A100416_rw_Quartermaster return

A100416_rw_Quartermaster return
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Captain Felipe Posada, commanding officer of the 24th Quartermaster Company, part of the 80th Ordnance Battalion, 593rd Sustainment Brigade, leads 100 Soldiers into Wilson Fitness Center on JBLM North upon the unit’s return from Afghanistan April 6.

Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound region, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is the Defense Department’s premiere military installation on the West Coast.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) provides world-class installation support to the joint base warfighters, Family members and the surrounding community.
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Can i return something ive bought from gamestop using a power up rewards coupon and still use the coupon?

Question by Jalils China: Can i return something ive bought from gamestop using a power up rewards coupon and still use the coupon?
So i bought a used wii tonight and i used 25,000 reward points to get a $ 25 off coupon i want to return this used wii to gamestop and buy a brand new one. Will they still give me $ 25 off?

Best answer:

Answer by Christian G
I have not done this before, but knowing gamestop you should be able to do that. They probably wont give you a new coupon, but just take the $ 25 off the purchase of the new Wii. If you want to, you can call your local store to see, or just go there and they will tell you. Make sure you bring your power up card along with any receipts.

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Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology

Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology

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This book represents the first major publication in 1945 by Joseph H. Pilates and William J. Miller detailing the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to the matwork developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates. Based on his concepts of a balanced Body and Mind, drawn from the approach espoused by the early Greeks, these are the exercises that currently sustain a worldwide revolution in fitness strategies and exercise techniques.

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Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology

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This book represents the first major publication in 1945 by Joseph H. Pilates and William J. Miller detailing the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to the matwork developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates. Based on his concepts of a balanced Body and Mind, drawn from the approach espoused by the early Greeks, these are the exercises that currently sustain a worldwide revolution in fitness strategies and exercise techniques.

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Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology

Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology

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This book represents the first major publication in 1945 by Joseph H. Pilates and William J. Miller detailing the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to the matwork developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates. Based on his concepts of a balanced Body and Mind, drawn from the approach espoused by the early Greeks, these are the exercises that currently sustain a worldwide revolution in fitness strategies and exercise techniques.

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Return to America

Return to America
I exhale, then pinch myself. The chilly Michigan lakefront property I presently call home seems surreal. Shouldn’t I be perusing housewares and scarves at the outdoor Fontainebleau market, hunting for Crocs and Slurpees in Holland Village, or packing for our post-graduation move? It’s hard to believe our family of five completed its international MBA stint this summer and has already launched …
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Reunion briefings prepare Families for Soldiers’ return – FMWRC – US Army – 100819

Reunion briefings prepare Families for Soldiers’ return – FMWRC – US Army – 100819
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Reunion briefings prepare Families for Soldiers’ return

Aug 19, 2010

By Jennifer Hartwig (3rd Infantry Division Ft Stewart)

FORT STEWART, Ga. – Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division have begun to return to Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and Kelley Hill at Fort Benning, after a year-long deployment. The initial reunion is full of hugs and happiness, but learning to be a Family again takes a lot of work.

There are always questions – will my Soldier be different? Will my Soldier still love and need me? Will my Soldier want to spend more time with battle buddies than his Family? When will things feel like normal again?

Whether a Family is going through the redeployment process for the first time or the fourth time, these questions are normal and come up with each deployment, according to Linda Moseley, Stewart-Hunter Army Community Service Mobilization and Deployment Manager.

Even if you’ve been to a Family reunion briefing in the past, Moseley said it is important to attend before your Soldier returns home this time, as well.

"We’ve been through so many deployments as a division so these Families, a lot of them, have been here for quite a few deployments," Moseley said. "But I think our approach now is multi-faceted – we’re offering so many more services through the new resiliency training, the new programs that are available through ACS. We’re using other programs and services as well as re-created a series of additional programs. ‘I think before it was simply a briefing and that was it."

Moseley said that this time around, there are many topics discussed in the briefings, and programs offered by ACS, that weren’t available in previous years.

"We talk more about intimacy and the relationship; we talk more about connections and connectivity between you and your spouse; and we talk more openly and freely about household problems," she said. "In the past, we’ve addressed domestic abuse or perhaps traumatic brain injury or PTSD, but [this time] we’re making it so it’s simply understood by every Family – that if you notice a change in your Soldier or yourself, then it’s easily identifiable, and you can seek help early on."

Each unit that is deployed has or will offer 9 or10 Family reunion briefings once the unit is within the 90-day window of returning.

The briefing touches on many of the major questions people have, and gives those in attendance tips on how to make the reintegration process less problematic.

The briefing, given by Moseley or another ACS mobilization and deployment specialist, teaches Family Members to have realistic expectations about how life will be once their Soldier returns, and to talk about what your expectations are before the Soldier comes home.

"Families have to get used to each other again," Moseley said. "Expect that things will be different than they were prior to the deployment."

One spouse, who attended a Family reunion briefing, July 23, was anxious to learn what to expect when her spouse returns from their first deployment as a couple.

"We’re learning how to cope with our spouses once they get back; the dos and the don’ts," said Frankie Andrews, wife of Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, 3rd ID command sergeant major. Though it is not Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew’s first deployment, it is the first he and Frankie have been through together. "We’re learning the different symptoms our spouse may have; how to deal with drinking, anger, dealing with their children. We (each) need to be a good, understanding spouse; we need to be patient."

The briefing deals with health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and depression, and how to recognize those symptoms in both your Soldier and yourself. Also discussed is how to deal with sharing of experiences – what do you do if your Soldier tells you too much? How do you deal with your Soldier if he or she won’t talk about their experiences at all? Moseley said that you need to work it out as a couple – discuss how much you want to know, and also realize that, though you don’t know their experiences for the past year, they don’t know yours, either. It will take time to adjust to being together day-to-day again, she said.

For those with children, ACS is offering – for the first time – child-specific programs during this time of readjustment leading up to the return of the 3rd ID Soldiers, including Sgt. Rocky’s Neighborhood, a puppet show that helps children deal with issues in an age-appropriate setting.

"We haven’t had many child-specific programs in the past, and this [redeployment] we have the Sgt. Rocky program, and for the first time we’re incorporating pets into the household," Moseley said. "A child receives and copes differently and so when we have these animated characters that come to life the parents enjoy how the material is presented and the children seem to absorb it better."

For one spouse, the topic of children was one that is especially important in her Family.

"(The topic) most important to me is I think the interaction with our Soldiers and children," said Cassandra Spaans, who has a five-year-old daughter with husband Sgt. Dean Spaans, Headquarters and Headquarters Services Company, Division Special Troops Battallion, 3rd ID. "I know how to deal with myself; sometimes you just don’t know how to deal with the emotions of the child and how they’re going to interact with the spouse and Daddy coming back."

Sergeant Spaans has been deployed for two-and-a-half of the past three years.

"This briefing isn’t just because that your spouse is coming back, it’s also giving information on how to deal with being separated for a year, and how to mold your lives back together," said Cassandra, who is the HHSC Family Readiness Group leader. "We’ve been living our separate lives, and we need to get back together, and this [briefing] is actually giving us ideas on how to do that."

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield ACS is offering workshops for the 90-, 60- and 30-day intervals before homecoming. The ACS mobilization and deployment specialists want to ensure that everyone realizes that reintegration is a process for the Family as a whole.

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Return to the local farmer’s market, Aug 2009 – 40

Return to the local farmer’s market, Aug 2009 – 40
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Note: this photo was published in a May 31, 2010 "Money Saving Mom" blog posting, titled "Being Frugal in a High Cost of Living Area."

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As I noted when I first visited my local farmer’s market (which you can see here on Flickr , New Yorkers do not eat all of their meals at Starbucks or pizza joints. Nor do they buy all of their food at supermarkets or corner delis. We also buy our food at farmer’s markets, where organically grown fruits, vegetables, cheese, and other items are brought from farms in nearby New Jersey and upstate New York.

The first time I visited our local market, on 97th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus, it was early in the morning — a time I chose deliberately, because I thought the morning sunshine would some lighting effects. But most of the market stalls were hidden in the shadows of nearby tall apartment buildings, and there were hardly any people around. So, while the displays of food were interesting, there was no sense of humanity or community.

This time, I went back at lunch-time, when the sun was high in the sky, and the shadows were gone. There were also many more people, including a small jazz quartet, with a very talented singer. So I got the requisite photos of food, but I also got some pictures of the band, the farmers and shop-keepers selling their wares, and a couple of the local people in the neighborhood…