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Eins…Zwei…G’Suffa: Munich Campus Memories

Almost 70 years later, alumni still talk about how special their years at the University of Maryland, Munich were…Back by popular demand, this third volume of Munich Campus Memories spans almost 5 decades of beer, books and brother (and sister) hood…Eins, Zwei, G’Suffa will leave you yearning for your youth and giving thanks that you survived it!

Grab this book, a cold drink and a Brezel and reminisce about Munich Campus. Servus!

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From the Front Line to the Home Front: New Mexicans Reflect on War

Unlike World War II, when the war effort was shared by all, the role of the entire family in a military deployment has been overlooked. Yet moms and dads serve as well, as do husbands and wives, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, along with other loved ones. Military service is a family affair as the stories and poems in this volume testify. Written by New Mexican veterans as well as family members and others with close connections to someone in uniform, each reflection contributes to a rich understanding of what it means to contribute to military life by those out of uniform as well as those who wear one.


SHOUT! Sharing our Truth

Candid stories by LGBT veterans and family members, highlighted with original drawings and photographs from the 2017 exhibit “Inside Out” These stories are honest, open and come from different perspectives and eras. Proceeds go to Museum of the American Military Family and the Military Kid Art Project. To order click here


Battle Songs

Written by our Writer-in-Residence, Paul Zobrod

 “Sing. Sing Battle Songs!” So begins a story that looks back at a long-forgotten war now worth revisiting. Four young are men are drafted in the early 1950’s from the coal fields and farms of Western Pennsylvania to join a struggle they do not understand in country they know nothing about. Taking with them a legacy of violence that prevails to this day, each in his own way must confront the absurdity of battle within the framework of his own identity and the life he leaves behind. Only in their loyalty to each other can they find meaning in a bitter conflict that remains unresolved more than half a century later. Told from four different perspectives, this novel contrasts the horrors of the battlefield with accounts of mid twentieth-century life in an overlooked part of America—a world far different on the surface but deeply similar to the one young people know in today’s strife-torn opening years of the twenty-first century. A special 2020 reprint will be available on soon!
Homefront Hearth: Memories & Recipes from Military Families Around the World

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War Child: Lessons Learned From Growing Up in War

“War Child,” is a collection of first-hand stories by service members who were deployed into combat while teenagers, adults who, as children, grew up in a war zone, and children who experienced a parent or sibling serving in war.To order, click here

What people are saying: 

“I began reading it this weekend. So far, I am very impressed. So many different, yet similar experiences.Some of the stories caused me to feel a little stressed, making me realize that there are still some unresolved feelings, all these years later. “

“I got the book today- thank you so much! It brought tears to my eyes!”

“I just hope historians of the future can use these books as resources.  Too often the histories are lists of years, generals, and  heads of state and the decisions they made.  Sometimes some of the support folks get into the histories, but their families are usually nameless ghosts in the background.  I’m glad you’re giving us ghosts a chance to speak.”


An Art Teacher’s Dinner Table provides: A suggested place setting theme for every month • Directions on how to create the place setting quickly and easily • A listing of all supplies needed to create place settings • Clear and easy instructions for kids to use in making place settings. This book teaches you how to make projects to beautify your dinner table and to help you create something interesting and pretty out of paper for each month of the year.

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An Art Teacher’s Window

Art teacher Joan Olson presents a series of easy-to-make projects for adults and children to make to free up their windows. She provides step-by-step directions and suggestions to make each craft easy and fun.

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My Hero Dog is an anthology of two dozen dog stories submitted by military family members. These memoirs illustrate the strong bond and loyalty between dogs and their humans. This book is the result of the Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center’s Writer-in-Residence program.

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Brat Time Stories: A book for Nocturnal Brats is latest anthology compiled by MAMF’s 2018-2020 Writer-in-Residence, Lauren Mosher will debut in mid-September 2020. These tales which all take place at night will be sure to entertain and delight. The  anthology will be available on amazon. Proceeds from the sale of Brat Time Stories will help further the museum’s literary projects.



On Freedom’s Frontier offers a personal look at what it was like to live along Germany’s East-West border during the Cold War. Over forty men and women who lived and worked along the Fulda Gap contributed their memories to paint a vivid picture of every day life during this interesting time in history. This is one of several anthologies compiled by the Museum of the American Military Family as part of its mission to show history from many perspectives. Proceeds from Freedom’s Frontier will help the museum further its work and its writer-in-residence program. Artwork by Diane Page Harper and John Pretti. This project was funded, in part, by a generous grant from Bernalillo County, NM.

Here’s what some reviews say:

“Great memories of when I was stationed on the boarder in the 80’s it is a collection of stories of the soldiers by the soldiers that was there through out the years”

“Loved all the stories of the soldiers who wrote and included pictures how their experience was, living close to what during that time was called the East German border.”

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 Schooling With Uncle Sam 

Compiled by Circe Olson Woessner and Allen Dale Olson (editors) and Joan Y. Olson (illustrator)

An anthology of nearly a hundred first-hand stories and commentary by former teachers and students of DoDEA — the world-wide Department of Defense school system  for the children of U.S. military personnel. The collection pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of the far-flung school district which opened in Germany and Japan in October 1946. The stories were compiled by a father-daughter team with a combined total of more than 70 years of affiliation with the schools and who have become recognized historians of the system. Schooling with Uncle Sam also documents the history and evolution of DoDEA from its founding in the rubble of World War II to our pandemic of today.

 “It is after midnight and I’m sitting in easy chair reading the wonderful stories/memories written in this book.  I enjoyed 36 glorious years with DODEA.  I miss those days.  Thank u for giving all of us a time to reflect on our own experiences and relish reading the stories of others!”

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Host Nation Hospitality 

Host Nation Hospitality presents more than a hundred first-hand stories and commentary documenting service families and civilians living and working in all parts of the world. The stories include memories dating from the rubble of World War II to the wars of today. Compiled by MAMF’s 2020-2022 Writer-in-Residence Valerie Bonham Moon, editors Dr. Circe Olson Woessner and Dr. Allen Dale Olson, and illustrator Joan Y. Olson, this book is a companion to Schooling with Uncle Sam,” MAMF’s tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Department of Defense world-wide school system for the children of military personnel.

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E Pluribus Unum: GRAICE Under Pressure

How do MANY become ONE without losing ONESELF? How do we unite in service and still keep our personhood? This question was asked by the Museum of the American Military Family and its Veteran•Family•Community Collaborative. Using an anonymous survey and through written essays, the museum curated stories from hundreds of people asking them to answer a series of questions looking at their service through the lenses of GRAICE: Gender, Religion, rAce, Identity, Culture and Ethnicity. This book is the result. The museum’s two Writers-in-Residences, Valarie Bonham Moon and Connie Kinsey wrote a series of essays using single word prompts exploring topics like diversity, faith, conflict and bias. Almost two dozen other military connected authors wrote essays on the same topics. Bookends—from different generations and perspectives.

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Coming soon-Still SHOUTing! and HOME: IT’s COMPLICATED


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