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4 Tips to Stay Connected Through Deployment

Guest Post and Photos From United Through Reading At United Through Reading, we work with military families who are doing their best to tough their way through deployments, annual training periods, or mobilizations — whatever pulls their service members away … Continue reading

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Military Moms Get Breast Pumps Covered 100% Through Tricare

For new military moms or who are expecting a baby, you can get a a breast pump 100% covered by Tricare! The Breastfeeding Shop will send it to you free of charge along with 2 accessory kits & 6 boxes … Continue reading

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Strength Finds Me

Long after Horatio returned from his most recent 20+ month deployment, people still say they don’t know how we did it. Horatio gets looks of pity for having been away from his family for so long, and friends and acquaintances … Continue reading

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Medical Care in a Less Foreign Land- Part 3

Answer: Watch TV shows you’d never watch at home; Eat junk food you’d never eat at home; and sit for hours in a hospital lobby just to access wifi. Question: What are things you do when you have 3 weeks … Continue reading

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Breaking News: MCRMC Recommendations Released

This is a great breakdown of the news, by Sarah Peachey of MilitaryOneClick.com The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission released its annual report today to “modernize the Uniformed Services’ compensation and retirement system.” The committee believes the following recommendations … Continue reading

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Seeking Medical Care Abroad- When Dr. Google Fails, You Have No Choice But to Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

We have a very good Regional Medical Officer where Horatio works.   I’ve taken the boys to see her for various ailments during the six months we have lived in Taipei, but one of the boys has been unwell since October … Continue reading

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Oh The Twists and Turns of This Life We Lead…

The windy mountain road we navigate to get to and from our house is a metaphor for our life here in Taiwan.  It is full of twists and turns and near misses; but overall, lovely and with perks.  Like many … Continue reading

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Dogs of War: Rescue Dogs and Veterans Helping Each Other

I usually don’t write about TV shows, though I do get a lot of pitches for them.  Something about my mood lately made me read through an email from a new show’s representative this morning and I am so glad … Continue reading

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The Crazy Construction Robots

So, this is happening in front of my house today. With the high unemployment rate in Taipei, I’d think that the government would want to hire actual people to direct traffic around the construction all around the city.  They are … Continue reading

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Making Progress

As the move date grows closer, the pressure mounts.  I feel the stress in the pit of my stomach nearly all day long and when I wake up during the night.  The medical, educational and travel paperwork seems to multiply … Continue reading

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