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FRSA FLASH THURSDAY, 12 JULY 2012 .Special Points of InterestTHOUGHTS 2ADVISORIES 3LTC ORTIZ’s LTR 6THEATER 8COMING ATTRAC- 12TIONSWEAPONS LAW 14LTC OrtizTF MTN Eagle CdrCSM EscaleraTF MTN Eagle CSMMichele GallowayTF MTN Eagle FRSAOffice 315-774-1206Cell 315-836-6496 FROM 277th FRSA: Summer is HERE! Stay Cool and Calm. Enjoy! The FRSA Flash is a bi- weekly posting . FRG TRAINING DAY 31 JULY WHEELER SACK AIRFIELD, 277TH ASB CLASSROOM. CHECK IT OUT ON PAGE 9.Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material pre-sented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 10th CAB or the Army. This material is forpersonal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable re-strictions and guidelines.
PAGE 2 FRSA FLASH THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER !!! Life is made up of choices. These choices will either keep us locked into a comfort-zone orthey will cause us to push out the limitations of our secure place. People often get in thehabit of living life the "way its always been done." They fear the new. They refuse to breakout of mediocrity.Others are willing to risk experiencing new ideas, new activities and new insights. These peo-ple continue to grow. Their world becomes larger. Their lives are filled with new experiences.These people usually grow into the person they were created to be.Charles "Tremendous" Jones was recognized as one of the top twenty speakers in the 20thcentury. Among other things, he was a member of Gideons and Christian BusinessmansCommittee. He is known for the following quote. "You are the same today that you are goingto be five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and thebooks you read."Become who you were created to be. Refuse to remain who you have been in the past. Getaround people who are growing. Read books that give you fresh new vision. Commit to workthrough any discomfort and become who you really are!
PAGE 3 FRSA FLASH NEW YORK STATE PENAL LAW §265.00The below is an extract from New York State Penal Law §265.00 which defines “Assault Weapons” which are illegal inNew York State and Fort Drum, New York.22. “Assault weapon” means(a) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least two of the following charac-teristics:(i) a folding or telescoping stock;(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;(iii) a bayonet mount;(iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor;(v) a grenade launcher; or(b) a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least two of the following characteristics:(i) a folding or telescoping stock:(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;(iii) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds;(iv) an ability to accept a detachable magazine; or(c) a semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least two of the following char-acteristics:(i) An ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;(ii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;(iii) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold thefirearm with the non trigger hand without being burned;(iv) A manufactured weight of fifty ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded;(v) a semiautomatic version of an automatic rifle, shotgun or firearm; or(d) any of the weapons, or functioning frames or receivers of such weapons, or copies or duplicates of such weapons, inany caliber, known as:(i) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs (all models);(ii) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil;(iii) Beretta Ar70 (SC-70);(iv) Colt AR-15;(v) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC;(vi) SWD M-10, M11, M11/9, and M-12;(vii) Steyr AUG;(viii) INTRATEC TEC-9, TEC-DC9 and TEC-22; and.
FRSA FLASH PAGE 4CONTINUATION OF NEW YORK STATE PENAL LAW(ix) revolving cylinder shotguns, such as (or similar to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12;(e) provided, however, that such term does not include:(i) any rifle, shotgun or pistol that (A) is manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; (B) has been renderedpermanently inoperable; or (C) is an antique firearm as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a0(16);(ii) a semiautomatic rifle that cannot accept a detachable magazine that holds more than five rounds of ammunition;(iii) a semiautomatic shotgun that cannot hold more than five rounds of ammunition in a fixed or detachable magazine;(iv) a rifle, shotgun or pistol, or a replica or duplicate thereof, specified in Appendix A to section 922 of 18 U.S.C. assuch weapon was manufactured on October first, nineteen hundred ninety-three. The mere fact that a weapon is not listedin Appendix A shall not be construed to mean that such a weapon is an assault weapon; or(v) a semiautomatic rifle, a semiautomatic shotgun or a semiautomatic pistol or any of the weapons defined in paragraph(d) of this subdivision lawfully possessed prior to September fourteenth, nineteen hundred ninety-four. Check out all the FACEBOOK pages. We have a page for the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade as well as each of our Task Forces within our Brigade.
FRSA FLASH PAGE 5 JULY 2012 Preview Is Now Available Online http://www.drummwr.com/ ClassesandEvents_files/ JULY2012Pre- view_FMWR_Preview.pdf
FRSA FLASH PAGE 6 Letter from LTC OrtizMountain Eagle Families, Let me begin by saying that Diana and I are extremely excited andblessed with the opportunity to be a part of you - the Mountain Eagle Family.You all are, and have been, an incredible team that has endured and accomplished a lot in this past year. As aCommander, I can say that we, the Army, recognize your commitment and sincerely appreciate the sacrificesyou make every day. As the new Mountain Eagle 6, I think it is important that the first thing I share with you is my view andstrategy for the FRG. To me, the Family Readiness Group is the most important means I have to take care ofyou. The FRG is a group of exceptional family volunteers teamed with unit commanders for the purpose ofincreasing your ability to be ready to deal with the tough Army lifestyle through support, information and rela-tionships. My initial impressions about the Mountain Eagle Families are that there are mixed feelings aboutthe FRG and the organization. While some view that there is goodness in the group, many view the FRGgroups as “clicky,” “political” and of no value to their own lives. This is not surprising, especially in an or-ganization that has over 350 immediate families and over 800 total Soldiers, all with extended families. I wantto clarify that extended families to our single Soldiers are equally as important as immediate families. Manysingle Soldiers have a perception that the FRG does not really apply to them. Nothing can be further from thetruth. I firmly believe that the FRG is here for ALL Soldiers and Families. That is why I make a point ofhighlighting extended families. My responsibility against all these perceptions is to eliminate them and estab-lish trust and confidence in the FRG. My vision has three focus areas for the next two years: to establish aFamily Readiness Group that effectively improves our Families readiness and resiliency, to earn trust as a keysource of support during any emergency and to earn a reputation for great family care and compassion. To get there, my Company Commanders will fully commit to placing command emphasis on the finalobjective – Family Readiness. First, they will build a team of great volunteers that, together, will lead a delib-erate campaign to achieve our vision. Success for all FRGs happens at company level. But they cannot getthere alone. They will need your help. You are the source of those great volunteers. I fully understand thatnot all can volunteer but many can. Volunteerism is the most valuable component of establishing an FRG andultimately caring for our families. Secondly, they need to be able to talk to all of you and share informationwith you. This is the second most critical component of our strategy. Connecting with you (it does not matterif it’s in person, phone, email, social media, etc) lets us know what your needs are, what support you need,what we need to fix, what family services we can coordinate, etc. Connecting also serves as an opportunity toshare critical information and awareness of the organization. We also will establish processes and systems thatdescribe the “how” to deal with expected and unexpected situations. We will also exercise those processes tomake sure they actually work. Finally, we need to get your honest feedback regularly. You are our qualityassurance and ultimately the measure of success. I honestly believe that Family is the strength of our Soldiers. Diana and I are committed to this belief.We look forward to meeting everyone as we settle into Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division. Freedom and Liberty! “Mountain Eagle 6”
FRSA FLASH PAGE 7 Craft Fairs Etc. •Alexandria Bay Craft Fair – Scenic View Park Pavilion, 21-22 July, 10 am – 5pm, www.visitalexbay.org •Can-Am Festival – Sackets Harbor – music, food, crafts and fireworks! 21-22 July •34th Annual TI Stamp, Coin, Postcard, Jew- elry, Gem & Collectables Show – Clayton Rec Arena, 28 – 29 July •Stone Mills Craft Fair – LaFargeville, 3 – 5 Au- gust •30th Annual Craft Show & Sale – Clayton Rec Arena, 25 - 26 August Basic Fishing Class, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, 16 June, 11 August, 1 September – 11 am to 1pm, email: email@example.com
FRSA FLASH PAGE 8 What’s Playing at the Movies? Post Theater Bldg 10725, North Riva RidgeAdmission is $4.50 for adults; $2.25 for children 6-11; FREE for children 5 and younger. For more movie information, call 772-5571 NO MOVIES SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME!
FRSA FLASH PAGE 12 JULY 2012 COMING ATTRACTIONS AND ITEMS OF INTEREST Not Listed.Remington Park is now open for family recreation. Remington Park is Fort Drums premierrecreational facility offering a variety of activities for individuals and units alike. The parkfeatures 5 large pavilions, several medium pavilions and picnic tables for smaller groups,volleyball, horseshoes, playgrounds, fishing docks ( catch and release only ) , a beach area, afitness trail. Two lodge facilities are available for rent ( day use for special events ) through theFort Drum Commons. Horseback riding is back at Remington Park. Rides are available on afirst come first served basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 6. Horses areavailable for up to three riders. Fee is $30 per person with cash only accepted for payment.Riders must be at least 8 years of age and under 220 pounds in weight. The guided one hourtrail ride begins at Lloyd ’ s Landing. The beach offers swimming, snack bar, paddleboat, andkayak rentals. Reservations for the lodge facilities may be made through the Fort DrumCommons. Reservations may be made for the large or medium pavilions through the Parksand Recreation office. Remington Park is open 7 days a week Monday - Saturday 9 am- 9 pm,Sunday 10 am - 8 pm. The beach is open 11am - 7 pm daily. Call 772-4765 for moreinformation regarding activities at Remington Park.
FRSA FLASH PAGE 16 The 2012 Concerts on the Waterfrontpresented by the Sackets Harbor Historical Society every Summer Sunday from 3-5 pm at the Battlefield State Historic SiteJuly 1st - military style brass band Excelsior Cornet commemorates the 1812bicentennial with a superb lecture/concert, authentic period clothing and instruments.July 8th - Tenor Madness Tenor guitar, clarinet, upright bass and vocals presentclassic American swing. One of the best chamber-jazz groups you’ll ever hear.July 15th - Vishten hails from the Magdelen and Prince Edward Islands. TraditionalAcadian and 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 cityparty time. 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. Homemadepercussion including a duck 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 rounds up the area’s best jazz, blues and funk musiciansAugust 19th - The 10th Mountain Division Band: Our own warrior musicians presentpops, vocals, patriotic music and jazz standards.August 26th - Quickstep with John Kirk and Trish Miller and talented friends, bringus authentic Appalachian and Adirondack fiddle music – clogging too! More 1812 eratunes!Sept 2nd - Our Labor Day extravaganza with The Mario De Santis orchestra. Theyround up all the good tunes from the past 60 years.Sponsoring the series this year is Watertown Savings Bank. Additional fundingis received from the New York State Council on the Arts DecentralizationProgram, administered in Jefferson, Lewis and St Lawrence Counties by the St.Lawrence Arts Council; the Village of Sackets Harbor; and the Town ofHounsfields Committee for the Advancement of Tourism. Contributions fromarea businesses and organizations, and a weekly "Passing of the Hat" at theconcerts also provide financial support.