Appreciation Abounds Life is full of surprises, and without a doubt, we learn from our mistakes more readily than other methods. From early childhood’s admonishment “Don’t touch” to adulthood’s good advice from a friend “Maybe you should rethink that post on Facebook”, our lives are constantly evolving and growing. Nothing mimics that growth cycle more than a garden and this year’s Spouse Appreciation Week is all about blooming where you are planted. I hope you are able to participate in the week’s activities! Everyone looks forward to the Spa Night and an evening of pampering, courtesy of several generous sponsors. There’s something special each day of the week to enjoy. This month we also continue our Families in Motion series, teaching independent activities, and mention a few easy tips for saving for your summer vacation. Hockey and roller derby allows our Feature Family to establish roots in Clarksville and we want you to feel the adrenaline rush of travel in West Virginia. Maybe the Family finance tips will allow you to book that vacation at Leisure Travel Services. Enjoy this spring weather, and before we know it, the dog days of summer will have us wishing for cooler breezes.
Tara Goodson, Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor Tara Goodson
“A gardener learns more in the mistakes than in the successes.”
Eden Barnett CynDe Clack William D. Corlew, III SPC Lance Christie Alex Krohn Charlene Mazur Keri McPeak Bridgett Pickering Jessica Ryan Gary Swalve SPC Gary Yim
Creative Director Sears Hallett
Barbara Dodge Borlan
Inside this issue 3
Facility Spotlight Military Spouse Appreciation Week.
Keeping It Together
Families in Motion
How do hockey and roller derby keep this local Family strong? Let’s go on a scavenger hunt!
10 Train Your Brain
Self-improvement through local resources.
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12 Tech World
14 Game Time
Paula Hallett Stacy Rzepka Deborah Young istock.com cjp Michael DeLeon drflet floortje skynesher stockphoto4u Dreamstime Peter Zijlstra
Phone apps do more than waste your time. Kick Ice!
18 This and That
April is the Month of the Military Child.
pg 21 pg 20 pg 21 pg 21 pg 21 & 22 pg 10 pg 7
20 Healthy Habits by Char
Trapped at your desk? These easy office activities will get your blood flowing.
21 Home and Heart
Get your garden and lawn ready for spring weather.
22 Off the Beaten Path
Clarksville’s annual Warrior Week shows appreciation for our Soldiers.
22 Family Finances Disclaimers: Fort Campbell’s MWR Life Magazine is a monthly magazine produced by the Fort Campbell MWR Marketing Department under the authority of AR 215-1. Facilities and activities publicized are open to authorized patrons.The mention or appearance of commercial advertisers, commercial sponsors and/or their logos does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government. The information in this issue is current at the time of publication; activities and events are subject to change. MWR Marketing is located at 5663 Screaming Eagle Blvd, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. For more information, call 270-798-7535 or log on to www.fortcampbellmwr.com. 24 hr. event line - 270-798-3172 www.facebook.com/fortcampbellmwr
Start saving for summer vacation now.
24 Adventure Time
Soar through the trees and brave the river wild in West Virginia.
25 Mind, Body and Spirit
How can you unite your body, mind and spirit? The short answer is yoga.
29 In the Know
April BOSS events.
Spotlight on MWR
Blooming Appreciation for the Military Spouse
April showers bring May flowers; and May brings the military community together in appreciation for military Spouses. Each year, a week in May is filled with events specifically dedicated to military Spouses. With the majority of activities planned for Spouses to participate at little or no cost, Spouses get the opportunity to learn invaluable information, meet new friends, receive free goodies, and most importantly, take a moment to be appreciated. A special theme is developed for each year to represent the role, influence, and importance of the military Spouse. This year’s theme is “Bloom Where You Are Planted” and
by Keri McPeak
embodies the understanding that as a military Spouse, you may get uprooted frequently with PCS moves, but it is what you make of the time spent at each duty station that allows you to reap the most benefit from your sacrifices. Get the first sneak peak of what is being offered as we get ready to kick off the USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week 2012. The week starts with a Spouse Workshop Day on Monday, May 7th. The Spouse Workshop Day is a full day of activities that will uplift, enlighten, and motivate Spouses. Once the registrants have all been checked-in, they will be welcomed with opening remarks by the keynote speaker, Maria McConville. Mrs. McConville will speak about her lifelong passion of nutrition, healthy habits and lifestyle choices, and how those elements tie into this year’s theme. Spouses will then have the option to participate in four different seminars. Each fifty minute seminar will vary from motivational to hand-on activities, and will include topics such as basic auto care, Federal job opportunities using USA Staffing, Americana crafts, and so much more. This is a great opportunity to explore and get a sampling of the many different contributors that support the Fort Campbell community, as well as receive some memorable give-a-ways. In order to participate in the Spouse Workshop Day along with various other USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week 2012 events, online registration is required. Online registration can be achieved by visiting the Fort Campbell MWR website and clicking on the link provided. First time users will have to create a WebTrac account. Within a couple of days, an email will be sent to you containing a password. Once your password has been
obtained, revisit the WebTrac website and proceed to register for the various seminars for Spouse Workshop Day and for the other events taking place during that week. Registrants may use their username and password to register for each Spouse week event separately. The USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week registration begins April 1, 2012, but a username and password can be obtained at any time. It is highly recommended that a username and password is acquired before the opening registration date as there are limited spaces available for each Spouse Appreciation Week event. If you are unsure about whether or not you have already registered for a username and password you can check by selecting the “Forgot Password” option or by calling the MWR Public Relations Office at (270) 798-7535. The Spouse Workshop Day event takes place at the Family Resource Center (FRC) and costs $15 per person. Payment is due at the time of registration. Some seminars have an additional fee which will be added to the cost of the event and due upon the completion of
registration. Limited childcare is provided by Army Community Service (ACS) at no charge for the Spouse Workshop Day. In order to secure childcare for any Spouse week events you must call (270) 798-2158, and reserve a spot for each event separately for each of your children needing care. All children must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS). Day two of the special week gets things cooking with special guest Chef Jon Ashton. Those that have met Chef Jon or been a part of his cooking shows can tell you this is an opportunity you definitely do not want to miss! Cooking Show attendees will learn as much about cooking as they will laugh as the high energy Brit who exudes a passion for food and life shows just how much fun cooking can be during the two cooking shows he will perform. The first cooking show will be from 10 a.m. until noon, while the second cooking show will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8th. Both cooking shows are free and will take place at the FRC with childcare provided. Each cooking show is limited to 150 participants and registration must be completed online using WebTrac. As the USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week 2012 continues; check out the hottest styles and trends for teens, men and women as The Exchange partners with Family and MWR for the Fashion Show. Come see what awaits you in the fashion world with shows taking place at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9th. The Fashion Show is free and each show is open to 150 participants. Registration must be completed online using WebTrac. Thursday, May 10, is a special day dedicated to fitness. Start bright and early at 6:30 a.m.
and join other early birds on the front lawn outside the FRC for a military style PT. No registration is required for early morning PT. Is 6:30 a.m. a little too early for you? Then come join some of the Estep Wellness Center staff as they host Yoga, Turbo Kick, and a three hour Zumba session at Joe Swing Recreational Facility. Participate in all the classes or what accommodates your workout tolerance. Online registration using WebTrac is required for the fitness portion taking place at Joe Swing. Participants need to make sure they wear appropriate workout attire and shoes, and bring your own towel for perspiration. Childcare is not provided for this dayâ€™s activities. Finishing up the week is the much anticipated Spa Night. Enjoy an evening of rest and relaxation on Friday, May 11th along with spa treatments, delicious food and vendor samples, a chocolate fountain with all of those tempting dip-able goodies, and fabulous give-aways. Spa Night starts at 6 p.m. at the FRC. No registration is required and spa treatment services will be issued to Spouses on a first come, first serve basis, one per person only. Childcare is provided for Spa Night. The USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week 2012 would not be possible without the great support from the following sponsors: USAA, Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union, University of Phoenix, Mathews Nissan/Garland Nissan, The Exchange, Beauti-Control, Scentsy and many more. Become a fan of the Fort Campbell MWR Facebook page to be kept up-to-date on all the Spouse appreciation week information. For more information or assistance with WebTrac registration, please call the Family and MWR Public Relations Office at (270) 798-7535.
USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week Schedule Day 1: Mon, May 7: Spouse Workshop Day, 8am-3pm @FRC. Registration required. Lunch and childcare provided. $15 fee.
Day 2: Tues, May 8: Cooking Show, 10am-12pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm @FRC. Registration required. Childcare provided.
Day 3: Wed, May 9: Fashion Show, 10am-12pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm @Joe Swing. Registration required. Childcare Provided.
Day 4: Thurs, May 10: Fitness Day, 6:30am-7:30am PT @FRC Lawn. No registration required. No childcare.
Day 4: Thurs, May 10: Fitness Day, 9am-10am Yoga @Joe Swing, 10:15am-11:15am Turbo Kick @Joe Swing, 12pm-3pm Zumba @Joe Swing. Registration required. No childcare.
Day 5: Fri, May 11: Spa Night, 6pm-9:30pm @FRC. No registration required. Childcare provided. **All activities and times subject to change. Please stay updated at www.fortcampbellmer.com
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