April 8, 2016
President Proclaims National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, President Barack Obama urged Americans to “salute the selfless service members throughout our history who gave of their own liberty to ensure ours."
March 8, 2016
Face of Defense: Pararescueman Unites Military, Civilian Writers
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
Air National Guard Lt. Col. Matthew Komatsu recalls his part in the din of combat in Afghanistan four years ago, and how a writing seminar has helped him and other veterans come to terms with their past and present lives.
Feb. 5, 2016
Face of Defense: Airman Helps Search for Vietnam War Remains
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
When Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robin Bailon enlisted 16 years ago, she didn't expect her career would take her to Vietnam to search for the remains of fallen service members.
Defense Department Extends Armed Services YMCA Contract
The Defense Department recently announced a one-year extension to the Armed Services YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, DoD officials said.
Jan. 29, 2016
Sesame Street Supports Military Families in Transition
The Sesame Workshop has launched a website devoted to helping families cope with the changes associated with transitioning into civilian life.
Jan. 27, 2016
Officials Announce Winning Design Concept for National WWI Memorial
The United States World War One Centennial Commission announced the winning design concept for a national memorial for what was known at the time as “The Great War.”
Dec. 2, 2015
Military Families Get White House Holiday Preview
Many elements of this season’s decor at the White House are dedicated to service members, veterans and families, Michelle Obama told military family members during a preview.
Sept. 5, 2015
'Run, Walk or Roll' Event Honors the Fallen
JOINT BASE PEARL-HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii —
Several thousand runners gathered at Ford Island to honor service members who have fallen after 9/11 as part of the 8K Fisher House Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll event.
Aug. 28, 2015
‘I Will Wait’ Tells Stories of Generations of Military Spouses
America sends its sons and daughters to war, and a new play titled “I Will Wait” looks at the effects of these deployments across the generations.