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Week in Review: Week of May 30 - June 5 (Military News)

Popular Articles for the week of May 30th through June 5th on

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Memorial Day Parade 2010 a Middleville Moment: I could not be prouder! I love my country! I love my little town! I LOVE my family. Memorial Day brought the best of the best together and our celebration taught this patriot lady a new lesson on smiling. It's a good thing to do. It is even better to look around and see others smiling and bursting with pride.  I love that we commemorate and recognize the dedication, camaraderie and sacrifice of our God protected military. Many were not allowed to see the end of conflicts, many were not brought home, that does not mean they were and are not protected. ...

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Another Barrier Broken! The X-51A, Waverider Reaches Mach 5! DoD Roundtable: I love aircraft, any kind of aircraft, especially new aircraft and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s most recent effort is no exception. The X-51A Waverider, a hypersonic flight test demonstrator built by a team from the Air Force, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Navy had a successful flight on May 26th! Hypersonic flight is described as Mach 5, five times the speed of sound! ...

"The Ways -Not the Means" - Naval Operations Concept 2010 - DoD Roundtable: The DoD Roundtable met with U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Montgomery, Navy Strategy Branch Head, and U.S. Navy Capt. John McLain of the Navy Strategy and Policy Division to discuss the just released Naval Operations Concept 2010 which supports the Maritime Strategy published in 2007. It is a must read for naval service personnel from the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines! ...

DoD Certifies 6 Programs Under Nunn-McCurdy Law Breaches: The Department of Defense has certified that six acquisition programs – including the Joint Strike Fighter and the DDG-1000 destroyer – should continue under Nunn-McCurdy legislation. The systems also include the Block 3 upgrade program for the Apache AH-64 helicopter, the advanced threat infrared countermeasures/common missile warning system, the wideband global satellite communications program and the remote mine hunting system. ...

World Trade Center I-beam Unveiled at Bagram: More than 200 multinational troops converged in front of the Regional Command East command building here to see an I-beam segment from the World Trade Center unveiled during a Memorial Day ceremony today. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, and Army Maj. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 82, also attended the event. ...

What Does Your Storefront or Website Tell the Military Community? MAPP Tip!:  Last week we were traveling to Ft Riley, KS to attend and help support a special military spouse event. As always we featured our partners and what you bring to the military community!  Our first night stop was near St Louis and we had a few minutes to tour Historic St Charles and get dinner after a long day on the road. As we walked the street taking in the shops we jumped when we saw this store window! We had limited time, were tired and had just been window shopping but this sign pulled us to the door! ...

June Featured Military Reward - Coldstone Creamery: We just celebrated Memorial Day and that means summer is here! With summer comes a special need for ice cream in this military family! So when the votes were tallied it was easy to understand why we chose Cold Stone Creamery - Point Loma as our Featured Military Reward for June! ...

Weapons and Boots: Growing the Afghan Army into a Fighting Force! DoD Roundtable: Imagine an Army centered on an infantry fighting force with only 35% of its soldiers qualified with their weapons! That is what Brig. Gen. Gary Patton described to the DoD Roundtable today as the situation in Afghanistan in November 2009 before standing up the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (NTM-A)! He gave us a very open and frank discussion of the challenges and successes they have seen during the 180-Day Assessment of NTM-A. ...

Deployment Troubles of a 5 year-old: My five-year old is struggling. He is struggling with his father's deployment. One and a half months down - 10 1/2 to go. This could be a long year. The two of them are close. He loves watching his dad play video games; looks for his dad's face after every soccer goal he makes; helps his dad make an occasional dinner; hangs on every word his father says. When you talk about being a hero, Dad is up there in this little boy's eyes. ...





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