Commander in Chief, Barack Obama signed a $633 billion defense
spending bill into law, which he said will provide support for service
members and their families, and help ensure the United States will continue
to have one of the strongest militaries in the world. Read about the defense spending bill here: http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=118913
On Jan. 7, President Obama announced former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel and John Brennan as his nominations for the next Defense
Secretary and the next C.I.A. Director respectively. Both men will have to be confirmed by Congress. Read about the nominations here: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=118930
Tax season is upon us and for service members, that can make for a large
headache. Fortunately, MilitaryOneSource is offering free tax preparation for service members. For more info visit www.militaryonesource.mil
Finally take a look at "Afghanistan: 2012 a Year in Review" from NATO TV highlighting some of the key events and social progress made in Afghanistan during 2012.
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