Blog Category Military Life
Many of us are feeling fragmented right about now. Regular holiday season stress on top of pandemic anxiety has created a cocktail for disaster. Are you having trouble focusing? Seeing an uptick in mistakes or feeling as if you are doing sub-stellar work? Do you end each day wondering where the time went, or feel that you are simply going through the motions?
Studies have shown the benefits of shared mealtimes can be wide reaching, having a positive impact on psychological, social and biological well-being. How? Here are a few examples:
Let’s face it, deployments are rough. With each and every deployment, military spouses pick up tips and tricks on how to deal with the separation, the intermittent communication, and the things that will inevitably go wrong in your spouse’s absence (flat tire, flu, leaky pipe, etc.). But the fear and worry? Those are always present and often the most difficult to deal with. In fact, worrisome thoughts can seem to literally echo off the walls when your spouse is deployed.
To make deployment easier, military spouses all over the world have shared tips such as:
Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
While the holidays are often a joyous time of celebration; for military families who have a loved one deployed, the season can bring its own set of challenges.
Below are some tips on offering assistance to those facing the challenges of deployment during the holiday season and all year long.
November 1st marks the beginning of Military Family Appreciation Month; a month-long celebration during which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation’s service members.
Throughout the month of November, military families will be honored and recognized for their support of our military and nation. This is an excellent time to recognize these families for the commitment and contributions they make every single day.
In 1999 Senator John McCain introduced legislation to designate the month of May, National Military Appreciation Month. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. The month of May is characterized by six national observances which highlights the contributions of those who have served.
The 6 National Observances during National Military Appreciation Month