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Update 955pmCT:  Thanks everyone for listening to our show LIVE, we did want to apologize for the abrupt ending.  BTR dropped the show prior to our disclaimer and closing of the show.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Red Carpet

Tuesday – April 1st – How was your week? Tonight we want to hear from you! We are rolling out the red carpet just for you. On today’s show we are doing what we do best, talking about everything….and nothing. Deployment Blues, Homecoming Surprises, Career Questions and much more. Pour that cup of tea or coffee and join us for some real conversation.

We’re taking your calls and answering your questions.

We invite you to join the conversation!

You don’t want to miss this show LIVE! Our call in # is 646-652-4629.

To listen live go to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/navywiferadio


Show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/navywiferadio/2008/04/02/Navy-Wife-Radio

Show Details:

April 1st – Tuesday
9pm ET
Yahoo IM: Navy Wife Radio

Be sure to put the show on your POD (Plan of the Day)!!

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Op: Dinner Out Photos

I was so busy running around, I did not take one photo. Please send me your photos!

Thanks Shakyra for this one! We are all wearing our Billy Blanks, Team TAE-BO hats!

Op Dinner Out Group

Thanks Kristen for this one!

Op Dinner Out

Andrea, Veronica, Kristen M., Kristen R., and Shakyra

Op: Dinner Out – still recovering…

I’m still recovering from our wonderful Sat. night event, Operation Dinner Out. This experience was amazing on many levels. I just had to get on here and thank a few key people who without their help, I would have been in a deep mess.

(I plan on writing more highlights in the next few days, once I catch up on my sleep and Im not on the road anymore.)

An event like this takes a team of volunteers to selflessly give their time and energy for a cause greater than themselves. Our goal was to make all the ladies in attendance feel appreciated for all their sacrifices they experience in support of their husbands duty to protect and defend this great nation of ours.

Coming in from TN and needing on-site help, I asked two individuals to assist with the evening. Tammy from Mayport and Megan from Kings Bay (who writes on this blog). Now these are women who I had never met in person only via the “internet” and “phone calls”. They handled the registration desk and stuffing of our bags among other things. They were amazing and I am SO thankful for their help! Toby who managed to take my .jpg files and turn them into usable art work. Our wonderful AV guys from the hotel staff who set up our wireless microphone. We had planned a DJ and had a video presentation with Navy Wife Radio highlights, but our production company ran into an emergency the day of the event and we were forced to do what will mil-spouses do best. “Adapt and Overcome”. The heavy rain caused late arrivals and we made the decision to delay the start of our program. Thank you to all of you who were patient with us.

It goes without saying Marie, we had so much fun hosting the night for you. Its important to note she took the day to spend preparing and enjoying time with all of you just days before her husband will be gone at school for six weeks. Marie among other things (receiving and storing tons of boxes), spent hours emailing and making phone calls promoting the event and even handed out flyers on the soccer field. Now the women on her boat “know who she is” , “She’s Marie on Navy Wife Radio??!”. We both (believe it or not) tend to be private people. This was our first “event” where we stepped from out of the shadows of “internet radio” to LIVE and in person. It was a HUGE step for both of us and Im thankful we were received in such a warm way.

Meeting all of you in person was a bit overwhelming, exciting and so much FUN! Thanks to some great email blasts from the local bases and organizations, we had women in attendance who had never listened to one of our shows or even been on our website. How exciting!

We learned a lot during the process of planning this event. Through your comment cards we learned what you loved and how we can improve. We will take all your suggestions to make our next event even better!

I had so many of you come up to me and tell me you had a wonderful time, had a fabulous dinner and really enjoyed Sarah. I had TONS of hugs and I met the sweetest brand new Navy wife who singled me out to tell me this was her FIRST wives functions and that she was go glad she came! ….and with that, I’ll call the night a success!

I’d love to hear about your experience! Please send me an email to wendy(AT)navywiferadio.com or leave me a comment! Oh…..and please ladies send me your photos!!

We’re on for Tonight

What People are Saying about Operation Dinner Out

If you haven’t registered, you only have a couple days!! Don’t wait, time is running out!

From the Stars and Stripes –Tune into Spouses on Internet Radio

They are planning a live event this fall with Navy wife and author, Sarah Smiley. “Operation Dinner Out” is set for Oct. 6 in Jacksonville, Fla. more

From LovingASoldier.com – Anyone near Jacksonville, FL

Some of our friends over at Navy Wife Radio got together and put this dinner together for military spouses – it’s at the Hyatt and any spouse is welcome. Star and I are attending and we’d love to meet you. more

From Chapomatic – Jax and KBay Spouses – Dinner this weekend?

Navy Wife Radio is headlining a dealie in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend. Sounds like it might be fun.

Although if they really want to “stir the pot”, as it were, maybe I should call in and ask about what the scoop is on the rumored phenomenon of Tide Box Placement back in the day. That should get some stories about neighbors and coworkers and their friends. Oh, man….more

More details on Operation Dinner Out

Dress Code:

We want you to be comfortable, but not look like you are getting ready to hit the club. ) Taking into consideration our event is at the Hyatt and not beachside, here are our thoughts.

No jeans, no flipflops (and for my sake – no underwear showing). )

Think more business casual than casual and you will not be under or over dressed.


There is a free parking garage near the hotel. (Duval County Court House is a free lot – Market Street and East Coast Line Drive.)

Hyatt Directions & Photo Gallery:
Hyatt Regency Downtown Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coast Line Drive
Jacksonville, Florida, USA


Get Directions via Google Map

For more FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) visit http://www.operationdinnerout.com/faq.html

Join us in Jax, FL Oct 6th – Hurry and Register!

The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Downtown Riverfront

Living the life of a military spouse is often classified as an impossible mission. “How do you do it?” and “Oh, I could never do what you.”, are common phrases to every military spouse. Join us for a evening of fun dedicated to appreciating you, the military spouse for accomplishing the “impossible mission” of being the support on the homefront to our Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Airman and Coast Guardsmen.The evening includes dinner, dessert, with time to mingle with other military spouses. We’ll hear from Navy spouse and author Sarah Smiley, have giveaways, and share our own “sea stories”.

We also have a few surprises in store for you!

Register TODAY, seating is limited.

Registration closes 3 Oct. or when event is Sold Out. No on-site registrations.

We can’t wait to see you in Jacksonville!

Presenting Sponsor: USAA


Operation: Dinner Out features Sarah Smiley

Operation Dinner Out

Operation: Dinner Out is on Saturday, October 6th at 4p and you don’t want to miss it! We’ll have an amazing night together as we enjoy a wonderful dinner, have interactive Q&A sessions, mingle and hear a special message from author and syndicated columnist Sarah Smiley.

Sarah Smiley is the author of Shore Duty, a syndicated newspaper column that reaches more than 2 million readers weekly, and of the memoir GOING OVERBOARD: The Misadventures of a Military Wife (Penguin/New American Library, 2005).

Sarah SmileySarah has been featured in The New York Times Magazine (“Confessions of a Military Wife,” November 6, 2005) and Newsweek, and on ABC’s Nightline, CNN American Morning, CNN Sunday Morning, CBS The Early Show, Fox News Studio B, and MSNBC Live.

Sarah’s life rights were recently optioned by Kelsey Grammer’s company, Grammnet, and Paramount Television. A half-hour sitcom based on her columns and book is now in development. Film and dramatic rights are represented by Shari Smiley (surprisingly, no relation) at Creative Artist Agency in Los Angeles, CAA. To learn more about Sarah visit www.sarahsmiley.com

If you are near Jacksonville, FL, please join us! Invite a girlfriend and make sure you are apart of this special event. It won’t be the same without you!

Click here to register

Registration Now Open!

Operation Dinner Out - Jacksonville, FL 6 Oct 07

Registration for our Military Spouse LIVE! Event * Operation: Dinner Out * is now open!

Seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis, so please register EARLY!

We are having Early Bird Registration until 31 Aug. at $15 per person.

after 31 Aug, the fee will be $20. So save $ and register by the end of the month.

Date: Oct 6th, 2007
Time: 1600 (4pm)
Venue: TBA
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Keynotes include: Navy spouse, author and syndicated columnist Sarah Smiley.

I’ll be posting more details here soon!

For all the details now head on over to http://www.OperationDinnerOut.com

LIVE Military Spouse Event coming to the East Coast!

LIVE Event coming to Jacksonville, FL Oct 6th!
It’s official – you’ve asked for it and we have the date set!

Join us for an evening of fun October 6th in Jacksonville, Florida!

We already have a special guest booked and will provide more details in the future, we just wanted to give you as much notice as possible!

So, Save the Date!

Operation: Dinner Out

Date: October 6th
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Time: 4pm – 10pm

Sponsor packages coming soon!