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Celebrating Military Families! Editor Lisa Taylor


Tina Beach Tara Goodson Andrea Latimore Tammy Lewis Deanna Lock Becki Mastrian Charlene Mazur Keri McPeak Glenn Pepper Tess Peterson

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In November, we celebrate Military Family Appreciation Month. What better way to show your Family you care than to start healthy habits? To help you and your Family accomplish this, we have filled November’s issue with articles that provide tips on how to manage your weight, recipes to help you eat healthy and information about Fort Campbell’s Physical Fitness Facilities (PFF) to get you moving. Find out how to avoid holiday weight gain on page 16. If you are searching for seasonal recipes that are delicious and good for you, be sure to check out page 10. Staying active is vital to your health and happiness. Find out on page 21 about the many fitness opportunities available on Fort Campbell to help you stay energized this holiday season. As we show appreciation for military Families and sacrifices they make, do not forget our Veterans, who are very much a part of our military Family. On page 6, discover the origin of Veteran’s Day and how you can celebrate this special holiday. With nights coming early, and dawn coming late, life’s fast pace seems to slow a bit during this season. Take this time to reflect on the past year and acknowledge the many people who have helped or inspired you during your journey. As we prepare for Thanksgiving, let us not isolate the show of our appreciation to just that day. Try to find ways to express to your loved ones how much they mean to you every day. A simple note or card expressing your gratitude can brighten anyone’s day. Find out how Fort Campbell is celebrating military Families all month long on pages 3 and 4.


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Once chrysanthemums have stopped blooming, cut stems back close to the ground and clean surrounding area of debris. You can continue to transplant your perennials throughout the fall and winter, as long as they remain dormant. Clean up rose beds removing all diseased leaves. Tulip bulbs may still be planted in the early part of the month. This month is a good times to transplant trees and shrubs. Most ornamentals are dormant, and can be safely dug and replanted. To reduce next year's pest population, destroy bagworm capsules on trees and shrubs. After ground freezes, mulch small fruit plants. Remove old fruit from fruit trees and rake up those on the ground. Good sanitation practices reduce re-infestation of insects and dis eases the following season. Order seed catalogs now for garden planning in January. Watch for insect, slug and snail, or disease damage throughout your garden. Take the necessary steps to control the problem to avoid infestation in spring. Protected tender plants from frost. Create a blanket of protection over the root system by mulching.


By Tess Peterson

“As we continue to fight the global war on terrorism, our Soldiers can spend long periods of time away from their Families. We are an Army at war, supporting a nation at war. Our young men and women serve willingly to preserve the freedoms for all Americans. Our Army has a tough mission and they need the support of husbands and wives, children and parents, brothers and sisters. Our Families and communities are what make our Army and this country strong.� Sergeant Major of the Army, Kenneth O. Preston Soldiers work hard each day to make our country safe. Keeping their morale high is essential in turbulent times such as these. Behind every Soldier is a story. The people within those stories are most often Family members. Military Families love and support their Soldiers. Originally established by the Armed Forces YMCA, Military Family Month became a nationally celebrated event by presidential proclamation in 2009. The goal is to recognize the strength and service of military families and to show appreciation for their tremendous contributions. Throughout November, military Families around the world will be recognized for their service and sacrifice. A variety of observances and activities are available to military Family members to honor their commitment and contributions made every day. This year's theme is Army Families—We Honor Your Faithful Commitment, Strength and Resilience. During November, Fort Campbell Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will honor Military Families. Be on the lookout for discounts and events that include the whole Family.


These are just some of the great specials: Military Families are invited to stop by Leisure Travel Services in November to register for a chance to win four tickets to the Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game December 5, 2010. Drawing will be held on November 30.


At the Family and MWR Dog Kennels, military Family members can purchase two nights at the kennels and receive the third night free during November. Gear to Go is offering 10% off everything for military Families during the month of November (excluding vehicles and package deals). Air Assault Auto is offering military Families a 10% discount on all completed work orders that exceed the total cost of $75. The Hunting and Fishing Program is offering all military Families a coupon good for one free mid-week night cabin rental. Stop by Outdoor Recreation’s main office to pick up your coupon today! If golf is your sport, Cole Park Golf Club’s November Family Special is for you. Parents pay full price and children ages 7-17 play for free anytime Monday through Friday and after 12 p.m. on weekends (excluding DONSAs and Holidays).


At Sportsman's Lodge on every Thursday for the month of November, Military Families will receive 10% off their total check (not including alcoholic beverages). No other discounts will apply.

Every Sunday in November, all military Families with ID Cards may bowl at Hooper Bowling Center from 12-9 p.m. for only $1.50 per game, and $1.00 shoe rental. No limit on games unless waiting list exists. A three game limit will be in effect during waiting list periods but you may return to waiting list again.


Military Families are invited to Sportsman's Lodge on November 6 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. for Month of the Military Family Game Day event. This is a free, fun event for all ages to enjoy together. November 15-30, Outdoor Recreation’s Paintball program will waive the field fee for all military Family members.

Estep Wellness Center will have an Open House on November 17 to promote healthy living among Military Family members. Participants will be eligible to win some great prizes.


Army Community Service hosts FREE Family Movie Night on November 19 from 5p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Family Resource Center. Featured movies include “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Beauty and the Beast”. Fresh popcorn and beverages provided. Showtime starts at 6:30 p.m. Crafts will be available for children starting at 5 p.m. and will continue through-out the evening. This is a Family event and parents must remain with their children while they are at the FRC. No childcare is provided.


Come join Gear to Go for an Open House on November 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adventure Programs is providing Military Family members free transportation for the first six people to sign up for the Greenway Walk on November 20. Fort Campbell MWR would like to say thank you to all of our Families. The support you provide to Soldiers is astounding. Know that we appreciate all of the commitment, strength and resiliency that Fort Campbell Families show. For more information on Military Family Appreciation Month and any of the events happening on Fort Campbell, please visit , call the Public Relations Office at (270) 798-7535 or become a Fan on Facebook. Thank you for everything you do!

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By Tara Goodson


id you know that Veteran’s Day was originally called Armistice Day? In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice was declared between the Allied nations and Germany during World War I, also known as “The Great War.”

Commemorated as Armistice Day, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. Following World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veteran’s Day in 1953, a holiday dedicated to American Veteran’s of all wars. The day's observation included parades and public gatherings, as well as a brief pause in business activities at 11 a.m. In the United States, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veteran’s Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country. Locally there are many activities to participate in; Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paris are all hosting parades on Saturday, November 6th. Austin Peay State University has a breakfast in the morning and ceremony during the football game that afternoon. On the 11th there will be a parade in Nashville, a flag raising ceremony in Clarksville and another luncheon in Centerville. Having close ties to the military community, we all understand the importance of this holiday,

but do we always convey our appreciation to the Veteran’s? It is important to us as a community to get this message across. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provided the following five activities to help educate your Family while having fun: • Have children draw a picture of Veteran’s Day, and what this holiday means to them. Military children can draw a picture of a parent who is currently deployed, or a relative who has served. • Have your kids make a colorful and fun poster with the names and pictures of relatives who are Veteran’s. • Have your kids write short articles or essays on how Veteran’s are honored around the world. Propose that your kids interview a few Veterans about what it is like to serve in the U.S. military. • Research how American Veterans were treated after they returned from various military conflicts, ranging from the French and Indian War to the Persian Gulf War. Ask your children to compare and contrast their findings. Also investigate how women and minorities who served in those conflicts were treated. • Teach your children about the history of Veteran’s Day by having them create a time line of events leading to the observance of the holiday.

Part of educating our children, and even ourselves, about the significance of Veteran’s Day, includes understanding what red poppies symbolize. We see red poppies worn on clothing and hung in our rearview mirrors. Disabled Veterans hand them out and accept donations to help raise money and support for their organizations. A poem written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae titled, “In Flanders Fields “, was the inspiration for the poppies. By 1918, the poem was well known throughout the rest of the world. After reading McCrae’s poem, Moina Michael, a teacher working at the Overseas War Secretaries’ Headquarters YMCA in New York City, was inspired to write a poem of her own, titled “We Shall Keep the Faith.” Michael pledged to always wear a red poppy as a sign of remembrance and began a campaign to get the flower named a national symbol of remembrance. During a 1920 visit to the United States, a French woman named Madame Guerin found out about the tradition, and decided to use handmade poppies to raise funds for children in war-torn parts of France. Because Flanders was the site of some of the heaviest battles during the war, the land became very barren. The vast fields of poppies were one of the few living things that flourished and became symbols of the bloodshed. This year when Veteran’s Day rolls around make sure you wear a poppy and talk to your Family about the history and how it impacts us today.

DID YOU KNOW? On November 11, 1921, an unidentified American Soldier killed in World War I was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. On that very same day, unidentified Soldiers were laid to rest at Westminster Abbey in London and at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.



t has been three years since Army Leadership unveiled the Army Family Covenant. Today, the Army is keeping the promise to provide Soldiers and their Families a “quality of life commensurate with their service.”

Improvements to housing, health care and Family programs are just a few of the areas covered by the Army Family Covenant. In addition, Family and MWR have put into effect several initiatives that support and maintain the commitment of the Army Family Covenant. One program offered by Family and MWR is the Spouse Discount Card also known as the Blue Star Card. This card allows Spouses of deployed

Soldiers the opportunity to receive discounts at Family and MWR facilities such as Hooper Bowling Center, Cole Park Golf Club, Air Assault Auto and Guenette Arts and Crafts Center. Discounts are also offered through Child, Youth, and School Services (CYSS) to include reduced child care fees, free classes at SKIESUnlimited and Youth Sports. Children must be registered with Parent Central Services in order to receive these discounts. Spouses can obtain a discount card by visiting the Family and MWR Public Relations Office, located in room 109 of the In/Out Processing Center. Discounts are available 30 days prior to a Soldier’s deployment and 90 day after he or she returns. Another initiative covered by the Army Family is Covenant is the commitment to “deliver alternative recreation and leisure programs for Soldiers redeploying from combat

operations.” One of these programs is Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ). WAQ is designed to recreate the adrenaline rush of combat action in a supervised controlled high adventure environment. This program enables Soldiers to reach a “new normal” by diminishing boredom and high-risk behavior through Outdoor Recreation and a Leader Led After Action Debriefing. It is a day full of activities such as rock climbing, paintball, archery, a team building exercise on the new Challenge Course and much more. The Army has recognized that the strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families. The Army Family Covenant reaffirms the promise that the Army has made to support all Military Families. For a complete list of our discounts, visit our website at For more information on any of the programs listed above call 270-798-7535.

By Andrea Latimore

By Tess Peterson While little is actually known about the invention of Texas Hold’em, at least we know the birthplace of the game. Texas State Legislature officially recognizes Robstown, Texas as the home of Texas Hold’em, dating the game back to the early 1900s. After growing in popularity throughout Texas, the game spread to other states. In 1967, Texas Hold’em was introduced in the city of Las Vegas by a group of Texan gamblers. For several years, the Golden Nugget Casino was the only casino in Las Vegas to offer the game. Today, the game’s reputation practically precedes itself. Millions of Americans have heard of Texas Hold’em—even if they do not know how to play the game. Fort Campbell Installation Wide Recreation Event, at the Sportsman’s Lodge, has been offering the Fort Campbell community the opportunity to experience Texas Hold’em for over two years. Offering patrons five chances to

play every week, Family and MWR invites everyone to come join the fun even if you are new to the game. “Once you get the hang of it, the game is relaxing and people love it,” said Duronda Cannon, Installation Wide Recreation Events Assistant. Players compete for nightly prizes as well as points which will qualify them to participate in the Main Event held every quarter. No money is permitted in these games! Texas Hold’em games are held five times a week. Check out the action at

Sportsman’s Lodge every Tuesday and Thursday. The games start at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Games are now held at D.W. Recreation Center on Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. Fort Campbell Texas Hold’em rules are simple, the top 20 players from each nightly game earn points. Anyone who earns 200 points or more in one quarter is eligible to play in the Main Event. The next Main Event is scheduled for December 18, 2010. Fantastic cash prizes are awarded to top players at the Main Event. So what are you waiting for? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, get in the game. Everyone 18 and over is invited to play and food and beverages are available for purchase. If you have questions or need additional information on Fort Campbell’s Texas Hold’em games, please contact the MWR Public Relations office at (270) 798-7535. Come join the fun!


By Tara Goodson

Most of us start the New Year off with a resolution to lose weight. But do we actually stick to that resolution? Why not take control now, by eating healthy, focusing on portion control, and using the physical fitness facilities on Fort Campbell? The recipes showcased here are full of flavor and healthy for you. My Family does not even notice when I substitute ingredients with foods that are better for us and reduce fat content as well. Experiment a little to adjust for taste and texture and soon you will not even miss those extra calories. Small changes in our eating habits today can result in large reductions to our waistlines tomorrow!

Poached Pears Potato Leek Soup 1 bunch leeks 5-6 Yukon Gold potatoes 1 quart vegetable stock 1 can coconut soup - not coconut milk (found in ethnic food aisle) 3 cloves garlic 1 T sea salt 3 bay leaves Cut ends off leeks, slice in half and then in thirds. Discard very dark green ends. Wash all dirt and grit from between layers. Strain vegetables out of coconut soup, you will only be using the broth. Place all ingredients in a large stock pot, add enough water to cover and simmer until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaves and blend until smooth. Garnish with Greek yogurt.

Acorn Squash Rings 2 large acorn squash 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup orange marmalade 1 tsp ground ginger Oven set to 400 Wash squash and slice off top and bottom of each and discard ends. Slice each squash into 4 rings totaling eight. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place rings on sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Combine syrup, marmalade and ginger in a small bowl. (Do not be afraid to use sugar-free syrup and/or sugar-free marmalade) Remove squash rings from oven and brush with syrup mixture. Return to oven and bake another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with mixture again. Bake for 10 minutes, or until tender.

4 firm Bartlett or Comice Pears 1 cup pomegranate juice 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup cranberry juice 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 cup honey Zest from one orange Combine all ingredients except pears in large saucepan. (You may use reduced sugar juices) Warm the juices on low-medium heat. Peel pears, leaving the stem intact and remove the core from the bottom of the pear. Slice a small section of the bottom so the pear is able to stand upright in the saucepan. Place pears in warm juice mixture and baste. Simmer pears for 20-30 minutes, or until tender when pierced. Remove from mixture and transfer to individual plates. Bring juice mixture to boil, reducing by half. Remove cinnamon stick. Spoon syrup over pears and serve warm.

White Bean Chili 1 T olive oil 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed 1 onion, chopped 1 1/4 cup fat free chicken broth 1 can diced green chiles 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed Cook chicken and onion in oil 4 to 5 minutes over medium high heat. Stir in the chicken broth, green chiles, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, cilantro, and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the beans, and simmer for 5 more minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Garnish with green onion, low fat sour cream, shredded cheese or other garnishes. 10

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By Deanna Lock WOW…where did the year go? The holiday season is fast approaching and it brings the promise of fun times and unfortunately, additional stress. Many factors such as obligations to attend social gatherings, gift giving, party planning and unwelcome visitors can cause stress. Food and beverages are the centerpiece for many holiday functions and most people have plenty of it on hand. Although it is not the host’s intent to encourage unhealthy habits, all the delicious food enables many of us to cope with holiday stress through

consumption. This is the exact behavior one should avoid to maintain a healthy weight over a lifetime. Our thought process lends a large amount of justification to avoid the reality of a pound or two gained each holiday season. However, many of us do not ever lose that extra pound or two, and over our adult lives it can be a main contributor to obesity. There are many ways to avoid this excess weight gain during the holidays and the most obvious is “portion control.” We tend to get distracted by conversation or gathering and do not realize how much food or beverage we are consuming at any given event. A perfect example would be an office party when everyone is hopping from circle to circle and table to table grabbing hors d’oeuvres here and a drink there. Before we know it we have consumed over 3000

calories in less than an hour (as we know holiday foods are rich in calories). After that party we usually go home and sleep and the only physical activity we might have received was the three foot walk to the next table. A great way to avoid over eating is to visit the food table with a small plate, get moderate portions and not go back for second and third helpings. Focus on the conversation without the hand to mouth action; this will enable you to have portion sizes under some control.

Another suggestion would be to eat a small healthy snack before arriving to any event so you are less inclined to overindulge. Also plan and/ or attend parties that include dancing and physical games that require movement. This will help to burn some of the calories you consumed. The holiday season is often a time for Family gatherings. Once again the main focus is food, beverages and television. Revamp your party plans to incorporate physical activity. There are many ways to do this, have a contest on the Wii, or inspire dancing, and leisurely walks to maintain the Family bond. Gather everyone for a group activity like biking or maybe a game of volleyball, soccer or tennis. Create contests

to see who can do the most push ups or sit ups or even walking lunges. Another contest you could create is the wall squat hold or plank holds, see who is able to hold it the longest. All these activities will burn calories and increase your fitness level, among other benefits for overall health and well-being. Reserve a group session for you and your Family at a gym close by or give some personal training sessions as a gift to your Family members to inspire fitness all year long. You just may save a Family member’s life, including your own! For military members stationed at Fort Campbell, Estep Wellness Center, has a variety of services to enable physical well-being. We have many formats to offer

the aerobic lover and we also offer fitness assessments and personal training as well. Our gym has child care and we have a separate area for cardio machines, weight training and abdominal conditioning. If you want give someone you love the gift of health, encourage them to pursue healthy goals and come by and see us at Estep Wellness Center, located at 2270 Kentucky Avenue or call (270) 798-4023/4664.


By Glenn Pepper Do I really need a fire extinguisher? What good would it do? How would I use it? These are common reservations about anything we are not familiar or comfortable with. This article is not a course in the design or chemical make-up of a fire extinguisher but more of a basic overview and use of one. Three things are needed for fire to be created and sustain life; fuel, heat, and oxygen. When these elements are combined, a chemical reaction occurs and you have fire. Fires fall into five different classes. Class A is anything that makes an ash (paper and wood products), Class B is flammable and combustible liquids (fuel and oils), Class C involves anything electrical, Class D deals with combustible metals (magnesium and titanium), and Class K is for commercial kitchens. There are several different fire extinguishers that can be used (water, carbon

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dioxide, powder, and foam). Be sure to choose the correct extinguisher for the type of fire present. We will focus on powder extinguishers that are commonly called ABC extinguishers. An ABC fire extinguisher is filled with a chemical called monoammonium phosphate, but all you need to know is this type of extinguisher emits a yellow powder that leaves a sticky residue behind when used. You can use an ABC extinguisher on Class A, B, and C type fires. An extinguisher is designed for a quick attack with an average usable time of 10 to 15 seconds and the technique used is called PASS. This stands for: Pull (the pin) Aim (towards the fire) Squeeze (the handle) Sweep (the base of the fire)

Ideally, we want to stand about six to eight feet from the fire and work our way closer as the fire gets smaller. NEVER stand over the top of the fire because it may be pushed back onto you. Call 911 and give details of the emergency. In closing, a good way to become familiar with your fire extinguisher is to read the label and find a course that offers hands on training. Contact your local fire department for additional information.

Fire Department Non-Emergency Numbers: Fort Campbell: (270) 798-7171/7172 or 6191 Clarksville: (931) 645-7454 Oak Grove: (270) 890-1300 Hopkinsville: (270) 890-1400

By Tammy Lewis Often Military Families living on the installation want to help their neighbors and friends by providing occasional childcare. Doing a good deed now and then for friends in need is what builds a sense of community. However, Families living on the installation may not be aware that there is an unauthorized childcare regulation regarding government quarters. You may ask, “What is unauthorized childcare?” Army Regulation 608-10 states: Unauthorized care is defined as, childcare given to unrelated children in an uncertified home in excess of 10 child care hours per week on a regular basis. This regulation tasks the Child Development Services Family Child Care (FCC) Program with the responsibility of ensuring childcare provided in government quarters is safe, structured, and nurturing. FCC Administration offers training, certification, consultation and support free of cost. FCC Administration is required, by regulation, to investigate all reports of unauthorized childcare at Fort Campbell. It is not and never has been the intent of Child Development Services to eliminate “good neighbor” favors.

Neighbors and friends CAN provide care when parents: • go shopping • go to a doctor’s appointment • participate in recreational activities • take weekend trips or brief vacations • attend an occasional class • go on a short field exercise. The regulation does not apply to care given: • by the parent, guardian, or relative; • by individuals providing short-term intermittent care; • by individuals caring for the child in the child’s own home; • in DOD or public school programs; • in chapel settings limited to short periods where parents are in attendance and immediately accessible, or in religious education programs of limited duration, i.e., vacation bible school. A good rule of thumb is, if you provide childcare to non-related

children in your home for 3 out of 4 weeks per month and more than 10 hours per week, you are providing unauthorized child care. Are you interested in earning income providing developmental childcare in your quarters? Why not look into becoming an FCC provider? FCC Administration hosts a monthly information briefing at 5668 Wickham Ave. Next briefings are scheduled for November 3 and December 16 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. If you know children who need care within a certified home, they can get registered and receive referrals from Parent Central Services, (270) 798-0674 or (270) 412-0173. November is “amnesty month.” If you begin the certification process during the month of November we will help you get certified and not identify a case of unauthorized care! For more information please contact Tammy Lewis at (270) 798-4959.


By Charlene Mazur The magic of the holiday season brings enchantment to a place that was faced with much devastation just months ago. Our community was struck by historical flooding in May 2010 and it forced the closure of many businesses, to include Gaylord Opryland Resort located in Nashville, Tennessee. The resort found itself overtaken by more than 10 feet of water that caused over $210 million in damage. However, crews have been hard at work rebuilding the property; it is going to take more than a little rain to wash away the unwavering spirit of Nashville and the surrounding communities. The talented team of workers has not only reconstructed the resort but has taken on the task of hanging 2 million Christmas lights, and 15 miles of garland, to turn this once dampened down home attraction into “A Country Christmas” like no other. On November 15, 2010, the Gaylord Opryland Resort will open its doors to invite patrons to experience “A Country Christmas” ; a world-famous Nashville celebration that welcomes Christmas with southern hospitality.

Here, you can step into another world filled with amazement and curiosity. Enter a landscape made of “ICE! Featuring Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town ™”. Enjoy “The Gift” with Louise Mandrell at a Christmas Dinner Show, featuring Christy Sutherland. An exciting new event this year is the opportunity to join a young Kris Kringle for a delicious breakfast. If that is not your cup of tea, consider hanging out at the resort for a “Rockabilly Christmas” where you can enjoy classic rockin’ Christmas tunes of the 1950’s or kick up your heels with the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes”. Slide into a frozen

festival of glistening Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and Santa while shopping at the “Treasures for the Holidays Arts and Crafts Show”. Also new this year is SNOW! All kindred spirits are invited to join in the blizzard of activities from igloo building to snowball throwing, it is truly a winter wonderland made of real snow! Other activities include trains, carriages, showboats and so much more. A detailed description of all there is to offer can be found in our Leisure Travel Services’ Holiday Newsletter available on our website . You can also stop by the MWR Leisure Travel Services Office located inside the PX Mall. Contact us via email at or call us directly at (270) 798-0509/7436. Be sure to check out next month’s MWR Life Magazine for more information on other local holiday attractions.

By Tina Beach

Are you tired of hearing your child say they are bored and have nothing to do? Did you know that Fort Campbell offers an awesome program for pre-teens and teens? This program is called EDGE and it is geared towards children 11-18 years of age. Every month there is always a variety of different activities available for your child. This is a great program for children because it helps them develop and grow while providing the opportunity to participate in an activity that the child may have never tried before. Additionally, the EDGE program keeps children busy after school, out of trouble and away from playing video games for hours. Children are our future and as parents should encourage them to explore different opportunities and experiences. You never know, someday your child might be the next great teacher, musician, or Olympic athlete bringing home the gold!

Following is a list of some of the activities offered through EDGE! Challenge Course- covers the basics of using the Low Ropes Course to prepare for the High Ropes Course which includes the Alpine Tower, Odyssey, and Carolina T- Wall. Zumba- latest fitness craze offering easy aerobic moves to Latin rhythms.

Hot Shots -(trap shooting) teaches proper operation and procedures used at the Skeet and Trap facility. All required equipment is provided by EDGE! Jamtastic- participants will be introduced to bass guitar, electric guitar and drums while learning to pair notes and beats. Paintball- participants will be grouped into teams and compete against each other to become the champions of the paintball field. All the classes have limited slots available, so make sure you sign your children up early. Times, days and locations vary. Children must be registered with the Child Youth and School Services (CYSS) to participate in the various EDGE programs. You may sign them up at building 3301 or Taylor Youth Center. For more information please call or email Michael Sampson at (270) 798-8002 or


By Becki Mastrian The holiday season is fast approaching. Fort Campbell is already preparing for the season by assisting those in need. The Holiday House is a new program, formerly known as the Little Soldier Tree. Holiday House utilizes donated items to assist Soldiers, who are experiencing financial hardship, in obtaining gifts for their children for Christmas. Over the past two years, the Little Soldier Tree program has provided a minimum of three gifts each to over 5,100 children, assisting over 2,300 Families. While the number of those in need has grown, the number of donations has diminished. For this reason the Little Soldier Tree program is changing to the Holiday House Program. The goal of Holiday House is to provide a toy and a book to children and a board game to

each Family who qualifies for this program. To ensure careful screening of applicants has been conducted, the Unit Chain of Command, Chaplain, or Army Community Service-Army Emergency Relief are responsible for determining if a Soldier’s Family is in financial hardship and needs Holiday House program assistance. Only the Soldier (or the Spouse of a deployed Soldier) may fill out, sign the application, and then return the nomination form to Unit Command for processing. The Holiday House staff will process the paperwork and create a Holiday House Shopping Pass with the designated date and time for each Soldier during the first two weeks of December. The Soldier (or the Spouse of a deployed Soldier) will arrive with Military ID card on designated date at designated time and shop for his/her children. Children are not to attend or remain unattended in the vehicle. If you feel you qualify for the

program, please contact your Unit Command. If you would like to donate, please drop off items to the Family Resource Center (FRC) front desk by December 1, 2010 or at AAFES PX from November 26 - December 5. If you would like to volunteer to assist with the program, please contact Becki Mastrian, the Holiday House Coordinator at (270) 956-2934 or .

By Keri McPeak Get a jump start on the New Year’s resolution of getting in shape and becoming healthy by implementing a fitness routine before the holiday rush. There are a total of six Physical Fitness Facilities (PFF) located on Fort Campbell. During this deployment cycle and with the recent budget constraints some of Fort Campbell’s PFFs are undergoing changes. Even though we have suspended the use of two out of six fitness facilities, there are still plenty of ways to utilize those gyms to achieve or maintain your health goals. Out of the four open fitness facilities, three are free to use for military ID card holders, including Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, and DoD Civilians. The free facilities are Gerstch, Olive, and Freedom Fighter Physical Fitness Facilities. Depending on the facility, each offers a wide range of aerobic, weight lifting, and cardio

options along with basketball and racquetball courts, saunas, punching bags, and an indoor rock wall. Estep Wellness Center rounds out the quartet and is the only facility that charges a monthly membership fee and offers exercise and aerobics classes. Lozada PFF is currently closed for renovations, which includes male and female locker and restroom areas, and replacement of ceiling tiles throughout the entire facility. Fratellencio is currently closed as well due to the decline in population that comes with each deployment cycle. The Estep Wellness Center has also undergone some recent changes in both facility renovation as well as pricing structure. In the first time in over 10 years, Estep

has changed their fee structure to meet the requirements of the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget. New fees became effective October 1, 2010. Nonetheless, a membership to Estep is still less expensive than that of local gyms in the area. Estep also offers fitness classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Spin, and many more. Whether you are new to Fort Campbell and just starting to use the fitness facilities, or it has just been a while since you have visited, be sure to ask the staff at any of our PFFs that you are using for an orientation. This will help you become familiar with the equipment and help in preventing unnecessary injury. For more information on all the ways Family and MWR can keep you and your Family healthy, watch MWR Life on Air, sign up for our MWR Enews on our website, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, or visit


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Monthly magazine for Soldiers and Families of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Home of the 101st Airborne Division