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Posted: 2017-07-25 15:00:31
blog.militaryfamily.org
“Mom, I want to join the Marine Corps. I want to be a COMBAT MARINE.” Imagine my surprise and delight when my (then) 14-year-old daughter sprung this on me three years ago. That day, her history teacher told the class about his experience as a survivor of the 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombings–the de...
Posted: 2017-07-20 15:00:48
blog.militaryfamily.org
The first time I heard the acronym “ICE,” I thought it stood for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. And, while that is one reference for the three-letter abbreviation, “ICE” also stands for Interactive Customer Evaluation, which is a program allowing individuals to comment on experiences ...
Posted: 2017-07-18 15:00:29
blog.militaryfamily.org
I’m always amazed when I meet other stay-at-home military spouse parents who don’t use hourly care. Chalk it up to a lack of imagination on my part, but I simply cannot fathom the SAHM life in the military without hourly child care. This may sound ridiculous coming from a mother of three, but I...
Posted: 2017-07-13 15:00:11
blog.militaryfamily.org
Receiving orders overseas is one of those things that can paralyze you with either utter fear or sheer excitement. And when those orders are to Japan, the emotional roller coaster can be a wild ride because the Japanese culture is so drastically different from what we know in the United States. You ...
Posted: 2017-07-11 15:00:34
blog.militaryfamily.org
One of the best things about military life is that there is always something going on–from unit barbecues or dining outs, training school graduations, promotion ceremonies, military balls, and (like it or not) holiday party season isn’t too far away. There’s always some social event to get dress...