Military Minute: The Gary Sinise Foundation does all this?!

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‘Daddy, don’t you go’: Family in ISIS attack copes with loss, recovery


By: Barbara Starr, CNN.com San Antonio, Texas (CNN)  On March 22, 2016, the Martinez family was at the airport in Brussels. Air Force Lt. Col. Melchizedek “Kato” Martinez was just back from Afghanistan. He, along with this wife and their four children, were going on a much-needed vacation. Kato was walking back toward the check-in […]

Fisher House provides healing home comfort for military Families


By Kelby Wingert – FortHoodSentinel.com “Because a Family’s love is good medicine.” That’s the motto of the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House Foundation was established in 1993, two years after the first two Fisher Houses opened – one at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and one at the […]

6 Tips for Service Members Going Back To School


Adam Fullerton, Marine Corps reservist, offers advice on how to pursue a degree as a military officer or veteran. Courtesy Harvard Extension School Adam Fullerton enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduating high school. While on active duty in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, his commanding officer encouraged him to go back to school. “She spoke to me at length […]

National Guard bonus problems found in other states


Army audits find National Guard bonus repayment problems in at least four other states By David S. Cloud, Source: LATimes.com Pentagon audits found widespread problems in enlistment bonuses given to soldiers in several National Guard units across the country, but soldiers facing repayment demands in those states won’t be eligible for waivers under a new federal […]

Swedish authorities told to prepare ‘in terms of war’ amid Russia tensions


By Charlotte England – Source: Independent.co.uk The defense budget has been allocated additional money and proposals to reintroduce conscription have been considered. Sweden has issued advice to local authorities urging them to prepare their civil defense infrastructure and procedures “in terms of war” amid growing concerns about Russia aggression. The Scandinavian country’s Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), which operates under the […]

How does Santa know how to find military kids?


Not long after the last moving box is unpacked, or soon after the Thanksgiving wreath is put away, military kids start to wonder how Santa Claus will find them in their new house. Like magic, Santa will find military kids every single time, whether they are living in quarters on base, staying in temporary lodging, […]

Top Navy doctor revamping military medicine


By Carl Prine Nearly a year into his job as the Navy’s top doc, Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III wants to make wide-ranging reforms designed to better heal millions of sailors, Marines, military retirees and their families. The 38th surgeon general of the Navy wants to wage war against complacency on three fronts — making health services more […]

Military families take flight on Snowball Express


By Ashton Goodell SALT LAKE CITY — American Airlines Flight 9100 made a special pit stop in Salt Lake City Sunday to pick up some precious cargo. It’s the 11th annual Snowball Express, and the flight crew’s mission is to make sure military kids who’ve lost a parent have a Merry Christmas this year. “It’s […]

Coast Guard Chopper Crew Makes Daring Rescue Off Cape Cod


As a snowstorm bore down, a Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an ill fisherman off Cape Cod this weekend. By Jason Claffey PROVINCETOWN, MA — A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew safely completed a daring rescue 100 miles off Cape Cod Sunday as a snowstorm bore down. The Coast Guard said at about 1:45 p.m., […]

The Rock, rocks the troops


Dwayne Johnson Honors Service Men and Women With ‘Rock the Troops’ Mega-Event By Elizabeth Wagmeister Just in time to kick off the holiday season, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is bringing the spirit to 50,000 service men and women for the inaugural “Rock the Troops” event, which airs tonight on Spike. The celeb-studded music and entertainment fest […]