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Marine Corps – Making Warriors

LCpl Honda is currently training for an upcoming deployment. Since I am always interested in what he is doing, I decided to ask him some questions and get his take on the training he is receiving. Predeployment training is very intense and designed...

Being a Blue Star Mom – It’s Forever

I’ve been a BSM for 3 years now and it hasn’t been easy. I’ve sent a lot of packages, cards, and more to my son and his buddies to let all of them know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. I’ve cried A LOT and worried even more. I cry at...

My Daughter, My Soldier

When my daughter Cinderella came to me shortly after graduating high school and said she was going to join the Army I was only a little surprised. A few years prior as we sat in a high school gym watching her brother LCpl Honda compete in wrestling...

He’s Home – and He’s My Hero

Well, my son made it home safely from the sandbox and I am deeply grateful. A lot has happened between the time he left and made it back home, more than I really thought. One daughter started Kindergarten, the other two had birthdays that came and...

Tales from a Military Mom and Grandma

Well, the word is official, Camp Mamaw (Grandma) will be open right after Christmas when I will be taking care of my granddaughters for a few days while their Mom gets some much-needed R&R. I remember when I was younger with 3 little boys at home, I...

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