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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:

 
AER

AER Awards $8.8 Million in Scholarships to Army Families

This year, Army Emergency Relief awarded 2,744 scholarships to children of active duty and retired Soldiers, and 895 scholarships to spouses.

New Army Careers Begin on Army's 239th Birthday

Twenty young American's raised their hands and became Soldiers during a ceremony held Saturday, at Phillies Citizens Bank Park Stadium here, shortly before the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 7 to 4.

New Career
Managing Stress

Mindfulness Study Explores Way for Soldiers to Manage Stress

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that focuses the mind on each slow and deliberate movement of the body. The martial artist feels deep breaths rising and falling from his chest with every pose. Feeling the present like a Tai Chi master is growing in popularity as a way to gain mental clarity.

Coalition Plans Hiring Fair for Service Members Transitioning to the Civilian Workforce

Large numbers of Service members are transitioning into civilian life, creating an imperative need for civilian employment to ensure they stay on the path to post military success. Over the next six months, it is estimated that 1,000 Service members in the Anchorage area will be searching for jobs in the civilian workforce. That’s not to include those Veterans already residing in Alaska who continue to look for work to support their families.

Transition to Workforce
Intrepid Center

NFL Wellness Team, Army Medicine Leaders Tour National Intrepid Center

Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers, including Dr. Stephanie Maxfield-Panker, traumatic brain injury program manager, Office of the Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, deputy chief of staff, operations, U.S. Army Medical Command, in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on TBI/concussion program, which began in 2012, with a goal of increasing awareness among Soldiers and athletes of mild TBI/concussion and decreasing stigmas associated with them seeking care for this often invisible wound.

Between Balancing School and Work Schedules While Trying to Manage a Little Social Time, the Phrase “Free Time” Doesn’t Really... How Real is the Deal?

Between balancing school and work schedules while trying to manage a little social time, the phrase “free time” doesn’t really apply to students.

Balancing Time
Firework Safety

Finding Out About Fireworks Safety

Isn't the Fourth of July great? In addition to being a celebration of America's independence as a nation, there's no school, lots of families have barbecues or cookouts, and you can go see a fireworks display at night.

Dogs and Preventing Dog Bites

Maybe you love them and want to pet every one you see. Or maybe you're afraid of them and want to move to a dog-free neighborhood. Either way, dogs are a part of life.

Dog Bites