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H1N1 pediatric vaccine recalled for low potency, not for safety
December 22, 2009

Officials seek feedback on family programs
December 16, 2009

Families can see off, greet troops at airport gates
December 14, 2009

Study explores deployment impact on older children
December 10, 2009
Teens attend an award ceremony in July at the conclusion of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Teen Leadership Summit at Jekyll Island, Ga. The week-long summit brought together 135 children of Reserve and Guard servicemembers there and in at Wahsega, Ga., July 13-17, 2009. A study by the Rand Corporation, commissioned by the National Military Family Association, found that older children in military families experience emotional and behavioral difficulties above national averages.

Toy giveaway benefits military families
December 7, 2009
A military spouse receives assistance from volunteers during the Operation Homefront and Wal-Mart Foundation toy event for military families in the North Carolina National Guard Armory gymnasium in Fayetteville, N.C., Dec. 4, 2009.

Respite child care expands to all 50 states
November 30, 2009

Guard wife spreads Thanksgiving spirit
November 30, 2009
Army Spc. Christopher Bailey, his wife, Amanda, and children are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving together during Bailey's rest and relaxation leave from his deployment in Iraq.

HooahMail means speedy delivery of letters to Afghanistan
November 24, 2009
World War II Soldiers read letters from friends and family during a mail call, January 1943. The Army's HooahMail program makes it possible for Soldiers in Afghanistan to receive letters in days, instead of weeks, as in previous wars.

Louisiana Guardsman proves 'Real Men Read'
November 24, 2009
Louisiana Army National Guardsman Capt. Lance T. Cagnolatti reads to a groups of students at East Iberville School in St. Gabriel, La., as part of the "Real Men Read" program that teaches kids the importance of reading.

Maryland governor visits educator training program
November 12, 2009

Alabama kids reach out to Alabama military kids
November 12, 2009
Madelyn Dassel, 11, and Bethany Pate, 11, both of Millbrook, Ala., write thank you cards for a military child from Alabama. Madelyn and Bethany took time to make the cards while visiting an Autauga County Supporting Military Families booth at this year's Autauga County Fair held in Prattville, Ala,. Their cards will be placed inside Hero Packs and given to a military child at a Yellow Ribbon program event.

Virginia Guard hosts workshop for military kids
November 10, 2009

DoD officials aim to improve families' lives
November 5, 2009

Guard offers information through Joint Services Support portal
November 5, 2009
The National Guard Bureau has put the finishing touches on a new Joint Services Support (JSS) portal, located at www.jointservicessupport.org. It was developed to help Guardmembers and their family members to get information on an abundance of assistance and support programs. The new portal provides easy access to programs at the state and units including the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), National Guard Family Program, Psychological Health Program, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program and Warrior Support Program.

Pentagon sends H1N1 vaccine to Central Command area
November 5, 2009

Like body armor, flu vaccine aims to protect troops
November 4, 2009

DoD experts to answer H1N1 questions online
November 3, 2009

DoD receives first H1N1 vaccine shipments
November 3, 2009

Tricare announces H1N1 immunization policy
November 3, 2009

Postal service announces holiday mailing guidelines
October 29, 2009
Members of 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery of the Colorado Army National Guard unload mail from a vehicle filled with many packages and letters from home Sept. 10, 2009 at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. (Photo by