The Inspired Spouse: Christina Jackson-Davis (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a 3-part feature story about veteran and Army spouse Christina Jackson-Davis. Read Part 1 of Christina’s story here. A Phone Call From Downrange In August, Christina received a phone call from a field hospital in Iraq: Her husband had been involved in an IED (Improvised … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Christina Jackson-Davis (Part 1)

Christina Jackson-Davis’s story was one of the most challenging for me to write, not just because she’s one of the more senior spouses (in terms of years tied to the military) who submitted her story to me, but because her story has so many inspiring moments. Welcome to Marrying the … Continue reading

New Mom, Freelancer, & Military Wife

This blog post by Miranda at Hurry Up and Wait asks where all the real blog posts are. Miranda’s sentiments inspired today’s post, in which I do my best to tell you more about what’s happening in my corner of the world as a new mom, freelancer, and military wife. Welcoming … Continue reading

Road Tripping in Germany

One of the nice things about being stationed in Germany, instead of being a traveler here, is that we have a car and German driver’s licenses. What’s more American than a good, old-fashioned road trip? (Even if it is on the Autobahn). Since moving to Germany in May 2013, we’ve taken … Continue reading

Spartan Up!: Book Review & Giveaway Coming Soon

Spartan Up! You’ll Know at the Finish Line is a new book written by Joe DeSena, creator of the infamous Spartan Race. I’ll have the chance to read and review the book on Marrying the Army when it releases in mid-May, and I’ll have another Spartan Race registration to giveaway … Continue reading

Is It Good to Get Paid?

I’ve been working as a marketing and brand strategist my entire career, but I’m new to the world of paid and sponsored blogging. I’ve managed marketing budgets and built (and implemented) marketing plans for large nonprofits. I’ve managed media buys and developed ad campaigns for my own employers or (when … Continue reading

The Soldier and the Bibliophile

Thank you to novelist Mel Massey for contributing this guest post.  My husband is a sergeant with 4th MEB, 988th MP Battalion. His day varies from the mundane to the extreme. I’m a bibliophile and a novelist. My day is whatever I plan on it to be. We’ve been married … Continue reading

Waiting for Orders

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Here at Marrying the Army I make it part of my mission and my promise to my readers that I’ll embrace life as an Army spouse. Sometimes that’s easy to do, but sometimes it’s not. I’m going through one of those times when embracing the Army lifestyle is a bigger … Continue reading

Dreaming Together While Apart

Thanks so much to Malori from Living a Warrior Life for contributing today’s guest post on dreaming together while separated by deployment. Please keep Malori and her husband Mark in your thoughts as they close out Mark’s current tour in Afghanistan. As I write this, my husband Mark’s deployment is drawing to a close. This was his second combat deployment to Afghanistan, with the first one being in 2011-2012. Because of these deployments and living three hours apart when he’s been stateside, we are used to being separated physically.  I even said to him on the phone a few weeks ago, “Deployment and being separated feels so normal.” That doesn’t … Continue reading

Every 12 Months

Understanding the PCS Military families PCS (“Permanent Change of Station” or, in civilian terms, “move”) approximately every three years. Air Force families tend to PCS a little less frequently, while Army families tend to PCS a little more frequently. The stage of a service member’s career can influence PCS frequency, … Continue reading

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