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“One of the challenges I find as a military spouse is accepting help when it’s offered. I feel like many military spouses are kind of type-A personalities so accepting help doesn’t come natural, but learning to accept that help when it’s offered has gone far in helping me raise my boys while she’s deployed.”

- Brad, Air Force Spouse | Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

Editor’s note: To help foster connection and understanding between civilians and service members, we created this series, “Front & Center,” and traveled to USO locations around the world to speak to troops about life in the military and the everyday things they love. Here’s what they had to say.