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  • 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.

  • Widow finds healing in helping survivors

    May 11, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 11, 2011) -- When her husband died in Iraq, Donna Engeman felt the helpless despair many feel after the loss of a loved one.

  • West Point Families gather for fishing derby

    May 11, 2011

    The day couldn't have been more perfect with warm and sunny weather for the annual West Point Fishing Derby May 7 at Round Pond. Roughly 70 community members-including 90-year-old George Peterson, who shared his vast history of West Point-dusted off their fishing gear and dropped by Round Pond for a morning of fishing.

  • Redstone Restored To Full Power

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Reopening Redstone Arsenal has been a team effort. With the majority of electrical power shut down for a week due to the destruction caused by a series of storms and tornadoes that passed through the area on April 27, the Arsenal was only open to basic services and closed to the work force for just over a week. During that time, the Garrison's Directorate of Public Works, Directorate of Logistics, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security and Directorate of Emergency Services along with the Aviation and Missile Command/Garrison Public Affairs Office worked countless hours based at the Installation Operation Center/Emergency Operation Center to bring the Arsenal back up to full operating power, provide safety and security during the power outage, and inform employees about their work status.

  • Families find shelter from storm at Redstone

    May 11, 2011

    The tornadoes April 27, 2011, that brought destruction to Alabama have left several Redstone Arsenal families with damaged or destroyed homes. More than 30 families have come to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., where long-term temporary housing is being provided through the efforts of Garrison Housing and Redstone Communities.

  • Weather Wreaks Havoc In Region

    May 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone Arsenal's military, employee and retiree base reaches throughout North Alabama and South Tennessee. And so does its concern when those Arsenal community members along with their families and neighborhoods are threatened by devastating disasters.

  • Garrison recognizes its top volunteers

    May 10, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's hard to determine the exact value of volunteer service to a community, but U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders acknowledged the more than $1.69 million work hours contributed in the past year during a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. A,A "That number represents only the registered volunteers," said Dr. Robert Schloesser, USAG Wiesbaden's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation director. "As many of you know, many people never get around to registering." A,A

  • Topper Awards: Best in U.S. Forces Europe community theater recognized

    May 10, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Baumholder and Wiesbaden theater participants walked away from this year's annual Tournament of Plays with 28 nominations and a handful of the much-coveted "Topper" awards. A,A Staff members and volunteers from community theaters throughout the Installation Management Command-Europe filled Heidelberg's Village Pavilion to capacity April 30 for the annual dramatic arts and awards gala. A,A "You do a lot for our communities," said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, U.S. Army Europe commander, praising the "great sense of volunteerism" in military community theaters. "Thank you for all that you are doing."

  • Payne named Fort Polk's Volunteer of Year

    May 9, 2011

    Fort Polk volunteers honored at ceremony.

  • Making a difference

    May 6, 2011

    HALAWA VALLEY, Hawaii - Josie Rapacz (third from left) and Kylie Swider (fourth from left) display the information board they created for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Pet Kennel, here. Josie and Kylie, who belong to Girl Scout Troop 665, received the Girl Scout Silver Award for their volunteer efforts at the kennel. The award is the highest a Girl Scout Cadette (girls in grades six, seven and eight) can receive. To attain this award, Cadettes complete a series of leadership challenges and an extensive service project in their communities.

  • USAG-HI honors volunteer workforce

    May 6, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and Army Community Service hosted the 2011 Installation Volunteer Ceremony at the Hale Ikena, here, April 28.

  • Local Schools Weave Tapestry Of Arts For Students

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They could be the next William Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or Fred Astaire.

  • Creating crafts builds life skills

    May 6, 2011

    Connie Schley, Child, Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten assistant teacher, helps children in her class do arts and crafts April 29. The crafts, which included planting seeds and making a necklace, a door hanger and a picture frame, gave the children a break from normal academics and also served to help the children develop their fine motor skills, creativity and ability to follow directions and sequences.

  • Children's parade ends Month of Military Child

    May 6, 2011

    The Fort McPherson Month of the Military Child children's parade April 28 took place at 10 a.m. and circled the Garrison Headquarters (Bldg. 65) on Fort McPherson, was the final activity in the MOMC celebrations here. The MOMC has been celebrated by the military since 1986 and was created to honor military children and acknowledge the hardships of growing up in a military environment.

  • FMWR journalist to receive top DoD award

    May 5, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- She is usually seen with a camera pressed to her face ready to capture the decisive moment, a recorder in hand poised for great quotes, and a pen and paper nearby to write copious notes. Monica Wood recently stepped out of her work-mode to receive the highest award a Department of Defense writer can receive-a first place Thomas Jefferson Award.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest program provides adrenaline rush

    May 5, 2011

    Like many Soldiers, 1st Lt. Jon Morgan said he struggled adapting to the slower pace home life offered after a deployment. Morale Welfare and Recreation created the Warrior Adventure Quest program, which introduces recently redeployed Soldiers to high-adrenaline activities like whitewater rafting, paintball and challenge and high ropes courses, to help them transition back to garrison and family life.

  • Military fathers learn to make most of their time at home

    May 5, 2011

    For Fathers Only helps military fathers learn skills

  • Bright Ideas: The Shades of Green is Getting Greener

    May 4, 2011

  • USACE, tri-border community mark beginning of construction on joint CDC-YSC

    May 4, 2011

    BRUNSSUM, Netherlands - With three shovels of dirt, the tri-border community and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers marked the end of the Month of the Military Child with the beginning of construction on a combined child care and youth services center.

  • New fiscal reality, same commitment to Soldiers, Families

    May 4, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A fundamentally different fiscal reality. We will be hearing some variation of that phrase from Army leaders for a long time to come. The Army's budget is smaller than it has been in previous years, and it will get smaller still. However, a different fiscal reality does not change the reality of what we owe to Soldiers and Families for their service and sacrifice. The Army's commitment to Soldiers and Families remains as strong as ever.

  • Family Resiliency Academy brings CSF to families

    May 3, 2011

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program provides Master Resilience Training to assist Soldiers and families in maximizing their potential physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual well-being. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is being taught Armywide to Soldiers, family members and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • Network Improves Access to Services, Support

    May 3, 2011

  • Fort Belvoir gets taste of carnival at Soldier Show kickoff

    May 3, 2011

    Wallace Theater was packed this weekend as the U.S. Army Soldier Show kicked off its 2011 tour at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • SAPRP hosts bowling event for cause

    Apr 29, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Army-Hawaii single Soldiers bowled to "Strike Out Sexual Assault" at the bowling center, here, April 21.

  • Outdoor adventure youth visit Fort Polk archery, rifle range

    Apr 29, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - More than 20 youngsters invaded Fort Polk's Range 23A - more commonly known as the civilian shooting range - with bows and arrows April 27 as part of Child, Youth and School Services' Outdoor Adventure Week, held to commemorate the Month of the Military Child in April.

  • Bouncing back: Resiliency of Fort Polk's youth palpable during Month of Military Child

    Apr 29, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - A little boy sat in a classroom at Rosepine Elementary School April 21 as more than 100 of his classmates chattered, eating cake and receiving goodie bags in a nearby auditorium: This was no normal school assembly, but a festive observation of the Month of the Military Child, celebrated every year in April. In the auditorium, parents - in uniform and out - sat next to their student or mingled with fellow military family members. Renaldo Mason, though, with his fifth-grade teacher, Jessica Deon, nearby, silently wept.

  • Area beautification: we dig it

    Apr 29, 2011

    Kevin Stabinsky (left), Sentinel editor, and Keith Williams, information technician specialist, U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, dig into a pile of mulch to spread around the Garrison Headquarters (Bldg. 65) April 22. Members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities got together April 18 through 22 for some spring clean up.

  • Get ready for summer with National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    Apr 29, 2011

    Fifty-nine garrisons from around the world, to include Fort Wainwright, will participate in the "Strong B.A.N.D.S" promotion in support of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

  • Fort Wainwright families enjoy Sesame Street characters, carnival, their own special day

    Apr 29, 2011

    Several thousand military family members enjoyed carnival games, prizes, and the music, songs and dances by Muppets of the Sesame Street USO Experience Saturday, courtesy of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the United Service Organization and their sponsors.

  • Belvoir youth learn lessons from the pros

    Apr 29, 2011

    Teenagers with Fort Belvoir's Youth Center Hired! Program had one thing left to do before embarking on their week away from the classroom.

  • Instant Access to Army Libraries Now Just a Mouse Click Away

    Apr 28, 2011

  • Tower of fun

    Apr 28, 2011

    Eliza Elekes, 8, and Devin Almodovar, 11, climb to the top of the Alpine Tower during the Easter egg wall crawl April 21. After reaching the top of the 25-foot tower, children rappelled back down to claim their prize, a bag of candy. The wall crawl is one of many activities the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored in April to observe the Month of the Military Child.

  • One spouse realizes all ACS offers

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 28, 2011) -"I am not an Army wife; I am married to a Soldier." In the days before the political correctness of Army spouses came along, I said those words. I believed them. I didn't join a cult; I married a man who was in the Army.

  • How does your garden grow'

    Apr 28, 2011

    Fort Drum children Kimberly Flores, daughter of David and Yasemia Flores, waters a flower seed after planting while her friends Madison Wendt, daughter of Staff Sgt. Jeremy and Alicia Wendt, and Alexia Little, daughter of Spc. Chad and April Little, look on the Riva Ridge Child Development Center Science Fair. Riva Ridge CDC staff organized a planting station, worm exploration, leaf prints and a working volcano at exhibits at their Month of the Military Child Science Fair.

  • Senate Military Family Caucus recognizes Month of the Military Child

    Apr 27, 2011

    The Senate Military Family Caucus co-chairs, Senator Barbara Boxer and Senator Richard Burr, signed a letter recognizing April as Month of the Military Child. In the letter, the two senators thank the children of U.S servicemembers for their "strength, courage and optimism."

  • Survivor Outreach Services: Fulfilling the Army Family Covenant

    Apr 27, 2011

    In keeping with the Army Family Covenant, a new Army program called the Survivor Outreach Services began a joint effort in 2008 with the collaboration of the Installation Management Command; Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operation; the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. The program provides support and services to active, reserve and Army National Guard surviving Families of fallen Soldiers. Retired Maj. Sandy McClain from Fort Benning, Ga., is the new SOS coordinator for West Point.

  • Family and MWR Command participates in 2011 Installation Management Symposium

    Apr 26, 2011

    Hundreds of garrison and headquarter-level employees from the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command recently participated in professional development sessions at the 2011 Installation Management Command Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest Reduces High-risk Behavior

    Apr 26, 2011

    Two years ago, Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation Command began offering Army battalions a pilot program called Warrior Adventure Quest. WAQ includes high-adventure recreation activities to help Soldiers transition from combat operations to a "new normal," reducing the potential for high-risk behaviors that are counterproductive or otherwise harmful.

  • Fort Hood launches new effort to prevent bullying

    Apr 26, 2011

    A collaboration of the Fort Hood Police, Killeen Independent School District and Child, Youth and School Services launched the "Band Together Against Bullying" program at Smith Middle School, here.

  • Army MWR contest promotes healthy lifestyle, resiliency

    Apr 25, 2011

    Fifty-nine garrisons worldwide will participate in the "Strong B.A.N.D.S." promotion in support of National Sports and Fitness Month, in May.

  • ACS child abuse seminar helps Fort Polk identify predators

    Apr 25, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - To coincide with April's designation as Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program hosted a child abuse seminar April 13 at the Warrior Community Center.

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