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
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
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.firstname.lastname@example.org://safety.army.mil/mmp/
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 email@example.com.