This past week I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out where we are going to live at our next duty station.
Since April 5, three veterans have committed suicide on the grounds of a Veterans Affairs medical facility. The first two were in Georgia, one at a parking garage at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin and the other outside the main entrance to the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur.
Recently released survey results by Blue Star Families in collaboration with the Institute for Veterans and Military families show the top five issues for military spouses as the following: Time away from family, military spouse employment, military children’s education, impact of deployment…
It’s that time of year again. Christmas is less than two weeks away, the shopping isn’t completely done, plans are still being finalized for travel and leave papers still haven’t been signed.
I’m not going to lie — I had a great time covering my main story in this week’s Fort Hood Herald about the taping of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Tribute to the Troops celebration.
Every year, like many families, when we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner we go around the table and each guest shares something they are grateful for. Since our table setting ranges from all ages, the answers you get can be varied. Sometimes the answers are full of emotion and heart, other ti…
Yesterday, on Patriot Day, we remembered the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Most of us can still vividly remember exactly where we were and what we were doing the day we woke up to see airplanes flying into the World Trade Center.
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to improve opportunities for military spouses looking for jobs within the federal government.
On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists attacked American soil by flying airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, with yet another hijacked plane taken down by the courageous passengers before it could reach its unknown destination.
This is a personal story for me as some great public servants are being recognized for their commitment to safety. These public servants are a part of our Army family here at the Great Place. They work hard to serve this great nation. They work hard to support our units by ensuring readiness…
Summer is here. School is out for some and almost wrapped for others. Vacation plans are being made. Moving trucks begin lining the streets. If the weather is any indication of the season, I have been feeling the summer heat. I am sure many of you have, too.
Sunday was Mother’s Day. Well wishes and Happy Mother’s Day greetings were abundant. I heard friends and neighbors saying it in passing. I watched my social media feeds fill up with fond descriptions of what Mother’s Day means as stories of strength and sacrifice were shared.
Friday is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. The day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day. The day recognizes and pays tribute to the contributions and sacrifices our military spouses make every single day.
May is Military Appreciation Month, a time to honor those who are currently serving in our great U.S. armed forces. On May 28, near the end of the month, we’ll observe Memorial Day — the day we honor those who gave their lives while serving our nation.
There is nothing better than filling the soul with family and friends. This past week, I headed out of town to watch my brother get married. It was such a joyous occasion filled with family and friends celebrating the love of this couple.
Last week, we had our monthly unit coffee. Like many units, we are always looking for different and creative things to do when we get together. It always ends up being such fun to spend some quality time, but we like to have some sort of activity for those attending to enjoy.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is seeing the largest contingent of U.S. athletes ever at a Winter Olympics with more 244 athletes (135 men, 109 women) representing our great nation.
In the past few weeks, there have been many posts across social media about loud booms, windows shaking and rattling across the Fort Hood area. In every post, there was one consistent response among the dozens of replies. The one constant — “this is the sound of freedom.”