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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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Child Abuse Prevention Month – It’s Everyone’s Business Child Abuse Prevention Month – It’s Everyone’s Business
4/27/2015


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It’s a time to reinforce that each of us plays a role in keeping our children safe and healthy.
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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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Guest Blog: Sandboxx Review Guest Blog: Sandboxx Review
4/13/2015


As a busy military spouse and mother of three, there are many challenges that we face in trying to keep our families connected.
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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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Meet Elizabeth Meet Elizabeth
4/6/2015


Elizabeth is a surviving military child. Learn more about her and what it means to be a military kid.
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Month of the Military Child Month of the Military Child
4/6/2015


Learn more about Their Lives, Their Stories this year.
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Young Lives, BIG Stories Contest Young Lives, BIG Stories Contest
4/6/2015


Share your story on what it is like to be a military child for a chance to win cool prizes. Enter the Young Lives, BIG Stories Contest NOW through April 30th.
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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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 2015 Gold Star Wives’ Day 2015 Gold Star Wives’ Day
4/3/2015


April 5, 2015, is Gold Star Wives’ Day. The purpose is to honor the surviving spouses of our fallen Soldiers.
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Why I Wear My Pin Why I Wear My Pin
4/3/2015


When I married my husband in May of 2000, I joined the ranks of being an Army wife and a proud one at that.
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Trust Your Journey Trust Your Journey
4/3/2015


“Wherever life takes you- trust your journey.” My grandmother used to tell me this when I was a little girl. So when Mark had told me this on our first date, I knew we were destined to be together.
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Bouncing Back By Helping Others Bouncing Back By Helping Others
4/3/2015


On September 22, 2007, I went from being an Army wife to a Gold Star Wife. After a knock on the door, early Saturday morning and a well known speech “On Behalf of a grateful nation……” my life changed forever.
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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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Strong B.A.N.D.S. returns for fifth year Strong B.A.N.D.S. returns for fifth year
3/25/2015


The 5th annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign will return to 65 participating Army garrisons world-wide in May.
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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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Guest Blog: Operation Disney Vacation Guest Blog: Operation Disney Vacation
3/19/2015


Your Walt Disney vacation is a big deal. You’ve saved up, have leave all mapped out, the kids are just the right age, and you’re ready for the pixie dust.
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Celebrating Women's History Month Celebrating Women's History Month
3/17/2015


March is National Women's History Month. Every year the National Women's History Project selects a unifying theme and this year's theme presents the opportunity to weave women's stories -- individually and collectively -- into the essential fabric of our nation's history.
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Presidential Proclamation: Women's History Month Presidential Proclamation: Women's History Month
3/17/2015


Women's History Month is an opportunity for us to recognize the contributions women have made to our Nation, and to honor those who blazed trails for women's empowerment and equality.
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Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives
3/17/2015


The Army dedicates each March to highlighting individual and collective stories of female Soldiers. Their stories are inextricably woven into the essential fabric of the nation's history and the history of the U.S. Army.
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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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 MWR Featured Recipes: Paddy's Irish Potato Salad MWR Featured Recipes: Paddy's Irish Potato Salad
3/11/2015


Try this festive potato salad.
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MWR Featured Recipes: Green Velvet Cupcakes MWR Featured Recipes: Green Velvet Cupcakes
3/11/2015


Sweet treats to brighten your St. Patrick's Day!
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MWR Featured Recipes: Slow Cooker Guinness Irish Beef Stew MWR Featured Recipes: Slow Cooker Guinness Irish Beef Stew
3/11/2015


Savory and delicious, this beef stew is a hit for St. Patrick's Day!
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 Annual event honors military's African-American leaders Annual event honors military's African-American leaders
2/23/2015


Prominent African-Americans from all walks of life have served as a bridge between the past and today, as well as a bridge to the future, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Feb. 6.
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Shining a light on contributions of black Americans Shining a light on contributions of black Americans
2/23/2015


February is Black History Month, a time set aside to learn more about the many contributions that black Americans have made to our history, and to celebrate their culture and achievements.
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National African American History Month 2015 National African American History Month 2015
2/23/2015


Read the proclamation from the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.
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2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show auditions 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show auditions
2/18/2015


Following a St. Valentine's Saturday matinee of live auditions at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, 18 Soldier-performers, four technicians, three production assistants and two drivers made the cut for the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show.
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Soldiers dominate Armed Forces Cross Country Soldiers dominate Armed Forces Cross Country
2/11/2015


The All-Army men swept the top six spots and the women claimed four of their top six positions as the black and gold dominated the 2015 Armed Forces Cross Country Championships at Flatirons Golf Course, Feb. 7.
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IMCOM human capital plan shapes 2025 workforce IMCOM human capital plan shapes 2025 workforce
2/11/2015


The newly developed U.S. Army Installation Management Command Strategic Human Capital Plan lays groundwork for re-shaping its workforce and culture to answer the future needs of the Army, provide premier installation management and become one of the premier federal workplaces by the year 2025.
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