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  • 1. USAACE Weekly Family Update 27 January 2012 US AAC E F R S A, B ld g. 8 9 5 0 , 7 t h Av e n u e, Fo r t 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 Feb Calendar of Events2 Did You Know? Army Career Assistance Program (ACAP)3 The Fairy Godmother Project Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out allsense of time, destroying allmemory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown Family Readiness Training 6 February 2012 from 0800 – 1230 Bldg 5700, Rm 284 – Call (334) 255-9578 to register
  • 2. Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly Update Upcoming Did you Know? Training/Workshops All Soldiers planning to separate from the Army are now required to begin their transition process at least a year before leaving (EXORD signed 29 Dec 2011). This is an effort by the Army to beef up• 31 January – Stress Management transition assistance. These efforts include the following services: Workshop at Early Childhood • Call Center -- 1-800-325-4715 for transition advice, 24/7 Activity Center (Bldg. 3705) on Dean St. from 9-11. To register • A new virtual ACAP Center call (334) 255-3898. • Department of Labor employment workshop • Resume-writing assistance• 13 & 14 February -- AFTB Level I • Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop Training from 0830 – 1430 at The Commons (Bldg. 8950). To register call (334) 255-2382 Transition assistance is also available to spouses of transitioning active duty Soldiers and DA civilians who are retiring or subject to RIF or• 14 February – EFMP BRAC. One of the benefits ACAP provides is employment assistance. Information and Support Group ACAP On-Line supports your research and job search to include job from 0900 – 1000 at The listings, and Job Fairs. Commons (Bldg. 8950). Topic is “EFMP Respite Care.” To register, call (334) 255-9277. Visit ACAP On-Line today to get your Transition Guide and learn• 22 February – Blended Family about transition benefits and services Workshop from 9-11:30 am at www.hrc.army.mil/active/tagd/acap the Early Childhood Activity Center. To register, call (334) 255-9641• 21 & 28 February – Anger Management Workshop from 9- 11am at the Early Childhood FREE Devotional for Military Families – Kindle Activity Center (Bldg. 3705 off Dean St). To register, call (334) edition 255-3898/9641. “Saying goodbye to a loved one leaving for war is a gut-wrenching proposition.• 24 February – Newcomer’s But for those of us left behind, their Welcome from 0830 – 1030 at deployment marks the beginning of our The Landing. To register for free childcare, call (334) 255-3564. battle. And yet, it is possible to find God’s peace in the midst of fear and• conquer the terror that lurks in the darkness of doubt. In Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home, parents, spouses and siblings recount their personal journey as God goes before His people during times of spiritual, physical and military warfare. Learn the secret to living a peace-filled life when a loved one leaves for battle. Fight fear; win the war at home. Webinar Issues Facing Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 8 February at 6pm (PST) Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Naseef
  • 3. USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3 • Picerne Military Housing – Visit www.ourfamilyforfamiliesfirst.org to get the application. Deadline is 16 February 2012 for High School students, and 17 May 2012 for spouses. • AER Scholarship – Visit www.aerhq.org to get the application. Deadline is 1 April 2012. • Commissary Scholarship – Visit www.militaryscholar.org for application. Deadline is 24 February 2012. • United States Army Warrant Officer Association (USAWOA) Scholarship – Visit www.usawoa.org for application. *Requires membership • Fort Rucker Community Spouse Club (FRCSC) Scholarship – Visit ftruckercsc.com for application. • Thrift Shop Scholarship – Visit http://www.cacfinfo.org/sacf/scholarships.html to get application. • Quad-A Scholarship – Visit www.quad-a.org to get application. *Requires membership • Buick Scholarship – www.buickachievers.com.The 2012 Military Pay chart is available online at www.militaryauthority.com/benefits/military- pay/pay-charts/