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The gift with the Presidential touch!

President and Mrs. Obama recently drove to Fort McNair here in Southwest DC to help stuff napsacks for military children attending the National Military Family Association's Operation Purple summer camps. They packed those 15,000 bags with snacks, books, and even a baseball trading card of presidential pooch "Bo". Its is part of the President's "United We Serve" summer volunteer initiative.

Tags: Armed Forces , Obama , Fort McNair , military

Monday - 06/29/2009, 10:59am EDT

Daddy, do you have to go again?

Multiple deployments can be tough on military familes, but they're especially tough on the children. School work suffers, and surveys show behavioral problems increase. The Pentagon tries to help with the Military Family Live Consultant program, which makes counselors available to families. There are resources available online at the Military One Source, Military Homefront and the Military Community and Family Policy websites.

Tags: Armed Forces , Pentagon , military

Monday - 06/29/2009, 10:55am EDT

Learning how the NTSB works

Tags: NTSB , Ted Lopatkiewicz , Metro

Tuesday - 06/23/2009, 04:07pm EDT

Battling those who would scam our service members

The Pentagon wants members of the armed forces victimized by scam artists in these tough times to know that the Federal Trade Commission wants to help. The FTC's Consumer Sentinel/Military program provides a secure online database where the military can report concerns about identity theft, deceptive lending or mortgage practices. Find a link on .

Tags: Pentagon , Federal Trade Commission

Friday - 06/19/2009, 08:02pm EDT

An "impact player" for the Army

At the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, Army Sergeant Gabrielle Martinez is one soldier who "makes an impact" on nearly everyone she meets. The information systems analyst with the 20th Support Command has helped fine tune the physical fitness program for her unit, and is also a leader of its color guard. In her 'spare time', she earned a college degree, and is considering Officer Candidate School.

Tags: Gabrielle Martinez

Friday - 06/19/2009, 08:00pm EDT
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