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  • 1. 12 July 20123-6 Field Artillery FRSA Flash www.facebook.com/3.6FA.1BCT.10MTN Government Organization 29 June-15 July 1 Block Leave July 10-15—Jefferson County Fair July 16-20 - AFTB Summer Mara- thon July 12—Key Caller Training July 12— Fort Drum ACAP Career Fair July 17—Welcome Tour July17-21—Lewis County Fair July 23— American Red Cross Blood Drive July 24—Welcome Tour July 26—Family Wellness Support Group Book club July 26—Remembrance Ceremony July 27—ACS 47th Birthday July 27—Division Retirement Cere- mony July 28-Aug 12—Bravo Battery Block Leave July 28—DPAO/Toyota Concert Series: Bill Cosby July—28-29– Farmer’s Market @ Commissary July 30— Advanced Key Caller Class July 31- Welcome Tour
  • 2. Busting the Myths About Scholarships Dont let "scholarship mythology" stop you from applying for education money. Learn the truth about using scholarships to help cover your education costs. While looking for money for school many service members, veterans, and their families tend to overlook more than $300 million of military -- and veteran -- related scholarships and grants. These scholarships often go un- claimed due to the following three myths:Military education benefits eliminate the need for scholarships and grants. False - The truth is that Tuition Assistance is limited to about $750 a class and usually only covers tuition and a limited amount of fees. This means that you have to pay for books, fees, and other items. There are hundreds of scholarships and grants spe- cifically designed to supplement these education related costs, so you dont have to.Scholarships are too difficult to win and applying requires too much work. It is true that some scholarships require a written essay. But, it is important to remember that scholarship and grant applications vary widely, and some require nothing more than a short application. Besides you should think of it this way: It may be the only essay you ever get paid to write.Scholarships are too difficult to find. False - Many scholarships go unclaimed because students dont know where to look. Fortunately, there is a great online re- source to help service members find the scholarship and learn how, where, and when to apply. Visit the Military.coms Schol- arship Finder today and get started on your way to finding free money for school.Here are some quick tips to help your search: Do your homework. Take advantage of the free online scholarship search at Military.coms Scholarship Finder. The ScholarshipFinder lists over 1,000 scholarships from a variety of sources. Dont limit yourself. You qualify for non-military related scholarships too. Visit your local library to find scholarship directories thatlist awards based on age, state of residence, cultural background, and field of study. Search in your military community. Many service aid organizations and associations, like the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society,offer scholarships, grants, and low interest loans to help cover education expenses. Click here to find out more about your Service AidOrganizations education assistance programs. Its never too soon to start your scholarship search. Many scholarship application deadlines are as early as a year in advance.Remember: Not applying for scholarships is like turning down free money. Get started on your search for scholarships today - visit theMilitary.com Scholarship Finder.Remember: Not applying for scholarships is like turning down free money. Get started on your search for scholarships today - visit theMilitary.com Scholarship Finder.
  • 3. CCME Scholarship Information Each year the Council of College and Military Educators offers $1000 scholarships for Service mem- bers, Military Spouses, and Veterans who are working towards the completion of higher education de- grees. CCME Scholarship Applications must be submitted online at cmeonline.org/scholarship. This year’s application will be available July 16 through the scholarship application deadline, October 1, 2012. The eligibility requirements for the CCME scholarships are as follows: CCME Joe King Scholarship (5 awards)Applicants must: be a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution ofCCME first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member insti-tution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all collegessubmit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motiva-tion, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.CCME Spouse Scholarship (5 awards)Applicants must: be the spouse of a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard, veteran)be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution ofCCME first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member insti-tution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all collegessubmit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motiva-tion, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.CCME Veteran Scholarship (5 awards)Applicants must: be a prior uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution ofCCME first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member insti-tution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all collegessubmit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motiva-tion, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.Essays will be judged on written content and writing skills, and should be at least 400-750 words in length. Applications thatare incomplete or are from individuals that do not qualify will not be considered. Finalists will be required to provide docu-mentation of service.About CCME: The Council of College and Military Educators, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 39 years ago topromote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed ser-vices. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institu-tions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. The CCME symposium is the largest annual forum in thecountry with an expected attendance of about 1000 participants. The annual symposium facilitates the networking and inter-action of the key leadership across these organizations in an environment that is focused on enhancing and optimizing volun-tary education opportunities for the service member and their families. For more information, visit: http://www.ccmeonline.org.
  • 4. DFAS Warns of Scam E-mailsFraudulent emails are being sent to military members, military retirees, andcivilian employees, which appear to be sent by Defense Finance and Ac-counting Services (DFAS). Although the email appears to come from DFASand displays a .mil email address it is actually from a non-government emailaccount. The e-mails indicate that individuals who are receiving disabilitycompensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be able toobtain additional funds from the IRS. If you do receive a notice from the IRS,respond immediately. If you believe someone may have used your social security number (SSN) fraudulently, notify IRS immediatelyby responding to the name and number printed on the IRS notice or letter. You will need to fill out the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit,Form 14039 found at: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f14039.pdfNew Financial Guidance May Help Troops as They MoveConsumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) officials claimed that new guidance to mortgage servicers may help tens of thousandsof military homeowners moving to new duty stations. The bureau, along with mortgage service industry regulators, is issuing jointsupervisory guidance to address mortgage service practices that pose risks to military homeowners. CFPB wants to be assured thatmortgage servicers comply with the laws that prohibit unfair or abusive practices" when Service members have orders to move.These changes will make it easier for members of the armed forces with mortgages owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or FreddieMac to honor their financial commitments when they are issued a permanent change of station order. To read this entire article,please go to: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116846 2012 Education Fair August 14, 1400-1800 The Commons Stay tune...More information coming soon!
  • 5. 3-6 Field Artillery BOSS Representative is SGT Randy WhiteAll Military Service Members are Winner’s Circle Sports Bar. Enjoy Jul 27 ……….…………sundownwelcome to stop into the BOSS this popular pastime with friendsFacility at T-2190 Nash Boulevard while partaking of your favoriteand check out all that BOSS has to food and beverage. Pre-fight activi-offer. The BOSS Facility is open Wed ties- Sun 11am - 11 pm. Enjoy the begin at 9 pm with the mainAdirondack style great room, a large event beginning at 10 pm. Broughtopen area with a fireplace, comfortable to you FREE compliments of Fortlounge furniture, large screen Drum BOSS. Transportation pro-TV’s, movie theatre screen with surround videdsound, and several gaming stations. to and from Barracks callThe BOSS facility offers free BOSS.wireless internet, computers for free July 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . .UFC 149use, an additional game room with Aug 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . .UFC 150pool, air hockey and fooseball tables Outdoor Movie Iand more TV gaming machines. The Enjoy a movie on a warm summernewest addition is a large media evening in the great outdoors.room with comfortable recliners in Shown at the BOSS center in thetheater seating and giant screen TV. rear lawn this activity is offeredBOSS Executive Council compliments of BOSS. 21 JumpSenior Military Advisor Street (R) will be playing starting. . . . . . . . . .CSM Mark Oldroyd at sundown. Bring your foldingFamily and MWR Advisor chairs, blankets, bug spray and. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brandon Smith snacks. Pop corn and drinks willBOSS President BOSS. . . . . . . . .SGT Bradley Johnson Bldg. T-2190 - 772-7807BOSS Vice President be sold. This event is open to all. . . . . . . . .SPC Vanessa Trinidad Soldiers, family members and DoDBOSS Meetings Civilians (caution: movie rated R).Each Military Unit has a separate 13 July . . . . . . . . . . . . . .sundownBOSS meeting. All meetings are Outdoor Movie IIheld at the BOSS Facility. Call 772- BOSS is offering to show this7807 to find out when your unit’s week’s movie in the courtyard ofmeeting is scheduled. one of the Battalions on post. IfBOSS WiFi your Battalion is interested inThe BOSS Facility has free internet hosting this event, call 315-772-access with computer stations 7807 and ask for the BOSS Presi-available for Soldiers to use for dent or BOSS Secretary. If no Bat- talion asks to host a location will beweb-surfing and communicating arranged. The movie playing will bewith friends and family. American Reunion ® starting atUltimate Fighting sundown and is open to all Military,Championship families, and DoD CiviliansCheck out the Pay-Per-View UFC (caution: movie rated R) Call 772-Fight Night monthly at the 7807 for movie location
  • 6. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS! DES Emergency and Non-Emergency Phone Numbers:For emergencies on the installation – dial 911 from any land-line. That call will go directly to the DES Dis-patch Center. If you dial 911 from your cell phone, that call will go directlyto the Jefferson County Dispatch Center. Advise the dispatcher you arecalling from Fort Drum and they will redirect your call to the DES dispatchcenter. Current technology does not allow for the separation of cell phonecalls on or off the installation. For non-emergency calls for service – Po-lice 772-5156/5157; Fire Prevention/ Training - 772-3372/4420/4702; Di-rector - 772-5721; Police Chief - 772-4483; Fire Chief - 772-3547/ 4420;Physical Security Chief – 772-3105. TIP Line: DES, in cooperation withthe Antiterrorism Officer, operates an anonymous tip line, 774-8477(TIPS). This line allows personnel to report suspicious activity in ananonymous manner. Please ensure community personnel are aware ofthis phone line.CURFEW - Garrison Policy Memorandum #11-18, Fort Drum Curfew for Minor Children. The curfewapplies to minors, defined as 17 years of age or younger, who live or work on, travel to or visit Fort Drum.The curfew hours are from 2200hrs - 0500hrs Sundays through Thursdays and from 2400hrs - 0500hrs Fri-days and Saturdays. This means that minors meeting the age defined in the policy cannot be outside thehome unsupervised during the times mentioned above. The Directorate of Emergency Services Law En-forcement Division will be enforcing this Policy. Violation of the policy may result in an appearance before theJuvenile Disciplinary Control Board. Bicycle Safety – Make sure children are riding their bicycles using the proper safety equipment and following the rules of the road. All personnel riding bicycles on Fort Drum are required to wear an approved Safety Hel- met. Contact DES at 772-9090 for assistance conducting bicycle safety checks or Bicycle Rodeos.
  • 7. 1. 1. The Pine Plains Bowling Center is CLOSED for the month of July and will re-open on August 1 featuring free bowling for kids 12 and under with a paying Adult.
  • 8. Military kids age 6-17 can win serious prizes, cash, and a featured spot on our wildly popular blog! All you have to do is visit a Blue Star Museum (theyre pretty much everywhere) and then create, draw, or design your way to stardom! Click here for the deets. And dont wait .... summer will be over before you know it! Military spouses looking to score work-at-home jobs across a broad spectrum of sectors should check out Arise. Rec- ognized by First Lady Michelle Obama, Arise gives Military Veterans and Spouses the freedom and flexibility to choose when, where, how often, and for whom they work. Think Outside the Office and learn more. Visit https://PartnerSetup.Arise.com to learn more; Select> Military in the referral section Fleet and Family Support is offering a Military Families in Transition Webinar for Families on July 18, 9-10 a.m EST, a TAP Webinar specifically for #milfams! This is a great opportunity for spouses and families whose service member is transitioning out of the military. Click here to read about how this informative gig works and how to take advantage of it! >>> A note from our Blue Star Museum visits are once in a lifetime chances to team: Blue Star experience the arctic, the Families is working on a new, updated ver- jungle, and even the desert. sion of the Reintegra- Have you checked in to one tion Toolkit. The of the 1,800 museums Handbook for Family & Friends lately? Visit bluestar- of Service Members is de- fam.org and earn a point signed to help par- each time you wander ents, spouses, and children through an navigate all stages of deploy- exhibit, ment. Help us update the science book that we are writing with center or Defense Centers of Excellence other amazing Blue Star Mu- (DCoE), SAMSHA (Substance Abuse seum. Complete all five and Mental Health Services Admini- points in the star to earn stration),HealthNet, and Vulcan some sa-weet re- Productions and integrate essen- wards. Aspiring writers can tial ideas, advice, and skills to whip together a blog post or navigate the tricky waters of de- photo array of your visit and ployment. Check out the Got well feature it on our blog Your Six blog for more informa- tion and click here to help us -- we need your feedback.Upcoming Events7/12 9/21Blue Star Museum Event 8am, The Alamo! Military Family and Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament Patux- ent Greens Golf Club7/17Community Blueprint GOOD maker Challenge Win $1000! Ongoing Buy and sell on eBay to support BSF eBay Giving Works Pro-8/1 gramBSF co-sponsored Networking ReceptionThe Hermitage - New York Ongoing Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey8/2-4 Comprehensive results, information, stats and moreBlogHer 12: Meet up with Milspouse bloggers!8/2Hiring our Heroes: Milspouses! Hampton Roads
  • 9. BIGGEST LOCAL MYTH: “THERE’S NOTHING TO DO HERE!!” Wrong!! Things to do in the North CountryFishing 1000 Islands Bass Open, Gananoque, Ontario, July 7-8, www.canadasproangler.com/ BIGBASS.html Basic Fishing Class, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, 16 June, 11 August, 1 September – 11 am to 1pm, email: kimbrie.cullen@parks.ny.govMusic & EntertainmentDPAO Summer Concert Series – Watertown Fairgrounds, www.dpao.org Bill Cosby, July 28 Journey, August 14 Marshall Tucker Band – August 17,Clayton Opera House – www.claytonoperahouse.org•Rockin the Bay 23-26 AugBlues in the Bay 30 Aug – 3 Sept, www.visitalexbay.orgWineFinger Lakes Wine ToursThousand Islands Winery, Alexandria Bay, www.thousandislandswinery.com Winery Birthday Bash! (bbq, music & wine), July 14 Coyote Moon Winery, Clayton, www.coyotemoonvineyards.com 3rd Annual Howl at the Moon, Saturday, July 28 Bluegrass in the Vineyards, 25-26 August 2nd Annual Shore Dinner (benefits the TI Museum), July 20, 5pm – 8pm, dinner, hayrides, live music & wine!
  • 10. Fairs, Festivals, and FUN! Jefferson County: 10 July – 15 July, Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, Watertown Lewis County: 17 July – 21 July, Lowville Fairgrounds, FREE ADMISSION, parade & fireworks opening night, www.lewiscountyfair.org St. Lawrence County: usually the first week of August, Gouverneur, www.gouverneurfair.net Alexandria Bay Craft Fair – Scenic View Park Pavilion, 21-22 July, 10 am – 5pm, www.visitalexbay.orgCan-Am Festival – Sackets Harbor – music, food, crafts and fireworks! 21-22 July4th Annual TI Stamp, Coin, Postcard, Jewelry, Gem & Collectables Show – Clayton Rec Arena, 28 – 29 JulyStone Mills Craft Fair – LaFargeville, 3 – 5 August30th Annual Craft Show & Sale – Clayton Rec. Arena, 25 - 26 AugustNYS Fair – 23 August – September 3, www.nysfair.orgMade in NY Festival – Sackets Harbor/Madison Barrack 7 July - 75 NY State Product Vendors44th Annual French Festival – Cape Vincent - 14 & 15 July - food, crafts, parade, fireworks!Woodsmen Field Days – Boonville, 17 – 19 August, www.starinfo.com/woodsmenPirate Invasion – Alexandria Bay, 10 – 19 August,www.visitalexbay.orgNew York State Hog Rally – Alexandria Bay , 12 – 14July, www.nyshogrally.com–14 & 15 July - food, crafts, parade, fireworks!48th Annual Boat Show & Auction – Clayton,3 – 5August, Antique Boat Museum, www.abm.org
  • 11. Homecoming & War of 1812 Bicentennial Pultney, NY www.w-phs.org
  • 12. 2012 Events Schedule www.sacketsharborny.com Date Time Event Location - Sponsor - Contact Information 1812 LACROSSE SHOOT-OUT Madison Barracks July - 14 8:00 AM (BOYS) Contact Mike Campbell 315-646-3374 Battlefield State Historic Site July - 15 3:00 PM WATERFRONT CONCERT Contact Gail 315-646-2321 Sackets Harbor July - 20 8:00 AM Sackets Harbor Plein Air art Event Contact Bill Christopherson 315-785-6850 Madison Barracks July - 21 8:00 AM 1812 LACROSSE SHOOT OUT Contact Mike Campbell 315-646-3374 Sackets Harbor July - 21 9:00 AM CAN-AM FESTIVAL Contact Sherry Derouin 646-3850 Battlefield State Historic Site July - 22 3:00 PM WATERFRONT CONCERT Contact Gail 315-646-2321 July - 27 5:00 PM FISH FRIES American Legion Market Square Park (Gazebo) July - 28 8:00 AM GARDEN TOUR Contact Linda 315-639-6123 Sackets Harbor Visitor Center July - 28 9:00 AM 10th ANNUAL SPOKER RIDE Contact Steve Wood 315-778-9226 Battlefield State Historic Site July - 29 3:00 PM WATERFRONT CONCERT Contact Gail 315-646-2321 Market Square Park August - 05 3:00 PM WATERFRONT CONCERT Contact Gail 315-646-2321 Battlefield State Historic Site August - 12 3:00 PM WATERFRONT CONCERT Contact Gail 315-646-2321 Sackets Harbor August - 18 9:00 AM MEMORY WALK Contact Alzheimers Association 315-782-8755 Battlefield State Historic Site August - 19 3:00 PM WATERFRONT CONCERT Contact Gail 315-646-2321 Battlefield State Historic Site August - 26 3:00 PM WATERFRONT CONCERT Contact Gail 315-646-2321 Battlefield State Historic SiteSeptember - 02 3:00 PM WATERFRONT CONCERT Contact Gail 315-646-2321 Madison BarracksSeptember - 28 1:00 AM 1812 HISTORY SYMPOSIUM Contact Mike Campbell 315-646-3374
  • 13. Saturdays & Sundays ~July 7– August 19 ~ The Sterling Renaissance Festival is one of the oldest and most suc- cessful producers of professional interactive entertainment in the world. Thrill to the excitement of over 100 stage and street performers, profes- sional actors, comedians and musicians who whimsically recreate an authentic English Renaissance village for you to experience. Join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction and Trial & Dunke. Witness dozens of artisans demonstrating their fine craftsmanship and selling their unique wares. Enjoy digging into our savor delicacies - from steak- on-a-stake, pita pockets, succulent turkey legs, portabella mushroom sandwiches, mile high cakes and more!
  • 14. Money raised will go to Fort Drum USO. Last year alone close to $19,000 was donated.
  • 15. The 2012 Concerts on the Waterfrontpresented by the Sackets Harbor Historical Society every SummerSunday from 3-5 pm at the Battlefield State Historic SiteJuly 15th - Vishten hails from the Magdelen and Prince Edward Islands. Traditional Acadianand Celtic roots music with fiery fiddles, foot percussion, piano and bodhran.July 22nd - Can Am Weekend - Atlas rocks the battlefield for an afternoon of big city partytime. Dance in an outdoor setting to swing, pop and classic rock.July 29th - Babik blends big band with an exotic flare of gypsy folk songs. Homemade percussion including aduck call adds to the fun.August 5th - The Opera Reel String Band with authentic 1812 era music and dance.A community celebration at the Bandstand! Part of 9th annual War of 1812 weekendAugust 12th _ Prime Time Funk with Ronnie Leigh from Syracuse’s jazz vocal scene. This 10 piece band roundsup the area’s best jazz, blues and funk musicians 10th Mountain Division Band: Our own warrior musicians present pops, vocals, patriotic mu-August 19th - Thesic and jazz standards.August 26th - Quickstep with John Kirk and Trish Miller and talented friends, bring us authentic Appalachianand Adirondack fiddle music – clogging too! More 1812 era tunes!Sept 2nd - Our Labor Day extravaganza with The Mario De Santis orchestra. They round up all the good tunesfrom the past 60 years.Sponsoring the series this year is Watertown Savings Bank. Additional funding is received from the New York State Council on the Arts Decen-tralization Program, administered in Jefferson, Lewis and St Lawrence Counties by the St. Lawrence Arts Council; the Village of Sackets Harbor;and the Town of Hounsfields Committee for the Advancement of Tourism. Contributions from area businesses and organizations, and a weekly"Passing of the Hat" at the concerts also provide financial support.Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does notrepresent the views or endorsement of 3-6 Field Artillery or the United States Army. This material is for personal useof the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.