Operation Purple Camps – Applications Now open

Its that time of year for Military Kid Campers!

Operation Purple Camps are Open.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! National Military Family Association is excited to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2016 Operation Purple® Camp season. They have camps in 25 locations this year, and are ready to serve 2,800 military kids.

Please vist Operation Purple Camp website to submit your application and for additional information at:  http://www.militaryfamily.org/kids-operation-purple/camps/

Army Engineer Memorial Awards

The Army Engineer Spouses’ Club (AESC) announces the availability of ARMY ENGINEER MEMORIAL AWARDS (AEMA) to qualifying high school seniors.  The original award was established in memory of Army Engineer Officers who died in Vietnam and is now given annually to honor all Engineers who die in the line of duty.

Beginning in 2007, a new AEMA award, the Geraldine K. Morris Award, was endowed in addition to the original AEMA awards.  This award was established in memory of Geraldine K. Morris and is available to a qualifying high school seniors who intend to enroll in a program leading to a nursing degree.

This can be a renewable award for a total of four (4) years.

Applications for AEMA awards are available for download from December 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016 at: Army Engineer Memorial Awards. Army Engineer Memorial Awards

Completed applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016.
Mail completed applications to:
AEMA AWARDSP.O. Box 6332Alexandria, VA 22306-6332 Should you have any inquiries, do not hesistate to contact me at [email protected]

College And Information Fair

Please plan to attend the College and Information Fair being held on Tuesday, January 5th from 5:00 – 7:30. This event will take place at The Tolson Youth Activities Center, located at Building 4-1431, Corner of Normandy & Reily Rd, Fort Bragg, NC 28307.
This information fair is for grades 9-12 and is open to Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) and military ID card holders.

  • U.S. Army Child Youth and School ServicesLearn How to fill out FAFSA forms
  • Gain knowledge on available scholarships
  • Meet and greet with colleges
  • Gain balance with a guest speaker on life skills
  • Receive information on SAT and ACT Prep

2015 Month of the Military Child Art Contest

Month Of The Military Child2015 Month of the Military Child

            Art Contest

“My Military Family”


Grades Pre-K-2          $40.00 gift certificate to Monkey Joe’s
                                       (courtesy of Partnership for Children)

Grades 3-5                  4 Laser Tag passes (courtesy of Fun, Fun, Fun)
                                    300 credits to Fun, Fun, Fun    

Grades 6-8                  $75.00 gift card to Visa gift card

Grades 9-12               $100.00 gift card to Visa gift card


Art Contest guidelines
Contest runs from March 30 – April 24.
Entries must be at the Central Office no
later than 5:00 p.m., April 29.

See your Art teacher for more information.

Questions? Please contact Cathy Hurley, Military Family and Youth Liaison at (910) 678-7008 or email at [email protected]