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See what we talked about at the November Thanksgiving Feast and Family Night!

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  • November Family Night

    1. 1. 10 November 2011 <ul><li>Sign in. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a nametag for yourself and your kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a ticket for door prizes. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy our Thanksgiving Feast! </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Potluck: Enjoy our Thanksgiving Feast! </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Slide Show </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Speaker: MFLC Loura Frye </li></ul><ul><li>Letter from BN CDR, LTC Nate Cook </li></ul><ul><li>Downrange Report: CPT Chris Freeman </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar Review </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Battery/Company FRG Breakouts </li></ul>
    3. 3. See what our heroes are doing downrange!
    4. 4. Meet Ms. Loura Frye. Loura is our brigade Military Family Life Consultant (MFLC).
    5. 7. When a Soldier's work takes him half-way around the world, he enlists the help of the North Star for a nightly game of catch with his son. Night Catch is a timeless story that connects Families while they are apart and offers comforting hope for their reunion.
    6. 8. <ul><li>$40.00 each (plus $10 each if shipping is required from Fort Hood). </li></ul><ul><li>Turn your order form and payment to your FRG Leader or take it to battalion headquarters and leave with CPT Freeman. </li></ul><ul><li>We must have 10 orders to place a new request. </li></ul>
    7. 10. DFACs Open on Thanksgiving Day: The Patriot Café, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Freeman Café, Black Jack, Theodore Roosevelt, and North Fort Hood 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The standard meal price is $7.00 . E-1 through E-4 price is $5.95 . The DFACs go all-out for Thanksgiving; it's a great meal, a great deal, and you won't have to wash dishes when you're done!
    8. 11. <ul><li>Friday, 25 November </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Warrior Way PX </li></ul><ul><li>(hosted by Alpha Battery) </li></ul><ul><li>Monday, 12 December </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 AM-12:00 PM at the Clear Creek PX </li></ul><ul><li>(hosted by HHB Battery) </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, 16 December </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Warrior Way PX </li></ul><ul><li>(hosted by Golf Company) </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, 20 December </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Warrior Way PX </li></ul><ul><li>(hosted by Bravo Battery) </li></ul>
    9. 12. Thursday, December 8, 2011 1 st Cavalry Division Horse Stables 6:30 – 8:30 PM DIRECTIONS: At Main Gate, follow the signs to the Marvin Leath Visitor Center. Turn right off the main road to enter the Visitor Center parking lot. Once in the lot, look straight ahead and to your right and you will see signs for the &quot;Horse Cavalry Detachment&quot; and &quot;Hunt and Saddle Club&quot; beside a driveway. Follow that driveway to the first parking lot on your left. Head towards the red barn. Howdy, Y’all! Black Jack’s having a Holiday Party! Come on out and enjoy popcorn, cookies, hot cocoa and cider for refreshments. We’ll have crafts, games, music, and a special visit from Santa! Dress is Texas casual; the event is FREE.
    10. 15. <ul><li>Purchasing Day: Tuesday, November 15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will convoy to Ikea/Sam’s Club in Round Rock to purchase needed items for our Soldiers, leaving from Harker Heights Walmart parking lot (near the gas pumps) at 8:30 AM . Return no later than 2:30 PM. Plan to eat out for lunch! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assembly Day: Wednesday, November 16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will meet at the battalion headquarters building at 9:30 AM to start putting baskets together for our single Soldiers! </li></ul></ul>
    11. 16. <ul><li>Official notifications begin 18 hours prior to ceremony and are made to one Family member per Soldier. The person notified is designated by the Soldier and will be contacted by the unit’s Rear Detachment personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Two questions to ask your Soldier before his/her return: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your flight ‘name’? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An example would be: Black Jack Alpha (Black Jack being the name for 2 nd Brigade and Alpha indicating the flight). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the one person designated for notification? Rear Detachment personnel will only be able to contact ONE person per Soldier to inform them via telephone when that Soldier’s welcome home ceremony will be. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 17. <ul><li>Ceremony times will be posted on the 1 st Cavalry Division website 4 days/96 hours prior to time of ceremony. </li></ul><ul><li>Ceremony times will also be posted on the 1 st Cavalry Division’s Facebook page at: </li></ul><ul><li>You can call 254-618-7604 or 254-287-6051 for automated information on ceremony times. </li></ul><ul><li>1st Cavalry Division can send updates on ceremony times directly to your cell phone through Twitter. </li></ul>
    13. 18. <ul><li>All ceremonies are held at Cooper Field , just in front of the 1 st Cavalry Division Headquarters. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. </li></ul><ul><li>Dress in layers! </li></ul><ul><li>You are welcome to bring posters, balloons, banners, etc. to the field. </li></ul><ul><li>NO PETS are allowed on Cooper Field. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow plenty of time during high-traffic times (PT, lunch, COB). </li></ul>
    14. 19. <ul><li>Good news!  The ceremony will be broadcasted via Livestream starting no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony time. There are three ways to view: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Use your computer to go online and view the ceremony at . </li></ul><ul><li>The ceremony may also be viewed on Facebook by clicking on the LiveStream link on the left of the 1st Cavalry Division page ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>OR on the link of the left of the 3-82 Field Artillery Regiment Facebook page ( ). </li></ul><ul><li>The Livestream application can also be downloaded on smart phones!  Download the free app “Livestream” onto your phone then search for 1stCavDiv on the Livestream menu. *Be sure to click the blue arrow button at the top right of the application once it’s downloaded to “follow” the 1stCavDiv channel. This will ensure that you get a notification on your phone when a new ceremony is about to begin! </li></ul>
    15. 20. <ul><li>We know all of the Families and all of our Troopers are eager for their redeployment flights to arrive back home, but please remember these basic rules: 1. Never give out names of Troopers on the returning flights. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Never post specific information on the flights (airline, flight number, date/time, etc). </li></ul><ul><li>3. Never assume that everyone who can see your Facebook posts needs to know details of your welcome home. Save it for the great welcome home pictures you can poster AFTER the ceremony. </li></ul>
    16. 21. <ul><li>Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month </li></ul><ul><li>Hall of Fame members! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will YOUR name be next? Sign up to volunteer today! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laura </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beverly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>April </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris E. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tyler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Megan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris F. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elizabeth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kimberly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lani </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brittany </li></ul></ul>
    17. 22. <ul><li>We’re always happy for volunteers to join in! </li></ul><ul><li>All volunteers must complete a Form DD2793 and register with VMIS online. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about any volunteer topic? Contact our FRSA, Mrs. Debbie Nash. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead
    18. 23. <ul><ul><li>Battalion Rear Detachment Commander: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CPT Chris Freeman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Battalion Command Financial Specialist: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSG Kenneth Edwards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Battalion Senior FRG Advisor: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traci Cook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Battalion Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debbie Nash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    19. 24. <ul><li>Red Dragon Facebook page: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Battalion FRG Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>HHB FRG: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha FRG: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Bravo FRG: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Golf FRG: [email_address] </li></ul>
    20. 25. Check your ticket stubs!
    21. 26. <ul><li>HHB Leaders: </li></ul><ul><li>April & Leslie </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha FRG Leaders: </li></ul><ul><li>Kimberly & Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Bravo FRG Leaders: </li></ul><ul><li>Deana & Elizabeth </li></ul><ul><li>Golf FRG Leaders: </li></ul><ul><li>Beverly & Tracey </li></ul>