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Strong B.A.N.D.S.
 
 
Strong B.A.N.D.S. Strong B.A.N.D.S.
Army Garrisons world-wide are banding together this May for the 6th Annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign. Find out more.

 
 
 
Locations Locations
Find out if your local garrison is participating in the Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign and learn more about their events.

 
 
Resources Resources
Get the resources to help with your performance goals.
 
 
 



Military Spouse Appreciation Day
    
Military Spouse Appreciation Day: May 6, 2016 Military Spouse Appreciation Day
The military honors the Spirit Behind Readiness May 6, 2016.
 
  
   
  


Volunteer Appreciation Week
 
 
Volunteer helping child Volunteer Appreciation Week
The U.S. Army recognizes their volunteers for the outstanding work they do. Find out more about this year's appreciation week!

 
 
 
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. C.J. Buche serves food at community event Longtime ACS volunteer to be recognized with award for service
Retired Army Lt. Col. C.J. Buche has contributed 3,758 hours of service over five years. This April, she will receive the Emma Marie Baird Award.

 


Month of the Military Child
    
Little Boy Month of the Military Child
Celebrate the 30th anniversary with Family and MWR. Check out your local events, learn about Operation Megaphone and enter the Young Lives, Big Stories Contest!
   
   
Little Boy with a dandelion Young Lives, Big Stories
Share what it's like to be a military child for a chance to win prizes! Learn more about the contest and see last year's winning entries.
    
     
  Stand-To!
Read the 2016 Month of the Military Child Stand-To! for about this observance and how the Army supports it.
    
    
  Tri-Signed Letter
Read the 2016 Month of the Military Child Tri-Signed letter from senior Army leadership.
   


Gold Star Spouse's Day
  
Gold Star Spouses' Day: Spril 5, 2016 Gold Star Spouse's Day
The Army honors the spouses of the Fallen. Learn more about Gold Star Spouse's Day in the 2016 Stand-To!
  
 
   
  


The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program at the Olympics

  
Nunn, Schrimsher, Sanderson Meet Your Olympians
Follow your WCAP athletes as they qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.
  
 
Army WCAP (World Class Athlete Program) logo World Class Athlete Program
Learn more about the U.S. Army Program that keeps our Soldiers resilient and ready.
  
  
Sanderson, Schrimsher, Nunn Our Journey to Rio
Find out when to watch your U.S. Army WCAP athletes as they compete for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.
   
 


Celebrate March with MWR
 
Corned Beef and Cabbage Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage
A St. Patrick's Day tradition. Check out this simple crockpot recipe.
 
 
Bookshelves in a library Benefits of Local Libraries
Going to your local library may be more beneficial than you know.
 
  
Cupcake and green background St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
A new grown-up twist on a classic treat.
 
 
Books with E-reader E-Books vs. Printed Books
Do you know where you stand in the great book debate? Find out the perks of traditional books and e-books.
   
 
Guacamole Eggs Guacamole Eggs
Tired of the same old appetizers? Try this fusion treat at your next gathering.
 
  
Open Book March into Literacy
Celebrate reading this month with Family and MWR Libraries, and find out how reading can improve your life.
  
  
Shepherd's Pie Shepherd's Pie
Looking for a classic dish? Try our shepherd's pie.
 
 


Planning a Spring Vacation

 
Guest Blogger, Jessica T. Family-Friendly Holiday Vacation
Read about Jessica's stay with her family at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort.

 
 
Computer, smartphone and travel items Singles Cruises
Single and looking to travel? Look no further - singles cruises are a great way to meet people and travel to all those places you've had on your list for a while.
 
  
Money jar with "Travel" label Off Duty Travel
Family and MWR wants to help make your next vacation the best ever. Find out more about Off Duty Travel with MWR.
 
 
Guest Blogger, Rachel Tips for Your Disney Vacation
Guest blogger, Rachel, gives you some tips and suggestions to help plan your Disney vacation.
  
 
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort Six things to know about planning your Edelweiss getaway this spring
Learn more about getting ready for your trip to one of the most exclusive Armed Forces Recreation Centers.
 
 




Get a Running Start in 2016!


 
Feet running on pavement Lace Up for Army Runs in 2016
The bucket-list of Army runs. Are you in?

 
 
Start of a race track Running: How to Get Started
Interested in taking the leap into becoming a runner? Check out some tips to get started safely.
   
 
 
Shoes, Marathon bib, and medal 10 Tips for Marathon Runners
Marathons are challenging, but the reward is great! Here are some tips for preparing for your next marathon.

 
 
Fruit, measuring tape and a scale How to Achieve Your Fitness Goals
Starting out can be rough, but step-by-step you can get there.
   
  
Bataan Memorial Death March 2016 Runners Bib Bataan 2016, Who will you march for?
Considered one of the hardest marathon-length routes in the U.S., participants come from all over the world to honor the Bataan fallen and World War II survivors.
  
 


Cabin Fever

 
Stack of books and an e-reader E-Books vs. Printed Books
The great debate over which one is the right one.
 
 
"Break Through the Clutter" 5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home
Did the holidays leave your home in disarray? Here are some tips to help you get back on track.
   
 
Soldier and MWR Employee working on a car Winterize Your Vehicle with MWR
This year's weather has been a little unpredictable. If you haven't already, get your vehicle winter ready.
  
 
Scrapbook supplies Indoor Activities for the Family
Are you stuck indoors this winter? Here are some suggestions to pass the time.
 
   
Mom helping daughter wash hands Winter Health and Kids
It's that time of year again. Here are some tips for keeping your kids healthy this winter.
  
  
"Today is the Day" Kickstart Your Fitness Program
The new year often means new habits. If fitness is one of your goals: here are some resources to help you on your way.
   

 

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