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  1. 1. FRSA FLASH Thursday, 23 February 2012 .Special Points of InterestTHOUGHTS 2TAX ASSISTANCE 3THEATER 8UPCOMING 10-11EVENTSPT 14-16ALPHA FRG MTG 17LTC StillerTF MTN Eagle CdrCSM HurstTF MTN Eagle CSMMichele GallowayTF MTN Eagle FRSAOffice 315-774-1206Cell 315-836-6496 FROM 277th FRSA: FRG Meeting Highlights inside. Lenten/Easter Schedule inside. Have Fun and Be Safe!!!Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material pre-sented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 10th CAB or the Army. This material is forpersonal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable re-strictions and guidelines.
  2. 2. PAGE 2 FRSA FLASH THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER !!!Life is meant to be lived one day at a time. Each day can be different. Some days are filled with sun-shine. Other days may be filled with rain, laughter or tears. This is your day! Live life to its fullest. Re-alize that life is filled with a never ending education. Whatever is happening to you today is providingyou with an understanding that you did not have yesterday.Agatha Christie is a woman who understood the value of living life one day at a time. Agatha is thebest selling novelist of all times. Her estate claims that her works rank third, after Shakespeare andthe Bible as the most wildly published books. Christie once made a powerful statement about life. "Ilike living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, butthrough it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." What are you experiencing today? Is it a miserable day? Is it a day filled with rain? What are youlearning from today? Just hold steady. Tomorrow is on its way. Your day of sunshine is about tobreak open. Like Agatha Christie, realize that just to live life is a grand thing. Life can be really fun ifwe give it a chance. Now, live life to its fullest!
  3. 3. PAGE 3 FRSA FLASH Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center offers free tax return preparation Capt. Jordan Walerstein Tax Assistance Center Officer in Charge The Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center is scheduled to open Tuesday. Staffed by IRS trained and certified Soldiers, the TAC will prepare and electronically file your federal and state in- come tax returns free of charge. By filing your return electronically, you can receive your re- fund in as little as one week. Part of the Legal Assistance Office and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, the TAC staff assists active-duty Soldiers, mobilized Reservists on active duty for more than 29 days, retired service members and their Families. Under Army regulations, self-employed taxpayers and those involved in other private business activities are not eligible for tax assistance services. (Family Child Care providers remain eligi- ble.) The TAC staff also is equipped to prepare 2010 returns for Soldiers returning from deployment who were not able to file last year. Located on South Post at the corner of Lewis and Conway / First Street West in Bldg. T-120 (near the AAFES gas station and across the street from Behavioral Health), the TAC will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning Monday, you may call 772-6727 to schedule a next business day appointment. Throughout tax season, the appointment line will open at 1 p.m. each day and will remain open until all appointments are filled 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 num- ber verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration. (Your military ID is not suffi- cient.)  Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents listed on the tax return. Your Army W-2, which is available at (Your leave and earnings state- ment is not sufficient.)  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 special power of attorney or IRS Form 2848 authorizing you to sign the return. The following documents may be necessary depending on your circumstances:  Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents; (Next Page Please).
  4. 4. FRSA FLASH PAGE 4 Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN; Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R from all employers of all of yourFamily Members; Interest and dividend statements from banks and brokers, including mortgage interest state-ments (Forms 1099); A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available; Divorce decrees and receipts for alimony paid or received; Child custody and support orders;Receipts for IRA contributions; Total paid for day care provider and the day care provider’s tax identifying number (the pro-viders Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number); andReceipts and other supporting documentation if you plan to itemize your deductions in lieu of thestandard deduction.Visit for the most up-to-date information on the TAC.For more information, call the Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center at 772-3735. Check out all the FACEBOOK pages. We have a page for the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade as well as each of our Task Forces within our Brigade.
  5. 5. FRSA FLASH PAGE 5Snow Ridge Ski Resort is having their MilitaryFree Day Lift Ticket Daysagain this year.Dates are as followed;Wednesday - Every Wednesday thru the entire ski seasonFriday - January 6 & 20, February 3 &10, March 2, 9 & 16, 2012Hours of Operation areMon and Tues ClosedWed 10am-4pmThurs - Friday 10am-8:30pmSat - Sun and Holidays 9am-4pmStop on by our Parks and Recreation building here on post to rent skiing orsnowboarding equipment. Click on the link for pricing information. FEBRUARY 2012 Preview Is Now Available Online ClassesandEvents_files/ February%202012% 20Pre- view_FMWR_Preview.pdf
  8. 8. FRSA FLASH PAGE 8 What’s Playing at the Movies? Post Theater Bldg 10725, North Riva RidgeAdmission is $4.50 for adults; $2.25 for children 6-11; FREE for children 5 and younger. For more movie information, call 772-5571 Only one posting online: THU FEB 23 - 1900 Joyful Noise ( P G ) ALL SEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1
  10. 10. PAGE 10 FRSA FLASH Coming Attractions & Items of InterestSEE FLYERS AHEAD!!! 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 2012 UPCOMING EVENTS Strong Bonds Dates Couples 2-4 March 2012 Lake George, NY Singles 8-9 March 2012 Niagra Falls, NY BRAVO FRG MEETING Thursday, March 8th, 2012, 5pm Adirondeck Creek Community Center HSC FRG MEETING Wednesday, March 28th, 2012, 7.30pm 277th Battalion Classroom
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