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In the late 1940’s the Military began using “hurry and wait” a saying  that officially became one of many unofficial motto’s still practiced today. What does hurry up and wait really mean? The idea of hurry up and wait is to be ready on time without compliant or worry and be ready to what for the next thing. However, like that country song from Alabama goes “I rush and rush until life’s no fun.” Military personnel and spouses alike can be rushing and rushing until life is no fun because they are caught between being there or here and doing this or that. I think you have to find a balance between waiting and being ready especially when your spouse is in the military.

“We need to chill out and trust that everything will work out how it is supposed to. Freaking out about it won’t make it come any faster and will only stress your family out.”

My wife is hurrying up and waiting to reenlist in the military and I am excited and happy for her to start again. I have noticed ever since I met my wife she always love the Army. I could tell over time civilian life was tough for her. After a few years of marriage and taking a good hard look at what we both want out of life reenlisting in the military is the best choice for our family.

However, it’s a process – your spouse waits to meet with a recruiter, your spouse finally sees the recruiter, your spouse talks to the recruiter, then your spouse’s goes back later, your spouse goes home fills out paper work, and then goes back again. Sometimes the holidays or a sick day or a leave come in between being able to sign up and reenlist in the military as I am finding out. My wife is hurrying up to wait.

This whole hurry up and wait game can sometimes be frustrating. It seems like nothing is ever really set in stone. Not to mention when your spouse begins talking to the recruiter midway to the end where you can enlist, it can feel like you are playing telephone and nothing that was said at first is what actually happens at the end. Which is okay because based on different thing rank, skills, education, and open positions your spouses is narrowed down. My wife has helped to  understand there is a process in the military and each process as many different outcomes.

My advice is be flexible, patient and understanding.  Your spouse is in the same situation you are in when it comes to hurrying up and waiting. I have create a quick list to help and remind you of what to when the whole “hurry and wait” gets overwhelming.

  1. Have plans instead of expectations – Plan for the future rather than have a strong believe that something will happen. Plans help you readjust when things don’t go as planned. Expectations can lead you to disappoint and up set because your beliefs can be crush when things don’t happen the way you want.
  2. Be ready for various outcomes – Next once you have your plan set plan some more for different  scenarios that could happen. This builds flexible into your thinking and without creating disappointment. Also, thinking about different outcomes allows you to openly your mind to new possibilities rather than only hoping for one outcome that might not happen.
  3. Work on what you can control – Focus on your daily life and routines like work, school, or taking care of yourself and home instead of worrying about the unknown. No matter what there will always be times you  are waiting for the next thing. It better to live in the now and do better where you can.

Whether your hurrying up and waiting for your spouse to join the military, come back from training or a deployment, waiting for a promotion, to move to the next city, or to raise your child you are always hurrying up to wait. It’s just what it is. Hurry up and wait! Now that your spouse in the military get used to this type of philosophy.

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Music is exactly what you need when you are missing your other half. Music can help heal the soul and make you feel whole. I remember all thru my early twenty’s  I was always creating playlists and making CD’s for me to listen in my car. I created music playlist for when I went to the gym, for when I felt sad or happy, or for when I wanted to go out and party. There are so many benefits from listing to music like being able to sleep better, relieve stress, ease physical pain, and music makes you happy!

“Music seems to play an important part in the lives of most people. In the realm of a relationship, it is a key ingredient in any romantic night. Music is powerful in that it can take you back in time to specific moments.” – Tips for Married Couples Dealing With Deployment

As a military spouse now I realized music can help me when cope with military life while my wife is away at training or deployed. I can make playlists and download them on my wife’s phone and we can connect thru music. Sometime we get busy in life and forget about all the little things that help make our world turns. If you are far away you can tell your significant other or spouse to listen to a song. Music is a wonderful way to express how you feel and share what you are feeling.

Here are some great songs to listen to when you are needing extra love.

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

Earned it (Fifty Shades of Grey) – The Weeknd

Whatever, Whenever by Shakira

Love me like you do – Ellie Goulding

Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day

Far Away – Nickelback

Summertime Sadness – Lana del Rey

Meet In The Middle– Diamond Rio

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

All of Me – John Legend

I miss you – Incubus

I would walk 500 miles – The Proclaimers

Wait For You – Elliott Yamin  

No Air – Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown

Remember, no training or deployment is forever it’s only a temporary part of you significant others or spouses job. Keep your head up and stay positive. Make playlists to help you on days when its hard for you.

If you need some more music inspiration check out these other playlists created by other military spouses:

   

 

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National Military Appreciation Month in May was designated by Congress to give Americans time to reflected back on and show our thanks  for those who serve, served or gave their lives for this great country we call the United States of American. I am very proud of my wife who served in the Army for 5 years. She continues to serve in the State Military of California alongside the National Guard.

Looking back on military history allows new generation’s time to learn about what happened and time to prepare for the future. Our world is every changing and getting smaller and smaller by the year. It is up to us to remember our history, to remember our victories as well as our failures to keep America great and free.

National Military Appreciation Month: May 2017 Days to keep in mind

Loyalty Day May 1st, 2017

“We humbly thank our brave service members and veterans who have worn our Nation’s uniform ‑‑ from the American Revolution to the present day.  Their unwavering loyalty and fidelity has made the world a safer, more free, and more just place.” – President Donald J. Trump

Public Service Recognition Week: May 7 – May 13, 2017

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER)and its member organizations to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

VE Day May 8th, 2017

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany‘s unconditional surrender of its armed forces.[3] It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day May 12th,2017

Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. Each year, the US President normally commemorates this day with a ceremonial speech and proclamation.

Armed Forces Day  May 20th, 2017

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.

Memorial Day  May 29th, 2017

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers

Ways you can participate in National Military Appreciation Month

There are many ways you can participate in National Military Appreciation Month. Here are 10 ways to support our military and veterans:

  1. Display the American Flag on your home or business.
  2. Engage in social media to highlight military and veterans.
  3. Send a care package to a soldier through USO.
  4. Donate to “The Wounded Warrior Project” and support the thousands of wounded warriors and their families.
  5. Encourage elected officials at all levels to recognize our military and veterans.
  6. As a business, when offering military discounts, include all who serve and have served or hire a veteran.
  7. Like National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) on Facebook.
  8. When you see a person in military uniform, shake their hand and thank them for their service.
  9. Volunteer or visit your local VA Hospital to honor veterans from past conflicts.
  10. May is also American Military History Month learn something new.
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I have complied a list of 20 free apps every Milspouse needs. I have provided a link and short description for each app. I am sure any one of these apps will help make your life a little bit easier.

Download 1 or all 20! All apps are free. Check them out and share!

Life

1) MyMilitaryLife

Military spouses, do you have questions about moving? Do you
want to know what a DITY move is and is it right for you? Are you readjusting
to family life after a deployment? Find out what others are doing to make it
easier. Are you new to military life and trying to understand the difference
between a PCS and a PCM? Use our list of acronyms to decode the terms. MyMilitaryLife
was created by the National Military Family Association to help spouses
navigate the many adventures of military life. Answers to real-life questions
in the palm of your hand.

2) Military Vacation Planner

Military Vacation Planner is the number one app to find savings
while on vacation for the Military! Backed by powerful geo-location technology,
the app quickly locks in on your location and displays the nearest discounts.
MVP is great for active duty, reserves, retired, former veteran’s, gold star
family members and anyone who has relation to the United States Military. If
you are looking to find out what restaurants, kayaking company, bike rentals,
tour companies and more offer a Military discount then this application is for
you!

3) MyBaseGuide

MyBaseGuide provides essential information to all service
members and families about their installation. Newcomers can find out about
check-in procedures, registration, base regulations, maps, and the history of
the base’s commands, and units, including a telephone directory of frequently called
phone numbers. You will also find a wealth of information regarding housing,
employment, education and schools, health care and dental services, as well as
community activities and recreation.

4) Exchange EXTRA

“Serving The Best Customers in the World” for over 119 years
(1895 – present). The Shop My Exchange app not only supports active-duty
service members, but also military retirees and families! The Shop My Exchange
app offers products in every category and the same national brand merchandise
found in brick-and-mortar stores. The Shop My Exchange’s app assortment is
updated continually, offering convenience for those who don’t live near a
military installation. App shoppers pay no sales tax and enjoy free delivery
when using a Military Star Card or when their online purchases total $49 or
more.

Finance

5) Military Pay by Military.com

Military.com and Navy Federal Credit Union partnered to bring you
a free mobile app that provides you with updated military pay rate information
including current BAH, BAS and special duty pay! Stay informed on changes to
your future pay or retirement with the latest benefit and pay chart news. Make
sure your finances are in order with our pay posting calendar. Getting
promoted? PCS or deployment coming? Find out your new pay with this free and
easy-to-use app.

6) Hip2Save

TheFREE Hip2Save App allows you to easily access all the latest in-store deals,
online bargains, freebies, coupons and more that are posted on Hip2Save.com.
Save money and time while on the go!

7) SCOUT Military Discounts

SCOUT the most comprehensive military discount app with
hundreds of thousands of discounts and savings. It is designed to have every
military discount at your fingertips. It also provides useful features such as
USO locations, charities that help the military community, Veterans Day
freebies and much more. Please add any military discounts you know about today
so they can be verified and shared with the SCOUT community. Not in the
military? You can still use this app to add military discounts you come across
for your friends and family in the military. We’re constantly improving the
app. Thank you for your support as we continue to grow our database of savings!

Family

8) ArmyTimes

Get the latest independent news affecting your career in the U.S.
Army, Guard or Reserve, with the Army Times for Android app. The app is free to
download and the Home section is available to all users. Subscribers get full
access to this app, desktop and mobile websites and e-newspaper. After
downloading the app, tap on the key icon to start your subscription, or you can
also sign in to the app using your existing Army Times account.

9) Sesame for Military Families

The Sesame Street for Military Families app puts all of
Sesame’s bilingual (English & Spanish) resources for military families
right in your pocket! Now you can use your mobile device to access engaging
videos, articles, storybooks, parent guides, and more to help you support your preschool
and school-aged children as they encounter transitions common to military
families.

10) 23snaps – Family Photo Album

Save and privately share all of your special family moments in
a beautiful online journal. 23snaps is the free, private family photo album
that allows parents to save and share photos, videos, and stories of their
child’s precious moments, and share them with a closed network of family and
close friends – anywhere in the world. Don’t worry if your family members don’t
have an Android phone – they can follow your updates on other smartphones,
online and by email!

11) US Military Rank Quiz

Work on improving your knowledge of US military rank. This quiz will help you learn to identify each rank through all five branches of the US military. Don’t make a fool of
yourself by calling a General a Captain because you did recognize their
insignia on their uniform. Whether you are in the military, planning to join the
military, have family in the military, or are just interesting in improving
your knowledge, US military rank quiz is a great app to have on your phone. US
Military Rank Quiz contains every officer, enlisted, and warrant officer rank
from Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Great for all ages.
Learn information about the ranks as you play. Keep Score on how well you know
your US military ranks.

12) Army Emergency Relief

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit that
provides emergency financial assistance to Soldiers and their Families. AER
also provides scholarships to the Spouses and Children of Soldiers. This app
provides basic information about AER, explains the assistance and scholarship
application processes, as well as help in locating the nearest AER office.
Funded primarily through donations by Soldiers, AER is truly “Soldiers Helping
Soldiers.”

13) Military Quotes

This application is dedicated to the men and women who serve their countries with pride and dedication. We greatly appreciate the life we can pursue and the freedoms provided by their sacrifice.

All branches of the military are represented. Includes quotes about war, courage, integrity, dedication, hard work, fear, sacrifice, heroes, and leadership. I’ve also mixed in some humorous quotes to mix things up.

Coping with Deployments

14) Virtual Hope Box

The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed
for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to
treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping,
relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Patients and providers can work
together to personalize the VHB content on the patient’s own smartphone
according to the patient’s specific needs. The patient can then use the VHB
away from clinic, continuing to add or change content as needed.

15) Inspirational Wallpaper

What inspires you? The inspirational backgrounds in this app
feature quotes that will brighten your day and inspire you on your journey
through life! Each quote is paired with a beautiful, fun or interesting
background image – you’ll find hand-sketched drawings, happy colors, and nature
images of the forest, ocean, mountains, and more. You will recognize some of
the quotes as tried-and-true favorites, while others will be new seeds of
wisdom and inspiration that you can carry with you wherever you go!

16) Life Reboot – Fight Depression

In this fast moving world sometimes we forget ourselves and
loose track. At this time we need something to rejuvenate our life or in
computing terms reboot our lives. Life reboot has been developed to initiate
this new part of you which will make you feel good about yourself and help in
rebuilding your life. This app is also useful for those who are fighting with
depression. Sometimes we just need a good joke or a motivational quote to lift
us up. Life reboot has been designed by taking guidance from various therapists
and psychological counselors. This app is designed not as a substitute to
therapy but a support to the treatment for a person who is not actually
struggling but trying to find a way out.

Weddings

17) Military Wedding Planner

The Military Wedding Planner App contains everything you need to
plan the Military wedding of your dreams in one mobile wedding app! The
Military Wedding Planner contains in app and online resources for: checklists,
registry, and Military guidelines and etiquette and advice from wedding
professionals, highly touted vendor recommendations, bridal craft tutorials,
wholesale décor, seating charts and so much more.

18) LadyMarry Wedding Planner

LadyMarry Wedding Planner is the perfect wedding free app for
on-the-go wedding planning. Powered by the millions of brides and grooms,
LadyMarry helps you plan out a dream wedding in a fast and collaborative way –
from monthly wedding checklist to hands-on tips to day-of timeline, like a
professional wedding planner.

19) Gay Wedding Confidential

Welcome to the official mobile app for Gay Wedding Confidential.
This app is a joint development of EDGE Media Network and 14 Stories; it
contains all the information you need to know about planning your gay wedding,
including some neat interactive features.

Countdowns

*Remember you can Always down load my app for FREE!

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Blogging is a creative process just as anything else is from painting to drawing. As a painter, artist, or blogger  you begin with a blank canvas or paper and fill it with your soul. How you are feeling in any given moment and what you want to share with the world. Every creative mind shares and expresses their art differently for me instead of stoking a paint brush or using a pencil to draw I craft my art while sitting, typing away, using words to take my audience on an adventure. I love creating a warm and welcoming place for my audience.

Recently, I have been thinking, reevaluating my blog and what I want to write about. I love writing. I love words. I love sharing my ideas and helping others. However, I do want to write broaden the subjects that I write about and share my experiences. I had been scowling at the internet and Pinterest for ideas on what to write about for the average 30 somethings.  Most often, I think I may get too caught up in my life. I probably don’t take enough time to capture what it is I’m thinking about.

2013 was a big year for me, I was able to publish my poetry book and it’s available on Amazon right now. I also got married and attempted my first go around with blogging. I started blogging about RV-ing in Southern California. It was one of my hair brained ideas – I wanted to live in an RV. I watched all those tiny house shows on TLC and I desperately wanted to downsize and save money. My wife followed me down this crazy road from living in a house to purchasing an RV. Of course it was amazing content and I wrote about it all. The problem was we couldn’t quality for a loan to get an RV. So after sharing my experience I stopped blogging about RV-ing because at the time there was no way we could purchase an RV.

Although time passed I still wanted to blog. My passion is writing and helping others. In 2015 my wife decided she would like to reenlist in the Army. Of course the wheels in my brain started turning. I decided I wanted to know everything about military life. I wanted to support my wife in her journey back into the Army. The only thing was I couldn’t find websites specifically aimed at lesbians in the military. I didn’t despair I just Googled my little heart and bought any book that interested my about being a military wife.

I was along for the ride as my wife continued the process of reenlisting in the Army. I wished there were more blogs or websites about lesbians in the military and their stories. I found a few wonderful websites, but not exactly what I wanted. Since I was between blogs I decided to create a blog and website to help share my story about being a lesbian army wife and what it was all about.

Blogging is a wonderful undertaking for those who want to share and create content for the world. I encourage you to blog or keep blogging if you feel like giving up. Blogging can a lot of research on your chosen topic. There are days you don’t want to write or wonder why you are writing or ask yourself does it matter what I have to say? Is anyone listening? I can guarantee you someone right now is benefiting from my experiences, why not yours? Remember, its about never giving up if you are behind. I really wish I could be 3 or 4 posts ahead of myself instead of 3 to 4 post behind, but that’s okay. That’s for another day and another blog post. I keep writing every day. I keep trying and I do what I love.

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Who doesn’t love something for free? Life is tough as it is. I thought it would be useful if I created a blog post about where to find free printable to help you get organized. As a milspouse you are always trying to keep it in line on the home front. Support is welcomed and I wanted to give you that support in the form of free printables.

What is a printable? A printable is digital content that you can use by downloading and printing out from your computer. Why do some bloggers offer free printable while others don’t? I believe it really depends on why the blogger created the printable whether to make money or help their reader with something. Remember, when a blogger does decide to offer a printable for free they usually are trying to builder their email listing which is pretty cool. You get a printable for free and you also get a free newsletter with awesome content sent to your inbox.

Check out this awesome list of Printables!

Free Printable- No Requirements

Free Printable – Social Media Like or Share

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The blog-o-sphere has become dimensional, artistic, and visual. I love the art of writing using words to create the pictures of a story but we are now completely visually driven thanks to the internet, Facebook, twitter feeds, and of course blogs. Blogging is super fun when I actually take time to sit down and write. I know as a blog when I browse the internet randomly looking to read or learn about something I am draw toward dynamic content that is visual. I am always in awe of the photos bloggers chose and it coordinates with their blog posts. It seems in order to stay relevant, I find, bloggers must use images with their blog posts. Lets face it no one nowadays has an attention span longer than 2 minutes when it comes to social media content.

As a writer or blogger you have to snag the reader in the first few minutes, detail an inspiration story, list tons of tips or suggestion, be pretty, be funny, be brave – basically you have to be everything for your read. (I add sarcasm for free!) Then you have to create those wonderful visual stimulates that keep your reader engaged. Of course your graphics need to be spectacular and captivating. What can I say?  I really love blogging because you can say how you feel and even include some facts as to why you are right. I also love creating relevant motivating content that resonates with my reader and the world. Well enough engaging with you my reader. I wanted to create a blog post to keep you motivated and inspired. When it comes to fining great lesbian blogs I found its a little hard to come by. Here it is my list of 16 Exciting Blogs for Lesbians that will Super Charge your life.

Lifestyle

About: “We like the macro and the micro, the international and the close-to-home. We take a queer sensibility to everything — ’cause something doesn’t have to be GAY to be, you know – gay. You won’t find any right-wing conservative viewpoints here, but we do try to feature a variety of perspectives, including the very radical and the very mainstream.”

About: Anything you wish to read about lesbian life from relationship advice, to dating tips, to who’s the next hottest lesbian celebrity you can sure fun it here.

About: “This is a blog to detail the life of Wegan. Who or what is Wegan I hear you ask? We are Whitney & Megan, a femme (aka ‘lipstick’) lesbian couple who endured four years of long distance between Hawaii & the UK. Follow & share on our journey, with our lives loved together and lived apart.”

About: Welcome to Black Lesbian Love Lab, where we exclusively celebrate BLACK LESBIANS and the women who love them!

About: “Hi, I’m Andrea Hewitt, a late life lesbian who came out in her mid-forties. This is the blog that I wish I had found when I was coming out a few years ago. There’s almost nothing out there about women coming out later in life, so I decided to write it myself and help others in the process. Hey, we’re here, we’re queer, and we’re fabulous & finally OUT!”

About:  “The Other Team is a website aimed at empowering lesbian and bisexual women through its snarky, gay-positive content. With a writing team full of awesome lesbians, The Other Team strives to be the #1 resource for queer women. Starting with a simple idea of helping lesbians around the world, The Other Team proudly boasts one of the largest lesbian communities on the internet with over 150,000 monthly readers, 116,000 Facebook fans, and 30,000 Twitter followers. Our philosophy is: If we can help at least one person who’s feeling lost and alone to love themselves for who they really are, then we will consider our efforts to be worthwhile.

About: “We are Sarah & Laura, a femme lesbian couple who’ve been together since March 2009. As a UK/USA couple we grew up across the Atlantic from each other but when we met in October 2008 it was hard to deny the chemistry! We love travelling, date nights, takeaways, dogs, and drink so much Diet Coke that we may actually be 20% DC at any given time.”

About: “Mombian is a lifestyle site for lesbian moms and other LGBTQ parents, offering a mix of parenting, politics, diversions, and resources for all our varied roles. Mombian provides news about LGBTQ families, parenting tips, reviews of books and media for parents and children, and political and legal news and commentary from the perspective of a lesbian mom.”

News & Media

About: “The Fab Femme Mag is a popular media outlet that aims to create a unique space for feminine LGBTQ women from all walks of life. Our goal is to publish creative content that sheds light on stories told by feminine women in society.”

About: “Broadly is a website and digital video channel devoted to representing the multiplicity of women’s experiences. Through original reporting and documentary film, we provide a sustained focus on the issues that matter most to women. As one YouTube commenter succinctly put it: “So basicly [sic] vice but excluding anything of relevance that includes men.”

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I live in Southern California where its about 85% sunny most of of the year. I count myself lucky I happened to be born and raised here. My wife is an Army Veteran who now serves  in the California State Military Reserve or CSMR, which is the state defense of California under the exclusive control of the Governor. The CSMR was founded in 1846 and is trained to integrated with their counterparts the National Guard if there a state security emergency, a natural disaster occurs like the Oroville Dam Crisis or if the National Guard is deployed.

I wanted to write about the CSMR so others know there are soldiers in our state of California protecting us. Although, CSMR soldiers might serve federally they serve our state governor who in turn serves the President of the United States. Before my wife took her oath I didn’t realize there was a state military and how they actually fit in. Knowing about the California State Military Reserve has really opened my eyes to the fact that veterans and citizens alike volunteer to serve our state.

Some may not think those who volunteer for for the state military are actually real soldiers.

“However, when on state active duty, CSMR soldiers rank among state active duty members of the California National Guard, which includes both the Army and Air Divisions. All appointments, commissions, warrants, and enlistments are recognized and authorized by the Governor of the State of California through the Adjutant General of the State of California. CSMR members can be called to active duty, have the legal authority to command troops, and participate in real-world missions on the behalf of the Military Department of the State of California. YES, State Military Reserve officers and enlisted soldiers are real.”  – State Military Reserve

Those who volunteer for the CSMR like my wife are not compensated for their time, uniform, or travel expenses. Monthly and yearly training are required to maintain the objective of “Always Ready, Always There” for the state. Although, my wife is not in the Federal Army she serves our great State of California in the Military Reverse. CSMR soldiers can be activated for duty depending on their situation or need within the state. As luck would have my wife was activated to work for the state here in sunny southern California. I feel very fortunate and blessed that my wife loves what she does, in the environment she works in.

Learn more about your state defense force!  There are currently about 22 states that have state defense forces. See if you state has one.

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Reading is one of the best things your can do for yourself. There have been many studies done to prove mentally stimulated or reading can slow can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Not to mention reading can reduce stress, help bring a sense of tranquility to your life all while expanding your vocabulary. I wanted to give you a fresh new list of Lesbian Military Themed books. Its been a couple of years since I created a new blog post list for you to enjoy.

Check out my original blog post 10 Lesbian Military Themed E-Books to Read Any Time for more great books to dive into. I really love Amazon you can basically find anything you want have it shipped to your door or download a game or E-book for your the Kindle or App. I am sure my list of Lesbian Military Themed books will capture your attention, share an adventure or romance, all while you are cozy at home. Remember reading makes you smarter. Get to reading!

1. Dear Taylor (Letters to War) (Volume 1)

Synopsis: Taylor Phillips was working as a barista in NYC the day the twin towers came crashing down. Seeing her city in shambles, coated in ash, and American lives lost, she enlisted to fight the War on Terror. Daniella Melo, a Rhode Island American History teacher, challenges her class to write letters to soldiers fighting overseas. With one name left and a student short, Daniella takes it upon herself to write letters to Private Taylor Phillips stationed in Afghanistan. Over the next two years, the women exchange letters, sharing stories of their daily lives: Daniella trailing after her rambunctious daughter, Jackie, and dealing with overeager seniors planning prom while Taylor trudges through sand and dirt, driving her humvee in cold deserts. Their friendship continues to grow until it becomes something so much more than either women expect.

2. Marine: Outside the Wire

Synopsis: Lance Corporal Lara Grayson, or Gray to her brothers, has been stationed at a base camp in Jelawur, Afghanistan. She’s a dog handler, her partner, a German Shepard named Zabba, tracks down Taliban insurgent fighters and IEDs. They take daily patrols, and when engaged in a firefight, they’re usually short lived. But not everyone on either side will come out alive. Tabatha Steel, a war reporter has been captured by the Taliban, and when the patrol rescue her and her cameraman, tension builds. Their meeting is a game changer in more ways than one. Their mission is to ruin the enemy maneuvering from place to place and setting up IEDs and to catch them in the act, and to establish friendships with the locals.

3. When Love Wins

Synopsis: A story about two female Airman stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, one, Tyler, is gay, the other, Shenin, is straight. They are members of the same security force at the base and are friends long before Shenin finds out that Tyler is gay. Shenin finds she is not surprised by this news, and even though she has always dated men, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Tyler. The story takes place in a time when Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) was still firmly in place, and because of that gays in the military have to be very careful. Tyler is hyper-aware of any impropriety that could cause her to lose her hard won military career; she also finds that it becomes more important to her to protect Shenin from not only getting into trouble with the military, but from traveling a path that could lead to disaster for them both.

4. Ask, Tell

Synopsis: Where can you turn when you’re caught in a crossfire of war and passion?Captain Sabine Fleischer is a skilled and dedicated U.S. Army surgeon deployed to a combat hospital in Afghanistan. She is also one of the thousands of troops who are forced to serve in silence because of the military’s anti-gay policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).” Usually driven and focused, Sabine finds that battles raging both inside and outside the perimeter walls are making it more and more difficult for her to deal with her emotions. Dealing with loss and mortality, lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, loneliness and the isolation forced on her by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” are all taking their toll. Plus, her long-term relationship with a civilian back home is quickly becoming another casualty of war.

Colonel Rebecca Keane is an enigmatic career officer who runs the surgical unit like clockwork. Well liked and respected by those who work with and under her, she walks a fine line to preserve the military’s chain of command while connecting with those under her care and supervision. Sabine knows the Colonel is way off-limits, but can’t help fantasizing about her. Especially when she starts picking up unspoken cues—a stolen glance, a secret smile, an “accidental” brush of hands. Or is it just wishful thinking? After all, Rebecca’s wedding ring shines almost as brightly as her deep blue eyes…

5. Hero

Synopsis: Major Jackie Holmes is a career soldier with nearly twenty-one years of service under her. Returning home from Afghanistan injured makes her evaluate her life. After her husband’s strange behavior, she realizes the only people in her life she can count on to help with her recovery are her twins, her parents, and all the medical teams she finds herself surrounded with. Could a chance encounter with an old school friend turn her life around?

As a physiotherapist at a military rehabilitation center, Carrie Spencer treats all kinds of people and injuries. She just didn’t ever consider running into an old school friend, and end up treating her. In the midst of an abusive relationship, Carrie is struggling to decide how she needs to act to safeguard herself and her boys, Charlie and Richard. Jackie is her bright light in a dark place, and Carrie begins to rely on her friend more and more as she comes to terms with what she must do.

Everything comes to a head at a party held at Jackie’s house…the only question is—Will Carrie do the right thing and turn her back on her relationship, or will she follow her lover and suffer more of her abuse?

When a friendship turns to more and two hearts beat as one, is it possible for that bond to be torn apart?

6. The Sniper’s Kiss

Synopsis: It is 1944, and vast armies drive each other back and forth over blood-drenched Europe.  In the midst of it, two radically different women meet, one a Russian speaking American on a failed diplomatic mission and the other a Soviet sniper. The American, fleeing a sordid past worthy of Dostoyevsky, has murder in her heart but has injured no man. The other, a once-saintly believer, has killed a hundred of them for Stalin. Their politics are worlds apart, but a reckless drunken kiss has tied them together, through church and trench, incense and the smoke of battle. If they survive the war, can they survive the peace?

7. Saving Us: First Time Lesbian Romance Story, A Doctor Saves Her Soldier

Synopsis: Wendy Cleary is moving at a mad pace in order to forget. First as an ER doctor in a busy urban hospital then as a volunteer in a combat zone. Wendy is a lesbian who lost her wife and the last thing on her mind is finding love again in Afghanistan.

Lily Bailey is embarking on her second tour of duty in Afghanistan. As a medical transport specialist she will be helping move doctors and supplies where they’re needed. The last thing on her mind is romance because she hasn’t had luck with boyfriends in the past.
Two compassionate women collide and find what neither was expecting. Wendy and Lily find love in each other although the obstacles to their happiness are many. A friend’s death, a critical injury and a..

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Valentine’s day is just around the corner, so I thought I’d put together a gift guide, if you waited until the last minute to pick something up for your special lady. I love all holidays but find Valentine’s Day to be the perfect day to show and feel love. Sure some think Valentine’s Day was created by corporations to take our money but I feel like Valentine’s Day is to give and receive.

Yes, of  course Valentine’s Day is just one day and nothing you do or say on Valentines day can make up for the all year rounds of taking out the trash or doing the dishes without being asked. Laughing at dumb movies or inside jokes you have. Or just a spur of the moment “I love you, I’m grateful for you, I appreciate you.” A loving relationship that actually works take showing you care and love for each other every day not just one day. But Valentine’s day is fun too! Gifts are also nice too.

My Valentine’s Day Gift Guide is based on some lesbian labels and basic types of personalities you found out there. Although, I have group and label gifts feel free to buy one gift of different gifts based on taste. This gift guide is here to help inspire and get your lady the perfect gift.

Fem Lesbian

  1. Sexy Valentines Day Basket
  2. Cute Purse 
  3. Fashion Watch
  4. Perfume
  5. Traditional Flowers 
  6. Jewelry 
  7. Make-up 

Butch Lesbian

  1. Cologne 
  2. Record Player
  3. Men or Unisex Skin Care
  4. Stylish Sunglasses
  5. New Kicks 
  6. Pomade or Hair-styling products
  7. Gaming consul or New Game 

Hippie Spiritual Lesbian

  1. Soulful Inspired Necklace
  2. Chakra Stones
  3. Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp
  4. Relaxing Candles or Incense
  5. Positive Cozy Throw 
  6. Spiritual Book
  7. Mediation Bracelet 

Foodie Lesbian

  1. Trendy New Cook Book
  2. Cast Iron Pans
  3. Chocolates
  4. Editable Arrangement 
  5. Cheese Board 
  6. Professional mixer 
  7. Cooking Utensils  

Animal Lover Lesbian

  1. Tickets to the Zoo or other Animal themed Show
  2. Animal backpack or purse
  3. Dog Travel Pillow 
  4. Amazing Animal Coffee Cups
  5. Polar Bear Robe
  6. Favorite Animal Shaped Candles
  7. Warm Tiger or Wolf Comforter 

Military Lesbian

  1. G Shock Watch
  2. Water proof note book
  3. Military Themed Hoodie or Jacket
  4. Frame Military Inspired Photo or Photo Books
  5. 5 Love Languages: Military Edition
  6. Deployment Jewelry
  7. Bullet Beer Can Opener

Athletic Lesbian

  1. Smart Water Bottle
  2. New Sports Bra
  3. Wireless Headphones
  4. GoFit Gravity Straps Set, Black
  5. On the go Gym Bag
  6. Stylish Active-ware or Running Shoes 
  7. Kettlebell

Hipster Lesbian

  1. Beanies or Hats
  2. Fun T-Shirt
  3. Messenger Bag
  4. Try going a local Brewery 
  5. Leather Bracelets
  6. Travel Coffee Mug
  7. Plaid Jacket

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