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Keeping Traditions in Transition: Making Spirits Bright.

In military life, holiday traditions are like military families: portable and adaptable. Because military families celebrate in many different circumstances and locations—sometimes even in mid-move—they look for creative ways to make spirits bright and maintain traditions in transition.  “We purposefully established traditions that travel well,” says Amy Bushatz, Army wife, author, and executive editor at Military.com. “On Christmas...

Returning Stateside: Feeling at Home Takes Time

Families who have been there (and back) agree that the culture shock of returning to the United States is very much like the culture shock of moving overseas. Any adjustment takes time, and returning...
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Living Overseas: 7 Tips for Diving In and Loving It

Diving into an overseas assignment means a complete change of environment. Everyday activities feel upside down and backwards: shopping, driving, parking, eating, even speaking. It can be disorienting, but with the right gear and guidance...