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Dog Days of Summer
 
Puppy Five Things to Look for in Fido's Kennel
Taking a last minute summer vacation? Here are a few tips to help you, whether you are bringing your best buddy along or looking for a kennel while you are away.

 
 
 
National Park Summer Budget: Discounts for Military
Summer breaking your budget? Check out these military discounts.

 
 
 
 
Veggies and a fork Healthy Living is Healthy Spending
Be kind to your wallet and your health with these tips on how to eat and spend this summer.


 
 
 
Man playing golf Roadtrip Checklist
Summer roadtrip? Here's a checklist to help you get ready!

 
 
 
Glass of Water Beat the Heat
Be safe in the heat this summer with these safety tips.


 
 
Golf Ball on tee National Golf Month
Celebrate National Golf Month with Family and MWR!

  
 
 
A green field Outdoor Fun
Looking for something to do? MWR offers a variety of outdoor programs for you and your Family.


 
 
Salad Summer Recipe: Broiled Chicken Salad
Crisp and cool - this salad is sure to hit the spot!
 
 
Black bean salad Summer Recipe: Picnic Black Bean Salad
Need a side dish for your picnic? We've got you covered.

 
 
Salmon Cakes Summer Recipe: Salmon Cakes
Light and healthy, these salmon cakes are a true treat!
 
 
 
Couscous Summer Recipe: Fiesta Couscous
Tired of the same old side dishes? Try our Fiesta Couscous recipe!

 
 
Man playing golf Celebrate National Golf Month
Tips, fun facts and more - celebrate August with a round of golf!

 




Army Community Service - 50th Birthday
 
 
ACS - 50 Years of Service ACS Birthday
Celebrate 50 years of Army Community Service!

 
 
 
Guest Blog, Mary How my Experience Helps Others
Mary's journey taught her resilience. Now she uses her experience and humor to help other military spouses.

 
  
Guest Blogger, Marie From Volunteer to a Successful Career
Learn how guest blogger, Marie went from being a volunteer with ACS to having a successful career supporting Soldiers and their Families.

 
 
 
Guest Blogger, Barbara Learning the Keys to Money Management
Learn more about how Army Community Service can assist you on your money management journey.

 
 
 
 
Guest Blogger, 1LT Blount A Place of Healing,Hope and Hot Coffee
Learn more about how the SFAC has helped 1LT Blount transition from active duty to Veteran.

 
 
 


Summer Fun
 
 
Guest Blogger, Rachel Tips for your military Walt Disney vacation
Before you don those mouse ears for your Walt Disney vacation, check out some tried-and-true tips for military Families like you.

 
 
Kids look at a bug in a jar Summertime Fun
This summer, make your home a boredom-free zone by turning to tons of fun summertime activities to enjoy together as a Family.
 
 
 
Kids camping Summer Vacations
When the kids are out of school and the weather is warm and inviting, it's the perfect time to take a vacation together as a Family.

 
 
Guest Blogger, Rachel Seven Summer Travel Tips
You’ll find some great military travel deals out there – if you know where to look. Here are seven tips to get started.
 
 
Guest Blogger, Becki Explore your Creativity with MWR Arts and Crafts
Pablo Picasso once said, "Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up." Make some time this summer to let your inner artist out with MWR Arts and Crafts.

 
 
   
 
 


Independence Day: Celebrate with MWR
 
 
Fireworks 4th of July Safety Tips
Fireworks on the 4th of July make for fun Family memories. Follow these helpful tips to stay safe.

 
 
 
Guest Blogger, 1LT Bland Freestyling My Way to Success
Learn more about 1LT Bland and how he is living his dream.

 
 
Houses/Neighborhood Knowing Your Neighbors
New to a neighborhood? Make sure you meet your neighbors and get to know your community.
 
 
 


Military Moves: Summer PCS
 
 
Guest Blogger, Rachel PCS = Pretty Cool Stuff for Kids
If you serve or you married somebody who does, moving comes with what you signed up for. For kids, though, it’s different. Get some ideas to keep your kids involved in the move!

 
 
 
Toy Bear in a Box Moving: Support for Your Kids
Moving can be stressful on the entire family, especially the kids. Check out these helpful tips to help smooth the transition for your children.

 
 
 
Stack of boxes What Not to Pack: Tips for Getting Your Move in Order
Contemplating what to take and what to leave, what should go with you and what the movers should take? Check out our checklist for what not to pack.

 
 
Boxes on a dolly Moving Tips
Some quick and helpful hints on how to make your move from one installation to the next a littler easier.

 


Arts and Crafts

Mixed Media Army Arts, Crafts Contest open to artisans and craftspeople
The 2015 Army Arts and Crafts Contest is open through July 31 for Morale, Welfare and Recreation, also known as MWR, artisans and craftspeople to submit their handiwork.
  
 
 
Guest Blogger, Becki Life's Too Short
Find out how Becki realized life is too short to put off your dreams, and what she did to begin achieving them.

 

 


Memorial Day
 
 Guest Blogger, Melissa A Gold Star Wife's Perspective
Gold Star Wife, Melissa, gives us her perspective on Memorial Day.
 
 Guest Blogger, SGT Kramer A Letter to My Father on Memorial Day
Gold Star Family member, SGT Kramer, shares an excerpt from a letter written to his father.
 
Guest Blogger, Angel All Gave Some and Some Gave All
Gold Star family member and United States Army veteran, Angel, shares her survivor story.
  
 Guest Blogger, Glenda The Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day
Gold Star Mother, Glenda, lost her son Army 1LT Daniel Hyde on March 7, 2009 as he served during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 

Guest Blogger, Sheila What I Want Americans to Know About and Do on Memorial Day and Veterans Day
What Gold Star Mother, Sheila, would like Americans to know about when it comes to Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
 
  
 Guest Blogger, Esther A Gold Star Mother's Perspective
Gold Star Mother, Esther's perspective on Memorial Day.
 

 Guest Blogger, Sharrell The Day My Life Changed Forever
Gold Star Wife, Sharrell, shares the day everything changed.
  
Flags placed on headstones Memorial Day
Have you ever wondered where the idea for Memorial Day came from? Here's a brief history of this day to honor those we've lost.

 
 
 
On Memorial Day Honor the Lives, Courage and Legacy of Fallen Service Members Army Releases Memorial Day PSAs
The Army released two public service announcements about Memorial Day
to inform the American public about the holiday's true meaning.
 
   
 
 


Strong B.A.N.D.S.
 
 
  Strong B.A.N.D.S.
Join Army Garrisons around the world for the 5th annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign during May, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

 
 
 
Map of Locations Strong B.A.N.D.S. Locations
Interested in taking part in Strong B.A.N.D.S. - check to see your local garrison's events!

 
 
 
  Meet the Athletes
Find out more about this year's Strong B.A.N.D.S. athletes SPC Parker, SPC Storie, and SPC Williams.

 
 
"Fitness" file Fitness Resources
Find the resources to help you with your performance goals: learn about the performance triad (P3), build esprit-de-corps, and get healthy recipes.
 
 


Military Spouse Appreciation Day
 
 
The Strength of Our Soldiers Military Spouse Appreciation Day
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed the first proclamation officially recognizing Military Spouse Appreciation Day. The Department of Defense then standardized the date by declaring the Friday before Mother's Day every year as Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

 
 
 
Mica's artwork Military spouse, blogger 'draws' on child's creativity
Mica Hendricks' post, "Collaborating with a 4 year-old," published on her blog Busy Mockingbird, went viral in 2013. Since then, Hendricks balanced the responsibilities of being a mother, military spouse, MWR employee and online blogger.

 
 

Soldier and her spouse Male military spouses do much more than mow lawns
According to a 2013 Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense report, males made up 7.3 percent of the Active Duty spouse population.
 
 
 

 Guest Blogger, Mica Collaboration with a 4-year old
Read the blog that inspired thousands to collaborate on art projects with their children.
 
 

 

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