FEATURES - August 2012 3
Editor CynDe Clack
Hometown Hero - The Hidden Airmen of Fort Campbell We have Air Force at Fort Campbell? Read about our hidden heroes.
19th Air Support Operations Squadron Alyssa Blakemore Charlene Frasher Juanita Harris Kensley McLellan SPC Walter M. Nelson Jessica Ryan Lisa Taylor USAA
Protect your Mobile Devices
Christian County Salute Week
Your life is on that smartphone or tablet. Do you know how to protect it?
An entire week of events for military Families and the community to enjoy.
10 Win a Great Getaway
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Four lucky participants worldwide will win a grand prize vacation package.
12 Import Performances
Domestic versus Import - what's your preference?
14 Back to School Gadgets
Paper and pencil? Not anymore. How about: Computers, Apps, and Headphones?
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18 Avoid Morning Madness
What can you do to start each day with a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)?
18 Got Talent?
Is your child ready to light up a stage and showcase their talent?
20 Money Saving Tips for Eating Out
Next time you head out for a night on the town, consider these money saving tips for eating out.
22 Healthy Habits by Char
Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts you can give your children.
Disclaimers: Fort Campbellâ€™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
22 Healthy Eating/Healthy Wallet Ten tips for making nutritious choices that don't hurt your wallet.
25 2012 Week of the Eagles
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will celebrate the 2012 Week of the Eagles, August 10-17.
29 Resilience and Your Relationship
Hope lies in knowing that all of our challenges and adversities are momentary.
The Hidden Airmen of Fort Campbell by Lisa Taylor and the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt shared these words of wisdom with us over 70 years ago and the message still holds true today. In combat operations on and over land, the Army and Air Force are intrinsic partners. However, there is so much overlap with day-to-day operations this partnership is often taken for granted. On the battlefield is where the most important teamwork occurs. When the Army and Air Force combine their efforts, they are quite the formidable foe and unequalled among the armed forces of the world. I know some of you may be wondering why I am writing about the Air Force when Fort Campbell is an Army post. Well, did you know that right here on Fort Campbell we are fortunate to have the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) The history of the 19th ASOS can be traced all the way back to the Korean conflict. During this time, many Airmen, who were normally pilots, would get assigned to assist an officer who was conducting all the forward air controlling of the aircraft. The Air Force literally took pilots out of their jets to have them link up with radio operators and jeep drivers to control what we now call close air support. Thus began the illustrious legacy of the 19th ASOS. SMSGT Kevin Short explained that close air support â€œIn essence is the delivery of an air to ground munitions in close proximity to friendly forces
and this [the Korean conflict] is where that began.â€? The mission of the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron is to integrate air and space power into the combat plans and operations of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 19th provides tactical air control parties supporting worldwide joint taskings. While supporting the Soldiers of Fort Campbell many Airmen have placed their lives on the line, some making the ultimate sacrifice. To honor those who serve with our Soldiers I would like to share their stories of courage and valor.
Airman First Class Dennis C. Kelsch was deployed for one year to Afghanistan along the Konar River near the Pakistan border, and
served as a Tactical Air Control Party Apprentice supporting 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. During this time he supported over 50 outside the wire combat operations, including 11 Air Assault missions. While supporting a “Bastogne Overwatch” mission, one of the vehicles in their convoy struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), destroying it and critically wounding the passengers. Kelsch immediately moved with the Company Commander to the destroyed vehicle. They found the vehicle split in two by the explosion with the rear half containing three critically wounded Soldiers. Despite risk of injury to himself, Kelsch climbed into the destroyed vehicle and began to remove the injured. Now under direct enemy fire from an ambush, Kelsch pulled the first wounded man from the vehicle and moved him to cover. He then proceeded back to the destroyed vehicle, still under direct fire, and pulled the second injured Soldier to safety. Recognizing the need for close air support to thwart the escalating ambush, Kelsch quickly established a SATCOM link to the Air Support Operations Center and requested close air support. Following this request, he once again disregarded his personal safety and proceeded back to the destroyed vehicle to assist a Combat Army Medic in removing the third injured Soldier and carried him to a safe location. While medics treated the three wounded Soldiers, Kelsch secured the area by engaging the enemy with suppressing small arms fire. Upon arrival of the requested close air support, he identified the enemy location and passed targeting and friendly information to a
qualified controller in the Company Tactical Operations Center. This precise data led to the neutralization of the enemy and allowed friendly forces to safely evacuate the wounded. For his valiant efforts, Airman First Class Dennis C. Kelsch was awarded the A1C Raymond Losano Tactical Air Control Party of the Year for the 19th ASOS for 2011. Senior Airman Daryl E. Cooper was awarded the A1C Raymond Losano Tactical Air Control Party of the Year for the entire Air Force in 2009 for his outstanding achievements as Tactical Air Control Party Journeyman. His true dedication to duty was evident while serving as Joint Terminal Attack Controller in support of 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Enduring Freedom. During this time, Cooper’s superior job expertise directly contributed to over 150 enemies killed in action during multiple operations. Cooper’s element was ambushed with RPGs and heavy machine gun fire during a dismounted combat operation. To gain situational awareness on the enemy’s position, Cooper exposed himself to heavy enemy fire while controlling close air support and killing 16 enemies. On another mission, after air assaulting into enemy territory, his position took effective direct and indirect enemy fire while he coordinated a medical evacuation and carried wounded Soldiers to the helicopter landing zone. Cooper then controlled close air support for more than 13 hours on enemy positions; his actions resulted in more than 35 enemies killed and the safe evacuation of four wounded Soldiers. Cooper was also instrumental in preventing his company outpost from being overrun by enemy forces. In the early hours of November 4, 2010 Senior Airman David Lafferty air assaulted into the Watapur Valley in the Eastern part of Afghanistan in support of Operation Bulldog Bite Phase III. The Watapur Valley was a known enemy safe haven and suspected to host terrorist training facilities. Shortly after daybreak, the clearing element began to receive fire from close proximity. The overwatch element began to call in mortar fire until they came under small arms fire from multiple
positions. The Joint Terminal Attack Controller was able to use the AWT to suppress the engaging enemy forces as well as allow MEDEVAC helicopters to extract those who were wounded or killed. The next day they came under fire from a barrage of 15-20 RPG’s as well as a PKM and an AK-47. Lafferty contacted the Air Weapons Team (AWT) that was assisting another element and they were able to call for an AH-64 and use its 30 mm cannon and rockets within dangerously close distances to suppress the enemy and enable the friendly forces to overtake the enemy position. As the enemy was neutralized, Lafferty and others were able to extract friendly casualties. Just prior to sunset on the third day, the enemy conducted a well-coordinated attack and were able to advance to within hand grenade range, killing and wounding many friendly Soldiers. Again, the Joint Terminal Attack Controller was able to use close air support to devastating effect. By passing coordinates to a pair of F-15’s, Lafferty was able to direct the use of a 500lb bomb to kill three enemy combatants. A second set of coordinates went to a MQ-9 Reaper which employed two hellfire missiles to neutralize five more enemy personnel. While the friendly forces endured heavy casualties during the engagement, they were able to force the retreat of the enemy out of the valley. These stories of heroism and selfless sacrifice serve as a great reminder of the awe inspiring feats we can accomplish if we combine our efforts. It didn’t matter to the Airmen that they were helping Army Soldiers because ultimately we are all on the same team. This illustrates that American fighting men and women can combine their strengths to achieve great objectives despite the differences in their uniform.
In the Know
Ways to Protect Your Mobile Data This content is provided courtesy of USAA. Your life is on that smartphone and tablet. Here's how to keep your finances and identity safe. Mobile devices make our lives easier — everything we need to contact friends and Family, manage our finances and juggle our personal and professional lives is at our fingertips. But what if that information were to fall into the wrong hands? Then, scammers and thieves would have everything they need to drain your bank accounts and steal your identity. To keep your smartphone and tablet safe from such prying eyes, follow these six essential safeguards.
1. Use Passwords, Locks and More Always password-protect your mobile device, use the auto-lock security feature, and
activate the encryption feature (if it's built in), advises Jack Key, USAA's chief information security officer. Many devices can be set so that if the wrong password is entered a certain number of times in a row, the device automatically deletes all the stored information. But don't worry — you should be able to retrieve your data from your computer if you've been synchronizing the two devices. When creating a password, choose one that's easy for you to remember but will be difficult for others to guess. And make sure your auto-lock feature is turned on so it will kick in after a couple of minutes. That helps ensure no one will be able to use the phone or tablet without knowing your password. Also, don't share your password with anyone or tape it to your mobile device. To encourage the return of a lost handset, consider writing or engraving your name and contact information — but not your password — on its back with the promise of a reward. Several applications for smartphones let you offer a reward for the return of a lost phone.
2. Back It Up Only store the information you'll need quick and frequent access to in your mobile device, Key advises. Remember, syncing your device to Outlook or another email application may automatically synchronize any notes in your contacts database, so pay special attention to what you have in those fields. Take care not to store user names and passwords in the note fields, says Key. Also keep a separate record of your phone's basic data, including all account numbers, passwords, phone numbers, addresses and any other sensitive information, as well as the device's make, model and serial number. If your gadget is lost or stolen and you want to change your passwords quickly, you'll have the information you need at your fingertips.
3. Beware of Jailbreaking and Out-of-Market Apps Such practices can open your phone to viruses and Internet scams without your knowledge, warns Key. The only way to remove these harmful software threats, known as malware, is to completely wipe out the phone's memory and revert it to its original factory status.
As hackers get more sophisticated with these devices, the possibility of malware increases. Mobile phishing apps — phony versions of real applications designed to separate you from your personal information — are also on the rise. An example recently hit close to home when USAA thwarted a phony USAA app for Android.
4. Keep Close Tabs on Your Tablet Most tablets are thought of as overgrown smartphones that can be used for browsing the Web, viewing videos and playing games. But tablets are just as capable as a phone — if not more so — when it comes to doing real work. They require the same amount of security foresight, yet few users even secure them with a password. Its larger size makes a tablet a more visible and natural target for would-be thieves. Because tablets are fully usable without a smartphone plan, they are easier to resell on the black market. Tablets have been touted for mobile banking, mobile investing and online shopping. Letting your tablet fall into the wrong hands could be as disastrous as losing a phone or a laptop.
6. Act Quickly If your mobile devices are lost or stolen: • Call your provider to report the theft. • File a police report (if you know it's been stolen). • Place fraud alerts on your credit reports. • Notify anyone whose contact or other information is stored in the phone. • Consider using a remote wipe capability (if available) to prevent someone from accessing your personal information. This gives you the ability to send a command to your device that will delete your data.
Off the Beaten Path
Christian County Salute Week by Kensley McLellan Every fall there are certain traditions that we can count on: football, corn mazes and Christian County Salutes Fort Campbell Week. If you have never heard of “Salute Week”, as it is commonly called, Sesame Street’s “One of these things is not like the others…” is probably going through your head right now. So let me tell you about a tradition that has stood for over 20 years in Christian County that celebrates our military Families. Every year, Salute Week is organized by the Christian County Military Affairs Committee and is sponsored by many businesses in the area. The best part is that it is free for all active duty military and their Families. That’s right, free!
Salute Week began as just a one day event put on by the Board of Realtors for the military to enjoy and for Christian County to show our appreciation for our military. Since those first few years, Salute Week has taken off and now stretches the entire length of a week with events for military Families and the community to enjoy. This year’s dates are September 8 through September 15. Events include Commander and Command Sergeant Major Luncheon at which we will be welcoming back Chef Jon Ashton as our entertainment this year. If you have never seen Chef Jon Ashton, you are missing out! He is very talented at not only making delicious food but for telling the best stories and making you laugh! We are very excited to have him on board again this year. We also feature a Tour of Homes and Ladies Luncheon which is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get a peek at the lovely homes that are in
our community. Sometimes it is hard to narrow down the tour because there are so many beautiful residences to choose from. While all of these events are very enjoyable, and thousands of people have attended over the years, there is one event in Salute Week that seems to historically be the most popular: The Freedom Friday Chili CookOff. This event has become a staple in Salute Week and the object of quite a bit of mud slingin’ between cook-off teams. Once the judging is done for one year, the trash talk begins for the next, but it is all in fun of course. This is a full day of cooking, eating and just plain having a great time. We are bringing back our Kid’s Zone with face painting and lots of entertainment for the children, the 101st Band is invited back to play for us and finally we close this amazing day with a fireworks show, courtesy of Budweiser, that is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. We encourage ALL of the military to participate in the cook off as the registration fee is zero for military teams to enter. And if you don’t want to cook all day, come on down and sample all the varieties of chili that will be there - for free. This is a unique opportunity to build camaraderie between fellow Soldiers and Family members. There are a few new additions to our normal line up including the Softball Challenge, and a concert. We are very excited to be able to expand an already fantastic week into an even more spectacular event for our military Families. Our Softball Challenge is sure to be a nail biter as we will have prominent leaders in our community and Military Affairs Committee members
play the Command Group of Fort Campbell. In case you have not noticed, we have a slightly competitive spirit here in Christian County. With that said, we are welcoming the challenge from Fort Campbell and would like to invite all of you out to witness the inaugural game. As previously mentioned, we are also adding a concert to the mix to wrap up the week on September 15. We are very excited to be partnering with Oak Grove Tourism to make this a huge success as it will be taking place at the Viceroy Amphitheatre. If you haven’t picked up on the free trend of this week, here is one last shot for you to catch on. Yes, the concert will be free. Our headliner is super secret so we must keep you in suspense for now, but we can tell you it is going to be awesome! So everyone mark your calendars for September 8 to September 15 for a week of Family fun you won’t soon forget!
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Win a Great Getaway by Lisa Taylor
Imagine waking up to a beautiful view of the Alps and visiting the famous Pullman Place where you can enjoy a luxurious champagne brunch aboard a steam train. How about a tropical Hawaiian dream vacation? Picture yourself watching the sunset while sipping a Mai Tai at the Barefoot Bar. I don’t know about you, but these tempting visions make me want to pack my bags and hop on the next plane to a great getaway! Whether it’s an ultimate Disney visit or a shopping adventure in Seoul’s shopping district, I don’t know a single person who
doesn’t love going on vacation! If you’re searching for an affordable getaway you should check out the Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) resorts website at www.AFRCresorts.com. Active-duty military, Retirees, currently employed and retired Department of Defense Civilians, reservists, and Family
members are eligible to visit the AFRC website to create a world-class vacation. The best part: AFRC’s room rates are affordable and based on rank, pay grade, duty status, room size, and/or room location! During the month of August, MWR patrons have the opportunity to win one of four all-inclusive “Great Getaways” vacation packages by entering the “2012 Great Getaways Sweepstakes”, sponsored by GM Military Discount. Participants can explore and study these resorts by playing a ‘match’ game in which the player pairs images of each AFRC resort, its location, and fun activities available at each resort. “We’re excited about the revitalization of the 2012 Great Getaways Sweepstakes,” said Kelly Jones, Senior Marketing Coordinator at Installation Management Command. “This year, we’ve incorporated an online memory-match game where players can learn fun facts and share their finds and scores via social media. While playing the game, players learn about all the great AFRC vacation destinations through ‘Did You Know’ fun-facts. It’s a great way to virtually explore before you book your next AFRC Getaway,” Jones said. Eligible patrons will be able to enter once per day (until August 31) at www.AFRCresorts.com. Four lucky participants will be awarded a grand prize vacation package which includes airfare, lodging accommodations and spending money. The AFRC’s strive to provide top notch accommodations, always offering the best restaurants and entertainment for service members and their Families. The locations participating in the 2012 Great Getaways Sweepstakes include the Dragon Hill Lodge and Resort (Korea), Hale Koa Hotel (Hawaii), Edelweiss Lodge and Resort (Germany), and Shades of Green (Florida). These are all Joint Service, world-class resorts that provide quality, wholesome, affordable, Family-oriented vacations for all authorized patrons. For more information about the “2012 Great Getaway Vacation Sweepstakes” visit www.fortcampbellmwr.com or call (270) 798-7535.
The Armed Forces Recreation Center Resorts’ Mission: Providing high-quality, affordable resort-style facilities at the AFRCs is commensurate with the Chief of Staff, Army's philosophy that Soldiers are entitled to the same quality of life as the citizens they are pledged to defend. The Army continues to promote strong Family values by providing the AFRCs; a reflection of our strong commitment to improved quality of life. AFRC room rates are affordable and based on rank, pay grade, duty status, room size, and/or room location. The AFRCs are centrally-managed, IMCOM G9-operated facilities with a mission to provide rest, relaxation, recreation, and sustainment for Army personnel, their Families, and other members of the total Defense Force. Authorized users include active-duty military, Retirees, currently employed and retired Department of Defense Civilians, reservists, delayed entry recruits, and Family members.
All Revved Up
by SPC Walter M. Nelson In the world of high performance sports cars, American and import, it is debatable which style is greater. Preference on which style is faster, more elegant, and all around great in craftsmanship; is solely dependent upon the buyer. Many consumers’ preference is based upon which style is most familiar from early adolescence. Cars made in the United States, otherwise known as domestics, are mass produced; with some special editions and specialty models. On the other hand, cars made from outside the United States, better known as Imports, are also mass produced; but they offer a wider range of choices. This is all exemplified through domestic comparison, production and aftermarket parts and amount of makes and models. From Europe to Japan, there are many different makes and models that make each manufacturer special. Exotics and super cars like Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bugatti, and Lamborghini are finely crafted, sold specifically from the dealer. Their value appreciates over time and most models have to be ordered directly from the manufacturer. This also incurs a high price tag, upwards from $150,000. Now if that’s too steep, which for most people it is, other fine manufacturers like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Acura are very prevalent. These models have price tags stemming from the mid $30,000 range, and like domestics, parts offered from the dealer can be added. The most unique fact about these cars is that all the interior pieces, model/engine differences and exterior parts vary per model. This can include items like Italian leather stitching, base models with top-of-the-line engines and exterior fascia and rear diffuser variances. Many import models’ value depreciates slower than domestics over time. Moving forward, the amount of available aftermarket parts for domestics is great, but limited at the same time. Makes like Ford offer parts from Roush, Saleen, and Shelby. GM and Dodge-Chrysler offer similar parts, but they are limited. Manufacturers like Dinan for BMW, BahnBrenner for Audi/VW and Mugen for Honda/Acura offer a magnitude of parts specifically for those car manufacturers, not to mention the other vast numbers of part manufacturers out there. There is a myth floating around that American parts are more durable and longer lasting. Yet, if that is true, why it is that many consumers
purchase import cars for their longevity and durability? Most imported models offer up to 100,000 miles plus on the motor without any major repairs. Aftermarket parts offer more security and durability if used responsibly. There is a 1989 Honda Civic that is being published, because it reached 1,000,000 miles with just regularly scheduled maintenance.
Domestic comparison is the heart breaker for many consumers. The most upsetting fact is that most American manufacturers use the same interior for their cars and trucks. A 2006 Dodge Charger has similar interior to the
2006 Dodge Ram. This is the same in most GM and Ford vehicles. Take a brief look at an Import manufacturer like Honda. A 2010 model Accord compared to a 2010 Civic have very diverse interiors and engine components. The Accord
will have a 2.4L-3.5L engine, option of leather interior and a classy gauge cluster. The Civic, however, is centered more around a sporty look with an aggressive edge. Most Civics in this year have a 1.8L-2.0L engine, option for leather interior and a sporty gauge cluster. The only similarity with imports from model to model, is if it is in the same model. An Audi A4 will not have the same interior or exterior as that of an Audi Q7. Variances in models are what make imports unique. All in all, preference is a huge factor in determining which style fits each consumer. In the long run, domestic parts have lesser priced parts and repairs. While imports have some parts that range around the same price as domestics, the repairs may cost a bit more. In the long term, imports have been known to outlast most domestic cars. Complex engine management systems, smaller motors that exert as much power as the “sought after” V8 engine and attention to every detail - that is what separates foreign made from American made vehicles. This is not to suggest that foreign cars are better, it just means that research in diversity and technology makes imports stand out. Audi designed headlights with High Intensity Discharge (HID) LED’s that made it stand out amongst the infamous halogen light. Honda created Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC), which allows the motor to “open up” at higher RPMs by sliding the exhaust camshaft lobes, allowing more exhaust to escape. Audi has “Quattro AWD” and Subaru has “Real-Time AWD”, which gives every wheel equivalent power while on straightaways and more power to outer wheels on turns. All these features make foreign vehicles unique and many American manufacturers compare ideas with foreign manufacturers on how to better American vehicles.
Don’t miss the Week of the Eagles Car Show on August 12 at The Exchange parking lot from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There’s a fee to show your car but it’s free to see them.
Back to School Gadgets by Jessica Ryan t A school supplies list no longer just has pencils, notebook paper, or a Trapper Keeper. Students now utilize technology such as laptop or tablet computers to study and do research. Most classrooms are now filled with students typing notes on their computers, researching lecture topics, or interacting with their peers online. This all occurs simultaneously while they listen to their instructors. As school curriculums become more technology driven, students should consider these must-have items for the upcoming school term.
up to 99% of ambient noise. Likewise, other brands such as the JVC’ s HA-NC260 Noise Canceling Headphones (Exchange Price: $129.95) can reduce up to 90% of ambient noise. In addition to canceling noise, these
power surge. A power surge is a sudden surge or increase in voltage. There are several causes to power surges such as inclement weather or power outages. When a surge occurs, connected electronic devices can be
headphones also provide impeccable sound. Whether you enjoy your peace and quiet, or prefer to rock out as you read, noise canceling headphones will benefit your studying time.
destroyed. Surge protectors, which often come in the form of power strips, are useful for plugging multiple items in one location and safeguarding items from an inevitable power surge. Whether you are setting up a home office or the ultimate entertainment system, consider items such as the Belkin 11Outlet Conceal Surge Protector (Exchange Price: $39.95) and APC 11-Outlet Surge Protector ($24.95).
Data Storage: USB Flash Drives
Personal Health: Computer Wrist Rests
Back-up data storage is essential when important and sometimes irreplaceable data is stored only on a computer. Technological interruptions also tend to conveniently (or inconveniently) occur at the
Although this is not a device you plug in, power on, or download, wrist rests are essential for students. Since their curriculum might be mostly or completely web-based, students are subject to spending long periods of time using their computers. Unfortunately, excessive computer usage is not good for one’s wrist and can lead to medical problems such as Carpal Tunnel
Note Taking: Online Apps and Recording Devices Writing down notes by hand is not the best method for everyone. One efficient way to type, organize and exchange notes is to use a free online application, or app, such as Microsoft OneNote, Google Docs, Springpad and Evernote. Similar to a word processor, these applications let users type words as well as embed charts, multimedia and supplementary documents into their
notes. Users can also download apps like Springpad and Evernote straight to their smartphone. For auditory learners, most current phones come with a voice memo tool which makes it easy to record class lectures. However, for those who use voice recorders frequently, it is highly recommended to purchase a separate device such as the Memorex’s I’ll Remind You voice recorder (Exchange Price: $39.99). A separate device will allow for more recording time, storage, battery life and sound clarity.
Studying: Noise Canceling Headphones Annoyingly loud outside distractions seem to cross our paths when we need to study. A remedy to this problem is noise canceling headphones. Denon’s AH-NC800 Advanced Noise Canceling Headphones (Exchange Price: $199.95) reportedly reduces
most important times of our academic lives. How often have you heard about someone’s computer crashing during finals week? Even though technology can be our friend, it can sometimes be our foe. That is why storing data in an external unit is critical. A USB flash drive is relatively cheap to purchase and varies in memory size, style and price. Recommended items include the SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash Drives with 64 GB (Exchange Price: $69.99), 32 GB ($39.99) and 16 GB ($19.99).
Home Protection: Surge Protectors As already mentioned above, technological interruptions oddly occur at critical academic times. Nothing feels worse than when your computer gets zapped from a
Syndrome. To protect your wrist, consider purchasing a mouse pad with a wrist rest, like the Belkin WaveRest gel mouse pad (Exchange Price: $9.95). Another option is to get a separate wrist rest pad such as the Handstands beaded wrist rest (Exchange Price: $14.95) or Handstands memory foam wrist rest ($14.95). For more information about the items listed in this article, please visit the Fort Campbell Exchange.
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Child, Youth & School Services 1. Bastogne (CDC) (270) 412-4485 2. Eagle (CDC) (270) 412-3303/3304 3. Gardner Hills (CDC) (270) 412-0392 4. Part Day Preschool (CDC) (270) 412-6767 5. Polk (CDC) (270) 412-4471 6. Tennessee (CDC) (270) 412-4477 7. Watters #1 (CDC) (270) 439-7993 8. Watters #2 (CDC) (270) 439-7996 9. CYSS Division Adminstrative Office (270) 798-6539 10. Family Child Care (FCC) (270) 798-4959 10. Parent Central Services (CYSS Central Registration) (270) 798-0674 11. Billy C. Colwell Center (270) 412-2315 12. Gardner Hills (SAS) (270) 461-0641 13. Airborne (SAS) (270) 461-1047 14. Bastogne (SAS) (270) 461-0993 10. School Liaison (270) 798-9874 15. SKIESUnlimited Center (270) 412-5455 16. Teen Club 24/7 (270) 956-1033 16. Youth Center (Taylor) (270) 798-3643 16. Youth Sports (270) 798-6355 Community Services 17. Army Community Service (ACS) & ACS Director (270) 798-9322 18. Family Resource Center (FRC) (270) 956-2935 19. Financial Readiness (270) 798-5518 17. Lending Closet (270) 798-6313 20. Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC) (270) 412-6000 21. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) (270) 798-0277 22. ASYMCA Backdoor Boutique (270) 956-1566 23. ASYMCA Family Center (270) 798-7422 Dining & Entertainment 24. 19th Hole (Cole Park) (270) 798-1822 25. Conference & Catering Center (Joe Swing) (270) 798-2175 24. Community Activities Center (Cole Park) (270) 798-4610 26. Dawg Haus (270) 798-0766 24. Southern Buffet (Cole Park) (270) 798-4610 27. Sportsmanâ€™s Lodge (931) 431-4140
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Recreation & Leisure Baldanado Pool (270) 798-5207 Dolan Pool (270) 798-5350 Gardner Indoor Pool (270) 798-6310 Singles Pool (270) 798-4247 The Zone (270) 461-0603 BOSS Program (270) 798-7858 Bowling Center (Hooper) (270) 798-5887 Golf Club (Cole Park) (270) 798-4906 Challenge Course (270) 412-7855 Adventure Program (270) 412-7854 Archery Range (270) 798-2175 Dog Park, North (270) 798-2175 Dog Park, South (270) 798-2175 Hunting & Fishing (270) 798-2175 Paintball (270) 956-3118 Parks & Pavilions Office (270) 798-2175 Riding Stables (270) 798-2629 RV Park (Eagles Rest) (270) 798-2175 RV Park (Fletchers Fork) (270) 798-2175 Skeet Range (270) 412-4015 Small Arms Recreational Range 16 (270) 798-3001 Recreation Center (Dale Wayrynen) (270) 798-7391 Sports & Fitness Estep Wellness Center (270) 798-4664/4023 Fryar Stadium, Sports Admin Office (270) 798-3094 Fratellenico PFF (270) 798-9418 Freedom Fighter PFF (270) 798-7355 Gertsch PFF (270) 798-2753 Lozada PFF (270) 798-4306 Olive PFF (270) 798-4101 Softball Complex, North (270) 798-3320 Softball Complex, South (270) 798-3320 Trades & Services Army Education Center (270) 798-5886 Arts & Crafts Center (Guenette) (270) 798-6693 Auto Service Center (Air Assault Auto) (270) 956-1101/1100 Auto Skills (North) (270) 798-5612
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Engraving Etc. Specialty Store (270) 798-0171 Equipment Rental (Gear-to-Go) (270) 798-6806 Library (R.F. Sink) (270) 798-5729 Veterinary Services (270) 798-3614 Travel & Lodging IHG Hotel (931) 431-4496 IHG Hotel (Satellite Location) (270) 439-2229 Leisure Travel Services Office (270) 798-7436 Miscellaneous Services 101st Airborne Division Headquarters (270) 798-9793 Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (270) 798-8055 Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (270) 798-7161 Commissary (270) 798-3663 Division Parade Field Fisher House (270) 798-8330 Gate 4 Visitor Center & Vehicle Registration (270) 798-5047 Gate 7 Visitor Center & Vehicle Registration (270) 956-4495 In/Out Processing & MWR Public Relations (270) 798-7535 MWR Director (270) 798-9953 MWR Unit Funds & MWR Collections (270) 798-6818 Museum (Don F. Pratt) (270) 798-3215/4986 Wilson Theater (931) 431-3636 The Exchange Airfield Mini Mall/Burger King Green Beans Coffee (270) 640-4614 Community Town Center Class Six (270) 431-3622 Military Clothing Store (270) 798-4212 Pizza Hut Delivery (270) 439-1113 Exchange/Food Court/Mall (270) 439-1841 Exchange Administration Office (270) 439-1846 Firestone (270) 439-1865 Gardner Hills Mini Mal1 (Burger King/Subway) (270) 697-1020 Kentucky Shoppette (24hr gas) (270) 439-1914 KFC & Taco Bell (270) 439-6353 Troop Mini Mall (gas) (270) 431-2410 Tennessee Shoppette (gas) (270) 431-4944
This and That
by Jessica Ryan
Is your child the next Justin Bieber, Beyoncé or Taylor Swift? Is he or she ready to light up a stage and showcase their talent? Stardom Entertainment is looking for aspiring singers, dancers and comedians, between the ages of 3 and 20, to perform at the Gateway to Stardom Talent Competition during Clarksville’s Riverfest 2012. On Saturday, August 11, Stardom Entertainment
will hold Gateway to Stardom Talent Competition auditions at the Taylor Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We decided to come to Fort Campbell because our goal is to reach children we might not ordinarily see,” Kelly Maselli, founder of Stardom Entertainment, said. Last year, Maselli and her daughter Samantha judged a talent show held at the Taylor Youth Center and were amazed by the eclectic talent they saw. They wanted to return to Fort Campbell and see more of the talent the military community youth have to offer. There is no charge to audition and perform. Contestants, however, must schedule an audition time to tryout. During the audition, Stardom Entertainment will provide microphones and a CD player. Contestants must bring their own music on a CD, musical instruments or any other equipment they will need. In addition, contestants must come dressed in the attire they would wear for the competition. For those who cannot make it to the August 11
auditions at Taylor Youth Center, other auditions held on July 28 and August 4 and 18 at the Gateway Realty & Investment Group, LLC office, located at 124 Franklin Street in downtown Clarksville. From the performers four audition dates, Stardom Entertainment will choose 25 talented acts to perform in the final competition on September 8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Performers will have the chance to win trophies and cash prizes. They will also be seen by talent scouts and judged by locally known celebrities. Most notably, hip hop producer JellyRoll, who is known for working with musical acts like Three 6 Mafia, will be the guest celebrity judge at the event. To schedule an audition time, please contact Kelly Maselli at (931) 320-7368 or Samantha Maselli at (931) 278-7264. For more information about the Gateway to Stardom Talent Competition, visit www.stardom-entertainment.com.
Families in Motion
Avoid Morning Madness by CynDe Clack before the new school year starts. Do everything possible the night before. Getting dressed for school should be a simple step, not a morning battle. Let them help by choosing the outfit they plan to wear the next day – and then stick with it. Clothing; including Back to School Tips socks, underwear, shoes and even matching hair Start by establishing a non-negotiable accessories can be laid out the night before. routine. Only add things that are really Determine what breakfast will be ahead of time. important to your morning routine. Consider Your kids need a nutritious start to the day without creating a checklist of it making you late for Designate an area for all essentials: shoes, what absolutely must work or them late for backpacks, car keys, cell phones, etc.. be done every school. Make sure their Not having to hunt down essentials will save morning then forget book bags are ready to time and your blood pressure! the rest. If you want return to school before your child to make they go to bed and if their bed every morning, then make that a they carry their lunch, those should also be requirement. However, if it’s an everyday chore that prepared and easily grabbed from the fridge. can wait until after school – let it wait. If you have Parents help determine whether their more than one child in the household, consider kids are morning risers or morning whiners. staggered wakeup times. Begin with the younger If parents moan and groan and are frantically kids who may need assistance or the ones who are running late themselves – how can they really real sleepyheads. Speaking of waking up – don’t expect anything different from their kids? forget to start easing them into an earlier bedtime August is back to school time; maybe your little one is starting school for the first time. Don’t let morning madness get you down! What can you do to start each day with a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)?
Money Saving Tips for Eating Out
by Alyssa Blakemore
In a fast-paced world, most Soldiers and Family members can attest to the numerous demands that exist in their daily schedules. Whether it is staff meetings, grocery runs, kids’ soccer practice, varying work hours, or weekend field exercises, a lack of time stands as one of the biggest reasons that eating out has become such a large part of many household budgets. Realizing the cost of eating out may serve to reduce the temptation for eating out, it certainly ought not to deprive you and your Family of an occasional quick meal out or a nice evening dinner. So next time you head out for a night on the town or call in for delivery, consider these money saving tips and some low-cost alternatives to eat out for less. Awareness is key to learning what to keep and what to cut. Eating out may seem like a deal when considering simply the cost of a single entrée and the portion sizes they contain. However, pay attention not just to the cost of each menu item, but the
total with tip and taxes included. A standard tip of 15-20% and 9.5% sales tax in TN adds close to 30% onto each dine-in meal. If you budget a specific amount for eating out per month, be sure to calculate these figures into the cost of each meal, and consider taking cash to avoid exceeding your budget. Don’t forget to also include Friday night pizza night and those regular visits to Sonic or Burger King for lunch each week in the total amount spent on eating out. That final figure might surprise you! If eating out can’t earn a coveted spot in your budget then simply start a little bit of savings from each paycheck until you have enough to treat you and that special someone to a nice evening dinner or just a pizza night for the Family. Exchanging fast food for a brown bag lunch can save a whopping $80 or more each month with the purchase of a $5 lunch five days a
week. Saving for eating out keeps you from breaking the bank and still provides the satisfaction of enjoying a meal outside of the home or the Dining Facility. Find some additional savings by taking advantage of restaurant deals or daily specials. If treating the entire Family to a nice dinner costs a small fortune, look for restaurants that offer free kids’ meals with the purchase of one adult entrée, these are often offered on specific days of the week. While you may not find the ambience of the restaurant at home, you can surely bring the restaurant taste to your dining room by ordering car-side pick-up ahead of time. This can save 15%-20%, the cost of today’s average tip. Sportsman’s Lodge offers Kids Night every Wednesday!. Do you vaguely recall those periodic sales flyers that speedily land in the nearest trash can? Sales flyers often contain coupons for restaurants with buy one get one half off offers or savings like $5 off a $20 purchase or more. Signing up for restaurant eClubs can provide even more savings through coupons, special deals, and savings on your birthday, all sent directly to your e-mail inbox. Websites like Groupon and Clarksville Daily Deals feature Nashville eateries and local restaurants offering a variety of coupons and discounted gift certificates. Using coupons can serve as a great way to save on eating out. A few additional tips to further reduce the cost of that next meal involve paying attention to items with the most restaurant mark-up. Adding appetizers or desserts to your meal can easily double the total of your bill in one sitting. The cost of one glass of soda can often equal or exceed what you might spend on a 2-liter at the grocery store, so consider ordering water instead. If you wish to have alcohol to complete your dining experience, call the restaurant ahead of time to find out if you can bring your own bottle of wine. Many restaurants will charge a “corkage” fee to serve your wine, but the fee is significantly less than the mark-up on most restaurant drink orders. Last, but not least, consider eating earlier in the day with a lower-priced menu. Lunch and dinner menus often contain the same or similar items with the overall cost being much higher around dinner time. Eating out may not need to be excluded from your budget entirely, but first stop to consider an affordable amount to accommodate your short-term and long-term financial goals. Call ACS Financial Readiness at (270) 798-5518 for assistance with creating your dining out budget today!
Healthy Habits by Char by Charlene Frasher
Healthy Habits for Kids and YOU!
As a parent, I know all too well how hard it can be to support kids in a healthy lifestyle. There are so many factors that come into play, from junk food to lack of exercise to personal hygiene. Many parents worry that they don’t have the necessary knowledge and skills to encourage healthy habits, so here’s some information that will help your pursuit for a well-balanced kid! Imagine a tree: the trunk is the picture of health and holds an abundance of information, but without the branches of subjects and the leaves of education, it is simply a barren tree without life. Imagine this tree to have many small branches that stem from five thick branches that focus on our children’s Nutrition, Exercise/Activities, Personal Hygiene, Helpful Responsibilities and Knowledge.
Nutrition. The food pyramid is a great tool when teaching kids about nutritional balance and which category each food falls under. Balance is the key to any diet; proper nutritional stability gives our bodies energy all day long. It is important to limit sugar and salt from our children’s growing bodies. This can be done by avoiding fast food and offering whole foods to replace processed foods. Exercise and Activities. The branches can be anything that causes movement or brain stimulation. Sports, dance, martial arts, swimming and gymnastics are all great forms of physical conditioning and fun! Simple “Play” like kickball, chase, tag, tumbling, etc. can be done with your child outside for an added benefit and exposure to nature, where healthy living is created. Listening to positive music and dancing create even more endorphins for good spirits. Read together; cookbooks and healthy articles offer the chance for you to learn along with your children and create a bonding experience. Personal Hygiene. A branch that is sometimes overlooked but very important - cleanliness is essential to keeping germs away. Tissues and sleeves for sneezing offer a block to contagious germs, while hand washing is an added measure for killing them. Regular preventative doctor and dental visits keep your children well and hopefully cavity free. Simple bathing and proper tooth
brushing offer several health benefits that many people take for granted. Helpful Responsibilities. This branch is fun and Family friendly and is one of my favorite times with my kids, although it has changed since they have grown into their teens. Meal planning can be a fun activity with your children. Give them a colorful cookbook and allow them to help plan a meal or two. This will offer them the responsibility of learning to shop for the ingredients, prep the meal and cook it with you. The whole process from beginning to end will not only get them involved but teach them and encourage them to eat healthy. Knowledge. This is a major branch for both parent and child in order to be successfully healthy. Knowledge is power and without it, we fall ignorant and complacent. Specific questions can be answered just by working together toward healthy habits. What is food for? What foods are Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, etc.? Why do we need to eat certain foods and avoid others? How does the type of food we eat affect our bodies? Where does food come from? These are all questions that can be answered and will lead into more questions to be discussed. I encourage you to take time with your kids to grow together into healthy habits for a healthy life. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child - it offers life in abundance!
Healthy Eating/Healthy Wallet Courtesy of www.usda.gov
Making nutritious choices does not have to hurt your wallet. There are many low-cost ways to meet your nutrition needs. Here are 10 tips from the USDA website to help you. 1. Use fresh vegetables and fruits that are in season. Your local farmer’s market is a great source for seasonal produce. 2. Check the local newspaper, online, and at the store for sales, coupons, and specials that will cut food costs. 3. Plan out your meals ahead of time and make a grocery list. You will save money by buying only what you need. 4. Compare the price and the
number of servings from fresh, canned, and frozen forms of the same product. 5. Some fresh vegetables and fruits don’t last long. Buy small amounts moreoften to ensure you can eat the foods without throwing any away. 6. Buy in bulk when items are on sale. 7. Opt for store brands when possible. You will get the
same or similar product for a cheaper price. 8. Keep it simple. Pre-cut, pre-washed, ready-to-eat, and processed foods are convenient, but often cost much more. 9. Start a garden – in the yard or a pot on the deck – for fresh, inexpensive, flavorful additions to meals. 10. Prepare and freeze soups, stews, or other dishes in advance. Add leftover vegetables to casseroles or blend them to make soup. Overripe fruit is great for smoothies or baking.
2012 Week of the Eagles
Spotlight on Fort Campbell
by Tara Goodson The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will celebrate the 2012 Week of the Eagles August 10-17. This year marks the 70th anniversary since Major General William C. Lee promised his new recruits that the 101st has no history but it had a “Rendezvous with Destiny.” Historically, Week of the Eagles week-long events draw 40,000 visitors, 50,000 concert goers, and 65,000 air show spectators. The bi-annual event is an opportunity for Fort Campbell Veterans, Families, and neighbors to learn about the capabilities, training and efforts of current Screaming Eagles; Soldiers benefit from the esprit de corps of the event and also the opportunity to learn from former Soldiers. This year marks the first time since 2001 that the entire Division has been home at once.
Soldiers will compete in events throughout the week for the coveted Commander’s Cup. These events are open to the public as spectators:
• Run for the Fallen • Division Review and Awards Ceremony • 10K / 5K Race, 1 mile Fun Run
• Marksmanship Competition • Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition • Combatives • Basketball • Softball • Soccer • Ultimate Frisbee • Dodgeball • Legacy Golf Tournament
The Normandy Dining Out is planned at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville and is open to Fort Campbell Soldiers and invited guests only. The Week of the Eagles Welcome Center, located at 2699 Kentucky Avenue (Tax Center), will be open and staffed for visitors near Gate 4. There will be various displays from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) units and organizations and Week of the Eagles program guides. The Welcome Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A recorded info line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (270) 798-3172.
Soldiers, Families, Retirees and Civilians are invited to participate in community based events: • Air Show and Community Wellness Fair • Memorial Ceremony • Concert
Super Saturday Air Show Schedule 8:00 a.m. Gates open 10:00 a.m. Opening ceremoniesPosting of the colors and Commanding General Welcome National Anthem Liberty Jump Team Dixie Commemorative Air Force Demonstration 11:15 a.m. C-45 (Beech 18) Demonstration 12:00 p.m. Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Air Assault and Rescue at Dawn 12:40 p.m. Trojan Horsemen Demonstration 1:00 p.m. Air Force Flyovers 2:15 p.m. Air Assault Demonstration 3:00 p.m. Commanding General final remarks 5:00 p.m. Gates close All Day 25
Static displays and fly-bys by various U.S. Military Aircraft All events are subject to change without notice. For more information visit www.fortcampbellmwr.com/woe or www.facebook.com/101st
Week of the Eagles Schedule Friday, August 10, 2012 6:30 a.m. 8 a.m.
Division Run Welcome Center
Division Headquarters Tax Center
Saturday, August 11, 2012 6:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m.
Run for the Fallen Welcome Center Wellness Fair Air Show and Static Display
Sabalauski Air Assault School Tax Center Passenger Processing Center (PPC) Campbell Army Airfield
Sunday, August 12, 2012 6:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
10K Run/5K Race and 1 mile Fun Run Welcome Center Car Show
Sabalauski Air Assault School Tax Center The Exchange Parking Lot
Monday, August 13, 2012 (WWII) 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 5 p.m.
Welcome Center Legacy Golf Tournament Combatives Weigh-ins Basketball Tournament (1st Round) Softball Tournament (1st Round) Ultimate Frisbee (1st Round) Soccer (1st Round) Dodgeball (1st Round) Air Force Reserve Presents Tour for the Troops
Tax Center Cole Park Golf Club Freedom Fighters PFF Lozada PFF North Sports Complex Perez Field Fryar Stadium North Sports Complex Kelly Clarkson Concert Division Parade Field
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 (Korea) 8 a.m.
Combatives Preliminary and Semi-Finals
9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m.. 1 p.m. 5 p.m.
Basketball (Semi-Finals) Softball (Semi-Finals) Ultimate Frisbee (Semi-Finals) Soccer (Semi-Finals) Marksmanship Competition Dodgeball (Semi-Finals) Normandy Dining Out
Tax Center Freedom Fighters PFF
Lozada PFF North Sports Complex Perez Field Fryar Stadium Range 2, 9, 10, 17 and 26 North Sports Complex James E. Bruce Convention Center
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 (Vietnam) 3 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.
Toughest AASLT Soldier Competition Welcome Center Combatives (Finals) Basketball (Finals) Softball (Finals) Soccer (Finals) Softball Commanders v. Sergeants Major Cup Ultimate Frisbee (Finals) Dodgeball (Finals)
Sabalauski Air Assault School Tax Center Freedom Fighters PFF Lozada PFF North Sports Complex Fryar Stadium North Sports Complex Perez Field North Sports Complex
Thursday, August 16, 2012 (Persian Gulf/OIF/OEF) 8 a.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m.
Welcome Center Unit Open Houses Memorial Ceremony
Tax Center McAuliffe Hall, Division Headquarters
Friday, August 17, 2012 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
Welcome Center Division Review
Tax Center Division Parade Field
All events are subject to change without notice. For more information visit www.fortcampbellmwr.com/woe or www.facebook.com/101st
Keeping it Together
Resilience and Your Relationship by Juanita Harris - Master Resilience Trainer daughter who was five and a son who was 8 months. I thought that I would be judged by my parents, his parents, Family members and friends. I felt embarrassed and ashamed for being divorced. To be perfectly honest, it never occurred to me that I would be divorced. I had to constantly remind myself that I decided to end my marriage so that I could parent effectively. Once I had children, I decided that I wanted them to be healthy and well-adjusted. I could not accomplish this in a home where there was constant fighting and contemptuous behavior.
Chance Encounter You glance at someone from across a room and you have to do a double take because you cannot believe your sight. There he or she is! The individual that makes your heart skip a beat or makes your palms sweat. I remember when I met my husband. We were both Soldiers and very young. I would get so nervous whenever he came around that I couldn’t even speak.
Dating Finally you muster enough courage to talk to them. You ask her out or she may even ask you out. As time goes on you become a couple. At this point, you spend much of your time together. The thought of being apart is just too much to bear.
the church. We had to wait an hour for someone to go to my parent’s home to retrieve the license. How was I supposed to know that? Everyone thought that it was common knowledge, but I had no idea. Lesson learned.
Hopefully, one invests at least a year getting to know his or her perspective mate for life. However, many of us marry rather quickly - common error. Some of us have big elaborate weddings with friends and Family and some run off to the Justice of the Peace with only two witnesses. No matter which style you choose, the plan is to stay together forever. My husband and I opted for a big wedding. I had five bridesmaids and of course, he had five groomsmen. I had no idea that the minister needed the marriage license and I didn’t bring it with me to
The work begins. A year into the marriage, most couples are still in the honeymoon phase. It’s all honey this…, baby that…, and sweetie this and that… In the military, you are among the fortunate if you spend one year together. Well into the second year, problems may begin to arise. It’s possible that there was no discussion about finances, so one or both may be spending too much money, which causes arguments. If children are born, rearing them may also be a cause for discord. One parent may have a dictatorial style of parenting style, where children have no say. The other parent may have a permissive type parenting style. Then, we have the big one which no one wants to even mention, acts of infidelity. Acts of infidelity by one or both Spouses can be detrimental to a marriage. However, if couples are emotionally mature and are willing to forgive one another and work on rebuilding trust, an act of infidelity does not have to end a marriage.
When a Relationship Ends… Hope Remains As difficult and as heart-wrenching as it may be…life goes on. My top five character strengths are Fairness/Equity/Justice, Humor and Playfulness, Forgiveness and Mercy, Hope, Optimism, Future-Mindedness and Capacity to love and be loved. I learned of these character strengths when I completed the VIA 24 Character Strengths at www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu and attended the Master Resilience Training in August 2010. I used my strengths to overcome the momentary challenge of divorce. What are your strengths? Hope lies in knowing that all of our challenges and adversities are momentary. If you are alive, you need life skills. The resilience training Course teaches life skills. Your Army Community Service Resilience Trainers teach resilience skills to Family Members, DoD Employees, Contractors and Retirees; if space allows, we welcome Active Duty Soldiers. We welcome you to attend our next training on September 10 - 13 at the SSG G. English Education Center. For reservations, please call (270) 412-0358.
Having been divorced, I do not wish divorce on my worst enemy. I went through the process of grieving as if someone had died. It was, by far, the most difficult experience that I have encountered to date. As if not having my husband wasn’t difficult enough,in an instant I became a single mother of two children, a
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