Must-Follow Monday: Military Blogs for Memorial Day

Monday, May 26 is Memorial Day in the United States—a day set aside to remember those who have lost their lives serving our country. In honor of military families and the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces, we've compiled a short list of some military family blogs you'll want to add to your blog reading list. ...more
Melissa,  thank you for including me in this fantastic list of writers!more

Joining Forces Continues to Support Military Families

Dr. Biden also recognized that while the White House continues to find ways to support military families, military bloggers -- moms or not -- have already stepped to the plate when it comes to being a constant source of support that knows no physical boundaries. "In today's social media world, you all as bloggers have expanded what it means to be part of your community. You have taken the military community to a whole new level," Dr. Biden pointed out. ...more

Surviving Deployments with Some Sanity Left

We did manage to make it through the store without me having a similar meltdown. I was concerned they might find both of us in frozen foods, on the floor, sobbing and throwing things — but we survived. Of course, when it was time to leave it had started pouring down buckets again and by the time I had the squirming snotty midget in his car seat, and had loaded the groceries, I was looking like a drenched rat in squishy Birkenstocks. – Me, Circa 2009...more

Working From Home: The Virtual Choice For Military Families

We’ve all seen the stories lately about the job opportunities, or lack thereof, for our military veterans. Many are returning home after multiple tours of duty only to find a job market that is stagnant. While successful initiatives like Mrs. Obama’s “Joining Forces” have been put in place to assist both military families and veterans in receiving job training and finding employment, there’s still much to be done in the private sector. I have a vested interest in this effort as I am currently preparing to begin a tour in Afghanistan as a United States Navy Reservist. ...more
Why would anyone name their company "Blue Falcon"? That's military slang for "buddy f***er", or ...more

The 1st Amendment, Hate and Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church

By now, you probably recognize some of those hateful messages from Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church. In 2006, Phelps and his followers displayed those lovely signs and more while picketing the funeral of fallen Marine Matthew Snyder. Yesterday, ruling on the lawsuit against Phelps and his church filed in response, the Supreme Court upheld the church's right to protest in an 8-1 decision. ...more

Jehovah's Witnesses instigated court decisions in 1942 which involved cursing a police officer ...more

Military Family Coupon Project

Stop Tossing Those Expired Grocery Coupons in the Trash! Our U.S. military families stationed overseas are able to use them on base for up to SIX MONTHS after the manufacturer's expiration date! If you know of a base that needs to be added or removed. If you don't have a military family member overseas, maybe you know someone who does? Please have them contact us if they would like their base to be added to our mailing list! When sending your expired grocery coupons keep in mind the time it takes to mail your coupons internationally....more

What do you think is the most significant issue facing military families today?

Ok so many of you may not know that I am a military spouse of 10 years. I really love helping out other military families. What do you believe is the most significant issue facing military families in the community today? www.teamcatherine.wordpress.comwww.armytankerswife.com...more