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November 05, 2010

BSF Speaks at the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund Conference

Posted 23:40PM on November 05 2010 by Laura Dempsey | User Comments (11) Categories: Conferences, National Guard | Tags: Laura dempsey, Massachusetts children's trust fund, National guard

Take a peek into the events that happen behind the scenes with Blue Star Families, its leadership and Board of Directors! Earlier this week I had the honor of giving the keynote speech at the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund annual conference. It's a conference of civilian family support workers like home visitors, early childhood education experts, etc.

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September 16, 2010

Ask the Milies: How do we move from National Guard to Active Guard?

Posted 10:50AM on September 16 2010 by Jacqueline Goodrich | User Comments (15) Categories: Ask the Milies, Jacqueline de Moore Goodrich, National Guard | Tags: Active duty, Ask the milies, National guard

Dear Milies,

So my husband has joined the National Guard. We just found out that in a nut shell he is coming home with no job, no nothing. He was under the impression that he would be able to find work with his unit as an Active Guard right away.

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February 23, 2010

Explaining War to Our Children

Posted 21:20PM on February 23 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (33) Categories: Deployment, Military Children, National Guard, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Military children, War

How do you explain war to a 3 year old?

My son, Hollis, will make pretty much anything (even his railroad track parts) into a sword and he pretends to shoot people all the time.  But at this age he really has no concept of death, aside from the demise of his cat.

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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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