• Fort Lee

    Military Discounts in the Fort Lee Area

    Below is a partial list of businesses in the Fort Lee area, some offering discounts for military families and some that do not. Please note those businesses listed as not offering a military discount is not done to shame the business but simply to educate military families when deciding where to spend their limited financial resources.  If we simply failed to list the business it would leave you wondering if they did not do a military discount or we simply didn’t know if they did a military discount.  By including them on this list, we can definitively state whether they offer a discount. Please remember discounts for military families should…

  • Army Wife Network Blog

    You Can DECIDE To Change Your Life

    Let me begin by recounting an experience that is probably going to leave your head shaking, especially if you are a military family. Military families understand how to move themselves, their family, and all their belongings across the country and across the world. Part of that process is identifying high dollar value items prior to the move so these items can receive special notation on your moving manifest. This all seems very obvious and simple. Until it isn’t. As I’ve mentioned previously, I came late to military life. My wife and I were full-on civilians until my 45th year on this planet. Unless my wife works until I’m 91, the…

  • Army Wife Network Blog

    Finding the American Pioneering Spirit

    If you are looking for the American pioneering spirit, you can find it all around you as a military spouse. During a recent luncheon with my community and spouses’ club, I had the pleasure of meeting two new Army spouses. These two ladies were a perfect blend of similar and differing Army experiences. Martha was at her second duty station, like myself, and Amanda had moved many times. All three of us have children, and the discussion turned to the unique experiences our children have while one or both of their parents serve in the Armed Forces. Amanda is currently homeschooling her children because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, she…

  • Army Wife Network Blog

    The Never-ending War

    Every two or three years a battle happens for military families who are PCSing. That battlefield is your home, and the casualties are not only your possessions, but your sense of calm, serenity, and sense of right and wrong. I’m talking about moving. Some battles are so epic, it spawns a Facebook group with thousands of members consisting of military families that have faced moving horror stories. They turn to this group not only for retribution solutions, but also to simply share their grief, anger, and bewilderment. In my short military life, we have only “suffered” two moves; however, if there is one common discussion you will have with friends…