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15 april 2011

  1. 1. USAACE Weekly Family Update 15 April 2011US AAC E F R S A, B ld g. 8 9 5 0 , 7 t h Av e n u e, Fo rt R uc k er, Al 3 6 3 6 2( 3 3 4 ) 2 5 5 -0 9 6 0 o r r uc k. fr g ap @co n u s.ar m y. mi l Moving Made Easy for Active Duty FamiliesINSIDE THIS ISSUE Moving is a way of life for active duty service members and their families. The1 Moving Made Easy "Moving Made Easy" option allows active duty service members and their families to transfer their Prime enrollment option to a new region with a simple phone call for Active Duty before they move, whether stateside or overseas. Families2 Aviation Spouse Day Once you know youre moving, call your current (losing) contractor and give them information about your upcoming move. The losing contractor contacts your3 Autism Awareness gaining contractor to begin the enrollment transfer, and your new contractor will Month – Internet contact you within five days of your arrival date to complete the process. Resources In most cases, using this option eliminates the need to submit a new enrollment form or visit a TRICARE Service Center. The process is completely automated and hassle-free. The "Moving Made Easy" enrollment transfer option is only available to active duty families. Key Things to Remember When you Move  Do not disenroll from any plan before you move so you are covered while“If you have knowledge, traveling to your new location let others light their  Update your new address and phone number in the Defense Enrollment candles at it.” Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) when you get to your new location ~Margaret Fuller  If you are enrolled in TRICARE Prime and o Move within the same TRICARE region: change your primary care manager o Move to another TRICARE region: transfer enrollment to your new region  Active duty service members must enroll in a TRICARE Prime option (TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Overseas, or TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas)  Family members must be command-sponsored to enroll in a TRICARE Prime option overseas For more information visit -- https://tricare.mil/mybenefit. www.spectrumdothan.org
  2. 2. Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateUpcoming Training: Month of the Military Child -- April There are tons of activities going on at Fort Rucker for Month of the  Resilience Training for spouses – Military Child: 25 April, 6 & 13 May, and 3 June from 0830 – 1130. Participants April 11th-17th -- National Library Week must be able to attend all the Daily drawings and giveaways will be held throughout the week. Donate any non- classes for continuity purposes. perishable food items and receive up to three items free from our sale selection. To register call (334) 255-3735. Food items will be donated to the Fort Rucker Food Locker. Center Library, 255- 3885.Upcoming Events:  Newcomer’s Welcome at The April 12th & 26th -- Character Dining featuring Magician Landing -- 15 April from 0830 – Experience a Magician at The Landing Zone from 5-7pm for Character Dining this 1030 at The Landing Tuesday, April 12th. Kids 12 and under eat free from the Kid’s Buffet with the purchase of an adult entrée (limit 2 per adult). For more information, please call the  Children’s Festival – 16 April Landing Zone at 598-8025. from 1:oo – 4:00 pm at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields. Easter April 14th -- Allstar Weekend Concert Egg Hunt begins at 1:30 pm This Top #10 Disney Band will be performing at the Post Theater from 7-8:30p.m. This concert is free and open to the general public. General Public free tickets will  Family Fun Run/Walk – 16 April be available beginning April 1st. Doors open at 6p.m. and Performance will begin at beginning at 0930. Registration 7p.m. For more information, please call 255-9810. is $10, $5 no T-shirt option. For more information call (334) 255- April 16th -- Family Fun Run/Walk- In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention 3898. Month April 16th at 9:30am at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility. Late registration is  Voices of Men – 18 April from $10 after March 31st there is a $5.00 no T-Shirt option. Participants may register at 1830 – 2000 at the Fort Rucker the CYSS Parent Central Services, Child Development Center, Youth Center, both Post Theater. FREE and open to Physical Fitness Facilities. Children 10 years of age and under must be accompanied all military ID card holders. For by an Adult. For additional information please call the Family Advocacy Program details call (334) 255-9636. at 255-3898.  5th Annual Wiregrass United April 16th -- Children’s Festival Against Sexual Assault and Child Children’s Festival, Saturday, April 16th from 1-4 pm at the Fort Rucker Festival Abuse Conference – 18 April Fields. This years theme is "Down on the Farm", so throw on a pair of overalls and from 0815 – 1600 at the a pair of boots, and meet us for an afternoon of some farm-themed fun! Come see a Daleville Cultural and magic show, interact with animals in the petting zoo, play games, win prizes, and Convention Center. For participate in one of the largest Easter egg hunts in the area. The egg hunts will information and to register call begin at 1:30 pm for ages 0-3, 1:50 pm for ages 4-6, and 2:10 pm for ages 7-9 & 10- (334) 255-3898. 12. This year, we will be holding our first ever Diaper Derby, open to all crawling babies no older than 15 months. Admission is FREE! For more information, please  Education Expo – 29 April from contact Annual Events at 255-1749. 0900 – 1100 Bldg. 5700, R, 284. Career Fields, Financial Ai, April 29th -- Children’s Fashion Show Campus or On-Line, “Hot AAFES & MWR are bringing you a Fashion Show on April 29th from 5:30am – Careers”. Space is limited. Call 8pm inside the Landing Ballroom. Children and teens of all ages will be modeling (334) 255-3949 to reserve your new clothes lines available at the AAFES PX for the Spring/Summer Seasons. slot. There will be a magic show during intermission and a special Character Dining buffet will also be available. Admission is free. Open to authorized AAFES Military  Thunder on Tholocco – 30 April ID Card holders and their families only. Race begins at 11am. Tickets available at Outdoor Rec and Child, Youth & School Services activities: Leisure Travel -- Advanced CYSS programs offers Spring Camp during spring break. Children must be tickets $5, at the gate $7, enrolled and have an active CYSS pass to participate. Registration is available at Children 12 and under FREE. Parent Central Services in the Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 5700, Rm. 390. Please call 255-9638 for additional information. FREE banner or Jumbo Card for military Families Visit www.buildasign/troops.com
  3. 3. USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3 Aviation Spouse Day – 3 Jun 2011What is Aviation Spouse Day? Aviation Spouse Day is a day of fun, filled with activities to allow spouses the opportunity to experience “a-day-in-the-life-of-an-Army-Aviator.”Who can participate? All spouses stationed at Fort Rucker with their Soldier (Active Duty, Guard, NG, Reserves, and Air Force).How will you select the 26 spouses? In order to make sure the process is fair to everyone who wishes to participate, there will be a lottery-style drawing of all registrants to select the 26 lucky spouse participants. The drawing will be held on 6 May at 0900. Registration is open until 4 May at 12 Noon.Why do only 26 spouses get to participate? There are many logistical elements to hosting such an event. The logistics, as well as group-size restrictions for some of the individual events requires us to keep the group small.How often will the Aviation Spouse Day be hosted? The Aviation Spouse Day event is a first-of-its-kind, and with all new things there are lessons learned. We hope to begin by offering the event twice a year, with hopes of even considering once a quarter.What will participants receive? All participants will receive first-hand experience of some of the training required of an Army Aviator, and a commemorative t-shirt. At the completion of the day’s events, participants who completed all events will earn their “wings” at a graduation ceremony, pinned by the Installation Commander.
  4. 4. Page 4 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateAutism Awareness – Internet ResourcesWho Will Care For Dana? --http://www.parade.com/health/autism/featured/autisms-lost-generation.html?index=1Creating Corporate Support for Autism --http://blogs.forbes.com/ellensabin/2011/03/30/creating-corporate-support-for-autism-2/Alabama Autism Resources --http://www.autismawarenessonline.com/resources/States/alabama.htmAmerican Military Families Autism Support (AMFAS) – www.amfas.orgMilitary Homefront Special Needs Parent Toolkit – www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil (click on“Troops & Families” tab, then “Special Needs/EFMP”Autism in Today’s Military -- http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123249745 www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org