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PCS Diaries: Part 1

January 9, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

By: Jill at Keep Calm & Have a Cosmo  It’s that time again. We’ve been in California for almost three years. We feel at home in our school, church, and neighborhood. So in true military fashion, it’s time to go. Once you start to feel really cushy in a place, it usually means that Millington […]

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If it wasn’t for the Navy…

December 31, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

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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Unforgettable Civilian Neighbors

December 28, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

By Carla Olivo, Strategic Communications Director Looking back on my family’s PCS history, I am reminded of all the wonderful people, both military and civilian, we have met along the way. When you move every couple of years, you quickly realize that it is memories of the people and not necessarily the places that […]

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December 21, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

At 0800 this morning, fueled by Venti lattes, we left Washington, D.C. for our target destination: Chief Warrant Officer Sean Ebersole’s home in Virginia Beach. Three hours later, we rendezvoused with the Sleep Number Home Delivery team at our designated meeting point two blocks from the family’s home and out of sight.

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Changing military families require more flexible support, Army secretary says

December 19, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Written by C. Todd Lopez | December 12, 2016 Originally published on WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning believes the Army needs to change how it provides support to Soldiers and their families. Speaking at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. Thursday before representatives and members of the Blue Star Families, […]

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Impacting Military Spouse Career Goals

December 19, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

The BSF Careers Program suite supports military spouses through their career journey and provides opportunities to develop networks and access resources to further their career goals. Ashley, an active duty military spouse, shares her story on how the BSFCareers Program is impacting her. Ashley and her family have moved five times in the last eight […]

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28,500 THANK YOU’s!

December 15, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

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

December 14, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

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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A Note To Our Civilian Friends

December 14, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Author: Carla Olivio Photo by Stephanie Lynne Photography “I don’t know how you do it.” Ask any military spouse, and they have heard a well-meaning civilian friend or family member say these words, usually during a deployment or on either end of a PCS move. And most mil spouses shrug off this compliment (is it […]

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Make the Most of Your Holiday Season PCS

December 7, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

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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