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  1. NFL Football Team Surprises Marine Widow with a New House

    United States Marine Scott Wood died several weeks ago after getting wounded during a combat mission in Iraq.  Before his funeral, his spouse dressed him in 2 uniforms.  First, the marine wore his dress blues.  Beneath, he was wearing a Houston Texans, number 80 jersey, that of receiver Andre Johnson. Scott  and his wife, Sara Wood, were married 8...
  2. Let’s Talk About OpSec

    Earlier this month, researchers at Kaspersky Labs announced the discovery of a highly sophisticated piece of spyware, which they dubbed Flame. The Flame worm is a comprehensive digital surveillance tool designed to log keystrokes, record audio conversations, and take screenshots of email, instant messaging, and other activity. It spreads via...
  3. Appreciate the Military Spouse on May 11, 2012

    The Role of a Military Spouse Our service members are as strong as the support they receive. Military spouses are often referred to as the ‘backbone of the military.’ Across America and around the world, military spouses serve our country in their own special way. They balance family life, military...
  4. Standing up for Skype & Military Spouses

    News of the tragic death of U.S. Army Captain Bruce Kevin Clark last week during a Skype chat with his wife has reached most of the military community.  Many are already calling for restrictions on the use of social media such as Skype in combat zones.  The military community needs...
  5. What is TRICARE Worth?

      “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.”                            ...
  6. What is a Veteran, and Why it Matters

    By random chance, I have the same name as my great-great-great grandfather. It probably wasn’t completely random, as the name must have floated about at Thanksgiving or somewhere. I certainly wasn’t named for the old gentleman, and in any case he passed away long before I was born. He was...
  7. House Throws Military Families A Lifeline

    The continuing budget saga of the Federal government took an exciting turn last week with the issuance of Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin’s budget proposal for 2013. To be more correct, it is the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution from the House Budget Committee, of which Mr. Ryan is chairman....
  8. Government Too Overwhelmed To Help Returning Vets With PTSD?

    It comes down to funding. And funding often comes down to perceived importance. If the government wishes to elevate something to “priority status”, be it alternative fuel sources, contraception, or the well-being of a returning warrior, the funding will materialize if those in power deem it important enough. So, why...
  9. Seven Ways to Save the Defense Budget

    In July, 2011, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta inherited a difficult job: overseeing the U.S. military while trying to navigate the budget cuts Congress was hatching. In a press release, Secretary Panetta had this to say about the challenges facing the Department of Defense (DoD): “We must preserve the excellence...