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Special days for each military branch

History of Army Day Army Day can be traced back to a little-known Defense Test Day, which was observed only twice: once in 1924 and once in 1925. Congress then disallowed any further observances of this day. In response, the Military Order of the World War under Col. Thatcher Luquer

Special days for each branch

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Special days for each branch

History of Army Day Army Day can be traced back to a little-known Defense Test Day, which was observed only twice: once in 1924 and once in 1925. Congress then disallowed any further observances of this day. In response, the Military Order of the World War under Col. Thatcher Luquer

Fewer cuts for JBLM

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Fewer cuts for JBLM

There was a collective sign of relief likely felt last week across the South Sound after the Army announced the cuts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord would be nothing as the forecasters warned.  In fact, as the dust settled, it's possible the 1,251 drawdown announced for here will be partially offset

Maintaining Relationships with Loved Ones During Deployment

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Maintaining Relationships with Loved Ones During Deployment

Military spouses and significant others provide an invaluable source of support to today's service members.Loved ones can play a vital role in offering encouragement during a military career - especially during deployments when separation often goes hand-in-hand with concern for the safety of service members, coping as

DOD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Scaparrotti from the Pentagon

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DOD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Scaparrotti from the Pentagon

Good morning.  I'd like to welcome back to the Pentagon briefing room Lieutenant General Curtis Scaparrotti, United States Army.  He is the commander of ISAF Joint Command, the deputy commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.  He joined us in October of last via DVIDS.  General Scaparrotti is

Defense officials announce fiscal 2013 budget priorities

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Defense officials announce fiscal 2013 budget priorities

Spending priorities in the forthcoming fiscal year 2013 defense budget request call for reductions in the end strength of the Army and Marine Corps, an increase in special operations forces and maintaining the number of big-deck carriers, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.

Military Personnel Get Free Help with Taxes

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Military Personnel Get Free Help with Taxes

The military has a strong Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The Armed Forces Tax Council consists of the tax program coordinators for the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.  The AFTC oversees the operation of the military tax programs worldwide, and serves as

Financial Adoption Assistance for Servicemembers

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Financial Adoption Assistance for Servicemembers

Are you planning to or in the process of adopting a child? Federal law authorizes reimbursement for certain expenses associated with adoption to a maximum of $2000 per child and not to exceed $5000 per calendar year. Of course, there are requirements and limitations you must be

Education

DoD establishes new rules for colleges

Ensuring that service members have readily available opportunities to pursue a postsecondary education is just one of the many ways that the Department of Defense (DoD) works to improve the quality of life for service members and families. DoD knows that beginning or completing undergraduate or

Acupuncture Pinpoints Toward TBI Treatment

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Acupuncture Pinpoints Toward TBI Treatment

  Military field physicians are using the practice of acupuncture to treat cases of mild traumatic brain injuries (mild TBI), including concussions, and cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). "We think it's important to work on these as a team and address both issues at the same time to try to get

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Military readiness at JBLM

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan engaged leaders and troops on readiness, observed demonstrations of personnel and assets and heard about the successes and challenges in maintaining a ready force during a daylong visit here Tuesday. Shanahan, whose events included briefings from Army Special Operations Command, as well as the 62nd Airlift

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Free admission is beyond National Parks, includes 4 other "pass" programs too

As part of the Joining Forces initiative to support our nation's service members and their families, several U.S. government agencies announced an annual pass to active duty service members and their dependents, granting free access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and other

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DoD: JBLM shooter acted alone

Officials believe a lone service member was involved in the shooting deaths of 16 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar province over the weekend, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. Allegedly, an Army noncommissioned officer left his base and killed 16 Afghans in nearby villages. He turned himself

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Absentee voting deadlines for military

Every vote counts, and for service members living and working overseas, getting your vote on in time is important.  The 2012 general election absentee ballot mailing deadlines are different in each country, so don't forget to send in your vote on time.  For US citizens currently

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Army to Replace 2 Brigades in Europe With Rotating Units

Ground forces will remain important to the U.S. defense strategy, but the employment of the forces will change, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today. In an interview on his way to Fort Bliss, Texas, Panetta said that the Army will withdraw two brigade combat teams from

McChord Flightline Chatter

Army Chief of Staff Shows Off His Talent!

What cooler than having an U.S. Army Chief of Staff who is actively engaged on Twitter and Facebook? Having a Chief of Staff who will put on an impromptu performance and belt out a few tunes without missing a note! Check out this video of General Martin E. Dempsey, 37th Chief of

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17th Fires teams with Guard to clear routes

  FOB SHARANA, Afghanistan - The active duty Army and National Guard members of a new route clearance patrol formed here last month would experience many "firsts" in their maiden voyage. For many of the members of the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (the 5-3), 17th Fire Brigade, based at Fort Lewis,

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