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Purchase your tickets to this year's hottest new attraction at the Oktoberfest – BIG BOUNCE! Get ready to experience one of the largest inflatables in the world featuring the most unique and exciting custom-built attractions. The Big Bounce is fun for the whole family.

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09/09/2022
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For your dedication to serving our communities at home and abroad,
Margaritaville at Sea invites all active and veteran military, first
responders, law enforcement officers and educators to sail free on a
much-deserved 3-day, 2-night cruise to Grand Bahama Island.

Terms and Conditions: Offer is valid for new bookings on sailings from
September 9, 2022, through December 29, 2023, and is not combinable with
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U.S. military, First Responders, Government employees and Teachers that are
verified through the GovX ID platform. Members will receive a FREE fare on
an inside or ocean view stateroom. Upgrades to suites available for an
additional charge. Discounted fares ONLY apply to verified member.
Additional guest traveling on the same reservation as the verified member
pay prevailing retail rates. The free fare for members excludes taxes and
fees. Cruise taxes and fees apply to all guests. Offer is valid for single
travelers. This offer is per booking and applies to a 2-night cruise only.
One sailing per member, per year. Member must be present at the time of
sailing. All components included in this offer are non-transferable and must
be used at time of sailing. Blackout dates are December 30, 2022, and
December 31, 2023. Additional Blackout dates may be added at the discretion
of Classica Cruise Operator DBA Margaritaville at Sea. Cruise taxes, fees,
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08/16/2022
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* FINANCIAL FRONTLINE (https://financialfrontline.org) – Built as one-stop shop, this online resource features calculators to figure out the cost of PCS moves and other expenses; educational videos on how to manage debt, spending and large purchases such as cars; a financial self-assessment tool; income tax resources, including links to free military tax consultants and software; and information on how Soldiers can find no-cost financial counselors and counseling services. It also includes helpful brochures on how to get the most out of the GI Bills, and how to lower credit card and other interest rates through the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

* MILESTONE TRAINING – Soldiers are required to undergo financial literacy training at personal and professional milestones in their lives and careers. At financialfrontline.org, Soldiers can find checklists, handouts and videos to help get their finances in order before experiencing 10 of the most important milestones: pre-deployment, post-deployment, PCSing, marriage, divorce (if applicable), vesting in the TSP, promotion, having the first child, continuation pay, enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program, and a disabling sickness or condition (if applicable). Each resource provides an easy-to-follow list of all of the things a Soldier should do before approaching these life events, and standardized curriculums, products and course completion certificates are available through distributed learning, face-to-face instruction and/or group training. Additionally, standardized instruction occurs at specified institutional training and professional military education courses. Upon completion of the mandatory training, verification should be entered into the Digital Training Management System with the assigned task identification codes. See your unit training manager for more information.

* FIND A PERSONAL FINANCIAL COUNSELOR (https://finred.usalearning.gov/pfcMap) – All active-duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers – and their family members and survivors – are eligible to receive no-cost, confidential financial counseling services, and this website allows them to find one. Simply click on your state and a list of counselors, who are available for in-person or virtual meetings, will appear. In addition, Soldiers can talk to financial counselors through https://www.militaryonesource.mil, and counselors are also available at local installation Financial Readiness offices within Army Community Service or Family Support Centers.

* MILSPOUSE MONEY MISSION (https://milspousemoneymission.org) – This website explains in "spouse language" the aforementioned milestones and their financial considerations, and it offers a list of things that spouses should do. For example, after the birth of a child, the spouse should update legal documents, check their Soldier's leave and earnings statement to make sure it is updated and correct, apply for a social security number for the child, and enroll the child in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Similar lists for PCS moves, deployments and other milestones will make life easier and finances more manageable. There's even a MilKids section to help raise financially fit kids, which includes teaching them good values and habits, tips on saving money and how to improve their communication skills.

* SERVICEMEMBERS CIVIL RELIEF ACT (https://finred.usalearning.gov/assets/downloads/USAF-Service-Members-Civil-Relief-Act-Handout-2019.pdf) – On day one of joining the Army, Soldiers are granted legal protections that many people do not know about. For example, Soldiers can request a 6% interest rate cap on any debts incurred prior to military service (credit cards, loans, mortgages, etc.) for the duration of their military obligation and one year thereafter for mortgages. This applies to individual debts of the Soldier as well as those incurred jointly with his or her spouse. Other protections include the ability to cancel cellphone contracts without being charged an early termination fee if deploying or moving overseas, and the ability to terminate rental or automobile leases if one is going on active duty, PCSing or deploying. Soldiers are also protected from being evicted from housing if their duties affect their ability to pay rent, and they may also be protected against foreclosures of their homes. Soldiers are encouraged to ask their installation financial counselors about these and other protections, which include free legal services.

* PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service) – If you join the military and have a government student loan, the U.S. government will pay it off in 10 years through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. To see if you qualify, use the PSLF Self-Help Tool at https://studentaid.gov/pslf.

* ZERO INTEREST LOANS (https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org) – Army Emergency Relief is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to distressed Soldiers and families through grants, interest-free loans and scholarships. The assistance can be used to cover costs related to food, emergency or PCS travel, natural disasters, rent or mortgage problems, temporary lodging, utilities, funerals, home repairs and much, much more. Soldiers on active duty, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers activated on Title 10 orders for more than 30 days, and qualified dependents are eligible.

* SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/361) – SNAP is a U.S. government program that provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an electronic benefits transfer card that can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores. Service members and their families may be eligible. To determine qualification, visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/state-directory or call the SNAP information line at 800-221-5689.

* MILITARY LEADERS ECONOMIC SECURITY TOOLKIT (https://www.militaryonesource.mil/leaders-service-providers/economic-security) – This toolkit helps leaders and service providers support the economic security of service members by providing information on housing availability, food insecurity, PCS moves, and financial well-being.

* ARMY VANTAGE (https://vantage.army.mil) – Starting in late summer of 2022, the Army Vantage Data Analytics Platform will offer leaders a tool to track the progress of their Soldiers regarding their financial education requirements. After logging in, leaders will be able to pull data on their Soldiers' milestones and see how many have completed their training. For example, if a unit is getting ready to deploy, the leader will see how many have actually completed their training and checklists. Those who have not can be advised to get started and to learn about the financial counseling opportunities available to them. Leaders should ensure they have access to the Vantage platform; requests can be made on the website.

08/04/2022

From the Garrison Command Sergeant Major- Fort Meade

The Washington Nationals are proud to offer complimentary tickets to all
active duty, dependents, retirees, DoD civilians, National Guard, and
Reservists for the three remaining Monday games of the season:



Monday, August 1 vs. New York Mets at 7:05 p.m.

Monday, August 15 vs. Chicago Cubs at 7:05 p.m.

Monday, September 26 vs. Atlanta Braves at 7:05 p.m.



For tickets, visit the Home Plate Box Office beginning at 5:30 p.m. day of
game. Tickets will be available while supplies last, with military ID or
proof of service.

The United States Army Band Celebrates 100 year anniversary with Star-Spangled Centennial Concert Hosted by ABC's Martha...
07/13/2022

The United States Army Band Celebrates 100 year anniversary with Star-Spangled Centennial Concert Hosted by ABC's Martha Raddatz and Chicago Fire star Alberto Rosende. The U.S. Army Band is celebrating its centennial with a FREE concert at The Anthem at the DC Wharf. This concert has something for everyone, from bluegrass to ABBA to the music of Sousa and Holst. Don’t miss this special evening of music, storytelling, and the 100th anniversary celebration of The U.S. Army Band! Saturday, July 16 at 8pm at The Anthem (The DC Wharf) / FREE
Tickets at theanthemdc.com

Note: ALL tickets are handled via Ticketmaster at NO per-ticket cost for you!

Tickets are now available: https://theanthemdc.com/event/star-spangled-centennial-the-u-s-army-band-pershings-own/

07/06/2022

The U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training, with the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) as the scientific lead, is conducting the comprehensive study to examine the association between body composition and Soldier physical performance.

The study is part of the Army's efforts to optimize Holistic Health and Fitness and improve Soldier readiness. It has been more than 30 years since the Army first started using body fat standards in place of height and weight tables. A re-examination of the force is needed as the Army's physical readiness programs evolve to reduce injuries and empower Soldiers to perform basic Soldier tasks.

The scientifically and ethically approved study will examine active duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve Soldiers representing diverse backgrounds, including age, gender, race/ethnicity, and physical demand categories and duties.

During the study, researchers will assess body size and composition by measuring Soldiers' height, weight, circumferences, and body composition and examine them in relationship to their most recent physical fitness score (either the ACFT or APFT) as well as the dates and types of physical limitations due to injury. For women, the study will also look at the number and dates of pregnancies, delivery methods, first post-partum physical fitness score, and ABCP record, if applicable.

The study will use four measurement techniques to assess body composition: (1) standard AR 600-9 tape test, (2) dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), (3) three-dimensional total body scanning (3D scanning), and (4) bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA).

The study will examine the associations of these four measurements with physical performance and compare them to the current AR 600-9 circumference measurements. Additional information will provide relationships between type and duty time loss due to injury or pregnancy and associations to body composition and physical performance.

Soldiers interested in volunteering for the study should reach out to their chain of command or contact CIMT directly at [email protected].

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Our 2022 Back-to-School Brigade events are live for registration! Operation Homefront is honored to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can. Visit https://operationhomefront.org/events/ to find a list of event locations for this year, along with a link to register on my.operationhomefront.org, or you can log in directly to your MyOH profile to find your local events.

Please note that this event is for DEERS enrolled, military dependent children only who will be in Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

If you need assistance or have any questions about , please feel free to message us.

06/14/2022

Sustainment Warriors:


For 247 years, the United States Army has stood strong in the defense of this Nation.

While the Army Reserve is but one component of the Army and has its own birthday (April 23), we want to take a moment to celebrate your service and contributions to our Compo 1 counterparts. CSM Kennedy and I are incredibly proud of the commitment, resilience, and hard work of the Soldiers, Civilians, Family Members, Employers, and Soldiers for Life who have served in the ranks of the 55th Sustainment BDE. It is because of you that the United States Army remains a symbol of strength and hope around the world.

We are honored to serve with the world's finest men and women. We will never forget the sacrifices of those who gave the last full measure. We serve to honor the legacies and sacrifices of our past heroes.

Happy 247th Birthday, United States Army!

"Sustain the Force, Secure the Victory"


John P. Stanley
COL, LG
Commander
55th Sustainment Brigade

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06/13/2022

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🌌 Star Wars Fans!
Join the USO and stars of Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, for a live discussion and Q&A on Wednesday, June 15 at 5:45pm EST.

👉 Register and submit your questions at bit.ly/USOObi-Wan.

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06/07/2022

Command Philosophy

Child Care Aware of America®Looking for child care? There are over 400 local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agen...
06/07/2022
Support for Military Personnel & Families • Military OneSource

Child Care Aware of America®

Looking for child care? There are over 400 local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies across the United States. Your local CCR&R can help Army Reserve Families find child care options near your home or work. To find your local agency go to childcareaware.org/ccrr-search-form/ or call 1-800-424-2246 to speak to a representative at Childcare Aware or Email: [email protected].

Each state operates a childcare financial assistance program, your local CCR&R can help connect to this program to see if you meet the criteria to participate or connect to other local resources based on your need.

Military OneSource is available to assist you with live support 24/7, 365 days a year. Contact MOS staff to receive assistance in finding childcare and resources in your local community by calling at 1-800-342-9647 or go to www.militaryonesource.mil.

Active duty military resource website, offering 24/7 support for service members, spouses, their family and survivors on taxes, moving, benefits, MWR and more.

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RESOURCES:

∙ Military/Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text 838255

∙ National Su***de Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

∙ Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741

∙ Army Reserve Psychological Health Program: https://www.usar.army.mil/PHP/

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8831 Kingman Rd, Mosby Reserve Center
Fort Belvoir, VA
22060

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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