It hasn’t been easy, but we realize that our transition is not complete. We are still cultivating our future.
As the 8 mm reel of my memories slows to a film-flapping stop, I realize that the meaning of a holiday is not in the traditions, but the principals observed.
In a blog post on Militarybratlife.com, titled “The Lost Ones,” former military brat Dawn Risas agrees: “We will always feel like outsiders to civilians. … As adults we cannot even answer the simple question at a dinner party, ‘So, where are you from?’”
Above all, I challenge each of us to consider this, are our Soldiers our most critical asset? Are we prioritizing them above all else? I for one truly hope we are.
Lying there before dawn, under the rumpled covers of our bed, I squeeze the minute muscles of my eyelids in hopes of delaying the morning grind.
Have you ever lost your cell phone? You begin checking your pockets and rechecking your pockets as if maybe you missed it on the first check.
This fiscal year the Directorate of Emergency Services has towed nearly 500 vehicles alone within U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. A recent meeting with city, county and other services revealed potentially 500-700 vehicles abandoned by service members spread throughout the island.
This month we highlight the proper process to dispose of your vehicle if you are unable to sell it, as well as the proper way to transfer the title that relinquishes you of any responsibility to the vehicle. Failing to do so could end up costing you a lot more money if the government or City and County of Honolulu is forced to dispose of your vehicle.
The respected Austrian neurologist and psychologist, whom also survived the Holocaust, Viktor E. Frankl wrote in his book Man’s Search for Meaning that, “People tend to see only the stubble fields of transitoriness but overlook and forget the full granaries of the past into which they have brought the harvest of their lives: the deeds done, the loves loved, and last but not least, the sufferings they have gone through with courage and dignity.”