Field Report #313 November 1, 2008

Eligible families of activated National Guard and Reserve members will continue to save up to $300 in annual deductibles now that a Tricare "demonstration" program is a permanent benefit.

SpouseBuzz, a support group that connects military spouses online, held its fifth live conference here over the weekend.

Sexual Assault Prevention Web Site
The I. A.M. Strong campaign seeks to change the culture of the Army by stamping out sexual assaults and the sexually offensive language and gestures that create an abusive environment, said Col. Jon Dahms, chief of Planning Support, Army Public Affairs.

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$2 Million in Grants for Children
The "Our Military Kids" grant program has been a wonderful way for Americans to thank our men and women serving our country overseas by providing direct and tangible support to their children at home.

Installation commanders from all military services and the Defense Department will begin conducting “Financial Readiness Challenge” events nationwide next week to help military families deal with the effects of today’s economy.

30th Anniversary of Integrating WACs
Thirty years ago, on Oct. 20, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed Public Law 95-485 disbanding the Women's Army Corps as a separate corps within the United States Army following 36 years of dedicated service.

Despite having an air show the next day to prepare for, Air Force Master Sgt. Robin Brooks decided to play the odds of becoming the “next contestant on ‘The Price is Right,’” and it paid off.

  • Troops backing McCain
  • Both Candidates Would Rebuild U.S. Forces
  • NATO Wavering On Afghanistan
  • Iran Rejected For UN Security Council
  • Election needs bigger military focus

  • Help for Heroes
  • Commander in Chief
  • The Final Debate
  • military flight
  • Libya pays off America

  • Need Passport