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    The Military-Family

    “This is important to our military families! Our service members need training and budget cuts are affecting their safety with reduced training hours and less proficiency.”  Read more below Brig Gen John Broadmeadow, See BelowIt was a refreshing topic, helping other military partners with new capabilities and expanding our skills as well. No hot topics from DC but a great military exercise with allies from Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and several other small contingencies of observers participating. It even had an interesting name, Dawn Blitz, which almost sounds like a specialty drink from a bar somewhere near the water with a view of the sunrise.  The…

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    US Military Responds to the Earthquake in Chile – DoD Roundtable

    The US military continues to respond to natural disasters with our medical, engineers, airlift and numerous other resources! We still have forces in Haiti and have responded to a request of Chile’s government for assistance there after their 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami at the end of February. Our world wide “first responders” are busy and creating goodwill in nations that need help is a critical mission! The DoD Bloggers Roundtable talked with Air Force Colonel Byron Mathewson, commander of U.S. military forces deployed to Chile in support of earthquake relief operations today for an update on their efforts. He specifically addressed USAF C-130 relief support, a Navy Port Assessment…

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    Tasty Tuesday: Rice with ZING! A+ Sidedish for leftover Restaurant Meal

    Ever have a take home “doggie bag” of great Mexican food, like a whole chile rellano, or a couple of enchiladas? My mind always thinks I can eat all that I order, because it always looks so good… or is it the fact that the food is presented on a platter that could feed all of western Michigan at one feeding? So, I take home a foiled lined dish with more than half of my meal! When it comes time to reheat, I realize I love the side dishes almost as much as the entree.Here is a great Zesty Rice dish. The summer’s tomatoes bring this dish color, and the…