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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Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 13, 2014.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School
The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Continental Congress authorizes Army
When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775
Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Rangers among first leaders of America's Army
When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors
An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center
Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration
Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'
Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
Pacific Angel-Tonga wraps up
More than 4,300 patients received care and five schools obtained much needed upgrades as Operation Pacific Angel 14-3, a joint and combined humanitarian mission, closed July 25.


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:19:44 GMT
AF Assistance Fund may not hit 2014 goal
In spite of persistent economic difficulties, active-duty and retired Airmen have contributed more than $6 million to the Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, during this year’s fund drive.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:23:00 GMT
ACC, PACAF commanders confirmed
Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Herbert Carlisle will be the next commander of Air Combat Command and ACC Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson will be the next commander of Pacific Air Forces, according to a Senate confirmation vote July 23.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:19:00 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, 25 Jul 2014 15:51:23 GMT
Guardsmen, reservists help battle western wildfires
Air reserve components are providing crews and planes to support civilian firefighting efforts in the West, the commander of the effort said in a DOD News interview.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:12:08 GMT
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23. According to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, "these operational and experimental systems will enhance the nation’s ability to monitor and assess events regarding our military and commercial systems. In essence, they will create a space neighborhood watch capability.”

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:43:46 GMT
AF selects 460 for promotion to captain
The 2014A Line of the Air Force, Chaplain Corps, Judge Advocate General Corps, Nurse Corps, Medical Services Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps quarterly captain selection process selected 460 first lieutenants for promotion to captain July 18.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:14:00 GMT
Air Force focuses fourth round of VERA/VSIP on headquarters reductions
In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, the Air Force announced a fourth round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning July 21.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:41:00 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, 18 Jul 2014 12:51:04 GMT
Wanted: Airmen selfie videos
Do you have a unique story about the path that led you to the Air Force? Are you proud of your job and how it impacts the bigger Air Force mission? Do you work in an exceptional unit? If so, the Air Force wants to hear from you!

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:29:00 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
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
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
RIMPAC's Maritime Component Commander Thanks Hawaii
A veteran newscaster in Hawaii and anchor of KHON(FOX)2's Wake Up 2day show, gave Canadian Rear Adm. Gilles Couturier an honorary title during an interview July 24 about Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:32:00 -0400
Bureau Gets Service Members Debt Relief From Predatory Lender
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 state attorneys general obtained about $92 million in debt relief from Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital LLC, also collectively known as "Rome Finance," for about 17,000 U.S. service members and other consumers.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:33:00 -0400
U.S. Navy Ships Arrive at Changi Naval Base in Advance of CARAT Singapore 2014
USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Halsey (DDG 97) are in port Singapore July 28 in advance of the 2014 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)exercise with the Republic of Singapore Navy.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:25:00 -0400
 
Devil Dogs
Throughout history dogs have been our constant faithful companions and protectors. As far back as the Civil War, stories have been

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:12:12 GMT
Leatherneck tour treats Marines, sailors to entertainment, comedy
Marines and sailors enjoyed an afternoon of comedy, music and live entertainment at the For the Leathernecks III Comedy and Entertainment Tour hosted at the Twin Rivers Theater at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, July 25, 2014.  The tour was hosted by the Single Marine Program and served as an opportunity for active duty service members to


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:10:00 GMT
Not all hellfire and cordon wires: 1st Dental Bn. sailor balances military discipline and job proficiency to succeed in career
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The military is not all hellfire and cordon wires. As a dental technician for 1st Dental Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Austin balances military bearing and discipline with an approachable personality, necessary for building rapport with patients, and getting the job done. “I enjoy my


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:01:55 GMT
Colorado Springs Marine proud to serve twice during Afghan drawdown
During America’s longest war, many newly-minted Marines’ have wished for an opportunity to dirty their boots in Afghanistan. In the past year, however, deployments to Helmand have slowed and the remaining forces are focused on the redeployment and retrograde effort, while others continue to advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:50:00 GMT
Marine reconnects with Trinidadian roots
A Marine raised in a Trinidadian household, will reconnect with his heritage when he meets distinguished guests from Trinidad and Tobago during their visit aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), July 25.  Staff Sgt. Steven Superville, a communications chief with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South, expressed


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:02:00 GMT
USS America receives distinguished guests in Cartagena
Marines and sailors on the flight deck of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) moved to their positions as an MV-22 Osprey carrying U.S. and Colombian distinguished guests came in for a landing, July 17. Marines and sailors rendered honors as the guests exited the aircraft welcoming with handshakes and smiles as they entered the

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:57:00 GMT
SPMAGTF-South Marines visit Colombia
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South took their first step onto Colombian soil, July 16, after shuffling off an MV-22 carrying packs weighing more than 80 pounds. They were greeted by Colombian Marines with handshakes and smiles, eager to build a long lasting relationship.  Approximately 40 Marines and sailors with


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:55:00 GMT
4th Tanks practice live fire ranges and amphibious operations
Digging into the dusty path, the enormous tank uses its tracked wheels to climb onto a range leading a convoy of assault vehicles. Locked, loaded and ready to fire, the 120 millimeter main gun rotates, aims and waits for the target to appear.  Cradled deep in the belly of the M1 Abrams Tank, the gunner peeks through the sights focused on the tree


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:21:00 GMT
Marine combat veteran paddles the Mississippi River, raises awareness for post-traumatic stress
Hazy rain clouds settled overhead as the tides of the ever-flowing mighty Mississippi River bashed on the shoreline at Algiers Point. With a crowd of gathering Marines focusing their eyes on small silhouette in the distance, their voices raised in excitement and cheering as the wearisome paddler made his way to them.  Former Marine Cpl. Joshua


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:19:00 GMT
Determination, motivation drive young man to Marines
Hard work and determination can get people places they never though they could go. One Marine set his mind to one thing and accomplished it.            Pvt. Jose A. Caban Jr., Platoon 3203, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, didn’t give up on his goal and lost 70 pounds to enlist in the Marine Corps.            Caban realized what he


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:39:00 GMT
 
U.S. Continues to Help Iraq in Face of Extremist Threat
While Pentagon officials continue reviewing assessments of the situation in Iraq, operations to aid the Iraqi government against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continue, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Pacific Command Kicks Off Exercise Fortune Guard
U.S. Pacific Command is hosting personnel from 31 nations as part of the proliferation security initiative Exercise Fortune Guard.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Dempseys Open Military Child Education Coalition Seminar
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, opened the Military Child Education Coalition's national training seminar with a panel discussion about today's military.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Russian Forces Continue to Gather on Border with Ukraine
Russian military forces continue to gather on Ukraine's southeast border, and Russia continues to funnel heavy equipment to separatists in Ukraine, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Ramstein Airmen Discover Body in C-130 Wheel Well
Airmen at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, found the body of an adolescent boy in the wheel well of a C-130J cargo plane July 27, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Hagel Lauds Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Action
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel offered his thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its efforts on behalf of service members and their families.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Bureau Gets Service Members Debt Relief From Predatory Lender
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 state attorneys general obtained about $92 million in debt relief from Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital LLC, also collectively known as "Rome Finance," for about 17,000 U.S. service members and other consumers harmed by the company's predatory lending scheme.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Face of Defense: Airman Powerlifts to Fitness
Air Force Airman 1st Class Benny Le powerlifts to stay fit and inspire others.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Official: Global, National Efforts Tackle WMD Threat
A panel discussion during the Aspen Security Forum examined one of the most dreaded national-security threat scenarios: terrorists armed with weapons of mass destruction.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Employers of Reserve-component Troops Earn Freedom Awards
The Defense Department will honor 15 businesses and government organizations with the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announcement
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Flag Officer Assignments
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Ukraine's Minister of Defense Valeriy Heletey
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Department of Defense Announces Recipients of 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Embassy in Tripoli Relocated
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Phone Call with Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Minister of Defense of the Netherlands
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of July 24, 2014
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST
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