful

I’m standing in a room full of people who are honoring my sacrifice of being a military veteran. Often when people hear about the military they hear of moving regularly, deploying to war and losing loved ones. And yes, there is that, but there is also so much goodness in those hard times and sacrifice. […]

Thank You for Sharing Your Deployment Stories

Thank you to everyone who shared their story. I started collecting deployment stories early this year and I can’t believe how it all came together and I was able to collect so many amazing stories. My original plan for the series was to collect as many stories as I could and fill in the empty […]

Weather In Afghanistan: Predicting and Planning

Did you know the military has weather officers? They also have weather satellites (I know about these because my husbands last job was helping build them). The military has relied on the expertise (guess work) of weather officers. It played a crucial role on when they decided to jump into Normandy (WWII). Here is a […]