USAACE Weekly Family Update 3 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 ISSUE The Official Homepage of the United States1 Army Homepage Now on iPhone Army now on the iPhone! All of the news from Army.mil can now be carried with you. Read the latest2 Did You Know? Fort articles, view the newest pictures, and watch the latest videos direct from your Rucker Family Support iPhone. Save your favorite stories to the phone for offline viewing. Share news Facility with your friends via email, Twitter and Facebook.3 FAFSA Workshop & Features: imAlone Classes - Test your skills with a challenging tile strategy game. - Keep up to date with the latest Army Tweets and the US Army Facebook page. - Download Army Podcasts direct to your device. - Learn about Army Ranks, Equipment, Uniforms, and the Army song. - Browse Stand-To! and the Army Live blog. - Download and read Soldiers Magazine. Love – a wildly - Find a recruiter. misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction Customize the App so your favorite sections are always quickly available. of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes tosparkle, cheeks to glow, blood The US Army App works on both the iPhone and iPod touch and requirespressure to rise and the lips to iPhone OS 3.0 or later.pucker. ~Author Unknown Have you received excellent customer service from a Fort Rucker agency? Have a suggestion for improving a Fort Rucker service? We want your feedback – http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=site&site_id=72
Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly Update Upcoming Did you Know? Training/Workshops Fort Rucker has a Family Readiness Support facility for Soldiers and their Families located on 7th Avenue (Bldg. 8950). The facility also 13 & 14 February -- AFTB Level I known as “The Commons on 7th” houses the Fort Rucker Family Training from 0830 – 1430 at Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA) office and provides many The Commons (Bldg. 8950). To amenities for Soldiers and their Families. register call (334) 255-2382 14 February – EFMP Don’t have your household goods just yet? Is your computer or printer Information and Support Group on the fritz? The Commons has 3 computers with internet and from 0900 – 1000 at The webcam capabilities. There’s a cozy meeting area for spouses to get Commons (Bldg. 8950). Topic is together including a “Kids on Site” childcare room and fenced in play “EFMP Respite Care.” To register, call (334) 255-9277. area outback. Additionally the facility hosts audio/visual equipment to support training and meetings. 22 February – Blended Family Workshop from 9-11:30 am at There is always information on hand at The Commons about Fort the Early Childhood Activity Rucker agencies/programs and events. The FRSA is a great place get Center. To register, call (334) 255-9641 your questions answered. The FRSA can be reached by calling (334) 255-0960. 21 & 28 February – Anger Management Workshop from 9- The facility is open Monday – Friday from 0800 – 1630, and after 11am at the Early Childhood hours by reservation. The facility is not available for personal parties. Activity Center (Bldg. 3705 off Dean St). To register, call (334) 255-3898/9641. 24 February – Newcomer’s Welcome from 0830 – 1030 at The Landing. To register for free childcare, call (334) 255-3564. To Get Your “HOOAH Button” visit http://www.armytimes.com/marketplace/
USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3 & More On 16 Feb join us at for a workshop on:“FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Help with Picerne Military Housing – Visit Filling Out the Form” www.ourfamilyforfamiliesfirst.org to get the application. Deadline is 16 February 2012 for at the Post Library from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Cost is FREE. High School students, and 17 May 2012 forAdditional classes will be offered on 22 Mar, 19 Apr, and 10 May spouses. AER Scholarship – Visit www.aerhq.org to get the application. Deadline is 1 April 2012. Commissary Scholarship – VisitimAlone classes are being www.militaryscholar.org for application. Deadline is 24 February 2012.offered on the following dates FREE for registered United States Army Warrant Officerparents and children 10 & older. Association (USAWOA) Scholarship – VisitClass Dates: 26 Jan, 23 Feb, 29 Mar, 26 Apr, 17 May www.usawoa.org for application. *RequiresWhere: Youth Center membershipWhen: 4:30 – 5:30 Fort Rucker Community Spouse ClubCost: FREE (FRCSC) Scholarship – Visit ftruckercsc.comDeciding whether or not a child is ready to stay at home is a for application.difficult decision for most parents. This class is designed to Thrift Shop Scholarship – Visitprepare children to look after themselves during these times. It http://www.cacfinfo.org/sacf/scholarships.html towill focus on daily routines, personal safety, code words, fire, get application.keys, how to handle unexpected visitors, and necessary uses ofhousehold appliances. You must call and pre-register. Quad-A Scholarship – Visit www.quad-a.org to get application. *Requires membership Register at Building 5700 Rm 193 Parent Central or Buick Scholarship – www.buickachievers.com. www.webtrac.mwr.army.mil Pat Tillman Military Scholar – Visit Participants must have a valid Child & Youth Services www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military- registration. Need more Info- Please Call: scholars/apply for application and more 334-255-9812 or 334-255-1867 information MOAA’s Favorite Do’s & Don’ts for Military Spouse Job Seekers: Do clean up your Facebook page. 89% of employers use social media. Don’t come in defeated to an interview. Build a relationship with the employer. Do lots of informational interviews. People hire people they know. Do demonstrate outcomes. Employers want to see results, not just activity. Don’t worry about paid experience. Highlight your great work – paid or not. Sign up for the MOAA Spouse E-Newsletter to learn more and get the scoop on the next Spouse Symposium by visiting www.moaa.org and visit the MOAA Spouse Blog.