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  • 1. USAACE Weekly Family Update 29 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 Virtual Career Fair – 6 May from 1:00 – 4:00INSIDE THIS ISSUE MILICRUIT has partnered with Sears and other military friendly1 Virtual Career Fair employers to host a virtual career fair for military spouses on 6 May from 1-4pm EST. This will be a great way for spouses to meet and2 Learn Along with interact with employers without having to leave home. Sesame3 Military Spouse Partnering with Military Officer Association of America (MOAA) the Appreciation Day virtual career fair will be open 24/7 all year long allowing direct Events – 6 May 2011 access to employers actively seeking to hire veterans and military spouses. To register for the virtual career fair, visit www.militaryspousecf.com.“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.” ~Margaret Fuller Wings of Freedom will be collecting non-perishable items at the Commissary to support Families in Tuscaloosa, AL affected by the recent tornado damage. Items can be dropped off on Saturday, 30 April, and Sunday, 31 April from 1000 – 1700.
  • 2. Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateUpcoming Training: Learn Along with Sesame  “Army 101” (AFTB Level I) – Join your favorite Sesame Street characters as they learn, 3-5 May from 0830 – 1430 play, and grow. Elmo and his friends explore an exciting Bldg. 5700, Rm 371A. To range of topics, from getting ready for school to discovering register, call (334) 255-AFTB. the wonders of learning with music. So sing, dance, and Learn Along With Sesame.Upcoming Events: Explore topics such as:  Talk, Listen, Connect  Thunder on Tholocco – 30 April  Happy, Healthy, Ready for School Race begins at 11am. Tickets  Music Works Wonders available at Outdoor Rec and  You Can Ask Leisure Travel -- Advanced  Lead Away tickets $5, at the gate $7,  "A" is for Asthma Children 12 and under FREE.  NEW: The Get Healthy Now Show  Happy, Healthy, Ready for School: Learning is  1-31 May – FREE Bowling from Everywhere 7-11am and from 1-5pm Monday  Panwapa thru Friday. Does not include shoe rental. Log onto http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/learn-along-with-sesame/id215221061 to get your FREE downloads today!  2-6 May – Children’s Book Week at the Center Library  3 May – Mother’s Day Craft- Making Activity at Center 2011 AER Jail-A-Thon Library from 3:30 – 4:30 pm for ages 3-11. To register call (334) 255-3885  3 May – Kiddie Karaoke featuring DJ Dave (Kid’s eat FREE)  4 May – Monthly testing of the Mass Notification System from 1100 – 1200 (will be postponed if inclement weather)  5 May – National Day of Prayer at Wings Chapel from 1200 – 1300  5 May – Cinco De Mayo Party at The Landing Zone  6 May – Military Spouse Appreciation Day!  8 May – Mother’s Day! Ever wanted to have your spouse arrested just because? Here’s your chance and for a good cause – support Army Emergency Relief (AER).  8 May – Mother’s Day Brunch at the Landing See above flyer for details. For details of events visit, www.mooresvillealabama.com/tour11.htm
  • 3. USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3Aviation Spouse Day – 3 Jun 2011 – Open to all Fort Rucker Spouses! One more week to register for the event. Please limit one entry per spouse/household.National Military Spouse Appreciation Day – 6 May 2011In 1984, then President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother‟s Day to be designatedas Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Since then, each President and senior military leaders haveechoed the sentiments expressed by President Reagan.National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is set aside each year to recognize and honor thecontributions and sacrifices of military spouses. Military Spouses were “enlisted through the backdoor with the vows they took on their wedding day.” The husbands and wives that stand behindour men and women in uniform deserve our thanks. We Salute you!!!!Military Spouse Appreciation events on Fort Rucker:  ACS will be handing out cookies to military spouses from 0900 – 1100 in Bldg. 5700, Rm 390.  ACS will host an ice-cream social at the Allen Heights and Bowden Terrace Neighborhood Centers from 1300 – 1430 for ALL military spouses.  Picerne Military Housing will be offering a drawing for a gift basket plus Spa gift certificate during the ice cream social times mentioned above. All on post resident spouses are eligible to enter the drawing. Pat‟s Secret Garden Is 10 acres of „God‟s Creation” that Pat personally guides groups through, pointing out special features along the way. Tours open from 11 April – 15 June. Cost $8/per person. Many things to see– Rose Garden, Feeding Fish in the Pond, Pat‟s Personal Greenhouse, Bell Garden, Pond with 20‟ Fountain, Children‟s Pooh Bridge, Arbors & Covered Bridge, Antique Country Store, Scriptures throughout the Garden. Many unique plants & trees. Located at 2557 Hwy 231 N. Ozark, Al 36360; (334) 774-9587 or Pat @patspetalsgardencenter.com.
  • 4. Page 4 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateExperience, Develop, Grow and Excel (EDGE) -- Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel (EDGE) has some great activities planned for May – Mondays – Tennis for 11-14 year olds Tuesdays – Fitness trainer for 11-18 year olds Wednesdays – Arts & Crafts Center 4th & 8th – garden pavers for 11-14 yr. olds 4th & 8th – framing for 14 – 18 yr. olds Thursdays – Bowling 12 & 26th for ages 6-10 5th & 19th for ages 11-18 Fridays – Pottery activity for ages 6-10 yrs. Old Registration is cone at Parent Central Registration in Bldg. 5700. For more information contact Denise at (334) 255-0666. Fort Rucker Thrift Shop Logo Design Contest Calling all artists, young and small!!! Your talents are being requested to design a logo for the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop. Designs should be emailed to Donna Woodham at donnawoodham@hotmail.com , or mailed to The Fort Rucker Thrift Shop, PO Box 620162, Fort Rucker, Al 36362, or dropped off at the Thrift Shop nlt 31 May. The winning designer will be notified on 7 June. Local Community Events Landmark Park Movies in May Enjoy a movie under the starts on the Gazebo Lawn. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs. Movies begin at 7pm Admission: $5/person 6 May – A Bug’s Life 13 May – To Kill a Mockingbird 20 May – The Goonies