USAACE Weekly Family Update 6 January 2012 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 January Calendar of Events2 Did You Know? Getting Newborns, Adopted children and Pre-Adopted Children TRICARE coverage3 Rucker Lanes Youth Bowling – starts 14 JanuaryBe always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let eachNew Year find you a better man. ~ Benjamin Franklin Fort Rucker is asking you to SLOW DOWN and observe the speed limits on post. Violators will be ticketed, multiple offenders could lose their post driving privileges.
Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly Update Upcoming Did you Know? Your newborn or adopted child must be registered in the Defense Training/Workshops Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) before you can 9 January – 16 February -- Boot enroll in any TRICARE health plan. Camp at PFF. Call (334) 255- 3794 for more information. To register your child in DEERS, you must submit the following to your ID card office: 10 January – EFMP Information An original or certified-copy of the birth certificate or certificate & Support Group meeting from of live birth (signed by the attending physician or other 0900 – 1000 at The Center responsible person from a U.S. hospital or military treatment Library. Topic for meeting is “Available Resources for facility), or consular report of birth (FS-240) for children Individuals with Special Needs & overseas; Disabilities. Call (334) 255-9277. A record of adoption or a letter of placement of the child into the home by a recognized placement/adoption agency or the court 18 & 19 January – AFTB Level III before the final adoption; and from 0830 – 1430 at The Commons (Bldg. 8950). Call An Application for Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment (DD (334) 255-2382 for more Form 1172-2) signed by the sponsor and verifying official from information and to register. a uniformed services identification (ID) card-issuing facility. If the sponsor cant sign the DD Form 1172-2 in person at an ID 20 January – Newcomer’s card facility, then a notarized copy of the form is required. The Welcome at The Landing from spouse must submit presentation of a power of attorney if the 0830 – 1030 sponsor didnt sign the DD Form 1172-2. 23 January – CYSS Parent Advisory Council Meeting from You can apply for your childs Social Security number (SSN) on the 1200 – 1300 at the Youth Cener. Social Security Administration Website, or by calling 1-800-772-1213. For more info, call (334) 255- Once you receive your childs SSN, be sure to update their DEERS 2958 information. 24 & 26 January – Home Buying TRICARE Prime Coverage & Selling Workshop at Bldg. If any family member is enrolled in Prime, TRICARE Prime covers 8950, 7th Ave. from 1830 – 2000. To register call (334) 255-9639. the following: 1. Newborns for 60 days beginning from the date of birth; 26 January – Get R.E.A.L from 2. Adopted children for 60 days beginning from the effective date 0830 – 1430 at The Commons of the actual adoption; and (Bldg. 8950). To register call 3. Pre-adoptive children for 60 days beginning on the date of (334) 255-2382 placement of the court or approved adoption agency. 31 January – Stress Management Workshop at Early Childhood To continue Prime coverage past the first 60 days, you must enroll Activity Center (Bldg. 3705) on your newborn or adoptee in either TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Dean St. from 9-11. To register Prime Remote within the 60-day window. On the 61st day and after, if call (334) 255-3898. your child isnt enrolled, TRICARE processes all future claims under TRICARE Standard and Extra (higher costs) until your child is enrolled. Your child loses TRICARE eligibility after 365 days unless they are enrolled in DEERS. The Deparment of Defense has released the 2012 BAH rates which took effect on 1 January 2012. For more information visit www.defensetravel.dod.mil
USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3 Your Vote helped!! -- SOS Animal Shelter wins $50k Thank you to all who took the time to give back to our local community by voting for the SOS Animal Shelter in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. They were winners and will be receiving $50k to build an administrative building and cat house. The SOS Animal Shelter on Hwy 84 is the only “no kill” shelter in the area. 2012 Military Pay Chart available at www.armytimes.com/money/pay_charts/