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May 31, 2011

"NASA Launches a Military Family Day"

Posted 15:44PM on May 31 2011 by Sophie Roth-Douquet | User Comments (11) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Military children, Military community, Military families, Military famililes

Sophie Roth-Douquet is helping launch NASA's committment to military families.  She writes about her way-cool experience in Florida.  Check it!

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May 28, 2011

"I'll Remember"

Posted 15:17PM on May 28 2011 by Kathleen Cochran | User Comments (12) Tags: Memorial day, Military wife, Military wives

Kathleen Cochran reminds us why Memorial Day is more than BBQ's and trips to the beach.

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May 26, 2011

"PCS = Pretty Crazy Stories"

Posted 20:06PM on May 26 2011 by Pattie Reitz | User Comments (18) Categories: Pattie Reitz | Tags: Military families, Military life, Military moving, Military wife, Military wives

We've all been through a PCS or two (or three or 17) and sharing PCS stories is a favorite military past time.  Here's one that will really hit home!  Read on ...

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May 25, 2011

The Launch: Blue Star Museums in San Diego

I scanned the crowd gathered at the steps of the San Diego Museum of Art and thought what an eclectic bunch. I saw our wonderful military families and our supportive friends in the Arts community and the San Diego Mayor’s office. We were all there at Balboa Park for the launch of the 2011 Blue Star Museums program.

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May 24, 2011

"Explaining War to our Children"

Posted 18:09PM on May 24 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (0) Categories: Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Military children, Military families, Military family, War

If you are military parent, then this post will ring true for you.  How do we tell our kids the truth about war?  Where does childhood end and reality begin?  Stephanie Himel-Nelson gives us some insight.  Check it out!

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May 23, 2011

"Going Places with Blue Star Museums"

Kathy Roth-Douquet's children want to go back to the Met and she's not about to turn them down!  Thanks to Blue Star Museums, she and countless other military folks can visit the Met and thousands of other museums, exhibits, art and science centers and more for free.  We've been waiting patiently all year and it's finally here! 

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May 23, 2011

Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet and NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, Announce the 2011 Launch of Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is back!  NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the second annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011.

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May 22, 2011

"Daddy Dolls Rule!"

Posted 12:36PM on May 22 2011 by Abigale M. | User Comments (97) Categories: Contests | Tags: Contest, Military child essay contest, Military families, Military family, Military kids

Our friend Abigale loves being a military kid and for good reason:  She gets to rock a Daddy Doll!  Thanks Abigale, you are our second place winner for grades k-1 and your post is wonderful.  Thanks for sharing!

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May 20, 2011

"I Am More Responsible Now"

Posted 09:58AM on May 20 2011 by Amieya F. | User Comments (10) Categories: Contests | Tags: Contest, Military child essay contest, Military families, Military kids

Here's another incredible essay!  Enjoy

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May 19, 2011


Morgan, our First Place winner for grades 4-5 appreciates her Devil Dog dad.  Want to know why?  Well she tells us in this wonderful write-up ... an honest look at life through her eyes.  Congratulations Morgan. We appreciate you too! 

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