It’s no secret that military spouses are excellent at using the internet to research, plan, and make connections. Give us surprise PCS orders to a duty station we’ve never heard of, and within 24 hours we will know all about the housing, schools, and closest Target location.
We will also start making online connections and interrogating other military spouses currently stationed there to get insider information.
It should come as no surprise then that military spouses have started numerous Facebook groups to help meet specific needs in the military community. Whether you are planning a PCS move, job-hunting, making financial plans, or struggling with infertility, there is a milspouse Facebook group waiting to help you.
Check out this great list!
PCS/ Moving Support
Moving the Millie Way: Hosted by the Millie company, this group “is a supportive space for military spouses to exchange information, resources, and form connections no matter where they find themselves on a PCS timeline. Moving is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be, and you don’t have to do it alone!” Get your questions answered and learn about great resources.
Military Spouse Chronicles: This site is spearheading the push to get Congress to make laws or changes that will protect military families during the PCS process. This is the place to learn more about the PCS process and what to do if things go wrong.
Moving with the Military: This fun site is a home improvement and lifestyle series, specializing in home makeovers for military families. It is run by Maria Reed, an Army spouse with a huge passion for helping military families. You will love her creativity, fun crafting projects, and home makeover reveal videos.
White Walls: Want some inspiration for decorating the white walls of your plain base housing home? This large, popular group (and several subgroups) can give you ideas from thousands of other military families. They want to help your empty house feel like a home, whether it is on or off base.
Financial Guidance Groups for MILSO’s and Military Spouses
Personal Finance for Military Service Members and Families: Military bloggers and financial specialists run this group. It’s a place to learn about the ins and outs of military income or investments. You can find information about saving for retirement, military benefits, and a variety of discounts for military families.
Military Money Questions and Answers: Looking for ways to make the most of a military paycheck? Questions about BAH, TSP, tax-exempt income and more? This is the group that will get you answers and help you sort through the challenges of military finances.
Dave Ramsey Military: This popular group helps military families who are trying to follow Dave Ramsey’s 7 Steps to Financial Peace. Along with basic documents to help you on your financial journey, there are answers to military-specific questions related to service member pay and benefits.
Special Interest Support Groups
The Men’s Room for Male Military Spouses: There is a growing number of male military spouses, and they often feel out of place in groups that are designed for ladies. This group claims to be “a watering hole for you to take a dump or a leak, to shoot the shit, to do guy things.”
Meg Flangan- Parent Coach for School Success: This is an educational site run by Meg Flanagan, the author of “Talk to the Teacher.” As a parent and a teacher, she supports military families by helping them break down the challenges of the education system. Whether you have a special needs child, are changing schools, or just need help preparing for a parent/teacher conference, this site is a useful place to start.
Servant Mama: Military spouses looking for support as Christian moms will enjoy the discussions and Bible studies hosted in this group. Their motto is “Serving God. Serving Family. Serving Country.”
The Paradigm Switch: This non-profit offers career-focused help for military spouses. “The Paradigm Switch is a global movement of military spouses who are unapologetic about their ambitious career goals and commitment to their military lifestyle. Through access to a full spectrum of resources, scholarships, and global networks, TPS empowers spouses to unleash their true value and versatility within their own unique professional journeys.”
Instant Teams: The company formerly known as Mad Skills has re-branded to focus on remote work jobs, scholarships, and opportunities for military spouses. Their goal is to serve a quickly-growing interest in remote workers and offer military spouses increased employment opportunities.
Military Wives Infertility Support Group: If you are a military wife or female service member who has struggled with infertility for over a year, this is a group where you can find support, resources, and encouragement from other women. The admins take fair measures to keep the group safe so it can be a comfortable, drama-free discussion group.
Want More on Military Life?
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- The Emotional, Stressful and Exhausting Reality of a Military PCS Move