Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Friday, January 29th, 2016
Every year thousands of Care Packages are delivered to deserving family members of active-duty military in the Carolinas and Georgia from Support Military Spouses. They receive items like jewelry, stationery, gourmet coffee, a Caring Card thanking them for their sacrifices and most importantly a New Testament.
We receive many Care Package requests or loved ones of active-duty military throughout the United States. We are excited to share that for the first time we were able to send Care Packages to deserving military spouses all over the US!
Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Support Military Spouses had the honor and privilege to be featured on TODAY.com. SMS was contacted by Terri Peters, a TODAY.com Contributor, in order to be interviewed to help provide more information on ways to help military families during their loved ones deployment. SMS is thrilled to be featured in such an empowering article and to be quoted alongside those that are currently a spouse, active duty, or are now a Veteran.
Diane Rumley, Co-Founder of Support Military Spouses, was quoted in two parts of the article, the quotes can be found in #3 and #5 of the article. The topic for #3 is “Be careful what you say.”
“It may seem obvious, but the number one complaint spouses have is to please not ask things such as, ‘Has your spouse been shot?’ or ‘Have they seen any action?’ The last thing the spouse wants to think about is combat,” said Rumley. “The second biggest complaint is when people ask, ‘Do you enjoy your husband being gone?’ or say, ‘You’re lucky to have that time away from him.’”
Monday, September 14th, 2015
For the past six years, I have been living the military life. I have supported my husband through six patrols, many times not hearing a word from him for several weeks at a time. I struggled a lot in the beginning. I felt empty, lonely and I missed him terribly. I forgot what he sounded like. I forgot what he smelled like and often times went into our closet to sniff his shirts. It was so hard to explain to my civilian friends what it was like to have your husband deployed. Holidays were an especially difficult time since i couldn’t possibly fly across the country for every event.
Monday, August 31st, 2015
Permanent Change of Station–PCSing
1. When packing make 3 piles; KEEP, GIVE AWAY, or THROW AWAY. Declutter now, if you haven’t used it in six months, chances are you won’t.
2. Use construction paper to color code boxes according to the room. Label main items in the box, that way you’ll know what to unpack first. When you move, tape the correct color paper to the door-frame of the right room. The boxes end up where they belong.
3. Pack bedding and kids’ favorite toys in car. You won’t have to dig in boxes to find them and everyone will sleep tight that first night in your new home.
P.S. Penkse, SMS’ Founding Partner, offers Military Discounts.
Friday, May 1st, 2015
Support Military Spouses recognizes and applauds the undaunted courage of military wives and husbands as they shoulder the responsibility of family, employment, finances, wounded warrior care, and the honoring of fallen heroes.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day was first celebrated in 1984 when then-President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the observance to honor the contributions of military spouses. The military now sets aside the Friday before Mother’s Day each year to pay tribute to the spouses who play a vital role in the nation’s defense
Support Military Spouses uses Military Spouse Appreciation Day to honor military spouses by giving Shoebox Gifts, now known as Military Spouse Care Packages. Now, thousands of spouses are receiving Care Packages from Support Military Spouses.
It is with tremendous appreciation that Support Military Spouses recognizes and honors military spouses throughout the year, but especially on Military Spouse Appreciation Day.