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Military Kids Head Back to School

09.01.2015, by Susan Conolly

By Lynda MacFarland
Author and Advocate for Army families and proud Army wife and mom…

I’ve been seeing photos on my friends’ Facebook pages of the “First Day of School” variety for a few weeks now. I have a clear, though somewhat distant, memory of that time of the year with my own kids. My daughter is married with two kids and a husband who is a Captain in the U.S. Army; my son is a 1st Lieutenant in the same Army. So, it’s been few years since I had to deal with the challenges of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS, in Army lingo) and all that entails when school- aged children are involved.

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