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  • 1. H e a d qu a r t e r s , H e a d q u a r t e r s C o . 10th Combat Aviation Brigade RENEGADES FRSA FLASH Friday, May 11, 2012 Points of Contact Inside this issue:Company Commander Army Youth Network Survey 2 Employment Readiness Informa- 7 CPT McLean Coming Attractions 8Company 1SG What’s Playing at the post thea- 9 SFC Smith May Event Flyers 10Company FRG Leader RaeAnn McLeanhhc10thcab_frg@yahoo.com Date: Thursday, May 17thBDE FRSA Start Time: 5:30PMJackie Sharpe Location:O/315-774-1104 Adirondack Creek Community CenterC/315-778-6107 9797 Constitution Blvd, Fort Drumjackie.sharpe@us.army.mil Let’s get together to catch up with Renegade Friends & meet all of our new additions to the team! Questions call our FRG Leader RaeAnn McLean  Soda Provided @ hhc10thcab_frg@yahoo.com  Parent Supervised Playroom Available Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 10th CAB or the Army. This material is for personal use of the readers. All readers are en- couraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.
  • 2. Page 4 FRSA FLASH This Week in History, May May 11, 1934 - Dust storm sweeps from Great Plains across Eastern states May 12, 1957 - Race car driver A.J. Foyt gets first pro victory May 13, 1846 - President Polk declares war on Mexico May 14, 1804 - Lewis and Clark depart May 15, 1937 - Madeleine Albright is born May 16, 1929 - First Academy Awards ceremony May 17, 1954 - Brown v. Board of Ed is decidedFort Drum will host spring cleanup dayDuring fiscal year 2011, Fort Drum garrison received revenue for more than 2,700 tons of recyclable materials. AlthoughFort Drum raked in about $952,000 during that time, recyclable materials still ended up in the trash, costing Fort Drummore than $340,000 in FY 11.Public Works Environmental Division team recognizes there is a lot the Fort Drum community can do to help clean up postand get recyclables where they belong, which is out of the trash and into proper receptacles.That is why they will host a postwide cleanup day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 in the cantonment area and airfield, includ-ing barracks, buildings and motor pools. Soldiers, Families and civilians are encouraged to help out by picking up litteraround their facilities, turning in old / unused chemical cleaners, turning in unused electronic equipment, and recyclingold manuals or binders full of reports and other obsolete data. This cleanup day is designed to not only help the environ-ment, but it also provides a platform to educate Fort Drum personnel on the posts recycling program, and proper turn-inprocedures for recyclables, e-waste and hazardous waste. Only litter collected from the Fort Drum cantonment area andairfield will be accepted. Off-post generated waste will not be accepted. Those helping with the cleanup are asked to stayout of all construction sites and areas designated “off limits by order of the commander." Because Fort Drum has morethan 500 historic sites, participants also should beware of historic foundations and wells. Removing flagging / tags /signs from trees or stakes is not permitted. Also, avoid personnel should touching any ordnance if found during thecleanup, and call 772-7153 to report it. According to an executive order, by the end of fiscal year 2015, Fort Drum mustdivert at least 50 percent of construction and demolition solid waste and 50 percent of nonconstruction and demolitionsolid waste from landfills.Nonconstruction and demolition solid waste includes expended brass, cardboard, electronics, mixed metal and paper,newspaper, pallets, plastics, glass and motor oil. To help Fort Drum meet – and exceed – this goal, officials ask individu-als to come out May 17 and help keep post beautiful for everyone to enjoy.(Fort Drum Public Affairs Office)Comply with Fort Drum, New York state regulations on weaponsFort Drum officials remind residents to ensure they are in accordance with Fort Drum regulations and New Yorkstate laws when it comes to registering weapons. It is a misdemeanor for any person to carry or possess ahandgun in the state of New York unless he or she has a valid New York pistol permit. If you are prosecuted forpossessing a pistol in New York without a state pistol permit, you could be subject to a maximum of either 6-25years imprisonment, $30,000 in fines, or a combination of both. If you own a handgun and do not have a NewYork state pistol permit, you should immediately bring it to the Military Police Station to register the weaponand have it stored in the Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Ser-vices arms room until arrangements can bemade to store them in your unit arms room. If you live on post, all weapons in your residence must be regis-tered with DES, in accordance with Fort Drum Regulation 190-6. Weapons include BB guns, paintball guns,bows, airsoft guns and all firearms. All privately owned weapons crossing onto post must be registered at theFort Drum DES. For more information, contact or stop by the Directorate of Emergency Services, Law Enforce-ment Division, Military Police Operations, 10715 Mt. Belvedere Blvd, Fort Drum, at 772-2992.Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services
  • 3. FRSA FLASH Page 5
  • 4. Page 6 FRSA FLASH Moving Your Kids during PCS SeasonMoving to a new area can be hard on you, but it can be especially hard on a child. Below are some helpful tipsto help make your child’s transition from one school to another easier;If you are moving out of a current location: (at the end of the school year)Communicate with your child’s school is critical.Out-process with school at least 2 weeks priorStudents will receive grades up to last dayIf PCS’ing obtain SLS (School Liaison Services) information on new duty stationDeparture prior to school year completion:Report card is not issuesSchools provide a report showing grade status and may suggest if student should be repeat grade overGrade promotion is determined by receiving schoolHand carry the following information for your child:School report cardIEPBirth CertificateSocial Security CardCustody agreementAchievements and certificatesVolunteering recordAny information that is above and beyond normal school activities (i.e. clubs, sports, extracurricular events)Immunization record School Liaison Officers: Michele Carlton, 772-3214 Terri Spencer, 772-1311 Information on Child Youth and School Service Summer Programs Available Now Go to: http://www.drummwr.com/CYSSSummerPrograms.html
  • 5. FRSA FLASH Page 7Ft. Drum Employment Readiness Program upcoming Events and WorkshopsAll classes will be located at the ACS building. Please RSVPTim Creamer will be your main POC he can be reached at 772-1090 and timo-thy.w.creamer@us.army.mil,because we will be short staffed we are encouraging customers to attend Employment 101 before schedul-ing a one on one appointment. -- thank you for your understanding!Upcoming Events and Workshops RSVP REQUIRED:Resume Writing Computer Lab - 14 May - 9:30-10:30 - ACSFinding a Job Using Social Networking - 16 May- 9:30-11:30 - ACSFederal Employment Workshop - 24 May - 9:30-11:30 - ACSComputer Basics for Job Seekers - Intro to PowerPoint - 30 May - 9:30-11:30Employment 101 - 30 May - 9:30-11:30 - ACSComputer Basics for Job Seekers - Basic Excel - 4 June - 1:00-3:00Employment 101 - 7 June - 9:30-11:30 - ACSBuild Your Own Business - 13 June - 9:30-11:20Resume Writing Computer Lab - 11 June - 9:30-10:30 - ACS
  • 6. Page 8 FRSA FLASH Coming Attractions 5/12 USO Big Bash, 1900-2300 @ Elks Lodge, Water town 5/13 Mother’s Day Brunch, 1100 & 1330 @ The Commons 5/14 Home-Buyers Class, 0930-1130 @ ACS 5/14 FRG Leader Training, 0900-1300 @ ACS 5/14 Informal Fund Training, 1400 & 1700 @ ACS 5/15 School Board Elections 5/16 Finding a Job using Social Networking, 0930- 1130 @ ACS 5/17 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony, 1030-1130 @ The Commons 5/17 & 18 Stronger Families Oxygen Seminar, 0900-1500 @ USO 5/17-20 Case Lot Sale, All Week @ The Commissary 5/18 FDNY Special Olympics, 0900-1400 @ ACS http://www.drummwr.com/ ClassesandEvents_files/May%202012% 5/18 Division Retirement Ceremony, 1600-1700 @ MPA 20Preview_FMWR_Preview.pdf 5/18 Right Arm Night , 1700 @ The Commons 5/19 Armed Forces Day Parade, 1000 in Watertown 5/21 ACS Resilience Training, 0930-1430 @ ACS 5/22-23 AFTB Level II Training, 0900-1600 @ ACS 5/22 Welcome Tour, 0930-1400 @ ACS 5/23 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Observance 1130-1300 @ Commons 5/24 SAFETY DAY/DIVISION RUN, 0700 Hays Hall/Fort Drum Need Help? 5/24 Safety Day Fair, 0900-1500 @ Magrath Gym Call or visit Military OneSource to find information about taxes, par- 5/25-28 DIVISION DONSA/MEMORIAL DAY HOLI- DAY enting, deployments, finances, 5/29 Army Soldier Show, 1800 @ Magrath Gym taxes, counseling, PCS moves & more 5/30 Mountain Remembrance Ceremony, 1630-1700 @ Main Post Chapel 5/31 American Red Cross Blood Drive, 0900-1700 @ USOSave the Dates! Fort Drum’s Special Events:US Army Soldier Show – World-class performances by the US Army’s most talented Soldiers. This evening performance at Ma-grath Sports Complex Gymnasium will be given at 6 pm on May 29.Riverfest – Enjoy a day on the Saint Lawrence River in the village of Alexandria Bay including a boat tour of the Thousand Is-lands, visit to Heart Island and Boldt Castle, Lunch, children’s amusements and fun on June 21with tickets on sale from yourUnit Representative soon.Mountainfest – A great day of food, activities, Salute to the Nation, games, and music on Division Hill, June 28.
  • 7. Post Theater Bldg 10725, North Riva Ridge Admission is $4.50 for adults; $2.25 for children 6-11; FREE for children 5 and younger. For more movie information, call 772-5571FRI MAY 11 - 1900 The Wrath Of The Titans (PG-13)SAT MAY 12 - 1400 Mirror, Mirror (PG)1900 21 Jump Street (R)SUN MAY 13 - 1400 The Wrath Of The Titans (PG-13)FRI MAY 18 - 1900 The Hunger Games (PG-13)SAT MAY 19 - 1400 The Hunger Games (PG-13)1900 American Reunion (R)SUN MAY 20 - 1400 The Hunger Games (PG-13)
  • 8. VOLUNTEERS WANTED Our Family Readiness Group (FRG) is looking for a few volunteers! A couple of the positions available are Key Callers, FRG Fund Custo- dian or Treasurer. If you are interested please contact RaeAnn, our FRG Leader and get the details!The Information and Referral Program at ACS is looking for someone to manage the Coupon Service at the ACSBuilding. The volunteer will organize the provided coupons by category and the date of expiration in to the con-tainers provided by ACS. Time requirement is approximately 2 hours per week. If you are interested, pleasestop by the ACS Building and ask for Virginia Cooper or you can call her at 772-6766 or vir-ginia.cooper@us.army.mil