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  • Warrior Adventure Quest: let the healing begin

    Oct 8, 2010

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers learn to deal with post-deployment adrenaline issues.

  • Fort Rucker CARE teams assist Families

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Casualty Assistance Response Team members underwent certification training Sept. 30 to better prepare them to assist Family members of fallen or injured servicemembers.

  • Commentary: More running events possible with unit partners

    Oct 8, 2010

    By partnering with units on post, Fort Leavenworth Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has expanded the number of running events on post.

  • Stewart-Hunter delegates conclude 2010 AFAP Conference

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Thirty-five delegates - Soldiers, spouses and Army Civilians - concluded three days of discussions for the 2010 Army Family Action Plan Conference at Club Stewart, Oct. 1.

  • Fort Stewart Family and MWR opens new dining, entertainment facility

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - A grand opening ceremony for Thunder Run, the contemporary, combination dining area and bar, which already is generating "oohs" and "ahhs" from guests who have sampled the food and enjoyed the environment, will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 13.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show: A deployment unlike any other

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART</b> -The audience at Fort Stewart 's Newman Fitness Center was dazzled by the spectacular performance from the Soldiers of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Oct. 5 and 6. The show is themed "Soldier Show v.27.0," marking the 27th year the show has been entertaining Soldiers and Families and the technical advances that have been made since the show's inception. However, what the audience and fans did not see was the demanding production that goes on behind the scenes that lays the groundwork for this historical event to succeed. Crew as well as performers play a key role in the set up and breakdown of the show, said John Stewart the program director for the Soldier Show.

  • Fort McCoy Day for Kids event attracts 400 participants

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT MCCOY, WISC. -- More than 400 adults and youth attended the annual Day for Kids event at Fort McCoy Sept. 18, which featured Family, educational, and fun activities. Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services School Age Services and Army Community Service co-sponsored the event.

  • Wisconsin Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee meets at Fort McCoy

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Spouses left home alone while their husband or wife is mobilized to another part of the globe have a national source network of information to assist their Family. The Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee (ISFAC) provides information to military Family members about a vast number of businesses and organizations that can provide assistance to support and ease the emotional, financial, and unexpected needs a Family may incur while they are separated from their loved one. "ISFAC is a voluntary community cooperative," Kevin Herman, Wisconsin ISFAC coordinator, said. He also is the installation mobilization/demobilization program manager at the Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) office.

  • ESPN to bring Sportscenter to Grafenwoehr on Veterans Day

    Oct 6, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - ESPN's flagship news and highlight program, Sportscenter, will broadcast live from the Grafenwoehr parade field Nov. 11, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (CET).

  • Army Mom battles breast cancer with golden moments in Armed Forces sun

    Oct 5, 2010

    NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. - Debra Rogers discovered a golden remedy for battling breast cancer during a trip to sunny Florida to watch her son make his All-Army softball debut.

  • Headquarters IMCOM moves to San Antonio

    Oct 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters officially transferred from Arlington, Va., to San Antonio, Texas, during the public uncasing of its unit colors Tuesday.

  • Mixing it up in Wiesbaden: Boxing fans get money's worth at Hispanic Heritage Month Tournament

    Oct 5, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hot, spicy music and heated ring action greeted boxing fans at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Sept. 25.

  • Red-carpet treatment: WTB Soldiers visit Seattle Seahawks

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - For Soldiers and family members of the Warrior Transition Battalion, a trip to watch the Seattle Seahawks practice yielded memories of a lifetime. Fifty-five Soldiers assigned to the WTB were given special access to visit the team during a practice September 22. Family members and service animals were also welcomed as the Seahawks unrolled the red carpet.

  • Fans welcome 'Idol' star to JBLM

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert visited JBLM to the delight of hundreds of screaming fans of all ages.

  • Drowning Pool unleashes fury on raucus JBLM crowd

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, wash. - Music, lights and the screams of fans filled the night sky over Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the Dallas rock band Drowning Pool unleashed a furious torrent of tunes Sept. 26.

  • Commentary: Army seeks end to domestic abuse

    Oct 4, 2010

    One of the great, positive changes in Army culture over the years is the ever-increasing willingness to acknowledge and talk about domestic abuse in Army families. There are resources available for families seeking assistance, places for victims to go for help, advocates and counselors to monitor the situation. It hasn't always been that way.

  • Blue Star Card spouses, families enjoy luau, entertainment at Hale Koa

    Oct 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - More than 240 Blue Star Card members, children and family members celebrated the Big "R" at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki, Sept. 23.

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • All-Army men win silver at Armed Forces Softball Championships

    Oct 1, 2010

    NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. - A young All-Army men's team could not overcome the All-Air Force mystique and settled for silver at the 2010 Armed Forces Softball Championships Sept. 19-23.

  • Fort Bragg hosts fun walk/run event for Families

    Oct 1, 2010

    More than 200 joggers, bikers, runners and strollers lined up at Hedrick Stadium to participate in the first Fort Bragg Family Fun 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m., Saturday.

  • Fort Bragg opens new child development center

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Major Larry J. Baugess Jr. was a battle hero and a devoted Family man. He died in Pakistan, at the age 36, in May 2007.

  • Fort Bragg, Fayetteville both recognized as Best Communities for Young People

    Oct 1, 2010

    For the second time in five years, Fort Bragg has been recognized as one of the nation's 100 Best Communities for young people by America's Promise Alliance and financial services company ING. The honor, announced during a ceremony in Washington Sept. 21, recognizes the programs and activities put in place by the two communities to assist the Families of Soldiers excel academically and socially in the face of the difficulties of an Army at war.

  • CARE Fair readies Baumholder community for deployment

    Oct 1, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - More than 1,000 Soldiers and family members made their way from booth to booth at the annual CARE Fair Sept. 11 and gathered information needed to prepare for the upcoming deployment of the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • Yongsan holds Day for Kids

    Oct 1, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - With great participation from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Community members, Child, Youth and School Services hosted the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids, which also was Worldwide Day of Play, Sept. 25 at the Child Development Center parking lot.

  • Fort Sam Houston observance symbolizes transfer to Joint Base San Antonio

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 30, 2010) -- Fort Sam Houston marked the eve of its reassignment to the Joint Base San Antonio with a transfer of authority ceremony Sept. 30.

  • "You will be all right"

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 1, 2010) -- Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.

  • Athletes compete in Paralympics Warrior Sports Series

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Teams from Brooke Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion, the Center for the Intrepid, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Naval Medical Center San Diego competed in wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

  • Army, Families will benefit from recent AFAP conference, discussion of issues

    Sep 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- More than 54 issues were discussed and prioritized from Family Readiness Groups, ranging from parking for barracks residents, to a post kennel facility for Family pets, during the Fort Sam Houston's Army Family Action Plan Conference Sept. 21-23 at the Sam Houston Club.

  • Soldiers enjoy chance to play golf with pros

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- There is a new four-letter word associated with golfers: BOSS. Fort Drum's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers took 15 troops to participate in the annual Patriot Golf Day at Lakeview Golf and Country Club in Auburn on Monday.

  • Soldier Show cast entertains Fort Drum audience

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Community members got on their feet as the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show came to Fort Drum. Country, rock, pop, gospel and rhythm and blues music intertwined throughout the 90-minute show as Soldiers from throughout the Army performed Sept. 22 at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • 'Imagine an Army free of domestic abuse'

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Imagine an Army free of domestic abuse." This is the Department of the Army theme for October - Domestic Abuse Prevention Month - and something on which post officials hope people take time to consider and educate themselves.

  • 472nd MPs take on post-deployment whitewater adventure quest

    Sep 30, 2010

    Their trip was part of Warrior Adventure Quest, a program funded through the Army Family Covenant and designed for Soldiers who have recently redeployed and are transitioning back into their non-combat lives.

  • Wainwright teens unplug for BGCA Worldwide Day of Play

    Sep 30, 2010

    Fort Wainwright embraced the worldwide effort to encourage youth and teens to get more active, make healthy food choices and get unplugged for a while.

  • Gold Star families honor loved ones

    Sep 29, 2010

    Flickering candles lined the pier at Semmes Lake Sunday evening during a remembrance of fallen South Carolina Soldiers.

  • All-Army women go 8-0 at Armed Forces Softball Championships

    Sep 28, 2010

    The undefeated All-Army women won eight games and put six players on the all-tournament team at the 2010 Armed Forces Softball Championships Sept. 19-23.

  • Combat spouses: 1st Armored Division spouses enjoy day on the range

    Sep 28, 2010

    Military spouses stepped into their husbands' shoes for a day during 1st Armored Division's Combat Spouses Day at the Rheinblick Outdoor Recreation Complex Sept. 22.

  • Singers dazzle audience at 'Operation Rising Star' 2010

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The ear-splitting screech of an air horn blasts through Tropics Recreation Center, here, as its enthusiastic owner, yells, "Who are we'"

  • 500th MI Bde. defeats 'Wolfhounds' in Right Arm Night tug-of-war

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Testosterone was pumping at "Right Arm Night," Sept. 10, at the Nehelani, here, as the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, faced off against the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade for the tug-of-war championship.

  • USAG-HI honors volunteers who donate food, pampering services

    Sep 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has recognized two volunteers for their efforts at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, Sept. 14, here.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: Training offers tips

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Suicide prevention training Sept. 14 at the Family Readiness Center taught warning signs and intervention techniques to those with close contact to Soldiers who may be contemplating taking their own lives. The training was attended by Family readiness support assistants, Family readiness group leaders and Family members, according to Valarie Adams, FRSA for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Sports open 2010 fall season

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Fort Bragg, community come together to 'march forward' in military Family support

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army has come a long way from the old saying, 'If the Army wanted to you to have a wife and kids, they would have issued them to you.'

  • Quality of life mission for Fort Bragg town hall meeting

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Bragg Garrison command, agencies and customers exchanged ideas at the town hall meeting held Sept. 14 at the Yntema Club on Gruber Road. The meetings are held quarterly and are open to the military community. Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, said the meetings provide an opportunity for units and individuals to get feedback. "This is your ability to have a person-to-person interface with those individuals who impact your quality of life on Fort Bragg," said Sicinski.

  • Survivors, volunteers of SOS program join other military families at Lt. Dan Band concert

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -It was a night of music, laughter and dancing, (the children danced); but the highlight of the USO show had to be the fellowship among friends, old and new. More than 50 Survivor Outreach Services members and SOS friends formed a sea of bonny blue in their new SOS t-shirts during the Gary Sinise and Lt Dan Band concert at Eielson Air Force Base.

  • Stewart ACS preps couples for post-deployment

    Sep 24, 2010

    Just as year-long separations caused by deployments can be stressful on Army Families, redeployment can have its own issues as both Soldier and spouse have changed during their 12-month separation.

  • Auto center teaches repair, maintenance

    Sep 24, 2010

    The automotive skills center has the equipment, classes and computer programs for do-it-yourselfers to do most anything necessary to get their vehicles in tip-top shape or do regular maintenance.

  • Resiliency Training Campus provides services for military families

    Sep 24, 2010

    Col. Greg Gadson arrived at Fort Sill to watch the man who saved his life, 1st Sgt. Frederick Johnson, retire from the Army. Afterward he joined the Lawton-Fort Sill community in celebrating the opening of the Resiliency Training Campus sept. 18, which will empower Soldiers and others with the tools for life effectiveness through educational and preventive mind, body, and spirit programs.

  • Fort Leavenworth re-affirms Army Family Covenant

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Sept. 23, 2010) - Fort Leavenworth re-committed itself to supporting military families Sept. 17 by re-signing the Army Family Covenant.

  • Building relationships through my job

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Gold Star Flag Ceremony honors fallen heroes and their Families

    Sep 24, 2010

    Three local Families were inducted into a "club" they did not choose or ever expect to belong amidst tears, words of encouragement, promises of hope and support. The Families of Pvts. 1st Class John Andrade, Diego Montoya and Marine Sgt. Jose Luis Saenz were welcomed into the Gold Star Mothers with a Gold Star Flag Ceremony Sept. 18.

  • Fort Lee officer featured on Army poster

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. -- (Sept. 23, 2010) "Celebrity" was never a word Chief Warrant Officer 5 Candis Martin imagined she would use to highlight her 35-year military career. She can now add that to her list of adjectives, however, because she's currently featured on a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Gold Star Mother's Day poster that was distributed Army-wide.

  • Spouse is Carson's Rising Star

    Sep 21, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Five finalists battled it out at the Elkhorn Conference Center Sept. 10 to see who would be named Fort Carson's Operation Rising Star winner. In the end, based on scores from the judges' panel and votes from the audience, Family member Kymra Dorre, who sang "Unchained Melody," earned the right to advance to the Army-level competition.

  • Soldier Show performs with social media theme

    Sep 21, 2010

    Focusing this year on a theme of social media to reflect the lifestyle of today's youth, the 2010 Soldier Show left a packed house at Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 14 ecstatic -- if audience reaction is any indicator.

  • Child, Youth and School Services bring back tackle football

    Sep 21, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hut one. Hut two. A,A Tackle football has returned to Child, Youth and School Services after a more than 10-year absence.

  • School Age Center to hold 'Day for Kids'

    Sep 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Military children and youth of all ages will be honored at the annual free "Day for Kids," Sept. 25, 1-4 p.m., at the School Age Center, Building 1280, here.

  • Fisher House Foundation donates $50K to FMWRC

    Sep 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Fisher House Foundation recently donated funds to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command to support family members of deployed Soldiers through the Blue Star Card program.

  • Fitzpatrick's 'Stone Flower' best of show in Army Arts and Crafts Contest

    Sep 20, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Tatiana Fitzpatrick took best-of-show honors in the 2010 Army Arts and Crafts Contest with an elaborate "Stone Flower" necklace that topped the accomplished metals and jewelry category.

  • Smooth Grooves Tour headed to troops in Germany, Italy

    Sep 20, 2010

    Army and Navy Entertainment Divisions are hosting a Smooth Grooves Tour at six U.S. military installations in Europe this month.

  • JRTC, Fort Polk's 2010 Woman's Conference celebrates 'Heroes Behind The Heroes'

    Sep 20, 2010

    Stressed out' Have your finances gone haywire' Computer troubles got you down' How do you learn to deal with these and other daily dilemmas and still find time to be romantic, cook new dishes, work out or just have a little fun' Army spouses deal with these challenges on a daily basis. Grasping the ins and outs of these topics and more was the purpose of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk's 2010 Women's Conference held Sept. 15, hosted by Army Community Service.

  • Fort Carson Off Highway Vehicle Park trails open to dirt bikes, ATVs

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation leadership held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 10 to open the Fort Carson Off Highway Vehicle Park which features about 10 miles of trails spread across 199 acres. The trail entrance is located just inside Gate 20 across from the water treatment facility.

  • JBLM BOSS event gives singles day to play

    Sep 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Go-karts, arcade games, poker tournaments, jousting, a Velcro "fly wall," billiards, food, beverages and more ... all free and all ways Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers showed its appreciation for single service members stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Collich leads six qualifiers to Military Long Drive Championship

    Sep 17, 2010

    Six military golfers, led by Army 2nd Lt. Preston Collich, advanced Sept. 11 to the finals of the 2010 Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP.

  • Fort Bragg participates in annual adventure race at Smith Lake

    Sep 16, 2010

    Neither cramps, blisters, rain, sandy trails, nor tipped canoes could stop the competitors from participating in the Adventure Race Saturday. Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Sports office hosted its annual event throughout the Smith Lake Recreational Area. The race consisted of two-member teams competing in a variety of events to include a 5K cross-country race, land orienteering, a 10K mountain bike race, canoe paddling and a mystery event.

  • Fort Bragg couples make memories at Smith Lake to last a lifetime

    Sep 16, 2010

  • Fort Bragg Father Daughter Ball gives Families night of fun, fantasy

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - It was a scene from a fairy tale. Dozens of Soldiers in their dress blues, Class A uniforms and civilian suits, escorted their daughters garbed in gowns and dresses into the Fort Bragg Club for an evening of fun, food and dancing at the Father Daughter Ball Saturday.

  • Fort Bragg urges Soldiers, Families to be prepared in case of an emergency

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If a natural disaster were to hit Fort Bragg right now, would your Family be prepared'

  • Wiesbaden military community runners join in city-wide 25-hour charity run

    Sep 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Twenty-five hours after the crack of the starting pistol in the Kurpark on Sept. 11, the last runners sprinted across the finish line in Wiesbaden's annual charity endurance run. After running non-stop through the night, runners had racked up thousands of kilometers for charity.

  • Competitors 'TRY' something new at PARC

    Sep 13, 2010

    PILILAAU ARMY RECREATION CENTER, Hawaii - Excitement filled the air, as competitors in the first Pokai TRY gathered near the starting line, here, Aug. 28.

  • Polk celebrates new CDCs

    Sep 13, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- The love of a parent for their child is boundless and the commitment of the Army to its Soldiers is abundant.

  • Party in the USA; Soldier Show gets audience on its feet

    Sep 12, 2010

  • Carson outdoor pool goes to the dogs

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Ranging in size from Chihuahua to Saint Bernard, dozens of dogs from military Families took the plunge at the Fort Carson Outdoor Pool Labor Day.

  • Atlanta Falcons open arms to surviving children

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons professional football team took time from preparing for the 2010 National Football League season to honor the children of deceased servicemembers.

  • Found money: Fort Bragg Family gets more than it bargained for

    Sep 10, 2010

    What would you do if you found over $9,000' Would you keep it' Would you look for the owner' Would you keep some of it and turn the rest in saying that's all there was' On May 11, Tracy Kaiser was on a mission, she was searching for a bargain at the Bragg 'n Barn Thrift Store and found a $7 suitcase. When she got home and opened some of the side pockets, she found over $9,000 in cash.

  • Fort Bragg Single Soldiers program offers many benefits

    Sep 10, 2010

    Single and unaccompanied Soldiers on Fort Bragg needing a problem solved, searching for volunteer opportunities or finding something fun to do on and off post can find all of that and more at the Fort Bragg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, better known as BOSS.

  • Ivy Patch at the Elkhorn opens Sept. 21

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-A new lunch option will soon be available to the Mountain Post community beginning Sept. 21. The Ivy Patch at the Elkhorn Conference Center will be open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with sandwiches, wraps, an all-you-can-eat salad bar, soup and a hot lunch daily special that includes an entrAfAe, vegetable and a starch item.

  • Soldiers battle for combatives title

    Sep 10, 2010

    Combat grappling took on the glitz and drama of UFC, as competitors vied for titles as toughest fighters on JBLM.

  • For love of the game

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Four military retirees find a way to give back to the golf course they love.

  • Fort McCoy BOSS program looks ahead to new year

    Sep 10, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program will undergo several changes in the upcoming year while continuing to support the core components of the program - quality of life, recreation and leisure, and community service. The program is a function of and funded by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). The BOSS events calendar for fiscal year (FY) 2011 has been finalized and includes many activities and events that uphold program goals, including litter clean ups, a Mall of America trip, a clothing drive, sporting events and theme park trips.

  • Program gets youths to work

    Sep 9, 2010

    Eleven special needs students are getting on-the-job training to transition from school to work -- thanks to the Army Community Covenant. The students enrolled in the Gateway to Success Transitional 18- to 22-year-old program, which is an educational and work-related transitions program for special needs youth. The program provides an opportunity to develop educational and occupational skills that will complement them as they transition from an educational environment to a work environment.

  • Chief reaffirms support to Families at dedication

    Sep 9, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. pledged the service's continued commitment to Families despite a shrinking budget as he cut the ribbon for a new annex at the Casey Memorial Library, named for his father on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Preparing tomorrow's leaders today

    Sep 9, 2010

    On Sept. 7 the Camp Darby Child Youth and School Services recognized the 2009/2010 school year "Power Hour" Points winners: William Quesenberry, Layton Barney and Natsuki Wittmer. "Power hour" is a highly successful homework assistance program, implemented by Camp Darby in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help young people come to view homework as an opportunity to learn to work independently, complete projects on time and feel positive about their accomplishments.

  • Bronson leads Military Long Drive Championship through prelims

    Sep 8, 2010

  • European Army garrisons prepare for CYSS fee changes

    Sep 8, 2010

    The letters and phone calls have already gone out in many military communities throughout Europe, and most parents have either seen or heard about the announcement from the Department of Defense concerning future changes to the Child, Youth and School Services fee policy.

  • Preventing, investigating child abuse

    Sep 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Instructors from the Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division, located at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., taught child abuse prevention investigative techniques to 32 members from the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program, Department of the Army police, Army Military Police investigators and Marine Corps Criminal Investigations divisions.

  • Kelley CDC opens, increases child care options for Stuttgart community

    Sep 7, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Options for child care in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart have expanded, thanks to the new Kelley Child Development Center on Kelley Barracks.

  • Therapy takes many forms - Professionals learn how 'Horses for Heroes' programs helps woun

    Sep 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - In a dusty ring at the Fort Lewis Riding Club, Debbi Fisher patiently worked with "Vision," a 7-year-old American Paint horse chosen for his gentle nature. Soon, Fisher and Bob Woelk, RTR executive director, were surrounded by dozens of professionals from Warrior Transition Units and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices from around the western region who gathered beneath the shade of nearby trees to learn how RTR's "Horses for Heroes" could help wounded warriors.

  • Fort Carson residents elect new mayors

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-More than 350 Fort Carson housing residents cast their votes Aug. 25-26 to elect 16 new mayors.

  • IMCOM Commanding General visits Fort Carson

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The commanding general of Installation Management Command viewed a variety of facilities and services during a visit to Fort Carson Aug. 25. Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch's tour included construction sites, brigade combat team facilities and the resiliency campus. He also had extended visits to the Army Substance Abuse and Survivor Outreach Services programs.

  • Soldiers, Families enjoy fun in sun at annual BOSS Beach Bash

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As summer winds down, BOSS gets Soldiers pumped up. Fort Drum's Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers hosted its annual Beach Bash at Remington Park on Friday.

  • Family Advocacy Program offers range of services for Soldiers, families

    Sep 2, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Staff Sgt. Eney Dough is stuck in a tough assignment where he's worked 65 hours a week since he arrived six months ago. His unit is preparing for a deployment that will separate him from his family once again for a year after returning from a previous deployment only 14 months earlier. Coupled with the stresses of the job, he also has to make provisions for a pregnant wife of five years, two toddlers and a troubled teenager from his wife's first marriage. Turmoil at home and work has Dough on the edge, as he has been holding in much of his frustrations.

  • Wiesbaden community reaches out to families during open house

    Sep 2, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community members got an inside look at the many resources, organizations and assistance available at an Army Community Service Open House Aug. 24.

  • Full-body workout sculpts a new you: Aerobics, weights quickly create sleek, slim results

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The best reason I could ever come up with for having someone add weights to his or her current workout reminds me of my first encounter with lifting. I had been teaching for quite some time, but was not seeing the results I wanted to see. One of the participants in my class suggested that I add weight lifting. I was so pleased with how quickly my body responded to the weight training.

  • Hawaii residents to see change in child care fees

    Aug 30, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Many patrons of Child, Youth and School Services in Hawaii may soon find some good news on their monthly child care fee statement, as the Department of Defense will be implementing a new fee chart to standardize child care fees at military child care facilities, nationwide, Oct. 1.

  • HIRED! Program gives youths edge in job search

    Aug 30, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-With employment opportunities scarce for all ages, a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program beginning Sept. 20 can give teenagers an edge in joining the workforce. The Child, Youth and School Services HIRED! Program includes four 12-week sessions throughout the year. Registration is currently open for the fall term.

  • Community unites to honor fallen heroes

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Julie Rosenberg had butterflies in her stomach as she drove to the Run for the Fallen Saturday at Ironhorse Park, an annual event to honor Fort Carson Soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. "And then as soon as I get here (the event) just brings a smile to my face," said Rosenberg, who helped organize the first Run for the Fallen at Fort Carson in 2008 to honor all Mountain Post Soldiers who lost their lives on the battlefield, to include her husband, Maj. Mark Rosenbert, who served with 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Fort Campbell parents eagerly await new CDCs

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Nicole Chumley and her Family are new to Fort Campbell. As they adjust to life on a new Army post, Chumley is quickly learning that child care can sometimes be an issue.

  • Fort Bragg sports program keeps youth on right track, teaches character

    Aug 27, 2010

    Fort Bragg youth participate in Sports Authority, a Child, Youth and School Services fitness club that builds character as well as muscles. Sports Authority meets every Thursday, at 4:30 p.m., at Tolson Youth Activity Center. According to a program assistant at Tolson YAC, the aim is to make youth well-rounded, responsible citizens.

  • Army Family Action Plan enlists help of Fort Bragg Families

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Sometimes a single suggestion can manifest a better quality of life for the military. This is the goal of the Army Family Action Plan, established in the early 1980s, which increases awareness of Armywide issues and funding for installation projects and programs.

  • Survivor outreach 'near and dear' to JBLM volunteer's heart

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Tina Robbings spends about as much time in other people's offices as some do in their own. The difference is that they are getting paid, and she is not. Robbings donates time to several organizations, but the one she considers most meaningful is Survivor Outreach Services.

  • JBLM CDC students learn about 'three R's'

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - There's an Earth-friendly movement afoot at Child Development Centers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A team of sustainability experts is partnering with the CDCs to deliver a simple message: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

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