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ANTHONY MASON: Whenever an American service member is deployed, an entire family sacrifices. Tonight, Barry Petersen takes us to a place where husbands, wives, and children once separated by war can learn to be a family again.
Saving Private Rodriguez

The scars of battle are visible in suicides, wrecked families and haunted communities. So the Army brought the recuperative process to the war zone - Daniel Rodriguez joined the Army when his home life collapsed. His parents split. His father dropped from a heart attack. He was 18 and on the runty side for a high school football player, but with a dream of playing at a Division I college.
Double amputee takes command of Fort Belvoir

<div>Double Amputee</div> For the first time in the Army's history, a double amputee has taken the reins as garrison commander of a major installation.
Schools Targeting Military Spouses

With little oversight, for-profit colleges seek share of Pentagon program's tuition money - "Unleash the dog trainer inside you," urges an ad for the online Animal Behavior College, which makes no bones about whom it's trying to recruit. In television and online ads, it speaks directly to military spouses. The message: You may be able to attend for free.
Employee Flag Honors

Federal agencies have been told that they can begin presenting flags to honor federal employees who are killed in the line of duty, even though rules haven't been issued to carry out that authority.
After Service, Veterans Go On To College

Some need support to make transition to academic life - If his door is open, you can bet student veterans are spilling out of Eric Glaude's office at Borough of Manhattan Community College. On most days, it's standing-room only because his broom closet of an office has become the de facto command central for student veterans.
Cybersecurity Experts Are Needed To Meet Growing Demand

There's plenty of jobs but relatively few qualified applicants - Alec Ross, senior adviser for innovation at the State Department, has a piece of advice for students tasked with the nerve-rattling problem of choosing a college major.
New Website helps with after deployment issues

Our mission is to help you and your loved ones manage the challenges that are often faced following a deployment. Here you will find
information and self-guided solutions for dealing with post-traumatic stress and war memories; conflict at work; depression; anger;
sleep problems; alcohol and drug abuse; stress; relationship problems; kids and deployment; spiritual guidance and fitness;
living with physical injuries; and health and wellness.
VA ramps up job search for injured vets

VA ramps up job search for injured vets
DoD Announces New Relocation Tool for Families

It’s almost peak moving season again for military families, and Defense Department leaders want families to know new resources are available to help. “Plan My Move,” soft-launched in late summer, is the next generation of DoD’s MilitaryHomefront tools to provide an integrated “e-moving” solution, officials said.
Sesame Street Coaches Kids Through Parent’s Deployments, Returns

Following a workshop that helped children cope with a military parent’s deployment, the familiar, furry denizens of Sesame Street are starring in a new program focusing on multiple deployments and family adjustments upon a parent’s return.
Sesame Workshop, the makers of Sesame Street, today released “Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployment, Homecoming, Changes,” a video workshop that aims to aid children in understanding and unbundling the tangle of complex emotions many feel in the midst of a mother’s or father’s tours of duty away from home, and even broaches the difficult subject of dealing with a parent’s debilitating war injury.

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