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Army Basics

What You Should Always Know About Your Soldier

{ 69 comments } Information About Your Soldier

To me, this seems like very basic information. However, some questions I have received lately have me wondering about how basic it all actually is. The following items are things that you should absolutely know about your soldier. If you don't know these things, you will find it very hard to navigate the Army system. [...]

Army Paperwork Organization


The first of the year is always a great time to be sure that all of the paperwork related to your soldier is in order. A lot of times, this paperwork represents something we'd rather not think about, but it's important to be prepared. 1. Power of Attorney - This simple document is where the [...]

Army Assignment Satisfaction Key ASK


ASK is a component within AKO. You must have an AKO account in order to be able to log-in to ASK. This system is where the wish list of future duty locations is housed. The soldier has the opportunity to choose three Army CONUS locations and three Army OCONUS locations. Two of the CONUS locations [...]

Army Acronyms and Abbreviations


If there is one thing the Army is full of, it's acronyms. In order to survive as an Army wife, Army mom or any other Army family member, it will help to know at least the basics of Army acronyms. If you know other Army acronyms that aren't included here, please email me! * I [...]

Army Uniform Basics

{ 5 comments } Army Uniform Basics

There are many parts to the Army uniform. Some of these can vary according to the unit your soldier is assigned to as well as any additional training he may have received. Let’s talk about uniform basics so if your soldier calls and says he needs you to bring him his jungle boots, you know [...]