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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."

April 2, 2016

Military Children, Families Participate in White House Easter Egg Roll

Military families were among some 35,000 people gathered on the White House’s South Lawn for the final Easter Egg Roll of President Barack Obama’s presidency.

March 8, 2016

Face of Defense: Pararescueman Unites Military, Civilian Writers

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.

March 4, 2016

Gold Star Wife Represents Fallen, Families During Afghan Visit

For Jane Horton, attending the U.S. Forces Afghanistan change of command was a continuation of the mission her husband fought, bled and died for.

March 3, 2016

Face of Defense: Family Bonds Keep Airman Strong

Airman 1st Class Ignacio “Nacho” Luna Jr., a weapons loader at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, credits his family for his strong work ethic.

Feb. 26, 2016

Face of Defense: Organization Honors Airman for Overcoming Adversity

Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan Inman, an air traffic controller assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, received a prestigious award after demonstrating increased resilience and the ability to adapt on the job following a series of personal challenges.

Feb. 12, 2016

DoD Plans Benefit Revision With ‘Blended Retirement’

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has cited a blended retirement system as a key step in modernizing the department’s ability to recruit, retain and maintain talent.

Feb. 5, 2016

Face of Defense: Airman Helps Search for Vietnam War Remains

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.

Feb. 5, 2016

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.

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