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By J.D. Leipold
October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 15, 2014) -- Total Army Strong, successor to the Army Family Covenant, was explained this week at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, here.

Rather than having a prescribed list of what programs stay and go, Total Army Strong will give installation commanders the authority to determine what Soldier and family quality-of-life programs work best in their particular geographic communities, because needs differ from Georgia to Washington state, to Korea.

In 2007, under the Army Family Covenant, Army leaders undertook a long-term commitment to resource and standardize critical support programs for Soldiers, their families and civilians. While the covenant was focused on specific programs which commanders couldn't control, Total Army Strong will be a tailorable platform and commanders will decide what programs best suit their communities.

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