30 March 2012 Task Force Tigershark FRSA Flash Special Notes of Interest Wabasso locally from July 29, H a b i t a t f o r 2012 - August 3, 2012 and Pio- H u m a n i t y neer Camp from July 8, 2012 - n e e d s y o u r July 13, 2012 in Western NY. h e l p ! ! ! There are also camps availableHabitat For Humanity is having afundraiser this coming week in other areas of the country as(beginning Saturday 3/31/12) and well. To find out more about Arts and Crafts on Fort Drumthey are having a hard time finding the camps, the qualificationsvolunteers. They typically target to apply, and to register go to is holding a stock liquidationhigh school students/youth to help sale on April 4 - 6 from 8:30 am www.militaryfamily.orgout only because it is an easy fund-raiser for them to help with, but ac- - 3:30 pm. Call 772-5606 forcompanied by an adult. Youth is not more information.necessary .. adult volunteers are alsowelcome. It is a stick house fund-raiser held at the Salmon Run Mall.We have 3 hour shifts each day for aweek, 2 to 3 people per shift needed.We sell popsicle sticks for $1 andthey are hot glued to a 5 houseframe and the goal is to completelycover the house frame and raisemoney for Habitat to build a "real"home here in our community. If youare interested in helping out, pleasecontact Pam Rajner 486-7321.Operation Purple Camp appli-cations are being acceptednow. These are free summercamps for qualifying militarydependents. There are 2 campsavailable in NY State, Camp
P a g e 4 Schedule of Events April 1 - APRIL FOOLS DAY April 12 - FRG Steering Meeting, 1000 @ BN Class- room April 1 - Maple Days , 1000-1400 @ 45 Infantry Hill(Water Tower) April 13 - Education Fair @ Commons April 2 - Battalion DONSA April 13-15 - Trip to Washington DC, Departs 0700 @ Parks & Recreation April 3-5 - BFT Training April 14 – Texas Hold ’Em Tournament – BOSS April 2-9 - Local Schools Spring Break April 14 – 4-Person Team Bowling Tournament – Sports April 5 - HHB Change of Command, 11AM @ 3-6 OfficeBuilding Area April 14 – All My Peeps Are In The Library – McEwen Li- April 6 - In her Shoes: Living with Domestic Violence, brary0900-1130 @ ACS April 14 – Masquerade Ball – School Age Service April 6-9 - DIVISION DONSA April 14 – Youth Volleyball Tournament – Youth Center April 8 - EASTER April 15 - TAX DAY April 8 - Easter Sunday Brunch @ Commons April 16 – Resume Writing Computer Lab – Army Commu- April 10 - Thrift Savings Plan, 1400-1430 @ ACS nity Service April 11 - Kids Korner: What do Peeps Read, 1600-2000 @ April 16 – 20 – Week Long NAF Property Sale – FamilyMcEwen Library and MWR April 2012 (Month of the Military Child) 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
P a g e 1 0 Post Theatre (MPA) ScheduleMON APR 02 - Closed 1400 Journey 2: The Mysterious WED APR 11 - Closed Island (PG)TUE APR 03 - Closed THU APR 12: 1400 Act of Valor (R)WED APR 04 - Closed 1900 Act of Valor (R) ALL SEATS 230 Wanderlust (R) FOR THIS SHOWING $1THU APR 05: SUN APR 08: 1900 This Means War (PG-13) ALLSEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1 1400 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG-13)FRI APR 06: 1700 Wanderlust (R)1900 Wanderlust (R) MON APR 09 - Closed2130 Act of Valor (R) TUE APR 10 - ClosedSAT APR 07:
P a g e 1 5 ACAP Career Fair Participants 12 April 2012, 1000-1400 Monti Fitness Center Alfred State College Northrop Grumman Allied American University Northwestern Mutual Financial Network All-Metro Health Care Novelis Amazon Orion International Ambit Energy Parratt-Wolff, Inc. Army Career & Alumni Program (ACAP) Patterson-UTI Drilling Company, LLC Ashford University Paul Smith’s College Bellevue University Penski, Inc. Bradley-Morris, Inc. Precision Pipeline Solutions Bryant & Stratton College Prudential Buffalo Group, The Sam’s Club Burlington Police Department Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 58 CDL School Sibley Nursing Chesapeake Energy Corporation Small Business Association (U.S. SBA) Columbia College State Farm Columbia Southern University Stephenson Equipment, Inc. CSX Stratton VA Medical Center Department of Veterans Affairs – Homeless Veteran SUNY Brockport ROTC Prevention Program SUNY Consortium DeVry University SUNY Jefferson Community College EDMC Online Higher Education SUNY Morrisville Edward Jones Investments SUNY Potsdam Empire State College Syracuse University—Falk College of Sport and Hu- Employer Support of the Guard/Reserve (ESGR) man Dynamics Employment Readiness Program Syracuse University – University College Excelsior College Syracuse VA Medical Center Federal Corrections Institute (FCI) Ray Brook Thomas Edison State College General Electric (GE) Energy TMC Transportation General Electric (GE) Transportation TRC Solutions Grand Canyon University Troops to Teachers Heavy Construction Academy U.S. Air Force Reserves International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers U.S. Army Command Career Counselors (IBEW) Local 910 U.S. Border Patrol International Development Solutions (IDS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection International Paper U.S. CBP-Marine and Air ITT Tech Universal Technical Institute Jefferson-Lewis BOCES University of Phoenix Jefferson Rehabilitation Center Vet Center Johnson & Johnson Wal-Mart Laser Transit Waste Management LeMoyne College Watertown Daily Times Lewis County General Hospital Workplace, The – NYS Dept of Labor Lowe’s Wyotech Manpower, Inc. MCS Trucking National Tractor Trailer School (NTTS) Nazareth College NYS Small Business Development Center Niagara University Northern Federal Credit Union
April 15, 2012 Watertown Exhibition Hall Bounce 10 am Registration house 11 am Walk begins Arts & 12-3pm food & activi- crafts ties Magician 1 pm magic show Face paint- ing Brought to you Food Benchmark Family Services Raffles FEAT of CNYFor more information please contact Benchmark Family Services at786-7285 or Jaci Barnett
FOCUS: Family Resiliency TrainingFOCUS (Families Over Coming Under Stress™) provides resiliency training to military childrenand families. It teaches practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration, tocommunicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together and create ashared family story. Families are directly impacted when a parent returns with significant levels ofcombat operational stress. Changes can be upsetting to children and spouses, and affect parent-ingand marital relation-ships. FOCUS helps families understand how reactions to deployment re-minders can influence relationships and teaches skills to deal with them. Developed by a UCLA-Harvard team, FOCUS teaches military children and families affect-ed by multiple deployments tounderstand their emotional reactions, communicate more clearly, solve problems more effectively,and set and achieve their goals. Parents and children may be able to learn to use tools that will bet-ter prepare them for each new deployment. To get a better understand-ing of this program, pleasesee: http://bit.ly/Alkgbf 5 Communication Tips for CoupleC ouples deal with multiple stressors: family, occupation and work stress, completing educational pro-grams, raising children, and financial stress. These dynamics can put a big strain on communication by in-creasing the likelihood of arguments. This causes an increase in isolation and avoidance, which decreasesphysical connection and intimacy. These concerns can become exacerbated for military couples becausethey cope with multiple deployments, long separations because of schools and trainings, and many transi-tions due to relocations. It is very important to keep the lines of communication open, with healthy dia-logue. Here are 5 quick tips.1. Make time each day to talk and spend time together. Keep the conversation light, and dont tryto tackle tough subjects like the family budget. During these times you want to communicate by sharing,laughing, and enjoying each others company. You should schedule a time to talk about tough subjects, giv-ing more time to prepare your thoughts, ideas and concerns. This will help you avoid arguments and resent-ment.2. Dont talk or try to strategize a problem when you are exhausted or in a rush. This will onlylead to confusion and disagreement. Many couples want to do well and solve problems, but dont realizethey are sabotaging the relationship when they choose the wrong time to communicate.3. Use the speaker-listener technique. For example, one person talks while the other person listenswith no interruptions. Additionally, the listener paraphrases what the person just said to make sure they getthe message. The main point is to acknowledge that you "hear" the person, not necessarily that you agree.4. It is very important to avoid anger and escalation in all situations. Taking a time-out ishealthy and necessary to avoid any escalation. Simply say, "Time out -- I need a break." Dont be in a rush tocontinue the conversation; wait until you both cool down.5. Professional counseling or therapy is great for couples who are having marital discord,and communication problems. I highly recommend therapy for couples who due to conflict are livingseparately, sleeping in separate rooms, experiencing a lack of intimacy etc.
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