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    Impact of the Sequestration

    A Compilation of Articles about the Sequestrationand the impact on Military Families From the Department of Defense & other relevant news sources: Carter Reassures Defense Industry Amid Budget UncertaintyMarch 12, 2013 – Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged today that the Pentagon will not allow a $46 billion cut in spending and uncertainty over future funding to keep it from focusing on challenges facing the nation even though the current fiscal situation will lead to “perverse, unsafe and wasteful consequences.” (continued) Sequestration Pinch Includes Tuition Assistance SuspensionMarch 12, 2013 – Though budget woes led the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force to suspend their tuition assistance programs and the Navy…

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    What a Pile of … Laundry

    Motherhood. – Childhood. – Sometimes they just don’t fit hand in hand.I did laundry on Monday – a basket full for each boy. Last night (two days later) I am tucking my darlings into bed (E (9) and C (6) share a room) when I notice their dirty laundry basket, literally overflowing.  Two days of laundry?  I think not.  Is there clean laundry in there? You can count on it! Sometimes I have a very hard time coming up with appropriate consequences for things my boys do that they should know better.  However, last night when I said “You have Friday off of school for a Teachers-Inservice Day and you two will be doing…

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    Memories of Great Times

    While we were traveling with the military for 30 years we always found ways to get home and enjoy family times with our extended family. I was one of 7 brothers and one sister and we still enjoy being together. Recently, we found some old pictures and posted them for the family to see. The one on the left brought many belly laughs when it happened and 30 years later when it was pulled out and shared again. We always found ways to be adventurous and have a good time. We were active and stayed fit and it saved us many times! For this story let’s just say this is…