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Scholarships for Military Children Program opens Tuesday

Posted November 27, 2013 by Cherie Huntington

FORT LEE, Va. – Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Tuesday at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not emailed…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted November 27, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Alamo Scouts established, safely gather intel during WWII Photo property of the U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Fred Osborn, director of Morale Services Division, War Department, talks to Alamo Scout candidates following a demonstration of jumping and swimming in the water fully equipped during the general’s visit to Alamo Scout School, Fergusson Island, New Guinea, on…

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Two weeks left for Army employees to switch health plans

Posted November 27, 2013 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — Army civilians have until Dec. 9 to decide whether or not to continue their Federal Employees Health Benefits plan or switch providers. Every year, the so-called open-season enrollment period is from the second Monday in November to the second Monday in December, according to Peg Schultz, director, Army Benefits Center – Civilian. It…

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Fort becomes home to newly activated Company E, 160th SOAR (A)

Posted November 22, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Cmpany E, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), an unmanned aerial systems company that is beginning their journey here at Fort Huachuca, stands in formation at the start of the activation ceremony at Libby Army Airfield, Tuesday. The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), or 160th SOAR (A), at Fort Campbell, Ky., began…

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This week in MI History

Posted November 22, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Goddard a pioneer in aerial, night reconnaissance Photo property of the U.S. Army Brig. Gen. George Goddard, U.S. Air Force, is pictured, circa 1953. Nov. 20, 1925 As America was getting ready to join the fighting in World War I, a young artist from Chicago, George Goddard, decided to apply for a commission in the…

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5 things to know about Soldier 2020

Posted November 22, 2013 by Amy L. Haviland and Spc. Leon Cook

A Soldier assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, carries ammunition cans during a task in the Army’s Physical Demand Study at Fort Hood, Texas, Sept. 13. FORT EUSTIS, Va. — U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, is currently leading two efforts within Soldier 2020, the Army’s plan to integrate…

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Army Community Service

Posted November 15, 2013 by timchisham

Upcoming SHARP training schedule announced The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, or SHARP, reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability. Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted November 15, 2013 by By Ruth Quinn,

Native Americans had been used as scouts as far back as white men had been settling the American continent. After the Civil War, Indians from more than a dozen tribes were enlisted to assist the Army during the Indian Campaigns of the Great Plains and Southwest regions. By 1866, the Army had been engaged in…

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Deployment guide benefits Families, friends of service members

Posted November 15, 2013 by Corina Notyce

How does one prepare for a loved one’s deployment? How is a Family member going to get through each day without being consumed with worry? What can service members expect when they return? For Families, what impact will this all have on the children?

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Nominations open to recognize employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

Posted November 8, 2013 by

From an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve News Release ARLINGTON, Va. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, a Defense Department office, is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the department’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support…

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