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The Military Spouse

  Being a military spouse has opened my eyes to a whole new aspect of the military.  Growing up, and even in adulthood prior to meeting my husband, I never even recognized the fact that the military involved any more than a soldier in camo pants.  Now that I’ve found myself as a passenger onContinue Reading “The Military Spouse”

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One By One

                       They do so little sometimes.             One of them missed the first cookout of the summer. It was a unseasonably warm day, perfect for setting up the kiddie pool and grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. He wasn’t there, so she blew bubbles for the kids and got out the sidewalk chalk so they couldContinue Reading “One By One”

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Deployment, What’s a Parent To Do? Part 1

  As the mother of a Marine that was deployed in support of both OEF and OIF, I want to give a resounding cry out to other parents preparing for this experience to do all you can to be as equipped as possible. Once your loved one leaves, the emotions and questions become so rampantContinue Reading “Deployment, What’s a Parent To Do? Part 1”

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Military Brat Special: Angela Dines

  Written By:  Angela Dines Dad:  Richard Hain, Sgt. Major Retired, USMC  My Dad isn’t late. Ever.  He has perpetual punctuality in his DNA and has always said if you’re not 15 minutes early you’re late.  This is the kind of thing that happens when you’ve made yourself into a Career Marine.  On this day,Continue Reading “Military Brat Special: Angela Dines”