5 Great Breweries in the Groton Area

5 Great Breweries in the Groton Area

Are you stationed in Groton and looking for brewery recommendations? Check out some of our local go-to's: Outer Light Brewing Company 266 Bridge St, Groton, CT This brewery knows how to play to its audience! Located in the submarine capital of the world, Outer Light Brewing Company’s SUBduction™ IPA pays homage to the many sailors [...]

9 Misconceptions About Guam & What to Know Before You Move There

9 Misconceptions About Guam & What to Know Before You Move There

Story submitted by Amanda D. Once we received orders to Guam, I quickly became anxious and unenthused about our upcoming duty station.  Mostly due to the negative things I was hearing from other spouses.  When I would mention we were moving to Guam I would hear “oh no, I’m so sorry”, or “there’s no way [...]

5 Things To Do When You Haven’t Heard From Your Sailor

5 Things To Do When You Haven’t Heard From Your Sailor

Refreshing your email every three minutes? The mind tends to wander when there has been a lack of communication from your sailor at sea. I have experienced this many times. Each person has a different response - you may have begun to feel anxious, sad, mad, etc. Here are a few ways to combat these [...]

What to Do When You Don’t Love Your Duty Station

What to Do When You Don’t Love Your Duty Station
I may not love where I live in Colorado, but I loved having the chance to drive to Arches National Park over the summer. I got to see some amazing sights that I never would have had the chance to see otherwise.

Military spouses are so resilient. From enduring deployments and PCS'ing to making new friends, we can survive and thrive through it all. But what do you do when you are stationed somewhere you just don’t love? How do you get out of your funk and make the most of it? When I was newly married, [...]

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) When You PCS to Washington State

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) When You PCS to Washington State

Every duty station has a reputation. And when it comes to Naval Base Kitsap/Bangor in Washington state, the biggest complaint is (you guessed it) the weather. Due to the Pacific Ocean’s moist air, the west side of Washington state experiences ample cloud cover and rain, mostly during winter months. So yes, it does rain. A [...]

Mental Health Resources for Military Spouses & Families

Mental Health Resources for Military Spouses & Families

The first week of October is a national mental health awareness week, with October being a National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. October 10th is commonly celebrated as World Mental Health Day. Because checking in on our mental health is important, here are some mental health resources available for military spouses and families: FOCUS [...]