Halloween on a Budget
Autumn has begun and with that come thoughts of beautiful shades of leaves, pumpkins, apple picking and more. Many families begin to decorate their home with the season’s decor. It is so much fun to walk the aisles of our local Target or eXchange to see the latest Halloween decorations; lighted jack-o’-lanterns, black cats, funny graveyard markers, skeleton-bones and zombies everywhere. It is fun to look at but a family on a budget needs to do more looking then putting in their cart! How do you save this time of year? I have a few suggestions. To start with, I love the change of season. I love to decorate the house as we…
Its Friday – A Focus on the Military Family with Key Spouses and the Caring for People Forum in the Headlines!
Focusing on the military family! Yes, they deserve and earn it every day! Lt Gen Darrell D JonesIt is Friday! Yeah! Most of us look forward to it. For us it means a weekend is almost here! Time off, relaxation, family time, church and projects. Unless you are deployed, tdy, in basic training or other training when it means tomorrow is Saturday. I do like this > FFF, Family Focus Friday. Being a military person I am used to acronyms like FRSA, A&FRC, MWR, AGS, MXS, etc. and most of you are too. They almost replace what they stand for at times during conversation. I think the military must have…
Life Insurance Awareness Month Quiz – Win an iPod Shuffle
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. To celebrate USAA and MilitaryAvenue are joining forces to give away an iPod shuffle to one lucky winner! Simply COMMENT on our note at Facebook with your answers / “best guess” to the following questions. We will draw a random winner from those COMMENTS made by Sept 30th and announce our winner on Oct 3rd. Have fun! Life Insurance Awareness Month QuizCourtesy of USAA1. True or false. All active duty service members and Guard or reserves who are in a drilling status qualify for group life insurance.a. Trueb. False2. Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance stops: a. 90 days after you return from deployment.b. …
Caring For Families is an Air Force Way of Life
Military life has a heart, a voice, and brains galore! Family presence, once a background nuance has been raised to the top level of prominence. Communication is the lifeline in this forceful body: in shape, in motion and in communion with all levels, ranks and backgrounds. Every branch of service has it’s unique concept for hosting this life line: the Navy has the Ombudsmen and the Army has the FRSA. The Air Force has their own new program: Key Spouses.Programs come together, and on paper are workable. Then… when real people enter and dedication, love of country, zeal for esprit de corps, Key Spouses zoom… Off the Key Spouses go…
Mommy and Me: Happy Birthday Dear *E*!
Wordless WednesdayThe Day I Became a Mom – September 21, 2002March 2003A New Baby Brother – April 2005October – 2006July 2007September 2008April 2009 – Happy Homecoming with the whole family!August 2010 – Another new brotherApril 2011 – Not too old to hold my hand!Happy 9th Birthday to my dear sweet *E*! I hope the next 9 years are as beautifully fun as the last nine. – Mom (aka Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com)byUnknownonWednesday, September 21, 2011Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Birthday.,Leanne,Wordless Wednesday
He “Refused to be a Burden” and Earned an Air Force Cross – DoD Blogger Roundtable
TSgt (Select) Robert (“Gute”) GutierrezHUMBLE HONORED BLESSING THANK YOU SERVICE BEFORE SELF FIT FOR DUTY TEAM FATHER FAMILY Words heard frequently during the interview… A motto… FIRST THERE … THAT OTHERS MAY LIVEImagine a night time assault on a bad guy stronghold with the best fighters in the world on your side. You are outnumbered and the bad guys have the high ground (never a good thing) but you have A-10s and F-16s overhead and the night is your friend. Plus you have eyes in the sky overlooking the battle situation with an ISR platform. But you are the guy calling in the airstrikes, you control them with your radio,…
The President’s Budget Reduction Plan Will Have a Large Impact on You – The Active and Retiree Military Community
MilitaryAvenue is here to support our men and women in uniform and their families! Period! We do not desire to be political but must occasionally operate in that world as decisions are made in DC every day that affect you – The Military Community! Usually we simply post the articles to our Reading Room for you to digest and make a decision on how you feel things are going. Sometimes we highlight articles/information in the form of a blog or posting a link to a critical piece of data. We also participate in Department of Defense Blogger Roundtables to provide the newest and most current information. We also use our…
Keeping It Simple – How to deposit money with USAA
I am a fairly simple girl. I love my family. I love my God. I love my country. Dinner shouldn’t take me much longer then 30 minutes to make. Homework tools should be kept in the same place every night. Junk mail, old school papers, finished newspapers should go right into the recycler. Rooms should be picked up and toys put back in their place each night. Banking shouldn’t be complicated. Banking. Even taking the time to deposit money via the drive through is on the not so simple ways to do things list for me. I can remember being fresh out of college, receiving sporadic checks and depositing them via USAA Deposit by Mail. Sure, it…
Helping a Veteran!
The Big Dead Tree … respecting the flag they fought under… The weather is getting a bit cooler, the days shorter, school has started and Fall is upon us! Veteran’s Day is fast approaching … The MilitaryAvenue team is busy preparing for Veteran’s Day with helpful articles, blogs, another Giveaway opportunity, recognizing veteran support organizations and much more during the almost two months preceding November 11th. Then I thought about how I had so much to be thankful for as a veteran. A loving wife (who moved 18 times and will celebrate a 40th anniversary in the spring) and family, a great support team of family/friends, veteran benefits, a church…
My husband crashed a party. First of all he made his way to a big Kissinger Family party. His original RSVP said he wouldn’t be able to make it because of a prior commitment (something about serving in the Army National Guard in Iraq). So weren’t we surprised when he showed up! Can you find our very own Flat Daddy Kocsis? He visited the ladies room. (You really have to watch this guy!) He helped the local law enforcement keep the rowdy Kissingers in check. He even “helped” the hotel staff. (He didn’t quite have the customer service skills they were looking for though.) Then he crashed it… a wedding happening at the…