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THIS ISS UE: The Landing Stage, Fort Rucker
FRCSC Board 2
From the 3
THE DEATH OF MISS VERONICA RIVERS
By: Mrs. Sharon Lewis-Saliba
Date: Thursday, October 21st
Ways and 5 Time: 6:00-6:30pm Shop vendors
6:30pm Dinner and show
Photos Location: The Landing
Cookbook Pre- 9
Order Form Menu: Rotisserie chicken
Green beans and corn
Mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese
Dinner rolls, tea and water
Member Profile 11
Cash bar will be open
Cost: $14.00 per person
Hollyday Mart 15
You MUST RSVP for you and your spouse.
Autumn Ideas 16
Join the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club for a Murder Mystery dinner. Come dressed
in your snazzy threads and watch a 20’s themed murder take place right before your eyes, and
help solve the mystery of whodunnit! You will have the opportunity to investigate all the usual
suspects. We welcome you to make this a “date night” and bring your spouse. The bar will be
open for those of you who want to drink your fears away. This evening will be non-stop fun
with competition and prizes, so you don’t want to miss it. For our outreach program this
month please bring small toy items (cars, trucks, bracelets, etc.) As usual we will have door
prizes from our vendors.
Please make your reservation no later than Friday, October 15th by 4:00pm by calling
315-405-6627, email email@example.com or visiting us at www.ftruckercsc.com
Review our reservation policy on page 14
FLIGHTLINES is an unofficial publication produced eight to ten times per year by the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club at no cost to the US Army. Opinions expressed
herein are not to be considered an official expression of FRCSC or its operating Board. This publication does not imply endorsement of any products, services or firms by
the US Army, Fort Rucker, FRCSC or the federal government. It is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only.
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FRCSC 2010-2011 Board
Honorary President Kimberly Crutchfield
Honorary 1st Vice President Sandy Wolf
Honorary 1st Vice President Leslie Edens
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving
Advisor Kimberly Ball
President Crissy Baker
1st Vice President Kimberly Vega
2nd Vice President Candice Coatney
Secretary Jenny Braden
Treasurer Deborah Kennedy
Parliamentarian Diana Stockhausen
Ways & Means Co-Chair Cindy Carrell
Ways & Means Co-Chair Irene Sherman
Welfare Chair Cynthia Clagg
all to the present. Camus
Scholarship Co-Chair Dawn Dial
Scholarship Co-Chair Jamie Roper
Student Spouse Liaison Deborrah Cisneros
International Spouse Liaison Janine Whittle
Membership/Reservations Christin James
Flightlines Darcy Lynch
Publicity/Communications Kristina Howell
Volunteer Coordinator Kim Bishop
Volunteer Coordinator Glenda Cox
Historian Nadia Duncan
Hollyday Mart Co-Chair Jackie Jaques Crogan
Hollyday Mart Co-Chair OPEN
Facility Coordinator Rae Martin-Amble
Holiday Decorating Kristina Howell
Sweetheart Bingo Tonya Martin
Holiday Gift Wrap OPEN
Bag Sale Coordinator Georgia Fleming
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From the President...
WOW! What a great first luncheon! We had over 80 members attend
and 7 new members join. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much
as I did.
The Community Outreach Program was a huge success, as well, and
didn’t it feel good to give back?!? Christin James, our Community
Outreach Chair collected a huge supply of flip-flops and a host of
other items for House of Ruth. I would like to thank Ramona from
House of Ruth for taking the time to come speak to us about what they
are all about.
We gave away some awesome prizes for Bunco, including 4 wine FRCSC President Crissy Baker
glasses with 2 bottles of wine, “dinner & a movie combo” ( $50
value), and much more. Our door prizes for the raffle were some good ones as well. Thanks to all of
our vendors for donating to our raffle every luncheon.
I would also like to thank our members for taking the time to vote on our Constitution and By-laws.
We hope you will all join us again on October 21 @ 6pm for the FRCSC’s first annual murder mystery
dinner. The members of the FRCSC board will be performing a play and you will have the opportunity
to guess “whodunnit?!” Prizes will be given and we encourage all of you to bring your spouses!
FRCSC President 2010-2011
The 2010-2011 Board
Back row: Janine Whittle, Deborah Kennedy, Irene
Sherman, Crissy Baker, Candice Coatney, Cindy
Carrell, Dawn Dial, Darcy Lynch
Middle Row: Jenny Braden, Tonya Martin, Diana
Stockhausen, Kimberly Ball, Kimberly Crutchfield,
Kim Bishop, Glenda Cox, Cynthia Clagg
Front row: Jackie Jaques Crogan, Nadia Duncan,
Jamie Roper, Christin James, Rae Martin-Amble,
Not pictured: Sandy Wolf, Leslie Edens, Deborrah
Cisneros, Kristina Howell, Georgia Fleming
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Premier Properties Real Estate
1239 Rucker Blvd.
Enterprise, AL 36330
(334) 393-7000 Office
(334) 494-2803 Cell
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Ways & Means
Item of the Month
Ways and Means is now offering our warm stadium
pillow/blanket. A great item for sporting events and
great to keep in your car as a travel pillow/blanket.
The stadium pillow opens to a nice stadium blanket.
Pillow is approx 14.5"x14.5". Fully opened the
blanket is approx 51"x61" These are the ones with
a nice large zippered pocket. We have Daleville and
Enterprise for the local schools. We also have Fly
Army, Military aircrafts, and we can also place a
special order with your embroidery of choice.
If interested, please email or call Cindy at 334-709-
4621 the firstname.lastname@example.org or Irene 334-403-
7044 email@example.com or look for our table at the
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LOCAL AREA STATUES
Did you know….? Fort Rucker was originally established
as an infantry training facility, then called Camp Rucker.
Army Aviation officially moved from Fort Sill to Fort
Rucker in February, 1955.The 15 foot polar bear you see
across from the museum, known as Ted E. Bear, was
erected in honor of the 31st Infantry Regiment’s polar
bear mascot adopted after their tour in Siberia from 1918-
1920. The polar bear is owned by WOCC and is painted
thematically intermittently. However, units that come to
The Fort Rucker Polar Bear Fort Rucker for training occasionally “hijack” the bear and
paint over him with their unit logo.
And…. There are more than 50 four foot tall peanut
statues in and around the Dothan area. The
peanuts are made of fiberglass but still weigh almost 400
pounds each. The GOLDEN PEANUT, however, is over eight
feet tall and can be found at the Visitor Information Center on
Ross Clark Circle. Dothan considers itself the peanut capital of
America and hosts it’s annual Peanut Festival every November.
Have you seen any of these peanuts? The Elvis peanut, the
“Ortho Nut” violin peanut, the sheriff peanut, the dalmation and fire hydrant
peanut, fire fighter peanut, the American flag peanut, the peanut
in the tub, the paper boy peanut and many more. Finding all the
peanuts could make for a fun scavenger hunt!
25 Urell Street
Fort Rucker, AL 36362
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Name: Rebecca (Becky) Briggs
Where do you call home? South East
Michigan had been my home for 22
Have you met?
years before moving here to Fort Rucker!
Any brothers/sisters? My oldest sister is Carrie, who is married to Jerry (a ma-
rine who is currently in Iraq). They have a son named Jase. Next, I have a
brother named Joe. I also have a sister named Sarah, who's husband Craig is in
the Air Force. They are expecting their first child in March of 2011! I am the
youngest of the 4 children.
Married? Husband’s name and unit: I am married to Lt. Jeremy Briggs who is
in the Michigan National Guard B Co 1/112th S&S AVN Unit.
Children? Names and ages: We have no children yet, but are sure they are in God's plan Rebecca Briggs
for our future together!
How many times have you been to Fort Rucker? Fort Rucker is my new home as of May! I'd never been here prior to this
What do you love most about Fort Rucker and/or lower Alabama? The thing I love most about Fort Rucker is the conven-
ience of everything. From the gym, to the chapel, to the pool-they are all within just minutes of my home! The things I love
most about lower Alabama are the sun's hot rays, and the sweet southern hospitality of course!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? If I could go anywhere in the world, I think I would go
to Italy. My father's side of the family is from there, and I would love to see first-hand the area in which they called home.
Plus, of course, the architecture and art history of Italy are fascinating to me!
What are your hobbies? Some of my hobbies include swimming, art, playing Modern Warfare 2, Zumba, playing the drums,
photography and listening to music.
What activities (outside FRCSC) are you involved in? At the time I am not involved in too many activities besides regularly
participating in classes at the gym and selling AVON. Back home I was very involved in competing in pageants, with such
organizations as the Miss USA and Miss America Organizations. I was also very involved in 4-H and church activities before
making our move to Fort Rucker.
What is your most favorite food? My most favorite food is a good ole' medium rare prime rib!
What is the best movie you’ve recently seen (why)? A movie that is not new, but that I have recently viewed again and still
love is Black Snake Moan. It satisfies the musician in me, gives a peek into the military life of a young man, has many Bibli-
cal references, and just has a great story line all together.
What is your favorite type of music, favorite band/musician? I love almost all music! Depending on my mood, I'll listen to
anything from Casting Crowns when I'm praising God, to Sugarland when I'm feeling country, to Slipknot when I miss my
double bass pedal back home on my drums! I have to get my fix somehow!
Do you have any special talents? I've written and illustrated two children's stories, which I consider to be just the start of
more to come!
Becky’s Wedding Day
Becky’s Pageant Photo
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Holley Lorain Photography
Reservations should be made by 4pm on the Friday prior to the luncheon/dinner. To obtain reser-
vations, please call Christin James at (315) 405-6627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do
not call Aviators Landing directly as they do not handle FRCSC reservations.
Reservations made after the 4pm deadline will be placed on a waiting list and seats will be filled on a first-
come, first served basis should there be cancellations or no-shows. If you arrive at any luncheon without
a reservation you will be required to wait until an available seat becomes available. We will make every
effort to seat you.
Cancellations must be made by 4pm on the Friday prior to the event. Members not meeting this deadline
will be responsible for luncheon/dinner fees. No-shows will also be responsible for luncheon/dinner fees.
Members with outstanding fees will be unable to make reservations for subsequent luncheon/dinner
Payments may be made the day of the event with cash or check, or in advance through the website
Permanent reservations are available for your convenience. The main meal is automatically selected each
month. Should you wish to select an alternate meal, please call or email by 4pm on the Friday before the
Guests are welcome to attend FRCSC functions. If a guest is eligible for FRCSC membership, he or she
may only attend as a guest to one event, but may join at any time. Guest reservations must be made by
4pm on the Friday prior to the event.
Children under the age of three months are welcome at the luncheons/dinner but we ask that you make
childcare arrangements for children three months old and older.
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Hollyday Mart still needs volunteers and vendors!
Please contact Jackie Jaques Crogan at (334) 470-8037
or www.ftruckercsc.com for more information.
Autumn Decorating Ideas PUMPKINS
Carve out the center of a pumpkin or two and place your seasonal
flowers (still in their pots) inside for a decorative planter.
Make your own jack’o’lantern totem: insert a sturdy wooden rod in
the ground, cut holes into the tops and bottoms of each gourd, then
stack your carved pumpkins 2 or 3 high.
Clean out and carve small, decorative pumpkins,
insert a tea light and line your walk as seasonal
luminaries OR fill will scented candles and place
around the home for decoration and aroma.
Give Autumn gifts of pumpkin seeds, pots, soil and
gardening instructions so your friends can grow
their own pumpkins next season.
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Fort Rucker AL 36362
The purpose of FRCSC shall be to develop
and foster a spirit of community responsibility;
to provide welfare support for activities
Find us on the web primarily within the military and civilian
www.ftruckercsc.com community; and to provide opportunities for
social, cultural and creative pursuits.