THREE DAYS OF ONLINE DEPLOYMENT ENCOURAGEMENT, GUIDANCE AND GIVEAWAYS FOR MILITARY SPOUSES & SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
FREE FOR MILITARY SPOUSES!
That's why we're bringing together 25 experienced military spouses and lifestyle experts together to share strategies that can help you make every moment count while you're counting down deployment!
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 10 years and the Founder of Brave Crate--the deployment countdown box for military spouses. Since launching in 2018, more than 3,000 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 Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 14 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 PILLAR 2021 Keynote Speakers!
Deployment & Life Insurance-
USAA Advice Director Sean Scaturro shares actionable advice for tackling the important decisions around Life Insurance during deployment seasons.
The Art of Arguments & Apologies
Psychologist, TEDx speaker, and bestselling author of “When Sorry Isn’t Enough” joins us for a candid conversation about navigating conflict with our partners during deployments!
Chocolate, Elephants, and the Deployment Process
Military sociologist and nationally-syndicated columnist, will discuss her insights into military life during deployments with an inspiring guide to conquering fears and embracing uncertainty!
PILLAR Special Session
Veteran and Country Music Artist Craig Morgan joins the PILLAR retreat for a special concert in honor and celebration of the service and sacrifice of military families.
PLUS! 24 Military Spouse & Lifestyle Experts to help you create your very own Deployment Action Plan:
Deployment By the Numbers: Counting Down With Your Enneagram
Counting Up to Count Down
Surviving Through Service: How Community Engagement Can Change Your Deployment
Helping Children Cope With the Deployment Cycle
In-Laws and Deployments: An Open Conversation
Finding Inner Peace Outside
Deployment Tips for National Guard Spouses
What To Do When Things Go Wrong: Preparing for Deployment Emergencies
Scrolling Smarter: How to Navigate the News During Deployments
Saving Secrets: Budget-Friendly Care Package Tips
What's Cooking? Creating Deployment Meals Like a Top Chef.
When Deployment Ends: Reintegration 101
Family Photos From a Distance: A Step-by-Step Guide
In-Laws and Deployments: An Open Conversation
Deployment Party of One: Deployment Success for the Child-Free Milspouse
Should We REALLY Stay Busy During Deployments?
Strong Foundations: Finance Basics for Deployment
Tapping Into the Power of Deployment Love Letters
Intimacy During Deployment
Know Your Rights: FMLA for Deployments
Hitting the Deployment Wall
Meditations & Mindfulness for Deployment Resilience
Becoming Your Own Advocate During Deployment
Navigating Deployment with Teens
- 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
PILLAR attendees will receive email updates about the event and deployment resources from our Presenting Sponsor USAA !