Source: Defenseimagery.milUntil recently, service members only kept in touch with loved ones through letters and long-distance phone calls. 1 Social media provides new ways to connect, interact and communicate. Through social media, you can stay connected with your friends and family during transitions and separations regardless of location around the world. 2 In this article, you will learn how to maintain connections with loved ones and support fellow service members using social media while deployed or in transition to a new location.
Source: Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joel QuebecIt may seem stressful to consider working when balancing the demands of being a military spouse. Being a military spouse often means relocating. It may also mean being the primary caregiver during deployments and training away from home. However, many military spouses today are able to have full-time jobs that fit their lifestyle. This may include jobs with flexible schedules and work-from-home options.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Timothy W. Psaledakis/Released
Source: Defenseimagery.milExperiencing stress as a result of military stressors is common for even the most seasoned service members. Sometimes, events such as family gatherings, holiday parties and other social events can be stressful for warriors returning home from deployment. This article outlines common stress reactions you may experience before or during social events, as well as provides tips and resources to help you decrease your stress level and anxiety surrounding social events.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez/Released