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For Armed Services YMCA, November All About Family
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2004 – The family is a big part of the military, and the health of those families is a big part of the readiness of the military, according to retired Rear Adm. Frank Gallo, director of the Armed Services YMCA.
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MILITARY ASSISTANCE
RESOURCES AND SERVICES
Listed below are just a few of the DoD resources and services featured on The Military Assistance Program - Family Center Internet site — provided by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense for Personnel Support, Families and Education.
DeploymentLINK, the official DoD site addressing issues related to deployments, including medical readiness.
Coming Home (Service Members). A guide for personnel returning from mobilization/deployment.
Coming Home (Spouses). A guide for spouses of service members returning from mobilization/deployment.
Coming Home (Family & Friends). A guide for parents, extended family members or friends of service members returning from mobilization/deployment.
Changing Tickets Without Penalties explains how military personnel can avoid paying service fees and penalties when orders, reassignments and deployments force changes in personal travel plans.
The Intrepid/Anheuser-Busch Fallen Heroes Fund will provide scholarships to spouses and children of U.S. military and coalition personnel killed during the war in Iraq.
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AF Program Offers
Thanks to Spouses
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2004 — Air Force leaders unveiled a new pin at the Pentagon today to recognize the contributions of military spouses. The Spouse Pin program is designed to honor and recognize spouses of active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve airmen, as well as the spouses of Air Force civilians, for the sacrifices they are making in supporting the ongoing war on terrorism. Story
How I Lived My Life When My Dad Deployed
By Nathan Wright as told to Arlene H. Hull for LIFELines
I was 12 years old when my dad, CDR David Wright, deployed to Iraq. For several years my family - my parents, my brother and two sisters, and I - had lived in Pensacola, Fla., where my dad was assigned to Pensacola Naval Hospital. I knew about the war. I had seen the news about our military forces in Afghanistan, and I knew there was a possibility that my dad would go. But a possibility and reality are two different things.   More
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