Friday, August 21

Posted by: tayla 8/21/2009 6:00 AM

Friday, August 21
Married to the Military
Recent studies have confirmed that the demands of waging two wars have magnified the stresses impacting military members and that those stresses often carry over to their home lives and have an effect on their families. Today we'll talk with military spouses about the joys and challenges they face as a result of their loved one's service. We'll talk about everything from employment challenges, including new Federal hiring preferences for spouses, to GI Bill benefits, and from caring for children during deployments to coping with frequent moves - and doing it all with a sense of humor and panache. Guests: Sarah Smiley, syndicated columnist and author of the memoir Going Overboard: The Misadventures of a Military Wife, and a collection of essays titled I’m Just Saying..., Vivian Greentree, Director of Membership and co-founder of Blue Star Families, and Margie Russell and Greta Gary from Naval Station Norfolk's Fleet and Family Support Center.


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