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Starbucks – More Than a Cup of Coffee

On June 6th, I walked into my friendly Grovetown neighborhood Starbucks to find a newly redecorated interior. The Starbucks located at 222 Meridian Drive was chosen to be a designated military family store. Near the counter, a beautiful large wooden plaque reads, “This store is dedicated to people united by their courage to serve our […]

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

It seems like “national days of celebration” pop up every day. Days like National Puppy Day on March 23rd or my personal favorite, National Napping Day on March 12th, are just some of the examples of the crazy days celebrated. One day in particular, however sticks out and should be celebrated by many. National Adopt […]

Becoming A Federal Employee

Military life sometimes proves to be difficult for family members. There are PCS (permanent change of duty station) moves, spouses going TDY (temporary duty assignment), paying bills and finding care for children when working which can take its toll on anyone. Having a civilian job, more often than not, leads to working for employers who […]

Transitioning: Change of Command

“Being a Garrison Commander is arguably one of the toughest but yet rewarding jobs in the Army!” ~ COL Glenn A. Kennedy, II A change of command ceremony is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one to another. Bidding farewell to one Garrison Commander and welcoming another is […]

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