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180 Days

The following is a non-fiction essay written by U.S. Navy Commander Andrew Garlington's daughter, Emily Garlington, describing her experience as a little girl while her father was deployed.

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Family Focus: Know Before You Go

  This post is by Dede O’Rourke.  Ms. O’Rourke works at Commander, Navy Installations Command’s Warfighter and Family Services for Joint Base Anacostia/Bolling. She is a Work and Family Life Consultant.      “What if?” — It’s a question that always gets families thinking when I talk to them about preparing for …

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

As we near Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 7, it is a good time to reflect on what makes our Navy family strong. As service members, it isn’t uncommon to get pat on the back along with a hearty “thank you for your service.” Yet many times behind that …

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