In a typical year, absentee military voters face disproportionate challenges to the ballot box. In 2020, the complications of a worldwide pandemic and slower USPS delivery times created even more challenges to successfully casting our ballots. We have gathered and are sharing some stories of these unique pain points for military family voters.
military spouse speak out
In politics as well as culture, representations of military life can be very two-dimensional. While there’s a focus on the happy homecomings, the dreaded departures and every human grind experience in between are often overlooked. What happens when that understanding is lost? And how can military family members and veterans help reclaim our narrative?
Recent reports show that Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing US service members. If you’re like us, this news left you bewildered and outraged. Not only are these perverse actions from a foreign adversary profoundly unsettling. But how could this go unanswered?!
Being a military spouse is a hard job. It also can feel like an under-appreciated and overlooked job. Sometimes, in that role a spouse can feel like they have no voice, or at least no voice that anyone really wants to listen to. I felt that way. My husband is an airman who struggles with […]
Military spouses commonly hold a misconception: you have to keep your political opinions to yourself because you don’t want to “impact your service member’s career.” I’m here to dispel that myth and encourage military spouses to GET INVOLVED with politics. Our voices and stories need to be heard!
As military spouses, we are constantly asked to dip into a never-ending well of trust.
As military families, our values of duty and respect for authority are some of our strengths. We accept the mission and follow the orders, wherever they may take us.
There are many military spouses who may be hesitant to get involved in anything “too political” for fear of hurting their service member’s career. After all, aren’t there rules in the military about not doing that sort of thing?
Military life can be hard – and none of us knew what to expect when we signed on.