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Employment Resources for Our Military Community
January 4, 2013

Today’s Military Spouses are skilled, diverse, and motivated, with sound work values and a strong work ethic. The majority of spouses of our military members, though, are currently actively seeking employment. At a glance- 95% of the 1.2 million military...


Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Serve
November 9, 2012

Marianne Downs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Community & Public Outreach Veterans Day traces its history back to 1919, when President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of WWI Armistice Day with the following...


Chairman, Enlisted Advisor Urge Service Members to Vote
October 11, 2012

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 – The military’s top commissioned and non-commissioned officers have joined forces to urge service members to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman...


Back To School! Resources for Military Kids
August 27, 2012

August 22, 2012 - As summer winds down, more than 1.3 million military kids are getting ready to go back to school. Though they may wish summer vacation would last just a little bit longer (don't we all?), they are excited to reunite with old friends or meet...


Memorial Day 2012: Honor and Remember
May 22, 2012

On Memorial Day, men and women across the nation pause to remember America’s fallen soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of protecting American freedom. Originally known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day came into existence just three...


Salute Our Military: Armed Forces Day Is May 19, 2012
May 16, 2012

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department...


Military Spouse Appreciation Day is May 11
May 11, 2012

First Lady Celebrates Military Spouses, Mothers at White House Event By Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden welcomed military wives, mothers, grandmothers and children to the White...