17 February 2011 3-6 FA “ Swift & Bold” FRSA FLASH 17 February 2012 FEBRUARY 2012 MEDDAC Operations during President’s Federal Holiday 2/16 Division Mountain Salute, DCSM 1600-1700 Magrath Gym Weekend 2/17 Military Free Ski and Tubing Day 1200-1700 Dry Hill 2/18-21 DIVISION DONSA/President‟s Day Weekend U.S. Army Medical Department 2/20-24 Local Schools Winter Break Activity officials have announced clinic coverage plans for the Presi- 2/21 Mardi Gras Buffet 1100-1330 The Commons dents Day federal and training 2/23 African American/Black History 1100-1300 The Commons holidays, Feb. 20 and 21. Month 2/23 Mountain Remembrance 1630-1700 Main Post On the Presidents Day Federal Ceremony Chapel Holiday, Monday, Feb. 20: All MEDDAC facilities are closed, 2/24 Chili Cook-off 1700-1900 The Commissary with the exception of the Urgent 2/24 Retirement Ceremony 1600-1700 Multi-Purpose Care Clinic (UCC), which will be Auditorium open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to sup- 2/24 Right Arm Night 1700 The Commons port patients urgent medical 2/26 Syracuse vs. Army Lacrosse 1400 Carrier Dome needs. 2/29 AER Campaign Kick-Off 1400 Bldg. 990 On the training holiday, Tuesday, 2/29 Family Support Huddle 1000-1130 Hays Hall Eagles Feb. 21: The Primary Care Clinic Nest at Guthrie will be open with re- MARCH 2012 duced staffing from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support patient needs. 3/2 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge 3/2 3-6 Hail and Farewell TBD TBD For medical emergencies, please 3/3 Saturday Opening, Off the 1000-1300 OTBP Gift Store call 911 or go to the nearest hos- pital emergency department for Beatin‟ Path treatment. 3/5-16 Fort Drum Indoor Triathlon Various Times Monti Fitness 3/5-9 3-6 Field Exercise Patients are asked to plan their 3/7 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons prescription refill needs accord- ingly. 3/9 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge 3/11 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (SPRING FORWARD) -------- 3/14 Fort Drum Education 1030-1130 The Commons Liaison Committee Veterinary Clinic Announces Closure for Holiday Weekend 3/15 Volunteer of the Month 1030-1130 The Commons Ceremony The Fort Drum Veterinary Clinic 3/15 FRG Steering Meeting 1130 BN Classroom will be closed Friday, Feb. 17, 3/15 Golf FRG Meeting 1600 Hillside Lodge through Monday, Feb. 21, to 3/16 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge observe Presidents Day.Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does not represent theviews or endorsement of 3-6 Field Artillery or the United States Army. This material is for personal use of the readers. All readers areencouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.
PAGE 2 3-6 FA “ SWIFT & BOL D”Did you know that 3-6 FA has a Facebook Page????Check us out at http://www.facebook.com/3.6FA.1BCT.10MTNAlso check out the Virtual FRG webpage for 3-6FA.. Log ontowww.armyfrg.org and search for 3-6FA under 1BCT at Ft. Drum,NY.
PAGE 4 3-6 FA “ SWIFT & BOL D” Employment ReadinessFor more job announcements and job searching tips, we post 5-10 jobs daily onour face book page! http://www.facebook.com/fortdrumemployment Sites Connect Spouses With Jobs; Family Matters BlogBy Elaine SanchezFeb. 13, 2012Over the past year, veterans and military spouses have been invited to a host of career fairs across the nation that connectdozens of employers seeking to support the military community with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of job-seeking troopsand spouses.While face-to-face exposure is an asset, many career seekers aren‟t able to attend these fairs, whether it‟s due to distance,finances or life demands.Hoping to fill this opportunity gap, organizations are forgoing local fairs in favor of online offerings. With the only potentialbarrier being Internet access, virtual career fairs and other online job resources are steadily gaining popularity.Milicruit, a sponsor of virtual career fairs, hosted a national career fair in November that attracted about 80 employers andmore than 30,000 job seekers.
PAGE 5They‟ll host another nationwide virtual career fair for service members, veterans and military spouses Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to4 p.m. EST.In this fair, veterans and military spouses will have access to about 27,000 jobs, Kevin O‟Brien, Milicruit spokesman, said.Military career seekers will have the opportunity to meet and interact with recruiters and hiring managers from dozens of mili-tary friendly employers.People should register to reserve their space at this free fair online at http://www.veteranscareerfair.com.The company also will offer some resume-writing advice in a virtual resume workshop Feb. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. EST, accord-ing to a news release. Employers will be online to review resumes and provide guidance on designing a civilian resume.Milicruit also has more than 20 regional career fairs planned throughout 2012. People can find out more on the site‟s eventcalendar.Also aimed at the virtual front, through the Defense Department‟s Military Spouse Employment Partnership, employers havedirect access to job-seeking spouses, and spouses can connect with long-term employment opportunities. MSEP, launchedlast year, partners with local, national and international businesses to foster job opportunities.In a blog last month, Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy,noted the site‟s success. In just six months, the program has partnered with nearly 100 employers. And as of mid-January,nearly 60,000 jobs were listed on MSEPJobs.com. Since June 2010, more than 10,400 spouses have found employmentthrough the MSEP program.Gordon noted the site is undergoing a design overhaul to enhance functionality. The site will have a resume builder func-tion and provide email alerts when the job seeker is matched to a job posting.“With your help, we will build on this momentum as we move into 2012 to make MSEP an even more effective tool in em-powering our military spouses to find jobs and career opportunities,” he wrote.Connecting veterans and spouses with jobs is one of the primary objectives of the White House‟s Joining Forces cam-paign. Launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, last year, this campaigncalls on Americans to better support troops, veterans and their families.In November, the first lady announced that a range of businesses plan to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses by2014. She noted the Veterans Jobs Bank hosts more than 550,000 job postings from military-friendly employers.“This commitment of 100,000 jobs isn‟t about making headlines,” she said in a Joining Forces blog. “These wonderfulprograms don‟t just provide a good opportunity for a press conference. All of these efforts are about upholding our sacredduty to our veterans and their families.”At the time, 16,000 veterans and spouses had found new positions since Joining Forces launched, the blog said.More recently, President Barack Obama outlined his Veterans Job Corps initiative to hire veterans to replenish the ranksof the nation‟s first responders. He also noted the progress that‟s already been made.“Already, we‟ve helped 600,000 veterans and their family members go back to school on the Post-9/11 GI Bill,” he saidFeb. 3. “We‟ve hired over 120,000 veterans to serve in the federal government, [and] we‟ve made it easier for veteransto access all sorts of employment services.”Additionally, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been steadily working toward its goal of hosting 100 hiring fairs withina year. Last month, the chamber hosted its first military-spouse-only hiring fair, which brought together more than 100employers and more than 1,000 military spouses.“As companies large and small have shown, the private sector has enormous capacity to help our troops, veterans andfamilies,” Navy Capt. Brad Cooper, executive director of Joining Forces, recently told me. “The people of this great na-tion clearly want to help – people want to have impact. Everywhere we‟ve turned, and with every company we‟ve askedto step up, the answer has been „yes.‟”
PAGE 16 3-6 FA “ SWIFT & BOL D” Military Parents Night Out **FREE** Armed Services YMCA is hosting Military Parents Night Out Space is limited! Military ID required to regis-The Y will be hosting FREE terChildcare for all active dutymilitary families at the fol- Registration opens the 1st oflowing locations and times. each month for Parents Night Out. In Person Regis- trations will be taken at all 3Fairground YMCA- Febru- YMCA Front Desks. Regis-ary 3 & 17, March 9 & 23, tration will close for ParentsApril 13 Night the Wednesday before***Military Parents Night Out the event takes place.at the Fairgrounds will runfrom 6-9:00pm Carthage YMCA- January You may sign up for21, February 18, March 17, Two Parent NightsApril 21 each month.***Military Parents Night Outat the Carthage Y will runfrom 5-8pm If you have questions, please call YMCA ProjectAges 6 weeks to 11 years of Strong Communities at 315-age 755-2016. Activities will include Gymnas-
PAGE 17 Religious Lenten/Easter Schedule Main Post Chapel (MPC) 10785A Chapel Drive Riva Ridge Chapel (RRC) 10030 Riva Ridge Loop22 Feb Protestant Ash Wednesday 1630 RRC22 Feb Catholic Ash Wednesday 1230/1730 MPCFridays of Lent Catholic Stations of the Cross 1730 MPC5 April Catholic Holy Thursday 1800 MPC5 April Protestant Maundy Thursday 1800 RRC6 April Protestant Good Friday 1200 RRC6 April Catholic Good Friday 1500 MPC7 April Catholic Easter Vigil 2000 MPC (no 1700 Mass)8 April Community Easter Sunrise 0700 MPCA chaplain is always as close as a phone call away. After duty hours, call 772-5647 and ask for the dutychaplain.Family Life, 772-5540: Daytreat 24 February 2012 0930-1500 Po Valley Chapel P4405. POC CH (MAJ) Rick Cantrell.St. Michael’s Catholic Congregation 772-0160: Catholic Mom’s Group meets Mondays at 1000 at theMain Post Chapel, offering moms an opportunity to gather for adult conversation, while their children play ina safe environment.Military Council of Catholic Women 772-0160: MCCW meets Wednesdays at 0930 at the Main PostChapel. The First Friday of the month includes Adoration & Mass. Rosary for Peace meets Wednesdaysat 1130 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Child care is available.Protestant Women of the Chapel 772-5591: PWOC would like to invite you to join us for fellowship,friendship, and faith. For more information on PWOC send an email to email@example.com.Religious Education: Catholic Religious Education Program is held Sundays at 0930; RICA meets Sun-days at 1230, and Catholic Youth meets at 1230 at the Youth Services Building. Protestant Religious Edu-cation meets on Sundays at 1100; studies for adults and children. AWANA meets Wednesdays at 1730