Family Support

Pentagon Budget Hints at More 'Future Force' Initiatives Coming

Senior Airman ley Kaid, 48th Security Forces Squadron Reports and analysis clerk, files papers, Oct. 12, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Cory Payne)

The U.S. Defense Department's proposed fiscal 2017 budget details the various new initiatives designed to make the military more attractive to potential recruits -- from expanded maternity leave to a corporate fellows program -- and hints at more efforts to come. The $583 billion spending plan -- the largest of any federal agency -- referen... more

Easy Ways to Support Our Troops and Their Families

Support Our Troops on Memorial Day

As we plan our Memorial Day holiday, consider a few simple and inexpensive ways that you and your family can serve the military and their families. Taking a few minutes from a hectic schedule to show appreciation and kindness to someone serving our country will not only bless you, it will also pay tribute to those who have gone before us and mad... more

USCG Training Center to Receive Trees for Troops Delivery

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CAPE MAY, N.J. — Coast Guardsmen are scheduled to receive a delivery of donated Christmas trees from the Trees for Troops program at Training Center Cape May Friday at 9 a.m. The trees will be distributed to junior-ranking service members on the base including crewmembers of the tenant commands stationed aboard the TRACEN. “A lot of men and wo... more

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Autistic child with soldier

When you're moving, your to-do list can seem long enough to fill a packing box. But if your family has special medical or educational needs, help is available before, during and after your move. Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program comes with many benefits for military families, such as consideration during the assignment process... more

Female Airmen Have More Time to Get Into Shape After Having a Child

Service member struggles with baby car seat.

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- To keep talented female airmen after they start a family or expand on one, the U.S. Air Force is giving women more time to get into shape following childbirth. As part of changes announced Tuesday that aim to retain female servicemembers, airmen will have the option to defer their annual fitness test for 12 mo... more

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