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A Story of a Soldier’s Proud Mom

Sometimes it’s a little difficult being a soldier's mom. He calls and forgets that I work during the day but that’s the only time he has to call. He forgets the time difference. So, now, when he calls, I take my break no matter what time of the day...

Sending Daughters to War

This article was written by a proud parent of a female member of the military in 2008. We have republished it because the insight continues to carry relevance to this day. So it’s official. (Actually it was official a week ago, but I think I needed...

Core Values of Different Service Branches

Each service has a set of “core values” the service has identified as important principles for its members to follow. These core values are taught during basic training, or officer training, and are reinforced throughout a member’s service. For the...

Between Two Worlds

365 days after I stood at Fort Benning and hugged my son and his buddies as they deployed to Iraq, I wrote about what it was like to live “here” while part of our heart was “there”. When our son deployed, we had been told to plan for an 18-month...

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