PILLAR is for you if you want to...
Create a foundation to grow your relationship over the distance
Shore-up your self-care to avoid burnout and deployment "down days"
Find real support from a community of military spouses who actually get it
You can use your deployment countdown as a season to grow, learn, and THRIVE!
The best part?
You don't have to do it alone!
That's why we're bringing 21+ seasoned military spouses and lifestyle experts together to teach you strategies to make every moment count while you're counting down deployment!
Feeling overwhelmed by just how many days are ahead of you in this deployment
Trying to stay busy but just ending up stressed out and exhausted
Tired of searching for the best resources and guidance for your countdown
It's time to make a plan that transforms your deployment countdown experience.
Save more and spend less with deployment-specific financial advice
Create gorgeous, thoughtful care packages for your partner
Stop counting days so your time feels like it's moving
Find the best blogs, podcasts, and free resources for your countdown
Navigating deployment with children
Eliminating overwhelm & getting organized
Nurturing your relationship from a distance
Planning for a successful homecoming & reintegration
Joanna Guldin-Noll is the writer behind one of the largest military spouse lifestyle blogs online, Jo, My Gosh! Her writing has been featured in regional, national, and international digital and print publications. She is currently the social media manager at Military.com and co-owns an independent coffee shop, Swatara Coffee Co., with her husband. Joanna lives in Central PA with her Navy veteran husband John and her puppy Albus.
Becky Hoy is a U.S. Army Spouse of 9 years and the Founder of Brave Crate--the deployment countdown box for military spouses. Since launching in 2018, more than 2,000 months of deployment have been counted down using Brave Crates. Becky is passionate about encouraging military spouses to embrace the unique opportunities that deployments present for personal growth and development.
PILLAR will run Sunday, November 8th through Tuesday, November 10th with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.
It's 100% online! There's no need to do your hair or leave the house--we'll be hosting speakers, giveaways and discussions all day from our interactive Facebook group.
PILLAR is partnering with seasoned military spouses & lifestyle experts to bring you short, actionable advice about everything from long-distance relationships to managing the stress of a deployment. Each presentation is 5-15 minutes and can be watched any time you're available!
It's not just about learning--this weekend is a true retreat including opportunities for connection, actionable growth, and relaxation. We'll have everything from panel discussions to yoga and vision-boarding sessions. Fill up a cup of your favorite beverage and join the party!
Announcing the PILLAR 2020 Keynote Speakers!
Dr. Gary Chapman
Deployment & The 5 Love Languages
Author of the bestselling The 5 Love
Languages® series, which has sold more than 12 million worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions to be incorporated in a question-and-answer interview
session with Dr. Chapman!
Ordinary Never Works
Military sociologist and nationally-syndicated columnist, will discuss her insights into the inner workings of military life during deployments. Jacey's session focuses on embracing deployment challenges, opportunities, and the truism that ordinary never works.
Seeking Out and Using Deployment Tools
USAA Director of Product Management, Military Life Experience Rod Roederer shares the unique tools already available to military families during deployment, with a special focus on the incredible resources currently in development through USAA!
Meet the military spouses and lifestyle experts who will help you transform your deployment countdown:
Time Management: How to Do Everything When You Can't Do Everything
Finding Community for National Guard Families
The Power of Relationships
Deployment Resilience through Yoga
Deployment Success for the Child-free Milspouse
Your Mission Through Deployment
Chelsea Mandello with
Making the Most Out of Deployment Care Packs
Connecting & Accepting Support During Deployment
What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Why You Need A Deployment Binder
Finding JOY (even when you count down!)
Staying Connected with United Through Reading
Supporting Your Teen Through Deployment
Joseph "J J" Montanaro
Deployment Finances: Making Lemonade
Fight/Flight/Freeze and the Deployment Cycle
Boost Your Holistic Health During Deployment
PCSing During Deployments
How to Plan a Post-Deployment Vacation
The Deployment Masterclass
Helping Children Navigate Deployment
Resetting your Health During Deployment
Dr. Patrice J. Carter
Creating a Deployment Vision Board
Care Packages Easy as 1,2,3!
Telling Your Deployment Story
Self LOVE for your countdown!
- Find the perfect blogs, podcasts, products, and online communities that can guide you during your countdown
- Create a clear plan for living each day with purpose during this deployment season
- Connect with a community of like-minded military spouses who want to make the most of every moment until homecoming
It all happens at PILLAR: The Digital Retreat for Deployment Countdowns