In honor of Memorial Day, we talked to four military spouses about what what their marriages are really like, especially when one spouse is far away or in combat. They shared some truths about their lives, which are often misunderstood by civilians.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Here's the unedited speeches President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made during their visit to Fort Stewart Friday.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fort Stewart Friday. While there, the president signed an executive order to crack down on unethical recruiting of military members by educational institutions. Here's the unedited tape of their speeches. We had to split it into three videos to keep within time constraints (and so they'd load in under a hundred years), so just click on them in order and you'll be in good shape! Got something to say about this story? Tell us in the comments! Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your photos to Pics & Clips.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
A female soldier who does it all has this secret for other women in military service: Laugh, love, live.
I remember when the sighting of a female soldier was indeed a rare one, not to reveal my age (as I am told a woman never does) Let's just say it was 'back in the day'. She seemed somewhat different than other women that I knew and grew up with. She was edgy, cool, strong and confident. Mysterious and a little dangerous. She had experienced things and been places that I could only imagine. She seemed to know something that I didn't. She was a soldier. Believe it or not, being around the military all my life, this assumption stayed with me until the past three years. Until the day that I became a soldier. I am not a full-time soldier, but I am in the United States Reserves – a soldier, no less. But I still pondered how these women, these …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Military family members can land scholarship money, learn a new career or visit museums for free.
Various agencies and groups are offering classes, scholarships and even free museum entry to military family members this summer. Free tax course for military spouses: The Employment Readiness Program (ERP), in partnership with H & R Block, will provide vouchers for military spouses to enroll in the H & R Block tax school. The tax school, which costs about $300, is free to military spouses of active duty, reserve, deceased and retirees of any branch of the service. This program allows military spouses to attend the tax training school at no cost to them. Students who pass will be certified as tax professionals and perhaps work for H & R Block during tax season. This training creates seasonal employment as well as a portable job for …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Fayetteville Cares hosts 'Boots & Booties' baby shower for 1,000 Fort Bragg new and expectant mothers.
Talk about a baby boom. What do you get when thousands of Fort Bragg soldiers returned home last fall from their annual deployment? Thousands of pregnant spouses with due dates in June or July. Fayetteville Cares, a non-profit organization that heartily supports its military community, hosted the extravagant baby shower for more than 1,000 military mothers on June 25 at the Crown Center, making it the world's largest military baby shower ever with the help of hundreds of volunteers and community sponsors. The lucky winner of a Chevrolet Cruz was Lauren Allen. To make the win even sweeter, Lauren's car had just broken down that morning and she rented a car to drive to the event. "We want you to know that Fayetteville cares and that the …