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September 8, 2011
By Rita Boland

An initiative of Microsoft, Elevate America Veterans helps former troops and their spouses acquire the skills and resources necessary for success in the workplace. The effort brings together public, private and nonprofit organizations interested in contributing their expertise, cash or other assets.

August 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a nearly $50 million firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 18 AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems (TSS) that will be integrated into the AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. This integration is part of the USMC H-1 upgrade program to remanufacture legacy aircraft with state of the art designs incorporated into the existing fleet of AH-1Ws, converting them to AH-1Zs.

August 25, 2011
By Rita Boland

Military OneSource allows all levels of filmmakers to flex their skills to help military families and groups get or stay connected.

August 18, 2011
By Rita Boland

This website is both heartwarming and simple. Military families submit the videos and stories of their loved ones' return from deployment for others to enjoy.

August 11, 2011
By Rita Boland

This organization aids artists who served their country in the military promote their works and careers in the mainstream arts world.

August 4, 2011
By Rita Boland

Veterans, activists and artists come together through this organization that provides a cathartic outlet for those who have served in the U.S. military. Through art-making workshops, veterans can share their personal wartime experiences as well as expand on the traditional stories surrounding military service and culture.

July 28, 2011
By Rita Boland

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) launched Real Warriors in 2007 to help returning service members, veterans and their loved ones deal with invisible wounds such as traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

July 26, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Free for a limited time: prepare your family for the challenges of deployment with this comprehensive iPhone app

July 21, 2011
By Rita Boland

Since 2004, this organization has offered support to Marines and their loved ones in Florida. In addition to working for active-duty families, the group reaches out to reservists, retired Marines, veterans, wounded warriors and those in boot camp or the delayed entry program.

July 1, 2011
By Rita Boland

The president and CEO of the USO of Metropolitan Washington encourages everyone to remember our troops and their families as we celebrate our nation's independence.

June 30, 2011
By Rita Boland

This online document is designed for families and health care providers to use as they address the mental and emotional health needs of toddlers to teenagers.

June 23, 2011
By Rita Boland

Members of the military community interested in outdoor recreation will enjoy the U.S. Navy's Moral, Welfare and Recreation site. It lists Navy campgrounds in many states around the country, including Hawaii, as well as in Italy and Japan.

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.

June 2, 2011
By Rita Boland

This North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) program offers different types of assistance and therapy to veterans through equine activities.

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.

May 26, 2011
By Rita Boland

Military members transitioning to the civilian workplace have a new resource for their job searches courtesy of the U.S. Defense Department.

May 19, 2011
By Rita Boland

The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation helps children who lost a parent serving our country at home or abroad. It ensures their dreams can still come true by providing scholarship funds for higher education.

May 12, 2011
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Air Force may be the newest military branch, but it has had a public museum dedicated to its achievements since 1955.

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.

May 5, 2011
By Rita Boland

This museum is dedicated to honoring the U.S. Navy. Features include naval artifacts, models, documents and art that chronicle the history of the sea service.

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