Headquarters, Headquarters Co. 10th Combat Aviation Brigade FRSA FLASH FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 Points of ContactCompany Commander CPT McLeanCompany 1SG SFC Smith SurveyCompany FRG Leader ends on RaeAnn McLean Tuesday! 701-361-0719 Let firstname.lastname@example.org voice be heard!BDE FRSA Jackie Sharpe O/315-774-1104 Cemail@example.com Inside this issue:Additional Gate 2Openings Please take a few minutes out of your day and take this survey - Let’s tell Divi- sion what programs are important and rate those programs!Tax Center Now 2Open The purpose of this survey is:JCC Supper Sci- 4 To determine the performance and importance of services and programs thatence Saturday support Soldiers & Families stationed here at Fort Drum.Event Flyers 8What’s Playing at 21 Go to: www.drum.army.mil and click on this link,the Movies found on the bottom right of the Fort Drum Home
Page 2 FRSA FLASH Fort Drum to open additional gates during morning hours Beginning Monday January 30 two additional gates on post will open during morning hours to give motorist alternate access to the installation 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 Department 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 weekends or holidays. The other six access gates will remain unchanged. Mt. Belvedere, Iraqi Freedom, Gas Alley and Wheeler-Sack gates are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Black River gate is open Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center offers free tax returnThe Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center is scheduled to open Tuesday. Staffed by IRS trained and certifiedSoldiers, the TAC will prepare and electronically file your federal and state income tax returns free ofcharge. By filing your return electronically, you can receive your refund 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 andtheir Families.Under Army regulations, self-employed taxpayers and those involved in other private business activitiesare not eligible for tax assistance services. (Family Child Care providers remain eligible.)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. to 7p.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 issued by the Social Security Administration. (Your military ID is not sufficient.)continued on page 3
FRSA FLASH Page 3 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 leaveand earnings statement 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 spousesmust be present or have a special power of attorney or IRS Form 2848 au-thorizing 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 de-pendents; 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 your FamilyMembers; Interest and dividend statements from banks and brokers, including mortgage interest statements(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 providersSocial Security number or business Employer Identification Number); andReceipts and other supporting documentation if you plan to itemize your deductions in lieu of the stan-dard 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 315 772-3735.Report security issues to Fort Drum tip lineFort Drum’s Directorate of Emergency Services encourages everyone to contribute to community secu-rity by reporting suspicious behavior or activities to 774-8477 (TIPS).Callers to the anonymous tip line should report odd behaviors and activities, such as people measuringor asking for blueprints of important buildings; strangers asking about security protocols; a briefcase,suitcase, backpack or package left behind; vehicles left unattended in front of buildings; and chemicalsmells or fumes coming from a residence or business. The effort is part of iWatch Army, an antiterrorism program.
Page 4 FRSA FLASH Remodeling continues at Guthrie ClinicPatients and visitors are asked to remain alert to ongoing remodeling efforts within Guthrie Clinic. Thismay result in new signs going up that require patients and visitors to use alternate routes to gain access tothe pharmacy, restrooms and other areas.MEDDAC command appreciates the Fort Drum communitys continued patience while Guthrie undergoesits continued facelift. TRICARE offers home delivery of prescriptions Take advantage of convenience, safety and savings with TRICARE Pharmacy Home Deliv- ery. With TPHD, picking up your prescriptions is as easy as picking up your mail. Mainte- nance medications are delivered to your home, eliminating trips to the retail or military pharmacy.Sign up for automatic refills, and your medication will be sent to you automatically when its time.You also can request refills by phone or online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-877-363-1433 (haveyour maintenance medication prescription information and your doctors telephone number by the phonewhen you call), or via www.express-scripts.com/TRICARE (click on the pill bottle).Jefferson Community College plans Super Science Saturday WATERTOWN – Where’s the hot spot for kids in the midst of the North Country winter? At Jefferson Community College! The college’s annual Super Science Saturday event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4. Although the event is designed for students in grades 5-8, all family members are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Super Science Saturday is a celebration of math and science and an exploration of science careers with interactive exhibits. Students will have an opportunity to explore and see how much fun science can be by participating in hands-on demonstrations. JCC faculty members, assisted by current students, will give demonstrations in animal management, chemistry, biology, geology, math, engineering and health- related careers. The event will feature a chemistry magic show presented by James Peploski of Clarkson University and a laser and rainbow show presented by Thomas C. Altman. Additionally, several community organiza- tions will be on hand to share career information and provide interactive activities with students. Super Science Saturday will take place at JCC in the Jules Center, McVean Student Center and the Guth- rie Science Building. Concessions, parking, a campus map and programs will be available. For additional information, visit, www.sunyjefferson.edu or call the Science Division at JCC, 786-2320. Super Science Saturday is sponsored in part by the JCC Foundation, Faculty Student Association, Social Cultural Committee and the Science Division at JCC.
FRSA FLASH Page 5This Week in History This Week in History, Jan 26 - Feb 1Jan 26, 1788 - Australia DayJan 27, 1888 - National Geographic Society foundedJan 28, 1986 - Challenger explodesJan 29, 1936 - U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects first membersJan 30, 1948 - Gandhi assassinatedJan 31, 1950 - Truman announces development of H-bombFeb 01, 1884 - Oxford Dictionary debuts Thousand Islands – Seaway Wine Trail Hosts The Hearts, Wine & Chocolate Event Saturday, February 4th Our first Thousand Islands - Seaway Wine Trail event of the year is the Hearts, Wine & Chocolate Event, Saturday, February 4th from 11 - 5. You get your gift bag of goodies at your starting win- ery, then go from winery to winery (there will be 5 participating that day) and at each winery you will enjoy locally - made chocolates paired with special wines, then you will enjoy sampling many award-winning wines at their tasting bars and pick up your special packet of chocolates at each winery. At the end of the day you will have visited 5 wineries, sampled many delicious wines and have a variety of chocolates valued at over $35.00 plus a couple of extra goodies in your gift bag! A fun day to spend with friends and family and enjoy some of the North Countrys fin- est. Price is $25.00pp. $20.00 for Trail members and designated drivers. Reservations required by Jan 31, 2012. Call 315.646.6070 for reservations. Particating Wineries are: Coyote Moon Vineyards – Otter Creek Winery Thousand Islands Winery – River Myst Winery – Yellow Barn Winery
Guthries New Appointment Phone OptionsCurrently there is a huge change to how the appointment line works. The options havecompletely changed. Attached is one page of the new phone tree on how to fully accessthe MEDAC using the new system. You can find this and the rest of the slides on thevFRG page or contact your FRG Leader. Appointment Line: (315) 772-2778 or (888)838-1303 Press 1 for BH_skill Behavior Health Press 2 for the OB See Slide # 5 Clinic at Samaritan Press 1 for the Call Transferred to Marshall Dental Clinic 772-8891 Press 1 to make an Press 3 for appointment Dental Appointments Press 2 for the Stone Call Transferred to Dental Clinic 772-5576 Press 4 for Soldier Appointments See Slide # 2 Press 5 for Dependant Appointments See Slide # 3 Press 1 To Cancel A Press 2 to cancel an Behavior Health BH_Skill appointment Appointment Press 2 for all others CANCEL_Skill Press 3 for Other See Slide # 4 Patient Services
FREE Ski Days for Military IS Card HoldersSnow Ridge Ski Resort is having their Military Free Day Lift Ticket Days again thisyear.Dates are as followed: Wednesday - Every Wednesday thru the entire ski season Friday - January 6 & 20, February 3 & 10, March 2, 9 & 16, 2012Hours of Operation are: Mon and Tues Closed Wed 10am-4pm Thurs - Friday 10am-8:30pm
Page 12 FRSA FLASH 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 children 5 and younger. For more movie information, call 772-5571 FRI JAN 27 - 1900 Sherlock Holmes (PG-13), 2130 The Sitter (R) SAT JAN 28 - 1400 The Muppets (PG), 1900 Sherlock Holmes (PG-13), 2130 The Sitter (R) SUN JAN 29 - 1400 The Muppets (PG), 1700 Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) ----------------------------------------------------------------- MON JAN 30 - Closed TUE JAN 31 - Closed WED FEB 01 - Closed THU FEB 02 - 1900 Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) ALL SEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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