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  1. 1. Task Force KnighthawkFRSA FlashThursday, 2February 2012 National Wear Red Day 4 February 2012 February is “Heart” month Heart disease kills an esti- mated 630,000 Americans each year. Its the leading cause of death for both men and women. Since 1963, Feb- ruary has been celebrated as American Heart Month to urge Americans to join the battle against heart disease. For more information, log on to: FRG Up-coming Events F Co “Firehawks” FRG Events Wednesday, 15 Feb 6:30pm @ Wa- tertown Ice Rink Friday, 24 Feb 0800 Breakfast fund- raiser F Co “Pathfinders” FRG Events Thursday, 16 Feb 1000 Fundraiser after March followed by mini-FRG meeting G Co “Intruders” FRG Events
  2. 2. Health Care COL THOMPSON 772-4024 TRICARE PHARMACY HOME DELIVERYARMY MEDICAL HOME Your Choice Matters! Take advantage of convenience, safety and savings National Donor DayGuthrie’s new addition brings with it a with TRICARE Pharmacy Home Deliverynew initiative! Army Medical Home 14 February (TPHD). With TPHD, picking up your(AMH) is an active approach to estab- prescriptions is as easy as picking uplishing a “medical home” for everyone National Donor Day - a day your mail. Maintenance medications- which means improved Continuity of where one can give the gift of are delivered to your home – eliminat- life. National Donor Day wasCare! Your healthcare needs are coor- started by the U.S. Department ing trips to the retail or military phar-dinated by your individual medical pro- of Health and Human service in macy. Sign up for Automatic Refills 1998. While many celebrate 14vider who is leading a care team of and your medication will be sent to FEB as Valentine’s Day andmedical professionals providing con- give away cards, candy and you automatically when it’s time. You flowers to their loved ones,tinuous, comprehensive, and personal- can also request refills by phone or some encourage themselves toized prevention-based healthcare. At give the ultimate gift of love by online 24 hours a day, seven days aGuthrie, the Home Care Teams include signing to become the donors week, at 1-877-363-1433 (have your of organs and tissue. With the"Red," "White," "Blue", and "Gold". support of US Department of maintenance medication prescriptionEach consists of medical assistant, Health and Human Service; information and your doctor’s tele- Valentine’s Day has been des-nurse, PA and a provider, ensuring you ignated as National Donor Day phone number by the phone when youare cared for by the same Family to increase the awareness of call), or via the lives that can be saved byhealth team. Do you know who your TRICARE donating organs and tissues. ItPrimary Care Manager (PCM) is? Do is estimated that 50 lives canyou know what “HOME” you are on? If be touched and saved if one American Red Cross person becomes the donor ofyour answer is NO, please contact organ and tissue. To learnGuthrie Clinic at 315-772-2778. 772-6561 more about donating the gift of life, check out the following New Volunteer Orientation: Will be website: http://GUTHRIE REMODELING CONTINUES held on 7 March in the American Red CrossPatients and visitors to Guthrie Clinic index.html . Office, RM B1-35 in Clark Hall at 1300, pleaseare asked to remain alert to ongoing call 772-6561 to sign up or stop by our of-remodeling efforts within Guthrie fice.Clinic. This may result in new signsgoing up that require patients/visitors Key Volunteer Opportunity-to utilize alternate routes to gain ac- Specifically we are looking to fill our humancess to the Pharmacy, restrooms, and resources based Coordinator of Volunteersother areas. MEDDAC Command ap- position that assists in the oversight/preciates the Fort Drum Community’s management of our volunteer program. If interested in this volunteer position pleasecontinued patience while Guthrie un- call 772-7373.dergoes its continued facelift.
  3. 3. FAMILY WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUPShare your experiences to help others and let other’s experiences help you! Meets on the last Thursday of the month 10-11am & 6-7pm in ACS (AER Conference Room) Upcoming dates: 23 February, 29 March, 26 April, 24 May, 28 June Training available at ACS Topics of discussion are open to anything related to the wellness of the Military Family, to include (but not limited to)  Resilience Training:  Financial Management  Communication  Reintegration Challenges Marathon: 6-9 February,  Community Activities  Changes in Self and Soldier  Supporting a Special Needs 0930 – 1430, ACS. To  Combat Stress Family Member  Children & Deployment  Stress Management make a reservation, Facilitated by ACS Mobilization & Deployment and the please call 772-0470. Military Family Life Consultant Program (MFLC)  Key Caller Training: 14 February, 1400-1500 or 1700-1800, ACS.  OPSEC Training: 27 Feb- ruary, 1300-1430.  CARE Team Training: 21 February, 0900-1230, ACS.  Stress Management: 7 February, 1330-1530.  Anger Management: 21 February, 1330-1530.  Scream Free Parenting: 22-23 February, 0900- 1500.  Couples Communication: 10 February, 1330-1530 .  Informal Funds: 8 Mar., 1400-1500 or 1700-1800  FRG Leader: 8 March, 0900-1300
  4. 4. Fort Drum FitnessMagrath Gym update:POOL WILL BE CLOSED 19 DECEMBER 2011 – 8 MAY 2012 FOR REPAIRS.H eal t h Man ag em en t must be ID card holders and 18 Program is an assess- years of age and older. Trainer is Monti Fitness Center hours ment to get individuals available Monday-Friday, 5:30-9 & Pool hours of operationinto a fitness, lifestyle and nutri- pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 am Gym: Hours of operation aretional program. Cost is $10. Re- -5 pm. Log your Walk to Afghani- Monday-Friday, 0600-2100,ceive a personal exercise and nutri- stan miles monthly at Monti Fitness Saturday and Sunday, 0900-tion report. Fitness Instruction in- Center. Pavilion Rentals are $25 1700.cludes equipment skill qualification, plus $25 cleaning deposit per pavil-free weights, cardio respiratory Pool : Monday-Friday, 0830- ion, body composition, ex- 2030; Saturday and Sunday,ercise prescription and program- Water Aerobics Classes are held 0900–1600.ming. Call for an appointment. Monday-Friday, 0930-1030 and Tuesday and Thursday evening atAerobics Fitness Classes are free 1830-1930. consist of low-impactand are Monday-Friday, morning classes designed to improve cardio-and evening classes. Classes of- vascular endurance, increase mus-fered are Power Zumba, Zumba, cular strength, and enhance flexibil-Zumba Toning, Cardio Fit, Yoga, ity. Exercises will target those hardYoga Sculpt, Spin, Spin Sculpt, Belly to tone areas. Classes offered areDancing, and Core. Call 772-4936 Aqua Fit, Aqua Tone, Aqua Zumbafor class schedule. Battalion and and H20 Blast. Classes are Free.Brigade Level Organizational and Free swim lessons are offered toFamily Days can be reserved on Solders only by appointment.weekends only at the Monti Physi- Wave pool is run on weekends Due to Magrath Pool Closure,cal Fitness Center. Two Personal 1000-1100, 1200-1300, and 1400- extended hours will be observed at Monti Physical Fitness CenterTrainers are now available. Initial 1500.consultation to include goal settingand basic information costs $10. **Functional Fitness Center is lo-After initial consultation each one cated at the Arts & Crafts Center-hour session will cost $25. Specials Operating hours are Monday – Fri-and promotions will be offered. day, 0700-1300, Saturdays, 1000- 1700 and closed Sundays. Open to The outdoor deck is enclosed withTrainer will focus on strength train- a 6 ft fence for privacy which makesing, cardio, weight loss, pregnancy, active duty military, **Family mem-and post pregnancy. Participants bers and DoD civilians.**
  5. 5. Sports & Leisure At the Commons WWE Pay-Per-View Wres-SKI TRIP TO TITUS MOUNTAIN, tling - The Winners Circle 4th Annual Jack T Sweet Sports Bar has all of the ex-MALONE NY with BOSS for Soldier citement of viewing WWE Pay-Appreciation Day Family Ice Fishing Fun Day Per-View on the big screen. Saturday, February 4th Admission is $3. Doors openDATE: 11 February at 1800. Live preshow will be- Join us at Krings Point State gin at 1930 with the featureDEPARTURE TIME: 0730 Park for a day of Ice Fishing and event starting at 2000, 19 FEB Fun. Starting at 7am lasting all -Elimination Chamber.RETURN TIME: NO LATER THAN day.2200 Super Sunday Fishing is not mandatory, over -Watch the final game on the large screen TVs while enjoy-This is free to anyone with a mili- 16 will need a license. ing your favorite snacks andtary ID. BOSS will cover rental costs beverages. Free half-time buf- will be other activities as well. fet served and drink specials.for any single Soldier who does not Drawing for a $100 gift card Bring a lawn chair, wear some courtesy of USAA at halftime,have their own equipment that warm clothes, and be ready to 5 FEB at 1600.travels with us. Sign up for this have some fun, as we remember Ultimate Fighting Champion-event for married Soldiers, Family our very own HERO. ships - Check out the Pay-Permembers, and children will be al- -View UFC Fight Night at the Directions: Winners Circle Sports Bar.lowed one week prior to the trip Pre fight activities begin atwith no rental costs being covered. Take 81 north to exit 50 N onto 2100 with the main event be- Route 12N. past Alexandria Bay ginning at 2200, 4 FEB- DoorsAny Families who wish to drive open at 1900. approx.. 5 miles to Krings Pointthemselves can go and ski for free. Road. Follow to State Park, look for banner. For more information contact Glenn Sweet @ 315-286-1835 Enjoy the Fort Drum Trails
  6. 6. Kids Corner….. CYS Services Sports Programs:  Syracuse Stage Play, 25 Febru-S ary 2012, (Caroline, or Change) tart Smart General Devel- 1330-1900 cost $15. opment Program: SKIES instructional Program: Basketball for 3-5 yearold, registration through 24 Febru- Drama & Theater, Art Programs,ary. Cost $20 for a 6 week program Sew Kool, Kids in the Kitchen, Taek-runs on Saturdays from 25 February wondo, Tiny Tot Martial Arts, Draw- Black River Children’s– 31 March, 2012. The program ing, Gymnastics and Tumbling.. Call Authorfocuses on teaching children and SKIES office for more informationtheir parents throwing, catching, on cost, ages and times at 772-kicking/punting, shooting, dribbling 0629.and running/agility skills in a safe,fun environment. . Visit the CYS Parent and Youth Orientation areServices Sports Office at 435A required for all members within 30Oswego Ave. or call 772-6718. days of member registration. Ori- entations are on 13th and 27th Feb-Youth Center Programs: ruary 2012 from 1800-1900. For more information please call the YC Syracuse Woman’s Basketball Hope Marston at 772-6719. Game, 7 Feb, 2012 , 1630-2300, will be at the library 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 11 February from 10 & 11 February 2012, 1800- 1330-1700. All ages 2000; welcome. African American/Black History Event, 17 Feb 2012, 1730-1900, Indoor Paintball 17 Feb 2012, from 1800-2100, cost $5 for members, $10 for non- members; Syracuse Men’s Basketball Game, 22 February 2012, 1630- 2300 (Space is limited to 12 teens);
  7. 7. Kids Corner….. must be to raise strong childrenP who can handle the bumps and arent to Parent The Par- bruises that the world has in store. ent to Parent program We need to prepare them to cope provides informative and with difficult challenges and bounceinteractive parent workshops to Family Nights back ,groups or organizations in the localcommunity. Workshops run from Upcoming Workshops 7 FEB - FRG Reader,20 minutes to an hour. We cantailor workshops to meet your  Make Your Own Valentine, 14 FEB-Valentine’s Party,group’s needs. Participants re- McEwen Library, Fort Drum, 14 21 FEB-Pajama Movie Night,ceive high quality resources and February, from 1000 – 1100. 28 FEB-Unicycle Ridersmaterials which will assist them in  Dance, Move and Shake to thetheir role as their child’s best advo- Music, McEwen Library, Fortcate Drum, 28 February from 1000 – Community CenterFebruary workshop is ... 1100. Activities“Coping Skills: Children and Monument Ridge Communitythe Military .Life Style.” What Center (1400-1600), come inis resiliency and why is it so impor- and do a sand art craft, enjoytant for our military children? some snacks too!Though we would all like to protect 23 Feb- Adirondack Creek Com-our children from adversity, we munity Center (1400-1530)cannot protect them from all chal- make popsicle stick snowman,lenges and problems. Military color winter scenes and play aFamilies the every life stresses as small game along with cookieswell as the additional stresses of and cocoa.PCS moves and deployments. This 24 Feb- Rhicard Hills Commu-workshop outlines the 7Cs of cop- nity Center (1400-1600) makeing and resiliency. Parents will Boondoggle bracelets, andleave this workshop with real world snacks and juice will be pro-ideas of how to instill and nurture vided.confidence, competence, connec-tion, character, contribution, con-trol and coping skills in their mili-tary child. We cannot raise invul-nerable children. Our goal, then,
  8. 8. Housing News….. homes for sale can be found at: TThe off-post housing rental marketcontinues to have less than 1% here continues to be hundreds ofavailable rentals being reported homes for sale from $50,000-from the area’s largest apartment $175,000 in a 30 mile radius of Fort Community Eventscomplexes. Drum in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.As of 24 Jan 12, there were 29 ade-quate rental units available for rent The new On-Post Housing Wait Listoff-post. These apartments range Policy in effect 1 January 2012 isfrom one to four bedroom units already showing its benefits withavailable. The rental market some 60% newcomers housed com-changes daily please check with the pared to 10% previously.local apartment managers. Checkour apartment guide found on theFort Drum web pageDue to the high market demand,check back often for changes andbe prepared to move fast whenapartments become available. FortDrum is working closely with off-post officials in getting new housingprojects started.There are currently some 250 newapartment units under constructionand another 340 that will start inthe spring. Another 700 units are inthe final planning stages, with in-centive financing provided by Stateand Local governments, and shouldalso start next spring.We expect over 1,300 new unitswill be opened in late 2012 through2014. Information on available
  9. 9. Saranac Lake Winter CarnivalBeginning mounted on a sled and driven by a gasoline engine. The saw can cut to a depth of ap- proximately eleven inches. Since the ice often reaches depths in excess of 20 inches, the cutting process must be completed withThe Saranac large hand saws that are relics of the tradi-Lake Winter Carnival began as an integral tional ice harvesting process. The blockspart of Saranac Lake’s history as a renowned taken from the lake are two feet wide andhealth resort. Back in the late 1800s, the vil- four feet long, are anywhere from one to twolage was a thriving logging community nestled feet thick, and accordingly will weigh be-deep in the Adirondack wilderness. The tween four and eight hundred pounds!area’s pristine setting provided healing andrejuvenation for hundreds of sufferers of tu-berculosis from all over North America. Inthe course of “taking the cure” here, manypatients experienced a renewed passion forlife, and took every opportunity, in every sea-son, to explore the natural beauty that sur-rounded them. The long, cold Adirondackwinters with snow-covered mountains and ice- The blocks are moved onshore via a con-encrusted lakes provided the opportunity to veyor belt, and are maneuvered into placeenjoy outdoor recreational activities such as with “peaveys” – metal-tipped poles withskiing, sledding, and skating. In order to take hinged metal hooks – and ice tongs. The 2’a break from winter’s chill and to promote by 4’ blocks are hoisted onto the structure“outdoor sports and games”, the Pontiac Club by cranes and “log loaders” and then ce-was formed in 1896, and a year later, they mented to one another with a “mortar”sponsored the first “Mid-Winter Carnival”. made of slush. As the slush freezes, theThis first Winter Carnival was a two-day affair block walls become rigid. While designsthat featured skating races, a parade and an vary from year to year and reflect the theme“ice tower” – features that have been, in one chosen, a small palace requires about 1,000form or another, part of every Carnival since. blocks while a large one requires 3,000 or more. Within each palace is an array of col- ored lights that transform the Palace into a vivid sculpture of ice and light every evening! Be sure to look at the ice blocks carefully because they sometimes have water plants, fish or other items captured within them! The Palace is generally adorned with brightly colored flags and ice carvings reflect-Construction ing the carnival theme. Fireworks over the palace take place at the opening ceremonyAbout six weeks before the Carnival, an ice and again at the closing of the carnival.field is marked off on Lake Flower’s PontiacBay. Once the ice reaches a suitable thick-ness, the ice is partially cut using a saw thatwas designed and built locally in the 1940’sfor the harvesting of refrigeration ice. It isessentially a huge circular saw blade
  10. 10. Carnival Schedule THURSDAY, February 2 5:30 p.m. – Park & Recreation 13th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner *Red Fox Restaurant, $, call Trip Scheduled 891-1286 for reservations FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 7:30 p.m. - Coro- nation Of Carnival Royalty *At the Harrietstown Town Hall Sponsored By Womens Civic Chamber Post Corona-Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is tion: Reception following the cere-being offered 4 February. Trip mony at the Down Hill Grill 10 p.m.: Music – Alexis P. Suter Bandleaves Parks & Recreation at (The Waterhole, $)*1400 and will return at ap- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 10 a.m.: Iceproximately 2200. This is the Palace Fun Run (4 miles) (Ice Palace)longest running event of the 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 19th Annual Business & Professional Women Chocolate Fes-kind in the eastern U.S. Now tival (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)celebrating its 114th anniver- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Lutheran Church Women’s Craft Sale (Harrietstownsary, the Carnival began as a Town Hall, $)one-day event to break up the 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Petrova Winter Carni- val (fun for kids) (Petrova Elementarylong Adirondack winters and School Cafeteria, $)has grown into a 10-day festi- 11 a.m.: The Curling Exhibition (Near the State Boat Launch site on Lakeval that includes sports, Flower)dances, performances, two pa- 11 a.m.: Paul Smith’s College Woods- men’s Exhibition (Riverside Park)rades and two sets of spec- 11:00 a.m. - White Stag Downhill Skitacular fireworks above the Races* (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $) 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Arctic Bar-B-world-famous Ice Palace. Call Que (Mount Pisgah Ski Center, $) Pre-Parks & Recreation for more sented by the Friends of Mount Pisgah 12:30 p.m.: NBT Bank Ladies’ Fry Paninformation. Toss (Riverside Park, $) 2:30 p.m.: Lost in Space – follow the clues (Riverside Park, $) Sponsored by the Women’s Civic Chamber 4:30-7:00 p.m.: 14th SL Figure Skating Spaghetti Dinner* (Methodist Church, $) Call for take-out – 891-3473
  11. 11. February 2012Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28 29 2/3 Military Free Lift Tickets 2/16 Mrs. Merritt’s Welcome Luncheon 1200-1700 Dry Hill 1045-1300 The Commons 2/3 Military Free Lift Tickets 2/16 Division Mountain Salute, DCSM 1000-2030 Snow Ridge Ski Resort 1600-1700 Magrath Gym 2/4 Saturday Opening, Off the Beatin’ Path 2/17 Military Free Ski and Tubing Day 1000-1300 OTBP Gift Store 1200-1700 Dry Hill 2/4 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 2/18-21 DIVISION DONSA/President’s Day Weekend 1400-2200 Parks and Recreation 2/20-24 Local Schools Winter Break 2/4 Chili Cook-Off 2/21 Mardi Gras Buffet 1100-1500 Dulles State Office Building 1100-1330 The Commons 2/5 Super Bowl Sunday 2/23 African American/Black History Month 1600 The Commons 1100-1300 The Commons 2/5 USO Super Bowl Bash 2/23 Mountain Remembrance Ceremony 1700-2300 USO 1630-1700 Main Post Chapel 2/6-9 Resilience Training Marathon 2/24 Chili Cook-off 0930-1430 ACS 1700-1900 The Commissary 2/8 Military Free Lift Tickets 2/24 Retirement Ceremony 0930-2200 Titus Mountain 1600-1700 Multi-Purpose Auditorium 2/9 Soul Food Buffet Lunch 2/24 Right Arm Night 1130-1330 The Commons 1700 The Commons 2/10 Military Free Lift Tickets 2/29 AER Campaign Kick-Off 1000-2030 Snow Ridge Ski Resort 1400 Bldg. 990 2/14 Valentine’s Day Dinner 1700-2100 The Commons 2/15 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1030-1130 The Commons
  12. 12. “Seven Hearts”There are seven hearts hidden in this picture can you find them?
  13. 13. Contents of this newsletter This just in from …… are compiled from multiple Command Safety Office Military Family news sources. Material presented does not represent the views or en-Please remember that listeningto IPOD’s, MP3 Players, radio dorsement of Task Forceplayers, etc. is prohibited while Knighthawk or the Army. Thiswalking/running on the road- material is for personal use ofways, shoulders, or crossing the the readers. All readers arestreet on Fort Drum. There has encouraged to do further re-been an increase of pedestrian search for all applicable re-accidents across the US due toearphone usage around road- strictions and guidelines.ways. Also, it is mandatory forall personnel, Military, Civilian,and Family Members to wearreflective material while exer-cising on the roadways. If you FRSA Flashhave any questions, please call772-0310. 3 February 2012 Kelley Arnold Task Force Knighthawk FRSA 19912 MSR Tampa Fort Drum, NY 13602 315-774-1373 ph 315-405-6783 cell