Friday, March 19, 2010

USNS Comfort Returns

The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is back in its home port of Baltimore, Maryland, after a two-month mission to provide relief to victims of the massive earthquake in Haiti.

Tax Time: Deductions

The question about whether or not to use the standard deduction at tax time can be a difficult one to answer. The IRS provides information that can make the decision easier.

Midwest Flooding

Guardsmen assist with flood prevention efforts along the Red River Valley.

Marines Patrol Marjah

U.S. Marines patrolled areas around Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand Province Wednesday after clearing the area from the grip of the Taliban.

Gates to Mexico

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Michael Mullen will lead a top-level delegation heading to Mexico next week.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Today's Top News 18 Mar 2010

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates honored women in the military during a Pentagon ceremony Thursday. Plus, Reserve Soldiers are reunited with their families.

National Guard Partners

Finding an employer overseas who understands the service commitments of the National Guard and Reserve can be a challenge.

Chile Earthquake

The U.S. military continues to support relief efforts in Chile almost a month after the country was rocked by a massive earthquake.

Female Troops Honored

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recognized the contributions women have made in the military during a ceremony Thursday at the Pentagon.

Troops Return

Dozens of military families were reunited this weekend as the Army Reserve's 180th Transportation Company returned home after a year in Iraq.

IED Threats

The Pentagon has called improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, among the most deadly threats to servicemembers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Avoiding IRS Audits

The IRS provides information about the tax return auditing process as well as on how to avoid having your return audited.

Army Dwell Time

Military officials say 2011 will be a transition year for dwell time in the U.S. Army.

NATO/Afghan Training

The NATO training mission in Afghanistan needs more qualified trainers in order build a high-quality Afghan military.

Guard Flood Duty

Hundreds of National Guard troops from North Dakota and Minnesota are deployed along the Red River to help fight the rising flood waters.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Petraeus on Afghanistan

General David Petraeus says the U.S. and its NATO allies should expect a tough year ahead in Afghanistan.


Preparations for the establishment of U.S. Cyber Command are underway. The formal launch is currently awaiting approval from Congress.

Medical Personnel Honored

Nearly 250 military medical personnel who have died in the line of duty since 2001 were remembered in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Border Security

National Guard helicopters and crews are supporting aviation missions along the Rio Grande River following the recent rise in violence.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I´m Back

In the next days we gonna try no only update the info but also post all the missed posts.

Today's Top News 16 Mar 2010

The commander of U.S. Central Command comments on progress in Afghanistan. Also, the Defense Department is helping with flooding in North Dakota.

Army Funding

Army leaders say the 2011 budget will help take care of Soldiers and their families.

GEN Petraeus on Iraq

Commander of U.S. Central Command General David Petraeus told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday Iraq is making steady progress.

Hannah Montana

Military families will be the focus of an upcoming episode of Disney's ''Hannah Montana''.

Petraeus on Afghanistan

The commander of U.S. Central Command told lawmakers Tuesday the recent offensive in Helmand Province is the first example of the new civil-military campaign plan in Afghanistan.

Tax Deadlines

Military personnel serving outside the U.S., including Puerto Rico, are allowed two extra months to file their tax returns without asking for an extension.

Troop Deployments

More than 350 Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade based out of Fort Riley, Kansas, are heading out for their deployment to Kuwait.

H1N1 Virus Latest

The H1N1 virus may have been quiet lately, but health officials say it's expected to pop up again.

NORTHCOM Flood Support

U.S. Northern Command is joining the National Guard for flood operations along the Red River in North Dakota.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Today's Top News 15 Mar 2010

Explosions in Kandahar, Afghanistan, killed 30 and injured more than 50 Saturday. Plus, USNS Comfort arrived in Norfolk, VA, enroute to its homeport in Baltimore, MD.

West Virginia Flooding

Dozens of National Guardsmen are on duty in West Virginia where rain and melting snow have put many rivers and streams over their banks.

USNS Comfort Returns

The hospital ship USNS Comfort is almost back at its homeport in Baltimore, Maryland.

IRS Refunds

The tax filing deadline is coming up and you may be looking forward to a little cash back from Uncle Sam. But is that a good thing?

Charitable Tax Deductions

Itemizing charitable donations on your tax return can be difficult, but the IRS has tips for making this task easier.

USNS Comfort in Norfolk

The hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday, en route to its homeport in Baltimore following deployment to Haiti in January.

Explosions Rock Kandahar

Thirty people were killed Saturday during a series of explosions in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Midwest Flood Preps

In North Dakota, the Red River is rising quickly and National Guard troops are organizing for major flooding in the weeks ahead.

H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Health leaders recently decided on the composition of the next flu vaccine, with a little help from the Defense Department.

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