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    Military-Grade iPad case – Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines

    A cracked screen, sand in the casing, or jostled  insides in an iPad can render it useless.  As military members and military families we can be hard on our technology.  (Take a good look at my own case on my phone and you have proof positive.)  Whether using our iPads, tablets or phones on the job or packed in our goods for entertainment they need strong protection from the bumps, tumbles, drops and poundings of life. Looking for a good recommendation?  You have come to the right place!  I am very impressed with Trident’s Military-Grade iPad case.  It is rugged, and it shows our pride in the service.   It meets…

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    Ugly Sweaters

    Friends – Just a super quick blog to tell you about a FUN way to win $1,000 from Pioneer Military Loans!  Because who couldn’t use a little extra money this time of year?  Head to their Facebook page to learn more and good luck.  (And perhaps if you win the $1000 it’s time to buy some new sweaters?!) Hurry – Contest ends December 20th Join Us    byUnknownonThursday, December 12, 2013Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Contest

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    Home for the Holidays #HickoryTradition

    Home for the Holidays. It can mean so much to the mobile, military family.  Sometimes it means having your spouse beside you as you celebrate a quiet Christmas, just the two of you.  It can mean jumping in the car and travelling thousands of miles to be home with Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters.  Then there are the holidays when your kids surround you as the anticipation mounts for such a fun day all the while talking with their mom or dad on Skype while they serve over seas and in foreign lands.Pin this image for an additional chance to win a Gift Basketfrom Hickory Farms.  Further details belowSo tell us: What does…

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    The Christmas Tree – Military Family Style

    O Christmas TreeO Christmas TreeHow Lovely are Your branchesIsn’t it amazing how many different styles of Christmas trees there are? The Country Christmas Tree The Patriotic Christmas TreeSource: Uploaded by user via MilitaryAvenue.com on Pinterest The Family Christmas tree filled with handmade ornaments and other special memories   The ‘Ammuntion Tree’!Source: twitpic.com via MilitaryAvenue.com on PinterestEven the Camouflage Christmas TreeSource: treeclassics.com via MilitaryAvenue.com on PinterestWe have one Camouflage Christmas Tree to give away from TreeClassics.com! I think it would be perfect for a Family Readiness Group or Military Spouse Group to display.  It would be lovely in an office or in an armory.  It would look splendid in a home or perhaps the home away from…

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    Commissary Gift Card for You

    It is that time of year. When we have a hard time finding air because the schedule is so busy.  Parties, kid-concerts, shopping, meal planning, travelling and so much more.  It is easy to get lost in the festivities and forget to take a moment to remember the joy in the season. Start your membership today – www.sittercity.com/dod To help encourage and empower our military families SitterCity has presented us with four $50 Commissary cards to give to military-families!  Wow, what a wonderful gift!    To be entered for our random drawing tell us something you love about the holidays.(This one is a must in order to be entered!) To be entered again Like…

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    I’m a Winner! Thanks to UbiRock

    Isn’t it fun when you are notified that “You are a winner!”?  I have to admit it doesn’t happen often.  The first time I ever won something it was a windbreaker from a pet store – eons ago.  The next thing I remember winning was a baby carrier (backpack style) from Babies R Us soon after my now 9 year old was born.  We still have that backpack and it has been used for my other sons as well as my nieces and nephews.  It is like the gift that keeps on giving! Just last week I got that ‘You are a winner’ announcement once again.  Three days later in the…

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    Where Do You Find Your Release?

    Healthy LivingStress FightingBlood Pressure LoweringCalorie BurningMood LiftingSweat InducingHeart beat RaisingSmile CreatingLaughter Making Hewitt Independent Shaklee Distributor, a MilitaryAvenue Partner, wants to keep your family healthy, too.  Tell us how you keep your military-kids smiling when it is easy to feel down?  How do you raise your own spirits when things just aren’t going your way? How do you get your familys mind off of the negative and back to the positive?  We will draw a random winner on Friday, April 27th from all the comments.  The winner will receive a free container of Bavarian Cocoa Meal Shake courtesy of Susan Hewitt.  You must leave an email address in your comment for us to contact…

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    Pride in the Military Child

    What has been your proudest moment as the parent of a military child? We will draw a random winner from a military-family that comments with their proud moment.  The winner will receive a $60 Character Basket from Nickelodeon Suites! Just a little Housekeeping:* Please leave your email address in your comment, or send and email to leanne@militaryavenue.com with your email address and which comment is yours so we can notify you if you are the winner. One entry per giveaway per email address. * We will randomly select one winner (using Random.org) from all our military-families that enter on Monday, April 16th at 10am EST. We must hear back from you…

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    How do you describe your military-child? Month of the Military Child Giveaway

    There are many words I use to describe a cake: delicious, moist, sweet.  However, if you ask any of my four military-brats they would probably tell you YUMMY!  And seriously what better adjective is out there for food?! We want to send your military-children a cake to celebrate Month of the Military Child.  Debora from Wire A Cake has donated her time, talent and resources to this giveaway.  All you have to do to enter is answer the question … Tell usWhat word best describes your military child or children?Cool, Resilient, Sympathetic, Smoochable would be choices for my own.Just a little Housekeeping: * Please leave your email address in your comment, or send and email…

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    You know you are a military-brat when…

    April is Month of the Military Child and we have some fantastic give-aways lined up from businesses around the nation that support /you/ the military family.  We will have one question for each week.  Leave an answer as a comment on this blog and you are elgible to win. Our question of the week:“You know you are a military-brat when …”Source: Uploaded by user via MilitaryAvenue.com on PinterestLook at the military children around you, your own children, maybe even yourself (even at 38 years old I still am a Military-brat through and through).  What makes them (or you) uniquely part of the military-community? I’ll go first:  I know I am a military…