Posts by Jenny Felsen

Holiday Shipping Guidelines

The USPS has released this year’s guidelines for holiday shipping! Better plan ahead if you want your packages to make it to all those loved ones across the globe in time for the holidays! Get your packages in the mail by the following dates if you’re shipping to APO/FPO/DPO (Diplomatic Post Office) addresses this holiday…

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PCS Diaries Part 2: The Pack Out

By: Jill Qualters at Keep Calm & Have a Cosmo (Missed Part I? Check it out here!) The day before our packers were supposed to show up they called and told us that they would actually be coming a day later. They estimated they only needed two days to pack instead of three, so they would see…

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If it wasn’t for the Navy…

by: Nicole Robb People always ask me, “How is life in Australia different from America?” I always answer, “ I live the Military life in America, VERY different to my life in Australia and probably very different to the non-military life in America.” Prior to leaving Australia I was a 6th grade teacher, also running…

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28,500 THANK YOU’s!

by:  Tammy Meyer Gratitude can be expressed in many ways. Our military community has much gratitude for employers that support military veteran and spouse employment. First Data provides our military community with access to career opportunities and best-in-class education resources, while offering premier business solutions to veteran and military spouse-owned businesses. First Data owner-associates went…

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Meet a Scrappy Milspouse

by: Kelly Wilson As we know all too well, the military lifestyle can be challenging in ways different from those we experienced in our prior civilian lives. We regularly read articles about ourselves that outline exactly why our lifestyle makes family and career success evasive. The truth, however, is that a silver lining truly does…

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Make the Most of Your Holiday Season PCS

by: Amy Shick at Millie The holidays are stressful.  Now add a PCS to the season and it could be miserable, but it doesn’t have to be. This could actually be your best PCS and most memorable holiday season ever. The holidays are about giving and celebrating with loved ones.  It’s easy to get caught…

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The Making of a Military Holiday

by: Jessica Howington I’ve seen a lot of articles floating around recently about recipes for a perfect holiday. Oddly enough, I haven’t read one that strikes a chord with the military lifestyle. Although I’d love to say that I have the secret to a perfect military holiday, I’ve realized that with this lifestyle it’s less…

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The Value of Volunteering

by:  Leah Love Two and a half years ago, I realized that I really needed to find something to do. It’s not that I didn’t have things to do- I had a 4 year old and almost 3 year old at the time- but I needed to find something to do for me. With two…

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What Life is Really Like for a Jacksonville Navy Family

Being a military family is one of the most rewarding callings in life. It’s a life full of excitement and a life full of challenges. I recently had the opportunity to talk with the Kraemer family, Kevin, Christine, Caydence and Conley, about their life as a military family and what they would like their civilian…

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