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May 11, 2018

Military Spouse of the Year Lauded for Devotion to Gold Star Families

Her soldier husband was killed in Afghanistan in 2013, but she later remarried a Green Beret, and now Krista Simpson Anderson has received the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award at the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Annual Awards Gala.

May 9, 2018

Face of Defense: Airmen Make Service a Family Affair

Two Air Force Academy graduates make service to the 21st Space Wing a family business. Air Force 1st Lt. Emily Lagarile and Capt. Scott Lagarile are stationed at Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota. “Living here is definitely different from our previous assignment in Florida,” Emily said.

May 2, 2018

Registration Opens for 2018 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium

Registration is open for the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program’s second Virtual Military Spouse Symposium.

Nov. 9, 2017

RAND Corp. Study Gives Top Ratings to DoD Nonmedical Counseling

The RAND Corp. issued its comprehensive study of the Defense Department’s nonmedical counseling resources and the programs had a solid rate of success, Military Community and Family Policy officials said.

July 13, 2017

Oklahoma National Guard Hosts 21st Annual Kids Kamp

Children with parents serving in the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard learned about empathy, resiliency, teamwork and leadership and had fun at this year's Kids Kamp held at Camp Victory in Mannford, Oklahoma.

May 27, 2017

Mattis to TAPS Members: ‘You Represent Best of Our Country’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis welcomed family members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors to the Pentagon as part of the organization’s 23rd annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.

April 27, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Provides Family, Haven for Orphans

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Henry Hayes and his wife, Stephanie, have devoted their lives to help others in need, as evident in their fostering of 13 children and the adoption of two more. Deeply rooted in faith, the family has always gravitated toward serving those who are, at times, helpless, said Hayes.

Oct. 25, 2016

DoD-Wide MWR Survey Seeks Feedback From Customers

The Defense Department has launched the 2016 Morale, Welfare and Recreation Customer Satisfaction Survey, officials from the Department of Defense Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Resale Policy Office announced.

July 2, 2016

President Salutes Troops, Joining Forces in Independence Day Weekly Address

In his weekly address, President Barack Obama noted that he, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters will be hosting hundreds of service members, military veterans and their families at the traditional White House cookout on Independence Day.

June 29, 2016

DoD Military Spouse Employment Partnership Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

The Defense Department announced that the Military Spouse Employment Partnership program is celebrating five years of supporting military spouses.

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