Thursday May 26, 2005

A new DoD program called Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood provides financial support and assistance in locating quality child care for eligible military families who do not have access to the DoD's on-base child care options due to wait-listing or geographic location.

The program, in partnership with the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), will help military families find and pay for child care in their communities.

The amount of financial assistance provided to families through the program is based on factors like total family income, geographical location, available funding and family circumstances.

The Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood program is a sister-program to Operation: Military Child Care, which provides similar services specifically for families of those serving in the Global War on Terror.

For more information on both child care programs, go to Families can also call the Child Care Aware hotline at 1-800-424-2246.


The Army Management Staff College (AMSC) prepares sustaining base leaders...military and civilian leaders who aid our nation's Soldiers to meet their mission in times of conflict and peace. Learn more about the school through their new online video. Click here to watch.


  • Lawmakers abandon push to limit role of women in combat (LAT | EB)
  • Female Soldiers say 'trust us to decide our role' (SS | EB)
  • Army officers given prestigious leadership award (ARNEWS)
  • Rumsfeld to visit Ft. Bragg (FO | EB)
  • Barracks policy changes impact 'geographic bachelors' (ARNEWS)
  • Severely injured troops relearn living skills (AFIS)


  • Report says Zarqawi shot in the lung (WP | EB)
  • U.S. troops surround Haditha in major offensive (USAT/EB)
  • Shiites agree to give Sunnis larger role in constitution writing (NYT | EB)
  • Iraqis, U.S. celebrate opening of Al-Hartha police station (CENTCOM News)
  • Commanders hope 'project sheriff' can protect troops in Iraq (TH/EB)
  • Rumsfeld describes changing face of war (AFIS)
  • Afghan National Army launches first vaccine program (ARNEWS)
  • Rumsfeld says global media a challenge during war (PDN | EB)
  • Study suggests all deployed Soldiers will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (USAT | EB)
  • "Iraq and the recruitment crisis" -- Opinion (WP/EB)


  • Move to delay BRAC defeated (NJCD/EB)
  • U.S. to set up two military bases in Romania (USAT/EB)
  • U.S. stops missions to recover MIAs in N. Korea (WP | EB)
  • Do D to boost number of intel units attached to combat units (ITP/EB)
  • "Gay or female, Uncle Sam should want you" -- Opinion (LAT | EB)


  • Iraqi soldiers deploying for massive raids on insurgents (BBC)
  • Al-Qaeda denies selection of Zarqawi deputy (Aljazeera)
  • Palestine ready to coordinate planned withdrawal (Jerusalem Post)
  • Darfur asks for support for peacekeeping forces from U.S., E.U. and NATO (BBC)

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May 27 - June 1, 2005
New York City's 18th annual Fleet Week will be held in Manhattan beginning tomorrow. This celebration is a weeklong observance honoring the men and women who serve our Nation in the U.S. Armed Forces. The traditional Parade of Ships will go up the Hudson River past the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. For more information visit:

May 28, 2005
Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 U.S. Military Academy commencement ceremony. (More) You can watch the graduation ceremony on Saturday via live webcast at The webcast will begin at 8:40 a.m. with the march on of the graduating class.


Our Army has a tough mission and they need the support of husbands and wives, children and parents, brothers and sisters. Our families and communities are what make our Army and this country strong.

Kenneth O. Preston
Sergeant Major of the Army


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