Saturday, December 08, 2007

Military Brat Store Christmas Coupon

Still looking for a gift for your favorite Military Brat? Visit the Brat Store and use the coupon code "DEC07" for a 5% discount on your purchase! This coupon is valid on all purchases completed by Dec 31, 2007.

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Golden CorralĀ® Military Appreciation Essay Contest

Persons 13 years of age and older, who have served or whose parents have served in the US Armed Forces, are invited to submit an essay conveying the pride they have in their parent's or their own Military service as well as share their educational aspirations.

Six winners will be awarded cash prizes to further their education. There are two age brackets: 1) ages 13-17 and 2) ages 18 and older. The two Grand Prize winners (one in each bracket) will receive $5,000 cash, first place winners (one in each bracket) will receive a $2,500 cash prize, and the third place winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000. Cash prizes will be awarded after January 31, 2008.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Operaton Kid Comfort Update

Fabled Fibers: Art Quilt Enchantments, the challenge exhibit that illustrates fifty favorite children's stories, is now viewing online at Visit our exhibit schedule regularly to learn of new venues in your area.

Fabled Fibers products directly benefit Operation Kid Comfort, the Armed Services YMCA program that provides photo-transfer comfort quilts and pillows to America's littlest heroes, the children of our deployed service men and women.
Armed Services YMCA
208 Thorncliff Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: (910) 436-0500
Fax: (910) 436-0018

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Marines Have Landed!

...or actually, evacuated. Last night my son came home along with 3 of his Marine buddies. They had to leave Camp Pendleton because of the fires, after moving all the vehicles out of harms way.

It was funny yesterday to hear some callers on talk shows ask "Where is the National Guard? Where are the Marines?" My guests chuckled and said, "It's kind of hard to fight a wall of fire with an M-16."

It's strange that some people don't understand that the firefighters are trained to fight fires...while the miitary is trained to keep us safe from our enemies. Everyone has their role!

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Soldier in Iraq asks for support

To whom this may concern,

This is SGT Nightingale, a member of 3rd Infantry Division 1st Brigade that is currently deployed in Iraq. I'm writing you to ask for assistance in trying to find organizations that will be kind enough to donate movies, games, play station 3, Xbox 360, sporting equipment for a gym, and bath and body products for 35 females in our company. I'm trying to build a movie gallery in the Soldiers MWR area for their morale and I cant do it alone. I'm sure that there are plenty of organizations and personnel that would love to donate to the soldiers. I'm just asking for some assistance if you can really help out. Please remember we are on a 15-month tour and we have completed 8 months, so we only have 7 more months to go.

SGT Nightingale. Mychosia
F Co HQ PLT 2-7 Infantry BN
Camp Korean Village
Unit # 73431
APO AE 09371

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Every Brat Has a Story

Over the last 3 years since I began focusing the theme of the Military Brats Registry newsletter on "Every Brat Has a Story" I've received too many great stories and no room to print them. So, I'm currently adding an RSS feed for all of them. It will take some time to get them all online, but I'm working on it as fast as time allows.

You can subscribe (for free) by going to Most up-to-date web browsers such as Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, and Safari will show the feeds right in the browser. Microsoft Outlook will even download each story right to your mailbox.

So keep those stories coming in! Remember...every brat has a story...what's yours?



Monday, July 23, 2007

Military Brat from Narimasu Appears on TV

Tim Stinson, Narimasu 1960 graduate and writer of the Japan Military Brat Site, The Dragon's Roar, will be seen on a TV show several times in the coming weeks.

First, on a Biography Channel special about The Two Coreys - Corey Feldman and Corey Haim - on Wed. July 25 @ 9PM and Thurs. July 26 @ 1AM. This is an interview about these two actors who were once on the cover of every teen magazine on the planet!

He will then be acting on a series called "The Two Coreys" on the A&E Network, an unscripted improv series (it's not really a reality show, but a hybrid and really funny!) about these two actors - one who has grown up and gone on to develop a stable family environment, and the other ... well, he may never grow up. Tim is on the 6th or 7th episode, playing the band manager. The show premieres on Sunday, July 29th at 10:00pm.

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