Department of Education: 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA

Education and Training News - January 5, 2015
If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, it’s important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The good news? The FAFSA is simpler than ever! Did you know that, on average, it only takes 23 minutes complete? That equates to roughly one episode of your favorite TV program, so no excuses about not having the time.

Army News: Burn center addition helps patients acclimate to independent living

Personnel at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center discharged their first patient to use their Activities of Daily Living skills room designed to prepare recovering wounded warriors for independent living, March 27, 2014.

Air Force Top Stories: AF Families Forever: Serving families when and where help is needed

Survivor Care News - April 17, 2014
Air Force Families Forever relocated in November to the Air Force Personnel Center in Joint Base San Antonio- Randolph. This reorganization now helps provide support to families of Airmen killed on active duty where families need it most -- at Air Force bases closest to where they live.

AFPS: ESGR Announces 30 Employer Support Award Finalists

Hiring Success News - April 17, 2014
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve has selected 30 employers as finalists for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

AFPS: Small Business Administrator Visits Military Entrepreneur Class

Transition Assistance News - April 15, 2014
The new administrator of the Small Business Administration spoke to a new class of 17 airmen and three sailors who are transitioning out of the services. during a trip to the Pentagon to meet with young service members enrolled in the agency's "Boots to Business" program.

Department of Education: Community College Students Talk Transitions with Secretary Duncan

Education and Training News - April 11, 2014
When someone says, “I want to go to college,” a traditional four-year college or university often comes to mind. Many don’t think of community colleges as an option, even though they are the single largest sector of the U.S. higher education system, enrolling nearly half of all undergraduates each year.

Army News: Troops to Teachers program offers post-Army careers

Transition Assistance News - April 7, 2014
In the coming months, an influx of Soldiers will begin the year-long process of transitioning out of the military, and one program can help Soldiers utilize Army abilities by engaging students as teachers.

Army News: Soldiers outfitted with advanced hearing protection

Military Basics News - March 28, 2014
As early as 2012, the Department of Defense announced plans of integrating technologically sophisticated, yet tactical, hearing protection devices for Soldiers engaged in overseas combat operations and local training exercises.

Army News: Handheld inspection tool will increase food safety for Soldiers

Military Basics News - March 28, 2014
The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is working to develop a small, sensitive, hand-held device that will both capture and detect dangerous pathogens that can cause food-related illness.

Stars and Stripes: A shocking substitute for caffeine

Military Basics News - February 18, 2014
Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, have run tests on a number of volunteers to test their mental acuity both before and after a stimulating jolt of electricity, the Globe report said. read more

Stars and Stripes: Death shapes life for teams that prepare bodies of fallen troops for final flight home

Survivor Care News - February 17, 2014
The first body was the most difficult. Pfc. Durell Siverand found a family portrait in the dead soldier’s wallet that showed him posing with his wife and two daughters.

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Stars and Stripes: VA program is tailored to prevent homelessness among veterans of recent wars

Veterans Benefit News - February 17, 2014
To VA officials, San Diego seems an ideal location to test whether there is an advantage to having the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans together — veterans of roughly similar age who share common experiences and similar problems. read more

Stars and Stripes: W. Va. bill would require flying of POW/MIA flag at courthouses

Military Basics News - February 17, 2014
HB 2895 would require all 55 counties to fly a standard-sized POW/MIA flag — along with the already required U.S.

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AFPS: DOD Works with NBA to Improve Troops' Transition Assistance

Transition Assistance News - February 17, 2014
As the Defense Department looks for ways to ease the difficult process of transitioning from service member to civilian, it's also seeking out companies in the private sector who can help lead the way in training and hiring veterans, said Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Stars and Stripes: Navy lawyer warns about debt advice for active duty, calls it fraud

Military Basics News - February 16, 2014
A tactic to reduce credit card balances and other debt that's making its way around the Internet is being called fraud by a Navy lawyer at Pearl Harbor, who advised in an email that sailors steer clear. read more

Stars and Stripes: Arizona university recruits veterans to be teachers

Hiring Success News - February 15, 2014
Sgt. Steve Perez's time in the Marine Corps brought him "action and adventure" in Afghanistan, Australia and Japan.

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Marine Corps News: Cancer prevention

Health and Life News - February 14, 2014
There are many different forms of cancer, and many preventative measures people can take to support cancer prevention.

Stars and Stripes: Post 9/11 veterans still having hard time finding work

Jobs News - February 14, 2014
“It’s a constant battle when you keep applying for jobs, and you don’t get calls,” former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Brewer said. “A lot of us (veterans) are motivated to be successful in the civilian market.

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Marine Corps News: Recruits learn meaning of Marine uniform

Military Basics News - February 14, 2014
The Marine Corps uniforms are a representation of Marines. Therefore, it is critical that every Marine be taught all aspects of the uniforms to create the best image possible.  Recruits of Company B, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, received a Marine Corps uniform class aboard the depot, Feb. 5.Recruits received the class not only to assure each
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