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Week in Review: Week of April 18 - 24 (Military News)

Here are ten of our most popular military-related articles for the week

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101 Ways to Thank a Military Spouse: Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day! In honor of the spouses that work so hard on the home-front I've compiled a list of 101 Ways to Thank a Military Spouse!  It is about Respect, Love, Admiration, Appreciation, and a simple Thank You.  Enjoy! ...

Military Spouse Appreciation Day - 2010:  Military Spouse Appreciation Day is the Friday before Mother's Day, May 7, 2010. "The first Military Spouse Day was first celebrated in 1984 when then-President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the observance to honor the contributions of military spouses. The military now sets aside the Friday before Mother's Day each year to pay tribute to the spouses who play a vital role in the nation's defense." ...

Military Spouse Appreciation Day; May 7, 2010: What are you going to do for our behind the scenes military-spouses; the wives and husbands of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guard? Get your community involved. Perhaps a community day down 'central avenue'. Flowers for military spouses, massages, manicures, free-planners. Each participating store could have their own 'give-away'. These ladies (and men!) need the pampering! Do you need more ideas? Read '101 Ways to Thank a Military Spouse'. Quite a few ideas are business oriented, all of them are spouse-centered. ...

Earth Day 2010:  I will tell you I'm not a 'tree-hugger'. I spend probably too much money on pre-packaged foods. I always seem to forget to bring my own environmentally-friendly bags to stores - even though I do have a few of them. I don't drive an oversized-SUV but my smaller size mini-van isn't exactly the most economical vehicle out there.  But I do care.  I do know that I can make a difference.  I am not going to change the hole in our ozone layer. ...

Faces Behind the Hero: Marine Wife, Ashley: Our Military-Family is made up of all types of people! Young wives, seasoned veterans, "military-brats", all races & nationalities, well-educated, and learning new things each day! Today's Face Behind the Hero is a young Marine Wife, Ashley. Surviving her first deployment and reaching out to meet military-friends. ...

Army to Standardized Service for Special-needs Families:  The U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command recently conducted the second Exceptional Family Member Program Summit to enhance services for family members with special needs.  Officials said the summit is one way Army officials are keeping the promise of the Army Family Covenant. ...

Military Adjusts to Icelandic Volcano’s Ashfall: Ash from an Icelandic volcano continues to wreak havoc with air flights across Europe, including American military flights.  Thousands of commercial and military flights from Ireland to the Ukraine have been cancelled as the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which started erupting last week, continues to spew ash.  The American military is making adjustments. The U.S. bases in Mildenhall and Lakenheath, England, and Ramstein and Spangdahlem air bases in Germany have been affected by the ash plume. ...

Services Improve Diagnosis of Brain Injuries, PTSD: Better understanding of post-combat brain injuries and psychological trauma, coupled with a host of measures to diagnose and treat such disorders, are preventing servicemembers from being unfairly discharged due to undiagnosed conditions, Defense Department officials told Congress members yesterday. ...

Tips: Do you like Free Advertising? Read Some Ideas How!: Don't you like free things? We all do and particularly in a tough economic time.  How about free advertisements for your business in the form of a media article? Do you do anything interesting for the local community or nearby military installation? When the Department of Defense media discovered we had created a new section on the site they wrote a great story about MilitaryAvenue's Answers military connection and sent it worldwide. For Free! ...

Book Recommendations: Military Lifestyle: Here is a selection of books related to the military lifestyle, most are focused on the military spouse with a few books related to 'brats'. Have you read a great military-lifestyle related book? Let us know so that we can add it to our book lists for others to enjoy. ...




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