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'Much more comprehensive' service directory guides parents of special-needs children
July 9, 2014
An expanded directory of services in all 50 states and the District of Columbia can help military families as they take on new assignments, officials say.

Voting official advises early action to ensure timely ballot casting
July 1, 2014
A U.S. Sailor lines up to register for the 2012 presidential election and to submit an absentee ballot request. Personnel and their families are urged to apply early for ballots.

Play it safe with fireworks on July Fourth
July 1, 2014
Fireworks burst over Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 4, 2012, during a celebration. Safety officials advise leaving fireworks to the pros but have issued tips for do-it-yourselfers.

Commission seeks service members' compensation preferences
June 18, 2014
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Commentary: A salute to military fathers and the families who love them
June 13, 2014
Chief Warrant Officer Dean Stoops shares a moment with his father, retired Army Lt. Col. Dick Stoops and son, Air Force Capt. Brian Stoops after a change of responsibility ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 31, 2014. The three generations of Service members have continued a long tradition of military service in the family, Stoops said.

Michigan National Guard hosts suicide intervention workshop
May 19, 2014
Army Capt. Paul Lepley, 126th Cavalry Squadron, Michigan National Guard, facilitates an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course at Fort Custer Training Center, Battle Creek, Mich., on April 29, 2014. The course is part of the Army National Guard Ready and Resilient Campaign and is the first of three classes held this year to train Michigan Guard Soldiers and Airmen to recognize and intervene with members who are at risk for suicide.

Wife of Maryland Army Guard Soldier named 2014 National Guard Military Spouse of the Year
May 14, 2014
Ingrid Herrera-Yee, center, is awarded the 2014 National Guard Military Spouse of the Year award from Sally Lengyel, left, wife of Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, as Blaire Brush, wife of Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the NGB, looks on during the MIlitary Spouse of the Year awards luncheo at Fort Myer, Virginia, May 9, 2014.

Small health changes can yield big results
April 29, 2014
Capt. Sarah Lambert and 2nd Lt. Mary K. Jorgensen of the Pennsylvania National Guard participate in Guard Your Health's Small Steps Challenge at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Army National Guard celebrates Earth Day, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 28, 2014
Children participate in the Army National Guard's celebration of Earth Day and Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work on April 24, 2014.

Yoga helps build resilience for returning Louisiana Guard members and families
April 16, 2014
Gina Garcia of Yoga Across America teaches resiliency skills to La. Guard members and family members during a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Training event in Baton Rouge, La., March 8, 2014. La. Guardsmen and family members participating in the deployment cycle learn resiliency skills through mandatory and elective courses during Yellow Ribbon Reintegration weekend events held throughout the year.