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  • Harmonious Hallways: lawmakers, local schools, youth groups use education, awareness to battle bulli

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, VA (Feb. 3, 2011) -"It's an old problem with new twists," said Prince George County Police Officer John E. Pearson Jr., when asked to discuss the issue of bullying in our schools.

  • Ready to Rumble:Lee's fledgling youth wrestling team emphasizes individual effort, team values

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 3, 2011) - Coach Mark Haines doesn't care whether a kid has any wrestling skills, is overweight or lacks confidence.

  • Fort Lee BOSS supports school outside gate

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, VA (Feb. 3, 2011) -A group of Fort Lee Soldiers are striving to make their presence felt outside the confines of the installation.

  • New Army Reserve CYSS team assists families with valuable resources

    Feb 2, 2011

    Ensuring the Army Reserve families' youngest members are not forgotten is the mission of the 81ST Regional Support Command's Child, Youth and School Services team here.

  • Army Family Action Plan delegates tackle 88 issues during Super Bowl Week

    Feb 2, 2011

    The perception of a weeklong meeting of Army wives is one of the greatest misnomers about the annual Army Family Action Plan Conference, which opened its 2011 rendition Monday at the Sheraton National Hotel.

  • Net Zero is 100 Percent Benefit

    Feb 2, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army has a bold vision for managing natural resources on its installations: they will become net zero.

  • AFAP Conference receives more than 120 issues

    Feb 2, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Members of the Fort Benning community submitted 126 issues to last week's Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Marne Soldiers, Family Members participate in Aerobic-thon

    Feb 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army has always taken the opportunity to make sure that Soldiers and their Family Members are physically fit. On Jan. 22, Newman Fitness Center helped to make sure that people in the Fort Stewart community knew there was a fun way to keep in shape, by holding the 2011 Aerobic-thon and Health Fair.

  • Montgomery Gentry rocks Casey - 'Hell Yeah'

    Jan 31, 2011

    CAMP CASEY - Blue lights illuminated the stage and sirens blared as "All Aboard" bellowed from the speakers, but this was no rock concert. It was pure honky tonk ala Montgomery Gentry - the gold and platinum album producing duo.

  • Fort Riley officials showcase new resiliency campus

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness director, visited Fort Riley Jan. 28 to assist leaders in opening the post's new resiliency campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Resiliency Learning Center on Custer Hill.

  • Wheelock closes for upgrades, improvements

    Jan 31, 2011

    If you think Wheelock Fitness Center's closure for renovations will be an inconvenience for those who maintain a high level of physical fitness, think again. Not only has the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation secured the services of four gyms on post, but when the renovations are complete, Fort Polk will be home to some of the finest fitness facilities in the Army inventory.

  • Popularity Puzzle: Some Thrive, Others Survive in Classrooms

    Jan 31, 2011

  • Fort Bragg program offers healthy benefits, fitness options to retirees

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports office now offers a program of circuit training that is designed especially for retirees. The program, which takes place at Towle Gym, features several circuits of weight machine exercises fused with various cardio routines.

  • A new teacher's first week of school

    Jan 28, 2011

    Rene Joe, a new teacher for the Youth Activities Center's Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) pre-kindergarten class, helps a group of military children with their lunch. Joe, who is married to Sgt. 1st Class Dwayne Joe, a transportation and logistics NCO at Fort McClellan, Ala., started work Wednesday and will stay with CYSS until its closure.

  • Army recognizes families of fallen with vehicle decal, easier installation access

    Jan 27, 2011

    During a Survivor Outreach Services working group meeting last year, several participants expressed difficulty in gaining access to military installations to take part in SOS programs and support services.

  • Stellar Award winner James Fortune & FIYA take gospel to troops

    Jan 27, 2011

    Three-time gospel music Stellar Award winner James Fortune is scheduled to headline Army Entertainment Division's "Lift Up Your Spirit II" tour for troops in Korea and Germany with his band, "James Fortune & FIYA."

  • Shades of Green plays host to 100 Nights for Wounded Warriors

    Jan 27, 2011

    Purple Heart recipient 1st Lt. Brian Donarski's Family was the first of many beneficiaries of "Raytheon's 100 Nights for Wounded Warriors" at the Shades of Green.

  • Former Army bobsledder wins back-to-back Team of the Year awards

    Jan 27, 2011

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb's team was named Team of the Year for the second consecutive year by the United States Olympic Committee.

  • Fort Wainwright youth art goes regional

    Jan 27, 2011

    Young artists from Fort Wainwright's School Age Services and Child and Youth Services Center showed their colors (and monochromatics) at a local art exhibit displayed at Bassett Army Community Hospital recently.

  • Runners 'chill' at LETRA

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Nearly 100 of the 200 5K runners at the Polar Bear Plunge jumped into the icy waters of Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area Jan. 22, at Fort Sill.

  • Allstar Weekend: Fans treated to performance by Disney Channel stars

    Jan 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Armed Forces Entertainment's latest musical tour brought a heart-throbbing mob of fans center stage. Twelve-year-olds Katryn Brown and Monica Gonzalez had their faces pressed against the glass doors at Flyers Theater Jan. 23 hours before Allstar Weekend ever took the stage.

  • APG News reporter pushes back the pain

    Jan 24, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Yvonne Johnson, APG News reporter, sticks to her get-fit New Year's resolution by participating in the Wednesday afternoon Cardio/Core Fusion class at the Aberdeen Area Athletic Center.

  • 'Cash and Carry' sale provides bargains aplenty

    Jan 24, 2011

    Members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community were given an opportunity to take a part of both installations with them during the "cash and carry" sale held Jan. 17 through 19. The sale, which took place at the Fort Gillem Getaway club, allowed individuals to purchase non-appropriated fund items housed in the building, as well as those in adjoining Taylor Suites. The sale was open to authorized ID card holders (active duty military, Civilian employees, retirees and Family members) on the first day, with the general community invited on the second and third.

  • Fort Bragg community reminded of post-holiday suicide awareness

    Jan 21, 2011

    For some, the period after the holidays, mid-January to late February, is a time that brings sadness and depression that could lead to more dangerous actions. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Human Resources is reminding the community that historically, February is the month when the Army has seen a spike in the number of suicides committed by servicemembers. Soldiers, Family members and civilians are urged to be extra vigilant during this time.

  • Eagle Scouts hit the mark with projects

    Jan 21, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One project will eventually be riddled with holes. The other project just went to the dogs. A,A But that's exactly what two Eagle Scouts intended when they finished their community service projects this summer. A,A Wiesbaden teens Drew Parker and Colin Strout took the Eagle Scout oath Dec. 21 during a ceremony at the Hainerberg Chapel.

  • School partnership program: Win-win for students, Soldiers

    Jan 20, 2011

    Students and schools are not the only beneficiaries in the partnership. Soldiers benefit greatly from their experiences with schools and students, Brewer said.

  • Army Family Covenant entitlements available to Third Army Families at Shaw Air Force Base

    Jan 20, 2011

    Army Family Covenant entitlements available to Third Army Families at Shaw Air Force Base

  • Exchange, garrison bring Laundromat customers Wi-Fi

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has teamed up with the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Cable TV Office to make free Wi-Fi available to customers using four Laundromats in Warrior Country. Wi-Fi is available in Bldg. 3004 at Camp Casey, Bldg. 3814 at Camp Hovey, Bldg. 8 at Camp Red Cloud and Bldg. 2367 at Camp Stanley. The Cable TV Office installed the drop and the Exchange is paying for the service.

  • IMCOM's new home bridges past and future

    Jan 19, 2011

    The new IMCOM headquarters buildings will feature advanced "green" design while maintaining the integrity of the 1930s structure.

  • Downhill safety: Plan ahead, check gear to enjoy accident-free time on the slopes

    Jan 19, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For many, winter means only shorter days, colder temperatures and hazardous road conditions. But for some, the winter months are a welcome change from summer as it is a time to dust off the skis or snowboard, dig out the winter clothes and head to the hills for some fun in the snow. A,A While many skiers and snowboarders get excited at the fall of the first snowflake, they fail to remember their skis and snowboards weren't the only things that gathered dust over the summer months. The muscles needed to meet the physical demands of skiing are often not used with summer activities and are in need of preparation as much as the ski equipment.

  • Facebook 'angels' named inspired leaders

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you've been on the Fort Benning Facebook page recently, you may recognize the names of a few women who patrol the site daily, answering questions and offering advice to thousands of the installation's Facebook followers: Andrea McTaggart, Rhonda Young and JoLynn Mowrer.

  • Army minimizes stress suffered by victims of domestic, child abuse

    Jan 19, 2011

    On Jan. 21, eligible enlisted family members wiil begin receiving 36 months of Transitional Compensation (TC), the same as officer family members, rather than the average of 22 months of payments they formerly received. This change ensures payments are standardized for all approved applications.

  • WCAP bobsledder wins World Cup gold on farewell tour

    Jan 18, 2011

    Team USA bobsled pilot Sgt. Shauna Rohbock is back in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program for what may be her farewell tour on the World Cup circuit.

  • Fort Bragg youth hockey tradition remains on a roll

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's fall and winter youth ice hockey has been in full swing since October 2010 and won't end until February of this year. The Fort Bragg's FMWR has partnered with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation to offer this exciting and tough sport to children both military and civilian.

  • Fort Bragg lights flame to honor lives lost

    Jan 18, 2011

    Leaders from across Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base came together Friday to light the flame on the new memorial located on the Main Post Parade Field near the flagpole. The memorial pays homage to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the servicemembers who have since fallen while fighting to protect our freedom.

  • Now's the time to get Pretty Hot and Tempting

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla.--With the new year comes a new weight loss competition for members of the Pretty Hot and Tempting or P.H.A.T. Club. The competition, which began this week, will have three teams and each team will have a trainer as team leader. The team leaders will pick the team names and the teams will be formed through Jan. 21.

  • 'I'll Be Home Soon. Just Stay Strong.'

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Nearly four years ago, Tiffany Little lost her Soldier husband. A lot has happened since then - she's given birth to their daughter Kylee, moved to Alabama to be close to her dad and other family members, learned how to live as a single mom and joined a support group known as My Soldier, My Fallen Hero, first located at Bicentennial Chapel and now a part of the Survivor Outreach Services program. Along the way, she has found ways to manage the emotions that come with the sudden loss of a beloved husband.

  • Army Extends Care For Gold Star Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a sunny, crisp winter day, Redstone Arsenal's newest three-star general reached out to families who daily live the meaning behind the Army's values of courage, selfless service and sacrifice.

  • Providing Home For Survivor Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Emily McFall's life has led her to this moment. Standing among friends, supporters, well-wishers, and Army and community leaders, McFall could smile knowing she had completed a major milestone in a new Army initiative at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Warrior Zone opens in Schweinfurt

    Jan 14, 2011

    The entertainment scene here on Ledward Barracks just got a shot in the arm. A state of the art multipurpose facility geared toward single Soldiers opened with a bang Thursday, Jan. 13. The new center, known as the Warrior Zone, includes a bar with a food menu, a lounge with flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, computer stations, pool tables, video games and other amenities aimed at taking the edge off of the demands of life in the Army.

  • Teens seek to get HIRED!

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Finding a first job can be a daunting task for today's youth as even traditional "teen jobs" are harder to find in this economy.

  • Dirt turned for new WTU complex

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Warrior Transition Unit allows the Army to rehabilitate Soldiers and return them to deploying units. A new WTU complex is one of many new projects on Fort Sill. Jan. 6 marked the groundbreaking for the three-phase plan. Among the new facilities are a Soldier and family assistance center, headquarters and a 72-Soldier barracks.

  • Hockey team scores big on national stage

    Jan 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Joint Task Force (JTF) Blast, made up of Soldiers, civilians and contractors from Aberdeen Proving Ground, recently nabbed the national title during the 8th Annual Hockey for Heroes / Armed Services Classic, held Nov 11 to 14 in Las Vegas.

  • New director wants to bring Alaska adventure to youth

    Jan 13, 2011

    "We want to provide an exceptional experience and superior customer service that our families will always remember," Sagartz said.

  • Pieces of NASCAR Vets Day car to be auctioned for charity

    Jan 12, 2011

    Sheet metal from the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala Ryan Newman drove in the Nov. 14 NASCAR race featuring the faces of more than 500 military veterans will be auctioned online to raise money for the Fisher House Foundation and Army Emergency Relief.

  • Texas artist bringing the fallen to life

    Jan 11, 2011

    Duty, honor and country - three words that instill pride into any Soldier and their family. Yet, when a Soldier is killed or missing in action, these words can bring forth inspiration. This desire was felt by Phil and Lisa Taylor, founders of the American Fallen Soldier Project, to help bring closure to the families and friends of fallen Soldiers.

  • Armed Forces Recreation Center discounted rates now available for Survivors

    Jan 10, 2011

    In recognition of their sacrifice, the Army's Family and MWR Command is offering discounted rates at Armed Forces Recreation Centers to military Families who have lost a Family member in service to our Nation.

  • Panzer Hotel hosts grand opening

    Jan 10, 2011

    It's official. The Panzer Hotel is now open for guests, following a grand opening ceremony Dec. 15.

  • Single Soldiers give back 2,000 hours

    Jan 10, 2011

    The year of 2010 was notable for the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, and nowhere is that more evident than in the national recognition of the BOSS programs in all three communities.

  • All decked out

    Jan 10, 2011

    Heidelberg students now have a bigger and better after-school hangout thanks to the Soldiers of the 18th Engineer Brigade.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Nominations for 2011 Soldier Show due Jan. 18

    Jan 5, 2011

    Nominations for performer and technician positions in the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show are being accepted through Jan. 18, 2011.

  • Holiday Generosity Provides For Fort Drum Families

    Jan 5, 2011

    The holiday season always seems to spark an accelerated generosity in us all. It is the season for giving and this inspires us to think of those who may have an unmet need or of those who are exceptionally generous to us. Soldiers and their Family Members are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice year round and because of this, were the recipients of an abundance of generosity at Fort Drum this past December.

  • Arsenal Operation Family Timeout Program Continues Success

    Dec 30, 2010

    Operation Family Timeout, a program created and coordinated by the Rock Island Arsenal Army Community Service in 2005, continues to provide "free time" opportunities for the spouses of deployed military service members, as well as mobilized Department of Army civilians. Family members of deployed personnel from all branches of the military and mobilized civilian employees, whose children are ages six-weeks to 12-years-old, may use the program. Most importantly the program provides a support network for military family members who all share a common bond.

  • BOSS members brighten holidays for cancer patients, wounded warriors

    Dec 29, 2010

    Wiesbaden, Germany, Soldiers helped put smiles on the faces of young cancer patients at Mainz University, Dec. 7. Several members of Wiesbaden's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program stopped by the Mainz cancer center to hand out holiday goodies and to spend time with the young patients.

  • Kid's News: Youths gain experience, 'tangible reward' in partnership program

    Dec 29, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Like superheroes equipped with utility toolbelts and colorful garb, participants in the garrison's school partnership program now have unique T-shirts, pens and other gear. Aukamm Elementary School's Christian Dunlap-Twist and Noel Schwandt were the first recipients of the new Wiesbaden Kid's News T-shirts during a taping of the program at American Forces Network-Wiesbaden studios Dec. 8.

  • Strength also comes from having 'heart'

    Dec 28, 2010

    The Arsenal's "heart," in essence its "character," is this month's Face of Strength because of what the workforce does without seeking fanfare or celebration from those outside of the fence line. Whether it is their donating annual leave to a fellow worker or their unwavering support to the community, they always step up to the challenge.

  • Tobyhanna children's programs earn national acclaim

    Dec 27, 2010

    Tobyhanna's Child, Youth and School Services organization offers some of the best programming in the nation, according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

  • O Christmas tree

    Dec 23, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - About 300 people attended the depot tree lighting ceremony and Child and Youth Services holiday party.

  • Fort Riley Families honor deployed loved ones with luminary ceremony

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Families and friends of deployed Soldiers gathered together to honor those Soldiers during a luminary event. About 250 people attended the inaugural Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Candle Lighting Ceremony Dec. 17 at Riley's Conference Center.

  • 'Greatest Race' delivers message of unity

    Dec 21, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Unity through diversity was the focus of a play presented by the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES Unlimited program at the Aberdeen Area Youth Center Dec. 4.

  • Kits help children through deployment: Barkley students receive treats

    Dec 17, 2010

    Shirley Chester, a guidance counselor at Barkley, has been working hard to find ways to help the students cope with the anxiety of having a loved one overseas. On her search, she discovered Trevor Romain, a children's self-help author and motivational speaker. Sympathetic to the emotional stress of parental deployment, Romain has partnered with the USO to tour military schools around the world.

  • ACS opens its doors to a 'Winter Wonderland'

    Dec 17, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Army Community Service invited the community to their "Winter Wonderland," here, Tuesday. Childrend shared their holiday wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus and got their photos taken with the jolly pair. They participated in interactive craft activities like decorating Christmas stockings and making candy-cane-reindeer to give as gifts.

  • Garrison Commander's Corner: Master Resiliency Training now offered at ACS

    Dec 16, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Master Resiliency Training is being offered at Schofield Barracks, and it is consistent with the Army Community Service's commitment to maintain readiness of Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • Teen Army Family Action Plan conference a 'total success'

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Teens participating in the Teen Army Family Action Plan conference held Dec. 3 at the Dodd Field Chapel.

  • Stories Of Fallen Woven In Patriotic Quilt

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A reminder of two local heroes will be arriving in Huntsville Dec. 18. As little boys, Huntsville was their home. As grown men, they put on the uniform and defended freedom, making the world their home. As war fighters, each led a destiny that took them to Iraq and placed them among the more than 4,200 servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.

  • Gold Star Wives finally get their day

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., has been going to Capitol Hill since December 1945 when 23-year-old Marie Jordan invited widows over for coffee.

  • APG troops receive holiday trees

    Dec 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Dozens of Aberdeen Proving Ground Soldiers will not have the added expense of purchasing trees for the holidays thanks to Pine Valley Christmas Trees of Elkton, Md.

  • Hawthorne finds peace with golf game at Children's Miracle Network Classic

    Dec 13, 2010

    Capt. Patrick Hawthorne found peace with his golf game while playing alongside the pros at the Children's Miracle Network Classic, the final tournament of the season on the PGA Tour.

  • TRiPS-Still Saving Lives

    Dec 13, 2010

    The Army's Travel Risk Planning System risk assessment tool, found online at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center website, has proven successful in helping reduce driving fatalities since its Army-wide inception in 2004.

  • Fort Gillem Christmas tree illuminates way to holiday season

    Dec 13, 2010

    Members of the Fort Gillem community welcomed their final holiday season with the lighting of the post Christmas tree Dec. 2 at the Fort Gillem Getaway club.

  • Lighting Brings Post Christmas Tree To Life

    Dec 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Justus Turner, 3, wants Army guys for Christmas. Army guys is exactly what he got and then some at the eighth annual community Christmas tree lighting Thursday at Bicentennial Chapel. Not only was the event decked out with real life Soldiers, but even the man with the naughty and nice list made an appearance.

  • Holiday crowd enjoys snow at AMR

    Dec 10, 2010

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Snow fell, here, Saturday. Keiki wearing summer shorts and sandals jumped right into the piles of snow, specially brought in for the 14th Annual Holiday Fun Fest. The event was organized by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and drew in more than 1,000 visitors.

  • DoD expands community-based child care options

    Dec 10, 2010

    The Defense Department will launch an initiative early next year aimed at expanding the quality and quantity of community-based child care options for geographically dispersed Reserve and Active Duty families and for families facing long waits for on-base care.

  • Keiki, spouses treated to holiday entertainment at Native Hawaiian Liaison event

    Dec 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -A,A Christmas came early for spouses and children of deployed Soldiers at a holiday party at the Nehelani, here, Friday. The spouses and keiki are members of the Blue Star Card Program, a U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii initiative.

  • Fort Riley signs FMWR Employee and Customer Covenant

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - The signing of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Employee and Customer Covenant was a promise to provide excellent customer service. The covenant was signed by Col. Kevin Brown, Fort Riley garrison commander, and Steve Tully, DFMWR director, following a meeting Dec. 1 at King Field House.

  • Fort Bragg 2010 Family of the Year light post Christmas tree

    Dec 9, 2010

    First Sgt. George Donnelly, his wife, Kristina and their three children - sons, Kyle, 11 and Shawn, 8, and daughter, Alyson, 5 - were named the Fort Bragg Family of the Year for 2010.

  • Delivering the Army Family Covenant: Army Community Service, the gift that keeps on giving

    Dec 9, 2010

    ACS will continue to give Soldiers and families gifts that last and keep on giving.

  • Focus on Army Family is year 'round

    Dec 9, 2010

    Central to some of the concerns are the promises the Army has made to Families in the Army Family Covenant: promises to enhance Family strength, resilience and readiness and to provide an environment in which Family members can thrive. These promises are non-negotiable, and the Installation Management Community is charged with delivering on many of them, by providing Families with the right programs and services in the right place at the right time.

  • Calway earns berth in 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

    Dec 9, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runner Capt. Kelly Calway earned a berth in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials with a fifth-place finish at the California International Marathon Dec. 5, in Sacramento.

  • Post children join in reindeer games

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Family member Tamesha White said that she decided this summer that enough was enough; it was time for her to lose weight.

  • Quality of life issues dominate town hall

    Dec 8, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Quality of life issues - everything from new facilities coming online to access to healthcare to the new U.S. Forces Korea Command Sponsorship Program - took top billing at the Warrior Country Community Town Hall in the Casey Garrison Community Activity Center Dec. 1.

  • Army 'Family of Year' receives award, continues giving

    Dec 8, 2010

    Sgt. Joseph Campbell left Afghanistan and joined his family from Landstuhl, Germany, to receive the Army Family of the Year award Tuesday in Arlington, Va.

  • Leaders focus on sustainability

    Dec 8, 2010

    Fort Carson explored the topic of personal sustainability and resiliency at the conference Nov. 18-19 at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs.

  • Six Soldiers help Team USA win SHAPE Basketball Championship

    Dec 8, 2010

    Six Soldiers helped Team USA win the 2010 SHAPE International Men's Basketball Championship Nov. 29-Dec. 4 in Mons, Belgium.

  • Signal Soldiers prove savvy at garrison Safety Showdown

    Dec 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers of the 102nd Signal Battalion demonstrated an impressive aptitude for safety as the unit dominated control of the board to win the Wiesbaden Winter and Holiday Safety Showdown Nov. 23. The event was held at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield Flyers Theater.

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony Kicks-off Holiday Season

    Dec 6, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal played host to the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 2, at Bldg. 60, Heritage Hall. "I'm very pleased to have such a large crowd on hand for this wonderful event," said Joel Himsl, Garrison Manager, Rock Island Arsenal. "The holiday season is a great time of happiness for all families. It is also a time to remember those who protect this nation, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airman, Marines and Coast Guard personnel, and their Families. I also ask that you remember the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen warriors, and the Families they have left behind. Please have a safe and happy holiday season."

  • EDGE! exposes youth to wide world of sports, and so much more

    Dec 6, 2010

    The EDGE! program, offered through Child, Youth and School Services, is allowing youths and teens to expand their horizons by trying out new interests and building skills after school.

  • Defender 6 sends: Services delivered, promises kept

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army made significant promises when it unveiled the Army Family Covenant in October 2007. With the covenant, the Army commits to providing Soldiers and Families a quality of life that acknowledges their service, sacrifice and dedication. Practically speaking, that means providing programs and services -- including Family programs, health care, housing, recreation, education and employment opportunities, and child, school and youth services -- that build Soldier and Family well-being, resilience and readiness. As the Commanding General of Installation Management Command and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, I have the lead for executing the Army Family Covenant. That is a charge I take on wholeheartedly, delivering programs and services that help Soldiers and Families thrive.

  • Fitness program helps civilian resiliency

    Dec 6, 2010

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- Last week the Fort Huachuca Scout ran an article in which Lt. Gen Rick Lynch, commander, Installation Management Command, stressed the importance of resiliency; the ability to realize personal growth and development in the face of challenging situations. IMCOM civilians are now encouraged to take advantage of a free tool that develops resiliency; the President's Challenge, and even earn a presidential award for doing so. The President's Challenge is part of the newly launched Civilian Wellness Program, and supports IMCOM's Command Policy #17, the Civilian Wellness Policy.

  • Soldier Show alumni offer "A Soldier's Christmas" as gift to community

    Dec 3, 2010

    "A Soldier's Christmas" will be performed at the Wallace Theatre on Fort Belvoir at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 17, and 18, and 2 p.m. December 18 & 19. Tickets are free. The high-energy 60-minute musical includes a cast of U.S. Army Soldier Show alumni who will perform traditional Christmas carols as well as modern Christmas songs. The storyline focuses on the experience of Soldiers and their Families during the holiday season, but combines singing, dancing and humor with whimsical stage settings to create a joyous celebration of Christmas and the fun it brings.

  • FRG helps new Army families forge friendships

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Basic training Soldiers are not the only ones creating bonds of camaraderie, their families are too, thanks to an effort by a small family readiness group to host end-of-cycle "meet and greets."

  • AFAP aims to improve quality of life for all

    Dec 3, 2010

    Soldiers, family members, retirees and Civilian employees dropped their titles and ranks to become agents of change during the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference on Fort McPherson Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.

  • You're HIRED!

    Dec 2, 2010

    The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program is set up to enroll teens in a work apprenticeship with local post agencies, providing valuable work experience in an apprentice's particular area of interest.

  • Fort Rucker community provides assistance, food for holidays

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Those in need can get help from Army Community Service and the Fort Rucker Food Locker this holiday season.

  • Operation Gift receives large donation

    Dec 2, 2010

    Santa Claus came a little early for Soldiers' Families at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem thanks to a large donation of toys to Operation Gift from Integrated Care Management (ICM). Carolyn Barta, ICM co-owner, said she has been donating toys to Operation Gift for the past four years as a token of appreciation for Soldiers and all they do.

  • Fort McPherson kicks off holiday season

    Dec 2, 2010

    With the pull of a lever, the tree lit up and Fort McPherson ushered in the start of its final holiday season. The tree-lighting ceremony, which took place Tuesday evening at The Commons at Fort McPherson, joins the list of Fort McPherson traditions that will never be seen again. However, although the significance of the larger circumstances surrounding the ceremony was not lost on those in attendance, the occasion was still enjoyed with cheer and spirit.

  • This is a job for ... Captain MWR': Post superheroes fight family blahs

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Look! It's a bird. It's a plane. No, wait. It's Captain MWR and his sidekick Dot Com.

  • Vicenza teen organizes book drive for African children

    Dec 2, 2010

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

  • Soldier-entertainers' season finale rocks Warrior Country

    Dec 1, 2010

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


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