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Started by Amanda Parks in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Spouses Feb 7. 0 Replies

Hey everyone I am new to the area, my husband is actually stationed at the Pentagon but I figure this is the closest base for us! I am looking to connect with other military wives!Continue

What is everyone up to on this Saturday afternoon?

Started by Crystal C in Fort Belvoir Spouses Aug 3, 2013. 0 Replies

Anything interesting happening this first weekend in August on Belvoir?Continue

Celebrating Heroes Triathlon comes to Columbia, MD June 23

Started by Ciara Desmond in Uncategorized Mar 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Celebrating Heroes Triathlon Event InformationWhen: Sunday, June 23, 2013Time: 7:00 a.m.Distance: .62 Mile Swim – 17.5 Mile Bike – 3.4 Mile RunWhere: Centennial Park, Columbia, MDRegistration: Please visit…Continue

HBHL for all military spouses

Started by Jeannine Morton-Brown in Patuxent Spouses Dec 3, 2012. 0 Replies

We are new to DC but I bring with me a non-profit organization geared towards military families. We offer FREE education in nutrition and exercise as well as FREE exercise classes in Poweryoga and Powerbodyz. We focus on small life style changes…Continue

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LIVING HISTORY

Posted by Alice Swan on April 22, 2014 at 7:55am 0 Comments

It started with one person on a cold January day, standing silently outside the White House holding a large sign. Supporters took turns holding the placard in four hour shifts. Through snow, wind and rain, they kept their 24-hour silent vigil through February, March and April. By May and June, their numbers had grown, with more followers lining the White House fence along Pennsylvania Avenue. They stood quietly holding signs, but their presence loudly called attention to their…

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Trapped

Posted by Chris Field on April 15, 2014 at 11:30am 2 Comments

     My first thought after reading Alice Swan’s section of our ‘Sharing the Podium’ piece was that it wasn’t necessarily military life trapping children today, it has something to do with the culture at large. And while I certainly don’t have Alice’s experience and perspective when it comes to changing duty stations and starting anew in a strange place, what I have seen isn’t quite the ideal situation I’d hoped for in raising my kids. I…

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GovX is now offering special priced tickets for MLB games

Posted by Crystal C on April 15, 2014 at 5:47am 0 Comments

If you are like me, baseball season is the best! We just went last week to my son's Opening Ceremonies. I love this sport. With baseball season underway, GovX is now offering special priced tickets for MLB games through its proprietary online verification technology. All active, reserve, veteran…

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Paris! Oh the Romance...

Posted by Victoria Lynn Kelly on April 14, 2014 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

Oh, the wonders of the shore tour...

In a few months, my husband and I are taking the trip-of-a-lifetime--to Paris! We are bringing our baby daughter (we'll see how she fares on the transatlantic flight...), and plan to spend a week exploring the not-so-touristy parts of the city (we visited Paris many years ago, and saw a lot of the "must-see" things, like the Louvre--but then I got debilitating food poisoning, so my memories are hazy).

My dream has always been to take a trip…

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Bead for Life

Posted by Victoria Lynn Kelly on April 14, 2014 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

In many military communities, Mary Kay, Stella-and-Dot, and other direct-sales parties are very popular. It is a way for women to get together, shop and have fun at the same time, especially in areas where there may not be very much else to do! Recently, I discovered a new kind of party--the fundraising party.

Bead for Life is a nonprofit organization that aims to help eradicate poverty in Uganda by hiring women to make colorful paper beaded jewelry. The women are trained in business…

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SHARING THE PODIUM: Month of the Military Child

Posted by Alice Swan on April 14, 2014 at 8:39am 0 Comments

Chris and Alice discuss the joys and challenges of raising ‘Brats’

Dear Chris: I can only imagine how long this winter has been for you, with young children in the house. Even the strongest military parent needs a break…

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What really works?

Posted by Bevin Landrum on April 11, 2014 at 6:15pm 2 Comments

Until recently I thought people were referring to other military spouses when they used the term “seasoned spouse.”  Then a friend asked me what I’ve done to survive 23 years of this crazy lifestyle and I finally had to admit that I am probably in that “well seasoned” category.  It…

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A Talk Worth Having... Why SGLI is important.

Posted by Lori T. on April 8, 2014 at 3:12pm 1 Comment

Today I read something that shocked and saddened me. I read an article about a Gold Star Wife named Theresa Jones and the terrible situtation that her deceased husband Lt. Cmdr. Landon Jones left her in. 

You can read the full story here

Though I'll give you the gist of it now. Her husband was a very money savvy and frugal gentleman, whom…

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LIVING HISTORY

It started with one person on a cold January day, standing silently outside the White House holding a large sign. Supporters took turns holding the placard in four hour shifts. Through snow, wind and rain, they kept their 24-hour silent vigil through February, March and April. By May and June, their numbers had grown, with more followers lining the White House fence along Pennsylvania Avenue. They stood quietly holding signs, but their presence loudly called attention to their issue.Crowds…See More
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