Being Enlisted While Married to an Officer

What are the dynamics of being married to an officer while serving as an enlisted member? Well, it is complicated. Kayla and her husband met at tech school and have served in the National Guard together, but her husband made the switch to Officer and when they were in Arizona people knew them. But then […]

How an Anxiety Attack Changed Everything

How an Anxiety Attack Changed Everything

Nicole Smith is a born and raised California girl currently transplanted on the Coast of Virginia. She is a proud wife, mom, foodie, and ocean lover! Nicole is also a Military Veteran turned Life Coach and Mental Wellness Advocate. She recently retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of honorable service in […]

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

Ten years after coming home from deployment and six years of being a mom has taught me to relook and refocus to see what motherhood can teach me about military life. I now look at a deployment similar to how I look at pregnancy. And while the similarities are uncanny there are also distinct differences. […]