The military ball is an event that’s looked forward to by military members and their dates alike. It’s a night where those who have so dutifully served are allowed to indulge in some longstanding traditions, great food and drink, and a whole lot of fun.
For those who will be first-time dates to this year’s military ball, here are a few tips to keep in mind to make sure that you look appropriate and stylish: See More
I’m very excited to introduce a new way to connect with Veterans United Network and Military Spouse Central. We will be hosting regular weekly Hangouts, or group video chats, on the Veterans United Home Loans Google+ page!
You will have an opportunity to participate in live video chats, ask questions and chat with us and other military spouses. I think this will be so much more personal, and we can really get to know you and answer questions that you have.
Our first Hangout:
Suddenly, I transform into a woman I hardly know who frets and throws tantrums over dresses that “are all bunchy in all the wrong places.” I fall into the traps of I-have-nothing-to-wear and I-look-awful-in-everything-I-put-on.
It is important to remember that your welcome will be a great one, no matter what you wear. Your service member misses you. Homecoming is about love and you can’t do love wrong. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with picking out a special outfit for homecoming and doing a little extra primping for your service member. The extra effort can help show significant others they’re special.
Over the last year lots of military spouses have asked me for advice on what to wear for homecoming. I am not a fashion expert, but here are some of my suggestions, examples, ideas and tips gathered from the military homecomings I ‘ve seen. See More
One of the most anxiety-ridden times for a military family is right before homecoming. There is often a high level of uncertainty about how the service member responded to the difficulties of deployment.
We asked readers about the stress of homecoming and collected some great ideas for how to ease it and make sure things go off without a hitch for you and your family. See More
Starting today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will no longer allow lithium batteries or any products containing lithium batteries to be shipped to APO, FPO or DPO addresses.
The new rule applies regardless of the size, quantity or watt hours of the lithium battery. This means the shipping of all electronics containing a lithium battery, regardless of whether the battery is actually connected to the item, is prohibited.
This regulation will make it much more difficult for service members to receive electronics through the mail when stationed in overseas locations.
Check out our slideshow with all of the information on Google+.
The No. 1 requested item in a care package?
It sounds simple but a letter is priceless to service members during a deployment or even training. I have never talked to a service member or veteran who didn’t think fondly of the letters they received. There is just something about a snail-mail, handwritten love letter. It is a physical reminder that you took time to sit down and write to your spouse. It is something tangible: your spouse can hold it, tuck it away in a pocket and revisit your words at any time.
I have written hundreds, maybe even thousands of letters. Sometimes I feel like I can write 50 pages and pour my heart out and other times I pull a blank. So here is some advice for when you are feeling less inspired and trying to craft that perfect love letter.