Tag Archives: Family

20 Ways to Connect with Your Kids during Deployment

By U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Kids of all ages have lots of questions about deployment and what it means for the parent who is away. It’s especially important for their questions to be answered openly, honestly and calmly. Some practical pointers 1. Encourage your kids to ask questions 2. Use language suitable to the age …

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Families OverComing Under Stress Supports the Military Family

By Allison Paul, FOCUS (Families OverComing Stress) Family member It was January 2011 when we found ourselves among our squadron’s families, a somber group awaiting the evening’s deluge of information:  the pre-deployment brief.  My husband was embarking on his third deployment, but this was a first time experience for our daughters (ages 3 and 5). One of our goals was to find …

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Project FOCUS: Supporting Military Families Worldwide

By Kirsten Woodward, director, Family Programs, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery It’s always been said – “military families serve too” – they feel the effects of mutliple and combat related deployments and they bare witness to the impact of high operational tempo.  Since 2008 – Navy Medicine has been not only serving the service members needs, but the …

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Navy’s Top Leader shares Summer Safety Message

From Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Summer is here and it’s hot, it’s a fun time of year, but it’s a time of year when we’ve got to pay attention to Safety. As we’re out there biking, boating and grilling, I need everyone to think about what you’re doing and look out for your shipmates. If you ride …

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