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Week in Review: Week of May 16 - 22 (Military News) #MilitaryMon

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The Reason for Memorial Day: Simple but very powerful video. ...

Christmas in May: My boys, *C* and *E*, got a 'Butterfly Feeder' for Christmas from my brother and sister-in-law. Kind of one of those presents the boys opened up and thought, well this is nice but it is not plastic, bulky and breakable with lots of small pieces... ok maybe not their exact thought ... but is the general thoughts of me as they open gifts upon gifts at that time of year.   I put the feeder away with my 'Spring home-decor' in the basement and last month pulled it out and put it in on a shelf to wait for a warmer day. We set it out today. ...

Cyclists Refuse to Leave Teammate Behind: The Warrior Games cycling competition, held at the U.S. Air Force Academy here in a May snow shower yesterday, would have daunted the toughest of professional cyclists, but not wounded, ill and injured servicemembers. They battled their way through freezing temperatures and slippery roads, persevering in the midst of extreme pain, and even stopped to help each other along the way. ...

What are You doing Memorial Day weekend?: We just celebrated Military Spouse Day last week and the whole month is military appreciation month and it appropriately ends with the Memorial Day weekend. We should be so thankful as a Nation for those who serve and protect and those who died doing so!  ...

Second-tier Entitlement and VA Loans:  Veterans and active duty military with a VA Home Loan might be surprised to know that they can qualify to purchase a home with a second VA Loan based on what’s called their Second-Tier Entitlement.  While there’s plenty to know about the VA Loan for those just looking to use it the first time, there’s a dearth of information about using two VA Loans simultaneously. ...

From the Better Business Bureau: Sham Non-Profit Uses Military Name: The Wisconsin BBB has issued an alert about Help4Troops.com, a self-proclaimed non-profit organization that claims to ship packages to deployed troops. In reality it is a work-at-home scam that may involve financial fraud and shipping stolen goods overseas. ...

Memorial Day Image: Sometimes a picture says it all! Have a great Memorial Day weekend and remember those who have served us all so well! ...

Officials Provide More Details on Bagram Attack: Military officials provided more details today on the May 19 attack here that killed a U.S. contractor and wounded several servicemembers.  Sixteen insurgents were killed and five were detained after an estimated 30 to 40 militants launched an attack on the airfield’s outer perimeter during the early morning hours. During the attack, coalition forces and Afghan police responded immediately, maintaining security on the airfield and blocking the insurgents’ ability to completely breach the base’s perimeter, officials said. ...

Faces Behind the Hero: Bonnie, Army Wife, Veteran and Mom: Today I have the pleasure of introducing, Bonnie: An Army wife, veteran and mom! If you want to learn more about Bonnie stop by her blog at http://thesometimessinglemom.blogspot.com/. I LOVE her blog title, "Sometimes Single Mom". I actually used it this weekend when talking with a friend; as I was running around ragged getting kids to sporting events and birthday parties, etc etc., while my Hubs was in uniform a few hours away from us from Friday night through Sunday night. Army strong! It applies to the whole family. ...




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