FRSA FLASH TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012Special Points of InterestTHOUGHTS 2FRG TRAINING DAY 3CHILD CARE 4-5PARENT–PARENT 6WINTER DRIVING 7COURSENEW FLYERS 9CYSS FAQ 17-19LTC OrtizTF MTN Eagle CdrCSM EscaleraTF MTN Eagle CSMMichele GallowayTF MTN Eagle FRSAOffice 315-774-1206Cell 315-836-6496 FROM 277th FRSA: Fall is here and so are cooler temps.. Enjoy! The upcoming changes of the seasons. FALL FESTIVAL FUN HAPPENING!!! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, @ BRAVO 277TH HANGAR, 2-6PM. SOLDIERS AND FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO OUR HALLOWEEN ORGANIZA- TION DAY EVENTS! SEE YOU THERE!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 !!!Give your dream a chance to happen! Your dream is a powerful reflection of the potential in-side you. Dont allow fears and insecurity to rob you of the possibilities that await you. Real-ize that your Creator has put enormous abilities within you. You were created to causedreams to become reality.Tom Clancy is an American author and part-owner of the MLB Baltimore Orioles. He under-stands the value of allowing the seed of your dream to be fertilized, nurtured and harvestedby those who are courageous enough to pursue their dreams. Clancy encourages people tohold fast to their vision for the future."Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not.Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is withinyou, no one can take it away." (Tom Clancy)Hold fast to your dream. Deal with the fears that try to limit you. Gain courage to rise upabove the thoughts of failure. Give your dream a chance to happen. You will be amazed athow your dream becomes a reality in your life!
FRSA FLASH PAGE 4Childcare Payments/Late FeesPayments:Payment for Full Day/Part Day Care is due by the 5th business day of the paymentcycle. Late payment fees are charged after the 5th business day and are $2.00 perchild per day per payment cycle. Services will be terminated if full payment for themonth is not received by the last working day of the month.Late Pick-Up Fee Procedures:CDC and SAC programs have a late pick-up fee of $1.00 per minute up to 15 minutesper Family per site regardless of the number of children in care at that site.After15 minutes, the Family is charged $5.00 per child, per site for the remainder ofthe hour and then $5.00 per child, per site for each hour thereafter. 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 ATTENTION VALUED PATRONS / PARENTS 30 August 2012 FEE INCREASES and PROGRAM CHANGESDear Valued Customer, As we have kept you apprised over the past two years, we are moving towards Department ofDefense standardized rate fees. This October is the final incremental phase for Fort Drum to reachArmy standard. Department of Defense will then implement equitable rates throughout the ArmedForces. In addition to Department of the Army forecasted rate fee increases, the following DeploymentSupport Service Programs are eliminated 1 October 2012:X 20% fee reduction for all Child Development Services programsX Youth Sports fee credit up to $100 per deployment cycle per child/youth.X SKIES Unlimited Instructional Class fee credit up to $300 per deployment cycle per child/youth.X $2.00 Hourly Care fee beyond the 16 free respite child care hours.Those currently deployed as of 1 October 2012 are grandfathered and will continue to receive de-ployment support services they are currently receiving.Should you have any questions on the program impact as it effects your Family, please inquire atthe front desk or by calling Parent Central Services at 772-8675. Thanking you for your cooperation and understanding
FRSA FLASH PAGE 7Family Members Soldiers To Register, please contact the Command Safety Office at 772-9026/0310 Bldg M-10281 4th Armored Division Drive NOTE: Unit/Organization Classes are by Appointment Only Winter Driving Snow Thrower Wednesday 3-Oct-11 1400-1500 Wednesday 3 Oct 12 1530-1600 Wednesday 17 Oct 12 1400-1500 Wednesday 17 Oct 12 1530-1600 Wednesday 24 Oct 12 1400-1500 Wednesday 24 Oct 12 1530-1600 Tuesday 6 Nov 12 1400-1500 Tuesday 6 Nov 12 1530-1600 Tuesday 20 Nov 12 1400-1500 Tuesday 20 Nov 12 1530-1600 Tuesday 4 Dec 12 1400-1500 Tuesday 4 Dec 12 1530-1600 Tuesday 18 Dec 12 1400-1500 Tuesday 18 Dec 12 1530-1600 DA Civilians
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 FRI OCT 12 - 1900 The Expendables 2 (R) SAT OCT 13 - 1400 Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil (G) 1900 Studio Appreciation –Advance Free Screening – Rated PG-13 Tickets available at your local AAFES Foodcourt. Seating open to non-ticket holders 30 minutes prior to showtime. SUN OCT 14 - 1400 Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil (G) THU OCT 18 - CLOSED FRI OCT 19 - 1900 Paranorman (PG) SAT OCT 20 - 1400 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) 1900 Paranorman (PG) SUN OCT 21 - 1400 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)
FRSA FLASH PAGE 14 OCTOBER 2012 COMING ATTRACTIONS AND ITEMS OF INTERESTOctober 12 – Veterans’ Information Day – Dulles State Office BuildingOctober 12 – Chick Flick Movie Night – BOSSOctober 12 – Paint Your Pumpkin Contest – McEwen LibraryOctober 13 – 2012 Volleyball Tournament - SportsOctober 13 – I M Alone Youth Training - School Age CenterOctober 13 – High School Dance – Youth CenterOctober 15 – New Youth Center Soft Opening – Youth CenterOctober 19 – Teen Gaming Tournament – Youth CenterOctober 19 – BOSS Movie Night – BOSSOctober 20 – Reading With Animals – McEwen LibraryOctober 25 – BOSS Halo Fright Night Gaming Tournament – BOSSOctober 26 – EFMP Halloween Party – Army Community ServiceOctober 26 – Haunted Hayride – Remington ParkOctober 27 – Teen Karaoke Contest – Youth CenterOctober 27 – Haunted Hotel – Nash Blvd. Guest HouseOctober 31 – BOSS Zombie 5K Fun Run – Remington ParkSave The Date: Friday, October 26, 2012. Beware… and come if you dare to TheHaunted Hayride at Remington Park. Creepy things are there to scare as you ridethrough Remington Park on one of the tractor drawn trolleys. Walk through thehaunted pavilion and cemetery then scurry back across the spooky bridge to checkout the creepy animal exhibit presented by the zoo at Thompson Park. A little mon-ster’s fun zone is available for kids 12 and under with tamer activities for younger chil-dren. Additional treats include group photos, snacks and drinks, and a bonfire formarshmallow roasting. Patrons can catch the shuttle to Remington Park from Moun-tain Community Homes Community Centers or Magrath Sports Complex. This eventis free to all DoD ID card holders. Parental discretion is advised for some of the eve-ning’s offerings and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
FRSA FLASH PAGE 15 Food $en$e offers everyone the opportunity to stretch their food budget dollars by purchasing quality and delicious food units at a discount—not to mention the great specials available! Everyone is eligible to purchase food from Food $en$e, including senior citizens, college students, singles, disabled, shut-ins, working and military families. There are no income requirements! If you eat, you can get Food $en$e! Food $en$e is NOT a federal, state or local government program. It is NOT part of any social service agency or any religious organization. Pick up your food unit Thursdays at Watertown Urban Mission, 247 Factory St. Bring your receipt with you. If you are unable to pick up your unit, give the receipt to a friend or relative to pick up for you. Contact us if you have an emergency. Food must be picked up on time. Food not picked up on Distribution Day will be donated to the Faith Fellowship and Watertown Urban Mission Food Pantries. Register and pay in advance for your unit at Faith Fellowship Church or the Watertown Urban Mission. On Distribution Day you can sign up for the following month. Pay $15.50 in cash or Food Stamps (EBT). More than one unit can be purchased. In addition to the basic food ―unit,‖ special items are available for purchase also. Many customers find the food is worth approx. $25-35! Food $en$e – October 2012 A program of the Food Bank of Central New York How do you purchase food from Food $en$e? There will be NO refunds or credits given on food not picked up! You are not obligated to order every month, but you are encouraged to enjoy the Food $en$e savings!
FRSA FLASH PAGE 16 Order and pay by Friday, October 12~ Distribution on Thursday, October 25 ~ 3:00 –4:00 This Month’s Specials are:1. Apple & cranberry stuffed chicken, 2 lbs. for $8.252. Boneless sirloin pork roast, 2 lbs. for $6.503. Tilapia fillets, 2 lbs. for $6.504. Roma’s Italian sausage from Utica, 3 lbs. for $9.505. Chicken pot pies, 2/10 oz. for $5.506. Stouffer’s vegetable lasagna, 6 lbs. for $15.50 Projected Food Sense List – I Unit $15.50 Boneless chicken, 1 lb. Frozen green beans, 1 lb. Polish sausage, 1lb. White rice, 1lb. Ground beef, 1lb. Fruit salad, 15 oz. Breaded shrimp, 8 oz. Corn, 15 oz. Eggs, 1 doz. Fresh produce Mac & cheese pizza, 17 oz. Fresh produce Register from 9:00 am – 12 noon Watertown Urban Mission 247 Factory Street, Watertown, NY or Faith Fellowship Church 131 Moore Avenue, Watertown, NY Distribution from 3:00 - 4:00 pm Held at Watertown Urban Mission site only. For more information: Anita Ciulo @ 782-8440 Deborah Wiley @ 782-4421 Philadelphia Area Rick Pickert @ 523-4012 * Dave Fleming @ 642-6115 Pastor Dave @ 642-3204
FRSA FLASH PAGE 17 Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services Deployment Support Services~ Frequently Asked Questions CYS Services Outreach Services 315.772.8675What is CYS Services Deployment Support Services?It is a commitment from the Army to enhance Family readiness by providing additional support to Fami-lies, especially during deployments.Do I qualify for Deployment Support Services benefits if I am… Deployed A Survivor of a Fallen Soldier Geographically Separated from a Wounded Warrior in Transition (WT) A Non-Military Attendant of a Wounded Warrior A member of a Rear Detachment Cadre/WT Cadre A Wounded Warrior A WT Child Staying w/custodian while parent is non-Medical Attendant (NMA) On TCS, TDY, PCS (unaccompanied tour). The answer is absolutely! How can I claim my Deployment Support Services benefits? * You must register your Family members with Child, Youth and School Services. Registration isFREE. Registration information and packets can be obtained at Parent Central Services located at ClarkHall, 2nd floor, MWR window or at www.drummwr.com the CYS Services business online website. * You must bring your child’s shot records, sponsor (LES) and, if working spouse, proof of incomeand official documentation verifying your category under the AFC. * Official documentation for most categories will be in the form of Orders. For Rear DetachmentSoldiers, you can provide Orders or a Memorandum from your Commander (signed and dated).Wounded Warrior Soldiers must also provide appointments/physical therapy documents related to injuryfor free hourly medical appointment care. * Once registered, Families may enroll with SKIES and Sports online. The enrollment fee will beautomatically deducted from the Deployment Support Services credits. SEE CHARTS on next page forspecific SKIES and Sports benefits for each individual category. Where is the Deployment Support Services care provided? A: Deployment Support Services care is provided at the below listed centers/FCC on a reserva-tion basis. Reservations may be made up to one month in advance. Reservations are taken on a firstcome first served basis. Please call the respective center/FCC to make or cancel a reservation. Cancel-lations must be made before reservations begin. If reservations are not cancelled within 30 minutes afterthe scheduled reservation time, parents will be charged a no show fee – either half of the reserved timeor 4 hours of reserved care, whichever is least. Payment must be made prior to next reservation.
FRSA FLASH PAGE 18 HOURLY CARE LOCATING TIMESMemorial CDC Fort Drum Family Child Care10745 Enduring Freedom Drive 315.772.2250772.7100 / 772.7103 Children aged 4 weeks – 12 yrsChildren aged 6 weeks – preschool Monday – Friday 0600-1800 and during non-Monday – Friday 0800-1700 traditional hours as needed, Please contact inChildren aged 6 weeks – 5 yrs advance for availabilityFirst Sat. of the month 0930-1700 6wks-12 yrs Chapel Drive School-Age Center (SAC) Chapel Annex CDC 10795 Chapel Drive 10783 Chapel Drive 772.4411 772.1032 Grades 1 – 5 Kindergarten Monday – Friday during non-school hours. (Follow local school schedules.) Hours of Operation – 0600 – 1800 Sat. care is available once per month at SAC. Contact SAC for dates.STATUS SERVICESDEPLOYED A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, JAW2 and Warriors in Transition assigned A, B, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, Lto the WTU or Non-Military Attendant of a Wounded WarriorRear Detachment Cadre/ WT Cadre A, B, E, G, M, N, OTemporary Change of Station (TCS)/PCS A, B, D, E, G, N, OUnaccompanied Tour/TDY (90-170 days)Spouse/Children Geographically Separated A, B, D, E, F, G, I, J, Lfrom a WT or WT Child Staying w/Custodianwhile parent is non Medical AttendantSurvivors of Fallen Soldiers (during A, B, D, E, F, G, I, J, L, Pdesignated period)
FRSA FLASH PAGE 19 CONTINUATION: Services A. Free Hourly or KOS Care during Mandatory Deployment Meetings. B. Free Care for FRG meetings (up to 3 hours) C. 16 hours free care per month/per child at the Hourly Programming. (30 days prior to 90 days after deployment) D. 16 hours free care per month/per child at the Hourly Programming during designated period E. $2.00 per hour for hourly care beyond free hours F. Free Hourly Care for Support Group Meetings during designated period G. Free Hourly Care for Memorial Service for a fallen soldier (all attendees) H. 20%Reduction to fees for Reg. Scheduled Full/Part Day Care (Valid 30 days before deploy- ment to 90 days after) I. Up to $300 SKIES Classes per deployment per child/youth J. Up to $100 for CYS Services Youth Sports per child/youth per deployment cycle. K. Unlimited Free hourly care for Medical Appointments during AW2, WT period. (0800-1700) L. Reduction to CAT 1 for Full Day/Part Day Care (If currently CAT 1 – will receive a 20% reduc- tion) M. 5 hours free hourly are per month/per child during Designated Support Assignment N. Up to $150 for SKIES classes per Child/Youth during Designated Support Assignment O. Up to $50 for CYS Services Youth Sports per Child/Youth during Designated Support Assign- ment P. 40 Additional Hours Free Care per Child for Immediate Family of Deceased (valid from notifi- cation to 4 weeks after burial)Please Note: FRG meetings require contracts to reserve group care. Contracts can be obtained from Alan Knack, CYSS Outreach Services Director at 772-3160. Evening FRG meetings can be sched uled the second Tuesday of each month. Reservation must be made at least 30 days in ad vance. Children must be registered with CYS Services to receive care at any CYS Services Facility. Contact Parent Central Services at 772-8675 if you need to schedule a regis tration appointment. Free care is only available during operating hours of CYS Services Facilities. Please see other side of page for those times and locations. If you are signed-up for a KOS through your unit and are a ―no-show‖ you will be billed a no show fee for the slot which was reserved under your name.
FRSA FLASH PAGE 21 Gift Wrap Fundraiser 2012 North Country Spouses’ Club and The Exchange are coordinating this fundraising opportunity for FRGs and other Private Organizations. The Lottery will take place Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:00 pm @ Monument Ridge Community Center. MUST bring signed contract and proof of a bank account in order to participate in the raffle. For more information and Contract, please contact Michele Spurlock @ firstname.lastname@example.org
FRSA FLASH PAGE 22 Spouses’ Club of Fort Drum 22nd Annual Craft and Antique Fair Saturday, November 17th, 2012 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monti Physical Fitness Center Conway Rd. Fort Drum, NY Admission: $5.oo Get a jump on your black Friday shopping at the Spouses’ Club Craft Fair. The Craft fair is the ideal place to find unique gifts, home décor! Kids Craft While You Shop Holiday Helpers will supervise children ages 2-12 while you shop. One hour limit & $3.00 craft fee. For an additional fee, Santa will be located outside Elf Village forpicture. For More Information, please contact Alison Fisher email@example.com We are currently accepting vendors.
FRSA FLASH PAGE 24 ARMY FAMILY ACTION PLAN ANNUAL CONFERENCE Providing the Army Community a “voice” in shaping their standards of living & identifying issues related to the current environment. Sign up to be an Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Delegate! LET YOUR IDEAS BE HEARD! 22-23 January 2013 9 am – 4 pm The Commons, P-4350 IF IT’S A PROGRAM OR SERVICE, AN AFAP ISSUE CAN IMPROVE IT! IF IT’S A POLICY OR REGULATION, AN AFAP ISSUE CAN CHANGE IT! IF IT’S A LAW, AN AFAP ISSUE CAN AMEND IT! IF THERE’S A LOW-COST, CREATIVE SOLUTION, YOU SHOULD PURSUE IT! FOR INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP TO BE A DELEGATE CALL 772-6710 OR 772-2933