Dayton Chapter

August 2020 Newsletter

2 New Chapters Sponsored by CSX! We have two upcoming virtual Chapter launch events—one in Dayton (August 17 – 21), and one in Tampa (August 24 – 28). Stay tuned…

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Need a Safe Summer Activity? Try This!

While the summer means a break from virtual learning and homeschooling efforts, it also represents new challenges. Travel bans are lifting, and PCSing has started. Your home, including toys and…

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July 2020 Newsletter

Jolly Time Helps Troops This Summer We’re honored to be selected by Jolly Time Pop Corn as a beneficiary of its “Help Our Troops” campaign! Show your support by voting…

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CSX’s Pride in Service Initiative Receives Gold Halo Award

In 2018, CSX launched Pride in Service, a signature initiative to support and recognize military, veterans and first responder service members and their families. The initiative was quickly embraced by…

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Here’s some advice for military parents with extra worries about kids’ fall education

Many military parents are dealing with concerns about their children’s education in the era of coronavirus, and moving to a new duty station may only compound those worries and the…

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Military child care starts limited reopenings. Which children will get in?

As some military child care centers and youth centers are starting their phased reopening during the pandemic, there will be fewer spaces available because of social distancing and other health…

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Supporting military children with the services they need, but lost in the pandemic

As the world faces an unprecedented public health crisis, Americans are witnessing the devastating impact of the coronavirus on daily life. With regular access to groceries, childcare facilities and schooling…

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Pentagon’s stop-movement order creates financial burden for some families

Andrea and Army Capt. Jerry Bortner bought their first home on the same street as Jerry’s brother near their next duty station in northern Virginia, confident that their military housing…

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How Blue Star Nation Thanked Starbucks in a BIG Way for Supporting the Well-Being of MilFams & Veterans

Did you know May was Military Appreciation Month and Mental Health Awareness Month? A suitable combination as military families, and everyone else in the country, hunkered down at home to…

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4 steps you need in your battle plan for marriage resiliency

If you’re not walking forward into your military marriage with the tactical proficiency of any well-planned operation, it’s time to revisit the field guide. It’s been one helluva make or…

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