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Week in Review: February 6 - February 12, 2011 (Military News) #MilitaryMon

Popular Military Family Articles for the week of February 6th - 12th on

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Flex Tips for Working Parents: If you and your spouse juggle civilian and military careers while raising children, you know life can be hectic. One way you can navigate these challenges is to communicate openly and often and make the most of workplace flexibility. ...

Our National Anthem: ... "Ironically, I missed where and how Christina Aguilera messed up last night's National Anthem for the Super Bowl. The TV was on, she started singing, and my kindergartner said "Why are they singing?" My husband had arrived home minutes before hand, coming in from the field, dressed in his ACUs. He hadn't changed yet and had sat down to catch the beginning of one of his favorite sporting events. Upon hearing his son's question he explained the importance of the song, soldier to son." ...

The Power of Women in Afghanistan is Growing! - DoD Roundtable: Imagine female pilots in the Afghan military! How about an Afghan Army Officer Commissioning Class of 29 women! Or 35% of the population of students attending college at Kabul University! As we spoke with Dr Jack Kem, Deputy to the Commander, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan this morning you could hear the excitement of his explanations of where the issues of “gender main streaming” were headed. ...

Valentines Day Dress It Up!: Valentine's Day!Pure fun.Simple decorations can turn a coffee table into a place to sit and talk, read poetry and remember that romance is alive and well and living within!Candle holders of every shape and size bring warmth and generate smiles.Pinks and reds carry the love theme. Have fun decorating, and do not worry about perfect matches!Need some great poems? Here are some snippets. ...

“‘Like’ it for TIME” Supporters Nationwide to Mail Letters to Time Magazine on March 4, 2011: “‘Like’ it for TIME” (LIFT) has announced March 4, 2011 as “Mail-your-letter-to-TIME-day” in an appeal to the magazine’s editors to consider the military family as its 2011 Person of the Year. Several “fans” of the facebook page have committed to spreading the word on their personal blog sites, and teachers are planning to have their classes write letters to the magazine. ...

Marine Receives Navy Cross for Actions in Vietnam War: Nearly 45 years after he saved almost an entire company of fellow Marines in Vietnam, a Marine Corps veteran was formally recognized today for his actions. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus presented Ned E. Seath with the Navy Cross -- the second-highest award a Marine can receive for valor -- in a ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va. ...

Website Links Unemployed Vets, Spouses to Jobs: Unemployed veterans, wounded warriors, reserve-component service members and their spouses searching for jobs can find one-stop shopping at a Web portal designed just for them. Operated by the Army Reserve, the military-friendly Employee Partnership of the Armed Forces at http:www.EmployerPartnership.org lends assistance not only to those looking for a job, but also to public and private employers who are ready to hire former service members and help to support the troops ...

101 Ways to thank a Veteran: Despite being written and compiled in 2009 this article continues to be one of the most popular on 'Our Letters to You'. We must be on to something! Be sure to check this list out and then show a veteran how you appreciate them no matter the time of year.

The Ultimate Adventure Cruise! DoD Roundtable: Some TV programs and cruise line ads describe their programs and trips as the “ultimate” something or other. Today I talked with two senior officers who I think can claim the ultimate cruise: They visited 22 countries, 5 continents, saved lives, fought pirates, delivered relief supplies, rescued folks at sea, supported combat ops in Afghanistan and …

Women Learn to Fight Stress from Home Front: During a week in which the White House pledged a vigorous, whole-of-government approach to supporting military families, 11 women worked diligently a few miles away to learn to cope with the stresses of their husbands’ multiple deployments and the post-traumatic stress that affects many of them when they return home. Ten military wives and a fiancĂ©e met in a quiet place the week of Jan. 24 without the distractions from ringing phones, kids' schedules and work projects. ...





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