3-1 BSTB Town Hall Meeting<br />7 February 2011 <br />
Agenda<br />Deployment Update<br />Afghanistan Information<br />Soldier Stability Decisions and timelines<br />Information...
Deployment Update<br />Late Sep / Early Oct 2010<br />3/1 AD replaces 4/10 MTN<br />Wardak, Logar, and Bamiyan Provinces<b...
Afghanistan: The Basics<br />Area: 647,500 km2<br />1,230 km (770 mi) from west to east, <br />1,000 km (630 mi) from nort...
Afghanistan: AO Bulldog<br />
LOGAR PROVINCE<br />
Logar : The Basics<br />Area: 3880 km2<br />Capital: Pul-e-Alam<br />6 Districts<br />Charkh<br />Baraki Barak<br />Pul-e-...
WARDAK PROVINCE<br />
Wardak: The Basics<br />Area: 9934 km2<br />Capital: MeydanShahr<br />9 Districts<br />ChakiWardak<br />Hisa-i-AwaliBihsud...
BAMYAN PROVINCE<br />
Bamyan Geography: The Basics<br />Area: 14,175 km2<br />Capital: Bamyan<br />7 Districts<br />Kahmard<br />*Sayghan<br />S...
Soldier Decisions/Timelines<br />On PCS Orders = will PCS, early curtailments possible<br />ETS before Deployment (prior t...
DIEP(Deployment Incentive Extension Pay)<br />A new incentive program that replaces Stop Loss.<br />Soldiers are asked to ...
If Soldier extends BETWEEN:<br />They get:<br />FEBRUARY 2011 – APRIL 9 2011<br />BETWEEN APRIL 10 2011 AND 90 DAYS PRIOR ...
Information Channels<br />Chain of Command<br />3-1 BSTB Facebook Page<br />Alert rosters<br />eArmy messaging<br />Commun...
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BSTB-31-AD/343968405693<br />
Rear-Detachment<br />OIC – CPT Kimberly Gillus-Trice  <br />Established April, 2011<br />
Resources<br />FRG<br />Unit / Post Agencies:<br />Mike Hays<br />3rd BDE Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC)<br />...
Mike Hays3rd BDE Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC)915-345-2383Mflc.bliss3rdbrigade@gmail.com<br />
Child, Youth & School Services<br />Sabine Alsup<br />CYSS Deployment Specialist<br />
Parent Central<br />CYSS Admin Bldg<br />1743 Victory Rd<br />(915) 568-4374<br />Next to Fort Bliss Inn<br />0730-1800<br...
Social Security Numbers for all family members
Current health assessment
Two emergency contacts
LES and Spouse pay information (to determine rates)
Start registration on line at:  http://www.blisswmr.com</li></li></ul><li>Deployment Support Eligibility for Army Family C...
Free child care for mandatory deployment functions, this does not count against 16 hours of free child care.
Free child care during FRG meetings this does not count against 16 hours of free child care.
Cost of hourly care will be $2.00 per hour per child.
20% reduction in the cost of full/part time care and camps.
Up to $300.00 for SKIESUnlimitedinstructional classes per deployment.
Up to $100.00 sports enrollments per deployment. </li></li></ul><li>Questions ?<br />Sabine Alsup<br />Office: 568-9823<br...
Bldg 2494 Ricker Road<br /> (915) 568-1132<br />
Overview<br /><ul><li>Army Emergency Relief
Army Family Action Plan
Army Family Team Building
Army Volunteer Corps
Employment Readiness Program
Exceptional Family Member Program
Family Advocacy Program
Financial Readiness Program
Information, Referral & Follow Up
Military Family Life Consultants
Mobilization & Deployment
Relocation Readiness
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  • Afghanistan is about the size of Texas
  • As a demonym, the name Wardakusually denotes someone who or whose ancestors live(d) in or near WardakProvince.
  • Sayghan was part of Baghlan Province until 2005 and made part of Kahmard district, until 2005, when it was separated into a separate district.
  • Distribute blue GTKU pamphlets stamped with contact information.Introduce yourself and the Red Cross. The goal of this presentation is to introduce you to your local Red Cross, let you know about our programs, and give you what you and your families need to know about sending a Red Cross message.Red Cross El Paso was founded October 10, 1911 during the Mexican Revolution after Red Cross volunteers had worked for nearly 10 years in the local community. In 2011, we’ll celebrate 100 years in El Paso and we’ve spent every bit of that time with Soldiers at Ft. Bliss as it has grown from a small cavalry outpost on the Rio Grande to a major FORSCOM Installation with soldiers deployed all over the world.Red Cross has three locations in El Paso. The Chapter Office, our headquarters, is located off Montana Ave. Between Hawkins and McRae. Our Ft. Bliss Office is located on Slater Road directly behind Garrison Command. And we have a Station at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) where 200 Red Cross volunteers work with wounded warriors and veterans. Red Cross El Paso has three major departments that offer services to the local community: Disaster Services, Health &amp; Safety Services, and Service to the Armed Forces.
  • The Red Cross El Paso Strong Foundations Program brings all Red Cross programs together in a comprehensive package for military families. - Get To Know Us (GTKU) is a basic Red Cross presentation (Like This One) - Coping With Deployment helps families stay strong when Soldiers are away - Be Red Cross Ready (BRCR) prepares families for emergencies - Red Cross training in CPR and First Aid can empower families to save livesTogether, these Red Cross programs form a Strong Foundation for Family Readiness that can add value to FRG and other family programs on Ft. Bliss.
  • Coping With Deployment is a free workshop designed just for military families going through deployment. Licensed Counselors and Therapists donate their time to work with the Red Cross and help military families share their experiences and learn about coping strategies. The four-hour workshop combines modules for adults and kids.
  • *This is a timed slide that will advance automatically over 1 minuteRed Cross provides Emergency Messaging in the event of a serious Emergency in the Immediate Family.Immediate Family: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, Children, Grandchildren, Only Living Blood Relative, Guardian, Spouse, Spouse’s Immediate FamilyWhen a family member calls the Red Cross, the Red Cross Caseworker needs to know how to find the soldier and how to verify the emergency. - Soldier’s: Name, Rank, Social, Unit, Military Address, UIC - Direct contact information for the Doctor, Hospital, Funeral Home, etc Red Cross then verifies the information and the emergency and contacts the Soldier’s Unit to deliver the message. Once the message has been delivered, the soldier’s Chain of Command decides whether to grant emergency leave. Military family members not in the USA should contact American Red Cross and provide direct contact information in country. Only American Red Cross provides this service to US Service Members and their FamiliesRed Cross does not currently pay for a soldiers flight home in the event of an emergency but we do act on behalf of Army Emergency Relief to authorize an AER loan for a soldier after business hours or on weekends when AER is closed. .
  • *Contact info can be distributed on stamped GTKU pamphletsCall Ft. Bliss Office for any local need800 number is provided for service members and families - Red Cross on Ft. Bliss is easy to find: Headquarters is building 2, Garrison Command is building 1, Red Cross is directly behind Garrison Command.
  • Red Cross depends on dedicated volunteers to carry out our mission. - Soldiers attempting to earn promotion points may volunteer with Red Cross on post or at our two other locations after receiving approval from the chain of command. - Family members will find that Red Cross volunteers are just like them and that they can learn a lot about local services and the community. - Call Red Cross Ft. Bliss to volunteer.
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    1. 1. 3-1 BSTB Town Hall Meeting<br />7 February 2011 <br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Deployment Update<br />Afghanistan Information<br />Soldier Stability Decisions and timelines<br />Information Channels<br />Rear-Detachment Operations<br />Resources<br />
    3. 3. Deployment Update<br />Late Sep / Early Oct 2010<br />3/1 AD replaces 4/10 MTN<br />Wardak, Logar, and Bamiyan Provinces<br />Significant US presence since 2008<br />Pre-deployment Site Survey (PDSS) <br />
    4. 4. Afghanistan: The Basics<br />Area: 647,500 km2<br />1,230 km (770 mi) from west to east, <br />1,000 km (630 mi) from north to south<br />Capital: Kabul<br />34 Provinces<br />Borders<br />East-Southeast: Pakistan<br />West: Iran<br />Northeast: Tajikistan<br />North: Uzbekistan<br />Northwest: Turkmenistan<br />
    5. 5. Afghanistan: AO Bulldog<br />
    6. 6. LOGAR PROVINCE<br />
    7. 7. Logar : The Basics<br />Area: 3880 km2<br />Capital: Pul-e-Alam<br />6 Districts<br />Charkh<br />Baraki Barak<br />Pul-e-Alam/PuliAlam<br />Khushi<br />Muhammad Agha<br />*Azra<br />Borders<br />North: Kabul<br />South/Southeast: Paktya<br />East/Northeast: Nangarhar<br />West: Wardak/Vardek<br />
    8. 8. WARDAK PROVINCE<br />
    9. 9. Wardak: The Basics<br />Area: 9934 km2<br />Capital: MeydanShahr<br />9 Districts<br />ChakiWardak<br />Hisa-i-AwaliBihsud<br />Jalrez<br />*Jaghau/Jaghatu<br />MarkaziBihsud<br />MaidanShar<br />Nirkh<br />Sayd Abad<br />Day Mirdad<br />Borders<br />North: Parwan<br />South: Ghazni<br />East: Logar<br />West: Bamyan<br />
    10. 10. BAMYAN PROVINCE<br />
    11. 11. Bamyan Geography: The Basics<br />Area: 14,175 km2<br />Capital: Bamyan<br />7 Districts<br />Kahmard<br />*Sayghan<br />Sheber<br />Bamyan<br />YakaWalong<br />Panjab<br />Waras<br />Borders<br />Northwest: Sari Pul<br />Northeast: Samangan<br />South: Ghazni<br />East: Wardak<br />West: Ghor<br />Southwest: Uruzgan<br />
    12. 12. Soldier Decisions/Timelines<br />On PCS Orders = will PCS, early curtailments possible<br />ETS before Deployment (prior to early Oct 11):<br />SPC or above can reenlist, otherwise ETS<br />PFC or below will ETS, possible exception to policy to reup PDA <br />ETS between early Oct 11 and 10 Apr 12<br />Can extend to deploy (DIEP)<br />If no DIEP, will not deploy, may Inter Post Transfer, possible early separation<br />ETS between 10 Apr 12 and Dec 12 <br />Will deploy<br />Can extend through duration of deployment (DIEP)<br />If not extending, will redeploy from theater in time to meet ETS requirements (ETS – 90 days)<br />ETS after Jan 13 = deploy<br />
    13. 13. DIEP(Deployment Incentive Extension Pay)<br />A new incentive program that replaces Stop Loss.<br />Soldiers are asked to voluntarily extend their ETS through the unit’s redeployment plus 90 days (R + 90).<br />Example: 2-5 IN Soldier deploying 2 Oct 2010 would be extended until 2 January 2012 (R+90).<br />For each Month that a Soldier extends their ETS to R+90 they will be paid the incentive amount for that additional time, beginning on the original ETS date. <br />Eligible Soldiers = ETS date between deployment start and redeployment + 90 days.<br />
    14. 14. If Soldier extends BETWEEN:<br />They get:<br />FEBRUARY 2011 – APRIL 9 2011<br />BETWEEN APRIL 10 2011 AND 90 DAYS PRIOR TO ETS<br />WITHIN 90 DAYS OF ETS = not eligible for anything<br />
    15. 15. Information Channels<br />Chain of Command<br />3-1 BSTB Facebook Page<br />Alert rosters<br />eArmy messaging<br />Communications to/from Afghanistan - will be identified as soon as possible<br />
    16. 16. http://www.facebook.com/pages/BSTB-31-AD/343968405693<br />
    17. 17. Rear-Detachment<br />OIC – CPT Kimberly Gillus-Trice <br />Established April, 2011<br />
    18. 18. Resources<br />FRG<br />Unit / Post Agencies:<br />Mike Hays<br />3rd BDE Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC)<br />915-345-2383<br />Mflc.bliss3rdbrigade@gmail.com<br />Debbie Trexler<br />Child and Youth Services (CYS)<br />568-4374<br />http://blissmwr.com/cys<br />Melvin Finely<br />Tri-care<br />888-874-9378<br />www.twiwest.com<br />Sally Gonzalez<br />ACS Information and Referral and Outreach<br /> Program Manager<br />568-1132<br />http://www.blissmwr.com/acs<br />MAJ Roddex Barlow<br />Soldier and Family Care Clinic<br />742-1093<br />Liz Osbourne-Mendoza<br />Red Cross Fort Bliss<br />915-568-4898<br />osbornmendozal@usa.redcross.org<br />Monnette Arviza<br />Combat and Operational Stress Control Program<br />Department of Behavioral Health<br />915-744-6102 <br />
    19. 19. Mike Hays3rd BDE Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC)915-345-2383Mflc.bliss3rdbrigade@gmail.com<br />
    20. 20. Child, Youth & School Services<br />Sabine Alsup<br />CYSS Deployment Specialist<br />
    21. 21. Parent Central<br />CYSS Admin Bldg<br />1743 Victory Rd<br />(915) 568-4374<br />Next to Fort Bliss Inn<br />0730-1800<br />Bldg 503B, Rm 220<br />(915) 568-2146<br />Next to Welcome Center<br />0800-1430<br />Registration is free Registration is free Registration is free Registration is free<br />Items Needed for Registration:<br /><ul><li>Immunization Records
    22. 22. Social Security Numbers for all family members
    23. 23. Current health assessment
    24. 24. Two emergency contacts
    25. 25. LES and Spouse pay information (to determine rates)
    26. 26. Start registration on line at: http://www.blisswmr.com</li></li></ul><li>Deployment Support Eligibility for Army Family Covenant CYSS Programs<br /><ul><li>16 hours a month of free child care per child.
    27. 27. Free child care for mandatory deployment functions, this does not count against 16 hours of free child care.
    28. 28. Free child care during FRG meetings this does not count against 16 hours of free child care.
    29. 29. Cost of hourly care will be $2.00 per hour per child.
    30. 30. 20% reduction in the cost of full/part time care and camps.
    31. 31. Up to $300.00 for SKIESUnlimitedinstructional classes per deployment.
    32. 32. Up to $100.00 sports enrollments per deployment. </li></li></ul><li>Questions ?<br />Sabine Alsup<br />Office: 568-9823<br />Cell: 443-6401<br />
    33. 33. Bldg 2494 Ricker Road<br /> (915) 568-1132<br />
    34. 34. Overview<br /><ul><li>Army Emergency Relief
    35. 35. Army Family Action Plan
    36. 36. Army Family Team Building
    37. 37. Army Volunteer Corps
    38. 38. Employment Readiness Program
    39. 39. Exceptional Family Member Program
    40. 40. Family Advocacy Program
    41. 41. Financial Readiness Program
    42. 42. Information, Referral & Follow Up
    43. 43. Military Family Life Consultants
    44. 44. Mobilization & Deployment
    45. 45. Relocation Readiness
    46. 46. Soldier & Family Assistance Center
    47. 47. Survivor Outreach Services</li></li></ul><li>Army Emergency Relief (AER)<br />Non-receipt of pay or allowances<br />Lack of basic necessities <br />Initial deposit & rent<br />Travel expenses for emergency leave<br />Funeral expenses<br />Essential POV repairs or payments<br />Scholarship Programs<br />
    48. 48. Promotion Points for E-5 and Below<br />35 Total Hours of Training<br />Army Family Team Building (AFTB)<br />Level IArmy Basics<br />Level IIPersonal Development<br /> Level III<br />Professional Growth & Leadership Skills <br />
    49. 49. Financial Readiness Program (FRP)<br />Consumer Credit Counseling<br />Consumer Affairs<br />Emergency Food Vouchers<br />Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance<br />Personal Financial Coaching<br />Financial Education<br />
    50. 50. Mobilization & Deployment<br />Operation Ready<br />Pre-Deployment Preparation Homecoming & Reunion<br />Pre-deployment & Readiness briefings<br />Rear Detachment/Family Readiness Group Training<br />Family Assistance Center Training<br />Family Members are FORCE MULTIPLIERS!<br />
    51. 51. Steve Roumell<br />Mob/Dep, ACS-DFMWR<br />Fort Bliss, TX.<br />W: (915) 568-1132<br />C: (719) 209-8113<br />http://www.blissmwr.com/acs<br />
    52. 52. Liz Osbourne-Mendoza<br />Red Cross Fort Bliss<br />915-568-4898<br />osbornmendozal@usa.redcross.org<br />
    53. 53.
    54. 54. Disaster Services<br />Emergency Response<br />Mass Care for First Responders<br />Community Preparedness Education<br />Local Emergency Plans <br />
    55. 55. Be Red Cross Ready<br />
    56. 56. Health & Safety Services<br />CPR First Aid AED<br />Water Safety<br />Lifeguard <br />Babysitter <br />
    57. 57. Service to the Armed Forces (SAF)<br />Family Readiness<br />Deployment Support<br />Emergency Messages<br />Information and Referral<br />Wounded Warrior Transition<br />
    58. 58. Save<br />A<br />Life<br />Building A Foundation<br />For Family Readiness<br />Be Red Cross Ready<br />Coping With Deployment<br />Get To Know Us<br />
    59. 59. Coping With Deployment<br />Psychological First Aid For Military Families (PFA)<br />Adults and Children<br />Free and Confidential<br />
    60. 60. You Need<br /><ul><li> Name, Rank, Social
    61. 61. Full Military Address
    62. 62. Name of the Unit
    63. 63. Unit Id Code (UIC)</li></ul>AND<br /><ul><li> Contact information to verify the emergency</li></ul>Family<br />Emergency<br />Family Calls<br />Red Cross<br />Center<br />Emergency Message Process<br />Red Cross sends a verified message to the Unit<br />Unit notifies the Service Member<br />
    64. 64. www.redcrosselpaso.org1-877-272-7337<br />Ft. Bliss Station<br />Building 45<br />915-568-4898<br />
    65. 65.
    66. 66. BULLDOGOrganization Day<br />Live Entertainment, Steaks for Troops, and Fun<br />Saturday, February 12th, 2011<br />900 am – 300 pm<br />3-1 AD Area<br />Light Infantry Way<br />Fort Bliss, Texas<br />● Live Music ● Steak Dinner ● FRG Booths <br /> ● Jumping Balloons● Door Prizes●<br />● Petting Zoo●<br />
    67. 67. Chaplain Pridgen<br />Topic: Bible Study/Chapel Service in BN Classroom 1301A<br />New Time/New Location: The Battalion Bible Study every (Wed) from 1800 - 1930. <br />Chapel Service (Sun) @ 1100. Please pass this info along to your soldiers. <br /><ul><li>BDE UMT strong bonds Couple’s Retreat is scheduled for the weekend of 25-28 Feb 2011 in Tucson, AZ. This is now a battalion ran event for our 3/1 STB Soldiers. Each company are allotted 6 slots We will give you all the details once it becomes available. If you have any questions – please contact SGT Story for details 741-1617.</li></li></ul><li>Questions<br />
    68. 68. Co Cdr/1SG Linkup<br />STAGE<br />HHC BDE <br />HHC STB<br />B Co<br />A CO <br />C Co<br />

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