We've Walked In Your Shoes...

We've Walked In Your Shoes...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fort Leonard Wood MWR

FOLLOW YOUR MWR and keep up to date on what’s going on in and around your community.

Great way to meet your friends and neighbors, share ideas and talk with other Military Spouses, Children and Soldiers.
MWR has created a FaceBook and Twitter Account to allow our customers other outlets to gather MWR information!

Those interested can add MWR to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

MWR on Facebook - Click here

MWR on Twitter  - Click here

FLW Garrison Command on Facebook – Click here

MWR Mission
The mission of Your MWR is to perform as an empowered Team delivering quality choices in a welcoming environment.
MWR Vision
Customers First …World Class Programs and Services Always.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free Tax Filing With Military OneSource

Military OneSource brings you H&R Block At Home® (formerly TaxCut) online tax filing through the Military OneSource website. Those interested in telephonic tax consultations can call the tax hotline at 1-800-730-3802. Prepare your 2009 state and federal taxes with this easy-to-use program. This program is provided by the Department of Defense and H&R Block At Home® and is free to active duty, National Guard, and Reserve Servicemembers and their families. For more information, go to: http://www.militaryonesource.com/MOS/FindInformation/Category/TaxFilingServices.aspx

(~Association Of The United States Army)

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts

Finding a new job in a new town can be challenging when the military picks you up and moves you every few years. Having a career that is "portable" gives you an advantage to finding employment no matter where Uncle Sam sends you. Thanks to the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Uncle Sam is helping military spouses get the education and training they need (up to $6,000!!!!) to obtain these "portable" careers, such as a career in real estate! Click on the above link for more information.


Friday, February 12, 2010

A Community That Cares

One of the many benefits of living in a military community, especially the Fort Leoanrd Wood community, is being a part of a community that cares. The outreach of the Fort Leonard Wood community is amazing. The people here are friendly, helpful, and band together. Yesterday a member of our team found herself and her car stuck in a snow bank in one of our growing neighborhoods. Quickly, a number of neighbors came out to assist her and get her back on the paved road. That's what community is all about...helping each other in our times of need, celebrating with each other in our times of victory.

Tonight at 7pm the Fort Wood Community Spouses' Club will hold a Basket & Service Auction at the Pershing Community Center following a Social Hour at 6pm. Auction proceeds benefit community outreach and scholarship programs. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy an evening out and give back to the community at the same time.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's for Vets

It's the time of year that we see red hearts, pink rose petals and chocolate filled boxes on store shelves, TV commercials and in the hands of frantic husbands who are shopping at the last minute. Valentine's Day... the day we go out of our way to tell that special someone in our lives how much we love them. For military couples, Valentine's Day is usually really hard or really wonderful. It's really hard when your soldier is deployed, TDY, or training late. It's really wonderful when your soldier is actually home and you remember the past years that he or she was not... the celebration is extra sweet. But what can make Valentine's Day even harder is when a soldier is in the hospital. Why not cheer up a soldier this Valentine's Day? If you have children, this is the perfect opportunity to teach them important life lessons like the value of random acts of kindness and to respect the selfless service of our military members. You still have a few days! Get out the red construction paper, scissors, glue sticks and glitter. Take your creations to the closest military hospital (General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital for those of you at Ft Leoanrd Wood) or the nearest VA Hospital. Show some love! Happy Valentine's Day from the Walker Team!!