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Proud grandparent of a cadet? Here's how to show your love

  • 3/28/2017

Thunderbirds fly over the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2016 Graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2016. More than 800 cadets graduated to become the newest 2nd Lieutenants in the USAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan)

Women have long held battlefield role in U.S. military

  • 3/24/2017

Marines volunteer in a uniform presentation at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego theater during an observation of Women’s History Month, March 26. The uniforms modeled are the various uniforms woman Marines wore throughout history. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rebecca A. Lamont)

National Medal of Honor Day

  • 3/21/2017

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles for conspicuous gallantry, in the East Room of the White House, July 18, 2016. National Medal of Honor Day, annually on March 25, salutes all the recipients of our nation's highest military decoration. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Employment of veterans is on the rise

  • 3/16/2017

A Congressman from California has introduced legislation that, if passed, would promote voluntary, private sector recruiting, hiring and retaining of U.S. military veterans. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Austin L. Thomas)

8 Reasons Why We Love Our Military Working Dogs

  • 3/24/2017

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Beane, a K-9 handler with the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team, rewards his dog with a chew toy after a training evolution at Joint Reserve Base Ellington, Jan. 25, 2017. March 13 is K9 Veteran's Day, but military working dogs have our respect 365 days a year. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams)

Trump’s military spending increase designed for peace, not war

  • 3/10/2017

President Donald J. Trump speaks to sailors at an all-hands call inside the hangar bay of the future USS Gerald R. Ford on March 2 during a visit to Newport News, Virginia. (Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Sheppard)

Get the most out of your tax refund

  • 3/9/2017

Military Saves Week runs from Feb. 27 to March 3. The Financial Readiness Program is offering financial counseling, classes and other events to help service members and their families manage their money. (U.S. Army photo by Kristen Wong)

5 Ways to Build an Emergency Fund During Military Saves Week 2017

  • 3/2/2017

By Lani Poblete, Military Saves

Life can be full of surprises—some good surprises, and some not so welcome ones, like when your car breaks down, the washing machine stops working, or a family member falls ill and you need to buy a last-minute airline ticket. These additional expenses can bring on unnecessary stress when you aren’t financially prepared for them.

Simple steps to save successfully during Military Saves Week 2017

  • 3/1/2017

By Tammy G. Bruzon, Military Saves

Military Saves Week (Feb. 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage servicemembers and military families just like yours to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically.

The Air Force sees a record number of drone pilot applicants

  • 2/17/2017

A RQ-4 Global Hawks sits in a hangar as Airmen prepare to install parts Oct. 29, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The aircraft being worked on recently arrived at Beale to conduct a non-destructive inspection. Beale is used as the maintenance depot for the U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan)

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