Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
summer, including 12 - 13 camps just in Washington State. These events are
being coordinated by Operation Military Kids in each state.
The following link will provide more information on these opportunities.
If you might be interested in volunteering for an event in Washington State,
please contact Kevin Wright, OMK, 253-445-4612.
State Youth Coordinator, Contractor
WA National Guard Family Programs
Bldg #3 Camp Murray, Tacoma, WA 98430
BB: (253) 548-4942
Toll Free: 800-364-7492
Friday, April 1, 2011
Military Families Get FREE Homework Help, Career Help
Eligible military families get free homework help, online tutoring and
career help from Tutor.com for Military Families, a program provided by the
Department of Defense. It is available at no charge to military families and
allows K-12, college and adult students to connect to a live tutor online at
anytime for help with homework, studying, test prep, resume writing and
Access to the program is free and unlimited 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. All students worldwide can use the program, regardless of where they
attend school. Eligible military members can get details and create an
account at www.tutor.com/military.
For questions or additional details, please contact:
Account Executive, Military and Federal Programs
May 7, 2011, Saturday. This is one of the ways that the CRYA says thank you to our
troops and veterans and their families for the sacrifices they make for our freedoms.
We are very excited to begin organizing for our 3nd Annual Yacht Trips for the Blue Star
Families. As they have done in previous year’s, Skippers will open their Yachts to
provide a fun day, including lunch and a ride in the parade on the Columbia River.
For those of who have not participated in the past , we have a great time and are looking
forward to it again.
Who: Active Military of any branch, Families of Military, active or deployed. Veterans,
and their Families.
What: opening day of the boating season on the Columbia hosted by the Columbia
River Yachting Association.
Where to board: Various ports along the river
How do I participate? Please either email me names and phone numbers of those
interested and I will contact them with the host Skippers’ name and phone number.
Please let me know how many would be in your party. Send this out to everyone you
know please so we can have a great event!
If you have children that you will be bringing please let me know so we can determine if
each Skipper has life jackets available.
More details to follow
Please contact Judy Hinsley 503-805-3351
Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,000 museums across America. First
launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums once again will offer free
admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial
Day, May 30, 2011, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011. See the map below
for Blue Star Museums that will be participating this summer in each state.
An updated American Academy of Pediatrics policy addressing the use of car safety
seats was released today. The new policy advises parents to keep their toddlers
in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and
weight for their seat. It also advises that most children will need to ride in a
belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and
are between 8 and 12 years of age. Several articles on HealthyChildren.org have
been updated to reflect the new policy, including
Car Safety Seats: A Guide for Families 2011 Car Safety Seats Product Listing for
2011 Car Safety Seat Check Up Air Bag Safety
We encourage you to direct parents to these articles for the most up-to-date
information on car safety seat selection and use.
For additional information, please see
Come out and help support these great causes:
• Save our military history
• Honor our fighting men and women
• Support the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum
• Support the creation of a film documentary on Oregon's own 41st Infantry Division that fought in the South Pacific in WWII
A portion of each ticket purchased through this promotion will go back to support the Historical Outreach Foundation.
Contact Paul Rothschild for ticket information.