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Patriot Award Honors Outstanding Spouse Employers

By Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 – When Army 1st Lt. Sean Blacker of the Idaho National Guard was tapped to attend officer basic training in Oklahoma, his wife, Michelle, felt prepared for the five-month separation. But then she learned her husband would follow up that training with a year-long deployment [...]

Demand Will Increase for Special Ops Forces, Olson Says

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 – Special operations forces will become more important in the future, said Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, who turned over the reins of U.S. Special Operations Command today.
Navy Adm. William H. McRaven succeeded Olson, who will retire from the Navy later this month.
Olson was the first [...]

Soldiers, Families Top Army Priorities, Leaders Say

By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2010 – Funding programs to support soldiers and their families is the Army’s top priority in the new fiscal year, the service’s secretary and chief of staff told a Senate panel today.
Army Secretary John M. McHugh, a former Congress member who served on the House Armed Services [...]

Soldiers to earn the coveted Green Berets during Nov. 13 graduation ceremony

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov. 9, 2009) – Newly minted Special Forces Soldiers will join the Special Forces regiment as they graduate from the Special Forces Qualification Course at the Crown Coliseum Nov. 13 in Fayetteville.
Eighty-nine Soldiers from the 248th SFQC have spent the past year or [...]

Homeowner assistance program begins today

By Karen Jowers – Staff writer Posted : Wednesday Sep 30, 2009 8:12:16 EDT
A program to help military homeowners caught in the downturn of the housing market can start processing applications Wednesday, sources said, with the scheduled publication of the implementing rules in the Federal Register.
About 4,300 homeowners have already applied for assistance under the [...]

John McHugh Assumes Duties as Secretary of the Army

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release
IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                     
September 21, 2009                                                                                                                          
John McHugh Assumes Duties as Secretary of the Army
The Department of the Army announced today that John McHugh was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Army at a Pentagon ceremony this morning.
Also sworn in was Joseph Westphal, [...]

7th’s new home provides growing room

 August 20, 2009 by Henry Cunningham
The addition of people and equipment to Special Forces in recent years are reasons the move of 7th Special Forces Group to Florida will have its advantages.
The group is scheduled to move from Fort Bragg to Eglin Air Force Base near Fort Walton Beach in April 2011. The 2005 Base [...]