10 february 2012 frsa flash


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10 february 2012 frsa flash

  1. 1. H e a d q u a r t e r s , H e a d q u a r t er s C o . 1 0 t h C o m b a t Av i a t i o n B r i g a d e RE N EG AD ES Friday, February 10, 2012 FRSA FLASH Points of ContactCompany Commander CPT McLean Commander’s MessageCompany 1SG SFC Smith Renegade Friends and Family Members, February has been a month of significant personnel changeover in HHC.Company FRG Leader A heartfelt thank you to all the Family Members and Volunteers who are RaeAnn McLean leaving us. Your support and effort truly made this FRG special through a trying deployment. On the other hand, let me be the first to send ahhc10thcab_frg@yahoo.com warm welcome to all the new Soldiers and Family Members that are new to the Renegade Family. For all interested, various volunteer positions are currently available within the FRG.BDE FRSA I hope everyone is enjoying our unseasonably mild weather, a far depar- Jackie Sharpe ture from the usual cold and snow the North Country is famous for. And O/315-774-1104 finally to all, I hope you all enjoy a happy Valentines Day, especially to everyone who was not able to share it with their loved ones on our last C/315-778-6107 deployment.jackie.sharpe@us.army.mil CPT Mike McLean Renegade 06 Inside this issue:Customer Service 3Survey Extended A message from our FRG LeaderReligious Lenten/ 5 We have a lot of open opportunities for volunteers!Easter Schedule We are looking to fill several positions, treasurer & co-treasurer, key call-Financial Peace 7 ers, welcome committee members, etc. If you are open to being a volun-University teer please send me an email. I really do appreciate any and all help. To our current volunteers, if you are looking to change your involvementEFMP Info 12 please let me know.New PT/Running 16 Thank you,Policy RaeAnn McLean hhc10thcab_frg@yahoo.com
  2. 2. Page 2 F R SA F L AS HFort Drum to open additional gates during morning hoursBeginning Monday January 30 two additional gates on post will open dur-ing morning hours to give motorist alternate access to the installation andair field and help relieve morning traffic congestion.The Nash gate on NYS Route 26 across from the Wheeler-Sack Army Air-field and the gate at Munns Corners and NYS Route 3a in Deferiet will beopen from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday to Department ofDefense ID cards holders only.The opening of the Nash gate is expected to ease traffic along NYS Route 26 in Great Bend. The gate inDeferiet will provide an alternate route to the airfield. These gates will not be open during the weekends orholidays.The other six access gates will remain unchanged.Mt. Belvedere, Iraqi Freedom, Gas Alley and Wheeler-Sack gates are open 24 hours a day, seven days aweek. Command Safety Office message Please remember that listening to IPOD’s, MP3 Players, radio players, etc. is prohib- ited while walking/running on the road-ways, shoulders, or crossing the street on Fort Drum. There has been an increase of pedestrian accidents across the US due to earphone usage around road-ways. Also, it is mandatory for all personnel, Military, Civilian, and Family Members to wear reflective material while exercising on the roadways. If you have any questions, please call 772-0310.Thrift Shop announces business hoursThe Fort Drum Thrift Shop hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday and the first Saturday of the month. Consignmentsare taken from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each business day. For more in-formation, call 772-7189.The Fort Drum Thrift Shop is located in Bldg. P-55, corner of Quarter-master Road and First Street.For more information, call 772-7189.
  3. 3. F R SA F L AS H Page 3Installation to test notification systemFort Drum will conduct a test of the mass notification system at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Community membersshould not be alarmed. In the event of an actual emergency, specific instructions would be issued to theinstallation using this system. For more information, call the Mountain Operations Center at 772-6324. ! H 14T E TH TO D N DE TE EX Please take a few minutes out of your day and take this survey - Let’s tell Division what programs are impor- tant and rate those pro- grams! The purpose of this survey is: To determine the perform- ance and importance of ser- vices and programs that sup- port Soldiers & Families stationed here at Fort Drum. Go to: www.drum.army.mil and click on this link, found on the bottom right of the Fort Drum Home Page!
  4. 4. Page 4 F R SA F L AS H This Week in History, Feb. 9 - Feb. 15 Feb 09, 1971 - Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame Feb 10, 1996 - Kasparov loses chess game to computer Feb 11, 1990 - Nelson Mandela released from prison Feb 12, 2002 - Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes Feb 13, 1633 - Galileo in Rome for Inquisition Feb 14, 278 - St. Valentine beheaded Feb 15, 1898 - The Maine explodesFort Drum Tax Assistance Center offers FREE tax return preparationStaffed by IRS trained and certified Soldiers, the TAC will prepare and electronically file your federal andstate income tax returns free of charge. By filing your return electronically, you can receive your refund inas little as one week.The TAC staff also is equipped to prepare 2010 returns for Soldiers returning from deployment who werenot able to file last year.Located on South Post at the corner of Lewis and Conway / First Street West in Bldg. T-120 (near theAAFES gas station and across the street from Behavioral Health), the TAC will be open from 9:30 a.m. to7 p.m. Monday through Friday.Beginning Monday, you may call 772-6727 to schedule a next business day appointment. Throughout taxseason, the appointment line will open at 1 p.m. each day and will remain open until all appointments arefilled for the next business day.The following documents are required to schedule an appointment: Military ID (Common Access Card) Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security number verification letter is-sued by the Social Security Administration. (Your military ID is not sufficient.) Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents listed on the tax return.Your Army W-2, which is available at www.mypay.dfas.mil. (Your leave and earnings statement is notsufficient.) A voided check to receive your refund by direct deposit.To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present or have a spe-cial power of attorney or IRS Form 2848 authorizing you to sign the re-turn.Visit www.facebook.com/drumtax for the most up-to-date information on the TAC.For more information, call the Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center at 772-3735.
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  6. 6. Page 6 F R SA F L AS H Coming Attractions & Items Of Interest February 21 – Mardi Gras Lunch Buffet – Commons February 22 – YC Trip to SU Men’s Basketball Game – Youth Center February 24 – Ski Trip to Titus Mountain – Adventure Training February 24 – YC Middle School Dance – Youth Center February 25 – Snowmobile Ride – Adventure Training February 25 – YC Trip to Syracuse Stage – Youth Center February 25 – Snowboard Winch Competition – BOSS February 26 – CYS Services Family Time – CYS Services Sports February 29 – AER Campaign Kick-Off – Army Emergency Relief March 1 – National Library Week Book Mark Contest – McEwen Library March 2 – A Cold Winter’s Night Program Ending Party – McEwen Library March 3 – Snowmobile Ride – Adventure Training March 3 – Women’s History Month Celebration – Youth Center March 4 – CYS Services Sports Family Time – CYSS Sports March 5 – 16 – Indoor Triathlon – Sports Office March 6 & 7 – AFTB Level 1 Training – Army Community Service Check out the February FMWR Preview at - http://www.drummwr.com/ClassesandEvents_files/ February%202012% 20Preview_FMWR_Preview.pdf
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  12. 12. Page 16 F R SA F L AS H Fort Drum will implement new PT / Running Map policyFort Drum officials have announced an updated PT/Running Map policy will take effect Wednesday.In addition to closing some roads to vehicular traffic, the updated policy closes the 45th Infantry Division Ac-cess Control Point (gate) from 7 to 8 a.m.The accompanying map indicates "PT only," "co-use" and "no PT roads" on post.Street colors, during the hours of PT are indicated as Red for motor vehicles only – no running or road march-ing by anyone at any time; Blue for PT only – no motor vehicles (exceptions are emergency vehicles and roadmarch trail vehicles that are marked with medical placards); Green for co-use – Soldiers and formations muststay as far to the right as possible; Black for housing areas – no unit or group organized PT at any time.A summary of changes to the Fort Drum PT/Running Map follows:-Static road guards will wear the standard high-visibility orange road guard vest and carry white filter flash-lights during the hours of darkness / periods of limited visibility per Fort Drum Regulation 350-1 paragraph 7-2b(3).-4th Armored Division Drive is closed to all vehicular traffic from Mount Belvedere Boulevard to 45th Infan-try Division Drive during the hours of PT. The following offices will have special passes that will allow themto travel at any time: Safety, Network Enterprise Center (NEC) and the Security Intelligence Division (SID),Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Internal Review (IR).-5th Armored Division Drive is closed to all vehicular traffic from Conway Road to Enduring Freedom Driveduring the hours of PT.-45th Infantry Division Drive is PT-only from 7 to 8 a.m., as the ACP will be closed during that time.-Po Valley is closed to all vehicular traffic from the entrance of the Po Valley Chapel to Tigris River ValleyRoad during the hours of PT.-Lewis Avenue is closed to all vehicular traffic from First Street West to Eighth Street West during the hoursof PT.-Oswego Avenue is closed to all vehicular traffic from Third Street West to Eighth Street West during thehours of PT.-Tigris River Valley Road is closed to all vehicular traffic from Iraqi Freedom Drive to Enduring FreedomDrive and from Pech River Road (Remington Recreation Area Road) to Lewis Avenue during the hours of PT.-Tigris River Valley Road is co-use from Enduring Freedom Drive onto Pech River Road to facilitate move-ment to and from Remington recreation areas.-Ontario and Oneida Avenue (Gas Alley) is closed to PT at all times.-All housing areas are closed for unit or organized PT at all times.-Route 26 is off limits for PT at all times.-Munns Corner Road and Hangar Access Drive are off limits to PT at all times.-Falcon Trail from Hangar Access Drive to MSR Tampa and Anaconda from Hangar Access Drive to FalconTrail are off limits to PT.-Bagram Road is closed to all vehicular traffic from UAV Road to the end at Main Tank Trail / Doolins Roadduring the hours of PT. All other roads on Wheeler Sack Airfield are co-use.-All other roads on Fort Drum are co-use.-Vehicles are authorized to cross PT-only routes after they yield the right of way to Soldiers during the hoursof PT.For more information, contact Directorate of Emergency Services, Military Police Operationsat 772-9090 or 772-4483.
  13. 13. Groundhog Day 2012: Punxsutawney Phil seesshadow, 6 more weeks of winter Groundhog Phil saw his shadow in the little town of Punxsutawney, Pa. According to folklore, Phil’s sighting of his own shadow means there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Had Phil not seen his shadow, it would have meant “there will be an early spring.
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  15. 15. Post Theater Bldg 10725, North Riva Ridge Admission is $4.50 for adults; $2.25 for children 6-11; FREE for chil- dren 5 and younger. For more movie information, call 772-5571 THU FEB 09 - 1900 We Bought a Zoo (PG) ALL SEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1 FRI FEB 10 - 1900 The Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) 2130 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) SAT FEB 11 - 1400 The Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) 1900 We Bought a Zoo (PG) 2130 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) SUN FEB 12 - 1400 The Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) 1700 We Bought a Zoo (PG) THU FEB 16 - 1900 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) ALL SEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1 FRI FEB 17 - 1900 War Horse(PG-13) 2130 The Darkest Hour (PG-13) SAT FEB 18 - 1400 Joyful Noise (PG-13) 1900 The Darkest Hour (PG-13) 2130 War Horse (PG-13) SUN FEB 19 - 1400 Joyful Noise (PG-13) 1700 War Horse (PG-13Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 10th CAB or the Army. This material is for personal use of the