Getting Married in the Military

Making the decision to get married is one of the most significant decisions of your life. Deciding to marry a service member can add an extra layer of complexity. Don’t worry. Military OneSource provides answers to your questions about getting married in the military and guides you from walking down the aisle to connecting to your new service family to keep your relationship military strong.


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US Immigration Rules for Military Family Members

The U.S. government extends certain immigration benefits to close family of service members. Learn about these provisions and whether you might qualify.

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Relationship Tips: Four Common Pitfalls and How to Tackle Them

Learn about four common conflict styles in a relationship and how to overcome them. Delve deeper by watching the five-part Relationship Real Talk video series.

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How to Plan a Military Wedding

There are a lot of details involved in planning a wedding, especially military weddings taking place on an installation.

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Your Checklist: Questions to Ask Before Marriage

Thinking of marrying a service member? There are lots of great reasons to marry, and some reasons that may not be strong enough for a lifelong commitment. View the questions to ask.

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Military Couples: When Both Spouses Are Service Members

Families where both spouses are service members have a unique challenge. While the dual-military life is rewarding, time apart can strain communication. Learn techniques to help you balance work and family life so that your relationship thrives. Develop strategies for dealing with stress and sacrifice so that your marriage is strengthened by your and your spouse’s service to the country.


Installation Program Directory

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