Kay Hagan meeting with residents in Raeford Friday

North Carolinians will get a chance to chat up Sen. Kay Hagan this Friday in Raeford, NC, a popular area for Bragg-based military families. Hagan will be at this addressL L.E. McLaughlin, Jr. Building, 423 East Central Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. to hear constituents concerns on issues such as […] Continue Reading....
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Gabby Giffords, MSOY?

The Fayetteville Observer has a great story in the paper today about me and the two other Bragg wives who’ve been nominated for Military Spouse of the Year. Here’s a link to the story: You can vote for me here until February 3rd, when voting on this first round (the Branch representative round) ends. AND […] Continue Reading....
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DREAM Scholarships for Military Kids

As if we needed more reasons to love Autumn Letendre … The golden-voiced, Gold Star Marine widow started The Golden Star USA Foundation to  “provide pre-through post-deployment/war support, literature, lectures, financing, and education to our active duty and honorably discharged military service members and their dependents.” Autumn’s husband, Marine Capt. Brian Letendre was killed in […] Continue Reading....
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Military Spouse of the Year

  So … I have been nominated to be the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year and made it all the way to the finals! Right now I’m up against four other Army wives, all of whom are really impressive. One of us will be chosen and then the overall Military Spouse of the Year […] Continue Reading....
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Build (and fund) your own military

The New York Times’ website has this fascinating interactive tool that allows people to decide how they would cut the military budget. It’s like the American Idol-izing of national security. I’d love to see a similar tool for other parts of the federal budget because, personally, I think I could do some real good on […] Continue Reading....
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Jumping off the high dive

There was never a time when I didn’t want kids. Sure, there were plenty of times — perhaps even a majority of the hours of my life — when I didn’t want to raise children, but having kids just seemed like part of the normal progression of life to me, like cutting teeth, jumping off […] Continue Reading....
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