Posts Tagged ‘military’

A Final Salute

This Saturday on NBC4 we are airing a special show dedicated to our Veterans. I will be reporting a story that is truly inspirational. Please join us as we witness a final salute. I’ll introduce you to an amazing group that is helping America’s bravest feel pride and peace during the end of their lives. Here’s a preview:

Meet the Stroller Warriors

Please join us for #News4at5 tonight for this story on military spouses and how they’re finding friendship and fitness from behind wheels.

On News4 at 5, Angie Goff shows how military spouses are finding fitness and friendship behind the wheels of strollers.

Posted by NBC Washington on Friday, May 15, 2015

ARMY Mom Strong

Anyone who’s had a baby knows just how tough it can be to get back in shape. Imagine having to have to take a physical fitness test and meet a weight requirement 6 months after delivery! It’s the reality for the brave women in our military. The good news.. there’s a unique program that is helping pregnant soldiers stay fit physically and emotionally. Tune in for my story from Fort Meade Maryland this evening. It airs on News4 at 4 after Ellen!

Military Mamas Get Spoiled!

Operation Homefront teamed up with the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) to  throw the ultimate baby shower for military moms-to-be! Celebrating “Star Spangled Babies” the event honored and spoiled 50 area military moms.It was an honor to emcee again. The best part? When we surprised all the women with a brand new trendy Nuna Pepp stroller! Photos by Max Krupka

Remembering the Fallen

Wishing everyone a safe holiday weekend. Hope you can take time out to remember our fallen heroes. Sometimes we forget there is a war still going on and lives continue to be lost.

Thinking this weekend and Monday about all those who gave their lives.. and their families who now bravely live on without them.

If you get a chance.. I would recommend watching a movie that will get you thinking, move you to tears and show you another side of war. It’s called “Taking Chance” and stars Kevin Bacon.

Star Spangled Babies!

Let’s here it for the  little patriots to be. Earlier this week I visited Ft. Washington for Operation Homefront’s Star Spangled Babies Shower. It honored 50 Military Moms to Be. We had a blast playing some fun games the whole family got in on. Door prizes including a car seat and stroller set were exciting to give away. We also had guest speakers talking about healthy nutrition for mom and baby. The expecting moms all got a great basket of goodies for their little one. There was even a bag just for mom too. I love events like this because it really provides a lot of much needed support. Many of these women have husbands who are serving abroad… or in one case recovering at Walter Reed.

 

Operation Shower: Honoring 40 military moms-to-be

What an event! More than 40 military moms-to-be gathered for an amazing time at “Showered with Love”sponsored by Operation Shower. They got boxes of gifts from Babies ‘r’ Us that had diapers, clothes, toys and more inside. We gave away big prizes like strollers.. and car seats too. The big surprise.. everyone got a CRIB and $100 gift certificate! The food and dessert table were perfection and there was nothing more rewarding than seeing these ladies smile. Many of them have husbands who are overseas. Growing up an ARMY brat I saw my mom’s struggle first hand as she tried to keep 3 crazy girls in check. Thanks to our service members and to all their families for all that they give! Big thanks to Operation Shower for showing the love and support year after year! Photos by Susan Biddle Photography and Moxie Sox

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden sent a message to all!

Baby bump photos!

I stand before you

I Stand Before You
by Roger J. Robicheau

I Stand Before You

I stand before you all today
But not one eye can see my way

My time arrived, to leave this earth
A fact so planned, to every birth

It happened where I had to go
My torch for life was so aglow

I transferred while in uniform
Protecting freedom, through a storm

Should I resent I died for you
Not on my life, red white and blue

Please help my family through each day
Tell all my friends, try not to stray

And of the country I did love
Do think of me, through God above

Your memories, brought forth this day
Send love to us, who could not stay

As part of a family of many veterans I want to say thank you to all those who sacrificed their lives for our Country. A heartfelt thanks to their families who continue to give so much.

YMCA Angels of the Battlefield

A big salute to those who attended the Sixth Annual Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Gala.

The Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, our guest speaker Lt. General Mills, USMC were some of the top guests on hand. The Annual event highlights the individual men and women on the front lines who are saving lives and have demonstrated extraordinary courage.

Chief Petty Officer Amilcar Rodriguez receiving the award from Lt Gen Mills.

VA Couple Exposes War Hero Fakes

Doug and Pam Sterner from Alexandria expose people who pose as military medal recipients and are creating a database of real heroes.

MORE: Local couple fights Stolen Valor

Right now the military does not have an official system to track medal recipients.  To search or add to Sterner’s database which he works on with The Military Times visit the Hall of Valor.

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