Blog Category Military Life

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July 27th, 2021
Kris Powers

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.

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July 3rd, 2021
Kris Powers

“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.

Overwhelmed looking young lady in front of a date book and lists
December 17th, 2020
Kris Powers

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?

young female cooking at ktichen counte
November 11th, 2020
Kris Powers

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:

Female looking at laptop while sipping coffee
January 29th, 2020
Kris Powers

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:

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July 17th, 2019
Kris Powers
The founders of 46-4-22 ADK Ltd. are hiking the “46 Adirondack High Peaks” in order to raise awareness of Veteran Suicide. Won't you join them in supporting Veteran mental health?
Young female holding a "wellness" sign
January 31st, 2019
Kris Powers
Being a military spouse can be stressful. Spouses often cope with frequent relocations, deployments, separations from their spouse, family and friends and concerns about their loved one’s well-being. Add the fact that they often manage the household and children alone, and you can understand why military spouses need to pay special attention to their mental wellness.
Woman putting work items into a box
October 17th, 2018
Kris Powers
Are frequent moves wreaking havoc on your career? Do you currently find yourself unemployed or underemployed? With frequent relocations, the spouse’s career often comes second to that of the service members’. Because of this, military spouses face unique challenges when it comes to carving out a professional career for themselves.
Shadow images of service members in front of the American Flag
May 28th, 2018
Kris Powers

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.

Child holding little red heart
December 20th, 2017
Kris Powers

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.

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