My Memory of September 11, 2001

My Memory of September 11, 2001

This article was originally posted at MilSpouse Conversations! It’s been 19 years since September 11 happened. The day of watching not one, but two planes collide into The World Trade Center in New York City. Another plane hit the Pentagon, and reports flooded in about a plane going down in a field in Pennsylvania. That […]

To My Children Born After 9/11

To My Children Born After 9/11

This post originally appeared on Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life! On 9/11, I was in college. I didn’t become a mom until a few years later. Anyone who remembers 9/11 is probably at least 22 years old. Over the years since I have become a mom, I have talked to my boys about that day. I […]

The Coast Guard has launched ‘Operation Bubba Gump.’ No, seriously

The Coast Guard has launched ‘Operation Bubba Gump.' No, seriously

This article was originally posted at Task and Purpose! When America’s intrepid Coasties aren’t spending their days leaping aboard rogue narco-subs and opening fire on friggin’ sharks, they’re often saddled with more mundane tasks — among them, Operation Bubba Gump.  Besides an awesome name and a tribute to one of the finest fictional soldiers to ever serve, Operation Bubba Gump is a […]