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DOD Schools Take National Honors

Compliments of: DoD Education Activity News Release Three Department of Defense Education Activity schools were recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Seoul Middle School in Korea, Lakenheath Middle School in England, and Kingsolver Elementary School at Fort Campbell, Ky., all received the honor. The Blue Ribbon Schools […]


Navy Casualties – Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35, Chief Warrant Officer Jonathon S. Gibson, 32

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Sept. 22, as a result of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash while operating in the central Red Sea. Both sailors were assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, […]


Brothers Serve in Same Platoon in Afghanistan

By Army Sgt. Edward Siguenza   These days, the heavy thing draped over Army Sgt. Manolito “Manny” Molinos’ shoulders is body armor. His younger brother, Army Spc. Mark Molinos, carries the same load and attaches a radio to his. Army Sgt. Manolito “Manny” Molinos, left, and his brother, Army Spc. Mark Molinos, once represented Guam […]


Stand Downs: VA and Partners Helping Homeless Vets

Stand Downs are collaborative events between VA and other agencies which serve homeless Veterans.   Compliments of: Hans Petersen Stand Downs are one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to provide services to homeless Veterans. Stand Downs are one to three day events providing health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling and […]


Presidential Nominations: Bruce Heyman, Charles Norman Wiltse Keckler, Kathryn B. Thompson, Kevin Whitaker

Today, President Obama sent the following names to the Senate.   Bruce Heyman, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Canada. Charles Norman Wiltse Keckler, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, […]


Step By Step – Rebuilding a Life After a Suicide Attempt

Compliments of: Written by  Sue Martin At 26 years of age, my life had hit rock bottom. Deeply depressed, I had reached the point where I believed I no longer had options. Placing a loaded gun to my head, I pulled the trigger. There was an explosion and in an instant my world went dark. […]


Army Casualty – Spc. James T. Wickliffchacin, 22

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. James T. Wickliffchacin, 22, of Edmond, Okla., died Sept. 20 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations in Pul-E-Alam, […]


Army Casualty – Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44, of Franklin, N.C., died Sept. 19, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat incident. The soldier’s death is under investigation. Brown was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat […]


Navy Nurse Reunites With Brother after 30 Years

Compliments of: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean P. Lenahan    The term “Navy family” took on a whole new meaning for two sailors – long-lost siblings — serving less than 320 miles apart. Cmdr. Cindy Murray, a senior nursing officer assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Military Health Center, was separated at age […]


Leaders Honor Missing, Captured Service Members, Families

Compliments of: Written By Karen Parrish The Defense Department will never stop working to bring captured and missing service members home, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pledged at a Pentagon ceremony today. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets former prisoners of war following a […]


Airman Describes Military Journey

By Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley   She had a limited English vocabulary that made it difficult to understand and communicate with her instructors. Her family was thousands of miles away, though it felt even farther for her. Nothing came easy. After spending the first 27 years of her life in Puerto Rico, […]

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