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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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

Vice chiefs farewell

Vice chief: Never forget where we put our...

"We still have Soldiers and families we need to continue to care for," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell during his farewell ceremony Aug. 8, 2014, at the Pentagon. MORE about Vice chief: Never forget where we put our Soldiers

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 5-6, 2014, to meet with Soldiers and family members and to talk about the Army's Ready and... MORE about SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene

Army general killed in Afghanistan

An American general was killed Aug. 5, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, by an individual wearing a uniform of the Afghan National Security Forces. MORE about Army general killed in Afghanistan

View By Three

Investment in education needed, says vice

America ranking 19th worldwide in math, reading and science is a national security issue, said the Army's vice chief of staff, at the National Training Seminar of the Military Child Education... MORE about Investment in education needed, says vice

Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families

Family readiness group provides support for...

An Army Reserve unit in Ashley, Pennsylvania, is ensuring connections between family members through its family readiness group. MORE about Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families

Gold Star Families participate in OSUT training

Gold Star Families participate in OSUT training

Gold Star Family members traveled to Sand Hill on Fort Benning, Georgia, July 18, 2014, for a glimpse into the day of a one station unit trainee, courtesy of the 198th Infantry Brigade. MORE about Gold Star Families participate in OSUT training

Bullying is never acceptable

Community awareness takes the punch out of...

There is no place for bullying - not in the schools, not on the playground, and not in our formations - not here in USAG Daegu and Area IV, not anywhere. MORE about Community awareness takes the punch out of bullying

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