16 March 2012 Task Force Tigershark FRSA Flash Special Notes of Interest Drainage work outside Mt Belve- 24 hour Shoppette on Belvedere of 30 days during the construction dere entrance gate has been de- period. layed from 19 Mar 2012 until theThe Exchange Mini-Mall HVAC pro- Mini-mall will be limited to a 26th of March 2012, this work willject is scheduled to start on Mon- very small assortment of retail take three weeks to complete.day, 02 April. The project is a base items (tobacco, and carbonated Closing of roughly 1000 feet of oneinitiative to upgrade the HVAC in beverages). lane will take place on a daily basesthe existing Mini-Mall complex. during the median work. They willOne of the requirements for the Popeyes will not be affected by pull the barrels and signs into thework to be completed is to have the project and will be open median each night and reopen allthe retail sales floor closed for a 30 regular hours of operation. lanes.-day period while the contractorscomplete the ductwork in the main Barber Shop, Laundry Road construction of theretail sales floor. intersection of Military Rd and Mt Alternations and Laundromat Belvedere will start immediatelyThe Exchange understands closure will not be affected during this after and will last approximatelyof the retail sales floor will affect period. two weeks.the service to the community. Inorder to minimize a disruption of Northgate Express will begin 24service, the Northgate Express will hour operation starting on Mon-open 24 hours during the time- day, 02 April until the Mini-mallframe the Mini-mall is under reno- project is completed.vation during the month of April. Appropriate marketing initiativesThe proposal is the following:. to inform the community of these Beginning Monday, 02 April: changes will occur, and further Mini-mall hours of operation changes will be update in this Flash will be 0600 - 2000 hrs for a as well. minimum
P a g e 2 March 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Schedule of Events March 30 – Indoor Paintball – Youth Center March 29 Women’s History Month March 23 – In Her Shoes: Living With Domestic 1100-1300 The Commons Violence – Army Community Service March 29 Mountain Remembrance March 16 – Indoor Triathlon – Monti Physical 1630-1700 Main Post Fitness Center Chapel March 17—St. Patrick’s Dinner, 1700, The Com- March 30 Retirement Ceremony mons 1600-1700 MPA March 21—Spouses’ Silent Auction, 1800 The March 31 Maple Days Commons 1000-1400 45IN Hill March 22— Volunteer of the Month Ceremony, Water Tower 1030-1130, The Commons March 24, 25— Maple Days ,1000-1400, 45IN Hill (Water Tower) March 26— DIVISION DONSA March 26—CYSS Child Development Centers Closed (ALL), All Day, All Location
Volunteers needed!!P a g e 3 Location: Pine Plains Complex
P a g e 4 The Spouses Club Fort Drum is now accepting scholarship applica- tions for the 2012-2013 academic year. Eligible individuals are: Spouses and children of active duty, reserve, or retired active duty military (officer or enlisted) -time accredited degree pro-gram during the upcoming 2012 -2013 academic year (fall & spring terms). communities.The application can be found at www.fdosc.com, under "Forms" and must be postmarkedby March 31, 2012. Please direct any questions to Scholarship Chair Mary Gauvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P a g e 5 ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF 2012-2013 MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for Dependent Children of Active, Retired and Deceased SoldiersGENERAL INFORMATIONArmy Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providingfinancial assistance to Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need. The MG JamesUrsano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army families withundergraduate college expenses for their dependent children.SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program offers scholarships based on financial need as evi-denced by information submitted on the FAFSA. The MG James Ursano Program also offers scholarshipfunds for academic excellence and leadership/achievement. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is not an entitlement and applications are not auto-matically approved. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program will not be awarded to any student for more than fouracademic years, for second undergraduate degrees, or for graduate degree programs. The scholarship funds are mailed directly to the school and are split evenly between the fall andspring semesters, terms or quarters. The funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and schoolroom and board (either on or off campus).ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Student must be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student for the entire academic year at aschool accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. (Because financial need is already met, studentsattending Service Academies are not eligible.) Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale Student must be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, of a retired Soldier, or of a de-ceased active or deceased retired Soldier.
P a g e 6 ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF Scholarship Program cont.To be a dependent, the student must: Be under the age of 23 (Eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reachestheir 23rd birthday. Example – turning 23 in December would mean the scholarship would be awarded for fallterm ONLY.) Be registered in DEERS Remain unmarried for the entire academic year. Not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other active duty military branchDOCUMENTS AND DEADLINES1. APPLICATION – APRIL 2, 2012The 2012-2013 MG James Ursano Scholarship Application is available on our website,WWW.AERHQ.ORG after December 1, 2011, and must be submitted online by April 2, 2012. If it is notpossible to submit the application online, a paper application may be requested using the contactinformation at the end of this document.2. TRANSCRIPTS – APRIL 2, 2012Transcripts must include the student’s fall 2011 grades and cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale.Unofficial transcripts are acceptable as long as they include the student’s name, school name, andcumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale.3. 2012-2013 STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR) – MAY 1, 2012The FAFSA requires an annual application and can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov after January 1,2012, for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. The result from the 2012-2013 FAFSA Application is the2012-2013 Student Aid Report (SAR) which can be downloaded from the FAFSA website andsubmitted to AER. We require the COMPLETE SAR – please see our SAR instructions for moreinformation.4. FEDERAL TITLE 10 ORDERS (if applicable) – APRIL 2, 2012If Soldier is Title 10 Active Guard or Reserve, submit a copy of orders showing federal activation for theentire academic year (August 2012 – May 2013).
P a g e 7 ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF Scholarship Program cont.5. CASUALTY REPORT (if applicable) – APRIL 2, 2012If Soldier died while on active duty, submit a copy of casualty report.SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONSEmail all documentation as PDF attachments to URSANO@AERHQ.ORG by the deadline dates.Documents that are late, incomplete or illegible will not be accepted. If email is not possible, documentsmay be mailed to: Headquarters, Army Emergency Relief MG James Ursano Scholarship Program 200 Stovall Street Alexandria, VA 22332-0600If mailed, enclose a self-addressed postcard to receive acknowledgement of receipt. Emailed docu-ments will be acknowledged. Please do not email AND mail documents as receipt of duplicatedocuments delays processing time.TIME TABLEDecember 2011 Application available at WWW.AERHQ.ORGApril 2, 2012 Application dueApril 2, 2012 Transcripts due (received by email or postmarked by)May 1, 2012 2012-2013 SAR due (received by email or postmarked by)June 2012 Scholarship Award Letters and Agreements mailed to recipientsJuly 9, 2012 Scholarship Agreements due (received by email or postmarked by)July 10 – 30, 2012 Scholarship funds mailed to schoolsPLEASE NOTE:AER assumes no responsibility for applications or supporting documents not received by this office or not received in atimely manner. We do not assume responsibility for items mailed to this address with insufficient postage and subsequentlyreturned to the applicant by the postal service. All correspondence to the student will be sent to the address listed on theapplication until a change is received in writing to the contrary. We do not assume any responsibility for letters from AER notdelivered to the applicant. All changes to information furnished to AER must be submitted in writing. DOCUMENTS RE-CEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
P a g e 1 4 Red Schoolhouse Maple "Pure Maple Goodness"Let’s go back in and Saturday, March 31st from 1000- When the first European settlers ar- 1400 each day. There will be free maple rived, the Indians traded maple sugar syrup tastings, demonstrations, tours, atime, to a slower with them and eventually taught the NEW nature trail to explore and freepace, where the settlers the secrets of the maple sug- maple cotton candy.simple things in life aring process.brought great pleasure. Can you re-member Sunday mornings wherepiping hot pancakes were served with Fun Maple Factswhipped butter and warm pure ma-ple syrup? My family eagerlyawaited each pancake as it came offthe griddle. Did you know...Pure Maple Syrup is one of life’s sim-ple pleasures. Pure maple syrup is an 1. It takes 42 gallons of sap to produceall natural product with no artificial one gallon of syrup?ingredients to detract from that un- 2. The United States produced 1.8 mil-mistakable maple flavor. Commer- lion gallons in 2008?cially produced pancake syrups are 3. Maple sap runs in early spring whenloaded with unwanted ingredients nighttime temperatures are belowthat have absolutely no nutritional freezing and daytime temps are above.value. Who wants to serve their fam- 4. Pure Maple Syrup is an "all natural"ily all of those preservatives anyway? product with no additional ingredi-Start your own family tradition and ents.create memories that will last a life-time. Make your family pancakeswith pure maple syrup next Sunday, I Maple Weekends Oswegobet they’ll be asking for more! CountyHistory of Maple Syrup Several maple producers will host tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SaturdayA and Sunday, March 17 and 18, and the n old Iroquois legend describes following weekend, March 24 and 25, for the New York State Maple Produc-the accidental discovery of the sugar- ers Weekends.making process. A hunter returned tohis dwelling and found an enticingsweetness in the air around the kettlein which his mate was boiling meat.The fluid in the kettle, he learned, was F ort Drum Mobilization andsap and had been collected beneath a Deploymentbroken maple limb. Maple Days Event… Fun for allTo make their sugar, the Indianswould cut a slash in the maple treeand collect the sap as it dripped out.Logs were then hollowed out, and ages."filled with the fresh sap. White-hotfield stones were then added to cause Come celebrate a popular North Coun-the sap to boil. The Indians would try tradition with the Fort Drum Forestprocess the sap through the syrup Management Program at this year’s .stage to end with crystallized sugar, Join us at the Sugar Shack on 45th In-which did not spoil when stored. fantry Drive on Saturday, March 24th
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