Tips for Staying in Touch with Your Soldier via Blackberry Smartphone

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Over the months I discovered a few ways to stay in touch with my deployed Soldier with my Blackberry cell phone. Some of these may also apply to other smartphones like Apple iPhones. Using these Blackberry applications helps me communicate with my son at any time that he happens to be on the Internet. I don't have to be at my computer which is a big relief. For example, one … [Read more...]

A Little Slice of Home

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I was walking at the beach one day, not far from where my son lived before joining the Army. He loved being near the ocean and I was thinking of him that day. So I stopped in the store and picked up a postcard and addressed it with a quick note to let him know I was at his old stomping grounds -- far from the cold, landlocked, and mountainous Afghanistan that he now calls … [Read more...]

Deployed Soldiers Send Dog Tags to their Kids via Dog Tags for Kids

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When a soldier in Iraq wanted to send his kids a gift, he was limited as to what he had access to: a couple of band aids and some sun screen! It didn't matter too much, his kids were thrilled to received anything at all! That story is the inspiration behind "Dog Tags for Kids"! The Dog Tags for Kids project is dedicated to helping United States Service men and women in … [Read more...]

Cell Phones for Soldiers Helps Our Troops Call Home for FREE

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Helping our troops phone home is the mission of Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS), started by Brittany Bergquist and her brother Robbie (14 and 13 years old) back in April of 2004. Through donations and recycling of cell phones, Brittany and Robbie use the proceeds to purchase prepaid phone card and distribute them to deployed soldiers. AT&T donated half a million dollars … [Read more...]

CaringBridge Connects Family and Friends When Health Matters Most


In the event your soldier is wounded and recovering,  families can use the CaringBridge website to communicate with people by giving updates and other information. CaringBridge is a free, nonprofit web service that connects family and friends to share information, love and support during a serious health event, care and recovery. It takes just a few moments to create a … [Read more...]