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Base Military Newspapers
    National
Air Force Times (Arlington, VA)
Army Times (Arlington, VA)
Defense News (Arlington, VA)
Marine Corps Times (Arlington, VA)
Navy Times (Arlington, VA)
Stars and Stripes, Europe (US Dept of Defense; Arlington, VA)
Stars and Stripes, Pacific (US Dept of Defense; Arlington, VA)
   Alabama
Army Flier (Fort Rucker, Ala.)
   Alaska
Arctic Sentry Eielson AFB, AK
Sourdough Sentinel The (Elmendorf AFB)
   Arizona
Desert Airman (Davis-Monthan AFB)
Fort Huachuca Scout, The (Fort Huachuca)
Thunderbolt (Luke AFB)
   Arkansas
Arsenal Accents (Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark.)
Little Rock Dispatch (Little Rock)
   California
The Chevron (Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego)
Desert Wings (Edwards AFB)
Fir Tree (Fort Baker, Calif.)
Flaming Blade (63rd RSC, Los Alamitos, Calif.)
Globe (Presidio of Monterey, Calif.)
Grizzley (California National Guard)
Navy Compass (San Diego)
Navy Dispatch UNOFFICIAL (San Diego)
Observation Post 29 (Marine Corps, 29 Palms)
The Scout Frontpage (Camp Pendleton, California)
Space & Missile Times (Vandenberg AFB)
Tailwind Travis AFB, CA
Tiefort Telegraph (Fort Irwin)
   Colorado
Academy Spirit (US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs)
Mountaineer (Fort Carson)
Satellite Flyer (Schriever Air Force Base)
Space Observer (Peterson Air Force Base)
   Connecticut
Dolphin, The (New London , Naval Submarine Base)
   District of Columbia
Beam, The (Bolling Air Force Base)
Pentagram (Fort McNair)
Sea Services Weekly (Naval District Washington)
Stripe (Walter Reed Army Medical Center)
Washington Inquirer (Washington)
Waterline, The (Naval District Washington)
   Delaware
Airlifter On-Line (Dover AFB, DE)
   Florida
Commando, The (Hurlburt Field)
Eglin Eagle (Eglin AFB, FL)
Gosport (serving NAS Pensacola and the community.)
Gulf Defender Tyndall AFB, FL
JaxAir News (Jacksonville Naval AIr Station)
The MacDill Thunderbolt (MacDill AFB, FL)
Mirror, The (Naval Station Mayport)
Missileer Patrick AFB, FL
   Georgia
Frontline (Fort Stewart, Ga.)
Georgia Guardsman(Georgia National Guard)
Minuteman, The (Dobbins AFB)
McPherson Sentinel (Fort McPherson, Ga.)
Periscope, The (Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base)
Signal (Fort Gordon, Ga.)
Robins Rev-Up (Robins AFB)
   Hawaii
Hawaii Army Weekly (Schofield Barracks, Hawaii)
Kukini (Hickam AFB)
Pacific Engineer (Pacific)
Pupukahi (Hawaii National Guard)
   Idaho
Gunfighter, The (Mountain Home AFB)
   Illinois
Command Post Scott AFB, IL
Great Lakes Bulletin (Naval Training Center)
Tower Times (Rock Island, Ill.)
   Indianna
Blue Devil II (88th RSC, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.)
   Iowa
Iowa Militiaman (Iowa National Guard)
   Kansas
Contrails McConnell AFB, KS
Fort Leavenworth Lamp (Fort Leavenworth)
   Kentucky
Fort Campbell Courier (Fort Campbell)
Inside the Turret (Fort Knox)
   Louisiana
The Bombardier Barksdale AFB, LA
Fort Polk Guardian (Fort Polk)
   Maine
Guard, ME (Maine National Guard)
   Maryland
APG News (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.)
Capital Flyer (Andrews AFB)
Constellation (Baltimore)
Flashpoint (Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indianhead)
Journal, The (Naval Medical Center, Bethesda)
Soundoff! (Fort George G. Meade)
Standard, The (Fort Detrick)
Stripe (Walter Reed Medical Center)
Tester, The (NAS, Patuxent River)
Trident, The (US Naval Academy, Annapolis)
   Massachussetts
Hansconian, The (Hanscom AFB)
Minuteman (Mass. National Guard)
Patriot Westover ARB, MA
Warrior (Soldiers System Unit Command, Mass.)
   Minnesota
Crosscurrents (St. Paul Engineering Center, Minn.)
   Missouri
Bear Facts (Missouri National Guard)
Esprit (St. Louis)
Guidon (Fort Leonard Wood)
Hub (Army Reserve Personnel Center, St. Louis, Mo.)
Whiteman Spirit Whiteman AFB, MO

   MIssissippi
Build To Serve (412thEngineering Cmd., Vicksburg, Miss.)
Guard Detail (Mississippi National Guard)
   Nebraska
Air Pulse (Offutt AFB)
   Nevada
Bullseye (Nellis AFB)
   New Jersey
Fort Dix Post (Fort Dix, N.J.)
Message (Fort Monmouth, N.J.)
   New Mexico
Mach Meter (Cannon AFB)
Nucleus, The (Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque)
Missile Ranger (White Sands Missile Range, N.M.)
Sunburst (Holloman AFB, NM)
   New York
Guard Times (N.Y. National Guard)
New York District Times (N.Y.
Pointer View (U.S. Military Academy West Point, N.Y.)
   North Carolina
Carolina Flyer (Pope AFB)
Globe, The (Camp LeJeune)
Griffon (108th Div (Tng.), Charlotte, N.C.)
Liberty News, The (Jacksonville)
Raleigh Bulldog (Raleigh Recruiting BN)
Tarheel Minuteman (N.C. National Guard)
Windsock (Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point)
Wright Times Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
   North Dakota
Leader, The (Grand Forks AFB)
Northern Star, The (Minot AFB)
   Ohio
The Airstream Youngstown ARS, OH
Buckeye Guard (Ohio National Guard)
Skywrighter (Wright, Patterson AFB)
   Oklahoma
Cannoneer, The (Fort Sill)
Iron Man (95th Div. (Tng.) Oklahoma City)
McAAP News (McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla.)
Tinker Take Off (Tinker AFB)
Tulsa District Record (Tulsa)
Vance Airscoop (Vance AFB, OK)
   Oregon
Azuwur (Oregon National Guard)
   Pennsylvania
Banner (Carlisle Barracks, Pa.)
Checkerboard (99th RSC, Pittsburgh, Pa.)
District Observer (Philadelphia
Kenny Letter (Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa.)
   South Carolina
District Dispatch (Charleston)
Palmetto Guard (S.C. National Guard)
The Shaw Spirit Shaw AFB, SC
   South Dakota
Black Hills Bandit (Ellsworth AFB, SD)
   Tennessee
High Mach (Arnold AFB)
   Texas
Border Eagle OnLine (Laughlin AFB, TX)
Discovery (Brooks AFB)
Fighter Line Carswell Field, TX
Flightline/Aircraftsman (Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas)
Lackland Talespinner (Lackland AFB)
Monitor, The (Fort Bliss)
Mercury (MEDCOM, Fort Sam Houston)
Monitor (Fort Bliss, Texas)
News Leader (Fort Sam Houston)
Sentinel (Fort Hood)
Sheppard Senator Sheppard AFB, TX
Wingspread (Randolph AFB)
   Utah
Hilltop Times (Hill Air Force Base)
Desert Star (Toole Army Depot, Utah)
Dugway Dispatch (Dugway Proving Ground, Utah)
   Virginia
Belvoir Eagle (Fort Belvoir, Va.)
Blueridger (80th Division, Richmond, Va.)
Casemate (Fort Monroe)
Castle Comments (Huntington
Command Post (CFSC, Alexandria, Va.)
Dahlgren Bullet (Dahlgren Naval Weapons Station)
INSCOM Journal (Fort Belvoir, Va.)
The Flagship News Online (Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Fort Lee Traveller (Fort Lee, Va.)
Henderson Hall News (Arlington Station)
Jet Observer Online (NAS Oceana, Virginia)
Military Newspapers of Virginia (Norfolk)
Pentagram (Fort Myer, Va.)
The Flyer (Langley AFB, VA)
   Washington
Crosswind (Naval Air Station Whidbey Island)
Fairchild Connection Fairchild AFB, WA
Flagship (Seattle)
Navy Base News (Everett)
Northwest Navigator, The (Bainbridge Island)
Puget Sound Navy News (Silverdale)
   West Virginia
Mountaineer Defender (W.Va. National Guard)
   Wisconsin
Triad (Fort McCoy, Wis.)
   Wyoming
Warren Sentinel (Warren AFB, Cheyenne)
 
   Guam
The Pacific Navigator (Andersen AFB, Guam)
   Puerto Rico
El Morro (Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico)
Overseas
American Endeavor (Taszar, Hungary)
Citizen (Stuttgart, Germany)
Crusader nka The Point (98th ASG, Faulenberg Kaserne)
Desert Voice (ARCENT Kuwait)
Eifel Times Spangdahlem AB, Germany
Falcon Flier (Kosovo)
Fuji Flyer Yokota AB, Japan
Herald Union (221st BSB/104th ASG, Wiesbaden, Germany)
Herald-Post (26th ASG, Heidelberg, Germany)
Homefront News (22nd ASG, Vicenza, Italy)
The Iguana Soto Cano AB, Honduras
Indianhead (2nd ID, Korea)
Kaiserslautern American (Ramstein AB, Germany) Kwajalein Hourglass (Marshall Islands)
MiG Alley Flyer Osan AB, South Korea
Netherlands Heraut (254th BSB, Netherlands)
Northern Light Online (Misawa AB, Japan)
Okinawa Marine
Jet 48 (RAF Lakenheath, England)
Marauder Online (RAF Mildenhall, England)
Shogun Kadena AB, Japan
Torii (Camp Zama, Japan)
Vigileer (Aviano AB, Italy)
Wolf Pack Warrior (Kunsan AFB, ROK)

Notable Sites on the Web

Every once in awhile we get notified about unique (and fascinating) websites that catch our eye and cause our minds to envision possibilities for the military family. We will attempt to post these type sites here. We also offer a Link section for other sites and the majority of our links will be found there.



This site (TinCan.com) is one such website. The interest of the site is that Mom or Dad can actually hear their child read or in the reverse read a bedtime story to their child without waiting days for the mail, or paying an arm and leg. Yes, TinCan.com offers many FREE books and cards that be used.

The site helps families and friends stay in touch by telling tales, singing songs or just saying hello. Users choose a storybook or greeting card, record their voice online to accompany it, and send it off to someone they care about as an e-mail message. There is no special software, and no downloads. It's Simple, Personal, Immediate and Free.

This is a new refreshing way to keep in touch with the ones we love no matter where they are. For example, children can read in a book or card from the Tincan site and email it to Dad, whether he is overseas or just around the corner. Or Mom / Dad can do the same and email a book to their child. It's a great new site were the possibilities of spreading joy through reading and laughing abound.

We hope you get a chance to visit this web site (To see an example of TinCan book capabilities follow this link: http://www.tincan.com/ip.jsp?sid=1147893385165&sender=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or copy and paste the link into your browser)



United Through Reading program (www.read2kids.org)

Similar to Tin Can but with a distinct advantage, UTR allows military children to actually see their dads reading a book via DVD or video tape. My children loved to see the package Daddy had sent from the desert and would run to the t.v. hugging it as if he were right there in front of them.

UTR is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping military families connected through books. It can also be found on the America Supports You website.

Historical Flags of the United States

Historical Flags of the United States

Betsy Ross
Flag

The 13
Star Flag


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The Star
Spangled Banner

The 1818
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The 21
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The 34
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The Civil War
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The 49
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Flags of the Revolution

Grand Union Flag

Gadsden Flag


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Bennington Flag

Guilford Flag


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Washington Flag

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Join or
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President's Flag

Vice Pres.
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Confederate Flags

 

 

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Navy Jack

 


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Betsy Ross Flag

 

The Betsy Ross Flag

Since there was no official flag during the first year of the United States, there were a great number of homespun flag designs. This flag is without question the most well known of those. There are many reasons why this flag is confused with the first official U.S. flag and you can read about it here.

Entitlements

 Entitlements


Your weight allowance is established under provisions of the Joint Federal Travel Regulations and is the maximum weight you can move at government expense. This allowance includes the weight of household goods you ship, place in storage or send as unaccompanied baggage.

TABLE OF JOINT FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS
WEIGHT ALLOWANCES
(POUNDS)
GRADEPCS
WITHOUT
DEPENDENTS
PCS
WITH
DEPENDENTS
TDY/TAD
WEIGHT
ALLOWANCE

0-10

18,000

18,000

2,000

0-9

18,000

18,000

1,500

0-8

18,000

18,000

1,000

0-7

18,000

18,000

1,000

0-6

18,000

18,000

800

0-5/W-5

16,000

17,500

800

0-4/W-4

14,000

17,000

800

0-3/W-3

13,000

14,500

600

0-2/W-2

12,500

13,500

600

0-1/W-1

10,000

12,000

600

E-9

12,000

14,500

600

E-8

11,000

13,500

500

E-7

10,500

12,500

400

E-6

8,000

11,000

400

E-5

7,000

9,000

400

E-4*

7,000

8,000

400

E-4**

3,500

7,000

225

E-3

2,000

5,000

225

E1/E-2

1,500

5,000

225

Aviation Cadets***
Service Academy Cadets and Midshipmen


350

* More than two years
** Two years or less
*** Aviation cadets are entitled to the weight allowance prescribed for members in grade E-4


You -- not your transportation officer or the carrier -- are responsible for staying within the weight allowance. If the weight of items packed, shipped or stored exceeds your weight allowance, you must pay all charges connected with the excess weight.

For this reason, estimating the weight of your household goods is very important. Estimates should start early, even before you visit your transportation office to set up the move. The counselor at your transportation office will need an estimated weight for each shipment you intend to make.

An easy and fairly dependable method for making this estimate is to figure 1,000 pounds per room (not including storage rooms or bathrooms) and then add the estimated weight of large appliances and items in the garage, storage rooms, basement, etc.

Although the table below was current when it was created the weight allowances do change.  We would like to direct invite to visit www.move.mil website and then click on "DOD Customer".  Then click on Weight Allowance Table - JFTR Vol 1 under Personal Property Counseling.  The current weight table is there.

HOUSEHOLD GOODS
WEIGHT ALLOWANCES FOR
ARMY PERSONNEL UNACCOMPANIED OVERSEAS
(in pounds)

SHORT TOUR
Less than 24 months

GRADE

UB

HHG

TOTAL

El-E3

500

700

1,200

E4

500

800

1,300

E5

500

1,000

1,500

E6

500

1,250

1,750

E7

500

1,500

2,000

E8

500

1,700

2,200

E9

500

1,900

2,400

Ol/W1

600

1,400

2,000

02/W2

600

1,400

2,000

03/W3

600

1,900

2,500

04/W4

600

3,500

4,100

05

600

4,000

4,600

06

800

4,500

5,300

LONG TOUR
24 months or over

UB

HHG

TOTAL

500

500

1,000

500

500

1,000

500

500

1,000

500

500

1,000

500

700

1,200

500

800

1,300

500

1,000

1,500

600

1,000

1,600

600

1,000

1,600

600

1,000

1,600

600

1,000

1,600

600

1,000

1,600

800

1,000

1,800


Weight Estimates Not Official

Weight estimates are not official; they are planning tools only. You can never use weight estimates to refute excess weight charges.

Excess Weight Can Cost Big Money
The total weight of property shipped and stored cannot exceed your authorized weight allowance. Exceeding your authorized weight allowance on a domestic or international move can cost you a lot of money. Charges for excess weight can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

Notification of overweight charges can take several months after your move has been completed. IF YOU ARE SEPARATING FROM SERVICE AND WILL NOT REMAIN IN AN ACTIVE PAY STATUS, EXCESS COSTS MUST BE PAID BEFORE YOUR SHIPMENT IS MOVED. If you have any questions, contact your transportation office.

Verify Accuracy of Excess Cost

To avoid excess weight charges, stay within your authorized weight allowance by estimating early and disposing of unnecessary possessions. When you receive a notification for exceeding your weight allowance, check it carefully. Often you may not have received credit for professional books, papers and equipment or some other entitlement. If you have any questions concerning your excess weight, contact your transportation office.

Request for Reweigh

You are entitled to have your shipment reweighed prior to delivery at destination. A request for a reweigh can be made through the transportation office either at origin or at destination prior to delivery.

Overseas Weight Limitations

In some overseas areas administrative weight restrictions may apply. If the area you are being assigned to provides government furniture, for example, the government will not pay to ship your full weight allowance. The counselor at your transportation office can provide information on weight-restricted areas.

If you are administratively restricted, the government will store the remainder of your household goods up to your full weight allowance or ship it to a designated location for the duration of your overseas tour. Unaccompanied baggage is included in your weight allowance, but is in addition to your administrative weigh allowance. Authorized professional books, papers and equipment are not counted in either the full weight allowance or an administrative weight allowance.

Consumable Items

Members assigned to some overseas stations may be authorized a consumable goods allowance. As with professional books, papers and equipment, these items must be packed, marked and weighed separately. The inventory should identify them as "authorized consumables." Your counselor will advise you on this entitlement.

Professional Books, Papers and Equipment

You must give the counselor an estimated weight to enter on your application for shipment or storage. This constitutes an official declaration of intent to ship professional books, papers and equipment. You must also separate professional items from the rest of your property so they may be packed, marked and weighed separately. When properly listed on the inventory, they are not counted as part of your weight allowance. Before signing the inventory prepared by the movers be sure these items are listed as 'PBP&E" and not as "books" or 'miscellaneous." The proper designation of these items and the exclusion of the weight can be very important. Professional books, papers and equipment do not include office, household or shop fixtures, furniture (such as bookcases, desks and file cabinets) or sports equipment.

When required to perform official duties, the following items are considered professional books, papers and equipment:

  1. Reference books, papers and material;
  2. Instruments, tools and equipment needed by technicians, mechanics and other professionals;
  3. Specialized clothing such as diving suits, flying suits, band uniforms and other apparel not considered to be normal or usual uniforms or clothing;
  4. Communications equipment used in connection with the Military Affiliated Radio System; and
  5. Individually owned or specially issued field clothing or equipment, official awards and other memorabilia given to a member by a uniformed service, professional society or organization, or a U.S. or foreign government.




Army Pamphlet 55–2, DOD PA 13A, AFP 75-45, NAVMC 2668, COMDTPUB P4050.5, NAVSUP PUB 380