Community: Cooking and Recipes
A collection of recipes, menus and videos about food preparation. The basic version is free but there is also a Pro version with a menu planner and custom recipe and nutrition tools.
  Betty Crocker
The Betty Crocker community site has recipes,ideas and an "Ask Betty" section for making your next meal a hit!
  Candy USA - Recipes
The National Confectioners Association hosts this site that includes a nice set of candy recipes and a special section for Kid friendly recipes.
Your commissary is one of the best benefits for military families. Find contact information for your local store as well as information on products and sales.
A great resource in the food and cooking space that offers an entertaining shopping experiences with trusted brands and recipes.
A superb set of recipes and meal ideas from the Nestlé kitchens.
  Pampered Chef Online
Popular with military spouses, The Pampered Chef line offers a popular set of kitchen wares online and through consultants.
  World Wide Recipes
Subscribe to Worldwide Recipes to receive a free recipe by email every weekday. Each week's recipes provide a balanced and harmonious assortment of dishes made from fresh, healthful ingredients.

Community: Coupons and Rebates Savings Aisle
Check out what's on sale at your local commissary as well as how much you are saving versus shopping at another store.
  Coupons & Sales from APO/FPO shipping merchants
A quick link to the sales, promotions and coupons by category for merchants that ship to APO/FPO/DPO addresses.
Find special offers, coupons and sales from military-friendly merchants. Some coupons and offers are only available to verified military personnel or families.
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has proudly served America’s armed forces for over 117 years by focusing on delivering quality goods and services at competitively low prices with superior service. .

Community: Crafting and Hobbies

  Craft Connection
The Craft Connection carries high-quality cotton fabrics, superior threads, popular patterns, books, and sewing notions, everything always at a discount.
  Crafts for Kids
A collection of kid friendly and age appropriate crafts for children from
A huge assortment of Crayola products and crafting ideas.
15437 - Crafts for Kids
A user supported site with craft projects that use materials commonly found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.
  Ethelbird & Eliza Kids Fabrics
Trendy quilt fabric especially for tweens, teens, youngsters, and babies. Independent quilt shop quality, these luscious fabrics are not available in the chain stores. Cottons and plush fabrics for comforting quilts, swaddling blankets, teddy bears, and many more creative projects.
Wholesale pricing on fabrics, quilting and crafting materials, notions, irons, sewing machines, patterns, knitting material, yarn, home decorating ideas and more.
144837 - Fabric, Crafts, Decor, Floral
First in Fabric and the Best Craft Choices — these words express the core of what makes Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® so exciting. Why is Jo-Ann the unique resource that it is? It starts with the great product selection in our stores and on® and only gets better with knowledgeable customer service, a clear focus on value, and an unmatched opportunity to connect with a vital creative community.
  Quilter's Village
A robust and active quilting community with personal workspaces, galleries and groups.
  Scrapbook Superstore
A family owned scrapbooking supply store with a huge selection of scrapbooking products, information and ideas.
15937 (Split Hemz blog)
Women sharing their experiences and knowledge through their passion for sewing, building fulfilling relationships, and connecting their communities worldwide.
  The Art Store
Get your art supplies (paint, albums, pens, markers, drawing materials and more) at this popular art supply store.

Community: Health Information
Health information for the whole family provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 110,600 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students.
  Health Central
HealthCentral's mission is to empower millions of people to improve and take control of their health and well-being. They do this by providing wellness resources and tools help people to live healthier, more fulfilled lives.
If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
  MedLine Plus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
  Military OneSource
Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more. .
Get your most needed benefits information including a Provider Directory, Authorizations (North and West only), Eligibility & Claim Status from Tricare managed care provider PGBA.
  TRICARE - Military Health System
TRICARE® is the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide. .
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.
16737 helps people live healthier, happier and more successful lives by connecting them with the best health, wellness and lifestyle information and resources on the web.

Community: Kids and Teens

  A.C. Green Youth Foundation
The A.C. Green Youth Foundation is about building character, building strong bodies and strong minds, winning and losing with dignity, teamwork, and sacrifice. We provide programs that ignite dreams and an abstinence program that says it's okay to wait until marriage. In short, we are building leaders.
  America's Story from America's Library
Fun and interesting stories from American history brought to you by the Library of Congress.
  Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work.
  Free Teens - Leadership training for teens
The Institute for Relationship Intelligence reaches urban & suburban youth in NY/NJ with messages of healthy relationships, self-leadership and service to others. In the last decade, I.R.I. has reached more than 100,000 youth, helping them to focus on achieving their future dreams and avoiding the traps that could endanger their lives and goals!
Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.
  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Kids' Links
Activities and information for kids from the NIEHS - that’s the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
  Nick Jr. is THE place for online kids games and kids activities! Kids, parents, preschoolers, and everyone in your family who loves Nick Jr. TV shows will find hundreds of online kids games, kids crafts, and coloring pages starring favorite Nick Jr. characters, including Dora the Explorer, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, Diego, Backyardigans, Wonder Pets, and The Fresh Beat Band.
  Nickelodeon Online
Online games, videos and music for Nickelodeon characters and TV shows.
  PBS Kids
Videos and games for kids associated with the characters from PBS TV shows.
Play free online games, including puzzle games, word games, card games and more with chances for prizes at Pogo. More advanced games can be played with a Club Pogo membership.
  Quiz Hub: K-12 Interactive Learning Center
The Quiz Hub features online interactive matching quiz games that focus on vocabulary, math, geography, history, and science facts. Some quizzes are free while some require a paid subscription.
  Sheppard Software
Hundreds of education games, activities, quizzes, articles and more. For kids and everyone to use online - for free!
  Smokey Bear Website
Kids can learn about preventing forest fires through games and videos at Smokey's site.

Community: Military Related Resources for Spouses

  AFN Europe
The official website for the American Forces Network (radio and TV) in Europe.
  AFN Schedule (
TV and radio schedules for the Armed Forces Network. .
  Army Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR)
Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the G9 division of the Army’s Installation Management Command, is a comprehensive network of quality support and leisure services that enhances the lives of Soldiers, Civilians, Families, military retirees and other eligible participants.
  DoD Dictionary of Military Terms
All approved joint definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations are contained in the DoD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.
  DOD Education Activity
The official homepage for the DoD Education Activity (operates schools on military installations).
  Edelweiss Lodge & Resort
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) facility located in Germany's Garmisch-Partenkirchen region. .
  Hale Koa Hotel
Armed Forces Recreation Center property in Hawaii. .
  Military Child Education Coalition
The work of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization, the MCEC performs research, develops resources, conducts professional institutes and conferences, and develops and publishes resources for all constituencies.
  Military OneSource
Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more. .
  MOAA Survivor Assistance
FAQs on the Survivor Benefit Program from the Military Officers Association of America.
  National Military Family Association
Founded in 1969, the National Military Family Association is the leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families. We believe that all military families deserve comprehensive child care, accessible health care, spouse employment options, great schools, caring communities, a secure retirement, and support for widows and widowers.
  Navy Lodges Worldwide
Navy Lodges are available to military travelers and located around the world at most Naval Bases. .
  Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR)
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs operated by the U.S. Navy.
  Shades of Green Resort
Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) property in Florida at Walt Disney World. .
  Space Available Travel Forums (Dirk Pepperd's)
A popular forum for space available travelers on AMC military aircraft.
  SpaceA.Net's Pages and FAQ are unofficial web pages developed as a volunteer service to the members of the uniformed services/military community.
A connecting point For U.S. Military Spouses, stateside and abroad.

Community: Military Spouse & Family

  American Family Association
AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with over two million online supporters and approximately 180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry's monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio (AFR) banner.
158937 is the Internet's largest community of military wives and women in uniform. Pronounced 'sink- house', we represent the "Commanders in Chief of the House'. Our members include military girlfriends, fiancees, mothers, wives, and sisters. We also welcome the unique perspective of male military spouses.
  Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.
  Immigration Direct
A useful site with step-by-step instructions and pointers to walk individuals through different immigration forms and processes.
iVillage is the largest content-driven community for women online reaching 30 + million unique visitors per month (comScore). With over four million plus conversations annually and thousands of specific brands talked about weekly, iVillage is at the center of her digital routine.
  Military Spouse Business Association
The Military Spouse Business Association is dedicated to the Financial Readiness, Self Motivation and Business Success of military spouses who own their own businesses.
  Military Spouse Foundation
The Military Spouse Foundation (MSF) is an organization created by military spouses, for military spouses. We have created an interactive customized self actualization, transferable skills and career planning program specifically designed to meet the unique lives and careers of military spouses. Through our online career planning and entrepreneurial training center we are part mother, educator, mentor, adviser, supporter and advocate.
  Military Spouse Support Network
A bulletin board forum for military spouses.
  Military Spouses Corporate Career Network
The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that focuses on employment readiness programs, job placement solutions and no-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses and caregivers to war wounded heroes.
A number of service specific support sites for wives of the US Armed Forces.
The web home for the Military Spouse Magazine and the Spouse of the Year award.
  Sarah Smiley
Navy wife Sarah Smiley’s weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and magazines across the country. She has written three books and has been featured in The New York Times and Newsweek, and on Nightline, CNN, CBS, Fox News, and MSNBC.
173rd Airborne conducts airfield seizure exercise in Rivolto
The 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a battalion-sized airfield seizure exercise at an airbase in northern Italy, the evening of Dec. 10, 2014, to further their readiness as the Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia
Walking through the doors to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the first things that can be noticed is the silence. Soldiers deployed and stationed at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Joint Forces Command-United Assistance, marveled at how quiet, clean and calm it was inside the Embassy.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
173rd Airborne joins Danish, British forces in Exercise White Sword
U.S. Army paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined the Danish Army's 2nd Brigade, and the Queens Company of the British Army's Grenadier Guards, for the start of Exercise White Sword, in Oksboel, Denmark, Dec. 5, 2014.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
First aid classes to help prevent spread of diseases, increase readiness of Liberian police
Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, provided a first aid training class to Liberian law enforcement personnel at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 9, 2014, that could help protect them from diseases such as the Ebola virus.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Former Ebola testing lab in Liberia a hidden treasure in fighting disease
Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade, took a tour at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Medical Research, during Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 7, 2014, in Monrovia, Liberia.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year
Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), were part of Time Magazine's selection for the 2014 Person of the Year.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Disaster simulation exercise improves U.S., Romanian teamwork
Blaring sirens and flashing lights cut through the dense fog of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base as first responders arrived on the scene of an electrical grid explosion and meltdown.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Remote village thankful for U.S. help in fighting Ebola
When the Ebola virus found the remote village of Tappita, Liberia, it took more than a day for it to be properly diagnosed. Soon, it will take a matter of minutes. A new Ebola Treatment Unit will open in Tappita within the month.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Biggest threat to U.S. troops in Liberia is malaria, not Ebola
In October 2014, Service members deployed to Liberia for Operation United Assistance, an operation supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. The fight against Ebola, however, poses a significantly smaller health threat to U.S. forces than malaria does.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
173rd Airborne conducts rapid deployment exercise in Slovenia
Approximately 150 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a night airborne operation into Pocek, Slovenia, Dec. 1, 2014, as part of a brigade Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
SecAF talks priorities, challenges with Airmen in town hall meeting
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James reflected on her first year as the service’s secretary answering questions directly from Airmen all over the world in an online town hall-style forum Dec 16, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:59:21 GMT
PJ’s extraordinary heroism earns an Air Force Cross
Recognizing extraordinary heroism shown in combat, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented the Air Force Cross to an Air Commando during a ceremony here, Dec. 17.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:11:17 GMT
AF top leaders share holiday message
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody wish Airmen and families happy holidays.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:42:00 GMT
AF announces no involuntary force management programs for FY15
Air Force officials announced there is no longer a need to conduct involuntary force management programs for fiscal year 2015 following a year of significant reductions designed to meet the Defense Department strategic and budgetary guidance.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:39:00 GMT
President Obama expresses gratitude to troops, civilians during visit to joint base
United States of America President Barack Obama visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to express his gratitude to service members and Department of Defense civilians for their service to their country during a meet and greet event Dec. 15.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:48:00 GMT
DOD Spirit of Hope Award ceremony
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented the Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award to military and civilian honorees during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Dec. 12.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:39:00 GMT
AF colonel makes swift water rescue, awarded Airman’s Medal
Recognizing Col. Richard Poston for his act of heroism, Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein, the director of the Joint Staff, presented him with the Airman’s Medal Dec. 10, in a ceremony held at the Pentagon.

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:11:00 GMT
Civil Air Patrol receives congressional recognition
About 40 living World War II members and their relatives, as well as the families of deceased members, were in attendance as the Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal during a presentation Dec. 10, in the Emancipation Hall at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington D.C.

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:42:00 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:10:17 GMT
AMC chief scientist receives Harold Brown Award
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented Dr. Donald Erbschloe, the Air Mobility Command chief scientist, with the 2014 Harold Brown Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Dec. 9.

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:53:00 GMT
Family Members of HMCS Protecteur Arrive Safely in Pearl Harbor
United States Ship (USS) Michael Murphy arrived today alongside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with family members and civilian contractors transferred off Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, five days after a fire onboard Protecteur.
Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:25:00 -0400
Australian, U.S. Sailors Trade Places During Pacific Bond 2013
The Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) swapped 10 crewmembers with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney's (FFG 03), in support of Pacific Bond 2013, June 23 to enhance inter-ship operability and foster camaraderie.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:55:00 -0400
Exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2013 Comes to an End
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) returned to Aksaz Naval Base after completing Exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2013, Nov. 14.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:10:00 -0400
NMCP's Annual Diabetes Boot Camp Provides Quality Care
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth staff sponsored their 4th annual Diabetes Boot Camp inside the endocrinology clinic and along the main hallway of the Charette Health Care Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, Nov. 14.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:16:00 -0400
Onlookers Salute 'Old Glory' at Fort McHenry
Visitors and special guests watched as members of the U.S. Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment with the help of War of 1812 re-enactors, hoisted a 15-star, 15-stripe, full-size replica Star-Spangled Banner flag over Fort McHenry here at the "By Dawn's Early Light" flag-raising ceremony.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:21:00 -0400
7th Fleet Medical Team Trains with Indonesia and Malaysia Doctors On board Blue Ridge
U.S. 7th Fleet's medical staff hosted Malaysian and Indonesian military medical teams underway aboard the flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) May 22 - 25, 2014.
Wed, 28 May 2014 08:58:00 -0400
CNO, Titanic Explorer, Nobel Laureate to Headline Naval S&T Expo
The leader of the expedition that discovered the Titanic wreck and a Nobel Prize-winning physicist are among a growing lineup of speakers slated for the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo Feb. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:39:00 -0400
2014 Resolutions: Resolve to Protect against Flu
Start off 2014 in a healthful way by resolving to protect you and your family members from the flu.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 01:44:00 -0400
Washington Navy Yard NHHC Completes Warehoused Artifacts Transfer
Washington Navy Yard Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) curators completed the transfer of previously warehoused artifacts to their new home in Richmond, Virginia, officials announced, Dec. 16.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:44:00 -0400
PHIBRON 5 Holds Change of Command Ceremony at Sea
The time honored title of commodore was passed from one senior leader to another during a change of command ceremony for Commander, Amphibious Squadron 5 (PHIBRON 5), Dec 14.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:04:00 -0400
Integrated Task Force infantry Marines execute first collective skills exercise
Marines with Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, put their training to the test during their first fire team-level collective skills exercise at Range K509 Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 16, 2014.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Marines drive home M27 IAR 101
Marines with Company A,Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, embarked onto amphibious assaultvehicles from Company B, GCEITF, and splashed across the New River en route tothe Verona Loop training area, Dec. 2, 2014.   As the Marines reached land and disembarked from theAAVs, they continued on foot to their intended range, where they

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:57:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Engineer Platoon blows away assault breaching exercise
Marines with Engineer Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted an assault breaching exercise at Engineer Training Area 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 3, 2014.

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force research monitors oversee training
Of the more than 600 Marines and Sailors assigned to the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, at least half are volunteers and therefore officially classified as “human research subjects.” With that special classification comes an increased responsibility for oversight of the training the volunteer Marines participate in.

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:35:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Marines build camaraderie, strength during hike
Marines and sailors with the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force stepped off for a task force-wide combat conditioning hike aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in the early hours of Nov. 21, 2014.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:31:00 GMT
Secretary of Defense visits Integrated Task Force Marines
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Marines with the Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force during a Mk-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW) live-fire at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 18, 2014. Marines with Anti-Armor Section were conducting a four-day SMAW

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:08:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force supported by researchers, corpsmen
Owing to its status as a detailed research project, the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force carries a more robust medical capability than most units in the Marine Corps. The Task Force Aid Station, University of Pittsburgh researchers and the unit’s athletic trainer each play a key role in keeping Marines and sailors physically prepared for the rigors of their broad training.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:35:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Tank Platoon rolls out
Marines with Tank Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a three-day field training exercise at Landing Zone Hawk aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 12-14.

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Marines get hands-on with AAVs
Marines with the Assault Amphibious Vehicle platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, conducted a series of exercises at Landing Zone Falcon aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 12, 2014.

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Integrated Task Force Artillery Marines send first rounds downrange
As the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Marines pave the way forward, live-fire training serves as a vital aspect of weaponry familiarization. Marines of Battery A, GCEITF, sent the first rounds down range during a live-fire artillery shoot with the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:53:00 GMT
Office of Personnel Management Explains Dismissal, Closure Procedures
The Office of Personnel Management explained its 2015 Washington metro area operating status dismissal and closure procedures and announced a leave and telework policy change.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Japan, Australia to Provide F-35 Maintenance Sites in Pacific Region
Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region, the program executive officer for the aircraft announced.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army Scientist Uses Diagnostic Tools to Track Viruses
An Army virologist using diagnostic tools found traces of Ebola virus in patient samples in West Africa, seven years before the largest, deadliest Ebola outbreak took the world by surprise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq
U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
New Program Prepares Enlisted Troops for Medical School
A new program provides an opportunity for qualified enlisted members to complete preparatory coursework for their medical school application while maintaining active-duty status.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Thanks Soldier for Confronting Unethical Behavior Online
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked a senior noncommissioned officer for leading by example and defending Army values despite facing harassment after confronting service members who were behaving unethically online.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Airman, Working Dog Form Dynamic Duo
Military working dog handler Air Force Staff Sgt. Andre Hernandez and his canine partner, Ivan, enjoy a close working relationship as they perform a multitude of missions together.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Work, Indonesian Military Leader Discuss Regional Stability
The importance of Asia-Pacific regional stability and the role of the U.S. rebalance to the region in fostering that stability highlighted a meeting between Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Moeldoko.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Details Still in Works for Deploying Troops to Iraq
Deployment orders have not yet been issued for the U.S. service members who will advise, assist and train Iraqi troops, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Stands With Pakistanis, Afghans Against Taliban
The United States has condemned the deadly Taliban attack on a Pakistani school and remains committed to bringing stability to the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 16, 2014
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's meeting with Philip Dunne, UK Ministry of Defense, minister for Equipment, Support, and Technology
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Statement on Pakistan School Terrorist Attack
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's meeting with Commander-in-Chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces Gen. Moeldoko
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignment
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Releases Second Quarter Suicide Information
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Littoral Combat Ship
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
2014 Phoenix Award Announced
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
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