Friday, March 19, 2010

USNS Comfort Returns

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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

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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

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

Marines Patrol Marjah

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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

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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

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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

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

Chile Earthquake

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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

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

Troops Return

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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

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

Avoiding IRS Audits

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

Army Dwell Time

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

NATO/Afghan Training

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

Guard Flood Duty

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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

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

US CYBERCOM Stand up

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

Medical Personnel Honored

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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

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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

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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

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

GEN Petraeus on Iraq

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

Hannah Montana

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

Petraeus on Afghanistan

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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

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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

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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

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

NORTHCOM Flood Support

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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

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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

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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

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

IRS Refunds

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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

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

USNS Comfort in Norfolk

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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

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

Midwest Flood Preps

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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

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