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  • 4th annual motorcycle rally stresses safety

    May 29, 2009

  • Assisting survivors part of casualty assistance

    May 29, 2009

    Fort Sill Casualty Assistance aids survivors as well.

  • White, Boatwright IMCOM-Europe top NCO, Soldier

    May 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - A military policeman from Stuttgart and a chaplain's assistant from Heidelberg were recognized as the best of the best during the Installation Management Command-Europe 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year awards ceremony today at Campbell Barracks here. Staff Sgt. Ronald White, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, and Spc. Jason Boatwright, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, were named as the command's top NCO and Soldier, respectively, during the ceremony which also paid tribute to the Army's 2009 Year of the NCO by adopting the theme: "Year of the NCO - Leading by Example."

  • Turn a wrench, save a buck

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Carson's DFMWR runs an auto crafts center where Soldiers and ID card holders can save money by fixing their vehicles themselves.

  • Dr. Biden visits Carson Soldiers, Families

    May 27, 2009

    Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, visited Fort Carson, Colo., to talk with Soldiers, Family members and Mountain Post Team leaders on issues affecting Soldiers and their Families.

  • ACS hosts appreciation festivities for military spouses on APG

    May 25, 2009

  • Yellow Ribbon Room -- 'A home of their own'

    May 25, 2009

  • BOSS members partner with SHARP Program

    May 22, 2009

    Army families attending a recent Soldier Show at Fort Belvoir, Va., were greeted by a unique group of Soldiers from the Army's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program.

  • Annual event pays tribute to volunteer contributions

    May 22, 2009

    Dozens of Tobyhanna employees were recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon held at The Landing on April 30.

  • Teen center self sign-up now open

    May 22, 2009

  • All in the family: Post leadership makes FRGs top priority

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Jackson's Family Readiness Groups will soon have a new place to call home. Michelle Jordan, Family Readiness Support Assistant for the Office of the Commanding General, said a new FRG building, located next to Darby Field, should be ready to use by June 1.

  • Financial Readiness: A Joint Mission Multiplier, Miami Garrison supplies the weapons to ensure perso

    May 20, 2009

    There is an enemy threatening our armed forces. This enemy is the leading cause or contributing factor in divorce nation-wide, eclipsing infidelity. This enemy is a stressor that can affect every facet of a service member's life and health. That enemy is financial instability; getting it under control has become a serious issue for Army leadership. "When Soldiers are distracted by personal problems, financial or otherwise, it diminishes their quality of life and their ability to focus on the mission at hand; and impacts overall unit readiness," said Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli in a recent 'VCSA Sends'. "As leaders we must always remember our primary responsibility to take care of Soldiers and their Families." U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is tasked with supporting the U.S. Southern Command, a joint regional unified command responsible for overseeing U.S. military operations in an area of focus that includes the Caribbean, Central and South America.

  • Bunco rolls 'big time' at the Tropics during Family Fun Fridays

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 50 Soldiers and family members were ready to roll the dice as they gathered at the Tropics, here, for an exciting game of "Bunco."

  • BOSS program leaders in Europe attend training session

    May 12, 2009

    SCHWETZIGNEN, Germany - More than 50 members from Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers programs in Europe attended training sessions here meant to enhance BOSS activities throughout the region.

  • Warren East CDC ribbon-cutting wraps up Month of Military Child celebrations

    May 11, 2009

    The opening of a new child development center April 30, capped a string of events on Fort Riley to celebrate April as the Month of the Military Child.

  • Fort McCoy Youth program recognized for health, fitness efforts

    May 11, 2009

    With 16 percent of young people in the United States considered overweight, the Fort McCoy Boys & Girls Club encourages community youth to live a healthy lifestyle by conducting physical fitness activities. Through its efforts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Staples Foundation for Learning, Inc., are honoring the Fort McCoy Teen Torch Club for its program excellence in health and fitness. The club received third-place honors in this category, which carries a $500 cash prize.

  • Soldiers shoot hoops for prize money

    May 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Soldiers crowded outside the Gateway Club the evening of April 23 to practice their jump shot in preparation for the Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation hosted Freedom Shot Basketball Competition. The competition was held in observance of the Prostitution and Human Trafficking Abatement weekend. Soldiers who won the competition were awarded $1,000 for their unit funds.

  • Military spouses share their stories of strength and service

    May 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - May 8 is a day for appreciation. On this day we reflect on the heroes that dedicate their lives to the well-being of Soldiers and our nation. These heroes are our military spouses.

  • Fort McPherson Month of the Military Child ends with a parade

    May 8, 2009

    To close out the Month of the Military Child, children from the Fort McPherson Child Development Center participated in a parade on post April 29.

  • Army wives support appreciative husbands

    May 8, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Sgt. Timothy Strick said "I do" to his bride three years ago. Today, on Military Spouse Appreciation Day, he belted out an affirmative I do again when asked if he appreciates all his wife does for him.

  • FRGs, FRSAs play key role in assisting family members

    May 7, 2009

    FRGs, FRSAs play key role in assisting family members

  • Spouses get training exercise at Fort SIll

    May 7, 2009

    Fort Sill spouses get pampered at a training exercise

  • BOSS Walk for Pride Raises Spirits, Funds

    May 7, 2009

  • Recording artist Leigh Jones puts pep in step of Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Walter Henry III said recording artist Leigh Jones put a little pep in the step of his Warrior Transition Unit on May 6, at the Fort Belvoir Community Center.

  • Fort Stewart spouses test their Soldier skills, earn spurs

    May 7, 2009

    More than 20 spouses and one mother of a Soldier assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, took part in the squadron's first Spouse Spur Ride at Fort Stewart, April 30.

  • Baumholder spouses stay involved, fit while Soldiers serve in Iraq

    May 6, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - "I'm Lesa Hill and I created the Post-it ... not really, but I feel I have made a difference in my community and I have kept myself busy during my husband's deployment," said Lesa Hill, spouse of Spc. Joseph Hill, Company C, 47th Forward Support Battalion. Hill is a prime example of a military family member who has achieved independence and has made positive use of her time overseas.

  • Middle school students learn wellness lessons

    May 5, 2009

    Fort Riley students take time to learn safety to use during the upcoming summer months.

  • Seven Soldiers strike gold as All-Army dominates Armed Forces Boxing Championships

    May 5, 2009

    Seven Soldiers won gold medals to lead All-Army boxers to the team title in the 2009 Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Barnes Field House on May 1.

  • U.S. immigration reaches out to military Soldiers and spouses

    May 5, 2009

    Non-citizens have served in the U.S. Army since the American Revolution. In fact, almost half of Army enlistees in the 1840s were immigrants, and between 1862 and 2000, more than 660,000 military veterans became citizens through naturalization.

  • $1 airfare available to Soldiers flying from select airports

    May 5, 2009

    Sometimes it's not so easy to find a great deal but with a simple visit to FMWRC's Web site, Soldiers might be surprised at some of the deals they can find.

  • Ft. Buchanan Month of the Military Child 2009

    May 4, 2009

  • Fort Buchanan Child Abuse Prevention 2009

    May 4, 2009

  • Spouses celebrated in keeping Army strong

    May 1, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their families. Today, more than half the Soldiers serving are married and their spouses continue to routinely put the welfare of their Soldier, family and nation above their own.

  • Everyday heroes honored for outstanding community service

    May 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) gathered at the Hale, Ikena, here, to recognize the service and accomplishments of some everyday heroes at the 2009 Installation Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 23.

  • West Point celebrates work experiences with children

    May 1, 2009

  • Volunteering a way of life for military children

    May 1, 2009

  • Louisiana's first lady pays visit to Fort Polk school

    May 1, 2009

    Supriya Jindal, the spouse of Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, along with help from McNeese State University chemistry professor Ron Darbeau, conducted science experiments for Fort Polk's North Polk Elementary School students.

  • Fort Polk's CYSS 'gives birth' to heroes at home

    May 1, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services offers a program to help parents through the initial bumps of child rearing. "Parents as Teachers: Heroes at Home," provides encouragement to military Families by providing child care development information and parenting support.

  • Tiger to treat troops to Fourth of July weekend at AT&T National

    Apr 23, 2009

    Tiger Woods vowed April 20 to dedicate his AT&T National PGA Tour event to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for the third consecutive year. The AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods will donate 30,000 tickets for retired veterans, active-duty troops, Reservists and their Families to attend the tournament July 2-5 at Congressional Country Club.

  • Something for Everyone at the Great MWR Yard Sale

    Apr 23, 2009

    Shoppers gave up valuable hours of early morning sleep on Saturday, to look for bargains in the bright, sunny driveways scattered around installation housing areas, as well as the Hunter Credit Union and Club Stewart parking lots. By 10 a.m., more hundreds of shoppers had visited the yard sales lots filled with booths rented by vendors. Shoppers from outside and inside the gates searched for items marked down to rock-bottom prices among the yard sales scattered throughout the housing areas.

  • New Wiesbaden BOSS hangout promotes safe alternatives

    Apr 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A simple appeal to leaders brought about the creation of a new on-post location that offers single Soldiers alternatives to sitting in cramped barracks rooms or footing it to diverse hangouts located miles off post.

  • Law enforcement expert discusses how to avoid cyber predators

    Apr 23, 2009

    Bob Farley is known as the molester arrestor. There's a reason for the moniker. Farley, the commander of the Cook County Sheriff's Child Exploitation Unit in Chicago, Ill., from 1997 to 2004, had a 100 percent conviction rate. "We did not lose a case," he said.

  • Auto skills shop offers free spring car inspections

    Apr 22, 2009

    More than 150 drivers found out about the "little things that could go wrong" at this free inspection, which was intended to make sure vehicles were safe for spring and summer vacations and road trips. This free car inspection marks the fourth one the garrison has hosted for the Kaiserslautern military community, and it is tied into the Army Family Covenant - a commitment by Army leadership to improve the quality of life for families.

  • Child Lights: Protect and celebrate

    Apr 22, 2009

    Around 200 Heidelberg community members gathered at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion April 16 for Child Lights - an event designed to protect and celebrate children in recognition of Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Awareness, understanding brings autistic children, families together

    Apr 21, 2009

    Leslie and Todd Bair's son, nine-year-old Christian, is autistic. Before he was diagnosed, many told Leslie Bair that he was misbehaving all the time.

  • Goodbye, American Arms Hotel. Hello, new lodge

    Apr 21, 2009

    Although the venerable American Arms has been a Wiesbaden mainstay since the 1950s, itAca,!a,,cs time for an update said Michael Dennis, District construction representative for the lodge. Aca,!A"If youAca,!a,,cve PCSed or visited Wiesbaden, youAca,!a,,cll probably agree with the need for a new lodge,Aca,!A? he said.

  • Children celebrate Month of the Military Child with Disney characters

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For 350 children and parents gathered at Sills Field, here, April 11, breakfast became the most exciting part of the day, too.

  • Lights! Camera! Action! U.S. Army Soldier Show ready to take entertainment to troops

    Apr 17, 2009

    Lights! Camera! Action! That's the theme of the 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show, scheduled to open April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Wallace Theater on Fort Belvoir, Va., with a Sunday matinee set for 2 p.m. April 26. "The audience is going to have the rare experience of feeling and being in a live television studio, including commercial breaks," said Soldier Show production director Victor Hurtado, who spent much of the past year working on TV productions "Nashville Star," "America's Got Talent," "Clash of the Choirs," and country performing artist Michael Peterson's "My Real Life - Strong For America Tour," presented by the U.S. Army.

  • New playgroup focuses on positive interaction

    Apr 17, 2009

    Parents of young children often have a lot on their plate - in between diaper changes, errands, work or military training, it can be difficult to find a spare moment to focus on their child's development. That's why Fort Benning's New Parent Support Program has launched a new playgroup to give parents of children 3 and younger time to interact and connect with their children.

  • Military community can't escape maladies of slow U.S. economy

    Apr 17, 2009

    A PCSing Soldier can't sell his house and struggles with mortgage payments in addition to the costs of setting up a home at his new duty station. An Army spouse is a victim of job cuts and the sudden loss of income leaves the family unable to pay their bills. With the economy in a slump, scenarios like these are becoming more prevalent across the force, and service leaders are more than a little concerned about the dilemma.

  • BOSS lives up to its name

    Apr 17, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- From getting free to reduced prices on trips and activities to improving quality of life to making new friends to spending some quality time with NFL cheerleaders and other stars, BOSS lives up to its name at Ansbach-Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

  • Month of the Military Child celebrated on Red Cloud

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Celebrations for the Month of the Military Child got underway in the Red Cloud Food Court April 10 when members of Army Community Services staked out a corner filled with information about how to prevent child abuse and other areas of parenting.

  • Family members find answers from TRICARE

    Apr 17, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, deputy director and program executive officer of the TRICARE management activity, office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, D.C., came to the USAG-Casey Community Activity Center with his wife, Brenda, April 8 to brief Family members, Soldiers, Civilians, and Retirees about improvements to TRICARE coverage and other access situations.

  • 2009 All Army Boxing Championships continue at Fort Huachuca

    Apr 16, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - The 2009 All Army Boxing Championships moved into their second night of competition Wednesday at Barnes Field House here. Here are the second night results...

  • Stewart-Hunter Recreation Activities Combat Post-Deployment Stress

    Apr 15, 2009

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently returned from operations in Iraq and are the first group of Soldiers here to take part in a new Army-wide program designed to help troops funnel their combat stress through recreational activities.

  • Fort Polk's FCC Program needs more homes

    Apr 14, 2009

    Fort Polk's Army Family Child Care program needs more homes and providers. The program is run under the auspices of Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Army families roll eggs at White House

    Apr 14, 2009

    More than a thousand military children and their parents participated in Monday's Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

  • Spending spring break at Camp Darby with Major League Baseball

    Apr 14, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - For 33 youth from RAF Lakenheath, England, and Germany's Ramstein Air Base and U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, spring break provided an opportunity for a week of training at the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation Academy in Tirrenia.

  • IMCOM-Europe hosting camp for children with deployed parents

    Apr 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe is hosting a summer camp designed specifically for children of deployed servicemembers.

  • PT in the park

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 157 children showed up to PT in the Park, the kick off event for Month of the Military Child for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, April 4, at Bennett Youth Center. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were on hand to lead the children, ages 2-8, and their parents through an aerobic "mousercise."

  • 'Lunch and Learns' serve up prevention

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Quintin Ewing and Bernadette Wong are on a mission. They are members of a small army of education and support professionals working to raise awareness about child abuse prevention, one family at a time.

  • Celebrating Military Children

    Apr 13, 2009

    The Manahattan mayor issued a proclamation during the Manhattan City Commission acknowledging April as the Month of the Military Child.

  • Two thumbs up - Book reading brings CSM Mann, Picerne reps to Ware Elementary

    Apr 13, 2009

    Fort Riley Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Mann stoped by the Ware Elementary School to read a book to the children of the school. The book was part of a free book give-away sponored by the Picerne Military Housing office.

  • Youths get inside look at Wiesbaden construction projects

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aukamm Elementary School second-graders got a construction update during a tour of four projects happening within a one-mile radius March 31 from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Europe District officials.

  • Library program hooks 'Big Fish' author

    Apr 13, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Army Europe Libraries is resuming its "Conversations" literary discussion series in May with author and illustrator Daniel Wallace, best known for his 1998 novel "Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions," the basis for Tim Burton's 2003 film "Big Fish."

  • CYSS now offers all services under one roof - Family Covenant

    Apr 10, 2009

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony April 6 for the new Child, Youth and School Services offices, which are now housed in the Army Community Service building on Fort Sam Houston.

  • FSH kicks off Military Child, Child Abuse Month - Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Month and

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April being the Month of the Military Child, as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the covenant was exemplified at Fort Sam Houston April 3 with a calendar full of fun-filled events for children, Families, Soldiers and friends.

  • Bamberg celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Parents and children of the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg military community joined service support organizations on the installation April 4 to recognize the Month of the Military Child.

  • Boo Weekley visits Soldiers before Masters Tournament

    Apr 9, 2009

    Boo Weekley visits with service members before the Masters Golf Tournament and offers a clinic.

  • DoD, ACS send 'SOS' to Families

    Apr 9, 2009

    Fort Hood Families who have lost a Soldier now have a new Army program to assist them...and it comes with a face. Survivor Outreach Services is working to put a face with the information and support Families seek after the death of a Soldier.

  • First Swing program inspires wounded warriors to retain active lifestyle

    Apr 7, 2009

    Six summers ago, Sgt. Roy Mitchell was a 2-handicap golfer who earned a tryout for the All-Army Golf Team. Now he's a disabled golfer with an 8 handicap, striving to regain his form on a prosthetic leg and tinkering with a specialized golf cart.

  • 'Reach Out and Read' now reaches military families

    Apr 7, 2009

    Through Reach Out and Read's Military Initiative, doctors and nurses at 20 military hospitals, including one in Germany, will soon receive training on how to promote early literacy for children, and free books to be handed out to parents with young children - ages six months through five years - when visiting well-baby or well-child clinics.

  • All-Army wrestlers seek another Greco-Roman national crown

    Apr 1, 2009

    The All-Army wrestling team will march into Las Vegas Convention Center in search of its ninth Greco-Roman crown in the past 10 years at the U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 9-11.

  • LINN initiative gives educators, professionals tools to help children cope with traumas of war, loss

    Apr 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- "Daddy, why do people have to go to war'" In a time of war and multiple deployments, military children ask difficult questions. The Military Child Education Coalition is helping educators and community service professionals find the answers and ease the challenges our youngest Soldiers face. The coalitions' most recent initiative, Living in the New Normal: Supporting Children Through Trauma and Loss, held a two-day, professional development seminar in Grafenwoehr March 26-27.

  • Simulator helps teens in Europe learn to drive

    Mar 31, 2009

    TEENAGERS are learning to drive in the rain, in the fog, even on narrow mountain roads at night. They're driving while their friends talk and laugh behind them and even while their cell phones ring. But because of new technology, their lives are in no way at risk.

  • Race creates stronger bonds

    Mar 30, 2009

    Family members of the 'Dragon Brigade' 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division competed in the race to create a tighter bond among the spouses of the Family Readiness Group. The race also became the metaphoric victory implied in the age old saying, "anything is possible," for Tricia Verschage. Last summer, doctors removed a benign tumor from Verschage's leg and told her she would never run again. Verschage said her passion for running and determination would not allow her to accept their diagnosis. "They said I was never going to run again," she said. "So, I worked with my physical therapist, and I started running about a month ago." At the end of the two-mile St. Patrick's Day race, friends and Dragon Brigade Families were there to cheer her on as well as the others who participated.

  • Military child takes the lead to protect children

    Mar 30, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- April is the Month of the Military Child and one might expect a story describing the nouns and verbs that could be embroidered on a military child's "been there, done that" t-shirt. But this is a "here now, doing something" kind of story.

  • Teen Center keeps kids busy on spring break

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Riley Middle School and Teen Center hosted a spring break pool tournament as well as other events March 16-20. The events were a part of a multiple activities for kids on spring break.

  • Technology Allows U.S. Students in Belgium, Texas to Share Projects

    Mar 30, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Third-graders in Belgium are visiting a school that's 5,000 miles away. They're putting on concerts, showing off their school projects and mingling with other military kids their age, but they're doing it all without even leaving their classrooms. The students are part of SHAPE Elementary School's latest interactive learning tool - Video Teleconferencing.

  • Cooking and coping go hand in hand at ACS class

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Someone once said that nothing brings people together like food, maybe because conversations seem to flow effortlessly around dinner tables and memories are shared. Also, friendships blossom and family ties strengthen. And honestly, who doesn't love to eat'

  • AFAP brief highlights dedication to service

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates provided a voice for the community during the 2009 AFAP brief-out, here, March 18.

  • Area School Enjoys Outing to Bowling Center

    Mar 27, 2009

    Students from David A. Harrison Elementary School of Prince George visited the Fort Lee Bowling Center during a class field trip March 20. The trip was planned as a means to educate children on the importance of proper manners.

  • Fort McCoy BOSS Woodshop reopens with new look

    Mar 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy BOSS Woodshop reopens with new look

  • Fort McCoy plans Week of the Young Child activities for April

    Mar 27, 2009

    Week of the Young Child activities

  • Daughter's project inspires mother's award-winning photos

    Mar 27, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some parents raise their children by the "do as I say, not as I do" rule. Not so for Laura Irick. She guided her daughter toward art school with a "do as I do" philosophy. In the process she rediscovered her own love of art and won photography contests with her work.

  • AFAP: Focus groups zero in on local, Army quality of life

    Mar 27, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - A group of community members gathered at the Rheinlander Club March 3-5 to address issues affecting Baumholder and possibly the entire Army.

  • Fort Lewis women gather for annual conference

    Mar 26, 2009

    Almost 250 women gathered at Stone Education Center March 13, to learn ways to get more out of Army life and better cope with its challenges.

  • BOSS training educates, shares ideas

    Mar 26, 2009

    SCHWETZINGEN, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe is sponsoring a Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers training session here April 27-May 2.

  • Golf Clinic Trains Instructors to Work With Wounded Servicemembers

    Mar 25, 2009

    Golf Clinic Trains Instructors to Work With Wounded Servicemembers

  • Author, researcher discusses the culture of military families

    Mar 25, 2009

    Brat is not a derogatory term when talking about children of service members. This is part of the message author Mary Edwards Wertsch brought with her when she visited the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg communities to talk about her research and her book, "Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress."

  • New youth center opens thanks to Army Family Covenant project

    Mar 25, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- A new $1.25 million Youth Center, partially funded by Army Family Covenant, has been unveiled in the Hainerberg Housing area. It is the first to open of many new quality-of-life facilities planned for Wiesbaden's ultimate transformation.

  • Defibrillators: fitness center life savers

    Mar 25, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The American Red Cross reports that each year some 500,000 Americans die of cardiac arrest.

  • Riley's Conference Center hosts brunch with kids in mind

    Mar 24, 2009

    Parents and their children were able to share brunch together at Fort Riley's "Riley's Conference Center" on March 15.

  • Fort Riley Middle School teen named Youth of the Year

    Mar 24, 2009

    A Fort Riley Middle School Teen Center student was recognized as the Youth of the Year.

  • Army FMWRC offers great getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 24, 2009

    Dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31.

  • Fort Polk's CYSS provides absorbing after school activities

    Mar 23, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services ensures that parents on post have an alternative to leaving their young child at home alone. Not only is it safer for the child, but the after school program can give parents the peace of mind they need to do their jobs.

  • Camp Darby programs enhance children safety

    Mar 23, 2009

    Several initiatives are taking place in the Camp Darby community to enhance safety while celebrating Month of the Military Child in April. The Camp Darby Livorno Unit School has joined in by enhancing the social studies program by taking children on field trips to better know the community and their relative's workplaces and Dare and the Safety office are offering bike safety classes and child seat inspections.

  • Army Family Action Plan addresses top issues at Camp Darby

    Mar 23, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy -- The Camp Darby community joined the Army in celebrating a quarter of a century of helping Soldiers and family members with the Annual Army Family Action Plan. March 4-5, Camp Darby community members convened for the 2009 AFAP to discuss everything from shopping privileges at the post commissary to the availability of language classes at Camp Darby.

  • Detroit Arsenal CDC Teaches Preschool Children How to Speak Spanish

    Mar 23, 2009

    The Child Development Center at the Detroit Arsenal is helping children to get a head start on their futures in the global economy by teaching them Spanish. With multiculturalism exploding across the world, the ability for these children to be multilingual is one of the most important skills that they can have in order to lead productive and successful lives.

  • FCC benefits include family atmosphere for children

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Seven months ago, Kelly Thomas was offered a Child Development Center spot for her 2-year-old daughter, and surprisingly, Thomas declined it.

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