There are many educational benefits of joining the military. We’ll talk about 4 here: military scholarships for you, military scholarships for your family, learning important job skills while serving, and free tutoring services for you and your family.
Support Our Troops
This time of year, we always send a care package or two to U.S. Troops overseas. If you want to send a holiday care package to the Troops, but don’t know where to send it, the following information should help.
Here’s an amazing collection of tips — everything you need to know to send a care package to U.S. troops.
Here are 2 great resources for parents, spouses, friends & relatives of a Marine who is going through Boot Camp. One is a movie, ‘Ears Open. Eyeballs, Click.’ The other is a book called ‘Boot’. Check ’em out…
These military gifts would probably be appreciated by the soldiers themselves, as well as military friends and family members. Anyone who supports the efforts of our servicemen and women will enjoy these novelties.
Need some gift ideas for your military care package? Here’s what we sent the past few years. Each time, our care package received rave reviews from the soldiers.
Here are some great links to others’ firsthand accounts of what the Boot Camp experience is like at Camp Pendleton.
Flat Mommies and Flat Daddies are showing up everywhere! What are they? Life-size, 2-dimensional cardboard cutouts images of deployed service men and women. Military families are encouraged to get their free Flat Daddy or Flat Mommy today!
I’ve shared some tips for sending military care packages before. Tis the season! Time to start thinking of what you’ll be sending your friends & loved ones again this year. Here are some more fun ideas…
In honor of our U.S. military men and women — from yesterday and today — I spent the day reading through military blogs. I’ve done this before, but I felt especially patriotic reading through them again on Veterans Day. Some of the most heart-felt blogs I’ve ever read were written by service men and women in the U.S. Military. I’ve been keeping a list of my favorites. Now it’s time to share…
Do you remember what you were doing on September 11, 2001? Here it is years later, and I can remember EXACTLY what I was doing on that day. As I’m sure you can, too. Here’s my recollection of that tragic day’s events.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes tour of the barracks, training grounds, Commissary, and all of the steps that a new recruit goes through the moment the bus drops them off in front of the Receiving Station at Parris Island.
Here are a few interesting things I’ve learned from having a nephew in the Marines… some little-known facts about going through Marine Boot Camp at Parris Island, SC.
My nephew’s graduation from Marine Boot Camp had a big effect on me. He became a basically-trained Marine on Friday, August 18, 2006, part of ‘M’ Company, Third Battalion, Platoon 3068. Here’s how things looked, from a proud Aunt’s perspective…
Did you know that you can get free envelopes and supplies to ship items to U.S. Soldiers? In fact, there are some things you should consider when sending care packages over the holidays. Here are some little-known facts about sending items to military men and women overseas…
Everything you need to know about sending care packages to U.S. soldiers… from the best places to buy unique items that only a solider could love to ideas of things you can pick up yourself. Whatever you decide to stuff inside a care package, you can bet that a U.S. Soldier will love ya for it!
A picture I took of a soldier’s homecoming in Franklin, Tennessee. The neighbors welcome their soldier home.
A young U.S. Army soldier journals about her experiences in Iraq in her blog.
I came across an interesting project called One Soldier’s Story. It’s an effort to collect first-person writings from current and former U.S. soldiers and present them in one collaborative hard-bound book.
I can’t help it, but ever since September 11th… and then the Iraq War… and then the Tsunami, I’ve felt somewhat ashamed because I’ve managed to escape being personally affected in any way by three of the biggest life-altering tragedies…