Military spouse blogger in Vermont says that National Guard aren’t Soldiers so their spouses aren’t “Army Wives.”
Presidents, past Presidents, Supreme Court Judges, Senators, and … pop stars? Flags are ordered at half-staff for Whitney Houston’s death? Come on, Gov. Christie!
Rest in Peace to the three Medal of Honor recipients who’ve died in 2012. Source: www.cmohs.org
- Van T. Barfoot (WWII)
- John F. Baker (WWII)
- Mike Colalillo (WWII)
Ash Wednesday on Feb 22 marked the official start of Lent and the kick-off to the “40 Bags in 40 Days” Challenge. Easter is Apr 8. Do you have your Household Bag?
It’s the 50th anniversary of the Mercury 7 Astronauts, candidates chosen from the US Navy, US Air Force, and US Marine Corps: Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, John Glenn, and Gordon Cooper. John Glenn and Scott Carpenter are still living.
The Obama administration has set a goal for all 50 states to pass their own legislation to make it easier for military spouses to transfer professional licenses and certifications from one state to another. This is a terrific initiative. I’ve heard so many horror stories through the years, especially from teachers and nurses.
Marna Krajeski is the author of HOUSEHOLD BAGGAGE: The Moving Life of a Military Wife, and HOUSEHOLD BAGGAGE HANDLERS: 56 Stories From the Hearts and Lives of Military Wives. She blogs at www.HouseholdBaggage.com and www.GreatGetTogethers.com.
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