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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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Making a Difference: CARAT Cambodia 2010

Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in the Southeast Asia region. Longstanding participating nations include Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand; new countries joining CARAT in 2010 include Cambodia and Bangladesh. by Explosives Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Brent Lawson, …

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Navy Athletes in 2010 Warrior Games

This post is by Zona Lewis from Navy Safe Harbor, who is attending the 2010 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. I am not an athlete. I have never been one unless you count lettering in volleyball as a line judge in high school, so my concept of teams has …

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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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