Youth camp encourages Fort Hood kids to chase their dreams

Hosted by Denver Broncos tight end Andrew Beck, dozens of young Army family members participated in the NFL Football ProCamp at Fort Hood, TX. Andrew’s father is Brig. Gen. Christopher Beck, III Armored Corps and Fort Hood deputy commanding general, and encouraged Andrew to pursue his dream of becoming an NFL player despite the challenges of growing up in a military family. Andrew Beck, recipient of the NFL Honor Salute to Service

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From New York to Kansas, honoring nation’s veterans

Romann Martin, director for all the national cemeteries in and around Kansas City, oversees all burial operations at the Fort Leavenworth Cemetery, the final resting place of 23,000 veterans from every war since the War of 1812. Originally from Jamacia and raised in New York, Martin is also currently in the Navy Reserve and he has family who served in the Air Force, Army and Marines. “I started as a temporary caretaker

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The G.I. Bill’s 78th Anniversary – Paving the way for generations to come

Established on June 22, 1944, to provide benefits in support of returning World War II service members, the G.I. Bill has continued to evolve to serve the needs of Veterans and their families. Hundreds of thousands of individuals continue to benefit from the G.I. Bill annually and as education programs have morphed and expanded to recognize the changing goals and needs of beneficiaries, so too has the G.I. Bill.

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Honoring the Flag

Twice a day on U.S. military posts around the world, time stops as honor is rendered to the Colors. “Integrity, loyalty, respect,” all the Army values, are put into this detail every day. The flag detail are charged with the responsibility of caring for the Colors and signaling the beginning and the end of the duty day. Being involved in the flag detail causes you to take time in your life

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It’s hurricane season! Are you ready?

With the start of June, Texans know two things for sure; that the Summer heat is here to stay for a while and that hurricane season has begun. Yes, this is your yearly reminder to be hurricane-aware, and these are some things that can be done to ensure you are prepared for this year’s storm season. learn more  

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Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Current Events

Military families have a unique connection to war, regardless of when or where it occurs. And for military children, streams of media images and reports about troubling current events can cause stress and anxiety. Talking to kids openly and honestly about the events they see and hear about can help validate their feelings and make them feel reassured that they are safe and loved. learn more  


May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

Named in honor of its late founder, Gen. Roscoe C. Cartwright, The ROCKS Inc. is comprised of military veterans who provide young officers with mentorship, leadership development, scholarships, and networking opportunities. A partnership between VA and the Arthritis Foundation will help Veterans across the country living with arthritis benefit from professional and volunteer-led support group sessions on a variety of topics, and fun group activities. learn more  

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Developing Future Leaders of America

Named in honor of its late founder, Gen. Roscoe C. Cartwright, The ROCKS Inc. is comprised of military veterans seeking to strengthen the officer corps through providing young officers with mentorship, leadership development, scholarships, and networking opportunities. Organizations such as ROCKS, Inc. are a valuable asset in continuing to achieve the Army’s goal of maintaining a diverse force through the mentorship they provide to young officers and cadets.

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Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

More than 345 Texas residents reach age 65 daily, and May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Age My Way!” highlights aging-in-place and how older adults can live independently in communities for as long as possible. Texas Health and Human Services administers an array of programs and supports to help older Texans live healthy lives, stay connected to their communities and age-in-place. learn more  

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National Military Brats Day – Growing up as a military child

A ‘brat’ is a slang term for the child of a military service member, and the nomadic lifestyle of a military family is hard to understand unless you have lived it firsthand. Military brats are a special breed of children, witnessing more of the world and overcome more adversity than most people will in their whole lives. They could say “I’m not from anywhere” or, “I’m from everywhere,” but people probably