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The new servicemembers civil relief act

The new servicemembers civil relief act Steven Chucala IN December 2003 President George W. Bush signed into law the “Servicemembers Civil Relief Act” (SCRA), a complete revision of the 1940 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (SSCRA). Shortly afterwards, Bush signed the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004, which amended the SCRA by adding further […]

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“EIB testing measures an infantryman’s skill. When you see a Soldier with an EIB on his uniform, you know that Soldier knows his trade.”

Earning the EIB: “EIB testing measures an infantryman’s skill. When you see a Soldier with an EIB on his uniform, you know that Soldier knows his trade.” Michael Pryor It’s just two-by-three inches of olive-drab-colored cloth that costs $1.50 at military clothing sales stores. But some infantry Soldiers are willing to shed blood, sweat and […]

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Tips

Tips Tips for soldiers * Take time to listen and talk to your loved ones. Communication is the basis of a healthy, growing relationship. * Make separate time for each child and for your spouse. Have a true “family reunion” before taking time alone with your spouse. * Support the good things your family has […]

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Training to defeat IEDs

Training to defeat IEDs Deanna Bague MASTER Sgt. Christopher Ferreira and his team of instructors are determined to help defeat the deadly threat of improvised explosive devices. “This training should be mandatory no matter where our Soldiers go,” Master Sgt. Ferreira said. “They should be required to stop at a station like this one for […]

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Through “Murphy’s” eyes

Through “Murphy’s” eyes Heike Hasenauer SFC Mark Baker, an intelligence analyst at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., started drawing his “Private Murphy” cartoons in 1994, when he was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. “At that time, I drew cartoons strictly to appeal to guys in my unit,” Baker said. “Gradually, I began drawing cartoons that I thought […]

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Childhood obesity on the rise – Health

Childhood obesity on the rise – Health – Brief Article Beth Reece OBESITY is epidemic in the United States, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Today there are nearly twice as many overweight children and almost three times as many overweight adolescents as in 1980. Results of the 1999 […]

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Commissary coupons

Commissary coupons Beth Reece COMMISSARIES are again accepting computer-generated Internet coupons, though with a couple of requirements to deter fraud. Internet coupons must have a bar code that store checkouts can scan, and they cannot be for free products. Photocopied or fascimile-generated coupons remain unacceptable at all commissaries. The Defense Commissary Agency has re-established links […]

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Each one a hero

Each one a hero Alberto Betancourt THE doctors and nurses at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, say heroes walk the hallways of the facility’s fourth floor–the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research’s Burn Center. “A burn is one of the most traumatic, demeaning and dehumanizing injuries a person can suffer,” said […]

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The lure of hybrid cars

The lure of hybrid cars Beth Reece IS the cost of gas keeping you off the roads? Consider a hybrid electric car. Running on a combination of rechargeable batteries and a conventional fuel engine, hybrids deliver excellent mileage that can add up to considerable savings if most of your driving is done in stop-and-go traffic. […]

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Exchanges introduce first-ever name brand supplement

Exchanges introduce first-ever name brand supplement EXCHANGE shoppers looking for high-quality, name-brand items at great prices need look no further than the 2007 Name Brand Supplement. The 30-page catalog is filled with top-brand electronics, sporting goods, giftware, toys and much more. The new catalog will also include a promotional code good for a one-time 10 […]