Military.com’s Spouse Experience is a one-of-a-kind interactive event presented by military spouses for military spouses. Every year Military.com’s Spouse Experience brings together thousands of military spouses to extend support to the women and men on the homefront. The event is an opportunity for all military spouses to get together, learn from each other, share the joys and challenges of military life, and laugh at the inevitable and incredible “oops” moments that all milspouses have.
At the Spouse Experience you will gather up a boatload of encouragement and so much more! Here is some of the topics that was discussed…
Kiss Like You Deploy Tomorrow
You didn’t marry someone in uniform so you could toddle off to the commissary for American cheese and white bread. We bet you were hoping for passionate kisses, exotic locations, and a fulfilling life, right?? In this segment, we use three group activities to demonstrate how military marriage really works and how to renew that spark of adventure that made you say, “I Do.”
Spend Like You Deploy Tomorrow: USAA
Nothing blows a budget like the spending that occurs around deployment. We spend to prepare for deployment. We spend to feel better during deployment. We spend to get up to speed after deployment. In this quickie segment, our USAA money guys give their clever tricks to spend better–and give your group a chance to out-trick them at their own game.
Befriend Like You Deploy Tomorrow
Researchers have found that the difference between a good deployment and a bad deployment often comes down to one thing: a local friend. In this high energy segment, we connect the crowd in ways that yield an amazing number of possible friends for the coming year. Fun for extroverts and introverts alike.
Live Like you Deploy Tomorrow: Ms. Vicki
In her career as a marriage counselor, our Military.com advice columnist Ms. Vicki has rescued thousands of military couples. Her five tips will help you and your service member avoid the danger zones and move closer to achieving the family life you deserve.
Scheme Like You Deploy Tomorrow
In their work with military spouses, the folks at In Gear Career noticed that there is one mysterious question that spouses flub every time they hear it. Whether you are a young spouse looking for a first job or a Stay At Home Mom or Dad, or a seasoned spouse looking to get back in the workforce, you need the answer to The Most Important Question You Will Ever Hear. Work with your group to ace this question every time.
Dream Like You will Never Deploy Again
Our readers tell us that one of the most frustrating things in military life is the way you CANNOT PLAN. Yet one of the biggest secrets to a long and happy military marriage is to cultivate a certain kind of plan–which we reveal in this segment.
This event was VERY much a spouse experience. An opportunity to meet up with other military spouses to share in your Highs and Lows, that understand but to also lend a hand, give advice and share in opportunities that can help each other and strengthen one another. I met up with some spouses that grew up in the same area in New York City which was AMAZING! I laughed so hard, walk away feeling very happy, hopeful and ready to attack what the military had to bring, because I know that there are other wives going through the same ups and downs as I am and that really encouraged me, as well as armed with a boatload of resources. I had such an amazing time and every year it gets better and better!
The theme in the beginning of the event was “Kiss like you deploy tomorrow!” and to end the night with: “Kiss like he came home from deployment today!” was VERY fitting, because as for some military spouses, we don’t get a lot of time with our spouses and we want to hold on to certain moments but when you treat every moment like he came home from deployment, it makes the military lifestyle not so bad!
The next spouse experience is in San Antonio, TX, September 12, 2014 For more information to register click here!