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5 tips to make your next military ball a disaster

Definitely drink all the drinks. All of them.

With your next military ball around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how you can ruin the whole event. With a few ill-timed drinks and a flare for the dramatic, your entire night can go up in flames, so long as you try hard enough!

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On or off post? What's the best location for your family?

Considering where to live? Take a look at this list of common pros and cons. After all, a housing situation is one that should not be taken lightly. Even if a location will be short-term, there's no reason to give up preferred amenities or preferences!

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How and when to tell a job you might be PCSing

Are you PCSing soon? Or is a PCS in the works? While it can be hard to tell exactly when you might be leaving before hard orders are issued, in the military world, it's pretty much a given that you will be leaving. If not anytime soon, then soon after that.

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5 places to look for local military spouse events

When moving to a new location, it's easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of information you don't have on hand. A lack of people and support system, not knowing what the local events are all about, or even when they exist, not having the low-down on stores and restaurants, like which McDonald's is "the good one" and so on.

All of the above and more comes with each PCS. There's a nuance to each new base, and knowing or not knowing what to expect is part of the gig.

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4 life-saving tips for traveling with young kids

Hitting the road with young kids can seem like a daunting task -- especially when the destination is hours away. But with some planning and smart preparations, you can make the trip much easier on all involved, and yes, that includes you!

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3 things you should never say to a military spouse

It's no doubt that those who haven't lived the military lifestyle have a difficult time with some of the logistics. In everything from decoding thousands of acronyms, to seemingly "hard" dates that change at the drop of a hat, to the mindset of doing without a loved one for months on end, if you haven't lived it, it's a foreign reality.

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4 benefits of being a military brat

In most cases, the term "brat" is one of a put-down. But when it comes to military affiliation, it's almost a term of endearment. Possibly an acronym dating back hundreds of years -- short for British Regiment Attached Traveler -- it's a word that refers to military children and all that comes with it: frequent moves and a military lifestyle for much, if not all, of their childhood years.

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4 ways to help your kids through deployment

Training away from home is part of the military way. Schools, deployments, overnight sessions -- all of these and more are a regular occurrence for military members. And then, on the other side of things, are their families, left to hold down the fort at home.

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How to find a remote career in military life

As remote jobs become more popular and feasible among the masses, military spouses are finding ways to keep their careers mobile. With frequent moves, working in years prior meant staying behind or fighting one's way to the top every few years. (With no tenure, it's hard, if not impossible to ever reach seniority.)

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