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The Home Front

Monday 08/24/2009
Supporting A Friend

Just fifteen months ago, I was the one who wasn't sure how I would handle my son leaving for Navy Boot Camp. Then last month, one of my best friend's sonswent off to Air Force Boot Camp, and now I am on the other side, trying to be there for her.

Posted in The home front on Monday, August 24, 2009 12:00 am.

Tuesday 08/11/2009
The First Call Home.....

Note: I should begin with an apology to readers of Lisa's Home Front blog. It's not my intention that Christi and I dominate this forum. Many families have sons and daughters and friends in the service. And I'm sure Lisa would love to have more reflections. Some of the letters that service people send home aren't so personal (or such security risks) that they can't be shared with neighbors and friends back home. I hope this entry encourages others to contribute to the Home Front.

Posted in The home front on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:00 am.

Wednesday 07/15/2009
Boot Camp Approaches by Guest Blogger Christi Kennedy Weybret

Irritated, I stared at the truck keys, wallet, scattered coins and sunglasses that my 21-year-old son had tossed unceremoniously on my clean kitchen counter. With a sigh, I started to gather it all. And then I stopped.

Posted in The home front on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:00 am.

Thursday 07/09/2009
Soldier's Family Survival Workshop

Blue Star Mothers is a wonderful organization, wanted to share an upcoming event with everyone.

Posted in The home front on Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:00 am. Updated: 3:00 pm.

Monday 07/06/2009
Still Learning about the Military

I have a friend I made thru, her husband was in Great Lakes, IL with my son while they were training for their chosen Special Ops jobs. Her husband has been in the Navy for around 10 years and had worked very hard to be recommended to the training in Great Lakes. He went to San Diego with his class and while he worked very hard at completing this very difficult training, he chose to not complete the training at this time.

Posted in The home front on Monday, July 6, 2009 12:00 am.

Wednesday 06/10/2009
Wednesday Hero of the Week

I found this incredible blog that highlights a new hero every Wednesday, and while they aren't from Lodi, I feel that we should all be reminded ofhow those in the miiltary are putting their lives on the line for us everyday. I will be updating this weekly as the new hero's are posted.

Posted in The home front on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:00 am.

Thursday 05/14/2009
Military Appreciation Month

May is National Military Appreciation Month

Posted in The home front on Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:00 am. Updated: 2:59 pm.

Tuesday 05/05/2009
New Support For Vets

I received the following email from a friend and felt it was something I wanted to share. We as a country don't always support our veterans of war very well, especially when we might not agree withthe war they are sent to fight. Because of this it is important to remember they don't decide where and why they fight. Their decisionwas to serve their country. With this in mind, please take a minute to read through the information below.

Posted in The home front on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:00 am.

Wednesday 04/22/2009
The Economy and Military Recruitment

I have been hearing some interesting information lately regarding the number of young people trying to enlistin the military, "trying" being the operative word in that sentence.

Posted in The home front on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:00 am.

Saturday 02/28/2009
Learning to let go......

I had an eye-opening experience last week. I joined a group of N4Ms (Navy for friends in Southern California to watch as our sons/husbands/boyfriends completed a grueling week of training.

Posted in The home front on Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:00 am.