Rebecca Alwine

Rebecca Alwine

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New Year Promises for the Military Spouse

I have some ideas on ways we can improve upon 2015, promises instead of resolutions, perfect for the military spouse. These promises will bring us closer together as a community and to give us new ways to grow as individuals.

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Five Reasons to Join the Spouses’ Club

As the face of the military community has evolved, spouses’ clubs have also experienced a transformation over the last 15 years. Even the focus of the clubs have changed. Have you checked out your local spouses’ club yet?
I still haven’t convinced you? Let me continue…

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Can You Tell Me How to Get, How to Get to …. Civilian Life?

Sesame Street, with help from parents, caregivers, and advisors from child development and military backgrounds have joined together to talk about what else is effecting military children. With so many veterans transitioning to civilian life, there quickly became a need for another installment of Talk, Listen, Connect to help the children cope.

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5 Things I Learned at the AUSA Conference

I learned so much from this conference, more than just what was in the family forums, and actually more than what was presented in any of the forums. There was more information with each passing minute than I was able to write down. I wish I could have cloned myself so I could have sat in every single forum and taken notes on everything. As always, I learned from my fellow spouses.

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5 Ways to Make Your Car Pool Even Safer

I am a pretty cautious driver, but become so much more cautious when other people’s children are in my car. Here are some tips for making sure you get all the precious cargo home to their parents safely.

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5 Spooky Things about Military Spouse Life

In the spirit of ghosts and goblins, there are just a few common, frightful things about military life that transcend branch, rank or location.

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Sharing a Cup and a Story with my Veteran

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Folgers Coffee Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Travel Safely for Thanksgiving: 4 Tips to Help You Prepare

Staying safe during the holidays is important for all, and you should be prepared before making any long trips. Here are some tips to keep your family safe, and have some fun while traveling for Thanksgiving.

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Airmen Give Afghani Widows Hope for the Future

A team of airmen are working hand-in-hand with Afghani widows to rebuild their future after they lost their husbands in war.

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Veterans Day: Elementary School Style

Each year, the elementary school on our Army post has a fantastic Veterans Day program. The second graders hold an evening event honoring all the veterans. They sing lots of songs, have some speaking parts, and everyone walks away proud of their children, their service, and their special veteran.

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To Elf or Not to Elf: That is the Holiday Question

We’re in this together, whatever side we fall on.

Planning fun elf scenes can be exhausting!
“I got them the Lego Advent Calendar this year,” I told my bestie as we chatted about upcoming holiday plans. “It seemed to quiet the complaining about our lack of elf,” I added.
I had already planned on the Lego Advent Calendar, in fact I bought it back in October. Our December celebrations are usually a simple countdown, a great book, and the craziness that comes naturally with the season.

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Why I Strive to Live Paycheck to Paycheck

Some things never change. Payday comes twice a month, 15 days apart. The amount is pretty rock solid, unless you live overseas and get COLA. And, like clockwork, on any day where the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the internet explodes with questions about when payday is.

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Marine Wife Leaps into Community Heart First

She’s a jack of all trades and a master of many, especially when it comes to helping others out.A Marine Corps wife of 10 years, Natasha Harth has a contagious enthusiasm for doing good. She was recently named 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Corps Spouse of the Year ® for the imprint she is making. She’s a troop leader for the Girl Scouts, manager of the Air Force Officer Thrift Store, founder for a new non-profit organization, and a mom of two.

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Resume Writing for the Reservist

Balancing your Reserve Career and your Civilian Career can be challenging, but when done right, it is extremely rewarding.

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Air Force Wife Sets Her Sights on Getting Spouses Hired

Air Force wife Michelle Aikman says that while she knew the military would dictate many aspects of her life, spouses have an opportunity to make those components work to their advantage. In fact, she sees marrying the civilian and military communities through improved information flow as the key. The 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Air Force Spouse of the Year ® is using her vision to educate employers on the asset of hiring spouses while strengthening the first impression spouses give through resume review.