Deployment Diaries: Britni Miltner | Founder of Oaktree Network & Milspouse CoffeHouse

Deployment Diaries: Britni Miltner | Founder of Oaktree Network & Milspouse CoffeHouse

In 2017, Britni created OakTree Network, a website and android app, during her spouse's deployment. Oaktree Network is THE gig network for the military spouse community. Mobile reputation allows easy connection with "mil-neighbors" with each PCS. 
If you've got secret deployment-dreams of starting your entrepreneur journey keep reading to be inspired by Britni's story! 

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Create a Care Package that Speaks His Love Language

Create a Care Package that Speaks His Love Language

One of the absolute best tools that my husband and I have found for our marriage has been identifying and studying each other's Love Languages.  There are endless ways to fill your spouse’s “love tank” once you know how they best receive love- and deployment can be just one more opportunity to get creative!

Here’s what you should consider including in your husband’s care package, based on his Love Language:

 

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Put Down The Phone! How to Actually Disconnect During Deployment.

Put Down The Phone! How to Actually Disconnect During Deployment.

On the home-side of deployment, we are often tricked into believing that more communication is always better communication.  The reality is that less communication with real intention is actually the way to go.  100% of the time!  If you’ve ever felt tied to your phone, addicted to Skype or terrified of missing a text message during deployment, here are a few ways that you can disconnect (and still maintain your sanity!)

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How to Reclaim Deployment with Mini-Countdowns

How to Reclaim Deployment with Mini-Countdowns

Whether you’re waiting 4 months, or 6, or 12, or 24- deployments feel like an eternity.  Often, for me, the countdown to homecoming (or even the countdown to R&R) felt more torturous than exciting.  Focusing solely on the homecoming WILL make you crazy.   

We can’t stop thinking about it- and thinking about it makes us crazy- so… what’s the solution?

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4 Ways You Should WASTE MONEY During Deployment

4 Ways You Should WASTE MONEY During Deployment

ou. Are. Doing. Everything.

Let that sink in for a minute.  There used to be two people making this place run, and now there’s you… with the same number of rooms to keep tidy, the same number of cars to keep running, and the same number of kids (or dogs, or plants) to keep alive.  And- honestly- probably with a few extras (who knew the lawn needed to be mowed every week!?)

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Dear Eagles: Thanks for Welcoming this Military Family!

Dear Eagles: Thanks for Welcoming this Military Family!

I was terrified when we got here...

When my husband was "voluntold" that he would be doing a stint as a recruiter, we were lucky enough to select the location where we would spend the next 3 years of our lives- in the military this is a ONE TIME opportunity.   We spent hours weighing the options, imagining our lives in every town and city we could think of in the U.S.  For a number of reasons we chose Philadelphia.  

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