KS.Wichita Chapter

Wichita Chapter met and discussed chapter Tshirts, specifically if shirts indicated that MMN serves all branches.

We will be applying for a grant to help purchase scarves for homeless veterans and books for the VA in Wichita and the veteran home in Winfield KS.

We will be doing a card drive for our chapter.  Planning will continue for the drive in the coming months, with the drive launching in May and the goal to gather 1,000 cards.

Cedar Rapids IA Chapter

After packing up shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and lotions to either be sent to troops or given to veterans, CR chapter members planned the following events:

May:     working at the Iowa State Veteran’s Cemetery, cleaning up the grounds and a late lunch with business discussion

June:    June meeting will be June 10th,  brunch, followed by participating in the Air Guard Family day and resource fair (hosting decorating sugar cookies activity). Family Day activities include music, games,snacks, and bounce houses. The resource fair will run in conjunction with these events.

July:      Visiting the POW camp  in Algona, IA

Aug:       Fundraising auction boxes will be due at this meeting. These flat rate boxes packed with goodies to be auctioned online.

  • Boxes committed to (to date)
    • Red, White, and Blue,
    • Military Mama Network items
    • Homemade crafts and Disney
    • Pasta night and summer fun
    • Football
    • Fishing and art
    • Movie night
    • Norwex
    • Several goodie boxes
    • Beanie babies
    • Breakfast box
    • Pamper me box
    •         Women’s inspirational/encouragement
    •         Christmas Advent book box
    •         Spa box

Operation Engage America events

  • Sioux Center
  • Council Bluffs
  • Des Moines- June 17th
  • Dates will be added as events are scheduled

 

Military Mama Network and Friends Cruise 1/21-1/28/2018

Between taking care of our families, our veterans and our active duty service members, working in a vacation is tough.  How about if someone could make it easier for you?  And how about if that easy vacation included a chance to see all of the people who have become so important in your journey as a Military Mama? We are planning a cruise that benefits everyone!!

​An event six months in the planning, this Norwegian Cruise Line cruise has something for everyone!  Families of four can share a cabin for a great cruise experience at a very reasonable rate; seasoned travelers will love the extras added for MMN cruise only; and first time cruisers will be amazed (like me!) at all the ship has to offer.

Place a deposit, express interest, or ask questions now by going to our private website.  You will access exceptional service as well as special deals and extras available only through this private website!

EVERYONE is welcome, so if you just want to cruise and not take part in any MMN events, join us. Or if you’ve been part of MilitaryMamaNetwork since before it was official and want to share memories with those you’ve known online for years. And everyone in between is welcome.  We will even help you plan a week long slumber party if you’d like to share a cabin with one of your mama friends

What can you expect on this cruise?

 

Seven glorious days onboard the magnificent Norwegian Getaway!

Adult night out:  Night clubs, hot tubs and broadway quality show

Children’s safety and enjoyment:  secure, free day care open until 11:00 for late night diners, family pool and splash pad, child friendly foods and show

 

Relaxation:  whether on the top deck catching all the rays possible, shopping, gambling,  using the book exchange library, or catching an impromptu show as you stroll by, your days and nights can be as busy or as leisurely as you want them to be.

 

Exceptional quality dining:  buffet open and fully stocked day and night, drop in cafes/restaurants and upscale dining are all available at no extra cost.  For a small charge, you can experience the dining package that include meals such as a Brazilian steak house, oceanside Italian bistro and tableside Asian meal preparation.  If none of that suits you, call 24 hour room service for a pizza on the balcony.

Includes your choice of :

Free Beverage Package – Free Specialty Dining – Free Wifi –  Free Shore Excursions

 

 

Special MMN perks:

Private dining as a group ~ Reserved seating for shows ~ Private Cocktail party ~ Commemorative shirt ~ Dedicate cruise coordinator to quickly respond to all your travel related problems, concerns and questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Ports of call:

 

​Miami ~ Belize ~ Honduras ~Costa Maya ~Cozumel ~ Miami​

Stayed tuned for breaking news and updates

Mine Hill, NJ is Doing Great Things for our Troops!

NJ Military News

Mine Hill NJ, mayor Sam Morris, has set the standard for assisting deployed residents.

Mine Hill, NJ first to act

The Town Council and Mayor Morris were the first town in New Jersey to pass an ordinance waiving water and sewer fees for deployed military personnel.When someone is deployed on active duty, their job is guaranteed but not their paycheck. When they come home they have a pile of bills with less money to pay them. Mine Hill felt this was the least they as a town could do for their residents on active duty.

Mine Hill had this bill sponsored in the NJ state Assembly and Senate and signed by the Governor Christie.

The ordinance will allow officials to abate utility fees for the duration of deployment for military duty.

Challenging all municipalities

We urge you to approach your municipality to follow suit as they see fit and can financially afford.

**This story is developing** Return to the website for updates.