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Knowing Your Neighbors Knowing Your Neighbors
7/1/2015


New to a neighborhood? Make sure you meet your neighbors and get to know your community.
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4th of July Safety Tips 4th of July Safety Tips
7/1/2015


Fireworks on the 4th of July make for fun Family memories. Follow these helpful tips to stay safe.
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Freestyling My Way to Success Freestyling My Way to Success
7/1/2015


Learn more about 1LT Bland and how he is living his dream.
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Army strikes sitting volleyball gold at 2015 DOD Warrior Games Army strikes sitting volleyball gold at 2015 DOD Warrior Games
6/30/2015


Team Army's sitting volleyball squad came together like a "Family of one" to win the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games tournament.
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PCS = Pretty Cool Stuff for Kids PCS = Pretty Cool Stuff for Kids
6/22/2015


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!
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Moving: Support for Your Kids Moving: Support for Your Kids
6/22/2015


Moving can be stressful on the entire family, especially the kids. Check out these helpful tips to help smooth the transition for your children.
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What Not to Pack What Not to Pack
6/22/2015


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.
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Army Arts, Crafts Contest open to artisans and craftspeople Army Arts, Crafts Contest open to artisans and craftspeople
6/5/2015


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.
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Guest Blog: Life's Too Short Guest Blog: Life's Too Short
6/5/2015


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.
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Edelweiss Summer Vacation Guide Edelweiss Summer Vacation Guide
6/1/2015


Resting at the foot of the majestic Bavarian Alps, the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort offers military personnel and their families a vacation destination in one of the most beautiful areas of Germany. Take a vacation to discover new things, new experiences, new tastes and new insights.
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Army leaders to host "We Serve" Soldier Show in D.C. Army leaders to host "We Serve" Soldier Show in D.C.
5/27/2015


Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will host the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Army Birthday Week performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., June 9.
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Memorial Day Blogs Memorial Day Blogs
5/18/2015


Read the stories of Survivors and learn more about Memorial day.
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Army releases Memorial Day PSAs Army releases Memorial Day PSAs
5/18/2015


The Army released two public service announcements about Memorial Day to inform the American public about the holiday's true meaning.
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Memorial Day Memorial Day
5/18/2015


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.
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Army wrestlers reach unprecedented peaks Army wrestlers reach unprecedented peaks
5/15/2015


Army wrestlers won their first overall team title and 13th Greco-Roman team crown during the 2015 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships at the South Point Arena here, May 8 - 9.
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Strong B.A.N.D.S. Locations Strong B.A.N.D.S. Locations
5/11/2015


Interested in taking part in Strong B.A.N.D.S. - check to see your local garrison's events!
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Fitness Resources Fitness Resources
5/11/2015


Find the resources to help you with your performance goals: learn about the performance triad (P3), build esprit-de-corps, and get healthy recipes.
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MWR to bring additional obstacle-course races to troops MWR to bring additional obstacle-course races to troops
5/11/2015


Fort Carson recently became the model for the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's, or MWR's, partnership with Reebok Spartan Races.
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Military Spouse Appreciation Day Military Spouse Appreciation Day
5/8/2015


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.
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Military spouse, blogger 'draws' on child's creativity Military spouse, blogger 'draws' on child's creativity
5/8/2015


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.
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Male military spouses do much more than mow lawns Male military spouses do much more than mow lawns
5/8/2015


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.
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Stand-To! Military Appreciation Month Stand-To! Military Appreciation Month
4/30/2015


In 1999, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to encourage the nation to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by service members....
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Guest Blog: Military Appreciation Month Guest Blog: Military Appreciation Month
4/30/2015


Military Appreciation Month honors current and former members of the Armed Forces. For those of us who are attached to the military, we already appreciate plenty of what the Armed Forces do.
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Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life" Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"
4/24/2015


The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve" pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.
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Earth Day 2015 Earth Day 2015
4/22/2015


Celebrated each year on April 22, Earth Day started in 1970 as a grassroots effort to create an awareness of the Earth's fragile environment, encourage environmental stewardship, and ultimately, develop environmental awareness in American society.
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Soldiers Show documents improvements in casualty notification Soldiers Show documents improvements in casualty notification
4/21/2015


The film "We Were Soldiers" not only inspired the script of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve," it also documented a change in the way survivors of fallen Soldiers were notified of the loss of their loved ones.
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Volunteer Appreciation Week Volunteer Appreciation Week
4/13/2015


Four Army Community Service volunteers will receive the 2015 Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
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Soldiers grapple 14th consecutive Armed Forces crown Soldiers grapple 14th consecutive Armed Forces crown
4/9/2015


Staff Sgt. Aaron Sieracki came out of competitive wrestling retirement to win three matches. Armed Forces wrestling rookie Pvt. Michael Hooker struck gold in his first tournament against Marines, Airmen and Sailors.
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Female Soldier's ninth title fuels Olympic dreams Female Soldier's ninth title fuels Olympic dreams
4/9/2015


Twenty-year-old Pfc. Rianna Rios won her ninth Golden Gloves state crown March 27, and has begun focusing on the long road to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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Operation Megaphone to Connect Military Teens Worldwide Operation Megaphone to Connect Military Teens Worldwide
4/9/2015


Operation Megaphone, led by the Joint Service Teen Council, will connect teens from all military branches worldwide for one 24-hour period on April 24-25. Teens are encouraged to discuss key issues that affect military teens, promote communication across all military services, and seek out opportunities to volunteer in their communities.
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Honor and Remember Gold Star Wives Honor and Remember Gold Star Wives
4/6/2015


"There is no shame on how your loved one died, but there is pride on how they lived," said Gold Star Wife Cheryl Lankford.
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DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart
3/25/2015


The Department of Defense, or DoD, employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department's chief information officer said.
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2015 Month of the Military Child: “Their Lives, Their Stories” 2015 Month of the Military Child: “Their Lives, Their Stories”
3/23/2015


From deployments to frequent moves, military children face unique challenges that most youth their age do not experience. In an effort to recognize and applaud the courage of military children, the Department of Defense in 1986 deemed April as Month of the Military Child.
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Pay dates increase for civilians in 2015 Pay dates increase for civilians in 2015
3/11/2015


Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 compared to the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015.
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