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15
Apr

On the Ground: April 15, 2011

–by TMarie

“On the Ground” is a new effort by LIFT to provide an ongoing discussion of the Joining Forces initiative Read more »

11
Apr

What About the Men?

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Only 6-9% of military spouses are male, and Wayne Perry, 32, became one of them last year. His wife Andrea Read more »

11
Apr

Kids Reaching out to Kids

As Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launch their initiative to honor military families,
LIFT launches its own project to get kids excited about reaching out to others. Read more »

7
Apr

LIFT’s Embarrassing Error Should Have Been Embarrassing

–by Kristen Tsetsi

A few weeks ago, I received an email requesting an article for AOL as part of the Military Family week the company organized in Read more »

4
Apr

Interview with Gold Star Mother Becky Johnson

–by Kristen Tsetsi

“A few months ago,” says Becky L. Johnson, “I was contacted by an agent with the FBI out of New York. He explained that Read more »

28
Mar

Interview with Tina Sauer

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Tina Sauer, creator of the facebook page “Screw Prince Charming…I Married a Soldier,” met her husband Henry in early Read more »

23
Mar

Der Spiegel Photos: A Soldier’s Perspective

–by Kristen Tsetsi

You would think the recent controversy surrounding the release of photographs of Spc. Jeremy Morlock and Pfc. Andrew Holmes posing Read more »

20
Mar

From unfunnyme with love

–by Kristen Tsetsi and TMarie

New LIFT co-admin. and Army Wife TMarie runs unfunnyme.com, a website you should really see for yourself. In a way that’s somehow Read more »

19
Mar

Media Coverage of War: Where Is It?

–by Kristen Tsetsi

After March 19, 2003 – George W. Bush’s “Shock and Awe” campaign – it was difficult to leave my living room.There was so much Read more »

14
Mar

Interview with an Anonymous Air Force Wife

–by Kristen Tsetsi

The following interview was conducted with an Air Force spouse who asked to remain anonymous. Read more »

7
Mar

Interview with Kristen D.

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Kristen D., a Navy wife of 10 years, is seven months into her fourth deployment experience. She married her husband Bobby, who was Read more »

3
Mar

Children’s Perspectives: Deployment and the Military

–by Kristen Tsetsi

E. ( age 11 )    J. ( age 8 )    and H. ( age 4 )
answer questions about their dad’s deployment.
Their father is currently serving in Iraq.

Read more »

2
Mar

Recognize Military Families with Obama and Biden

–by Kristen Tsetsi

First lady Michelle Obama and second lady Jill Biden are set Read more »

25
Feb

Interview with Dawn VanGorkum

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Dawn VanGorkum, raised by a father who was a 1SG in the Army and married to an Army soldier, has all the experience she needs to Read more »

21
Feb

Interview with “Reporting for Doodie” Author J.L. Smith

–by Kristen Tsetsi

J.L. Smith is a freelance writer and author whose book Reporting for Doodie: One Grandmother’s Story of Commitment, Read more »

17
Feb

I have a confession.

–by Kristen Tsetsi

I don’t know very much about the pressing needs (mental and physical health, FRG support, etc.) of the military family. Read more »

17
Feb

Interview with Lora

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Lora and her husband Dean, an Army officer, knew one another when they were children, but as they grew up, they led their own lives. Read more »

15
Feb

Best Blogs, Websites, and Facebook Pages

–by Kristen Tsetsi

…because, not only do they have useful, entertaining, and/or informative content, but they’ve also helped spread the word Read more »

13
Feb

Interview with Melanie Smith

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Melanie Smith married her Navy husband, Jay, when she was 27, blending together two families: she and her daughter, and Read more »