The Carrigg family poses with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, in July 2017 on Capitol Hill. Army 1st Sgt. Joshua Carrigg and his wife Austin were among dozens of special needs family to file a complaint that the military failed them after care to their sick children was denied. From left: Christian and Nickolas Carrigg, their father Joshua Carrigg, Coons, Melanie and Austin Carrigg. (PHOTO COURTESY OF AUSTIN CARRIGG)

'We are just tired of this fight:' Special-needs families say military is still failing them


WASHINGTON — Shortly after his baby daughter’s open heart surgery in Boston nearly six years ago, Army 1st Sgt. Joshua Carrigg was...

DoDEA Pacific Schools begin School Year 2018-2019

OKINAWA, JAPAN  – More than 22,000 students are beginning the 2018-2019 School Year in Department of the Department of Defense...

School Meal Program: New to DoDDS overseas…follow these 4 easy step



  • Obtain DoDDS student ID# for...

AFAS to award more than $6 million in annual grants, scholarships


WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force Aid Society will award more than $6 million in Gen. Henry Hap Arnold education grants and AFAS...

Members of Camp Zama’s CYS celebrate on passing an unannounced Army Higher Headquarters Inspection team inspection with highest score in Pacific region on April 28, 2018, at Dewey Park on Camp Zama. (Photo courtesy of Camp Zama’s CYS)

Camp Zama’s Child Youth Services rocks inspection with nearly perfect score


CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug 8, 2018) – Camp Zama Child Youth Services staff and leadership say they’ve known for a long time that they...

My Japanese Little League Championship experience

Hello. My name is Julian Chuckrey and I wrote this article to share my experiences at the 2018 Japanese Little League...
From left to right, Sgt.1st Class Philip Nordstrom, Col. Mark Nordstrom and 1st Lt. Joel Nordstrom enjoyed a day at a Carolina Panthers "Salute to Service" football game where Col. Nordstrom gave the opening invocation before the game.  (Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Philip Nordstrom)

Soldier goes from Special Forces to medical school with help from Army scholarship


FORT KNOX, Ky. -- A U.S. Army special operations recruiter is hanging up his green beret after 13 years on active duty and picking...

CTC among top five colleges for Tuition Assistance users


Central Texas College (CTC) was listed in the most recent Military Times magazine survey of the most popular colleges and...

‘Back-to-school’ savings: Commissaries stock up for sidewalk sales and more in August


FORT LEE, Va. – Commissaries worldwide will kick off Back-to-School sidewalk sales events beginning mid-August and continuing...


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