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  • Vicenza teen organizes book drive for African children

    Dec 2, 2010

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

  • Soldier-entertainers' season finale rocks Warrior Country

    Dec 1, 2010

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

  • 2nd Infantry Division troops dominate rucksack challenge

    Dec 1, 2010

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

  • Korea BOSS reps gather to network, improve programs

    Dec 1, 2010

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

  • Soldier-vocalists to headline Christmas Show

    Dec 1, 2010

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

  • Army caregiver wins year of free housecleaning services

    Nov 30, 2010

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

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

    Nov 30, 2010

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

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

    Nov 29, 2010

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

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

    Nov 29, 2010

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

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

    Nov 29, 2010

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

  • Thanksgiving project brings parents, children together

    Nov 28, 2010

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

  • Families enjoy appreciation dinner at Cantigny

    Nov 28, 2010

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

  • Children's luncheons big deal for parents

    Nov 24, 2010

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

  • Fort Rucker Families discuss bullying with skits, activities

    Nov 24, 2010

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

  • Army Family Action Plan works for community

    Nov 24, 2010

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

  • Mayor, garrison commander sign community covenant

    Nov 24, 2010

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

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

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • FMWR Holiday Fair Well Attended by Vendors/Shoppers

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • Encouraging young minds to read more

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • Families share early Thanksgiving meal

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • AFAP offers chance to make a difference

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • Traditional German ceremony knights new hunters

    Nov 23, 2010

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

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

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • 'SpouseBUZZ Live' brings laughter to Nehelani

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Rock Island Arsenal Dedicates Fallen Service Member Memorial

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Youth Sports wins national award for recreation, sports

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • AFAP Committee Confer on Army Life Issues

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Survivors remember fallen at SOS ceremony

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Army wife Gomez wins Operation Rising Star military singing contest

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Ten Miler teams do installations proud

    Nov 22, 2010

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

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

    Nov 22, 2010

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

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

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Angel Tree Delivers Chance To Give Back

    Nov 19, 2010

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

  • "Rockfest" rocks out hangar at Wainwright

    Nov 19, 2010

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

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

    Nov 18, 2010

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

  • BOSS Soldiers to attend NFL game

    Nov 18, 2010

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

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

    Nov 18, 2010

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

  • Fort Bragg constantly works to take care of its children

    Nov 18, 2010

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

  • Candlelight vigil closes Domestic Abuse month

    Nov 18, 2010

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

  • ACS one-stop shop for scholarship info

    Nov 18, 2010

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

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

    Nov 17, 2010

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

  • AFTB graduates five after Level 1 training class

    Nov 17, 2010

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

  • Redstone Golfer Makes Shot With All Army Team

    Nov 17, 2010

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

  • ROK Army squad upsets CRC Indians for title

    Nov 17, 2010

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

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

    Nov 16, 2010

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

  • Keep on TRYing

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Remembering personal heroes on Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2010

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

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

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Fort Bragg youth take lessons from Disney instructors

    Nov 12, 2010

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

  • Military fun night puts families first

    Nov 12, 2010

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

  • Fort Bragg Education Fair: Making dreams come true

    Nov 12, 2010

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

  • Army Family Covenant reaffirmed at West Point

    Nov 10, 2010

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

  • Army launches new website for wounded warriors

    Nov 10, 2010

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

  • Crystal Clear: Family events no fun without families

    Nov 10, 2010

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

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

    Nov 10, 2010

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

  • ARSOUTH, Brazilian partners strengthen relationship during Army Ten Miler

    Nov 9, 2010

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

  • Worley honors military families with concert

    Nov 9, 2010

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

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

    Nov 9, 2010

  • Children celebrate CDC dedication

    Nov 8, 2010

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

  • Dead, wounded remembered at ceremony, families continue to heal

    Nov 8, 2010

    One year ago, Fort Hood mourned the loss of 12 Soldiers and one civilian lost Nov. 5, 2009, during a mass shooting at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center. Last week, the post marked the one-year anniversary of the worst shooting on a U.S. military installation with a remembrance ceremony.

  • Fort Campbell celebrates Families

    Nov 8, 2010

    November is officially the Month of the Military Family and all across Fort Campbell, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are paying tribute to Fort Campbell Families through discounts and events across post.

  • Soldier Show raises audience from their seats at D.C.'s Warner Theatre

    Nov 8, 2010

    When the "Soldier Show 27.0" opened at Fort Belvoir's (Va.) Wallace Theatre, the audience couldn't stay in their seats. Six months later, not much has changed except the location.

  • Hixson wins fourth consecutive Military Long Drive Championship

    Nov 8, 2010

    U.S Coast Guard Ensign Ryan Hixson won his fourth consecutive Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP with a winning drive of 358 yards Nov. 3 at Mesquite Regional Park.

  • Top issues discussed at Army Family Action Plan conference

    Nov 8, 2010

    After an intense two days of researching and discussing issues that impact the Army community, delegates at the annual Fort Gordon Army Family Action Plan conference decided on the top five issues they felt should be forwarded to Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Gold Star Mothers honored, their children's sacrifices not forgotten

    Nov 8, 2010

    For the past five years Gilbert Munoz of Tucson and his wife Mary have been trying to cope with the death of their son, Capt. Gilbert Anthony Munoz. Munoz died Feb. 9, 2005 just two days after his first wedding anniversary.

  • Fort Bliss Army Family Covenant Signing

    Nov 5, 2010

    Post leaders joined for the Nov. 4 Army Family Covenant signing ceremony. Signers included Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment; Fort Bliss Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, Fort Bliss Commanding General Maj. Gen. Dana J. H. Pittard, Fort Bliss Garrison Commander Col. Joseph A. Simonelli Jr., and Fort Bliss Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. William A. Green.

  • More global companies pledge hiring of Army spouses

    Nov 5, 2010

    On Oct. 25, at the Association of the U.S. Army's 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition, the Army Spouse Employment Partnership welcomed 16 more U.S. corporations, who pledge their best efforts to increase employment opportunities for Army spouses.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Military Family Month

    Nov 5, 2010

    President Barack Obama declared this November Military Family Month and Fort Bragg has scheduled many activities to celebrate the military Family.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers participate in Warrior Adventure Quest

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Following the completion of the pre-mission requirements, paratroopers began to talk strategy. Only this time, it was strategy against their fellow platoon members. The paratroopers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division gathered at Freedom Paintball Field outside Fort Bragg Oct. 28, to participate in the Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Warrior Adventure Quest program.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers recognized at Iron Mike awards ceremony

    Nov 5, 2010

    Twenty-three volunteers who help make Fort Bragg the community of excellence that it is were recognized Tuesday during an Iron Mike awards ceremony at Memorial Hall. In 2009, volunteers saved Fort Bragg about $20 million. The volunteers were recognized for their selflessly at Army Community Service, American Red Cross, 16th Military Police Brigade and various units in the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • 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.

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