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Creating New Holiday Traditions When Your Service Member Is Away
Holidays can feel different when your service member is away. But there are things you can do to help yourself – and your loved one. Creating new traditions and sharing old ones can keep the holidays fun and meaningful, and help you stay connected.
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Cracking the ‘Code’ of Military Uniforms
Uniforms serve symbolic and practical purposes, from making it easy to identify who is in charge to communicating power and discipline to allies and enemies. As family or friend of a service member, gain a better appreciation of the role of their uniforms.
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Military Homecoming: Things to Consider as a Family Member or Friend
The anticipation of a homecoming may come with many different feelings for both you and your service member. As a family member or friend, you can be a key supporter as they return home from deployment. Learn different ways to be a strong source of support for them.
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