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7-1-12 FRG Newsletter

  1. 1. July 2012 F R G N E W S L E T T E R WOLFPACK z A HUGE THANK YOU z “I believe theres a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.” ~ Oprah Winfrey This is a message of Thanks to all Our FRG... the families and the TF Wolfpack Family and friends of the unit... responded Friends who answered the call. with incredible acts of generosity. On June 1st Taliban insurgents Hundreds of boxes poured in detonated a with meals and truck bomb, personal items to then tried to help our unit storm our FOB continue to stand in eastern tall until their TF Wolfpack would like to Afghanistan. base buildingswish all our troopers, families Our forces could be rebuilt.and friends a safe and happy repelled the 4th of July Holiday. I am honored to attack. be among you Arrive Alive. The aftermath all. Don’t Drink and Drive. of the attack found our troopers Wolfpack for Life! lacking a DFAC and PX. Ft. Bragg 4th of July Sequence of Events3 pm Doors Open; Kiddieland & food vendors open3:45-4:30 pm TYLER HILTON in Concert5-6 pm NATALIE STOVALL in Concert6-6:30 pm USASOC BLACK DAGGERS PARACHUTE DEMONSTRATION TEAM6:30-7:45 pm GLORIANA in Concert7:45-7:58 pm Senior Commander Remarks & Sponsor Recognition8:10-8:42 pm National Anthem and Flag Ceremony8:42-9:42 pm 82d DIVISION ALL AMERICAN BAND featuring the 1812 Overture with live cannon fire9:42-10:00pm Fireworks Display
  2. 2. Redeployment!As we approach the known as IRIS) to number, an email karen.foshee@us.army.milredeployment of our ensure that we have all address or a homeTF Wolfpack troopers the contact information number is needed for orwe want to be sure to correct for family you to be contacted.reach everyone with members of the unit. 910-643-7594updated information. If you are not sure if In order to receive you are in the system,Starting on July 15th these messages your or simply want to verify Help us help you towe will begin testing contact information your information, have a smoothour eArmy Messaging MUST be in the please contact Karen transition of yourSystem (previously system. Either a cell Foshee at: trooper home!! THINGS TO Welcome to MAJ and Tia Welcome to CPT and Katrina Glenn our new Rear D NOTE... Morris our new BTN XO Commander TF Wolfpack Although FRG would this is not like to give a information shout out to that our FRG Newsletter usually covers, we CJ Musson and are including some candid shots of the A- Cheryl Sickler for Troop 1/17 Change of Command at FOB running the Ft. Salerno. Bragg Army 10- Miler on Friday, Welcome June 8. CPT and Allison Great job ladies!!! McDaniel! Rock on!
  3. 3. FRSA Foshee Finds... REDEPLOYMENT REUNION CLASSESClasses are available to all re-deploying Soldiers and family members. You mayattend any class of your choice in any Brigade.To register for classes, please contact the CAB FRSA Carleen Meckenstock(carleen.j.meckenstock.civ@mail.mil or 910 907 2170) with your name, unit, brigade, phone and emailand please include the class information (date, time & title).FREE limited childcare available with advanced registration. Children must be registered with CYSS aminimum of 7 days prior to the class start date. Contact your Brigade FRSA for childcare reservations.CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:Battlemind - Helping Families transition from Deployment by discussing the changes that may havetaken place during the deployment to the Family member and Soldier. This class will help the Familymember to understand some of the motivations/reasons for choices their Soldier may make when he/she gets home.Children & Reunion - Useful tools to help children cope with the stress associated with re-deployment.Family Resiliency - One definition of resiliency is the ability to bounce back. Reunion brings challengesand our Families will need to "bounce back" to a new normal. Keep Your Soldier Safe - Social Media (facebook, twitter, etc) is a great way to keep in touch, but the information you post/ tweet could be putting our Soldiers in danger. Learn how to safely use these tools. Money Matters - Tips to prepare for when the deployment money stops. Life Balance - Presented by the Chaplain Corps, students will receive important tips on how to obtain/maintain Life Balance during the stressful time of reunion and reintegration. Return & Reunion Workshop - Reunion can bring mixed emotions; we are excited that our Trooper is home, but how do we reintegrate them back into our lives? Reunion for Families - Provides Families with an understanding of the reunion process, transition in roles and relationships and the importance of communication.
  4. 4. Retreat Information Great news! We have two retreats still on the schedule. One for July and even one for August! Each one will be on the 3rd weekend of the month. If you are interested in attending either, please contact Karen Foshee, the TF Wolfpack FRSA, as soon as you are able. PLEASE be sure to indicate which Retreat you are interested in. They are currently slating for July so it’s imperative that you let Karen know if you are looking at delaying attending until August. Contact Karen at: karen.foshee@us.army.mil 910-643-7594 Chicken & White Bean SaladZucchini and celery give this chicken-and-bean salad a nice PREPARATION:crunch. We like serving it over a bed of slightly bitter escarole To prepare vinaigrette:and radicchio, but any type of salad greens will work. Peel the garlic and smash with the side of a chef ’s knife. Using a fork, mash the garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a smallINGREDIENTS: bowl to form a coarse paste. Whisk in 5 tablespoons oil. AddVinaigrette 6 tablespoons orange juice, vinegar and mustard; whisk until• 1 medium clove garlic well blended. Taste and whisk in up to 4 tablespoons more• 1/4 teaspoon salt juice to mellow the flavor; season with more salt, if desired.• 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Set aside at room temperature.• 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste• 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar To prepare salad:• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Combine beans, chicken, zucchini (and/or summer squash), celery, cheese and sun-dried tomatoes (if using) in a large bowlSalad until well blended. Add chopped basil and 3/4 cup• 1 15-ounce can cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and vinaigrette; toss until drained combined. Taste and• 2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken breast season with salt and/• 2 cups diced zucchini and/or summer squash 1 1/2 cups or pepper, if desired. diced celery Toss the remaining• 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese vinaigrette with• 1/3 cup chopped, well-drained, oil-packed sun-dried escarole (or romaine) tomatoes (optional) and radicchio in a• 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, plus whole basil leaves medium bowl. Serve for garnish the salad on the• Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste (optional) greens, garnished• 2 cups torn escarole or romaine lettuce with fresh basil• 2 cups torn radicchio leaves leaves.
  5. 5. Monthly Educational Classes Every month TF Wolfpack features a different educational class. If you haven’t been tracking it to this point, our most recent class was a Zumba class! Thank you, as always, Karen Foshee for setting up these fantastic opportunities. This newsletter edition went to print before July’s class could be submitted. Please watch our Facebook page and/or email distribution for information!! Each month features a new class focusing on the rotation of 3 core values: Finance, Education, and Physical Fitness. Let us know if you have any ideas!Featured website of the month...www.commonsensemedia.orgCommon Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kidsand families by providing the trustworthy information, education,and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media andtechnology. We exist because our nations children spend more timewith media and digital activities than they do with their families or inschool, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, andphysical development. We provide trustworthy information andtools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have achoice and a voice about the media they consume.