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And the Finalists Are

Thank you to all who entered the Military Blogger Contest! We have narrowed down the entries to the category finalistsÔÇöand now it’s time for the run-off.

Please check out the blog entries from our finalists below, and be sure to let us know what you think about them by using the star ratings and posting comments. If you really like a post, share it with others via Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, or your preferred social network. The run-off round ends May 10th and then the category and $1,000.00 GRAND PRIZE winner will be announced on May 17th.

Finalists: Active Military

Military Blogger Contest Entry: Just Another Expendable Life

Blogger Michael Kern gives us an honest and insightful peak into the “Fog of War” phenomenon so many of today’s soldiers and veterans faceÔǪ

Finalists: Military Families

Military Blogger Contest Entry:

Blogger Andrea Deckard shares how she and her husband used their military benefits to earn associate’s degrees. Her only regret? That she didn’t go for the bachelor’sÔǪ

Military Blogger Contest Entry: This Fabulous Army Life

Blogger “My Army Life” shares her family’s experience with an outside-of-the-box military benefit: Operation Purple Camps–“sleep away” camps designed for kids of military familiesÔǪ

Finalists: Veterans

Military Blogger Contest Entry: Extradition Music

Blogger “Extradition Music” explains how the many financial and educational benefits he’s received come second to the single greatest benefit he received: the pride and camaraderie of serviceÔǪ

Military Blogger Contest Entry: Doenne Brown

Blogger Doenne Brown gives us a break down of the often confusing Chapter 35 Dependents Educational Assistance (as well as tips for when you’re kids are off using these benefits)ÔǪ

Military Blogger Contest Entry: Kyle Provost

Blogger Kyle Provost took a leap into the civilian job force after leaving the Navyand then a second leap when he returned to school using the new (and as he quickly found, overwhelmingly popular) GI Bill

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