Month: June 2014

More Important Resources

More Important Resources: The limited knowledge regarding certain resources outside the Command and the Military is evident. In my opinion, a broken Soldier is a broken Mission. The more aware Soldiers are about the resources available to help them and their families, the higher our chances are to become Army Strong. Therefore, with this frame of mind, and for the section Family Readiness Section of this Newsletter, I decided to just share some resources that my deed important to Soldiers and their families. American Red Cross – Service to Armed Forces – South Jersey Region The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in sever. Some of its services includes but not limited to: Education (Outreach & Briefings), Information and Referral, Emergency Services, Service to Military & Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Facilities, Building Family Resiliency, Meeting Additional Needs. Jessica Richardson – Regional Manager – Service to Armed Forces (609) 562-3481 office (609) 664-6182 cell jessica.richardson@redcross.org; Office located at Joint Base M-D-L Tim Settles – Regional Disaster Program...

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Free vacations, retreats and opportunities for military families

Free vacations, retreats and opportunities for military families _________________________________________________________________ Attractions (free admission): Busch Gardens, Sea World, Sesame Place www.herosalute.com _________________________________________________________________ Callaway Gardens (Georgia) www.callawaygardens.com _________________________________________________________________ Houston Zoo www.houstonzoo.org _________________________________________________________________ Living Coast Discovery Center (San Diego Bay at Chula Vista, CA) www.thelivingcoast.org (military disocunt) _________________________________________________________________ San Diego Zoo http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/faq-page _________________________________________________________________ BAADS Veteran Sunday Sailing Program (San Francisco, CA) www.baads.org facebook The Veterans Sunday Sailing Program with the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) provides veterans the opportunity to sail in Access 303 and Access Liberty boats with other veterans every Sunday. BAADS is offering this program to ALL veterans, not just disabled. This is intended as a thank you for service. Feel free to come this week and each week following with no obligations besides RSVP’ing to keep accurate count of our resources. _________________________________________________________________ Birdies for the Brave (PGA Tour & Champions Tour events) www.birdiesforthebrave.org Birdies for the Brave offers complimentary admission for active, retired, and reserve military along with their dependents at select PGA TOUR and Champions Tour events. Many tournaments also offer discounted admission for veterans. _________________________________________________________________ Blue Star Museums http://www.bluestarfam.org/Programs/Blue_Star_Museums Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. _________________________________________________________________ Blue Star Theatres http://www.bluestarfam.org/Programs/Blue_Star_Theatres Nearly two dozen theaters around the country are offering free...

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