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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue