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“The Unsung Heroes of the Warrior Games”

As the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games started June 21, athletes have been testing their strengths and endurance. A total of 40 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, who advanced to the DoD level in March as part of the Navy Wounded Warrior–Safe Harbor program, are in the Team Navy. Behind the …

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Navy Family Welcomes YOU into their Home

Welcome to the Smiley family! Specifically, Sarah Smiley, a Navy wife and a mother of 3 boys who wears these two hats with finesse, even though her husband is on a 1-year deployment. In fact, it is this deployment that prompted her to embark on a major endeavor. This is …

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Dinner with a Navy family: Meet the Smileys

We’re going down a different road with this post, but it’s for a look inside the most important part of a Sailor’s life… family. And not just any family, the Smiley family. Thus, we introduce you to Sarah Smiley, a Navy wife and a mother of 3 boys who wears …

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Taking Care of Our Sailors

The Navy describes resilience as “the capacity for Sailors, families, and commands to withstand, recover, grow, and adapt in the face of  stressors and changing demands.”  Resilience is also about fitness in balance. Our Sailors have to be physically, psychologically, spiritually, financially and emotionally fit. Post Deployment Health Re-Assessments and Operational Stress Control …

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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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