MyArmyLifeToo Web System: The Web Site of Choice for Army Families

Friday April 4, 2008

What is it?

MyArmyLifeToo (MALT) provides single portal access for Family members and is a Web site that highlights programs and services of the Army Community Service (ACS), Army National Guard and Army Reserve Family Programs with links to important Army and community services. Information on the site is provided in language natural to Family members as opposed to Army terms, acronyms and program names. In fiscal year 2007, there were more than 277 million hits to the site. Currently, there are more than 90,000 registered users. The phrase "the Web site of choice for Army Families" is part of the site's branding campaign.

What has the Army done?

Established in 2001, the site was created to serve as a "one-stop" knowledge center designed especially for Family members. The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) Family Programs (FP) Directorate was charged in 2003 to create a single-structured, integrated system that leverages existing services and Internet technologies to connect spouses and Family members to the Army as early as possible, while increasing their sense of belonging, Soldier retention and Family readiness. The site was named "MyArmyLifeToo" to be inclusive of the entire Army Family and officially launched in February 2004 to reach all Army Families, regardless of their geographic location or component.

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Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Army chief's spouse discusses Families (FLL)
  • Fort Campbell forum focuses on Family, Soldier concerns (LC)
  • Army's new field manual discussed on Hill (ARNews)
  • Memorial dedicated to fallen ready reserve Soldiers (ARNews)
  • Benelux WTU, SFAC puts Soldiers, Families first (ARNews)
  • National Guard welcomes Nationals to new stadium (ARNews)
  • Chief urges counterdrug planes remain on overseas duty (NGB)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Mojave tortoises moved for Army training (NYT)
  • Border complicates war in Afghanistan (WP)
  • The Basra model (NW)
  • Opinion: Sleeping alongside the enemy (HE)

OF INTEREST

  • Pentagon to phase out SSNs on ID cards (AT)
  • Pentagon report accuses Army of failing to test Soldiers' body armor (BFN)
  • TVIN: Receives $5.1M U.S. Army order for C2A1 filter canisters (TM)
  • Top Army official weighs arsenal plan (TU)

WORLD VIEW

  • NATO to back U.S. missile defence (BBC | Story)
  • PM orders freeze on anti-militia raids across Iraq (AA | Story)
  • U.S. sees planning gaps in Iraqis' assault on Basra (IHT | Story)
  • NATO and Russia discuss land and airspace deal (GN | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • More Army armor woes (DT)
  • Saudi Arabia's terror finance problem (CTB)
  • Building summers part II (BF)
  • Another eyewittness account (OF)
  • Mike T guest blogger: Colors (BH)
  • Big war, small war ... what is this? Dr. Seuss? (KDIHH)
  • Being a fan (N2G)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"The 13 months I spent as the spokesman in Iraq not only changed me as a communicator, but changed me as a leader more than any other job I've had in the Army."

- Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV

U.S. Army Combined Arms Center

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