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October 27, 2010

Ask the Milies: New Army wife info for Flores23

Posted 19:36PM on October 27 2010 by Jacqueline Goodrich | User Comments (20) Categories: Ask the Milies, Jacqueline de Moore Goodrich, Spouse Issues | Tags: Army, Ask the milies, Jacqueline goodrich, Military spouse

Hello everyone... I have been engaged to my soldier for about 2 years and we are finally tying the knot next year after he gets back from deployment. Now I would like as much information for a new army wife as possible.

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October 27, 2010

An Ideal Candidate: A Military Spouse

Posted 01:13AM on October 27 2010 by Kristen Maszarose, MSCCN | User Comments (27) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Career, Employees, Job, Kristen maszarose, Military spouse, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn

Nowadays, employers have several hundreds or thousands of resumes to sort through for one available position.  Of course, the appropriate education and experience are important factors to fulfill a job opening; however, other characteristics need to be of the same importance.

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October 20, 2010

"Most Important Documents" for Amanda C

Posted 08:00AM on October 20 2010 by Kerry-Ann Ellington | User Comments (6) Categories: Ask the Milies, Kerry-Ann Ellington, Spouse Issues | Tags: Ask the milies, Documents, Kerry-ann ellington, Military spouse

Dear Milies,

What would you say were the most important documents that every milspouse should have on hand and kept safe at any given time? (Besides the obvious social security cards, marriage license and birth cert.)

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September 28, 2010

Ask the Milies: To stay in or not to stay in?

Posted 22:50PM on September 28 2010 by Jacqueline Goodrich | User Comments (6) Categories: Ask the Milies, Jacqueline de Moore Goodrich, Spouse Issues | Tags: Ask the milies, Jacqueline goodrich, Military spouse, Reserves, Retirement

My husband has served 12 years (including two year long deployments and probably another real soon) with the Army Reserves. For him to consider getting out when his enlistment is up, before he has 20 or 30 years in, would forgo all those years working towards a retirement. Not many people have a guaranteed retirement these days, sure the amount might not be a huge, but it’s something for the future!

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September 24, 2010

Ask the Milies: Wedding Uniform Confusion

Posted 14:27PM on September 24 2010 by Kerry-Ann Ellington | User Comments (26) Categories: Ask the Milies, Kerry-Ann Ellington, Spouse Issues | Tags: Ask the milies, Kerry-ann ellington, Military spouse, Uniform, Wedding

Dear Milies,

My fiancé and I are planning our military wedding for June of 2011. He'll be wearing his dress blues, as will 3 of our groomsmen.

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September 20, 2010

Blue Star Families releases 2010 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

Despite the stress of multiple deployments military families continue to cope, according to the 2010 Military Family Lifestyle Survey. The survey findings include insights into how military families are connecting, and the unique challenges they face.

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September 01, 2010

Ask the Milies: Can My Husband Come Home When I Give Birth?

Posted 14:03PM on September 01 2010 by Jacqueline Goodrich | User Comments (9) Categories: Ask the Milies, Jacqueline de Moore Goodrich, Spouse Issues | Tags: Ask the milies, Child birth, Military spouse

My husband is convinced that when he deploys and I go into labor that he can come home on emergency leave and be able to stay for a month... Is this true or is someone pulling his leg? ~Brigette 

Congratulations on the addition to your family, Brigette!

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August 23, 2010

Balance Your Life While Continuing Your Education

Posted 14:24PM on August 23 2010 by MSCCN | User Comments (26) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Education, Military spouse, Msccn, School

by Colleen Reed, MSCCN Volunteer

As overwhelming as it sounds, continuing your education while being a military spouse, mother, and/or a full-time employee is quite common. Don’t let the added responsibility scare you. I have been both the enrollment advisor for a university and the student wanting to continue my education online.

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August 10, 2010

Stages of Deployment: What Is Normal?

Posted 14:51PM on August 10 2010 by Wife on the Roller Coaster | User Comments (13) Categories: Spouse Issues, Wife on the Roller Coaster | Tags: Deployment, Military spouse, Wife on the roller coaster

At one point or another, most of us have relied on scientific theories to reassure ourselves that we’re normal. Specifically, stage theories break down events into categories and describe appropriate behaviors for each. These theories exist for most life-changing events: marriage, pregnancy, child development, even grief.

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August 02, 2010

Welcome, Ask the Milies!

Here at Blue Star Families, we get lots of questions. The questions cover everything from etiquette to essential services to suicide prevention and support for those who've lost a loved one.  Unfortunately, we rarely have the manpower to answer all of your questions here on the blog.

Luckily, there are some great military spouses out there who can answer your questions and we're thrilled to have them join our BSF columnists.  Meet, Jacqueline Goodrich and Kerry-Ann Ellington of the popular military spouse advice website, Ask the Milies.  They'll be here on the BSF site, answering your questions on a regular basis.  If you'd like to submit a question of your own, please fill out the Ask the Milies Form.

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