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13 may 2011

  1. 1. USAACE Weekly Family Update 13 May 2011 US AAC E F R S A, B ld g. 8 9 5 0 , 7 t h Av e n u e, Fo rt R uc k er, Al 3 6 3 6 2 ( 3 3 4 ) 2 5 5 -0 9 6 0 o r r u c k. fr g ap @co n u s.ar m y. mi l Force Protection Condition (FPCON) Levels FPCON Alpha:INSIDE THIS ISSUE  When there is a general threat of possible terrorist1 FPCON Levels and activity, the nature and extent of which are unpredictable, against what they mean to you personnel and facilities  General conditions suggest possible violence2 Did you Know?  Nothing indicates that this installation is targeted  Must be capable of being maintained indefinitely3 Use Credit Wisely  Expect random vehicle checks and increased crime prevention efforts Workshop FPCON Bravo:4 New Motorcycle  When an increased and more predictable terrorist threat Training website activity exists  Nothing indicates that installation is targeted  Extra precaution is appropriate to deter terrorist planning  Must be capable of being maintained for weeks without hardship  Expect to see closer inspection of vehicles and deliveries, ID checks, and a greater presence of guards on your installation FPCON Charlie:“If you have knowledge,  When an incident occurs or when intelligence indicates that let others light their some form of terrorist targeting against personnel and facilities is candles at it.” imminent  Evidence of terrorist attack planning, such as terrorist ~Margaret Fuller surveillance or reports from local sources  Strong protective measures are required, but the unit must continue its regular mission activities  Implemented for only a short period of time  Expect rigorous efforts to inspect vehicles and facilities, and you may be required to participate in special guard duties. FPCON Delta:  When a terrorist attach has occurred or when intelligence indicates imminent terrorist action against a specific location  The installation moves to a high state of alert, and commander implements mandatory security measures  Additional security measures delay and interrupt normal routines Visit www.schoolquest.org for more information
  2. 2. Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateUpcoming Training: Did you Know? DoD is removing Social Security Numbers from ID cards. To protect your privacy and personal identity information, your Social Security Number (SSN) is being replaced with a DoD ID Number on all ID cards.Upcoming Events:  1-31 May – FREE Bowling from ID Card Changes: 7-11am and from 1-5pm Monday  As of June 2011, SSNs will no longer be printed on any new ID card thru Friday. Does not include shoe rental.  SSN removal will occur in three phases  Your new ID card will have a DoD ID Number in place of your SSN  11 May – Women’s Health Fair at  Your DoD ID Number will be used as the Geneva Conventions serial number The Landing from 10 – 7pm  If you are eligible for DoD benefits, there will also be a DoD Benefit Number printed on your new ID Card.  12 & 13 May – Comedy Dinner Theater in the Landing from 6 – For more information visit www.dmdc.osd.mil/smartcard. 8:30 pm. **Age 18 & older. Tickets can be bought at the Landing Zone. Lyster Army Health Clinic (LAHC)  13 May – Family Fun Fitness Visit the Lyster Army Health Clinic’s (LAHC) website – Festival at the Commissary from www.rucker.amedd.army.mil for a wealth of information about the 9-4pm. Two Zumba demos at clinic. Anything from Access to Care information to Pharmacy 1030 & 2pm. Formulary for Beneficiaries information to Important Announcements.  16 May – 24 June – Summer Reading Program Registration at the Center Library for grades K- 8th for 2010 – 2011 school year. For more info call (334) 255- 3885.  17 May – EFMP Focus Group Meeting at The Commons, Family Support Facility (Bldg. 8950) from 9-11am.  24 May – EFMP Information & Support Group in The Landing Zone at 9 am. Topic: TRICARE and Extended Care Health Options (ECHO) benefits and services.  28 May – Lake Fest and BOSS Car Show at West Beach, Lake Tholocco starting at 12 Noon. www.stonemountainpark.com Active Duty Military get in FREE, visiting Families save $10/ticket 28 – 30 May
  3. 3. USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3Using Credit Wisely – Debt Management, Credit Reports & ScoresA recent survey conducted by the FINRA Investor EducationFoundation revealed several disturbing trends among military andcivilian respondents:  Over 1/3 of military respondents reported facing difficulties in covering monthly expenses and paying bills  Only ½ of the respondents have “rainy day” funds set aside for unanticipated financial emergencies  More than one in five respondents reported engaging in alternative borrowing methods (such as payday loans, pawn shops, and tax refund advances)  And over ¼ of credit card holders report owing more than $10,000 in credit card debt.Financial problems have a direct impact on mission and familyreadiness. If you or others are struggling with managing yourpersonal debt, make it a point to attend this event. RSVP nlt20 May to Edwin.burden@us.army.mil.https://safety.army.mil/mmp/
  4. 4. Page 4 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateFamily Fun Fitness – May 13th Family Fun Fitness Festival will be held on Friday, 13 May from 0900 – 1600. Join Family & MWR as they spotlight Family Fun Fitness activities in front of the commissary! Family and MWR activities will be open to the public!  Bowling Demo (win coupons from Rucker Lanes)  Putt-Putt Demo (win coupons from Silver Wings Golf Course)  Zumba Dance (from 1030 – 1400) The Exchange will offer specials during the Family Fun Festival:  GNC Coupons for healthy shakes  Sports Shop coupons  Game Stop area where patrons can play and connect with different games on TV  Foosball Tournament  Information on fitness equipment (available to purchase). New Motorcycle Training & Local Hazards website To sign up for motorcycle training visit their new website at https://apps.imcom.army.mil/airs. There will be 3 dropdown menus: Select “Southeast”, “Fort Rucker,” “Name of course you want to attend.” Local Community Events Family Art Night – FREE! 14 May, 9-3pm at Dothan Civic Center, 126 Bring your family in for an electrifying N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan. arts experience! This family-friendly evening is filled with hands-on art Southeast Alabama Medical Center and making stations and guest artist "Alabama Baby" magazine will sponsor demonstrations/performances. Babypalooza, an event for new, expectant and hopeful parents. Its a day full of fun You wont leave the Museum empty and information with exhibitors handed on Family Night as you will have highlighting a broad range of items the opportunity to create multiple important to parents. Everyone is invited works of art and explore a diverse set of to join medical professionals and other arts experiences. parents for activities such as a citywide baby shower, car seat Get in touch with your inner artist as inspection/installation and new product you discover the world of art by looking, demonstrations. Attendees will also learn hearing, touching, moving and feeling! more about event planning, natural 5p - 7p. parenting and child safety. For more information, please call SAMC Media 26 May ^ 23 June ^ 28 July Coordinator Steve Pearce at (334) 793- 8107, or via e-mail at spearce@samc.org.