TOURS OF DUTY
by John Beale
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Tech. Sgt. Tracey McArdle of Edinboro embraced her son, Tyler, 7, minutes before being deployed with the 911th Air Wing of the Air Force Reserve, which was flying injured soldiers out of Iraq, among other duties.
Sgt. McArdle also has a 4-year-old daughter, Samantha.
She has made four trips to the Persian Gulf in support of troops fighting in Iraq.
Sgt. McArdle has been back home since Dec. 1.
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Share Your Story with the Military Channel
The Military Channel is seeking personal videos from members of the U.S. Military to let soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines tell their story directly to viewers.
Real-life moments captured on film by service members will be broadcast on the Military Channel as part of a new on-air programming initiative. Servicemen and women anywhere in the world who brought a camcorder with them on a recent deployment, or those who currently have a camera with them on the frontlines, can submit their videos directly to the Military Channel.
Additional information is available from a recent DOD release: http://www.defenselink.mil/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=2762
As well as a recent piece that aired on the Pentagon Channel: http://www.media-file.net/discovery/militarychannel/
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|How I Lived My Life When My Dad Deployed
|By Nathan Wright as told to Arlene H. Hull for LIFELines
|I was 12 years old when my dad, CDR David Wright, deployed to Iraq. For several years my family - my parents, my brother and two sisters, and I - had lived in Pensacola, Fla., where my dad was assigned to Pensacola Naval Hospital. I knew about the war. I had seen the news about our military forces in Afghanistan, and I knew there was a possibility that my dad would go. But a possibility and reality are two different things. More
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Children's Network International
Military Family Assitance Program
CNI's MFAP was starting to help our military families while their spouses are fighting for our freedom. We can never do enough to help our brave men and women in uniform as they serve this great country.
We currently send our Love Cartons full of food and personal care items to bases all over the country.
If you would like to help us send these boxes please write in your memo section of your check "Military Families" and we will send the box in your name.
If you know of a military family that needs our assistance, please let us know. Thank you for your support of our military. >>>link to ChildrensNetworkInternational.org for more information
Making Ends Meet
Being a military wife or mom can be stressful enough without having to worry about money, but many do. There are lots of little tricks and tips that military families can take advantage of to help stretch their hard-earned dollars. Here are a just a few.
Take Advantage of Discounts
Many retail stores, restaurants, and recreation facilities offer discounts to military families. Getting your discount is as simple remembering to ask. Some of the retailers include Foot Locker, Sears Portrait Studio, and many more. For a partial list, visit: http://img.military.com/misc/DC/DealIndex.jsp
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