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Get military free access pass to national parks, other public lands

Posted May 17, 2012 by National Park Service

YORKTOWN, Va. — 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…

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National Nurses Week recognizing medical professionals this week

Posted May 10, 2012 by Story and photo by Natalie Campbell

All across the United States, people are making a special effort to salute medical nurses this week. The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center is joining the American Nurses Association in celebrating “Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring,” as part of National Nurses Week, which...

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New rules for robocalls now in place

Posted May 3, 2012 by Staff Judge Advocate Office

Businesses now need a peron’s written permission before they can call with prerecorded telemarketing messages — also known as robocalls — regardless of whether the individual being called already has a relationship with the business. If a business wants to call someone to deliver prerecorded messages, it must tell them clearly that it is asking…

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Military Wife Educational Scholarship Program announced

Posted April 19, 2012 by Operation Homefront and Women’s Self Worth Foundation

SAN ANTONIO — Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation announced they are accepting applications for the 2012 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship. This scholarship program is funded by a $250,000 grant by WSWF and is aimed at wives of uniformed service members, so they can attend vocational training programs in the medical field….

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Beware — DFAS fiancé scam letter circulating

Posted April 12, 2012 by Defense Finance and Accounting Service

A letter is making the rounds purporting to be from Defense Finance and Accounting Service asking military members’ fiancées to register in “our (DFAS) system” entitling them to benefits in the event of the member’s death, all for only a $350 fee. DFAS officials tell fiancées to “Save your money. It’s not true. It’s not…

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Tax filing deadline is fast approaching!

Posted April 5, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Tax Center

Those who have not filed their taxes should not panic “” there is still time. Due to the observance of Emancipation Day, the filing deadline is extended to April 17. The Tax Assistance Center is open Monday ““Friday, 8:30 a.m. ““ to 4 p.m. by appointment only. Walk-in hours are Tuesday and Thursday…

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Active duty alerts help protect military personnel from identity theft

Posted April 5, 2012 by Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

The last thing someone wants to worry about while on deployment is someone assuming their identity to commit financial fraud. Now, people don’t have to. Amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act allow those in the military to place…

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President proclaims ‘National Day of Honor’

Posted March 23, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON “” On the ninth anniversary of U.S. forces moving into Iraq, President Barack Obama has proclaimed Monday to be “A National Day of Honor.” Here’s is the text of…

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Hall of Fame inducts women Vietnam vets

Posted March 23, 2012 by C. Todd Lopez

WASHINGTON “” Hundreds of women gathered on Capitol Hill, March 13, to induct into the Army Women’s Hall of Fame all those who served in Vietnam. The afternoon event was hosted by the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation, and followed a morning event, the 4th Annual Army Women in Transition…

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Wounded warrior receives new home

Posted March 22, 2012 by Sgt. Robert Schaffner Jr.

STATESBORO, Ga. “” An escort fit for a hero, conducted by a motorcade of police vehicles with blaring sirens and flashing lights and flag-bearing motorcycles, escorted Georgia National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Scott Millican, and the specially adapted truck he was driving, to the front of his new home. Retired…

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