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Cara’s Chronicles: In the Shadow of a Guardsman Day 2 & 3

    Editor’s Note: This is a three-part series featuring Cara Loken shadowing the Nebraska National Guard. She pursued the assignment to give families an up-close perspective of what Guardsmen experience during drill weekends. Cara’s Chronicles: In the Shadow of a Guardsman Day 2 & 3 DAY TWO: OPERATIONS LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Have you everContinue Reading “Cara’s Chronicles: In the Shadow of a Guardsman Day 2 & 3”

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Cara’s Chronicles: In the Shadow of a Guardsman Day 1

  By Cara Loken, 2016 Armed Forces Insurance National Guard Spouse of the Year Editor’s Note: This is a three-part series featuring Cara Loken shadowing the Nebraska National Guard. She pursued the assignment to give families an up-close perspective of what Guardsmen experience during drill weekends.  LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Have you ever thought about whatContinue Reading “Cara’s Chronicles: In the Shadow of a Guardsman Day 1”

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National Guard Spouse of the Year Wants to Hear from You

  Guest Post By: Cara Loken For over 16 years Cara Loken has been married to a National Guardsman providing her with an inside look at the distinctive way of life for families away from base support. Her community engagement and volunteer work earned her the opportunity to represent all Guard spouses as the 2016Continue Reading “National Guard Spouse of the Year Wants to Hear from You”

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National Guard Wife Takes Helping Others Personally

  Cara Loken seeks to connect veterans with canines after watching her own son’s experiences. PLATTVILLE, ALABAMA – Cara Loken hasn’t only known the separation of deployment from her view as a military spouse, the National Guard wife of 16 years watched as her oldest son deployed to combat. Seeing his own experiences play outContinue Reading “National Guard Wife Takes Helping Others Personally”