Blog Category Military Life
Pre-pandemic, the unemployment rate for military spouses was about 24%, and the civilian unemployment rate was 3.5%. Let’s let that sink in.
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
Independence Day is a celebration of the birth of United States of America and honors the U.S. Army’s commitment to defend the nation since 1775. Independence Day will be officially observed on Sunday, July 4, 2021, our nation’s 245th birthday.
Many of us are feeling fragmented right about now. Regular holiday season stress on top of pandemic anxiety has created a cocktail for disaster. Are you having trouble focusing? Seeing an uptick in mistakes or feeling as if you are doing sub-stellar work? Do you end each day wondering where the time went, or feel that you are simply going through the motions?
Studies have shown the benefits of shared mealtimes can be wide reaching, having a positive impact on psychological, social and biological well-being. How? Here are a few examples:
Let’s face it, deployments are rough. With each and every deployment, military spouses pick up tips and tricks on how to deal with the separation, the intermittent communication, and the things that will inevitably go wrong in your spouse’s absence (flat tire, flu, leaky pipe, etc.). But the fear and worry? Those are always present and often the most difficult to deal with. In fact, worrisome thoughts can seem to literally echo off the walls when your spouse is deployed.
To make deployment easier, military spouses all over the world have shared tips such as:
Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
While the holidays are often a joyous time of celebration; for military families who have a loved one deployed, the season can bring its own set of challenges.
Below are some tips on offering assistance to those facing the challenges of deployment during the holiday season and all year long.