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Save Your Sanity and Prepare For The Deployment


Is it the beginning of the end of your sanity?  Absolutely not!  When it comes to deployments, I think this is the first feeling that many of us have, especially if this is you and your spouses' first deployment.  So many questions loom over you and with all of the nagging thoughts swimming around in [...]

You Are A Warrior: Dealing with Deployments


Did you know that you were a warrior?  Well, you are. We all know our loved ones are soldiers, warriors, and heroes, but you too are a warrior.  The word is defined as someone who is engaged or experienced in battle, and, like it or not, you are about to engage in one of the [...]

Living with PTSD and TBI: Welcome Home

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First off, I am married to an Army Reserve soldier diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  My husband served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a combat medic in Ramadi, Iraq 2006-2007. Injuries from the blast of an IED mixed with the stress of war, the loss of three soldiers [...]

Living with PTSD

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My husband was diagnosed with PTSD in September 2007, over a year after being honorably discharged from active duty.  It took us that long to realize that something was just not right. The day we received his diagnosis was certainly bittersweet for me.   There was a part of me that was relieved.  Finally, there was [...]

Deadlines for Holiday Care Packages to Soldiers

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Ready to send your soldier a care package for Christmas? Don't delay! The deadlines are approaching fast! The USPS has released guidelines with the last date you can send your packages to ensure delivery by Christmas. Find your soldier's zip code to see the corresponding dates: APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs™ 090-092: First class and priority mail [...]