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New updated programs help spouses find jobs

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New updated programs help spouses find jobs

The Army and the Department of Defense are growing spouse employment programs and partnerships, career experts told family members recently. Eddy Mentzer, an Air Force spouse and an associate director in the DoD's Office of Family Readiness Policy, responsible for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, said the department is

Are military kids OK? part 2

Military Life

Are military kids OK? part 2

Many military children are doing well, as reported in last week's Ranger newspaper. But, a smaller percentage of these kids struggle with military life. This is the second half of that report. Many of the issues practitioners see in military kids - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, mood disorders and personality

Are military kids okay?

Military Life

Are military kids okay?

They're strong and they're resilient. They're adaptable. They're well-travelled and fiercely patriotic. They're bright, inquisitive and eager to help out, whether that's at home or in their communities. They have advantages many kids don't: parents with jobs and steady incomes, healthcare, safe housing, good education systems and access to early

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MoH recipient named

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a daring helicopter pilot who displayed extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War, the White House announced last Monday. Retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles is credited with saving some 44 lives in one day, May 15, 1967, while serving as a helicopter

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Become a doctor in the Army

For years, they had dreamed of becoming a doctor, a physician or a surgeon, but life had different plans. For a variety of reasons, they wound up enlisting in the military, some as medics, some in non-medical fields, some even made it to special operations. Their careers progressed and they

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