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Military Spouse Appreciation Day - 2010


Military Spouse Appreciation Day is the Friday before Mother's Day, May 7, 2010. "The first Military Spouse Day was first celebrated in 1984 when then-President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the observance to honor the contributions of military spouses. The military now sets aside the Friday before Mother's Day each year to pay tribute to the spouses who play a vital role in the nation's defense." (


Here are opportunities, freebies, discounts and special events that are geared for you the military-spouse:


Buca di Beppo celebrates Military Spouse Appreciation Day On Friday, May 7, Buca di Beppo restaurants nationwide will recognize the official Military Spouse Appreciation Day by inviting all military families to enjoy 20% off their purchase.  Recognizing the sacrifice and service of our military families, Buca di Beppo will serve up a mouth-watering, family-style feast at a great deal, valid with military ID.


Maxwell AFB: To honor the contributions and sacrifices of military spouses, the Airman and Family Readiness Center has cooked up a special basewide event.  The Spouse Appreciation Day celebration will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 7, at the Maxwell Event Center. In keeping with the theme, “Hearts of the Homefront – Renew and Refresh,” the event will feature information and gifts designed to renew and refresh the home, the yard and the soul. A lunch, gifts, food and childcare will be provided.

Redstone ArsenalMilitary Spouse Appreciation Day is May 7, 11am-1pm at the PX.  The ceremony starts at 11am with the cutting of the cake. This event will feature MWR discounts and flowers! The PX will have a drawing and door prizes.  For more information, call Army Community Service at 876-7951. 


Military Spouse Appreciation: We’re celebrating the fantastic job you do in supporting our Service Members and Families. Date: Thursday, May 6, Time: 9:00 – 1300
Fleet and Family Support Center
Port Hueneme, Bldg 1169
Point Mugu, Bldg 225
Cake, refreshments, information, raffle and more. For more info please call! 982-3726


Schriever AFB: Military Spouse Appreciation Day being held May 13.  The Annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day will be held May 13 at the Southeast YMCA at 2190 Jet Wing Drive. Spouse will receive free manicures, haircuts, massages, lunch and other amenities. Limited childcare is available with reservations. Military ID is required.   For more information, contact Debbie Evert of 50th FSS at 567-3920.


Fort Gordon: May 3 - 7 The Fort Gordon Military Community will recognize our spouses in a week-long celebration full of events and activities to demonstrate our appreciation for our “heroes at home.”   All events are free except where noted. Registration is required for all activities. Parents utilizing CYSS on Friday evening must call 791-1305.


Fort Campbell: Military Spouse Appreciation Week Spouse Conference, FRC, 815am-3pm (and much more... check out their link!)


Fort Sill: In honor of military spouses, Fort Sill will host our annual Military Spouse Appreciation Night April 30 at the Patriot Club. Each military spouse has a unique story and we want to show our appreciation by honoring their sacrifice, commitment and steadfast spirit.


Biggs Army Airfield: ACS will be holding a MSAD event on 7 May at ACS to celebrate the Military Spouse. We are offering 1 hour sessions of fun and free classes! There will be four sessions and within each session there will be various classes to sign up for. A spouse can sign up to attend all day or whichever session he or she is available to attend.

Fort HoodMilitary Spouse Appreciation Day is May 7. Seats are going quickly at the appreciation luncheon- call now to reserve your seat! All active duty and retiree spouses are invited to an event in their honor featuring food, entertainment, door prizes and guest speaker Dan Clark, best known as author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.


Free day of pampering for Hampton Roads area spouses: "The Joint Military Spouses Appreciation Committee is asking you, said military spouses, to set aside May 12th, 2010 for a day dedicated to you. From 1730 – 2030 (or 5:30pm to 8:30pm) services from 85 local vendors include massages, arts/crafts, jewelry designs, home projects, beauty consultations and giveaways will be there for you at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton." 


Joint Base Lewis McChord Military Spouses Appreciation Events will begin on May 3, and continue throughout the week.   Special offerings will include: Battle Bean Coffee Shop — May 3 to 7, one-half breakfast sandwich and drink of choice special; Cascade Community Center — May 3 to 7, free soft ice cream with purchase of lunch; Madigan Café — May 3 to 7, free soft drink with purchase of meal; Bowl Arena Lanes — May 3, free bowling and shoes for spouses; Eagles Pride Golf Course — May 3 to 7, a 4-person, 30-minute group golf lesson, and 9 holes of play for $15 per spouse. Military Spouse Appreciation activities will culminate on May 7. The day will begin with a free breakfast for Military Spouses served in the PX Food Court from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Drawings will be held for numerous giveaways for both adult spouses and children. After the breakfast, the PX will offer free samples, discounts and specials. Spouses will also receive two free Carey Theater movie passes. A special parents’ night out will be offered through CYSS Hourly Child Care — reservations can be made by calling 966-2977. Special classes and training will also be offered during Spouse Appreciation. They include “Steps to Financial Freedom” class on May 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. — for information, call 967-3525. Life skill classes offered will include: a communication class at Four Chaplains Chapel, May 4, 9 to 11 a.m.; “Staying Connected With Your Teen” in the Building 2013 conference room, May 3, from 1 to 3 p.m.; a stress-management class, the Building 2013 conference room, May 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 967-5940 to register.  There will be a Spouse Appreciation Employment Fair May 4 to 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Building 2166, the ACS Annex — call 967-3538 for information. 


Kadena AB: Military Spouse Appreciation Day lunch - In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, the Kadena Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts a lunch for all military spouses on Friday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 99. There will be free lunch, gifts and door prizes for military spouses


Tammy Munson at is hosting a Twitter Party in honor of  Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
Date: Friday, May 7th, 2010 aka Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Time: 8 – 9 pm EST
Location: Twitter  — we will be using the hashtag #milspouseday10
A Twitter Party to celebrate military spouses and the sacrifices that they make on a daily basis. We will have lots of cool prizes to give away! Participating Organizations and Businesses include: Jane Wayne Gear, All Fired Up Candles, Beadwork by Sheree, Scentsy with Patty Santiago, Scentsy Consultant , Army Wife Network , Soldiers Angels

Military Spouses Rock”: In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation day on May 7th, I would like to introduce the “Military Spouse Appreciation” contest. To enter, post within the comment section of my article “Military Spouses Rock”, what makes you an extraordinary military spouse. Share anything about who you are, what you do within the military community and a bit about your family life. Contest ends on May 23rd and two winners will be chosen on May 25th. The first place winner will receive a charm bracelet of their choice with one charm from Attagirl Gifts, and the second place winner will receive a Jane Wayne tote, with branch of their choice as the material of the tote.

Military Spouse Appreciation Give-A-Way!!! Opportunity to win Scentsy products.  The give-a-way will close at 11:59pm Eastern time zone Wednesday, May 5th.

Another Scentsy give-a-way for our spouses!  Also ending May 5th.  What a great opportunity to make your house a little more like home.

Jayne Wayne Gear: We are giving away a special Military Spouse Prize Pack to one VERY lucky Military Spouse! It includes the H2O Tactical, and a pair of Jane Wayne Flip Flops. This contest will close at 11:59pm Eastern time zone Wednesday, May 6th. The winner will be announced here on the blog via video post on May 7th – Military Spouse Appreciation Day !

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Giveaway "I have teamed up with another military spouse who runs her own jewelry shop for this giveaway. Amity Cox of Sweet Pea Treasures will be providing our giveaway prize. Each piece of jewelry is handmade and of excellent quality."  The giveaway will run until Tuesday, May 4th at 12 noon PST.



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