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FRSA Flash 30 Aug

  1. 1. Knighthawk Government Organization Task Force Knighthawk FRSA Flash August 30, 2012 8/23-9/3 NYS Fair Syracuse 9/3 Division DONSA 9/4 BACK TO SCHOOL 9/4 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS 9/4 Division Take Your Kids to School Day 9/5-6 AFTB Level I 0900-1600 ACS 9/8 – Teen Block Party – Youth Center 9/10 – Resume Writing Workshop – Army Community Service 9/10 & 11 – HIRED Training – Youth Center 9/11 – EFMP Support Group – Army Community Service 9/11 – Family Night – Commons 9/11 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS 9/12 Fort Drum Town Hall Information Forum 1030-1200 The Commons 9/14 – Hearts Apart Support Group – ACS 9/14 – Teen Lock – In – Youth Center 9/15 – BOSS 5-K Run – BOSS 9/15 – ATV Safety Class – Parks and RecreationHave questions or con- 9/15 – 2012 Two-Person Captain and Crew Golf Tournamentcerns? Be sure to contact Sportsyour FRG Leader or Task 9/15 Retiree Appreciation Day 0900-1500 Clark HallForce FRSA. 9/15 – Red and Black Football Trip - BOSSTask Force Commander 9/15 & 16 – 2012 Unit League Softball Championships - SportsLTC Matthew Braman 9/15-16 NY Yankee’s Baseball Game Departing 0800 Out- door RecreationTask Force CSM 9/17 – 21 – AFTB Instructor Training – ACSCSM Robert Parmer 9/17 – 21 – Master Resiliency Training – ACS 9/18 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACSTask Force FRSA 9/21 – Midnight Sports – Youth CenterKelley Arnold 9/22 – Adirondack Railroad Fall Foliage Trip – Parks and Recreation
  2. 2. ATTENTION VALUED PATRONS / PARENTS 30 August 2012 FEE INCREASES and PROGRAM CHANGESDear Valued Customer, As we have kept you apprised over the past two years, we are moving towards Department of De-fense standardized rate fees. This October is the final incremental phase for Fort Drum to reach Armystandard. Department of Defense will then implement equitable rates throughout the Armed Forces. In addition to Department of the Army forecasted rate fee increases, the following Deployment Sup-port Service Programs are eliminated 1 October 2012:X 20% fee reduction for all Child Development Services programsX Youth Sports fee credit up to $100 per deployment cycle per child/youth.X SKIES Unlimited Instructional Class fee credit up to $300 per deployment cycle per child/youth.X $2.00 Hourly Care fee beyond the 16 free respite child care hours.Those currently deployed as of 1 October 2012 are grandfathered and will continue to receive deploy-ment support services they are currently receiving.Should you have any questions on the program impact as it effects your Family, please inquire at thefront desk or by calling Parent Central Services at 772-8675.
  3. 3. Attention! The following offices of the Army Education Center at the McEwen Complex will be closed 31 Aug 2012: Counseling Services Military Testing Center Multi-Use Learning facility POC for this action is Joe Agresti, ESO at or 772-8580 Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity (TIAHFH) is looking for several new members to volunteer their time as members of our various committees. Each committee is a vital part of our organization, working di- rectly with our Board of Directors. We are looking for 4 to 6 members for each committee. WHAT: Committee Orientation meeting WHEN: Monday September 10th @ 6:00pm WHERE: Maggie’s On The River, 500 Newell St., Watertown (Conference Room, 2nd Floor) If you can attend, please RSVP via email to or call Pam Rajner at486-7321. 1-2 Sept - Redfield Old Home Days: Saturday chicken barbeque; parade 6pm; band 8pm-12midnight. Sunday band 1-4pm; chicken barbeque. Family fun both days with games for all ages. 4879 Cty Rte 17 Redfield, 1000 Islands-Seaway, NY, 13437 1-3 Sept - Oswego Canal Festival: Enjoy a free fun-filled Labor Day Weekend and help celebrate the NYS Barge Canal System at the H. Lee White Marine Museum. Tour the visiting canal schooner, the Lois McClure, along with the museums Derrick Boat No. 8, the LT5, and the Ontario. Enjoy canal history presentations and participate in old time games and crafts. Bring the family to enjoy and appreciate New Yorks history. A $3 fee will be charged to tour the museum; children 16/under free. 1 W. First St. Pier, Oswego, 1000 Islands- Seaway, NY, 13126 15 Sept - Ghostly Evening with Anne Borick: Ghost hunters share tales of the supernatural; bring a flashlight. Sponsored by Friends of Mexico Point Park. Mexico Point Dr. Mexico, 1000 Islands-Seaway, NY, 13114 Web- site: 15 Sept - Lowville Cream Cheese Festival: join the fun and games and watch the parade! Lowville, NY 16 Sept - Wild Edibles with Nancy Kaiser: Nature talk and walk. Learn about natures fall bounty. off Rte. 104B Mexico, 1000 Islands-Seaway, NY, 13114 Website: Old McDonalds Farm is once again offering FREE corn (6 ears) with a paid Military Family admission. Families must ask for the offer. The offer is good through next Monday. Old McDonalds continues to offer the sea- sonal $2 off an adult admission with a valid military id. Childbirth Education Classes—Tuesdays 1330-1530 Series of 4 classes call to register at 772-6404
  4. 4. Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does notrepresent the views or endorsement of Task Force Knighthawk or the United States Army. This material is for per-sonal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guide-lines.