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By Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows, Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- A new mobile application which provides a direct access point for approved unclassified U.S. Navy mobile apps was released March 16. The Navy App Locker is an app version of the U.S. Navy's associated website, www.applocker.navy.mil/ and provides Navy Sailors, civilians, and family members a central location to view mobile applications, review detailed information about Navy-developed apps, and have streamlined access to their device's appropriate app store. The Navy App Locker assures user... read more

Photo by Rachel Larue Arlington National Cemetery ARLINGTON, VA, UNITED STATES A Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, March 14, 2017, in Arlington, Va. The winter precipitation came from winter storm Stella. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released) ... read more

Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers in 2017 Transitioning servicemembers face many challenges as they integrate back into civilian life. One of the first obstacles any military member must overcome is finding a place to call home. Veterans United Home Loans , one of the largest VA lenders, put together a list of the top 10 cities for veteran homebuyers to live in the U.S. Their study compared 100 of the most populated U.S. cities across three dimensions: military culture and services, economic wellness and livability. Of the 18 variables included, each was weighted based on its importance to V... read more

California's Great America Opens March 25, 2017 for the season! To kick it off they are showing Appreciation to the Military Community through their Military Appreciation Days Military Appreciation Days for 2017~ Opening Day-Memorial Day California’s Great America is proud to announce a special event in honor of our nation’s military heroes: from Opening Day through Memorial Day (March 25­-May 29), any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive free regular admission to the park. Plus, each military guest will be able to bring up to six additional guests at a discounted rat... read more

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher, Navy Medicine East Public Affairs March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Navy Medicine East staff and its health care facilities across the eastern hemisphere are encouraging the Navy and Marine Corps family to "Think Ahead: Be Safe. Know the signs. Get help," the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center theme for 2017. "Traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone, so it's especially important we think ahead when it comes to the prevention of brain injuries -- whether driving your kids to school, enjoying ... read more