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  • Soldier seeks assistance to avoid home foreclosure, bankruptcy

    Aug 24, 2009

    The U.S. housing market has hit a steep decline, and it's hurting servicemembers like 'Joe,' but through the help of his chain of command and Army Community Service, he's found a temporary solution that has kept him out of bankruptcy.

  • Schweinfurt enjoys 'conversations' with acclaimed author

    Aug 24, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt community enjoyed an evening of the arts yesterday outside of the Conn Community Club when mingling with critically-acclaimed novelist and travel writer, Gary Shteyngart, author of award winning books, "The Russian Debutante's Handbook" and "Absurdistan."

  • Pililaau: A hero's legacy lives on at local Army recreation facility

    Aug 21, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - The gentle waves and pristine white sandy beach, combed by the soft winds and Hawaiian scents of Oahu's sunny Leeward coast, were integral parts of one young Soldier's upbringing.

  • Oahu North, South spouses' clubs hosting 'Super Sign-Ups'

    Aug 21, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Hui O' Wahine club at Fort Shafter and its sister club, the Hui O' Na Wahine at Schofield Barracks are looking for new members during two "Super Sign-Up" events, here, Aug. 26 and 31.

  • Sky's the Limit for Youth Education on Post

    Aug 21, 2009

    While everyone knows the opportunities the Army offers its Soldiers, civilians and contractors in their careers, they may not realize the opportunities it offers for the children to learn and explore their interests. The SKIESUnlimited program offers fun and educational classes for Team Redstone's youngest members. Currently, the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited offers three continual programs. Kids from as young as 3 can take weekly classes in piano, Taekwondo or choose from dance, cheerleading and gymnastics offerings. All classes are taught by instructors who express their enthusiasm for the youngsters. "I do this because I love it," Taekwondo master Jeffrey Davis said. "Some of these kids came to me at 7 or 8 and now they're getting ready to go off to college. It's fantastic to watch them grow into who they are going to be."

  • FMWR's Hired! program offers apprenticeships

    Aug 18, 2009

    Twenty-nine students were successfully placed with HIRED!, a teen-apprenticeship program recently introduced to the Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg community that provides paid apprenticeships for 15- to 18-year-olds.

  • Middle school teens improve environment with recycling

    Aug 17, 2009

    So when Earth Day rolled around this year on April 22, it was the perfect opportunity for CYSS middle school and teen programs to discuss the citizenship pillar of Character Counts, which involves making a child's school and community better by doing things like being a good neighbor, obeying laws and rules, protecting the environment and more. As a result, the kids started a recycling program.

  • Fort Bragg's newcomers' orientation helps ease transition

    Aug 17, 2009

    If Soldiers or their Families sometimes feel overwhelmed by arriving on a new installation, Fort Bragg offers a newcomers' orientation to help facilitate the transition.

  • Army Family Covenant survey located online

    Aug 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Aug. 15 unveiling of a new, online survey is allowing Soldiers and their families to express frank opinions about anything related to the Army Family Covenant, and just what they think it's done or not done since its inception two years ago.

  • AFTB helps newcomers master the military environment

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Volunteer instructors guided more than 20 military spouses through the ins and outs of Army life during an Army Family Team Building (AFTB) class at the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, here, Aug. 4.

  • Yee-haw! Recreation Round-Up showcases best of FMWR

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Wearing cowboy hats and serving up chili, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) hosted a western-themed Recreation "Round-Up" expo at the Tropics, here, Aug. 7.

  • Preparations begin for move to new Child Development Center at Fort McCoy

    Aug 14, 2009

    The new Child Development Center, building 1796 at Fort McCoy, is moving steadily toward a projected Sept. 1 opening date.

  • Dog Days of Summer: Dog owners strut their stuff at premier event

    Aug 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Pet owners and their faithful companions enjoyed an afternoon of sun and fun at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's (FMWR) first canine-friendly event, the "Dog Days of Summer," at Sills Field, July 31.

  • Fort Polk's CYSS opens new development center

    Aug 11, 2009

    Soldiers and their Families can take advantage of the modern, state-of-the art facilities found at Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services new Child Development Center, located at 7576 Colorado Ave., bldg 701.

  • BOSS marks 20 years with new logo at conference

    Aug 11, 2009

    Soldiers and Army civilians kicked off the 2009 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers annual conference Monday with recognition of the organization's 20-year existence, a new logo and a birthday cake.

  • Garrison Supports Strong Families

    Aug 10, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is promoting strong military families by sponsoring several programs, national and local, to give servicemembers and DoD employees the tools to develop a strong marriage. Joe Walker, garrison family advocacy program manager, arranged for more than 20 military and civilian couples to participate in two separate programs, a Marital and Relationship Conference and "A Weekend to Remember," both at no charge and one with free day care. The weekend conferences were filled with classes, speakers and workshops designed to foster better communications between married and almost-married pairs. The benefit to the military is obvious, Walker said. "When you are talking about marriage counseling you are talking about prevention," he said. "Anything that you can do to ensure the safety and wholeness of a family helps ensure readiness for the mission and helps the families know that we are here for them, the greater military family."

  • Fort Bragg's Army Community Service battles child abuse with classes, services

    Aug 7, 2009

    The Army community is a Family. Soldiers help their peers prepare for promotion boards, pass a physical fitness test and survive on the battlefields. Spouses support one another during deployments and deal with the issues that arise as part of military life. Military children play together and befriend one another when they arrive in new houses and new schools every couple of years. While the military Family is a close one, that does not mean the children are safe from the dangers of abuse and neglect. In the U.S., 905,000 children were the victims of abuse and neglect in 2006, according to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Military spouses advance with MyCAA

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Hohenfels children 'get creative' with summer reading program

    Aug 5, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- In the wide array of images the word 'summer' conjures up in the minds of schoolchildren-afternoons at the pool, nights spent catching fireflies and staying up past bedtime- enjoying a good book outside of the classroom might not be at the top of many lists. However, for many children at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, summer is a time to do just that: read, and have fun doing it.

  • Online survey calls for your opinions on services related to Army Family Covenant

    Aug 5, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Do you have an opinion you want to express to senior Army leadership about programs and services you receive at your garrison' Now's your chance.

  • Summer Reading Program has happy ending

    Aug 4, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 100 parents and children gathered July 24 at the Yongsan Library to celebrate the final day of the 2009 Summer Reading Program.

  • Respite Child Care provides options to families of deployed servicemembers, Warriors in Transition

    Aug 3, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Military family members of deployed servicemembers or Warriors in Transition occasionally need a break, especially if they have children they are looking after. The Respite Child Care program helps fill that need. The program has become a life-line Army wide and is gaining momentum in the USAG Benelux and SHAPE communities as well.

  • Fort Riley commanders pledge commitment to Army Families

    Jul 31, 2009

    Fort Riley's leaders reaffirmed their commitment to Army families when they re-signed the Army Family Covenant July 31, during the Victory Week Celebration.

  • Class teaches kids how to stay safe when home alone

    Jul 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Children learned how to be responsible and take charge when they're home alone during a class at the Kalakaua Community Center, here, July 22.

  • Bamberg hosts successful series of summer programs for youth

    Jul 31, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - As July draws to a close, participants in Bamberg's youth summer programs have one month left of trips and activities to take part in before the start of the school year.

  • Boundless Playground now open for all West Point children

    Jul 30, 2009

    Photo and caption about opening of Boundless Playground at West Point

  • Auto Skills Center Pumps Up Services for Customers

    Jul 29, 2009

    The Auto Skills Center has helped the Redstone community save money on simple car repairs and maintenance for years. With some new equipment and their professional expertise, they are ready to save people even more. "We've got a lot of great new equipment to help us do what we've already done better," Bill Woosley, Auto Skills Center business manager, said. "We're also getting equipment to offer services Redstone has never had before." New equipment is arriving almost daily at the center's Entac Circle location. Some of the new additions are already up and running. A new alignment machine had its first customer two weeks ago. As word has spread, the calls from people wanting to use it have been pouring in.

  • Summer Safety Shoutout: 'Reward Kids for Doing the Right Thing'

    Jul 29, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Provost Marshal; morale, welfare and recreation; and Army and Air Force Exchange Service are teaming up to help keep community youth safe with a little positive reinforcement.

  • Community Services earns 3rd accreditation

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's Army Community Services (ACS) received its third accreditation certificate on July 7.

  • Deployment children attend IMCOM-Europe camp program

    Jul 28, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - U.S. servicemembers stationed in Europe continue to support ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Defense recently announced the 1st Armored Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are heading downrange in a few months. Meaning: the emotional rollercoaster families experience before, during and after a deployment rolls on.

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.

  • Hired! Apprenticeship Program gives teens career choices

    Jul 27, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services, under the auspices of the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, offer a student-mentor collaboration: The "HIRED! Apprenticeship Program." The program is for youth ages 15-18 who want to do more with their time than play video games and text. Participants take an active role in improving their future chances of landing a job in competitive markets by dipping their toes in the installation workforce and discovering possible career choices.

  • IMCOM-E ushering in Postal Service Centers to improve service

    Jul 27, 2009

    A new postal concept called the Postal Service Center is gaining momentum in Europe as part of Installation Management Command-Europe's postal transformation designed to improve postal service to all authorized postal service customers.

  • Summer program allows children to experience food, music, crafts of different countries

    Jul 24, 2009

    "I got a passport, just like in real life. You have to have a passport to go to tropical islands, Africa (and) China," he said. "I would like to travel because of the way it looks here," at camp.

  • Families find Donovan library's new location 'convenient'

    Jul 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Donovan Research Library has a new look. Located near the commissary and the Pins & Daubers Bingo Hall on Marne Road, the library has a more open floor plan, compared with its previous location in Infantry Hall. It also has new books for recreational reading.

  • Water - It does the body good

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Fort Campbell Children cope with grief

    Jul 24, 2009

    Fort Campbell hosted the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp-Out this weekend. The TAPS program provides a source of comfort, peer support and information to help survivors heal. This was the first overnight Good Grief Camp in the nation, according to camp director Tina Barrett. "The plan is for it to be an annual camp."

  • Schweinfurt ACS receives recommendation for accreditation

    Jul 24, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The Army Family Covenant that was signed in 2007 represents a $1.4 billion commitment to improve the quality of life for Army Families, according to the AFC document. The U. S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Army Community Service Center exudes that program expansion to help care for Soldiers and family members.

  • Families grab on to new experiences, networking at Special Needs Rodeo

    Jul 23, 2009

    Anthony Barnes couldnAca,!a,,ct stop smiling as he filmed his 4-year-old daughter, Angel, riding a horse for the first time. Many Fort Riley Families got to experience new things at the Special Needs Rodeo July 18 at the 4-H Center in Junction City.

  • Fun Alternatives Offered at Redstone Summer Camps

    Jul 23, 2009

    Balancing a parent's need to find a safe place for their child during the summer with a kid's desire for fun can be tricky. The Child Youth and School Services summer camp programs have managed to keep everyone happy while school is out. Programs at the Youth Center and School Age Services give parents peace of mind for the weeks between school years. They kicked off the week following the end of the Huntsville city school term and will conclude during the first week of August. They have offered the two age groups different ways to pass the time safely and happily. Kids in elementary school, from kindergarten to fifth-grade, attend the day camps at the new Myra Garriott School Age Services building, which opened in April. Camp goes until 5 p.m. each day. Inside the spacious facility, kids got to choose how they want to spend their summer. "Every three weeks they sign up for a different track," facility director Mary Washington said. "There are eight tracks. They have music, arts and crafts, sports and fitness, reading and language arts, science and nature, technology, hiking and walking, and the techno room has video games."

  • Coming soon to a theater near you...

    Jul 23, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- A year ago Joyce Dodson won "Operation Rising Star," a military imitation of FOX's hit show "American Idol."

  • Army continues to honor Fort Eustis families through expanded services for children, youth

    Jul 23, 2009

    Army continues to honor Fort Eustis families through expanded services for children, youth

  • New wireless internet services offered to Bamberg Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Soldiers throughout the world are beginning to enjoy a new wireless Internet service. Through the Army Recreation Machine Program, the Family, Morale and Welfare Recreation Command is providing Soldiers with a unique Wi-Fi service. The project has been developing stateside for almost two years and is beginning to branch out to overseas installations.

  • ACS sends SOS to families

    Jul 23, 2009

    Fort Jackson Army Community Service recently started a program to provide services to surviving family members of service members. The Survivor Outreach Services, or SOS, program is available to families of service members who died either while on active duty or from a service-related illness or injury obtained while on active duty.

  • Tri-Border AFAP issue elevates to Dept. of Army

    Jul 23, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- A suggestion about the Military Spouse Preference hiring benefit, which originated at the Tri-Border Army Family Action Plan conference hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen this past February, has been selected as one of two European issues that will now be forwarded to the Department of the Army's AFAP for inclusion in its annual conference. If resolved at the DA level, the results could impact military communities around the globe.

  • Garmisch ACS Team celebrates history and looks to the future

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Garmisch ACS celebrates its first year of service along with the Army celebrating 44 years of Army Community Service. Its been a busy first year!

  • USAG Ansbach opens up new BOSS Center to rave reviews

    Jul 22, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Stepping inside the new Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers Club at Katterbach Army Airfield was quite a surprise to many of the Soldiers here.

  • AFAP issues from Europe forwarded for Army-level review

    Jul 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Two issues originating from garrison Army Family Action Plan conferences in Europe will be forwarded to the Department of the Army's AFAP for inclusion into its annual conference in January 2010 - and possible implementation service wide.

  • Soldier's Families enjoy cooking class

    Jul 22, 2009

    Cooking intructor Adelaida Delao demonstrates the wrapping technique for a perfect egg roll during a class held July 17 in USAG-Red Cloud's Pear Blossom Cottage.

  • Wiesbaden Youth Services assistant program manager honored for tuturial program

    Jul 21, 2009

    WIESABDEN, Germany -- Success in school can be a challenge for any student. Add in the absence of parental role models due to deployments, the stress of living overseas or being a new student in a foreign place, and achieving academic success can seem even more daunting.

  • Benning to host ASA archery classic

    Jul 17, 2009

    About 1,500 professional and amateur archers are expected at Fort Benning next week for the sixth annual ASA Classic, sponsored by Team Realtree, organizers said. The four-day event begins Thursday and runs through July 26 on the ranges at Uchee Creek Campground.

  • Library service keeps families 'in touch'

    Jul 17, 2009

    It's called Video Messenger, and it lets Soldiers record messages to their loved ones while they're deployed or Temporary Duty. The free service is available at Sayers Memorial Library on Main Post. Most people choose to read books to their children, but the service is versatile, said Nancy Wahlstrom, technical services librarian at Sayers.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest aims to channel thrill-seeking behavior of combat veterans

    Jul 16, 2009

    Warrior Adventure Quest is a new program to assist Soldiers in transitioning back to their home station after a combat tour. The program combines outdoor recreation activities, leadership and psychological training.

  • Army Family Covenant: A 'cycle of giving'

    Jul 16, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- "We are committed to providing our Families a strong, supportive environment where they can thrive" -- From the Army Family Covenant

  • Manager Comfortable with Artwork

    Jul 15, 2009

    Artwork from the Army's 2009 Arts and Crafts Contest is on display at the June M. Hughes Arts and Crafts Center. But the display isn't the only thing new for customers and visitors. So, too, is the manager. Lori Connors took over management of the center in June, following the retirement of longtime manager Mark Wolfson. "I didn't know much about MWR and the Arts and Crafts Center until I learned about the job opening from Gina Hurst (an employee at the center) through the Huntsville Art League blog," Connors said. "This is my second time to live in Huntsville, and Redstone Arsenal had always been kind of a mystery to me.

  • Military Youth Celebrate the Army's 234th Birthday!

    Jul 15, 2009

    Happy Birthday to the US Army! MG Scott G. West, Commander, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) reads a story to the youth of the Child Development Center, Detroit Arsenal, MI.

  • Baumholder Youth Services takes children to The Edge!

    Jul 15, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - There is a new program that will push youth to the edge of fun and adventure and that's exactly what the program is called - The Edge!

  • Strong Beginnings: Pilot program prepares Pre-K children for the classroom

    Jul 13, 2009

    Two U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Child Development Centers (CDC) have been helping children transition from preschool to kindergarten through an Army pilot program called Strong Beginnings Pre-K.

  • FMWR and Tripler work together to provide wounded warrior programs

    Jul 13, 2009

    Wounded warriors are benefiting from a joint effort between Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) to help them heal as part of the Warrior Transition Wellness Program.

  • Assessment to grade Army Family Covenant success

    Jul 13, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - From mid-July through September, The United States Army in Europe and Installation Management Command Europe Region will join forces to evaluate just how well the Army Family Covenant is meeting the needs and expectations of Soldiers and Families in Europe.

  • Soldiers strike gold, two silvers at Taekwondo Championships

    Jul 10, 2009

    Second Lt. Steven Ostrander struck gold, and Sgts. William Rider and Louis Davis won silver medals at the 2009 U.S. National Taekwondo Championships.

  • RV Campground has Growing Mission

    Jul 10, 2009

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Carl and Elsie Perkins from Phenix City have used the RV campground several times and probably will again. "It's a beautiful RV park," Elsie, 62, a vendor at the Post Exchange, said. "And if it wasn't beautiful and good, we wouldn't come back." She was among the onlookers July 1 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded campground, located off Spartan Drive near the housing area behind Vincent Road. Twenty-eight campsites were added to the original 14 for a total of 42. Cable television is provided to all sites; and there is a laundry facility complete with a covered common area.

  • Coming soon: Wiesbaden Entertainment Center

    Jul 10, 2009

    Starting early next year, Soldiers, Civilians and Family members living in the Wiesbaden community will have a new entertainment center to call their own.

  • New adrenline rush at Camp Darby

    Jul 7, 2009

    A new and exciting program is starting at Camp Darby this August. As part of Warrior Adventure Quest, Camp Darby Outdoor Recreation has a new paintball course and equipment. According to ODR Program Manager, Robert Collodi, players are divided in two groups to simulate a battle against each other using compressed air pistols commonly referred to as "markers" and bio-safe paintballs.

  • 'Fit for Life' promotes do-it-yourself exercise with prizes

    Jul 6, 2009

    Staying in shape can be hard to fit into a schedule, especially when the only motivation is, well, staying in shape.

  • Army spouses read to children on Casey

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Soldiers, Family and community members enjoyed an afternoon of reading and entertainment kicking off the summer reading for fitness program June 18 in the USAG-Casey Gateway Club. The Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored program is offered to all children, living on and off post, from ages 2-12 and features a book reading and a snack with a physical activity incorporated into the event.

  • AFAP delegates discuss family concerns at Europe conference

    Jul 1, 2009

    Looking to tackle problems that impact U.S. military communities throughout Europe, 58 delegates from garrisons in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany met earlier this month for the 2009 Army Europe Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • YMCA's Camp Erdman hosts Operation Purple activities

    Jun 30, 2009

    MOKULEIA, Hawaii - Sitting on a Swiss army stretcher under a well-shaded ironwood tree, Shalonda Flowers, age 7, could sense the presence of her father, even though he is deployed.

  • Garrison CDCs celebrate Army birthday with a story

    Jun 30, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - The children talked excitedly amongst themselves, their eyes lighting up at the sight of a red, white and blue cake, featuring 234 gold-tipped candles standing at attention.

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought Soldiers and their families from nearby Rock Island Arsenal and thousands of civilians to the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., May 20.

  • Covenant continues to provide for Army families

    Jun 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Since October 2008, the Army Family Covenant has delivered more than 150,000 free hours of respite care in Europe, along with saving Soldiers and their families more than $1.5 million while participating in Child, Youth and School Services activities.

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jun 29, 2009

    While the Base Realignment and Closure decisions of 2005 are causing upheaval for some families, help is available through the Department of Defense National Relocation Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, and soon, the Expanded HAP, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Polk units attend Street Smart program to learn driving safety

    Jun 29, 2009

    Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, in conjunction with the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, brought the Street Smart Program (presented by Anheuser Busch) to Fort Polk's Bayou Theater June 16-17.

  • Batting cages score Families swinging good times

    Jun 29, 2009

    Fort Rucker opened new batting cages. The cages, located on Fifth Avenue near the post office, offer both fast-pitch and slow-pitch baseball and softball.

  • Grafenwoehr's Tower Inn receives national recognition

    Jun 29, 2009

    The American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute designated U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's Tower Inn winner of the 2009 Gold Pineapple award.

  • New Army Lodge opens in heart of Europe

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The new Army Lodge on ChiAfA..vres Air Base opened its doors in June, after almost two years of construction. "It is the first environmentally-friendly Lodge to be erected in Europe. It's the newest and most modern in the region," said JoAnn Chambers, chief of staff, IMCOM-Europe.

  • Child Development Center opens after a year long-renovation

    Jun 29, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy -- The doors of the U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Child Development Center opened to Camp Darby community children on June 16 after a year-long renovation costing approx $1 million.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim conducts Fire Prevention training

    Jun 29, 2009

    USAG Mannheim Fire Prevention training slideshow.

  • President rolls up sleeves to support military kids

    Jun 26, 2009

    Volunteers were already hard at work stuffing backpacks full of goodies for military kids in Fort Lesley J. McNair's gymnasium when President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrived to give them a hand.

  • Counseling services expand for Soldiers, family members

    Jun 25, 2009

    The number of Military OneSource face-to-face counseling sessions available for active duty Soldiers and their families has doubled to 12.

  • Squad strives to soak up serious swimming skills

    Jun 22, 2009

    Fort Polk's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Child, Youth and School Services, along with volunteer swim coaches, have created a Fort Polk competitive swim team.

  • Fort Lewis children celebrate Army birthday

    Jun 22, 2009

    Children on Fort Lewis celebrated a birthday on June 19- the Army's 234th birthday. Child development centers throughout post planned book readings, obstacle courses and other fun events. The favorite part was, of course, the birthday cake.

  • West Point Children Celebrate Army Birthday

    Jun 22, 2009

    Photos of Children celebrating Army birthday at West Point.

  • Schweinfurt congratulates its youngest graduates

    Jun 22, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A group of 5-year-olds marched into the Child Development Center (CDC) gym June 19 dressed in blue caps and gowns for their graduation ceremony from the new Strong Beginnings program.

  • Fort Lewis brigade driving safety effort targets family readiness group

    Jun 19, 2009

    A Fort Lewis brigade brought in local police and on-post safety experts to drive home the importance of safe driving to a group of family members.

  • Pilot program for pre-kindergarteners moves forward

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Strong Beginnings is a program meant to ease children's transition from pre-school to kindergarten. It is taught by highly-qualified personnel. The program implements the structure of a kindergarten classroom and introduces children to the social and disciplinary atmosphere of an elementary-school system. The program is set to run globally in the next school year.

  • Strong Beginnings: Youngsters graduate from Child, Youth and School Services pilot program

    Jun 19, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The first group of graduates of the Strong Beginnings program received their certificates June 5 at the Hainerberg and Wiesbaden Army Airfield Child Development Centers.

  • Stanley BOSS 5 kilometer run honors fallen comrades

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Dads join children for breakfast as part of ACS' Dads Make a Difference Month

    Jun 18, 2009

    Military dads eat with their children during the Dad and Me Breakfast June 11 at School Age Services. The event was part of June's Dads Make a Difference Month.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army celebrates Army birthday at Fort Belvoir

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Hunter Club Manager Delivers

    Jun 18, 2009

    Pieter Schepp has served former president George H. Bush, Kuwaiti royalty, and celebrities such as Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the Osmonds and Minnie Pearl, during his 25 years as an executive chef and manager for the worldwide Marriott Corporation. But he says serving the military at Hunter Army Airfield is the highlight of his career.

  • NCO, Family prepare to move in West Point's first renovated on-post house

    Jun 18, 2009

    Story & photos about ribbon cutting for ribbon cutting for the first house to be renovated and completed by RCI partner Balfour Beatty Communities

  • Getting krafty

    Jun 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Arts & Crafts Center, here, held their annual Kids Kraft Kamp, June 10. General art classes are held every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. for first through sixth graders. Adult classes are also available. Call 808-655-4202 for more information.

  • Monroe Birthday Concert Features Army Drill Team, Streamer Ceremony

    Jun 12, 2009

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band honors the Army Birthday with an annual concert that includes a streamer ceremony highlighting the service's illustrious history

  • Grafenwoehr BOSS wins big for single Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers presidents and representatives for various U.S. Army installations throughout the Installation Management Command-Europe region gathered in Heidelberg during a week-long conference April 26 - May 2. The subjects of the conference included dealing with the unique issues concerning single Soldiers, ways to improve the BOSS program to make it more appealing and conferring of several awards, in which U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr walked away with two: best large installation with a single soldier population over 2,000 and best event from a large installation with a single soldier population over 2,000.

  • Heidelberg BOSS offers variety of activities for local troops

    Jun 3, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Eating dinner at a four-star general's house is not an everyday occurrence for most young Soldiers. Some from the Heidelberg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, however, recently got the experience, thanks to Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army commander, and his wife, Christi, some family readiness group leaders and the Cheap Eats program.

  • BOSS hosts fashion show at Stanley

    Jun 2, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers exhibited their mantra of three pillars: well being, community service, recreation and leisure in a fashion show hosted by the Camp Stanley BOSS program May 16 in Stanley's Reggie's Club.

  • Families, Soldiers remember loved ones in lantern floating ceremony

    May 30, 2009

    Standing in knee-deep waters among thousands at Ala Moana Beach Park, Amy Urbina's thoughts were as distant as the cruiseliners and boats dotting the horizon, during the evening of May 25.

  • Chapels invite children to Crocodile Dock 'Where fearless kids shine God's Light'

    May 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel (MPC) and the Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) Chapel are accepting applications for Vacation Bible School (VBS).

  • 4th annual motorcycle rally stresses safety

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