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Fort Bragg Family & MWR’s Official Magazine September/October 2019

FEATURED INSIDE: 100 Years of the NFL 2019 Renaissance Faire Raising Awareness b r a g g . a r m y m w r . c o m



1 100 Years of the NFL 15 Fall into Fun with Family and MWR 11 National Day of Service and 17 Army Emergency Relief 3 September Remembrance It’s Not Ok... 19 The 2019 Renaissance Faire 5 The Right Fit 21 Online Resources at the Library: Subject 7 Specific Learning & Research Tools 23 Hurricane Season: Be Prepared for Storms Ways to Lean on Your Military 9 6Community 25 Raising Awareness to Settle Into Your New Home Faster 27 Change is on the Horizon You Prepared for the Up-Coming 11 Are Holiday Season? By: Heather Ybarra

By: Heather Ybarra


By: Lynn Olavarria

By: Leah Garica

By: Angela Wilson, ACS Victim Advocate Program

By: Sir Blackwolf

By: Nicholas Polk

By: Emma Bornstein

By: Calvin McKenzie, DPTMS

By: Heather Ybarra

By: Military OneSource

By: Laura Walsh

By: Lynn Olavarria


Calendar of Events on pages 13 & 14 .com The In Motion is the official bi-monthly magazine for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The appearance of advertising does not imply Army endorsement. The information in this issue is current at the time of publication. Activities and events are subject to change. Visit our website,, for the most up to date event information. If you are interested in advertising in with Family and MWR, please contact: TYSHEIA MILLER



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NFL By: Heather Ybarra


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t’s September! This can only mean one thing – FOOTBALL! The 100th season of the National Football League is here – can you believe it? Hard to believe that all those years ago the American Professional Football Association (AFPA) consisted of only ten teams out of four states. Did you know that the Chicago Bears (originally the Decatur Staleys) and the Arizona Cardinals (originally the Chicago Cardinals) are the only two remaining teams from the inaugural year? The Green Bay Packers is the oldest franchise to remain in its original location! They were founded in 1919 and joined the NFL in 1920. In 1960, the American Football League was formed by notable names such as Lamar Hunt and Bud Adams. They would soon prove to be stiff competition for the NFL. High profile players like Joe Namath signed with the AFL rather than the NFL. Led by Lamar Hunt and Tex Schramm, the two leagues merged in 1966.

in 1970 and we all know that we mark our calendars for not only the start of the season, but the Super Bowl each year. The growth of the NFL has continued throughout the years and today is the top spectator sport with the highest television ratings and per game ticket sales. So, are you ready for the 100th season of the NFL?

The 1970’s and 1980’s proved to be a huge period of growth for the league. Monday Night Football was born

The jerseys and hats you disappointedly put away at the end of last season can come out again and be donned

The off-season trades have been made. New coaches have been selected and the 2019 draftees have signed the contracts. Training camp has finally ended and preseason games are in the books. It’s the last call for getting your fantasy football team (or teams for some) set for another season of friendly competition. Businesses and offices across the country are filled with conversations about the Sunday games and predictions for the Monday game ahead. Are you ready for some football?

for another season. Anything can happen and this WILL be the year for your team, no matter what team you call yours. Underdogs and perennial champions all start fresh. It’s a day of food, friends and, of course, endless choices of what game to watch. Who will be crowned the champion of this celebratory year? As you scan the TV schedule, you soon realize your team is not on the local affiliate. Don’t be disappointed! Sports USA has YOUR game! From kickoff of the first game to the final seconds of the Super Bowl, we’ve got it covered. EVERY GAME, EVERY SUNDAY! You can enjoy the game with fellow fans of your team. So whether you are cheering for Steelers, Chiefs, Falcons, or Seahawks (or anyone else) you can guarantee you will be able to watch your boys battle it out on the gridiron. Burgers to nachos, soda to beer, we’ve got that too. All the game time goodies you’d have at home without the stress of making them yourself!

first games. Enjoy a FREE all-you-can-eat pizza buffet at half-time of the first games courtesy of the Gary Sinise Foundation! Put on your best fan gear and come out to cheer on your team – you may even win the prize for Best Dressed Fan! Every week during the season you can enter our NFL Red Zone! Pick the team you think will win the Monday Night Football game and you can win a VIP watch party for you and up to 10 of your friends. Enjoy the game of your choice on the big screen while you sit comfortably in our couches and enjoy pizza and soda courtesy of USAA*! For more details, call 907-0739. *Sponsorship does not imply Army endorsement.

Join us for the NFL Kick-off Party on Sunday, September 8 – Opening Sunday – I can hardly wait! Enter our 10th Annual Chicken Wing Eating Contest at halftime of the

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By: Leah Garcia


he September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor the sacrifice of those who were lost and those who united in response to the tragedy. In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) with supporting this effort across the country. This year Americans of all ages and backgrounds will participate in activities to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes and honor their memory by joining together in service projects to meet community needs. What is the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance? Starting in 2002, 9/11 family members and support groups wanted to provide a productive and respectful way to honor the memory of those who were lost while also rekindling the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11. As a result of their efforts, the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance was established into law by the Edward

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M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009. Why Serve on the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance? Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, Americans united in a remarkable spirit of patriotism and compassion. Given the tragedy and heroism associated with 9/11, family members believe the best way to mark the anniversary is to remember the innocent lives lost and to join with others in service efforts that meet local needs and reclaim the spirit of unity that followed 9/11. Engaging in service on and around 9/11 is an appropriate and respectful way to remember the lives of those lost, pay tribute to those who rose in service, and honor those who continue to serve our country today. What Types of Service are Encouraged? All types of service are encouraged, particularly those initiatives that connect participants to ongoing opportunities to serve throughout the year, that have a lasting impact, or that build the capacity of organizations to meet community needs. Service on 9/11 can meet a range of community needs including disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, health, and supporting veterans and military families. Successful projects typically provide

participants the opportunity to both serve and reflect on the events of 2001. Service projects that support veterans and military families or that tap the skills and leadership abilities of veterans are especially encouraged. Also encouraged are projects that help communities become better prepared for disaster and emergency situations.

find a way to plug in. As part of the United We Serve Initiative, President Obama has called upon all Americans to make service apart of their daily lives. Where and how you serve is up to you. The important thing is to get involved. Visit to find a volunteer opportunity in your area, or for ideas on planning your own project.

Who Can Participate? People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to serve, and to make the day the beginning of an ongoing commitment to a cause that is meaningful to them and addresses a need in their communities. How Can I Continue to Serve After the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance? Continue your service by connecting your 9/11 Day activities to service work being done in your community year round. Take the opportunity to find out more about the needs of your community and the organizations and individuals who are working to address them, and then


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The 2019 Fort Bragg

Renaissance Faire By: Sir Blackwolf


his September, Smith Lake Recreation Area will be transformed into a Realm of Magic and Wonder. Set within the Majestic Pines, you will find Kings and Queens, Knights in shining armor, Ladies of grace and beauty, Amusements and Wares from faraway lands. The 9th Annual Fort Bragg Renaissance Faire returns on September 14th and 15th. A place where the mundane world is left behind and one can step into a land of marvel. Each day is filled with song, mirth and merrymaking. Delicious foods and treats and fine ales may be enjoyed. For young and young at heart there is more to see and do than can be done in one day. Medieval Fantasies Company has been working in conjunction with Family and MWR to offer this event since 2011. The Renaissance Faire is a fun fantasy event meant to be a respite for Fort Bragg Soldiers and their Families as well as the surrounding community.

and find treasure after treasure at the merchants’ tents. Thrill to the clash of swords, the breaking of lances at the Joust and be amazed by the skill of the mounted archers. Then sit yourself upon one the magical unicorns for a journey through the pinewood. Dare to face the immense dragon or explore the castle. Enjoy the swirling dancers, the melodies of the minstrels or if you have the stomach for it, be amazed by the sword swallower. Bring your friends, your family, but please leave your pets at home. Come arrayed in your finest garb, no weapons please. We look forward to seeing all and singular at the 2019 Fort Bragg Renaissance Faire. More information may be found online at

What may be found at the Faire? Each day begins with the sounds of music and the smell of roasting turkey legs wafting through the air. Come and meet the King, Queen and Princess and her Welsh corgi. Have your fortune told

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September 14 10 am - 6 pm

September 15 10 am - 5 pm

Smith Lake Park $10 per carload (Cash only please)

Elizabethan-Themed Festival ~ Jousting ~ Unicorn Rides ~ Period Inspired Games & Activities ~ Food & more!

Open to the public

Sponsorship does not imply Army endorsement

No pets allowed


Complete list of prohibited items online at



ometimes “research” is a scary word. For many students, professionals, and families, digging for information can feel overwhelming, especially when they don’t know where to start. Fortunately, Throckmorton Library’s Online Resources offer stellar, subject-specific tools for learning and research, helping you find exactly what you’re looking for. Trust us—it’s WAY better than Google! CULTURE & GOVERNMENT CultureGrams (ProQuest): A great resource for families moving overseas! CultureGrams houses cultural information on over 200 countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian Provinces. You can view reports on the history, customs, lifestyles, and demographics of places around the world, along with helpful images like maps, photographs, and data tables. CultureGrams also features a Kids Edition for school-age reading levels, making it ideal for school projects. Military & Government Collection: As a military community, we all know how complicated it can be to navigate government information. Now you can relieve some of that stress with Military & Government Collection: a fully searchable database of military and government news. It offers full-text periodicals relevant to all branches of the military and government—from Army newspapers to TIME Magazine—covering both current and historical news stories. Encyclopedic entries on related topics are also available.

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HISTORY U.S. History in Context (Gale): Need a refresher on American history? U.S. History in Context provides a wealth of information on key events, people, and topics in U.S. history. From pre-Columbus Native Americans to the Women’s Rights Movement, you can uncover subjects through a variety of content: academic journals, reference books, primary sources, news, and videos. The user-friendly design allows both detailed searches and browsing, making historical research simple and engaging. World History in Context (Gale): Explore the world through history! World History in Context gives a rich overview of the most-studied events, periods, cultures, and figures in world history. Like its U.S. History counterpart, this database houses information from a full range of sources—academic, reference, primary, and popular—to create a one-stop-shop for historical research. Whether you want to browse ancient empires or study Brexit, World History in Context makes it an enjoyable experience. MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY GreenFILE: Want to be more eco-conscious? GreenFILE is a comprehensive database for exploring environmental topics—namely, how humans impact the planet on individual and global levels. With thousands of articles

from scholarly, government, and general sources, you can find information on all aspects of the environment, from global warming to green building, pollution to recycling, and more. Take advantage of the Advanced Search settings, too, to locate useful charts and diagrams!

you want to see the inside of a human ear or a simulated chemical reaction, here you’ll find hundreds of full-color models that bring the science to life. You can zoom in, rotate, and deconstruct each model to explore it inside and out, while labels, activities, and descriptions deliver important facts. Fun for both kids and adults!

Health & Wellness Resource Center: Stay informed about your health with Health & Wellness Resource Center. This database provides authoritative, up-to-date information on a full range of consumer health-related issues, including medical conditions, diagnostics, drugs, and treatments. You can access full-text articles from various medical journals, magazines, and reference works, along with news and multimedia content. Whether you are researching cancer prevention or want a homemade cough remedy, this is where you’ll find it. (Both physical and mental health topics are covered.)

Safari Books: Imagine a library that can further your career! Safari Books is an extensive e-reference library that offers the best of business and technology content. With over 58,000 books and videos—all from leading publishers like O’Reilly, Pearson, and Microsoft Press—you can learn about everything from software development to HR management. E-books can easily be read cover-to-cover or by clicking directly to any chapter; you can also download them to your mobile device.

Interactive Science: For visual learners and science geeks alike. Interactive Science is a virtual collection of 3D models from different scientific fields: biology, anatomy, chemistry, earth sciences, and astronomy. If

All our Online Resources are available with a library account at For more information about accessing our resources or creating an account, please visit Throckmorton Library at 1-3346 Randolph Street, or call 396-2665.

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6 Ways to Lean on Your Military Community to Settle Into Your New Home Faster By: Military OneSource


fter months of planning your PCS, you’ve now landed at your new destination. Now it’s time for the fun part – building a nest and making it home. Here are a few ways to tap into the military community so you can settle and get into the swing of things more quickly. 1. CONNECT WITH A SPONSOR TO SEE HOW THE LOCALS LIVE Before you PCS, do your best to get paired with a person at your new duty station who has a similar rank and family situation as you do to help show you the ropes. Sponsors are typically assigned through your unit. You also can request a sponsor through your local Relocation Assistance Program or Military and Family Support Center. A sponsor can be a friendly face with a wealth of personal experience who can make those critical first introductions, guide you to important resources and give you an insider’s perspective of your new duty station and community. It’s best to reach out to your sponsor before moving day. 2. WORK WITH A RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROFESSIONAL TO GET REFERRALS TO OTHER SERVICES A relocation assistance professional can help you embrace your new home by offering one-on-one

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consultations on everything from setting a budget, providing resources for spouse employment and child care to stress management. Find a relocation specialist by selecting Relocation Assistance Program and your installation from the drop-down menu on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS. 3. CHECK OUT ARMED SERVICES YMCA PROGRAMS FOR FAMILY BONDING OPPORTUNITIES AND MEETING NEW NEIGHBORS Armed Services YMCA provides several programs designed to help military families – with a particular focus on helping junior enlisted service men and women – grow their networks of support. Operation Outdoors sponsors family, youth and teen camps at their 34 branches and affiliate locations. These meaningful experiences help families bond with other members of the military community while offering tools to cope with the unique challenges of military life. The Parent and Me education program teaches strategies to help with early childhood development in a community of support where parents and children can learn from each other. 4. EXPLORE MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES TO HAVE FUN AND MEET NEW PEOPLE

Meet new people and connect with fellow military families as you hit the links, go bowling or play air hockey with your kids at the recreation center. As the military’s network of support and leisure activities, the Morale, Welfare and Recreation program sponsors a variety of activities ? something for everyone to enjoy ? both on and off on the installation. Take advantage of opportunities to relax, laugh and bond with your new neighbors. 5. JOIN A MILITARY SPOUSE NETWORKING GROUP TO “TALK JOBS” WITH OTHER SPOUSES For military spouses seeking employment at their new duty station, joining a networking group can be a great opportunity to meet fellow military spouses while advancing your career. Begin with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership spouse group on LinkedIn and the Spouse Ambassador Network, which is a group of organizations united to help military spouses achieve their education and career goals.

6. BENEFIT FROM YOUR FAMILY READINESS GROUP TO WIDEN YOUR NETWORK OF SUPPORT Family readiness programs empower service members and family members with the support and information they need to thrive in their military lives. You’ll find intel on benefits and get connected to services and organizations that promote readiness and quality of life for you and your family. Each service branch has a family readiness program, but the names and resources available may differ. Special focus is given to helping families prepare for short- and long-term deployments and boosting unit morale. These groups host familyrelated unit activities, where families can meet and learn from fellow members of their military community. Make your new destination home by connecting with your military community. Connecting helps you to get to your new normal faster.

TIME FLIES. Fayetteville Regional Airport is all about time. More time with family and friends. Less time driving down the highway just to make a flight. Shorter lines. Easier parking. A better airport experience. Why drive, when you can take flight from your own backyard? Time flies. Why waste it driving? Fly Fayetteville.

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By: Lynn Olavarria


he holidays are rapidly approaching! If you haven’t put something in place already, you will need to prepare for those extra expenses. It is time to start looking at some ideas to help you get through the season. Consider following the tips below to help avoid busting your budget! 1. ASSESS WHAT CAN YOU AFFORD TO SPEND Look at your monthly budget and figure out how much you can realistically afford to set aside towards holiday gift giving, without going into debt. You may have great intentions, but the reality is that some people find themselves in a significant amount of debt after the holiday season. Don’t let your gift-giving lure you into unmanageable debt. If you don’t have a budget or spending plan already, or you just want to update it, contact the Financial Readiness Program to make an appointment to see a financial counselor and they will help you establish a plan or tweak the one you already have.

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2. STAY ON BUDGET Save your holiday receipts. Total them up daily. Tracking your receipts is a reality check. Use a spread sheet to log your spending after you make your purchases. This helps you stick to your budget and shows you how much you have left to spend. It also serves as a way to track gifts purchased and the total amount you have spent on each person on your list. 3. WATCH OUT FOR IMPULSE SPENDING Make a list and stick to it! This helps to avoid impulse spending. It will help you stay focused and avoid whim buying when you walk into stores. Look at advertising flyers for great deals for both store shopping and when buying from online merchants. Always use coupons and promotional codes when available. 4. BE CAREFUL WITH GIFT CARDS Know the terms and conditions when buying gift cards. Check on fees, if any, that apply after sale that reduce

value, expiration dates, procedures to follow if lost or stolen, locations where the card can be used, and what to do if there is a problem with the gift card. 5. PERSONALIZE IT Make your own gifts. Give some homemade gifts, such as cakes, cookies or gift certificates for your services. Such services could include; babysitting, running errands, cooking a nice dinner, doing handyman work, repairing or detailing a car, or helping someone build a Web site, to name just a few possibilities.

from each of the three major credit reporting agencies each year. To get yours, go to www.annualcreditreport. com or call 1-877-322-8228. For more information on how you can make the most of your money, visit the Fort Bragg Army Community Service, Financial Readiness Program, on the 3rd floor of the Soldier Support Center on Normandy Drive, Fort Bragg NC. Call 396-2507/7289 to make an appointment.

These are just a few ideas on how you can prepare for the up-coming holiday season. Always double check your transaction receipts to ensure everything is correct. Watch out for thieves who are looking to ruin your holiday by stealing your identity. Remember to obtain a free copy of your credit report. If you suspect you may be a victim of Identity Theft, don’t wait! Get a copy right away. You are entitled to one free credit report

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Tour for the Troops featuring Hunter Hayes is at the Main Post Parade Field. Gates open at 5 pm, event starts at 7 pm. Activities include concerts by national recording artists; and food and beverages. No pets. No outside food and beverage. The event is open to the public. Schedule of Events: 5:00 p.m. - Gates open 7:00 p.m. - Jake Rose performs 8:30 p.m. - Hunter Hayes performs

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NFL Opening Sunday! Join us at Sports USA as we kick-off the 2019 season. Enter the 10th Annual Chicken Wing Eating Contest at halftime of the first games. Put on your best fan gear and come out to cheer on your team. Every Game, Every Sunday! Call 907-0739 for details.

Daughters will spend a special evening on the arm of their closest hero, their dad. The Iron Mike Conference Center will host the Father Daughter Ball from 5 to 9 pm. Tickets can be purchased at Leisure Travel Services inside the Mini Mall.





BYOG (bring your own glow) to our 5th Annual Neon Night Run! This is a 4 mile run. Event starts at 7 pm. Run starts at 8 pm. Strollers and dogs welcome. Bounce houses for kids. Free and open to all DoD cardholders and their guests.



The Renaissance Faire returns to Smith Lake! This Elizabethan themed festival has jousting, unicorn rides, period musicians, magicians, merchants, food and so much more! Admission is only $10 per car load and is open to the public. See our website for times and more details.

Join us for a night of great family fun! Bring your blanket and chairs to Movie Night at Smith Lake. Open to DoD ID cardholders. This is a FREE family friendly event, for all ages. Showing This Month: A Dogs Journey (PG)


01 N OV E M B E R

Noches de Viernes Latina



After Work Wednesday

09 N OV E M B E R

Skateboarding Competition

23 N OV E M B E R

12 Hour Frenzy at Auto Skills


Visit for a complete list of all our events and programs.

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The Fort Bragg Fall Carnival is coming the Fort Bragg Fair Grounds! Unlimited carnival rides and live entertainment are included in one, low admission price. Gates open at 5 pm Monday through Friday and at 1 pm on Saturday & Sunday. Parking is free. Open to the general public with easy access off Bragg Boulevard.


Fort Bragg CG Pay Day Golf Scramble is an 18 hole scramble. This month the scramble will be hosted by Stryker Golf Course. Entry fee is $140 per team or $35 per person and includes green fees, carts, range balls, meal and prizes. Prizes awarded to the winning teams.

Science is FUN! Engage in STEAM learning with handson activities that encourage exploration and discovery for those in grades K – 5. Adventures in STEAM takes place at Throckmorton Library and is free for everyone.




Come unwind from a day at the office at Sports USA for After Work Wednesday. Enjoy .75 ¢ wings, free pool, $1 drafts, and Singing in the Shower Karaoke. Open to everyone.


Outdoor Recreation Excursions is going Whitewater Rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte! Cost is $99 per person. Open to DoD cardholders and their guests. Call 6434569/396-5979 for more details.

Cleland Ice Rink is hosting a Halloween Costume Skate Party from 6 to 8 pm. There will be a best costume contest, Halloween games, candy, drinks and door prizes all for just $7 entrance fee. This event is open to the public.



BOSS Council Meeting



Iron Mike Basketball Tournament


Commercial Solicitation Briefing


Leadership Discussion Group

FALL INTO FUN with Family and MWR By: Heather Ybarra


all is almost here and Family and MWR has a full calendar of events for you to enjoy!

RENAISSANCE FAIRE Join us at Smith Lake on September 14 – 15 as we step back in time! This Elizabethan themed festival features jousting, unicorn rides, period musicians, living history exhibits, renaissance dance, belly dance shows, magicians, horseback archery shows, period inspired games and activities, food and merchants. The fun takes place on September 14 from 10 am to 6 pm and September 15 from 10 am to 5 pm. This event is open to the public and is $10 per car. There are additional activities that have fees such as Fight-a-Knight, Ax Throwing, Archery and more. NEON NIGHT RUN Grab your glow and head out to the annual Neon Night Run on Saturday, September 21. This non-competitive run is approximately 4 miles. Strollers and dogs (leashed) are welcome! There will be bounce houses for kids ages 2-16 years old. This fun run is free and open to all military ID cardholders and their guests.

Saturday, September 28, Jake Rose and Hunter Hayes will be live in concert on the Main Post Parade Field. Gates will open at 5 pm with the concert beginning at 7 pm. This event is open to the public! Food and beverage will be available for sale. Please no outside food and beverage and no pets. For a complete list of prohibited items, please visit FALL CARNIVAL Rides, rides and more rides! The Fort Bragg Fall Carnival returns October 14 – 20. Enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment, midway games and food! The Fall Carnival will be held at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds and is open to the public, with easy access off Bragg Blvd. Gates open at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. For a complete list of ticket prices, please visit What a great way to start of the fall season! While these events are all great – they are only a few of the many we have planned! For a complete calendar of events or more information on any of the events above, please visit

TOUR FOR THE TROOPS Got the itch to attend a concert? You are in luck! On

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oldiers, retirees and family members who are experiencing financial difficulties have a resource to turn to for assistance. Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a non-profit organization established by the Army Chief of Staff and the Secretary of War to work along side of the Army to hold funds that benefactors and Soldiers have contributed in order to assist fellow Soldiers when an emergency arises. The program expanded in 1976 when they merged with the Relief Society, who provided assistance to widows and orphans but also provided scholarship funds for military dependents. Army Emergency Relief assists the Military community on 87 installations and partners with various organizations such as the Red Cross to provide for military members who are in remote locations. The Army Community Service, Financial Readiness Program, which includes AER, provides assistance in the form of no interest loans and grants to meet the financial needs of the community. In order to expedite the services and deter Soldiers from using predatory lenders, Commanders and 1SG’s can provide approval for emergencies that require $2,000 or less (some restrictions apply), this is considered the Commander and First Sergeant Quick Assist Program. If the financial emergency requires more than $2,000, then a regular

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AER assistance loan can be provided. This assistance requires a budget and document verification. The “Direct Access” loan allows Soldiers with 12 months in the military (restrictions apply) to sign their own AER application (FM 700). This assistance also requires a budget and document verification. The Annual AER Campaign ran from March 1st thru May 30, 2019. The campaign provides awareness of our program and gives Soldiers an opportunity to continue the tradition of “Soldier’s Helping Soldiers”. Fort Bragg provided 4.3 million dollars in emergency assistance in 2018. Thank You to all who supported this year’s campaign. If you find yourself in need of assistance please visit one of our Counselors located on the 3rd floor of the Soldier Support Center or call 396-2507/7289. Go to www.aerhq. org for scholarship and additional information.

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ccording to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), domestic violence is defined as the “willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another” – in other words, it is any form of intimidation or assault to gain or maintain power and control in a relationship. Sometimes it’s obvious abuse is taking place, other times, it’s much less noticeable, but that doesn’t mean damage isn’t being done. Abuse is not ok, and it’s not the victims fault. The abuser may use a variety of different tactics to get what they want in the relationship, no matter what it is. Sometimes they will take their partners cell phone or car keys, they may restrict access to money, call their partner bad names, even threaten suicide or physical harm. Too often, situations escalate to physical fighting, including strangulation. Sadly, if a victim decides to take a stand, things can often become more dangerous very quickly, and the victim needs to find help right away. Domestic violence is “an offense under the United States Code, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or state law involving the use, attempted use, or threatened use of force or violence against a person, or a violation of a lawful order issued for the protection of a person who is: a current or former spouse; a person with whom the abuser shares a child in common, a current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile.” The Victim Advocate Program within the ACS Family Advocacy Program, offers the military community highly trained advocates who support adult victims of partner abuse. We guide clients to become aware of and understand all of the options available to them, so

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By: Angelina Wilson ACS Victim Advocate Program

they can make their own informed decisions on how to proceed within their own unique situation and comfort level. Victim advocates can explain reporting options (both restricted and unrestricted); crisis intervention and non-clinical support; safety assessments and planning; information and referral services (shelters, food, housing, classes, counseling, immigration, and more); and can even accompany clients to their legal, investigative and medical appointments. In addition to these services, Fort Bragg, along with Cumberland County District Courts, is the first military installation to offer electronic filing (E-Filing) on site! E-Filing allows clients to receive full ex parte domestic violence protective order services without having to leave the installation! Clients now have the option of completing this process in a personal, non-threatening setting, which helps them obtain one-on-one assistance and truly be able to understand the dynamics of abuse and focus on their own specific needs and areas of concern. Through these comprehensive, voluntary services, advocates try to educate and empower individuals who find themselves navigating tough times, to find their voices and choose the solution that best fits their needs. Help us take a stand against partner abuse and together we can reduce occurrence of abuse within our military and surrounding communities. To reach a victim advocate for guidance or with any questions, visit the Soldier Support Center, 3rd floor, or call 396-5521 floor during normal business hours. The Fort Bragg Victim Advocate hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 322-3418. If you are or know someone who is in immediate danger, dial 9-1-1.

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By: Nicholas Polk


ave you ever noticed how much time we spend trying to do and be what we once were that we don’t realize what we have become? If we can’t do what we once did it’s probably because we’ve out grown it. So why fit in clothes we can’t wear? I believe we do this because we are familiar with it. We are familiar with the brand, the material, how it fits us, how we once looked in it and most importantly the way we felt wearing it. In other words, we are more prone to do and be what we are familiar with or used to even if it doesn’t make sense anymore or doesn’t feel right. Walking around in clothes that don’t fit might continue to draw attention. Some will stare, some may smile and some may even agree that the look looks good on you, but not all attention has good intentions. I believe everything has a lifespan and to every ending there

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is a beginning. Life is full of processes that involve transitions. The transition trying to find your size is tedious and time consuming but the right fit will look good on you. During the process trying to figure out what becomes you; realize you will try on different clothing. Some clothes will make you feel good, others bad, some indifferent but don’t quit until you find what works for you. Acknowledge during the changing of clothes you could adopt new attitudes or beliefs about a brand and that’s all about the growing process and self-awareness. Reflection and self-actualization is key during the whole process. Realize your growth, strength and maturation. In closing, don’t be afraid to change your clothes and adapt to a new style.

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he 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30. Hurricanes Matthew and Florence are reminders that the chances of a hurricane impacting this area are very real. The National Weather Service has predicted for the 2019 hurricane season 13 named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes. Even with tropical storms, there is a serious threat of heavy rains, flash flooding, tidal flooding, strong winds, tornadic activity, powerful ocean swells and dangerous rip currents along the shore. Being prepared in the event of a hurricane or any adverse weather should be a priority for everyone. Fort Bragg conducted a power outage exercise April 25, and for a few hours, many were without power. Now is the time to ensure a Family plan and emergency kit is in place. Build and maintain an emergency kit that will sustain a Family for three to seven days. Staying informed also leads to safety. Here are some useful tips on how to build a kit and remain prepared for the hurricane season: BEFORE THE STORM: • Build an emergency kit to include food and bottled water • Make a Family communications plan • Fuel vehicles, place important documents in waterproof containers and take photos of property • Obtain cash • Plan an evacuation route & location if told to evacuate

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• Bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else not tied down DURING THE STORM: • Listen to the radio — NOAA Weather Radio, social media or TV for information • Secure your home, turn off utilities if instructed to do so and turn the refrigerator and freezer thermostats to their coldest setting and keep the doors closed • Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water for sanitary purposes • Stay indoors and away from windows, evacuate if instructed to do so AFTER THE STORM: • Continue listening to a NOAA Weather Radio or local news for updates • Stay alert for flooding • Drive only if necessary, avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges • Keep away from downed power lines and report them immediately to the power company • Walk carefully around the outside of your home and c check for sink holes, gas leaks and structural damage • Never use a generator inside homes, garages or similar areas For more information visit, ready. and ready-bragg.

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A WA REN ESS By: Heather Ybarra


ink ribbons, pink t-shirts and benefit walks are common this month as we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness. While the month of October focuses on the awareness of an issue which affects so many women, there are a variety of ways you can extend that focus throughout the year. Whether you are personally affected, know someone who has been diagnosed or just want to help, here are a few ways you can work to raise awareness.

survivor? Reach to Recovery trains volunteers to provide support, both educationally and emotionally, to those who are currently facing breast cancer. Do you have reliable transportation? Road to Recovery quite simply matches volunteer drivers with current patients to provide transportation to and from their treatments and appointments. For more information on these programs and other volunteer opportunities, please visit www.

VOLUNTEER By spending a few hours a day, a week or a month volunteering with various organizations that support Breast Cancer Awareness, you can make an impact on the life a woman who has been diagnosed. You can volunteer at local walks, at local treatment centers, through the American Cancer Society and a variety of other ways.

HOLD A FUNDRAISER The Susan G. Komen Foundation is synonymous with breast cancer awareness and is known for their dedication to raising funds in support of breast cancer research with a goal of ultimately ending breast cancer. With everything from online shop to the Susan G. Komen Race 3 Day Walks, the foundation raises money and accepts donations throughout the year.

The American Cancer Society specifically offers programs in which you can be involved. Are you a breast cancer

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You can hold your own fundraiser in support of breast

cancer research and awareness. From something as simple as a bake sale to an event as large as a motorcycle run. The Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure gives you all the tools you need to conduct a successful fundraiser with proceeds going to the foundation. For more information on putting together a fundraising event, visit


START WITH YOU While volunteering at various events, holding fundraisers or making a donation can make headway in awareness and research, it does little for prevention or detection. This starts at home with each individual person. It goes without saying that being physically active, eating a healthy diet and limiting cigarette and alcohol consumption can lead to a healthy you. While there is no steadfast way to prevent a cancer diagnosis, these factors can reduce your risk. Early detection is the key to treatment. Early detection starts with you. Self-exams at home and regular visits to the doctor are keys to early detection. Do not be afraid to call the doctor or go in for an exam if something does not seem right to you.

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This month and throughout the entire year we can do little things to help raise awareness, support those who have been diagnosed, remember those who have lost their battles and work on our own health.

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By: Laura Walsh


e are in a community of perpetual change, and true to that statement there is change coming with this very publication. It is unfortunate, but this will be the last issue of the In Motion magazine. The decision to end the publication comes with a great amount of thought on the decision in how we as MWR are able to accomplish our mission.

changes to the Facebook page as we will be adding topic specific groups to invite conversation in a forum setting and share information in a centralized location for what interests you. Some of these group topics include, sports and fitness, Family and Children, Dining and entertainment, and recreation. Follow our page to learn more as they become available.

While this In Motion magazine is ending there are still great resources to keep up with the various events and happenings around the installation and MWR.

WEBSITE is our official website and covers everything from a calendar of events, details about the events, information about each of our facilities and programs and so much more. This truly is a one-stop shop for everything that is happening within the MWR on Fort Bragg.

THE INSIDER If you haven’t already signed up, we encourage you to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. In this newsletter we feature the events and programs that will be coming up in the next month. It is interactive and connects you with the specific details of that event on our website or social media.

As we shut the door on this magazine, we are opening another one as we move forward with connecting to our community in these new and exciting avenues.

FACEBOOK The Fort Bragg MWR Facebook page is great resource for events, programs, cancellations and unexpected changes in our facilities. Over the next few months you will see

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