Brutal Tips for Dating a Military Person

Dating someone that is in the military, or dating while in the military, can be challenging. There is the constant threat of being shipped out and always some mystery involved as to where your loved ones are going. However, that does not mean you cannot have a great and enjoyable dating experience. This site has… Read More

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US Military Spouses to be Reimbursed for Professional Licensing

A new provision in the defence bill bumps up the maximum military spouse reimbursement to $1,000, for re-licensing and re-certification costs each time they relocate with their service member. The defence bill, signed into law by President Donald Trump, also extendsthe authority for this reimbursement by two years through 31 December 2024. Separate provisions in… Read More

Military Spouse Day

Introduction Military Spouse Day, also known as Military Spouse Appreciation Day, is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. Each year, the US President normally commemorates this day with a… Read More

UCAS Information Support for Military Students

An advice page on university applications has been set up for Armed Forces students by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). It includes information for children, veterans and spouses, and can be found by searching “Armed Forces” on the UCAS website at https://www.ucas.com/search/explore?keywords=armed+forces. (scroll down when page loads).

UK Military Spouses: Accompanied Postings & Well-being

Research Paper Title ‘It’s nice to just be you’: The influence of the employment experiences of UK military spouses during accompanied postings on well-being. Background Repeated military relocations (accompanied postings) can have a detrimental effect on employment and well-being among the spouses and partners of military personnel. Methods Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 19… Read More

Mental Health in Spouses of US Gulf War Veterans

Research Paper Title Mental health in spouses of U.S. Gulf War veterans. Background Veterans’ spouses are at risk for mental distress and substance use. Methods The researchers examined long term psychological functioning in spouses from a national cohort of 1991 Gulf War era veterans. Results From clinical interviews, spouses of deployed veterans (n = 488)… Read More

What is Recruit for Spouses?

The Recruit for Spouses (RFS) coaching programme supports Army partners as they get back into employment. The programme received a funding boost in June 2019 from the Veteran’s Foundation to help it reach more husbands and wives. RFS is an independent social enterprise, established in 2011. The RFS Coaching Programme is open to all military… Read More