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The Seven Dwarfs of Deployment

By • Apr 8th, 2010 • Category: Communication, Parenting, Passing the Time, Post-Deployment, Relationships

Here’s a funny post from Army wife Sarah, looking back on some memorable moments in the deployments she has survived. You can read her blog here. I know most of you have seen Snow White, so you are familiar with Sneezy, Happy, Dopey, Doc, Bashful, Sleepy and Grumpy, the seven dwarfs. Little did you know […]

Talking About Killing May Help Veterans

By • Feb 18th, 2010 • Category: Civilian Support, Combat Stress, Communication, In the Press, Relationships

By James Dao / The New York Times The act of killing is as fundamental to war as oxygen is to fire. Yet it is also the one thing many combat veterans avoid discussing when they return home, whether out of shame, guilt or a deep fear of being misunderstood. But a new study of […]

One Spouse’s View of Deployment

By • Jan 15th, 2010 • Category: Civilian Support, Communication, Passing the Time, Post-Deployment, Relationships

This is a post by Jennifer Chaloux, an Army wife whose husband was deployed in January 2008. You can read the original article here. I wrote the following so people might have a glimpse into what we go through emotionally, and have a better understanding of a day in a life of an Army wife. […]

Prepare for the Seasons of Deployment

By • Jan 11th, 2010 • Category: Civilian Support, Passing the Time, Pre-Deployment, Relationships

This is part of a post ont he cycles of going through a deployment, from military wife Shannon. She blogs here. If you have been through a deployment, you know one is not the same as the next. It’s almost like being pregnant and giving birth. While the overall situation is the same, 9 months […]

Civilian & Military Planners Have Different Ideas on Afghanistan

By • Jan 11th, 2010 • Category: Civilian Support, In the Press

By Rajiv Chandraskaren / The Washington Post Two days before announcing the deployment of additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, President Obama informed Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal that he was not granting McChrystal’s request to double the size of the Afghan army and police. Cost was a factor, as were questions about whether the capacity exists […]

Heroes At Home is Now a Non-Profit!

By • Jan 11th, 2010 • Category: Civilian Support, Featured

Heroes At Home has been granted it’s non-profit status. After 3 years in existence, and providing support and encouragement for hundreds of military families, we are now a recognized charitable oraganization. That means that all donations are tax-deductible. Please consider us for your end-of-the-year giving! But, our change in status also means that we now rely […]

Is Deployment a Great Way to Spend Christmas? It Depends.

By • Dec 28th, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Communication, Featured, Relationships

The following post was written by Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol, of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs Department. You can read his orginal article here. It’s 5:30 a.m. on a Christmas morning and I’m waiting for a flight that will take me through Afghanistan and then over to my deployed location in Southwest Asia. […]

A Year After Deployment – He’s Still Not the Same.

By • Dec 23rd, 2009 • Category: Combat Stress, Communication, Post-Deployment, Relationships

It’s been a year since Paul came home from Afghanistan. Last year, on the week before Christmas, Kelly & I were busy making preparations to pick Paul & Mark up from the airport together. We bought new clothes; we made hotel and restaurant reservations for the homecoming weekend; we counted the hours, minutes and seconds […]

Why Your Soldier May be Bossy, Rude, Loud, Insensitive, Power-Hungry or Angry…

By • Dec 16th, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Combat Stress, Communication, Featured, Relationships

  This post was written by Eddie Black, a former Marine and current National Guardsman. It was written to explain the military culture to new military spouses. Indoctrination We are a nation of many colors, religions, and ethnicities. Joining the military means giving up much of this and assuming a new identity. It takes a lot […]

You’re home – WHEN can I see you?

By • Dec 9th, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Passing the Time, Post-Deployment, Relationships

Here’s a nice post from an Army girlfriend frustrated because her boyfriend is home from deployment but they live in different places and she can’t see him yet. You can read her blog here. Yes Virginia…there is such a thing as PDB. My Army Acronym for Post Deployment Blues. I think mine are unique in […]

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