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  • Presidio's AFAP delegates explore quality of life issues

    Nov 4, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Approximately 70 delegates participated in an Armed Forces Action Plan conference held Oct. 27-28 at the Presidio of Monterey.

  • Facebook seminar stresses sensibility

    Nov 4, 2010

    Social media has changed the way the world communicates, receives news, plays games and keeps in contact with family and friends and Facebook is the most popular social media in the world. With a worldwide membership of close to 600 million, Facebook has changed the way we do things on the Web.

  • Educators focus on special needs

    Nov 4, 2010

    Fort Sill recently hosted a two-day Special Education Leaders Institute of extensive training on the unique issues facing military children facing military children with special needs due to frequent moves for the sake of the children.

  • Horseback riding program now provides certified therapy for wounded warriors

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A child with a severe cognitive disability suddenly giggles sitting atop a horse. A teen smiles broadly discovering he can control a 900-pound animal, though his legs were amputated. A spouse whose husband is deployed enjoys the backwoods trails on horseback.

  • BOSS Safety Factor encourages Soldiers to think safety first

    Nov 4, 2010

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center has teamed up with the Family and MWR Command to provide Soldiers with a ready-to-use tool that, according to USACR/SC Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, is "anything but your boring safety presentation."

  • STARBASE OK all about sciences

    Nov 4, 2010

    Fifth graders were out in full force visiting different locations on Fort Sill for a lesson on why tough subjects like science and math will be useful to them in the future.

  • Casualty Notification Officers provide vital care, support to families of the fallen

    Nov 4, 2010

    "I was sitting at home at 11:30 at night when I noticed a car's lights coming down my long driveway," David McNabb said recently at the TAPS Fort Hood Military Survivor Seminar & Good Grief Camp, where over 300 survivors shared stories at this annual event.

  • Outreach program helps surviving families

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Outline of assistance available through the Survivor Outreach Services's financial counselor, including specific benefits offered by state programs in addition to federal for all components of Army -- Guard, Reserve and active.

  • Fest Fosters Family Fun

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Witches, super heroes, video game characters and even Capt. Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of Caribbean fame stopped by Fort Jackson Friday night to participate in the post's Fall Festival at the Solomon Center.

  • Fall Festival, Halloween Howl provide Fall family fun

    Nov 4, 2010

    Witches, super heroes, video game characters and even Capt. Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of Caribbean fame stopped by Fort Jackson Friday night to participate in the postAca,!a,,cs Fall Festival at the Solomon Center. Child, Youth and School Services staff manned dozens of tables full of games to accommodate children of all ages.

  • Family salute: Post celebrates Military Family Month

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- President Barack Obama issued an official proclamation Monday designating November as Military Family Month.

  • Delegates tackle top Warrior Country issues

    Nov 3, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Lauren Gasper arrived at the Army Family Action Plan Conference here Oct. 26 with her sleeves rolled up and prepared to make life better for Soldiers, civilian employees and their family members living in Warrior Country.

  • Reintegration: ACS puppet program prepares children for homecoming

    Nov 3, 2010

    In preparation of Soldiers returning home after a year-long deployment, children and their parents gathered for their own reintegration seminar, a program designed specifically for children.

  • Sgt. Yano Library hosts Tutor.com presentation, training

    Nov 2, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Representatives from Tutor.com led a training session at the Sgt. Yano Library, here, Oct. 20.

  • FMWR at forefront of Army Family Covenant programs

    Nov 2, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Army Family Covenant was signed here in Hawaii three years ago in a ceremony with the Army's vice chief of staff and senior Hawaii Army leaders. This covenant is a pact - by Army leadership - pledging to provide a quality of life commensurate to the quality of service asked of our Soldiers and their families.

  • AFC continues its commitment to provide resources to families

    Nov 2, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's primary goal is to improve the quality of life of its Soldiers and families, especially as, since 2004, Hawaii's Soldiers and families have experienced continuous deployments resulting in rising levels of stress.

  • FRGs keep the homefires burning during deployments

    Nov 2, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family readiness groups in Army-Hawaii exemplify promises made in the Army Family Covenant.

  • Army Family Covenant: Supporting Soldiers, families and civilians

    Nov 2, 2010

  • Blue Star Card offers many SKIES discounts

    Nov 2, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Blue Star Card holders can get up to $300 of free Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited classes, per child.

  • CYSS, Blue Star Card support families during deployment

    Nov 2, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For many military families, child care is a necessity, and quality child care is more important than ever, especially with deployments now becoming a way of life.

  • Country singer performs at Fort Riley in honor of Military Family Appreciation Month

    Nov 2, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - At 9:45 a.m. Oct. 29, Kristin Takach and Courtney Forrester arrived at the Fort Riley Post Exchange with one mission in mind. For Takach, that mission was to be the first person in line to meet country music singer Darryl Worley - the first star she's ever met.

  • President proclaims November as Military Family Month

    Nov 1, 2010

    Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2010 as Military Family Month. I call on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in support of our service members and our Nation.

  • November: Military Family Appreciation Month

    Nov 1, 2010

    November marks the return of Military Family Appreciation Month. Throughout November, the Army, the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation's servicemembers.

  • FMWRC partners with corporate America to assist Soldiers & Families

    Nov 1, 2010

    Recently, Maj. Gen. Reuben D. Jones, FMWRC commander, was asked by Col. Liana L. Bratland, director of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, if it were possible to have 2,200 calling cards sent to the troops.

  • Celebrities add "star power" to Army's Operation Rising Star

    Nov 1, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Like the power brought to Fox TV''s "American Idol," by Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul during the early seasons, the celebrity judges participating in the 2010 Operation Rising Star production will bring their own star-studded qualities to the military singing competition.

  • Army talent will shine bright at Operation Rising Star

    Nov 1, 2010

    The ten professional entertainers who are judging this year's Operation Rising Star will have their combat boots and cowboy hats knocked off when the 12 Army semi-finalists hit the Wallace Theatre's stage at Fort Belvoir on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.

  • Outreach summit helps survivors heal

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT GORDON, Ga. -- As he opened Saturday's Survivor Mini Summit at the Gordon Club, Chaplain (Maj.) Eugene Mack spoke about a riddle that went around his fifth grade class.

  • Families celebrate fall season at Eagles CDC

    Nov 1, 2010

    For Families that use the Child Development Centers on post, the opportunity to interact with their child's class or teacher may not be a common occurrence. That's one of the reasons that the parent activity committee at the Eagles CDC decided to have a Fall Festival and Spaghetti Dinner recently.

  • AUSA hosts Wounded Warriors during Ruggles golf tournament

    Nov 1, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A group of Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center got into the swing of things with members of the Aberdeen Chapter of the Association of the United States Army during its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Ruggles Golf Course Oct. 15.

  • Survivor Outreach summit drafts issues for leadership

    Nov 1, 2010

    A proposal to grant installation access to the family members of Soldiers killed in action was among recommendations that will go forward to Army senior leaders from the Survivor Outreach Services summit Oct. 25.

  • Servicemembers and families walk through a nightmare

    Nov 1, 2010

    Zombies, witches, killer-clowns and famous slasher-movie characters populated the woods and buildings of Shoreline Park to create an environment of horror and fright for the patrons of "Theatrical Nightmare: A Walk in the Dark," Oct. 28 - 30.

  • Submit AFAP issue, improve Army Family QOL

    Nov 1, 2010

    Have any ideas for improving the quality of life for service members and their families' Now is the time to submit them for the next Army Family Action Plan conference in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

  • All-Army teams win silver medals at Armed Forces Golf Championships

    Oct 29, 2010

    Bronze medalist Capt. Daniela Kessler and fourth-place finisher Capt. Austin Luher led the All-Army Golf Teams to runner-up finishes behind All-Air Force at the 2010 Armed Forces Golf Championships Oct. 23-26 at Eaglewood Golf Course.

  • Army's Shades of Green now offers Disney Parks program for military

    Oct 29, 2010

    The Shades of Green-an Armed Forces Recreation Center located on the Walt Disney World Resort-is now offering the Disney Parks' "Let the Memories Begin" program for military personnel, providing special offers on theme park tickets and accommodations.

  • Campbell Memorial Library hosts 'Our Heroes' Tree'

    Oct 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Keith A. Campbell Memorial Library is hosting the "Our Heroes' Tree" through Nov. 16 to promote and enhance awareness of the service and sacrifice of members of the U.S. military and their Families.

  • Army leaders reaffirm commitment to Survivors

    Oct 29, 2010

    On Wednesday, Oct. 27, The Association of the United States Army presented an inaugural Family Forum titled, "America's Families - Caring for our Survivors," during its annual meeting and exposition.

  • Survivor Outreach Services enters new era with first-ever AFAP issue development summit

    Oct 29, 2010

    Survivor Outreach Services met for their third annual summit at L'Enfant Plaza on Monday, Oct. 25. "Caring for our survivors is one of the most honorable things anyone can do," said Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Commander Maj. Gen. Reuben D. Jones. "We're so proud to build a program that aids in healing as the survivor honors their fallen Soldier."

  • Survivor Outreach Services: Celebrating one-year anniversary, looking forward

    Oct 29, 2010

    "How do you not honor someone whose family - spouse, mother, father, sibling - has made the ultimate sacrifice," she asked. "How do you not honor them' How do you not have a caring heart' How do you not go above and beyond and give that true 1000 percent of yourself'"

  • 2010 IMCOM exhibit welcomes all to the Army's home

    Oct 29, 2010

    One of the first groups of visitors to the Installation Management Command's exhibit at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition was a video crew from Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Fort Bragg Army Family Action Plan provides forum for community

    Oct 29, 2010

    Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, began the Army Family Action Plan conference outbrief Oct. 21, by telling Soldiers, Families and employees anything that could be fixed at his level would be fixed. AFAP allows Soldiers and their Families, and Department of Army civilians to voice concerns to leadership and make recommendations for change, all in an effort to enhance quality of life.

  • Army working to improve care for families of fallen

    Oct 28, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife Shelia took questions from survivors and listened to their concerns during a Family Forum on military survivors at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.

  • Motorcycle mentors lead autumn ride

    Oct 28, 2010

    Safety checks, history lessons and fun might not normally be associated with one another, but those were the words used to promote and describe the 15th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Brigade Motorcycle Mentorship Program Autumn Ride Oct. 22. Motorcycle mentors stress the importance of having fun and being safe. The ride encompassed all types of riding - group, urban, country and staggered. More than 40 riders, including Soldiers, civilians, family members and retirees, took the day off of work and participated in the 162-mile trip. The day started at 9 a.m. at the Fort Leavenworth Post Exchange parking lot where participating riders had their bikes inspected by mentors using the T-CLOCS pre-ride checklist.

  • Program aimed at Army dads

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Sixteen-hour days, multiple deployments and lengthy temporary duty assignments pose a strain on any Soldier. But for fathers, this time away from home can stack up, affecting their children and spouses.

  • Fear Factor: Thomas Court -- Haunted house offers horror-iffic Halloween

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As the sun goes down Friday night, and the last flicker of light casts shadows on Thomas Court, one ominous house will be sure to catch the attention of passersby. Only those courageous enough to venture near it will hear the screams of the souls inside.

  • Checking Inn: New hotel boosts lodging capacity

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Complimentary breakfast, comfortable rooms with flat screen TVs and laundry facilities are the amenities of a three-star hotel. But those are just a few of the features of a new Army Lodging facility at Fort Jackson.

  • Trainer focuses on total body fitness

    Oct 28, 2010

    It's been more than a decade since Jessie Dayton hung up his combat boots, yet he's still fighting on the front lines, only this time around the conflict is a little more personal.

  • FRG leaders hear message of Spiritual Resiliency, 'Strong Bonds'

    Oct 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group leaders attended the third and final Family Forum session Oct. 27 at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army National Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Representing FORSCOM units nationwide, the 470 FRG leaders heard U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver speak about spiritual resiliency and Strong Bonds. Resiliency was the topic Carver first brought to their attention, explaining that the outcomes of spiritual resilience could range from greater emotional health, happiness, martial stability, social support, less alcohol use and less delinquency.

  • Humphreys Community joins Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 27, 2010

    HUMPHREYS GARRISON, South Korea - The 26th annual Army Ten-Miler, in Washington, D.C., drew a full field of 36,000 runners this year, plus an additional 225 Soldiers, Family Members and Civilian employees from Humphreys Garrison, who stepped off at the same time as their Washington compatriots, Oct. 24.

  • 1st Armored Division families enjoy day of traditional fun at Pumpkin Patch Festival

    Oct 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Families from the 1st Armored Division celebrated Halloween early with a visit to Paul's Bauernhof Oct. 16.

  • Army leaders at AUSA Family Forum promise to build on success of Army Family Covenant

    Oct 26, 2010

    Family Forums at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition opened at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Monday, Oct. 25. As the largest defense-related exposition in the nation, AUSA highlights the capabilities of Army organizations and presents a wide range of commercial industry products and services.

  • Hanau opens American Veterans Center -- first of its kind in Europe

    Oct 26, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - From its name, Club 905, one might assume this is a swinging hot spot where people meet for a good time. And although that is partially true - this club welcomes a distinctly more mature clientele - U.S. veterans, retirees, spouses and widows - who meet once a week for conversation, refreshments and to share information. A,A Club 905, the first American Veterans Center of its kind to open in Germany in a former U.S. military community, welcomed German and American guests Oct. 21. Located on the former Francois Kaserne in the Lamboy section of Hanau, the club is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders attend AUSA opening session

    Oct 26, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C., (Oct. 23, 2010) - Monday, about 470 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders were present at the 2010 Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition opening session. After the opening session, FRG leaders had the opportunity to listen and take notes during the first AUSA Family Forum where the Secretary of the Army and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army rendered remarks.

  • Garrison's recycling program expands services, reaps rewards

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii generates approximately 9,000 tons of solid waste every year. Of that, less than 30 percent is recycled annually. Under Executive Order 13514, federal agencies must divert 50 percent of their total solid waste from landfills, via reuse or recycling, by the end of fiscal year 2015.

  • Family Advocates teach nonviolence to children

    Oct 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Children who attend the Aberdeen Proving Ground Child Development Centers were treated to a "Hands Are Not For Hitting" puppet show Oct. 6 and 13.

  • APG employee places third in FMWRC arts and crafts competition

    Oct 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An Aberdeen Proving Ground employee won third place in the Army-wide Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's arts and crafts competition. Glenn Smit is an engineering technician with the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center Survivability/Lethality Directorate. He won the award for his submission of a custom made Bowie knife and sheath in the 3-D Mixed Media category. Smit will receive $100 and a certificate signed by the FMWRC commander, as well as a Coin of Excellence from Col. Orlando W. Ortiz, APG Garrison and deputy installation commander.

  • Fall Bazaar brings out choice offerings

    Oct 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A wide choice of seasonal, and not so seasonal, wares were available for Aberdeen Proving Ground shoppers during the Fall Bazaar at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center Oct. 7.

  • Wounded warriors take awards first time in Ten-Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    More than 50 wounded, visually impaired and amputee athletes signed up for the 2010 Army Ten-Miler Sunday, competing against each other in categories of their own for the first time.

  • Fort Polk paintballers take aim at series crown

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- One of the most common questions asked by Soldiers and Family members upon arriving at a new duty station is, "What's there to do around here'" For Fort Polk area denizens, whether military, Family members, civilians or retirees, there is an opportunity to while away those weekend hours, and it's right on post: Paintball.

  • All-Army runners take top trophy from Brazilians at 26th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Runners from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program triumphantly took the team trophy from the Brazilian Army at this year's Army Ten-Miler on Sunday.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders learn about survivor outreach services at annual training symposium

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Survivor Outreach Services experts from Installation Management Command today encouraged the 470 Family Readiness Group leaders, attending the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command FRG Training Symposium here to educate themselves about the benefits of "SOS." Donna Engeman, Survivor Outreach Services survivor advocate and special projects coordinator for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, was the primary SOS instructor at the training symposium. She is also a survivor who lost her husband when he was killed by an explosively formed penetrating device May 14, 2006 in Iraq.

  • Fort Bragg FMWR holds third annual Volksmarch at Smith Lake

    Oct 22, 2010

    A little over 200 dogs joined their owners for the Third Annual Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Volksmarch held Oct. 16, at Smith Lake recreation area. The event consisted of a 5K or 10K walk through the Smith Lake grounds, music, food, Family fun and games, hayrides and a dog costume contest.

  • Hawthorne, Kessler top leader boards at All-Army Golf Team Trials

    Oct 22, 2010

    Capts. Patrick Hawthorne and Daniela Kessler topped the leader boards at the conclusion of the 2010 All-Army Golf Team Trials on Oct. 19 at The Cardinal Golf Club.

  • BOSS survey requests Soldiers' input

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers Armywide have a chance to make their voices heard and improve quality of life programs by participating in the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers online survey.

  • In Soldier's absence, son continues golfing activities with local support

    Oct 22, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - When Maj. Brian Spurlock, of Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems, deployed in May on a six month tasker to represent PEO Ammunition in Afghanistan, Picatinny's, FMWR staff ensured that his son would be able to continue playing golf while he way away.

  • EFMP Pumpkin Patch provides Family entertainment

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Children of all ages searched through a patch of small, round pumpkins that dotted the field behind the Army Community Service building Oct. 16 to pick out the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve. The Exceptional Family Member Program's pumpkin patch event gave away more than 160 pumpkins and included a Family day of arts and crafts and hayrack rides.

  • Couples receive relationship, expert advice during iTALK

    Oct 22, 2010

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - Married couples sat down for an evening of relationship advice from the experts during the iTalk live talk show Oct.16 at the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City. Carolyn Tolliver-Lee, Family Advocacy Program specialist and hostess for the evening, said she wanted the couples to be engaged.

  • Teens get blank slate with graffiti wall

    Oct 22, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - A large white brick wall greeted visitors who braved the autumn chill to venture out to the Lion's Den Teen Center on Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg.

  • Mothers remember fallen at post candlelight vigil

    Oct 22, 2010

    The flicker of 184 luminaries reflected off the 101st Airborne Division monument Tuesday night in remembrance of those killed in combat.

  • Carson surges survivor support

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo., - A ribbon-cutting ceremony revealed a renovated Fallen Heroes Family Center at Fort Carson, Colo., Oct. 14, in support of the installation's recently established Survivor Outreach Services.

  • Reintegration - Finances: Avoid splurging, discuss spending

    Oct 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-When a Soldier returns from deployment, he or does not always have extra money that was saved during the deployment. Not all Soldiers and their Families discussed what they would do with the added income during the deployment. Many things happen during a deployment, unexpected costs as well as excessive spending can deplete deployment savings account.

  • Youth reel in life lessons, fun at final Fort McPherson fishing rodeo

    Oct 21, 2010

    The fish may not have been biting, but 75 children from the City of East Point and Fort McPherson took the bait and came to try their hands at the 11th Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo Saturday. The rodeo, a partnership event arranged by U.S. Army Garrison and the East Point Recreation Department, is a Family-oriented event that allowed children up to age 13 the opportunity to fish competitively for prizes at the lake near Fort McPherson's main post entrance.

  • Operation Military Kids offers deployment resources for children, parents

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Thanks to a collaboration between the Army and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 4-H youth development programs, Operation: Military Kids is available to support children and youth in Alaska and around the country as they cope with deployments.

  • WCAP Soldiers lead U.S. at CISM Military World Boxing Championships

    Oct 21, 2010

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Two U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxers led the United States to one of its best performances in Conseil International du Sport Militaire history at the 2010 World Military Boxing Championships

  • Fort Drum delegates discuss issues during AFAP conference

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the Fort Drum community came together last week with ideas for a better future.

  • Gleeful show links past, present

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show went online at Fort Jackson last weekend with a nod to modern technology and social media.

  • Double-amputee vet, legendary rock and roller leave Belvoir 'Feelin' Alright'

    Oct 19, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Double-below-the-knee amputee Dale Beatty was the star of the show at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legendary guitarist Dave Mason's inaugural Feelin' Alright Golf Classic Oct. 7 at Fort Belvoir Golf Club.

  • Army childcare expands programs to meet Kaiserslautern community needs

    Oct 19, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Childcare for Ingrid Duty often meant hectic mornings, driving more than 30 miles before work to drop off her two daughters at separate care centers. Duty, a government civilian, spent more than 45 minutes fighting congested autobahn traffic, driving from her Mehlingen home across town to Landstuhl, then back into Kaiserslautern. But that's changed, thanks to a new school age services at Sembach Elementary School - one of a few Army childcare programs in Kaiserslautern growing to meet the community demands.

  • Domestic violence scars for life

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The monthlong awareness effort on JBLM features various events to help educate the community on available resources.

  • Survivors want to assist other families

    Oct 18, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - In his speech at Hali'a Aloha's opening ceremony, Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, U.S. Army-Hawaii, read Abraham Lincoln's heartfelt letter to a woman whose five sons had died on Civil War battlefields.

  • Resiliency training can benefit Soldiers, families, civilians

    Oct 18, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Master Resilience Training, or MRT, is now being offered to Soldiers, families and Army civilians, here.

  • Swinging away

    Oct 18, 2010

    LEILEHUA GOLF COURSE, Hawaii - Stan Masamitsu, president, Tony Hawaii Automotive Group, tees off at the 19th annual Commercial Sponsorship Mahalo Invitational Golf Tournament, here, Oct. 8. The annual event recognizes corporate support of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • Hawaii's sew SOS Center offers support

    Oct 18, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - In a poignant ceremony, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii opened the doors of its new Survivor Outreach Services Center, here, Oct. 13.

  • Family Child Care providers offer vital community resource

    Oct 18, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When most people think of child care they imagine day care centers around the community. But many parents rely on Family Child Care homes to take care of their children while they work, volunteer and accomplish other daily tasks.

  • Garrison takes aim at domestic violence

    Oct 18, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and members of U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder's Family Advocacy Program have planned several activities to raise awareness.

  • Baumholder, Wiesbaden Army theaters rank with military's best

    Oct 18, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Baumholder and Wiesbaden plays dominated the awards at the 2010 U.S. Army Festival of the Arts Competition with Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart Playhouse taking seven first-place awards and Baumholder's Hilltop Theater winning a slew of first, second and third-place honors.

  • Stuttgart BOSS program open to all service branches

    Oct 18, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart plays a vital role in providing quality of life, recreation and leisure activities to service members that are single and unaccompanied.

  • Spouses become 'Women in the Wilderness'

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Campbell's "Women in the Wilderness" program offered by MWR is an adventure series broken down into monthly themes: On the Water for September, Back Country Travel in October, and Climbing to New Heights in November.

  • Young martial artists at Fort Bragg practice their skills at Tolson

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Bragg youth can keep themselves in shape, learn discipline, resiliency and self-defense by taking karate classes with Sensei Don George through the SKIES Unlimited program at Tolson Youth Activities Center.

  • Unified bowlers smash pins at Fort Sill

    Oct 15, 2010

    Twin Oaks Bowling Center hosted the Unified Special Olympics Oct. 9 with nearly 100 participants bowling over the two sessions.

  • Teens, adults voice issues, solutions at AFAP conference

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Adults and teens presented solutions for their top three issues in five categories to post officials during the Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 7 at Riley's Conference Center. The conference, which ran Oct. 2 and Oct. 5 to 7, focused on five categories: Force support and entitlements, medical and dental, installation support services and Family and consumer programs. Spouses and Soldiers were divided into each group and laid out a plan for their top three issues surrounding the topic.

  • Oktoberfest reminds military spouse of home

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Karina Wallace felt somewhat at home at Fort Riley's fourth annual Oktoberfest. Wallace, a military spouse, is German, so she said she appreciated the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosting the festival Oct. 7 to 9 at Rally Point Field.

  • 'Festival of the Arts' brings out APG talents in three FMWR shows

    Oct 14, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community showcased their talents during the APG Festival of the Arts Weekend with Aca,!A"Tribute to the Troops,Aca,!A? a patriotic three-act variety show and the APG Adults Got Talent and Kids Got Talent showcases at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center Sept. 24 and 25. APG Festival of the Arts is entered into competition at Department of the Army level each year. This is the first year it has included a theater production.

  • Building respect - Fort Rucker anti-bullying seminar 'just the beginning'

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Talking about bullying and learning how to handle it was the goal of the anti-bullying workshop, a joint project between Picerne Military Housing and Child, Youth and School Services.

  • AFAP volunteers 'think big' to raise Fort Rucker quality of life

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker Soldiers and Families took ownership in improving their quality of life during the annual Army Family Action Plan conference at The Landing Oct. 5 and 6.

  • Military construction program carries strong momentum into new fiscal year

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Construction on Fort Sam Houston reached another milestone Sept. 30. A total of 24 contracts worth $164 million were awarded in fiscal year 2010 for BRAC and non-BRAC construction projects on the post and Camp Bullis.

  • Collection boxes pop up to receive AFAP issues

    Oct 14, 2010

    The first of three boxes to gather information on issues affecting Army life was placed in the Fort McPherson Library Wednesday in preparation for the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference. According to the Military One Source website, AFAP is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers, retirees, Civilian employees and Families to senior leaders for action.

  • Hispanic heritage celebrated at several post events

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, several events were recently held on Fort San Houston.

  • Medic is Army All-Star

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - After two tours to Iraq and non-stop training in between, Sgt. Windy Klein finally got a break. The medic, who now works at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, got to play softball for the All-Army Women's Softball Team.

  • Braving the great outdoors: Grafenwoehr students take lessons from Mother Nature

    Oct 14, 2010

    Orange and red colored leaves fell gingerly off the trees and lined the newly built environmental trail located near Dickhaeuter Lake on the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The picturesque setting was the perfect backdrop for more than 40 Grafenwoehr Elementary students during an educational outing, Oct. 1.

  • 2010 Operation Rising Star finalists announced!

    Oct 13, 2010

    The 12 semi-finalists for the 2010 Operation Rising Star live finals were selected by the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Army Entertainment Division this week.

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