17 February 2011 3-6 FA “ Swift & Bold” FRSA FLASH 22 February 2012 FEBRUARY 2012 www.armyfrg.org and search for 3-6FA under 1BCT at Ft. Drum, NY. Also check out the Virtual FRG webpage for 3-6FA.. Log onto Check us out at http://www.facebook.com/3.6FA.1BCT.10MTN Did you know that 3-6 FA has a Facebook Page???? 2/24 Chili Cook-off 1700-1900 The Commissary 2/24 Retirement Ceremony 1600-1700 Multi-Purpose Auditorium 2/24 Right Arm Night 1700 The Commons 2/26 Syracuse vs. Army Lacrosse 1400 Carrier Dome 2/29 AER Campaign Kick-Off 1400 Bldg. 990 2/29 Family Support Huddle 1000-1130 Hays Hall Eagles Nest MARCH 2012 3/2 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge 3/2 3-6 Hail and Farewell TBD TBD 3/3 Saturday Opening, Off the 1000-1300 OTBP Gift Store Beatin’ Path 3/5-16 Fort Drum Indoor Triathlon Various Times Monti Fitness 3/5-9 3-6 Field Exercise 3/7 CLIF 1000-1100 The Commons 3/9 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge 3/11 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (SPRING FORWARD) 3/14 Fort Drum Education 1030-1130 The Commons Liaison Committee 3/15 Volunteer of the Month 1030-1130 The Commons Ceremony 3/15 FRG Steering Meeting 1130 BN Classroom 3/15 Golf FRG Meeting 1600 Hillside Lodge 3/15 HHB FRG Meeting 1800 BN Classroom 3/16 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge 3/16-17 ESC Women’s Conference 0900-1600 The Commons 3/16-18 North Country Goes Dulles State Office Building Green Irish Festival 3/17 ST. PATRICKS DAY 3/17 St. Patrick’s Dinner 1700 The Commons 3/20 Bravo FRG Meeting 1730 Hillside Lodge 3/21 Spouses’ Club Wine, TBD The Commons Beer and Cheese TastingContents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does not represent theviews or endorsement of 3-6 Field Artillery or the United States Army. This material is for personal use of the readers. All readers areencouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.
PAGE 4 3-6 FA “ SWIFT & BOL D” Employment ReadinessFor more job announcements and job searching tips, check out the Employment Readiness facebook page at:http://www.facebook.com/fortdrumemploymentUpcoming Events and Workshops RSVP REQUIRED:**Your Career & Life Portfolio - 22 February - 9:30-11:30**Federal Employment Workshop - 23 February - 9:30-11:30**Computer Basics for Job Seekers - Basic Word - 23 February 1:00-3:00**Computer Basics for Job Seekers, Excel - 28 February - 9:30-11:30 **this class is full ** Employment ReadinessProgram has partnered with Jefferson Express from Jefferson Community College to offer Soldiers, Spouses,Family Members and DoD Civilians free computer training at ACS!**Employment 101 - 8 March - 9:30-11:30**Resume Writing Computer Lab - 12 March - 9:30-10:30**Build Your Own Businesses - 13 March - 9:30-11:30All classes will be located at the ACS building. Please RSVP 315-772-9611
PAGE 6 3-6 FA “ SWIFT & BOL D” NBC Show Seeks Military „Unsung Heroes‟; Family Matters BlogBy Elaine SanchezAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 - A new NBC show that rewards selfless peoplefor their good deeds is seeking service members, veterans and their families tospotlight in some upcoming episodes.The show gives people an opportunity to pay a deserving hometown hero back"for always paying it forward," an NBC news release said."The network and producers really want some military stories as no one is moredeserving than those who serve our country," Jackie Topacio, the shows castingproducer, said.The show will involve someone -- whether a friend, spouse, family member oreven an acquaintance -- surprising a deserving person with "the ultimate gift."The recipient can be someone who always puts others first, deserves a luckybreak, is underappreciated, saved someones life, or has made a difference inother peoples lives."If you know someone special who deserves more than life has delivered, wewant to help you surprise him or her with a moment theyll never forget," the re-lease said.You can apply to be on this show by sending an email to email@example.com. You should include your name, contact information, occupa-tion, current photos of yourself and the person you want to surprise, and an ex-planation of why your friend or loved one deserves a special moment. And, ap-ply soon. Producers are hoping to cast people in the next couple of weeks.Also, since this show involves a surprise, producers are asking people to keeptheir participation a secret.
PAGE 9 Call For Exemplary Military ChildrenBetween multiple deployments, relocations and timespent apart, Military Families must learn to makeevery second together count. While Soldiers are pro-tecting our country, their Families are doing their parton the homefront to keep the tight-knit community from unraveling.To honor their sacrifices and to celebrate April as Month of the Military Child, The Mountaineer staff is looking for fourFort Drum youths who show exceptional character at home, in school and in the community. Submissions will be ac-cepted through March 9 and should be limited to 200 words.Children will be selected based on the following criteria:* Scholastic activities and involvement* Family contribution (helping out at home, chores, etc.)* Community activities and involvement* Leadership skills* Volunteer service* Academic standing / achievement* Other activities, such as clubs, internships and summer workInclude any awards and honors the child has achieved.A nominee must be a student within grades 7-12 and reside with a military service member assigned at FortDrum.Selections will be made before April 1. The Mountaineer will highlight each child with a feature article and photoson the "Mountaineer People" page (B3). Families with more than one child may submit one entry per child or acombined entry.To submit a child for consideration, email the essay in a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org with thewords "Military Child Nominee" in the subject line. Include the childs name and age, and the military parentsname, unit and telephone number.
PAGE 13 Military Parents Night Out **FREE**Armed Services YMCA ishosting Military ParentsNight Out Space is limited! Military ID required to regis-The Y will be hosting FREE terChildcare for all active dutymilitary families at the fol- Registration opens the 1st oflowing locations and times. each month for Parents Night Out. In Person Regis- trations will be taken at all 3Fairground YMCA- Febru- YMCA Front Desks. Regis-ary 3 & 17, March 9 & 23, tration will close for ParentsApril 13 Night the Wednesday before***Military Parents Night Out the event takes place.at the Fairgrounds will runfrom 6-9:00pm Carthage YMCA- January You may sign up for21, February 18, March 17, Two Parent NightsApril 21 each month.***Military Parents Night Outat the Carthage Y will runfrom 5-8pm If you have questions, please call YMCA ProjectAges 6 weeks to 11 years of Strong Communities at 315-age 755-2016. Activities will include Gymnas-
PAGE 14 3-6 FA “ SWIFT & BOL D” Religious Lenten/Easter Schedule Main Post Chapel (MPC) 10785A Chapel Drive Riva Ridge Chapel (RRC) 10030 Riva Ridge LoopFridays 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 MPCA chaplain is always as close as a phone call away. After duty hours, call 772-5647 and ask for the dutychaplain.Family Life, 772-5540: Daytreat 24 February 2012 0930-1500 Po Valley Chapel P4405. POC CH (MAJ) Rick Cantrell.St. Michael’s Catholic Congregation 772-0160: Catholic Mom’s Group meets Mondays at 1000 at theMain Post Chapel, offering moms an opportunity to gather for adult conversation, while their children play ina safe environment.Military Council of Catholic Women 772-0160: MCCW meets Wednesdays at 0930 at the Main PostChapel. The First Friday of the month includes Adoration & Mass. Rosary for Peace meets Wednesdaysat 1130 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Child care is available.Protestant Women of the Chapel 772-5591: PWOC would like to invite you to join us for fellowship,friendship, and faith. For more information on PWOC send an email to email@example.com.Religious Education: Catholic Religious Education Program is held Sundays at 0930; RICA meets Sun-days at 1230, and Catholic Youth meets at 1230 at the Youth Services Building. Protestant Religious Edu-cation meets on Sundays at 1100; studies for adults and children. AWANA meets Wednesdays at 1730