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FRSA Flash 29 March 2012

  1. 1. 3-6 FA “Swift & Bold” FRSA Flash https://www.facebook.com/3.6FA.1BCT.10MTN 29 March 2012 Schedule of Events  March 30 - Right Arm Night , 1700 @ Commons  April 14 – Youth Volleyball Tournament – Youth  March 31—Maple Days , 1000-1400 @ 45 Infan- Center try Hill (Water Tower)  April 15 - TAX DAY  April 16 – Resume Writing Computer Lab – APRIL Army Community Service  April 16 – 20 – Week Long NAF Property Sale – (Month of the Military Child) Family and MWR  April 1 - APRIL FOOLS DAY  April 16-28 - Walk & Shoot  April 1 - Maple Days , 1000-1400 @ 45 Infantry  April 16-20 - Fort Drum Volunteer Appreciation Hill (Water Tower) Week, 0700-1630 @ ACS  April 2 - Battalion DONSA  April 17 - Holocaust Days of Remembrance Ob-  April 3-5 - BFT Training servance, 1100-1330 @ The Commons  April 2-9 - Local Schools Spring Break  April 19 - Volunteer of the Month Ceremony,  April 5 - HHB Change of Command, 11AM @ 1030-1130 @ The Commons 3-6 Building Area  April 19 - Annual Volunteer, Man & Woman of  April 6 - In her Shoes: Living with Domestic Vio- the Mountain, 1700-2000 @ The Commons lence, 0900-1130 @ ACS  April 20 - 21st Annual Festival of Food, 1630-2000  April 6-9 - DIVISION DONSA @ The Commons  April 8 - EASTER  April 21 - Child Safety/Month of the Military  April 8 - Easter Sunday Brunch @ Commons Child Carnival, 1300-1700 @ Youth Center Gym  April 10 - Thrift Savings Plan, 1400-1430 @ ACS  April 22 - EARTH DAY  April 11 - Kids Korner: What do Peeps Read,  April 23-May 11 - CALFEX 1600-2000 @ McEwen Library  April 23-27 - Golf Battery FTX  April 12 - FRG Steering Meeting, 1000 @ BN  April 23 - Budget Management, 0930-Noon @ Classroom ACS  April 13 - Education Fair @ Commons  April 25 - Family Support Huddle , 1000-1130 @  April 13-15 - Trip to Washington DC, Departs Hays Hall/Eagles Nest 0700 @ Parks & Recreation  April 26 - Civilian of the Quarter Ceremony,  April 14 – Texas Hold ’Em Tournament – BOSS 1130-1300 @ The Commons  April 14 – 4-Person Team Bowling Tournament –  April 27 - PSAT Test and Assistance, 1500-1800 Sports Office @ Youth Center Gym  April 14 – All My Peeps Are In The Library –  April 27 - In her Shoes: Living with Domestic McEwen Library Violence, 0900-1130 @ ACS  April 14 – Masquerade Ball – School Age Service  April 28 - USO Ice Cream Social, 1400-1600 @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.
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  6. 6. Page 6 Ft. Drum Community wide yard sales will be June 2-3 for Adirondack Creek and Rhicard Hills, June 9-10 is Monument Ridge and Crescent Woods!
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  8. 8. Page 8 April 15, 2012 Watertown Exhibition Hall 10 am Registration 11 am Walk begins 12-3pm food & activi- ties 1 pm magic show 1 pm Q&A with Helen Bloomer ABA TherapistBounce houseArts & crafts Brought to youMagicianFace painting Benchmark Family Ser-FoodRafflesMerchandise forsale FEAT of CNYMusic For more information please contactCraft vendors Benchmark Family Services at 786-7285 or Jaci Barnett At 408-9965
  9. 9. Page 9UPCOMING EVENTS ON FT. DRUM
  10. 10. Page 10 Key Points for Tricare Dental Plan Transition year will resent on May 1, 2012 under MetLife. After that, the benefit year will be May 1 to Apr 30th each year. Premiums - The April LES will reflect the MetLife rates as this is a pay ahead program. Mailings - All enrollees will be getting a new TDP benefit booklet in the mail in March, this is all outlined in the benefit booklet. The benefit booklet is also in a pdf format and downloadable from the MetLife website starting March 21, 2012
  11. 11. Page 11 The Army Substance Abuse Pro- gram (ASAP) Clinical and Non-Clinical (Prevention & Drug Test- ing) services will be relocating from buildings P-36 & T-2228 to building 10250 on Fourth Armored Division Dr. All services will closed after 1300 on Friday 23 Mar 12 and reopen at our new lo- cation at 0730 on 27 Mar 12. Operational hours will remained 0730-1600 Monday - Friday except holidays. We apologize for any inconvenience this presents. The move to 10250 will fully integrate both clinical and non-clinical servicesof ASAP, which will allow us to efficiently and effectively provide fully integrated compre-hensive care to the Fort Drum community.Bldg 10250 is located on Fourth Armored Division Dr. between Euphrates River Valley Rd.and Tigris River Valley Rd. All points of contact and phone numbers will remain the same.Habitat for Humanity needs your help!!!Habitat For Humanity is having a fundraiser this coming week (beginning Saturday 3/31/12)and they are having a hard time finding volunteers. They typically target high school stu-dents/youth to help out only because it is an easy fundraiser for them to help with, but ac-companied by an adult. Youth is not necessary .. adult volunteers are also welcome. It is astick house fundraiser 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 and they are hot glued toa 5 house frame and the goal is to completely cover the house frame and raise money forHabitat to build a "real" home here in our community. If you are interested in helping out,please contact Pam Rajner 486-7321.Now Accepting Applications for the 2012 Military Spouse FellowshipsMilitary spouses have until March 31 to apply. The program helps military spouses foster their own careersand maintain Financial Readiness in Military Communities, and the fellowship covers the costs associatedwith completing training and testing for certification as an Accredited Financial Counselor ® (AFC®). Read thenews release.Apply OnlineVisit the National Military Family Association website to submit your application today. Operation Purple Camp applications are being accepted now. These are free summer camps for qualifying military dependents. There are 2 camps available in NY State, Camp Wabasso locally from July 29, 2012 - August 3, 2012 and Pioneer Camp from July 8, 2012 - July 13, 2012 in WesternNY. There are also camps available in other areas of the country as well. To find out moreabout the camps, the qualifications to apply, and to register go to www.militaryfamily.org
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  17. 17. Page 17Kids C or ner “An Alpaca in My Pocket” Mindy Whitten (3-10 Spouse) will be selling and signing copies of her first published book, ―An Alpaca in My Pocket,‖ from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 30 and 31 at the Post Exchange. Whitten also will read her book during story time at McEwen Library April 17 and June 12. For more information or to purchase a book, email Whitten at AnAlpacaInMyPocket@gmail.com.
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