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Suicide Prevention ‘Our Problem,’ Battaglia Says
January 18, 2013

By Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss., Jan. 17, 2013 – Suicide prevention is not a new problem, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday, “but it’s our problem.” Building...


Wounded Warrior Athletes Hone Archery, Cycling Skills
January 18, 2013

From Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor Public Affairs PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) - Twelve seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors attended an adaptive athletics camp Jan. 11 - 13 at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme, Calif. The...


2013 Tillman Military Scholars Application Now Open: Veterans, Active Servicemembers, Spouses Eligible
January 14, 2013

Tempe, AZ - The Pat Tillman Foundation has announced the opening of the application process to be part of the 5th Class of Tillman Military Scholars. The application process opened at 12 a.m. EST today, Monday, January 14, 2013, and will remain open until 11:59:59...


Panetta Lauds Nominees for Defense Secretary, CIA Director
January 8, 2013

By Karen Parrish, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today endorsed President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed him at the helm of the Pentagon. Obama announced his nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next...


Parents Honor Son’s Memory Through Camp Hope
January 4, 2013

Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Jan. 3, 2013 – With a simple idea and their fallen Marine son’s Servicemembers Group Life Insurance check, a retired soldier and his wife are honoring his memory through a program that’s...


News Service Brings Troops’ Holiday Greetings Home
December 27, 2012

 by Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2012 – While deployments can be especially difficult for service members and their families during the holidays, the Joint Hometown News Service helps “bring the troops home” by broadcasting...


‘Wreaths Across America’ Honors Fallen Service Members
December 18, 2012

By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va., Dec. 17, 2012 – As thousands of volunteers fanned out here this weekend, placing holiday wreaths at the white headstones as part of the “Wreaths Across America” tribute, Sheila...


First Lady Assists Marines at Toys for Tots Event
December 13, 2012

By Paul Bello, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2012 – First Lady Michelle Obama arrived here yesterday carrying a big red bag filled with presents -- courtesy of White House staff members. The...


Panetta Arrives in Kabul to Thank Troops, Meet With Commanders
December 12, 2012

By Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2012 – After spending time with U.S. troops and officials in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has landed here today to thank troops for their exceptional service, especially...


Transition GPS Gives Airmen Roadmap to Success
December 12, 2012

by Rich Lamance Air Force News Service 12/11/2012 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- A new roadmap to help ease Airmen into civilian life is in full swing, providing assistance that will help those separating be as competitive in the civilian world as they are in the military,...


Raising Walls for the Greater Good
December 12, 2012

This story was originally published on the Coast Guard blog, Coast Guard Compass. By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall. On any given Saturday you can walk by 9 Jefferson Avenue in New London, Conn., and hear the pounding of hammers, the buzzing of saws and the cheery...


The Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Homefront Partner to Aid Service Members
December 10, 2012

Originally Posted on DoDLive on Friday, December 7. The non-governmental organizations Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and Operation Homefront have teamed up to expand emergency financial assistance to more wounded warriors. Funded by WWP, the requests for assistance...


Pentagon Honors ‘Best in Show’ Photography Winners
November 30, 2012

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2012 – Defense Department leaders today honored 12 photography winners, selected from over 3,000 submissions, for their participation in the Arts in Embassies...


Marines, Sailors Celebrate Thanksgiving At Sea
November 23, 2012

All three ships, the USS Iwo Jima, New York, and Gunston Hall, served a traditional Thanksgiving meal including turkey, trimmings and desserts as they sailed throughout the 6th Fleet in support of maritime security operations. The 24th MEU is deployed as an expeditionary...


N.Y. Guard To Help Sandy Victims Over Thanksgiving Holiday
November 21, 2012

NEW YORK (Nov. 20, 2012) -- As Americans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 1,100 members of the New York National Guard continue their support to recovery efforts following landfall of Hurricane Sandy or augment New York City law enforcement at transportation...