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  • 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.

  • 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.

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