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  • 1. USAACE Weekly Family Update 24 February 2012 US 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 Visit us at www.facebook.com/fortruckerfamilyINSIDE THIS ISSUE1 ACS Calendar of Events - March2 Did You Know? Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA)3 Military Saves For each petal on the shamrockThis brings a wish your wayGood health, good luck, and happiness For today and every day ~Author Unknown
  • 2. Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly Update Upcoming Did you Know? Training/Workshops The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA) was signed into law on 11 November 2009. The act provides spouses 24 February – Newcomer’s with the option to keep their legal residence in Welcome from 0830 – 1030 at their home state, as long as it is the same legal The Landing. To register for free residence of the military member. childcare, call (334) 255-3564. 28 February – Anger MSRRA does not create the right to pick and choose any state of legal Management Workshop from 9- residence for spouses of service members. MSRRA does not affect 11am at the Early Childhood driver’s licensing or vehicle registration, but does affect personal Activity Center (Bldg. 3705 off property. Dean St). To register, call (334) 255-3898/9641. The law is complicated and fact specific varying from state to state. Spouse and Service members are encouraged to seek confidential 14 & 15 March – Scream FREE Parenting Workshop at The advice from a legal assistance office regarding the best options for Commons (Bldg. 8950, 7th Ave) your specific situation. Legal assistance can be found at your local from 6-8m on 14th and 9:30 – JAG office by calling (334) 255-3482 11am on 14th. Registration is required – call (334) 255-9641. 19 – 21 March – AFTB Level II at The Commons (Bldg. 8950, 7th Raising Motorists’ Deer Strike Awareness Ave). Register by calling (334) There have been an increase in deer vs. car incidents on 255-2382. post. It’s important for motorists to understand the action to take should a deer or other animal run into 20 March – EFMP Information traffic. & Support Group at The Commons (Bldg. 8950, 7th Ave) from 9-10 am. To register, call LTC Madeline Bondy, Director of Public Safety says to (334) 255-9277. always be cognizant of the traffic around you when you see a deer. “If a deer comes out in front of you, don’t attempt to swerve and miss it. 22 March -- Get R.E.A. L. at The If you swerve, you could go into oncoming traffic or lose control of Commons (Bldg. 8950, 7th Ave) your vehicle. If you slam on your brakes, you might get rear-ended. from 8:30 – 2:30 pm. To Keep you eyes focused and be attentive at all times.” register, call (334) 255-2382. 27 March – Stress Management Rutting season is a time when deer are moving around a lot, especially Workshop at Early Childhood at dawn and dusk, and can be a contributor to the heightened activity. Activity Center on Dean St. To register call (334) 255-3898. If a motorists hits a deer on the installation, they should call the Fort Rucker Police at (334) 255-2222. *Content taken from a 16 Feb 2012 article on www.army.mil. www.mud-mania.com 31 March 2012
  • 3. USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3Military Saves - 2012Financial Stability is about a lot more than knowledge– it takes consistent action. Most of us do better whenwe have a supportive environment. Military Saves is ayear-long campaign to persuade, motive and  AER Scholarship – Visit www.aerhq.org to getencourage the financial readiness of military members the application. Deadline is 1 April 2012.and Families – to help them reduce debt and save their  Commissary Scholarship – Visithard-earned money. www.militaryscholar.org for application. Deadline is 24 February 2012.Visit www.militarysaves.org to take the “Saver  United States Army Warrant OfficerPledge” and support the 2012 theme “Set a Goal, Association (USAWOA) Scholarship – VisitMake a Plan, Save Automatically.” www.usawoa.org for application. *Requires membershipWant to teach your kids and teens to develop good  Fort Rucker Community Spouse Clubsavings habits at a young age? There’s a program for (FRCSC) Scholarship – Visit ftruckercsc.comthem too – Military Youth Eagle. for application. Deadline: 14 March 2012“Skyler, Soaring with Savings.”  Thrift Shop Scholarship – Visit http://www.cacfinfo.org/sacf/scholarships.html toFor more information about the get application. Deadline: 1 April 2012Military Saves Campaign or to  Quad-A Scholarship – Visit www.quad-a.org tomake the pledge, visit get application. *Requires membershipwww.militarysaves.org.  Buick Scholarship – www.buickachievers.com.  Pat Tillman Military Scholar – Visit www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military- scholars/apply for application and more information Carmike Cinemas’ Weekend “Kidtoon” Every Weekend • Times Vary Dothan Pavilion. Carmike Cinemas will play a special “Kidtoon” every weekend for only $5. For more information, contact the local theatre at (334) 836-0813 or visit www.carmike.com for show times. Some locations will be able to have a special showing on Tuesday mornings for schools and daycares to take advantage of Carmike’s Stimulus Tuesdays.
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