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FEATURES - November 2012 3

Editor CynDe Clack

Army Auto Craft Shops – words that mean many different things to different people.


Mike Childers 1LT Christina Deehl Tara Goodson Becki Mastrian Randi Nelson Jessica Ryan USAA Joe Weekly Billy Womble


Winter Sports The MWR Sports Office offers the Fort Campbell community year-round sports opportunities.




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Creative Director Sears Hallett

Honoring our Veterans Local Veterans Day events.

10 Get the Skinny on Eating Healthy this Thanksgiving If you plan to indulge in a homemade holiday treat, ask yourself what you’re willing to give up in exchange.


Jenny Roecker 931-627-4969

12 Fly Away


Plan a visit to these nearby aviation museums for a fun and relaxing activity.

Paula Hallett Jessica Ryan Lisa Taylor Deborah Young Clarksville Chamber of Commerce The Veterans’ Museum istock Pauel Losevsky

The Evolution of Auto Craft Shops

14 Take Flight A view from the window seat.

18 Smart Money Tips pg 14

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Some safety tips to keep in mind, especially when doing holiday shopping.

20 Family Volunteering Volunteering with your Family means quality time spent with each other as well as offering a service to others.

22 Thanksgiving Goodies Recipes to make your Family jump up and shout. Disclaimers: Fort Campbell’s MWR Life Magazine is a monthly magazine produced by the Fort Campbell MWR Marketing Department under the authority of AR 215-1. Facilities and activities publicized are open to authorized patrons.The mention or appearance of commercial advertisers, commercial sponsors and/or their logos does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government. The information in this issue is current at the time of publication; activities and events are subject to change. MWR Marketing is located at 5663 Screaming Eagle Blvd, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. For more information, call 270-798-7535 or log on to 24 hr. event line - 270-798-3172

23 Deck the Halls You are only limitied by your imagination.

28 The Etyang Family and their American Dream A story about a Soldier who relentlessly worked to obtain American citizenship and bring his Family to the United States.


29 Thanksgiving Activities for your Family Here are some ideas to keep the Family laughing and creating memories around Thanksgiving.

On our cover this month is Ray Helwig, owner of the Ford Mustang.


Spotlight on MWR

The Evolution of Army Auto Craft Shops by Mike Childers Army Auto Craft Shops - words that mean many things to different people. Lots of folks enjoy doing things themselves like picture framing, making furniture, photography, repairing automobiles and other sorts of off-duty activities that are not only fun, but relaxing. Here at Fort Campbell we have all these things, to include one of the largest do-it-yourself Auto Craft Shops and Auto Repair Shops in the military. Let’s begin with a little history of the Auto Craft Shops. Auto Craft Shops have been around since 1951 in one form or another; from Quonset huts to dilapidated wooden buildings to the modern facilities we enjoy today. Let me explain one of the reasons I am so passionate about the Auto Craft Shops by telling you a true story about me as a young Private in 1978 when I was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. (By the way this was where one of the


first Auto Craft Shops appeared). The air was thin and the cars were fast, - but mine would hardly run. I had no idea that the lack of air was not only the reason I had trouble running PT but it was also keeping my car from running. My First Sergeant sent me to the Auto Craft Shop. The instructor must have felt sorry for this young Private who knew nothing about cars, because he took me under his wing and showed me the demon that was plaguing my 1967 Mustang. Without him I would have been as lost as last year’s Easter egg; but after only two hours in

the Craft Shop, “ta-da”, my car was up and running. Ever since then I have been hooked on the facilities and what they mean to the do-it-yourselfers. What has really kept me the most interested in auto repair is that you can see what is happening at every step of your project. When you are working on a project car, it is one of those things that starts with a vision. It is up to you to overcome any hurdles that get in the way, be it money, time, or lack of skill. With every turn of the wrench, it gets a little closer to what you have pictured in your mind. Now, repairs are a different story. We never do them unless we have a problem. Did you know that other than our homes our automobile is the second most expensive thing we purchase? It does not matter if we are doing the repair for ourselves or someone else. This is where you can get some instant gratification. Especially if you do it yourself and get it right the first time, because now that broken car or truck is working, and the kids are off to school. The bottom line is that when I found out I could use these skills, along my gift of gab, the ability to talk to anyone, and help other people at the same time, I have never looked back. Over the years, Fort Campbell Auto Crafts has changed from the WWII wooden structure building we once had

to our current 16-bay North Auto Skills Center. We have scanners with the latest updates to keep your high-tech automobile on the road, state-of-the-art air conditioning machines to keep that car comfortable, as well as friendly, knowledgeable instructors to assist you. There is nothing you can’t do yourself at the Auto Craft Shop, from oil changes to tire rotations, we can assist you in keeping your car rolling. The phone number for the North Auto Craft Shop is (270) 798-5612. The evolution of the Auto Craft Shops at Fort Campbell has become the bench mark for all the other Auto Craft Shops to follow. It has become what I feel to be the finest repair facility in all of the Armed Services combined. It is “Air Assault Auto”, where we have Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified master technicians and the latest, up-to-date equipment. We can service anything from tire repairs to the required scheduled services that are recommended by most auto manufacturers - and engine swaps are second nature for this facility. Air Assault Auto is located at 5300 Airborne Street across from the Hooper Bowling Center. We service over 400 cars each month and have a 95% satisfaction rating; and folks,

it doesn’t get much better than that. Call us - we are confident we will make you a believer! As part of Air Assault Auto, we also have an Auto Parts Store that is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and has a vast inventory of anything needed for your vehicle. We stock everything from the most mundane factory style door clips, to rotors, tune-up parts, timing belts, brake parts, wheels and tires, and oil. Speaking of oil, we have it all from Amsoil to Royal Purple; you name it - we have it or will get it for you. One of our great additions this year, we are very proud to say, is that we are now a BDS distributer of suspensions and lift kits. This was no small feat considering the criteria they require. That says a lot about Air Assault Auto’s retail store and the professional installers we have. So, if the best is what you want, we now have it. We’ve heard your buddies as they drive down the boulevard. They have a fantastic sound system in their car - so why don’t you? You may have the best running car on post but your sound system leaves a lot to be desired. Not to worry, we can solve that problem. We have a world class installer on site with audio brands like Sony, Clarion and Focal to choose from. If you want a back-up camera, a navigation system, a drop down DVD player, a Bluetooth or a Sirius radio, give us a try. We have prices to fit any budget. If you’re tired of your old jalopy and you’re ready for something new but don’t like the deal that the dealership is offering – then put your car on the You Buy/You Sell Lot. This is a fenced lot located behind Air Assault Auto where you can place your

car for sale. Maybe you need a cheap car for your teenager – this is also the place you want to visit. For a small fee, we’ll do a pre-purchase inspection for you before you purchase a used car. Another change that has come with time is the need for towing and storage. Here at Air Assault Auto, we have three roll-back wreckers that are at your service 24-hours a day. With the changing face of our Armed Forces, when we get home from deployment, we love to play. A lot of playing involves recreational vehicles such as boats, campers and ATVs, which leads us to the space and storage issues. We have that problem handled for you with our two storage lots that have user-friendly, 24-hour access. The prices are more than competitive; just call around, then call Air Assault Auto. It will be your last call.

Air Assault Auto, Repairs Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (270) 956-1101 Air Assault Auto, Parts Store Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (270) 956-1100 Air Assault Auto, Towing/Storage/Resale Lot Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (270) 956-1611 Air Assault Auto, After-hours Towing (931) 980-3226/3262/3261 North Auto Skills Craft Shop Monday through Friday 1:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. (270) 798-5612


Unit Winter Sports

Game Time

by Billy Womble Winter sports are a great way to get out of the house and get some exercise during the cold winter months at Fort Campbell. Not only does it get you moving you get a chance to meet new people and make new friends while you participate in team sports. If you are looking for a sport that suits you, the Sports Office at 5666 Wickham Avenue is a great place to start. There you will find that they are offering several sports this winter to keep you occupied and active. The first event happening this winter is the Holiday Basketball Tournament. This tournament will be held for Company level teams and Women’s Recreational level teams. The registration deadline for this double elimination tournament is November 9. Tournament play will begin on November 26. After the Holiday Tournament, basketball seasons one and two will start. These are also open to Company

level teams and Women’s Recreational level teams. Season one registration deadline is December 4 with the play beginning on January 7, 2013. The registration deadline for season two is February 15 with play starting on February 25. The tournament and seasons one and two will be played at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Facility on Toccoa Road. As soon as basketball season is over, a winter racquetball tournament will be held. The deadline to sign-up for the racquetball tournament is February 28. The tournament will start on March 6. This tournament is held for individual Soldiers, Women’s and Recreational level participants. The racquetball tournament will take place at Olive and Gertsch Physical Fitness Facilities. The last sport offered in the winter season is a flag football tournament. The flag football tournament is for Battalion level and will

be double elimination. The registration deadline is March 4 and the tournament will start March 11. If you have any questions concerning the adult sports program at Fort Campbell call the Sports Office at (270) 798-3094 or stop by the Sports Office at Fryar Stadium, 5666 Wickham Avenue. The Sports Office offers the Fort Campbell community year-round sports opportunities.

DFMWR INTRAMURAL & RECREATIONAL SPORTS CALENDAR 2013 Participation Code: Brigade (BDE), Battalion (BN), Company (Co), Individual (Ind.), Women (W), Co-ed

Eligibility: Brigade, Battalion, Company Level (Active Duty Military, assigned to respective units) Individual, Women, Co-ed, Recreational (Valid ID card holders 18 & older) (*New Activity)


In the Know

Honoring our Veterans by Jessica Ryan

Every year, on November 11, we honor armed services veterans for their dedication, patriotism and sacrifice for our country. Here are some notable Veterans Day events in the Fort Campbell area:

Location: Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center, 601 College Street, Clarksville, TN Price: $15 per person Reservations: Contact Yvonne Pickering at (931) 245-4340 or

USO Fort Campbell Supporters across the area will host dinner parties in their homes on Saturday, November 10. Later that evening, all the guests from all the parties will join the USO for dessert and a silent auction at Valor Hall. For additional information please call the Fort Campbell USO at (270) 542-3078.

Hopkinsville, KY Veterans Day Honor Parade What: The Hopkinsville community’s tribute to the military veterans with music, displays, refreshments and fellowship.

Clarksville, TN 20th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast What: Hosted by the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce, the annual breakfast is Clarksville’s way to show support to those who have served. The event includes breakfast, a salute to the veterans and a keynote speaker. A parade in Downtown Clarksville will follow the event. When: November 10 starting at 7:30 a.m.

When: Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Downtown Hopkinsville Contact Information: Call (270) 887-4290 or visit their website at Salute Our Veterans What: The Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park welcomes veterans and their Families to tell their stories and bring their war memorabilia. Mike Freeland, a World War II veteran will be the guest host. Lodging discounts are available for military members with proof of military service. When: November 10; registration from 5 – 6 p.m., meet and greet from 6 - 6:30 p.m. and the Experience of War Stories event from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Location: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road, Dawson Springs, KY 42408 Reservations: Call (800) 325-1711 or visit their website at *The federal government will officially observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 12.

Body Mind & Spirit

Get the Skinny on Eating Healthy this Thanksgiving by 1LT Christina Deehl MS, RD, LDN

It’s that time of year again. The air is getting cool, the leaves are falling, and you’ve been looking forward to spending time with loved ones while indulging in delicious feasts. Thanksgiving dinner may be the largest meal you'll eat all year long, which isn’t always a good thing. In multiple surveys, people report the average holiday weight gained between Thanksgiving and Christmas is about five pounds; however, studies suggest it’s probably less. Either way, the added pounds are usually an unwelcomed holiday gift. This year, whether you’re preparing the meal at home or eating at someone else’s gathering, we have some tips on preventing the unwanted holiday weight gain.

Planning your own feast? First: plan the menu. We love traditional meals, but many old-fashioned recipes are loaded with fat. By making simple changes you can increase the nutritional value of foods and your

arteries will thank you. Try enhancing flavors with fresh herbs, spices and seasonal fruits & vegetables to minimize the need for excessive amounts of butter, cream and salt. When baking, you can replace butter with apple sauce for a moist and light dessert. Recipes can also be modified using low-fat products. For instance if your recipe calls for cream, substitute half and half instead. These little changes can go a long way. A guest at someone else’s feast? Don’t show up hungry. We may think “I won’t eat all day to account for the big meal,” but when we show up starving we eat twice as much. Have a healthy, high fiber snack (like a salad or a bowl of veggies) before you go. When you get there, steer clear of the appetizers and mindless munching, wait for the main meal instead. This plan alone can save you hundreds of calories. Be selective. Buffets don't have to be all you can eat. Check out the offerings and focus on what you'll enjoy, not how much you can squeeze on your plate. Fill half of your plate with colorful veggies, fruits or items that have these as their main ingredient. Add some lean protein (go for the white meat) and high-fiber grains to keep your appetite in check. You know creamy sauces, gravies, and cheesy toppings are going to add calories, so take smaller portions of those items. Frequently our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. Start with small portions and if you still feel hungry, give yourself at least 20 minutes before going back for more. Remember, you don’t have to clean your plate to show your host your appreciation. Listen to your body and eat until you are full and content, not overly stuffed and uncomfortable. Another thing to be mindful of is drinks. Opt for the calorie-free choices such as water or unsweetened tea. Alcohol and

high-fat eggnog can contribute more to your waistline than you think. Remember, it’s ok to say no to alcohol or high fat foods that are being offered. To avoid temptation, don’t stand around the food table (or the bar) when you are at a holiday gathering. Socialize and focus your energies on making conversation with others instead of focusing on foods. Conversation is calorie-free. Lastly, plan for a little indulgence. It is the holiday season after all, so don’t deprive yourself. If you plan to indulge in a homemade holiday treat, ask yourself what you're willing to give up in exchange. Maybe tomorrow you will have a smaller lunch, or put in extra time at the gym.

During the holiday season when eating increases, physical activity should also increase. One of the most effective ways to maintain or lose body weight is to engage in regular aerobic activity. This Thanksgiving enjoy spending time with your loved ones. Whether you are preparing healthy holiday meals at home or attending holiday parties, remember to plan effective strategies to help you achieve your weight goals. Achieving your health goals will give you one more good reason for holiday cheer! Please call (270) 412-9109 for additional information or to reach the Nutrition Clinic at BACH. Happy Holidays from the Nutrition Care Division at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital!


Fly Away

All Revved Up

by Joe Weekly Plan a visit to these nearby aviation museums for a fun and relaxing activity. Tennessee Museum of Aviation 135 Air Museum Way Sevierville, TN 37862 Admission: $12.75; Seniors (60+): $9.75; Children (6-12 years): $6.75; Children under age 6: Free The Tennessee Museum of Aviation opened in Sevierville on December 15, 2001. The 50,000 square foot facility is located beside the runway of the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport. Airworthy Warbirds are the foundation of the collection, making this a very unique location for visitors to enjoy unscheduled flight demonstrations. Docents are available to assist visitors on a leisurely walk through the 35,000 sq ft hangar, observing a variety of magnificently restored Warbirds and offering a glimpse at some future projects waiting for restoration. It is a “living”museum, therefore the exhibits and aircraft change frequently. Bring your Family to reminisce with veterans willing to share their memories with the next generation. This hidden treasure of the Smoky Mountains is certainly worth a visit for any aviation enthusiast. Beechcraft Heritage Museum 570 Old Shelbyville Hwy Tullahoma, TN 37388 Admission: $10; Children (12-17 years): $5; Children under age 11: Free The Beechcraft Heritage Museum is a distinctly original one-of-a-kind, “living and working” aviation museum that traces the lineage of the Beechcraft family of airplanes. The Museum began life as the Staggerwing Museum Foundation, and incorporated in October of 1973, under the auspices of the Staggerwing Club. In April 2007, the Museum became the Beechcraft Heritage Museum. This change reflects the commitment to promoting aviation education and preserving the heritage nurtured by generations of enthusiasts of all Beechcraft models from 1932 through the present. No matter what area of this history — which branch of the Family tree — interests you most, you’ll find it here. The Museum is situated in a picturesque campus-style setting adjacent to the Tullahoma, Tennessee, Regional Airport. An attractive blend of authentically restored early American log structures and modern museum-quality construction, this 60,000 square foot facility currently houses more than two-dozen aircraft, plus many aviation artifacts and memorabilia for the enjoyment of visitors.

The Veterans' Museum 100 Veterans' Drive Halls, TN 38040 No admission fee

The museum is owned and operated by The Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Association, Inc., founded in 1992. The museum preserves materials and artifacts from WWI to present as a reminder to the older generations and to educate the younger generations about their heritage. The facility is located on the ramp of the former WWII B-17 Training Facility (DAAB). The collection of artifacts more than filled the 4,000 square foot facility; and in 2004, the Edith Tanner Center was built. The museum is now housed in an 8,900 square foot building on the 65 year-old ramp. Pictures and documents from the National Archives, materials from WWI through Iraq, diaries, personal and official letters, technical publications, and divisional histories, WWII and Korea military vehicles, uniforms, and videos excite adults and give the young an opportunity to look at history personally. Photographs of 72 crews are also displayed. The WWII DAAB exhibits depict the lives of families in the Halls area during this time and a detailed Memphis Belle exhibit encourages everyone to get involved in the aviation history of the area.

Don F. Pratt Museum 5702 Tennessee Ave Fort Campbell, KY 42223 No admission fee The Don F. Pratt Museum was established in 1956 as a division museum for the 101st Airborne Division. The museum’s central theme is the history of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles,” and it covers the period from the early 1940s to present. Memorabilia from Brig. Gen. Don F. Pratt, along with some of the personal possessions of Generals William C. Lee, Maxwell D. Taylor, Anthony C. McAuliffe and William C. Westmoreland, are among the featured exhibits. Other exhibits include a completely restored CG-4A cargo glider—which carried glider-borne Soldiers into combat during World War II, two 17th century bronze eagles, an illuminated Dutch manuscript recognizing the Divisions role in liberating Holland in WWII, captured enemy weapons and equipment from Vietnam, a recruiter’s jeep from the 1970s and items which had belonged to Adolph Hitler and other high ranking Nazi officials. Although the main museum

theme focuses on the history of the 101st Airborne Division, there are also individual displays that address early developments in airborne warfare. An outdoor park across the street from the museum displays various military aircraft and equipment used by the division. The centerpiece of the park is the “Brass Hat”—a fully restored C-47 aircraft resembling the plane used to carry the division commander, Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, into Normandy during World War II.



Off the Beaten Path

by Tara Goodson You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky. — Amelia Earhart I don’t remember the first time I flew as a child, but my mom tells me I had quite the adventure. We flew from Alberta, Canada to Florida to join my dad at his new duty station. My twin brother and sister were just a few weeks old, and I cannot imagine what possessed my normally rational mom to think it would be an easy flight. She made the error of falling asleep (having new twins and an energetic toddler may have had something to do with it!) and I decorated the cabin with streamers of toilet paper and entertained the crew as only a three year old can do. My newborn siblings slept most of the way, my mom got a break and I developed my love of flying. I didn’t get an opportunity to fly much as a teenager, but anytime I did, I claimed the window seat. Not because I get airsick, or don’t like the center seat, but because I glue my face to the window so I can see everything the plane flies over. To this day, I visualize the lives of the people in the towns; I create grand adventures for the poor fools stuck in cars on the interstates; I oohh

and aahh over the mountains, oceans and natural wonders and am always disappointed when I hear the announcement to put your tray tables up and your seat backs in the upright position. Given the choice, I’ll book a flight instead of driving, simply to get a bird’s eye view of the world. November is Aviation History Month and many of us will snag a flight for the holidays to take us back home to Family. But where would we be without flight? Relegated to walking, driving, taking the busor train? Those are all fantastic methods of transportation, but none creates the excitement that flight does. Of course we all know of the Wright brothers. They were inventors and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903. Contrary to popular knowledge, their first patent did not claim invention of a flying machine, but rather, the invention of a system of aerodynamic control that manipulated a flying machine's surfaces. In other words, they made extended flight possible for humans. Their method became standard and is still used on all fixed wing aircraft today! Dorothea Brande said it well when she said “The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.” Humans have been intrigued by flight for over 2000 years, with the first attempts to soar taking place in China. A general attached himself to a kite and flew over the enemy on a reconnaissance mission. We have been trying to stay in the air on everything from kites (as previously mentioned) to gliders, to hot air balloons and actually creating wings out of wax and tarred feathers on wooden frames. Leonardo da Vinci’s incredible drawings of Ornithoper wings and his aerial screw inspired many others to take to the air, even thought he never left the ground himself. The dream of flight came closer to reality from the 1600’s through the 1800’s with multiple wings fixed to gliders, hot air balloons that were initially unmanned,

to manned flights in the balloons. All of these flights were short lived, frail and typically resulted in a crash landing!

Manned flights, although of no great distance, became reality in the late 1800’s with the redesign of glider wings and a tail and the assistance of something tall to jump off of. Ski slopes, monasteries and hills provided the height needed for success. Once powered engines were incorporated into the design, people began to realize the potential. Zeppelins were an early accomplishment, but simply mentioning the Hindenburg disaster, we all know the reality of what can happen. Heavier than air flight became a race as the Wright brothers and Samuel Langley both worked on creating a machine that would be capable of manned sustained flight. Langley narrowly missed the mark by nine days when Kitty Hawk and the Wright brothers made history with their fittingly named Flyer. I do not have the patience or skill set to understand the intricacies of flight, I’ll leave that to pilots, but I do have the love to long as I am in the window seat. My soul is in the sky. — William Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Act V. Scene I.


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Child, Youth & School Services 1. Bastogne (CDC) (270) 412-4485 2. Eagle (CDC) (270) 412-3303/3304 3. Gardner Hills (CDC) (270) 412-0392 4. Part Day Preschool (CDC) (270) 412-6767 5. Polk (CDC) (270) 412-4471 6. Tennessee (CDC) (270) 412-4477 7. Watters #1 (CDC) (270) 439-7993 8. Watters #2 (CDC) (270) 439-7996 9. CYSS Division Adminstrative Office (270) 798-6539 10. Family Child Care (FCC) (270) 798-4959 10. Parent Central Services (CYSS Central Registration) (270) 798-0674 11. Billy C. Colwell Center (270) 412-2315 12. Gardner Hills (SAS) (270) 461-0641 13. Airborne (SAS) (270) 461-1047 14. Bastogne (SAS) (270) 461-0995/0996 10. School Liaison (270) 798-9874 15. SKIESUnlimited Center (270) 412-5811 16. Teen Club 24/7 (270) 956-1033 16. Youth Center (Taylor) (270) 798-3643 16. Youth Sports (270) 798-6355 Community Services 17. Army Community Service (ACS) & ACS Director (270) 798-9322 18. Family Resource Center (FRC) (270) 956-2935 19. Financial Readiness (270) 798-5518 17. Lending Closet (270) 798-6313 20. Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC) (270) 412-6000 21. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) (270) 798-0277 22. ASYMCA Backdoor Boutique (270) 956-1566 23. ASYMCA Family Center (270) 798-7422 Dining & Entertainment 24. 19th Hole (Cole Park) (270) 798-1822 25. Conference & Catering Center (Joe Swing) (270) 798-2175 24. Community Activities Center (Cole Park) (270) 798-4610 26. Dawg Haus (270) 798-0766 24. Southern Buffet (Cole Park) (270) 798-4610 27. Sportsman’s Lodge (931) 431-4140

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Do you swipe your plastic in public? Know about skimming to keep thieves from swiping your card info. Debit cards can look just like credit cards, account. If your checking account balance was wiped but how debit card fraud is handled can out by fraud, how long could you go without these funds? be very different. Many use debit cards instead of credit cards for the convenience of plastic, but also for the satisfaction of knowing they're spending money already in the bank. This avoids the negative aspects of using credit — paying more in interest and fees. Debit is great for staying within budget, but if you experience fraud, recovering can create a hardship. Credit card users who spot fraudulent charges report the fraud and typically never have to pay for charges they didn't authorize. The old card is cancelled, a new account is opened, and the fraudulent charges virtually disappear for the cardholder. But with debit card fraud, money may be withdrawn directly from your checking account and it's almost immediately gone. Once you discover a fraudulent charge on your account, it can take much longer to get that money replaced in your bank

Know your bank's policy on debit card fraud and procedures for reporting fraud or theft. Find a bank that offers zero liability for fraudulent charges on your debit card as well as your credit card.

Your credit report isn't the only place you should look for signs of fraud. Your credit report is a great place to start when it comes to protecting yourself from identity theft. But there are other reports that track-and-tell about your personal info, too. In addition to the alerts most financial institutions allow you to set up on your own, there are additional reports you should review for accuracy and investigate and report any inaccuracies — the error could be a sign of identity theft.

Thieves can capture credit or debit card information through a device that reads your card's magnetic strip. These 'skimming' machines are often placed over the real card slots at ATMs and other card readers. Outdoor ATMs are especially vulnerable to thieves. Open, public, access leaves little to stop a thief from installing a skimming device. Some even install tiny cameras to capture your PIN as it's typed on the keypad. Gas station pay-at-the-pump terminals can be just as vulnerable to skimming. At any terminal that takes plastic, be on the lookout for beat-up parts, awkward-looking card slots, and equipment, antennas or wires that appear to be added to the machine. If you're suspicious, don't put your card in the slot. Your computer is susceptible to a type of skimming, too. Thieves have developed malware to record your credit and debit card details as you type. And some even use your own wireless network to eavesdrop on Internet purchases. So keep your computer updated with the latest security software, and monitor your financial account often.


Family Volunteering

This ‘n That

by Becki Mastrian

Military Family Month was established in 1993. A military Family ourselves, our Family uses the month of November to reach out to our community by volunteering. If you would like a fun, new way to spend time with your military Family, consider Family volunteering. As the holiday season approaches, it is a great way to show our children how to think of others during this busy time. Family volunteering is a concrete way to share ideas about compassion and giving with your Family and often young people who volunteer with their Families become adults who volunteer. Before you start your search, brainstorm with your Family about how you would like to help others. Online research can assist you with ideas to offer and discuss. First decide how your Family wants to volunteer. Do you want to do hands-on work, assist the homeless, or work outdoors instead of inside? Are you interested in helping locally or would you like to schedule a trip to assist elsewhere? Is one of you already volunteering where others can join in also? Now make a list of volunteer possibilities to discuss. Try to make sure that everyone who will be participating is included in the conversation and is happy with the result. There are several things to think about while looking for a volunteer opportunity. Ensure there are no legal or safety risks in what you are doing. Consider and plan for scheduling

problems, especially if Family members are involved in many extracurricular activities. A holiday period, when everyone has free time, may be the best time to volunteer together. Start out with a small, short-term project and don’t overtax the children. This will help keep the children’s interest in volunteering. It can also be a test run on how the Family likes volunteering with each other. Training is vital in volunteering, so ensure that everyone is trained. If well trained, Family members will know what to expect, how to behave, and how to proceed; it will lead to a quality experience. Think outside of the box when looking for volunteer activities. Families can visit nursing homes, clear trails, pick up litter, adopt a storm drain for year round clean-up, or if a child is in Scouts, the Family may be able to assist on a service project. Another example is that the Family could organize

a food or clothing drive in your neighborhood. Older children could research organizations to work with and find out what items are needed. Smaller children can assist with separating and stacking different sizes of canned goods or boys from girls clothing. Are school supplies needed in a local school? By gathering the list, researching prices, deciding on what items to purchase, and dropping them off to the school, each member can be involved in at least some part of the process. Volunteering as a Family can be a creative affair as well. Baking cookies to deliver to a fire station or community center; making bird feeders for nursing homes or other places people enjoy bird watching; or gardening for someone in the neighborhood that can’t get around very well can be very rewarding. You could make greeting cards and write letters inside to military service members or to thank someone who is a volunteer in your community. Others are not the only ones to benefit from your Family’s efforts. Volunteering can assist children with developing empathy and learning that one person can make a difference. It can increase their self-esteem, sense of responsibility, and develop an interest in learning. Family volunteering doesn’t always have to be the entire Family. It can be having a parent and a child work together or just several siblings combine effort on a project. Building skills and having something to talk about just may build relationships better than sitting in front of the TV watching a favorite show. Non-custodial parents know how precious time is with their children. By becoming involved together on a short term project, it gives the opportunity to get to know each other in new ways while still allowing for free time together. During November’s Military Family Month, Fort Campbell presents a Thanks4Giving Family Volunteer Award that recognizes a Family that has reached out on the installation to make a difference to our Soldiers and Families. The Family is recognized with a basket full of Family fun items and a Certificate of Appreciation signed and presented by the Commanding General. Volunteering with your Family means quality time spent with each other as well as offering a service to others. We hope that your experiences are as rewarding as ours are! If your are interested in volunteering, please contact Becki Mastrian at (270) 956-2934 or register at:


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Thanksgiving Goodies

In the Kitchen

From our Family to yours – some easy to make cookie recipes. Your kids will love helping you with these!

Easy Sugar Cookies Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon milk Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough Directions Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg and milk and beat to combine. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for two hours.Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar. Remove one wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time, sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Move the dough around and check underneath frequently to make sure it is not sticking. Cut into desired shape, (we used turkey shaped cutters) place at least one-inch apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time. Let sit on baking sheet for two minutes after removal from oven and then move to complete cooling on wire rack. Serve as is or frost as desired.

Gingerbread Cookies Ingredients 6 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup shortening, melted and cooled slightly 1 cup molasses 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together the shortening, molasses, brown sugar, water, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients, until they are completely absorbed. Divide dough into 3 pieces, pat down to 1 1/2 inch thickness, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When the cookies are done, they will look dry, but still be soft to the touch. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks. When cool, the cookies can be frosted with the icing of your choice.

Candy Corn Cookies These are the easiest cookies you can make. No measuring or mixing required! Buy whichever flavor of refrigerated cookie dough is your favorite. Slice and bake per instructions on the package. While they’re still warm (and soft) from the oven – decorate with candy corn.


Crafty Kids

Deck the Halls by Randi Nelson

Who needs the headache of Black Friday? My favorite thing to do the day after Thanksgiving is to decorate for Christmas! Quality Family time, the dogs covered in tinsel, the kids fighting over who’s going to put the star on top of the tree and leftover turkey for lunch. A walk down the Christmas aisle (in October?!?!) quickly reveals the inflated prices of the season; simply decorating your home could easily blow the budget. However, with some smart moves, a beautifully decorated home can easily be achieved on a shoestring budget. Personally, I like to pick a theme each year so that it feels like Christmas is flowing throughout my house. Last year was a brightly colored kitschy Christmas; bright colored paint markers and glitter were our best friends. Your decorating theme can be anything that catches your eye: silver, gold, reds and greens, sparkling whites, or nature. You are only limited by your imagination – and if you’re stumped, there are a plethora of ideas available on the internet.

Start by figuring out what you already have. Go through the boxes of decorations from last year and look around the house for items that could be repurposed for the season. Solid colored tablecloths and napkins are a great start for a table, but how about a clear vase filled with pinecones and a sprinkle of glitter tied with a pretty ribbon for a centerpiece. Then it’s time to get creative. Handmade ornaments don’t have to be limited to paper chains and popcorn strings, many fun creative ideas are available through websites such as and even YouTube. Remember the paper snowflakes you used to make as a kid? Cut some squares of white paper

for your kids, give them a dusting of spray glitter (pick this up cheap at an after Halloween sale) and string them up on some fishing line in a doorway. Pin up a long string of thick ribbon, decorate wooden clothespins to look like snowmen, reindeers or even snowflakes, and clothespin holiday cards you receive as a garland across your mantle or above a doorway. A pinecone wreath is a great idea for this area given the prevalence of pine trees. You will need a wire wreath frame, 20-30 long skinny pinecones, 15-20 short fat pinecones, a hot glue gun and a large bucket of water. The long skinny pinecones need to be soaked in the bucket of water for 2-3 days. Once the pinecones become very easy to bend, but not so soft that they are falling apart, weave them through the wire wreath frame using an over-under-over pattern and making sure the points are out. When the frame is filled, sit it out in the sun to dry. The pinecones will puff back out as

they dry so the wire frame will no longer be visible. Snip off the tips of the short pinecones (1-2 inches depending on your preference) and hot glue these around the inside front of the wreath. The wreath will be complete at this point with the exception of any final personal touches. I like to add large bows depending on the season and use the wreath all year long, but you can really add anything you’d like; sprigs of holly, evergreen clippings and a votive candle (unlit), or a small Santa plush toy. Wrapping paper is another great tool for decorating. Wrapping up rectangular framed pictures and mirrors can provide a dazzling effect especially when you add ribbons and bows to the hanging “presents”. Wrapping paper can also be used to make inexpensive ornaments with a little

bit of time and some tape if you want to go for a monochromatic look. I always try to pick up plenty of wrapping paper each year after Christmas for 75% off. Overall, decorating for the holidays does not have to be a budget busting event. With some thought and creativity, a little can go a long way. Even if you don’t have a lot of time to devote to creating ornaments and decorations, doing a little each year and adding to what you already have will make a difference over time. The important thing to keep in mind is that if you are going to spend money on decorating, make a budget and stick with it. For help with creating a budget for the holidays or anytime of the year for that matter, contact Army Community Service Financial Readiness Office at (270) 798-5518 or stop by our location at 5662 Screaming Eagle Blvd.

Fold paper into a small square or triangle and very carefully cut out sections to make a unique snowflake. Decorate with glitter glue or spray glue in your themed color.

Fold decorated paper into a square. Carefully cut from one end to the other diagonally, but leave a 1/2 inch strip at the top uncut. Unfold paper with uncut strip in the center decorated side down. Starting from the center section, pull the section to the middle and tape with a small piece of clear tape. Turn the paper over so the decorated side is up and repeat with the next section to tape. Continue taping and turning until the entire paper is twirled.

Glue pom poms to a white clothespin or stick on the foam stars available for purchase in the craft department at your local store.


The Etyang Family and their American Dream Six years ago, SPC Arthur Etyang, a Soldier in C 3/187 Rear Detachment, came to the United States from Kenya in search of a better life. In July 2009, Etyang arrived at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and started his military career. He was considered a single Soldier by his unit, but Etyang was not really a single Solider. His unit did not know about his wife and a young son living in Kenya. This is a story about a Soldier who relentlessly worked to obtain American citizenship and bring his Family to the United States. When Etyang came to Fort Campbell, he did not know about American citizenship and the United States Permanent Resident Card (commonly known as a “green card”) application process. He decided to take initiative and search for the information. He soon discovered the Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness Program and learned that there were staff members who could assist him with his citizenship packet. One of the staff members was Mary Young, a Relocation Readiness Program Assistant. Being a foreign-born Spouse, Young is dedicated to helping Soldiers and Family members with the citizenship process. Years before, Young applied

for citizenship and was frustrated with the lack of information she received. “I was determined to help Spouses with their paperwork for citizenship.” Young said. “If you had to go through the same process and frustration, then you have the compassion to help people.” With Young’s expertise, the citizenship process became a lot smoother for Etyang. “Mary has been a great help to me since day one,” Etyang stated. “She walked me through all the paperwork. Every time I got a response, she would help me go through the next process.” For those unfamiliar with the citizenship process, it is painstakingly long and many applicants face several obstacles from both the United States government and their native country’s government. One additional obstacle Etyang faced was being deployed to Afghanistan in the midst of applying for citizenship. He first believed that his deployment would halt the process. However, he found out from Young that he could continue the process while he

Keeping it Together by Jessica Ryan

was in Afghanistan. Etyang’s dedication paid off and he received his American citizenship. His next step was to bring his wife Christine Wanjala and son Aiden, now age 5, to Fort Campbell. Since living in the United States, Etyang rarely saw his Family in Kenya. Due to his commitment to the Army and limited finances, Etyang could only visit his Family for very short periods of time. Despite their circumstances, both Etyang and Christine remained positive about the situation. Etyang continued to work with Young so Christine and Aiden could obtain their green cards. It was another long process as the Kenyan government extensively checks and reviews applicants. By June 2012, after three years of applying and waiting, Christine and Aiden finally reunited with Etyang. The Etyang Family is living their American dream now that they are together. Etyang said, “Just to wake up and have breakfast with your Family, go to school, and go to work…it is a big opportunity for me.” Both Christine and Aiden transitioned well to their new home. Like Etyang, Christine plans to enroll in college classes soon. Meanwhile, Aiden looks forward to hopping on the school bus and going to elementary school every morning. Christine’s greatest joy is receiving the privileges that she could not receive in Africa such as medical coverage and a free public education for Aiden. “I appreciate the Army, because the Army has given us these benefits that we could not get before,” Christine remarked. She further commented that living in the United States will also give her Family opportunities to follow their ambitions. She stated, “America is a place where you can live and change your life for the best.” For those seeking citizenship, the Etyang Family recommends getting assistance through the ACS Relocation Readiness Program. They advise other Families to come prepared with all the necessary documents and understand that citizenship is a slow process. Furthermore, they advise other Families to not be afraid to seek help from the ACS staff. Both Etyang and Young noted that while there are fees associated to the citizenship and green card application, ACS offers citizenship classes and one-on-one counseling services for free. They strongly encourage people to use ACS as opposed to hiring a lawyer since that is expensive and unnecessary. To find out more information about the ACS Relocation Readiness Program and Citizenship Class, please call (270) 956-2676 or (270) 798-6313/0513 or visit



Families in Motion

Activities for your Family by CynDe Clack

Looking for some fun activities to do with the Family around Thanksgiving? Maybe it’s crafts to keep the kids amused after Thanksgiving dinner, a fun way to teach your kids to be grateful, or some inspiration for a new Family tradition. Here are some ideas to keep the Family laughing and creating memories around Thanksgiving.

1. Get Active!

with a plate of assorted cookies armed for the Holiday festivities. Freeze them and pull them out for your Holiday parties or to give as gifts.

3. Create a New Tradition! This can be anything from cutting out a paper leaf and writing on it what you’re thankful for to learning more about Native American History. All types of ideas can be found on the internet.

Many towns and park districts host a Turkey Trot 1 Mile and 5K race every Thanksgiving morning. If this isn’t for you, just get the Family outside for a little while and walk off that delicious meal you enjoyed.

4. Play a Game Thanksgiving is the perfect time to get out those favorite party games and let the competition and laughter begin. You can play the same game every Thanksgiving and let whoever wins (adult or child) keep the “Thanksgiving Trophy” and have bragging rights for the following year.

5. Craft It Up! Whether you want the kids to help make some fun decorations for the Thanksgiving dinner table or need an activity to keep the nieces and nephews amused on Thanksgiving Day, you can find all kinds of simple but fun kids craft ideas on line. There's so much you can do on Thanksgiving besides eating yourself silly and watching six hours of football (although you can still do those things). Celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving with activities that the entire Family can enjoy.

2. Bake Up Memories After you gorge yourselves on turkey dinner, those who don't want to watch football can go back in the kitchen and make your favorite Holiday cookies. Each person brings their favorite recipe and then bake, bake, bake. Everyone goes home

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