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December 2011 Newsletter

  1. 1. Wo lf packDECEMBER! FR G N E W S L E T T E R! 2011 VOLUNTEERS HARD AT WORK STUFFING STOCKINGS TO SEND OVER TO OUR DEPLOYED TROOPERS. It’s been a busy month... Although it’s not always obvious, the TF With goods in hand, we got right to And then was organizing the Holiday Wolfpack FRG was busy again this past work stuffing and packing the stockings Party for December. That committee month working in the background to to make it into a military shipment that of 2 has been coordinating efforts make things happen for the unit. is targeted to arrive in time for between Rear D, MWR and Brigade to Christmas. try to make it a fun evening for We started December with a trip to everyone. Give to the Troops in Greenville, NC to Mid-month Karen Foshee got us pick up donations that we could use for squared away on our health and fitness Thank you all for all you do! Your the 413 stockings that are going over to goals with an awesome class held at the support of the unit is truly our deployed troopers. Army Wellness Center. appreciated!! THE KIDS CAME OUT TO “HELP” TOO!
  3. 3. FRSA FOSHEE FINDS!Happy Holidays From Your FRSA! to us and spouses and soldiers cameThis month’s FRSA Finds features my and got some just in time for theEducation class scheduled for holidays. WOLFPACKDecembeR 15th, at our battalion I’ve worked hard in completing all of E LV ES H A RDclassroom. Many spouses have a deep the rosters. Now that everything isinterest in furthering their education updated, we will start doing call outs AT WORKand this class will assist them with all over the next few weeks.the information pertaining to financial We will be hosting our annual holidayaid, grants, loans, and various schools party on December 9th. Our verythey can attend online or the own SSG Brinkerhoff will be Santatraditional way. Claus and he will also have someYou will also find in my following soldiers as his elves. SPC Baker andpages a hometown recipe that’s been SPC Harkness worked hard inin my family for years as well as a 30 building from scratch the Santa chair.minute recipe. Celebrate the holidays You can see those pictures here!with a nice caramel pecan apple pie! Continue to watch for...You will love the smell in your kitchen December 9th - Holiday Party withas well as the taste in your mouth! Chili Cook-offSpeaking of pies, on November 9th December 15th – FRSA Educationwe had Pies for Patriots where we Classhad apple and pumpkin pies delivered
  4. 4. FRSA FOSHEE FINDS con’t“Love is missing someone whenever youre apart, but somehowfeeling warm inside because youre close in heart.” ~ Kay Knudsen THINGS TO NOTE! Bebe on Hay St.; Power Swain N EW TO T H E 1. Get a personalized etter from Santa: Chevrolet on Bragg Blvd.; Omni Fitness on Walter Reed Rd.; Holmes Fine Gifts For just a $5 donation per child, your WOLFPACK letter from Santa will support literacy on Hay St.; and Cracker Barrel on Cedar Creek Rd. through The Fayetteville Observers SPC Wallace had a Newspaper in Education Program. #358: Single working mother wishes for baby girl Zaryia Orders must be received by noon on Leap Frog learning toy or dollhouse for December 7, 2011 to have the North a girl, 5; small bike or learning toy for a Wallace. Born on Pole postmark. Orders received after boy, 5-1/2 September 16th; 8lbs. this date and time will have a #362: Single mother wishes for Little Fayetteville, NC postmark. Mermaid toys and bike for a girl, 4. 2. More than 1,400 Fayetteville families SPC Chellette had a #364: Single mother wishes for need help providing presents this baby girl Kaitlin Christmas through the Salvation Armys Bayblade Battle Top or remote-control car for a boy, 7; Lets Rock Elmo or Chelette. Born on Christmas Opportunity program. Leap Frog toy for a boy, 3; fire engine or November 17th; 7lbs Choose a numbered family from the list stacking blocks for a boy, 18 months. 2oz. below and then call 644-5261 between #367: Single mother wishes for Bratz 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Take Doll and/or scooter for a girl, 8; doll unwrapped presents to the Salvation with stroller or doll that talks for a girl, SPC Privott had a Army Christmas Headquarters at 1748 3; MP3 player for a boy, 10. baby girl, Skibo Road by Dec. 17. #368: Single mother wishes for camping Jorgialanai Johnson. You also can choose families from Angel kit and art set for a boy, 7. Born on November Trees at these locations: Salvation #369: Single mother wishes for a Army, 1748 Skibo Rd.; Cross Creek 24th; 7lbs 9oz. Chatter telephone and musical play set Mall; South River EMC on Ramsey St.; Stryker Golf Course, Ft. Bragg; So Chic for a boy, 2. con’t next page “Helping...” SPC Mitchell had a baby boy Glenn Mitchell Jr. Born on November 30th; 9lbs 10oz. Congratulations to all!!If you have a baby announcement you would like to add to the newsletter,please submit it to Karen Foshee our FRSA at
  5. 5. FRSA FOSHEE FINDS con’t Karen Foshee can HOMETOWN RECIPE HELPING AT CHRISTMAS... be reached during Here is a great recipe that’s been in#370: Single mother wishes for small bike or my family for years. It will makeThomas Railway for a boy, 4. normal business your home smell nice and your taste buds happy! Enjoy!!#372: Grandparents wish for a talking doll hours at: Ingredients:and/or small bike for a girl, 4; camera or MP3 910-643-7594player for a boy, 10. • 7 cups sliced peeled tart apples or via email at: • 1 teaspoon lemon juice#375: Working single mother wishes for art • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pureset or scooter for a boy, 8; musical play set vanilla extractor stacking blocks for a boy, 2. • 3/4 cup chopped pecans • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar#380: Recently unemployed single mother • 3 tablespoons sugarwishes for computer learning game or bike • 4-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamonfor a boy, 9; learning games and Barbies for • 1 tablespoon cornstarchgirls, 6 and 8. • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, room temperature#381: Single mother wishes for mermaid doll • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)or karaoke for a girl, 3; Leap Frog toy or • 3 tablespoons butter, meltedHappy Action Vehicle for a boy, 20 months. STREUSEL TOPPING: • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour • 2/3 cup chopped pecans • 1/4 cup sugar 30 MINUTE RECIPE Directions: • 6 tablespoons cold butter • 1/4 cup caramel ice creamChicken in a pot… pie! This is an easy Heat a large, deep skillet or a medium topping, room temperaturerecipe that only takes 25minutes to soup pot over medium high heat.cook. It’s actually one of my favorites. Directions:Enjoy! Add extra-virgin olive oil and butter. In a large bowl, toss apples withIngredients: Melt butter into oil then add the lemon juice and vanilla. potatoes, onions, celery and carrots,• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 adding them to the pot as you chop Combine the pecans, sugars, turn of the pan them. cinnamon and cornstarch; add to• 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces apple mixture and toss to coat.• 2 starchy potatoes, skin left on and Add bay leaf and season veggies with salt, diced (recommended: Idaho) pepper and poultry seasoning, cook 5 to Pour caramel topping over bottom• 1 medium onion, chopped 6 minutes to soften them a bit. of pastry shell; top with apple• 2 ribs celery with leafy green tops, mixture (shell will be full). finely chopped Add flour and cook another minute then• 2 carrots, peeled and diced whisk in wine and cook off a minute Drizzle with butter.• 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried more.• Salt and pepper In a small bowl, combine the flour,• 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning Add stock and put a lid on the pan or pecans and sugar.• 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour pot and raise heat to bring to a quick• 1 cup dry white wine, eyeball it boil. Cut in butter until mixture• 5 cups chicken stock resembles coarse crumbs.• 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders, chopped Slide in chicken and cook 5 minutes.• 1 small bunch pencil asparagus, Sprinkle over filling. trimmed of woody ends and cut into 2- Stir in asparagus and cook 3 minutes inch pieces more. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or• 1 cup frozen peas, a couple of handfuls until filling is bubbly and topping is• 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, 4 to Turn off heat and add the peas and browned. 5 sprigs, chopped tarragon. Stir to combine and adjust salt and Immediately drizzle with caramel pepper, to your taste. topping. Cool on a wire rack. Ladle into bowls and serve with crusty Yield:!8 servings bread for mopping.
  6. 6. DECEMBER HAS H O L I DAY PA RT YA LOT TO OFFER!Don’t forget! Each month our fabulous COME OUT FOR A FUN EVENINGFRSA is setting up different learning AT THE TF WOLFPACK HOLIDAYopportunities for the unit. PARTY!This month, Mrs. Foshee is featuring an PARTICIPATE IN THE 3RD ANNUALeducational class. Learn more about all CHILI COOK-OFF!the options available to you!!Scholarships, online courses, traditional THERE WILL BE FOOD, ACTIVITIES AND A VISIT FROM SANTA!!schools, and so much more!!Classes are available to everyone in theunit. She asks that you RSVP only so thatshe can make sure that the class is in asuitable location for the number of peopleattending! CHILI COOK-OFF GOT A WINNING CHILI RECIPE? ENTER TO WIN AT THE 3RD ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF! SUBMIT YOUR CHILI NAME NOW TO ANGELA MYERS AT: MYERS.ANGELA@YAHOO.COM RESOURCE CENTERThis new section in the newsletter willprofile a different resource each monththat may have something to offer you interms of support during the deployment.This month we are featuring OperationWe Are Here; Encouraging the Military G OT T I M E ?Homefront. TF WOLFPACK IS ALWAYSIf you are a loved one going through adeployment... we hope that in this site you LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WHOwill find an understanding of your HAVE TIME THEY WOULD LIKE TOsituation... you are not alone. GENEROUSLY SHARE.There are a lot of resources out there, but CONSIDER BECOMING A PART OFwho has the time to search for them THE CARE TEAM - ROLES INCLUDEduring a deployment. HELPING WITH MEALS, HELPINGYou may feel very alone in what you are WITH CHILDCARE, AND HELPINGgoing through. It is our hope and prayer IN THE HOME OF CASUALTYthat this website will give you some feeling AFFECTED FAMILIES.of connection and equip you through thedeployment.
  7. 7. Our Volunteers...Dr. Mary E. Walker is the only woman in rendering assistance at tent hospitals inthe United States history to receive the Virginia. She was eventually appointedMedal of Honor. She became one of as an assistant surgeon and assigned tothe first women physicians in the the 52d Ohio Regiment. With immense TAKI N G O N Acountry in 1855. At the outbreak of courage and bravery rarely matched, N E W ROL E...war in 1861, Dr. Walker was denied a Dr. Walker demonstrated hercommission as an Army surgeon dedication to the American cause at C.J. Musson has been a fixture as a Wolfpack Volunteer for a good longbecause of her gender. She served as great personal risk. She consistently while. We have been so lucky toan unpaid volunteer in Washington, in discounted personal injuries and greatvarious military camps, and in a hospital hardships to care for others. She was have her on our team, and especially as an FRG Leader for Echofor Indiana troops. She was captured and held a prisoner of war for Company.instrumental in establishing an four months before being freed in aorganization which aided needy women prisoner exchange. Through herwho came to Washington to visit actions, Dr. Mary E. Walker set thewounded relatives. She served as a standards for helping to improvefield surgeon on a volunteer basis, soldiers’ quality of life for generations. The Dr. Mary E. Walker Award was presented to Mrs. Angela Myers as an Angela Myers outstanding military spouse for recipient of the demonstrating dedicated and Dr. Mary E. Walker exemplary volunteerism, that improved the quality of life for soldiers and their Award families. After a lot of thought and consideration, C.J. has decided to step down as an FRG Leader and dedicate herself to her other volunteer positions both in the unit and on Ft. Bragg. With luck on our side, C.J. is staying with us as a spouse in the Redhawks; A-Co 2/82. Her spouse moved to that unit to serve as a door gunner just prior to the deployment. I know that they are thrilled to have such a dedicated volunteer join their ranks. Thank you for all your time and tireless dedication!! We greatly appreciate you!
  8. 8. H E A D I N G I N TO T H E H O L I DAY S . . . TOP 10 TOYS FOR 2011 ELRY1. CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC JEW STUDIO2. ILLUSTORY MAKE YOUR OW KIT N STORY How to Buy Safe Toys This holiday season, dont So is here to3. ESTES 1491 TASER LAUNCH SET grant your kids wishes for help you stay vigilant about4. PERPLEXUS MAZE GAME the newest, coolest toys toy safety. Before you buy, TCH5. MONSTER HIGH FULL SIZE SKE until you know theyre safe. double check that the toy PORTFOLIO With new product recalls youre considering meets OOL6. BARBIE PRINCESS CHARM SCH almost daily, trouble with safe shopping guidelines... DOLL PRINCESS BLAIR TRANSFORMING lead-tainted toys from China 7. PHOTOSTORY and studies showing that christmas/holiday-toys- IVITY 8. SKIP HOP HUG AND HIDE ACT certain chemicals may be OWL TOY safety-guide.html harmful to children, CS 9. ORB FACTORY STICKY MOSAI choosing safe and healthy JEWELRY BOX toys can be a daunting task. R 10. MELISSA & DOUG CAR CARRIE