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Michelle Obama praises military children as ‘heroes’

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Michelle Obama is praising military children who often balance homework and caring for siblings with frequent changes of address. Continue reading

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Graphic: Military personnel by state

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Check out the number of active-duty military in each state and where each state ranks. 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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Famous photo tells only small part of distinguished military career

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Loveland Police Community Service Officer John Gebhardt gained a certain amount of notice for a photograph taken seven years ago when he was stationed at Balad Air Base in Iraq, but his memory is full of images he believes exemplify … Continue reading

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Military families find stability in home schooling kids on bases

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ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. — A growing number of military parents want to end the age-old tradition of switching schools for their kids. They’ve embraced homeschooling, and are finding support on bases, which are providing resources for families and … Continue reading

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Back from Afghanistan, 25 Utah soldiers see their babies for the first time

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When 25 Utah National Guard soldiers returned home from a deployment to Afghanistan this week, 27 babies — 23 new sons and daughters and two sets of twins —were waiting to meet them for the first time. Continue reading

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Outdoor and military organizations celebrate ‘Month of the Military Child’

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Today, The Sierra Club, Blue Star Families, Children & Nature Network, National Military Family Association, Outdoors Alliance for Kids, the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service will host activities at Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Virginia in … Continue reading

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Grieving El Paso mother still dreams of her son Ruben Estrella-Soto’s return

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See more photos of The 507th: 10 years later Amalia Estrella still cries, still begs for answers and now despises the war in Iraq that killed her oldest son and nearly destroyed her family. “They’ve left us mutilated,” she said, … Continue reading

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On 10th anniversary of invasion of Iraq, Fox company’s ‘Saints and Sinners’ count the cost

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It took years, anger severe enough to doom his marriage, and a recurring nightmare for Nick Lopez to acknowledge what the ground invasion of Iraq, which began on March 19, 2003, had cost him. Continue reading

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Iraq veteran and wife face challenge of quadruplets – with army of volunteers

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In a rare peaceful moment, Iraq veteran Charlie Sandness has his two sons nestled in his arms as his wife, Kelley, rocks their two daughters in a recliner. All four are 11 weeks old — quadruplets welcomed with shock and joy after their battle with infertility. Continue reading

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