Archive | February 22, 2012

Military Mom’s Faith By Al Detres for Military Mom Talk Radio

When people find out that I have a son in the military, they ask me how I am taking it. “Taking what?” I ask right back. I’m not sure what kind of answer they were expecting, like I should be losing sleep at night worrying about my adult son who made a very grown-up decision to enlist in the army during war time. Not the best choice from a purely pragmatic point of view, but I sleep just fine at night knowing that my son is up all night on guard duty protecting his country and that God never sleeps.

The presence of faith in my life allows me to think of my son without worry. I know that he is in God’s hands and the only thing worry will do is erode my faith. There is nothing my worry will do to help keep any of my children safe from harm.  This is what peace of mind looks like. I love and care very deeply for all my children but have placed their well-being into God’s hands whether or not I am there.

This isn’t to say that I should be stupid or not careful. No, I just know that God will take care of them when I can’t and in ways that I could never even try. I also know that bad things happen to people every day and that could be one of my children, whether in the military or not. I just choose not to worry about what is not and focus on the reality of live as it is today. My children are healthy and happy and my military son loves his country, his God, his family and his life.

Al Detres is a father of four and a Christian Minister inOregonwho has a son currently serving in theUSArmy .

Success at Camp Pendleton Career Expo Sponsored by Military.com and the NCOA by Doris Rivas Brekke

I had the priviledge and pleasure of attending the Camp Pendleton Career Expo on February 7th.  This job fair was informative, exciting and very well attended.  The main point I picked up from all the representatives of the companies and educational institutions was that everyone wants to help our military brothers and sisters!  This will be a regularly updated blog as I receive new positive leads for all of you.  Check out these companies and educational institutions below.  And when you contact them, tell the contacts you heard about their career information from Military Mom Talk Radio!

  1. Sutter Health-  www.sutterhealth.org/employment ;  Job opportunities are in Northern California in the health care industry.  Have special programs directed towards military personnel.
  2. Southern Wine and Spirits- www.southernwine.com ; positions in sales and service
  3. The Entrepreneur’s Source- www.theEsource.com/DRaffeerty ; for those interested in investing in a franchise business; these people can help!

Educational Institutions:

  1. Vanguard University- School for Professional Studies, Costa Mesa, Calif.;  www.vanguard.edu/sps .  I like this one because this school offers a master’s degree in Theology.  Also has a “Veterans Center to help with financial aid and more…
  2. Grand Canyon University- has degree programs for military professionals.  I met this very nice advisor, Izzy Avila M.Ed., USN (Ret.), 619 218-1237.  I highly recommend speaking to him personally!  www.gcu.edu/serve

Keep checking this blog for more companies hiring and universities to attend.  

– Doris Rivas-Brekke, “News U Can Use” for Military Mom Talk Radio

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.