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  • Pillows show support, love for deployed Fort Polk Soldiers

    Apr 25, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Support for troops serving overseas comes in different forms. Some supporters choose to send care packages or tie a yellow ribbon around a tree. Janice Lewis, a volunteer sewing teacher at the Army Community Service Family Readiness Center, shows her support by creating heart pillows for spouses to send to deployed loved ones.

  • Honoring children focus of Fort Riley festival, concert

    Apr 25, 2011

    More than 3,000 people attended the third annual Month of the Military Child festival and concert April 10, 2011, at Marshall Army Airfield, at Fort Riley, Kan. Returning for its third tour to Fort Riley was Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.

  • Month of the Military Child: Summer safety

    Apr 25, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - As the official school year winds down most children daydream about an upcoming summer of endless fun in the sun, while parents wonder how many trips they'll make to the emergency room before school starts again.

  • Vilseck students travel to D.C. to advocate for military children

    Apr 25, 2011

    Not many high school students can say that they had a chance to present their own advocacy issues to a general, the Department of Defense Education Activity director, congressional staff and the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

  • Programs ease transition for military youth when moving to new schools

    Apr 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army youth relocating to Hawaii can ease into their new schools through the transition centers and Army Youth Sponsorship Program, or AYSP.

  • Progress made on local AFAP issues

    Apr 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Status updates on community issues raised at the 2011 Hawaii Army Family Action Plan Conference were presented to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, March 23, here.

  • Fort Riley honors children of fallen Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2011

    Fort Riley honored 19 children of fallen comrades during Fort Riley's Ceremony of Remembrance, April 10, 2011, during the Month of the Military Child Festival.

  • Everyone Shares Duty To Prevent Sexual Assault

    Apr 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Can I kiss you' To some, it's a laughable question when it comes to love and lust, but by the very definition of consent, classified by the dictionary as to give assent or approval, to agree, it is the first step in preventing a sexual assault.

  • Children 'hoppy' at Eggsperience, Month of the Military Child events

    Apr 21, 2011

    Most children clamored to hug the bunny and duck mascots walking through the crowds at Saturday's Eggsperience. But when the Easter Bunny hopped to greet Elle Mouton, 2, the toddler screamed and ran to her mother, sobbing.

  • Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden program focuses on military, education

    Apr 21, 2011

    For Brea Harper, getting to travel to Coors Field in Denver to play on the field with cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, seeing the Rockies' clubhouse and watching Jessica Simpson perform for military Families paled in comparison to meeting her hero: Michelle Obama.

  • Volunteers honored at ceremony for selfless service to community

    Apr 21, 2011

    While most people work to make a buck, there are some who work to make a difference. On April 14, the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities honored the volunteers who made differences on the installations and in neighborhood communities in an Installation Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony, held at The Commons at Fort McPherson, gave the 392 volunteers a spot in the limelight and be honored for their service, all while enjoying a lunch provided by The Commons staff.

  • New CDC to open in December

    Apr 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new Child Development Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground North (Aberdeen) is expected to open up 40 jobs and add an additional 130 child care slots.

  • Soldiers must keep records updated for dependent EFMP enrollment

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Celebrating military children: PT in the Park

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It was 6:30 a.m., when Leisa Uelese, 7, and her younger brother, Jacob, 3, took a break from running through the soccer drills and the football toss, so they could get a photo with Eddie the Eagle at "PT in the Park," here, April 5.

  • Laughter is best medicine for military families

    Apr 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - Is your life a joke' It could be, if you want to stay happy and healthy.

  • Army Family Child Care offers options

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - What's the next best thing to being able to stay home with your little ones'

  • FMWR-Hawaii hosts sprinting challenge

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The saying "records are meant to be broken" was emphasized at the 2011 Army Hawaii Sprint Challenge, here, April 8-9.

  • Cleaning time

    Apr 15, 2011

    Dylan Dixon, a pin setter technician at the Fort McPherson Strike Zone, cleans and oils the lanes at the bowling alley following a day of bowling March 29. Free bowling and shoe rental is offered at the center weekdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

  • Softball, baseball seasons begin for Fort Polk youth

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - The Fort Polk Youth Sports Program's baseball and softball seasons began April 9 with a ceremony that included Cub Scouts, ball players, the post garrison commander and a stirring rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" sung by one of this year's participants.

  • Fort Polk's Allen Memorial Library promotes lifelong learning

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - As the nation celebrates National Library Week, Allen Memorial Library has pulled out all the stops to highlight everything that it has to offer.

  • Kari's Kitchen: Culinary contest teaches life skills

    Apr 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The chef barks out the menu and other instructions. A,A On the menu, are sauteed pork, roasted tomato shallot salsa and chocolate-covered strawberries. A,A "The pork needs to be 145 degrees ... if it's one degree under ... I'm throwing it away," said Shaneil Williams, instructor and professional chef.

  • Workshops aid transitioning spouses with employment issues

    Apr 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Human resources specialists with the Wiesbaden Civilian Personnel Advisory Center want to help military and civilian spouses continue their federal careers stateside.

  • Troops hit pavement to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Tour normalization takes giant leap forward

    Apr 14, 2011

    Amenities in this once family member-restricted duty station took a quantum leap forward when U.S. Army Garrison Casey opened several new Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities during an open house here, April 8, 2011.

  • Garrison opens new facilities, celebrates Month of Military Child

    Apr 14, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud hosted a Community Spring Festival to celebrate the opening of the Child, Youth and School Services and the Community Activity Center/Youth Center facilities as part of the Month of the Military Child here April 2.

  • Dirt turned for new youth center

    Apr 14, 2011

    Fort Sill leaders break ground on a new youth center

  • Baby Loves Disco gets kids, parents grooving

    Apr 14, 2011

    Disco may be dead, but for one afternoon at Fort Irwin it was alive and well and shaking its pint-sized booty. Nearly 450 young dancers and their parents turned out April 5 for Baby Loves Disco, a dance party for kids 10 and under to socialize and bond with their parents and other children.

  • Fort Irwin celebrates 25th anniversary of Month of the Military Child

    Apr 14, 2011

    The sacrifices and contributions of children to the military community were highlighted April 9 when Fort Irwin came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Let's Move initiative gets Fort Hood families active

    Apr 14, 2011

    Children of all ages and their parents got moving April 9, at Venable Village Elementary School here, during the Let's Move Fort Hood event. The local event was part of the nationwide Let's Move initiative, which is a program championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • TAPS helps Families heal at Fort Carson event

    Apr 14, 2011

    More than 100 survivors of loved ones lost during military service converged at Fort Carson Saturday for a peer-support seminar hosted by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

  • Lt. Dan Band involves Fort Carson crowd

    Apr 14, 2011

    Actor and rocker Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band rolled into the Mountain Post Special Events Center April 8 to present a free concert to the community. The band played cover tunes of various artists from Journey to Jimi Hendrix.

  • Saving Abel honors Fort Carson Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2011

    Mountain Post and local community members attended a free concert by rock band Saving Abel at the Special Events Center April 6.

  • Fort Rucker Health Fair teaches good habits to children, parents

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Developing a healthy lifestyle is important for both children and parents, and Fort Rucker health and Child, Youth and School Services officials hosted the annual Health and Nutrition Fair at the CYSS gym to help both do just that April 6.

  • Children Festival promises fun-filled day for Fort Rucker children

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Several hundred military children and their Families will flood Fort Rucker's festival field April 16 with baskets in hand to eagerly search for more than 14,000 Easter eggs.

  • Family Members graduate resiliency training

    Apr 14, 2011

    Family Members graduated from the first resiliency training class offered at Fort Stewart. The Family Members went through 28.5 hours of training and received a diploma in a ceremony held at Stewart, April 7.

  • Fort Lee festival features band, bagpipes, best legs

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 14, 2011) -- Any community celebration that has a "magic moment" is sure to be a success.

  • First Lady, Jill Biden urge support of military families

    Apr 12, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched a national initiative today that calls on all sectors of society to join forces to support and honor servicemembers and their families.

  • There's still time to enter to win a dream vacation

    Apr 12, 2011

    Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing in a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps.

  • "Coolest Toys, Hottest Gadgets" online promotion honors military kids

    Apr 12, 2011

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command is hosting an online promotion through the month of April. The "Coolest Toys, Hottest Gadgets" online promotion highlights the Army MWR Library Program and Child, Youth and School Services activities, and coincides with the Army's celebration of Month of the Military Child.

  • Month of the Military Child: Autism on the rise

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soon-to-be parents buy clothes and diapers, assemble furniture, pick out names and dream about a happy, healthy, bright future for their impending arrival. However, many parents find themselves facing a very different reality when they discover their child is autistic.

  • Covenant signing reaffirms commitment to customer service, employee development

    Apr 12, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was only fitting that a ceremony on the occasion of the signing of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Employee and Customer Covenant started off by recognizing several FMWR staff members for sustained excellent service.

  • Touchdown training: Local youths gear-up and get down to grass tactics in Vilseck

    Apr 12, 2011

    More than 50 young sports enthusiasts had their game faces on as they blocked, ran and hot-dogged their way around the Vilseck High School football field during a football clinic here, April 2-3. The two-day clinic brought young footballers, ages 8-18, together with players from the Frankfurt Universe, a semipro American football team out of Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Carnival atmosphere of U.S. Army Soldier Show provides getaway

    Apr 11, 2011

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The carnival concept of the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show will take audiences on a globe-spanning journey to more fun-filled venues in 90 minutes than some folks experience in a lifetime.

  • Chinn, Fort Polk area mayors pledge protection for children

    Apr 11, 2011

    LEESVILLE, La. - Mayors from Vernon and Beauregard parishes joined with Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, commander, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, to sign a proclamation in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child during a ceremony April 1 at Leesville City Hall.

  • Two new Soldiers help Byers lead Army wrestlers to national Greco crown

    Apr 11, 2011

    Two first-year Soldiers helped veteran Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers win their sixth consecutive Greco-Roman team title at the 2011 ASICS U.S. Open Wrestling Championships on April 8-9 at Public Hall.

  • Fort McPherson honors Women's History Month

    Apr 11, 2011

    Guest panalists (from left) Barbara Schwartz, director, U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Directorate of Human Resources; Sgt. Maj. Scarlett Williams, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command G1; and Cynthia Giesecke, Army Family Team Building/Army Family Action Plan program coordinator, Army Community Service, USAG Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, discuss the obstacles they have overcome as women operating in work environments formerly dominated by men. A question-and-answer session followed their testimonies, which was part of the USAG Women's History Month Food Tasting event at The Commons at Fort McPherson Monday.

  • CDC opens Month of Military Child, plans lots of fun

    Apr 11, 2011

    The Month of the Military Child got off to a hopping start April 1 when the Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC) staff held a cake cutting ceremony and sock hop for its children. The event was the first of many that will occur each day, said Christine Darrisaw, lead preschool education technician.

  • USAG-HI's School Age Center exceeds standard

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The School Age Center, here, is another example of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's ongoing efforts to support the Army Family Covenant by ensuring excellence in schools, youth services and child care.

  • Stop and Prevent: Proclamations aim to raise awareness

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - A handmade quilt and decorated blue jeans were on display at the signing of two proclamations at Army Community Service, here, April 1.

  • Fort Bragg hosts annual Mid-Carolina Senior Games

    Apr 8, 2011

    Nearly 200 seniors did not let a little rain dampen their spirits as they participated in the Mid-Carolina Senior Games, March 30, at Pope Fitness Center. The games, in its 25th year, are held each spring to promote wellness for adults age 55 and older. Some of the games seniors participated in included basketball, spin casting, football throw, softball throw, discus, shot put, bowling, tennis, swimming, billiards, bocce and track events.

  • Fort Bragg children enjoy fun, food at Nutrition Fest

    Apr 8, 2011

    On March 30, parents and providers brought their children Tolsen Youth Activities Center, for either a morning or an afternoon session for Nutrition Fest, a day of fun and festivities designed to entertain children of all ages. Children rotated through the two gyms at Tolson for dancing along with step instructors, decorating crafts, tackling an obstacle course and raising the decibel scale a few notches.

  • SFAC director honored for small business program

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors outstanding small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates who demonstrate the business acumen, tenacity and achievement, particularly in the face of adversity, to excel in their industry.

  • Tween' Center opens on Fort Bragg, for children 8 to 14 years old

    Apr 8, 2011

    Children from 8 to 14 years now have a place to let off steam after school. Fort Bragg and Pope Field's Armed Services YMCA officially opened their new 'Tween' Center, March 31. The Tween Center offers supervised tween fun and has three flatscreens with Wii systems, Dance Dance Revolution, karaoke, numerous board games and a snack bar.

  • Williams Family Keeps Military Tradition

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The past seven years have been unusual for the Jonathan Williams family. This is the longest they've lived in the same place without moving. During his more than 20 years in the Army, they would move every two or three years.

  • 'It Was A Great Way Of Life For Us'

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Traveling and adventure mixed with parental absences and changes in residence define the life of a military-connected child.

  • Fort Lee Child and Youth Services support healthy families

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 4, 2011) -- Fort Lee's Army Community Service observed National Child Abuse Prevention Month with an annual event, the planting of pinwheels on its front lawn. More than 20 children from the post's Child and Youth Services activities planted a hundred or so of the shiney, rotating decorations which symbolize community-wide efforts to prevent child abuse.

  • Fort Lee teen completes, wins half-marathon

    Apr 7, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 7, 2011) -- Looking at Sadie Sandifer, one might mistake her petite stature, blond hair and shy smile as that of a typical teen girl - into clothes, music and texting. But Sadie is anything but typical - she's earning a reputation as an accomplished long-distance runner.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child: Raising strong kids year round

    Apr 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army first observed the Month of the Military Child in 1986, to honor the youngest members of the Army community.

  • Bliss FMWR's Friday Night Fights: Bliss Soldiers slugged it out in the name of fitness, competi

    Apr 6, 2011

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- While the expanses of the Fort Bliss Training Complex may offer some of the best training assets in the world, not every battle at Bliss is fought on the hard-scrabble plots of nearby New Mexico. Bliss Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation personnel transformed Sgt. Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Facility at East Fort Bliss into a canvas battlefield as they hosted the first Boxing Border Rumble of the year April 1.

  • Spring bazaar gives shoppers seasonal options

    Apr 5, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground's two-day spring bazaar drew hundreds of shoppers who wanted to get a jump on season purchases.

  • IMCOM expanding Army Substance Abuse Program workforce

    Apr 5, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In this unprecedented era of persistent conflict, the risk for substance abuse among our Soldiers and their Families has never been greater.

  • Presidio kicks off Month of Military Child with parade

    Apr 4, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Monterey Road Child Development Center staff, children, parents and volunteers participate in a parade April 1 to celebrate the Month of the Military Child.

  • Children glean life lessons on wrestling mat

    Apr 4, 2011

    Stuttgart families are devoted to wrestling. That much was clear at the Child, Youth and School Services regional wrestling tournament hosted in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart at the Patch High School gym March 26.

  • Spouses learn to 'Keep Off Pounds in Korea'

    Apr 3, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD - More than 20 spouses gathered for the first Area I "Keeping Off Pounds In Korea" meeting at the Camp Red Cloud Pear Blossom Family Outreach Center March 16.

  • 'It's Now or Never:' 2nd Infantry Division Solder takes grand prize

    Apr 3, 2011

    CAMP CASEY - He went to sign up just one day before the competition and was told all the slots were filled. But when the curtain dropped, no-shows thrust him under the bright lights during which he belted out Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never" and with an assist from an enthusiastically approving audience, he walked off with the grand prize.

  • FMWR plans monthlong events for kids in Hawaii

    Apr 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child, Youth and School Services is kicking off Month of the Military Child with a ton of fun activities, here.

  • Designated drivers stay safe with free soft drinks, coffee

    Apr 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A new designated driver campaign kicks off throughout U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, starting April 1.

  • Arsenal CYSS Kicks Off Month of the Military Child with Golf Ball Drop

    Apr 1, 2011

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- In the days leading up to the kickoff of the Month of the Military Child at Rock Island Arsenal, the word began to spread that more than 285 golf balls were going to be dropped 80 feet from atop a fire-truck ladder by the installation's Garrison manger, Joel Himsl; then there was the date of the event ... April 1. However, this was no April Fools' joke and shortly after 10:15 a.m. Himsl scaled to the top of the Arsenal Fire Department's truck ladder and let loose a shower of golf balls that cascaded down to the ground marking the beginning of the Month of the Military Child on the Island. The event took place to a large group of children, parents, employees, and on-lookers outside the Child, Youth & School Services building on Post, who erupted into applause as golf balls escaped their captivity and plummeted toward the marked targets on the ground.

  • Military children: strength of our future

    Apr 1, 2011

    Throughout April, which has been designated as month of the military child, Army garrisons world-wide will honor the children of servicemembers through a variety of ceremonies and special events.

  • The Breakfast Club

    Mar 31, 2011

    Michael Wright and Anthony Morse make breakfast pie at the Edge! Cooking Course at West Point's Lee Child Development Center. The group also made strawberry soup. Many of the Edge! classes support interest in such things as various sports, cartoon art and photography.

  • Activities planned at Stewart-Hunter for Month of the Military Child

    Mar 31, 2011

    Fort Stewart's children, like children everywhere, love to hear lively music, clap their hands, tap their feet, dance and otherwise stay on the move.

  • Fort Lee hosts Women's History Month observance

    Mar 31, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 31, 2011) -- Historic re-enactors, poetry readings and the observations of a Gold Star Mother were the highlights of a Women's History Month observance here Monday in the Transportation School auditorium

  • Honoring their service: BOSS participants visit veterans care facility

    Mar 31, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 31, 2011) -- Fresh doughnuts, pastries, coffee and juice adorned a table in the large, quiet and empty dayroom. A row of patio doors filled one side, allowing gentle breezes and rays of sunlight that created soft highlights on the long conference tables and chairs that ran parallel to them. One by one, they entered the room - some wheeling or motoring themselves in, some walking in with the aid of canes - and greeted the youthful, reverent faces of Soldiers, who with each act of kindness and measure of care

  • Cancer Survivors Make Connection Online

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Jody Hicks was looking for a battle buddy. When the diagnosis came - Hodgkins lymphoma - five years ago, Hicks, a self-described type A personality and retired Army aviator went into control mode.

  • Parades Open April's Month Of Military Child

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--April is the Month of the Military Child. Kickoff parades will be held Friday at both child development centers. The Mills Road center will have its ribbon-cutting event at 9 a.m., followed by the Goss Road center's event at 10. Garrison commander Col. John Hamilton will deliver remarks.

  • Rolling out red carpet for military youths of deployed Soldiers

    Mar 30, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Thirty-six military children of deployed parents got a special treat watching a classic Disney animated film come to life on stage. A,A The youths from Wiesbaden Child, Youth and School Services were special guests of the English Theatre Frankfurt's March 12 premiere of "Beauty and the Beast."

  • Fort McCoy movie nights offer free entertainment, relaxation

    Mar 30, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Movie nights - Fridays and Saturdays at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000 - provide Soldiers a chance to relax. The CAC shows recent Hollywood releases, one movie Friday, a different movie Saturday. Show time is 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs movie-TV room that has five 48-inch screens and large, plush sofas to sink into for viewing. Sgt. 1st Class Juan Roman, a very frequent Friday and Saturday attendee, said he enjoys coming to the movies. "They are current releases, are free, with free popcorn, and you only need to buy your own beverage. So, it's inexpensive."

  • World events underscore need for family readiness

    Mar 30, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "We all think 'it's not going to happen to me,' but unfortunately that's not the world we live in right now," said Sherri Davenport, Wiesbaden Army Community Service's Mobilization and Deployment program manager.

  • 'Delayed Resistance' teen band headlines events

    Mar 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Seven teens were trying to adjust to living on post, here in Hawaii, until their parents convinced them to check out the Schofield Barracks Middle School/Teen Center one fateful day.

  • Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Mar 29, 2011

    Gold Star families retreat to Victory Junction in Randleman, N.C. for some fun and relaxation.

  • Humphreys Family member shares artistic talents by providing free classes

    Mar 28, 2011

    USAG HUMPHREYS, South Korea - After recently receiving a slight nudge from someone in her Family Readiness Group, Ashley Robles decided it was time to share her artistic talents with the Humphreys community by offering free classes at the Arts and Crafts Center, inside the Community Activity Center

  • Spouses learn resilience: Nine-day course builds mental toughness, strengthens character

    Mar 28, 2011

    USAG HUMPHREYS, South Korea - The four graduates of a Master Resiliency Training course taught at the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Army Community Service were taught critical thinking skills and were given pointers on how to persevere, build character, and strengthen relationships.

  • CYSS expansion shows Army's commitment to kids

    Mar 28, 2011

    Although there was a mini boom of construction during the 80s, over the past four fiscal years the Army's Child, Youth and School Services experienced an unprecedented surge in construction, resulting in increased access to modern, affordable child development centers for Army Families around the world.

  • Army Family Covenant - Enabling Army Families to reach their full potential

    Mar 28, 2011

    IN an era of persistent conflict, our Army Families are called upon to endure many hardships and are no less critical to mission success than our Soldiers. Repeated deployments and extended separations place a severe strain on our Families, which in turn affects combat readiness, as well as enlistment and retention efforts.

  • Youth, local employers partner during job fair

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Kyle Doughall, 14, was looking for a job to earn some extra money at the first Child, Youth and School Services and Employee Readiness Program's Youth Job Fair and Volunteer Opportunities event March 12 at the Forsyth East Child Development Center.

  • Helping Heroes Heal

    Mar 25, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Installation Management Community is seeking Psy. D, Ph.D. clinical or counseling psychologists, clinical social workers, Licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors and licensed professional counselors to counsel Soldiers, their Family members and Civilians struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and suicide risk associated with post-traumatic stress order, or PTSD.

  • What will you miss most about the library'

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Sentinel staff asks: What will you miss most about the library'

  • Fort McPherson Library turns page to its final chapter

    Mar 25, 2011

    Like a good book taken out of it, the Fort McPherson Library unfortunately, has an end. Although the final page in its history may not be until May 3, the story of the library has hits its climax. The beginning of the end will occur April 1, when patrons will no longer be able to check out items.

  • "What is your favorite spring activity'"

    Mar 25, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked community members: "What is your favorite spring activity'"

  • Fort Bragg equipment center rents summer fun

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Recreation Equipment Checkout Center at Fort Bragg offers rental prices for different types of equipment such as camping, sports and games, picnic and party, lawn and garden, fishing and boating and other miscellaneous items such as floor buffers, roll-a-way beds, Santa costumes and lawn trailers. The center offers better rates for Soldiers and provide equipment for their rental needs at a cheaper rate than they can get from an outside source.

  • Spring finally here

    Mar 25, 2011

    Children from the Child, Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten class at Fort McPherson enjoy the warm weather while they play during recess Tuesday. March 20 marked the first day of spring.

  • Leaving With Gratitude For Community

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Marines are marching on. And their presence at Redstone Arsenal will be sorely missed. Gone will be the young Marine privates anxious to make a good impression in their first-ever ammunition training class. Gone will be the Marine instructors who know what it takes to be the best ammunition tech in the military. Gone will be the units of Marines marching between classes, their barracks and the dining facility in the Arsenal's Gate 10 area.

  • Army Community Service separation pilot program wraps up at Vicenza

    Mar 24, 2011

    Vicenza's Army Community Service will finish a test period March 31, officially becoming its own directorate April 1, to complete a separation from its parent organization, the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

    During April, U.S. military installations around the globe will recognize the contributions and sacrifices that servicemembers' sons and daughters make daily.

  • Military Child in Hawaii survey still available online

    Mar 22, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - U.S. Pacific Command is surveying military families about their Hawaii education experience.

  • Patrons can now self-scan items for check-out at some IMCOM-Europe libraries

    Mar 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new service at the Wiesbaden Library should speed patrons through the check-out process and free up staff members to perform other library duties. A,A A new self check-out terminal provides library customers with the means to scan their own books - up to 10 at one time - and be on their way.

  • The 27th Annual Army Family Action Plan Conference identifies 16 new quality-of-life issues

    Mar 22, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Earlier this month, I discussed the progress we made resolving 17 of 40 quality-of-life issues at the AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held in February.

  • Still working toward my happy

    Mar 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Using the MWR fitness classes, equipment, weight rooms, saunas, Nautilus, etc is free to ID cardholders.

  • Theater upgrades usher in change

    Mar 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Buzz Soltis Directorate of Public Works chief of construction (left) and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades examine the environmentally friendly roof of the newly renovated post theater, Bldg. 3245, during a March 7 inspection of the facility.

  • Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink skaters boogie the night away

    Mar 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink boogied the night away with their skating production, Flapper Days to Disco Nights - A Rock Around the Rink Production, March 13. Thirty-six skaters of all ages performed to music from different generations going back to the 1930s.

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