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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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 I would go to Guam.”  [...]

4 Myths About The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation

4 Myths About The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation

Guest blog post by Sally DeBoer,  Submarine Birthday 5K Team  “I’m on my way home, I just need to finish one more thing!” “Boomer life is way easier; they’re not gone that much!” “It all gets better after ORSE!” Ah, yes, the pervasive myths of submarine family life. Perhaps you’ve heard them or fallen victim [...]

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Program & How You Can Take Advantage Of It

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Program & How You Can Take Advantage Of It

Did you know that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has a non-insurance-based Visiting Nurse Program that can assist you with health education, research, and referrals? Navigating the health care systems at each new duty station can be downright frustrating, and adding your children’s healthcare on top of that and you’ve got a full-time job [...]