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  • 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.

  • Worley takes 'God & Country Tour' to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 12, 2010

    Darryl Worley will share his love of country and those who defend it throughout his "God & Country Tour" of five U.S. Army installations this autumn.

  • Imagine an Army free of domestic abuse

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army prides itself on its values - loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, integrity, honesty and personal courage - and admonishes its Soldiers to live by these attributes.

  • Blue Star Card program receives large monetary donation

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A $50,000 donation was presented to the Blue Star Card program, here, Oct. 1, during a ceremony at the Nehelani.

  • Reading goes to the dogs

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A little girl in a striped, sleeveless dress sat on the carpet, reading a book to a companion.

  • Commander's Corner: School Liaison Services connects families, schools, communities

    Oct 12, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - We know how important children's education is to the readiness and well-being of Army families, so several resources are available to Army families to assist in their child's education.

  • ASAP celebrates life in support of Ntl. Suicide Prevention Month

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Substance Abuse Program team members marked the last day of national Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, Sept. 30, by holding a celebration of life at Kalakaua Community Park, here.

  • Petersen signs Domestic Abuse Awareness Month proclamation

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - One in four women will be the victims of domestic violence sometime in her life, Carolyn Tolliver-Lee said Oct. 1 at the Domestic Violence Proclamation signing at Riley's Conference Center. "It is real and it does occur," she said. "It occurs here in our community and outside of our gates. Can you imagine what goes on behind those doors'"

  • Fort Carson event offers taste of Germany

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The Mountain Post community got a sample of German culture Saturday at The Hub with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Oktoberfest.

  • Fort Carson program helps Families T.H.R.I.V.E.

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-A new program at Fort Carson is designed to help military Families take advantage of the numerous on-and off-post resources so they can stay active and thrive during deployments instead of simply survive them. More than 1,000 Fort Carson community members attended the first T.H.R.I.V.E. program event at the Special Events Center Sept. 30 that showcased more than 60 area agencies that provide services or activities at minimal or no cost, or provide discounts for military Families. All agencies offer something that falls under at least one of the T.H.R.I.V.E. principles - Training, Health, Resilience, Improving quality of life, Volunteer and Education.

  • Fort Bragg commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2010

    Army commanders, Soldiers, Army Families, and all members of the Army community are in strategic positions to lead the Army's efforts to prevent domestic abuse. Fort Bragg leadership is fully committed to support its Families and assist them in overcoming any negative forces that diminish their health and well being. Domestic abuse, in any degree, undermines that commitment. As Army Families live with multiple stressors, deployments and their aftermath, conflict and distress, the involvement of the entire Army community is critical.

  • Fort Bragg program specialist leads SKIESUnlimited

    Oct 8, 2010

    Paul Driessen was a combat engineer. After a decorated military career, he moved from Germany to Fort Bragg in 2004, to run the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program as its instructional program specialist. Started by the Department of Army in 2004, SKIESUnlimited is an instructional program that enables children and youth to expand their knowledge, inspire, explore and acquire new "schools," based on a four-school system. The schools are the school of sports, arts, life skills and academic skills, Driessen said.

  • Fort Bragg teen travels to California, New York for movie production

    Oct 8, 2010

    It is common for teen-aged girls to have aspirations of working in Hollywood, but for most, their dreams of traveling to California are just that - a dream. For one Fort Bragg Family member and survivor, the call from Hollywood became a reality when she was chosen as part of a team to produce one, of two, short-story movies for skin care company, Skintimate.

  • Fort Bragg Army Community Service hosts information fair

    Oct 8, 2010

    The Army Community Service hosted a Fort Bragg community information fair, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fort Bragg Club. The fair included more than 70 organizations from the Fort Bragg and local community area. The event provided an opportunity for Soldiers, Family members and Department of Defense employees to find out about an array of resources and programs available to them on Fort Bragg and in the Fayetteville area.

  • Fort Bragg spouse pens grant request for Fayetteville Cares

    Oct 8, 2010

    An organization that plays a big part in showing how much the community appreciates its military members at Fort Bragg is Fayetteville Cares, which, according to its mission statement, is a community based organization that provides support to our military personnel and their Families before, during and after deployments. To ensure that military members, including single Soldiers are not forgotten once they deploy and redeploy, Brenna Berger, a military spouse at Fort Bragg, drafted a grant request to the Armed Service Mutual Benefit Association that would eventually be awarded to Fayetteville Cares.

  • Fort Bragg enacts new child care fee policy

    Oct 8, 2010

    Parents at Fort Bragg child care facilities may have noticed a slight increase in fees this week, as the Department of Defense-proposed new fee policy took effect Oct. 1 throughout the services. The new fee policy, which is the result of a 2008 study conducted by DoD, may cause Fort Bragg Families to see an increase of between $14 and $32 for residents who use full-day child care. Patrons of the post's School Age Program may see an increase between $8 and $46 per month, according to officials at Fort Bragg's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate.

  • Fort Bragg renews commitment to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 8, 2010

    On Sept. 29, Fort Bragg officials renewed its commitment to the Army Family by signing the Army Family Covenant in a 3 p.m. ceremony at Tolson Youth Activities Center on Normandy Drive. Army Family Covenant is a commitment to provide a quality of life commensurate with the Soldier's dedicated service to the nation.

  • Fort Carson BOSS reps talk quality of life

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-About 55 representatives from units across Fort Carson gathered for the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Army Family Action Plan conference at Elkhorn Conference Center Sept. 28. The conference is a precursor to the installation AFAP conference to be held later this year, said Sgt. Curtis Bartlett, BOSS president.

  • 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.

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