Military Life

Military Changing Policies on Marijuana Use Among New Recruits

In late 2023, published reports noted that in the first year of an Air Force marijuana waiver pilot program, waiver requests from potential recruits were three times the anticipated volume. In 2024, the military seems forced to reckon with its older substance policies in light of continued problems filling the ranks with recruits. A sea… Read more »

Why You Should Take the 2024 Survey of Active Duty Spouses

Are you an active-duty military spouse interested in giving the Defense Department a piece of your mind about military quality of life? 2024 is your year because the Pentagon actively seeks participants for its quality of life survey. Since 1985, military spouses have had the opportunity to speak their minds about military quality of life… Read more »

Military News

Military News This Week: July 1, 2022

There have been many developments in the military community in the last week of June 2022. Here’s a roundup of some of the important stories from the last week affecting currently serving troops, military families, and veterans. These stories aren’t necessarily the breaking news when it comes to defense tech, troop deployments, or other issues;… Read more »

DIY Flag Burning Steps

Each year, between Flag Day (June) and Independence Day (July), many hold ceremonies to properly dispose of the American Flag. These ceremonies often result in the burning of an American Flag that has become worn through use and is no longer serviceable. Burning an American flag is addressed in the United States Flag Code and… Read more »

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These 8 Commissaries Will Begin Offering Delivery Service June 1st

Delivery From the Commissary? Yes Please! In 2019, the Commissary added the Click2Go service allowing patrons to be able to order and pay for their groceries online, and then go to the Commissary and use curbside pick up to get them. This has been a great service but the next step is Commissary delivery. When… Read more »

Care Packages For The Troops

“We Care” For The Troops For The Troops is a non-profit organization that sends care packages year round to Troops station overseas. This all-volunteer outfit sends “We Care” packages containing toiletries, games, and other items to our service members serving away from home. For The Troops started in 2005 and it has delivered over 250,000… Read more »

Combat Cookies for Troops

Combat Cookies is a Veteran-owned non-profit organization that bakes and ships cookies for troops deployed overseas. Learn more.