Monday, July 23, 2007

Military Brat from Narimasu Appears on TV

Tim Stinson, Narimasu 1960 graduate and writer of the Japan Military Brat Site, The Dragon's Roar, will be seen on a TV show several times in the coming weeks.

First, on a Biography Channel special about The Two Coreys - Corey Feldman and Corey Haim - on Wed. July 25 @ 9PM and Thurs. July 26 @ 1AM. This is an interview about these two actors who were once on the cover of every teen magazine on the planet!

He will then be acting on a series called "The Two Coreys" on the A&E Network, an unscripted improv series (it's not really a reality show, but a hybrid and really funny!) about these two actors - one who has grown up and gone on to develop a stable family environment, and the other ... well, he may never grow up. Tim is on the 6th or 7th episode, playing the band manager. The show premieres on Sunday, July 29th at 10:00pm.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Find Your Military Brat "Home" on Google Earth

I so luv this site and i especially luv the sharing of the stories. i plan to submit my story but in the mean time i thought i would share this.... is a wonderful site to look up satellite photos of former and present military bases.

I "grew up"/have my fondest memories of Erding, Germany back in the mid '60's where my dad was stationed. It is rumoured that Elvis spent the night there. That base was closed to American military in the later '60's.

Viewing the satellite photos of what was once the base--now the center for monitoring the autobahn--and the surrounding area....was so wonderful.

Thank you for reading,
Michelle Patterson

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Operaton Kid Comfort

Comfort! Create! Unite!

Operation Kid Comfort, the Armed Services YMCA program that creates photo-transfer comfort quilts and pillows to America's littlest heroes, the children of our deployed service men and women, and provides an opportunity for America to unite in support of our military.

Each Operation Kid Comfort quilt includes nine images of the deployed parent, child and family printed on fabric and is offered to children five years and younger. Operation Kid Comfort pillows are made for children six years and older, and include one large image of the deployed parent and child. We encourage families to provide images that keep special memories in tact, such as a birthday, holiday, family outing or a favorite shared activity between parent and child.

As a free program, launched on Make-A-Difference-Day, October 25, 2003, Operation Kid Comfort is proud to have served more than 2,000 children of the Fort Bragg/Pope AFB community, and more than 5,000 children of America's military nationwide and in Germany. Operation Kid Comfort has been highlighted throughout the media, including Army Times and CNN Extra Effort Series. Additionally, Operation Kid Comfort was honored to receive Raytheon's Best New Program of the Year Award at a Congressional luncheon on Capital Hill in May of 2004. To listen to an interview that relays the beginnings of Operation Kid Comfort between the program founder, Ann Flaherty, and Dick Gordon of NPR's The Story with Dick Gordon, please visit:

We rely on our many volunteers, grants and contributions to keep our program strong. With ever-increasing deployments, demand for OpKid quilts and pillows have increased dramatically. Your support of $25 will purchase the necessary materials for making one quilt, plus assist with childcare for our volunteers.

Please visit for more information about Operation Kid Comfort. If you have any questions or know a family that can utilize the services of Operation Kid Comfort, please email or call 910-436-0500. And please leave comments on the OperationKidComfort blog so the young brats know that you care!

The Armed Services YMCA of Fort Bragg/Pope AFB is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization. Contributions to the Armed Services YMCA are tax-deductible.

Armed Services YMCA
Physical Address: Bldg. 2-2411 Jackson Street, Fort Bragg
Mailing Address: 208 Thorncliff Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: (910) 436-0500
Fax: (910) 436-0018

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