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U.S. Army file photo by Master Sgt. Mark Olsen

Army Emergency Relief scholarships for the academic year 2013-2014 became available Jan. 2, 2013, for spouses and children of soldiers, retired soldiers and reserve-component soldiers.
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Marine Corps Pfc. Clayton greets his family during a homecoming ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Dec. 17, 2012. Smith is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 24th MEU returned to the U.S. after completing a nearly nine month deployment as an expeditionary crisis response force with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Robert L. Fisher

                            Marine Corps Pfc. Clayton greets his family during a homecoming ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Dec. 17, 2012. Smith is assigned to …
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A section of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., shows a fraction of the 110,000 wreaths placed at the graves of fallen service members during Wreaths Across America, Dec. 15, 2012. DOD photo by EJ Hersom

I ventured out this weekend with my daughter in tow for the annual Wreaths Across America program at Arlington National Cemetery and was immediately struck by what this meant to my daughter.
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Photo: Sgt. Irene Lopez, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, shares a touching moment with her daughter following the welcome home ceremony, Dec. 9, for 126 soldiers of the 13th ESC as they returned home from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Irene Lopez shares a touching moment with her daughter following the welcome home ceremony
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Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick remembers being devastated the day she found out her mother had breast cancer.
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