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The Spouse Angle Podcast — Up this week: An Army Spouse’s Journey from Homelessness and Incarceration to Running a Nonprofit

Military Times staff

This week: From Living on the Streets to Helping the Homeless as a Military Spouse

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Thumbnail: Patricia Barron, pictured here with Elmo and Rosita, was on the advisory committee for Sesame Workshop

Family policy appointee will bring more military family voices to DoD, including her own

Karen Jowers

Long before Patricia Barron was sworn in as head of military community and family policy at the Defense Department, she was well aware of persistent challenges for military families.

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Thumbnail: Spc. Bryan Keith, fire detection control specialist, Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, helps a child with his reading work at Keller Elementary School

How your VA disability benefits can help pay for dependents’ education

Caitlin O'Brien

If you qualify for permanent and total disability due to a service-connected disability, you could be eligible to pass education benefits to your dependent.

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Thumbnail: DoD is hosting its fifth annual military spouse symposium starting April 27. Pictured here, spouses interact with local employers during the career information fair segment of a spouse symposium in 2018 at Dover Air Force

DoD military spouse symposium to offer strategies for careers, relationships

Karen Jowers

A free, three-day virtual military spouse symposium starts tomorrow, April 27, with the Defense Department and the services bringing together resources to help spouses make the most of their potential in their mobile lifestyle.

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Thumbnail: A service member watches over a the burn pit in Al Anbar Province of Iraq in May 2007. (Cpl. Samuel D. Corum/Marine Corps)

Sweeping health and benefits changes could come soon for vets suffering toxic exposure ills

Leo Shane III 3

Lawmakers on Wednesday launched their latest effort to piece together comprehensive legislation on veterans’ toxic exposure illnesses with the goal of providing a clear path forward by the start of the summer.

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No, SOCCENT Twitter wasn’t hacked as the command initially said

Howard Altman

Special Operations Command Central now says a curious tweet on its official account was not a hack, as it initially reported on social media.

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Thumbnail: Marine Corps Recruit Jazzmin Stewart with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, shoots in the sitting position during a slow-fire drill as part of the prequalifications at Edson Range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp

For the first time, women become Marines at San Diego recruit depot

Philip Athey

For the first time in history women were handed an Eagle, Globe and Anchor and made Marines at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

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Thumbnail: "Masters of the Air," the third installment in a WWII trilogy that includes "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific," has begun production. (HBO)

New WWII series from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks has finally started production

J.D. Simkins and Claire Barrett

WWII aficionados around the world can finally let out a yelp of excitement.

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Thumbnail: Special tactics airmen from the 24th Special Operations Wing jump out of an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in January 2015. The 24th SOW’s mission is to provide special tactics forces for rapid global e

First enlisted woman qualifies for formal combat controller training

Rachel S. Cohen

A female airman will soon begin formal training to become an Air Force combat controller, the closest any enlisted woman has gotten to breaking that glass ceiling so far.

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