Mental Health and the Military Spouse

As most of know, Tricare can be really confusing. What's covered? What's not covered? Who do I call? What region am I in? What do I need? The questions are endless. I covered quite a bit in my video on Tricare, but one thing I didn't cover was mental health services.

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Getting Paid During BMT

The best piece of advice I could ever give you is to SAVE as much as possible before your spouse leaves for BMT. If you don’t have a job that can fully cover your bills for at least a month, and you don’t have savings, BMT is going to be tough on you financially, as well as emotionally.

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Moving Away From Home

When I was 18, I moved 399 miles away from from home. I was going to college. I was ready to here be anywhere but home. Then Jeremy joined the Air Force and once again, I moved away from home. 665 miles away from not only my family, but all of my best friends. It was a lot harder this time.

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What the Air Force has given me

I say this a lot: military life is hard. You move around, you go places you maybe don’t want to go, you do jobs you don’t want to do, you have to make new friends all the time. Other than financial stability (and maybe a sense of purpose) there aren’t a lot of positives associated with military life. 

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Finding work as a military spouse

Finding a job as a military spouse can be challenging. Not only are you potentially moving around every few years, but you’re also often in the middle of nowhere. Generally, the military needs a lot of wide open space for various activities, meaning that even if your base is “close” to a big city, it’s probably still at least 25-30 minutes away.

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How to get a military dependent I.D. card

After your spouse joins the military, you will be able to get a military dependent I.D. card which will allow you to access military bases, use the BX and commissary, as well as get things like military discounts. This guide goes over everything you’ll need to know in order to get your military dependent I.D. card.

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