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1 71 CAV C Troop Nov 2012 Newsletter web


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1 71 CAV C Troop Nov 2012 Newsletter web

  1. 1. The Phantom Post November 2012 1-71 Cavalry, C Troop Fort Drum, NYContents Commander’s CornerFRG Meeting 2 Dear C Troop Families,Calendars 3 During the month of October, the weather began to get colder in the Fort DrumWebsites 4 area and C Troop remained busy with training. After returning from NTC, the TroopPhone Numbers 4 quickly moved into maintenance and inventories for the change of command. The Troop conducted an Army Physical Fitness Test and, after the change of command, began a se- ries of ranges. The month of October also saw a significant number of C Troop soldiers at schools. The month of November will continue with more training. Also during the month of November, there are several long weekends that should provide everyone an opportu- nity to spend time with family and enjoy some well-deserved time off. Captain SiderUpcoming Events FRG Corner11/17: Spouses ClubFt Drum Craft Fair Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the October FRG meeting. It was@ Monti Gym, 10-4 great to see so many of you! We appreciate your feedback from the anonymous surveys, and will use the information you provided to improve our FRG. We are excited for the12/06: Tree Lighting future and upcoming fundraisers, events, and meetings we have planned to finish out the@ Main Post Chapel, year.515 We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. We have more information to share with you, as well as a great fund raising opportunity. Please bring your canned goods to the meeting for donation, as November 16th is the last day of our collection. Thank you to those who have already donated! Please feel free to continue to contact us if you need assistance! Jill and Cat 1-71 Cav C Troop Newsletter: Page 1
  2. 2. October and November FRG Meetings The wealth of information presented at the October meeting is below. Please see theprint version of the newsletter for a more complete listing. Please see the print version of the newsletter or contact your key caller or FRG Leadersfor details regarding our November meeting.1. New People Cpt. Sider is the new CO for C Troop; SFC Bruce is the new First Sergeant; Jill and Cat arethe new FRG Leaders.2. Canned Goods & Toy Drive Instead of a holiday party, the FRG will be coordinating two community service events.For November, we will be doing a canned goods/non-perishable foods drive. Goods can bebrought in to 1SG Bruce, no later than November 16th. For December, we will be collectingtoys to donate to the Mountain of Toys giveaway on Fort Drum. Toys can be brought in to 1SGBruce, no later than December 8th.3. Recycling Drive All troops are participating in a recycling drive as a unit fundraiser. Bring in depositablebottles and cans (must say NY 5 cents on it) to the bins in the TOF and squadron buildings.Every donation received helps defray future event expenses.4. Mountain of Toys This program is sponsored by the Sergeants Major Association and Boy Scout Troop 26. Itbenefits families who meet the outlined criteria of financial hardship. Applications must besubmitted by November 30th.5. Welcome Packet This packet contains a wealth of information pertaining to Ft. Drum and the surroundingareas. Whether you have been here for years or are brand new, there is something for everyone! 1-71 Cav C Troop Newsletter: Page 2
  3. 3. All dates are subject to change!N Su M T W R F Sa We will be participating in a gift wrapping fundraiser in December. 9 10 Volunteers and supplies are needed. All proceeds from the month- EFMP Sup- VeteransO long event will benefit our FRG! port Group @ ACS Parade Syracuse FairgroundsV 11 12 13 ACS Baby 14 15 16 17 SCFD CraftE Massage Fair @ ACS Cou- Monti Gym pon Class 10-4M 18 19 20 ACS Home- made Xmas 21 BOSS Home for 22 23 24B HolidaysE 25 26 27 28 29 30 ACS Home- ACS Home- made Xmas made XmasR Wtrtwn Fest o’ TreesD Su M T W R F Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8E Watertown OTBP Holi- Fest. of Trees Ends day Sale ACS Wel- come Tour Tree Light- ACS Home- ing Main made Xmas Chapel @C 9 10 11 12 515pm 13 14 15 Trees for ACS Home-E Troops made Xmas (Location TBD)M 16 17 ACS Home- 18 19 20 21 22B made XmasE 23 24 25 26 27 28 29R 30 31 1-71 Cav C Troop Newsletter: Page 3
  4. 4. Websites Fort Drum: MWR: ACS: ACS Employment Readiness: In the shadows! Housing: Library: Tricare: DEERS: Military One Source: Plan My Move: Where is my POV: Where are my HHG: Fort Drum Facebook: 1-71 Cav Facebook: Charlie Troop Facebook: Sqdn FRSA: MWR Facebook: Library Facebook: If you need assis- brary/269047099442tance, please contactyour FRG Leader or Phone Numbers key caller. FRG Leaders: Cpt Sider: 315-772-3112 1SG Bruce: 315-772-2543 Chaplain Suh: 315-774-2674 MFLC - Julie: 315-405-6889, FRSA - Lisa Kadaraitis: 315-774-2663. Staff Duty: 315-774-2896 Training Room: 315-774-0564 Post Operator: 315-772-6011 In accordance with Tricare North: 1-877-874-2273 DoDI 4525.08, the Guthrie Clinic/Urgent Care: 315-772-2778 inclusion of some Samaritan (Watertown) Hospital: 315-785-4000 unofficial informa- Carthage Hospital: 315-493-1000 tion in this FRG Housing: 315-955-6644 newsletter has not Relocation Readiness: 315-772-6556increased the cost to ACS: 315-772-6556/6557 the government. School Liaison: 315-772-3214 /1311 McEwen Library: (315) 772-9099 Education Center: 315-772-6878 Military Police (Non-emergency): 315-772-5156 Military One Source (24/7/365): 1-800-342-9647 Emergency Chaplain (24 hour): 315-772-5647 1-71 Cav C Troop Newsletter: Page 4