October Spouse Club eNews
October 24, 2013
Join Under Armour in Helping Military Kids!
Our Operation Purple Camps for military children with deployed parents were selected for Under Armour’s Next Generation Charity Challenge! We need your help! The charity that raises the most throughout the Challenge will get $20,000. Second place gets $10,000, and third place gets $5,000. The fundraiser ends October 29, 2013. Click here to help now and donate whatever you can.
Nominations Open for 2014 Military Child of the Year
The Military Child of the Year® Award recognizes outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership, and achievement within each branch of Service. Recipients receive their award, a $5,000 cash prize, and a laptop computer at an awards Gala in April 2014. Nominate an extraordinary military child until December 14, at 11:00am CST.
Love to write? Be a guest blogger for Branching Out!
The Association’s blog, Branching Out, is growing fast and we want you to be a part of it! Here’s an opportunity to share your voice with the military community and beyond! Send your original content blog post submissions (200-300 words) to our Online Engagement Manager, at SSebastian@militaryfamily.org. Be sure to include a clear photo of yourself, along with 1-2 photos, if applicable!
Freebies and Discounts for Military on Veterans Day
This Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, numerous national restaurants will be offering free meals and deals for veterans and active military as a Thank You for serving. Most require proof of service, and not all will take place on November 11. Some of these offers are nationwide, but others are at participating locations only. Find out if there are free meals and deals on Veterans Day in your area.
PTSD Can Be Quiet
Annie, a military spouse, shares her story of how PTSD almost drove her and her husband to divorce. Read how she noticed the signs that something wasn't the same in her husband after he returned from deployment, and find out her tips to make sure PTSD doesn't remain silent in your own home.
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Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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