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  1. 1. FRSA Flash 17 August School Bus SafetyIt is almost that time again. Whether you are getting a child off to school forthe first time or whether they have ridden the school bus for many years, itis time to discuss and refresh those bus safety rules.For anxious first-timers, did you know that according to the NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administration, the school bus is the safest methodof getting your child to school? School buses are designed to be safer thanpassenger cars.With that being said, discuss the rules of bus safety with your child. Safetycan be made into a fun activity with this activity book. are some tips and reminders about school bus safety!-Do NOT pass buses when their red flashing lights are on.-Be aware of distracted children possibly walking into the street around thebus.-Avoid distracted driving-Make teen drivers aware of possible hazards around school buses-Ensure children are on time at the bus stop-Talk with your children about school bus safety. Common Terminology28 ACS=Army Community Service 772-6566 AFTB=Army Family Team Building 772-6710ERP=Employment Readiness Program 77 VCCUS=Volunteer Childcare in a Unit Setting FRMP=Financial /Readiness/Management Program 772-5196 F RG=Family Readiness GroupCLIF=Community Leader’s Information Forum VMIS-Volunteer Management Information System 1 DONSA=Day of No Scheduled Activities-Fort Drum agencies may have an adjusted operating schedule
  2. 2. 19 August-15 september S M T W TH F S19 20 21 22 23 24 25 aCS Resilience Volunteer of the Training Month Ceremony AFTB Level II NYS Fair26 27 28 29 30 31 1 September Care team training Ride the River NYS Fair2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Division DONSA Division Take your kids AFTB Level I to school day9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Frg leader training Ntc predeployment Fort drum town hall briefing meeting Key caller TRAINING Information and Disclaimer This document is a compilation of agency information or emails that have been sent to the FRSA over the past week. If you would like any of the flyers in their original format please email your request to Call ahead and verify the time, date and location of the event you plan to attend. This email is for information purposes only, and you agree to not hold the unit representative responsible for any misprints or inaccuracy of information. There is no implied endorsement by the 210 th Brigade Support Battalion or through any entity officially affiliated with the United States Government. If you have any questions, please call 772-4120 2
  3. 3. 10th Mountain and Fort Drum NotesAlcon, An electrical outage has been requested by the Corp of Engineers on Saturday the 25th of August to facilitate thefinal electrical connections on various MCA project located in the Eight hundred of South post commencing at 06:00hrs. thru .15:30 hrs.. Listed below are the buildings and areas that will be effected and the duration.1. Building 2312 (outage to last 1hr. at the beginning of the outage and 1hr. and the end of the outage) ( PW electric shop will man the standby generator as required)2. Buildings 770-775-780-785 (outage to last 1hr. at the beginning of the outage and 1hr. and the end of the outage)3. The entire 4800 area (outage to last 1hr. at the beginning of the outage and 1hr. and the end of the outage)4. Buildings 1880-1885-880-855 (outage will be the entire day 06:00 thru 15:30) CIF ClosuresThe Central Issue Facility (CIF) will be closed for its annual 100% Wall to Wall Inventory during the week of 10-14 September. Soldiers projected to depart Fort Drum in and around that time frame should consider this closure when making their out- processing appointment. Soldiers not yet in receipt of orders may schedule an out-processing appointment with a memorandum signed by the Company Commander indicating they are scheduled to PCS/ETS, are pending orders, and requesting an appointment. Questions or concerns may be addressed with the Facility Manager at 772-0599 or the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) at 772-0597. 3
  4. 4. Syracuse University Football Scrimmage On Fort Drum SATURDAY 18 AugustAll Ft Drum families are welcome to attend the Syracuse UniversityFootball Scrimmage on Saturday at 1330. Location is theCommunity Youth Services Football Field off of North Riva RidgeLoop Road. Parking will be available on both sides of the road in thevicinity of the field.Please stay a minimum of 30 meters from fire hydrants and keyintersections that will be marked. No pets or alcohol will beallowed.Available bleacher seating may be limited so feelfree to bring a lawn chair. 4
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  9. 9. Assistance Resources on Fort Drum How can they help?Chaplains are here to help Families with their spiritual needs and they can help with locating other resources in the community.Chaplains are available at the battalion level and through installation Contact: 210th BSB Chaplain 772-5917 Staff Duty Chaplain 772-5647Military Family Life Consultants are civilians with no reporting obligations to commanders who are available free of charge to Soldiers andtheir Families. The Military Family Life Consultants (MFLCs) are licensed professionals who listen to your issues and direct you to agencieswho can help. Sometimes all it takes is talking out the issue in order to find a resolution. Contact: 955-4823 (2 BCT MFLC) 212-6919 Walk In/Appointments at ACS Mon - Fri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am - 8 pmPersonal Financial Counselors (PFCs) are another resource available free to charge to military Soldiers and Families. As a response to theeconomic downturn in 2008, these licensed professionals were contracted to assist military Families with financial issues from thecreation of a budget to savings for retirement. Contact: Financial Readiness 772-0050 or the Military Family Life Consultants at any of the two numbers above 9
  10. 10. FACEBOOK PAGES210 BSB 210 BSB 210 BSB 210 BSB Family Readiness Group Email Addresses and Assistance Phone Numbers For FRG Times and Locations, please email the FRG Leaders below. HHC Stephanie Utter Alpha Dawn Grant Alpha Tamia Campfield Bravo Gail Crabtree Charlie Janine McPhie Battalion FRSA Bridget Velasquez 315-772-4120 210BSB Staff Duty Phone Number 772-5097 10