Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Bolling Club
Washington, DC 20032
Limited Childcare is available, but your child(ren) must be pre-registered. To register for childcare, visit this link: https://childcareanacostia.eventbrite.com.
9:00-10:00 Check in /Registration
10:00-10:15 Jacey Eckhart: Welcome
10:15-11:00—Kiss Like You Deploy Tomorrow
You didn't marry someone in uniform so you could toddle off to the commissary for American cheese and white bread. We bet you were hoping for passionate kisses, exotic locations, and a fulfilling life, right?? In this segment, we use three group activities to demonstrate how military marriage really works and how to renew that spark of adventure that made you say, "I Do."
11:10-11:30 Spend Like You Deploy Tomorrow: USAA
Nothing blows a budget like the spending that occurs around deployment. We spend to prepare for deployment. We spend to feel better during deployment. We spend to get up to speed after deployment. In this quickie segment, our USAA money guys give their clever tricks to spend better--and give your group a chance to out-trick them at their own game.
11:30: 12:00 Befriend Like You Deploy Tomorrow
Researchers have found that the difference between a good deployment and a bad deployment often comes down to one thing: a local friend. In this high energy segment, we connect the crowd in ways that yield an amazing number of possible friends for the coming year. Fun for extroverts and introverts alike.
12:30-12:45 Live Like you Deploy Tomorrow: Ms. Vicki
In her career as a marriage counselor, our Military.com advice columnist Ms. Vicki has rescued thousands of military couples. Her five tips will help you and your servicemember avoid the danger zones and move closer to achieving the family life you deserve.
12:45-1:15 Scheme Like You Deploy Tomorrow: Amanda Patterson Crowe
In their work with military spouses, the folks at In Gear Career noticed that there is one mysterious question that spouses flub every time they hear it. Whether you are a young spouse looking for a first job or a Stay At Home Mom or Dad, or a seasoned spouse looking to get back in the workforce, you need the answer to The Most Important Question You Will Ever Hear. Work with your group to ace this question every time.
1:15-1:50 Dream Like You will Never Deploy Again
Our readers tell us that one of the most frustrating things in military life is the way you CANNOT PLAN. Yet one of the biggest secrets to a long and happy military marriage is to cultivate a certain kind of plan--which we reveal in this segment.
150-2:00 Drawings and Farewell
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