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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.

Cool App-titude: PTSD Coach

April 26, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

This free iPhone app provides information and tools for veterans and service members suffering from PTSD.

Homefront Help: National Museum of the U.S. Army

April 21, 2011
By Rita Boland

Scheduled to open to the public in 2015, this facility located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, will be the U.S. Army's national landmark.

Homefront Help: T2 Virtual PTSD Experience

April 14, 2011
By Rita Boland

Designed to educate people about and assist with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this virtual experience in Second Life offers access to several beneficial simulations.

Homefront Help: Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration

April 7, 2011
By Rita Boland

This initiative launched by the U.S. Defense Department has several purposes to recognize the varied sacrifices and triumphs of the Vietnam War.

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: TRICARE Young Adult Program

March 17, 2011
By Rita Boland

Those still participating actively in TRICARE will be able to access new benefits soon. Beginning this spring, qualified, unmarried military dependents up to the age of 26 can purchase TRICARE coverage on a month-to-month basis as long as they are ineligible for their own employer-sponsored health coverage.

Homefront Help: Continued Health Care Benefit Program

March 10, 2011
By Rita Boland

Troops with lag time between the end of their military service and the beginning of their civilian careers can choose the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) for their medical insurance needs.

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.

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