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20 Free Android Apps Every Milspouse Needs

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I have complied a list of 20 free apps every Milspouse needs. I have provided a link and short description for each app. I am sure any one of these apps will help make your life a little bit easier.

Download 1 or all 20! All apps are free. Check them out and share!

Life

1) MyMilitaryLife

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Military spouses, do you have questions about moving? Do you
want to know what a DITY move is and is it right for you? Are you readjusting
to family life after a deployment? Find out what others are doing to make it
easier. Are you new to military life and trying to understand the difference
between a PCS and a PCM? Use our list of acronyms to decode the terms. MyMilitaryLife
was created by the National Military Family Association to help spouses
navigate the many adventures of military life. Answers to real-life questions
in the palm of your hand.

2) Military Vacation Planner

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Military Vacation Planner is the number one app to find savings
while on vacation for the Military! Backed by powerful geo-location technology,
the app quickly locks in on your location and displays the nearest discounts.
MVP is great for active duty, reserves, retired, former veteran’s, gold star
family members and anyone who has relation to the United States Military. If
you are looking to find out what restaurants, kayaking company, bike rentals,
tour companies and more offer a Military discount then this application is for
you!

3) MyBaseGuide

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MyBaseGuide provides essential information to all service
members and families about their installation. Newcomers can find out about
check-in procedures, registration, base regulations, maps, and the history of
the base’s commands, and units, including a telephone directory of frequently called
phone numbers. You will also find a wealth of information regarding housing,
employment, education and schools, health care and dental services, as well as
community activities and recreation.

4) Exchange EXTRA

 

“Serving The Best Customers in the World” for over 119 years
(1895 – present). The Shop My Exchange app not only supports active-duty
service members, but also military retirees and families! The Shop My Exchange
app offers products in every category and the same national brand merchandise
found in brick-and-mortar stores. The Shop My Exchange’s app assortment is
updated continually, offering convenience for those who don’t live near a
military installation. App shoppers pay no sales tax and enjoy free delivery
when using a Military Star Card or when their online purchases total $49 or
more.

Finance

5) Military Pay by Military.com

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Military.com and Navy Federal Credit Union partnered to bring you
a free mobile app that provides you with updated military pay rate information
including current BAH, BAS and special duty pay! Stay informed on changes to
your future pay or retirement with the latest benefit and pay chart news. Make
sure your finances are in order with our pay posting calendar. Getting
promoted? PCS or deployment coming? Find out your new pay with this free and
easy-to-use app.

 

6) Hip2Save

TheFREE Hip2Save App allows you to easily access all the latest in-store deals,
online bargains, freebies, coupons and more that are posted on Hip2Save.com.
Save money and time while on the go!

7) SCOUT Military Discounts

SCOUT the most comprehensive military discount app with
hundreds of thousands of discounts and savings. It is designed to have every
military discount at your fingertips. It also provides useful features such as
USO locations, charities that help the military community, Veterans Day
freebies and much more. Please add any military discounts you know about today
so they can be verified and shared with the SCOUT community. Not in the
military? You can still use this app to add military discounts you come across
for your friends and family in the military. We’re constantly improving the
app. Thank you for your support as we continue to grow our database of savings!

Family

8) ArmyTimes

 

Get the latest independent news affecting your career in the U.S.
Army, Guard or Reserve, with the Army Times for Android app. The app is free to
download and the Home section is available to all users. Subscribers get full
access to this app, desktop and mobile websites and e-newspaper. After
downloading the app, tap on the key icon to start your subscription, or you can
also sign in to the app using your existing Army Times account.

9) Sesame for Military Families

The Sesame Street for Military Families app puts all of
Sesame’s bilingual (English & Spanish) resources for military families
right in your pocket! Now you can use your mobile device to access engaging
videos, articles, storybooks, parent guides, and more to help you support your preschool
and school-aged children as they encounter transitions common to military
families.

10) 23snaps – Family Photo Album

Save and privately share all of your special family moments in
a beautiful online journal. 23snaps is the free, private family photo album
that allows parents to save and share photos, videos, and stories of their
child’s precious moments, and share them with a closed network of family and
close friends – anywhere in the world. Don’t worry if your family members don’t
have an Android phone – they can follow your updates on other smartphones,
online and by email!

11) US Military Rank Quiz

 

Work on improving your knowledge of US military rank. This quiz will help you learn to identify each rank through all five branches of the US military. Don’t make a fool of
yourself by calling a General a Captain because you did recognize their
insignia on their uniform. Whether you are in the military, planning to join the
military, have family in the military, or are just interesting in improving
your knowledge, US military rank quiz is a great app to have on your phone. US
Military Rank Quiz contains every officer, enlisted, and warrant officer rank
from Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Great for all ages.
Learn information about the ranks as you play. Keep Score on how well you know
your US military ranks.

12) Army Emergency Relief

 

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit that
provides emergency financial assistance to Soldiers and their Families. AER
also provides scholarships to the Spouses and Children of Soldiers. This app
provides basic information about AER, explains the assistance and scholarship
application processes, as well as help in locating the nearest AER office.
Funded primarily through donations by Soldiers, AER is truly “Soldiers Helping
Soldiers.”

13) Military Quotes

 

This application is dedicated to the men and women who serve their countries with pride and dedication. We greatly appreciate the life we can pursue and the freedoms provided by their sacrifice.

All branches of the military are represented. Includes quotes about war, courage, integrity, dedication, hard work, fear, sacrifice, heroes, and leadership. I’ve also mixed in some humorous quotes to mix things up.

Coping with Deployments

14) Virtual Hope Box

 

The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed
for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to
treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping,
relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Patients and providers can work
together to personalize the VHB content on the patient’s own smartphone
according to the patient’s specific needs. The patient can then use the VHB
away from clinic, continuing to add or change content as needed.

15) Inspirational Wallpaper

 

What inspires you? The inspirational backgrounds in this app
feature quotes that will brighten your day and inspire you on your journey
through life! Each quote is paired with a beautiful, fun or interesting
background image – you’ll find hand-sketched drawings, happy colors, and nature
images of the forest, ocean, mountains, and more. You will recognize some of
the quotes as tried-and-true favorites, while others will be new seeds of
wisdom and inspiration that you can carry with you wherever you go!

16) Life Reboot – Fight Depression

In this fast moving world sometimes we forget ourselves and
loose track. At this time we need something to rejuvenate our life or in
computing terms reboot our lives. Life reboot has been developed to initiate
this new part of you which will make you feel good about yourself and help in
rebuilding your life. This app is also useful for those who are fighting with
depression. Sometimes we just need a good joke or a motivational quote to lift
us up. Life reboot has been designed by taking guidance from various therapists
and psychological counselors. This app is designed not as a substitute to
therapy but a support to the treatment for a person who is not actually
struggling but trying to find a way out.

Weddings

17) Military Wedding Planner

The Military Wedding Planner App contains everything you need to
plan the Military wedding of your dreams in one mobile wedding app! The
Military Wedding Planner contains in app and online resources for: checklists,
registry, and Military guidelines and etiquette and advice from wedding
professionals, highly touted vendor recommendations, bridal craft tutorials,
wholesale décor, seating charts and so much more.

 

18) LadyMarry Wedding Planner

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LadyMarry Wedding Planner is the perfect wedding free app for
on-the-go wedding planning. Powered by the millions of brides and grooms,
LadyMarry helps you plan out a dream wedding in a fast and collaborative way –
from monthly wedding checklist to hands-on tips to day-of timeline, like a
professional wedding planner.

19) Gay Wedding Confidential

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Welcome to the official mobile app for Gay Wedding Confidential.
This app is a joint development of EDGE Media Network and 14 Stories; it
contains all the information you need to know about planning your gay wedding,
including some neat interactive features.

Countdowns

*Remember you can Always down load my app for FREE!

Lesbian Army Wife

Lesbian Army Wife was created for spouses of actively-serving Army and Military personnel. Our hope and desire is to provide support, education, and resources, for lesbian couples and families and similarly-identified (LGBT) military families.

 

Here are a few more apps I liked as well.

Home2You – Your Defense

Home2You keeps your family connected during time apart. The
count-down, count-up, and time-zone tracking features are ideal for military
families separated due to operational service, and for families experiencing
time apart due to work and other factors. The pass code feature ensures your
countdown and private videos and photos are always secure.

 

Military Soulmate Voices $1.99

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Military life is never easy. The Soldier is usually away taking care of government business and the ‘soul mates’ are left to take care of the home front. The strong ‘voices’ of the soul mates sends a clear message to all who will listen, “Soldier, we are here for you, we are your support, we LOVE and miss you dearly!”. This mobile app combines poems and love sonnets from wives, fiances and girlfriends to their soldier. Whether together for a long marriage or short get acquainted time, the pain of separation is real. Also included are pages and pages of support site links, calendar for your countdown homecoming, videos of some GREAT homecomings, pictures of those special moments and more. This mobile app will keep you close to your loved one through the eyes of those whom have been there before.

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What are your favorite app? Leave a comment and let me know!

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