Carlisle Barracks to Trim Gym Hours

As the U.S. Army and Installation Management Command face a changing environment, one characterized by reduced resources, leaders at Carlisle Barracks are committed to preserving quality of life on the installation despite constraints affecting military morale, welfare and recreation programs.

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Strike Zone!

While things are getting cold in South Central Pennsylvania, things are just starting to heat up inside the Strike Zone Bowling Center for the month of December. Did you know the Strike Zone is the perfect place to have your holiday party?

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Cold Weather Running

Don’t let the winter weather stop you from pounding the pavement. Below are some good reasons that running in cold weather is actually good for you.

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Army Hosts First Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Camp

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. -- Sixteen service members reported Aug. 23 to the military’s first training camp for women’s rugby.

“Armed Forces Sports has been working for almost a decade to set up a female rugby program,” said Steven Dinote, who directs the sports program for DOD.

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Survivor Benefit Plans

At last! Military personnel may name a special needs trust as the beneficiary of their Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). Prior to the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015(NDAA ), military personnel could designate only an individual, not a trust, as an SBP beneficiary. This meant that military families lacked a key estate planning tool – a special needs trust – for their retirement benefits. Many years of advocacy by many organizations, including the National Military Family Association, led to the incorporation of the Disabled Child Military Protection Act into the NDAA .

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10 tips to stay healthy

  1. I will make dates to see my friends and family and do something that doesn’t involve eating and drinking. I will walk through the park, ice skate, cross country ski, walk the mall, take a yoga or cardio class, or run on a treadmill right next to my friend. Read more: 10 tips to stay healthy

operation live well

Health is one of our most important possessions and is largely determined by daily lifestyle. Good health and vitality are based on a foundation of proper nutrition, physical activity, sleep, avoidance of risky behaviors, and emotional well-being. DoD wants to make healthy living the easier choice and social norm for you and those around you. We have compiled a set of tools and resources that can be tailored to each individual, based on their particular needs and preferences. The Operation Live Well team is here to guide, hopefully motivate, and encourage you with your healthy lifestyle.

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army wellness center welcomes you

The Army Wellness Center at Carlisle Barracks is intended to take a proactive approach to health and wellness by providing services that promote enhanced and sustained healthy lifestyles to improve the overall well-being of Soldiers and Family members. The Army Wellness Center is focused on working with clients to change lifestyle behaviors in an effort to help achieve their goals and avoid future risk for disease development. Services are available to Active Duty Soldiers and their family (age 18&older), Retirees and their spouses, DoD civilian workforce, as well as Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers. The Army Wellness Center offers services in six core categories; Health Assessment Review, Physical Fitness, Healthy Nutrition, Stress Management, General Wellness Education, and Tobacco Awareness.

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kayaking 101

Pete Collins is a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and served 12 years in the active Army. He is, by profession a logistics plans and operations person and has worked in the Directorate of Plans, Training, and Mobilization at Carlisle Barracks since 1994.

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Letter from the Director - Mar 2017

Letter from the Director - Mar 2017

March is a season of change. We change our clocks (March 12th), the temperature starts to change (or maybe even remain the same as we have had recently) and we...

Letter from the Director - Feb 2017

Letter from the Director - Feb 2017

This month reminds us of the important relationships we celebrate on Valentine’s Day. The program managers of Family MWR are constantly developing events and services focused on your...

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Gabriela White

Gabriela White

Gabriela moved to Pennsylvania two years ago with her husband and three daughters. She is very excited to have joined the FMWR family and is looking forward to serving the...

Chadwick Johnson

Chadwick Johnson

Chad is from Louisiana and started working with the government in 1996 at Ft. Polk Louisiana. Chad then worked at Ft. Jackson South Carolina then Wurzburg Germany. For the past...

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