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Chris Field commented on Chris Field's blog post Trapped
"It sounds like your youngest kept you on your toes! Fires, quicksand...it sounds like all the while she was leading up to launching a new reality show, like "Base Jumping Into Volcanos" or "Who Wants to Hopscotch on the…"
Thursday
Alice Swan commented on Chris Field's blog post Trapped
"Chris, what a fascinating topic to discuss. Growing up in the Pittsburgh suburbs in the 60's, my neighborhood was surrounded by woods, with cricks and pricker bushes ('burgh slang). Before the neighborhood filled out and the woods became…"
Tuesday
Chris Field posted a blog post

Trapped

     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 fear that honest and appropriate concern for children’s…See More
Tuesday
Alice Swan commented on Chris Field's blog post 25 Years of Service: Mandatory Requirement for Retirement
"Think of the uproar if our governmental leaders secretly changed the Social Security draw age from 65 to 70. In previous periods of military drawdowns, our benefits were never as threatened as they are today. Take away one…"
Apr 1
Maxine Minar commented on Chris Field's blog post 25 Years of Service: Mandatory Requirement for Retirement
"They changed it from 20 to 25 in many police departments and for firefighters about 5 years ago.  Not fair but it seems all branches of government are moving toward extending our careers longer than we would like."
Apr 1
Chris Field posted a blog post

25 Years of Service: Mandatory Requirement for Retirement

     Apparently, one of the budget trimming measures being touted by DOD officials is the strong possibility that active duty service members will have to extend their service to 25 years to qualify for current retirement benefits.     Pentagon officials maintain that they’ve heard loud and clear that current military are outraged that retirement/COLA might be reduced, so many are jumping on board to the idea of wringing additional years of service from current servicemembers. Legislators…See More
Apr 1
Jean Balcerzak liked Chris Field's blog post The Pluck of the Irish
Mar 24
Jean Balcerzak liked Chris Field's blog post Nilla Wafers to the Rescue
Mar 24
Jean Balcerzak liked Chris Field's blog post Hard Mirrors
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Jean Balcerzak liked Chris Field's blog post Hold On To 16 As Long As You Can
Mar 24
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Jean Balcerzak liked Chris Field's blog post The Winter of Our Malcontent
Mar 24
Chris Field posted a blog post

Nilla Wafers to the Rescue

     A couple of months ago, there was a story that went viral about a mother who was flying with her 3 year old autistic daughter. The mother dreaded the possibility that her daughter would cause some disturbance or test the patience of her fellow travelers. Before they even took off, the daughter engaged the businessman sitting next to them, and spoke with him the entire flight. But all throughout the flight, he was a gentleman, very patient and very personable. He turned what could have been…See More
Mar 24
Chris Field posted a blog post

Nilla Wafers to the Rescue

     A couple of months ago, there was a story that went viral about a mother who was flying with her 3 year old autistic daughter. The mother dreaded the possibility that her daughter would cause some disturbance or test the patience of her fellow travelers. Before they even took off, the daughter engaged the businessman sitting next to them, and spoke with him the entire flight. But all throughout the flight, he was a gentleman, very patient and very personable. He turned what could have been…See More
Mar 18
Alice Swan liked Chris Field's blog post The Pluck of the Irish
Mar 17
Chris Field posted a blog post

The Pluck of the Irish

    As I write during the early hours of a snowy St. Paddy’s Day, I’m wondering how many folks in the DC area are a bit relieved that many schools, government offices and military installations are closed or have a delayed opening today.     It’s St. Paddy’s weekend, after all. All of that festivity doesn’t just leave your system immediately, you know. For Catholics, and especially us Irish Catholics, St. Patrick’s Day is a feast day.Or a yeast day. Many of us don’t know the difference.     I’m…See More
Mar 17

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Trapped

Posted 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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25 Years of Service: Mandatory Requirement for Retirement

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:38am 2 Comments

     Apparently, one of the budget trimming measures being touted by DOD officials is the strong possibility that active duty service members will have to extend their service to 25 years to qualify for current retirement benefits.

     Pentagon officials maintain that they’ve heard loud and clear that current military are outraged that retirement/COLA might be reduced, so many are…

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Nilla Wafers to the Rescue

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

     A couple of months ago, there was a story that went viral about a mother who was flying with her 3 year old autistic daughter. The mother dreaded the possibility that her daughter would cause some disturbance or test the patience of her fellow travelers. Before they even took off, the daughter engaged the businessman sitting next to them, and spoke with him the entire flight. But all throughout the flight, he was a gentleman, very patient and very personable. He turned what could have…

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The Pluck of the Irish

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:43am 0 Comments

    As I write during the early hours of a snowy St. Paddy’s Day, I’m wondering how many folks in the DC area are a bit relieved that many schools, government offices and military installations are closed or have a delayed opening today.

     It’s St. Paddy’s weekend, after…

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