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Ideas for military families.

Ideas for military families.

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My diy deployment countdown jar! I bought the marbles and jar from the dollar tree for $1 each.. the letters, ribbon, and bows at Hobby Lobby!! :)

Sisters Under Sail is once again offering scholarship opportunities for daughters from United States & Canadian military families to sail for one week aboard the all-women crewed tall ship, S/V Denis Sullivan. Teen girls between the ages of 13 – 18 with a parent who is on active status or fallen in the line of duty are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is April 15, 2015. www.sistersunders...

The Military Times has opened up the nomination period for the 2015 Service Member of the Year. Each year, Military Times honors five "Everyday Heroes" -- service members who demonstrate pride, dedication and courage beyond what is expected. These Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen show concern for their fellow service members, their community and the country they serve. smoy.militarytime...

Make your list, check it twice. Don’t forget to nominate an outstanding military child for our 2015 Military Child of the Year. Deadline extended to Dec. 19. One recipient from each branch will receive $10,000, a laptop, and a trip to attend our special gala in Washington D.C. in April 2015. www.militarychild...

Daily Kisses! This is how one Mom from our FB community is helping her 2 year old understand and feel connected during Daddy's deployment.

Making Labor Day weekend plans? It's the last weekend for free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families thanks to Blue Star Museums! The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and thousands of museums across the country. (Pic from National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian, which is one you can visit for FREE)

Back to School season has arrived! It's time to begin preparing for the new school year. The Department of Defense has paid for your Sittercity membership to help you meet your family's care needs. Find local sitters and nannies in your neighborhood. Families can activate their fully paid membership Get started today!"

Fourth of July Flag crafts for kids!

Summer Activities for Kids: 12 Flag Crafts

Just dip the strawberries in some vanilla almond bark and then into blue sugar. They look very festive and taste like summer! So, if you volunteer to throw a Memorial Day event. These strawberries will be the talk of the party.

May 2011 | Plain Chicken

Check out this star spangled diaper cake made by April Franklin for our Pacific Northwest Field Office baby shower.

Do you have enough in savings? According to research, 54% of military families do not. Military Saves Week starts today and Operation Homefront is excited to join the effort. Be sure to take the pledge and find out how to build a better future for your family. www.operationhome... #MSW2014

Having a patriotic themed party? Check out the candy station from our Star Spangled Babies shower hosted by our DC Metro Field Office. (pic by Washington Executive Photographic Services)

The Washington Redskins and Kaplan University have joined forces to create the Kaplan University-Washington Redskins Military Family Scholarship Fund. The fund is expected to award approximately $80,000 in tuition assistance at Kaplan University for spouses and dependents of active duty, National Guard, and reserve members. Deadline to apply is 10/26/13.

Registration OPEN for Homefront Celebration San Antonio and Aurora CO! Homefront Celebration is a special night out just for military spouses. Join us as we eat, laugh, get inspired, share stories about life and gain new insight and perspective. Click the link below to register for one of the upcoming Homefront Celebrations, and check back later for more locations and dates around the country: www.operationhome...

Check out La Quinta Returns Military Rewards - a program dedicated to our service men and women and their families. Join now to receive 300 BONUS POINTS.

Thurs, Aug. 15 5:30 pm EDT - Special webinar from for U.S. Military Families! Learn more about the Department of Defense’s online tutoring and homework help service that is available at no cost to all K-12 students in military families. www1.gotomeeting....

Our friends at Imperial Sugar not only support our military families, they post awesome recipes. Check out this one for the upcoming 4th: Buttercream and Cookie Shortcakes. More recipes www.imperialsugar...

MY MOM HUNTS SUBMARINES - This is a story written for young children about a little girl who has a mother in the military. Everything about their day is normal- except when the mother goes off to work, she will fly in planes and hunt for submarines. Sometimes she has to travel and is away for a while, but she will always come home. ​#MilChild Books www.operationwear...

My Mom Hunts Submarines by Julia A. Maki | ISBN # 978-1-61346-644-5

From the Star Spangled Baby Shower at Ft Hood Texas, this is a great idea for any patriotic themed party.

Home Depot and the Home Depot Foundation are offering a 10K scholarship to military spouses. Deadline to submit essay is 6/28/2013. The Home Depot is an incredible supporter of our military and veterans, as well as Operation Homefront programs.

4th of July Crafts just for kids!!!

20 Crafts for 4th of July Celebrations | Ucreate with Kids

Win a custom Fathead! Fathead's Salute to Service Sweepstakes is open only to active service members and members of their immediate family. Qualifying entrants will be eligible to win one of five free custom Fatheads in their monthly drawings. Enter once a month to increase your chances of winning! Plus 20% everyday for military.

Looking for a few fun things to do this summer with your family? Free admission to over 1800+ museums from Memorial Day to Labor Day for military families www.bluestarfam.o...

35 Tips for Your Next PCS Move from Military Spouse Magazine

35 Tips for Your Next PCS Move

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