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  • H e a d q u a r t e r s , H e a d q u a r t er s C o . 1 0 t h C o m b a t Av i a t i o n B r i g a d e RE N EG AD ES Friday, February 24, 2012 FRSA FLASH Points of ContactCompany Commander CPT McLeanCompany 1SG SFC Smith Less than three weeks until Lifetime Channels Coming Home series! Could there beCompany FRG Leader any 10th CAB reunions? Tune RaeAnn McLean in March 4 to find out!hhc10thcab_frg@yahoo.comBDE FRSA Jackie Sharpe O/315-774-1104 C/315-778-6107jackie.sharpe@us.army.mil Inside this issue:TRICARE Young 3Adult PrimeReconnection 4WorkshopsTax Assistance 6Center - FREESpecial Olympics 10DayEvent Flyers 11 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 encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.
  • Page 2 F R SA F L AS H Gillibrand, Petraeus to Visit Fort Drum U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protec- tion Bureau, will be guests at a Fort Drum community meeting the afternoon of March 2 at the Commons here on post. The meeting will be open to all Fort Drum soldiers, fami- lies and civilians. Gillibrand and Petraeus will focus their discussion on how to best assist military familieswho are facing financial issues. There also will be a question-and-answer session for the community.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was established to protect American consumers from unfair, deceptive orabusive practices at the hands of financial services providers - banks, credit card companies, mortgage and paydaylenders, and debt collectors, to name a few.One group in particular is often at risk of being targeted by unscrupulous lenders: service members and their Fami-lies who find themselves in financial trouble and strapped for cash to cover debts and expenses due to the uniquechallenges members of the military face.Further details, to include the time of the meeting, will be made public as they become available.Budget Proposal Aims to Support Troops, FamiliesPresident Barack Obamas fiscal 2013 budget proposal has several provisions for Servicemembers, veterans and theirfamilies to include $8.5 billion in Defense Department (DoD) base funding to support military families, from childcare and education for military children to counseling and employment programs for the entire family, and 465 mil-lion for medical research specifically focused on psychological health, TBI and posttraumatic stress disorder.Earlier last week, officials said defense leaders are fully committed to assisting Servicemembers and their families.To learn more about the support for troops and families, please see: http://1.usa.gov/zYapUxLeaders Aim to Ease Spouse Employment WoesFirst Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Defense Secretary Leon E.Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E.Dempsey unveiled a new report on Wednesday February 15, 2012 aimedat removing barriers for spouses struggling to obtain occupational li-censes.Read more: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=67229
  • Page 3 F R SA F L AS HTRICARE Young Adult PrimeMilitary families have a new TRICARE Prime option for young adults without healthcare coverage. TRICAREYoung Adult Prime gives eligible Family members TRICARE Prime medical and pharmacy coverage with low out-of-pocket costs for a $201 monthly premium. Military Family members who are not married, who have “aged out”of other TRICARE eligibility (up to age 26) and who have a TRICARE-eligible sponsor are eligible to purchaseTRICARE Young Adult (TYA) coverage. TYA enrollees can choose either TYA Standard or TYA Prime coverage,based on eligibility as the choice will determine your monthly premium, out-of-pockets costs and how you accesscare. Each TYA program allows access to the TRICARE pharmacy benefit. For complete information, along withthe application form, please click: http://1.usa.gov/AtW8zV or click: http://1.usa.gov/w4Hiyq for more information. Call for Exemplary Military Children Between multiple deployments, relocations and time spent apart, Military Families must learn to make every second togethercount. While Soldiers are protecting our country, their Families are doing their part on the homefront to keep thetight-knit community from unraveling.To honor their sacrifices and to celebrate April as Month of the Military Child, The Mountaineer staff is looking forfour Fort Drum youths who show exceptional character at home, in school and in the community. Submissions willbe accepted through March 9 and should be limited to 200 words. Children will be selected based on the following criteria:* Scholastic activities and involvement* Family contribution (helping out at home, chores, etc.)* Community activities and involvement* Leadership skills* Volunteer service* Academic standing / achievement* Other activities, such as clubs, internships and summer workInclude any awards and honors the child has achieved.A nominee must be a student within grades 7-12 and reside with a military service member assigned at Fort Drum.Selections will be made before April 1. The Mountaineer will highlight each child with a feature article and photoson the "Mountaineer People" page (B3). Families with more than one child may submit one entry per child or acombined entry. To submit a child for consideration, email the essay in a Word document todrum.pao@conus.army.mil with the words"Military Child Nominee" in the subject line. Include the childs name and age, and the military parents name, unitand telephone number.If a child is selected to be featured, The Mountaineer staff reserves the right to reprint any part of the essay in thearticle.Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. View slide
  • Page 4 F R SA F L AS H Find the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade on FACEBOOK. Need Help? Call or visit Military OneSource to find information about taxes, parenting, deployments, fi- nances, taxes, counseling, PCS moves & more View slide
  • F R SA F L AS H Page 5 B.O.S.S. Supporters and Friends - We just wanted to invite everyone to come by the B.O.S.S. Center and check things out. A lot of people dont know what all we have to offer so I will list what we have just as a reminder. 10 Flat Screen T.V.s. XBOX 360, PS3, and the Wii with all the games for both you could imagine. And if we don‟t have it, we can get it. A Theatre with 9 cozy leather recliners, TWO regulation size pool tables with plenty of room to play and challenge your friends to a game of pool, Big Game Hunter, Tron pin-ball, Darts, Foosball. There is a kitchen to prepare some Nachos for a football game on T.V. or some popcorn for a movie. 8 computers with webcams and WiFi for when you want to hop online for some RPG games and MUCH MORE! Come on by! We are open from Wednesday to Sunday from 1100 - 2300. Dont forget our Poker Tournament this Saturday at The Commons. Registration starts at noon with the Tourna- ment beginning at 1300 $600 in Cash to be won! EVENT CANCELLEDAnother great trip planned to TurningStone Casino!!! We are leaving at 1000on 24 March and returning on 25March. The cost is $30.00/person. Opento single soldiers and geographicalbachelors. The cost includes Transporta-tion, Room, Free entry to Club Lava,$40.00 to start gambling and potentiallyfloor seats to the boxing match alongwith the Party Bus coming to pick youup here on Drum!!! Don‟t be too lateand miss your chance to go. There areonly 58 slots available.
  • Page 6 F R SA F L AS H This Week in History, Feb. 24 - Mar. 1 Feb 24, 1836 - Alamo defenders call for help Feb 25, 1964 - Clay knocks out Liston Feb 26, 1919 - Two national parks preserved, 10 years apart Feb 27, 1827 - New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras Feb 28, 1953 - Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA Feb 29, 1940 - McDaniel wins Oscar Mar 01, 1932 - Lindbergh baby kidnappedFort Drum Tax Assistance Center offers FREE tax return preparationStaffed by IRS trained and certified Soldiers, the TAC will prepare and electronically file your federal andstate income tax returns free of charge. By filing your return electronically, you can receive your refund inas little as one week.The TAC staff also is equipped to prepare 2010 returns for Soldiers returning from deployment who werenot able to file last year.Located on South Post at the corner of Lewis and Conway / First Street West in Bldg. T-120 (near theAAFES gas station and across the street from Behavioral Health), the TAC will be open from 9:30 a.m. to7 p.m. Monday through Friday.Beginning Monday, you may call 772-6727 to schedule a next business day appointment. Throughout taxseason, the appointment line will open at 1 p.m. each day and will remain open until all appointments arefilled 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 number verification letter is-sued by the Social Security Administration. (Your military ID is not sufficient.) 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 statement is notsufficient.) 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 spe-cial power of attorney or IRS Form 2848 authorizing you to sign the re-turn.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.
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  • Page 8 F R SA F L AS H Coming Attractions & Items Of Interest February 24 – Ski Trip to Titus Mountain – Adventure Training February 24 – YC Middle School Dance – Youth Center February 25 – Snowmobile Ride – Adventure Training February 25 – YC Trip to Syracuse Stage – Youth Center February 25 – Snowboard Winch Competition – BOSS February 26 – CYS Services Family Time – CYS Services Sports February 29 – AER Campaign Kick-Off – Army Emergency Relief March 1 – National Library Week Book Mark Contest – McEwen Library March 2 – A Cold Winter‟s Night Program Ending Party – McEwen Library March 3 – Snowmobile Ride – Adventure Training March 3 – Women‟s History Month Celebration – Youth Center March 4 – CYS Services Sports Family Time – CYSS Sports March 5 – 16 – Indoor Triathlon – Sports Office March 6 & 7 – AFTB Level 1 Training – Army Community Service March 9 – Youth Conflict Resolution Training – Youth Center March 10 – Ice Fishing Trip – Parks and Recreation March 10 – 2012 Basketball Tournament – Sports Office March 10 – Maple Days – McEwen Library March 10 – Texas Hold „Em Tournament – BOSS March 10 – Trip to Monster Truck Jam – Parks and Recreation March 10 – Midnight Sports – Youth Center Check out the February FMWR Preview at - http://www.drummwr.com/ClassesandEvents_files/ February%202012% 20Preview_FMWR_Preview.pdf
  • Post Theater Bldg 10725, North Riva Ridge Admission is $4.50 for adults; $2.25 for children 6-11; FREE for chil- dren 5 and younger. For more movie information, call 772-5571Friday, 24 Feb The Devil Inside (R) 7 pm Contraband (R) 9:30 pmSaturday, 25 Feb We Bought A Zoo (PG) 2 pm Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PG-13) 7 pm The Devil Inside (R) 9:30 pmSunday, 26 Feb We Bought A Zoo (PG) 2 pm Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PG-13) 5 pm
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  • Deadline is fast approaching - MATCH 1stGet your registration forms in soon!
  • “Fort Drum: The First 100 Years,” is available on DVD. To purchase aDVD of the 90-minute documentary, watch videos and learn more aboutthe film, please visit www.4thcoastproductions.com. To order by mail,send a check for $22.45 TO 4TH Coast Productions, 14250 State Route 3,Sackets Harbor, NY 13685.