Bridget Daniels Carlson

The Dear Military Spouse website was the idea and brains of Bridget Carlson, a dedicated Military Wife, Blogger, Mother, Business Owner, Professional Photographer, Writer, Journalist, and Newspaper Editor. Bridget is the author of Dear Military Spouse, a column that started out in a newsletter and has been syndicated on Examiner.com where she was the National Military Marriage Examiner until March of 2013.

Bridget resigned as the National Military Marriage Examiner to pursue her Professional Photography career full-time. Bridget still publishes articles on several sites, one of which is USMC Hangout and just recently Antics of a Nutty Hiker.

Her column is currently published in the Harker Heights Evening Star, the hometown newspaper for Harker Heights, Texas which is right outside of Fort Hood.


We have moved all of our Military related information to USMC Hangout and Antics of a Nutty Hiker. There you will find general military information, blogs, forums, PCS info, and deployment info. USMC Hangout is not Marine Corps specific and open to all branches of the Military as well as their spouses, family, friends, and supporters.


Back by popular demand! Started as a USMC Hangout newsletter column in 2003, Dear Military Spouse (formally Dear Jarhead Wife) has been brought back. Have a question for a Military Spouse? Bridget has the answer! Bridget prides herself researching all questions thoroughly and completely. Don't really have a specific Military life related question? Looking for advice instead. She's been there, done that, seen it, and has no problem "telling you like it is" if that's what you need. No question is ever "dumb". We all started oblivious to Military life and parenthood, and that's where Bridget comes in to help! Just remember, she doesn't sugar coat her answers.

Have a question that you want answered by an experienced Military Spouse? Ask it in the form to the right and Bridget will publish it in an upcoming article along with the answer!