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Wrap it Up! Early gift ideas for everyone on your list


by Rachel Tringali Marston TThe holiday season will be here in the blink of an eye! As we get ready to deck the halls and trim the tree, it’s also time to check off those on our shopping list. Do you need a little help to get you started? The military community is filled with […]

Tightening Your Belt: Making healthy choices this holiday season


by Tara Puckey Ham and turkey. Eggnog. Green bean casserole. Cranberry sauce. Black-eyed peas. Ham. Pumpkin pie. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Cookies. Yum. Traditional dishes fill the holiday table in homes everywhere, delicious aromas mixing with family, friends and a joyful spirit. But with a renewed focus on healthy living, many of us struggle to […]

James Cartwright, Ex-General, Pleads Guilty in Leak Case


By CHARLIE SAVAGE —  WASHINGTON — James E. Cartwright, a retired Marine Corps general who as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff served as a key member of President Obama’s national security team, agreed to plead guilty on Monday to lying to the F.B.I. about his discussions with reporters about Iran’s nuclear program. […]

Reservists’ civilian experience proves vital to new aircraft programs


By Shawn J. Jones, 514th Air Mobility Wing public affairs JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — When it comes to accomplishing the mission, it’s not uncommon for the civilian work experience of Citizen Airmen to play as vital of a role as their military experience. This is certainly the case for Lt. Col. Robert Latka and […]

10 Embarrassing Blunders in US Military History


Success and as amazing as common portrayals of American might might be, the low-airbrushed edition of USA States’ military background is clearly much more amazing. Particularly, the people were able to endure common bungling, and its boners, gaffes. Listed here are the shows. . . or lowlights, based on your viewpoint. 10. The Jumonville Affair – 1754 […]

The National Guard Is Using A Robot To Blow Up A Dangerous Chemical


By Associated Press A magazine holding 114,000 pounds of igniter is scheduled for burning Saturday. If the air is calm Monday morning, the Louisiana National Guard will use a robot to open a bunker door at Camp Minden and set up remote ignition of 820 pounds of an unstable, fast-burning chemical compound stored there. It’s […]

Online Classes: Tips for making the most of your course time


by Rachel Tringali Marston One of the most appealing factors of pursuing an online degree is the ability to learn on your own time. Online degree programs offer flexibility and accessibility. Students can select a program that fits their needs and learn from where ever they are located, which attracts prospective students in the civilian and military community. In addition, students have the ability to complete their degree at their […]

Newburgh: That One Time Veterans Were Upset With Congress


by Claire Henline Throughout the bulk of the Revolutionary War, Congress faced ongoing struggles to support pay and supplies for the Continental Army.  They had no power to tax under the Articles of Confederation. Instead, Congress as a “federal” body had to rely on each state to raise revenue in support of the common cause. They payments, called “requisitions”, were completely given voluntarily at the will […]

Navy Man Faces Charges in Truck Crash That Killed 4


A member of the U.S. Navy is facing DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges after the pickup truck he was driving plunged off a San Diego bridge, killing four people and injuring nine at a festival below. Richard Anthony Sepolio, 25, who was stationed at the naval base on Coronado Island across the bay from San […]

Trump and Clinton Campaigns Visit NMFA Office to Discuss Military Families


By: Shannon Prentice Military and veteran policy advisors from the campaigns of both major presidential nominees were in the NMFA office on October 13  to hear from organizations who fight for our nation’s families. As a member of The Military Coalition  (TMC)—which is comprised of 33 organizations representing the 5.5 million uniformed service members and their families—NMFA […]