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FRSA Flash for Week Ending 24 FEB 2012

  1. 1. 4-31 FRSA Flash Polar Bear Dates to Remember February 24, 201225 FEB — Annual Polar Bear Dip @Alexandria Bay—Event Benefits theRiver Hospital. Registration @ 100027 FEB — JRTC Pre-Deployment Brief@ 1800 @ MPA, page 7.29 FEB — JRTC Pre-Deployment Brief@ 1000 @ MPA, page 7.2 MAR — B-Co FRG MTG @ Dry Hill@ 1700-UTC5 MAR — A-Co FRG MTG @ Cres-cent Woods Community Center @ 18006 MAR — CARE Team Training @BN Classroom @ 0900, page 7.14 MAR — HHC FRG MTG Potluck@ TBA @ 180025 MAR — Easter Egg Hunt @ Hill-side Lodge @ 1400. RSVP required,page 7.29 MAR — D-Co FRG MTG @ PinesPlains Bowling Alley @ 180012 APR — BN Annual Volunteer Cere-mony @ BN Classroom @ 130019 APR — GI Jane Day III — TheTrilogy. Watch for Details. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO
  2. 2. DATES TO REMEMBER February 20122/25 Snowmobile Ride Adventure Training2/25 YC Trip to Syracuse Stage Youth Center2/25 Snowboard Winch Competition BOSS2/26 CYSS Family Time CYSS Sports2/29 AER Campaign Kick-Off Army Emergency Relief March 20123/1 National Library Week Book Mark Contest McEwen Library3/2 A Cold Winter’s Night Program Ending Party McEwen Library3/2,16, 30 Indoor Paintball Youth Center3/2 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge3/3 Saturday Opening, Off the Beatin’ Path 1000-1300 OTBP Gift Store3/5-16 Fort Drum Indoor Triathlon Various Times Monti Fitness3/7 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons3/9 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge3/9 Youth Conflict Resolution Training Youth Center3/10 Ice Fishing Trip Parks and Recreation3/10 2012 Basketball Tournament Sports Office3/10 Maple Days McEwen Library3/10 Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament BOSS3/10 Trip to Monster Truck Jam Parks and Recreation3/10 Midnight Sports Youth Center3/12 2012 Volleyball League Begins Sports3/14 New Hiking Club Meeting Adventure Training3/14 Fort Drum Education Liaison Committee 1030-1130 The Commons3/15 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1030-1130 The Commons3/15 Gaming Tournament BOSS3/16 EFMP Autism Support Group Army Community Service3/16-17 Fort Drum Women’s Conference The Commons3/29 Women’s History Month Observance 1100-1330 The Commons3/29 Mountain Remembrance Ceremony 1630-1700 Main Post Chapel3/30 Retirement Ceremony 1600-1700 Multi-Purpose Auditorium3/30 Right Arm Night 1700 The Commons April 20124/2-6 Local Schools Spring Break4/7 CLIF (Cancelled) 1000-1100 The Commons4/15-21 Fort Drum Volunteer Appreciation Week4/17 Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance 1100-1330 The Commons4/19 Annual Volunteer, Man & Woman of the MTN 1700-2000 The Commons4/20 21st Annual Festival of Food 1630-2000 The Commons4/26 Civilian of the Quarter Ceremony 1130-1300 The Commons UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 2
  3. 3. TEMPORARY MCEWEN LIBRARY Calling All Exemplary Military Children HOURS CHANGE EXTENDED Between multiple deployments, relocations and time spent apart, Military Families must learn to make every second together count. While Soldiers are protecting our country, their Families are doing their part on the homefront to keep the tight-knit community from unraveling. To honor their sacrifices and to celebrate April as Month of the Military Child, The Mountaineer staff is looking for four Fort Drum youths who show exceptional character at home, in school and in the community. Submissions will beFor the period of Feb. 15-March 15 library hours accepted through March 9 and should be limited to 200will change temporarily. We will be closing at 7 pm words.instead of 9 pm Monday – Thursday. We apologize Children will be selected based on the following criteria:for any inconvenience this may cause. * Scholastic activities and involvementThe following will be our hours of operation on * Family contribution (helping out at home, chores, etc.)listed dates: * Community activities and involvementWed. 15 FEB – Thur. 16 Feb. 9 AM – 7 PM * Leadership skillsFri. 17 FEB 9 AM – 6 PM * Volunteer serviceSat. 18 FEB – Sun. 19 Feb. 10 AM – 6 PM * Academic standing / achievementMon. 20 FEB : CLOSED for Presidents Day * Other activities, such as clubs, internships and summerTue. 21 FEB – Thur. 23 Feb : 9 AM – 7 PM workFri. 24 FEB 9 AM – 6 PM Include any awards and honors the child has achieved.Sat. 25 FEB – Sun. 26 Feb. 10 AM- 6 PM A nominee must be a student within grades 7-12 and reside with a military service member assigned at Fort Drum.Mon. 27 Feb – Thurs. 1 Mar. 9 AM – 7 PM Selections will be made before April 1. The MountaineerFri. 2 March 9 AM – 6 PM will highlight each child with a feature article and photos on the "Mountaineer People" page (B3). Families with moreSat. 3 March - Sun. 4 March 10 AM – 6 pm than one child may submit one entry per child or a com- bined entry.Mon. 5 March -Thur. 8 March 9 AM -7 PM To submit a child for consideration, email the essay in aFri. 9 March 9 AM – 6 PM Word document to with the words “Military Child Nominee” in the subject line. IncludeSat. 10 March – Sun. 11 March 10 AM – 6 PM the child’s name and age, and the military parent’s name, unit and telephone number.Mon. 12 March – Thur. 15 March 9 AM – 7 PM If a child is selected to be featured, The MountaineerFri. 16 March 9 AM – 6 pm staff reserves the right to reprint any part of the essay in the article.Sat. 17 March – Sun. 18 March 10 AM – 6 PM. Submissions received after the deadline will not be consid- ered.Wendy Newelle-mail Jennifer Caprioli Staff WriterRobert C. McEwen Library Public Affairs Office4300 Camp Hale Rd. Fort Drum, New York 13602 Commercial: (315) 772-5650Fort Drum, NY 13602-5284 DSN: 772-5650phone 315-772-8991/6005 UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 3
  4. 4. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are Scheduled to Visit Fort Drum.U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will beguests at a Fort Drum community meeting the afternoon of March 2 at the Commons here on post. Themeeting will be open to all Fort Drum soldiers, families and civilians.Gillibrand and Petraeus will focus their discussion on how to best assist military families who are facing fi-nancial issues. There also will be a question-and-answer session for the community.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was established to protect American consumers from unfair, de-ceptive or abusive practices at the hands of financial services providers - banks, credit card companies,mortgage and payday lenders, and debt collectors, to name a few.One group in particular is often at risk of being targeted by unscrupulous lenders: service members andtheir Families who find themselves in financial trouble and strapped for cash to cover debts and expensesdue to the unique challenges members of the military face.Further details, to include the time of the meeting, will be made public as they become available. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 4
  5. 5. Fifth Annual Womens Fly-Fishing Seminar June 2-3 in Altmar, NYTrout Unlimited Tug Hill Chapter to Hold Fifth Annual Women’s Fly-Fishing Seminar June 2 and 3 in Altmar.ALTMAR, NY - The Tug Hill/Black River Chapter of Trout Unlimited in cooperation with the NYS Departmentof Environmental Conservation will sponsor a two-day fly-fishing seminar for women June 2 and 3 on the SalmonRiver in Altmar. “This seminar is geared exclusively for women looking to improve their fly-fishing skills,” said instructor Lind-say Agness. “It will cover instruction from beginner to advanced stages of fly-fishing, fly-fishing tips and tac-tics, and hands-on instruction pertaining to Lake Ontario tributary-style fishing, which can also be applied tomany other streams, creeks and rivers.”Agness said the seminar takes place in a relaxed atmosphere. Students will learn the basics of fly-tying, streamentomology, equipment set up, casting using traditional fly rods and reels, and more.“There will be highly skilled and experienced female and male instructors on hand to provide guidance so every-one has ample opportunities to learn,” said Agness. “The course will encompass indoor and outdoor classroomsettings as well as actual fishing in the Salmon River for trout and other freshwater species.”Classes will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at the NYS DEC Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, and at 8 a.m.Sunday, June 3. Breakfast and lunch are provided.The deadline to register is May 19. Registration is $25 per day or $40 for both days. Participants must be age18 or older and must have a current New York State fishing license. Class size is limited to 20 students.The seminars will be held rain or shine. Participants should dress for the weather and bring bug repellant andsun block as needed. Waders or hip boots are recommended, as the water temperature might still be chilly inmid-June. Equipment will be available at the seminar, but those who have a good, working fly rod set-up shouldbring it.Pre-registrations can be e-mailed to: <> with “2012Women’s Fly Seminar c/o Lindsay Agness TU” in the subject line.Checks should be made payable to “The Tug Hill/Black River Chapter of TU” and mailed to Lindsay Agness – T.U.Seminars, 60 Monroe Street, Honeoye Falls NY 14472. Those withquestions may e-mail Lindsay Agness at the above address. Instructor Lindsay Agness, left,Janet Clerkin will lead the fifth annual Women’sOswego County Tourism and Fly Fishing Seminar sponsored byPublic Information Coordinator the Tug Hill Chapter of Trout315-349-8324 Unlimited and the NYS DEC June 2 and 3 in Altmar. Agness is < tured with participants at last year’s seminar. (Photo by Jessica Burt, Oswego County Tourism Of- fice.) UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 5
  8. 8. Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) Need To Talk To Someone? Weekly eNewsletter. Military & Family Life Consultant (MFLC) 2BCT MFLC Marsh Caraway 315-955-4823 Financial MFLC Rick Bertsch ACS Mobilization and Deployment Classes (315) 489-2466 Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) FRG Leader 9am-1pm provide solution-oriented consultations to individu- 8 MAR als, couples, families, and groups. 14 MAY The Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC) Key Caller Program is designed to provide support and assis- 8 MAY—2-3:30pm or 5-6:30pm tance to active duty Soldiers, National Guard & 15 MAR—10-11:30am or 1400-1530 Reserves, military Family Members and civilian personnel. Military and Family Life Consultants Key Caller 10-11:30am or 2-3:30pm can help people who are having trouble coping 15 MAR with concerns and issues of daily life. 11 APR Advance Key Caller 1-2:30pm Official 4-31 BN Facebook Page 23 APR 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry “Polar Bears” Informal Funds 2-3pm or 5-6pm 8 MAR!/pages/4- 14 MAY 31-Infantry-Polar- Care Team 9am-12:30pm Bears/239135106115186 7 JUN POC for FRSA Flash Newsletter Event Planning 1-2:30 pm BN FRSA 30 APR 315-772-8416Army Family Team Building (AFTB)-9am—4pm 6-7 MAR—Level I 20-21 MAR—Level II Contents of this Newsletter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event sources. Material presented does not represent the To register for training, please call views or endorsement of the 4-31 IN, 2BCT or the 772-0470 or 772/2848. Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. Childcare is NOT available. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 8