September marks the start of Suicide Prevention Month, with today being World Suicide Prevention Day—a time when to reflect on the lives taken too s..
In the middle of the Pocono Mountains, families are learning to survive–and not just in the wilderness. Wounded, ill, and injured service members..
Growing up, you always hear stories about soldiers and their families. You see them on TV, in movies, or commercials, but it’s not until someone you..
When my family was chosen to attend an Operation Purple Family Retreat®, I was excited—but also nervous. It was a great opportunity! I’d get to sp..
I live 1,200 miles away from my husband, Kevin.
Some may call us a geo-bachelor family, but I like to think of us as ‘closer than a deployment, fa..
Last night, I attended the D.C. premiere of the new Ethan Hawke-January Jones movie, “Good Kill,” about Air Force pilot turned drone operator, Maj…
If you’re going through a deployment, or other military separation, you know that one way to keep your loved one beaming with anticipation is to sen..
As new parents, we take every opportunity we can to go see movies, and when American Sniper was released, we quickly bought our tickets ahead of t..
September 11, 2001—the day our Nation stood still. The day that seemed as if it would never pass. The day that started the longest war in our countr..
Twenty five years ago, this country girl from Eastern Washington State met a surfer, ROTC student from Torrance, California. Despite the distance an..