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FRSA FLASH 01 June 2012

  1. 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, June 01, 2012 Points of ContactCompany Commander CPT McLeanCompany 1SG SFC SmithCompany FRG Leader RaeAnn McLeanhhc10thcab_frg@yahoo.comBDE FRSAJackie SharpeO/315-774-1104C/ Inside this issue:Things & Places 3Fort Drum Curfew 4Sesame Street Show 5Event Flyers 6ACS Calendar 11
  2. 2. Page 2 FRSA FLASHExperts offer environmental tips for Families preparing to movePreparing to make a permanent-change-of-station move can be stressful. You schedule the movers to pack andpick up your household goods.But when the day arrives for the packers to wrap your household goods, they inform you of all of the householdhazardous materials they cannot ship.Family Housing members can relieve themselves of all this stress by using the Fort Drum Household HazardousWaste Program. The best part about the program is that it’s free to residents of Fort Drum Mountain CommunityHomes.Fort Drum Public Works Environmental Division established a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programon Oct. 1, as an alternative to landfill disposal. Although most household hazardous waste is not regulated andis allowed for disposal at the local landfill, Fort Drum provides residents of Mountain Community Homes with analternative.Typical household waste includes, but is not limited to, paints (latex, oil and enamel), small propane cylinders,fuel, motor oil, waxes, cleaners, light bulbs, batteries and aerosol cans.Some household wastes contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. These chemicals pose a po-tential risk to people and the environment.Residents of Mountain Community Homes may bring their unwanted chemicals to the Environmental Division’sLess than 90 Day Storage facility, Bldg. P-11144 (South Post), from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays or noon to 2p.m. Thursdays for proper disposal.(Public Works)BOSS seeks volunteersBetter Opportunity for Single Soldiers and the Disabled Persons Action Organization are looking for volunteers tohelp with building a sensory park Friday and Saturday in Watertown.The "Sensory Oasis" will include wheelchair-accessible components, which will allow individuals in wheelchairsan opportunity to participate in outdoor play. The sensory play areas will encourage individuals with autism toexplore and discover the tactile, visual and audio elements that the park has to offer.For more information or to volunteer, call SPC. Vanessa Trinidad, Fort Drum BOSS vice president, at 772-7807 /0278, or email club offers free shootThe Bear Pac Archery Club on Rutland Hollow Road in Watertown will sponsor a Military Appreciation Day from 8a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9. Soldiers and Family Members are invited to attend the event, which includes free archeryshooting, instruction and refreshments.Military or dependent ID card will be required. Preregistration is recommended, but not required. Registrationwill take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Equipment is available at Parks and Recreation.For more information, email or visit
  3. 3. FRSA FLASH Page 3 Things to Do/Places to SeeBlue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Depart-ment of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, BlueStar Museums offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day,May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012.Old McDonald’s FarmAttention Military families: All military adults with active duty ID will receive $2 off admission during the 2012season! Regular admission is $8.00 per personHours of Operation - Open Every Day May 1st thru October 31st. Spring: May1st-School recess. Weekdays 10:00-4:00 & Weekends 10:00-5:00OLD McDonalds FARM | 14471 County Rt 145 - Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 |(315) 583-5737Group Rates - Visit and Learn at Old McDonalds Farm! They can now seat 100 guests indoors!! What a great op-portunity for an FRG Event. Groups will:Visit With Over 200 Animals, The Wizard of OZ Hayride, Mini Golf, Inflated Adventure Playground (small childrenonly), Modern Dairy Tour on the Moo Town Trolley. Please call for non-school groups rates. Extras: Pony Rides forsmaller children 60lbs and under. Animal Food: 50 cents/cupThe St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum is offering active duty and wounded warriors free admission toour June Exhibition June 9 & 10, 2012 in Madrid, NY.THIRD ANNUAL HEALTHY KIDS, HEALTHY PETS EVENT TAKES PLACE JUNE 2 AT REMINGTON PARKAttention Fort Drum Soldiers and Families! Save the date now for the third annual Healthy Kids, Healthy Petsevent that takes place June 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Remington Park!This event offers fun and information for the entire family.For instance:* Learn how to create a healthy lifestyle!* Take part in games and activities!* Take advantage of free pet recipes and treat samples!* Learn about family and pet nutrition tips; and,* Let on-site veterinarians and pediatricians provide advice and answer your questions.Healthy Kids/Healthy Pets will be held near the park entrance, next to the Dog Park. Leashed dogs may partici-pate in this event, but need to be kept on a leash for the duration of their visits. In the event of inclementweather, the Hillside Cabin has been reserved and will provide shelter. Rest room facilities are also available atthat location.This event is being sponsored by the Fort Drum MEDDAC Pediatrics Department, Veterinary Services, and CornellCooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County.
  4. 4. Page 4 FRSA FLASH This Week in History, May Jun 01, 1980 - CNN launches Jun 02, 1935 - Babe Ruth retires Jun 03, 1989 - Crackdown at Tiananmen begins Jun 04, 1942 - Battle of Midway begins Jun 05, 1933 - FDR takes United States off gold standard Jun 06, 1944 - D-Day Jun 07, 1913 - First successful ascent of Mt. McKinley DES REMINDS RESIDENTS OF FORT DRUM CURFEWAs summer quickly approaches, Directorate of Emergency Services officials would like to remind Fort Drum residents ofthe postwide curfew implemented last summer. The Garrison Policy regarding the post curfew applies to all persons,whether residents or guests, located on Fort Drum who are 17 or younger. The purpose of the policy is to protect minorsfrom becoming victims of unlawful activity, reduce incidents of unlawful conduct by minors, and encourage and strengthenadult and parental supervision.“As the weather improves and school lets out, juvenile criminal activity tends to increase in the housing areas. Police willbe identifying juveniles and enforcing the curfew,” said Todd Julian, DES chief of law enforcement. “We need parents’ helpto support and enforce the curfew so our communities remain a great place to work, play and live.“The curfew implemented last summer went a long way to helping protect both children and property. The amount of late-night vandalism and thefts were greatly reduced from previous years. Twenty-five minors received first-time violation warn-ings. Only two minors appeared before the Juvenile Disciplinary Control Board for subsequent violations.”The curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. It is in effect from midnight through 5 a.m. Fri-day and Saturday. Exceptions include those minors who are accompanied by an adult; are in their own yard; are returninghome from their place of employment, a school, church or other voluntary organization event or one officially sponsoredyouth activity in a government facility; or en route to obtaining medical care for themselves or an immediate Family Mem-ber. In all cases, the minor is required to take the most direct route to and from the home.A first violation will result in the minor being taken into temporary custody on the scene by law enforcement personnel. Theparent or responsible adult will be contacted immediately to respond to take custody of the minor. The parent or responsi-ble adult will sign a release statement acknowledging that the minor has been detained for violating the curfew.Subsequent violations will result in a police report being generated and a referral for a mandatory appearance before theJuvenile Disciplinary Control Board. Continued disregard for the policy could result in more severe action against the minorand the sponsor, including being barred from the installation.“When parents are aware of where their kids are and enforce policies like this one, everyone benefits, especially the chil-dren,” Julian said.The policy can be viewed on the Fort Drum portal under Garrison Policy Memorandum 11-18, Fort Drum Curfew for MinorChildren. Information regarding child supervision is outlined in Garrison Policy Memorandum 10-12, Parental Responsibili-ties and Supervision for Children and Youth. For more information, contact the MP desk at 772-5156.Directorate of Emergency Services
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  6. 6. Page 6 FRSA FLASHMiddle School Day Camp Registration begins June 5th at Parent Central Services. Each weekly camp is created around a central theme, and will offer at least two field trips. Field trip locations will vary; however, all campers will be back at the Youth Center prior to 4:00 PM. Permission slips are required for each trip during camp. Fees/Cost will range from $20.00- $55.00 per week (based on Total Family Income). Call 315-772-8675 for more information.
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  8. 8. Page 8 FRSA FLASH Coming AttractionsJune 12 – For Father’s Only – Army Community ServiceJune 12 – Credit Repair – Army Community ServiceJune 12 – Key Caller Training – Army Community ServiceJune 12 – 14 – AFTB Level I – Army Community ServiceJune 14 – Automotive Brakes Class – Automotive Skills CenterJune 15 – EFMP Autism Support Group – Army Community ServiceJune 15 – PSAT Preparation and Assistance Class – Youth CenterJune 16 – Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party – McEwen LibraryJune 16 – Army Birthday Block Party – Youth CenterJune 19 – Investing 101 – Army community ServiceJune 19 – OPSEC Training – Army Community ServiceJune 20 – Career Development Seminar – Army Community Service ClassesandEvents_files/June%202012%June 21 – Riverfest – Alexandria Bay 20Preview_FMWR_Preview.pdfJune 21 – Military Resiliency Training: Module 3 – Army Community ServiceJune 21 – High Adventure Club – Youth CenterJune 23 – ATV Safety Training Class – Adventure TrainingJune 23 – End Of School BBQ – Youth CenterJune 25 – Mountainfest Sports Begin – Sports OfficeJune 26 – Army 10-Miler Qualifier – Sports Office Need Help?June 26 – Carousel Mall Trip – Youth Center Call or visit Military OneSource toJune 27 – Computer Basics for Job Seekers – Army Community Service find information about taxes, par-June 28 – Federal Employment Workshop- Army Community Service enting, deployments, finances, taxes, counseling, PCS moves & more
  9. 9. 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 JUNE 01 - 1900 The Three Stooges (PG)SAT JUNE 02 - 1400 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)1900 The Three Stooges (PG)SUN JUNE 03 - 1400 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) 1600 Mirror Mirror (PG)-----------------------------------------------------------------FRI JUNE 08 - 1900 The Lucky One (PG-13)SAT JUNE 09 - 1400 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)1900 Safe (R)SUN JUNE 10 - 1400 The Lucky One (PG-13)
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  11. 11. Page 11 FRSA FLASHContents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does notrepresent 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.