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Homefront Help: Elevate America Veterans

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.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Cobra Target Sight Systems

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. The TSS provides target identification and tracking, passive targeting for integrated weapons, including Hellfire missiles, and a laser designation capability supporting friendly laser-guided weapons. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

Homefront Help: TroopTube

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.

Homefront Help: Welcome Home Blog

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.

Homefront Help: Veteran Artist Program

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.

Homefront Help: Combat Paper Project

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.

Homefront Help: Real Warriors Social Media

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.

Cool App-titude: Soldier/Family Deployment Handbook

July 26, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

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

Homefront Help: T.A.M.P.A. USMC Family Support

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.

This 4th of July, Celebrate Our Nation's Heroes

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.

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