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45 Ways You Can Support Military Families!

“How can I help?”

If you are a volunteer, I’m certain you have probably asked yourself this question before! It seems to be one that is woven into the kind-hearted souls of those who strive to give back. 688 more words

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Helping Military Kids Cope with Tough Times

The fatal shootings at the Fort Hood, Texas military post are tough enough for adults to grasp.

Now, imagine if you are the child in a military family and hearing news of the shooting for the first time. 243 more words

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Making the Military a Career: How an Elephant Sat on My Dreams

There’s been an elephant in the room between my husband and me for a while. That one huge topic we’ve been dancing around. We think we know what the other is thinking, and feel okay when the topic drifts away, untouched. 428 more words

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Sesame Street Friends Help Military Children Move (From the DOD)

Moving can be challenging, especially for preschool children. Military families move often-the average child moves six to nine times between kindergarten and high school. The Big Moving Adventure mobile application, developed for the Department of Defense in partnership with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, lets kids create a muppet friend to help through the moving process. 598 more words

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Testimony Countdown: Getting the Military Family Message to Congress

Have you ever been invited to testify before Congress? It’s a rare opportunity, and no matter how many times it happens (30+ times for our Association since Operation Enduring Freedom) it really gets your adrenaline pumping. 629 more words

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Military Families Serve Too, So Center Offers Help

Family therapy, couples therapy, individual therapy, even weight management groups are all services that have been available at the USF Psychological Services Center for decades. Now, the center’s director, who served 10 years in the U.S. 438 more words