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August 31, 2010

Friends, Family & Musuems

Posted 14:08PM on August 31 2010 by Sophie Roth-Douquet | User Comments (8) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Guest Contributor, Kathy Roth-Douquet | Tags: Metropolitan museum of art, Sophie roth-douquet

This summer my family is going on a huge road trip. The theme of our road trip is friends, family and museums. This blog is about the museums we visited on our road trip. The museum I'm going to tell you about is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has been my favorite museum so far. While visiting some friends in New York we decided to stop by the Met.

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August 26, 2010

Blue Star Families Hits BlogHer, NYC and the Museum of Modern Art

Posted 14:19PM on August 26 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (19) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Conferences, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Blogher10, Blue star museums, Museum of modern art, Nea, New york

Last week, bloggers from all over the country and beyond gathered in New York for the annual BlogHer convention.  So, of course, Blue Star Families was there! This was my third BlogHer.  I attended in 2007 and 2008 but I skipped the conference last year to get in a quick romantic vacation with my husband without the kids!  (Who can turn that down?)

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August 25, 2010

Ask the Milies: Sending off your loved one

Posted 14:33PM on August 25 2010 by Kerry-Ann Ellington | User Comments (17) Categories: Ask the Milies, Kerry-Ann Ellington, Spouse Issues | Tags: Ask the milies, Deployment, War

by Kerry-Ann Ellington, Ask the Milies

Dear Milies, 

Hi, my husband is deploying in several weeks, and I have 2 projects I have finished so far to send with him. One is a What I Love About You book I filled out, and another is a bag full of little notes (one for each day he's there). I was wondering if you ladies had anymore ideas for things I could do to let him know I love him and distance will never change that. We have a great relationship, but this is our first deployment and I'm just looking for little ideas to send with him.

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August 23, 2010

Balance Your Life While Continuing Your Education

Posted 14:24PM on August 23 2010 by MSCCN | User Comments (26) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Education, Military spouse, Msccn, School

by Colleen Reed, MSCCN Volunteer

As overwhelming as it sounds, continuing your education while being a military spouse, mother, and/or a full-time employee is quite common. Don’t let the added responsibility scare you. I have been both the enrollment advisor for a university and the student wanting to continue my education online.

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August 18, 2010

Ask the Milies: Dealing With the Unknown

Posted 14:28PM on August 18 2010 by Jacqueline Goodrich | User Comments (7) Categories: Ask the Milies, Jacqueline de Moore Goodrich, Spouse Issues

by Jacqueline Goodrich, Ask the Milies

Adrienne has met the love of her life and he happens to be a soldier stationed in Korea. Here are her questions:

He and I are going to get married as soon as he has leave. After we get married we are going to put in all the important information in for me to move to Korea with him.

I am super anxious and I guess my question(s) have to be....

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August 18, 2010

Steve Hilton Joins the BSF Board of Directors

Posted 11:33AM on August 18 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (12) Categories: Surveys, VIP | Tags: Board of directors, Mcdonald's corporation, Steve hilton

BSF is proud to announce that Steve Hilton,VP of Government Relations for the McDonald's Corporation has joined the Blue Star Families board of directors.

As Vice President of Government Relations for McDonald’s Corporation, Steve leads the corporate government relations team which manages McDonald’s state, federal and international government activities. He is responsible for building and protecting the brand through shaping public policy.

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August 16, 2010

Books on Bases Hits Hawaii

Posted 14:37PM on August 16 2010 by Guest Contributor | User Comments (7) Categories: Books on Bases, Guest Contributor | Tags: Books on bases, Hawaii, Loree tillman, Military children

By Vanessa Lynch, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Aug. 12, 2010) - The military and Hawaii are close to Loree Tillman's heart. While vacationing on Oahu 18 years ago, she met her future husband, Capt. Hank Tillman, who was stationed at Pearl Harbor with the Navy.

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August 13, 2010

Military Families, Congressman Scalise Tour Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Posted 14:41PM on August 13 2010 by Julie Pippert | User Comments (19) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Guest Contributor | Tags: Blue star museums, New orleans, Ogden museum of art, Sheila casey

by Julie Pippert, Blue Star Museums Program Manager

It was the first museum to open its door after Katrina smashed through New Orleans, and last week the Ogden Museum of Southern Art welcomed visitors in town for the National Guard Convention.
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August 12, 2010

The Federal Job Announcement

Posted 14:47PM on August 12 2010 by MSCCN | User Comments (25) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Career, Federal jobs, Msccn, Spouse employment

by Sophia Marshall, MHR
MSCCN Volunteer

Understanding federal job announcements can be very intimidating. As these announcements can be quite lengthy, there is no wonder that one may become discouraged rather quickly. Using a typical job announcement from USAJOBS, I will point out a few things that might be helpful for your success.
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August 10, 2010

Stages of Deployment: What Is Normal?

Posted 14:51PM on August 10 2010 by Wife on the Roller Coaster | User Comments (13) Categories: Spouse Issues, Wife on the Roller Coaster | Tags: Deployment, Military spouse, Wife on the roller coaster

At one point or another, most of us have relied on scientific theories to reassure ourselves that we’re normal. Specifically, stage theories break down events into categories and describe appropriate behaviors for each. These theories exist for most life-changing events: marriage, pregnancy, child development, even grief.

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