FRSA FLASH March 30th


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FRSA FLASH March 30th

  1. 1. Headquarters, Headquarters Co. 10th Combat Aviation Brigade RENEGADES FRSA FLASH Friday, March 30, 2012 Points of Contact 3-10 AVN spouse promotes first chil-Company Commander dren’s book CPT McLean Mindy Whitten will be selling and signing copies of her first published book, “An Al-Company 1SG paca in My Pocket,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. SFC Smith March 30 and 31 at the Post Exchange. Whitten also will read her book during storyCompany FRG Leader time at McEwen Library March 23, April 17 RaeAnn McLean and June 12. For more in-formation or purchase a book,BDE FRSA Jackie Sharpe O/315-774-1104 C/ Inside this issue:Habitat for Human- 3ityFD Career Fair 5Coming Attractions 7Dental Program Up- 9 - 11dateEvent Flyers 12 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 for personal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable re-
  2. 2. Page 2 FRSA FLASH Operation Purple Camp Operation Purple Camp applications are being accepted now. These are free summer camps for qualifying military depend- ents. There are 2 camps available in NY State, Camp Wabasso locally from July 29, 2012 - August 3, 2012 and Pioneer Camp from July 8, 2012 - July 13, 2012 in Western NY. There are also camps available in other areas of the country as well. To find out more about the camps, the qualifications to apply, and to register go to www.militaryfamily.orgHVAC Project at Exchange Mini Mall The Exchange Mini-Mall HVAC project is scheduled to start on Monday, 02 April. The project is a base initiative to upgrade the HVAC in the existing Mini-Mall complex. One of the require- ments for the work to be completed is to have the retail sales floor closed for a 30-day period while the contractors complete the ductwork in the main retail sales floor. The Exchange understands closure of the retail sales floor will affect the service to the commu- nity. In order to minimize a disruption of service, the Northgate Express will open 24 hours during the time-frame the Mini-mall is under renovation during the month of April. The proposal is the following:. Beginning Monday, 02 April: Mini-mall hours of operation will be 0600 - 2000 hrs for a minimum of 30 days during the construction period. Mini-mall will be limited to a very small assortment of retail items (tobacco, and carbonated beverages). Popeyes will not be affected by the project and will be open regular hours of operation. Barber Shop, Laundry Alternations and Laundromat will not be affected during this period. Northgate Express will begin 24 hour operation starting on Monday, 02 April until the Mini- mall project is completed.
  3. 3. FRSA FLASH Page 3Fort Drum Thrift Shop, Inc.Are you PCSing?? Are your closets and storage rooms busting at the seems?? Do you just have tomuch Junk in the house that you want to get rid? Would you like to make some extra MONEYwhile clearing it out?? If you said YES to any of these questions, then you need to head on over tothe FORT DRUM THRIFT SHOP!! Or Call 315-772-7189 to set up a PCS appointment!The Fort Drum Thrift Shop is your one stop shop to get rid of all your Unwanted Items or Acquiremore Treasures! We take donations 24hrs a day in our front lobby or we offer consignments dailyfrom 0930-1230. We also offer PCS appointments to anyone who is within 90 days of PCS/ETSing in or out of post. What is a PCS appointment you ask?! A PCS appointment allows you todo 1 LARGE Consignment Drop OFF and youll be assured your consignment check will be for-warded to you!! The Thrift Shop is OPEN Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays 0930-1400 we are located on oldpost, Building P55 First St. & Quartermaster Rd.For Sale Specials, Consignment Info or Donation Info call 315-772-7189 or visit us on the WEB @thriftshopinc.webs.comMelissa RexroadStore ManagerBoard of Directors PresidentFort Drum Thrift Shop Inc.Building P-55Quartermaster Road & First StreetPO BOX 485Fort Drum, NY 13603315-772-7189Habitat for HumanityHabitat For Humanity is having a fundraiser this com-ing week (beginning Saturday 3/31/12) and they arehaving a hard time finding volunteers.They typically target high school students/youth tohelp out only because it is an easy fundraiser for them to help with, but accompa-nied by an adult. Youth is not necessary .. adult volunteers are also welcome.It is a stick house fundraiser held at the Salmon Run Mall. We have 3 hour shiftseach day for a week, 2 to 3 people per shift needed. We sell popsicle sticks for $1and they are hot glued to a 5 house frame and the goal is to completely cover thehouse frame and raise money for Habitat to build a "real" home here in our commu-nity.If you are interested in helping out, please contact Pam Rajner 486-7321.
  4. 4. Page 4 FRSA FLASH This Week in History, March 30th - April Mar 30, 1981 - President Reagan shot Mar 31, 1889 - Eiffel Tower opens Apr 01, 1700 - April Fools tradition popularized Apr 02, 2005 - Pope John Paul II Dies Apr 03, 1860 - Pony Express debuts Apr 04, 1968 - Dr. King is assassinated Apr 05, 1614 - Pocahontas marries John Rolfe A reminder that the filing deadline for 2011 returns is 17 April 2012, unless you were deployed during 2011. Deployed Soldiers get an automatic, minimum 180 day extension from the time they re-deploy. On top of that, the deadline is ex- tended by the number of days that were left in the filing season (generally, 1 January - 15 April) when you entered a combat zone. Lifetime Channels "Coming Home" television series features several of our 10th CAB Soldiers and Families reunions following redeployment last fall. If you havent had a chance to watch, just click on the link to view the most recent episodes. Keep an eye out this season- you just might recognize a few more faces. Arts and Crafts on Fort Drum is hold- ing a stock liquidation sale on April 4 - 6 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Call 772-5606 for more information.
  5. 5. FRSA FLASH Page 5The Fort Drum ACAP Career Fair is coming up on April 12, 10:00 - 2:00, at the Monti Fitness Cen-ter. Almost 90 local, national, and global employers, schools, and service organizations are regis-tered to participate. All Soldiers, Family members, Veterans, Retirees, and Fort Drum Civilians areinvited to attend. A list of participants is attached.Watch the Fort Drum ACAP Facebook page ( for updates and acareer fair directory later this week.As a minimum, dress should be ACUs or business casual.Direct questions about the fair to the ACAP Center at (315) 772-3434/3286 or to Lorrie Guler,Transition Services Manager, at (315) 772-3284,
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  7. 7. Page 7 FRSA FLASH Coming AttractionsApril 3 – Stress Management Class – Army Community ServiceApril 4 – Teen Career Fair – Army Community ServiceApril 5 – Mother-To-Be Breakfast – Army CommunityServiceApril 5 – Employment 101 – Army Community ServiceApril 5, 6, & 7 – NY Hunter Education Course – AdventureTrainingApril 6, 7, & 8 – Used Book Sale – McEwen LibraryApril 7 – Volleyball Championships – Sports Office Check out the April PreviewApril 8 – Easter Brunch - Commons 10 – Coastie The Coast Guard Boat Visit – McE- ClassesandEvents_files/Small% 20April%202012%wen Library 20Preview_FMWR_Preview.pdfApril 11 – What Do Peeps Do? – McEwen LibraryApril 13 – 15 – Trip to Washington DC – Parks and RecreationApril 13 – Month Of The Military Child Lock-In – Youth CenterApril 13 – Indoor Paintball – Youth CenterApril 14 – Texas Hold ’Em Tournament – BOSSApril 14 – 4-Person Team Bowling Tournament – SportsOffice Need Help? Call or visit Military OneSource to find information about taxes, parenting, deployments, fi- nances, taxes, counseling, PCS moves & more
  8. 8. 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 772-5571 ** The Fort Drum Reel Time Theater will be closed this weekend (March 16-18)due to mechanical problems. The theater should be back up and running next week.SAT MAR 311400 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)1900 This Means War (PG-13)2130 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (PG-13)SUN APR 011400 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)1700 Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13)THU APR 051900 This Means War (PG-13) ALL SEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1FRI APR 061900 Wanderlust (R)2130 Act of Valor (R)SAT APR 071400 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)1400 Act of Valor (R)2130 Wanderlust (R)SUN APR 08 -1400 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG-13)1700 Wanderlust (R)
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