July 2015

There are 5 blog entries for July 2015.

Article courtesy of Denver CBS4.

A veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart for his service and his family walked into their new home in Stapleton on Saturday, one that doesn’t come with a mortgage.

Operation Finally Home and builder Wonderland Homes gave U.S. Army Sgt. Marco Dominguez a brand new home in a celebration, that was at times, emotional. “This is just, this is too much,” said Dominguez.

Dominguez served two tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was seriously injured and awarded two Purple Hearts, five Army Achievement medals and three Army Good Conduct medals for his service.

He found out earlier this year that he would be getting a brand new, custom-built house, mortgage free. 

“It’s awesome,” said

Summer is the high moving season for many families. With the kids out of school, it’s an easy way to make a transition to a new area. Unfortunately, it also can be lonely for school age kids without the built in socialization that school provides. To make the transition easier, we’ve rounded up some helpful suggestions from around the web to help your kids make some new friends after a summer move.

1. Head to the library.

The library is a wonderful place to start exploring your community. Not only do they have the best selection of books in town, but many libraries also offer summer reading programs and group activities for kids as well. Storytime is a great way to get the little ones socialized. Teens have options ranging from comic book clubs to

Article courtesy of WilliamsburgMilitaryInsider.com.

This week my experience with a Virtual Yard Sale was simply amazing. A few tips and pointers I thought I would share.

Local Military spouses looking to empty their closets and garages are taking the “yard” out of yard sale, forming groups to buy and sell from each other online.

Dozens of Facebook groups have opened in the past year for Military Members who want to sell outgrown baby clothes and toys, unused household goods or other items that in the past would have ended up in yard sales or in the trash.

Military members say they feel safer dealing with people they know —at least in the Facebook sense of the word — and who are close to their homes on base.  There’s also less hassle involved

Brave men and women who have been injured while serving our country deserve the best care we can give them. The families of the fallen also need ongoing support. That is the mission of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Since 2000 they have worked to offer financial assistance to families of the fallen and have funded and built state-of-the-art focused care facilities for wounded warriors.

The financial support IFHF offered from 2000 to 2005 to families of the fallen eventually gained momentum and prompted federal legislation to increase benefits to those families. IFHF then shifted their focus to the care of the severely wounded. 

The first facility they completed was the Center for the Intrepid in January of 2007. This 60,000 square foot Center

Article courtesy of the blog Life Lessons of a Military Wife. Though now run entirely through a Facebook page, this blog is a goldmine of tips, tricks, and information. 

I’ve been dreading even talking about it. We’ve known now for a few months that we are going to be moving next year . . . another permanent change of station (PCS). It’s a duty assignment we really wanted . . . Germany, but, this time we are moving with two inquisitive kids, a cat and a 100lb dog! Since this move next summer deals with a few more logistical challenges, I thought I would put together my thoughts and start planning now, so I can stop being a worry wart about it! Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.

-Make a list of accounts with phone number and addresses that are