This Week in MC&FP
August 27, 2010
School Doors to Open in Cuba, Virginia, Europe and the Pacific
The 2010-2011 school year will be full swing following these openings:Cuba, August 30th
Europe and Pacific schools, August 30
Dahlgren, Va., September 1st
Support for Marines and Navy personnel headed to Pakistan
Roughly 4,000 sailors and Marines with the Norfolk-based Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group leftFriday, August 27 for Pakistan, where they'll provide desperately needed relief for flood victims. Thesailors and Marines onboard will be receiving monthly shipments of
and paperback book kits
via the Army‟s MWR Library program with funding supplied by OSD. The
book kits will provide much needed relief when the sailors and Marines have „down
time‟ from their
are self-playing audio books about half the size of a deck of cards. They come with aheadset and an extra battery. Playaways are extremely popular with troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.Select Playaways are also available through the DoD MWR On-Line Library at
Armed Forces Sports
Congratulations to the Army women and Air Force men for winning the Armed Forces BasketballChampionships held August 16-22 at Joint Base Fort Myer/Henderson Hall. The Army women defeatedthe Navy team in a nail-biter by a score of 56-53 while the Air Force men defeated the Army team by ascore of 81-75. Players from all Services were evaluated during play for a spot on the Armed ForcesBasketball teams which will participate in the 50th World Military Basketball Championship to be heldin Seoul, South Korea September 8-18.
Are you up to a challenge?
“Leap into Fall” and join the DoD Fall Fitness Challenge. The DoD
- sponsored event is designed toincrease the level of physical activity throughout the DoD workforce. DoD is looking to register1,500,000 hours of physical activity August 16 through October 31
. You can help DoD meet this loftygoal. All you need to do is register to be part of the challenge either individually or as part of a group.Once registered, you log on to the Web site and record your daily activity.Challenge yourself to improve your physical health and meet your fitness goals. For completeregistration information, use the following link:
Blue Star Museum Program to End Labor Day, September 6
Blue Star Museums
the partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts,and more than 950 museums across the country
offer free admission to military personnel and theirfamilies from Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, through Labor Day, September 6, 2010.