11 APRIL 2012 1HBCT Weekly News UpdatePresentation Transcript
11 APRIL 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. You can always stay up to date with local events by going to 1st Infantry Division page at http://www.riley.army.mil/default.aspx or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgmFort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.aspx In addition to the Current News page there are Garrison Commanders CommunityCorner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GC-CornerOff- Limits Establishments List has been updated: The Fort Riley Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board occasionally placeslocal business on an off-limits list to members of the Armed Forces. This action is in accordance with Army Reg (AR) 190-24,paragraph 2-6a. POC is Directorate of Emergency Services is 785-239-6797. You may find this list here on this site:http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=6196 or you may see your Command Team for the actual memo.DFAS Scam: A current scam first reported by Fort Carson where soldiers are asked to pay $350 for a service that does not exist. As you can seefrom the attachment we have a scam going on trying to get money from our service members. We already have some members that have paidthe money. I need everyones help in getting the word out as soon as possible. As you can see from the attachment they have copied the DFASlogo as well as the Department of Defense logo on the paper so it makes it appear its coming from DFAS. Please see attachment and messagebelow.
Justin Lofton, NASCAR World Camping Truck Series Driver returns to 1st Brigade!!!! 1HBCT will be hosting ameet and greet with Justin Lofton and his team on April 19th from 8:30am -11:00am come out and get hisautograph, ask questions about racing , etc. For more information, see attached flyer.475 News Media Top Sheet: Some dates have past but 11-14th still active events- See flyer!
Want to help out and Volunteer? There are several elder adults in JC in need of help cutting back shrubs, grass, tree limbs from off the houseetc. Some need painting, minor repair interior and exterior and one lady recently wheelchair confined needs a ramp built so she can get out ofher house. Some of the projects will require experts such as the ramp - one would have to know how to construct this safely and at the correctangles. Other projects simply need volunteers willing to give up a few hours to do minor things. The conditions are that the person or familymust supply all of the needed supplies i.e. paint, brushes, lumber, nails, etc. Some may not have the needed equipment - saws, hedge trimmersetc. so we will have to scrounge that kind of stuff up. These projects could be a squad/Plt challenge or if Soldiers need community service due toDUI or other actions, they could help with one of the projects. I currently have four requests that need prompt attention if anyone is available.Please ask them to call me and I will put them in touch with the tenant or give them the address. Vicky Bobbit from JC SRS I.C.A.R.E. Program isMs. Willis’s POC. Please contact Becky Willis if interested, Army Volunteer Corp Coordinator 785-239-4593/9435 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org APRIL 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESDRMWR/ACS Special events and project needs:Project: Army Family Team Building Program Manager needs helpWho: AFTB/RSA/MRT for FamiliesWhat: Rearranging and organizing storage areas upstairs in building 7285 and preparing training materials for AFTB/RSA/MRT for FamiliesWhen: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 1000.Where: Army Community Service Resiliency Learning Center, 7285 Normandy.The POC for this project is: Julie Zwiebel @ 785-239-5444 Email: Julie.email@example.comEVENT: Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and New Parent Support Program (NPSP) Spring FlingWho: EFMP and NPSPWhat: Volunteers to set up and tear down the event starting at 0830.When: Saturday, April 14, 2012. The event runs from 1000 to 1200. Please notify if available by the Thursday prior to the event.Where: Army Community Service, 7264 Normandy.The POC for this event is: Laurie McCauley @ 785-239-9435 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEVENT: Hiring Heroes Career FairWho: DoD/ACS/WTB
What: Volunteers to stuff bags and set up event on Monday, volunteers to assist with vendors and clean up on Tuesday.When: Set up: Monday, April 16, at 1300. Tuesday, April 17 at 0730 until 1400. Please let me know by tomorrow noon if you can work thisevent.Where: Riley Conference Center, 446 Seitz Drive.The POC for volunteering at this event is: Vicky Martin @ 785-239-1376 Email: email@example.com Please contact me by noon on April 10 if interested in volunteering either day. Childcare will be available on site for volunteers who need child care on the 17th.EVENT: Month of the Military Child (MOMC) FestivalWho: CYSSWhat: Assistance with set up, take down, and directing traffic. The jobs have been broken down by shifts as follows: 0800-1100 – 8 volunteersfor set-up; 1000-1600 – 6 volunteers for parking assistance; 1500-1700 – 8 volunteers for tear-down/clean-up.When: Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 1200 until 1500. Let me know by Thursday prior if you can work this.Where: Forsyth CDC Building 2410 on 3rd St. and Forsyth East Building 2420 on H. Street. These buildings are located off of Trooper Ave by theCommissary.Volunteers need to contact the POC and myself by 1600 April 19.The POC for this event is: Anitra Rivera @ 785-240-5195 Email: Anitra.firstname.lastname@example.orgEVENT: Employment Readiness Program Manager needs an assistWho: Employment ReadinessWhat: Assistance with assembling training materials and information packets.When: TBD with the program manager.Where: 7264 Normandy Drive, ACS .Volunteers need to contact the POC and myself by 1600 April 19.The POC for this event is: Jeff Reade @ 785-239-4759 Email: email@example.comEVENT: ACS Administrative SupportWho: Resiliency Learning Center
What: Assistance with handling phone calls, customer assistance, light cleaning duties, opening duties, closing duties, setting up rooms forclasses, computer skills helpful.When: M – F, during business hours, can be split, details will be posted on VMIS within a few days.Where: 7285 Normandy Drive.The POC for this position is: Tina Osterman @ 785-239-4675 Email: Tina.firstname.lastname@example.org MAY 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESEvent: T.A.P.S Good Grief Camp for Children of Fallen SoldiersWho: Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)What: 15 - 20 good Soldiers (in ACU’s) who would like to spend a day with the child of a fallen Soldier. When: 0845 – 1615 on Saturday, May 5,2012Where: Riley Conference CenterMisc: Registration is required at www.taps.org and call 785-239-5979 / 239-1709 for registration assistance. (Please register on VMIS as well soFR can track your hours.) Free Lunch and dinner (if choose to attend the dinner), ACU’s required.The POC for this event is: Christina Gary @ 785-239-5979 Email: Christina.email@example.com JUNE 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESEvent: Dad’s Make a Difference Picnic Kick-OffWho: FAPWhat: 25 volunteers to set up and/or tear down the event, other duties as needed and appropriate.When: Saturday, June 9, time TBDWhere: TBDThe POC for this event is: Kariaga Pratt @ 785-239-1729 Email: Kariaga.firstname.lastname@example.orgEvent: Dad and Me Tea PartyWho: FAP (Dad’s Make a Difference)What: 25 volunteers to set up and/or tear down the event, other duties as needed and appropriate.
When: Saturday, June 16, time TBDWhere: TBDThe POC for this event is: Kariaga Pratt @ 785-239-1729 Email: Kariaga.email@example.comEvent: Sesame Street comes to Fort RileyWho: USO/MWRWhat: MWR needs nine volunteers on each date and time to set up and/or tear down the event. This will involve heavy lifting, please wearappropriate footwear such as steel toed shoes/boots.When: Monday, June 18 at 0830, Tuesday, June 19 @ 1830.Where: Long Fitness Center, Building 8069 (Normandy) Custer HillThe POC for this event is: Anna Pearson @ 785-240-0479 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEvent: Outdoor AdventureWho: FAP (Dad’s Make a Difference)What: 25 volunteers to set up and/or tear down the event, other duties as needed and appropriate.When: Saturday, June 23, time TBDWhere: TBDThe POC for this event is: Kariaga Pratt @ 785-239-1729 Email: Kariaga.email@example.comAs always, please contact the primary point of contact and CC: firstname.lastname@example.org so I know the event is coveredWith great appreciation for all that you do, VickyMILITARY FAMILY CAMP AT YOUNG LIFES TRAIL WEST: What: Military Family Camp. Does your Family like adventure, laughter and fun - or justneed a break from the daily stresses of life? Then join us this summer at Military Family Camp at Young Lifes Trail West! Offering horsebackriding, pony rides, ropes course, swimming pool, water slide, hot tub, trout pond, tennis courts (rackets and balls available), basketball, sandvolleyball, Frisbee golf course, playground, 4x4 jeep tours& White Water Rafting, this is a perfect setting to relax and connect with your Family.Childcare is available on site during scheduled Family activities. Who: Approx 90 Active Duty Soldiers & their Families. Please note: Single parent
Families and Families with a deployed spouse are invited to participate as well. When: 27 May- 2 June, 10-16 June and 5-11 August, 2012(Online applications available beginning 15 March, 2012) Where: Buena Vista, CO (Transportation to/ from the camp is a Familyresponsibility) Why: To allow Soldiers and their Families to spend quality time together, laugh a lot, and be restored. How Much: Thanks toanonymous and generous donors, you pay only a small registration fee for your entire Family for the week. This fee covers all meals, activitiesand lodging for the Family for the week. The fee is based on rank. Specifically, E1-E5 $50.00, E6-E9 $75.00, CW1-O3 $100.00, O4 & above$150.00. Note: Young Life is a Christian organization, but that is not a requirement to attend. There will be a nightly program with a shortmessage and sing-a-long songs, as well as all the numerous recreational activities. For more information, www.militaryfamilycamp.younglife.orgThe Fort Carson POC is Diane Gilstrap: email@example.com 719-526-6917.Gate Access Changes- On workdays Rifle Range road will be closed to thru traffic at 1st Street and no traffic will be allowed to access TrooperDrive via Rifle Range Road between 0500 and 0900 hours. Effective 14 Apr 12 (T) , Grant Gate will now be closed on Weekends (Saturday andSunday). Ogden Gate will now be open 24/7 beginning April 6th. Effective April 6th 12th Street Gate will be open weekdays from 4:00am to7:00pm and closed weekends and federal holidays. See attached flyers with detailed information.
1-5 FA has Care Team Training open t o any that would like to attend. April 24th @ 1800, 1-5FA BN (7054 Normandy). Please RSVP volunteerswith Barbara Stanley, 785-239-9288 or firstname.lastname@example.org. What is care team training? Offer immediate short term support (comfort,meals, childcare, transportation and home care assistance as needed), Trained family members who have volunteered to provide care andsupport to families, Usually consists of family members from the same battalion or Brigade as the affected Soldier and family, and Can alsoassist families of critically wounded Soldiers. If you are interested in being part of this elite group of Volunteers, please sign up!April Funds Custodian Class Added: Due the large number of people already registered for the May Funds Custodian Class, I have decided toadd an April Funds Custodian Class to the schedule. Here is the information: Event Name: Funds Custodian Class Date: Wednesday, April 25,2012, RSVP Date: April 18, Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Audience: Soldiers and Adult Family Members, FRG Volunteers Location: ACS-RLC, 7285Normandy Drive Purpose: This class provides instruction and guidance to appointed Funds Custodians as well as FRG Leaders and Commanders.Free childcare available. Pre-Registration Required. POC: Army Community Service, Deployment & Mobilization 7264 Normandy Drive, CusterHill Fort Riley, Kansas 66442 POC: Heather Stewart, ACS Outreach Coordinator Army Community Service 7264 Normandy Drive Fort Riley, KS66442 P: 785.240.5449Time to start registering for AFTB level 2 classes!! Classes are May 8-10th, 9-3 each day and with early registration you will get FREE childcare ifneeded!! You can email us at email@example.com to get registered!!FBI Child ID App: The FBI has launched a Child ID app for the iPhone; other systems will follow in the months to come. This app provides aconvenient place to electronically store photos and vital info about your children so that its right at hand if you need it. You can show thephotos and provide physical identifiers such as height, weight, hair and eye color to security or police officers on the spot. There is also a tab youcan use to quickly e-mail the info to authorities. The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do inthose first few crucial hours after a child goes missing. See attached flyer for more info.Fort Riley Kids Fishing Day- April 21st from 8:00am – 12:00pm at Moon Lake, on Fort Riley. Free admission. Bring your children Age 15 andbelow (Ages 16 and older may attend but will be required a Kansas State Fishing License) out for a fun morning of fishing. Registration begins at7:30am. All contestants will be entered for free drawings. Rods and Reels are provided as well as lunch, bait and tackle. For more informationplease call (785)239-6211 or (785)239-2363.
Fort Riley MWR: Our April sweepstakes is here...Win a trip to Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun in the MOMC Briggs Getaway Giveaway! To enter,you must:1) "Like" us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/rileymwr2) "Like" BriggsAuto.com3) Be a DoD card holder4) Be 18 yrs of age or olderClick on our "MOMC Briggs Getaway Giveaway" tab at the top (with a clover on it) to enter right nowSign Up for an Military One Source Web Tour: Has it been a while since you navigated MOS Online? Have you noticed some changes? Are youcurious about what’s new and different? Have you heard about MOS resources and realized you were not sure how to order them? Then this is
for you! You are cordially invited to a live, one-on-one tour of the new, improved Military OneSource (MOS) web site! Tour Highlights: We willnavigate through some of the new features, resources and services available to our Service Members and their Families. Tour content can becustomized to your specifications. Dates and Times: April tour times are listed in the attachment. Please send me an email indicating the tourslot you want, and I will send you call-in instructions. Tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and can last 30 minutes to one hour. Ifyou don’t see a time below that works for you, please contact me to make personal arrangements. POC: Bonnie Murdock, Kansas MOS JFSAPConsultant 913-424-3038 or Bonnie.firstname.lastname@example.org See time chart. Begin End No. Day Date Time Time Print Name 1 Thurs 5-Apr 1000 1100 2 Thurs 5-Apr 1400 1500 RESERVED 3 Fri 6-Apr 1000 1100 4 Fri 6-Apr 1400 1500 RESERVED 5 Tues 10-Apr 1000 1100 6 Tues 10-Apr 1400 1500 7 Thurs 12-Apr 1000 1100 RESERVED 8 Thurs 12-Apr 1400 1500 9 Tues 17-Apr 1000 1100 10 Tues 17-Apr 1400 1500 11 Weds 18-Apr 1000 1100 12 Weds 18-Apr 1400 1500 13 Thurs 19-Apr 1400 1500 14 Fri 20-Apr 1000 1100 RESERVED 15 Fri 20-Apr 1400 1500 16 Weds 25-Apr 1000 1100 17 Weds 25-Apr 1400 1500 18 Thurs 26-Apr 1000 1100 19 Thurs 26-Apr 1400 1500
The Flint Hills Discovery Center, in Manhattan, is officially reserving April 14 as its opening day! They cant wait to have you come visit- bring thewhole family and immerse yourself in everything the Flint Hills has to offer. http://flinthillsdiscovery.org/Enlisted Spouse Club (ESC) - This month’s event should be a lot of fun. We will be enjoying a night at the Gun Range! Our next meeting will beon Wednesday, April 18th from 6-8pm. We will be meeting at Godfreys Indoor Shooting Range in Junction City. They will be waiving the lanerentals, so you will only need to pay for you gun rentals and ammo. Of course if you already have your own gun you can bring that as well. Iwould also check with your spouse to see if you can bring their eye or ear protection with you. They will have an instructor there for us for all ofyou first timers. They also have a nice lounge/meeting room and kitchen for us to use so please make sure you bring your favorite appetizer toshare with the group. Below are the rental prices: Gun Rental - $10 an hour, Ammo - Ranges from $8.99 - 15.99 a box, Eye Protection - $2, andEar Protection - $3. If you need childcare, please email me the names and ages of your children by Thursday April 12th. Your child must beregistered with the Junction City ASYMCA. For more information contact Katie Wisdom, ESC President at email@example.com or visittheir website at http://fortrileyesc.web.officelive.comTutor.com – Eligibility: As you know, we are in the midst of budget cuts. Although Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families will continue to serveeligible users worldwide 24/7, the Department of Defense has issued funding modifications that will change eligibility for some adult users.These modifications were implemented to make more tutoring sessions available to dependent children in grades 1-12. Previously, the MWRLibrary program funded access to the Tutor.com Adult Education Center, College Center and Career Center for adult Active Duty U.S. militaryservice members, their spouses and their adult dependent children. As of April 2, 2012, the Tutor.com Adult Education Center, College Centerand Career Center will no longer be available to Active Duty Army, Air Force, USMC and deployed National Guard and Reserves adult servicemembers, their spouses and their adult dependent children. Note: the Navy General Library program has separately funded Tutor.com usage forNavy adult service members, their spouses and their adult dependent children, so these centers will remain in place for the Navy program andits personnel. To ensure that the Tutor.com for Military Families program does not exceed available funding, we are monitoring usage by ActiveDuty Army, Navy, Air Force, USMC, National Guard and Reserves dependent children in grades 1-12. During high-demand times, these studentsmay see a message that no tutors are available. Students are encouraged to connect again at a later time or use the resources in the SkillsCenterresource library, which are available 24/7 and when a connection to a live tutor is not available. On April 2, 2012, revised program eligibilityinformation will be available at www.tutor.com/military/eligibility.Tuesday, April 17th, has been set by the IRS as the deadline to file your 2011 income tax return. This gives seven days - including one week-end - to complete your tax return or file for an extension. If you have yet to file, this is a great time to take advantage of MOS Tax FilingServices and tax consultants. How Tax Consultants Can Help You: Military OneSource tax consultants can assist you by locating and
referencing specific tax definitions, helping you to make an informed decision about your tax situation. Knowledge of the unique taxrequirements and issues related to military personnel and their families will be incorporated into consultations when applicable. MilitaryOneSource tax consultants can: review IRS regulations/state tax regulations and forms to locate the definition or information related to yourquestions locate and reference military-specific tax information help you figure out which numbers should be entered into which fields ofparticular form(s) provide electronic copies of needed IRS or state tax forms explain additional tax services available to the military communitysuch as VITA Clinics on base and H&R Block at Home® review options for utilizing a refund¯savings, paying down debt connect you to otherMilitary OneSource provided non-medical counseling or worklife services. Military OneSource tax consultants cannot: answer H&R Blocktechnical questions, answer questions related to Trusts and LLCs (other "tax shelter" options), prepare or file your state and/or Federal taxesfor you, provide advice or "directives/declarative statements" to you, i.e., "you should do....."; "you must do...", Don’t put your tax filing offto the last minute. Take advantage of the resources available for military families that can make tax time stress-free. Contact a ConsultantNow: 1-800-342-9647, TTY/TDD: 1-866-607-6794, En español llame al: 1-877-888-0727,https://www.militaryonesourceeap.org/achievesolutions/en/militaryonesource/REAL WARRIORS CAMPAIGN E-MAIL UPDATE; APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD: To see the html version of this message, pleasevisit http://www.realwarriors.net/emailupdate/april12.html http://www.realwarriors.net/family/children/militarychild.php In April, the Real Warriors Campaign joins the Defense Department incelebrating military children for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and resilience. Read our article about the Month of the MilitaryChild to learn more about this observance and the importance of family resilience and readiness.The Real Warriors Campaign website offers great resources for military families. Visit the Families section at http://www.realwarriors.net/familyfor articles on helping children cope with deployments and reunions and adjusting to changes throughout the deployment cycle. Families canshare tips and advice on the family message board athttp://www.realwarriors.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=12&sid=3ee725785cc916111ede06fd7dc7634b or send an appreciative ecard to ateenager or tween (http://www.realwarriors.net/ecard/family).Throughout the Month of the Military Child, new articles and podcasts for military children will be posted on the Real Warriors Campaignwebsite, so like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/realwarriors) or follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/realwarriors) to stay upto date on military family resources.7 TOOLS TO REINFORCE MILITARY FAMILY RESILIENCEhttp://www.realwarriors.net/campaignmedia/factsheets/RW_families_brochure_cutout.pdfThe "7 Tools to Reinforce Military Family Resilience" mini-brochure highlights resources available to help military families feel connected andmanage common challenges of military life. The featured tools include: the DCoE Outreach Center, Real Warriors Live Chat, Real WarriorsCampaign videos, message boards, family resources, transition support and Real Warriors Campaign ecards. Each of the highlighted resources isfree and confidential for all military families. This mini-brochure can be downloaded at To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please visithttp://www.realwarriors.net/emailupdates or ordered and shipped to you free-of-charge through the online shopping cart athttp://www.realwarriors.net/materials/order.
OPEN TO ALL SOLDIERS! The Soldier Family Assistance Center (SFAC) is holding a Hiring Hero’s Career Fair on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Riley’sConference Center on Fort Riley. If you would like to learn more about Army Community Service and the SFAC and Employment Readinessprograms (ERP), please click on these links: SFAC http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ACS.sfac and/or ERPhttp://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ACS.employ Attached is a list of the vendors:
Military Appreciation Weekend at Haymarket Park: To show our appreciation, Nebraska Baseball would like to invite you to attend our MilitaryAppreciation weekend at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, NE. The Military Appreciation weekend will begin Friday, April 20, 2012when the Huskers take on Big Ten opponent Purdue at 6:35 p.m. The three-game home stand will continue Saturday April, 21 with first pitch at2:05 p.m. and Sunday April, 22 at 1:05 p.m. We are very excited to honor those who serve and have served our country so proudly. As part ofMilitary Appreciation weekend at Nebraska Baseball, all veterans, active, and retired military personnel will receive free admission to thegames, with seating in the general admission areas. Those who attend that are military, active or retired, must present one form of militaryidentification (government-issued military ID, VFW/Legion card, or DD214F form) at the gates of Haymarket Park to receive free admission. Allother family members can purchase tickets by calling the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-8BIG RED, or purchasing the day of the gameat the Ticket Office located on the West side of Haymarket Park. General admission tickets (berm seating) cost $7 for adults and $5 for seniorcitizens and youth. During the games, we will recognize all those who are currently serving or have served our country as part of MilitaryAppreciation weekend. Remember to wear red and well see you at Haymarket Park! Go Big Red! Sincerely, Nebraska Athletic Marketing Seeflyer.
April is NATIONAL AUTISM MONTH: See events below:National Flint Hills Autism Support Group (parents and caregivers) 2nd Tuesday of each month 7-8:30 Amanda Arnold Elementary School,Manhattan Email Cheryl Richt firstname.lastname@example.org or call 537-6863.Month of the Military Child - EFMP & NPSP Spring Fling Saturday 14 April 1000 - 1200 at ACSSee attached for information and registration forms for Autism Meet Optimism Autism Walk for Recovery
Ft Riley Education Services Newsletter: Attached is a copy of our April 2012 newsletter. Our top story is about the new Masters NursingProgram, provided by University of Mary. Second, but no less important - we have recently published an Education Quick Reference Guide forour deployed Soldiers. It is on our website. Copies can be provided to deploying units. Please have youre your Education POC contact Ms.Monica A. Smith, Education Counselor/Marketing Fort Riley Education Services 217 Custer Avenue Fort Riley, KS 66442 Office: (785) 239-6481Fax: (785) 239-3170
Military Community and Family Policy Weekly: Welcome to the Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) WeeklyeNewsletter providing you with access to the latest Quality of Life news and information from the Department of Defense and dates forupcoming Guard and Reserve onsite sales. The link below will open up the MC&FP Weekly eNewsletter in your browser. If the link above doesnot work, please copy and paste the entire link into your browser window. http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/mcfp/weekly A PDF version of thenewsletter is also available for download from the link above. Your MC&FP Team! Military Community and Family Policy Office of the Secretaryof Defense Providing policy, tools, and resources to further enhance the quality of life of service members and their families.Sew Much Comfort provides FREE adaptive (velcro closures) clothing to support the unique needs of our wounded service members from allbranches of the military and National Guard. These injuries require large fixator, prosthetics and casts that are too bulky to fit under ordinaryclothing. Without adaptive clothing, wounded service members are limited to wearing hospital gowns. We designed the clothing to appear asnormal civilian clothing. Sew Much Comfort is the only organization providing FREE adaptive clothing to wounded service members. Since ourfounding in November 2004, we have distributed more than 115,000 pieces of adaptive clothing. I would be happy to talk with you on thephone or feel free to email your questions if that is easier. Thank you, Michele Let us never forget all that has been done for each of us as wewalk in freedom. Michele Cuppy President/CFO & Co-Founder email@example.com 952-431-6233 www.sewmuchcomfort.org. CFC#12289 Read the Post paper online! http://www.1divpost.com/**Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarilyconstitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein donot necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government,and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.