The Art of Volunteerism

By: Jenna Soliani, IML Guest Writer Those of you who follow us here at It’s a Military Life know that we are avid supports of the veteran community. Christina’s initiative, the Veteran Pen Pal Project (VPPP), pairs our nation’s veterans with pen pals from around the country with the mission to spread joy with the […]

The First Ever IML Internship Cohort Pilot Program

Our Cohort showed us that when we come together and support each other, anything is possible. Over the last several weeks I have the privilege to work alongside some amazing women. Their drive to succeed, build and encourage each other has been so rewarding.

Jenny Lynne Stroup: Military Spouse and Mental Health Advocate

Mental health is such an important topic to discuss, especially for our military servicemembers, families, and veterans. IML is excited to have Jenny Lynne Stroup join us today about mental health within the military community and beyond. Jenny Lynne is an outreach coordinator for a military family clinic. She is a mental health advocate with personal and professional experiences that have provided her with the resources and knowledge to help those in the military community and beyond.

It’s a Military Life: Be the Lead in Your Own Story, Origin of IML

Our Family Portrait @amandacreatesart: @amandacreatesart Written By: Christina Etchberger, Lifestyle Blogger and Founder of It’s a Military Life   Be the lead in your own story, while guiding others to also find themselves. Christina Etchberger, Founder of It’s a Military Life My name is Christina – Army wife, boy mom x 2, former full-time educator […]

America’s Dinner Table: Submit Your Family’s Recipe!

Written By: Christina Etchberger @itsamilitarylife All great change in America begin at the dinner table. Ronald Reagan Submit Your Recipes HERE for America’s Dinner Table Cookbook by Christina Etchberger One of my favorite memories as a child involved my mother’s home-cooked meals. We all gathered around the dinner table, prayed as a family, and discussed […]

Helping U.S. Veterans with Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Veterans Center offers free support to veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma and their families. Whether you need help with VA benefits, treatments, or legal options, our VA-accredited claims agents are here for you. Mesothelioma Veterans Center strives to connect mesothelioma patients and their families with the resources they need most. Our team has two decades […]

College Student Writes Book for Military Teens

“You need to try and fit in with your surroundings.” That’s what I heard throughout my military child upbringing. Whether it was from military counselors or teachers, everyone insisted that when I moved somewhere new, there was only one way to go about it; Move. Slowly blend into your new environment. Survive a few years. […]

IMCL Must Read: The Peppered Sky

  Sarah lives in Temple, TX with her husband, children, and cat. She grew up as a military brat, with her dad a Chaplain. Later she joined the Army as a Blackhawk mechanic. She deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. She met her husband who was also a Blackhawk mechanic, got married, and became a military […]

Military Friendly Colleges of 2022

“Enabling smarter choices to produce the greatest advantage, utility, and satisfaction”. -Intelligent.com     We here at IML are always looking for great resources for all service members and their families. Today we welcome Intelligent.com as one of our resource partners. Intelligent.com is a free, privately-supported website that’s editorially independent. This enables us to bring […]

Military Hire

Our mission is to “Serve Those Who Served” by connecting veterans of America’s armed forces, military spouses and immediate family members with employers who value their experience and skills. Are you a Veteran or active duty service member looking for a civilian job?  Or are you a company looking for trained, dedicated and disciplined employees? MilitaryHire works […]

Mission Ready: Finding Aquatic Resources Near You

Knowing how to save yourself in an aquatic environment is important but it’s very different from swimming proficiently. I encourage everyone to learn to swim a moderate distance, gain endurance, and skill development enough to sustain yourself. Open water such as a beach or lake creates different challenges than a pool environment. Read More

IML Must-Read: You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse

When you marry a military member, your life is suddenly no longer your own. You not only marry the one you love, but also a whole new way of life—one filled with separations, moves, deployments, and other challenges. How to cope with this ever-changing life? Jen McDonald is right there with you. . Read More

How to Hack a Gratitude Practice to Keep Your Health, Fitness, Performance (& Life!) on Track

What are some simple ways you will practice gratitude? Aim to keep it realistic, as enjoyable as possible, and flexible…you’ll be surprised at the benefits it will create in your life!
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Military-Transition.org

We provide unique insights to help the military community and employers. Our research and analysis focus on four primary audiences. We Deliver unique insights that inform transition decisions for the military community and assist employers that recruit, hire, develop and retain military/veteran talent. Read More

How are you connected to military family life?

We have launched the latest iteration of its biennial Military Family Support Programming Survey, a national study that has helped shape the narrative around military life. All active-duty service members, veterans, and their families are encouraged to participate… Read More