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5 Military Organizations That Actually Serve National Guard Families

When my husband joined the Air National Guard almost fifteen years ago, I had dreams of a community that would be there for me and ready-made friendships that could make life easier. Little did I know that deployments and TDY’s would be the easy part of my military journey. Turns out that community and supportContinue Reading “5 Military Organizations That Actually Serve National Guard Families”

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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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The Uniform

  He doesn’t put it on often, although it always seems to be in bits and pieces around our house. And being in the National Guard, he only needs it occasionally. Once a month, though, it comes off a hanger: a hat with perfect creases, a pair of dirtied boots, t-shirt, socks, and this- hisContinue Reading “The Uniform”