3-6 Field Artillery FRSA Flash www.facebook.com/3.6FA.1BCT.10MTN 26 April 2012 F O R T D R U MContents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented doesnot represent the views or endorsement of 3-6 Field Artillery or the United States Army. This material is for per-sonal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions andguidelines.
P a g e 2 3 - 6 F i e l d A rt i l l er yCalendar of Events Upcoming FRG Meetings HHB FRG Meeting 2 May 6pm @ BN Classroom Bravo FRG Meeting 8 May (Time and Place TBD)
P a g e 33 - 6 F i e l d A rt i l l er y Construction on the Mili- tary Road and Mt Belvedere Blvd intersection will begin 30 Apr 12 - 04 May 12. Because of this construction, Military Road from Mt Bel- vedere Blvd to Main Street will be closed and traffic will be shifted on Mt Belve- dere Blvd between Hwy 342 and the Mt Belvedere ACP Gate. See attached drawing.
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P a g e 6 3 - 6 F i e l d A rt i l l er yApril is the Month of the Military ChildMembers of the military community often talk about the military-civilian divide, that invisible line thatseparates these two disparate worlds and make them feel that most people don’t understand us. Butwe need to find a way to cross that line, if not for our own sake, then for the sake of our military chil-dren. Military kids are known for their strength and resilience, dealing with situations that most kidsdon’t have to worry about - like having a parent gone for months at a time and multiple moves. To helpease some of the stress and worry in military kids’ lives, there are many programs and organizationsdesigned with them in mind.So how can we do this?Question: How can we help educators and caregivers understand our children?Answer: Communication!If yr Soldier is preparing to deploy, email your child’s teacher or ask to schedule a conference. Let herknow to keep an eye out for unusual behavior. Share any coping strategies you know your child re-sponds to. Compile a list of books written for both adults and children about military life. Print out arti-cles and direct teachers to online resources like Military One Source, Sesame Street for MilitaryFamilies, and Military Kids Connect.Try emailing your children’s teachers if your Soldier will be gone longer than two weeks. The teachermay just appreciate the “heads up” about special circumstances or changes their children are experienc-ing at home. Even if the teacher see no behavior changes in the classroom, at least he/she may give outa few extra hugs.Military kids know what it’s like having a parent gone for months at a time and have had to move nu-merous times. They are known for their strength and resilience, dealing with situations that most kidsdon’t have to worry about and it has become apparent that not only do spouses need support and helpin dealing with the military lifestyle, but children do as well. With continuous and extended deploy-ments and the state of the world today, most parents have heard these questions from their child overand over again…. Why is Mommy or Daddy leaving again? Where are they going? Why are they going there? Are they leaving because of something I did? Do we dislike the Iraqi people? Are they bad? What do they see? What do they wear?The questions truly are endless. To help ease some of the stress and worry in military kids’ lives, thereare many programs and organizations designed with them in mind. For a list of resources please contactyour FRG Leader or unit FRSA.
P a g e 9 3 - 6 F i e l d A rt i l l er y For th Kiddos eCalling all teens! The Youth Pro-gram Coordinators would like tomeet on 30 April at 1700 at theYouth Center to start planning thegrand opening of the new facilityand discuss programs that will beoffered as well as the hours ofoperation. This will be a processthat I would expect to take a fewmonths to complete. Plans mademust be approved by the GarrisonCommander prior to implementa-tion. This is an opportunity to en-sure the facility/program meetsthe needs of all eligible teens inthe area.
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