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6 may 2011

  1. 1. USAACE Weekly Family Update 6 May 2011US 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 lINSIDE THIS ISSUE1 National Women’s Health Week: May 8 – 14, 2011 National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the2 Kids Bowl FREE, All U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The Summer!! theme for 2011 is “It’s Your Time.” National Women Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages them to take steps to3 Aviation Spouse Day improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. Update – 26 lucky Those steps include: spouses announced!  Getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both, each week.  Eating a nutritious diet  Visiting a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.  Avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt“If you have knowledge,  Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and let others light their managing stress. candles at it.” ~Margaret Fuller Fort Rucker is recognizing Women’s Health Week with a Women’s Health Fair at The Landing on 11 May from 10:00 – 7:00 pm. Scheduled Presentations include:  11 am – Medical Center Enterprise – The Importance of Screening Early Detection  1 pm – Lyster Army Health Clinic – Women’s Wellness  2pm – Southeast Alabama Medical Center – Helping More Hearts Beat Longer and Stronger  3pm – Dothan Periodontics & Implants, Guest Speakers: Dr. John Miller & Dr. Daniel Pittman, Periodontics & Dental Implant Solutions  4pm – Humana – Providing a Safety Net for Your Family For more information, call (334) 598-5311. www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
  2. 2. Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateUpcoming Training: Kids Bowl 2 FREE Games -- Every Day/All  “Army 101” (AFTB Level I) – Summer 3-5 May from 0830 – 1430 Bldg. 5700, Rm 371A. To Terms & Conditions: Not good for use register, call (334) 255-AFTB. with daycare outings, camps, business or club outings, or birthday partyUpcoming Events: celebrations. Age requirements: 15 and  1-31 May – FREE Bowling from under. 7-11am and from 1-5pm Monday thru Friday. Does not include Standard shoe rental rates apply. Participating Bowling Lanes in the local area include: shoe rental. Dothan Lanes and Patricia Lanes in Dothan, and Boland Lanes Amusement in Enterprise. To register for your 2 free games visit www.kidsbowlfree.com.  8 May – Mother’s Day Brunch at the Landing  11 May – Women’s Health Fair at The Landing from 10 – 7pm Military One Source -- Webinars Military One Source (MOS) offers webinars, web-based  12 & 13 May – Comedy Dinner training sessions using teleconference audio and the Theater in the Landing from 6 – internet to deliver an interactive seminar, on various 8:30 pm. **Age 18 & older. Tickets can be bought at the topics. May’s topics are: Landing Zone.  The Spouse Career Center: Your Success Is Our Mission --  13 May – Family Fun Fitness Achieving your career and educational goals when you move Festival at the Commissary from 9-4pm. Two Zumba demos at frequently can be a challenge. Let MOS help smooth the way with 1030 & 2pm. information about portable work options, flexible college options, licensing and where to find job postings.  16 May – 24 June – Summer o Friday, 20 May at 11am EST Reading Program Registration at o Tuesday, 24 May at 2pm EST the Center Library for grades K- 8th for 2010 – 2011 school year. For more info call (334) 255-  Business Opportunity, Employment and Work-at-Home Scams – 3885. Make money in your bathrobe! $100,000 a year in your spare time! Sound too good to be true? Well, it is. FTC attorney, Carol Kando-  17 May – EFMP Focus Group Pineda shows you how to recognize scams that promise to find you a Meeting at The Commons, Family Support Facility (Bldg. job, promise you’ll make money, but end up costing you instead. 8950) from 9-11am. o Thursday, 26 May at 11am EST  24 May – EFMP Information &  On the Hunt: Exploring Employment Opportunities Through USA Support Group in The Landing Jobs – As a military spouses, you often find yourself living on or Zone at 9 am. Topic: TRICARE and Extended Care Health near installations that employ federal civil servants. You too, could Options (ECHO) benefits and be one and land a federally appropriated or non-appropriated job services. through USA jobs, the official job site for the United States Federal Government. Using your Military Spouse Preference to get your  28 May – Lake Fest and BOSS foot in the door of Federal Civil Service Employment, you could be Car Show at West Beach, Lake Tholocco starting at 12 Noon. eligible for priority placement and/or military spouse preference. o Tuesday, 31 may at 12Noon EST www.rezilientlife.com
  3. 3. USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3 Aviation Spouse Day – 3 Jun 2011 Congratulations to the following 26 lucky spouses who will participate in the first Aviation Spouse Day event on 3 June! Thank you to everyone who registered! Leslie Burdick Margaret Heyer-Erlandson Merissa Beckwith Carly Murray Sabrina Johnson Brandy Conyers Gina Aarstad Jen Brooks Jessika Haselbauer Ashley Kennedy Caitlin Johnson Lindsey Skilling Tonja Butler Cheryl Frank Odessa Bickett Melissa Marrero Laura Bryant Christina Zieglar Sarah De Land Tyeasa Thompson Beverly Haggard Jennifer Hall Kasey Verneer Kathryn Jenkins Molly Schellin Petra HokansonPresidential Proclamation – Military Spouse Appreciation Day Military spouses serve as steady and supportive partners to the heroes in uniform who protect and defend our great Nation everyday. Across America and around the world, military spouses serve our country in their own special way, helping families and friendsthrough the stress of a deployment, caring for our wounded warriors, and supporting each other when a loved one has made theultimate sacrifice. Our service members and their families seldom ask for support or recognition. They carry out their duties to family and countrywith the quiet courage and strength that has always exemplified the American spirit. On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we havean opportunity to not only honor the husbands and wives of our service members, but also thank them by actively expressing ourgratitude in both word and deed. When a member of our Armed Forces is deployed, an entire family is called to serve. The readiness of our troops depends on thereadiness of our military families, as millions of parents, children, and loved ones sacrifice as well. This means supporting our militaryspouses is also a national security imperative. Earlier this year, my Administration released the report on military families,Strengthening our Military Families: Meeting Americas Commitment, which marshaled resources from across our Government toidentify new opportunities to support these patriots. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are working tirelessly to enlist all sectors of American life to address the uniquechallenges of military families. Their national initiative, "Joining Forces," mobilizes Americans to give our service members and theirfamilies the opportunities and support they have earned. Americans can find service projects, send messages of thanks to militaryfamilies, and learn more about this initiative by visiting: www.JoiningForces.gov. On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, let us join together to show our service members we are taking care of their families backhome as they serve our Nation across the globe. As neighbors, teachers, parents, and fellow citizens, we can reach out to militaryhusbands and wives in our communities. We can show our appreciation in countless ways, from offering to help with householdmaintenance and childcare to encouraging the community involvement and career development of military spouses. It is through our actions that we show our commitment to our service members and their spouses. By embracing military families,we demonstrate our partnership in the defense of our freedom and the security of the United States. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me bythe Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2011, as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I call uponthe people of the United States to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and ofthe Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. BARACK OBAMA
  4. 4. Page 4 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateFort Rucker Commissary Case Lot Sale – May 13th – 15th Taking advantage of your commissary benefit automatically puts you in the “smart shopper” category, but taking advantage of our case lot sales is your ticket into the genius category! Everywhere you turn these days, you’ll find recipes and advice on stretching a ten dollar bill into a meal for a family of four. So I set out, with sharpened pencil and paper in hand, along with a copy my commissary’s case lot sale listing, to discover how much it would take to feed that same size family using items featured in the case lot sale.Meal number one features ready-to-serve chicken and rice soup (75 cents per can) paired with grilled cheese sandwiches (usingregular priced ingredients) and a double batch of freshly made brownies for dessert. Grand total -- $3.60! And that even includesthe eggs and oil you have to add to the 35 cents per pouch brownie mix.Meal number two provides your family of four with a complete spaghetti dinner for $2.57. I’m not lying – add it up for yourself!The ingredients you’ll need are half a box of spaghetti (70 cents per box), one regular priced can of spaghetti sauce (89 cents percan) and two cans of green beans (49 cents per can). Turn 8 slices of the bread you bought for the grilled cheese sandwiches intogarlic bread, and your grand total becomes $3.80.Unbelievable, but absolutely true! So, next time you encounter advice for preparing a $10 dinner for a family of four, count yourcommissary benefit as one of your money savings blessings. Don’t forget to pity the poor folks without it, as you try out thisweek’s collection of recipes. They all feature ingredients from the case lot sale*Article: Case Lot Sale Become Economical Meals – by Kay Blakley, DeCA Home Econimist (21 Sept 09); www.commissaries.com Fort Rucker Thrift Shop Logo Design Contest Calling all artists, young and small!!! Your talents are being requested to design a logo for the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop. Designs should be emailed to Donna Woodham at donnawoodham@hotmail.com , mailed to The Fort Rucker Thrift Shop, PO Box 620162, Fort Rucker, Al 36362, or dropped off at the Thrift Shop nlt 31 May. The winning designer will be notified on 7 June. Local Community Events Landmark Park Movies in May Enjoy a movie under the starts on the“Mindscape” performed by The Gazebo Lawn. BringPatti Rutland Jazz dance your picnic and lawncompany at the Dothan Opera chairs. Movies beginHouse on Friday, 6 May, at 7pmSaturday, 7 May and Sunday, 8May. Admission: $5/personTickets for military $12.Available at the Dothan Civic 6 May – A Bug’s LifeCenter box office. On Sunday, 13 May – To Kill amothers can attend free with Mockingbirdpurchase of a regularly priced 20 May – The Gooniesticket ($18).