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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘military families’

Military families enjoy museum savings

Active duty military families visiting or living in Arizona have plenty of options for family museum time between Memorial and Labor Day thanks to the national Blue Star Museums initiative, which offers free admission to participating museums for active-duty military personnel and their families. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration of the National Endowment for the […]

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How to support military families

Angie Barber, Brad Barber, Ethan Barber, Arizona Military Families

Angela Carmean is due any day. And while the Marine Corps spouse looks perfectly stylish with a burgeoning belly and glowing skin, her pregnancy isn’t entirely stress free. Her Marine aviator spouse is preparing for deployment and doesn’t expect to be home for the birth. “I’ve got several friends who have all agreed to be […]

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Beat the heat at free museums

Right about now, parents all over the Valley are beginning to count the days until another school year gets underway. And kids are feeling restless or bored. Turns out there’s an “app” for that. It’s called a museum. Arizona is full of them, and several offer free admission. Here’s a quick sampling to get you […]

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No deadline on thank you

All I had to do was stick a couple of magazines in some envelopes and affix mailing labels. I’m not sure why it took me a month to do it. I could offer the typical excuses — deadlines, conflicting demands on my time. December, after all, is a busy month. But when I face it […]

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Parenting from Afghanistan

KABUL – This year will mark the third consecutive Christmas that I’ll spend half a world away from my wife and our sons. Like thousands of other Arizonans, I’ll spend the holiday season in Afghanistan, where the decade-long war and reconstruction effort continue simultaneously. I work as a civilian employee of the Army, assigned to the […]

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Appreciating freedom

This past Saturday evening Solvay, Evan and I headed on over to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess* resort for an evening of American food and fun. Saturday was the second day of their inaugural Freedom Fest. The resort had patriotic festivities planned all throughout the long weekend and guests could buy packages to stay for one […]

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Be brave. Ask for help.

TRIAP provides short-term, solution-focused, non-medical counseling for situations resulting from commonly occurring life circumstances such as deployment stress, relationships, personal loss and parent-child communications.No one should have to battle the unseen wounds of war alone.






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