Memorial Day for a Gold Star Family

MilSpouseFest spoke with Erica Brophy about the loss of the love of her life and the grieving process that turned into a project to help fellow Gold Star Families—those whose loved ones died serving their country.

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Just ask: A plea from a mom of military kids

Deployment. It’s a complex subject for us military spouses and equally sensitive for our children. So for April, the Month of the Military Child, MilSpouseFest spoke to an active duty Army family about how their children cope with deployment.

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The Life of a Military Child Post-pandemic

High school is supposed to be the best time of your life—limited responsibility, lots of learning, friends, and reaching many milestones. Unfortunately, military children have had these experiences stripped away because of the combination of the pandemic and frequent moves between duty stations

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Red Friday’s early tech origins and the lasting impact

One of the most recognizable initiatives for honoring deployed service members is known as R.E.D Friday, or Remember Everyone Deployed Friday. From military family members to AAFES employees and beyond, you will see these groups styling in red once a week, but where did this coordinated clothing effort come from?

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