Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Utah military families get free vacation on ‘Snowball Express’

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Vacation in Dallas: In past years, the Snowball Express program offered rodeos, amusement parks and a ballet. Continue reading

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California communities share holidays with military families

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A number of organizations are offering opportunities for the community to share their season’s good will with military families, troops overseas and veterans newly returned home. Continue reading

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The U.S. Army wants to collect and mine even more information

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As the public faces almost daily new details about the National Security Agency’s worldwide collection and manipulation of metadata, the U.S. Army is seeking computer specialists to help it develop programs that could collect, retrieve and display massive amounts of data. Continue reading

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A smaller military is better as manner of warfare changes (column)

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The bigger the military, the more time it must spend taking care of itself and maintaining its structure as it is, instead of changing with the times. And changing is what the U.S. military must begin to do as it recovers from the past decade’s two wars. Continue reading

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Surviving sailors may age, but the Pearl Harbor story lives (column)

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We’re quickly losing the few remaining Pearl Harbor veterans we have still with us from the so-called Greatest Generation. It’s up to us and future generations to keep their story of courage and endurance alive forever more. Continue reading

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Vets in Tech helps veterans get their foot in the door

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Katherine Webster, founder of Vets in Tech, is working to demystify the high-tech world for veterans and help them build skills needed in Silicon Valley, and beyond. Continue reading

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Court program helps veterans battle through dark times

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There is a growing number of court programs that oversee criminal cases involving military veterans who were arrested at least partly because of an addiction or mental illness. Continue reading

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Loose change at airports may help finance upgrades to military lounges

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Rather than sitting unused, lawmakers say they’d rather see loose change go for high-definition televisions and free snacks for veterans at airport military lounges. Continue reading

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Duffel Blog pokes fun at military absurdities; has Pentagon laughing, too

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The brass seems to be laughing along, for the most part, as the once-obscure Duffel Blog has become a widely read guilty pleasure at the Pentagon and at military bases around the country and the world. Continue reading

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American veteran detained in North Korea reported in good health

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The family of an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month in North Korea says the Swedish ambassador has seen the man and found him to be in good health. Continue reading

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