How to Celebrate Your Military Child & Help Them Thrive

How to Celebrate Your Military Child & Help Them Thrive

April is the Month of the Military Child. The Month of the Military Child is a time to focus on and celebrate the contributions of military children and the unique needs of their lives. Military children are oh so resilient but it doesn’t mean this life isn’t tough on them! It is estimated that a [...]

How to Support Your Spouse (And Yourself) Through Their XO Tour

How to Support Your Spouse (And Yourself) Through Their XO Tour
USS INDIANA, credit: US Navy

As a follow up from our department head post, we were asked to gather feedback on spouses who have experienced an XO tour! The "XO," or Executive Officer, is second in command and reports directly to the Commanding Officer (CO). An XO is responsible to the captain for all ship's work, drills, exercises, personnel organization, [...]

The Big List of Connecticut Festivals & Fairs

The Big List of Connecticut Festivals & Fairs

Did you recently PCS to Groton? Familarize yourself with the area and mark these special dates on your calendar: FEBRUARY Charity Chowder Cookoff and Cabin Fever Festival - Mystic, CT MARCH Sugar Maple Festival - Hebron, CT APRIL Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival - North Haven, CT MAY Dogwood Festival - Fairfield, CT JUNE Lyman [...]

5 Places to Host FRG Events Near Bangor

5 Places to Host FRG Events Near Bangor

Looking for ideas to bring your Family Readiness Group (FRG) togther? Opportunities for wardrooms, chiefs quarters or other group events? Here are five great places for those of you stationed Naval Base Kitsap: Kitsap Great Escape (Bremerton) Photo courtesy of Kitsap Daily News Kitsap Great Escape is located in Bremerton. There are three different rooms [...]