STAND TO!

Edition: Thu, May 26, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

Our Army has a tough mission and they need the support of husbands and wives, children and parents, brothers and sisters. Our families and communities are what make our Army and this country strong.

Kenneth O. Preston
Sergeant Major of the Army

TODAY'S FOCUS

MILITARY CHILD CARE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

A new DoD program called Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood provides financial support and assistance in locating quality child care for eligible military families who do not have access to the DoD's on-base child care options due to wait-listing or geographic location.

The program, in partnership with the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), will help military families find and pay for child care in their communities.

The amount of financial assistance provided to families through the program is based on factors like total family income, geographical location, available funding and family circumstances.

The Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood program is a sister-program to Operation: Military Child Care, which provides similar services specifically for families of those serving in the Global War on Terror.

For more information on both child care programs, go to www.naccrra.org/MilitaryPrograms. Families can also call the Child Care Aware hotline at 1-800-424-2246.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

The Army Management Staff College (AMSC) prepares sustaining base leaders...military and civilian leaders who aid our nation's Soldiers to meet their mission in times of conflict and peace. Learn more about the school through their new online video. Click here to watch.

CALENDAR

May 27 - June 1, 2005
New York City's 18th annual Fleet Week will be held in Manhattan beginning tomorrow. This celebration is a weeklong observance honoring the men and women who serve our Nation in the U.S. Armed Forces. The traditional Parade of Ships will go up the Hudson River past the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. For more information visit: www.fleetweek.navy.mil.

May 28, 2005
Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 U.S. Military Academy commencement ceremony. (More) You can watch the graduation ceremony on Saturday via live webcast at www.usma.edu. The webcast will begin at 8:40 a.m. with the march on of the graduating class.

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