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Exchange Celebrates Month of the Military Child with Giveaways by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs DALLAS – For military children, there is no “hometown,” only home: the United States Armed Forces. Despite constant moves, school changes and goodbyes to best friends, military children stand resilient in the face of challenge. To honor this sacrifice and dedication, the Exchange is offering three sweepstakes in celebration of Month of the Military Child. Through April 29 , the Exchange will be putting $4,000 in gift cards up for grabs during the Month of the Military Child Givea... read more

Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program Rewards Military Students’ Achievements by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs DALLAS – For 17 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program has been a cornerstone of military life. Now, students who participated in the program as children are passing it on to another generation of military students—and the Exchange is ready to honor their achievements . In recognition of military students who excel, the Exchange is rewarding high-achieving scholars in first through 12th grades who maintain a B average or better wi... read more

Caregiving Resource to Continue at Reduced Military Fee By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 — The Defense Department’s contract with the Sittercity Corporate Program for military families’ caregiver needs will expire July 31, but the service will remain available at a discounted military fee, Pentagon officials said yesterday. DoD contracted with the database service in 2010 when U.S. service members were frequently deployed during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Then a free service for military families, the database offered caregiver options from b... read more

As the founders of Helping Heroes Fly , Terri Keene and Pam Matt can tell you: being a 2-woman team has its challenges . But they also know that with every family reunion that follows the work they do together, there is joy that is priceless. In fact, the pair feel honored to help the nation’s brave heroes come home, without having to worry about their finances. And they are grateful for the contributors that enable Helping Heroes Fly to fulfill such a worthwhile mission on behalf of our troops: “We want to provide airfare to enlisted military personnel so that they can be home with their fam... read more

Pfc. Desmond Doss: The unlikely hero behind 'Hacksaw Ridge' By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity With the 2017 Academy Awards still fresh in our memories, I thought it was fitting to highlight World War II Army Pfc. Desmond Doss, whose life and heroics were featured in the Oscar-winning film "Hacksaw Ridge." Spoiler Alert: You might not want to read further if you don't know his story and still want to see the movie. For those who have, there are a few more details here that weren't shared in the movie.' Doss grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, and was a Seventh Day Adventist, which me... read more