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Prepare now for tax season, Defense Department official advises
December 3, 2013
Tax-preparation assistance is available from experts at Military OneSource, the Defense Department said.

Mail early to ensure packages reach loved ones over holidays
November 12, 2013
Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, process holiday mail last December.

Caregiving: What I wish I would have known before starting
November 8, 2013
Caleb and Brannan Vines pose at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2002, after Caleb graduated from basic training. He left the Army as a sergeant after a series of blasts he experienced during two deployments to Iraq left him with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. Frustrated by their three-year search for a diagnosis and the isolation that came with Caleb's injuries, Brannan founded an online support organization for other caregivers, Family of a Vet.

Senior leaders ask for input to keep family programs active
October 24, 2013
Secretary of the Army John McHugh, left, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, right, applaud as the Flores family is awarded the 2013 Association of the United States Army Family of the Year at the organization's annual meeting and exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 21, 2013. The family members are 1st Sgt. Tommy Flores, his wife Laura, daughter Zanayah, 12, and son Carlos, 10.

Military parenting website assists communication
October 22, 2013
Air Force Staff Sgt. Sabrina Siegele and her husband, Air Force Senior Airman Matt Siegele, enjoy time after work with their daughter, Stephanie, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Siegeles say they like the age-appropriate scenarios of the new MilitaryParenting.org website.

Family support services continue during the government shutdown
October 3, 2013
Rosemary Freitas Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.

Ambassador network launches to help military spouses find jobs
September 23, 2013
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Finances affect service members' readiness, official says
September 5, 2013
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New National Guard presentation targets bullying
August 14, 2013
"Nat Guard" visits with some new friends during the Kentucky National Guard/4-H Youth Camp in Nancy, Ky., July 17, 2013. The National Guard’s values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage provide the framework used in combatting bullying in American schools.

Financially fit: How to spot and avoid scams
July 29, 2013
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