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Former NFL Star Steve Smith Sr. and the USO Connect with Military Kids in South Korea

Former NFL Star Steve Smith Sr. and the USO Connect with Military Kids in South Korea

While NFL players checked in at training camps across the U.S., newly-retired Pro Bowler Steve Smith Sr. and his 12-year-old son checked in at Camp Humphreys in South Korea, where they spent the weekend playing football with about 150 military children.
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Commissary Connections Foster Sense of Community 

Commissary Connections Foster Sense of Community 

Sometimes in search of more than groceries, military spouses welcome the opportunity to run into each other at the commissary, “a ...
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Dropped Call After Delivering Big News – And a Baby – Leaves Mom Wondering

Dropped Call After Delivering Big News – And a Baby – Leaves Mom Wondering

Navy spouse Samantha Green had their baby girl while her husband was deployed in 2013. About two hours after she was born, he called ...
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Pregnant With Her Second Child, Paralympian Melissa Stockwell Reflects on Power Of Motherhood

Pregnant With Her Second Child, Paralympian Melissa Stockwell Reflects on Power Of Motherhood

The title of mother brings together all of Melissa Stockwell’s other titles – Army veteran, Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient ...
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Army Mom Has Learned Military Families Must Be Patient, Flexible and Yet Regimented

Army Mom Has Learned Military Families Must Be Patient, Flexible and Yet Regimented

In ten years as a military spouse, Alexis Schiefelbein has gained some wisdom — all plans are subject to change. After six years as a ...
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Military Mom's Army Experience Helps with Parenting

Military Mom's Army Experience Helps with Parenting

Jillian Self joined the Army in 2004, the same year as her future husband, after high school in Oregon. She remembers sleep deprivation ...
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Surround Yourself with Friendship Found at Events such as Star-Spangled Babies Showers

Surround Yourself with Friendship Found at Events such as Star-Spangled Babies Showers

Starr Martinez-Mize Trujillo married her husband, Joshua, in 2009, the year after he enlisted in the Navy. Since then, they have had ...
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Operation Homefront Celebrates Military Spouses Including Lucky Scholarship Winners

Operation Homefront Celebrates Military Spouses Including Lucky Scholarship Winners

Lisa Choeun needs a bachelor’s degree to work in her chosen field, community health education. But until recently, it seemed unlikely ...
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The Crazy, Creative Life of a Military Mom

The Crazy, Creative Life of a Military Mom

Last year for Mother’s Day, Air Force mom La Toya Wall received four “crazy looking birdhouses” that each of her children made at ...
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Celebrating Love: Five Creative Ways to Stay Connected Through Deployments

Celebrating Love: Five Creative Ways to Stay Connected Through Deployments

The viral military Christmas card. Did you happen to see it floating around Internet land the past couple of months? Totally clich ...
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Giving Strength to Those Who Serve

Giving Strength to Those Who Serve

Starting a family is one of the most exciting and challenging times of a person’s life. Due to deployments and frequent relocation ...
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