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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.

Oct. 12, 2017

Face of Defense: Army Recruiter Helps Son Follow in His Footsteps

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jaime Guerra, a 17-year veteran, is proud of his son Anthony's decision to join the Army and follow in his footsteps. Guerra, a recruiter at the Arrowhead Recruiting Center, praised his son’s determination, saying once he puts his mind to something, he always finishes it.

Oct. 1, 2017

Retired Air Force NCO Adds to Medal Count at Invictus Games

Medically retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez-Arellano almost died in a motorcycle accident in 2015, but she persevered and has distinguished herself at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 30, 2017

Soldier Credits Adaptive Sports for Recovery, Medal Wins at Invictus Games

"Adaptive sports is a big part of recovery because I know, for me, without adaptive sports, I would’ve been lost,” said Army Spc. Stephanie Morris, who lost a leg during service in Afghanistan. Morris won a gold medal in discus, a silver in shot put and a bronze in hand cycle in the women’s track and field competition at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 30, 2017

Invictus Competitor Points to Importance of Family

Medically retired Army Capt. Will Reynolds lost a leg during service in Iraq. Yet, Reynolds persevered with the support of family and friends and today he competes with other wounded and injured service members in athletic competitions like the 2017 Invictus Games.

Sept. 7, 2017

Face of Defense: 1985 Photo Strengthens Bond Between Father, Son

Although he was too young to remember the moment, Air Force Maj. Jonathan Elliott searched for a photo taken in Georgia 20 years previously that featured his father, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Elliott, returning home to his family after a deployment. The search for the photo helped forge a stronger bond between the father and son.

Aug. 24, 2017

Building Healthy Military Communities Pilot Seeks to Improve Force Wellness, Readiness

The Defense Department launched the Building Healthy Military Communities pilot program to address gaps between on-the-ground resources and geographically dispersed service members and their families to help improve health and readiness.

Aug. 24, 2017

Helping Students Prepare for New School Year

The Ramstein Intermediate School principal said being involved in a child’s school and having open communication with teachers is the best way parents can support their child.

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.

June 22, 2017

Military Children Use Virtual Reality Simulators at STEM Workshop

During a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences workshop, middle school students donned high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators and tested out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacted with experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

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