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Army Families is a quarterly publication bulk shipped worldwide to commissaries, post exchange stores, ACS offices, medical and dental facilities, recruiting brigades and National Guard and Reserve centers.

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Department of Defense seeking Red Ribbon Week award nominations

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 25, 2005) The Department of Defense is seeking nominations for two awards to be given out as a part of its annual Red Ribbon Week: The Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award and Fulcrum Shield.

Army Activates Family Assistance Hotline

The Family Assistance Hotline is intended for Army families looking for accurate information, useful resources, and helpful referrals related to family issues.
War on TV Affects Students of Deployed Parents, Parents, Teachers

Do your children understand the principles and politics behind America's war with Iraq? Either way they are seeing graphic images from the war through the media.
Senate Bills Address Family Issues

Two separate proposals aimed at easing the burden on military families have been introduced in the Senate.
Corporate donations go to soldiers' families

At least two companies are aiding deployed troops by honoring the sacrifices of their family members with donations of gifts and volunteer hours.
WWW.Huh? New Site Compiles Military-Specific Consumer Complaints

DoD and the Federal Trade Commission have teamed up to provide military and civilian personnel of the Defense Department an outlet for consumer complaints.
Committee To Discuss Bragg Spouse Slaying

A congressional subcommittee will hold a series of closed-door meetings Monday in Fayetteville and at Fort Bragg in an effort to learn more about a series of spouse killings.
Army Announces Fort Campbell Partner for Residential Communities Initiative

- Today, the Army announced the selection of the private partner for Fort Campbell, Kentucky, under the Army's Residential Communities Initiative (RCI).
The Greater Fayetteville Family Launches Operation Home Front

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – “It’s one more way we can show our gratitude and provide support for our military families,” says Roger Stancil, Fayetteville City Manager. He’s referring to Operation Home Front, an initiative now being spearheaded by numerous community organizations including the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.
Defense Officials Offer Advice to POWs' Families

Important information for the families of POW's. Limit what you tell the media to ensure safer treatment of them.
Army Spouses Expect Reenlistment Problems

Patty B. Morgan's husband was fighting in Iraq with the 101st Airborne, and she was caring for two children by herself. Their lease was expiring and they had committed to buying a house across town, so she was going through with the move anyway.
Area I to offer cultural classes for non-American spouses

The USO plans to establish a Cross Cultural School in Korea for foreign-born spouses of Soldiers in Area I to help teach them about the subtleties of American and military culture.
New Benefits Law Won’t Track Eligible Remarried Spouses

Spouses receiving survivor benefits over the age of 57 and remarry may continue those benefits. Reinstatement of benefits for eligible spouses is possible but the government has no way on identifying and contacting those eligible for reinstatement.
PTA helps military parents get involved

Parents who spend time away from home (e.g., on military ships) participate in the PTA.
Military Community to Celebrate Military Spouse Day May 7

Article recognizing Military Spouse Day in 2004.
Commissary expands its value brand program

Some commissary shoppers are enjoying more low-cost choices as their military grocery stores began stocking additional value brand items.
Commissary privileges extended to some RC families

Families of Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve personnel mobilized for active duty can enjoy full time shopping privileges at commissaries.
Worldwide reservation services for Army families

The Army Central Reservation Center (ACRC) provides world wide reservation services for travelers to Army installations, Lodging Success Program hotels in Atlanta, San Antonio, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, the National Capital Region, and the Armed Forces Recreation Center-Europe.
Vets preference extended to some RC soldiers

Good news on the federal job front for veterans who served on active duty during the Persian Gulf War, regardless of location.
How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option

Welcoming an adopted child into the home is a joyous event. But some families may miss this wonderful experience because they've heard adoption is too difficult or expensive.
BOLC gets green light for officer education

FORT MONROE, Va. (Army News Service, Feb. 25, 2005) - The Army is preparing to move from pilot programs for the Basic Officer Leadership Course into implementing BOLC in July 2006, senior officials announced this week.
Afghan National Army begins new training model

KABUL, Afghanistan - (Army News Service, Feb. 25, 2005) -- Almost 500 Afghan National Army soldiers doubled-timed for six miles Feb. 24 in order to get to their new home in time to start the first Advanced Individual Training courses for ANA soldiers today.
Walter Reed patients 'up in arms' over unique clinic

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 25, 2005) -- Sounds of clashing sabers and foils echoed in Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Wagner Sports Center Feb. 17 during a unique therapy clinic for service members recovering from war wounds here.

Army detainee ops plan includes 35 new units

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 25, 2005) -- The Army's provost marshal general provided details Feb. 23 of a plan to improve detainee operations from Iraq to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and establish 35 new Internment/Resettlement units.
Army takes top honors at Armed Forces boxing championships

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.(Army News Service, Feb. 25, 2005) -- Army boxers unleashed a hail storm of blows to once again take the 2005 Armed Forces Boxing Championship title Feb. 19 at Fort Huachuca's Barnes Field House.

Soldiers' NASCAR windshield idea saves Army millions

RICHMOND, Va.(Army News Service, Feb. 25, 2005) - Two National Guard Soldiers got a chance to see their idea of using NASCAR windshield tear-offs on Army helicopters come to life as they helped apply the laminate to one of the unit's UH-60 Black Hawks Feb. 22.

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