Resilience has been the key to Desty Rae Boatright’s life. She’s always had the uncanny ability to bounce back from the worst life could hand her and keep moving forward successfully.
Fast fact: Our blog will publish it’s 3000th (yes, you read that right– three thousandths!) blog post in 2023. All of the content is brought to you by empowered Experience volunteer bloggers and insightful Expert bloggers. You name a topic that a military spouse or organization could write about, we’ve probably got it. Current topics include PCS, deployment, parenting, finances, solidarity, humor, milspouse experiences, expert advice, and more. (And if you don’t quite find what you are looking for, you can always join us as a blogger to share your story!)
Reframing & Reclaiming Resilience
We’ve all heard it. THAT word. Resilience. I know I’m over it, and I’m a certified Spouse Master Resilience Trainer (C-SMRT). How does the word make you feel? Angry? Annoyed? Disgusted?
The Magic Pint
“I’d like a pint of Guinness,” she called to the bartender who barely looked up at her when she walked in the door.
It Takes A Village
And, there I was…. within a year of my husband taking command of an 1100 Soldier combat arms unit, he was deployed. In my role as the senior spouse, I worked with our rear-detachment to host four unit-wide events that year – the first being a Halloween Trunk or Treat. I met with all six company-level family readiness group (FRG) leaders, explained my concept, and asked my village for their support.
The Best Kept Secret of the Military….AGR!
Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Julie. I have been with my Army Reserve husband for over 13 years, married for almost 7 years, and have a lot of different experiences as a military spouse. I’m also new to Mission:Milspouse so first let me share just a little bit about myself.
Our Geographic Bachelor Experience
What is a Geographic Bachelor or Geo-Bachelor? It is when a service member and family make the decision to live in different locations due to the service members upcoming PCS, or to allow a spouse to not have to give up their career due to a service members PCS.
Mission: Milspouse is a
501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
EIN Number: 88-1604492
P.O. Box 641341
El Paso, TX 79904