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MyNavy Family app Introduces Improved Services

From Cmdr. Erik Wells, Sea Warrior Program

The Navy continues to focus on families with the latest update of the MyNavy Family app. First released in May, the free app has been downloaded over ten thousand times.

“The app has done exactly what we intended which is to both inform families and encourage them to continue to provide feedback to improve the app,” said Amanda Burns, the MyNavy Family app product owner.

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NEX and Navy Lodge Welcome Home Veterans, Caregivers

From Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs

Beginning next year, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is expanding NEX in-store shopping and Navy Lodge guest privileges to eligible veterans and their primary-selected caregiver. The expanded benefit applies to Veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-documented service-connected disability rating, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and primary family caregivers for veterans enrolled in the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

Read more: NEX and Navy Lodge Welcome Home Veterans, Caregivers

NEX and Navy Lodge Welcome Home Veterans, Caregivers

From Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs

Beginning next year, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is expanding NEX in-store shopping and Navy Lodge guest privileges to eligible veterans and their primary-selected caregiver. The expanded benefit applies to Veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-documented service-connected disability rating, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and primary family caregivers for veterans enrolled in the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

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Military child writes book on coping with deployments, dad illustrates

By Thomas Brading, Army News Service

When his father deploys, 9-year-old Davidson considers himself "man of the house" -- it's a role he's filled eight times.

Davidson's father, Dave Whetstone -- the surname is a pseudonym for security reasons -- is a Green Beret currently on his tenth deployment. Dave has deployed nearly every year of Davidson's life, and each time, Davidson "puts on a brave face," he said.

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New training playing cards in high demand, available to all ranks

By Joe Lacdan

While smart phones and tablets have transitioned gaming to digital realms, one traditional gaming format remains popular in 2019: playing cards.

But not just any playing cards.

In response to growing demand, Army Training and Doctrine Command G-2 (Intelligence) quickly developed "Worldwide Equipment Identification" cards as a unique tool to help Soldiers identify enemy weapons and vehicles.

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