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“If I could give any advice to a new military spouse it would be to stick it out and build your network. The military community is very welcoming. We all need to help each other, at the end of the day as human beings.”

- MaryEllen | Newport, Connecticut

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.