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Family Readiness

June 4, 2015
In the military community, we go to great lengths to honor our fallen. At cemeteries around the world, volunteers spend countless hours placing wreaths and flags at gravesites. This past Memorial Day across social media, many people shared not only...
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May 27, 2015
When my daughter was in 6th grade she was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Award for History. In her acceptance speech she stated, “Of course I know history; my dad has dragged me to every battlefield that he could think of...
May 13, 2015
YOU, that’s who! I have held almost every position in the Family Readiness Group (FRG) from Key Caller all the way to Family Readiness Support Assistant and everything in between, while in these positions I’ve seen many spouse ask questions on...
April 22, 2015
Last week, we partnered with the Fort Bliss AUSA Chapter and Army Community Service (ACS) office to host a Military Family Forum titled “Be Your Own Ambassador: Making Volunteerism ‘Work’ for You.” The day was filled with accomplished speakers from...
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March 25, 2015
On March 11, I had the exciting opportunity to go on the road with the AUSA Family Readiness Directorate’s popular military family forums to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Working with the local AUSA chapter and leaders from the installation’...
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March 12, 2015
Research on military families is hardly new. It seems that every day, there is a new study that is being done, or a new study that was just completed. Sometimes, though, it seems as like the research just repeats itself. The negatives: deployments...
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March 4, 2015
Are you the type of person who looks forward to setting up your budget every month? Every dollar has a place and if it doesn’t, you quickly make sure it goes to savings or paying other debts. Do you enjoy talking to people about personal finance?...
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February 27, 2015
Have you been paying attention this week? Maybe it dropped off your radar screen as you scanned sites for the best cell phone buys, stood in line for your grande caramel latte fix, waited for that quickie fast food lunch or bought that impulse pair...
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February 26, 2015
Last week, a group of at least six military spouses were the target of online threats made by ISIS, or possibly sympathizers. The words and pictures are nearly identical to those used a month ago when Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts...
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February 25, 2015
On Feb. 10, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army (VCSA), Gen. Dan Allyn, chaired the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) meeting at the Pentagon. The committee reviewed 14 active AFAP issues , two of which were...