Welcome to DCMiltary Family Life. This site is for spouses, moms, dads, and children of service members and veterans in DC, MD, and VA.
Celebrating Heroes Triathlon Event InformationWhen: Sunday, June 23, 2013Time: 7:00 a.m.Distance: .62 Mile Swim – 17.5 Mile Bike – 3.4 Mile RunWhere: Centennial Park, Columbia, MDRegistration: Please…Continue
Wondering where military spouses and family members who move here with their significant other find jobs? Are there websites you go to or newspapers or job fairs? What has worked for you?Continue
We are new to DC but I bring with me a non-profit organization geared towards military families. We offer FREE education in nutrition and exercise as well as FREE exercise classes in Poweryoga and…Continue
Hello,I am just looking to talk with people that live in Dahlgren. We are moving there soon and I have so many things to think about. Where to live, schools, dance, soccer and so much more.Continue
It has been scientifically proven that it's harder to make friend as an 30-something adult than it is when you're younger, say 18-28. Why is that?
Well, I think by that time you've pretty much established where you're going to live, work, and you've found your circle. Well, in a normal world that is... In the military world, I think things are a bit different, sometimes it's harder to make friends and then again sometimes it's the easiest thing in the world.
Right now, I'm on…Continue
2013 AT&T National Military Ticket Information The Tiger Woods Foundation, in cooperation with the OSD/JS Welfare and Recreation Association, will once again be distributing free tickets to military personnel this year for the AT&T National.
Tickets will be available at designated ITT/ITR offices within a 150-mile radius of Washington, D.C. Ticket Information: Tickets will be available to all DOD personnel, including Coast Guard (active duty, reserve, retired, National Guard,…Continue
It happens every year at this time – the annual migration of hatch-lings back to the nest after their time away for college or…Continue
Belated Military Spouse Appreciation Day greetings to all of my fellow military spouses. You hold down the fort, you’re the ‘behind the scenes’ pillars of strength, and you’re the often unheralded conductor of the symphony of your family’s military voyage.
Sadly, my ‘symphony’ is often wildly out of tune. I often feel like Mozart toward the end of the movie ‘Amadeus’ when he takes on the conductor’s role, but grows ever more weary as the performance goes on, and finally…Continue
I could hear cadence being sung near the parking lot at Ft. Sill’s Reynolds Army Community Hospital in Lawton, OK. My husband was in the Marine Corps at the time, but he was assigned to an Army base for training. I was in labor with our first child and like many first time mothers; I arrived at the hospital in early…Continue
Hello Everyone! I'm Lori and this is my first blog with DCMIlitaryFamilyLife.com! I'm thrilled to be here and I look forward to getting to know everyone. :-)
So we just PCS'd from Bahrain all the way to the wonderful state of Maryland and the DC area! I love it so much here already and I see nothing but good things happening during our time in the area.
Being that we just PCS'd to the DC area, I'd like to share with you a few tips that helped me get through the craziness of of…Continue
1. The health insurance is very good.
Tricare offers two plans to choose from--Prime or Standard. The benefit of Prime is that you don't pay anything out of pocket--but you must go to your appointments at base medical (or at least go there first in order to get a referral somewhere else). The benefit of Standard is that you can see any doctor who accepts Tricare Standard and don't need to go on base at all (in military towns, most practices accept Tricare). However, you will be a…Continue