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Supporting the Troops

Homefront Help: Armed Forces Vacation Club

June 16, 2011
By Rita Boland

This special travel organization offers service members and other U.S. Defense Department personnel a chance to enjoy vacations for discount prices at more than 3,500 time share properties in approximately 80 countries.

Memorial Day

May 27, 2011
By Rita Boland

The SIGNAL staff extends its appreciation to our service men and women, veterans and their families this Memorial Day. Because freedom isn't free.

Cool App-titude: Army Strong Stories

May 10, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

An iPhone app launched by the U.S. Army lets soldiers post blogs anytime, anywhere as part of the Army Strong Stories program.

Homefront Help: National Museum of the Marine Corps

April 28, 2011
By Rita Boland

Rising above U.S. Interstate 95 from a site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, this museum serves as a tribute to former, current and future U.S. Marines.

Homefront Help: Jammies for GIs

March 31, 2011
By Rita Boland

Jammies for GIs works to provide a clean change of clothes, entertainment and other goods to those who came to harm fighting for their country.

Hearing Back From Homefront Hugs

March 24, 2011
By Rita Boland

AFCEA staff frequently participate in community and troop support activities, and in one such event recently AFCEA provided cards, postage, small gift and prepaid postcards--and a pizza lunch, during which AFCEA staff members hand wrote more than 100 "Get Well Soon" and "Thank You" cards to wounded warriors and the medical personnel who care for them. The prepaid postcard was self addressed to AFCEA so that the warfighters, nurses or doctors could write back if they wanted to.

Homefront Help: Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces

March 3, 2011
By Rita Boland

The Employer Partnership (EP) of the Armed Forces exists to link U.S. employers with service members, veterans and their families. Through the initiative, the military community can receive help leveraging its military training and experience for civilian career opportunities with national, regional and local employer partners.

Homefront Help: Wounded Warrior Task Force

February 3, 2011
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Defense Department has established a Wounded Warrior Task Force (WWTF) to assist and support the care, management and transition of recovering wounded, ill and injured members of the U.S. military.

Cool App-titude: Tactical Nav

February 1, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

A U.S. soldier used his own savings to develop an iPhone app that can help troops track the Taliban.

Homefront Help: Honor and Remember

January 27, 2011
By Rita Boland

The mission of Honor and Remember is to create, establish and promote a nationally recognized flag to fly continually as a visible reminder of the lives lost in defense of the United States' national freedom since the country's founding.

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