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November 30, 2009

Creating the Perfect Resume

Posted 19:43PM on November 30 2009 by Renee Kale, MSCCN | User Comments (3) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Military spouse, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn, Resume

A resume is a vital tool in the job search process. Creating a resume that clearly describes your skills that match the employer’s needs seems to be a challenge to some. Here are some guidelines that should be considered when creating your resume:

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November 25, 2009

A Safe Place

Posted 19:56PM on November 25 2009 by Saralyn Mark, MD | User Comments (15) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Berlin, Ft. hood, Military families, Saralyn mark

I’ve been awake for about 40 hours, catching just two hours of sleep the night before while on a plane to Berlin. I arrived in Berlin yesterday to give a speech at a medical conference that started today. When I got to the hotel last night, I was so excited I was finally going to get some rest. But at 9:30 p.m. Berlin time life changed for all of us with any military connection.

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November 25, 2009

Spouse Speak: Thanksgiving Traditions

Posted 19:51PM on November 25 2009 by Sue Hoppin | User Comments (1881) Categories: Guest Contributor, Spouse Issues | Tags: Deployed, Germany, Overseas, Thanksgiving

Anyone who’s been stationed overseas will appreciate the special care that has to be taken in preparing a basic holiday meal in a foreign country. The commissary ensures that we have all the necessities: pumpkin pie fixings, all the components for chestnut stuffing, a monstrously large turkey and all the accoutrements that go along with it.

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November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks before Thanksgiving

Posted 19:48PM on November 25 2009 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (93) Categories: Alison Buckholtz, Deployment, Military Children, Spouse Issues | Tags: Deployment, Military children, Thanksgiving

I remember the year we celebrated Thanksgiving on a Sunday evening in October. It was the fall of 2007, the night before my husband, Scott, left for his seven-month deployment on an aircraft carrier.

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November 25, 2009

Blue Star Families represented at the Cobb County Republican Women's Memorial Breakfast

Posted 18:19PM on November 25 2009 by Kate Reynolds | User Comments (2) Categories: Guest Contributor, National Guard | Tags: Blue star families, Georgia, National guard

It was such an honor to be sitting with all those who have served past and present. Brig General Maria Britt was our keynote speaker and she is the commanding General of the Georgia National Guard. She oversees 11,250 Guard soldiers. BG Britt said in her speech the term "Weekend Warrior" is dead, no longer is the guard just one weekend a month.

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November 25, 2009

Illinois Citizen Soldiers get increased access to loans

Posted 18:15PM on November 25 2009 by Guest Contributor | User Comments (84) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Illinois chapter, National guard

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias recently announced the expansion of a state-run loan program so military personnel who experience financial difficulties have access to low-interest loans after their deployment ends.

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November 24, 2009

Veterans Support Blue Star Families

Posted 19:51PM on November 24 2009 by Kate Reynolds | User Comments (4) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Georgia, Marietta senior center, Operation appreciation, Veterans

On Thursday October 8, 2009, I spoke to the retired Veterans group. I was invited by Colonel Vern Straum at the Marietta Senior Center in Georgia. What an honor it was for me to be in a room surrounded by America's Greatest Generation, talking about America's second greatest generation.

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November 22, 2009

Inspirational Kids Create ThanksUSA

Posted 18:20PM on November 22 2009 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (1) Categories: Michelle Galvez, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Education, Thanksusa

We receive hundreds of links from our members every month, all of them with stories of inspiring people doing amazing things.  I'm frequently awed by the side of human nature that draws people to do good things for their fellow man.  But even among the many people who strive to help our military families and veterans, these girls stand out.

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November 12, 2009

Why I won't tell my kids about the Ft. Hood shootings

Posted 18:27PM on November 12 2009 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (11) Categories: Alison Buckholtz, Deployment, Spouse Issues | Tags: Deployment, Ft. hood, Major hasan, Military children

With a husband on the ground in Iraq, I’m all too aware of the way the news media, over the six years since the U.S. military shocked and awed Iraq, transmits the idea that Americans on U.S. installations there are as safe as they would be at any base on the home front. But that formerly comforting thought feels sinister today, after an Army psychiatrist at Ft. Hood killed 13 and wounded more than 30 people in a deployment readiness center.

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November 12, 2009

BSF Celebrates Veterans Day with Michelle Obama and Dr. Biden

Posted 18:24PM on November 12 2009 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (32) Categories: news, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Be the change, Jill biden, Michelle obama, Mission serve, Operation appreciation, Service nation, The telling

On Wednesday, Blue Star Families joined with Service Nation to celebrate Veterans Day, write letters for BSF's Operation Appreciation, and pack hundreds of thank you care packages for the families of deployed service members.

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