So, You’re New to Submarine Life. Here Are 10 Things You Should Know

So, You’re New to Submarine Life. Here Are 10 Things You Should Know
USS Boise (SSN-764), US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 2nd Class Jeffrey M. Richardson

If you're new to submarine life, whether you're a parent of a newly-christened sailor or a significant other just learning the lingo, it can be incredibly overwhelming. Simply put, you don't know what you don't know. What type of submarine are they on? How often will they be at sea? What's the difference between an [...]

How to Make a PCS Binder

How to Make a PCS Binder

What do all PCS moves have in common? There is more than one right answer…but I think we can all agree they are STRESSFUL. There’s nothing quite like waiting for months to receive hard orders to suddenly be told by your detailer, “so I know you had verbals to Bangor, but you’re actually needed in [...]

How to Support Your Spouse (And Yourself) Through Their XO Tour

How to Support Your Spouse (And Yourself) Through Their XO Tour
USS INDIANA, credit: US Navy

As a follow up from our department head post, we were asked to gather feedback on spouses who have experienced an XO tour! The "XO," or Executive Officer, is second in command and reports directly to the Commanding Officer (CO). An XO is responsible to the captain for all ship's work, drills, exercises, personnel organization, [...]

Military Childcare Benefits For Service Members

Military Childcare Benefits For Service Members

For dual working parents or single parents, searching for childcare at a new duty station can be overwhelming to say the least! Below is a guide to some of the military childcare benefits available to service members and their families. Child Development Centers The military offers subsidized childcare at Child Development Centers (CDCs) on bases [...]

6 Tricare Resources to Take Advantage Of

6 Tricare Resources to Take Advantage Of

In honor of World Health Day, we wanted to highlight some health insurance resources you might not be aware of. Tricare is the designated health insurance for military members and their dependents, and everyone's experience is different. Whether you love it or hate it, try to familarize yourself with the resources and processes to avoid [...]