Helping Deployed Parents Bond with New Babies

Jul 11, 2017

Thanks to an introduction from Birdies for the Brave, United Through Reading has been partnering with Operation Shower since 2015 to put children books in the hands of new military moms and dads, and to ensure they are aware of the free service United Through Reading provides to keep deployed parents’ bonding with their new […]

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4 Standing Ovations at 4th Tribute to Military Families

Jun 1, 2017

Last Wednesday evening, United Through Reading (UTR) hosted our 4th Annual Tribute to Military Families in Washington, D.C., and it was a tremendous success; our best yet! Nearly 300 guests — including more than 25 flag and general officers and senior enlisted leaders — gathered together to celebrate our military families and gave four different […]

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Staying Together While Oceans Apart

May 15, 2017

Deployment is hard.  And hard is an understatement. I know this.  I understood this as a 21-year-old girl out on a date with some Navy guy and telling him why I don’t date guys in the military.  Silly me, I fell head over heels in love with him. Eight years and a baby later, I […]

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Help Build Bonds During Month of the Military Child

Apr 5, 2017

Military children sacrifice; they support; they endure separations and relocations. These circumstances may seem insurmountable to some, yet these children continue to play a critical part in the military community. This April – Month of the Military Child – we have the opportunity to recognize them for their resiliency. MJ Sumrall is an Army veteran, a […]

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2017 Golf Tournament – June 23

Mar 27, 2017

United Through Reading is excited to announce that we are partnering with Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) for our 2017 Golf Tournament. Our tournament will attract members of the San Diego community who support our military families at home or with a parent separated by deployment as they face challenges both financially and in retaining […]

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A Reason to Read Across America

Mar 2, 2017

Today, our children have so much on their plates with loads of homework, after school activities, sports practices, music lessons and more. Most kids are just as overscheduled as their parents! With busy schedules and electronics vying for their attention, it’s hard to fit in reading time — even though we know it’s important! Did […]

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Final Gift

Feb 16, 2017

Courtesy of Reader’s Digest – March 2017 Issue   This Military Mom Was Murdered in Afghanistan. But the Final Gift She Left Her Daughter Will Last Forever. With a handful of videos, Lt. Florence Choe helped shape her daughter’s life–even after she lost her own. BY KENNETH MILLER When the package arrived in the mail, […]

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