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New MREs Approved
Driven by Warfighter preferences, DoD Combat Feeding Directorate keeps improving and adding items to Meals, Ready-to-Eat. The nation's Warfighters can look forward to numerous new food items and improvements in the next version of MREs, which were recently approved and will go into production in 2008.

U.S. Military Still the Most Trusted Institution
The military continues to be the most admired institution in America, according to the latest Harris Poll. A total of 47 percent of Americans said they have a "great deal" of confidence in the military. Some 38 percent of Americans said they had "only some" confidence and 14 percent said they had "hardly any" confidence in the military.

DD Form 149
This form is used to request consideration for a change in a person's military records.

New MREs for 2006
If you are tired of trying to make Meal-Ready-to-Eat menus more palatable, then your search may be over. Four of the current 24 MREs have been removed and are being replaced by new and improved menus, according to the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, located in Natick, Mass. Usually the ASSC only replaces two MREs a year, but this year they wanted to give the list a boost in variety.

The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has a long history of providing support to members of the United States armed forces. For instance, the organization's Armed Forces Emergency Services gives military family members an immediate means to contact deployed troops to inform them of an emergency, like a dying family member.

Coping with the Rising Price of Gas
Master Sgt. Tony Frazier was just doing what anyone else would do when running low on gas -- he went to the gas station, pulled up to the gas pump and filled up his car’s tank. For some, the rising prices are annoying at most, but for other military members the cost of just getting to work and back is cutting into their ability to keep up with monthly bills.

U.S. Military Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about general topics concerning the United States Military.

Military Tops Public Confidence List in New Gallup Poll
The American public has more confidence in the military than in any other institution, according to a Gallup poll released this week. Seventy-four percent of those surveyed in Gallup's 2005 confidence poll said they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the military - more than in a full range of other government, religious, economic, medical, business and news organizations.

Active Duty Death Entitlements, Part 2
Family members of military personnel who die while serving on active duty, active duty for training (ADT), or initial duty training (IDT) may be eligible for several federal benefits, privileges or entitlements.

Memorial Day
Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.

Glossary of Military Terms
Glossary (Dictionary) of terms used in the United States Military, and Department of Defense.

U.S. Military Separation Codes
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Military Separation Codes
These codes are contained in your military records and may be annotated on various military separation documents.

United States Military Body Fat Standards
Body fat standards and body fat measuring procedures for members of the United States Military.

SF 180 -- Request Pertaining to Military Records
Form used to request copy of military records from the National Personnel Records Center.

United States Military Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about the United States Military.

Trick or Treat
On October 31st of each year, small children (and some not-so-small "children") dress up in costumes and go door-to-door begging strangers for candy. Some of these folks, both small and tall will be wearing replicas of United States Military Uniforms. Is that legal?

Your Vote Counts
Time is running out to make your vote count to help decide who leads our country into the future. The 2004 November general election is just around the corner, and U.S. service members deployed overseas are encouraged to exercise their right to vote through absentee balloting, which is part of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

Military and the Olympics
Many athletes dream of standing atop an Olympic medal podium. However, without the necessary support, even the slightest chance of that happening is a long shot. Military athletes can find that support within their respective services. Though none of the services' programs are the same, there are similarities.

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