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  1. 1. FRSA Flash FRG Events February 10, 2012 FRG Meetings / Events HHT FRG Meeting TBA A Troop FRG Meeting 11 Feb 6pm @ Ft. Drum Bowling Alley A Co., 2-10 FRG Meeting 10 Feb 5:30pm @ Squadron Hangar Classroom B Co., 1-10 FRG Meeting 12 Feb 12pm B Co., 3-10 FRG Meeting TBA C Troop FRG Meeting TBA TF Six Shooters D Troop FRG Meeting TBA E Troop FRG Meeting 18 Feb 1pm @ Monument Ridge 6-6 CAV This week’s issue includes: Pg 2 = AnnouncementsFORT DRUM Pg 6 = Events Pg 11 = Upcoming Training Pg 12 = Chapel Services Pg 14 = Things to Do Pg 17= Youth Fun and Activities Pg 18 = FRG Events/Fundraisers Pg 22 = FRG Corner Please Enjoy! Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Materials presented does not represent the views or endorsement of Task Force Six Shooters, 6-6 CAV or the Army. This material is for personal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.
  2. 2. FRSA FlashSoldier assessments now being conducted across from GuthrieFort Drum Soldiers who are looking for the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Met-rics, or ANAM, should turn to Chris Ramie, contract psychometrist. Ramie works with the Re-habilitation and Reintegration Division, Office of the Surgeon General, and serves as chief ofthe Neuro-Cognitive Assessment Tool Branch at MEDDAC. NCAT is housed in Bldg. 11059, thenew brick modular building across from Guthrie Clinic Urgent Care Clinic next to the MedicalMaintenance building. Ramie explained that assessments are conducted at the NCAT so ser-vice members have an established cognitive baseline on record. All in-processing servicemembers will conduct the assessment as well as prior to deployment. If a service membersuffers a TBI or other head injury, the SM can be referred to be re-evaluated by performing apost-deployment assessment. Post-deployment data can be compared to the predeploy-ment baseline to determine if changes have taken place in their cognitive functioning. Thereis no longer any testing being done at Clark Hall.The NCAT is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.For more information, call Ramie at 772-3541.H&R Block at Home® Free Tax Filing ServiceMilitary OneSource is once again offering a free, electronic tax filing service. If you are eligibleunder the Military OneSource program, you can complete, save, and file your 2011 federaland up to three state returns online free with the H&R Block At Home® tool.To access this free version of H&R Block At Home®, you must start your return from the Mili-tary OneSource H&R Block At Home® link. Once you click the link you will be required to login to Military OneSource. From the login page you will be directed to a site containing addi-tional information on tax preparation, including the link to the Military OneSource free H&RBlock At Home® service.If you have questions about this tax service or about preparing your own tax returns, pleasecall 1-800-342-9647 and ask to speak with a Military OneSource tax consultant. Trained taxconsultants are available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., EST. For information about de-ductions, exemptions, and filing deadlines visit the Military OneSource Tax Program page. Page 2 TF SIX SHOOTERS
  3. 3. FRSA FlashOfficials announce early release, delayed reporting proceduresWith the return of winter weather, Fort Drum Soldiers, Families and civilian employees should become famil-iar with the announcement procedures post officials use in the event inclement weather forces delayed re-porting or early dismissal for nonemergency essential personnel. To determine whether they are emergencyessential or nonemergency essential, Soldiers and civilian employees should consult their supervisors. Oncepost officials decide on a delayed start or early release, the Public Affairs Office staff provides the informa-tion to local radio and television stations, which announce it periodically. The Public Affairs Office will make adelayed-start announcement to the media no later than 5 a.m.; however, stations “go live” at differenttimes. Employees must ensure they are not listening to prerecorded programming. The Fort Drum web site( and 772-DRUM (3786) will be updated immediately. They offer the best sources forcurrent information.Except for emergency essential personnel, the following applies:In the event of an announced post delay, employees will report the specific number of hours after their nor-mal reporting time, but all employees must report to work no later than 10 a.m. Employees should reportno sooner than the time specified above unless a specific reporting time is announced or directed by theirsupervisor.Following are sources where individuals can find delayed-start or early-release information.Telephone:315-772-DRUM (3786) RADIO STATIONS TV STATIONS Watertown Utica Watertown WATN 1240 AM WBGK 99.7 FM WWNY-TV Channel 7 (CBS) WOTT 94.1 FM WBUG 101.1 FM Fox News 28 and WWTI-TV WTOJ 103.1 / 104.3 FM WSKS 105.5 FM Channel 50 (ABC) The Fox 100.7 FM WSKU 979 AM Syracuse WBDR 106.7 FM WADR 1480 AM WSTM Channel 3 (NBC) WFRY 97.5 FM WUTQ 1550 AM WTVH Channel 5 (CBS) WTNY 790 AM Syracuse WSYR Channel 9 (ABC) WCIZ 93.3 FM WAER 88.3 FM YNN Channel 10 WNER 1410 AM. WSYR 570 AM Oswego NewsRadio 106.9 FM WRVJ 91.7 FM Lowville WRVO 89.9 FM WBRV / WLLG 99.3 FM. FRSA FLASH Page 3
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  8. 8. At the Movies Salmon Run Stadium 12 Now playing Post TheaterJourney 2: The Mysterious Island Playing @ 6 Reel Time, Bldg 10725(PG) North Riva RidgeSafe House (R)Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phan- Thursday—16 Febtom Menace 3D (PG) MP: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) - 7pmThe Vow (PG-13) All Seats for this showing are $1Big Miracle (PG)Chronicle (PG-13) Friday—17 FebThe Woman In Black (PG-13) War Horse (PG-13) - 7pmThe Grey (R) The Darkest Hour (PG-13) -Man On A Ledge (PG-13) 9:30pmOne For the Money (PG-13)Red Tails (PG-13) Saturday—18 FebUnderworld: Awakening (R) Joyful Noise (PG-13) - 2pm The Darkest Hour (PG-13) - 7pm War Horse (PG-13) - 930pm Sunday—19 Feb Joyful Noise (PG-13) - 2pm War Horse (PG-13) - 5pmFRSA FLASH Page 8
  9. 9. Recurring Events Sports Office: Sign up for sporting events through the FT. Drum Fitness, Athletics, and Aquatics Sports Office in the Magrath Sports Complex, 772-6663. Rosters are due in advance in order to participate. Water Aerobics—Every Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri 10:30a—11:30a. Aerobics and Fitness Classes— Mon- day—Friday. Jim Moshier 772-6663. Pine Plains Bowling Center: *Daily Bowling Specials—Bowl a Lunch—Mon-Fri; Bowl Two, Get One Free—Tuesday; All You Can Bowl Wednesdays; All You Can Bowl Cosmic Bowling Thursdays; Pay as you Play Cosmic Bowling Saturdays; Sunday Family Bowling Special; and All-You-Can-Bowl Sunday. Also have Birthday Packages. * Lil’ Skeeter’s BBQ Restaurant is famous for honey smoked barbeques and sauces. Get fresh made pizza & wings. Dine in/take out. Jeanne Layhee 772-6601. Adventure Training: Most trips & events are free or at a nominal fee for Soldiers & guest, call 772-4010 for details. ATV Safety Courses—available by request. Extreme Sports for Recreation & Training— Orienteering. Hunting & Fishing, ATV’s, Sportsman Shooting, Rock/Mountain Climbing, Skydiving, White- water Rafting. Murray Averill 772-4010. Arts & Crafts: Classes are regularly scheduled for crafts such as hand building clay, glass fusion, stained glass, sewing, quilting, knitting, watercolor painting, photography and framing, etc. Studios—are avail- able at a walk in basis for $1 per hour or $4 per day. Retail Store—Art and craft supplies are available in the retail store. Terry Buckley 772-5606 Parks & Recreation: Remington Park RV Campground & Cabins—Reservations 772-5435. Party Equipment Rental—Make your next family or unit function a success. Rent large grills, popcorn, cotton candy and sno-cone makers, inflatable bouncies, tables, chairs, coolers, ice & dunking booth. Leisure Travel Services—Travel Center Discount Tickets—Stop in and check out the available discount tickets for local & out of state attractions. Gene Spencer 772-8222. Tell Fort Drum how they are doing! Let your voice be heard through ICE Comments! ICE is Interactive Customer Evaluation This is where you can provide all types of feedback on various services offered throughout Fort Drum. Visit Enter “Drum” in the search boxPage 9 TF SIX SHOOTERS
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  11. 11. Upcoming Training Family Readiness Classes AFTB Level 2 9a-4p Feb 15-16, 2012 @ ACS Key Caller Training 2p—3:30p Feb 14, 2012 @ ACS CARE Team Training 9a—12:30p Feb 21, 2012 @ ACS EVENT Planning 10:30a-12p Feb 27, 2012 @ ACS FRG Leader Training 9a—1p Mar 8, 2012 @ ACS Informal Funds Training 2p-3p, 5-6p Mar 8, 2012@ ACS Key Caller Training 5p—6:30p Mar 15, 2012 @ ACS NOTE: All classes held in ACS ballroom unless otherwise noted, please call 772-0470/2848 for reservations. *Childcare available for all classes except 5-6pm Informal Funds, childcare information is required 6 business days prior to each class. Let the Financial Readiness Program help get your Financial House into order. Call 772-0050 1st Term Soldier Training 830a-4p Feb 15, 22, 29 Call for Location Budget Management 9a-12p Feb 13 @ ACS Build Own Business Workshop 9:30m-11:30m Feb 15 @ ACS Homebuyer’s Class 1:30p-3:30p Feb 16 @ ACS Investing 101 9:30a-12p Feb 28 @ ACS Classes Offered Budget Development Every Thursday 1800-2030 @ ACS English for Speakers of Other Lang. Every Tuesday & Thursday 0900-1200 @ ACS Woodworking Safety/Orientation Every Saturday 1000 @ Arts & Crafts Bldg. Ceramics Every Saturday 1100 @ Arts & Crafts Bldg. Guitar Making Class Every Saturday 1300-1600 @ Arts & Crafts EFMP Support Group 2nd Tuesday of each month 1130a @ ACSPage 11 TF SIX SHOOTERS
  12. 12. CHAPEL SERVICES What’s happening at the Chapel?A Chaplain is always as close as a phone call away. After duty hours, call 772-5647 and ask for the duty Chaplain.St. Michael’s Catholic Congregation (772-0160): Catholic Mom’s Group meetsMondays @ 10a at the Main Post Chapel, offering moms an opportunity to gatherfor adult conversation, while their children play in a safe environment. Theology atthe Commons is an informal meeting for adults, held monthly.Military Council of Catholic Women (772-0160): MCCW meets Wednesdays @930a at the Main Post Chapel. The first Friday of the month includes Adoration &Mass. Rosary for Peace meets Wednesdays @ 1130a in the Blessed SacramentChapel. Child Care is available.Protestant Women of the Chapel (772-5591): PWOC would like to invite you tojoin them for fellowship, friendship, and faith. They have bible studies, programdays, movie nights, and other activities. Join them any time. Bible studies are on-going! Free childcare is provided! They come together on Thursdays 0930 at theMain Post Chapel. POC is Meredith at Education (772-5591): Catholic Religious Education Program is heldSundays @ 930a; RCIA meets Sundays @ 1230p. Catholic Youth meets @ 1230 atthe Youth Services Bldg. Protestant Religious Education meets on Sundays @1100a; studies for adults & children. AWANA meets Wednesdays @ 1730p. Teensof the Chapel meet Sundays @ 1730 at the Youth Services Building. Program & Services Catholic Services Catholic Mass Sun @ 1100 Main Post Chapel Catholic Mass Mon-Fri @ 1200 Main Post Chapel Catholic Mass Sat @ 1700 Main Post Chapel Protestant Services The Crossing-Contemporary Sat @ 1800 Family Life & Spiritual Family Ctr Contemporary Service Sun @ 0915 Main Post Chapel Traditional Service Sun @ 0930 Riva Ridge Chapel Gospel Service Sun @ 1230 Main Post Chapel LDS Studies Mon @ 1900 Riva Ridge Chapel LDS Studies Thur @ 1900 Riva Ridge Chapel Jewish Services Lunch and Learn Tue @ 1200 Riva Ridge Chapel FRSA FLASH Page 12
  13. 13. Religious Lenten/Easter Schedule Main Post Chapel (MPC) 10785A Chapel Drive Riva Ridge Chapel (RRC) 10030 Riva Ridge Loop22 Feb Protestant Ash Wednesday 1630 RRC22 Feb Catholic Ash Wednesday 1230/1730 MPCFridays of Lent Catholic Stations of the Cross 1730 MPC5 April Catholic Holy Thursday 1800 MPC5 April Protestant Maundy Thursday 1800 RRC6 April Protestant Good Friday 1200 RRC6 April Catholic Good Friday 1500 MPC7 April Catholic Easter Vigil 2000 MPC (no 1700 Mass)8 April Community Easter Sunrise 0700 MPC8 April Catholic Easter Mass 1100 MPC **All Regular Services Remain Page 13 TF SIX SHOOTERS
  14. 14. Local Places to VisitSci-Tech Center of Northern New York—54 Stone Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Phone: 315-788-1340Web-site: The Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York is a year-round, hands-on mu-seum of science and technology. Adults $4 Children $3 (under 3 free) Seniors (over 55) $2 Family (2 adults)$14. Open Friday & Saturday 10:00am—4:00pm.NYS Zoo at Thompson Park—1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601. Phone: 315-782-6180. December—February: Open Sat & Sun 10am—4pm (admission not accepted after 3:30pm);Closed Monday—Friday, Christmas Day and News Years Day. Admission is Adults $7; Child (ages 4-12) $4;Children 3 & under FREE; Seniors $5Jefferson County Historical Society Museum— 228 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Phone:315- 782-3491. Website: Members….FREE; under 5 yrs…FREE; Stu-dents…$4; Adults…$6; Seniors…$5; Active Duty Military & their Spouses…$5. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am—5pm and Saturday 10am—4pm.Showtime Skating—144 Eastern Blvd (located in the Olde Hackett’s Building on State Street). Phone: 315-779-8877. Website: Wednesday & Thurs-day 3p-8p $4.00; Friday 5p-11p $6.00;Saturday 11a-11p $6.00; Sunday 2p-8p $6.00. Includes Skate Rental. Showtime Skating is open for all agesand for anyone looking to have a good and safe time roller skating.Pla-More Lanes— 577 State Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Phone: 315-786-3356. Shoes—$2.25; Monday- Thursday $2.50 per game; Friday-Sunday $3.00 per game;Senior (over 65) $2.25 per game; In House League Bowlers-20% off. Hours of Operation are: Monday thruThursday 1p-5p; Friday 1p-5p & 9p- 11p; Saturday 1p-11p; Sunday 1p-4p FRSA FLASH Page 14
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  22. 22. FRG CornerHHT 6-6 FRG LiaisonStephanie Monroe 404-580-6890 Cpl. Kam Gerohimos 315-774-1306A Troop 6-6 Staff DutyMeghann Terry 502-797-0429 TF Six Shooters 315-774-1300Amanda Murphy 813-732-1065 Brigade 315-774-1100A Company 2-10 TF Six Shooters ChaplainMelissa Rexroad 315-405-5304 CPT Hurst 315-774-1303B Company 1-10 MFLCAlisha Monette 423-782-9202 Tom ConwayMel Rego 215-450-9711 315-608-0584C Troop 6-6Erin Milas 847-702-2898D Troop 6-6 Do you know who your FRG leader is? Please check out ourHeather Ketchmark 912-657-4012 list of leaders, find yours andChristine Austin contact them today!E Troop 6-6Emily Sivula 651-353-6926Julie Moore 989-482-9926 TF Six Shooters Advisors Trish Downey 315-608-1688 Theresa McGuire 315-773-3685