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'Her War' podcast aims to help military wives
May 20, 2009

New book for children of troops buried in Arlington
May 18, 2009
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Deborah, center, present commemorative books "For Children of Valor" to U.S. Army Capt. Marissa Alexander and her twin children Avery and Alaya at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 15, 2009.

Summer camps offered for Guard kids
May 13, 2009
A Soldier watches a member of Blue Platoon conquer a rappel tower during the Indiana National Guard Youth Camp at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The camp is designed to give military children a chance to spend a week in their parent's shoes while learning about the importance of team-building and peer support.

North Dakota Soldiers support others in mom’s day event
May 8, 2009
Shelle Michaels, of Grand Forks, N.D., writes a letter to a deployed service member at Military Island in Times Square in New York City. Michaels is the national communication director for Soldiers' Angels and founded Ladies of Liberty as part of that group. Both are nonprofit groups that support deployed service members, with Ladies of Liberty focusing on the special needs of female service members.

Illinois Air Guard spouse named top in Air Force
May 8, 2009
Susan P. Webb, right, and her husband, Air National Guard Master Sgt. Ken Webb, pose for a photograph at the 2009 Military Spouse of the Year awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2009.

From field to nuptials during training at Guard site
April 24, 2009
Maj. Mark Woodsmall and his new bride, Beth, greet their wedding guests for the first time as husband and wife. The couple was married early April in the chapel at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. Woodsmall was attending weekend training with the 38th Infantry Division's Special Troops Battalion in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan.

"Passport" program helps Soldiers, families re-unite
April 24, 2009

New 'Operation Purple' program provides family retreats
April 23, 2009

Oregon Guard launches Homefront Heroes program for kids
April 23, 2009

Guard families participate in 2009 White House Easter egg roll
April 14, 2009
Children at the 2009 Easter Egg Roll held on the South Lawn of the White House were given a souvenir Easter egg. This year's egg is the greenest egg in history, according to the White House Web site. It is made from hardwood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which means that the wood comes from environmentally and socially sustainably managed forests.