Community: Cooking and Recipes

  AllRecipes.com
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.
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  Betty Crocker
The Betty Crocker community site has recipes,ideas and an "Ask Betty" section for making your next meal a hit!
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  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.
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  Commissaries.com
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.
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  Cooking.com
A great resource in the food and cooking space that offers an entertaining shopping experiences with trusted brands and recipes.
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  Meals.com
A superb set of recipes and meal ideas from the Nestlé kitchens.
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  Pampered Chef Online
Popular with military spouses, The Pampered Chef line offers a popular set of kitchen wares online and through consultants.
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  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.
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Community: Coupons and Rebates

  Commissaries.com 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.
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  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.
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  MilitaryCoupons.com
Find special offers, coupons and sales from military-friendly merchants. Some coupons and offers are only available to verified military personnel or families.
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  ShopMyExchange
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. .
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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.
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  Crafts for Kids
A collection of kid friendly and age appropriate crafts for children from About.com.
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  Crayola.com
A huge assortment of Crayola products and crafting ideas.
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  EnchantedLearning.com - 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.
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  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.
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  Fabric.com
Wholesale pricing on fabrics, quilting and crafting materials, notions, irons, sewing machines, patterns, knitting material, yarn, home decorating ideas and more.
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  Joann.com - 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 Joann.com® and only gets better with knowledgeable customer service, a clear focus on value, and an unmatched opportunity to connect with a vital creative community.
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  Quilter's Village
A robust and active quilting community with personal workspaces, galleries and groups.
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  Scrapbook Superstore
A family owned scrapbooking supply store with a huge selection of scrapbooking products, information and ideas.
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  Sewing.com (Split Hemz blog)
Women sharing their experiences and knowledge through their passion for sewing, building fulfilling relationships, and connecting their communities worldwide.
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  The Art Store
Get your art supplies (paint, albums, pens, markers, drawing materials and more) at this popular art supply store.
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Community: Health Information

  FamilyDoctor.org
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.
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  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.
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  KidsHealth.org
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.
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  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.
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  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. .
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  MyTricare.com
Get your most needed benefits information including a Provider Directory, Authorizations (North and West only), Eligibility & Claim Status from Tricare managed care provider PGBA.
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  TRICARE - Military Health System
TRICARE® is the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide. .
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  WebMD
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.
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  Wellness.com
Wellness.com 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.
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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.
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  America's Story from America's Library
Fun and interesting stories from American history brought to you by the Library of Congress.
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  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.
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  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!
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  FunBrain.com
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.
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  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.
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  Nick Jr.
NickJr.com 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.
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  Nickelodeon Online
Online games, videos and music for Nickelodeon characters and TV shows.
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  PBS Kids
Videos and games for kids associated with the characters from PBS TV shows.
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  Pogo
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.
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  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.
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  Sheppard Software
Hundreds of education games, activities, quizzes, articles and more. For kids and everyone to use online - for free!
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  Smokey Bear Website
Kids can learn about preventing forest fires through games and videos at Smokey's site.
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Community: Military Related Resources for Spouses

  AFN Europe
The official website for the American Forces Network (radio and TV) in Europe.
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  AFN Schedule (MyAFN.net)
TV and radio schedules for the Armed Forces Network. .
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  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.
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  DoD Dictionary of Military Terms
All approved joint definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations are contained in the DoD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.
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  DOD Education Activity
The official homepage for the DoD Education Activity (operates schools on military installations).
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  Edelweiss Lodge & Resort
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) facility located in Germany's Garmisch-Partenkirchen region. .
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  Hale Koa Hotel
Armed Forces Recreation Center property in Hawaii. .
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  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.
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  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. .
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  MOAA Survivor Assistance
FAQs on the Survivor Benefit Program from the Military Officers Association of America.
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  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.
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  Navy Lodges Worldwide
Navy Lodges are available to military travelers and located around the world at most Naval Bases. .
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  Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR)
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs operated by the U.S. Navy.
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  Shades of Green Resort
Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) property in Florida at Walt Disney World. .
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  Space Available Travel Forums (Dirk Pepperd's)
A popular forum for space available travelers on AMC military aircraft.
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  SpaceA.Net
Spacea.net's Pages and FAQ are unofficial web pages developed as a volunteer service to the members of the uniformed services/military community.
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  SpousesClubs.com
A connecting point For U.S. Military Spouses, stateside and abroad.
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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.
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  CinCHouse.com
CinCHouse.com 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.
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  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.
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  Immigration Direct
A useful site with step-by-step instructions and pointers to walk individuals through different immigration forms and processes.
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  iVillage.com
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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  Military Spouse Support Network
A bulletin board forum for military spouses.
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  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.
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  MilitaryWives.com
A number of service specific support sites for wives of the US Armed Forces.
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  MilSpouse.com
The web home for the Military Spouse Magazine and the Spouse of the Year award.
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  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.
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Fort Hood ministry teams care for, counsel Soldiers, families in aftermath of tragedy
In the aftermath of the April 2, 2014, Fort Hood shooting, Chaplains and chaplain assistants coordinated coverage to provide counseling and care to the Army family.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Wounded warriors share bonds with Boston Marathon victims
Staff Sgt. Julio Larrea gazed at a front-page newspaper photo of this year's Boston Marathon, explaining that he and other Soldiers of the Army Wounded Warrior program keep in contact with those injured in last year's marathon.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Shot at point-blank range, Soldier gets back life-saving body armor
Sgt. Timothy Gilboe said he is alive not only because of the armor that stopped a bullet in its tracks, but also because of his squad leader who paid the ultimate price that day in Afghanistan three years ago.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
RDECOM facilitates technology discussions at Alaskan exercise
U.S. Army science advisors partnered with military, federal and state agencies to discuss their technology needs during an emergency response exercise, from March 27 to April 2, 2014.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Combined Resolve II to exercise Army's European Rotational Force
The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, May 1-June 30, 2014.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
National Guard supports 2014 Boston Marathon
More than 800 Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island National Guardsmen helped local law enforcement agencies in eight cities and towns to keep the route clear for runners as they hit the road for the 118th Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Corps welcomes first tow of 2014 navigation season to St. Paul, Minn.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District welcomed the first line tow of the 2014 navigation season to St. Paul, Minn., April 16, 2014.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Privatization of Army lodging to benefit wounded warriors
The Staybridge Suites now under construction at Fort Belvoir, Va., is being designed specifically to cater to wounded warriors and their visiting family members.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Burn center addition helps patients acclimate to independent living
Personnel at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center discharged their first patient to use their Activities of Daily Living skills room designed to prepare recovering wounded warriors for independent living, March 27, 2014.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
AFSBn-Italy prepares MRAPs for transfer to Croatia
The Croatian Army received more than two dozen military vehicles from excess Army inventory at a ceremony in Croatia, April 7, 2014.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
April 23 – Pulse on AF force management
The latest news on Air Force force management.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT
Altus, McConnell AFBs selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft
Air Force officials announced April 23, that Altus Air Force Base, Okla., is the Air Force’s KC-46A Pegasus formal training unit and McConnell AFB, Kan., is the first active duty-led Pegasus main operating base.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:10:44 GMT
Trial by fire, SecAF marks first 100 days in office
In late March, the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James dusted off her desert boots after her first troop visit to Europe and Afghanistan. While the trip allowed her to get a feel for the global reach of the force under her command, James also celebrated a tacit career milestone, when she passed her 100th day in office March 30.


Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:56:00 GMT
Earth Day: 'Conserve Today - Secure Tomorrow'
Every April 22, Air Force installations around the world observe Earth Day by taking actions to enhance sustainability and support the Air Force's Earth Day theme of "Conserve Today - Secure Tomorrow."

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:53:00 GMT
AF wounded warriors selected for Warrior, Invictus Games
Air Force Wounded Warrior program officials announced the names of the athletes to represent the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games and the Invictus Games at the closing ceremony for the Air Force Trials, in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:43:00 GMT
Air Force Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen 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, 18 Apr 2014 15:20:00 GMT
Air Force researchers test Google Glass for battlefield use
Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking to make missions for Airmen a whole lot lighter and faster by testing Google Glass and its head-mounted optical see-through display technology, for potential battlefield use.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:56:00 GMT
Culture change is key to sexual assault prevention
Air Force senior leaders discuss the importance of creating environments that promote dignity and respect and how it relates to sexual assault prevention and response. Read more.


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:01:00 GMT
SecAF: AF committed to preventing sexual assault
In observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James released a video charging all Airmen to join senior leaders and take action against sexual assault.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMT
AF receives top honors for Special Victims’ Counsel Program
The Air Force Special Victims’ Counsel Program received the Federal Service Award April 9 at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The Federal Service Award honors individuals for their direct service to victims of federal crime.


Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:01:00 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
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
NAVFAC Announces 2014 Engineers of the Year
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) announced the winners of its 2014 Military and Civilian Engineers of the Year Awards Dec. 9.
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 02:47:00 -0400
NSWC PCD Aviation Search and Rescue Team Saves Distressed Kayaker
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division's (NSWC PCD) Search and Rescue (SAR) crew responded to an urgent marine alert Oct. 23, from Coast Guard Sector Mobile concerning a kayaker who became adrift in rough seas about four miles offshore from Phillips Inlet in Panama City Beach, Fla.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:05:00 -0400
Employers, Wounded Warriors and Veterans Register Now for Hiring Conference
Whether you're a veteran or wounded warrior looking for a job or an employer looking for qualified candidates, the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference is the place to be May 28-29 in Raleigh, N.C.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:10:00 -0400
Electronic Attack Squadron 132 Participates in Exercise Max Thunder
The U.S. Navy's Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 participated in Exercise Max Thunder, a bilateral aerial training exercise for U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) military aircrews and maintainers April 23 at Gwangju Air Base.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:49:00 -0400
USNS Spearhead Arrives in Libreville, Gabon for Port Visit
Joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Libreville, Gabon, for a port visit, April 23.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:00 -0400
USNS Spearhead Participates in Exercise Obangame Express
The U.S. Navy's first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) participated in exercise Obangame Express alongside European, Atlantic, and African partners in the Gulf of Guinea April 16-21.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:08:00 -0400
 
Coalition forces enhance leadership skills during noncommissioned officer symposium
Multinational noncommissioned officers with Task Force Belleau Wood enhanced their leadership skills during a Coalition Committed and Engaged Leadership Symposium aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 20.  Task Force Belleau Wood is comprised of approximately 3,400 Marines as well as a multitude of NATO International Security Assistance Force


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:57:15 GMT
Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province
As the majority of Camp Leatherneck’s residents were still asleep one typical Thursday morning, infantrymen with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, reinforced with Afghan commandos, prepared to depart friendly lines, April 17.  Their two-day mission was to disrupt lethal enemy aid and to search three compounds of interest in an


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:50:00 GMT
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Returns Home After Eight-Month Deployment
After eight months at sea conducting theater security cooperation exercises with foreign nations throughout the Western Pacific and the Middle East, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG) are slated to wrap up their Western Pacific deployment and head home to San Diego, Calif.,

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:36:37 GMT
13th MEU Homecoming
The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked upon the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG), will return to its home base at Camp Pendleton, April 24, 2014.  The 13th MEU departed San Diego Aug. 24, 2013, for an eight month western pacific deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.  During the deployment the Marines trained

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:35:39 GMT
Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Montgomery, Ala.
As an administrative specialist for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Pfc. D’Vonte Robinson is seen and rarely heard. But walk past his barracks room in the evening, and you might mistake him for the radio.  From an early age, the 18-year-old Marine from Montgomery, Ala., learned to express himself through music. Raised with strong ties to his


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:30:00 GMT
MCEITS aces its first command cyber readiness inspection
All Marines benefit from the excellent rating given to Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services in its first command cyber readiness inspection. The results ensure the viability and security of Marines' pay, promotion and training systems so the warfighters can focus on their primary mission.


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:18 GMT
Aim center, hit center: Corps' top shooters compete in 2014 Marine Corps Match Championships
In the cold, windy rain, Marines tried to keep a stable position as they held a 17-pound rifle and aimed for center mass. Hitting center mass wasn’t always the outcome, but few Marines were able to gain stability and earned gold, silver and bronze medals.  The Marine Corps’ top shooters from around the world gathered at the Weapons Training


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:26:00 GMT
H&HS gets back to basics
Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron participated in a squadron hike aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 18.   Marines received classes and fired various weapons at Carlos Hathcock Range after covering two miles of a five mile hike.   “We wanted to get everybody together and get some quality [physical training]


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:21:00 GMT
Sky-high security: JGSDF showcases latest air-defense systems with U.S. forces
Marines with Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, hosted Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members with the 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment who showcased new air-defense equipment April 16 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.   The event afforded the Marines, alongside U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:56:05 GMT
Tips for summer PCS with success
Many Marines with families are slated to permanently change station in the upcoming summer months. Moving to and from an overseas duty station, such as Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, can be stressful and unfamiliar to even senior service members.  According to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandy Alvarez, director of the station Installation

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:00 GMT
 
Pacific Naval Leaders Agree to Adopt Sea Guidelines
Nearly two dozen Asia-Pacific nations have agreed to sea guidelines adopted by naval leaders at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium in China, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
White House Launches One-stop Shopping for Vets Seeking Jobs
First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Veterans Employment Center, the first online one-stop shopping tool for veterans, transitioning service members and spouses in search of employment.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Announces Military Equipment Moves with Australia, Egypt
Australia has agreed to purchase F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft, and the Defense Department will deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, a Pentagon spokesman announced.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Commitment to Helping Sexual Assault Victims Earns Honors
The Defense Department honored six exceptional sexual assault response coordinators for their outstanding efforts in assisting victims of sexual assault and for their commitment to preventing this crime, officials said.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Airmen Excel in 'Invisible Mission,' Chief of Staff Says
The biggest frustration for airmen is that most people don't know what they do, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said during a speech at the National Press Club.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Air Force Announces Bases to House New Tanker Refueling Aircraft
The Air Force selected two bases to house and operate the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft which will replace the KC-135 refueling tanker, after analyzing operational considerations, installation attributes, and economic and environmental factors for each location.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Pentagon Program Succeeds in Matching Military Spouses With Jobs
A program intended to help unemployed military spouses find jobs -- including positions with Fortune 500 companies -- is surpassing its goals, connecting more than 60,000 military spouses with 220 private- and public-sector partners since the program began three years ago.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Air National Guard Brothers Deploy Together
Three patriotic brothers who are also members of the California Air National Guard are serving together in Southwest Asia.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DARPA Officials Show Hagel Technologies Under Development
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program personnel demonstrated five technologies under development to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the secretary's conference room at the Pentagon.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Notifies Egypt of Upcoming U.S. Certification
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed his Egyptian counterpart that Secretary of State John F. Kerry soon will certify to Congress that Egypt is sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States and is meeting its obligations under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Altus, McConnell selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. General Sedki Sobhy
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
General Officer Assignments
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Announces Winners of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignments
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
United States, Japan, Republic of Korea Defense Trilateral Talks Joint Statement
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignment
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) (As of December 31, 2013)
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST
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