Salutes & Awards

May 10, 2013

Fort Huachuca appreciates, celebrates spouses

Tags:
Gabrielle Kuholski
Staff Writer

Soldiers and spouses gather at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on May 3 to celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation. The Fort Huachuca Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate hosted the event.

May is the Month of the Military Family. To kick off the celebration on the first Friday of the month, May 3, Soldiers treated their spouses to a date night for Spouse Appreciation Day, hosted by the Fort Huachuca Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. This year’s theme was “A Tribute to the Military Spouse.”

Attendees were treated to a buffet consisting of various finger foods, a cash bar and live DJ music. Throughout the night, spouses had the opportunity to win prizes.

Guest speaker was Erin Whitehead, writer for militaryspouse.com, “Military Spouse Magazine,” advocate and Marine Corps Spouse of the Year in 2010. Her husband, Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Whitehead is with the Marine Corps Detachment on Fort Huachuca.

Whitehead talked about working with military spouses across the globe as inspirational. She explained how the diversity of the military spouse community allows each one to contribute in his or her own way.

In addition to praising the variety of contributions made by the service members’ husbands or wives, Whitehead compared military spouse life to parenthood. She expressed that people can research, seek advice and logically prepare themselves, but they are never 100 percent prepared for every experience a military spouse can encounter.

“None of us may have known what we were getting into, but we’ve emerged as a community that is capable, strong and resilient, and for that, we should all hold our heads high,” Whitehead said.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Maranda Flynn

EPG celebrates 60 years, new small arc structure dedicated

Maranda Flynn From left, Rob Reiner, former Electronic Proving Ground technical director, Eddie Flores, EPG’s youngest employee, and Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, cut the ca...
 
 
USAF Photo by Joel Martinez

IMCOM welcomes new commander

USAF Photo by Joel Martinez Army Lt. Gen. David Halverson, left, accepts the colors from Army Gen. John Campbell, center, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and assumes duties as commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation M...
 
 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2014

In the United States of America, every child should have every chance in life, every chance at happiness, and every chance at success. Yet tragically, hundreds of thousands of young Americans shoulder the burden of abuse or neglect. As a Nation, we must do better. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we strengthen our resolve...
 

 
DoD
Tanja Linton

DoD salutes children during Military Child Month

Tanja Linton Two and 1/2 year old Avie views the Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market from the arms of her dad, Capt. Jeremy Larson of Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, at Veterans’ Memorial Park April 3. This month...
 
 

Fort operations will not jeopardize endangered species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army have completed formal consultation regarding the potential effects that Fort Huachuca’s operations will have on threatened and endangered species. In a biological opinion, or BO, signed March 31, the Service concluded that the Army’s ongoing and planned operations are not likely to jeopardize the continued survival...
 
 

ACS addresses autism, volunteers, resiliency

April is Autism Awareness Month One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a 30 percent increase from one in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released March 27 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. April is Autism Awareness Month and is necessary to inform the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin