Welcome Aboard!

This site is about veterans families and spouses. We know that often enough it’s the spouse of the veteran who does the work of filing for benefits. We’re designing this site to help you.

Our team has grown. We’re adding content.

Melissa Allen has joined The Veterans Spouse as editor. Melissa is the wife of a soldier. Her soldier, Sgt. Scotty Allen, is in the process of becoming a veteran. He’s spent 7 years on active duty and taken 2 tours into Iraq with the 1st Infantry Division. Melissa has spent those years by his side, waiting for him at their duty station in Germany.

Melissa shares a blog chronicling her encounters as an Active Duty Wife over the years to a newly Transitioning Veteran’s Spouse.

Polly Strickland is the wife of Jim Strickland. Jim is a Vietnam era veteran who has significant service connected disabling conditions. She is Scotty Allen’s mom and of course, she is Melissa’s mother-in-law.

As veterans spouses we have a wide range of experience that covers many years of caring for our veterans in good times and not-so-good times. We’ve each witnessed the effects of coping with the Department of Veterans Affairs…the VA…and how difficult that can be.

Our combined knowledge and experience will serve you to better understand how to successfully work with the government agencies that you’ll confront as you help your veteran.