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 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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The mental health of military children

The mental state of military children

While most Army kids tend to handle one or two deployments well, and as a whole are doing great, experts say that the trouble can start with repeated, back-to-back deployments. MORE about The 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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