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 acknowledged on the Friday before Mother's Day in May, Gold Star Mother's Day recognized on the last Sunday of September, and Military Family Appreciation Month celebrated 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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Hello to the staff of USAG Ansbach ACS

Ansbach's Army Community Service celebrates...

The staff of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Army Community Service put together a birthday barbecue July 24, 2015 at their location at Katterbach Kaserne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the... MORE about Ansbach's Army Community Service celebrates half century of ACS history

Veteran looks back on life of military, civilian service as 80 nears

Veteran looks back on life of military...

Dr. Robert Schloesser, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's former director of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, who will celebrate his 80th birthday in August, wrapped up a highly-lauded career in... MORE about Veteran looks back on life of military, civilian service as 80 nears

Brooke Army Medical Center performs first robot-aided pediatric surgery

Brooke Army Medical Center performs first...

A 2-year-old boy has a shot at a better quality of life, thanks to a robot and a few skilled surgeons at Brooke Army Medical Center. MORE about Brooke Army Medical Center performs first robot-aided pediatric surgery

Custom Art and Framing

Teens show their entrepreneurial spirits

While their friends were at the water park or the movies, 15 middle and high school students spent a week developing business plans, forecasting gains and losses, and figuring what portion of... MORE about Teens show their entrepreneurial spirits

AFAP

Meeting addresses fiscal '15 AFAP issues

The Fort Sill Garrison commander held a Reverse Army Family Action Plan May 19, to inform conference participants and community members on the status of the issues from the fiscal 2015 AFAP... MORE about Meeting addresses fiscal '15 AFAP issues

Balloon release

Full circle: Rainbow Elementary School brings...

A crowd of students, their parents, school staff, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members and more attended the closure ceremony for Rainbow Elementary School at Barton Barracks June 2. MORE about Full circle: Rainbow Elementary School brings 29th, final school year to close

Program offers free museum visits to Service members, Families

Program offers free museum visits to Service...

Service members and their Families can visit more than 2,000 museums across 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa, at no charge, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as part of the Blue Star... MORE about Program offers free museum visits to Service members, Families

Miltary mothers honored at White House Mothers Day Tea

Miltary moms honored at White House Mother's...

Military mothers were special guests as First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a tea in their honor at the White House, May 8. MORE about Miltary moms honored at White House Mother's Day tea

Sgt. Jamaal Cromer

Soldier's journey from child abuse victim to...

Sgt. Jamaal Cromer, nursing noncommissioned officer at Katterbach Army Health Clinic, survived child abuse and now advocates for child welfare. MORE about Soldier's journey from child abuse victim to child welfare advocate

Soldiers wife named Military Spouse of Year

Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

Corie Weathers, an Army spouse, was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, May 8, which also happens to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day. MORE about Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

Experts explain mental state of military children

Experts explain mental state of military...

While most military children are doing well and are incredibly resilient, experts say about 30 percent start to show signs of distress after multiple, back-to-back parental deployments. Common... MORE about Experts explain mental state of military children

Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

Army child of the year encourages other youth...

An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military... MORE about Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

An Army child, who created a nonprofit for wounded warriors, was selected as Military Child of the Year. MORE about Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

Soldiers Show documents improvements in casualty notification

Vietnam-era events featured in today's Soldier...

The film "We Were Soldiers" not only inspired the script of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve," it also documented a change in the way survivors of fallen Soldiers were... MORE about Vietnam-era events featured in today's Soldier Show inspired changes to notification process in '65

Wiggles, giggles

Wiggles and Giggles program brings parents...

Parents brought their children ages 4 weeks to 3 years old to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Wiggles and Giggles program April 2, 2015. MORE about Wiggles and Giggles program brings parents, tots together

Crowd

Ansbach celebrates, supports new parents...

U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a hometown baby shower April 10 at the Von Steuben Community Center. MORE about Ansbach celebrates, supports new parents: Garrison hosts community baby shower

Retreat

Young family member respects Army customs

April is the Month of the Military Child, and Abigail Barnes' immediate action to a daily event serves as a reminder of why the Army celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of its youngest... MORE about Young family member respects Army customs

Military children have center of attention

All through the month of April, the spotlight is shining on military children, and nowhere is that more apparent than Redstone Arsenal's own Goss Road Child Development Center. MORE about Military children have center of attention

Military family settling into Madison life

Military family settling into Madison life

This is a big year for the Plitsch family. In May, a baby girl will be welcomed in the world, joining brothers Jacob and Ryan, and sister Aubrie. Four young children will keep their parents John... MORE about Military family settling into Madison life

Operation Megaphone to Connect Military Teens Worldwide

Operation Megaphone to Connect Military Teens...

Operation Megaphone, led by the Joint Service Teen Council, will connect teens, from all military branches worldwide, for one 24-hour period, April 24-25. MORE about Operation Megaphone to Connect Military Teens Worldwide

Childrens Fest kicks off Month of Military Child

Children's Fest kicks off Month of Military...

More than 4,000 people crowded the Fort Rucker Festival Fields March 28 to celebrate children and kick off Month of the Military Child during one of the installation's biggest events. MORE about Children's Fest kicks off Month of Military Child

Post celebrates Month of the Military Child

Post celebrates Month of the Military Child

To recognize the nearly 2 million military children service-wide, the Department of Defense declared April as Month of the Military Child in 1986, and each year, Fort Campbell celebrates the... MORE about Post celebrates Month of the Military Child

Fort Jackson to celebrate military children

April is Month of the Military Child, and Fort Jackson has a number of events planned that put children in the spotlight. MORE about Fort Jackson to celebrate military children

Army Guard piloting teen resiliency programs

Army Guard piloting teen resiliency programs

A pilot program designed to bolster the resiliency of Army National Guard teens and build positive methods of coping with stress is currently underway in 19 states. MORE about Army Guard piloting teen resiliency programs

Town hall

Town hall educates Soldiers, families

FORT SILL, Okla. -- As 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery prepares to deploy, unit leaders held a town hall meeting to inform and answer questions from Soldiers and their families. MORE about Town hall educates Soldiers, families

Traveling with special needs family members

Spring Break is almost here and for some families that means traveling. Traveling with family can be a time of bonding, excitement, making memories and also experiencing stress. Traveling with a... MORE about Traveling with special needs family members

Easier access to installations to enable non-profits to better assist Soldiers, families

Easier access to installations to enable...

Non-profit groups with a track record of helping Soldiers and their families will soon experience a more streamlined process to get them access to military installations, said Carla K. Coulson... MORE about Easier access to installations to enable non-profits to better assist Soldiers, families

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

Training prepares Soldiers, families for reintegration

Training prepares Soldiers, Families for...

One of the most important aspects of training a Soldier can go through is the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, or SERE, training. However, surviving through captivity is just half the... MORE about Training prepares Soldiers, Families for reintegration

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

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

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

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