19 April 2012 Task Force Knighthawk FRSA Flash www.facebook.com/TF Knighthawk The Officers and NCO’s of Task Force Knighthawk Request the Honor of Your Presence at the Change of Command Ceremony where Lieutenant Colonel Lars A. Wendt will relinquish Command to Lieutenant Colonel Matthew W. Braman At 1400 hours on Friday the twentieth day of April in the 2-10 Hangar, Bldg. 2074, WSAAF, Fort Drum, N.Y. RSVP: NLT 16 April 2012 Military: Duty Uniform and Beret (315) 772-5774 Civilian: Casual Toll Free: (866) 296-0226 Drum.firstname.lastname@example.orgContents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presenteddoes not represent the views or endorsement of TF Knighthawk or the United States Army. This material isfor personal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restric-tions and guidelines.
Schedule of FRG Events P a g e 2 MEET AND GREET Friday, May 4th at 1100, Potluck meeting in the Pathfinder classroom. Please attend and help greet the new commander ! Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Firehawks Fundraiser @ TF hangar (see flyer on page 4) Ladies Weekend in Niagara Falls, (see flyer on page 4) Wednesday, May 16, Firehawks FRG Meeting, TF classroom, 6-8pm (see flyer on page 4) Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Noon till 3pm Firehawk/Deathstalker’s FRG Coffee (see flyer on page 4) Friday, April 27, Company BBQ (more information available soon) Monday, May 30th FRG Meeting and Pay your Grade, 2pm at the motor poolApril 2012 (Month of the Military Child) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30
P a g e 3April 15 - TAX DAY April 22 - EARTH DAYApril 16 – Resume Writing Computer Lab – April 23 - Budget Management, 0930-Noon@Army Community Service ACSApril 16 – 20 – Week Long NAF Property Sale – April 25 - Family Support Huddle, 1000-1130 @Family and MWR Hays Hall/Eagles NestApril 16-20 - Fort Drum Volunteer Appreciation April 26 - Civilian of the Quarter Ceremony, 1130Week, 0700-1630 @ ACS -1300 @ The CommonsApril 17 - Holocaust Days of Remembrance Ob- April 27 - PSAT Test and Assistance, 1500-1800servance, 1100-1330 @ The Commons @ Youth Center GymApril 19 - Volunteer of the Month Ceremony, April 27 - In her Shoes: Living with Domestic1030-1130 @ The Commons Violence, 0900-1130 @ ACSApril 19 - Annual Volunteer, Man & Woman of April 28 - USO Ice Cream Social, 1400-1600 @the Mountain, 1700-2000 @ The Commons USO Fort DrumApril 20 - 21st Annual Festival of Food, 1630- April 29—The LT Dan Band Concert, 1900-21002000 @ The Commons @ Magrath GymApril 21 - Child Safety/Month of the MilitaryChild Carnival, 1300-1700 @ Youth Center GymApril 2012 (Month of the Military Child) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30
P a g e 5 The Ladies of Task Force KnighthawkRequest the pleasure of your company at a Welcoming Coffee honoring Mrs. Rebecca Braman on Thursday, the third of May half past six o’clock in the evening Rhicard Hills Community Center *dessert will be served This event is open to all spouses RSVP on or by 1 May 2012 email@example.com
P a g e 6 There is a new Pediatric Dentistry located in Watertown. It is the ONLY Pedi- atric Dentistry in Watertown and they accept United Concordia and Met Life. They are currently accepting new patients. Here is the information:Watertown Pediatric DentistryDr. Andrew Beuttenmuller104 Paddock Street, Suite 103Watertown, NY 13601
Volunteers needed!!P a g e 7 Location: Pine Plains Complex
P a g e 1 3 MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MONEY!The Personal Financial Counseling group of the Military & Family Life Consultantprogram offers confidential, free financial counseling to you and members of yourfamily. A consultant can help you manage your finances, establish financial goalsand plan your financial future.Thank you for your service. Here are several resources that may help you. Do a budget: talk to us to learn how! Or go to www.google.com. ( Gmail account/ Documents/Search Templates/Family Budget Planner) Debt solutions – www.powerpay.org ; www.ftc.gov/bcp View Earnings Statements/Change Deductions – www.mypay.dfas.mil/ mypay.aspx Order your free credit report – www.annualcreditreport.com Get your free credit score – www.saveandinvest.org/military Improve your credit – http://myfico.com/crediteducation/improveyourscore List of approved credit counseling organizations – www.usdoj.gov/ust Printable Food Coupons. www.smartsource.com Food, furniture, auto repair, financial help – www.operationhomefront.net Comprehensive community resources – www.211.org (Type in your location) Ripped Off? Register complaint at -- www.ftc.gov/sentinel/military Military Child Care – www.military.com/benefits Off-base housing – www.ahrn.com Grants – Am. Legion 800-504-4098; VFW – 816-756-3390 Emergencies – Red Cross – 877-272-7337; or BDE Chaplain - 315-772-2940 Education Assistance – www.gibill.va.gov Plan your financial future – www.saveandinvest.org/military Plan your retirement with the Thrift Savings Plan – http://www.tsp.gov Tax help and filing taxes -- www.militaryonesource.com. 10% Savings Deposit Program (SDP) – www.saveandinvest.org Transitioning out of the military – www.turbotap.org www.dol.gov Where to Get Help 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Personal Financial Counselor P: 315-523-3765
P a g e 1 4 Helpful Phone Numbers For Military Families at Fort DrumThe MFLC Personal Financial Counselor program helps you and your family manage your finances,resolve financial problems and reach long-term goals. Services are free, anonymous and confidential.For an appointment, call (at 10th CAB) 315-523-3765 or (at ACS) 315-489-2466.Thank you for your service to our country. Here are several resources for families who need helpachieving financial readiness. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. Call (315) 782-9222. WIC serves all kinds of families with nutritious food, free nutrition advice, tips for staying healthy, recipes and resources for growing families. Food Stamp Program – through the Community Action Planning Council. Call (315) 788-4900, or go to www.mybenefits.ny.gov. Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). Helps people pay for their energy bills. Call (800) 342- 3009 or visit www.otda.state.ny.us and click on “Resources for Working Families”. Army One Source. See http://aos.myarmylifetoo.com, or www.militaryonessource.com. Open 24/7 to answer any questions about everyday concerns or Army Community Services (ACS). Employment readiness, basic budgeting, credit use; multiple forms of help. Building 4330. Call 315-772-6556/6557. Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance (FSSA) Pre-screening. Go to https:// www.dmdc.osd.mil/fssa/. See if you qualify for special assistance to supplement the BAS allowance. Difficult to qualify. Unemployment Compensation for Military Spouses upon PCS-related Job Loss. Contact your previous state’s Department of Labor. See www.careeronestop.org. Family Advocacy Program (FAP) at ACS Building. FAP offers a variety of services to help Soldiers, Spouses and Families gain life skills to lead a fulfilling life. Workshops include: Baby Basics; Parenting Workshops; For-Fathers-Only. Call (315) 772-4244. New Parent Support Program (NPSP). The NPSP is a professional team of nurses and social workers who provide supportive and caring services to military families with children from birth to three years of age. Call (315) 772-0748.