The strength of our nation is our Army; the strength of our Army is our Soldiers; the strength of our Soldiers is our families. The Month of the Military Child commemorated in April, Military Spouse Day celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day in May, Gold Star Mothers Day celebrated on the last Sunday of September, and Military Family Appreciation Month commemorated in November are all reminders of the sacrifices made by Soldiers and their families every day. Army families are one of the pillars of Army Strong.

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Celebrating 50 Years: ACS Employment Readiness helps equip Army Families for jobs

Celebrating 50 Years: ACS Employment Readiness...

Job searching can be frustrating and exhausting, but the Employment Readiness Program counselors at Army Community Service are ready to help. MORE about Celebrating 50 Years: ACS Employment Readiness helps equip Army Families for jobs

Initiative helps veterans in job search

Initiative helps veterans in job search

In anticipation of cutbacks scheduled to take place later this year, employees with the U.S. Army Training Center gathered at the Education Center last week to take advantage of a statewide... MORE about Initiative helps veterans in job search

AFTB helps Soldiers, spouses adjust to Army life

New to the Army community? The Army Family Team Building program offers monthly courses to help Soldiers and their spouses learn Army culture and resources for a smooth transition. MORE about AFTB helps Soldiers, spouses adjust to Army life

2nd BCT prepares Families for separation during...

FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- One thing Soldiers and their families know is that they need to be prepared for all the contingencies that are thrown their way in the course of their military careers. Permanent... MORE about 2nd BCT prepares Families for separation during training, missions

Resilience: Training helps Soldiers, families handle lifes stresses

Resilience: Training helps Soldiers, families...

Army Community Service exists to support the Soldiers, families and community members of Fort Rucker, and one way it does so is by offering a better outlook on life through resilience training. MORE about Resilience: Training helps Soldiers, families handle life's stresses

Parent Support Group

Parents of special-needs kids turn to each...

Parents of special-needs children often carry a heavy burden and need someone to confide in, a family life chaplain said. MORE about Parents of special-needs kids turn to each other for support

From first glance to vow renewal: love blooms...

Kevin Sipes first saw her briefly at the old dining facility at the overseas military base as he was preparing to enter Iraq for a combat deployment. More than eight years later, Sgt. 1st Class... MORE about From first glance to vow renewal: love blooms at Camp Buehring for 1st Inf. Div. couple

Birth mother and sons first meet

Overseas adoption: An Army officer's lifelong...

For one Army officer the choice to give back to his country by serving in the military brought the chance to meet the mother he never met and another mother that he had always wanted. MORE about Overseas adoption: An Army officer's lifelong journey to finding family

Delegates present AFAP issues

Delegates present AFAP issues

A group of 12 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates were gathered in one of the Nehelani conference rooms to discuss improvements to child care at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. MORE about Delegates present AFAP issues

Delegates gather for 2014 AFAP conference

Delegates gather for 2014 AFAP conference

The 2014 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference begins Monday, and delegates from all ranks of the Army -- active and reserve Soldiers and retirees, family members and surviving family members... MORE about Delegates gather for 2014 AFAP conference

Gold Star families honored during presidential visit to New Jersey

Gold Star families honored during presidential...

As thousands gathered here Dec. 15 to hear President Barack Obama thank troops for their service and sacrifice, one small group sat just off stage to the president's right, listening intently as he... MORE about Gold Star families honored during presidential visit to New Jersey

AFAP conference tackles issues

AFAP conference tackles issues

The Vicenza Military Community will soon hold an annual conference to fix issues within the community. Delegates from numerous organizations are invited to share their voice. MORE about AFAP conference tackles issues

Four-star general and spouse featured on morning television show

AMC first lady praises military families

The spouse of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's senior leader, Gen. Dennis L. Via, reflected on the resilient nature of military families during a visit to Via's hometown, Nov. 10-12. Linda Via, a... MORE about AMC first lady praises military families

Great Scott!

Great Scott! Fort Sill recognizes family of year

Fort Sill honored its family of the year, the Scotts, Nov. 13 at the Patriot Club. MORE about Great Scott! Fort Sill recognizes family of year

Fort Jackson honors families of the year

Fort Jackson honors families of the year

Fort Jackson honored its families of the year in a ceremony Nov. 14, 2014, at the Solomon Center. The Family of the Year ceremony is part of the post's Military Family Appreciation Month activities. MORE about Fort Jackson honors families of the year

National Military Family Appreciation Month 2014

National Military Family Appreciation Month 2014

Military Family Appreciation Month is observed in November to recognize and honor families of service members from all branches for their unique contributions and sacrifices. The Army recognizes... MORE about National Military Family Appreciation Month 2014

Presidio garrison hosts annual AFAP conference

Presidio garrison hosts annual AFAP conference

The garrison-level Armed Forces Action Plan Conference was held, here, Nov. 6-7 at the General Stilwell Community Center on Ord Military Community. MORE about Presidio garrison hosts annual AFAP conference

Fort Carson AFAP conference prioritizes issues

Representatives from across Fort Carson, Colorado, met Nov. 4-6 to discuss issues of concern to the installation and the Army as a whole during the Army Family Action Plan conference. MORE about Fort Carson AFAP conference prioritizes issues

Family Octoberfest

Army, RAND partner on 'Today's Soldier Survey'

The Army and the RAND Corporation are working together to conduct a Soldier needs assessment survey, from September to December, at 45 Army installations. MORE about Army, RAND partner on 'Today's Soldier Survey'

Chaplain Donald Ehrke

Family Life Matters: Combating Codependency

U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ.) Donald Ehrke takes a moment to describe codependency and the often negative impacts it has on relationships. MORE about Family Life Matters: Combating Codependency

Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment at AUSA

Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment

Transitioning Soldiers and Army spouses have a trove of experience and insight to offer civilian employers, say Army experts. MORE about Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment

Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

Army children are at a slightly higher risk for mental disorders, but they're also incredibly resilient, say mental health and education experts. MORE about Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family...

The Army's top leaders said in the face of changing missions and budget cuts, family readiness is more important than ever. They made the remarks in a town hall-style panel during a family forum at... MORE about Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family readiness, resilience

Total Army Strong Replaces Army Family Covenant

'Total Army Strong' to succeed Army Family...

Total Army Strong, successor to the Army Family Covenant, was explained this week at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C. MORE about 'Total Army Strong' to succeed Army Family Covenant

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No act: Sinise serious about supporting Gold...

As the celebrity voice of the Gold Star pins public service announcements, actor Gary Sinise is determined to help raise awareness about military Gold Star families. MORE about No act: Sinise serious about supporting Gold Star families

Training offers ideas for military children

More than 100 area service providers attended a Sept. 19, 2014, training session aimed at helping them work with children of military Families. It was sponsored by the Army and coordinated by Fort... MORE about Training offers ideas for military children

Strengthening survivors

Survivor Outreach Services assists families of...

For the Survivors of deceased active duty servicemembers, finding the resilience necessary for coping with life's everyday adjustments and stressors requires a team effort. On the Fort Myer portion... MORE about Survivor Outreach Services assists families of fallen servicemembers

Military spouses attend Fort Carson Spouse Wellness Conference

Military spouses attend Fort Carson Spouse...

Military spouses from Fort Carson and other military installations in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area attended the Spouse Wellness Conference held Sept. 17, 2014, at various locations on Fort... MORE about Military spouses attend Fort Carson Spouse Wellness Conference

Girls Night Out: DFMWR event helps ladies de-stress

Girls Night Out: DFMWR event helps ladies...

A night of fun filled with laughter, dancing, prizes, giveaways and even a fashion show is what nearly 300 women from the surrounding communities were able to experience during Fort Rucker's eighth... MORE about Girls Night Out: DFMWR event helps ladies de-stress

Camp Zamas couples attend seminar, strengthen bonds of marriage

Camp Zama's couples attend seminar, strengthen...

CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 10, 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's married community members attended the "Whole Hearted Marriage" seminar held Sept. 5 to 7 at the Camp Zama Community Club, in... MORE about Camp Zama's couples attend seminar, strengthen bonds of marriage

3-2 ADA Meet and Greet

Soldier and Family Readiness

FORT SILL, Okla. -- "The strength of our nation is our Army, the strength of our Army is our Soldiers, the strength of our Soldiers is our Families, this is what makes us Army Strong!"... MORE about Soldier and Family Readiness

Fort McCoy youth, staff attend Youth Leadership Forum

Fort McCoy youth, staff attend Youth Leadership...

FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Youth and staff from the Fort McCoy School Age Center/Youth Center (SAC/YC) attended an Armywide Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) in San Antonio, Texas, in July. SAC/YC Director... MORE about Fort McCoy youth, staff attend Youth Leadership Forum

Fort McCoy Military Family Housing: Contract...

FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A contract to build 42 new units of military Family housing on South Post was awarded Aug. 1. Carlson Constructors Corporation of Joliet, Ill., received the contract totaling... MORE about Fort McCoy Military Family Housing: Contract awarded for 42 new units

Welcome Back

Dustoff detachment returns from downrange

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, returned Aug. 19 from a deployment to Kuwait. The unit, which is moving to Grafenwöhr, hosted a welcoming ceremony -- marking... MORE about Dustoff detachment returns from downrange

Back to School Campaign

Back to School Campaign focuses on improving...

By getting parents and children engaged on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, the Army can help create ready and resilient Army... MORE about Back to School Campaign focuses on improving student performance

FMWR launches a baby-friendly fitness program

Schofield's FMWR launches a baby-friendly...

Bring Your Own Baby, or BYOBootcamp, was in full swing, or body movement, if you prefer, Aug. 12 at Ralston Field, Schofield Barracks. MORE about Schofield's FMWR launches a baby-friendly fitness program

Team Military Moms to represent Fort Drum, Army families on Food Network show

'Team Military Moms' to represent Fort Drum...

Three Fort Drum, New York, spouses will have an opportunity to show what they are made of from the confines of a pink camouflage food truck starting at 9 p.m. EDT, Aug. 17, 2014, on Food Network's... MORE about 'Team Military Moms' to represent Fort Drum, Army families on Food Network show