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Our Navy Life

Our Navy Life

By Naval Services FamilyLine

Your journey as a Navy family can be exciting and fulfilling. It can also be confusing and stressful. For all your challenges and triumphs — from how to thrive during deployments to navigating Tricare — Naval Services FamilyLine has been your go-to resource since 1965. If you're living the Navy Life, this podcast is for you. Join us as we discuss ways to navigate this Navy life together and define what it means to be a modern Navy family.
Spouse Interview: Military Life: Navigating the Holidays during a Deployment
Spouse Interview: Military Life: Navigating the Holidays during a Deployment
It’s not uncommon for a Navy family to go through the holiday season with a deployed Service member. Join host, Sergio Rodriguez, and co-host Kaleshia Hatchin, as they chat with Brenda Spencer. Brenda is a volunteer navy spouse, a mother, and also a veteran.  Hear Brenda’s tips to get through the holidays by creating traditions and doing what works best for you and your family. Show Links: NS FamilyLine CORE NS FamilyLine Compass Show Takeaways: Recognize when it’s important to you to celebrate a holiday and how you will celebrate it. How to take advantage of resources that your community offers. Lean into your community to develop new holiday traditions and memories. Connect with your Navy family community through Naval Services FamilyLine: Compass and CORE. Let’s Connect: NSFL Website NSFL Facebook NSFL Instagram
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November 22, 2022
Veterans Day: Chat with Navy spouses who have served
Veterans Day: Chat with Navy spouses who have served
Welcome back to Our Navy Life, today’s episode is a very special episode because we are honoring the stories of our Navy spouses who are also veterans. In this episode, we have several wonderful guests to chat with us about their time serving. We are better together, and the rich experiences that Veterans bring to our community only make us that much better and stronger as a Navy family community. Show Links: Military Crisis Line Naval Services FamilyLine Compass Naval Services FamilyLine CORE Show Takeaways: Listen in as we hear from several veterans and current military spouses as they share: Why they joined the military Their decision to get out and how they made that decision Their transition from active duty to supporting their spouse still on active duty Let’s Connect: NSFL Website NSFL Facebook NSFL Instagram
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November 08, 2022
 Spouse Interview: Military Life: Managing the emotional cycle of deployment
Spouse Interview: Military Life: Managing the emotional cycle of deployment
Join host, Sergio Rodriguez, and co-host, Kaleshia Hatchin, as they chat with Samantha Hatch, Navy Reserve chaplain and Navy spouse about the emotional cycle of deployment. As Navy families, we endure deployments as a regular part of our lifestyle. But just because we experience them frequently doesn’t mean we are deployment experts. As Sam explains, each deployment is different and knowing where you are in the cycle is important to better understand and support yourselves and your family. Show Takeaways: Communication is key before, during, and after deployment. Lean on the resources in your community (FRG, ombudsman, spouse groups) in times of need. Find your local Naval Services FamilyLine chapter and register for the next Compass session. Let’s Connect: NSFL Website NSFL Facebook NSFL Instagram
47:35
October 25, 2022
Spouse Interview: Chat with Mrs. Linda Gilday, wife of Chief of Naval Operations
Spouse Interview: Chat with Mrs. Linda Gilday, wife of Chief of Naval Operations
Join host, Sergio Rodriguez, and co-host, Ali Maruca, as they chat with the spouse of the Chief of Naval Operations, Mrs. Linda Gilday. From military spouse employment to managing dual careers to how to lean on your village, Mrs. Gilday talks about her experience as a Navy spouse and how integral the Navy family community is in supporting one another. Show Takeaways: Managing a career as a military spouse Surviving and thriving in a dual-career military household Supporting fellow Navy spouses and families Let’s Connect: NSFL Website NSFL Facebook NSFL Instagram
47:17
October 13, 2022
Spouse Interview: Hot Topic: Food Insecurity Among Navy Families
Spouse Interview: Hot Topic: Food Insecurity Among Navy Families
With rising costs of living across the nation and around the world, the challenges of military spouse employment and childcare, and the unanticipated challenges of military life, it’s no surprise that food insecurity is on the rise among Navy families. Join host Sergio Rodriguez, and co-host Ali Maruca, as they chat with Delia Johnson, program director of the Combat Hunger initiative with the Military Family Advisory Network. You’ll also hear from guest Cat Gehry, Navy Veteran and spouse, and mother of four, and her experience to struggle to put food on the table for her family. Show Links: White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health MILITARY LEADERS ECONOMIC SECURITY TOOLKIT Strengthening Food Security in the Force: Strategy and Roadmap Combat Military Hunger MFAN 2021 Report: Military Family Support Programming Survey Results MFAN Food Assistance Show Takeaways: Food insecurity is a growing concern among Navy families Asking for help/support does not negatively impact a service member’s career If you think you are experiencing food insecurity, contact your local Fleet and Family Support Center to inquire about assistance programs in your area Let’s Connect: NSFL Website NSFL Facebook NSFL Instagram
38:35
October 13, 2022
Healthy Communication with Your Sailor: Tips from Dr. Lindsay
Healthy Communication with Your Sailor: Tips from Dr. Lindsay
Dr. Lindsay Cavanagh is a military spouse and psychologist who serves military families as a Military Marriage Coach. With her podcast, Married to the Military, and her unique coaching platform, she works with spouses and service members to improve communication techniques and takes into account the unique challenges of the military lifestyle. This episode with host Sergio Rodriguez and co-host Christy Thomas dives into healthy communication techniques that can help military members and their spouses thrive. Show Links: www.lindsaycavanagh.com www.instagram.com/marriedtomilitary Free call: https://marriedtomilitary.satoriapp.com/offers/236651-military-marriage-breakthrough-call Listen to Christy's Show: Keep Calm and Mother On! Show Takeaways: Discuss the challenges in the military environment that can be a communication barrier. Establish communication expectations between the service member and spouse. Talking about communication doesn’t mean there’s a problem. It sets the military member and spouse up for future success. Let’s Connect: NSFL Website NSFL Facebook NSFL Instagram
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October 13, 2022
Welcome to Our Navy Life Podcast
Welcome to Our Navy Life Podcast
Our journey as a Navy family can be exciting and fulfilling.  It can also be confusing and stressful.     For all your challenges and triumphs — from how to thrive during deployments to navigating Tricare — Naval Services FamilyLine has been your go-to resource since 1965.  If you're living the Navy Life, this podcast is for you.     Join us as we discuss ways to navigate this Navy life together and define what it means to be a modern Navy family. In each episode, we’ll explore topics intended to help you on your Navy journey. Whether we dive into Navy life, great resources, or connecting with Navy spouses, there’s something here for everyone.  No matter if you’re just starting out, at the halfway point, or approaching the end, we know one thing is certain: we are better together. Come along for the ride.
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September 26, 2022