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Mothers Of Military Support & National Guard Family and Friends

We hope you enjoy this blog  made specifically for those families and friends involved in the WA State National Guard.

Whether your soldier is just joining the military or has boots on ground in conflict areas, this blog is for you.

**Talk about anything that you would like but keep in mind, this is a FAMILY and friends board ***

Welcome to our  Family Community message board.  

As a mother and daughter of Veterans, I understand how tough it can be at times not knowing who to turn to or where to go to get information. 

Just finding someone that was going through the same as I was or understood what I was talking about or thinking, seemed unattainable.

With the Washington State National Guard Community Web Journal provided here, we hope to open up the lines of communication for you.  Whether your soldier is preparing to enter bootcamp, preparing to deploy, been injured, or is now a Veteran, this is the safe place for you to openly discuss your concerns, share what’s going on in your life, as well as your Soldiers, and/or offer information to other families and friends that helped you get through an enlistment.

Having family in the military certainly proves to be a journey full of ups and downs.  The common thread we all share is how proud we are of our military family members.

GodSpeed to all our men and women in harms way.  We are proud of each and every one of them.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us @ 4vets@momsservices.org or militaryassistance@momssservices.org


Another great resource is your

WA State Department of Veterans Affairs

www.dva.wa.gov/ .


20 user comments.

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Tuesday, July 20th 2010 @ 6:16 AM

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Thursday, May 6th 2010 @ 4:23 AM

Posted by Mhunter:

I'm so glad to find this blog! so many interesting stories and thoughts. I used to download many articles in mp3 concerning this problem by mp3 search still, there is no solution to most of the problems we encounter in our family life.
Thursday, April 8th 2010 @ 4:11 AM

Posted by jessica doll:

:-?I am a mother of 2 and a step mom to 3! I was thinking of going back to work and since I lack skills and job experience I was considering joining the national gaurd. I have a deep respect for the military and our country and I think it would be great to be a part of it. I am concerned about my ability (31 years old and a little lazy) also broken hearted about the thought of being away (I am sure that is common.) any thoughts?
Thursday, June 25th 2009 @ 9:46 PM

Posted by MOMS:

On Wed, 6 May 2009 15:53:02 -0400, "Carolyn Rowe" wrote:
> My name is Carolyn Rowe and I am a reporter with RNN-TV in NY. I just
> wanted to let you know we are doing a Mother's Day special this week
> called Military Moms Making a Difference. We are going to be honoring
> all kinds of military moms...those whose children have made the ultimate
> sacrifice, those who now take care of a son or daughter wounded in war,
> those whose child is deployed, and those mothers who are in the military
> themselves. We will be airing one story each night in our 7pm show and
> hope to dedicate almost our entire show to this on Friday. We are
> looking for people to post comments on our webpage about what it is like
> to be a military mom or post a Mother's Day wish for a military mom.
> Troops themselves can of course post messages to their moms. We are
> going to try to read some of them on the air on Friday. If you or anyone
> you know is interested the link is below. Please feel free to pass this
> email around. I cover a variety of stories about the military and
> veterans. If you are looking for coverage of anything in the NY, NJ, CT,
> PA, DE area in the future please feel free to contact me.
> http://rnnblogs.com/index.php/moms
> Thanks!
> Carolyn Rowe
> 914 417-2748
> www.rnntv.com
Wednesday, May 6th 2009 @ 2:47 PM

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Tuesday, April 14th 2009 @ 8:07 AM

Posted by Trish:

My son left for basic 2/25/09. I miss him so much and no one seems to understand. My friends have never experienced the military life. They just do not understand. I am from a military back round and I have spent my life telling my two boys never to enlist. You have to understand that my Grandfather fought in WW11(Arm), My father Vietnam(Marine), my husband Desert Storm(Army inf). I never thought for a million years I would have to worry about my son in Afghanistan. My heart hurts every time I think about him in harms way. I feel so alone!!! :( I feel like I am losing my mind... Please do not get me wrong I love this country! But I fell like I have given enough! Can someone please help me through this.....
Tuesday, March 31st 2009 @ 6:18 AM

Posted by charlene:

My son left for basic at fort knox 2-18-2009. I feel like I have a hole in my heart.I wish i could hear from him. Does anyone know how long reception usually takes. :-(
Wednesday, February 25th 2009 @ 3:03 PM

Posted by Cheryl:

Wow this site is great! My son is currently in boot camp in Ft. Knox and some of the things he writes home I am concerned. I was not thrilled that he joined the National Gaurd w/ a high risk mos signed on for 6 years and college option first(Hopefully). But, since he has I have decided to be a supportive but informed mom which is how I found this blog by the way. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions other than to continue to write letters of love & encouragment till he gets home. I know based on his letters it is not what he thought or expected but I get mixed signals from his letters whether he hates it and wants out(very unlikely) or if its just part of what a solider goes through during basic. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. :-?
Thank you in advance :)
Tuesday, December 2nd 2008 @ 2:51 PM

Posted by AllFam:

This blog is very needed...thanx!
Friday, August 29th 2008 @ 9:56 PM

Posted by Liz:

He doesn't yet have an apo/fpo address but make sure that he contacts you with it when he arrives in country. I'd say you've already officially adopted him! He should be able to email you, letting you know the things he may want or need. I know those deploying with the 81st Heavy Brigade Combat team don't have their apo's/fpo's yet. Good luck and keep us updated on how it goes.
Wednesday, August 20th 2008 @ 5:47 PM

Posted by Debbie:

I have a dear friend being deployed in a couple of weeks...how can I officially adopt him to make sure he has what he needs while in Mosul?
Wednesday, August 20th 2008 @ 5:11 PM

Posted by Patti Quinn:

I have a son who is being deployed the first week of May. I am hopeful that I can develop in myself a way to get through this 15 months in a positive and calm frame of mind. Does anyone have anything that has worked for them?[Blue
Sunday, April 13th 2008 @ 2:11 PM

Posted by max:

I am looking for a support group for parents of deployed military. Hope fully in the North King County or South Snohomish County area.
Edmonds,Lynnwod,Everette,Bothell, etc.

Friday, February 29th 2008 @ 8:16 PM

Posted by Marilyn:

Good old bravo btry 2/146 formerly Charlie btry here in Longview.
Sunday, November 4th 2007 @ 8:44 PM

Posted by Liz:

GodSpeed to your son. We'll pray for him, also. What unit is he with?
Wednesday, October 31st 2007 @ 8:05 PM

Posted by Marilyn:

Well it looks like our son will be deployed sometime next summer or in the fall. I pray for our soldiers every day and hope they will all be home soon.
Monday, October 22nd 2007 @ 7:01 AM

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