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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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