Another month has come and gone. At the beginning of every month, I think I have all the time in the world. At the end of every month, I ponder how the time flew by and wonder where it went. We have a great article this month from Ramon Masionet, “Time and Time Again” - make sure to check it out. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; we have a very informative interview with Dr. Shogun from BACH and an MWR colleague is brave enough to share her journey through breast cancer treatments. You’ll notice that the editor’s photo, to the left, now has two faces. We take turns working as the lead editor each month, but in reality we work together every month to make this an enjoyable publication filled with relevant information – so we decided that we would like to be pictured together. Last but certainly not least – you don’t want to miss the article by William Corlew, “Have You Ever Peeped?” Enjoy the Autumn…Winter will be here before we know it!
CynDe Clack and Tara Goodson, Editors email@example.com
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Inside this issue
William D. Corlew III Tammie Heath Dr. Grace Lee Ramon M. Maisonet Military One Source Jessica Ryan
One In Eight Breast Cancer Awarness Month.
Linda’s Journey One woman’s journey through breast cancer treatments.
Estep Wellness Center Fee Increase Keeping up with rising costs.
Creative Director Sears Hallett
10 ECFT Photo Contest One more chance to enter the ECFT photo contest.
12 Nashville - Music City
CynDe Clack Paula Hallett Stacy Rzepka Deborah Young Tennessee Department of Tourism
Nashville is more than country music.
14 Bad Breath – Just Bad Odor or Something More Serious? Facts and tips about halitosis.
18 Your Home Away From Home Activities for Single Soldiers and Families.
19 What is Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS)? More programs than you can imagine.
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24 Time and Time Again What makes some of us early and some of us late?
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27 Don’t Get Bounced That Guy Commentary
28 Have You Ever Peeped? Every year, nature changes with the season – take time to enjoy it.
29 Single Life in the Military What Military One Source offers you.
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Body Mind & Spirit
One in Eight “You have breast cancer” is not something anyone wants to hear. Unfortunately, close to 250,000 women in the United States will hear those words from a doctor in any given year. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. In fact, a woman has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime.
One in eight As a woman, learning the hard facts about breast cancer turned my legs to jelly and set my heart racing. I can honestly say I have done more thorough Breast Self Exams (BSE) in the last few months researching this article, than I have ever done in my life. One in eight means a co-worker, a friend, a sister, a mother, a niece, a daughter. It means us. It means nearly 40,000 will die annually from breast cancer in the United States alone. The World Health Organization states breast cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, affecting women in all countries, no matter the modernization level. Breast cancer knows no boundaries; your economic, social, religious, ethnic, or marital status doesn’t matter. It doesn’t care how many years you have celebrated a birthday. It does not discriminate.
Second leading cause of cancer death I was very surprised to learn breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. There are numerous awareness campaigns, articles, headlines and women in our lives that bring it to our attention. Shouldn’t that mean death rates are decreasing? In short, they are. Since 1989, the rate has dropped to 1 in 36 deaths attributed to breast cancer, in part because of the numerous awareness campaigns that stress early detection and improved treatment options. 1 in 36 still seems like an awfully high number to me. After learning that statistic, I wondered about my own risk factors, particularly since breast cancer is no stranger to my Family. A million questions raced through my mind. What causes breast cancer? Am I at risk? Are my daughters at risk? Should I get tested to find out if I am at risk? If I do have a positive test result of a genetic mutation, will I have a complete mastectomy? Am I doing my BSE correctly? Should I schedule another mammogram? If I were diagnosed, what are my treatment options? Oh no, is that a lump?!?
by Tara Goodson
Causes and risk factors Doctors rarely know why one woman will develop breast cancer and another will not. Billions of dollars are earmarked for research, and yet we cannot pinpoint the causes of breast cancer. In spite of what memes, social media feeds, and urban legends tell you; you cannot get breast cancer from caffeine, deodorant, underwire bras or cell phones. What doctors do know is breast cancer is always caused by damage to the cell’s DNA. They also know that women with certain risk factors are more likely than others to become the one in eight. You can avoid some risk factors (such as drinking alcohol) but others (such as Family history) cannot be avoided. Keep in mind, 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no known Familial risk factors. After my initial search for information, I sat down with Dr. Paul Shogan, Chief of Radiology at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH), to get my questions answered. The internet is an amazing tool, but it will never replace a face to face conversation with a medical professional. Earlier this year, Angelina Jolie made headlines for her double mastectomy and disclosure of a mutation to the BRCA1 gene. Naturally, my first question to him was should I get tested for the mutation? I learned several things by his response. He asked if I am of Ashkenazi Jewish (Eastern European Jewish) descent I am not, therefore my risk of having the mutation is lower than if I were of that ethnic heritage. I should note, genetic mutations can occur in any racial or ethnic group. Knowing is important, but not everyone needs genetic testing. Known genetic mutations only account for a small percentage of breast cancer (15%); most diagnosed cases are completely random. Dr. Shogan stressed the importance of learning more about your Family history before pursuing genetic testing. This includes finding out if you have a first degree relative that has been diagnosed: a first degree relative is a parent, sibling or child. A genetics counselor may recommend testing if any of these factors run in your Family:
if you test negative, you are still at risk for developing cancer. Remember, 85% of diagnosed breast cancer cases have no known genetic cause. After reiterating the higher environmental risk factors, Dr. Shogan asked about my alcohol consumption, smoking history, my exercise habits (or lack thereof), my eating habits and several other questions. During the course of our discussion, he was honest and direct about my risk factors. Educating yourself about your risk factors and early detection are keys to the proper treatment of breast cancer.
• More than one Family member on the same side diagnosed with the same cancer (two ovarian, two breast, two prostate). • Breast cancer before age 50 • Breast cancer in both breasts • Ovarian cancer at any age • Male breast cancer • Both breast and ovarian cancer in the same individual If you have the above risk factors, then undergoing testing is recommended only after speaking with a genetic counselor. If you do have a genetic mutation to BRCA1, there is a 60-80% chance of developing breast cancer and a 30-45% chance for ovarian cancer. After hearing the statistics from Dr. Shogan and reading more of Angelina’s Family history of cancer (mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt were all diagnosed early in life), I understood why she chose such an aggressive form of treatment. If you test positive for BRCA2 mutation, your risks are 50-70% and 10-20% for breast and ovarian cancers respectively. Your risks never decrease if you have the genetic mutation. In fact, after undergoing an aggressive procedure such as a preventative mastectomy - there is still a 1-2% risk of developing breast cancer. Not to mention
Simply put, early detection is the key to treatment. A monthly BSE should be done - monthly! Not infrequently a woman’s partner will detect a lump before the woman herself finds it. Be sure to do your BSE correctly. Lavene Lohrbach, Lead Mammography Tech at BACH, pointed out a BSE needs to start from the far part of the armpit, to center mass of your sternum. You also need to check from your collar bone to the crease of your breast. Look at your breasts in your reflection: do you see any changes to your skin or an asymmetric size change (one growing or shrinking by a cup size)? Do you notice nipple inversion or have bloody nipple discharge? All of these or none of these could be indicators of breast cancer. No wonder women are confused! An annual mammogram is recommended for high risk patients and women over 40. The self referred appointment system at BACH follows the module set by Tricare. Many women are scared to have a mammogram done, but as Lavene stated, “Breast cancer and the treatment of it hurts a lot more than a mammogram does.” The techs at BACH will spend as much time as a patient needs to make her comfortable with getting a mammogram done. If further tests are needed, you may have an ultrasound, a MRI, or even a biopsy.
Treatment There are two goals when it comes to treatment of breast cancer: to rid the body of cancer as completely as possible and to prevent cancer from returning. Federal law regulates the reporting results of your mammogram. This means you will receive your results within 30 days from the post office. If a radiologist suspects breast cancer, a biopsy will be recommended. Dr. Shogan stated that once the radiologist receives the biopsy result, the final pathologic diagnosis in conjunction with the imaging findings are collaborated to arrive at a management plan. At BACH, all diagnoses both negative and positive, are given to the patient face to face. With the variables in the stages of breast cancer, the location of the cancer, and type, the course of treatment depends on the patient. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone and biological therapy or any combination are all options that are available. What works for one, may not work for another; be sure to ask questions of your healthcare team. One in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer; one in 36 will die from breast cancer. Education, awareness and early detection can decrease your chance of being the one in 36. It can also decrease your co-worker’s, friend’s, sister’s, mother’s, niece’s, and your daughter’s chance of being the one in 36.
Body Mind & Spirit by Tara Goodson
A little less than a year ago, the dynamic in our workplace changed subtly. My co-workers were speaking softer and the typical laughter heard through the hallways was absent. It took a couple of days for the word to spread; a colleague had been diagnosed with breast cancer. My heart ached when I heard that it was Linda Westergart. Linda and her husband, Monty, a Retiree, are familiar faces in our community. Both are Civilian employees within the MWR Family and true to form, our MWR Family banded together to support Linda during her treatment. To understand how easy it is to support Linda, you need to know her. My grandmother would say she is a pistol! I would say she is strong, influential and inspiring. Throughout her treatments, she maintained a positive attitude filled with humor and forthrightness. Her journey began in September of last year while shopping at the Exchange. Being a very expressive talker, Linda accidentally hit herself in the chest. “A lump” instantly flashed across her brain. There wasn’t any pain, but she could definitely feel one when she performed a Breast Self Exam (BSE). She immediately made an appointment with Radiology at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and went for her mammogram within a week. Despite the patience of the mammography tech and the unusual contortions Linda performed, only a small sliver of the
lump was readable on her mammogram. She was immediately referred for an ultrasound of her breast and shortly after that, an appointment was made with a surgeon for a biopsy. Questions like “what if…” were asked during her appointment. What if it is cancer, what if it’s Stage 1, 2, 3 or even 4? Options were presented but it was stressed they would not be able to make a definite decision until after the biopsy. In early October, Linda went in for her biopsy. Linda admitted she was surprised that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her Family has no known cases of breast or ovarian cancer. Once she was able to wrap her head around the diagnosis, she jumped into action. With Monty at her side, she scheduled an appointment, this time for a lumpectomy.
Without a doubt in her mind, she remained at BACH for her treatment. “BACH is able to care for our Soldiers, why shouldn’t they be able to care for me?” was her response when I asked why she didn’t choose to go to Vanderbilt, which is well-regarded for cancer treatment. During her lumpectomy, her tumor was found to be 2.8 cm in diameter and attached to her chest wall. In layman’s terms, she had Stage 3 Breast Cancer. Following surgery, the recommened treatment consisted of chemotherapy and radiation. With Monty at her side she started the first of six chemotherapy treatments within a month.
Two different drugs made up her cocktail that she received via IV every third Thursday. Our MWR Family supported Linda by wearing pink, decorating her office, calling, emailing and texting her. We also checked in with Monty for updates and to make sure he was doing well. A bit more than a month after chemotherapy was done, she began daily radiation treatments. 33 sessions and several appointments later, she has been given the all clear. During our discussion about the last year, she said “My biggest challenge the last year was trying to figure out how to match my headgear to my outfits!” Linda is a woman with an eclectic taste in fashion. It wasn’t unusual to see her in a scarf with skulls one day and the very next, pastel polka dots; both worn with a fierce sense of personality and individuality. Her hair loss, due to her chemo treatments, was taken in stride, much like the other side effects she endured. Her biggest challenge during treatment was the overwhelming sense of fatigue. Linda’s strength during treatment was apparent with her continued work schedule. She missed minimal work days and contributed it to her healthy lifestyle and the fact that Monty made sure she ate regularly, slept whenever she needed and stepped up his already more than fair share of the household chores. She said he would wake her up from a nap to give her small amounts of food, fill her in on the projects he had completed and then shoo her back to bed. “A great support system is paramount to recovery, without it, I would not have been able to rest and let my body heal the way it needed to.”
Linda is completely candid about the fact she did not perform BSEs every month. Had she performed them correctly, her tumor would not have grown to the size it was, and perhaps would not have been attached to her chest wall. “Perform a BSE correctly every month, ladies!” Linda made it seem like the process of being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer seem a breeze. Her graciousness, humor and honesty opened a clear line of communication to anyone with questions about her diagnosis. Today, Linda proudly walks our hallways with a smile, and without a scarf.
In the Know
Estep Wellness Center Fee Increase by CynDe Clack
No one likes a price increase, but we all know sometimes it is necessary. Estep Wellness Center has not had a fee increase since December 2011. They have repaired and remodeled; upgraded, renovated and replaced equipment during this past year. In order to maintain the facility, equipment, staffing and great programming, a small fee increase will occur October 1. The best value will be the monthly membership fee of $40; it includes unlimited use of the facility and unlimited attendance at over 30 fitness classes. If you only want to use the facility and not attend the fitness classes, the monthly fee will be $25. Your entire Family can use the facility for the month
(with classes) for only $60. Family members must be part of your household registered in DEERS and RecTrac. Visiting Family members may be brought as a guest and will pay the daily fee. Ages 13 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Age 16 and above may use the facility unaccompanied. If you don’t think you’ll be able to use the facility enough to purchase a monthly pass, there are also daily, weekly and multiple day pricing.
Facility (classes not included) $3 per day • $10 for 7 days
Fitness Class $4 per class • $35 for 14 classes
Facility and One Class $5 per day
Shower only $2 per day • $12 for 24 showers
Locker $10 per month
Unit PT/Group Classes $40 per hour
Personal Trainer $40 per hour
The Micro-Fit $25
Estep is still offering great Personal Trainer Packages. If you buy 10 sessions, you’ll get 1 session free. That’s 11 personal training sessions for $400. This package expires 45 days from the date of purchase. Twenty sessions are $700 and you’ll get 2 sessions free for a total of 22 personal training sessions. This package expires 3 months from the date of purchase. You get 5 free if you buy 40 sessions. That’s 45 personal training sessions for $1400. This package expires 6 months from the date of purchase. You can view the monthly class schedule at www.fortcampbellmwr.com. Click on the Sports & Fitness button and then on the Estep button. For more information about Estep Wellness Center, please stop by 2270 Kentucky Avenue or call (270) 798-4664.
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Photo Contest After each ECFT event that took place on post, we’ve held a photo contest. Photos were submitted and then posted into an album on the Fort Campbell MWR Facebook page. People voted on their favorite photo by clicking “like” under it. Here are the winning photos and some other photos that we really enjoyed.
Winners of previous ECFT Photo Contests.
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There will be one more ECFT photo contest in November. After the November ECFT event, we’ll be taking submissions of photos from all of the on-post ECFT events. Any photo that has already won is not eligible to be submitted for this contest. The winner of this contest will receive a $100 Best Buy Gift Card. Watch our Facebook page for additional information. www.facebook.com/fortcampbellmwr.
Tempo by Jessica Ryan
When I think of Nashville, country music instantly comes to my mind. Who could blame me? Country Music Television (CMT), the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and the Robert Altman film and television shows such as Nashville, showcase the importance of country music in the city’s identity. However, there is more to Nashville than just country music. After all, Nashville is nicknamed “Music City” and provides so many ways to indulge in its diverse music scene. Seeing live music is one of the best ways to experience Nashville. I frequently go to concerts, and my friends often ask me how I find out about so many concerts. Prior to moving to Fort Campbell, I lived in another famous music city – Austin, Texas – the “Live Music Capital of the World.” I personally believe it is ingrained in every Austinite to be a live music fanatic. When I moved to the Fort Campbell area, I could not let go of my music fanatic ways and had to hear live music again. There are many places to see live music in Nashville. One of the most famous places is the Ryman Auditorium, the “Mother Church of Country Music” and the Grand Ole Opry’s former home. The auditorium brings top musical acts from different genres. In October alone, the Ryman stage will be graced by acts such as: indie rockers Vampire Weekend, the Lumineers, R&B singer India.Arie, and comedian Dane Cook. Bridgestone Arena brings “A-list” musical acts throughout the year. Their October calendar includes The Eagles, Luke Bryan, Nine Inch Nails, Selena Gomez and Michael Bublé.
If you are like me and enjoy smaller concerts, there are more intimate music venues in town. Toostie’s Orchard Lounge, Wildhorse Saloon, Station Inn, 12th and Porter, Rocketown, Cannery Ballroom/The Mercy Lounge/The High Watt, 3rd and Lindsley, Marathon Music Works and
The Stage are located in the downtown area or in close proximity. Near Vanderbilt University, there is The Exit/In and The End. In addition, the new Grand Ole Opry House is next to Opry Mills and the famous Bluebird Café is in the Green Hills area. In the surrounding area, The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel Mansion, located in Whites Creek, Tennessee, is a great outdoor venue. To clarify, this is not a complete list. There are so many venues in the Nashville area that I could probably write a novel covering every place in town. Because there are so many concerts in Music City, a live music fanatic like me can burn a serious hole in their pocket. Luckily, I learned that you do not have to pay an arm and a leg to see quality shows. One of the best parts of Nashville’s music scene is its abundance of talent. Musicians from all over the country move to Nashville. While they might not be top name performers (yet), many of these musicians write quality music and put on a stellar live performance. I have discovered a lot of up-andcoming acts by going to free or low cost events and festivals.
For instance, Musicians Corner at Centennial Park has free live music and activities each Saturday until October 26. My personal advice is to be a little spontaneous. Spend an evening in downtown and check out random shows or catch music at any of the free festivals. These are fun and affordable ways to discover new music. There are always live shows throughout the year in Music City. Whether you want to see a local artist or a big name performer, I recommend doing your research and following your favorite artists, concert venues, and concert promoters’ social media sites. Songkick.com, in particular, is a great tool for receiving updates and tracking concerts coming to your area. Be a little old school and find shows by checking out flyers and posters at local coffee shops, record stores, parks and other happening places. Or just be adventurous and watch any concert that catches your attention. You never know what awesome shows you will see.
Leisure Travel Services, located in the Exchange mall, sometimes offers exclusive military discounts for upcoming concerts. Be sure to check out the Fort Campbell MWR Facebook page for the latest updates and deals or call Leisure Travel Services at (270) 798-7436/0509. Nashville is not the only city where you can see live music. Clarksville has music venues such as The Coup, O’Neals and The Warehouse Bar & Grille. Places such as New South Coffee Company, Edward’s Steakhouse, Mary’s Music Store, the Austin Peay State University Music Department and Clarksville Parks and Recreation host concerts throughout the year. Check their websites for additional information.
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Just a Bad Odor or Something More Serious? by Dr. Grace Lee
October is Dental Hygiene Awareness Month so I thought we’d talk about a subject that many find difficult to discuss – bad breath. Does your breath smell worse than the dump on the tenth day of a heat wave? Does your dog turn his nose away when you approach? Has your true love stopped kissing you? You may have bad breath! You are not alone. Studies suggest that between 50 and 80 million Americans suffer from bad breath. Bad breath (“halitosis”) can be embarrassing, and it can often lead to social anxiety and even depression. Excessive mint and mouthwash users—yes, that means you—should stop using temporary fixes and start addressing the underlying problems
Have you ever asked yourself, “So…why do I have bad breath?” You may be surprised at how many different things can cause dreaded halitosis. Bad breath can be more than just a problem in itself; it can be the symptom of a much more serious disease. 1. Serious health conditions like lung, GI, and other systemic problems can cause bad breath. “Fruity” breath is one of the first signs of diabetes. Infections, abscesses, and decaying teeth smell bad! 2. Smoking or chewing tobacco. Not only does tobacco give you yellow stains on your teeth, it stains your breath as well. 3. What you eat or do not eat. Garlic and onions are the major culprits. Changes in diet and fasting can also cause bad breath. Acidic beverages like soda and even juices lower pH levels in the
mouth, and bacteria love that. That does not mean you can never have a sip of soda again. However, you should rinse your mouth out afterwards and drink water between meals. 4. Dry mouth. It’s caused by almost all medications on the market, like antihistamines, antidepressants, and blood pressure medicines. Good saliva flow is very important to wash away food debris and bacteria. So…how do I get rid of bad breath? 1. First, go to your doctor to rule out any serious health problems. Then follow up with regular doctor visits to reveal undiagnosed medical conditions.
2. Next, schedule an appointment with your dentist and hygienist. They probably already know about your problem and they will be relieved to hear you want to do something about it. After that, make regular dental visits twice a year for prevention of periodontal disease, infections, and decay. 3. Good oral hygiene. Once your mouth and gums are healthy and your teeth are clean, keep them that way! Your dental hygienist will be happy to teach you how. In addition to cleaning your mouth after each meal or snack, some of the things you’ll talk about are: • Flossing daily to get in between the teeth and under the gum line where your toothbrush will miss. I dare you to smell the floss afterwards; you will never miss a day again. • Brush at least twice a day for a good two minutes. Use good pressure, but do not
be abrasive! Over enthusiastic brushing and gum care can create little scratches and cuts that invite big problems. • Rinse with a mouthwash once a day to blast away the bacteria. I recommend using a non-alcohol mouthwash. Some mouthwashes will help with dry mouth as well. • Don’t forget to clean your tongue. Your hygienist can show you how. Your tongue grooves harbor eighty to ninety percent of odor-causing bacteria in your mouth. Gently, (don’t damage your taste buds!) brush or scrape the tongue with a toothbrush or scraper. 4. Eat healthy and limit caffeine in your diet. Easier said than done, but foods that smell good make you smell good. Fruits (high in vitamin C) and fiber-high foods stimulate salivary flow. Throw carb-rich snacks like apples and bananas into your diet. The parsley on your plate can do more than look pretty, the chlorophyll can keep your breath smelling fresh for hours afterwards. These healthy snacks are easy to carry with you and tuck into your desk at work. Your co-workers will thank you instead of turning up their desk fans when they see you coming; they may even in vite you to chat for a while. 5. Stay hydrated. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Water stimulates salivary flow and helps clear out any food bits you might have missed when you brushed and flossed after your last meal - - you did remember to clean your mouth, didn’t you?!
Dr. Grace Lee has been serving the Clarksville dental community for the past 7 years. Follow her at: www.facebook.com/gracedentaltn
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61. Equipment Rental (Gear-to-Go) (270) 798-6806 62. Library (R.F. Sink) (270) 798-5729 63. Veterinary Services (270) 798-3614 Travel & Lodging 64. IHG Hotel (931) 431-4496 65. IHG Hotel (Satellite Location) (270) 439-2229 66. Leisure Travel Services Office (270) 798-7436 Miscellaneous Services 67. 101st Airborne Division Headquarters (270) 798-9793 68. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (270) 798-8055 69. Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (270) 798-7161 70. Commissary (270) 798-3663 71. Division Parade Field 72. Fisher House (270) 798-8330 73. Gate 4 Visitor Center & Vehicle Registration (270) 798-5047 74. Gate 7 Visitor Center & Vehicle Registration (270) 956-4495 75. In/Out Processing & MWR Public Relations (270) 798-7535 76. MWR Director (270) 798-9953 76. MWR Unit Funds & MWR Collections (270) 798-6818 77. Museum (Don F. Pratt) (270) 798-3215/4986 78. Wilson Theater (931) 431-3636 The Exchange 79. Airfield Mini Mall/Burger King Green Beans Coffee (270) 640-4614 80. Community Town Center Class Six (931) 431-3622 Military Clothing Store (270) 798-4212 Pizza Hut Delivery (270) 439-1113 66 Exchange/Food Court/Mall (270) 439-1841 81. Exchange Administration Office (270) 439-1846 82. Firestone (270) 439-1865 83. Gardner Hills Mini Mal1(Burger King/Subway) (270) 697-1020 84. Kentucky Shoppette (24hr gas) (270) 439-1914 85. KFC & Taco Bell (270) 439-6353 86. Troop Mini Mall (gas) (931) 431-2410 87. Tennessee Shoppette (gas) (931) 431-4944
Spotlight on MWR
Your Home Away From Home
by CynDe Clack
Dale Wayrynen Community Recreation Center (D.W. Rec.) is a home away from home for Soldiers and Families. If you’ve been looking for a Family friendly, laid back, affordable place to take the Family, look no further. D.W. Rec. has everything you need to have a great time and not break the bank. All ages are welcome to use the facility and participate in the programs. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. At D.W. Rec., you can enjoy
a game of pool, play table tennis, watch a movie or even play a musical instrument. Throughout the year, Dale Wayrynen Community Recreation Center offers
activities such as talent contests, post wide card game and pool tournaments, video game tournaments, theatrical productions, and much more. Families really enjoy “Make Your Own Sundae,” where D.W. Rec. provides ice cream and a large variety of toppings and you make and then enjoy an ice cream sundae. “Popcorn and a Movie” will offer you a Family friendly movie and free popcorn for your enjoyment. You can bring the kids to a Halloween Carnival in October, Brunch with Santa in December, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the spring and an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter – just to name a few. You are always invited to join the cookouts held around the warmer holidays. Some activities require a small fee but many programs are free. Inside the D.W. Rec building, located at 6145 Desert Storm Avenue, you will find music rooms with musical instruments, including bass guitars and amps, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, wind instruments, keyboards and PA systems. Drum sets are available and you may purchase drum sticks or bring your own. Video rooms are available for individuals or groups with a wide variety of movies to choose from. Gaming systems include Play Station 3, X-Box 360, and Nintendo Wii with a good selection of games. Meeting rooms and an auditorium are booked on a first
come, first served basis for training purposes, briefings and Family Readiness Group meetings. If you’re hungry, check out the snack bar. Every month, D.W. Rec holds a variety of special activities on the weekends and you’re always welcome to participate in their recurring events: play in a 9-Ball Tournament on Monday at 6 p.m.; Madden 13 Tournament on Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Dart Tournament on Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Spades Tournament on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Table Tennis Tournament on Friday at 7 p.m.; and an 8-Ball Tournament on Saturday at 3 p.m. Thank you to our MWR sponsors for supporting D.W. Community Recreation Center programs: Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union, Mathews Nissan, Freedom Furniture and Electronics, and Jones International University.
O c to b e r A c tiv i ti e s October 6 at 3 p.m. Family Friendly Pet Expo Show off your pet at their Annual Pet Show. All you have to do is take a short walk with your pet and show off their talents and abilities. Awards will be presented for the Smallest Pet, Largest Pet, Most Unique Pet, and Best Trick. Information will be available on local rescues, pet supply businesses, and training. All pets are welcome. Pets must be up to date on shots and must remain on a leash or in a kennel/cage at all times. Door prizes will be given. Free to participate. October 13 at 2 p.m. Call of Duty Black Ops 2, X-Box 360 Tournament This video game tournament is open to all eligible MWR users ages 18 and above. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers. Free to participate. October 14 (Columbus Day) D.W. Rec. will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come check out the special activities they have in store for you.
October 20 at 2 p.m. Post Wide Spades Tournament This card tournament is open to all eligible MWR users. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers. Free to participate. October 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Family Halloween Carnival Bring the Family for an afternoon of fun! Games will include Duck Pond, Bean Bag Toss, Ring Toss, Lollipop Tree, Cupcake/Cake Walk, Fishing Booth, Football Throw, and Basketball Throw. There will be Halloween tattoos and stickers for everyone, balloon animals or you can take a train ride. All ages are invited to enter the costume contest - to include a Family category so Mom and Dad can dress up too. Free to participate. Limited concessions will be available for purchase. October 27 at 2 p.m. Popcorn and Movie – Horror Flicks Those watching the movies will have several selections to choose from. Movies may not be suitable for all ages. Free to participate.
What is Child, Youth and School Services? (CYSS) When you hear the words Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) what comes to mind? If you are like so many, you may think that the programs offered are solely for very young children or only for children of active duty Soldiers. Actually, CYSS provides a variety of services for children ages 4 weeks through 18 years of age (as long as they are currently enrolled in High School) of Soldiers (active and Retired), Civilian and Government Contracted Employees within Fort Campbell and the surrounding communities. Parents working on the Installation can utilize CYSS facilities. CYSS offers full day, part day, hourly and a variety of leisure and skill building programs. Our extensive selections of programs are designed to offer continuity of care with a nurturing, extended Family atmosphere and are designed with you in mind. Within our programs, Families have the ability to utilize resources that may not be as readily available off the installation. We have caring and knowledgeable people in place to assist you in determining which program will meet your needs - no matter if you are a Soldier, Family member, Retiree or Civilian employed on post.
Child Development Centers (CDC) In our CDCs, we provide quality full-time and hourly childcare for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Additionally, small ratio groups are available for addressing the individualized needs of each child. Our staff is specialized and trained with a strong educational foundation for early childhood prac-
tices and theories and will insure that all children receive the proper nurturing, respect and social interaction skills regardless of Family background, race, gender or culture. We give your children the opportunity to make friends, explore and experiment through a variety of play activities. Our centers have been accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since April 1998. Accreditation is a nationally recognized credential for a developmental appropriate early childhood program. This credential recognizes programs that provide high quality care and education for young children. The purpose of becoming accredited is to continue to learn and improve the quality of our programs for young children.
Part Day Preschool Program The Part Day Preschool Program provides an early learning opportunity for children. Through careful observation of the childrenâ€™s interests, we develop and create activities that will stimulate them and keep them interested. This type of curriculum is known as Creative Curriculum. Parents are encouraged to discuss the interests of their children so that they can be incorporated into the curriculum.
Family Child Care (FCC) FCC offers a warm, nurturing Family environment for children four weeks to 12 years of age. Parents may choose from a variety of care options provided by highly motivated, well trained providers. Program activities are developed to reflect the unique skills of the provider and include play-based, child-centered activities that are exciting and fun for the children and youth. Visit: www.armyfcc.com for an information and referral tool if you are considering using Family Child Care (FCC) as your child care option.
Mini CDC Our Mini CDC is designed to provide care for children whose parents have work hours which cannot be accommodated by the normal operational hours in our other CYSS programs. The Mini CDC provides care for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age. This facility can be open seven days a week. Children should not be in care more than 12 hours a day (60 hours a week) with exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
Hourly Care Program The Hourly Care Program is designed as a short term child care option for parents with children between 6 weeks and 6 years. It is specifically tailored to meet the needs of those who require care for times when they are volunteering, in-processing, or attending a doctorâ€™s appointment.
by Tammie Heath
Strong Beginnings Army Strong Beginnings Pre-K is a program designed to prepare children to be successful upon entering school. The curriculum focuses on the social, emotional, and physical development of children and equips them with basic academics and kindergarten classroom etiquette skills to enhance their school readiness. In the Strong Beginnings Pre-K Program, there is an emphasis on kindergarten readiness skills; therefore, the teaching methods used will often resemble those of a kindergarten classroom.
School Age Care (SAC) It is the mission of Fort Campbell School Age Care (SAC) to promote quality of life by supporting Army readiness. SAC provides affordable before-school and after-school care in a quality program that meets the needs of both youth and parents. In addition to before and after school care, separate SAC camps are operated during school breaks. During the summer months, SAC operates a full day camp. SAC is nationally accredited by the National After-school Association (NAA). This
accreditation assures parents of a commitment to responsive and loving care, trained and competent staff, a safe and healthy environment, and consistent program improvement and quality. SAC is a Boys & Girls Club and 4-H Club program. SAC offers bus transportation to and from our on post SAC sites and several local schools.
Middle School Program If your youth likes making new friends, working with computers, learning new skills, going to dances, attending lock-ins, playing at water parks, watching movies, and enjoys music - the Middle School Program is just what you've been looking for. Fort Campbell provides recreational and educational programs for Middle School youth in 6th - 8th grade. The activities within the program are fun, diverse, and, youth-driven. The goal of this program is to provide youth with many wide-ranging recreational, social, leadership and volunteer opportunities that will ultimately prevent at-risk behavior during the transition from childhood to young adulthood.
HIRED! The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program provides 15-18 year-old youth with meaningful, professionally-managed, career-exploration opportunities in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) operations.
EDGE! Out-of-school opportunities for 11-18 year-old youth where they can experience, develop, grow, and excel by participation in cutting edge art, fitness, life skills and adventure activities, known as Art EDGE!, Fitness EDGE!, Life EDGE!, and Adventure EDGE!.
and five year olds. Summer Instructional Clinics are available for children ages 4-18 years of age. The Youth Sports & Fitness goal is to provide a positive, safe, friendly learning environment for youth and their Families so that an enthusiasm for sports and fitness is carried throughout the community.
School Liaison Officer The School Liaison Officer works in conjunction with the Child, Youth & School Services Division and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. Through partnering with the local and
Teen Program The Teen Program offers activities planned by teens - for teens. Activities offered include: social activities, volunteer opportunities, job preparation and referral, and community service opportunities. We are affiliated with The Boys & Girls Club of America, 4-H Club, and Character Counts. We strive to provide challenges, experiences, and support to help teens develop their full potential. To maximize youth developmental efforts, teen programs target four service areas: life skills and leadership opportunities, mentoring, intervention and support services, leisure and recreation activities, as well as health and fitness.
Youth Sports and Fitness Youth Sports and Fitness offers a wide range of recreational and developmental activities for youth, grades K-12, with some special instructional activities available to four
military community, the School Liaison Officer uses a variety of resources to provide assistance with issues concerning student transition. The School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts. SKIESUnlimited Ever wonder what your child will be when he or she grows up? The School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills (SKIESUnlimited) offers a wide variety of programs that will unlock your childâ€™s potential. SKIESUnlimited programs are available to children 6 weeks to 18 years. As you can tell from the short descriptions of a small sampling of our programs, we work to provide you with the exceptional services that are expected in a world class community! The CYSS staff wants you to know that we understand and appreciate the needs of a military Family and we will continue to serve the community with the excellence that is deserved. For additional information, please visit www.fortcampbellmwr.com.
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TIME and TIME Again
Train Your Brain by Ramon M. Maisonet
“Lost time is never found again.” This amazing revelation provided by the great Benjamin Franklin, and our own understanding of time, is the motivation behind what makes some of us punctual, and others a few minutes late. What makes some of us turn in reports at work early while some flirt dangerously with the deadline? What allows some of us to flow through the day seemingly floating from one task and appointment to another with little ordeal while it has other constantly asking the question, “Where did the time go?” Chances are good that, at some point in your life, and maybe even now, you’ve struggled with time management. You may have taken a class on it, read a book or even tried a paper-based day planner to schedule your day. Why haven’t they worked? The answer could be that you are focusing on the wrong areas. Time is time: 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour–there is no negotiating that. What can be negotiated, however, are the techniques in which you put time on your side. So, without delay, let me share with you some simple, but effective, techniques to become the master of your own T.I.M.E. and not a slave to it:
Time Wasters (Where are they?)
There are countless ways you waste time. The first step to addressing your “time wasters” is to identify them. Want to know what eats up gobs of your time during the day? It’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus+, checking personal email, “Angry Birds,” “Pet Rescue” and “Candy Crush”. How do
I know? I’m a recovering addict of most of these. The point I’m trying to make here is that everybody has “time-wasters,” your habits will let you know where they are. When you find them, the question (and challenge) will become to discipline yourself to actually reduce the time you spend on them.
Get one! Most internet calendars have a reminder function. If you have an important meeting to attend, set that reminder 15 minutes before. Another advantage is that you can share your calendar with others– especially an accountability partner to help you stay on track. I recommend beginning each day with a review of the events of the day–setting most of your time and attention around the “big” or most important event. The biggest challenge to some of you is that you are “wired” to prefer a spontaneous way of life. You like to be flexible and avoid structure, which is all good and well. However, understanding your personality type means that you have to create some type of system to keep your own “flexibility” from causing you to lose track of your days.
Make Time for Interruptions
Plan time to be pulled away from what you're doing. A lot of unaccounted time can be found in the unscheduled interruptions of other people. They are going to happen, so plan for them and know how to react to them. If you are busy, let your call go to voicemail. Does that email demand an urgent reply? Does the emergency of someone else become yours? Know the difference and don’t be afraid to say “No.”
Enough Already! (Learn to say “No”)
Speaking of the word “No,” that brings us to our last point about just that–saying no. Really, it’s just that simple. Start evaluating the things that people ask you to do. Not by the size of the task, but the amount of time that it will take for you to do it. I want you to think of it this way: every time that you say “yes” and commit to someone, you are writing a blank check that at some point the other person is going to “cash.” In other words, they’re going to ask you to take the time to fulfill your commitment. If you are not careful, you can find yourself overdrawn. Set a boundary and start saying “No” when you’ve reached it. Credit cards have limits, so should you!
Lao Tzu once said,
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.’”
In other words, you will never change anything about your day until you change the things you do daily. That means disciplining your habits. Over time, implementing these tips will help you develop better habits. Because ultimately, people do not decide how their day is going to go, their habits do.
Don’t Get Bounced
That Guy Commentary Four Words – A Million Possibilities This may be the most unconventional advice column you’ve ever read. If you’ve ever been carried home from a bar by your friends, read on. If you’ve ever greeted the suggestion to “open a tab” as an all you can drink challenge, read on. If you’ve ever been the center of attention because you passed out in the center of the dance floor, definitely read on. Some lessons are best learned through tough and memorable consequences – those we experience or witness. When it comes to the downside of excessive drinking, that’s definitely the case. Now any man or woman in military service has undoubtedly endured countless lectures, speeches and warnings about binge drinking, drunk driving and other alcohol-induced bad behavior. However, no education I’ve ever experienced drives the point home like four simple words – “Don’t Be That Guy.” Those, my friends, are words to live by. We’ve all been out on the town and seen That Guy making a jackass of himself (or herself, because girls can definitely be
That Guy too). Sometimes we laugh at him, but it ceases to be funny when That Guy wrecks your evening by acting like a meathead, or getting you kicked out of the bar, or starting a fight you have to finish, or ruining your hook-up, or getting arrested, or bleeding in your car, or smashing your TV, or puking on your shoes, or … well, you get the point. The beauty of “Don’t Be That Guy” is that it’s open-ended advice – it covers a million possibilities. It’s also not judgmental. It isn’t saying don’t drink, or don’t have a few beers with your buddies, or don’t go out and let loose a little. It simply means don’t overdo it, don’t lose control, don’t be an idiot. I’ve seen some That Guy behavior in the military, but I’ve also seen it from frat boys, businessmen, the girl next door, and even my relatives (anyone else have a cousin who barfed in the shrimp bowl at a Family wedding?). Poor judgment knows no bounds. The trick is to avoid it, and learning from others’ mistakes can really help.
What are some reasons not to be That Guy? Here are a few to consider: -- Because teeth look better in your mouth -- Because puking through your nose hurts -- Because STD does not stand for “So Totally Drunk” -- Because insurance doesn’t cover stupidity -- Because “I don’t remember” is not an excuse that holds up in court Another BIG reason not to be That Guy is because he is often considered “fair game” for ridicule or drunk-shaming. Having a girl throw a beer in your face is a bummer, but in the world of That Guy, you may be getting off easy – especially if you pick the wrong place to pass out. Have you ever seen a dude with one eyebrow shaved off, or duct-taped to a flagpole, or show up to work in the morning with a big (censored by editor) drawn on his face with permanent marker? Try explaining those naked pictures of you on the Internet to your girlfriend, or worse, your mom. So, if you want to keep your friends, your reputation, your money, your teeth, your dignity, and other stuff you value, do yourself a favor and just Don’t Be That Guy. Words to live by, for sure. --Editor’s note: the author of this commentary wishes to remain anonymous Top 10 Reasons NOT to be That Guy Teeth look better in your mouth. Puking through your nose hurts. Insurance doesn’t cover stupidity. Going home with a “10” and waking up with a “2”. 5. A $200 bar tab isn’t as funny the next day. 6. They took your clothes! 7. Mistaking your closet for a toilet. 8. “I don’t remember” is not a legal excuse. 9. STD does not stand for “So Totally Drunk”. 10. What you don’t remember, your friends will.
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Have You Ever Peeped?
Off the Beaten Path
by William D. Corlew, III
Running behind to get to work on time (as usual on a Monday morning), I start the engine and proceed down the road and wonder if I have completed all the necessary, pre-work tasks. You've probably pondered the same questions as well as you drive away from home. You know - did I leave the top door-lock unlocked, did I turn the light above the stove off, or my all-time-favorite, did I remember to put on deodorant this morning? My mornings usually encompass the same routine questions day after day and by now I should have a system that works to alleviate the stress of wondering. Nonetheless, if I did initiate a system for wondering, I would still ponder and fret daily over remembering to enact my wondering system. Complicated, right? For example, the end of summer welcomes the beginnings of a new school year for children as well as a new season of pro football. Summer's end paves the way for milder temperatures and even cooler evenings. However, the end of summer also brings about new thoughts to ponder: what to do for the holidays, is it sweater or jacket weather today, or is it really ok to wear white after Labor Day? Whatever
the circumstance or the routine questions to ponder – who says that we have to wait for a special event in order to enjoy ourselves? Ergo, have you ever peeped? I’ll admit, when I initially heard someone reference “peeping”, I thought that it was an action verb to describe a specific type of criminal activity. To my relief, peeping describes attentively watching and enjoying the changing season of summer into autumn while observing green chlorophyll-filled foliage transform into the yellow, orange, russet, and red mosaic patterns of fall. Peeping is an activity that doesn’t require a lot of preparatory steps like I do in my struggle to arrive to work on time every day. On schedule, each year nature will renew itself during the changing seasons, whether we are celebrating a specific holiday, contemplating wearing a sweater on a cool day, or driving to work. Therefore, why not consider spending time to enjoy what will naturally occur? Compared to holiday prepping, peeping is a bargain, effortless, and only requires your senses – the sight of the changing fall colors, the sensation of a cool, humid-less morning, hearing the crackling of burning firewood, smelling the aromas of embers on a crisp fall evening, or savoring a mug of cider while wrapped in your favorite Snuggie. The local Clarksville area, to include Fort Campbell, offers some of the most profound peeping within the southeastern United States. Among a lengthy list of attractions at Fort Campbell, one definite amenity, the “Back-40”, offers
is an abundance of woods. Additionally, the historic woodland maze of Clarksville Base, aka “Cav-Country,” surrenders stunning views for casual nature seekers or formal enthusiasts alike. For local area peeping, you can take... a ride on Dover Road to either Fort Donelson or Land Between the Lakes. One of my personal favorite areas that yield the best peeping in Clarksville is the Greenway at Pollard Road. If you haven’t been before, the Clarksville Greenway is a popular park that offers an exceptional trail for joggers and walkers, but in the fall it offers extraordinary views for peepers as well. In my opinion, to see the best views, take the Pollard Road entrance to the Greenway and enter right which is the 2.6-mile trail - and yes, this is the side with the two steep-hills, but there is an area between the 1 and 2-mile mark that’s perfect for peeping. If you decide to take the left entrance, the Raymond C. Hand Pass Pedestrian Bridge offers dramatic views as well.
If you are looking for a quick getaway without the inconvenience of purchasing a plane ticket or the hassle of taking a day off from work, lace-up a pair of your best fitting footwear, grab a to-go box for you and your party of Family or friends, and consider a short drive within Tennessee to Lookout Mountain or Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, the Great Smoky Mountains, or (even closer) take TN-48 south to Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson County, or Harpeth State Park in Kingston Springs. All areas are great for peeping! Just remember to bring a GPS, map, camera, and a good supply of Ah’s and Oh’s. Have a great time and enjoy nature’s fall fascination; it sure beats wondering if wearing white is acceptable or attempting to solve the deodorant mystery.
This ‘n’ That
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