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How-tos for patriots of any military persuasion; how to enlist, endure bootcamp, help out from the homefront, and beyond.

  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Ways You Can Honor a Veteran

    10 Ways You Can Honor a Veteran

    A veteran is not your average person. They are people who heard the call to duty and stepped up to meet the challenge. Despite knowing that they may end up paying the ultimate price, they went ahead and fought the good fight anyway.
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published 10 months ago
    Ways to Reintegrate into Society After Deployment

    Ways to Reintegrate into Society After Deployment

    When a military family member returns home from a deployment cycle, it is understandable for everyone to be both anxious and excited. However, what family members may not realize is that when service members reintegrate into society after deployment, the soldier may be dealing with a lot more negative emotions that the family will not understand. Post traumatic stress is a very real disorder that many returning service members suffer from. Whether it’s their mental health they are struggling with or just normal adjustments back into civilian life, a healthy transition is the main goal for soldiers long term.
  • Mike Mavenful
    Published 10 months ago
    Military Routines Every Civilian Should Do

    Military Routines Every Civilian Should Do

    Simplifying your life and creating a routine can help you accomplish goals and get more done, which is something we could all benefit from. Well, it is no secret that the marine corps has special tips that can make your everyday tasks go by quicker. The military is known for being strict, but they also produce some of the best workers out there. Those who are in the military have their routine down to a science, and there are some military routines every civilian should do. Make your civilian life easier by following the simple tricks that the military uses on a daily basis.
  • Brittany Knight
    Published 12 months ago
    How to Survive Military Relationships

    How to Survive Military Relationships

    OK, so your S.O. (significant other) is in the military. First, I'd like to thank you for choosing to embark on this crazy journey! Second, you go Glen Coco. Being in a relationship can be tough work. It involves a lot of caring, sharing, sacrifices, and learning. BUT—being in a military relationship is all that and some; especially when your S.O. is frequently sent off for training and deployments. We won't mention the days, weeks, months, and sometimes years spent apart because of this. Don't get all negative nelly on me just yet though—because if you have the right tools under your belt, you can get through anything.
  • Jessika Rice
    Published about a year ago
    How to Survive a Military Relationship

    How to Survive a Military Relationship

    It’s hard. A long-distance military relationship is hard. There is no other way to put it. One of the things you have to ask yourself, though, is, Is it all worth it? In my case, heck yeah it was/is! He is my everything. He is my world. There are still times when I wake up and I am like, “Oh my goodness, I cannot take this anymore!” Do I give up? Does that mean I wanna quit the relationship or him? No!
  • Nathaniel Channing III
    Published about a year ago
    Things You Should Know Before Meeting the Military Recruiter

    Things You Should Know Before Meeting the Military Recruiter

    Are you aware of what you need to know before meeting the military recruiter? Many potential recruits have no idea. They expect their recruiter to tell them everything. It doesn't work that way, however. More often, you need to ask explicit questions about the aspects of military service that will have the most significant effect on your life.
  • Brian McCann
    Published about a year ago
    Tax Tips for Military Personnel

    Tax Tips for Military Personnel

    Military life can be complicated, and so can handling finances in the military, including your taxes. But by understanding items like your gross income, moving expenses, and other miscellaneous deductions, you can make filing your return easier.
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    Published about a year ago
    How To Stay Connected with Your Military Wife While Deployed

    How To Stay Connected with Your Military Wife While Deployed

    Being in a military marriage is far more stressful than a typical marriage. Along with the stressors of everyday life, whether you are in the army on a domestic base or deployed in the air force in Germany, military spouses have to cope with the very real possibility of deployment. When your partner is deployed, a whole new category of problems typically arise in military relationships.
  • Lauren Skopkowski
    Published 2 years ago
    How To Get into West Point

    How To Get into West Point

    If your aspiration is to lead US soldiers, perhaps even into combat, then going to West Point is a great choice for you. You’ll have your tuition, room, and board, and health insurance covered. You’ll also earn roughly $7,200 per year. All that plus the United States Military Academy’s (USMA) stellar reputation make it a highly sought after institution. Here's how to get into West Point.
  • Stephen Cleary
    Published 2 years ago
    Ways to Get an Early Discharge from the Military

    Ways to Get an Early Discharge from the Military

    There are plenty of ways to earn an early discharge from the military, however, many of these methods are not common, or will earn you a discharge that will remove your good standing with the branch and your service.
  • Stephen Cleary
    Published 2 years ago
    Boredom Hacks to Get You Through Deployment

    Boredom Hacks to Get You Through Deployment

    It is inevitable that deployments will provide a ton of downtime. Which in short, means that a ton of boredom will ensue for troops. The top ten hacks to get you through deployment will provide you with a little bit of hope that your downtime will soon pass.
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 2 years ago
    How to Enlist in the Army Special Forces

    How to Enlist in the Army Special Forces

    The Army Special Forces is one of the most highly respected military branches in the world, and as we all know, Uncle Sam is always looking for a few more good men. The thing is, enlisting in the US Army is not something just everyone can do—and that's doubly true if you want to enlist in the Army Special Forces division.