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  • 1. FRSA FLASH Thursday, 2 February 2012 .Special Points of InterestTHOUGHTS 2TAX ASSISTANCE 3SURVEY 5THEATER 7FRG MEETING 8CLIFF HIGHLIGHTS 9LTC StillerTF MTN Eagle CdrCSM HurstTF MTN Eagle CSMMichele GallowayTF MTN Eagle FRSA FROM 277th FRSA: The Gates are OPEN!!!Office 315-774-1206 Beginning Monday January 30 two additional gates on post will openCell 315-836-6496 during morning hours to give motorist alternate access to the instal- lation and air field and help relieve morning traffic congestion. The Nash gate on NYS Route 26 across from the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield and the gate at Munns Corners and NYS Route 3a in Deferiet will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday to De- partment of Defense ID cards holders only. The opening of the Nash gate is expected to ease traffic along NYS Route 26 in Great Bend. The gate in Deferiet will provide an alternate route to the airfield. These gates will not be open during the week- ends or holidays. The other six access gates will remain unchanged.Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material pre-sented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 10th CAB or the Army. This material is forpersonal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable re-strictions and guidelines.
  • 2. PAGE 2 FRSA FLASH THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER !!!Strength is developed through difficulty. How amazing it is that we avoid difficulty. We run from ob-stacles. We absolutely despise going through obstacles that stand in our way. Yet, these difficultiesare used to develop the fortitude and abilities that have not been realized in our lives.B. C. Forbes was a man who learned the value of overcoming obstacles. He was the founder ofForbes magazine. Forbes was also a business and financial writer. He wrote articles that encour-aged people to press forward through difficult circumstances. One of his quotes reveals his ability tomotivate others to press toward victorious living."History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obsta-cles before they triumphed. They finally won because they refused to become discouraged by theirdefeats. Disappointments acted as a challenge. Dont let difficulties discourage you."Overcome the difficulty you are facing. Refuse to be discouraged. Gain new strength as you runthrough the obstacle standing in your path. Watch your hidden abilities arise in the midst of the situa-tion you despise. You were born to win. Let this be your defining moment for breaking into a newplace of victory in your life!
  • 3. PAGE 3 FRSA FLASH Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center offers free tax return preparation Capt. Jordan Walerstein Tax Assistance Center Officer in Charge The Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center is scheduled to open Tuesday. Staffed by IRS trained and certified Soldiers, the TAC will prepare and electronically file your federal and state in- come tax returns free of charge. By filing your return electronically, you can receive your re- fund in as little as one week. Part of the Legal Assistance Office and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, the TAC staff assists active-duty Soldiers, mobilized Reservists on active duty for more than 29 days, retired service members and their Families. Under Army regulations, self-employed taxpayers and those involved in other private business activities are not eligible for tax assistance services. (Family Child Care providers remain eligi- ble.) The TAC staff also is equipped to prepare 2010 returns for Soldiers returning from deployment who were not able to file last year. Located on South Post at the corner of Lewis and Conway / First Street West in Bldg. T-120 (near the AAFES gas station and across the street from Behavioral Health), the TAC will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning Monday, you may call 772-6727 to schedule a next business day appointment. Throughout tax season, the appointment line will open at 1 p.m. each day and will remain open until all appointments are filled for the next business day. The following documents are required to schedule an appointment:  Military ID (Common Access Card)  Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security num- ber verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration. (Your military ID is not suffi- cient.)  Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents listed on the tax return. Your Army W-2, which is available at www.mypay.dfas.mil. (Your leave and earnings state- ment is not sufficient.)  A voided check to receive your refund by direct deposit. To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present or have a special power of attorney or IRS Form 2848 authorizing you to sign the return. The following documents may be necessary depending on your circumstances:  Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents; (Next Page Please).
  • 4. FRSA FLASH PAGE 4 Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN; Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R from all employers of all of yourFamily Members; Interest and dividend statements from banks and brokers, including mortgage interest state-ments (Forms 1099); A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available; Divorce decrees and receipts for alimony paid or received; Child custody and support orders;Receipts for IRA contributions; Total paid for day care provider and the day care provider’s tax identifying number (the pro-viders Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number); andReceipts and other supporting documentation if you plan to itemize your deductions in lieu of thestandard deduction.Visit www.facebook.com/drumtax for the most up-to-date information on the TAC.For more information, call the Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center at 772-3735. Check out all the FACEBOOK pages. We have a page for the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade as well as each of our Task Forces within our Brigade.
  • 6. FRSA FLASH PAGE 6Snow Ridge Ski Resort is having their MilitaryFree Day Lift Ticket Daysagain this year.Dates are as followed;Wednesday - Every Wednesday thru the entire ski seasonFriday - January 6 & 20, February 3 &10, March 2, 9 & 16, 2012Hours of Operation areMon and Tues ClosedWed 10am-4pmThurs - Friday 10am-8:30pmSat - Sun and Holidays 9am-4pmStop on by our Parks and Recreation building here on post to rent skiing orsnowboarding equipment. Click on the link for pricing information.http://drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation_files/Brochure%2010-2011%20winter.pdf FEBRUARY 2012 Preview Is Now Available Online http://www.drummwr.com/ ClassesandEvents_files/ February%202012% 20Pre- view_FMWR_Preview.pdf
  • 7. FRSA FLASH PAGE 7 What’s Playing at the Movies? Post Theater Bldg 10725, North Riva RidgeAdmission is $4.50 for adults; $2.25 for children 6-11; FREE for children 5 and younger. For more movie information, call 772-5571 THU FEB 02 - 1900 Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) ALL SEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1 FRI FEB 03 - 1900 Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) 2130 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) SAT FEB 04 - 1400 We Bought a Zoo (PG) 1900 Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) 2130 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) SUN FEB 05 - 1400 We Bought a Zoo (PG) 1700 Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) THU FEB 09 - 1900 We Bought a Zoo (PG) ALL SEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1 FRI FEB 10 - 1900 The Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) 2130 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) SAT FEB 11 - 1400 The Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) 1900 We Bought a Zoo (PG) 2130 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) SUN FEB 12 - 1400 The Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) 1700 We Bought a Zoo (PG)
  • 8. PAGE 8 FRSA FLASH Coming Attractions & Items of InterestSEE FLYERS AHEAD!!! February 11 – EFMP Valentine’s Party – Army Community Service – Order Romance Valentine’s Dinner - Commons – Snowmobile Ride – Adventure Training – AFTB Level 2 – Army Community Service – YC African American/Black History Events – Youth Center – Texas Hold-‘Em Tournament – BOSS – YC High School Dance – Youth Center – Moonlight Ski Tour – Parks and Recreation – WWE Pay-Per-View – Commons – Mardi Gras Lunch Buffet – Commons – YC Trip to SU Men’s Basketball Game – Youth Center – Ski Trip to Titus Mountain – Adventure Training – YC Middle School Dance – Youth Center – Snowmobile Ride – Adventure Training – YC Trip to Syracuse Stage – Youth Center – Snowboard Winch Competition – BOSS – CYS Services Family Time – CYS Services Sports – AER Campaign Kick-Off – Army Emergency Relief 277th ASB FRG Meeting DATE: Thursday, February 9, 2012 TIME: 4.30P.M. LOCATION: Family Life Center Po Valley Road
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