Military

What We’ve Liked Best at Each Duty Station

There is really no way to know that you’re in the good old days until you’ve actually left them. The art of looking back fondly is a somewhat idiosyncratic effect of human nature. We always seem to have a more idealized take on our experiences when we’re looking at them through the rearview mirror. While we […]

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Remembering.

I have never been to war. I don’t know what it is like to leave behind the ones I love most and fight in a foreign country against an enemy embedded in the local culture. I don’t know what it is like to ride in a Humvee while taking enemy fire and scanning the road […]

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A Frocking Good Time

The military is filled with acronyms, words, and concepts that sometimes require additional explanation to those who aren’t immersed in the culture – like frocking. Frocking is when a commissioned or non-commissioned officer is selected for promotion wears the insignia of the higher grade before the official promotion date (aka ‘date of rank’). Last summer, […]

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A Holiday Pops! Home for the Holidays NSO Concert

Last night was truly a magical holiday-themed evening that culminated with snow falling from the ceiling at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as the National Symphony Orchestra, Ashley Brown, Santa Claus, and the Washington Choir sang We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Founded in 1931, the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) presents approximately […]

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All Things Army: You Had Questions, I Have Answers

Over the past few months, I have received a handful of messages on Facebook and Instagram with questions about our military experience. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not fielding inquiries left and right (let’s face it – in the popularity game, I am much more of an Andrea Zuckerman than a Kelly Taylor), but […]

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