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Enhanced Military OneSource Services

Military OneSource has enhanced their level of service for Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) by designating an individual line to Resources, Options and Consultation (ROC). ROC expands access for families with exceptional family members to subject matter experts in key areas of special needs and provide consultations 24 hours telephonically. However, this does not eliminate […]

Foodie Friday: Money Saving School Lunch Tips

Summer is coming to an end and the school year is quickly arriving.  That means that whether you have a new kindergartner or a teen entering their last year of high school, home packed lunches are important! Not only does packing lunch save you and your family money, but it can also ensure your kids […]

Exploring The World Through Books

 “A Book is a Dream You Hold in Your Hands” ~ Neil Gaiman By: Yadira Payne Did you know that EVERYONE can be a world-class traveler? It’s true. Anyone with a library card has this passport to limitless possibilities. Libraries are the only place we can all visit and travel for free. We only have […]

NCIS

“Firearms are rarely drawn outside of training, and the work requires fastidiousness, perseverance and patience”  – Andrew L. Traver, (5th civilian) NCIS Director The popular TV show aside, including its Los Angeles cousin, the real Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is a civilian-run, federal law enforcement agency for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. […]

Get Lost! Hidden Treasures of Road Tripping

Is road-tripping becoming a thing of the past? The first recorded American road-trip was in 1903. H. Nelson Jackson, Sewall K. Crocker and Bud, the dog, jumped in a 1903 Winton Touring Car on a 63 day scenic trip between San Francisco and New York. That drive now can be completed in 10 days enjoying […]

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 […]

Foodie Friday – Mini Portobello Burgers

The season of cookouts and grill parties is here!  We all love a good grilled burger, but maybe you are trying to watch your figure or you aren’t feeling the juicy goodness that is a well grill steakburger.  Mushroom burgers are a great, “meaty” alternative to actual meat.  Portobellos are the mushrooms of choice for […]

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