Field Report #273, March 1, 2007

Virtual Experience Lets Civilians Act as Soldiers
Only Soldiers know how it feels to fight in a combat zone, but civilians now have an opportunity to get a virtual taste of the action.

This article is intended to give military families a basic understanding of available resources and the overall process if their servicemember is wounded, injured or becomes ill in the line of duty.

What's Up With Daylight Saving Time?
Starting in 2007, daylight time begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

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Military Spouse Scholarship Program
The National Military Family Association’s Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school.

The DoD Financial Readiness campaign, and the purpose is to encourage Soldiers and their families to establish positive fiscal management habits through savings and financial planning.

Army Sports
Army Sports programs provide soldiers an opportunity to participate in a full range of individual and team sports. Emphasis is placed on mass participation at the intramural level - with instruction, practice, and competition planned for all skill levels, starting with the beginner.

A recent Supreme Court decision, Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, Inc. (FAIR), has once again opened university campuses to military recruiters.


Associated Press - (APTN)
Mar. 01, 2007. 06:42 PM EST
The Army says that the two-star general in charge of Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been relieved of command following disclosures about inadequate treatment of wounded soldiers. (March 1)

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