1-71 CAV Charlie Troop June 2012 newsletter


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1-71 CAV Charlie Troop June 2012 newsletter

  1. 1. The Phantom Post June 2012 1-71 Cavalry, Charlie Troop Fort Drum, NYContents Commander’s CornerFRG Meeting 2Special Event 2 Dear C Troop families,Did You Know 2 I would like to take the opportunity to give you a synopsis of the past month, asCalendars 3 well as some information about the upcoming months and the way ahead for the troop.Websites 4 This past month, we have been focused on preparation for the Expert Infantryman’sPhone Numbers 4 Badge. For the month of June, we will be conducting training and testing for the Expert Infantryman’s Badge (EIB). We will focus on EIB individual task training, followed by EIB testing. River Fest, a yearly event, will take place on June 21st. It is a terrific event in Alexandria Bay that captures the essence of summer in the North Country. Tickets are available at the MWR window in Clark Hall. The last week of June brings Mountain Fest. This day long festival takes place at Fort Drum on the 28th and includes events, a concert, physical fitness competitions, and a memorial service. Captain LockeUpcoming Events FRG Corner06/21: Riverfest inAlexandria Bay There is still no replacement FRG Leader. In the meantime, a spouse will be send- ing out emails and posting information on the Facebook page. Meetings will still be held,06/28: Mountain and key callers will be active.Fest on Ft. Drum The newsletter, email, and the Charlie Troop Facebook page will be the main methods of distributing information. Key callers will continue to call monthly. If you need assistance and are not sure where to go, please contact your key caller. If you or someone you know does not have a key caller, or you would like to volunteer with the FRG, please send a message to the Charlie Troop email (ctroop171@gmail.com). Thank you all for your patience as we go through this transition period! 1-71 Cav Newsletter: Page 1
  2. 2. May and June FRG Meetings There will be a FRG meeting in June. Please see the email or print version of thenewsletter for more information.Special Event This month’s featured events are Riverfest and Mountainfest! Riverfest takes placeJune 21 in Alexandria Bay. A ticket entitles you to lunch at The Alexandria Bay Park stPavilion, a one hour Uncle Sam boat tour of the Thousand Islands, and admission to BoldtCastle. Tickets are available to all soldiers, family members, civilians, and guests! Costsare $15 for adults, $5 for kids 6 - 12, and free for kids 5 and under. Tickets will be sold byunit CSMs until June 8th and at the MWR window in Clark Hall June 4th - 20th. Pleasebe advised there will be no parking availble in the town of Alexandria Bay. Shuttles will beavailable at McGrath Gym, or follow the signs from the I81 exit for Riverfest Parking. Mountainfest begins at 1pm on June 28th on Ft. Drum’s Division Hill. This year’sMountainfest features a military equipment display, BOSS car/motorcycle show, kid’sfun zone, pay as you play adventure zone, and food and beverage tents. Featured eventsinclude the Washington Redskin Cheerleaders at 3:30pm, Salute to the Nation at 5pm, anda free concert featuring TJ Murphy and Jake Owen at 6:30pm. Fireworks will immediatelyfollow Jake Owen. For more information on either event, call the MWR at 315-772-5370.Did You Know... Did you know that the MWR Parks and Recreation division offers a variety of tripsand event discounts? Parks and Rec hosts trips to destinations such as New York City andWashington, D.C. The Adventure Training portion of Parks and Rec hosts hiking adven-tures, a paintball course, and ATV rides. They also operate a skeet/trap and archery range for recreational use on post. Parksand Rec has a variety of outdoor gear for rent, such as grills, boats, party supplies, lawn-mowers, and more. Daily, weekend, and weekly prices can be found by going to the Parks& Rec website (www.drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation.htm). Parks and Rec offers many travel destination discounts. They offer discountedtickets for both foreign and domestic cruise lines; free single day admission tickets to SeaWorld and Anheuser-Busch Worlds of Discovery through the Heroes at Home program;discounted fares to out of state attractions and hotels; discounted rates at Disney’s Shadesof Green military resort; and tickets to all four Disney parks for $138. For more information, contact Parks & Rec at 315-772-8222. 1-71 Cav Newsletter: Page 2
  3. 3. All dates are subject to change! Su M T W R F Sa McEwen Library has new The June issue of the 1 2 hours starting June 1! MWR Preview MagazineJ Mon. - Fri.: 9 am - 8 pm will be the last issue. Sat.: 1030 am - 6 pm Sun.: Closed 3 4 5 6 7 8 9U Post Yard Sale (Mon. Rdg. & Crst. Wd.)N 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Post Yard Army USO Golf Sale (Mon. Birthday Tourny Rdg. & BallE Crst. Wd.) 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Father’s Day Riverfest CYS BBQ 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Free Fish- CYS Sum- Mtnfest ing NYS mer Camp Su M T W R F Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Watertown Blake Shel- SacketsJ Concert in ton @ Fair- Harbor the Park grounds Made in (DPAO) NY Fest. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Jefferson ACAP NY Hog Cape Vin-U County Fair Career Fair Rally Alex. cent French (10th - 15th) Bay (12-14) Fest (14-15) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21L Lewis Coyote Mn. Alex. Bay County Fair Shore Din- Craft Fair (17th - 21st) ner (21st-22nd) 22 23 24 25 26 27 28Y USO Blood British Soc- Bill Cosby Drive cer Camp @ Fair- (23rd-27th) grounds 29 30 31 CYS (DPAO) ACS Wel- come Tour 1-71 Cav Newsletter: Page 3
  4. 4. Websites Fort Drum: www.drum.army.mil MWR: www.drummwr.com ACS: www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htm ACS Employment Readiness: www.drummwr.com/EmploymentReadinessProgram.htmIn the shadows! Housing: www.fortdrummch.com Library: www.drummwr.com/library.htm Tricare: www.tricare.mil DEERS: http://milconnect.dmdc.mil Military One Source: www.militaryonesource.mil Plan My Move: http://planmymove.mhf.dod.mil Where is my POV: www.whereismypov.com Where are my HHG: www.move.mil/home.htm Fort Drum Facebook: www.facebook.com/drum.10thmountain 1-71 Cav Facebook: www.facebook.com/171cavalry Charlie Troop Facebook: www.facebook.com/ctroop171 Sqdn FRSA: www.facebook.com/pages/SQDN-FRSA/202173106515711 MWR Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrumFMWR If you need assis- Relocation Readiness Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Drum-Relocation-tance, please contact Readiness-Program/171335822906429 your key caller or email ctroop171@ gmail.com Phone Numbers FRG Leader - ctroop171@gmail.com OR contact your key caller Cpt Locke: 315-772-3112 1SG Card: 315-772-2543 Newsletter Editor Chaplain Cuchens: 315-774-2674 Cat Caterson MFLC - Connie: 315-405-6889, mflc.ftdrum.1bct@gmail.com FRSA - Lisa Kadaraitis: 315-774-2663. lisa.kadaraitis@conus.army.mil Staff Duty: 315-774-2896 Training Room: 315-774-0564 Post Operator: 315-772-6011 In accordance with Tricare North: 1-877-874-2273 DoDI 4525.08, the Guthrie Clinic/Urgent Care: 315-772-2778 inclusion of some Samaritan (Watertown) Hospital: 315-785-4000 unofficial informa- Carthage Hospital: 315-493-1000 tion in this FRG Housing: 315-955-6644 newsletter has not Relocation Readiness: 315-772-6556increased the cost to ACS: 315-772-6556/6557 the government. Military Police (Non-emergency): 315-772-5156 Military One Source (24/7/365): 1-800-342-9647 Emergency Chaplain (24 hour): 315-772-5647 1-71 Cav Newsletter: Page 4