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Week in Review: Week of February 14-20 (Military News)

Here are ten of our most popular military-related articles for the week on MilitaryAvenue.com:


February Featured Military Reward This month has been extremely busy for the men and women of our armed forces! With Haiti relief in full swing and many deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq and other "hot spots" the community is feeling very stretched! We have decided to recognize this month's Featured Military Reward with a military spouse run business! We had many wonderful Rewards to choose from but hers stood out!...

Loving a Person Loving a person just the way they are, it's no small thing.  I woke up this morning with a song in my head. Kind of strange, as I haven't heard it for awhile.   It takes some time to see things through.  But it has reminded me of how blessed I am. And yet, relationships in my life require work. Simply because I am me. They are them. ...

MilitaryAvenue.com Resources: Are you having a baby?  Whether this is your first child or another addition to your growing family, a new baby changes lives! Here are some resources from MilitaryAvenue.com as you prepare for the arrival of the newest "Military Brat":   Trying to Get Pregnant? Tips on Ovulation; TRICARE Reminds Beneficiaries of Covered Infertility Treatments...

2010 Military Saves Week - The Stress of Making a Purchase  Did you know that The Department of Defense has designated Feb. 22 through March 1, 2010 as Military Saves Week? Saving money... kind of a sore point for me. I would MUCH RATHER take a shopping spree at Target then save a budgeted amount each month for my retirement ... in like 30 years! Egads... don't the 'financial experts' know that I live in the here-and-now?!  Well not my husband. He is my saver...

101 Ways to thank a Veteran  A post written around Veterans Day, 2009 but still very popular, and appropriate: 1.Send a message of support on the "Thank the Troops Message Form" at OurMilitary.mil  2.Take a Veteran out to eat; whether it is a fast-food chain or a fine-dining establishment. Tell them why you are bringing them out to eat.  3.Are you a knitter or crocheter? Make a scarf for the cold-winters ahead. Donate them at a local-VFW for a veteran in need or contact Operation Gratitude to see how to donate. ...

Medicine in Iraq in 2010 and Beyond - DoD Roundtable  Imagine trying to find a doctor or nurse in a country where 90% of the doctors fled after multiple devastating wars, an insurgency with criminal elements kidnapping physicians for ransom and a medical community that spent 35 years locked in a closet away from the rest of the world’s medical system by the dictatorial government under Saddam Hussein!  The Iraq medical community has a long ways to go before recovering to its previous expertise!  ...

Supporting Our Troops in the Field - DoD Roundtable As "Operation Moshtarak" kicked off this week it brought me back to the fourth military budget theme from the Department of Defense discussed in earlier blogs. During the Roundtable with Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Robert Hale, he highlighted the themes of the military budget as being:  1) Taking care of our people 2) Rebalancing the Military  3) Reforming what and how we buy  4) Supporting our troops in the field ...

What would you ask at the Council of College and Military Educators?  You would think Nashville would be warmer than Grand Rapids, Michigan. Well it's not. In fact, it is snowing as I type. This week I am at the Council of College and Military Educators.  I will have a chance to meet with military program directors from a number of colleges and universities that want to get in front of military audiences. The week will heat up Tuesday morning with the convention opening.   ...

How to get Double Discounts off the price of your cruise vacation  It's a well kept secret: military personnel could save hundreds to thousands of dollars off the price of their cruise vacation. While there are many cruise price discounts and specials deals available to military personnel, they'll only benefit from them if they know where and how to find them. Cruise line pricing is not created equal. The cruise lines have different 'fare codes' for their cruise prices that only specific people can qualify for at certain times. ...

Help Us Build a Home for Your Local Hero  Marine Sgt. Steven Kiernan was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq when he suffered life altering injuries that caused him to lose both of his legs in May 2008. While returning from a security patrol and acting as Walking Point, the leading foot patrol, Sgt. Kiernan and his team were hit by an IED, creating confusion in what had moments before been an ordinary day, with children playing in the streets and people out and about  ...

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