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Tf phoenix frsa flash 3 february 2012


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Tf phoenix frsa flash 3 february 2012

  1. 1. FRSA FLASH Friday, February 3, 2012 In This IssueCustomer Service 2 FRG Meetings/EventsAssessmentParents Night Out - 4Free ChildcareFinancial Peace Uni- 8versitySpouses Club Schol- 10arshipMoonlight Ski Tour 14  C/1-10: Tuesday, 7 February at 6:15pm, Crescent Woods Community Center  ALPHA: Hail & Farewell, Friday 10 February, 2:00pm at Snow RidgeLTC McKernanCommander  HHC: Tuesday, 7 February at 5:30pm, BN Class-315-774-1299 room MFLCCSM DvorskyCommand SergeantMajor315-774-1269 Our MFLC is available to see Soldiers and/or their Family Members here atTeri PfefferTask Force FRSA Battalion Headquarters or any public315-774-1274 spot. Jeff Shinal will be available 20 February. 315-608-1872Contents 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. Many things are being looked at because of budget cuts, Family Readiness programs are on this list. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME AND HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!! PURPOSE: To determine the performance and impor- tance of services and pro- grams that support Sol- diers, Families & Leader- ship. MISSION: To report find- ings and support Division and Garrison’s ability to leverage resources to the appropriate areas that en- hance and build readiness. ED EXT END RY VEY B RUASUR 14 FE UGHT HRO
  3. 3. Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center offers FREE tax return preparation Staffed by IRS trained and certified Soldiers, the TAC will prepare and electronically file your federal and state income tax returns free of charge. By filing your return electronically, you can receive your refund in as little as one week. The TAC staff also is equipped to prepare 2010 returnsfor 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 inBldg. T-120 (near the AAFES gas station and across the street from BehavioralHealth), 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 appoint-ment. Throughout tax season, the appointment line will open at 1 p.m. each day andwill 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 depend-ents and/or a Social Security number verification letter is-sued by the Social Security Administration. (Your military IDis not sufficient.) Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents listedon the tax return.Your Army W-2, which is available at leave and earnings statement 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 ofattorney or IRS Form 2848 authorizing you to sign the re-turn.Visit for the most up-to-dateinformation on the TAC.For more information, call the Fort Drum Tax AssistanceCenter at 772-3735.
  4. 4. Spouses Club Fort Drum, New York Scholarship Application - 2012-2013 Academic YearThe Spouses Club Fort Drum is now accepting scholar-ship applications for the 2012-2013 academic year.Eligible individuals are: Spouses and children of active duty, reserve, or retired active duty military (officer or enlisted) Enrolled in a full or part-time accredited degree pro- gram during the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year (fall & spring terms). Applicants or their military sponsors must reside in the Fort Drum area or associated communities. The application can be found at, under"Forms" and must be postmarked by March 31, 2012.Please direct any questions to Scholarship Chair MaryGauvin at Deadline is March 31, 2012