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Please join us April 24 for the Grand Opening of the Physical Readiness Training Facility. As part of the celebration, Child and Youth Services will be performing a "Mini Olympics" honoring the Month of the Military Child. Cake and refreshments will be available, so don't miss out -- be part of the celebration. For more information call the Sports and Fitness Center at 873-2696.

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The Fort Greely Child Development Center hosted the Delta Imagination Library April 20.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book gifting program that fosters a love of reading, "The seeds of dreams are often found in books, and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world." #imaginationlibrary

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Denim Day is April 25 -- the wearing of denim will affirm the participant's commitment to establish a command climate of dignity and respect, as well as demonstrate their pledge to support survivors of sexual assault. Voluntary participation and education about the event is encouraged by all personnel.

Join us for a photo opportunity sporting your denim April 25 at 1500 in front of the Fort Greely flagpole.

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Check out this week's edition of the Alaska Post where Fort Greely's Month of the Military Child events are highlighted.

United States Army Garrison, Fort Greely hosted a prayer luncheon April 19 at the Community Activities Center to enjoy a time of spiritual encouragement and fellowship.

During the luncheon, Byron Smith, Fort Greely Fire Department, and Kevin Blow, Fort Greely Police Department, were honored for their loyalty and dedication to the Fort Greely mission.

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Fort Greely Army Community Service and Child and Youth Service programs helped prepare Delta High School students for financial reality during the Financial Reality Fair April 17 at the Delta High School. The fair helped students lean about budgeting and financing using "real life" examples.

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Fort Greely celebrated Volunteer Appreciation Week with a Volunteer of the Year (VOY) awards ceremony April 19, 2018 at the Aurora CAC to recognize Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians who selflessly volunteered their time to the Army community.

Here at Fort Greely, over 8,200 volunteer hours were logged resulting in a budget extension of nearly $204K during calendar year 2017.

Maj. Terrance Kratz received the VOY award for logging 338 volunteer hours and Imgard Gonzalez-Colon received the Community VOY award for logging 720 volunteer hours.

Volunteers support readiness in our communities by being the force behind the force. Fort Greely thanks our volunteers for being selfless individuals who gave back to their community!

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Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month? Wear the color teal all month long to show your support for survivors and commitment to prevention of sexual violence.

Resources for survivors and their loved ones:
Fort Greely SHARP Hotline 907-505-0275
DOD Safe Helpline: 1-877-995-5247
Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living: 970-452-2293

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As part of the Month of the Military Child (MoMC), Fort Greely Child and Youth Services (CYS) hosted the MoMC Family Dance at the Aurora Community Activities Center April 14 to honor and celebrate the commitment, contributions and sacrifices of military children.

Currently, there are more than 215,779 children participating in CYS programs including 190 child development centers, 95 school-age centers and 88 middle school and teen centers world-wide.

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As part of the Month of the Military Child (MoMC), Fort Greely FMWR hosted a carnival at the Aurora Community Activities Center April 14 to celebrate our military children.

The Department of Defense has recognized military children during the month of April as an opportunity to honor the commitment, contributions and sacrifices of military children.

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Check out this week's edition of the Alaska Post where Fort Greely Garrison Commander, Ltc. Col. Michael Foote is highlighted signing the Month of the Military Child proclamation recognizing and honoring the commitment, conrtributions and sacrifices of military children.

Why Operation Purple Program? It's because purple symbolizes all branches of the military - including their colors: Coast Guard blue, Army green, Nave blue, marine red and Air Force blue. We believe that when a military member serves, their whole family serves too. That includes the littlest heroes - military kids.

Friday, April 13 we support Operation Purple Up.

http://www.militaryfamily.org/featured-news/purple-up-to-celebrate-motmc.html

Delta Junction Bison Range prescribed fire planned for Spring 2018:

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On April 12-19 we observe the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust.

"Let us continue to come together to remember all the innocent lives lost in the Holocaust, pay tribute to those intrepid individuals who resisted the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto, and recall those selfless heroes who risked their lives in order help or save those of their persecuted neighbors. We must ensure that the history of the Holocaust remains forever relevant and that no people suffer these tragedies ever again."

-- President Donald J. Trump

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USAG Fort Greely Prayer Luncheon, sponsored by DES will be held April 19 from 1100-1300 at the CAC. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

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The Fort Greely Medical Clinic will have a female provider available for appointments on Wednesday, May 2 - call 907-873-4975 to schedule your appointment.

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Privatized housing surveys are now available at Fort Greely -- check your mailboxes for your chance to have your voice heard:

Check out this week's edition of the Alaska Post where Maj. Terri Rae Lopez-Homestead, a Fort Greely officers is featured on the front page.

The Alaska post is delivered every Thursday to three locations: at the CAC, at the Post Office and at the Commissary for your viewing plesaure. Pick one up today!

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The Aurora CAC will be opening late this Wednesday, April 11 at 1300 so the staff can conduct internal training. Please see below for more information.

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Fort Greely Clinic new patient orientation/services brief will be offered April 19 at 1300. See the attached flyer for more informtion.

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The Fort Greely Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Michael Foote signs the Month of the Military Child (MoMC) proclamation April 4 recognizing and honoring the commitment, contributions and sacrifices children and youth make to our nation through the strength they provide our Soldiers and families.

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Check out this weeks edition of the Alaska Post military newspaper which focuses on the Fort Wainwright and Greely community.

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2018 Space Camp Scholarships are available -- visit www.ASMDA.us for more information.

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Fort Greely Soldier competes at Space and Missile Defense Command's Best Warrior Competition.

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