Army Mom Strong

Welcome to Army Mom Strong. I am so glad you are here :) Army Mom Strong is a resource for Moms who are coping with the deployment of a son or daughter. At Army Mom Strong, we also honor those who lost their lives and pray for all troops and their families.
Thank you for being strong with me - we are all in this together.
Military Mail Basics – APO/FPO/DPO

Military Mail Basics – APO/FPO/DPO

Sending mail to APO – FPO – DPO addresses is the same as sending domestic mail. There are some special guidelines for Military mail that is going overseas. In this article, I will explain. How to Address Military Mail Here are examples of how to address military mail – it could be 2 or 3 lines for the address: CPT JOHN DOE UNIT 2050 BOX 4190 APO AP 96278-2050 SGT ROBERT SMITH PSC 802 BOX 74 APO... [Read more]

Red Friday T-Shirts – Army Distressed Style

Red Friday T-Shirts – Army Distressed Style

Since 2006, the Red Friday movement has been growing. People wear red on Fridays to show their support for our service men and women who are deployed. RED Friday means Remember Everyone Deployed. Show your support for our troops deployed overseas. Available now, RED Friday t-shirts! 20% of every sale goes to a Military Support organization. Red Friday T-shirts We thank Wild Lyon Graphics for these... [Read more]

Wistful Goodbyes

Wistful Goodbyes

Poem by Cynthia Gibbs The time has come for them to go- It just all seems a haze as they bid goodbye. Where those last days went, I do not know; And my thoughts wander as I heave a sigh- Did I give enough hugs, did I give enough kisses, To last until we once again meet? Did I make enough memories, forget any wishes? Tickle enough tummies, chins and feet? Did we read enough books, go enough places, To... [Read more]

1001 Things to Love About Military Life

1001 Things to Love About Military Life

A beautiful book, “1001 Things to Love About Military Life” chronicles the traditions, advantages, and experiences that military members and their families love and share. This book is for anyone that’s been touched in some way by military living. Looking back at my own introduction to military life through my son’s Army service, everything was so foreign to me at first. Over the years,... [Read more]

A Christmas From Afar

A Christmas From Afar

Poem by Cynthia Gibbs Two little pairs of bright eyes are anxious to see What goodies are waiting for them under the tree. Festive stockings are hanging full to the brim, Yet the family stands still – waiting for him. Eagerly their eyes turn to lock on the screen – Looking for that face they’ve not recently seen. Without too much delay, they soon get the call. As his image comes in focus, he... [Read more]

2011 Deadlines for Holiday Mail Sent to U.S. Troops Overseas

2011 Deadlines for Holiday Mail Sent to U.S. Troops Overseas

It’s only November but time to start thinking about holiday packages for troops in overseas locations! The United States Postal Service announced their holiday deadlines for sending packages to overseas troops. If you want packages to reach your soldier in time for the holiday, be sure to adhere to the deadlines. Mail is very slow to overseas locations during the holiday season and it can take... [Read more]