Home : News : Family Programs
Family Programs News
Archive: 2011

DOD sets goal to financially empower service members, families
December 16, 2011
Department of Defense seal

Famous military mom works to boost family support
December 15, 2011
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks with soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division's 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team during an Independence Day barbecue on Camp Victory, Iraq, July 4, 2010.

Military’s top senior enlisted leader says one suicide one too many, urges leadership at all levels to help
December 12, 2011
Marine Corps Sgt. Major Brian Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

DOD expands community-based child care options for Guard, reserve families
December 9, 2011
Department of Defense seal

NAVFAC public affairs officer receives Patriot Award for Guard member support
December 8, 2011
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific Public Affairs Officer Don Rochon (center) was presented with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award Nov. 30, 2011. (L-R) Capt. Pete Lynch, NAVFAC Pacific vice commander, Christine Rosalin, NAVFAC Pacific public affairs specialist, Rochon, Capt. Melina Juan, 117th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment commander, and Sam Wong, ESGR representative all posed for a photo at NAVFAC Pacific headquarters. Rosalin nominated Rochon for this special award for his leadership, mentorship and support for her National Guard deployment requirements.

DoD calls on Guard members to nominate supportive employers for 2012 Freedom Award
December 8, 2011
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve logo

Family Day draws 1,000 to Air Guard Base
December 2, 2011
Family members of Kentucky Air Guard members exit the 123rd Airlift Wing's Mini C-130 after an orientation "flight" Oct. 23, 2011, during the wing's annual Family Day celebration in Louisville, Ky. The Mini C-130 is a scale replica of the Hercules transport aircraft, built on a golf-cart chassis and propelled by a 27-horsepower gasoline motor. Although incapable of flight, it can reach speeds of up to 20 mph, features working propellers, a functional cargo door, a UHF radio, a high-powered stereo system and seating for up to a dozen passengers. The replica was built from scratch by the Airmen of the Kentucky Air Guard's 123rd Maintenance Squadron.

Deployed Virginia Guard Soldiers give thanks for support from groups nationwide
December 2, 2011
Chaplain's assistant Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Bartz, from the Virginia Army National Guard 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and Army Spc. Brehann Hudgins open and inventory care packages at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan. The "Stonewall Brigade" is deployed to Zabul province conducting counterinsurgency operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Oregon National Guard member helps service members reintegrate
December 1, 2011
Oregon National Guard emblem

Illinois Guard Education Outreach Program continues to reach military children
November 30, 2011
The Illinois National Guard Educator's Guide to military children that is being given to Illinois school administrators.