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  • Pele lights torch as Brazil celebrates Opening of CISM Military World Games

    Jul 20, 2011

  • Army Teen Panel lights up arena with red, white and blue

    Jul 15, 2011

    The arena lights went down in the ATT Center, and the flag was unrolled above the floor for the National Anthem. As the chorus began to sing, the importance of the event sunk in for the members and staff of the Army Teen Panel, holding the flag.

  • CYSS Hired! Program prepares teens for workplace

    Jul 14, 2011

    These are tough economic times with jobs becoming harder and harder to come by, especially for teens who may want a summer job. To better prepare teens for jobs after high school or while attending college to help pay tuition, West Point Child, Youth and School Services of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation instituted the Hired! Program.

  • Youths showcase talents at new Stewart Child Development Center

    Jul 14, 2011

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Three youths, who were top finishers in Teen Talent Search contests sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, showcased their talents during the June 30 grand opening of Fort Stewart’s newest Child Development Center.

  • Youth learn swimming basics, water safety

    Jul 14, 2011

    The sun peaked through the clouds just in time for swim camp at Fort Stewart’s Bryan Village Pool, July 11. The two week class is sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills Unlimited program.

  • Pagano Gym Patrons Like Their Renovated Building

    Jul 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Pagano Gym got rave reviews during tours of the newly redone facility Friday.

  • Blues Festival Tunes Up On Post Activity Field

    Jul 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone’s annual Army concert has proven popular with country music fans, but others were ready for another genre.

  • Leno brings comedy act to Carson

    Jul 14, 2011

    Late-night talk show host Jay Leno let loose a series of stand-up comedy bits Saturday, seizing his military audience with laughter.

  • Country comes to Carson

    Jul 14, 2011

    Country music star Craig Morgan brought his unique style of music to the Fort Carson Special Events Center July 8.

  • Spouses Find Friends, Resources in Family Readiness Groups

    Jul 14, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 14, 2011) -- Family Readiness Groups are as diverse as the people and the mission they support. Far removed from the gossip galleries of yesterday, today's FRGs are supported by all levels of command and Army programs.

  • Fort McCoy Lodging receives top-level award

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy visitors who use the installation’s Lodging facilities are staying in one of the best lodging operations in the Army. Michael Bayerl, Fort McCoy Lodging general manager, said Fort McCoy’s Lodging operation received the Meritorious Award from the American Hotel and Lodging Association for providing premier customer service and upgrading their facilities. Fort McCoy worked its way up to the award by earning the bronze, silver and gold pineapple awards for operations and staff. Bayerl said in Colonial times pineapples symbolized the highest levels of hospitality.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest pilot program at Fort McCoy supports Soldiers

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- A pilot Warrior Adventure Quest program held at Fort McCoy in June trained 150 Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard how to handle post-deployment stress. Pam Budda, Outdoor Recreation and Sports Director for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR), said the goal of the program, endorsed by the Department of the Army and sponsored by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, is to mitigate high-risk behaviors following deployments.

  • Sand volleyball courts at Fort McCoy created by Soldiers for Soldiers

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Two new sand volleyball courts located outdoors near the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center, building 2000, already are getting heavy use less than a month after being completed as a troop project. Larry Morrow, installation Troop Project coordinator, helped get the project on the list for Operations Essayons, a June engineer exercise held at Fort McCoy. Morrow worked with the CAC, the Directorate of Public Works and the 955th Engineer Company of Pennsylvania to design and construct the project to meet the needs of the CAC and the Soldiers

  • CHARACTER COUNTS! program part of Fort McCoy Summer Camp activities

    Jul 11, 2011

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Youth participating in the Fort McCoy Summer Camp program are incorporating the Six Pillars of Character into their daily activities, said Cori Yahnke, Fort McCoy School Age and Youth Center director. Yahnke said the program has been ongoing, and the CHARACTER COUNTS! Pillars are woven into every activity the youth in the Child, School & Youth (CYS) Services program participate in year-round. Many youth are participating in the current CYS Services Summer Camp program, with total youth in a recent week nearing the 100-person mark.

  • Last CDC customer

    Jul 11, 2011

    After 58 years of providing child care, the Fort McPherson Child Development Center closed its doors June 30.

  • DoD seeks input from Soldiers on MWR programs

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Defense Department is working to make sure each service, and DoD as a whole, is providing the “right” MWR programs and services to Soldiers and their Families.

  • New CDC opens its doors at Fort Gordon

    Jul 11, 2011

  • Reinforcing Army's stand on sexual assault, harassment

    Jul 8, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder Army Community Service held its first Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention Summit June 14 at the Rheinlander Community Club. Participants at the summit provided Lt. Col. Steve L. Fandrich, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team rear detachment commander, with numerous suggestions to help prevent sexual assault and harassment in the community as well as ways to improve Soldiers’ personal safety.

  • Youths gain experience, cash in Summer Hire Program

    Jul 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - More than 50 young people headed off to work in Baumholder and Wiesbaden June 20 at the start of this year’s Summer Hire Program. The annual six-week summer employment opportunity in the Installation Management Command-Europe gives youths ages 14-22 a chance to earn a little spending money while gaining insight into the working world and potential careers.

  • Scouting: Learning, fun opportunities abound for boys and girls of all ages

    Jul 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - “What did you do today?” isn’t just a question at the beginning of a Girl Scout meeting anymore, it’s their new motto. Scouts have evolved from gender-role-skills-focused organizations to places where youths can “step outside what they know as traditional roles, gain self-confidence and focus on community service,” said Girl Scout Troop 276 leader Holly Strout.

  • Concert series draws 7,000

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- More than 7,000 country music fans braved triple digit temperatures to get to the 2011 Army Concert Tour Saturday featuring Miranda Lambert with special guests Merle Haggard and Stoney LaRue.

  • OMK offers resiliency opportunity for military families

    Jul 7, 2011

    HONOLULU -- Hawaii’s Operation Military Kids, or OMK, will host a Family Resiliency Retreat in August for military families with youth ages 6-17 years old who have experienced multiple deployments. Younger siblings may also attend.

  • Fort Meade summer reading program begins with magic

    Jul 7, 2011

    "Books -- The Magic Is Real 2," a show created by Joe Romano, a professional magician who uses magic and illusions to encourage youths to read, attracted more than 200 people to Fort Meade's Burba Lake Cottage June 28

  • EDGE program exposes Fort Meade youths to different, fun experiences

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Army created the Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel program two years ago to provide children with more after-school activities. EDGE offers activities every weekday from 3 to 6 p.m.

  • EFMP Respite Care: Enhancing the Quality of Life for Caregivers

    Jul 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Starting in July, the Exceptional Family Member Program is standardizing and streamlining the process for delivering respite care to eligible Families in need of support.

  • Fort Polk summer reading program offers otherworldly vistas

    Jul 5, 2011

    The ultimate goal for the book clubs, according to library technician Mary Grange, “is to start a literary community, share thoughts and have open discussions about literature. It’s a way of meeting new people and exercising your brain, all while having a good time.”

  • USACE, USAG Ansbach open Storck Community Activity Center

    Jul 1, 2011

    USACE and USAG Ansbach officials gathered for a dedication ceremony and grand opening of the Col. Louis J. Storck Community Activity Center, Storck Barracks, on June 14.

  • Into the Thin Air …

    Jul 1, 2011

    Our mission was to play “elevator” for pararescue personnel training and qualifying with the square parachute. Our task was to pick up as many jumpers as we could, take them up to 13,000 feet and have them jump out. It was a cool November day in the California high desert, and we weren’t worried about power limits due to temperature. The mission was pretty simple to execute " that is, until the mission took a bad turn for us.

  • Come catch the magic: Camp Adventure comes to Fort Wainwright

    Jun 30, 2011

    “We create magical moments that last a lifetime,” Mitchell said. “For the kids, there are always things that may be going on at home, but once they come into Camp Adventure, we want them to forget that.”

  • Fort Drum Mountainfest sports events build camaraderie among troops

    Jun 30, 2011

    Fort Drum Soldiers participated in friendly sports competitions last week as part of the Mountainfest celebration to stimulate esprit de corps within 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Fort Meade teen, youth centers $2.5K grants promote reading

    Jun 30, 2011

    Both the Fort Meade Teen Center and the Middle School program at the Youth Services Center each received a $2,500 grant from the Walmart Bright Spot Reading Initiative in late April. The funds are being used to create a space for books, magazines and newspapers, along with some comfortable chairs so young people can sit and enjoy the materials.

  • Fort Meade youth hone skills, get kicks at 'Brit' soccer camp

    Jun 30, 2011

    Coaches from across the pond in England traveled to America to teach the Challenger British Soccer Camp through Friday on the fields between Chisholm Avenue and Huber Road.

  • Volunteers Make Lasting Impression As Hours Mount

    Jun 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Lorraine Kraus has clocked in plenty of hours as a volunteer for Army Community Service. With more than 10,000 hours volunteered since 1996, she has helped make plenty of things happen for Army Community Service and the civilians, Soldiers and families it serves.

  • Woman honored for life of fitness

    Jun 29, 2011

    While most of Fort McPherson was celebrating the post’s history at the Garrison’s color casing ceremony June 17, or the history of the Army at the Army’s 236th birthday celebration the same day, another type of history was being prepared to be celebrated at the Fort McPherson Fitness Center; a woman’s 79 year dedication to fitness.

  • Army WCAP boxer Franklin wins U.S. National flyweight championship

    Jun 29, 2011

  • WCAP coach Abdullah expects Army boxers to rebound at Olympic Trials

    Jun 29, 2011

  • Toddlers, parents enjoy 'Sesame Street' makeover

    Jun 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The usual faces and a few more showed up to the regular weekly play group at Texas Strasse. This time, the likes of Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and the Cookie Monster greeted toddlers and parents as the door opened to the usual Friday play place.

  • Fitness program rocks Civilians into shape

    Jun 24, 2011

    As Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division continue to deploy, the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Civilian team remain on standby to support the Army's mission. Ready for the call, Army Civilians are given the opportunity to get into tip-top shape all the while incorporating the command philosophy of teamwork, caring, training and having fun. Civilians jog, lunge and tone their way to health with the Fort Stewart Civilian Fitness Program at Newman Fitness Center, June 16.

  • Soldiers compete in Sgt. Audie Murphy Triathlon

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the Sgt. Audie Murphy Triathlon June 18.

  • CSA thanks Fort Campbell Soldiers, families for dedicated service to nation

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Army's top officer, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chief of staff of the Army, visited with Fort Campbell, Ky., Soldiers and families June 23, 2011, taking the time to thank them for the sacrifices they have born in service to their country.

  • Program offers financial aide for child care

    Jun 24, 2011

    The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies offers child care financial assistance to military members serving in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. According to NACCRRA’s web site they work with the U.S. military services to help those who serve in the military find and afford child care that suits their unique needs.

  • Intimate betrayals: A look at domestic abuse on Fort Bragg

    Jun 24, 2011

    A series to highlight domestic violence prevention, causes and resources to help victims.

  • Riverfest reaches record attendance

    Jun 23, 2011

    Alexandria Bay saw record-setting attendance during the 15th Annual Riverfest on June 6. More than 5,700 Soldiers, Family Members and civilians took advantage of northern New York's 80-degree, mostly sunny weather that day and headed north for a fun and historical experience.

  • Local school thanks Soldiers for volunteering

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 23, 2011) -- Fort Lee's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program has lent a voluntary hand to various causes in the local community over the past few years.

  • After Iraq, Soldier heals through photography

    Jun 23, 2011

    Sgt. Keith McKern sees the world in snapshots of beauty. When a cloud moves to just the right spot in the sky or a tree branch tilts at precisely the right angle, McKern is in his element. But it wasn’t always that way for McKern, the NCO in charge of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s legal assistance office.

  • Boundless Playground opens at Fort McCoy's Pine View Campground

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Youth in the Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services program could barely wait until the ribbon-cutting and opening remarks for the new Boundless Playground at the Pine View Campground were complete before they raced into the new facility. Everyone smiled with pleasure as the youth quickly tried out all the new equipment in the $250,000 complex. Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser, who presided over the opening festivities, recounted how the project took five years to come to fruition.

  • Partnership links military spouses with employers

    Jun 23, 2011

    The Defense Department is launching a new partnership that’s intended to expand job opportunities for military spouses by connecting them with employers actively seeking to hire them.

  • High adventure for Fort Carson youths

    Jun 23, 2011

    Children from Fort Carson, Colo., hiked, mountain biked, rock climbed, kayaked and went white-water rafting as part of Fort Carson’s Adventure Programs and Education’s Wilderness Adventure Camp.

  • New CDC opens at Hunter

    Jun 23, 2011

    Child, Youth and School Services demonstrated its support of the Army Family Covenant on June 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new $5 million child development center at Hunter Army Airfield's Haley Avenue location. It’s the third CDC facility built on Hunter Army Airfield for children, age six-weeks to five years old. A second CDC, located on Perimeter Road, was completed last March; the oldest center, which is still fully operational, is located just off Middle Ground Road.

  • Sill FMWR takes members rafting

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla. -- Soldiers, veterans and civilians got a taste of adventure through Fort Sill's Outdoor Recreation, and already they want more. The group said goodbye to the plains June 16 and hello to high altitude for a white water rafting trip in Buena Vista, Colo.

  • Star-studded grand opening for newest Fort Sam Houston fitness center

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- To stay on track, the 502nd Mission Support Group inaugurated the newest addition to the post’s athletic facilities, the Fort Sam Houston Fitness Center at the Medical Education and Training Campus, June 20.

  • American hunters welcomed to brotherhood of traditional German hunters

    Jun 22, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Outdoor Recreation Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting Program offers hunters the opportunity to learn about and test for the prestigious German Jagdschein, or hunting license.

  • Roses, Yellow Ribbons Symbolize Love Of Military Spouses

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--As he chased after his big brother Tristen with a piece of melon in his hand, it was hard to tell that toddler Jacob Wojtaszek has had any health problems.

  • Deanie Dempsey dishes with spouses

    Jun 20, 2011

    During a visit to Main Post here, June 2, Deanie Dempsey, wife of Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, met with more than 20 Family Readiness Group leaders of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and 172nd Infantry Brigade to discuss issues pertaining to the military family.

  • Fort Campbell bound

    Jun 20, 2011

    Doris Johnson (right), Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) center director, Fort Campbell, Ky., hauls a piece of equipment from the Fort McPherson Youth Activities Center (Bldg. 400) to Matt Moriarty, a supply technician at the Fort Campbell CYSS. The two visited Fort McPherson Monday to get equipment for the Fort Campbell CYSS program before it was sold off at the Fort McPherson CYSS cash-and-carry sale June 16.

  • Intimate betrayals: A look at abuse inside Fort Bragg homes

    Jun 17, 2011

  • Army boxers brace for U.S. Nationals, Olympic Team Trials

    Jun 16, 2011

    Reigning light-heavyweight national champion Spc. Jeffrey Spencer will lead several Soldiers into the 2011 U.S. National Boxing Championships June 20 through 25, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • This Comedy is a Murder Mystery

    Jun 15, 2011

  • Adaptive sports offer adrenaline rush

    Jun 15, 2011

    The kayaker thrashed in the water of Fort Carson’s Indoor Pool as he tried to roll his boat upright. After three tries, Frank Hackney went to help, turning the kayaker upright so he could catch his breath.

  • Servicemembers run with robots for wounded warriors, qualify for the Army Ten-Miler

    Jun 14, 2011

    Raising more than $2,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project, nearly 130 people from all branches of service rallied together to support the 2011 Robot Trot.

  • SSG Richard J. Tieman Child Development Center Dedication

    Jun 14, 2011

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  • Three Soldiers earn berths in Wrestling World Championships

    Jun 14, 2011

  • BOSS members serve community, have fun

    Jun 10, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Go to almost any event in the Wiesbaden military community and don’t be surprised if several young single Soldiers are on hand helping contribute to the success of the program. That’s because members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers have vowed to play a role in helping improve the quality of life in the garrison.

  • Volunteers honored as Baumholder stars

    Jun 10, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER,Germany - Baumholder volunteers saved the U.S. Army $394,070.64 in the last 12 months by volunteering more than 18,500 hours of service to the community. Lt. Col. Sam McAdoo, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, was presented with a symbolic check for the total amount of savings during the annual volunteer recognition ceremony May 19 at the Rheinlander Community Club.

  • 3-D Archery opens at Fort McCoy's Sportsman’s Range

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The new 3-D Archery range at the Fort McCoy Sportsman’s Range complex is open for use.

  • 15th Annual Army Birthday 10-Miler races through Fort Bragg

    Jun 10, 2011

    About 1862 participants ran, walked, rucked, or hand-cranked their way through 10 miles of Fort Bragg, during the 15th Annual Army Birthday 10-Miler. The day was hot and humid and the course consisted of many hills and everyone agreed that the best part of the race was the finish line. However, most said they will definitely run the race next year.

  • Young Fort Drum bike riders hit trails, learn bike safety

    Jun 9, 2011

  • Army MWR integrated into Installation Management Command

    Jun 6, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the Installation Management Command, presided over a ceremony marking the integration of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command into the Installation Management Command.

  • Local volunteers recognized for their service

    Jun 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels paid tribute to its legion of volunteers with a recognition ceremony and luncheon in appreciation for another year of giving “from the heart.”

  • Community Unites With Troops In Patriotism

    Jun 1, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL.--The Huntsville/Madison County community will once again have its patriotic spirit on display as it holds the annual Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • Biggest Loser’s motivation was starting a family, deployment

    Jun 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - With her husband deployed and starting a family on her mind, Rebecca Clark decided to hit the gym " hard.

  • Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

    Jun 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families brought two shows, here, May 21, and one to Aliamanu Military Reservation, May 25, to help military parents and children talk, listen and connect with familiar characters and important issues.

  • Employees learn what to do when their 'cheese' gets moved

    May 31, 2011

    For a story about two mice and two "little people" trapped in a maze looking for cheese, the story in Dr. Spencer Johnson’s novel "Who Moved My Cheese" holds a lot of relevance to those about to be displaced by the closures of Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem. May 24, members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community got to discuss the themes found in the book in an Army Community Service (ACS) sponsored program. Kisha Jennings, program manager for the ACS relocation readiness program, lead the hour-long discussion, held in the ACS building (Bldg. 62) classroom.

  • Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    May 31, 2011

    FROM strolling barefoot on the sandy shores of Waikiki, to exploring medieval European castles or the exotic city of Seoul, Armed Forces Recreation Center resorts provide an array of affordable, world-class vacation opportunities for eligible guests.

  • Wanted: Elite Soldier-athletes

    May 31, 2011

    ACTIVE-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who are competitive on the national and international levels in any Olympic sport can apply for the Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest: High-adrenaline activities help Soldiers transition

    May 31, 2011

    WARRIOR Adventure Quest is a training tool designed to introduce recently redeployed Soldiers to activities that serve as alternatives to potentially destructive behaviors.

  • General, Sheila Casey honored for service to Army families

    May 31, 2011

    Retired Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. and his wife, Sheila Casey, were recently honored by the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command for their contributions to Army families.

  • Leveling the playing field: Innovative recreation opportunities available for wounded Soldiers

    May 31, 2011

    WHILE providing premier recreation opportunities for Soldiers returning from combat is a challenge, it is particularly difficult for Soldiers who were wounded in combat.

  • Toby Keith draws thousands to Fort Benning

    May 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " It was a packed house Sunday night at Wetherby Field. Thousands parked chairs and picnic blankets at Fort Benning’s concert site to watch country music star Toby Keith perform during a Memorial Day weekend tribute to the armed forces.

  • ACS helps local employee improve credit, obtain difficult promotion

    May 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - What can you do when a bad credit rating is preventing you from obtaining a government civilian position'

  • Fort Polk teens pamper moms at brunch held in their honor

    May 23, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Several teens from Child, Youth and School Service Hired! program put in a hard day's work May 7 at the Warrior Community Center. They hauled dozens of chairs - enough for the more than 180 guests - and grouped dining tables with an eye towards perfection. Some teens sorted tablecloths by size, a harder task than it seems, and made sure there was not a wrinkle in sight as they laid them carefully on the tables. The teens worked six hours that day, the day before Mother's Day, in preparation for the Mother's Day Brunch, sponsored by the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • A salute to spouses sweepstakes during Military Appreciation Month

    May 23, 2011

    The "Salute to Spouses' Sweepstakes," created by Army MWR to promote military spouse appreciation day, runs through May 31 on www.mwrpromotions.com.

  • Sill Main Exchange gives $1.3 million to FMWR

    May 20, 2011

    Fort Sill Main Exchange gives check for $1.35 million to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

  • Redstone Communities Welcomes The Soldier Home

    May 19, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone Communities has 352 ways every day to serve the Soldier.

  • Show support for troops by riding in "Tour De Desert"

    May 19, 2011

    The goal is to bike the distance from Fort Wainwright to Kabul, Afghanistan, and then to Baghdad, Iraq, with a total one-way distance of 5,503 miles. The round trip is a total of 11,006 miles.

  • Community Soldiers: Fort Lee warriors give back to local kids

    May 19, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 19, 2011) -The old African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," has become synonymous with America's youth development initiatives, thanks to former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton who used it in the title of her 1996 book.

  • West Point FMWR hosts annual race

    May 19, 2011

    The annual West Point 5K/10K race, sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, took place May 14 as many participants ran the course, and children participated in a fun run.

  • BOSS program wins FEB Gold

    May 17, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Team took home a Gold Federal Executive Board award in the Volunteer Service-Group Award category during the 44th Annual Excellence in Federal Career Awards Luncheon and Ceremony at Martins' West in Woodlawn, Md., May 6.

  • Soldier Show lured Operation Rising Star winner to U.S. Army

    May 17, 2011

    Operation Rising Star champion Melissa Gomez participated in the Family and MWR Command's musical competitions as both as Soldier, and later as a spouse.

  • Gomez exceeds Rising Star expectations in recording debut

    May 17, 2011

  • Army One Source Partnership Institute meets in San Antonio

    May 16, 2011

  • All spun out

    May 13, 2011

    Cyclists take part in the final spin cycle class offered at the Fort McPherson Wellness Center (Bldg. 60) Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. The spin classes were offered beginning in January and provided individuals a different way to get and stay in shape.

  • Workshop helps employees sharpen job-landing skills

    May 13, 2011

    The search for a job is a job in itself, so to help better prepare Civilian employees and retiring or transitioning Soldiers for this task, the Fort McPherson Army Community Service (ACS) sponsored an employment workshop May 9. The workshop, which took place 10 a.m. at the ACS center (Bldg. 62), featured the advice of Charles Huffstetler, Managing Director, HR Access, LLC., and Alfonso Lewis, ACS employment readiness program manager, in a question and feedback setting, with one-on-one counseling available.

  • Hunter bodies 'shocked' into shape

    May 13, 2011

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - This is Bodyshock, a fitness program at Hunter Army Airfield that's getting people into the gym and showing them that they can reach their fitness goals.

  • Going on a shopping spree: Volunteer takes home more than $1,500 worth of goods

    May 13, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A normal trip to the commissary usually takes Lilly Parkos two hours to gather items on her grocery list. Imagine the anxiety she felt when she learned she would only get two minutes to grab as much as she could as the winner of the second annual Commissary Shopping Spree.

  • Army Community Service tests family assistance measures

    May 13, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Anger, confusion, lost ID cards, medical care and pregnancy complications, foreign languages, lost powers of attorney, no money, shelter or food. These challenges and many others were part of an Army Community Service exercise here to test U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's ability to run a family assistance center.

  • Presidio children celebrate moms

    May 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? Monterey Road Child Development Center preschoolers invited their moms to an early Mother's Day celebration May 6 at the center.

  • Enjoy the Great Alaskan Experience with the Outdoor Recreation Center

    May 12, 2011

    Explore the natural wonders of Alaska without breaking the budget. The Outdoor Recreation Center is offering some great trips, tours and things to do this summer at reduced rates.

  • Girls just want to have fun

    May 12, 2011

    The women from Fort Carson came out in full force Saturday for Girl's Night Out: Camo and Pink sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • BOSS claims best installation trophy

    May 12, 2011

    The Fort Carson Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program received first-place honors at the annual BOSS Best Installation Competition April 20 in San Antonio.

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