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Fisher house ambassador lauds local staff, volunteers
[3/2/2009]

Although the guest of honor and recipient of a gift for her work as one of its foundation’s ambassadors, Audrey Fisher recognized the work of Fort Hood Fisher House staff and volunteers during a luncheon Tuesday at Club Hood.
Girl Scout goes above, beyond for Soldiers
[3/2/2009]

A local Girl Scout thought of Soldiers when it came time to begin her “Gift of Caring” project.



Crystal Westrick, a Girl Scout with Troop 43, decided to go for the Bronze Award, which is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. Completing a Gift of Caring project is one of a few ways to earn the award.


Alaska National Guard Challenge Program.jpg Soldiers adopted by local ChalleNGe program
[3/2/2009]

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, are not only serving their country by deploying to Afghanistan, but have also volunteered to serve as role models for at-risk youth currently attending the National Guard's ChalleNGe Youth Corps Program at the Alaska Military Academy on Fort Richardson.
Job Shadow Students get hands-on experience during Job Shadow Day
[3/2/2009]

Students from Mount Vernon High School arrived at battalion head quarters on Fort Belvoir last Thursday for Job Shadow Day.
Chapel Program Chapel program supports families of deployed troops
[3/2/2009]

Almost 30 spouses of deployed Soldiers were treated to a Valentine's Day dinner and child care Feb. 14 during the deployed families dinner at Main Post Chapel.

The monthly dinners are a chapel program that began in October 2007. Dinner organizer Tricia Sheaks said the spouses come in and have dinner and the children attend child care.

Soldiers visit with veterans Soldiers Visit Veterans
[3/2/2009]

Although service members from Fort Leavenworth celebrated "Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week" by visiting with local hospitalized veterans, most agreed it was a tradition that should continue beyond one week.
Soldiers, families improve Army life
[2/11/2009]

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Arriving from garrisons as far away as Korea, 117 delegates came together last week to discuss issues, listen to subject matter experts provide background information on new and old issues, and ultimately make the Army a better place for families to call home through a process called the Army Family Action Plan.

west_point_provides_hope West Point provides HOPE to homeless
[2/11/2009]

Twenty members of the West Point community participated in the seventh Homeless Outreach Population Estimate in New York City Jan. 26. The survey estimates the number of unsheltered people living on city streets, subway platforms, parks and other public places to help gauge the success of outreach strategies against street homelessness.
Bliss Retired Librarian Retired librarian, teacher continues to serve military community
[2/11/2009]

Rita Sanich, a retired teacher and librarian, said she loves teaching children, especially when they are young because she said “they are like sponges – absorbing everything.”
Fort Bliss Mentors March Military mentors join McArthur students in march against drugs
[2/11/2009]

The 1st Armored Division, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment and commander Lt. Col. Ed House have developed a very special bond with the students at MacArthur school, House said. More than 115 Soldiers volunteer as part of a mentoring program with the El Paso Independent School District.
Daddy Dolls ‘Daddy dolls’ comfort military children with deployed parents
[2/11/2009]

Alyx Dudenhoeffer’s five tiny fingers wrapped around the hand of a small doll at a recent family readiness support meeting at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The doll wore an Army Combat Uniform, and the green hair made of yarn flopped to one side. A picture of her deployed father’s face shined behind the plastic coating.


Official thanks military blood donors
[2/11/2009]

As Armed Services Blood Program officials join with the rest of the nation to observe National Blood Donor Month, the program’s director expressed gratitude for the more than 165,000 donations from Defense Department military, civilians and their families in 2008.
25th AFAP: Army to double money for family programs
[2/11/2009]

The Army Family Action Plan kicked off its 25th anniversary conference with Secretary of the Army Pete Geren telling the 117 delegates that funding would double from $700 million to $1.4 billion for family programs in the coming year.
Volunteer ensures Soldiers receive all tax incentives
[2/11/2009]

Servicemembers, spouses, retirees and dependents may have had puzzled looks on their faces as the received informative tax flyers from Fort Bliss Tax Center volunteers Friday, but tax season is once again here.


Alaska - volunteering new perspective Volunteer Can Be Key to Gaining New Perspective
[2/11/2009]

Volunteering can be the best way to make time go by fast, especially when a loved one is deployed, said Mike Spann, the Fort Richardson Employment Readiness Program manager and the U.S. Army Volunteer Corps coordinator.
Volunteer Unite for Holiday Volunteers unite for Holiday Social at Carlisle Barracks
[2/10/2009]

As Deng assisted a Carlisle retirement home resident out of a vehicle and into a wheelchair to attend Carlisle Barracks Annual Senior Citizens' Holiday Social on Thursday, Dec. 11, the scene offered a stark contrast to the life he could be living in Sudan
Soldiers Deliver Cheer Soldiers deliver cheer to local children
[2/10/2009]

A group of Fort Bliss Soldiers joined with community churches at the Abundant Living Faith Center for a massive toy drive Thursday and Friday to ensure underprivileged children in the area don’t celebrate Christmas without receiving some holiday cheer.
Bliss soldiers honored mentors 3-43 Soldiers honored at Mentor Breakfast
[2/10/2009]

Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, received awards during the eighth annual Mentor Breakfast at the Education Service Center Region 19 Saturday for their work in mentoring members of the Victory Warriors After-School Academy.

Hood santa Claus visits 15th Santa Claus visits 15th STB
[2/10/2009]

Ho, ho, ho. What do you want for Christmas little boy?” the bearded figure in the red suit asked the smiling child in his lap.

The jolly man was surrounded by the trappings of the season. A Christmas tree and stockings adorned the area and Soldiers wearing elf hats directed excited children to a buffet of assorted cookies. Merry music played in the background as Soldiers and Family members laughed and joked with each other.

Hood - contact help call FRG If you need help, contact your FRG
[2/10/2009]

Family readiness support assistants are part of the commander’s unit Family readiness program and almost every unit has one. This program is supervised by the unit commander and provides administrative assistance and logistical support to the Family Readiness Group leader and rear detachment commander. The program is designed to decrease volunteer stress and to ensure effective communication between commanders and Families.
Hood AFTB 14 years AFTB Celebrates 14 Years
[2/10/2009]

The program educates Soldiers, Families and community members with classes, workshops and training sessions on the programs available to servicemembers and their Families.
Warrior Battalion Soldiers help the Special Olympics
[2/10/2009]

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 393rd Field Artillery Regiment, 120th Infantry Brigade, 1st Army Division West, volunteered their time Nov. 14-15 along with other Fort Hood Soldiers and Family-member volunteers to support the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament that allowed special athletes a day of fun at the lanes.
Christmas Spirit Warms the Heart Christmas spirit warms hearts
[2/10/2009]

Cold weather couldn’t stop the warmth of the holiday spirit as real Christmas trees were handed out to Soldiers at Fort Campbell. Seven hundred trees arrived Dec. 3 as part of the Christmas Spirit Foundation and FedEx’s Trees for Troops program. Soldiers and their families picked up the trees over the past week.


Campbell  Bundle of Toys Bundle of Toys
[2/10/2009]

More than 2,000 children this year will receive gifts as part of the Little Soldier Tree program. Children of Soldiers at Fort Campbell were nominated by their command and the nominations and Christmas wishes were forwarded on to the Family Resource Center.
Hawaii weekly  25 cab Gives Outdoor Rec 25th CAB gives Outdoor Recreation Center a much-needed makeover
[2/10/2009]

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A fresh coat of paint made a big difference at the Outdoor Recreation Center (ODR) here, recently.
Dressed in jeans and paint-splattered T-shirts, six Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade cleaned, trimmed and painted the walls inside the nearly 4,000 square-foot building.
Soldiers fix up Manhattan shelter for holidays
[2/11/2009]

FORT RILEY, Kan. – In the spirit of the holiday season, Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment volunteered Nov. 24 to help the less fortunate by renovating and cleaning up the Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter, also known as the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, in Manhattan, Kan. The Soldiers rolled up their sleeves as they cleared debris from the yard, scrubbed walls, cleaned the kitchen, swept hallways and even built new shelves for the shelter. “Attack” Company Soldiers worked tirelessly throughout the day, yet there wasn’t an unhappy face among them. Pfc. John Bustamante said he was glad to get out and help.
fort Lewis Toy Drive Toy drive exceeds expectations
[2/11/2009]

It’s not unusual for Soldiers to go on a four-mile road march, but the 555th Engineer Brigade’s road march Nov. 26 to the American Lake Community Center was special.

About 1,000 Soldiers carried toys in their rucksacks to donate to Santa’s Castle.
fort carson wonded Warrior Aids Own Rehab Wounded warrior aids own rehabilitation
[2/11/2009]

While serving as a maintenance repairer with the Army in Iraq in 2006, Staff Sgt. Carlos Barreto volunteered to be a part of a personal security team. The duty promised to be more hazardous than what Barreto had been used to while in Iraq, but volunteering, he said, was his nature and he thought he could contribute to the team.
Warrior Care Month
[2/11/2009]

In the month of November, Americans traditionally reflect on the service of our nation’s veterans — past and present — and give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy because of their courage and sacrifice. Fittingly, the Department of Defense designated November as “Warrior Care Month,” taking stock of the advances we have made in treating our servicemen and women and, equally importantly, reaffirming to our troops our country’s commitment to care for our wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their Families.
fort Benning Soldier top fire fighter Soldier receives top firefighter award
[2/11/2009]

SSG Kevin Duquette was named Alabama Firefighter of the Year Nov. 15 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Duquette, a captain in the Fort Mitchell Volunteer Fire Rescue squad, was nominated for the award by the commander of VFW Post 5180, Mike Craig, and VFW member SFC(R)Jeffrey Klein.
Families create Hallmark greetings for deployed Soldiers
[2/11/2009]

Family members of deployed Soldiers made holiday greeting cards for their loved ones, courtesy of Hallmark, Monday at the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade’s family readiness headquarters.



Hallmark provided cards, ornaments, food and door prizes for the family members., who were able to record their voices and leave a message of up to 10 seconds on the cards.

Herald post Volunteering cmmunity Sprit Torres Army continues to build strength through families, AFAP
[2/11/2009]

The Army is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) and leadership's ongoing commitment to families embodied in the Army Family Covenant (AFC).
The Army Family Covenant says that Soldiers' strength comes from their families. It pledges to provide for and support those families, increase the accessibility and quality of health care, improve Soldier and family housing and standardize and fund family programs and services.

West Point AFAP AFAP conference addresses residents concerns
[2/10/2009]

More than 100 volunteers sorted through dozens of concerns submitted by the West Point community to figure out how to improve the post's quality of life during the Army Family Action Plan conference Nov. 18-19.

West Point scouts2 Scouts collect for Holiday Share and Eagle Scout project
[2/10/2009]

The annual community Holiday Share program organized by the West Point Boy Scout Troop 23, with the help of Cub Scout Pack 23 and volunteers from Girl Scout Troop 192, delivered flyers and bags Nov. 16 to community housing areas asking for donations of non-perishable food and coats. Scouts returned to the housing areas and picked up the donations left on front porches or back doors of apartments Nov. 23.

belvoir - A different World in Water EFMP-SWIM A different world in water
[2/11/2009]

Water therapy helps to develop physical strength, coordination and confidence; and helps social aspects of life. It is also quite enjoyable, judging from the smiles I witnessed on the faces of children and parents during the exceptional family swim program at Benyaurd Pool.

BOSS teaches German students holiday practices, students practice English
[2/11/2009]

A group of students in the Heidelberg community were able to celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time, thanks to a few Americans willing to take the time.

Members of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program and the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg Public Affairs Office visited the Englisches Institut Grundschule, a bilingual German elementary school in Heidelberg, Nov. 26.
Fort Campbell Soldiers selfless Service Soldier's selfless service
[2/11/2009]

Staff Sgt. Josh Forbess stood out among the Soldiers that packed Hangar 9 for President George W. Bush’s rally at Campbell Army Airfield last week. Forbess’ service blue uniform was easy to spot against a wall of camouflage. And the burn scars, traces of a helicopter crash Forbess survived in 2003, drew some curious stares.
Army continues to build strength through families, AFAP
[2/11/2009]

The Army is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) and leadership's ongoing commitment to families embodied in the Army Family Covenant (AFC).
Fort Bliss soldiers help with Thanksgiving Soldiers help with Thanksgiving dinner
[2/11/2009]

Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, volunteered to help set up Thanksgiving dinner for children of the Child Crisis Center of El Paso Nov. 18.
Program to deliver one million cards to servicemembers, families
[2/11/2009]

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are teaming up to send holiday cards to servicemen and women in the United States and around the world.

Until Dec. 10, the public can send holiday cards with their message of thanks and cheer to a special post office box. The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will then screen, sort and package the cards, and deliver them to military bases and hospitals, veteran’s hospitals, and other locations during the holidays.

“This opportunity is such a great way for the public to personally support the military and say a special thank you for their service this holiday season,“ said Gail McGovern, Red Cross president and CEO. “I’m especially proud that the Red Cross is able to be a part of this effort, and I hope everyone will take the time to join us and send an extra card for the military.“
Trees for Troops to give away 730 Christmas trees
[2/11/2009]

Trees for Troops, a program started by the Christmas Spirit Foundation, will provide 16,000 donated trees from 29 states to military installations across the U.S. and overseas.

Many hands lift WTB Soldier back on her feet
[2/11/2009]

Sergeant Latonia Brown came to the Family Readiness Support Assistant for help with her heating bill and ended up with an extreme home makeover.

“God blessed me to a magnitude that even I didn’t believe,” Brown said.

The brand new roof, deck, carpet, paint and appliances were the gift of volunteers from the Nashville-based Cornerstone Church.


Honor wounded during Warrior Care Month
[2/11/2009]

In the month of November, Americans traditionally reflect on the service of our Nation’s veterans – past and present – and give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy because of their courage and sacrifice.

Fittingly, the Department of Defense has designated November as “Warrior Care Month,” taking stock of the advances we have made in treating our service men and women and, equally importantly, reaffirming to our troops our country’s commitment to care for our wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their families.

Fort Stewart Youth Ministries Youth ministries help fight hunger in Florida
[2/11/2009]

The Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Youth Ministries headed to Orlando, Fla., Nov. 7 to help spread good cheer.

Volunteering to assist the Society of St. Andrew, the youth ministries left on its long awaited trip to help feed the hungry, following the SoSA's motto,"Gleaning America's Fields ~Feeding America's Hungry."

Post nurses reach out to Columbus
[2/11/2009]

Nearly 40 people from Martin Army Community Hospital and 14th Combat Support Hospital are signed on to volunteer at shelters in Columbus.
Fort Hood USO USO recognizes Volunteer of the Year
[2/11/2009]

It began as an effort to repay the kindness extended by a volunteer to her son. But, after meeting other Soldiers in need of anything from a hot meal to a willing listener, Angela Lockamy, a Lampasas cosmetologist, was hooked on volunteerism.


Fort drum fly fishing on Salmon River Soldiers, veterans experience fly fishing on Salmon River
[2/11/2009]

ALTMAR – More than a dozen wounded Soldiers and veterans recently lined up along the Salmon River standing below a “Support Our Troops” sign and an American flag, waiting for their photo to be taken.
Belvoir’s Red Cross office needs volunteers
[2/11/2009]

Since 1881, people have turned to the American Red Cross for assistance in times of crisis. Today, American Red Cross employees and volunteers help people across the country prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Hallaleuyah Festival Hallelujah Festival offers alternative to celebrating Halloween
[2/11/2009]

For 22 years, the Fort Bliss chapel community has offered area residents the chance to glorify God with the Hallelujah Festival, an event organizers call a Christian alternative to Halloween.


Bliss Job seeking Military spouses Seminar provides valuable info for job-seeking military spouses
[2/11/2009]

The goal was to empower military applicants into understanding thier volunteer work is considered expertise, said Deborah Kloeppel, founder and chief executive officer of the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network and keynote speaker for the event.
Alaska Brigade Volunteer Receive Civilian Service Medal Oct31Story9ma Brigade Volunteer Receive Army Civilian Service Medals
[2/11/2009]

Volunteers for 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, were honored in a ceremony Oct. 22 at Fort Richardson to recognize their dedicated service to each of the brigade's battalions.
Alaska Boss Soldiers Sp Olympics BOSS Soldiers lend a hand to Special Olympics
[2/11/2009]

Soldiers from several units on Fort Benning gathered at the Lumpkin Center on the campus of Columbus State University Oct. 24 to help special Olympians from the greater Columbus area during the Area 10 2008 Special Olympics indoor winter games.
Annual symposium identifies issues
[2/11/2009]

More than 75 issues affecting the Fort Benning community were discussed by delegates at the annual Army Family Action Plan Symposium, which was held Oct. 22-24.
Carlisle - Senior Citizen Volunteers give, receive holiday cheer at Senior Citizens' Holiday Social
[2/11/2009]

Oct. 29, 2008 -- 'Thank you and all the people involved in the Senior Citizens' Holiday Tea. My elderly mother attended your holiday program and has been glowing ever since. The program truly touched her heart, I hope you and all your helpers know how important and appreciated all your efforts are.'
Every American should visit a Warrior Transition Unit
[2/11/2009]

As a Soldier, officer, trauma nurse, military spouse and mother, I live every aspect of Army health care, and I know what works and what doesn’t.

Nothing is more disappointing than to see other people doubt what the Army is doing to take care of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers without having the facts right. It might not make the headlines, but Soldiers taking care of Soldiers is what we do. It’s our ethos, it’s our passion and it’s our job.
alaska - Quilter Quilter Find creative Outlet, Gives Back to Community
[2/11/2009]

That's the idea behind Operation Kid Comfort, the national program which has been around since 2004 providing free quilts for children 6 and younger and pillows for 7 and older.
Volunteer child care needed for Wainwright AFTB classes
[2/11/2009]

Army Family Team Building on Fort Wainwright needs trained volunteer child care providers able to care for children of family members and volunteers attending AFTB classes.
Benning Help Hooch More than 100 volunteers Help the Hooch
[2/11/2009]

It was a great year for Help the Hooch. More than 100 volunteers, including Cub Scouts, families, BOSS members and students, gathered truckloads of trash from Upatoi and Uchee creeks and the Chattahoochee River and connecting waterways, said Darlene Hines, recreation specialist with Outdoor Recreation.

soldiers Home. Saving a slice of history
[2/11/2009]

A crew of eight 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Soldiers and one of their sons helped to scrape, preserve and paint the 19th century Victorian courting gazebo on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home Saturday. They were part of a contingent of military volunteer crews who, over the course of several weekends, have refurbished the lattice-paneled, copper roofed, wooden structure that once was located behind the presidential cottage.


Seminar promises career opportunities for military spouses
[2/11/2009]

So you volunteer your time to support your military family members, collect box tops for the PTA, support deployed troops, and generally make yourself available when anyone needs you. While doing these things is great for your community and self-esteem, it is also great for launching a career.


Making a difference this weekend
[2/11/2009]

But Make a Difference Day has become more than just a reward program for community service — it has become the day to solicit volunteers to help within the community, and Fort Leonard Wood is no exception. Several projects designed to improve or beautify the installation will be tackled this weekend by a literal army of volunteers across the post.
Event to Help Volunteer Better Post Event to help volunteers better post
[2/11/2009]

The Army Volunteer Corps, along with Army Community Service, is hoping to make the Fort Leonard Wood Community even better, by sponsoring several volunteer-based projects on “Make A Difference Day,” Saturday.
Meade Chapel BanquetApplauds Banquet applauds chapel volunteers
[2/11/2009]

Nearly 300 people gathered for dinner, music, prayer and awards at a Chapel Volunteer Appreciation Banquet held Oct. 16 at Club Meade.

The event was presided over by Installation Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael C. Punke.

Some of the contributions of Chapel volunteers over the past year have included raising $40,000 to support the troops and increasing activities of spiritual growth by more than a third across the installation, said Punke.
nmfa Family of the Month Oct 08 McKnight family earns national honor
[2/11/2009]

The spouse of Col. Mark McKnight, Battle Command Training Program commander, said activities like the Special Olympics, Relay for Life and the 3rd Infantry Division's Family Readiness Group helped her family cope with deployments and military life.

Spouse continues volunteer work after husband’s retirement
[2/11/2009]

Some volunteers continue serving and don’t appear to slow down, even after their spouses retire from military service.

Queenie Brickner, Fort Lewis Volunteer of the Month for October, is one of them. Although her husband of 33 years retired as a master sergeant from the Air Force, she continues to volunteer 15 to 20 hours per week at the Fort Lewis Fisher House.
AFAP delegates examine issues raised by families
[2/11/2009]

It was 9 a.m. sharp in the Stone Education Center, and a room full of people as diverse as the Army they represented sat in chairs in the facility’s large stadium-seating style conference room.

These people, who ranged in age from what appeared to be near-20s to near-70s, looked like they could be untraditional college students. But these attendees were not students; they were volunteers, or “volun-tolds,” as Tina Fortner, trainer of Facilitator, Recorder and Issue Support teams, jokingly called them during her presentation. And their job was not to learn; it was to advise.
Campbell Crafty Creations Crafty Creations: Soldiers, civilians design art at Guenette
[2/11/2009]

A steady whirring sound emanated from a miniature lathe as the wheel rotated the block of wood at Fort Campbell’s Guenette Arts & Crafts Center wood shop.
Volunteers across the country to 'dig in' for National Public Lands Day
[2/11/2009]

Volunteers and Army staff will roll up their sleeves, September 27, as they join the nation in honoring National Public Lands Day.
Welcome Home Welcome home, job well done
[2/11/2009]

After a weeklong sandstorm in Kuwait, Staff Sgt. Willie Walker managed to arrange transportation for 46 Soldiers with the 13th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion. They arrived at Fort Benning’s Freedom Hall Wednesday night after a 22-hour flight.
FRGs Raider Bde. FRGs, rear detachment are valuable tools
[2/11/2009]

Through the course of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Family readiness groups have evolved into productive support systems for the 4th Infantry Division.
Volunteer enjoys hearing vet Volunteer enjoys hearing veterans share their real life stories
[2/11/2009]

Just ask Syndee Meacham, the Fort Lewis Volunteer of the Month for September. The first time she visited the museum, she found it so interesting that she decided to come back on a regular basis to work as a cashier in The Cannon Shop.
Soldiers given opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life
[2/11/2009]

Make a Difference Day, Oct. 25, provides an opportunity for groups and organizations to adopt a project for one day, either on or off post.
Soldier rallies hometown Soldier rallies hometown to help Iraqi schools
[2/11/2009]

A Soldier has reached back to his native homeland to gather English school books for use in Baghdad classrooms.
Volunteers stuff 'Bumble Bears' bound for Iraq
[2/11/2009]

Fort Drum’s Crescent Wood Community Center was buzzing with activity Sept. 11, as a small group of volunteers from 1st Brigade Combat Team Family Readiness Group turned out to stuff teddy bears headed to children in Iraq.
Volunteers transfer skills, build resumes
[2/11/2009]

Maria McConville helped organize the event titled “Volunteering: Stepping Stones to Your Future” and said she uses her experience as a volunteer to help military spouses feel appreciated and build a working resume through their volunteer work.
House of Heroes House of Heroes: 'Biggest blessing I have ever had'
[2/11/2009]

A team of about 30 NCOs with the 11th Engineer Battalion arrived at Lillian Hill’s Columbus home Sept. 4 with lawn mowers, tools, doors, new railings and paint. They were on a mission to help the widow of a veteran through House of Heroes, a nonprofit organization that repairs houses of retired military and public service veterans and their spouses.
Volunteer recognized in Hawaii 8th TSC recognizes volunteer of the year
[2/11/2009]

The 8th Theater Sustaiment Command hosted its first Volunteer of the Year Recognition Ceremony at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Community Center, Monday.
Army Family Action Plan gives voice to community
[2/11/2009]

The program allows everyone on the installation to voice their opinions about what is or isn't’t working and how they recommend it be improved. Each issue is then discussed by a panel of volunteers during a two-day symposium and a decision is made on how to solve the problem. The last day of the symposium includes an open to the public out-briefing, where the major issues and resolutions are presented by the commanding general to the Fort Benning community.
Sportcast3 Belvoir families experience firsts with CAST event
[2/11/2009]

Three Fort Belvoir families had an amazing day of firsts at Leesylvania State Park Sunday when the annual CAST for Kids event was held there.
United through Reading United Through Reading connects Soldiers, children
[2/11/2009]

Deployments can be physically and emotionally difficult for Soldiers and their spouses. For the smallest members of the Family who are unable to see a parent for many months, it can be even harder. But thanks to a program called “United Through Reading,” parents can bond with their children from half a world away.
Leonard Wood Reading Fort Leonard Wood GUIDON Staff
[2/11/2009]

The Fort Leonard Wood United Service Organizations has a program to help families stay “United Through Reading” when a military parent is away from home.
Lewis Library Bugs Library reading program helps children learn all about bugs
[2/11/2009]

About 75 children dressed as butterflies, bees, beetles and ladybugs gathered at the Fort Lewis Grandstaff Memorial Library July 9 for a special “Bugs Around the World” event.
Volunteer motivated by help she once received from a family readiness group
[2/11/2009]

The Fort Lewis Volunteer of the Month for July knows what it’s like to be brand new to Army life.
Three weeks after Kira Ann Sanders married Capt. Wayne Sanders, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, he deployed for 15 months.

Red Cross Teen Volunteer Summer youth program off and running
[2/11/2009]

In conjunction with the American Red Cross, the DeWitt Health Care Network launched its annual summer youth program June 26, which saw more than 20 high school students from around Fairfax County sign up as volunteers at the hospital.
Humble beginnings evoke a giving spirit for Hunter volunteer
[2/11/2009]

From humble beginnings to helpful bliss, Family member, New Gannem community mayor and avid volunteer, Marcia Steele proves that you don't have to give big to give back. Steele's grandparents, whose first mode of transportation was a horse and buggy introduced her to the volunteer effort.
Youth volunteers spruce up brigade area
[2/11/2009]

Forty community volunteers of all ages gathered Saturday morning in front of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team headquarters to complete an area beautification project developed by the Youth Volunteer Corp for the summer.
Volunteer Management Information System comes to Fort Meade
[2/11/2009]

The Volunteer Management Information System is the Department of the Army initiative that provides all of the tools volunteers need to track Army Volunteer Corps hours and more.
Children and Volunteers come together at Fort Meade Bilbe School. Children, volunteers from all walks come together at Fort Meade's Vacation Bible School
[7/15/2008]

Children enrolled in Fort Meade's Vacation Bible School learned the biblical story, from the gospel of Matthew, of how the disciple Peter left a boat to walk on water to meet Jesus during a storm.
"I bet he was terrified," Tamara McGaha, a Bible school volunteer, said about Peter. "What helped him to stay above water?"
"Jesus!" the children shouted in unison.
Volunteers and students participating in activities at VBS. Chaplain’s office gets ready for Vacation Bible School
[7/15/2008]

There is bound to be a lot of experiments going on over the next few weeks as the Installation Chaplain’s Office gears up for Vacation Bible School. This year’s VBS, themed “Power Lab – Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 14 through 18, in Bldg. 6501.


Family Readiness Groups, Key to support, information
[7/15/2008]

With the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s return to Iraq this fall and the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division’s scheduled deployment to Afghanistan in the spring, the importance of Army Families and Family Readiness Groups will again take center stage.
Leavenworth Scouts Troop 66 Scouts honored for fundraising car wash
[2/11/2009]

On June 11 storms in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota spawned 28 tornadoes. One of the tornadoes hit the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in Iowa, killing four and injuring 48. The 96 boys and 25 youth and adult staff members at the camp had been attending the National Youth Leadership Training.
Meade & Warrior Grill With warriors all the way
[2/11/2009]

The Soldier and Family Assistance Center and the Installation Chaplain's Office hosted a "Family Dinner" for Soldiers assigned to the Fort Meade Warrior Transition Unit and their families on July 1 at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.
“Change the world. Start here,” is what 24 Fort Bliss teenagers learned Thursday and Friday at the Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute program held at Balfour Beatty Community Center. Bliss youth learn leadership through action
[7/2/2008]

“Change the world. Start here,” is what 24 Fort Bliss teenagers learned Thursday and Friday at the Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute program held at Balfour Beatty Community Center.
Volunteers clean up the beach at Fort Monroe. Post beach cleanup nets hefty garbage haul
[7/15/2008]

Approximately 2,500 pounds of garbage was cleared from Fort Monroe’s coastline by the 126 volunteers who participated in the June 7 Clean the Bay Day project here.
Kenyan students lose fear of Soldiers through PIE
[7/2/2008]

Through their participation in a Partners in Education program, two students from Kenya who attend MacArthur Elementary-Intermediate School discovered U.S. Soldiers visit schools to help students, not harm them.
Soldiers, MADD unite for Texas Ramp Project
[7/2/2008]

The tragedy that surrounds a car accident can only be made worse when a drunken driver is responsible. The numbers of those injured, disabled and even killed continue to rise due to the irresponsibility of others. Fortunately there are groups to assist those affected by drunken drivers.
4th ID volunteers awarded for efforts
[7/2/2008]

The gift of volunteering was recognized at the Elkhorn Conference Center on Fort Carson May 28. Fifteen volunteers and spouses in 4th Infantry Division Family Readiness Groups were honored with certificates of appreciation and pendants during the Ivy Gold Volunteers of the Year Ceremony.
Graduating USASMA students leave lasting legacy
[7/2/2008]

Six hundred forty-two graduates of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy’s Class 58 will walk across the stage at the Abraham Chavez Theater in downtown El Paso today, leaving in their wake many people and organizations who benefited from their generosity.
Volunteers honored at prayer breakfast
[7/2/2008]

The 2007 Army Family of the Year’s husband and wife team gathered with local community leaders in appreciation of volunteer recognition during the 32nd annual Community Leadership Prayer Breakfast May 14 at El Paso’s Northeast Christian Academy.
11th ADA recognizes brigade volunteers at ceremony
[7/2/2008]

The 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade leadership formally acknowledged its own civilian and military volunteers throughout the brigade for their long-reaching contributions to the Fort Bliss and El Paso communities during a Brigade Volunteer Recognition ceremony Tuesday at the Officers’ Club.
USDA Deputy recognizes Hawaii's 4-H Military Clubs. USDA deputy recognizes Hawaii's 4-H military clubs
[7/15/2008]

Hawaii's 4-H military programs were honored by a very special visit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), recently.
407th MI named Volunteer Unit of the Year
[7/2/2008]

It can be difficult and emotional. It involves personal sacrifice. It requires a dedication to and respect for others. It lives off of selfless service. Those who embrace it display great honor and integrity.
What is it? Volunteering.

ACS lending closet is stocked
[6/26/2008]

Army Community Service provides a wide variety of programs in support of Soldiers and their Families. The Army Family Action Plan allows Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Family members to talk about issues affecting Soldiers and their Families.

There is a certain type of exemplary person at Fort Myer. In fact, there are over 1,000 of these people in 26 different organizations, and they do their work for free. Volunteers provide backbone for Army Community Service
[7/15/2008]

There is a certain type of exemplary person at Fort Myer. In fact, there are over 1,000 of these people in 26 different organizations, and they do their work for free. These people are volunteers in the Fort Myer Military Community, and they provide support for many of the installation’s organizations. Volunteers on post have donated a combined 74,661 hours of labor since April 2007.
Volunteers stroll 'Red Carpet' at annual ceremony
[6/26/2008]

Cameras flashed as Fort Meade's volunteers walked down a red carpet at the "Fort Meade Walk of Fame" and had their picture taken by the "paparazzi." The volunteers were the celebrities of the evening during the installation's annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on April 24 at Club Meade.
WRAMC Recognizes Volunteer Corps
[6/26/2008]

Walter Reed’s Army Volunteer Corps recognized 107 individuals and four non-profit groups at an installation volunteer recognition luncheon, April 25. Sixty-two individuals volunteered more than 250 hours, with 11 of those volunteering over 500 volunteer hours at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC).
Volunteers deserve our appreciation
[6/26/2008]

One of the great wonders about the Army is the level of volunteer spirit.
There is almost no aspect of life on Fort Lewis that is not touched, positively, by volunteers.

Next week is devoted to volunteer recognition on post. At a luncheon, several volunteers will be singled out and a volunteer of the year will be named. The recognition will be much deserved. But those who will be honored are not really unique.
Scouts honor Service Members with flags
[6/26/2008]

As the sun rose behind the Koolau Mountain Range, sleepy-eyed Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts gathered at the Post Cemetery, here, Monday, to honor fallen Soldiers and Family members for their greatest sacrifice.
AFTB helps develop confidence, important skills
[6/26/2008]

A couple of weeks ago, if you asked Dori Harris to speak in front of a crowd, she would be overcome with anxiety and uneasiness. Today, she has the confidence to teach others to overcome their fears.

Gearing up for Special Olympics
[6/26/2008]

After a year hiatus, Fort Lewis will field a team for this weekend’s Special Olympics Washington Summer Games. Though not a huge team in terms of numbers, the quality of competitors on this year’s squad is among the best in recent memory.
Soldiers praised for mentoring youth
[6/26/2008]

Twelve Fort Leavenworth Soldiers received Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medals May 29 at the Richard Allen Cultural Center.

The Soldiers were recognized for their mentoring and tutoring contributions at the center. Phyllis Bass, the center's director, said a teacher from the Leavenworth school district approached her about starting the program. "She said, 'They are losing our children in the third grade,'" Bass said.
Fort Myer Thrift Shop offers a bit of everything
[6/26/2008]

The Fort Myer Thrift Shop is a gold mine for those who want quality, yet inexpensive items.
The Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area (AOWCGWA) opened the thrift shop in 1977. Since then, many physical and financial changes have been made.


Red Cross Volunteer Serves the Army More Than Half a Century Red Cross volunteer serves the Army more than half a century
[7/2/2008]

The Army is her life. For more than half a century, Ethel Kulhanek has served the U.S. Army in one way or another.
Children soar at EFMP Day Camp
[6/26/2008]

Seventeen-year-old Beau McCowen had few opportunities to go to camps before Camp Soar, part of Fort Leavenworth's Exceptional Family Member Program. His mother, Stacy, said her son was born with congenital cytomegalovirus, a condition that affects him mentally and physically. As such, it is difficult for the Family to find activities in which Beau can participate. The first morning of the two-day daycamp, Beau was greeted with bright smiles by a musical therapist and a nurse. They introduced Beau to his camp buddies for the day and helped him find a musical instrument he could play.
January’s volunteer of month follows long-standing family tradition
[4/9/2008]

Working or volunteering at an elementary school is a long-standing family tradition for the Fort Lewis Volunteer of the Month for January – Nidian Coggins. Coggins and her spouse of eight years, Sgt. Lhonny Coggins, 296th Brigade Support Battalion, have two children -– a daughter Nija, 7, and a son, Lhonny, 4.

USO Supports Families and Soldiers
[4/9/2008]

When most people think about the USO, they probably automatically think about entertainment. For those of us in certain generations, it was Bob Hope. Now, there are a whole range of celebrities boosting the morale and providing entertainment both stateside and overseas that include Gary Sinise, Toby Keith, Randy Travis and the Judds.

Birders make it count
[4/9/2008]

On a cool Sunday in December, in the quiet hours before dawn, trained observers stealthily fanned out across Fort Belvoir. They scanned the night skies for silhouettes, searched the branches in the trees, seeking movement in the rustling of the bushes and listening for any sound of the species they sought.
Belvoir bids farewell to beloved volunteer
[4/9/2008]

Francis Houts, volunteer coordinator of Fort Belvoir’s American Red Cross, has retired after 12 years of service to the community. All total, he’s clocked in more than 86,000 hours as a volunteer and has helped save DeWitt Hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars in manpower. And
he did it without batting an eyelash.
Fallen Soldier Gives Back
[1/17/2008]

Staff Sgt. Michael Gabel, D Company, 1-503rd Infantry, who died of wounds received in combat Dec. 12, in Afghanistan, donated more than $20,000 of his life insurance to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's rear detachment.
Soldiers join crew to build home Soldiers join crew to 'makeover' veteran's home
[11/21/2007]

Soldiers from the 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion have been staying up all night - all week - building a house for a Marine.

Longtime ACS volunteer still giving time, massages
[11/21/2007]

When 92-year-old Elizabeth Walters enters a room, you can’t mistake her distinctive charm and you’ll never forget her massages.

The longtime Army Community Service volunteer has dedicated her life to helping and taking care of others, beginning with her family.
Major goes 'above and beyond’ for Afghan Kids
[11/21/2007]

When he heard he was deploying to Afghanistan with the 25th Infantry Division in 2004, Maj. Todd Schmidt focused on his mission, but he also immediately began planning how he could help the impoverished Afghan people. That desire became Operation Dreamseed, a nonprofit organization that has distributed hundreds of tons of school supplies to local children.
AUSA Family Programs is pleased to announce that LTC John R. Chavez, his wife Holly, and their five children have been selected as the 2007 AUSA Rubbermaid-Irwin Volunteer Family of the Year. 2007 AUSA-Rubbermaid Volunteer Family of the Year Award Winners Announced
[10/25/2007]

AUSA Family Programs is pleased to announce that LTC John R. Chavez, his wife Holly, and their five children have been selected as the 2007 AUSA Rubbermaid-Irwin Volunteer Family of the Year.
Spouses receive Walker award for volunteerism
[10/23/2007]

Two Army spouses received the Dr. Mary E. Walker Award during a ceremony Sept. 26 at Hays Hall.
Michelle Mayfield and Christine Thompson have distinguished themselves by outstanding volunteer service contributing to the mission of the Army and to the welfare of the Army Family.

Contrary to its traditional name — American Women’s Activities, Germany — the group is open to all volunteers throughout Europe. AWAG conference strengthens volunteers
[10/18/2007]

Contrary to its traditional name — American Women’s Activities, Germany — the group is open to all volunteers throughout Europe.
AFTB breathes life into teen program
[10/18/2007]

Several students at Fort Campbell High School will receive a different kind of education starting later this month, as Army Family Team Building breathes life into its teen pilot program. The program consists of a series of workshops designed to instill adolescents with skills as they cope with deployments and simultaneously prepare for adulthood.
More than 40 teams of volunteers wrapped up their work this week on the annual September House of Heroes blitz across Columbus and Phenix City. That means 52 veterans and their spouses or widows rest easier today, said Janie Pearson, who heads the program on Fort Benning, because their homes are safer, sounder and more comfortable than they were last month, Annual program helps aging vets, widows
[10/18/2007]

More than 40 teams of volunteers wrapped up their work this week on the annual September House of Heroes blitz across Columbus and Phenix City. That means 52 veterans and their spouses or widows rest easier today, said Janie Pearson, who heads the program on Fort Benning, because their homes are safer, sounder and more comfortable than they were last month,
Annual program helps aging vets, widows
[10/18/2007]

More than 40 teams of volunteers wrapped up their work this week on the annual September House of Heroes blitz across Columbus and Phenix City. That means 52 veterans and their spouses or widows rest easier today, said Janie Pearson, who heads the program on Fort Benning, because their homes are safer, sounder and more comfortable than they were last month,
Neighbors positively affect troops lives
[10/18/2007]

Volunteers with a Northern Virginia military-support group gather twice a month to fill care packages for troops serving overseas.
Yongsan ACS volunteer gets special recognition
[9/19/2007]

More than 100 Army Community Service workers gathered secretly Sep. 6 with flowers and gifts in their hands at the Hartell House. An unsuspecting ACS volunteer soon realized it was not a normal lunch party.
Walter Reed Volunteers Centralize
[9/18/2007]

"For someone to give of their time and talents-volunteering is selfless service, our citizens at their best," says Cynthia Rome, Director of the Walter Reed Army Community Service (ACS), who oversees the Army Volunteer Corps (AVC), the lead agency for volunteerism at Walter Reed.
Janet Henderson, Fort Lewis Volunteer of the Month for September, said one thing she loves about her volunteer work is that it puts the world at her fingertips. Volunteer’s work at Fort Lewis Thrift Shop keeps world at her fingertips
[9/14/2007]

Janet Henderson, Fort Lewis Volunteer of the Month for September, said one thing she loves about her volunteer work is that it puts the world at her fingertips.
Seminar offers survivors chance to grieve
[9/14/2007]

The Fort Lewis community will host a weekend full of healing and hope Sept. 21-23, with the TAPS Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.
First Volunteer Fair a Success First Volunteer Fair a Success
[9/20/2007]

Staff Sgt. RoLeen Land, 241st Military Police Detachment, wants his son Deante', 9, to grow up knowing there are people who are less fortunate than him. So Land attended Fort Meade's first Volunteer Fair to find out about volunteer opportunities where he and his son could help others.
Students give back to community
[9/13/2007]

Students in Military Police Basic Officer Leader Course III, Class 07-07, in conjunction with community businesses supported the Waynesville Animal Shelter Saturday with a community service project.
Belvoir special needs children learn to fish at tournament
[9/13/2007]

Jessica Bovy, 6, an autistic child enrolled in Fort Belvoir’s Exceptional Family Member Program, loves the water.
Reading pays off in more ways than one. 
Nobody knows that better than the children who register in the Fort Lewis library system’s Summer Reading Program and meet the requirements to win prizes. All pre-readers who were read to for at least 400 minutes and readers who read at least 600 minutes were invited to the annual ice-cream party July 18 at Grandstaff Library. 
Summer readers treated to ice cream party
[8/23/2007]

Reading pays off in more ways than one.
Nobody knows that better than the children who register in the Fort Lewis library system’s Summer Reading Program and meet the requirements to win prizes. All pre-readers who were read to for at least 400 minutes and readers who read at least 600 minutes were invited to the annual ice-cream party July 18 at Grandstaff Library.

New program provides forum on PTSD
[8/23/2007]

Silver Star Families of America launched a new program, Hear4You, Aug. 1 that lends helpful hands to Soldiers.
Saturday morning is the time that most people use to relax and recuperate from the stresses of the workweek.  Kids are watching cartoons and parents are drinking coffee and watching the Today Show.  Everyone relaxes on Saturday mornings.  Everyone except for a small but dedicated group of Fort Belvoir area residents who get together once a month and use Saturday morning to volunteer their time and services to better the community and help needy families.  Sgt. Maj. Alice Dallman has been literally been the driving force of Fort Belvoir’s volunteer efforts with the SHARE organization for the past eight years. Sgt. Maj. Dallman SHAREs volunteer spirit
[8/23/2007]

Saturday morning is the time that most people use to relax and recuperate from the stresses of the workweek. Kids are watching cartoons and parents are drinking coffee and watching the Today Show. Everyone relaxes on Saturday mornings. Everyone except for a small but dedicated group of Fort Belvoir area residents who get together once a month and use Saturday morning to volunteer their time and services to better the community and help needy families. Sgt. Maj. Alice Dallman has been literally been the driving force of Fort Belvoir’s volunteer efforts with the SHARE organization for the past eight years.
The National Military Family Association named The Kotchman Family as the July Family of the Month.  COL (ret) Donald Kotchman and his wife Anne Kotchman, and children: Sarah, Paul and Tommy Kotchman. NMFA Family of the Month
[7/20/2007]

The National Military Family Association named The Kotchman Family as the July Family of the Month. COL (ret) Donald Kotchman and his wife Anne Kotchman, and children: Sarah, Paul and Tommy Kotchman.

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