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Tweet By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 11, 2012 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, today marked the one-year anniversary of the Joining Forces campaign by celebrating the individuals and organizations that have stepped up in “extraordinary ways” to improve military families’ lives. [...]
Tweet WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 17, 2012) — President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16 for his actions during the Vietnam War. Sabo is credited with saving the lives of several of his [...]
Tweet We experienced this last Friday afternoon. It’s an experience that will stay with me forever. I’ve found more on this monthly tradition within the halls of The Pentagon… Here’s a piece I found from the Wall Street Journal and another piece I found from a songwriter. ——— WASHINGTON — Cpl. Kenny Lyon’s mother pushed [...]
Tweet Friday the 13th turned out to be very lucky. We were invited to a private tour of The Pentagon. We were in DC on other business and a good friend’s mother works in the Pentagon. She’s a Lieutenant in the Air Force and she was able to give us time for the full tour. [...]
Tweet President Barack Obama today signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which increases active-duty and reserve pay by 1.6 percent and governs Defense Department activities, from procurement to military personnel policy. Several provisions in this year’s act will potentially affect active-duty and retired service members and their families. Section 347 requires DOD to finance [...]
Tweet Veterans of the Persian Gulf War with undiagnosed illnesses have an additional five years to qualify for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Not all the wounds of war are fully understood,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “When there is uncertainty about the connection between a medical problem and military [...]
Tweet Picked this story up from a UK Website. —————- To the troops they are a somber reminder of those who did not make it home, but for their superiors the ‘Killed in Action’ bracelets have been little more than ‘unauthorised jewelry’ – and have to be removed. Marines have reacted with fury to orders [...]
Tweet A community salutes 1st Lt. Ashley White Stumpf, who died in Afghanistan Published: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 7:32 AM Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 7:45 AM By Brian Albrecht Follow 5 Tweet ShareEmailPrint EnlargeChuck Crow, The Plain DealerThe coffin of Army 1st Lt. Ashley White Stumpf is carried out of St. Joseph Catholic Church [...]
Tweet Dear Friends, As I write to you at this very moment, there are still more than 100,000 American troops in Afghanistan. Another 100,000+ are deployed in foreign countries and on ships at sea — an American ”911 Force” ready to respond at a moment’s notice to terrorist attacks, hostile enemy aggression or natural disasters. We must not [...]
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