USAACE Weekly Family Update 30 September 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 uc k. fr g ap @co n u s.ar m y. mi l Visit us at www.facebook.com/fortruckerfamilyINSIDE THIS ISSUE1 ACS Calendar of Events2 Did You Know? DD93 and SGLV3 Month of the Military Family events"Every great organization isthe lengthened shadow of a single man. His characterdetermines the character of his organization." Ralph Waldo Emerson www.housing.army.mil
Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly Update Upcoming Did you Know? Training/Workshops The DD Form 93 is the official and legal document used by Soldiers designating the person who should be notified in case of an emergency, sickness or death. 1 October – Southern The Soldier uses the form to designate the beneficiaries Landscaping & Gardening Class of certain benefits/entitlements such as death gratuity at the Center Library from 1:00 – and unpaid pay and allowances. It is imperative that 2:00 pm. (334) 255-3885. name and address of the persons to be notified in case of an emergency, sickness or death be complete and accurate. Addresses should include 1 October -- Couples Aloha a complete street address, city, state, country and zip code. Please ensure there is a Paradise Fun Night from 4-6pm. telephone number also listed for each individual on the form. Delays in notification of Register by calling (334) 255- the next of kin are directly related to information on the DD Form 93 being incomplete, 3898. inaccurate or outdated. Please ensure whenever the next of kin information changes that the DD Form 93 is updated. That includes PCS moves and changes in family dynamics. 5 October – Marriage 101 from 1300 – 1600 at the Spiritual Life Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI) is a term group life insurance program Center. Register nlt 3 October by for service members. It is available in increments of $10,000 up to the maximum of calling (334) 255-3898. $400,000. The policy is paid for by a monthly premium deducted from the Soldier’s pay. The beneficiary designation for SGLI is made on the SGLV Form 8286. Per AR 600-8-1 each principal and contingent beneficiary must be noted by name. Beneficiaries 5 & 6 October – Army Family cannot be designated by noting “BY LAW” or “BY WILL.” SGLI payments cannot be Action Plan (AFAP) at The directly paid to a minor. If a minor is named the beneficiary of SGLI, depending on state Landing. To submit issues call law the proceeds may not be released and used for the benefit of the minor until the (334) 255-2382 court is petitioned for the appointment of a guardian for the SGLI proceeds. At this point the Soldier has no input about the person selected to act for the minor. The appointed 6 Oct – 17 Nov – Becoming a guardian may be required to pay for a surety bond to ensure payment of the SGLI Love & Logic Parent Workshop proceeds. Some of the SGLI proceeds may be utilized to pay bond, court and legal at the Early Childhood Activity expenses rather than completely going to the minor. If a Soldier would like to designate Center. Register by calling (334) the proceeds of the SGLI to a child, he/she has the benefits of legal advice from the Staff 255-3898. Judge Advocate Office, in room 320 of the Soldier Service Center. They can review the options of UGMA, UTMA or a trust; all which would requires the Soldier to name a 13 October – Hunter Education custodian or trustee. A last will and testament, power of attorney or other document Classes at Adams Hall (Bldg. cannot change or cancel a SGLI beneficiary designation. The Soldier must complete a 5419) Room 120 beginning at new SGLV 8286 to update or change a beneficiary. 5:30 pm. For more information call Outdoor Rec (334) 255- An English proverb states “some are wise and some are otherwise.” Don’t leave to 4305. tomorrow what should be done today. Soldiers and spouses, keep your important documents updated and complete. Have an “I love you box” which includes all your important papers to include the DD Form 93 and SGLV 8286, so your loved ones are 18 & 25 October – Anger not left to presuming what should be done. Management Workshop from 0900 – 1130. To register call (334) 255-3898. 24 & 31 October – Divorce/Separation Co- Parenting Workshop from 0900 – 1200. To register, call (334) 255-3898. FRG Leader Training 20 October 2011 0800 – 1230 Call (334) 255-9578 for more details
USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3Month of the Military Family – November 2011 Do you know an outstanding Military Family that you would like to honor? Then be sure to submit your nomination to the ACS office in Bldg. 5700, Rm 390 no later than Friday, October 14th. Your nomination must describe specific contributions the Military Family has made to improve the quality of life for the Soldiers and Families in your unit/organization and the Fort Rucker Community. For specific criteria and requirements for nomination applications, please contact ACS at (334) 255-3817 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The “My Military Family” Art Contest is open to all military students between the ages of 4-11. Submit your color drawing depicting your family, on 8.5 x 11” paper in vertical (portrait) format. Please do not identify familymembers by name on the drawing. Please be sure to include student’s name, grade, name of parent(s), phone number and email address on the back of the drawing. The deadline for submission is 20 October to their Fort Rucker Primary & Elementary School Counselors. The deadline for off post students is 21 October to ACS (Bldg. 5700, Rm 390). The “What Being in a Military Family Means to Me” Essay Contest is open to all military students between the ages of 7-12. The essay should contain no less than 100 words and no more than 200 words and may be hand written or typed. Please be sure to include: student’s name, grade, name of parent (s), phone number and email address on the back of the essay. The deadline for submission for on post students is October 20th to their Fort Rucker Primary & Elementary School Counselors. The deadline for off post students is October 21st to ACS (Bldg. 5700, Rm 390). All winners will be announced at the “Salute to Military Families” event on 5 November from 1000 – 1300 at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields.