Department & Division News

Appreciation Barbeques

The APWU Troop Appreciation Barbeque has become an annual tradition at the Mologne House. APWU members staff a "moon bounce" and operate carnival games for children who are visiting family members at the rehabilitation facility. They serve refreshing water-ice, carve a 100-pound roasted pig, and pass out steak and chicken dinners grilled on-site by Outback Steakhouse to over 300 wounded troops and their families. Entertainment includes face painting and clowns, and our last event included a performance by the U.S. Army Field Band.

Thanks to the generosity of our members we have been able to create-your-own care package stations where troops select items they need. We have also given away significant door prizes, donated toys and DVDs to the Mologne House. Many thanks to the U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors for performing and for the selfless sacrifices they have made in serving our country. Thanks also to Outback Steakhouse for supplying their delicious food and wonderful staff free of charge. These barbecues generally occur on Memorial Day weekend. All donations and gifts must be received by April 29.