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Grieving Army widow meeting husband’s coffin at airport leaving all in tears

By People Magazine, A touching moment between a grieving military widow and her husband’s coffin was captured on camera by a bystander, giving millions of viewers on social media a window into the heartbreaking and personal effects of war. Lisa West Williams was waiting to exit her aircraft at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Tuesday, when she and her […]

Dangerous legacy: Much of US military not combat ready

By Mike Miller, A 2015 analysis by the Heritage Foundation determined that the U.S. military under President Obama was not only shrinking in size, but had become only “marginally able” to defend America, its interests, and its allies. Two years later, it’s only gotten worse. As reported by The Daily Signal, top military brass from […]

‘Financial field manual’ available now for military family

By Marlene Y. Satter, A new resource has been released for military servicemembers and their families, as well as veterans, in advance of Military Saves Week, February 27–March 4. The guide, the latest edition of the Kiplinger’s Financial Field Manual: A Personal Finance Guide for Military Families, is a personal finance guide made possible […]

Vice President says US stands by NATO but allies must share burden

By John Vandiver, MUNICH — Vice President Mike Pence delivered a tough-love message to Europe on Saturday, saying the United States stands behind NATO, yet U.S. allies’ failure to carry their share of the security burden will no longer be tolerated and threatens to damage the 68-year-old military alliance. Pence, on his first trip […]

White House denies report that National Guard could be used to round up illegal immigrants

By Garance Burke, WASHINGTON — The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration’s internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal immigration. Administration officials said the […]

Military family licensure problems in congressional crosshairs

By Scott Maucione, Lawmakers, military officials and service member interest groups are rallying around the need for nationwide employment licensing changes for military spouses and those leaving the service. The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel hearing this week highlighted the disconnect between military family life and the states’ professional credentialing systems for truck […]

Some military families face tough time and even homelessness

By Veronica Neffinger, Military veterans reportedly make up 17 percent of the U.S.’s homeless population, which equals about 76,000 veterans who are living on the streets. One such family who experienced this hardship is the Kings. Nakisha and Gary King are both military veterans. Nakisha is a retired Air Force vet who struggles with […]

Connecticut high school student a role model for military kids

By Martha Shanahan, A Waterford High School junior is one of two Connecticut semi-finalists for a $10,000 “kid of the year” award for the children of parents in the military. Ashlynn Ruleman, 16, moved to Waterford in June, the latest of about half a dozen times she’s moved since she was born in Key […]

Exchange give military families extra deals on Fridays in 2017

By AAFESPA, There may be several weeks left in the march to spring, but that doesn’t mean military families have to wait to start making their yards an outdoor paradise. Every Friday in 2017, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will award one lucky winner an outdoor living gift package valued as high […]

US Army and Air Force invade LSU!

With Army and Air Force service academies coming, LSU has grand display of military appreciation planned By Luke Johnson, When he sat down with his team last week, 10 days before the start of the 2017 season, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri shared a story and a pair of short videos to put things […]