Ready Resilient Weekly
Soldier & Family
•Let’s Get Physical
•Ft Bragg Activities
•Time to Transition (PCS/ETS)
04 – 10 September 2013
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
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
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
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
*For greater understanding of the AIE system, and the standard registration process you may go
to the Installation Access Control homepage at,
Questions concerning this message should be directed to Mickey McQuain, Chief, Physical
Security Division, Directorate of Emergency Services, 432-6357.
“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.
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.
Lets Get Physical
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.
Ambassador Network Launches to Help Military Spouses
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
Tue - Sep 10 International Spouse
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration required,
Mon - Sep 16 Spouse Resilience Academy
- Full Training
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tue - Sep 17 Newcomers Orientation and
Ste Mere Eglise Neighborhood Community
Center, 7905 Sicily Drive. Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12
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
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
Tue - Sep 10 Dodgeball
7-9 pm. Hosking PFC. Open to Single
Soldiers only! (910) 396-7751. View
flyer for details.
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.
Pope Chapel, Mondays through Fridays, 12:30 p.m.; JFK Memorial Chapel Fridays, 7 p.m. (en
Pope Chapel, Sundays, 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, 11:30 a.m.; JFK Memorial Chapel,
Saturdays, 4 p.m.
Pope Chapel, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.
*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.
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.
Pope Chapel, Saturdays, 1 p.m.**
Airborne Artillery Memorial Chapel, Fridays, 6:30 p.m.
Chaplain Annex 2, (on Pope Field, behind Pope Movie Theater), Fridays, 12:15 p.m. and 1:15
Watters Center, Thursdays, 7 p.m.
*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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
For more Events, go to:
Fayetteville Observer Cumberland County Public Library
Fayetteville Live Music Up & Coming Weekly
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.
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
contact them at 910-916-0284 or email@example.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.
For more flyers or events, click here
82d Airborne Links:
82d Airborne Webpage
82d Airborne Facebook Page
82d Airborne Family Readiness Facebook Page
Ft Bragg/Fayetteville Links:
Cumberland Co Schools
Fayetteville Visitors Bureau
Ft Bragg Info
Ft Bragg MWR
AUSA Family Programs
Defense Center of Excellence
Military One Click
Military One Source
National Military Family Association
Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention