Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Questions about Moving?

Military families have to move all the time. Finding a new school, joining a new organization, even finding the best restaurants in town can be overwelmning. Wouldn't it be easy if there was a place you could go, type in a question and have it answered for you? has created just that. It's a social community online where military families can go, connect with others, and get their questions answered. Read More!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Upcoming Grief Counseling Webinar for CareTakers of the Bereaved

On December 4th from 12-1 pm TAPS is hosting a webinar with David A Jobes, Ph.D, ABPP - Professor of Psychology, Co-Director, Clinical Training at the Catholic University of America, a leading expert in suicide prevention. The webinar is the first in a series of professional continuing education training courses that TAPS is offering to educate both civilian and military health care providers about grief counseling.

The webinar is free for active duty military and employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. For civilians seeking continuing education credit, there is a registration fee of $25.


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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Treats for the Troops! The Holidays are Coming...

This weekend, ASY homefront group Operation Pinecone, will begin its holiday collections drive and is planning three packing parties to prepare donations for shipment to our troops stationed in Iraq, and Afghanistan, and delivery to local military hospitals.

The first packing party will be on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Dulles South Multipurpose Center in South Riding, VA.

Operation Pinecone is a grassroots, non-profit organization based in South Riding, Virginia, and consists of volunteers who assemble gift and care packages for service members primarily stationed in Iraq, and Afghanistan. The organization also brings comfort items and offers various methods of support to the wounded and ill, their families, and loved ones located at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center located in Bethesda, MD.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November is Wounded Care Month

Secretary Gates designated November 2008 as "Warrior Care Month" to communicate the Department of Defense's commitment to quality care for our servicemembers and their families. Warrior Care Month is aimed at increasing awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers, their families, and those who care about them. Be sure to listen to ASYlive, where each week, a different branch of service will talk about improvements in care and resources available for wounded servicemembers.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Spousebuzzers Go To Texas

This weekend marked the 5th annual SpouseBuzz Live conference in San Antonio, TX. It was a great event! Military spouses from all around the TX area gathered to poke a little fun at civilian misconceptions of the military life and share their biggest challenges with the rest of the group. To read more about the event - click here!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sod for Soldiers

When one military wife was told her yard must be finished for her home owner's association, Project EverGreen was there to help. Gothic Grounds assisted in a time of need for a deployed soldier's family. They planted shrubs, put down sod and solved a big problem for a man serving his country and unable to help at home. For more information about GreenCare for Troops click here.

Project EverGreen is a homefront group associated with America Supports You.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

NASCAR supports you

On Thursday, Sept. 18, NASCAR drivers and executives made a pit stop atWalter Reed Army Medical Center to visit patients, staff, and families of wounded warriors enroute to the Dover 400 at Dover International Speedway in Delaware.

After visiting some of the patients on the wards and in the Military Advanced Training Center, NASCAR paid tribute to the troops by hosting a dinner with entertainment by the band Candlebox and critically-acclaimed American singer/songwriter Toby Lightman.

It was a who's who in racing and enthusiasts scurried about the dinner tables in the Wagner Gym to get sightings of their favorite driver and autographs. Drivers Travis Kvapil, David Gilliland, Ryan Joseph Newman, Russell Scott Riggs, Joe Nemechek, Kyle Busch, and Greg Biffle who seem larger than life and true daredevils in their racing gear were surprisingly just regular soft-spoken boys next door. Famed football coach and NASCAR Championship team coach Joe Gibbs, three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip and sports anchor Lindsay Czarniak were also on hand to sign autographs.

Having property in Daytona Beach, Fla. and passing the racetrack on a regular basis, I've been slightly interested in NASCAR. I know the sport has a following bigger than football -- hard to believe. But, after this event, my interest is piqued and I have more questions than answers. I'm looking forward to the energy, excitement and noise the next time I'm in Daytona.