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  • ISSUE 41 Fort Rucker 12 NOVEMBER 2010 Community News & Notes United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Ft. Rucker, Al 36362 Upcoming Events  25 November — Thanksgiving Day  2 Dec — Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting  4 Dec — Brunch with Santa Inside this issue History of Veteran’s 2 Day 10K/5K & 1 mile 3 Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Worship 4 Service Kids News & Notes 5 Veteran’s Appreciation 6 Gun Sale — PX Rucker Numbers 7 Activities for Military 8 Family Month “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  • Page 2 History of Veteran’s Day 1918 -- World War I, then normally referred to simply as The Great War (no one Have your could imagine any war being greater!), ended with the implementation of an own armistice [temporary cessation of hostilities-in this case until the final peace treaty, the infamous Treaty of Versailles, was signed in 1919] between the Allies Business? and Germany at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, 1918. All individuals operating a 1919-- November 11: President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with personal business must be the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be registered with the filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with Commercial Solicitation gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the Officer at Fort Rucker. opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations." The original concept for the celebration was for the suspension of business for a Examples of Home Based two minute period beginning at 11 A.M., with the day also marked by parades and public (personal) businesses: meetings. Mary Kay Pampered Chef 1920-- On the second anniversary of the armistice, France and the United Kingdom hold Tupperware ceremonies honoring their unknown dead from the war. In America, at the suggestion of church Scentsy groups, President Wilson names the Sunday nearest Armistice Day Sunday, on which should be Avon held services in the interest of international peace. Tutoring Jewelry 1921-- Congress passes legislation approving the establishment of a Tomb of the Unknown Tastefully Simple Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11 is chosen for the date of the ceremony. Photography According on October 20, Congress declares November 11, 1921 a legal Federal holiday to honor all those who participated in the war. The ceremony was conducted with great success. To register, see Mr. Billy 1926 -- Congress adopts a resolution directing the President to issue an annual proclamation McGhee, Commercial calling on the observance of Armistice Day. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, most states Solicitation Officer, Bldg. establish November 11 as a legal holiday and at the Federal level, an annual proclamation is 5700, Rm 310 or call issued by the President. (334) 255-3802 for more information. 1938 -- Congress passes legislation on May 13 making November 11 a legal Federal holiday, Armistice Day. The United States has no 'actual' national holidays because the states retain the right to designate their own holidays. The Federal government can in fact only designate holi- Military Family & Life days for Federal employees and for the District of Columbia. But in practice the states almost Consultant (MFLC) always follow the Federal lead in designation of holidays. Provide short term, situational, 1941- 1945, 1950- 1953 -- World War II and the Korean War create millions of additional war problem-solving counseling veterans in addition to those of the First World War already honored by Armistice Day. services to Service Members and their Families. 1954 -- On June 1, President Eisenhower signs legislation changing the name of the legal holiday All counselors are Masters or from Armistice Day to Veteran's Day. Ph.D. Level Licensed Clinical Counselors 1968-- Congress passes the Monday Holiday Law which established the fourth Monday in October as the new date for the observance of Veteran's Day. The law is to take effect in 1971. Services are confidential and private 1971-1975 -- The Federal observance of Veterans Day is held on the fourth Monday of October. Initially all states follow suit except Mississippi and South Dakota. Other states changed their Counselors will meet you at the observances back to November 11 as follows: 1972- Louisiana and Wisconsin; 1974- Kentucky, park, in restaurants, in their Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, West Virginia; 1975- California, Flor- office, etc. (they can not meet at ida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, your home) Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming Child & Youth Behavioral 1975-- Legislation passed to return the Federal observance of Veteran's Day to November 11, Counselors (CYB-MFLC) are based on popular support throughout the nation. Since the change to the fourth Monday in also available for children , youth October, 46 states had either continued to commemorate November 11 or had reverted back to and Families. the original date based on popular sentiment. The law was to take effect in 1978. To speak with a counselor, call: CYB-MFLC 334-369-8910 or 1978 -- Veteran's Day observance reverts to November 11. MFLC 334-405-0353 (Information taken from www.history.army.mil/html/reference/holidays/vetsday.vetshist.html)
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  • ISSUE 41 Page 4 Little Black Dress Night Let us remember that, as much has been given 20 November us, much will be expected from us, and that true 8pm—Midnight homage comes from the heart as well as from The Landing Zone the lips, and shows itself in deeds. Enjoy door prizes, drink specials, a complimentary ~ Theodore Roosevelt dessert bar with a chocolate fountain. Live performance by Wiser than Fools. Cover charge: $5.00 For more info, call (334) 598-8025 Thanksgiving Worship Service Message Chaplain (COL) Stephen L. Cook Garrison Chaplain USAACE – Fort Rucker 23 NOVEMBER 2010 1100 – 1200 CHAPEL OF WINGS BLDG 109 Immediately following the service, a light lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall For more information, call 255-1177/2989 The Army Community Service Commissary News Mobilization/Deployment Program will be conducting  Open 11 November  Open Monday, prior to 22 Nov from 0900—1900 SOLDIER SERVICE CENTER, BLDG. 5700, Room 371F  Closed 25 Nov, reopen Friday, 26 Nov. Thursday, 18 November2010 0800-1230  Get your special order items for the Holidays This training will cover: Phone Tree Operations, Key Caller in early. Responsibilities, Treasurer Roles and Responsibilities and much more.  Christmas products now available — cookies, gift packs, etc. Class will be limited to twenty (20) participants. Please call for reservations and further information at 255-9578 or 255-3161. View slide
  • Kids News & Notes Scholarships  Picerne Military Housing — www.OurFamilyForFamiliesFirst.org is now available on their website. You do not have to live on post to apply to this scholarship. Spouse scholarships are also available.  Quad A Scholarship is now available. To request an application visit www.http://www.quad-a.org.  Horatio Alger Association —must demonstrate critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family). Visit www.horatioalger.org for more information.  Sam Walton Community — To complete application visit www.act.org/walmart/community.
  • Page 6 Veteran’s Appreciation Gun Show 12—14 November 0900—2000 Come out and enjoy the major deals! Choose from a wide selection of firearms and ammuni- tion in the Four Season Garden Center. *Disclaimer: The legal age to bear arms is 21. Visit www.ftruckermwr.com United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Ft. Rucker, Al 36362 If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter or have any comments, suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact Deborrah Cisneros (information below). Deborrah Cisneros, USAACE FRSA Bldg. 8950, 7th Avenue Ft. Rucker, Al 36362 (334) 255-0960 Ruck.frgap@conus.army.mil
  • Rucker Numbers Army Community Service (ACS) (334) 255-3817/3815 ID Card (334) 255-2437 Army Emergency Relief (AER) (334) 255-2341/3817 ITR (334) 255-2997/3031 After hours emergency assistance (877) 565-7647 Lending Closet (334) 255-3161 Army Family Team Building (AFTB) (334) 255-AFTB (2382) Lyster Army Health Clinic (LAHC) — Appt. line (334) 255-7000 Army Lodging—Reservations (334) 598-5216 Main Post Exchange (PX) (334) 503-9044 Army Volunteer Corp Coordinator (AVCC) (334) 255-3643 Military Family & Life Consultant (MFLC) (334) 405-0353 Arts & Crafts Center (SACS) (334) 255-9020 Military One Source (MOS) 1-800-342-9647 Auto Craft Center (334) 255-3725 Military Police (MPs) (334) 255-2222 Auto Pride (334) 503-9338 E-911 (non-emergency) (334) 255-0248 Aviation Learning Center (334) 255-3942 New Parent Support Program (334) 255-3359 BOSS (334) 255-2677 Outdoor Recreation (334) 255-4305 Center Library (334) 255-3885 Physical Fitness Center (PFC) (334) 255-2672 Child Development Services (334) 255-2262 Relocation Readiness (334) 255-3735 Child, Youth & School Services (334) 255-9638 Shoppette (Main) (334) 503-9338/5-3313 Class Six (334) 255-9044 (x283) Transportation (334) 255-9852 Commissary (334) 255-2212 Household Goods (Inbound) (334) 255-255-2343 Employment Readiness (334) 255-3949 Household Goods (Outbound) (334) 255-3415 Equestrian Center (334) 598-3384 Triage Nurse Hotline 1-866-346-7672 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) (334) 255– 3246 Triangle Shoppette (334) 255-9044 (x277) After hours (334) 406-7347 TRICARE Information 1-800-444-5445 Family Life Chaplain (334) 255-2051 Theatre Schedule (334) 255-2408 Financial Readiness (334) 255-9631 Vet Clinic (334) 255-9061 Fort Rucker Dependent Schools: Elementary (334) 598-4408 Primary (334) 598-4473 Fortenberry-Colton Gym (334) 255-3794 Websites: Children/Youth/Teen www.tradoc.army.mil/dcspil/virtualfamily/index.html www.militarychild.org www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil www.militarystudent.org www.naic.acf.hhs.gov/pubs/F_milita.cfm Relocation/Moving www.naccrra.org www.dod.mil/mtom www.sat.eknowledge.com/military.asp www.ahrn.com www.stompproject.org www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil www.militaryteenonline.com http://apps.mhf.dod.mil www.dodea.edu/home/VirtualSchool http://militarystables.com http://axcessdl.state.al.us/ www.move.mil Military Scholarships www.aw2.army.mil www.aerhq.org MG James Ursano www.deploymentconnections.dod.mil www.militaryscholar.org DECA Scholarship www.nmfa.org www.moaa.org/education MOAA scholarship Medical http://ruckercsc.org/scholarship.htm Community Spouse Club www.nmha.org http://ourfamilyforfamiliesfirst.org Picerne Military Housing www.tricare.osd.mil www.thanksusa.org Thanks USA www.quad-a.org/scholarship.htm AAAA scholarship Military Life www.armyfamiliesonline.org www.armyfrg.org www.militarylife.com www.militaryonesource.com www.myarmyonesource.com