February 10, 2012 Task Force Knighthawk FRSA FlashHappy Valentines Day Valentines Day Superstitions It is said that the kind of bird a girl watches on Valentines Day predicts her future husband. For instance: Sparrow: a poor man Owl: remain spinster Bluebird: a happy man Blackbird: a priest or clergyman Crossbill: an argumentative man * If an apple is cut in half, the num- ber of seeds found inside the fruit will indicate the number of children that indi- vidual will have. * To be awoken by a kiss on Valen- Task Force Events tines Day is considered lucky. * On Valentines Day, the first guysF Co ―Firehawks‖ name you read in the paper or hear on the TV or radio will be the name of the manWednesday, 15 Feb 6:30pm @ Water- you will marry.town Ice Rink * If you see a squirrel on Valentines Day, you will marry a cheapskate whoFriday, 24 Feb 0800 Breakfast fund- will hoard all your money.raiser * If you see a goldfinch on Valen- tines Day, you will marry a millionaire.F Co ―Pathfinders‖ * If you see a robin on Valentines Day, you will marry a crime fighter -Thursday, 16 Feb 1000 Fundraiser maybe they mean Batman! * If you see a flock of doves on Val-after March followed by mini-FRG entines Day, you will have a happy, peaceful marriage.Meeting * If you find a glove on the road on Valentines Day, your future beloved willG Co ―Intruders‖ have the other missing glove.Saturday, 18 Feb 5:00 pm Fun Meet &Greet @ FT Drum Bowling AlleyContents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does not representthe views or endorsement of Task Force Knighthawk or the Army. This material is for personal use of the readers. All readersare encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.
Task Force Knighthawk FRSA Flash Febru- Available at ACS Computer Basics for Job ruary, 0900-1500. Couples Communication: 10 Febru- Family Wellness Support Seekers ary, 1330-1530 . Group Employment Readiness has partnered with Informal Funds: 8 Mar., 1400-1500 Jefferson Express from Jefferson CommunityMOB/DEP & MFLC is offering a new re- or 1700-1800 College to offer Soldiers, Spouses, Familysource to Soldiers, Spouses, and Family mem- Members and DoD Civilians free computer FRG Leader: 8 March, 0900-1300bers. The Family Wellness Support Group training. See flyer below for more informa-will be on the last Thursday of the month at tion.ACS… for more information call ACS today FAMILY WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP Share 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 Topics of discussion are open to anything related to the wellness of the Military Family, to include (but not limited to) Financial Management Communication Reintegration Challenges Community Activities Changes in Self and Soldier Supporting a Special Needs Combat Stress Family Member Children & Deployment Stress Management Facilitated by ACS Mobilization & Deployment and the Military Family Life Consultant Program (MFLC) Stop by and meet the wonderful Exceptional Family Member Program Staff Training Available Key Caller Training: 14 February, 1400-1500 or 1700-1800, ACS. OPSEC Training: 27 February, 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 Feb-
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Your input is anonymous survivor of a retiree and no older than 21, or 23 if (which sponsors science camps for kids), as well asand the data will be utilized towards providing enrolled as a full-time student at a college or companies involved in scientific and technologicalthe Fort Drum community with a pharmaceuti- university. Applications must be turned in at a research. Currently, she is a professor at Cornellcal disposal program and facility. http:// University and strongly involved in the science commissary by close of business 24 February.www.surveymonkey.com/s/HPV6VLW community. Rosa Parks Panetta Announces Fiscal 2013 Black Women in American This list wouldn’t be complete without including Culture & History Rosa Parks, the woman who refused to give up Budget Priorities her bus seat in 1955 and sparked a movement that led to the end of segregation. Her courageous actAccording to Defense Secretary Leon E. Pa- Anybody who thinks her dreams are impossible or fueled the Civil Rights Movement and inspired that society can’t be changed by one person’snetta, spending priorities in the forthcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. to get involved. Along efforts need only look to these women as rolefiscal 2013 defense budget request calls for models. Their bravery and determination acted as with MLK, Jr., she continues to inspire thosereductions in the end strength of the Army who still fight for equality. catalysts for profound change in the world, andand Marine Corps, an increase in special op- each had only one thing in common—the belieferations forces and maintaining the number Anybody who thinks her dreams are impossible or that she could make it happen. Yes they could,of big-deck carriers. Defense Department that society can’t be changed by one person’s and yes we can too. efforts need only look to these women as role(DoD) officials used the new defense strat- models. Their bravery and determination acted asegy guidance that President Barack Obama Sojourner Truth catalysts for profound change in the world, andannounced earlier this month to shape the Sojourner was born into slavery with the name each had only one thing in common—the beliefbudget request. The budget seeks to minimize Isabella Baumfree. She changed her name after that she could make it happen. Yes they could,the impact of cuts on personnel accounts escaping from her owner and became a Christian and yes we can too.as Service Members will receive their full pay preacher while living with a family in New York. After the state’s Emancipation Act was passed,raises in fiscal 2013 and 2014. Additionally, she became a vehement and vocal supporter ofchanges to health care will not affect active abolition and women’s rights. She traveled theduty personnel or their families but they are country giving speeches, including a famous onerecommending increases in health care fees, entitled Ain’t I a Woman? that emphasized theco-pays and deductibles for retirees. To strength and power of women and the need forread more about these budget priorities, equality between the sexes.please go to: http://1.usa.gov/w9GW12 Harriet Tubman Like Sojourner, Harriet was born into slavery and found a means of escape with the help of her 2012 Scholarships abolitionist neighbors. In 1849, she fled her slave life in Maryland and found respite in Philadel- for Military Children phia. There she formulated a plan to liberate the Applications Available rest of her family by way of the Underground Railroad, a system that involved moving slavesApplications for the 2012 Scholarships for Mili- from one safe house to another under rigid secrecy.
Task Force Knighthawk FRSA Flash February 9, 2012Resources: Grief/loss Fort Drum/USA MEDDAC Behavioral MFLC Solutions: Health Department (315)-772-2778Military Kids Connect is a website designed to Flexible appointment times for walk-in appointments. Flexible meeting locations During non-duty hours,help military kids support one another and learn *Confidential The Acute Care Clinic at Guthrie (has mentalcoping skills in dealing with the challenges of No Records Kepthandling deployments. health personnel available for urgent mental FREE Locations are : health concerns from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. After 9 10th CAB Headquarters : 315-405-7449 p.m., persons with urgent mental health con- ACS: 315-212-6919 cerns should contact Samaritan Medical Child & Youth Behavioral Military & Family Center at (315) 785-4516 or Mobile Crisis Life Consultant: 315-523-3141 Services of North Country Transitional Liv- ing Services at (315) 782-2327. Militarymentalhealth.org: Watertown Vet Center Military Mental Health Screening Program DVA Readjustment Counseling Services 1-315-782-5479 Military life, especially deployments or mobiliza- tions, can present challenges to service members American Red Cross and their families that are both unique and diffi- (315) 772-6561 cult. Some are manageable, some are not. Many Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm, after hours times we can successfully deal with them on our call toll free (877) 272-7337 own. In some instances matters get worse and one problem can trigger other more serious issues. At such times it is wise to check things out and see Social Services Assistance what is really happening. That’s the purpose of 315-772-0035 these totally anonymous and voluntary self- Assistance Finding Solutions to Life Problems assessments. Stress Management and Marriage Counseling These questions are designed so you can review Substance Abuse and Re-Adjustment CounselingMyarmyonesource: this website provides your situation with regard to some of the more Assists with Issues Related to Social Welfare24/7 assistance. common mental health issues including, posttrau- matic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, Soldier and Family Assistance CenterMilitary Family Life Consultants (MFLC) alcohol problems and more. The screening will not email@example.com solution-oriented consultations to indi- provide a diagnosis – for that you need to see a 315-772-7781/7720viduals, couples, families, and groups. professional. But, it will tell you whether or not The Fort Drum Soldier and Family AssistanceThe Military and Family Life Consultant you have symptoms that are consistent with a Center strives to provide a supportive environ-(MFLC) Program is designed to provide support condition or concern that would benefit from ment for Soldiers and Family Members as theyand assistance to active duty Soldiers, National further evaluation or treatment. It will also give deal with the stress and uncertainty of injury andGuard & Reserves, military Family Members and you guidance as to where you might seek assis- the effects of war.civilian personnel. Military and Family tance.Life Consultants can help people who are havingtrouble coping with concerns and issues of daily Chaplainlife. Installation Chaplain: 315-772-5591Some Examples of Issues Include: Chaplains Hotline Confidential CounselingAdjustment/Transition (315) 772-5591Stress Spiritual Life Center : 315-772-5540Marital/couples Unit Chaplain: MAJ Johnson 315-405-6810Anxiety/SadnessDeployment Cycle IssuesCommunication Veteran Suicide Prevention Hotline:Aggression 1-800-273-TALK (8255) press 1 to be routedWork, parenting to the Veterans assistant.
Task Force Knighthawk FRSA Flash February 9, 2012 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 28 292/10 Military Free Lift Tickets 2/21 Mardi Gras Buffet Snow Ridge Ski Resort 1000-2030 The Commons 1100-13302/14 Valentine’s Day Dinner 2/23 African American/Black History The Commons 1700-2100 Month The Commons 1100- 13002/15 Volunteer of the Month Cere 2/23 Mountain Remembrance Cere mony The Commons 1030-1130 mony Main Post Chapel 1630-17002/16 Mrs. Merritt’s Welcome Lunch eon The Commons 1045-1300 2/24 Chili Cook-off The Commissary 1700-19002/16 Division Mountain Salute, Magrath Gym 1600-1700 2/24 Retirement Ceremony @ MPA 1600-17002/17 Military Free Ski &Tubing Day Dry Hill 1200-1700 2/24 Right Arm Night The Commons 17002/18-21 DIVISION DONSA/President’s Day Weekend 2/29 AER Campaign Kick-Off Bldg. 990 starts @ 14002/20-24 Local Schools Winter Break