By: Bernadette White The “United Through Reading (UTR) was founded in 1989 by the wife of a Naval flight surgeon who deployed to Vietnam leaving his infant daughter at home. When the surgeon returned home, his little girl didn’t know him and he had to re-enter her life as a stranger.” (United Through […]
By Kathleen Duncan, Fort Gordon Garden Coordinator Being a military wife and a gardener was NOT easy. As a mobile gardener moving frequently, I had to utilize large pots, co-planting for convenience and beauty. As I continue my co-planting journey, I prefer patio pots to have some plants grow vertically, others to grow wide and […]
There are many federal holidays government employees, service members and the District of Columbia look forward to – and while states have the right to designate their own national holidays, most always follow the federal lead. Veterans Day, November 11th (observed on November 12th), is a holiday which frequently gets lost in translation, often being confused with Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day. The difference in the three seems simple enough – one is dedicated to American service members of all wars, another is a time to remember those who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our country and, the last, pays tribute to the men and women who currently serve in the United States Armed Forces. Do you recognize the explanation of each?
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 […]
MWR Star is an initiative to recognize exemplary individuals in MWR. People who go above and beyond to assist MWR customers and their co-workers. One individual is chosen each month to be featured as the star, spotlighting details about themselves, their position within MWR and why they were chosen. Our August star is Mrs. Kathleen Duncan […]
Summer is coming to an end and the school year is quickly arriving. That means that whether you have a new kindergartner or a teen entering their last year of high school, home packed lunches are important! Not only does packing lunch save you and your family money, but it can also ensure your kids […]
MWR Star is an initiative to recognize exemplary individuals in MWR. People who go above and beyond to assist MWR customers and their co-workers. One individual is chosen each month to be featured as the star, spotlighting details about themselves, their position within MWR and why they were chosen. Our July star is Mrs. Sharell Byrd […]
“Firearms are rarely drawn outside of training, and the work requires fastidiousness, perseverance and patience” – Andrew L. Traver, (5th civilian) NCIS Director The popular TV show aside, including its Los Angeles cousin, the real Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is a civilian-run, federal law enforcement agency for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. […]