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Week in Review: Week of April 4 - 10 (Military News)

Here are ten of our most popular military-related articles for the week

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Osprey Crash in Afghanistan Kills 3 Troops, Civilian: A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey crashed in southern Afghanistan late last night, killing three U.S. servicemembers, one civilian employee and injuring numerous other servicemembers.  The cause of the crash is unknown, officials with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said.  fficials said the aircraft was carrying U.S. troops when it crashed seven miles west of Qalat City in Zabul province. The injured were transported to a nearby base for medical treatment....

The "Smiles of the Children" in Haiti - An Exclusive MilitaryAvenue Interview with Lt General Ken Keen, Commander, Joint Task Force Haiti: When I asked Lieutenant General Ken Keen, Commander Joint Task Force Haiti, what he would leave behind in Haiti he said, “the smiles of the Haitian children”! General Keen gave me a wonderful glimpse of his experiences and those of 22,000 other American service members serving in Haiti following the earthquake on January 12th in an exclusive MilitaryAvenue, Our Letters to You, interview this morning.  ...

F-16s Respond to Denver-bound Aircraft: Two F-16 fighters under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a Denver-bound airliner at about 6:45 p.m. MDT today.  Shortly before the airliner was scheduled to land in Denver from Washington National Airport, a passenger reportedly caused a disturbance, NORAD officials said.  The F-16s intercepted and escorted the aircraft, which landed safely. Local law enforcement officials met the plane in Denver. ...

Presidential Award Recognizes Best Installations: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced the winners of the 2010 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence.  The Army’s Fort Bragg in North Carolina; Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.; Naval Base San Diego; Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; and Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, Pa., will receive the award at a May 5 Pentagon ceremony, Defense officials said. ...

The Nuclear Posture Review - A New Strategy for the United States! DoD Roundtable: I have seen the effects of a nuclear explosion! First hand, on the spot, over ground zero as they went off! Ever throw a big rock into a still pond and seen the ripple of waves? Imagine that with solid granite in the Nevada desert many years ago! I flew security, radiation monitoring and safety aircraft on my first assignment after pilot training as the Air Force supported the Atomic Energy Commission (later the Department of Energy) Underground Nuclear Test program. ...

Faces Behind the Hero: Jamie, Marine Corp Wife and Mom: April is month of the Military-Child and behind every strong-child is a strong-mom, just like behind every good-Marine is a Strong Family! Words couldn't be more true of Jamie, a US Marine Corp wife, and mother of two young 'military-brats'. What a great opportunity to see a small glimpse of a young Marine Family and where they find their strength. ...

Walt Disney World's Armed Forces Salute 2010: From January 3, 2010 to July 31, 2010, Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and active members of the National Guard or Reservists, may purchase 4-Day Walt Disney World Armed Forces Salute Tickets for themselves and up to five (5) family members and/or friends for $99. The base ticket is valid for four days of admission into one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks. The Park Hopper option allows guests to visit more than one park each day. ...

Employment Opportunities with Child and Youth Programs: Looking for a job on base? Interested in working for an employer that provides training, tuition assistance and other educational benefits? Join us for a discussion about the employment opportunities through Navy Child and Youth Programs. Learn the difference between the different jobs available and how to apply. This 60-minute presentation will be facilitated by a representative from Child and Youth who will provide an overview of the employment opportunities and benefits. ...

Planning a Military Wedding Doesn't Have to be a Saber-Rattling Experience: Unlike other areas of the military service, there are no steadfast rules in the marriage process. Getting married by a Navy chaplain really is not much different than getting married by a civilian minister, priest, or rabbi. The only differences occur in the way a couple chooses to marry.  Military uniforms and the Arch of Swords/Sabers mostly come to mind when couples plan a traditional military wedding, but Navy chaplains in military chapels can perform many different types of religious ceremonies. ...

Military Dates to Remember April - June 2010: This blog is a series of quarterly blogs to keep you aware of military events so we can help our military Partners and community stay connected! Just as you can find the military community working hard anywhere in the world we work hard to find new ways to help you reach out! One of our recommendations has been to stay in tune with the military community events in your local area. This quarter is jam packed with events such as the Month of the Military Child, National Military Appreciation Month, etc.! So stay in tune and recognize the troops and their families! ...




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