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FALL 2018

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27 Association of the United States Navy just by welcoming them into your social circles. Invite them to your holiday open house. Introduce the children to the other neighborhood kids. Do what you can to give these families a sense of belonging in their new community. T BRIDGE THE GAP. e distance factor of living away from base or medical facilities can be an initial hardship on the family, especially during the holiday rush. You can help ease the burden simply by being a neighbor. Maybe they need a li• to a last- minute doctor's appointment. O•er to watch the kids so Mom can do some shopping. You can't shorten the distance, but you can cut the hassle. T BE A RESOURCE. Many resources for wounded warrior families are actually still in the process of being compiled and distrib- uted. You're not a military liaison, but you are a member of the community and are familiar with the locale. Whether the family is looking for activities for their kids or the best hotel accommodations for visiting rela- tives, you'll be able to point them in the right direction. While relocating is nothing new for wounded warrior families, moving due to reassignment or retirement causes its own set of di culties. Living away from their military community and its available resources brings with it a sense of isolation, which takes its toll on a family's morale. So be a neighbor. Put aside your holiday hustle-bustle and let them know they're not so isolated a•er all. Sarah Dautel is the author of Ajax Bound for Glory (Woodley Books, November 2016), a children's book inspired by honor, tragedy, and triumph. Visit her at www.ajaxboundforglory. com. Reprinted with permission from Military.com For over 60 years, AUSN's Jun- ŝŽƌKĸĐĞƌŽĨƚŚĞzĞĂƌǁĂƌĚƐ WƌŽŐƌĂŵŚĂƐďĞĞŶƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞĚĂƐ ƚŚĞƵůƟŵĂƚĞĐĂƌĞĞƌƐƚĞƌ /ŶƉĂƌƚŶĞƌƐŚŝƉǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŽŵ ŵĂŶĚĞƌZĞƐĞƌǀĞ&ŽƌĐĞƐŽŵ ŵĂŶĚƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĂƟŽŶƐĂƌĞŶŽǁ ďĞŝŶŐĂĐĐĞƉƚĞĚĨŽƌƌĞǀŝĞǁ ŽŶƚĂĐƚzŽƵƌŽŵŵĂŶĚ ŽƌsŝƐŝƚǁǁǁĂƵƐŶŽƌŐ

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