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Posts Tagged ‘military family’

DOD, Ag Department Recognize Partnership Supporting Military Families

  • April 28, 2011
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The Defense and Agriculture departments have formally recognized an ongoing relationship intended to strengthen the ability of communities to support military families and increase their opportunities in the workforce, as well as to expand child care and youth development programs. “They’ve studied and developed some of America’s most promising practices for strengthening communities — the same communities where our military members and their families live …

Military Spouses Made Strong Impression on First Lady

  • April 26, 2011
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For First Lady Michelle Obama, the 2008 presidential campaign trail provided a front-row opportunity to learn about the challenges of military life and the struggles of military spouses — along with military mothers, grandmothers and sisters. Before the general election, she decided if she became first lady, she would use the position to “shine a light” on issues associated with military families …

Lender Settles Suit over Military Families’ Mortgages

  • April 25, 2011
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J.P. Morgan Chase will pay $27 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming the bank overcharged service members for their mortgages. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act bars lenders from charging active-duty members of the military more than 6 percent interest on their mortgages, as well as foreclosing on their homes during their service …

Presidio of Monterey Honored for Public Transit Partnership

  • April 21, 2011
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The Presidio of Monterey, Calif., this week received a Secretary of the Army Superior Quality-of-Life award for partnering with a local agency to encourage the use of mass transit. The Army garrison’s partnership with Monterey Salinas Transit reduced pollution and traffic congestion, alleviated parking constraints, expanded transportation options …

Communities and States Key to Supporting the Needs of Military Families, Cites Task Force

  • April 18, 2011
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The ADC Military Families Task Force has release its preliminary recommendations on the role of the association in supporting military family and quality-of-life issues. Established by the ADC Board of Directors earlier this year and comprised of a broad spectrum of public and private members, the task force was charged with determining how ADC and its members can play a leadership role on the broad issues affecting military families …

First Lady, Dr. Biden to Spotlight Stories of Military Families

  • April 13, 2011
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The decision by First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden to focus the Joining Forces initiative on education, employment, and mental health and wellness, came out of their visits over the past several years with military families. Education is critical concern for military children who are forced to change schools — and deal with problems related to records transfers and inconsistent grade requirements — up to six or seven times over the course of a parent’s military career …

White House Launches Family Support Campaign; ADC Participates in Kickoff

  • April 12, 2011
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President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden launched a far-reaching campaign Tuesday calling on businesses, individuals, civic and religious groups, and communities to recognize the sacrifices made by service members and their families and to find ways to support them in their day-to-day lives. The Joining Forces initiative will focus on employment, education, and wellness, while engaging in a comprehensive effort to raise awareness about the service, sacrifice, and needs of military families …

Consortium Launches Job Search Tool for Transitioning Personnel, Military Spouses

  • April 6, 2011
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A consortium of 600 leading U.S. employers Wednesday unveiled a comprehensive online program to help transitioning service members and military spouses identify job openings. The military family feature allows spouses, dependents and caregivers to locate new employment based on the installation they are assigned to. The tool provides a list of employment opportunities on the individual’s base and in surrounding communities …

Virginia Governor Signs Bills Aiding Military Families, Veterans

  • April 5, 2011
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Military spouses residing in Virginia will be able to continue paying in-state tuition after they accompany an active-duty service member outside the state, under legislation enacted by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. The measure was among 25 bills the governor signed into law last week at Fort Lee to assist active-duty military members, veterans and their families …

Improved Housing, Childcare Top Quality-of-Life Concerns

  • April 3, 2011
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The services are targeting a variety of quality-of-life programs to boost retention and recruitment, the services’ senior enlisted leaders told the House Appropriations’ Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee last week. “The quality of life airmen and their families receive is an overwhelming factor in how long they will serve,” Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy told the panel …

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