ARMY’S ARMY HAPPENINGS
ABC‘S “A BETTER COMMUNITY”
The Army’s Army would like to thank all of our partners and members for the part you played in making the Fayetteville build for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition a huge success. The episode featuring Barbara Marshall and the Jubilee House was selected as the season premiere for the show’s ninth season and aired this past Sunday, September 25. Close to a billion people tuned in to witness how an Army of citizens and businesses came together to pull off what some people might consider a miracle. But to our community, we know this is just part of “watching over those who watch over us.©”
Because of you, we are proud to announce that the Army’s Army is now featured on ABC and Extreme’s “A Better Community” website. Army’s Army partners and members donated their time, energy and resources to the build to make it possible. “A Better Community” salutes all volunteers and encourages everyone to give back. The Army’s Army is proud to join ABC and Extreme in building a better community – one family, one house, one donation at a time.
FORT BRAGG COMMUNITY INFORMATION FAIR
On September 14, the Army’s Army and the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau participated in the Fort Bragg Community Information Fair. The event, which was hosted by Army Community Services, was held at the Fort Bragg Club and was open to the entire Fort Bragg community. The event was designed to provide military families with information on key community resources, organizations, services and special events.
WELCOME HOME VETS EVENT
On September 17, the Army’s Army and other community partners came together to thank troops for their service and provide information on available resources.
The Fayetteville VA Medical Center hosted a “Welcome Home” event to celebrate the return of Operation Enduring Freedom/ Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn (OEF / OIF / OND) veterans and their families. The event kicked off with an opening ceremony, followed by the presentation of colors and welcomes from medical center and community leaders. Guests enjoyed a free lunch, along with live entertainment throughout the day.
Not only did Uncle Sam himself come out to enjoy the festivities, but Senator Kay Hagan made a special appearance to show her support.
Click here to view photos from the event.
“SPIRIT DAY” WITH CHICK-FIL-A
On October 21, the Army’s Army will partner with Chick-fil-A on a “Spirit Day” event. You can help with this easy fundraising event! All you need to do is visit the Chick-fil-A located at 4611 Ramsey Street for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Army’s Army will receive a portion of the sales from that day. Just make sure to tell the cashier that you’re there for Spirit Day before placing your order. All money raised will support the Army’s Army and our mission of supporting the military and their families.
RECENT PRESS MENTIONS
Michelle Obama Shows Off ‘Limited’ Handy Skills on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Adrian Cronauer To Be Part of Welcome Home Event for Vietnam Veterans
Flash mobs hit Fayetteville streets
RECENT PRESS RELEASES
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Season Premiere Showcases Model Military Community
Fayetteville VA Medical Center Hosts Welcome Home Event for Veterans and Their Families
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Selects Fayetteville Jubilee House Build as Season Premiere
MWR Volksmarch: October 15
Army’s Army Spirit Day With Chick-fil-A: October 21
Heroes Crusade: November 4-6
Heroes Homecoming: November 4-13