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June 19, 2018

DoD Partners With LinkedIn, Offers Military Spouses Free Membership

Military spouses soon will have access to a free LinkedIn premium membership, valid for one year, every time they have a permanent-change-of-station move.

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

President Signs Executive Order for Military Spouse Employment

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump invited military mothers and spouses to the White House in honor of Mother’s Day, and the president signed an executive order to help military spouses find work more easily in the private and federal sectors.

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.

March 20, 2018

Face of Defense: Resilience Helps Military Family Persevere

Robyn Kramer and her husband, Air Force Capt. Kyle Kramer, a helicopter pilot, say they are eternally grateful for the doctors who performed successful surgery on their baby Jack's malformed heart. The Kramers said they also salute and appreciate Air Force leaders' assistance in providing them the time to take care of their son.

Jan. 20, 2018

Shutdown Affects Quality of Life, Family Readiness Programs

The government shutdown that began at midnight will affect the operating status of quality of life and family readiness programs offered by the Defense Department to service members and their families, Pentagon officials said.

Dec. 7, 2017

Face of Defense: Father, Son Reunite for C-130 Mission

Air Force Airman Trevor Armentrout, a loadmaster, followed his father, Air Force Col. Jeffrey Armentrout, 302nd Airlift Wing vice commander and C-130H3 Hercules pilot, by joining the Air Force Reserve. Trevor said his decision to join the military was based on learning family values, including his father's guidance to always be willing to help others.

Nov. 28, 2017

Face of Defense: Extended Family Trains Together at Fort Lee

American Samoa, a U.S. territory and part of the Samoan Islands, is well-represented at Fort Lee, Va., with 41 members of the same Samoan family. Most of the family is training in the Unit Supply Specialist Course taught at the Quartermaster School, with some enrolled in courses for other quartermaster military occupational specialties.

Nov. 16, 2017

Brain Injury Sufferers Find Benefits in Music Therapy Program

Past and present service members and family members suffering from traumatic brain injury can now take part in a music therapy program at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Defense Department.

Nov. 14, 2017

Dover Port Mortuary Honors Fallen Warfighters

Service members from all branches of the military, in addition to DoD civilians and contractors, work tirelessly at the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, to comfort the families of the fallen who’d died in contingency operations overseas. Their mission is to provide dignity, honor and respect to the fallen by preparing them to be returned home to their families.

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