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Guatemalan Brothers Reunite 31 Years after War

Associated Press | Jul 05, 2013

GUATEMALA CITY - Brothers Alberto and Gregorio Tut Cac last saw each other in 1982, when they fled to the mountains of northwestern Guatemala to save their lives as soldiers destroyed their village amid a bloody civil war. Alberto and Gregorio embraced for the first time in 31 years Thursday, after a non-governmental organization helped them fi... more

Family Support Services

Once a servicemember is mobilized, family members may find they need assistance with a particular problem or be in need of general support. Regardless of which military branch the Reserve is serving in, family members can receive services from any military installation. What is available will vary according to installation staffing, active-duty ... more

Fort Jackson Pollution Questions Still Unresolved

 | Nov 22, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Neighbors of Fort Jackson fired questions at Army officials Thursday night about pollution near their homes, but they left a public meeting still not knowing if contamination from the fort is a threat to the water they drink. While the fort doesn't believe there's anything to worry about, Army officials said they won't know fo... more

Military Kids Deploy to 'Corral' Camps

Colorado Springs Gazette | Aug 03, 2013

DECKERS, Colo. -- A cool, shallow creek lazily meanders through YMCA Camp Shady Brook. It's speckled with rainbow-colored rocks, placed there by campers who painted and placed them there during a leisurely nature walk. Nearby, a pile of newly tie-dyed T-shirts dries in the sun. Faint scents of vanilla and butterscotch waft though the warm mid... more

Deployment Tips: Getting Family Affairs in Order

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This is Part 1 of a guide to help military members, veterans and their families in getting their affairs in order. "Getting your affairs in order" has become the euphemism of choice for "properly taking care of things before you die." As a member of the military, this subject deserves special attention given the reality of the risks you ta... more

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