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Water Weights:
Rowing vs. Paddling

Sculling, canoeing and kayaking are ideal spring and summer outdoor activities. Although rowing and paddling are both effective workouts, the difference between the two is significant. Learn why both have their benefits. >>>
Asparagus:
A Sure Sign of Spring

These power-packed spears of tenderness are one of spring’s finest offerings. You’ll want to read this story to learn all the health benefits of this tasty vegetable along with storage and preparation tips! >>>
Stay Healthy, Have Fun:
World Health Day 2014

Family fun means staying informed. Here's what the World Health Organization wants you to know in order to stay healthy and enjoy yourself if you are traveling to exotic or remote places. >>>



APRIL IS


Month of the Miltary Child

Our military children are resilient and proud of their service,
and deserve our support. The Department of Defense, armed
services, Cabinet agencies, the White House Joining Forces
Initiative and communities throughout the country recognize
this and have stepped up to provide a variety of special
programs, initiatives and activities for our military kids. >>>


Forty years ago, a group of military spouses took the
initiative to make big changes for military families.
Their dedication and hard work paid off and now
it’s your turn! Find your niche and join us in making
life changing differences for military families at the
National Military Family Association. >>>


Check out the USAF Cooking for Deployed
Troops Teen Video contest winners!



The USAF Cooking for Deployed Troops Teen Video contest challenged
youth to create a healthy, easy recipe for Airmen and families. Twenty-one
Youth Programs accepted the challenge and developed a video highlighting
their healthy, easy, and teen-made meals/snacks to support our troops.
The winning bases included: Minot, Whiteman, McGuire, Edwards,
Holloman, Wright Patterson, Randolph, Ramstein, & Maxwell-Gunter.
Enjoy the videos and meals >>>
Military Youth Centers Host 2nd Annual OMP Event
The 2014 OMP theme is "Memories from Around the World" and military teens from all services will participate in a Youth Lock-In to discuss pertinent issues facing military families, conduct service learning projects to support community efforts, and network virtually with other military teens.   >>>
Operation Homefront's Military Child of the Year Announced
Air Force's Gage Alan Dabin is one of five Operation Homefront's Military Child of the Year recipients for 2014.  Currently a senior in high school, Gage has received nominations to all service academies and is awaiting appointments.  >>>
Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March with USAF FitFamily
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.   >>>