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FRSA Flash 17 May 2012


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FRSA Flash 17 May 2012

  1. 1. FRSA Flash 3-6 Field Artillery Thursday, 17 May 2012Locations Krispy Kreme will be sold at from 8-10am on the day of are: 3-6 FABattalion, Mini Mall Shoppette by on Belvedere Blvd, & North Gate Shop-pette of off Memorial Drive (Evans Mills)Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does notrepresent the views or endorsement of 3-6 Field Artillery or the United States Army. This material is for personal useof the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.
  2. 2. 3-6 Field ArtilleryVolume 1, Issue 1 Page 2 If you are still interested in attending, please RSVP. Note: Currently there are 55 people who have RSVP’d to be in attendance. We are looking forward to a great time and a chance for our Spouses to see what their Soldiers do!! Come out and show your Redlegs!!!
  3. 3. Page 3 Our 3-6 FRG LeadersIf you have questions or concerns, send your FRG Leader an email!!HHB: Mindy Thompson, mindyblackwood@hotmail.comAlpha: Kathryn Peacock, kpeacock8@gmail.comAlpha: Jill Burke, burke.jill@gmail.comBravo: Tessa Conaway, conaway.t@hotmail.comGolf: Lisa Carroll, keith6463@yahoo.comGolf: Rachel Hirons,
  4. 4. 3-6 Field ArtilleryVolume 1, Issue 1 Page 4UPCOMING ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION VOLUTNEER OPPORTUNITIESSat. 5/26 - Thousand Islands Winery Grape Blossom Festival - Volunteers will assist with many aspects of the event(wine pouring, parking, check-in, security, etc). T-shirts will be provided. LOCATION: Thousand Islands Winery inAlexandria Bay. Shifts 1130-1600: or 1530-2000.Sat. 7/24 - Thousand Islands Winery Birthday Bash - Help celebrate the 9th Birthday of the Thousand Islands Winery.Volunteers will assist with the same tasks as noted above. LOCATION: TI Winery in A-Bay from 1630-2100.Sat. 8/18 - Greater Watertown Walk to End Alzheimers - Sackets Harbor This is the largest fundraising events in thearea and need many hands to make it a success. Individuals and Group Volunteers are welcome! Volunteers assist withthe day in many ways; registration, walk guides, serve refreshments, assist with incentives and more! LOCATION:Sackets Harbor Central School from 0700-1200.
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  7. 7. Military service members, their dependents to get free annual passes to national parks Page 7By Lisa DanielAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 - Ask people what their all-time favorite family vacation has been and chances are goodnational parks will be in most of the answers. I dont have any science to back that up, but I have been struck by the num-ber of people who recollect their best memories of family bonding in places like Yellowstone , Yosemite , and the Grand Canyon, even traveling for hours in a cramped car with cranky kids seems to vanish from the memories of those whohave experienced Americas most magnificent places. From the peaks of Alaskas Denali to the lowlands of Floridas Everglades , the National Park Services 397 national parks and many thousands of historical and archaeological sites and wet-lands were each brought into the federal system because they are the best of the best those places deemed worthy of pro-tecting for everyone to see.Thats exactly what Interior Secretary Ken Salazar had in mind whenhe announced yesterday that the $80 annual pass for all the national parks and public lands will be waived for active-duty military members and their dependents, starting May 19, Armed Forces Day .Salazar said he hopes military members and their families will visit the parks and public lands for fun, rest and relaxa-tion, family bonding, and to experience those places America holds dear. As the Interior secretary said, these are "thevery places they not only defend, but that they own."The World War II generation had a close connection to the parks, National Park Service Director John Jarvis said, be-cause some military training was done there such as when the 10th Mountain Division trained on Mount Ranier> in Washington and some placeswere reserved for a time only for returning service members and their families. Also, the federal government then made apush to improve the parks and add infrastructure for the returning warriors."If you talk to folks of that generation, they came back, had kids, got in the station wagon, and did the national parktours," Jarvis said.Officials hope todays generation of troops and families make the same connections. And with national parks 84 millionacres of land and 4.5 million acres of oceans, lakes and reservoirs in every state except Delaware, many are just a daytrip, or less, away.So, why wait? Play hooky on your Saturday chores, let the kids miss soccer practice, pry the electronics out of theirhands, and hop in the SUV. Those mountain trails, battlefields, nature preserves and historic homes are just around thecorner.Related Sites:America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass: .
  8. 8. 3-6 Field Artillery Page 8 MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MONEY! The Personal Financial Counseling group of the Military & Family Life Consultant program of- fers confidential, free financial counseling to you and members of your family. A consultant can help you manage your finances, establish financial goals and plan your financial future. Thank you for your service. Here are several resources that may help you. 1. Do a budget: talk to us to learn how! Or go to ( Gmail account/ Documents/Search Templates/Family Budget Planner) 2. Debt solutions – ; 3. View Earnings Statements/Change Deductions – 4. Order your free credit report – www.annualcreditreport.comVolume 1, Issue 1 5. Get your free credit score – 6. Improve your credit – 7. List of approved credit counseling organizations – 8. Printable Food Coupons. 9. Food, furniture, auto repair, financial help – 10. Comprehensive community resources – (Type in your location) 11. Ripped Off? Register complaint at -- 12. Military Child Care – 13. Off-base housing – 14. Grants – Am. Legion 800-504-4098; VFW – 816-756-3390 15. Emergencies – Red Cross – 877-272-7337; or BDE Chaplain - 315-772-2940 16. Education Assistance – 17. Plan your financial future – 18. Plan your retirement with the Thrift Savings Plan – 19. Tax help and filing taxes -- 20. 10% Savings Deposit Program (SDP) – 21. Transitioning out of the military – Where to Get Help Army Community Service Center Personal Financial Counselor P: 315-772-0050/5196
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