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Gold Star Mother's Day

Gold Star Mother's Day: September 27, 2015. Honor & Remember ‘Gold Star Mothers’ become bedrocks of support for survivors of the fallen
The Gold Star has symbolized the loss of a service member since the First World War.This year, the Army and nation will honor and remember the surviving mothers of fallen Soldiers on September 27.

Gold Star Mother's Day: September 27th 2015 Gold Star Mother’s Day
On June 23, 1936, the 74th United States Congress designated the last Sunday of September as "Gold Star Mother's Day.” The national commemoration is an opportunity for the American public to remember and honor the continued service of the Gold Star Mothers.

Operation Rising Star 2015
Audition Audition for Operation Rising Star
You already know you’re a star. Now it’s time to get up on stage and show us.

Microphone Taking Care of Your Voice
You've entered the contest. Learn how to keep your voice healthy during Operation Rising Star and into the future.


Guest Blogger, Melissa Melissa, on ORS
Military Spouse and Former Soldier, Melissa describes her experience as the Season 6 winner of Operation Rising Star.
Operation Rising Star Operation Rising Star
Learn more about the competition, how to enter and what's coming up!

Labor Day

Safety First Labor Day Safety Tips
Check out these safety tips from MWR and have a fun, safe holiday weekend.


Labor Day Labor Day: A History
Labor Day is often a day of relaxation and fun for many, but have you ever wondered where it came from? Check out the interesting history behind Labor Day.
Silhouette of a person riding a motorcycle Motorcycle Safety
Keeping the roads safe is everyone's job, whether you ride a motorcycle or not. Here are some quick tips to stay safe on the roads.


Bowling pins Five Ways to Get Bowled Over this Fall
Bored? Looking for something to do? Check out your local Family and MWR Bowling Center! From practice to parties - the fun starts here.

Back to School
Checklist Back to School: Parents, Are You Ready?
It's that time of year again. With so much to do in preparation of the first day of school, we've compiled this handy list to help keep you on track.
Pencil erasing the word "bullying" Antibullying
School can be rough on kids. Here are some signs that your child may be dealing with a bully.
"Back to School" written on chalkboard Back to School: Smooth Transition
Starting a new school, whether it is a result of a move or progression to a new grade, can be an adjustment. Here are some tips for making the transition a little easier on your kids.
Schedule on chalkboard Ideas for After School Schedules
Ready for school? Schedules set? Here's a little help on getting all those schedules together and organized.
Healthy Lunch 10 Healthy Lunches to Pack for Your Kids
With school starting, it might be more tempting for kids to eat less healthy. Here are some ideas for healthy, delicious lunches to keep your kids healthy and happy.
Books on desk in front of chalkboard with writting Back to School: Adult Education
The kids are going back to school - are you thinking of doing the same? Here's some information to help you get back to school too.

Chalk drawing of head filled with "?" sticky notes Things to Remember Before Heading Back to School
Getting ready for school can be hectic: doctor's visits, school supplies, clothes up to dress code standards. It's a lot! Check out our quick list of things to consider before heading back to school.

Group of Adults sitting at table with drawing of graduation cap Five Tips for Transition: Education
Transitioning out of the Army? Learn more about how Soldier For Life can help support you during your transition.

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.



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