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Week in Review: Week of May 9 - 15 (Military News) #MilitaryMon

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Women to Serve in the Silent Service (Navy Submarines Preparing for Female Sailors) - DoD Roundtable: What a great Roundtable discussion! Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, Commander Submarine Group Ten and lead for the Task Force for Women in Submarines gave the Roundtable details on the current plan to place female officers aboard the Navy’s submarines! Training will start this summer! The Admiral answered questions and explained the Navy’s needs to expand the nuclear career pool by inviting women to pursue submarine careers. ...

MilitaryAvenue.com Resources - So You Are Getting Married: Here are some resources from MilitaryAvenue.com as you prepare to spend your life with your loved one:  Planning a Military Wedding Doesn't Have to be a Saber-Rattling Experience; When it Comes to Engagements; Manners Matter; Marriage - Before or After Deployment; Create a Beautiful Wedding on a Budget; Marriage: More Than Wedding Cake; Tricare - Life Events: Marriage ...

USAA and Zag Team up with Mercedes-Benz USA: Zag.com Inc. offers additional savings of up to $5,000 off the price of new Mercedes-Benz car purchases to USAA Members –beyond current special member pricing, rebates and dealer incentives – through USAA’s popular online Car Buying Service. This exclusive offer began July 1st [2009] and is effective for a minimum of a year. USAAmembers can locate and build a new Mercedes-Benz through the service, powered by Zag’s innovative technology platform and network of certified dealers. ...

Officials Warn of ‘Phishing’ Scams Targeting Troops: U.S. Strategic Command officials are urging renewed vigilance against Internet-based identity theft after detecting a widespread “phishing” expedition against servicemembers.  Phishing is a term used to describe deceiving people into divulging personal information such as passwords or account numbers over the Internet.  Beginning as early as May 2009 and lasting as late as March 2010, numerous fraudulent e-mails were sent to financial customers of USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union, Stratcom officials said in a recent news release. ...

Contests and Giveaways: Army Wife Network & Hero on My Arm: I recieved a personal note for two contests going on that I thought you may be interested in. The first is from Army Wife Network, a great-group of gals, here to enlighten and empower. I highly recommend them to any Army Wife out there!  The second contest is from Hero On My Arm with Free Shipping and a Giveaway. How fun!  Read on to learn more: ...

"not-really Wordless" Wednesday: 27 Weeks in the Womb Amazing the view from a 3-D ultrasound. ...

Air Force: Wingman Stand Down 2010 in May Focuses on Airmen Safety, Well-Being: For a half day in May, Airmen will learn strategies to prevent suicides and private motor vehicle accidents as part of Wingman Stand Down 2010. The exact date for the stand down will be left to individual units to determine.  In a jointly signed letter, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy noted the reasons for the stand down. ...

Wordless Wednesday - A Tribute to Our Service Members in Haiti: A visual reminder of the hard work our service-members have done with diligence and care for the people of Haiti ...

Senators Propose TRICARE Dependent Coverage Extension Act: A bill introduced to the U.S. Senate April 14 would, if passed into law, enable the dependent children of active duty service members and military retirees to remain covered by their parents’ TRICARE benefit until age 26. The bill is required to bring the TRICARE benefit in line with the health insurance reform law passed in March, which will allow civilian dependents to remain under their parents’ health coverage to the age of 26. ...

Down and Dreary ... What is your message?: It is a rainy, cold, dark day here in northeast Ohio. I was just scanning my friends' feed on Facebook and couldn't help but chuckle a little bit about how irritated most people were this morning. People are just feeling a little down... lacking motivation... ready to throw in the towel... at 10am! Isn't it a little humorous what the weather does to our mood?! (I know it sure affects mine.) The other thought I had was, most of these friends doing all this grumbling are usually pretty positive. Do you surround yourself with positive people?! ...




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