Gardening – cheaper than therapy. AND you get a bouquet!

By Kathleen Duncan, Fort Gordon Community Garden Coordinator A plaque on my wall says, “Gardening – cheaper than therapy. AND you get a bouquet!” A garden can save you all kinds of money while helping you get outdoors for some rewarding exercise and therapy. The rewards of watching things grow from seed is wondrous and […]

Saving Money On Career-Focused Summer Camps

By: La Verne Proctor-Streeter, Contributing Author Looking for a summer camp or program for future veterinarians, medical doctors or lawyers?  Think it’s too expensive?  Perhaps not. Check out camps on college and university campuses for middle and high school students that give them the exciting experience of being on a college campus, meeting others with […]

AER College Planning

AER College Planning

By James Millwood JUMP START YOUR 2020 COLLEGE PLANNING! Did you know Army Emergency Relief offers scholarships to assist Army spouses and dependent children to obtain a 4-year undergraduate degree? In 2019, Army Emergency Relief awarded $8 million in scholarships for undergraduate educational needs. Here at Fort Gordon, 20 Army spouses received $32,566 for full […]

Never Use a Cannon to Kill a Mosquito

There are those who categorize all bugs as creepy crawly, biting creatures that need to leave you alone when trying to enjoy the outdoors and need to stop making themselves at home in places they shouldn’t – like my house! Without certain bugs, we wouldn’t exist as we do today; pollinators assist our farms with […]

Caring for Your Superhero

A superhero is defined as a fictional character with superhuman powers. This definition makes it seem impossible to be real, right? Words like fictional, superhuman, powers could never be real. Break the word superhero apart: super and hero – making those definitions, in fact, attainable. Super is defined as very good, pleasant or excellent. Hero […]

The Value of Volunteering

Through volunteerism, we often find our purpose and create meaningful changes, not only for those who volunteer but also for the programs and services enhanced by the selfless service of volunteers. Last year the Points of Light Foundation reported that 20 million people were engaged in volunteer work throughout the United States. The value of […]

Enhanced Military OneSource Services

Military OneSource has enhanced their level of service for Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) by designating an individual line to Resources, Options and Consultation (ROC). ROC expands access for families with exceptional family members to subject matter experts in key areas of special needs and provide consultations 24 hours telephonically. However, this does not eliminate […]

Exploring The World Through Books

 “A Book is a Dream You Hold in Your Hands” ~ Neil Gaiman By: Yadira Payne Did you know that EVERYONE can be a world-class traveler? It’s true. Anyone with a library card has this passport to limitless possibilities. Libraries are the only place we can all visit and travel for free. We only have […]

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