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  • Rain or shine, Fort Bragg GI Janes intent on challenging themselves

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation GI Jane was held at Smith Lake recreation area Aug. 13. The event is held at least four times a year and offers different experiences to women who want to embrace nature and challenge their bodies. Some of the activities included mountain biking, canoeing and the chance to zip-line at Carver Falls, a local tourist attraction.

  • Fort Sill golf center first in Army

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Fort Sill's golf learning center is now open which makes the post the first Army installation with one of these facilities.

  • Units holds hoops camp to benefit family readiness group

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Basketball is not in season, but that didn't stop about 60 community youngsters from indulging themselves in a daily dose of jumpshots, lay-ups and suicide drills at the Post Field House.

  • 200th MP leads readiness training conference

    Aug 18, 2011

    The 200th Military Police Command conducted a training conference Aug. 5 to 6 for Family Readiness Group leaders to enhance their abilities to help Soldiers and families.

  • Knockin' 'em out

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Contestants, in teams of two, race to knock out as many push-ups as possible in two minutes during Right Arm Night at the Hale Ikena, here, Aug. 5.

  • MÖTLEY CRÜE, Poison rock sellout crowd at Fort McCoy

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A sellout crowd of 11,000 fans packed into Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park Aug. 5 to witness the latest edition of the Army Concert Tour. It marked the 15th consecutive year McCoy has hosted a concert, with annual performances dating back to 1997.

  • Fort Sill club staff wins catering award

    Aug 11, 2011

  • Outdoor Rec offers fun, fish, spectacular scenery

    Aug 11, 2011

    The scenic photos taken by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Venus Sun illustrate just some of the natural wonders Outdoor Recreation is determined to share with Soldiers and their Families.

  • Promoting The Best For School Children

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With the school year beginning, it's time for Barbara Williams to sit back and breathe a sigh of relief.

  • Skies Unlimited For Youth Program's New Facility

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Karvellis Lee is looking forward to inviting Redstone-connected children to the new home of SKIES Unlimited.

  • Food Drive Heats Up To Meet Summer Demand

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Holiday seasons are typically the seasons of giving, when local residents donate large quantities of non-perishable food items in communitywide drives.

  • Blues Festival Tunes Up On Post Activity Field

    Aug 10, 2011

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

  • Vasquez leads Soldiers at U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials

    Aug 10, 2011

  • Operation Rising Star offers trip to Hollywood for military vocalist

    Aug 10, 2011

    Local competitions for the 2011 Operation Rising Star singing contest begin this week at 37 Army installations and depots around the world.

  • ACS maintains history of supporting military families

    Aug 9, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- As the decades pass, Army Community Service has seen many changes, improvements and restructuring, but its mission remains the same: to build resilience and stability in Soldiers and families.

  • ACS hosts Junior Spouses Conference

    Aug 9, 2011

  • Surviving spouse gives back to military community

    Aug 8, 2011

  • Shakespeare on Base summer program educates, cares for Fort Bragg students

    Aug 5, 2011

    About 42 Fort Bragg students participated in the Shakespeare on Base summer program that was both educational and fun. The students sampled three of Shakespeare’s plays: “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Macbeth” as well as several dance performances and two songs. The program focused not only on acting and learning lines, but on many other aspects of drama including visual art for props and set, singing and dance.

  • U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxing

    Aug 5, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Spc. Samuel Vasquez (right) of Fort Carson, Colo., throws a right hand at Bryant Parrella of Lehigh Acres, Fla., en route to an 18-10 victory in the 152-pound challengers bracket semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men's Boxing on Wednesday night at the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Ala. Vasquez will face Amir Imam of Albany, N.Y., on Thursday night in the challengers bracket finale at 152 pounds. The winner of that bout will meet Errol Spence of Desoto, Texas, on Friday for a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.

  • ACS celebrates 46 years of service

    Aug 4, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Since its beginning in 1965, one Army organization has grown to meet the needs of more than those for which it was founded. Army Community Service celebrated its 46th birthday July 22 and now rejoices in the glow of offering relevant services and programs to Soldiers, civilian employees and their Families to meet a diversity of needs.

  • August SKIES are bright: Youth program offers unlimited possibilities

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Children on Fort Sam Houston are learning challenging sports, finding hidden talents and even discovering newfound independence in the SKIESUnlimited program.

  • BOSS leads the way for single service members

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Leisure time for service members in BOSS means building houses, stocking care packages for fellow troops and an occasional paintball battle.

  • Program meets special needs

    Aug 4, 2011

    Army Families come in all shapes and sizes and may include a member with special needs, and there is a program dedicated to those individuals.

  • Carson teens ‘dig it’

    Aug 4, 2011

    Seventeen Fort Carson youths participated in a weeklong adventure and got a glimpse of what a career as a park ranger or game warden might be like.

  • Newcomers' Fair welcomes military families

    Aug 4, 2011

    More than 300 people attended the installation's third annual Newcomers' Fair held Saturday at McGill Training Center to learn about all Fort Meade has to offer.

  • Women's Group Blooms With Membership Growth

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It's time for the women of Redstone Arsenal to unite.

  • Summer Reading Program Has Winning Ending

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--More than 300 children participated in Redstone's summer reading program.

  • Carrying away good deals

    Aug 2, 2011

    Shoppers took advantage of low prices on child care and educational tools at the Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC) cash and carry sale July 27.

  • Grilling season ends at Strike Zone

    Aug 2, 2011

    Summer grilling season might still be "cooking," but for patrons at the Fort McPherson Strike Zone bowling center, the grill has cooled off. The Strike Zone's grill operations officially ended July 29, leaving loyal patrons looking for a new lunch destination come Aug. 1.

  • Survivor Outreach Services hosts annual training

    Aug 1, 2011

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Survivor Outreach Services recently held four days of professional development training for nearly 300 employees in Orlando, Fla., as part of a larger mission to improve the quality of service provided to the Families of fallen Soldiers.

  • Resiliency camp held for families of wounded, fallen Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2011

    Through a partnership between Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids, two very special groups of children and their families came together July 15-17, 2011, for a summer retreat at Camp Erdman in Waialua, Hawaii.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program: Supporting Soldier career success

    Jul 29, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The decision to transition out of uniform is as important as the initial decision to put it on. Soldiers deserve as much support at this critical point in their service as they do with earlier parts of their career.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Christmas in July

    Jul 29, 2011

    Although temperatures soared in the triple digits Saturday, Christmas came early to Fort Bragg " five months early. It was a hot and muggy North Carolina afternoon by the pool … but Christmas carols were churning out of the PA system and staff were running around in Santa hats. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored the Christmas in July event and Fort Bragg Families sought to cool off and enjoy the “dive-in” movie, “Polar Express.”

  • Fort Bragg youth attend swim camps

    Jul 29, 2011

    Members of Fort Bragg Fighting Fish, a competitive swim team, conduct swim camps during the hot summer months. Students must already know how to swim to participate in the camp, where they learn techniques for navigating in water that enable them to become better swimmers,

  • Ex-Crimson Tide Football Standout Visits Post

    Jul 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The children at Youth Services had a prominent visitor Thursday from the world of sports.

  • Soldiers take on vertical

    Jul 28, 2011

    Sgt. Jeff Collins gripped the granite, slowly extending his right arm to feel for his next handhold. Nothing. Switching hands, the Soldier reached with his left arm, nabbing a small nubbin of rock. Working his feet up the rock face, Collins hoisted himself to the top of “Waiting on the Staircase,” a moderate route at Arch Rock in Eleven Mile Canyon, near Lake George.

  • Hay is for kids at Horse Camp

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Obstacle courses are usually for horses, but this summer at the Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center corral, they are also for unsuspecting kid campers.

  • ACS celebrates 46 years serving Soldiers, families

    Jul 28, 2011

    In 1965, the Army established Army Community Service to assist commanders in reducing conflicts between a Soldier's family responsibilities and duty requirements. On Friday, staff members from Fort Meade's ACS celebrated the organization's 46th birthday by sharing cake, ice cream and program information with military families at Picerne Military Housing neighborhood centers.

  • Reserve Soldier leads Team USA in Taekwondo at Military World Games

    Jul 27, 2011

  • Golden Knights lead Team USA at CISM Military World Games

    Jul 26, 2011

  • Fort Riley EFMP kids get hands-on experience at rodeo

    Jul 25, 2011

    Zayvion Haseman enjoyed his horse ride so much at the Exceptional Family Member Program Special Needs Rodeo that he kissed the horse. Zayvion, who will be a kindergartner at Chapman Elementary School this fall, surprised his father with that move.

  • Fort Riley youth participate in skeet-shooting camp

    Jul 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. " Being “voluntold” by his father may have helped find a Fort Riley middle school student a new talent and hobby. Diego Obregon, who will be an eighth-grader at Fort Riley Middle School this fall, was one of 23 children to participate in the second annual Fort Riley Youth Skeet Camp sponsored by Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range June 28-30.

  • Six Soldiers help Team USA win basketball bronze at Military World Games

    Jul 25, 2011

  • Despite winning 2 of 3 matches, thrill of victory eludes Team USA

    Jul 25, 2011

  • Providing support to enhance Army Family wellness

    Jul 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While the name of one Wiesbaden program seems to target a specific audience, its offerings satisfy entire families of various types.   The Wiesbaden New Parent Support Program offers new parents and growing families support in the form of instructional parenting programs, support groups and networking forums, home visits, and informational resources.

  • Soldier Enhancement Program provides Fort Bragg Soldiers with physical fitness options

    Jul 22, 2011

  • Team USA wins CISM gold medal in women’s formation skydiving

    Jul 22, 2011

    The team of Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Tennyson, Sgt. 1st Class Angela Nichols, Staff Sgt. Laura Dickmeyer, Staff Sgt. Danielle Woolsey and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Schaben won a gold medal in women’s formation skydiving on July 21 at the 5th CISM Military World Games.

  • U.S. military in Germany join fans worldwide in catching World Cup fever

    Jul 21, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - World Cup fever swept the globe again a year after the men’s World Cup in South Africa. This time it was the women competing in soccer stadiums throughout Germany.   Among fans at the semifinal match pitting France against the United States and the championship with the USA facing Japan, were plenty of U.S. military community members from around Europe.

  • New School Age Center gets thumbs-up from accreditation team

    Jul 21, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - In addition to moving to a new location in May, Hainerberg Housing’s School Age Center was recently recognized with flying colors by the Council on Accreditation. The new SAC, part of Wiesbaden’s Child, Youth and School Services program, and located in Building 7894 between the Hainerberg Chapel and Teen Center, offers more room and other amenities including air conditioning. The new facility can comfortably support up to 105 children " nearly twice as many students as the former facility.

  • Chamber sponsors day at lake for Fort Sill

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- More than 1,600 Soldiers, chamber of commerce partners and their family members splashed into cool summer fun as the temperatures hit triple digits July 16 at the Military Appreciation and Family Fun Day at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

  • CASCOM CG's spouse encourages all to get involved

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 21, 2011) -- Since her first day as the post commander's wife, Michelle Hodge has hit the ground running to show her support of the Fort Lee community.

  • Fort Drum joins Feds Feed Families food drive

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- While the downturn in the economy continues to affect millions around the country, needy families in northern New York should know that an annual federal effort, which includes Fort Drum personnel, is extending a helping hand to community members this summer.

  • Soldiers lead Team USA in CISM Military World Games track and field

    Jul 21, 2011

  • Family shares hardships from DUI death

    Jul 21, 2011

    “My son loved the Army -- he loved being a Soldier -- and Fort Carson was his home,” said Nancy Clay, while standing at a podium in McMahon Auditorium July 15, facing her son’s former artillery unit.

  • Traveling children's theater group uses play for life lessons

    Jul 21, 2011

    Missoula's Children's Theatre in Montana, the largest touring children's theater program in the country, presented "Robin Hood" in two shows Saturday afternoon at McGill Training Center in collaboration with SKIES Unlimited.

  • USO food pantry helps service members in need

    Jul 21, 2011

    A growing number of Fort Meade families use the USO food pantry on a regular basis. The USO serves the installation's active-duty service members and their families.

  • Meade Dolphins win first swim meet of season

    Jul 21, 2011

    For the first time since 2009, the Fort Meade Dolphins youth swim team put a tally in the win column.

  • West Point community gathers to make annual fair a success

    Jul 20, 2011

    The annual West Point Community Fair sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Army Community Service at Eisenhower Hall was, by all accounts, a great success.

  • Military Team USA soccer players pilot athletes to Brazil for CISM Games

    Jul 20, 2011

  • 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.

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