Caring for Soldiers and Families

Bradner, William
January 2008
Soldiers;Jan2008, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p11
The article discusses the mission and programs of the U.S. Army's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC). FMWRC's mission is to give soldiers and their families the same quality of life afforded the society they are pledged to defend by providing soldier, family and community support and recreation programs, activities and services. Its First Choice programs provides social, recreational and educational activities, enhances community life, and promotes mental and physical fitness.


Related Articles

  • Honoring Commitments—Enhancing Installation Quality of Life. Eastin, Keith E. // Army Magazine;Oct2008, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p57 

    The article discusses initiatives by the U.S. Army to improve installations and the quality of life of the Army family. The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment (OASA I&E) provides the strategic directives, objectives, policy and fiscal oversight for...

  • Leading the Army Installation Enterprise. Wilson, Robert // Army Magazine;Oct2008, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p227 

    The article focuses on the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) by the U.S. Army. The IMCOM's mission is to provide the Army with installation capabilities and services to support expeditionary operations in a time of persistent conflict and to provide a quality of life for soldiers and...

  • Deactivation of Army Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Command and Transition to Installation Management Command G-9 at Fort Sam Houston. Jerrett Dunlap, Lieutenant Colonel // Army Lawyer;Oct2011, p35 

    The article offers information on the deactivation of the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (FMWR) Command (FMWRC), which will be covered under the U.S. Commander, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) as of June 3, 2011.


    The article talks about Army Family Covenant, the service dedicated for providing supportive environment to Soldiers and their families, which comprises of four services areas like sports, fitness options, academic support, and recreation activities.

  • Army Installations: Ready And Resilient Platforms. Ferriter, Michael // Army Magazine;Oct2013, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p185 

    The article focuses on the support given by the U.S. Army to its installations, which are viewed as sources of support, strength and connection for soldiers, families and wounded warriors among others. The Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C) is an initiative that enables the Army to meet the...

  • Army budget considers Soldiers, families, training. Lopez, C. Todd // Soldiers;Jul2009, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p26 

    The article reports the plans of the U.S. Army for fiscal year 2010 for the soldiers and their families. The Army reportedly requested 142 billion dollars to be spent mostly on their efforts to take care of the soldiers and their respective families. Some of the plans include funding for soldier...

  • Army stands up Warrior Transition Command. Leipold, J. D. // Soldiers;Jul2009, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p27 

    The article reports the activation of a new command for the U.S. Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units as well as the 9 Community-Based Warrior Transition Units. Such new command was activated on May 11, 2009 to bring guidance and policy for the said transition units. It will basically supervise...

  • Relevant and Ready: AUSA Supports Soldiers and Families. Sullivan, Gordon R. // Army Magazine;Oct2006, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p9 

    The article provides information on the various activities conducted by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in support of their mission to care for soldiers and families. The AUSA Family Programs are part of chapter events for soldiers and families. In 2005, the army-industry...

  • 'Virtual Installation' Concept Becomes Physical Reality with 'Fort Rochester'. Miles, Donna // Officer;Nov2009, Vol. 85 Issue 9, p23 

    The article reports on the opening of Fort Rochester, an Army Strong Community Center at Wadsworth U.S. Army Reserve Center in Rochester, New York. It mentions that the center is considered by Laura Stultz, wife of Army Reserve Chief Lieutenant General Jack G. Stultz, to be a virtual...

  • Finding hope: Casualty assistance officers help grieving Families. Levering, Laura M. // Soldiers;Oct2010, Vol. 65 Issue 10, p18 

    The article highlights the role of U.S. Army casualty assistance officers (CAOs) in helping grieving families of service members who are killed on active duty. CAOs guide families through decision-making and completion of the necessary paperworks to ensure that they receive their benefits and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics