Family and MWR Special Event Family and MWR/United Service Organization Event Family and MWR/Yellow Ribbon Committee Partnership Event Association of the United States Army May FORT DRUM FAMILY AND MWR S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 COMING ATTRACTIONS 6 7 13 1 4 8 9 10 15 16 17 11 12 18 19 May 7, 2012 20 2 1 22 23 24 25 26 www.drummwr.com 27 2 8 29 30 31 Attraction DescriptionMay Notable Events May 11 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day May 13 – Mother’s Day May 19 – Armed Forces Day May 28 – Memorial Day May 29 – Soldier ShowMay 7 Newcomers Relocation Readiness provides an overview of what services are available in10:30 – noon Orientation the Fort Drum Area. Scarlett Sharkey 772-6566May 7 & 8 ScreamFree Raising your kids by keeping your cool. This program equips parents with all9 am – 3 pm Parenting that they need to handle the 21st century child, without resorting to Workshop coercion, force, fear, begging, bribery, or screaming, Tila Seals 772-6929May 7 2012 Unit This league runs through June 8 and is open to Active Duty Military6 pm Softball League assigned or attached to Fort Drum. Team rosters due to the Sports Office at Bldg. P-10050, by 3:30 pm on May 2. Brandon Doherty 772-6663May 8 Key Caller Mobilization and Deployment offer training for Family Readiness Group2 – 3 pm or 5 – Training members who have volunteered to be their units Key Caller.6 pm Jennifer Eichner 772-2848May 8 VMIS – 101 Learn the basics of the Volunteer Management and Information System,9 – 10 am Training how to use it and the benefits for you. This is a hands-on class. Jane Bresko 772-2899May 8 EFMP Support This group meets monthly to network and share tips on managing as a11:30 am – 1 pm Group Meeting member of the Exceptional Family Member Program. This month’s topic is Understanding Disability Laws and Protecting Your Exceptional Family Member. Sharon Chapel 772-5476May 9 10K Army 10- This 10K Run will serve as a qualifier for the Army Ten-Miler to be held in7 am Miler Qualifier Washington, D.C., on 21 October 2012. Teams will consist of six-person men’s, women’s, mixed, mixed masters, and four individuals; male and female and male and female masters. Open to Active Duty Military assigned/attached to Fort Drum. Sign-up by 8 May at the Sports Office, Bldg. P-10050. Brandon Doherty 772-6663May 9 & 10 AFTB Level 1 “Military Survival Skills” training for Family Members. Army Family Team9 am – 4 pm Training Building is hosting Level 1 training at the Army Community Service building, P-4330, Conway Road from 9 am – 4 pm each day. This training will introduce you to Army basics and much more. This training is two days, free and is open to all spouses, Soldiers and DoD Civilians. Register today by visiting or calling ACS. Kimberly Hill 772-9229May 9 – June 6 2012 Flag This league is open to Active Duty Military assigned/attached to Fort Drum.6 pm Football League Team rosters due to the Sports Office, Bldg. P-10050, By 3:30 pm May 2. Brandon Doherty 772-6663
May 9 Fort Drum Find out what’s happening on Fort Drum at this evening meeting held at the6:30 – 8 pm Information and Commons. Get up-to-date information directly from agency Town Hall representatives, and ask questions, express concerns and ideas and get Meeting immediate answers. You can also email questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the meeting or call in live at 772- 2101. Sarah Lynch 772-5374May 10 Employment 101 Family Employment Readiness trains Military Family Members on best9:30 – 11:30 am practices for resume writing, job hunting, interviewing and getting the job. Amanda Thompson 772-9611May 10 Basic Learn to do it yourself and save money. The Automotive Skills Center5 pm Automotive offers basic automotive classes weekly on Thursdays at 5 pm. This week’s Electrical Class class will go over the basic electrical wiring diagrams and circuits. Mike Graveline 772-2832May 11 Military Spouse ACS, in a partnership with Mountain Community Homes and The Exchange10:30 am – 4 pm Appreciation plan to honor Military Spouses by offering a free movie at the Fort Drum Event Multi-Purpose Auditorium (MPA) from 11 am- 2 pm. The MPA doors will open at 10:30 and the movie being shown is “One For The Money” starring Katherine Heigl. After the movie Spouses are invited to an Afternoon Luncheon, Sponsored by Sams Club, at Adirondack Creek Community Center from 2 – 4 p.m. Sarah Lynch 772-5374May 12 Texas Hold ‘Em BOSS hosts the final Texas Hold’em Tournament of the year at thenoon Tournament Winner’s Circle located at the Commons. Registration begins at 12 Noon and first deal starts at 1 pm. Tournament is open to all Soldiers, family members, DoD Civilians, and Retirees 18 years of age and older. $350 prize money. Brandon Smith 772-7807May 12 Doubles Bowling This tournament is open to Active Duty Military assigned/attached to1 pm Tournament Fort Drum, Family members 19 years and older, retirees, reservists, and DoD Civilians employed on Fort Drum. Team rosters are due to the Sports Office, Bldg. P-10050, by 3:30 pm May 11 or at the Bowling Center on the day of the event. Brandon Doherty 772-6663May 12 Midnight Sports This event is held in the gym at the Fort Drum Youth Center. Pick-up8 pm - midnight at Youth Center games are played until midnight. Cost is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. ID Card is required. Steve Ferguson 772-6719May 13 Mother’s Day Show Mom you love her by treating her to Mother’s Day brunch at the11:30 am & 1 pm Brunch Buffet Commons on Fort Drum. No one does a brunch better than the Commons where Master Chef Gee and his staff create a brunch feast for Mom that will please the whole family! At the Commons you will enjoy assorted pastries, fresh fruit and all of the regular breakfast fare including the commons famous omelet station creating custom omelets to order. A salad bar, side dishes, and a chef’s carving station will be offered along with seafood specialties. Fresh baked breads and rolls, assorted cakes, and pies will help finish the perfect brunch along with a juice station, coffee, and tea included. The cost is at $18.95 per adult and $8.95 for children 8 years and younger. Reservations can be made for the 11 am seating or the 1:30 pm seating by calling the Commons. Cindy Romig 772-6222May 14 EFMP Respite This two-hour class held at Army Community Service instructs the9 – 11 am Care Training procedures to follow as a Respite Care Provider. Sharon Chapel 772-5476May 14 Resume Writing Family Employment Readiness conducts this lab at Army Community9:30 – 10:30 Computer Lab Service to assist Military Family Members in learning how to create a resume on a computer. This class is limited to 15 persons. Amanda Thompson 772-9611
Recurring Events Sports Office Sign up for sporting events through the Fort Drum Fitness, Athletics, and Aquatics Sports Office in the Magrath Sports Complex. Open to Active Duty Military, Family Members 19 yrs or older, and DoD Civilians. Rosters are due in advance in order to participate. Call 772-6663 for deadlines. Water Aerobics – Every Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri 10:30 – 11:30 am Aerobics and Fitness Classes – Monday - Friday Brandon Doherty 772-6663 Pine Plains Bowling Monday & Tuesday Closed, Wednesday & Thursday11 am – 9 pm, Friday 11am – Center 11 pm, Saturday 4 – 11 pm, Sunday noon – 8 pm. Cindy Fleming 772-6601 Adventure Training ATV Safety Courses – Available by request – 772-4010. Extreme Sports for Recreation and Training – Orienteering, Hunting and Fishing, ATV’s, Sportsman Shooting, Rock/Mountain Climbing, Whitewater Rafting. What do you want to do today? Let us know and we will tailor a trip to meet your needs. Murray Averill 772-4010 Parks and Remington Park RV Campground and Cabins – Reservations 772-5435 Recreation Party Equipment Rental – 772-5169 Make your next Family or unit function a success. Rent large grills, popcorn, cotton candy and snow-cone makers, inflatable bounce houses, tables, chairs, coolers, ice and dunking booth. Leisure Travel Services - Travel Center Discount Tickets – 772-8222 Stop in and check out the available discount tickets for local and out of state attractions. Gene Spencer 772-6568 Family Nights Every Tuesday – Family Night is finished for the season and The Commons returns to the Commons in SeptemberTuesday Open Faced Grilled A tender and juicy grilled to order rib eye steak served on a fresh roll with salad,5 - 9 pm Rib Eye Sandwich potato, vegetable, dinner roll and butter, $10.95. Start your evening out right with the mouth-watering ‘Rack of Ribs Special’ inWednesday Rib Night Buster’s Brew Pub. Half rack of ribs - $11.95; Half roasted or BBQ chicken -5 – 9 pm $9.95Thursday Prime Rib Night Thursday is Prime Rib Night at Buster’s Brew Pub. Enjoy a generous portion of5 – 9 pm prime rib with your choice of salad, starch and vegetable. 12 oz Prime Rib - $12.95Friday Friday Night At Ease! Bar Specials Everyone needs a little down time. After a week of4 – 9 pm Specials (except 3 day hard work you deserve to join friends, unwind, and ready yourself for the holidays) weekend. At Ease! Offer’s free snacks and drink specials from 4 – 7 pm in Buster’s Brew Pub.Friday Buster’s Steak Fridays from 5 – 9 pm enjoy a steak cooked to order, with baked potato, and5 – 9 pm Special vegetable. Buster’s also has freshly made brews and tempting desserts. Porterhouse - $17.95; NY Strip - $15.95.Monthly Right Arm Night Show your appreciation to your team at Right Arm Night. Held monthly5 – 7 Following following the Retirement Ceremony and sponsored by a Fort Drum unit. EnjoyRetirement 10th Mountain Right Arm Brew for only $1 per glass, Pool, Foosball, Air Hockey,Ceremony and a hot snack buffet. Win $200 for your unit fund. A prize for the unit with the highest percentage of attendance at Right Arm Night, look for the Family and MWR table to sign in. Cindy Romig 772-6222
LOOK FOR THE FAMILY AND MWR PREVIEW EACH MONTH FOR UPCOMING EVENTS, CLASSES AND PROGRAMS. Coming Attractions & Items of Interest May 14 – Home Buying Class – Army Community Service May 14 – FRG Leader Training – Army Community Service May 14 – Informal Funds Training – Army Community Service May 14 – Parent and Teen Orientation – Youth Center May 15 – ATV Safety Class – Adventure Training May 15 – Anger Management Training – Army Community Service May 16 – Career Development Seminar – Army Community Service May 17 – Overseas PCS Brief – Army Community Service May 17 – Volunteer of the Month Ceremony – Army Community Service at The Commons May 17 – Automotive Emissions Class – Automotive Skills Center May 18 – Couples Communication – Army Community Service May 18 – Special Olympics – Army Community Service May 18 – Asian Pacific Heritage Event – Youth Center May 19 – Two-Person Captain and Crew Golf Tournament – Sports May 19 – 2012 Basketball Tournament – Sports May 19 – The Force is With Us! – McEwen Library May 19 – Skate Jam – Youth Center May 21 – 25 – Military Saves Week – Army Community Service May 21 – Budget Management Class – Army Community Service May 21 – Family Wellness Support Group – Army Community Service May 22 – ATV Safety Class – Adventure Training May 22 – 23 – AFTB Level 2 Training – Army Community Service May 24 – Federal Employment Workshop – Army Community Service May 24 – Economic Justice – Army Community Service May 24 – Automotive Heating and Cooling Class – Automotive Skills CenterSave the Dates! Fort Drum’s Special Events:US Army Soldier Show – World-class performances by the US Army’s most talented Soldiers. Thisevening performance at Magrath Sports Complex Gymnasium will be given at 6 pm on May 29. Riverfest – Enjoy a day on the Saint Lawrence River in the village of Alexandria Bay including a boattour of the Thousand Islands, visit to Heart Island and Boldt Castle, Lunch, children’s amusements andfun on June 21with tickets on sale from your Brigade Unit Representative soon.Mountainfest – A great day of food, activities, Salute to the Nation, games, and music on Division Hill,June 28.