FRSA FLASH FRIDAY, 9 MARCH 2012 .Special Points of InterestTHOUGHTS 2CLIFF HIGHLIGHTS 7THEATER 8EDUCATION 9-10URGENT CARE 14-15VCCUS 17LTC StillerTF MTN Eagle CdrCSM EscaleraTF MTN Eagle CSMMichele GallowayTF MTN Eagle FRSAOffice 315-774-1206Cell 315-836-6496 FROM 277th FRSA: FRG Meeting Highlights inside. Lenten/Easter Schedule inside.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 forpersonal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable re-strictions and guidelines.
PAGE 2 FRSA FLASH THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER !!!Human beings were not created to exist alone. They need meaningful relationships in their lives.Mankind longs for acceptance and hates rejection. Opportunities arise each day to enrich someoneslife through acceptance, warmth and kindness. Peter DeVries believed in the value of relationships. He was an American editor and novelist. Hewas especially known for his satiric wit. DeVries was once described as probably the funniest writeron religion ever. His writings reveal his desire for kind and loving relationships."We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through."Who needs you to help see them through a situation? Who needs you to replace rejection with asense of acceptance? You have opportunities each day to create a better life for someone. Enrichthose lives with kindness and loving affirmation. The world will be a better place because of you!
PAGE 3 FRSA FLASH Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center offers free tax return preparation Capt. Jordan Walerstein Tax Assistance Center Officer in Charge The Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center is scheduled to open Tuesday. Staffed by IRS trained and certified Soldiers, the TAC will prepare and electronically file your federal and state in- come tax returns free of charge. By filing your return electronically, you can receive your re- fund 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 and their Families. Under Army regulations, self-employed taxpayers and those involved in other private business activities are not eligible for tax assistance services. (Family Child Care providers remain eligi- ble.) The TAC staff also is equipped to prepare 2010 returns for Soldiers returning from deployment who were not able to file last year. Located on South Post at the corner of Lewis and Conway / First Street West in Bldg. T-120 (near the AAFES gas station and across the street from Behavioral Health), the TAC will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning Monday, you may call 772-6727 to schedule a next business day appointment. Throughout tax season, the appointment line will open at 1 p.m. each day and will remain open until all appointments are filled 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 num- ber verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration. (Your military ID is not suffi- cient.) 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 leave and earnings state- ment 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 spouses must be present or have a special power of attorney or IRS Form 2848 authorizing 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 dependents; (Next Page Please).
FRSA FLASH PAGE 4 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 yourFamily Members; Interest and dividend statements from banks and brokers, including mortgage interest state-ments (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 pro-viders Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number); andReceipts and other supporting documentation if you plan to itemize your deductions in lieu of thestandard 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 772-3735. Check out all the FACEBOOK pages. We have a page for the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade as well as each of our Task Forces within our Brigade.
FRSA FLASH PAGE 5Snow Ridge Ski Resort is having their MilitaryFree Day Lift Ticket Daysagain this year.Dates are as followed;Wednesday - Every Wednesday thru the entire ski seasonFriday - January 6 & 20, February 3 &10, March 2, 9 & 16, 2012Hours of Operation areMon and Tues ClosedWed 10am-4pmThurs - Friday 10am-8:30pmSat - Sun and Holidays 9am-4pmStop on by our Parks and Recreation building here on post to rent skiing orsnowboarding equipment. Click on the link for pricing information.http://drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation_files/Brochure%2010-2011%20winter.pdf MARCH 2012 Preview Is Now Available Online http://www.drummwr.com/ ClassesandEvents_files/ March%202012% 20Pre- view_FMWR_Preview.pdf
FRSA FLASH PAGE 8 What’s Playing at the Movies? Post Theater Bldg 10725, North Riva RidgeAdmission 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 MAR 09 - 1900 Man on a Ledge (PG-13) 2130 Haywire (R) SAT MAR 10 - 1400 Big Miracle (PG) 1900 Man on a Ledge (PG-13) 2130 Haywire (R) SUN MAR 11 - 1400 Big Miracle (PG) 1700 Man on a Ledge (PG-13) THU MAR 15 - 1900 Man on a Ledge (PG-13) ALL SEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1 FRI MAR 16 - 1900 Chronicle (PG-13) 2130 The Grey (R) SAT MAR 17 - 1400 Big Miracle (PG) 1900 One For the Money (PG-13) 2130 The Grey (R) SUN MAR 18 - 1400 Big Miracle (PG) 1700 Chronicle (PG-13)
FRSA FLASH PAGE 12 MARCH 2012 COMING ATTRACTIONS AND ITEMS OF INTERESTMarch 14 – New Hiking Club Meeting – Adventure TrainingMarch 15 – Gaming Tournament - BOSSMarch 16 – EFMP Autism Support Group – Army Community ServiceMarch 16 & 17 – Fort Drum Women’s Conference – Enlisted SpousesMarch 16 & 17 – Photo Exhibit – Youth CenterMarch 17 – Indoor Soccer Tournament – Sports OfficeMarch 17 - Trip to Syracuse Stage – Youth CenterMarch 17 – Saint Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner – The CommonsMarch 20 & 21 – AFTB Level 2 Training – Army Community ServiceMarch 22, 23, & 24 – Hunters Safety Training – Adventure TrainingMarch 23 – In Her Shoes: Living With Domestic Violence – Army Community ServiceMarch 24 – Snowmobile Safety ClassMarch 24 – Trip To Turning Stone - BOSSMarch 24 – Skate Jam – Youth CenterMarch 26 – 30 – AFTB Instructor Training – Army Community ServiceMarch 30 – Right Arm Night – The Commons MARCH 2012 UPCOMING EVENTS Joe Wietecha , Our Personal Financial Counselor, is MFLC- back and here to help 277th Soldiers and Families on Thursdays (at BN) with any financial issues or just to ask PFC questions. Call him at 586-350-7650 to help set up a budget, check your credit, develop a plan to get out of debt, get started investing, or whatever you need assistance with. HSC FRG MEETING Wednesday, March 28th, 2012, 5:30pm 277th Battalion Classroom
FRSA FLASH PAGE 14 Urgent Care Clinic Building 11050 Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Urgent Care Services are available on a walk-in basis for eligible beneficiaries. No Emergency Services are available at Guthrie Army Health Clinic. The Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) provides care to beneficiaries for urgent illnesses on a walk-in basis. Our goal is to provide urgent care on post, minimizing unnecessary and lengthy visits to local Emer- gency Departments. When should you go to the Urgent Care Clinic? Sore throat, colds, flu and fever Urinary tract infections Yeast infections Ear or sinus infections Vomiting, diarrhea and nausea Pink eye Rashes / skin infections Seasonal allergies Insect bites Minor wound care Simple burns and cuts Strains, sprains, aches and pains from minor trauma When should you go to the Emergency Department? Chest pain Trouble breathing Throat swelling Severe, unrelenting abdominal pain Excessive vomiting or diarrhea Uncontrolled bleeding Choking, or suspected foreign body aspiration Poisoning, or accidental overdose of medicines
FRSA FLASH PAGE 15Urgent Care Clinic (CONT) Sudden, very severe headaches Sudden slurred speech or weakness of arms or legs Seizures, loss of consciousness or prolonged confusion Severe and/or extensive burns Head or back injuries Any injury after a motor vehicle accident Broken bonesIn summary, a good way to decide if you should go to the UCC or a hospital Emergency Department(ED), is to ask yourself, “Would I go to a Doctors office for this?"If you believe your condition is serious or life-threatening, call “911” or visit the nearest ED.Behavioral Health Concerns If you or someone you know has already attempted suicide and there is alife-threatening emergency, the first response should be to call 911. For other urgent behavioral healthconcerns, specialists are available during normal duty hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm) at theFort Drum/USA MEDDAC Behavioral Health Department (Building P36) for walk-in appointments. Duringnon-duty hours, the Acute Care Clinic at Guthrie (Building P11050) has behavioral health personnelavailable for urgent mental health concerns from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. After 8:00 pm, persons with urgentbehavioral health concerns should contact Samaritan Medical Center at (315)785-4516 or Mobile CrisisServices of North Country Transitional Living Services at (315)782-2327.Referrals The providers and staff of the Urgent Care Clinic cannot provide referrals to other providers. Ifyou require a referral, please contact your Primary Care Provider.Clinic Telephone Numbers Appointments (315)772-2778