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In May, the Department of Defense through a partnership with the USO and Trevor Romaine company will be releasing a DVD kit entitled "With You All The Way". The kit will include a DVD that helps school-aged children deal with deployment along with a stuffed teddy bear (named "Cuzzie"), a journal, postcards and a set [...]

Military Teens Toolkit


Each summer, the National Military Family Association's Operation Purple® program provides a free week of camp for thousands of military youth who have a parent serving in the Uniformed Services. We ask them to tell us the best and hardest parts about military life in a popular activity called the Top Ten list. The messages [...]

Deployments with Sesame Street


Sesame Street has partnered with Wal-Mart to make a deployment kit available to all military families with children. This kit contains a Sesame Street DVD, a Parent/Caregiver magazine, and a child’s activity poster. The DVD is available in English and Spanish and is targeted to children between the ages of 3 & 5. It discusses [...]

Dealing with Pets During Army Deployments

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Getting pets to deal with deployments can sometimes be even more difficult than dealing with kids. Pets will also show their emotions and they will react when someone disappears from their daily routine. Please note, I am not a veterinarian…if your pets have problems that continue, please get them the appropriate medical attention. Things that [...]

Operation Purple for Military Kids


If your soldier is deployed and you would like to offer a unique experience to your children, be sure to check with the National Military Family Association. Operation Purple is a summer camp that is free to military children with a deployed parent. It is held at multiple locations each summer. The camps last from [...]