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04 - 10 Sep Ready Resilient Weekly Update

  1. 1. Ready Resilient Weekly Soldier & Family Update •82d/Ft Bragg •Self Development/Interests •Your Health •Let’s Get Physical •Money Matters •Relationships •Child/Parent/Youth •Single Soldier •Spiritual Side •Ft Bragg Activities •Community Activities •Time to Transition (PCS/ETS) •Special Offers •Flyers •Resource Links 1 04 – 10 September 2013
  2. 2. 82d/Ft Bragg 2 As part of a Department of Defense Directive for all military installations to install Physical Access Control Systems, Fort Bragg will soon begin using the Automated Installation Entry System (AIE). The AIE system is designed to leverage technology and validate credentials against authoritative databases in near-real-time. One of the primary purposes of AIE system is to cut down on human errors at access points, such as expired identification or restricted access. Card holders will be asked to drive up to an AIE pedestal scanner and swipe their DOD ID card. Once the card is read, the individual's credentials will be instantaneously validated against federal and Fort Bragg records. Guards will still be present to monitor the information retrieved from the card swipe, and once access credentials are verified, entrance will be granted. All Active Duty Military, their Family Members, Retirees, Reservists, and DoD Civilians permanently residing in the Fort Bragg area have already been, or will be, automatically registered in AIE via DEERS. With bulk registration from DEERS you should have access to Fort Bragg when AIE goes live. Fort Bragg plans to continue periodic bulk registrations as we get closer to actual implementation. If you are temporarily assigned to Fort Bragg, most likely your data has not have been downloaded from DEERS. For persons in these situations, it is necessary that you register manually at the All American Visitor Control Center (VCC). DOD visitors from other installations must register manually one-time in AIE. INSTRUCTION FOR VISITOR PASSES (paper only): 1. Visitor Passes will be issued to all non-DoD affiliated persons with a valid reason for entering the installation. 2. A visitor pass can be issued for up to 30 days. 3. For a visitor pass for 1-10 days no DoD sponsor is required in person at the All American Visitor Center. 4. Passes for 11-30 days requires the requester to have a valid DoD identification cardholder sponsor be with them in person when they register at the All American Visitor Center for a visitor pass. 5. A security vetting process will be completed on each non-affiliated DoD individual prior to receiving a visitor pass. This includes all non-affiliated passengers riding in a non-affiliated person's vehicle. *For greater understanding of the AIE system, and the standard registration process you may go to the Installation Access Control homepage at, http://www.bragg.army.mil/directorates/DES/pmo/Pages/AccessControl.aspx. Questions concerning this message should be directed to Mickey McQuain, Chief, Physical Security Division, Directorate of Emergency Services, 432-6357.
  3. 3. Self Development/Interests  “Leadership in the New Normal” - The Lura S. Tally Center for Leadership Development and the Fayetteville Lafayette Society present The Lafayette Leadership speaker series featuring Lieutenant General Russel Honore’ (U.S. Army, Retired). He’ll be discussing “Leadership in the New Normal” on Friday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Reeves Auditorium at Methodist University (MU). For more information, call 910.630.7488. Free Workshop for Parents and Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Needs – The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC), the Cumberland County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) Committee, and the Cumberland County District PTA Council (CCDPTAC) are sponsoring a FREE workshop for parents and families of children with disabilities and special needs. The workshop titled “5 Steps to Becoming Your Child’s Best and Most Effective Advocate” will take place on Monday, September 16 from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. at Max Abbott Middle School. Workshop attendees will learn the following: (1) how to become your child’s best advocate; (2) IDEA ’04 and other important laws; (3) communicating effectively with your child’s teacher and other professionals; (4) tips for successful meetings; and (5) keeping records, and much more. For more information, contact Julie Rufenacht at CumberlandCountySEPTA@gmail.com or Margaret Campbell in the ECAC office at 1.800.962.6817, ext. 317. 3
  4. 4. Self Development contd. 4
  5. 5. Your Health  September is Suicide Prevention Month, a chance for service members and their loved ones to focus on the things that matter. And, anyone can help. Whether a service member has just returned home, or served years ago, their experiences remain with them. Their wounds might not be visible, but they need our attention. We can support those who are dealing with challenges of all kinds; we’re in this together. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urges groups and individuals nationwide to stay alert for signs of crisis in the Veterans they care about. If you’re concerned, call the Veterans Crisis Line: a free, confidential resource that Veterans and their friends and family can access any day, any time. If someone you know shows signs of crisis, such as: hopelessness, anxiety, withdrawal, or other signs, trained professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line—many of them Veterans themselves—are ready to listen. Call 1- 800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at Veterans Crisis Line Chat, or text to 838255 for free, confidential support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can get the conversation started today. Visit this site to download free Suicide Prevention Month materials and help spread the word. 5
  6. 6. Lets Get Physical 6 Coed Softball is back! Get your team together and sign up by September 9th. The league runs from September 16th to November 15th at the Pope Army Airfield Softball Complex. $250 per team, call 396-1218 for more information.
  7. 7. Money Matters  Ambassador Network Launches to Help Military Spouses Find Jobs In its quest to educate, empower and mentor military spouses to encourage their pursuit of careers, the Spouse Ambassador Network is a collaboration of SECO’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership and various military support organizations, including AUSA Family Programs. Through a series of working groups, the military spouses developed a mission statement and developed what the Spouse Ambassador Network is today. At the first Spouse Ambassador Network roundtable in July, a toolkit of education and career resources was developed and will be made available to military spouses through the network and the SECO program, she added. The organizations that are part of the network have developed tools, resources and mentoring programs for military spouses that complement the tools and resources of DOD’s SECO program. The organizations offer a series of online networking for military spouses to talk to other military spouses to find out about opportunities, education and entrepreneurial opportunities. Read more about the Spouse Ambassador Network.  August: Back to School Savings Most of the country has headed back to school, or will be shortly. Check out the following links for some tips on how to save during one of the biggest spending "holidays" of the year: 6 Ways to Help Pay for College - from USAA Free Membership for Military Families - from Sittercity 10 Ways to Save Money at the Commissary - from MyMilitarySavings Find more great savings and other educational resources at militaryoneclick.com/education 7
  8. 8. Relationships  Tue - Sep 10 International Spouse Orientation 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration required, (910) 396-6120/8683  Mon - Sep 16 Spouse Resilience Academy - Full Training 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (910) 396-8682  Tue - Sep 17 Newcomers Orientation and Bus Tour Ste Mere Eglise Neighborhood Community Center, 7905 Sicily Drive. Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. RSVP required. Call (910) 907-3507/3374 for reservations and information. Register online at www.fortbraggmwr.com/register- for-a-class. Limited FREE childcare is available pending funding availability. Children must be registered with CYSS. 8
  9. 9. Child/Parent/Youth 9 Car Give-A-Way Campaign in Its 2nd Year – The Beasley Broadcast Group “Driven 2 Excel” program, designed to reward CCS’ seniors who have achieved high levels of academic achievement and exemplary attendance records, is launching its second annual program this month. In conjunction with the CCS and other community partners, the Beasley Broadcast Group has joined with Rick Hendrick Toyota Scion to reward qualifying students with fantastic incentives for scholastic performance. This year, Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union has joined the campaign and will offer a total of $5,000 in scholarships. To qualify for the program, a student must have no more than five absences during the campaign and achieve a weighted, cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher during the qualification periods. To learn more, visit the CCS’ Website at www.ccs.k12.nc.us.
  10. 10. Single Soldier 10  Tue - Sep 10 Dodgeball 7-9 pm. Hosking PFC. Open to Single Soldiers only! (910) 396-7751. View flyer for details.
  11. 11. Spiritual Side Worship Catholic Masses All American Chapel, Saturdays, 5 p.m., Sundays, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Main Post Chapel, Sundays, 9 a.m.; JFK Memorial Chapel, 1 p.m. (en Espanol); Womack Army Medical Center, Sundays, 11:15 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m.; Pope Chapel, Sundays, 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, noon. Rosary Pope Chapel, Mondays through Fridays, 12:30 p.m.; JFK Memorial Chapel Fridays, 7 p.m. (en Espanol). Reconciliation Pope Chapel, Sundays, 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, 11:30 a.m.; JFK Memorial Chapel, Saturdays, 4 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration, Pope Chapel, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. Protestant Services *Pope Chapel, Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. (*Chapel Next Fort Bragg); Chapel Next Linden Oaks, Shughart Elementary School, 9:30 and *11 a.m.; *Main Post Chapel, Sundays, 11 a.m.; Smoke Bomb Hill Chapel, Sundays, 11 a.m.; *All American Chapel, Sundays, 11 a.m.; *JFK Memorial Chapel, Sundays, 11 a.m.; Hope Chapel, Sundays, 11 a.m.; *Wood Chapel (Gospel Service), Sundays, 11:15 a.m.; Division Memorial Chapel (Samoan), Sundays 10 a.m. Denominational Services Lutheran at Smoke Bomb Hill Chapel, Sundays, 8:30 a.m.; Anglican Episcopal at Wood Chapel, Sundays, 9 a.m.; Orthodox at ***Pope Chapel, Sundays, 9 a.m.; Alternative Ministry Crossroads Coffee House: On the corner of Gruber and Graves streets, come out every Friday, 7 p.m., for free snacks, pool, gourmet coffees to order, and music. For more information call Chaplain Verdugo at 987-1235. Buddhist Pope Chapel, Saturdays, 1 p.m.** Jewish Airborne Artillery Memorial Chapel, Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Islamic Chaplain Annex 2, (on Pope Field, behind Pope Movie Theater), Fridays, 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. Wiccan Watters Center, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Legend *Children’s Church is provided **Third Saturday every month ***First Sunday of every month Fort Bragg’s Protestant Women of the Chapel PWOC Bible studies meet Tuesdays, at the Pope Chapel, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and all American Chapel, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. There is also a Thursday evening study at All American Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit contact bragg@pwoc.org or connect on Facebook Fort Bragg PWOC. Military Council of Catholic Women The MCCW invites you to join them Thursday mornings, 9 to 11:30 a.m., at All American Chapel, beginning with Mass. The evening group meets the second and fourth Thursdays at Pope Chapel, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, email mccw-fort-bragg@hotmail.com. 11
  12. 12. Ft Bragg Activities  Ft Bragg Spouses Club Super Sign Up is Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 10am to 2pm at the new FRGC on Pope AAF. It is membership drive with vendors available with information. Our membership is open to spouses of all ranks and is $25 per year. Website is www.fortbraggabs.org  Wheels & Warriors Fort Bragg Fair Grounds The 2nd Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show will be held at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 7th. Day of registration will be held from 7 am to 9 am with doors open to the public beginning at 9 am. Live music, door prizes, food vendors and more. Day of Registration will take place from 7 am to 9 am. $20 for cars/trucks and $10 for bikes. Multiple classes of entry with trophies for First and Second place. Visit our website for registration information.  Father Daughter Ball Fort Bragg Club A night for Dads to enjoy with their special girls! Tickets are on sale now for the return of the much anticipated event. The Father Daughter Ball will take place on Friday, September 13th. The Fort Bragg Club will offer, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dancing from 5 to 9 pm.  GI Jane Smith Lake Recreation Area Mountain biking, paintball, skeet shooting and Alpine Tower makes for a day of adventure for women only! Mark September 14th on your calendar for the return of GI Jane! Fun begins at 8 am. Register now for only $89 (includes breakfast, lunch, all equipment, transportation and event t-shirt). 12
  13. 13. Community Activities For more Events, go to: Fayetteville Observer Cumberland County Public Library Fayetteville Live Music Up & Coming Weekly 13
  14. 14. Time to Transition (PCS/ETS)  The ACAP Process The ACAP process works best when initiated early. Allowing Soldiers to start early provides you and the Soldier the flexibility needed to prevent a conflict between mission requirements and ACAP services. It also ensures compliance with timeliness standards and promotes the program’s effectiveness. As they prepare for transition, Soldiers need an average of 40 hours, spread over a six-month period of time, to take advantage of ACAP services. The goodness of the program cannot be realized during clearing. For more information on timeliness requirements and the need to start early, read Getting Started Early. 14
  15. 15. Special Offers  Sun - Sep 08 4th Annual Wing Eating Contest During halftime of the 1st set of games. Sign up the day of the event. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Sports USA. (910)0 907-0739. View flyer.  Fort Bragg Family & MWR is giving away free tickets to the Colt Ford Concert. 2 free tickets per Active Duty Military ID Card Holders only, 18 & older. Pick up free tickets at Leisure Travel Services, located inside the Mini Mall, off of Reilly St. Event details: Country music’s Colt Ford will be coming to Laurinburg as part of a daylong festival at the Outback Motorsports Complex in Laurinburg, NC on Saturday, September 7. The day will include an Outlaw Motorcross Race and a day full of bands - with Colt Ford capping off the festivities. Concert ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Tickets cover the whole days events. To order tickets visit: coltford-concert.com. For more information visit the Outback Web site at http://www.outbackmotorsportscomplex.com/ or contact them at 910-916-0284 or evockm@yahoo.com.  To Active Duty Military Personel: Do you want to be adopted on Game Day? NC State Military Appreciation Day is Sept 7, 2013 at 6 pm, NC State University. View flyer for more information. 15
  16. 16. Flyers 16 For more flyers or events, click here
  17. 17. Resource Links 17 82d Airborne Links:  82d Airborne Webpage  82d Airborne Facebook Page  82d Airborne Family Readiness Facebook Page Ft Bragg/Fayetteville Links:  Cumberland Co Schools  Fayetteville Observer  Fayetteville Visitors Bureau  Ft Bragg Info  Ft Bragg MWR  Paraglide  Womack Army/Military Links:  Army Benefits  AUSA Family Programs  Commissary  Defense Center of Excellence  Military One Click  Military One Source  Military.Com  National Military Family Association  Real Warriors  Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention  Tri Care  Veteran’s Administration