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August 10, 2011 CAC Notes                                                                49,196 students projected for thi...
August 10, 2011 CAC Notes    Occupational Therapy Clinic is currently open to               vious Self Help Store)        ...
August 10, 2011 CAC NotesLibrary:                                               Additional Comments:New Library Hours Star...
Ongoing Events                CALENDAR                                    Sing-a-long at the Zoo Jan 4, 2011 - Jan 2,   Ba...
Preparing for Deployment                                                Article from Militaryonesource.comThe deployment o...
Helpful WebsitesMilitaryhttp://ice.disa.mil Customer evaluationsystemwww.aafes.com Gifts from the Homefrontwww.aw2.army.mi...
Helpful WebsitesMilitaryhttp://ice.disa.mil Customer evaluationsystemwww.aafes.com Gifts from the Homefrontwww.aw2.army.mi...
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  1. 1. Family Readiness Group Delaware Company 1/501BNAugust 2011 VOL. 1 ISSUE 1 Dear Delaware Family and Friends, We are starting a newsletter each month to let you know what is going on within the unit, the post and in the commu- nity. We encourage you to send your recommendations or ideas to make this as helpful as possible. This will be a growing experience so please be patient with us as we learn what works and what doesn’t. We will not be having an offi- cial meeting for the month of August; however we are look- ing to have one in September after our Soldiers come home from training. We are still looking for key positions within our FRG so if you are interested in volunteering please let us know. With all the new changes in the platoons being attached to other companies there has been a bit of confusion. You will always be welcome to attend any Dco FRG meetings. How- ever it is important that you stay in contact with the Com- pany you are attached to as you will find out important in- formation such as training schedules, mailing addresses and other items of interest. Sincerely, 907-440-4117 Andrea Young, Delaware Company FRG Leader To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush
  2. 2. August 10, 2011 CAC Notes 49,196 students projected for this school year.―Yard of the Month‖ Winners: For grades 2-12 school begins 16 August.SPC Dustin Miller, 98th Maintenance Co- Cottonwood For grades K-1 school begins 22 August.COL George Bond, MDA- Birch Hill Military partnership very successful last year, encour-SGT John Edmonston, 545th MP Co- Moose Haven age units & parents to participate in volunteering. Reminder: children will play outdoors until -10 de-637d JBER Safety Office: grees F. Please dress children appropriately.Hunter Safety: 4 Basic Rules JBER School Boundaries could change with all hous- Treat every firearm as if it is loaded. ing construction going on in the spring. If school Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. boundaries change in the middle of the school Be certain of your target and what’s beyond it. year children will be bused to their current school Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until to finish out the school year. Then they will start ready to shoot. school in their new boundary for school year 2012-2013.Tree Stand Rules: Zangle: teachers put grades online for parents to view Find a tree that supports your weight. 24/7. Must get password from school, given at Do not alter equipment. time of registration. Wear a full body harness. For questions or information you can visit the Anchor- Use 3 points of contact while climbing. age School District website at www.asdk12.org or Use a haul line to raise or lower unloaded weapon. call 907-742-4000. Let people know of your hunting location. Security Forces Squadron:Walking & Biking Safety for Back to School: There are 6 school zone areas on JBER. Must wear a helmet when riding a bike. JBER-Elmendorf: 20 MPH between 0840-0920 hrs Choose a school route & practice walking it with and 1445-1530 hrs. your child. JBER-Richardson: 15 MPH between 0800-0930 hrs Wear reflector tape/belts on coats or backpacks. and 1500-1630 hrs. Encourage students to walk together in groups. If you are caught speeding or conducting unsafe vehicular Teach children to recognize traffic signals & pave- maneuvers in school zones you will be giving a citation. ment markings. First time citation is a 30 day driving suspension. Multiple Follow instructions provided by school crossing times is a 6 month driving suspension. guards. 673d Medical Group:School Bus Safety: Emergency room sees about 100 patients per day. Be at the bus stop 5 minutes early. Higher priority patients are seen first! Stay clear of the road by 10 feet. If you have a common cold or something else that is Cross the road in FRONT of the bus, not behind. not severe it is preferred that you make an ap- Students may only carry items on the bus that fit in pointment through the appointment desk 907-580- their laps. 2778. Pay special attention to snow piles along the street. Physical Therapy clinic is open to Active Duty, De- pendents, & Retirees by referral only.Anchorage School District: 94th largest district in US.
  3. 3. August 10, 2011 CAC Notes Occupational Therapy Clinic is currently open to vious Self Help Store) Active Duty & post-operative care only, by Starting August 15: Mon-Fri 0830-1730 referral. JBER-Elmendorf: Bldg B6350, Arctic Warrior Chiropractic Clinic is open to Active Duty only Drive (DoD policy). Appointments are made by Mon-Fri 0830-1730, Sat 0900-1600 (closed referral only. Tricare does not authorize off 1200-1300) base referrals. Nameplates:SHARP: New nameplates will be here soon.Transition: Sexual Assault Prevention Response to Check Aurora Facebook page in the coming weeks.Sexual Harassment Assault Response & PreventionNew focus is on the bystander to approach an incident Survivor Outreach Services:before it happens to help prevent it from happening. Sept 9: Memorial Service for the Fallen @ Fort RichardsonQuestions/Comments: SHARP Office: 907-384-6948, National Cemetery 1600-170024/7 Cell Phone: 907-384-7272 Sept 10: SOS Appreciation Day @ Otter Lake 1100-1400 Sept 11: Patriot 5K Run @ Bike path across the street fromBOSS: Buckner Gym 1000-1130 August 13: Disc vs. Ball Golf POC is Valerie O’Hare at 384-0272 or 384-0188 August 27: Rubber Ducky Race Suicide Prevention Campaign: September 2: Warrior Zone Lock Down Will kick off in September however there will be campaign September 11: 9/11 Flat Top Hike reminders throughout the full year.September 24: Rock Climbing Hanger 5: Arctic Warrior Functional Fitness. SADD: Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 0600-2200, Sat-Sun 0800-1800 23 Volunteers for July Children under the age of 6 are not allowed in the facility. 50 Rides Given POC is Justin Glenn at 384-1313 69 People Picked Up School Age Program: Contact BOSS at: 907-384-9023 or Illa School Age Program Grand Opening is Sept 12 @ 1600. visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/ Demo Kitchens for cooking projects, dance & drama rooms, JBERAKBOSS computer lab, gymnasium, open field, homework center, arts & crafts room. Housing Privatization: Kodiak: 16 new homes, complete January 2012 South Cottonwood: 66, April 2012 Moose Haven: 38, April 2012 Moose Crossing: 156, October 2012 Self Help/ U Fix It Store: JBER-Richardson: Bldg B706 (same as pre-
  4. 4. August 10, 2011 CAC NotesLibrary: Additional Comments:New Library Hours Starting Sept 6: Mon-Fri 1000-2100, Sat-Sun 1000-1700  Flu vaccines will be starting soon for dependents.Questions please call: 384-1640/1648  Hospital is working on: speaker &/or screen so patients can sit in the pediatric clinic and hear/see your number calledVacation Bible School: from the pharmacy; giving ER patients more freedom, maybe221 Students participated providing a pager to patients so they can go wait in car or85 Volunteers other areas in the hospital.  Aurora Housing has available units for E1-E9, 2-4 bed-Thrift Store: located in Bldg 724, door 8 room homes. Contact Aurora(Quartermaster Rd, next to the Post Office)  Education Office is open Mon-Thurs 0830-1530, Fri byTues & Thurs: 1100-1700 appointment only.Wed: 1100-14001st & 3rd Sat: 1100-1400  School Crossing Guards meeting tomorrow 1000 @ Starbucks.August 20 & 24 from 1100-1400 there will be an open Coming Soon: Domino’s Pizza on JBERhouse with refreshments & prizes.Volunteers & Donations are always welcome. Con-signments for furniture only on Wednesdays.Junior enlisted Program : E4 & below get $25 worthof clothing each month.Thrift Store: 384-7000 or email at ftrichthrift-shop@gmail.comRichardson Spouses Club:Open to all ranks and branches.Sep 15: Super Sign Up, $20.00, in Bldg 56 from 1830-2030Nov 5: Richardson Spouses Club Country Fair@Buckner Gym FRG concession: $50.00 for info email:frsccountryfair@yahoo.comHolidays:19 Aug: USARAK Training Holiday2 Sep: USARAK Training Holiday5 Sep: Labor Day
  5. 5. Ongoing Events CALENDAR Sing-a-long at the Zoo Jan 4, 2011 - Jan 2, Battalion, Company & Local Events 2012, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, The Alaska Zoo Storytime at the Zoo Jan 6, 2011 - Jan 4,Greek Festival — Aug 19, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011Fri. and Sat. 11a.m.-10p.m.; Sun. noon - 8 p.m. 2012 , 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays The AlaskaHoly Transfiguration Orthodox Church ZooHawaiian Festival—Aug 20, 2011 1 - 5 p.m. 4th & E Scared Scriptless Improv Jan 8, 2011 - DecStreet 17, 2011 , 8 p.m. second and fourth Satur- days , Snow Goose TheaterMacys Great American Elf Adventure Comes to An-chorage! - Aug 20, 2011 Noon Anchorage Town Square Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the IceKEY CALLER TRAINING—Aug 25th @ 6pm , More Age Mar 4, 2011 - Oct 9, 2011 , 10 a.m. - 6information contact ACS p.m. Anchorage MuseumAlaska State Fair— Aug 25th – Sept. 5th military dis- South Anchorage Farmers Market - Oldcounts. Member of the military? Get your discountedadmission tickets at Information Tickets and Travel Seward location May 7, 2011 - Oct 1, 2011on Elmendorf Air Force Base – they’re just $8 for 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays , Subway Sportsadults and $5 for youth or seniors. And they’re good Centre, OMalley and Old Sewardany day of the Fair! Anchorage Farmers Market May 7, 2011 - Oct 15, 2011 , 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays, 15th and Cordova Daily planetarium shows May 9, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011Fort Richardson Spouses Club—September 15th Several shows a day, various times , Anchor-6:30pm– 8:30 pm @ Building 56th. All are welcome. age MuseumAnnual fee is $20 more information check out the face-book fanpage @ http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Richardson-Spouses-Club/146825218728460?sk=info Anchorage Market & Festival May 14, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011 , Sat. - Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.PRE DEPLOYMENT BREIFINGS—Oct 11th & 12th Third Avenue & E Street Parking Lot@ 6pm in the Richardson Theater. Please mark yourcalendars! This is one of the most important briefing for Music in the Park Jun 1, 2011 - Aug 31,all Spouses. Childcare will be available and the Agendawill be posted soon. 2011 , noon - 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Peratrovich Park, 4th Ave & E St.Battalion 1st /501st BALL– Oct. 15th Details are tocome soon. Dress is formal. Music for Little Ones Jun 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2011 , noon - 1 p.m. Mondays , Peratrovich Park, 4th Ave & E St
  6. 6. Preparing for Deployment Article from Militaryonesource.comThe deployment of a family member can be a very much information as youd like because of security is-emotional and difficult time for many families. But by sues.doing everything you can to get yourself and your fam-ily ready, you may find that you are better able to cope  Agree on a plan for communicating. Find out how youllthroughout this challenging time. Families who know be able to communicate. Talk about whether youll stay inwhen a loved one is scheduled to be deployed should touch by telephone, email, or letters, and how often or atprepare as soon as possible by talking to children and what times youll communicate. Will you be able to sendextended family members about what will happen dur- a letter or email each day, or will it be once a week? Howing deployment, adjusting their routines, and reviewing soon can you expect to get a response?financial and legal details.  Make a plan for being alone. Family members who are atEmotional preparations home while a loved one is serving in the military may beSeparation from a spouse or partner is hard, whether able to deal with anxiety and fear if they make plans toits for six weeks or six months. If you know what to take classes, pick up new hobbies, or spend time doingexpect and come up with a plan for taking care of your things they wouldnt normally do. Set some personalhousehold and yourself, you can be better prepared to goals to work toward during the deployment.handle the strong emotions that often come with adeployment.  Talk about your feelings with your partner and encourageEveryone reacts to the news of a deployment differ- him or her to do the same. Share your fears and con-ently. You may feel cerns about the deployment and work together to come up with a plan for handling them. angry sad confused  Find support for yourself. Many branches of the service nervous offer support in the form of social groups, counseling, or a strong sense of denial advice. Look into whats available for you as a military family member.Some people may also start to withdraw from theirspouse or partner to try and make the transition easier.  Reach out to other people who are going through or haveAll of these are normal reactions to a deployment. But already gone through a deployment. Participate in anythere are things you can do to feel better and get predeployment activities offered by your unit. Militaryready. You can: families who have already experienced a deployment may have valuable tips and advice about handling the Find out as much as you can about the deploy- separation. By reaching out to other people who are pre- ment. Where will your spouse be? How long will paring for a deployment, you may be able to build a sup- the deployment last? By learning as much as you port system for the coming weeks or months. can about where your partner will be and what he or she will be doing, you may be able cope better  Spend special time together as a couple and as a family. with feelings of uncertainty. Try to remember that Take the time to be alone with your spouse or partner in some cases, you may not be able to get as before they leave. Its also important for children to have individual time with a parent in the days leading up to a deployment. Make time to be together as a family even if its just for an ordinary activity like taking a bike ride or playing a game.
  7. 7. Helpful WebsitesMilitaryhttp://ice.disa.mil Customer evaluationsystemwww.aafes.com Gifts from the Homefrontwww.aw2.army.mil Army Wounded Warrior Programwww.freedomquilts.net Quilts for injured or fallen soldierswww.nmfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=staying_connected20050429#1 Freestuff for deployed troopswww.taps.org Tragedy Assistance Program FREE @ Military onesource.comMedicalwww.nmha.org National Mental HealthAssociationwww.tricare.osd.mil/ TricareChildrenwww.arfp.org/teenclasses Teendeployment classes onlinewww.military.com scholarship infowww.militarychild.org school issueswww.militarystudent.org DoD website for children in tran-sitionMilitary Lifewww.armyfamiliesonline.org ArmyFamilies Onlinewww.armyfrg.org Virtual FRGwww.armymwr.comwww.militarylife.comwww.militaryonesource.com general military knowledgeand info and counseling.www.milspouse.orgwww.military.com/spouse Military Spouse Career Centerwww.militaryonesource.com Family info, links to AFTB,ACSwww.militayfamily.org National Military Family Assoc.
  8. 8. Helpful WebsitesMilitaryhttp://ice.disa.mil Customer evaluationsystemwww.aafes.com Gifts from the Homefrontwww.aw2.army.mil Army Wounded Warrior Programwww.freedomquilts.net Quilts for injured or fallen soldierswww.nmfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=staying_connected20050429#1 Freestuff for deployed troopswww.taps.org Tragedy Assistance Program FREE @ Military onesource.comMedicalwww.nmha.org National Mental HealthAssociationwww.tricare.osd.mil/ TricareChildrenwww.arfp.org/teenclasses Teendeployment classes onlinewww.military.com scholarship infowww.militarychild.org school issueswww.militarystudent.org DoD website for children in tran-sitionMilitary Lifewww.armyfamiliesonline.org ArmyFamilies Onlinewww.armyfrg.org Virtual FRGwww.armymwr.comwww.militarylife.comwww.militaryonesource.com general military knowledgeand info and counseling.www.milspouse.orgwww.military.com/spouse Military Spouse Career Centerwww.militaryonesource.com Family info, links to AFTB,ACSwww.militayfamily.org National Military Family Assoc.
  9. 9. Helpful WebsitesMilitaryhttp://ice.disa.mil Customer evaluationsystemwww.aafes.com Gifts from the Homefrontwww.aw2.army.mil Army Wounded Warrior Programwww.freedomquilts.net Quilts for injured or fallen soldierswww.nmfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=staying_connected20050429#1 Freestuff for deployed troopswww.taps.org Tragedy Assistance Program FREE @ Military onesource.comMedicalwww.nmha.org National Mental HealthAssociationwww.tricare.osd.mil/ TricareChildrenwww.arfp.org/teenclasses Teendeployment classes onlinewww.military.com scholarship infowww.militarychild.org school issueswww.militarystudent.org DoD website for children in tran-sitionMilitary Lifewww.armyfamiliesonline.org ArmyFamilies Onlinewww.armyfrg.org Virtual FRGwww.armymwr.comwww.militarylife.comwww.militaryonesource.com general military knowledgeand info and counseling.www.milspouse.orgwww.military.com/spouse Military Spouse Career Centerwww.militaryonesource.com Family info, links to AFTB,ACSwww.militayfamily.org National Military Family Assoc.
  10. 10. Helpful WebsitesMilitaryhttp://ice.disa.mil Customer evaluationsystemwww.aafes.com Gifts from the Homefrontwww.aw2.army.mil Army Wounded Warrior Programwww.freedomquilts.net Quilts for injured or fallen soldierswww.nmfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=staying_connected20050429#1 Freestuff for deployed troopswww.taps.org Tragedy Assistance Program FREE @ Military onesource.comMedicalwww.nmha.org National Mental HealthAssociationwww.tricare.osd.mil/ TricareChildrenwww.arfp.org/teenclasses Teendeployment classes onlinewww.military.com scholarship infowww.militarychild.org school issueswww.militarystudent.org DoD website for children in tran-sitionMilitary Lifewww.armyfamiliesonline.org ArmyFamilies Onlinewww.armyfrg.org Virtual FRGwww.armymwr.comwww.militarylife.comwww.militaryonesource.com general military knowledgeand info and counseling.www.milspouse.orgwww.military.com/spouse Military Spouse Career Centerwww.militaryonesource.com Family info, links to AFTB,ACSwww.militayfamily.org National Military Family Assoc.
  11. 11. Fre e On Mil ita One ry Sou r .com ce Helpful WebsitesMilitaryhttp://ice.disa.mil Customer evaluationsystemwww.aafes.com Gifts from the Homefrontwww.aw2.army.mil Army Wounded Warrior Programwww.freedomquilts.net Quilts for injured or fallen soldierswww.nmfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=staying_connected20050429#1 Free stufffor deployed troopswww.taps.org Tragedy Assistance ProgramMedicalwww.nmha.org National Mental HealthAssociationwww.tricare.osd.mil/ TricareChildrenwww.arfp.org/teenclasses Teendeployment classes onlinewww.military.com scholarship infowww.militarychild.org school issueswww.militarystudent.org DoD website for children in transi-tionMilitary Lifewww.armyfamiliesonline.org ArmyFamilies Onlinewww.armyfrg.org Virtual FRGwww.armymwr.comwww.militarylife.comwww.militaryonesource.com general military knowledge andinfo and counseling.www.milspouse.orgwww.military.com/spouse Military Spouse Career Centerwww.militaryonesource.com Family info, links to AFTB,ACSwww.militaryfamily.org National Military Family Assoc.Check us our on Facebook: Family Support– Delaware CompanyEmail : Delaware1st501stFRG@gmail.com # 253-297-4194

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