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Family Readiness

October 3, 2017
The Association of the U.S. Army plans three days of forums and events aimed at Army families as part of its 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition. On Monday, Oct. 9, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West will be the key speaker at an afternoon...
September 28, 2017
The daunting task of trying to understand the ways of the Army has been made easier for the families of soldiers by this easy-to-read guide.
September 27, 2017
Read Your Soldier, Your Army: A Family Guide If you are reading this book, you probably have a loved one serving in the Army. This is the new and revised edition of my original book, Your Soldier, Your Army—A Parents’ Guide , published in 2005. A...
Kids Playing on a playground
March 10, 2017
Over the past month, the federal hiring freeze has become a challenge for some Army families. At least three child care centers on three different Army installations have been forced to reduce child care slots due to the inability to hire employees...
Kids Looking Out Daycare Window at Playground
March 10, 2017
My hands shook as I read the letter for the fourth time, trying to wrap my mind around what it was saying. “Effective immediately, the Childhood Development Center will no longer provide hourly care or drop-in services”. Due to the Federal Hiring...
November 18, 2016
The Military Family Research Institute and the Association of the U.S. Army hosted a Nov. 16 event where research into the value of GI Bill education benefits received the Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award. The winning...
August 3, 2016
The first military deployment can take a heavy toll on a marriage, but the impact tends to lessen with subsequent deployments because soldiers and spouses show resiliency in adapting to meet the challenges, according to a new RAND Corp. study. “...
July 8, 2016
The Family Readiness Directorate of the Association of the U.S. Army has four free events planned in August and September aimed at Army families. On Aug. 17 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, a half-day forum is planned about living with a soldier who...
June 28, 2016
Two months on the job, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said a key part of his position is making the Army seem more than numbers. That’s an easy case to make, Fanning said at a June 28 breakfast hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army’s...
May 16, 2016
In honor of both Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 6, and Mother’s Day, May 8, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) partnered with the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., for the third-annual Military Mother’s Day Brunch. On Saturday...