FRSA Flash 17 AUG 2012

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Unit and Community Information and News for week ending 17 AUG 2012

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  • 1. 4-31 FRSA Flash August 17, 201223 AUG-3 SEP — The GreatNew York State Fair, Syra-cuse, NY. ww.nysfair.org27 AUG — HHC FRG MTG @Hillside Lodge @ 180030 AUG — Fort Drum Ridesthe River @ Clayton, NY @1000 –1600.30 AUG — D-Co FRG MTG @D-Company Area @ 1200-13004 SEP — BN State of Com-mand/NTC Brief @ MPA @1000 or 1800, Flyer page 27-9 SEP — BN Strong BondsCouple Retreat13 SEP — Ft Drum Town HallInformation Forum @ TheCommons @ 1030-1200 8/17/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO
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  • 3. DATES TO REMEMBER August 20128/17-19 Antique Boat Museum Race Regatta Clayton, NY8/18 High School Dance Youth Center8/20-31 Get Ready for Kindergarten Boot Camp Memorial CDC8/20 High School Trip to Waterloo Outlets Youth Center8/20-27 Lifeguard Class Monti Center Pool8/21 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS8/23 Remembrance Ceremony 1630-1700 Memorial Park8/24 Division Retirement Ceremony 1600-1700 MPA8/23-24 Fort Drum BOSS Conference BOSS8/25-25 PSAT Study Assistance Youth Center8/25 Women’s Equality Day Event Youth Center8/25 Back to School Bingo hosted by Ft Drum Spouses Club Adirandack Pavilion8/27-31 Table Tennis Tournaments Youth Center8/28 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS8/30 Family Wellness Support Group Book Club 1000-1100 Rhicard Hills Com CTR8/30-31 Ride the River Parks & Recreation September 20129/1 Teen Back To School Party Youth Center9/4 Family Night Returns The Commons9/4 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS9/5 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons9/6 North Country Exploration Expo—(Super Sign-Up) 0900-1400 The Commons9/7 BOSS Beach Bash BOSS9/7 Welding Class Automotive Skills Center9/8 Softball Tournament Sports9/8 Teen Block Party Youth Center9/11 Family Night The Commons9/13 Fort Drum Town Hall Information Forum 1030-1200 The Commons9/14 Teen Lock – In Youth Center9/15 ATV Safety Class Parks and Recreation9/15 2012 Two-Person Captain and Crew Golf Tournament Sports9/15 BOSS 5-K Run BOSS9/15 NYC/Yankees Game Trip Parks and Recreation9/15 Red and Black Football Trip BOSS9/15-16 2012 Unit League Softball Championships Sports9/17-21 AFTB Instructor Training Army Community Service9/17-21 Master Resiliency Training Army Community Service9/18 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS9/19 Fort Drum Spouse Club Sign Up USO9/20 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1030-1130 The Commons9/21 Midnight Sports Youth Center9/27 Remembrance Ceremony 1630-1700 Memorial Park9/28 Division Retirement Ceremony 1600-1700 MPA 8/17/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO 3
  • 4. Local EventsAugust 10 - 19, 2012—Bill Johnston’s Pirate DaysAlexandria Bay, NYAye Maties! Turn back time to an era when pirates roamed the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence River. This 10 day event features children’sactivities daily, swordfighters, magicians, tall ship invasion of the Village each Saturday, live music, boat tours, and so much more. Grab yourpirate costume and join the fun!August 17 - 19, 2012—2012 Woodsmen’s Field DaysBoonville Oneida County FairgroundsThis is a rain or shine event! Forestry Exhibits, Parade, Fireworks, Greased Pole Climb, Beards Contest, Loader Contest, Lunberjack Contests,and Demonstrations Throughout The Weekend.The Woodsmens Field Days, a nonprofit organization, was founded by the Rev. Frank Reed in 1948. Due to the support of its many volunteers,(nearly 400) the Field Days have evolved into one of the predominant lumberjack contests in the United States today. Contestants come from asfar away as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to compete in the lumberjack festivities, which are held the third weekend in August. In addi-tion to the Woodsmens contest on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, there are displays of various forestry related equipment, covering a wide varietyof interests from the professional logger to the occasional firewood cutter.The primary goals of the Woodsmens Field Days are promotion of the forest industry in general, and in keeping with the intent of Rev. Reed, thelumberjack in particular, a vanishing breed of men. With these goals in mind we felt what better way to do so than establish a forum on the Infor-mation Super Highway (the World Wide Web in particular), there by making related information available to anyone, any time, any place.For more information visit: http://www.starinfo.com/woodsmen/index.html#infobackAugust 18, 2012—Walk To End Alzheimer’s8:30 am to 11 am—Sackets Harbor Central School District, 215 S. Broad Street, Sackets Harbor, NYhttp://alzcny.org/walkJoin the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can raiseawareness and funds to enhance Alzheimer care and support and advance critical research. No fee. Registration and fundraising is encouraged.August 18, 2012—1812 Bicentennial Crusin’ in the Harbor Car Show10 am to 3 pm—http://www.visitsackets.come/upcomingevents.htmThe Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce presents the classic car show on Saturday, August 18th on the Visitor Center Lawn. Come see clas-sic and antique vehicles, enjoy great food and swingin tunes all overlooking scenic Sackets Harbor. Prizes available in several classes. Admis-sion is free for spectators. For exhibitors and vendors info, please contact Tom Spencer at (315) 783-7022.August 18, 2012—12th Annual Harvest of the Arts & Kite FestivalThe 12th Annual Lewis County Harvest of the Arts and Kite Festival is on Saturday, August 18th from 10am-5pm located at the Maple RidgeCenter 7421 East Rd. near Lowville.Harvest of the Arts: We harvest local talent during this festival to showcase and encourage the artists demonstrating their creative processesthroughout the day. Next door the popular Childrens Art Barn returns, where children are given endless opportunities to create their own master-pieces. As always, delicious food will be available, and a wide variety of fun activities for your family to enjoy. Admission is FREE!Saturday will feature many family-oriented activities including air show demonstrations, interactive kite flying, a candy drop, and a children’skite making workshop. You can bring your own kite or make one for the price of your effort and imagination.Live music performances by: The Old Dogs Dixieland Jazz, Trillium, Peter Lavine, Shawn Corbett, and the Lowville Village Band.For more information, visit the "Harvest of the Arts Facebook page!August 18, 2012—One Mile Walk/RunRegistration Starts: 9:00 am to 10:00 am, at the American Legion Post #904, 9 Rock Street, Alexandria Bay, NYAt 10:00am their will be a ceremony to start the walk/run – this will be a short 1 mile walk/run to encourage those who may not participate in alonger event, those who would like to do more than 1 mile are welcome too. The miles will be pledged towards a national total of miles for allfallen service members. Donations will be accepted for the Wounded Warriors Project or donations can be made directly to the following organi-zations at www.runforthefallen.org For more information on this event contact Penny Hawley 315-486-6777 or Tracy Bartlett 315-408-8730 On the weekend of August 18/19, 2012, we are encouraging anyone, wherever they are, to go out and run/walk one mile for a fallen servicemember killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Our goal is to again have all 50 states participate. Last year, therewere roughly 7,000 participants in 32 states and two countries, running a combined total of over 39,352 miles. Help us to continue to honor andremember our service members, bringing people and communities together. Together, let us Run for the Fallen. 8/17/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO 4
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  • 9. Resources Need To Talk To Someone? Military & Family Life Consultant (MFLC) 2BCT MFLC Steve Kleilzel 315-955-4823Mobilization and Deployment Classes Personal Financial Counselor—PFC-MFLC FRG Leader 9am-1pm Tammy Fink 13 SEP 7 NOV Tammyfink.mhn@gmail.com (315) 486-5770 Key Caller 2-3:30pm or 5-6:30pm Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) 11 SEP provide solution-oriented consultations to individu- 9 OCT als, couples, families, and groups. Advance Key Caller 1-2:30pm The Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC) 15 OCT Program is designed to provide support and assis- tance to active duty Soldiers, National Guard & Informal Funds 2-3pm or 5-6pm Reserves, military Family Members and civilian 13 SEP personnel. Military and Family Life Consultants 7 NOV can help people who are having trouble coping with concerns and issues of daily life. Care Team 9am-12:30pm 28 AUG Official 4-31 BN Facebook Page 6 DEC 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Event Planning 10:30-12pm ―Polar Bears‖ 20 AUG https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/4-31- Infantry-Polar-Bears/239135106115186 Event Planning 1-2:30pm 3 OCT POC for 4-31 FRSA Flash NewsletterArmy Family Team Building (AFTB)-9—4pm 21-22 AUG—Level II BN FRSA 05-06 SEP— Level I Tracey.m.jones1@us.army.mil 315-772-8416Master Resilience Training 9am-12:30pm 20 AUG—Building Strong Relationships Contents of this Newsletter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event To register for training, please call sources. Material presented does not represent the 772-0470 or 772/2848. views or endorsement of the 4-31 IN, 2BCT or the Childcare is NOT available. Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines. 8/17/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO 9