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  • Tobyhanna children's programs earn national acclaim

    Dec 27, 2010

    Tobyhanna's Child, Youth and School Services organization offers some of the best programming in the nation, according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

  • O Christmas tree

    Dec 23, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - About 300 people attended the depot tree lighting ceremony and Child and Youth Services holiday party.

  • Fort Riley Families honor deployed loved ones with luminary ceremony

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Families and friends of deployed Soldiers gathered together to honor those Soldiers during a luminary event. About 250 people attended the inaugural Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Candle Lighting Ceremony Dec. 17 at Riley's Conference Center.

  • 'Greatest Race' delivers message of unity

    Dec 21, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Unity through diversity was the focus of a play presented by the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES Unlimited program at the Aberdeen Area Youth Center Dec. 4.

  • Kits help children through deployment: Barkley students receive treats

    Dec 17, 2010

    Shirley Chester, a guidance counselor at Barkley, has been working hard to find ways to help the students cope with the anxiety of having a loved one overseas. On her search, she discovered Trevor Romain, a children's self-help author and motivational speaker. Sympathetic to the emotional stress of parental deployment, Romain has partnered with the USO to tour military schools around the world.

  • ACS opens its doors to a 'Winter Wonderland'

    Dec 17, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Army Community Service invited the community to their "Winter Wonderland," here, Tuesday. Childrend shared their holiday wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus and got their photos taken with the jolly pair. They participated in interactive craft activities like decorating Christmas stockings and making candy-cane-reindeer to give as gifts.

  • Garrison Commander's Corner: Master Resiliency Training now offered at ACS

    Dec 16, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Master Resiliency Training is being offered at Schofield Barracks, and it is consistent with the Army Community Service's commitment to maintain readiness of Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • Teen Army Family Action Plan conference a 'total success'

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Teens participating in the Teen Army Family Action Plan conference held Dec. 3 at the Dodd Field Chapel.

  • Stories Of Fallen Woven In Patriotic Quilt

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A reminder of two local heroes will be arriving in Huntsville Dec. 18. As little boys, Huntsville was their home. As grown men, they put on the uniform and defended freedom, making the world their home. As war fighters, each led a destiny that took them to Iraq and placed them among the more than 4,200 servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.

  • Gold Star Wives finally get their day

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., has been going to Capitol Hill since December 1945 when 23-year-old Marie Jordan invited widows over for coffee.

  • APG troops receive holiday trees

    Dec 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Dozens of Aberdeen Proving Ground Soldiers will not have the added expense of purchasing trees for the holidays thanks to Pine Valley Christmas Trees of Elkton, Md.

  • Hawthorne finds peace with golf game at Children's Miracle Network Classic

    Dec 13, 2010

    Capt. Patrick Hawthorne found peace with his golf game while playing alongside the pros at the Children's Miracle Network Classic, the final tournament of the season on the PGA Tour.

  • TRiPS-Still Saving Lives

    Dec 13, 2010

    The Army's Travel Risk Planning System risk assessment tool, found online at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center website, has proven successful in helping reduce driving fatalities since its Army-wide inception in 2004.

  • Fort Gillem Christmas tree illuminates way to holiday season

    Dec 13, 2010

    Members of the Fort Gillem community welcomed their final holiday season with the lighting of the post Christmas tree Dec. 2 at the Fort Gillem Getaway club.

  • Lighting Brings Post Christmas Tree To Life

    Dec 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Justus Turner, 3, wants Army guys for Christmas. Army guys is exactly what he got and then some at the eighth annual community Christmas tree lighting Thursday at Bicentennial Chapel. Not only was the event decked out with real life Soldiers, but even the man with the naughty and nice list made an appearance.

  • Holiday crowd enjoys snow at AMR

    Dec 10, 2010

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Snow fell, here, Saturday. Keiki wearing summer shorts and sandals jumped right into the piles of snow, specially brought in for the 14th Annual Holiday Fun Fest. The event was organized by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and drew in more than 1,000 visitors.

  • DoD expands community-based child care options

    Dec 10, 2010

    The Defense Department will launch an initiative early next year aimed at expanding the quality and quantity of community-based child care options for geographically dispersed Reserve and Active Duty families and for families facing long waits for on-base care.

  • Keiki, spouses treated to holiday entertainment at Native Hawaiian Liaison event

    Dec 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -A,A Christmas came early for spouses and children of deployed Soldiers at a holiday party at the Nehelani, here, Friday. The spouses and keiki are members of the Blue Star Card Program, a U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii initiative.

  • Fort Riley signs FMWR Employee and Customer Covenant

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - The signing of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Employee and Customer Covenant was a promise to provide excellent customer service. The covenant was signed by Col. Kevin Brown, Fort Riley garrison commander, and Steve Tully, DFMWR director, following a meeting Dec. 1 at King Field House.

  • Fort Bragg 2010 Family of the Year light post Christmas tree

    Dec 9, 2010

    First Sgt. George Donnelly, his wife, Kristina and their three children - sons, Kyle, 11 and Shawn, 8, and daughter, Alyson, 5 - were named the Fort Bragg Family of the Year for 2010.

  • Delivering the Army Family Covenant: Army Community Service, the gift that keeps on giving

    Dec 9, 2010

    ACS will continue to give Soldiers and families gifts that last and keep on giving.

  • Focus on Army Family is year 'round

    Dec 9, 2010

    Central to some of the concerns are the promises the Army has made to Families in the Army Family Covenant: promises to enhance Family strength, resilience and readiness and to provide an environment in which Family members can thrive. These promises are non-negotiable, and the Installation Management Community is charged with delivering on many of them, by providing Families with the right programs and services in the right place at the right time.

  • Calway earns berth in 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

    Dec 9, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runner Capt. Kelly Calway earned a berth in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials with a fifth-place finish at the California International Marathon Dec. 5, in Sacramento.

  • Post children join in reindeer games

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Family member Tamesha White said that she decided this summer that enough was enough; it was time for her to lose weight.

  • Quality of life issues dominate town hall

    Dec 8, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Quality of life issues - everything from new facilities coming online to access to healthcare to the new U.S. Forces Korea Command Sponsorship Program - took top billing at the Warrior Country Community Town Hall in the Casey Garrison Community Activity Center Dec. 1.

  • Army 'Family of Year' receives award, continues giving

    Dec 8, 2010

    Sgt. Joseph Campbell left Afghanistan and joined his family from Landstuhl, Germany, to receive the Army Family of the Year award Tuesday in Arlington, Va.

  • Leaders focus on sustainability

    Dec 8, 2010

    Fort Carson explored the topic of personal sustainability and resiliency at the conference Nov. 18-19 at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs.

  • Six Soldiers help Team USA win SHAPE Basketball Championship

    Dec 8, 2010

    Six Soldiers helped Team USA win the 2010 SHAPE International Men's Basketball Championship Nov. 29-Dec. 4 in Mons, Belgium.

  • Signal Soldiers prove savvy at garrison Safety Showdown

    Dec 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers of the 102nd Signal Battalion demonstrated an impressive aptitude for safety as the unit dominated control of the board to win the Wiesbaden Winter and Holiday Safety Showdown Nov. 23. The event was held at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield Flyers Theater.

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony Kicks-off Holiday Season

    Dec 6, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal played host to the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 2, at Bldg. 60, Heritage Hall. "I'm very pleased to have such a large crowd on hand for this wonderful event," said Joel Himsl, Garrison Manager, Rock Island Arsenal. "The holiday season is a great time of happiness for all families. It is also a time to remember those who protect this nation, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airman, Marines and Coast Guard personnel, and their Families. I also ask that you remember the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen warriors, and the Families they have left behind. Please have a safe and happy holiday season."

  • EDGE! exposes youth to wide world of sports, and so much more

    Dec 6, 2010

    The EDGE! program, offered through Child, Youth and School Services, is allowing youths and teens to expand their horizons by trying out new interests and building skills after school.

  • Defender 6 sends: Services delivered, promises kept

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army made significant promises when it unveiled the Army Family Covenant in October 2007. With the covenant, the Army commits to providing Soldiers and Families a quality of life that acknowledges their service, sacrifice and dedication. Practically speaking, that means providing programs and services -- including Family programs, health care, housing, recreation, education and employment opportunities, and child, school and youth services -- that build Soldier and Family well-being, resilience and readiness. As the Commanding General of Installation Management Command and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, I have the lead for executing the Army Family Covenant. That is a charge I take on wholeheartedly, delivering programs and services that help Soldiers and Families thrive.

  • Fitness program helps civilian resiliency

    Dec 6, 2010

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- Last week the Fort Huachuca Scout ran an article in which Lt. Gen Rick Lynch, commander, Installation Management Command, stressed the importance of resiliency; the ability to realize personal growth and development in the face of challenging situations. IMCOM civilians are now encouraged to take advantage of a free tool that develops resiliency; the President's Challenge, and even earn a presidential award for doing so. The President's Challenge is part of the newly launched Civilian Wellness Program, and supports IMCOM's Command Policy #17, the Civilian Wellness Policy.

  • Soldier Show alumni offer "A Soldier's Christmas" as gift to community

    Dec 3, 2010

    "A Soldier's Christmas" will be performed at the Wallace Theatre on Fort Belvoir at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 17, and 18, and 2 p.m. December 18 & 19. Tickets are free. The high-energy 60-minute musical includes a cast of U.S. Army Soldier Show alumni who will perform traditional Christmas carols as well as modern Christmas songs. The storyline focuses on the experience of Soldiers and their Families during the holiday season, but combines singing, dancing and humor with whimsical stage settings to create a joyous celebration of Christmas and the fun it brings.

  • FRG helps new Army families forge friendships

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Basic training Soldiers are not the only ones creating bonds of camaraderie, their families are too, thanks to an effort by a small family readiness group to host end-of-cycle "meet and greets."

  • AFAP aims to improve quality of life for all

    Dec 3, 2010

    Soldiers, family members, retirees and Civilian employees dropped their titles and ranks to become agents of change during the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference on Fort McPherson Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.

  • You're HIRED!

    Dec 2, 2010

    The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program is set up to enroll teens in a work apprenticeship with local post agencies, providing valuable work experience in an apprentice's particular area of interest.

  • Fort Rucker community provides assistance, food for holidays

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Those in need can get help from Army Community Service and the Fort Rucker Food Locker this holiday season.

  • Operation Gift receives large donation

    Dec 2, 2010

    Santa Claus came a little early for Soldiers' Families at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem thanks to a large donation of toys to Operation Gift from Integrated Care Management (ICM). Carolyn Barta, ICM co-owner, said she has been donating toys to Operation Gift for the past four years as a token of appreciation for Soldiers and all they do.

  • Fort McPherson kicks off holiday season

    Dec 2, 2010

    With the pull of a lever, the tree lit up and Fort McPherson ushered in the start of its final holiday season. The tree-lighting ceremony, which took place Tuesday evening at The Commons at Fort McPherson, joins the list of Fort McPherson traditions that will never be seen again. However, although the significance of the larger circumstances surrounding the ceremony was not lost on those in attendance, the occasion was still enjoyed with cheer and spirit.

  • This is a job for ... Captain MWR': Post superheroes fight family blahs

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Look! It's a bird. It's a plane. No, wait. It's Captain MWR and his sidekick Dot Com.

  • Vicenza teen organizes book drive for African children

    Dec 2, 2010

    A 13-year-old family member at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza decided to organize a book drive to collect and send books to children in Africa.

  • Soldier-entertainers' season finale rocks Warrior Country

    Dec 1, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - They could've simply called it a "wrap." But like Broadway performers, these entertainers from the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show brought incredible energy and passion to their 120th and final performance of the season.

  • 2nd Infantry Division troops dominate rucksack challenge

    Dec 1, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Warrior Country Soldiers strapped on a heavy load of 35 pounds and simply walked away from all competition during the annual 8-mile Rucksack Challenge Nov. 20 at Casey Garrison.

  • Korea BOSS reps gather to network, improve programs

    Dec 1, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers from across across the Korean peninsula spoke out passionately about what Better Opportunity for Single (and unaccompanied) Soldiers has to offer and can offer in the future during its annual conference at the Community Activity Center here Nov. 17.

  • Soldier-vocalists to headline Christmas Show

    Dec 1, 2010

    A cast of current and former Soldier-vocalists will present "Home for the Holidays" Dec. 4 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Gateway to Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army caregiver wins year of free housecleaning services

    Nov 30, 2010

    For dedicated service to her Family and community, Army spouse Trish Ratliff of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., won a year's worth of free housecleaning services through the Armed Forces Recreation Centers "Caregivers Appreciation" promotion.

  • AFAP Update: Progress on behavioral health service, TBI care

    Nov 30, 2010

    Following up on the issues that are so important to the members of the Army community gives momentum to the AFAP process and reinforces the promises made in the Army Family Covenant.

  • Fort McCoy's Pine View Recreation Area has new handicapped-accessible playground equipment

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT McCoy, Wis. -- New handicapped-accessible playground equipment at the Pine View Recreation Area may have been a long time in the works, but it will provide excellent opportunities for youth in the Fort McCoy community and visitors to Pine View, said Becky Wapp Sawyer. Sawyer, Army Community Service director, said the project had been identified three years ago. The funding was provided by the Exceptional Family Member program.

  • Hope in the ashes: Garrison community continues support for families affected by warehouse fire

    Nov 29, 2010

    It has been five weeks since a warehouse fire destroyed the household goods of more than 120 families in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Oct. 30, and while the shock has worn off, the support continues.

  • CYS Services sports: Cowboys football team named IMCOM-E champs

    Nov 29, 2010

    Post-season play in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Child, Youth, and School Services Sports Program concluded with its junior tackle football and junior soccer teams progressing to Installation Management Command Europe Region championship games, with one winning it all.

  • Thanksgiving project brings parents, children together

    Nov 28, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Katie Fornes and her 3-year-old daughter, Allison, took advantage of the Post Library's Thanksgiving craft event Nov. 20 as a mother-daughter date. "We were going to have some one-on-one time and do some activities together, just the two of us with the older sibling gone," Fornes said.

  • Families enjoy appreciation dinner at Cantigny

    Nov 28, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Families had the opportunity to enjoy a night out together without the trouble of cooking at home Nov. 19 with the Military Family Appreciation Month dinner at Cantigny Dining Facility. Capt. Matt Sacra, a Soldier with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, his wife, Becky, and the couple's three daughters, Katelyn, 5, Ashley, 3, and Alyssa, 15 months, were among the more than 690 in attendance for the special Family-oriented evening.

  • Children's luncheons big deal for parents

    Nov 24, 2010

    In keeping with the Army's belief that the strength of a Soldier comes from the strength of his or her Family, the U.S. Army Garrison Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) staff held Thanksgiving luncheons for parents to share with their children. The luncheons, held Nov. 17 for pre-kindergarten (pre-k) students and Nov. 19 for children at the Child Development Center (CDC), featured traditional Thanksgiving meals of turkey, stuffing, cream corn, cranberry sauce and pies.

  • Fort Rucker Families discuss bullying with skits, activities

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Child, Youth and School Services staff, children and parents were able to discuss a sensitive subject thanks to skits and hot dogs at the CYSS gym Nov. 19.

  • Army Family Action Plan works for community

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 25, 2010) -- Persistent parking problems, a shortage of infant child care spaces and the limited access to and from the installation after 9 p.m. were just a few of the topics discussed at an Army Family Action Plan Conference out-brief here Friday in the Soldier Support Center auditorium.

  • Mayor, garrison commander sign community covenant

    Nov 24, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Col. Hank Dodge, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud commander, shakes hands with Dongducheon City Mayor Oh Se-chang, after signing a community covenant memorandum of agreement for mutural cooperation between Dongducheon and the garrison at Dongducheon City Hall Nov. 17.

  • Shades of Green discovers it is greener on positive side of energy conservation

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Shades of Green is getting greener. In accordance with the U.S. Army's 25-year Energy and Water Plan for Installations, officials at the Armed Forces Recreation Center on Walt Disney World Resort got with the plan quicker than Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

  • FMWR Holiday Fair Well Attended by Vendors/Shoppers

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Rock Island Arsenal's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Holiday Fair kicked-off the holiday shopping season for many post employees looking to shop early. The FMWR Holiday Fair was held Nov. 18-19 and featured more than 60 vendors in Heritage Hall in Bldg. 60 over the course the two days.

  • Encouraging young minds to read more

    Nov 23, 2010

    Col. Deborah Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, reads "A Million Starts With Me," by John Archambault, to children of the Child, Youth and Schools Services prekindergarten class Monday at the Youth Activities Center, Bldg. 400 at Fort McPherson. Each child received a copy of the book, which was provided by Sunny Perdue, governor of Georgia, to encourage reading.

  • Families share early Thanksgiving meal

    Nov 23, 2010

    Families of students at the Child, Youth and Schools Services pre-kindergarten class gather for an early Thanksgiving meal at the Youth Activities Center, Bldg. 400 on Fort McPherson, Wednesday. The event, which allowed parents the chance to interact with their children, other parents and teachers, also served as a learning experience for the children, who helped decorate and set up the event.

  • AFAP offers chance to make a difference

    Nov 23, 2010

    No one knows the strengths and weaknesses of a program, service or policy like the individuals who work with, benefit from or adhere to it. For that reason, you - the boots-on-the-ground Soldiers, employees, Family members, Wounded Warriors, survivors and retired military personnel - are the catalyst for improving "the system" through the Army Family Action Program (AFAP).

  • Traditional German ceremony knights new hunters

    Nov 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was the night for hunters. Several German JAfA$ger in personalized hunting attire mingled in and around Kloster Eberbach Nov. 7 in celebration of their holiest of days - the celebration of Saint Hubertus, patron saint of hunters. Some sipped on mulled wine, others swapped hunting stories.

  • EDGE/HIRED: Learning skills for life in youth programs inspired by Army Family Covenant

    Nov 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the black silky fluid spouted from the undercarriage of the blue Acura, several Wiesbaden youths learned a lesson about one of life's many challenges. A,A Seven boys learned how to perform an oil change Nov. 15 at the Wiesbaden Auto Skills Center as part of an EDGE Auto Skills course offered during the month of November.

  • 'SpouseBUZZ Live' brings laughter to Nehelani

    Nov 22, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 300 military spouses shared laughter and stories at the "SpouseBUZZ Live" event, Nov. 8, here, at the Nehelani.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Dedicates Fallen Service Member Memorial

    Nov 22, 2010

    The Fallen Service Member Memorial was dedicated Nov. 15 during a ceremony held at Heritage Hall, Bldg. 60, on Rock Island Arsenal. Dollie Carpenter, program manager, Survivor Outreach Services, said, "I am thankful that the Rock Island Arsenal not only supported my idea of a permanent memorial in the museum, but was anxious to see how they could help. My goal for surviving families was for them to truly know that they are not forgotten, that we are so grateful for their sacrifice, and here at the Arsenal, we truly will never forget our fallen heroes. I believe I have accomplished my goal as I heard several times from survivors, 'This was worth coming to'."

  • Youth Sports wins national award for recreation, sports

    Nov 22, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Youth Sports Program is one of five organizations that received the 2010 Excellence in Youth Sports Award from the National Alliance for Youth Sports, or NAYS.

  • AFAP Committee Confer on Army Life Issues

    Nov 22, 2010

    Dave VanderHeyden, program manager, Army Family Action Plan, Rock Island Arsenal-Garrison, said quality of life issues are the major focus for the annual AFAP Conference held at Rock Island Arsenal Nov. 9-10. "As a grassroots process, AFAP allows our most important assets, Soldiers and their Families, the opportunity to influence their own quality of life and standard of living," said VanderHeyden. The major issues discussed at the conference were: child care, consumer services, entitlements, force support, medical/dental, education, family support, housing, leadership, and civilian employment.

  • Survivors remember fallen at SOS ceremony

    Nov 22, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - In an emotionally charged ceremony at the Survivor Outreach Services Center, here, Nov. 10, friends and battle buddies hung 22 photos of fallen Soldiers from 1st Battalion,184th Infantry Regiment, 29th Brigade Combat Team, Hawaii Army National Guard, as they shared words of comfort and hope with their fellow survivors.

  • Army wife Gomez wins Operation Rising Star military singing contest

    Nov 22, 2010

    Melissa Gomez, who left Soldiering to become a full-time Army wife and mother, won the 2010 Operation Rising Star military singing contest Nov. 19 at Wallace Theater.

  • Ten Miler teams do installations proud

    Nov 22, 2010

    On Oct. 24, the 26th Army Ten Miler took place in Washington, D.C. All 50 states and 24 countries were represented, and 865 teams were registered among the 30,000 runners.

  • 1st Lt. Donarski inspires golf crowd at Children's Miracle Network Classic

    Nov 22, 2010

    A Soldier who twice was nearly declared dead wowed PGA Tour golfers and fans during the Pro-Am portion of the Children's Miracle Network Classic Nov. 11-12 at Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Ninety runners take on Fort Gillem's final 5-km gallop

    Nov 22, 2010

    On Nov. 5, Fort Gillem celebrated its 69th birthday with a run. The Gillem Gallop, a 5-km race that takes place around Stevens Lake on Fort Gillem, has been a staple community event for the past 27 years.

  • Angel Tree Delivers Chance To Give Back

    Nov 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This holiday season as you hang your ornaments on your Christmas tree, consider taking one off of another, and becoming an anonymous angel to a military child.

  • "Rockfest" rocks out hangar at Wainwright

    Nov 19, 2010

    Alaskan-grown Static Cycle got the party started with an hour-long set including the new hit song, "Inside This World of Mine," which is garnishing national media attention

  • Fort Bragg golfer strikes silver, wins third at golf championship

    Nov 18, 2010

    Shawn Whitmore, a Virginia native who is assigned to the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division, competed for the All-Army Golf team tryouts at Fort Lee, Va., and finished tied for third. Whitmore advanced to competition in the All-Armed Forces National Tournament at Langley Air Force Base, Va., where the All-Army teams won silver.

  • BOSS Soldiers to attend NFL game

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Who doesn't want to fly in a private jet to a Steelers game in Pittsburgh' Three Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery are joining 12 other BOSS members to fly round-trip from Dallas to Pittsburgh for the Steelers game against the Oakland Raiders Nov. 21.

  • Fort Bragg military Family life consultants provide the needed support before, during, after deploym

    Nov 18, 2010

    Military Family life consultants work closely with Army Community Service, and are assigned to certain centers and are embedded with the children while engaging and building relationships with children. They provide an ear to listen to the issues and struggles military children sometimes go through. The consultants also help caregivers and Family members in the absence of a loved one. They provide informal, easy to access information about prarenting, single Soldier reunions and many other issues dealing with being a part of the military.

  • Fort Bragg constantly works to take care of its children

    Nov 18, 2010

    The biannual education meeting was held Nov. 10 at Fort Bragg Club. The meeting brought representatives from neighboring school districts and other education professionals to discuss the care of military-connected children in schools. These are very important meetings because about 80 percent of Fort Bragg Families live off post, their children attend off post high schools, elementary and middle schools.

  • Candlelight vigil closes Domestic Abuse month

    Nov 18, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A solemn gathering in remembrance of the victims of domestic violence closed out the month-long observance of Domestic Abuse Prevention Month during a candlelight vigil at the Aberdeen Area Chapel Oct. 26.

  • ACS one-stop shop for scholarship info

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- From parents looking for scholarship money for a college-bound child, to those looking to ease ever-rising tuition for themselves, now is the time to begin the hunt for college funds. The Army Community Services Employment Readiness program offers seminars geared toward military spouses and children to help set them on the right track toward finding and applying for college scholarships.

  • Darryl Worley playing free concert for military community on OMC Nov. 20

    Nov 17, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Country singer Darryl Worley will share his love of country and those who defend it with a free concert for all members of the Monterey Military Community at Ord Military Community's General Stilwell Community Center 6 p.m. Nov. 20.

  • AFTB graduates five after Level 1 training class

    Nov 17, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Five members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community have become more knowledgeable about the Army community thanks to two days of Army Family Team Building Level I training. The two day class is a Department of the Army training program designed to familiarize individuals and Families with the military community.

  • Redstone Golfer Makes Shot With All Army Team

    Nov 17, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When Lt. Col. Jennifer Jensen tried out for the All Army Golf Team at Fort Belvoir, Va., in 1993 but was rejected, she didn't let it get her down. She simply added it to her bucket list of things to do before she retired from the Army.

  • ROK Army squad upsets CRC Indians for title

    Nov 17, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON - A shrewd personnel move by the coach of the 2nd Infantry Division's Republic of Korea Army Support Group to remove himself as the goalkeeper enabled his team to fight back from the loser's bracket and defeat the FCC Red Cloud Indians 4-2 in the Warrior Country Post-Level Invitational Soccer Tournament at Schoonover Bowl Nov. 6

  • PGA Tour pros salute Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers at golf clinic

    Nov 16, 2010

    PGA Tour golfers Rory Sabbatini and Kris Blanks took time out of their busy schedules Nov. 9 to provide golf tips to Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers and military Veterans at Walt Disney World's Osprey Ridge Course.

  • Keep on TRYing

    Nov 15, 2010

    PILILAAU ARMY RECREATION CENTER, Hawaii - Competitors tackle the Pililaau Army Recreation Center's Pokai TRY 2, Oct. 30. The event consisted of a 1,000 meter swim, 1,000 meter run and 1,000 meter paddle race.

  • Remembering personal heroes on Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - On Veterans Day we pause to remember those who have gone before us and those still serving in harm's way. This year members of the Wiesbaden military community joined together at the Wiesbaden Library to hear reflections on heroic figures in individuals' lives before marching to Veterans Park for a traditional ceremony Nov. 10. Speakers described their heroes - ranging from parents to a spouse to Medal of Honor recipients.

  • Fort McCoy's new Sportsman's Range, future lodge project support quality of life

    Nov 15, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Oct. 30 grand-opening of the new Sportsman's Lodge ranges marked the midpoint of efforts to construct a recreational shooting complex to expand Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) opportunities on Fort McCoy. Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser said the range project began with a Family and MWR survey conducted about 18 months ago. One question asked participants what Family and MWR amenity they wanted that Fort McCoy did not provide. The responses indicated a recreational shooting range, with, in order, pistol-, rifle-, trap- and skeet-ranges and a 3-D archery course.

  • Fort Bragg youth take lessons from Disney instructors

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Cleland Ice Rink at Fort Bragg hosted a special clinic Friday conducted by Disney on Ice skaters who portray Disney characters and stories both nationally and internationally with about 40 participants and six Disney on Ice instructors.

  • Military fun night puts families first

    Nov 12, 2010

    The annual "Families First" Military Fun Night brought together servicemembers and families for an evening of games, food and relaxation at the SoutheastFamily Center/Armed Services YMCA Nov. 5.

  • Fort Bragg Education Fair: Making dreams come true

    Nov 12, 2010

    Several university representatives and education counselors gathered Nov. 4, at Sports USA to present Soldiers, retirees, civilians, and their Family members with the chance to follow their desired career path and make dreams come true at Fort Bragg's Education Fair.

  • Army Family Covenant reaffirmed at West Point

    Nov 10, 2010

    The senior leadership of West Point stands in front of several Army Families prior to signing the Army Family Covenant before the Army Soldier Show Nov. 2 at Eisenhower Hall Theatre. The signing reaffirms the commitment made three years ago to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and Families.

  • Army launches new website for wounded warriors

    Nov 10, 2010

    The Army Warrior Transition Command launched a new website covering issues identified in feedback from wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans.

  • Crystal Clear: Family events no fun without families

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After church Sunday, my family and I enjoyed one of the largest meals we've had in a while; warm buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy, three-egg omelet and hash browns. Not to mention the roast beef, fried chicken, cornbread dressing, rice pilaf and warm apple crisp. Before you marvel at the hard work and dedication I put into the meal, don't; I didn't cook a single thing. And, it was free.

  • Go Army, beat Navy!: Army, Navy face off at post's first games

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Just as interservice rivalry is at its peak during the annual Army-Navy Football Game, that competitive spirit was in full display at Fort Jackson Saturday during a series of sporting events that pitted Soldiers, Sailors and Marines against each other.

  • ARSOUTH, Brazilian partners strengthen relationship during Army Ten Miler

    Nov 9, 2010

    U.S. Army South soldiers joined their Brazilian army brethren and 30,000 other runners from around the world here Oct. 24 to compete in the U.S. Army's premiere running event, the 26th Annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • Worley honors military families with concert

    Nov 9, 2010

    Darryl Worley's "God & Country Tour" came to Fort Carson, Colo., Oct. 30, to pay tribute to military families with a free concert. The "God & Country Tour" is a country music tribute to the military and their families, and Fort Carson was the fourth stop of seven U.S. military installations.

  • Family Matters Blog: General's Wife Creates 'Virtual Installations'

    Nov 9, 2010

  • Children celebrate CDC dedication

    Nov 8, 2010

    After a full year of operation, the Child Development Center at 3301 Indiana Ave. finally received a name in a dedication ceremony October 29. Families and leaders alike attended the grand opening of the Billy C. Colwell, Sr. Child Development Center. Colwell retired from Fort Campbell in 1979 as a first sergeant, but continued to work in the community to better relations with Fort Campbell.

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