Life as a Military Spouse | Military Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you are part of a strong, proud military community that counts more than five million warriors, family members and caregivers around the world. Whether you are new to the military community or a long-time contributing member, Military OneSource is with you through thick and thin. We help you make sense of the lingo, find jobs and get the most from your benefits.
Welcome to Military Life: Support Resources for Military Families
If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the future. During the adjustment period, spouses take on new roles, adapt to new schedules and learn new ways of handling many of life’s obstacles.
How to Plan a Military Wedding
There are a lot of details involved in planning a wedding, especially military weddings taking place on an installation.
Moving to America and Adjusting to Life
Adjusting to a new culture and language takes time and a dose of patience. We are here to ease your transition and point you to resources that will help you adjust.
10 Great Resources for Military Spouse Jobs
There are two things military spouses should know: 1) change happens and 2) your military community has support to help you make the most of it.
Military Spouse Support
If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the future.
Your Checklist: Questions to Ask Before Marriage
Thinking of marrying a service member? There are lots of great reasons to marry — and some reasons that may not be strong enough for a lifelong commitment.
Military Spouse Jobs Overseas
You’ve just found out you're moving overseas. You're shaking up your world, and new possibilities and experiences await you. Perhaps a new job awaits you, too.
Military Couples: When Both Spouses Are Service Members
Families where both spouses are service members have a unique challenge. While the dual-military life is rewarding, time apart can strain communication. Learn techniques to help you balance work and family life so that your relationship thrives. Develop strategies for dealing with stress and sacrifice so that your marriage is strengthened by your and your spouse’s service to the country.
Managing Your Emotions When Your Spouse Is Deployed
Having your spouse deployed can bring up a wide range of emotions, starting when you first learn about the deployment and continuing until well after your spouse has returned home.
Military Spouse Benefits
The military lifestyle can be an exciting adventure for spouses as long as you're prepared. Being prepared includes knowing your military spouse benefits — and where to find them — as you navigate your way through the military community.
Military Spouses: Find Support From a Peer
Attention military spouses: Whether you’re new to the military community or a seasoned spouse, we can all find some solace in talking with a peer who has been there/done that.
How Military Insignia Works
You might be wondering what those stripes and bars are on your spouse’s uniform. Those symbols represent rank — the higher the rank, the more responsibility.
Life As a Male Military Spouse
As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you.
Connecting to the Community
Joining a community of military spouses gives you a place where you can ask questions, offer support and make life-long friends. Here are a few ideas on how to build your network of friends and fellow military spouses.
The Unit Chaplain: Roles and Responsibilities
Chaplains are the military's religious leaders, responsible for tending to the spiritual and moral wellbeing of service members and their families. The chaplain's responsibilities include performing religious rites, conducting worship services, providing confidential counseling and advising commanders on religious, spiritual and moral matters.
How to Decide If It’s Time to Get Married
Deciding to get married is one of the most important decisions a couple will make together.