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Debt Matters Get out of debt NOW. Resources to help you get out of debt Your Legal Assistance Office can help Tips to help you avoid foreclosure The Bush Administration expands the FHASecure program to help families facing home foreclosure. National Foreclosure Hotline offers assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure. Credit Matters Credit Cards - Blessing or Curse? The True Cost of Credit Navigate carefully through the Interest Rate Minefield Credit Card Minimum Payment Interest Calculator Get your Free Annual Credit Report Your Credit Score Matters More Than You Think. Protect Yourself from Identity Theft with an Active Duty Alert Money Matters 2010 Military Pay Charts 2010 Military Pay Days BAH Rates 2009 Military Pay Charts 2009 Military Pay Days 2008 Military Pay Charts Save Money Is budgeting a dirty word at your house? Make personal budgeting a habit. Tips on Budgeting 111 Easy Ways to keep more of the money you make. Expired coupons help military families. These companies offer military discounts. General Motors offers special discounts for military members. Sears Military Discounts Veterans Day Specials USAA can help you save money on insurance, banking, loans, and more. USAA's car buying service can help you save on your next car. USAA Auto Circle expands on the USAA car buying service to provide a seamless process to find, finance, and insure your next new or used car, online or on your iPhone. No more haggling with a dealer over price. Buying a car? USAA has an app for that. USAA Home Circle lets you shop for your new home (whether you're buying or renting), complete your mortgage application, and obtain homeowners or renters insurance, all on your computer or iPhone. Should you rent or buy your next home? The Protecting Military Family Financial Benefits Act. Military Saves provides a special savings program for military members. Kiplinger's discusses savings strategies for military families. Free Cruise for Military Families (2008) Make More Money These resources can help you create more income. Build a Web Site that Works! Want to write your own e-book? Tax Matters Paying less in taxes automatically saves you money Take all the tax deductions you're entitled to Free tax help for military families. More military families qualify for IRS economic stimulus payments. Family Matters Beware these scams Jury Duty Scam A security tip to help protect your family GPS Security Cell Phone Security Tips November is Military Family Month
Support the Troops Want to show your gratitude to the troops, but not quite sure how? Join the Red Fridays movement! These people and companies support the troops White House Christmas Party for children of military families One of the best ways to support the troops and honor their sacrifices is to help them tell the real story about this war. 2007 Holiday Message to the Troops from the Chairman, JCS President Bush's personal Thanksgiving messages to the troops
Veterans Charities Some Veterans Charities Falling Short Charity Expose: Veterans Charities Missing the Mark 2007 Veterans Charities Ratings Veterans Charities Ratings Explained Are there any honorable veterans charities? Check out veterans charities before donating. Here's a good source. How can I help veterans charities on a limited budget? How to help local wounded warriors? Requesting donation to charity with free gifts? Report veterans charities engaged in deceptive solicitation practices Want to be removed from charity mailing lists? Here's how. You can stop unwanted charity calls from telemarketing services. Great Veterans Charities Reviews! Reviews of Veterans Charities: American Veterans Foundation Coalition to Salute America's Heroes Disabled American Veterans Disabled Veterans National Foundation Foundation for American Veterans Green Country Veterans Association Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund Marine Corps League Marine Corps League Foundation National Veterans Foundation Review of National Veterans Foundation Financial Documents National Veterans Services Fund National Vietnam Veterans Foundation, Inc. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Underprivileged Workers of America United Proud Patriots Veterans Organization United Veterans of Florida, Inc. United War Veterans Council U.S. Wounded Soldiers Foundation Veterans Accredited Programs Vietnam Veterans of America Wounded Warrior Project
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Honor Their Service and Their Sacrifices Medal of Honor Medal of Honor Recipient Jason Dunham's mother has message for troops. American Heroes Army Spc Monica Brown, a teenage medic from Texas, earns Silver Star Medal in Afghanistan, only the second woman since World War II to receive America's third-highest award for valor in combat. AO2 Marc Lee (SEAL), USN became the first Navy SEAL to give his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom, receiving the Silver Star Medal posthumously for standing in the line of fire three times to provide a diversion while a teammate was rescued from a Ramadi rooftop. Army SFC Michael Loetz awarded Bronze Star Medal for Valor after saving the life of an Afghan truck driver under fire in 2007. America's Most Decorated Soldier PFC Charles Durning USS New York, built from the World Trade Center At her christening ceremony, USS New York (LPD-21)is already demonstrating her toughness. USS New York sets sail for commissioning in New York City. USS New York arrives in New York. Click the link for ship's visit schedule. Amid a gala celebration, USS New York makes a splash in the Big Apple.
largest re-enlistment ceremony in US history takes place on the 4th of July in Saddam's palace in Baghdad, as we celebrate our freedom, and that of Iraq. A Mother's Day Tribute to Military Moms Veterans Day Specials
The pride of
Gold Star Service Gold Star Siblings
heroic actions of these men and women deserve some attention Before You Go, a musical tribute to World War II veterans. Little Rock teacher Martha Cothren, daughter of a WWII POW, teaches a valuable lesson about freedom. It is the Soldier who preserves our freedoms Military Spouses are heroes, too! Why We Serve Major Lisa Carter, a single-mom success story Popular MilBlogger Andy Olmsted was determined to make a difference in Iraq. White House Christmas Party for children of military families World's Longest Christmas Parade Christmas Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery Patriot Guard Riders Escort Wreaths to Arlington Military Families Appreciation Week JCS Chairman's message for Military Families Appreciation Week We Must Never Forget September 11 We help the men of Baker Company remember 9-11 Navy pilot's open letter to the terrorists. We Are The Nation. A tribute to Bug Roach More tributes to Bug Roach Setting the Record Straight Messages from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Wounded Warriors Where do we find such men and women?" Resources providing assistance for America's Wounded Warriors State-of-the-Art Amputee Care Center VA Reaches Out to OIF and OEF Veterans Can Mantras Help with Post-Traumatic Stress? Bob Woodruff Family Fund Aids Wounded Warriors Wounded Service Members Not Required to Repay Enlistment Bonuses Center for the Intrepid US Army Wounded Warrior Program Wounded Warrior & Family Hotline VA assigns Transition Patient Advocates to assist wounded veterans and their families. VetConnect provides a helping hand to wounded service members making the transition back into their communities. Free legal help for wounded veterans filing for VA disability Marine Sgt. Jeremy Boutwell fought for four years to recover from serious injuries sustained in Iraq, and then for the opportunity to re-enlist and return to Iraq.
Politics and War The 2008 Presidential Election Related pages: Senator Joe Lieberman urges non-partisanship and explains why this election is so critical, and why we must vote as Americans, not Republicans, Democrats, or Independents. The Middle East Imperative. John McCain pages:
Of the major Presidential candidates,
only John McCain has military experience. Will that be important in this election? Senator John McCain speaks with the voice of experience. Leadership for more than 40 years War is Personal for McCain and Me -- Everett Alvarez John McCain's True Voice. John McCain's 100 Years in Iraq John McCain is a Man of His Word Former Blue Angel Boss reports on the Republican National Convention. Harvard Trial Lawyer for McCain. Ronald Reagan is Back says his son Michael.
From the moment she was announced as John McCain's running mate, the question has been,
"What is Sarah Palin's Experience?" Barack Obama pages: Who is Barack Obama? Barack Obama's Mother Barack Obama's extended family Big Brother Obama Barack Obama's Stealth Socialism Spreading the Wealth Another radical connection: Who is Khalid Al-Mansour and what is his connection to Barack Obama? Obama and Odinga: Change we DON'T want! Barack Obama and Saul Alinsky, another radical connection Dear Mr. Obama, an Iraq vet with a powerful message for Obama The Real Obama Obama's Crowd Appeal Conspiracy of Silence Obama Campaign Sinks to New Lows Obama declines appearance at Military Town Hall to body-surf in Hawaii! Obama tells reporters, "Lay Off My Wife"! Is Barack Wright? Do you feel Rev. Wright's fiery sermons, with their controversial subject matter, have a place in the election debate? Tell us what you think. Hamas Likes Obama.
We've not had a chance to check its claims for authenticity, but we found this
interesting commentary on Obama's extended family, including a number of photos. We advise you to conduct your own check for authenticity of these assertions. Senator Hillary Clinton is a polarizing candidate. Most people either love her or hate her. Very few are ambivalent about her. Former Clinton Advisor Dick Morris on Hillary's Legacy of Lies. Hillary's Deception is Nothing New. She was fired in 1974 for being an "unethical, dishonest lawyer."
To find out which candidate's views are closest to your own, take the survey at the
Minnesota Public Radio site. You can also view the cumulative data and the candidates' positions on the major issues by clicking on the tabs. The issues covered include: the war in Iraq, Iran and nuclear power, immigration reform, tax cuts, collapse of the mortgage industry, education, social security, and health care, among others. Presidential Primary Calendar Links to the candidates' campaign sites.
Regardless of which candidate you support, be sure to
VOTE! Military Absentee Voting Restrictions on political activities by military members Informed voters can learn what's really happening on the ground in Iraq Bad Voodoo's War Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it Congressman Murtha refuses to meet with Iraq vets -- his office calls Capitol Police when a Blue Star Mom gives them a piece of her mind! Voice Your Opinion! Tell us which candidate you support and why. Some previous reader comments: Anti-Military Activism in the US is becoming increasingly frequent and violent. American troops warned to "watch their backs" on American soil! What the Hell is Going on Here? Sound off! What are your thoughts about American troops being attacked on American soil?
The City Council in Berkeley, CA, takes an
anti-military stance. This page includes: Video News Report with the background of the story Michelle Malkin's Feb. 6 article titled, "Berkeley vs. America, Again" Video of a US Immigrant putting things in perspective San Diego businessman Brian Dennard's letter to the Berkeley City Council announcing his boycott of anyone doing business in Berkeley, and his appeal to all other companies and individuals with whom he does businesses to follow suit. Memo from the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission to the City Council recommending the anti-military action, going so far as to "encourage all people to avoid cooperation with the Marine Corps recruiting station, and applaud residents and organizations such as Code Pink, that may volunteer to impede, passively or actively, by nonviolent means, the work of any military recruiting office located in the City of Berkeley." Contact information for Berkeley City Officials Grannys Gone Bad. Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Weak-Kneed Response to businessman Brian Dennard's letter. Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is off-base in their response to Brian Dennard. Support the Anti-Berkeley Campaign. Leave Berkeley to Defend Themselves. Letter to Code Pink from the Berkeley Marine Recruiting Officer. Add your comments about Berkeley's anti-military-stance. Thanks to the efforts of Move America Forward, with the support of readers like you, the FBI will investigate the attacks on military recruiting centers around the country. Admiral William J. "Fox" Fallon, CENTCOM, resigns.
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