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Why Being a Military Spouse Was Harder Than Being a Veteran: My Perspective

  Why Being a Military Spouse Was Harder Than Being a Veteran: A Veterans Perspective Over 20 years ago I stood in front of my parents and my recruiter taking an oath of enlistment.  A few years later I stood in front of my family and friends taking an oath of marriage.  In one ofContinue Reading “Why Being a Military Spouse Was Harder Than Being a Veteran: My Perspective”

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New Intrepid Center Satellite Dedicated on Fort Belvoir

On September 11th, 2013 many people spent time remembering those that lost their lives that terrible day twelve years ago.  After more than a decade of war we are just beginning to look at some of the effects of war on service members and their families.  The rise in cases of Traumatic Brain Injury andContinue Reading “New Intrepid Center Satellite Dedicated on Fort Belvoir”

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Suicide Prevention Month: Buy a Tie & Help Save a Life

In the past year my husband and I attended funerals for two different soldiers my husband served with – they both committed suicide. I remember sitting there at the first funeral and only being able to remember his smile and his ability to get anyone around either smiling or laughing. He was a husband andContinue Reading “Suicide Prevention Month: Buy a Tie & Help Save a Life”

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Anger to Advocacy: Military Kiddos with Autism

I’m sure you haven’t heard anything about the drastic policy change being put into affect in a couple weeks for military children with Autism. I’m lucky that I followed a link through AutismSpeaks that opened my eyes. I am a mother of a military child with Autism and I’m angry. These policy changes have beenContinue Reading “Anger to Advocacy: Military Kiddos with Autism”