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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Company Commanders Daughter Named Army Military Child of Year

Recruiting Company Commander's Daughter Named...

Company commander's daughter named Army Military Child of the Year for forming a foundation that supports the children of military heroes MORE about Recruiting Company Commander's Daughter Named Army Military Child of Year

Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to miracle baby at BAMC

Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to...

When doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo she was terminally ill, the pregnant 21-year-old put all thoughts of herself aside. Just save my baby, she asked. MORE about Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to 'miracle' baby at BAMC

Jeanne Chandler reads to USAG Ansbach children

SMA Chandler's wife reads to USAG Ansbach...

The wife of the sergeant major of the Army visited the Katterbach Child Development Center and spent time reading to children there July 1. MORE about SMA Chandler's wife reads to USAG Ansbach children

Letting go

Weekend-long TAPS Good Grief Camp Out reaches...

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp Out welcomed 30 children ages 6-17 to the Parrie Haynes Ranch, in Killeen, Texas, June 12-14, 2014. MORE about Weekend-long TAPS Good Grief Camp Out reaches out to Gold Star Families

AER

AER awards $8.8 million in scholarships to Army...

This year, Army Emergency Relief awarded 2,744 scholarships to children of active duty and retired Soldiers, and 895 scholarships to spouses. MORE about AER awards $8.8 million in scholarships to Army families

AFAP great way to see quality of life change

FORT SILL, Okla. -- "Tell us what you want" is the theme for this year's issue submission for the fiscal 2015 Army Family Action Plan conference. MORE about AFAP great way to see quality of life change

Fly away

Butterflies bring tears, smiles to Gold Star...

FORT LEE, Va. (June 4, 2014) -- About 50 Gold Star Family members and their relatives joined installation leaders and other community representatives for a May 29 Butterfly release ceremony at the... MORE about Butterflies bring tears, smiles to Gold Star Family members

Help available for abuse victims, families

Help available for abuse victims, families

Family Advocacy offers broad range of aid for abused and those rearing children MORE about Help available for abuse victims, families

ERP

Spouses find career success with ERP

Balancing career and family can prove challenging for many people, but especially for military spouses. Some Fort Jackson spouses have been able to successfully navigate the career field, though... MORE about Spouses find career success with ERP

Matthew Northrop surrounds himself with donations

Texas boy helps Kosovo students write their...

COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- It's been said, "a number 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." For an 8-year-old boy from Copperas Cove, Texas, his dream was simply to help students half... MORE about Texas boy helps Kosovo students write their future

Army Spouse of the Year

Army Spouse of Year leads military family legal...

Reda Hicks, an Army wife and attorney who works to improve the lives of military families, was recognized Friday as Army Spouse of the Year. MORE about Army Spouse of Year leads military family legal network

Bus stop

Representatives of local host nation media...

Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach commander, and several representatives of garrison directorates and other organizations took the host nation government officials and members of the media... MORE about Representatives of local host nation media, city government see inside garrison at Ansbach

GSP Awareness

Army unveils 2nd "Gold Star" PSA...

The Army announced plans today to release the second of three public service announcements developed to increase awareness of DoD-issued gold star and next-of-kin lapel pins. MORE about Army unveils 2nd "Gold Star" PSA during Memorial Day weekend

Vice chief, wife named recipients of Easter Seals Advocacy Awards

Vice chief, wife named recipients of Easter...

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell and his wife, Ann, were honored May 6, 2014, as recipients of the 2014 Advocacy Award by the chapter of the Easter Seals organization which... MORE about Vice chief, wife named recipients of Easter Seals Advocacy Awards

The runaround

Ansbach Ten-miler team trains for qualifiers

The Ansbach Ten-Miler team meets weekdays at 6 a.m. at the Katterbach Physical Fitness Center. They are training to qualify for the Army Ten-Miler, a race that occurs annually at Washington D.C. in... MORE about Ansbach Ten-miler team trains for qualifiers

Gold Stars: Its important that we recognize and honor survivors

Gold Stars: 'It's important that we recognize...

WIESBADEN, Germany - For one survivor, it had been less than five months since the death of his son. For a wife and daughter, only six months have passed. A sister was present whose brother died... MORE about Gold Stars: 'It's important that we recognize and honor survivors'

Odierno helps Army honor sacrifices of our EOD heroes

Odierno helps Army honor 'sacrifices of our EOD...

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno took part in the 45th Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial Ceremony at the EOD Memorial on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 3, 2014. MORE about Odierno helps Army honor 'sacrifices of our EOD heroes'

Museum 3

Recess warriors - Military children tour post...

Hundreds of students from Fort Jackson schools visited the post's Basic Combat Training Museum last week as part of Month of the Military Child activities. MORE about Recess warriors - Military children tour post museum to learn about parents' careers

Friedlander

Days of Remembrance: Friedlander recounts story...

U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach invited Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlander as the keynote speaker during the National Days of Remembrance ceremony at Katterbach Chapel April 24, 2014. MORE about Days of Remembrance: Friedlander recounts story of survival during Holocaust

Ukulele

Volunteers earn recognition during ceremony at...

At U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, volunteers received recognition for their work April 24 at a ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center. MORE about Volunteers earn recognition during ceremony at USAG Ansbach

Dual-military couples reflect on benefits, challenges of serving together

Dual-military couples reflect on benefits...

The Marshall's and Johnson's represent four of the more than 150 paratroopers in dual-military families assigned to 1st BCT. Despite the trials that come with being married to fellow service... MORE about Dual-military couples reflect on benefits, challenges of serving together

Memorial

Travel: Dachau memorial site reveals grim...

Though much of European history can be characterized by social, philosophical, scientific and artistic enlightenment, there are also incredibly grim reminders of humankind's capacity for both... MORE about Travel: Dachau memorial site reveals grim chapter of world history

Bernie McGrenahan

Bernie McGrenahan brings 'comedy with a...

Comedian Bernie McGrenahan stopped at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks for two shows April 17 that combined comedy with a unique perspective on alcoholism and recovery. MORE about Bernie McGrenahan brings 'comedy with a message' to Ansbach

Army values

'Walk to End Violence' raises awareness of...

The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention team sponsored a walk April 17, 2014, at Katterbach Kaserne, Germany. MORE about 'Walk to End Violence' raises awareness of sexual assault, harassment at USAG Ansbach

Bicycle safety course

Bicycle safety rodeos to prepare Ansbach...

The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Safety Office, in coordination with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child, Youth and School Services and Outdoor Recreation will host... MORE about Bicycle safety rodeos to prepare Ansbach children for safe summer rides

Future memories

Open season on eggs at USAG Ansbach

It was a windy, chilly morning on a field at Urlas Housing when young children and their parents scoured a field for brightly colored plastic eggs April 19. The Families were taking part in a... MORE about Open season on eggs at USAG Ansbach

Privatized Army Lodging

Privatization of Army lodging to benefit...

The Staybridge Suites now under construction at Fort Belvoir, Va., is being designed specifically to cater to wounded warriors and their visiting family members. MORE about Privatization of Army lodging to benefit wounded warriors

Alcohol, violence form toxic relationship

Alcohol, violence form toxic relationship

Though alcohol does not cause violence, it is often a factor in violent acts in the U.S. as well as within the USAG Ansbach community. MORE about Alcohol, violence form toxic relationship

The Imagination Movers

Group moves imagination of USAG Ansbach

"Reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!" -- The Imagination Movers played to a packed house at USAG Ansbach. MORE about Group moves imagination of USAG Ansbach

CSA at Senate Armed Services Committee

CSA: Army has much to learn about what...

The chief of staff of the Army said there is still much to learn about what happened at Fort Hood, Texas, and why, but changes made after a 2009 shooting spree prevented the tragedy from being... MORE about CSA: Army has much to learn about what happened, why at Fort Hood

Soldiers killed at Fort Hood identified

The three Soldiers killed in the April 2 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas have been identified while the search continues for answers that might explain the motive for the killings. MORE about Soldiers killed at Fort Hood identified

Parade 1

Fort Jackson starts Month of the Military Child...

Children paraded in front of Imboden Street Child Development Center to mark the start of the Month of the Military Child April 1, 2014. MORE about Fort Jackson starts Month of the Military Child with parade

McHugh and Odierno discuss 2014 Fort Hood tragedy with SASC

Army mourning loss of Soldiers at Fort Hood

To the Fort Hood, Texas, community and the Army family worldwide, "this is a time once again to come together, to stand as one as they have so many times before, drawing strength from each... MORE about Army mourning loss of Soldiers at Fort Hood

Shaq hams it up

O'Neal set bar sky high for 'Young Lives, BIG...

"Young Lives, BIG Stories" is the theme of the 2014 Month of the Military Child, which will be celebrated throughout April on U.S. Army installations. MORE about O'Neal set bar sky high for 'Young Lives, BIG Stories'

MOMC

Month of the Military Child events set

April is designated as Month of the Military Child, and the Fort Jackson community will mark the month with a number of events. MORE about Month of the Military Child events set

Fellowship with families of Fallen Warriors

Fellowship with families of 'Fallen Warriors'

Combat is more than a soldier's story, it's a story of how families of "fallen warriors" adjust to life after they've lost a loved one. U.S. Army Central's Chaplains reached out to... MORE about Fellowship with families of 'Fallen Warriors'

Senior leader spouses gain program awareness, enhance camaraderie

Senior leader spouses gain program awareness...

Dr. Jill Biden invited the spouses of National Guard senior leaders to the vice president's official residence Wednesday and encouraged them to spread the word about programs that support service... MORE about Senior leader spouses gain program awareness, enhance camaraderie

Free career programs for veterans, spouses available through Syracuse University

Free career programs for veterans, spouses...

Post 9/11 veterans, transitioning military members, and their spouses can enroll in free, online career training at Syracuse University to enhance their skills and marketability. The next deadline... MORE about Free career programs for veterans, spouses available through Syracuse University