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May 2013 Family Newsletter

Welcome to Army OneSource Family News - the monthly newsletter from Army Community Service (ACS) and Army OneSource (AOS), the Army's most comprehensive portal for Family Members.

IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:

 
Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

Memorial Day
National Volunteer Week 2013

Installation Management Command celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 21-27

National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 21-27, is a time to celebrate people's extraordinary accomplishments through service. It is also a time when the Army recognizes thousands of volunteers for their untiring volunteer support to Army communities.

Are you frazzled?

Finding yourself in a hectic situation, whether it's forgetting your homework or missing your ride home, can really stress you out. Are you looking for a safety net for those days that seem to get worse by the second? Could you really use some advice on how to de-stress both your body and your mind? Knowing how to deal can be half the battle!

Body and Mind
Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed Forces Day. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day, too.

Engaged Parents Have Healthier Adolescents

Students whose parents are engaged in their school lives are more likely to practice healthy behaviors and succeed academically.

Parents
Army Families

Army Families

The strength of our nation is our Army; the strength of our Army is our Soldiers; the strength of our Soldiers is our families.

Fort Leonard Wood Volunteer Receives 2013 Emma Marie Baird Award

Each year, the Department of the Army recognizes one outstanding volunteer with the Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service -- an honor memorializing Army Community Service founder Lt. Col. Emma Marie Baird. This year's recipient is Rhonda Darnell from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

EMBA
Soldier Show

The 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show – Ready and Resilient

The U.S. Army Soldier Show, proudly presented by the Installation Management Command, is back with its best production yet.

Your 2012 Federal Taxpayer Receipt

In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama promised that, for the first time ever, American taxpayers would be able to go online and see exactly how their federal tax dollars are spent. And for the third year in a row, he’s keeping that promise.

Tax Receipt
Commissaries Feature May Specials

Commissaries Feature May Specials

Outdoor cooking is taking off as spring weather takes hold, and commissaries worldwide have special promotions and products iddeally suited for what shoppers look for during May.

Protect Yourself From Buyer's Remorse

When you buy something it’s hard to know if you’re getting the best deal – and that includes when military families, who are often targets for marketers, are making big financial decisions. Even though some companies might try to take advantage of people, there are things servicemembers can do to make sure they’re getting their money’s worth.

Protect Yourself From Buyer's Remorse