FRG, military traditions, milspouse

Who’s Who in the Family Readiness Group?!

Now that you know what the Family Readiness Group is and how to join, I bet you’re wondering who does what within the organization! Advisors, Leaders, Key Callers, Treasurers, Newsletter Editors… the list of ways to help your FRG function is endless.  Like everything else in the military the terminology can be odd or confusing.  I’m going to break down what…

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How To Join the FRG

Now that you know what the FRG is, I bet you’re wondering how you join! Guess what?  If your spouse or non-married child is in the military….. YOU ARE IN THE FRG! It’s that simple.  Every unit in the military has an FRG, though some are more active than others. When your loved one signs into his/her unit, one of…

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Understanding, Participating, and ENJOYING the FRG

This week I’m starting a new blog series all about the Family Readiness Group (FRG). So What is the Family Readiness Group For those of you that are totally new to the Army or Navy (other branches have the same programs but they are called Key Spouse program in the Air Force, the Family Readiness program in the Marine Corps…

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How to Survive the Unit Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again. Time for the dreaded company holiday party.  For many of you this is an event that you have not only been wrangled into attending, but potentially even contributing to.  This adds another layer dread… Company christmas parties really don’t have to be that terrible.  Dare I say it?  It could even be fun! Traditional,…

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Dress for Success: Military Ball Edition

Welcome to part 3 of My Best Military Ball Yet! Blog Series.  Since I know you’re all faithful readers, you’re up to date on what a military ball is and you’re familiar with the all the ceremonial traditions that take place at one!  If not, well… the links are right there!!  Get to clicking!! Getting dressed for a military ball…

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A Beginners Guide to Military Ball Traditions

Welcome to the second post in the My Best Military Ball Yet blog series, The Basics of Military Ball Traditions.  If you’re looking for a run through of what the heck a military ball is, head on over to the first post of my blog series!  Like everything else in the military, there’s a standard set of traditions that every…

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My Best Military Ball Yet!!

  And believe me, I’ve been to more than my fair share of battalion and brigade balls. I am so happy with how this year’s ball went!  From my dress, to the hotel and childcare, everything went off without a hitch and I would do it all again! Military balls are the crown jewel of military events.  They are a…

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