Army Reserve Child and Youth Services Program

Tuesday April 15, 2008

What is it?

The Army Child Youth Services (CYS) Directorate, U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) has extended its mission of providing services that support the readiness and well-being of Families to include those Families that are geographically dispersed.

What has the Army Reserve done?

The U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) CYS staff includes 21 full-time staff positions. The program manager, located at the USARC under the supervision of the director of Army Reserve Family Programs, implements the tasks assigned to the USAR CYS Program, the 18 CYS regional coordinators, and the two outreach liaison coordinators to ensure development of programs and implementation of initiatives.

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Information Papers with " 2008 Army Posture Statement"


- 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


  • U.S. Soldier's controversial blog receiving international attention (KUTV)
  • Soldier serving in Iraq sees birth of son via Web cam (MT)
  • 'Austere Challenge' testing new 7th Army concept (ARNews)
  • American Trucking Associations, U.S. Army Reserve launch motor transport military civilian partnership (ET)
  • Former Soldier now looking to teach (MN)
  • Military program may face more cuts (HA)
  • Army wants to add $252M to FCS (AT)
  • CACI awarded additional $30.6 million on task order to support U.S. Army communications (PNW)
  • Northrop Grumman to consolidate and protect U.S. Army's IT networks throughout European theater (PNW)


  • General urges longer tours (BS)
  • Iraq doles out $350 million to 3 'hot spots' (WT)
  • British journalist for CBS freed in Iraqi army raid (WP)
  • Opinion: Iraq war: Surge is out of time (SP)
  • Iran says U.S. aids rebels at its borders (LAT)


  • Soldier from Sudan becomes U.S. citizen in mass ceremony (NB)
  • Montpelier Soldier 'one lucky man' (TA)
  • 3.3% rate of divorce holds, Pentagon says (HA)
  • U.S. weapons test wrecks house, kills cat (CNN)
  • Dozens added to Picatinny investigation of fragment that hit kid's bed (SL)


  • British journalist freed in Iraq (BBC | Story)
  • Afghan troops told to lay down trusty AK47s (TO | Story)
  • Afghans leave Pakistan refugee camp (AJ | Story)
  • Eight out of 10 Arabs see U.S. in poor light: poll (AA | Story)
  • Iraq Awakening Councils form party (AJ | Story)


  • (Related to 1st article under ARMY): Photo story Monday - So long, Washington! (AOD)
  • No longer held in reserve (BF)
  • Fort Bragg behavioral health: "Don't call us, we'll call you" (VV)
  • American hegemony is not guaranteed (NB)
  • Why the surge doesn't matter (NB)
  • War powers in the 21st century (WPR)
  • U.S.-Israeli nuclear safety agreement (WPR)

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Saturday, June 14, 2008: The U.S. Army Birthday Ball


"The Army has tested all of the body armor and all of the body armor that is issued to the Soldiers today has passed the rigorous test and it is the best body armor that is available in the world today; and I can say that without qualification. Of all high-priority programs, force protection is our number one priority."

-Lt. Gen. N. Ross Thompson III, military deputy to the acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics And Technology, to the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on air and land forces

Soldier body armor was tested, general says


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