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Summer Kick Off Do you know why I like the month of May? Because it’s almost June! I love the summer months. Maybe it’s because I was born in the summer and I associate it with Family get-togethers, birthday parties, and days at the lake. I’ve heard people [who are new to this part of the country] talk about how crazy the weather is here, but I grew up in East Tennessee and I love this weather. Fort Campbell is a great place to be no matter what the season. It can get hot but it doesn’t stay that way and it can get cold but it doesn’t stay that way either. Here on post we have everything you need to enjoy the coming summer months: golf, swimming, horseback riding, camping, fishing, picnicking, paintball, and skeet shooting; if you’d rather be inside we have bowling and the D.W. Recreation Center; or if you want to get away then you can sign up for a trip with Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs or you can visit Leisure Travel Services and plan a vacation of your own. With everything we have – why would you go anywhere else?

CynDe Clack, Editor mwrlifeeditor@fortcampbellmwr.com

Editor

Inside this issue

CynDe Clack

Contributors

Eden Barnett Alyssa Blakemore Charlene Frasher Tara Goodson Jessica Ryan Lonnie Scott Sharon Shaw Robin Soifer Lisa Taylor Patrice Johnson-Winters

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Relax, learn, train, or just hang out at our swimming pools.

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Creative Director Sears Hallett

Advertising

TYC Programs Bring Siblings Together

The Hutcherson Family talks about how participating in TYC programs helps them be a successful Army Family.

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Princess and Hero for a Day

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Your Dog’s Best Friend (is you)

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Yard Sales and May Flowers

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Splash into Summer

A first look at the 4th annual Character Dining Event - "2012 Royal Hero Gala" Don't forget your furry friend when planning your free time activities! This month we're going to hold a yard sale and start a garden.

10 Lower Body Workout

The lower body muscles are essential for your everyday activities.

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12 Get Your Motor Ready and Running

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14 Time to Get Your Hands Dirty

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Get yourself and your motorcycle ready for the open road. Getting dirty in the process of creating something wonderful.

18 Eat Dessert First

Three easy Family friendy treats.

20 Healthy Habits by Char Get your sweat on in the pool!

21 Spring Clean Your Budget

Review your finances and apply some spring cleaning to your budget.

22 Riding the Trace at LBL

If you are looking for a place to ride - The Trace offers great scenery and places to stop and relax.

22 USA Staffing is Here!

Learn about the new fully automated application process.

24 Hot Video Games for Spring

Some hot new video games for you to jump right into.

25 Hometown Hero

Currahee Soldier Shatters Sabalauski Air Assault Ruck March Record.

29 Memorial Day 2012

Local Memorial Day Weekend activities.

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Spotlight on MWR

Splash into Summer by Jessica Ryan As the hot weather rolls in, there is nothing more refreshing than to dive into the water and enjoy a good swim. At Fort Campbell, we offer multiple aquatics facilities right here on post. Whether you are learning to swim, participating in physical training, or looking for a fun hang-out spot, the facilities here will meet your needs. Dolan Pool, which is located near Gate 1, will open on Memorial Day weekend. Dolan Pool is a great outdoor facility for Families, especially those with young children. In addition to the regular pool, Dolan offers a Kiddie Pool, the only one located on post, and a Splash Pad play area. Jan Wagner, MWR Aquatics Manager, describes the Splash Pad play area as “a hyped version of playing in the sprinkler.” The play area consists of a concrete pad with water features such as water guns, water buckets and a large sprinkling flower. Instead of waiting for their parents to hook up the lawn sprinkler or pull out the Slip n’ Slide, kids can come to Dolan Pool and play on the Splash Pad. For adults, parents and older children, Dolan Pool also offers Recreational Swim hours from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week. Another outdoor pool facility is Single Pool, located on the intersection of Desert Storm Avenue and 42nd Street. Contrary to its name,

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Single Pool is not a pool exclusively for single Soldiers. It is a Family friendly facility. Single Pool will open during the first week of June and is the only place where patrons can take swimming lessons. Swimming lessons are held from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. and children as young as six months old can participate. Recreational Swim will occur from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week. Single Pool is an ideal place for beginning swimmers because it has a zero depth entry, meaning that swimmers gradually step into the water. The pool is also handicap accessible and does not receive as much foot traffic as the other pools so it is an ideal place who those looking for a quieter environment. Single Pool has also undergone a lot of renovations within the last year. According to Ms. Wagner, the facilities such as the office spaces, bathrooms, locker rooms and concession stand are all brand new. If swimming in an outdoor pool is not your preference, then Gardner Pool, located on the intersection of Tennessee Avenue and Airborne Street, is available. Gardner Pool, the only indoor pool on post, is open year round and will maintain its normal business hours during the summer months. Mornings at Gardner Pool are dedicated to Military Training. Recreational swim does not start until 1 p.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. Unlike the other facilities, you can also take one-hour water aerobics classes at 10 a.m., from Monday to Friday, and at 5 p.m., on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Gardner Pool underwent a series of renovations over the past four years. Ms. Wagner states that Gardner Pool is a “fairly new facility” due to new additions such as the bath house, concession stand, classroom and party room. Furthermore, the roof panels and pool liner have been replaced as well as other pool and electrical equipment.

Before you put on your swimsuit and head to the pool, it is important to be prepared, since the summer heat and sun can be dangerous. Safety is a top priority for the MWR Aquatics staff. Ms. Wagner recommends that patrons, both children and adults, practice safety habits such as applying and reapplying sunscreen throughout the day, drinking enough water and

listening to directions of the lifeguards. All the pool facilities have a 15 minute Adult Swim every hour. It is highly recommended that Families use that time to take care of themselves. Additionally, teens, ages 13 and above, are allowed to enter the facilities without an adult. Teen patrons should make sure to bring their IDs as well as food/snacks and money. At the moment, Baldonado Pool, the largest outdoor pool on post, tentatively plans to be open by Fourth of July. For now, Dolan, Single and Gardner Pools are the places to be as the summer starts. Day and month passes for individuals and Families are available for purchase. Please visit www.fortcampbellmwr.com for more information. Hours of operation and admission fees are subject to change. The Aquatics Office can be reached at (270) 798-6310.


Keeping it Together

TYC Programs

Bring Siblings Together by Jessica Ryan

For a military child, fitting in is not always easy. Since children in military Families deal with frequent deployments and moves, it can be hard for them to find their niche in the community. Luckily, Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) offers programs and services that help children explore their interests, make new friends and stay active. When the Hutcherson Family first came to Fort Campbell in late 2004, SSG Henry Hutcherson Jr. and his wife Stacia wanted to get their children involved with after-school activities. “I wanted them to get outside and do something with sports. I didn’t want them to stay at home all day playing games, “says Stacia, “I didn’t want them to be couch potatoes.” With the help of CYSS, Stacia learned about different activities offered on post. Their children, Henry III, 17, and Cree, 12, first played sports such as baseball, soccer and Tae Kwon Do. Both Henry III and Cree are regulars at the Taylor Youth Center (TYC). They have been part of events such as last year’s “Zombie Apocalypse Invades Fort Campbell”, where they got to dress up in spooky costumes and scare anyone who dared to enter the TYC’s Haunted House. Due to their age difference, they also found activities for their respective age groups. Cree is a member of the Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel (EDGE!) program. EDGE! is a free, after school program for children between the ages 11 and 18. From the arts, fitness, adventure programs and community volunteer opportunities, EDGE! has something for every child. Shannon Kinkle, MWR Program Partnership Specialist and Acting Youth Services Assistant Director, says that programs like EDGE! are also beneficial for working parents because they offer activities after school, evenings and weekends, and all classes are free. By being part of EDGE!, Cree explores her many talents and interests. In addition to her involvement in the Haunted House, Cree participated in several activities including playing various sports, acting in a theater workshop, attending the 4H Leadership Summit and becoming a certified SCUBA diver. Most notably, Cree starred in a commercial that aired during the TYC’s 2012 Super Bowl Party. She and her fellow EDGE! classmates also made a short film called C0F73E. In the film, Cree played a poltergeist who haunts a friend after he spilled coffee on her. With the help of Brian Brantley, the Youth Technology Lab Program Lead,

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the EDGE! students brainstormed ideas and assisted in writing the script. Cree loves lending her talents to EDGE! and hopes that more children will come to TYC. “Once I tell them how fun it [TYC] is, then they will beg their parents to come. I get to show them around and tell them to sign up for things. They will sign up and they will recommend it to their friends,” Cree explains. Likewise, Henry III discovers and develops his skills in the HIRED! Apprenticeship Program. The program gives 15 to 18 year old youth valuable work experience and training while working in MWR operations. By being part of HIRED! teens acquire skills needed for a highly-competitive job market and have experience which they can put on a resume, college application, or scholarship application. HIRED! instructors also educate the students about important life skills such as saving money and preparing for a job interview. Henry III is currently employed at the Dale Wayrynen Recreation Center (DW Rec). His job responsibilities include working at the front counter, distributing movies and games to customers and assisting at special events. Henry also enjoys working with the Soldiers. He comments that “it is

certainly interesting to work at DW Rec. I am always kept busy.” In addition to working, Henry III also learned important lessons from the HIRED! instructors. He says that grasping how to budget his earnings was very useful. Like many students in the HIRED! program, Henry III has become a well-rounded individual and plans to do great things as he prepares for college. Through their involvement with various after school programs, the Hutchersons are a successful military Family. By researching new activities and programs, the Hutchersons are not afraid to explore a budding interest or master a new skill. The Family is very proud to be a part of the military community and appreciates all the amazing services provided to military children. “Our nieces and nephews back home don’t have the opportunities to participate in after school programs like this one,” Henry Jr. remarks, “It is one huge advantage that military kids have.” The Hutchersons encourage other military Families to get their children involved in CYSS and their programs for children of all ages. For information about EDGE!, HIRED! and other CYSS programs, please call (270) 412-3994 or visit www.fortcampbellmwr.com.

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Princess & Hero for a Day

This and That

by Charlene Frasher This year, MWR Leisure Travel Services will be presenting an elegant twist on the Character Events of years past. We have altered the event to an upscale and elegant yet fun and fantastic Family affair for our 4th annual Character Dining Event the “2012 Royal Hero Gala”. On Saturday, June 23, Cole Park Commons Grand Ballroom will be turned into a formal fantasy ball for all Family members to enjoy. We are encouraging all attendees to come dressed in their best ball attire as special guests of the Royal Princess’ of the Court. Dads and Moms will have a chance to dance with their princess and prince. Guests will be greeted by several Marvel Superheroes as they enter the Royal Hero Gala for the social, prior to dinner. This will provide a chance for snapshots and memories.

Are you wondering what Fort Campbell offers for dogs and their owners? Well, here’s the low down on what to do with your dog on post! There are two dog parks on post where you can bring your dog(s) to socialize and run freely. The North Dog Park is located on Morgan Road across from LaPointe Village Housing area and the South Dog Park is located on Bastogne Avenue between Gates 2 and 3. Both dog parks have separate areas for small and large dogs. There’s a puppy playtime at the South Dog Park on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Ensure your dog is up to date on all vaccinations and not aggressive towards dogs or humans. Outdoor Recreation also offers dog hikes (on leash only) throughout the year with our Adventure Programs. You and your pup can get some exercise and experience the great outdoors with each other, all while getting to meet fellow dog owners. Check out our Adventure Programs monthly calendar on www.fortcampbellmwr.com for upcoming dates. Fort Campbell Riding Stables (FCRS) and Kennels is the place to bring your dog when you can’t take your faithful friend along. The kennels are spacious, clean, and climate controlled. Dogs are let out into grassy yards at least three times a day. When the weather permits, they are kept in outdoor kennels during the day. Dogs must

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A noble dining experience is in store as the Princess’ have instructed the Royal Chef to create a selection of “Specialties of the Castle”. The Royal Menu will consist of entrée’s for the young imperials by way of a sampling of fine cuisine to entice their adolescent palates. A succulent menu for the more mature appetite will consist of a meal fit for a King and Queen. The Royal Hero Gala will then present her Highness’ Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White, Ariel, Tiana and Rapunzel for an individual meet and greet on location for photo opportunities. ”The Royal Hero Gala” will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. This is a ticketed event with a limit of 300 guests; tickets can only be purchased at MWR Leisure Travel Services beginning May 15.

Tickets will not be sold at the door. Thank you to all our sponsors, without whom we could not hold this amazing event: USAA, University of Phoenix, Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union, Mathews Nissan/Garland Nissan, Jenn Lutz with Scentsy, and Melenie Espinoza with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Mark your calendars and plan to spend an evening in a magical place where special memories await. We encourage you to bring your camera to document this special event. For more information contact us at (270) 798-7436/0509, itrtravel@fortcampbellmwr.com, or stop by our office located in the Exchange Mall.

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be current on vaccinations in order to make reservations. So, remember, you are your dog’s “BFF” and don’t forget your furry friend when planning your free time activities!

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Families in Motion

Yard Sales & May Flowers by CynDe Clack If you’ve been following our Families in Motion, Fitness-friendly Activities for the Family series, then hopefully you’re feeling great about three months of consecutive Family activities. If this is your first time to read our series, it’s not too late to get your Family up and active! This month we’re going to hold a yard sale and start a garden. May Even though yard sales are a lot of work they don’t have to be stressful. If you read the April Families in Motion article then you’ve already gotten your Family together and you’ve sorted through everything. Now all you have to do is price it, set up the yard sale tables, stay outside with it all day and then deal with the items that are left at the end. Okay, that makes it sound like a chore but it doesn’t have to be! Involve your kids by having them set up their own table selling their old toys, unwanted books,

out-grown clothing; you get the picture. Make a plan with them to donate any items that are left when the sale is over. Now; set up your yard sale, enjoy being outside in the fresh air and sunshine, and relax!

After you’ve had a couple of days to recover from your yard sale and you’re ready for more activity, get your Family together and prepare to plant a garden. Just because I used the word “garden” doesn’t mean you have to dig up half your yard, you can plant a container garden. You can even use some of your yard sale money to buy seeds or seedlings! Container gardening is simply growing your garden in – you guessed it – containers. You can get just as creative with a container garden as you can with a large garden. You can find information about planting a garden on line, in the library, in the bookstore or you can contact the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Program at (931) 648-5725. Get some seeds and seedlings into your soil and watch for the June installment of Families in Motion when we’ll be working outside in our gardens.

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Body, Mind & Spirit

The Importance of the

Lower Body Workout Training your lower body is a great way to enhance your skill level for all the numerous activities that you will be involved in during the upcoming months. Hiking, horseback riding, and golfing are a few examples of the activities that require a strong lower body. There are six muscle groups which comprise the lower body; they are the hip flexors, quadriceps, abductors, gluteus maximus, adductors and hamstrings. It is important to use proper techniques to effectively exercise these muscle groups and transition them through the functional and multi-joint plane movements which promote muscle balance and strength. This will allow the muscles to function efficiently as a working group, thereby facilitating lower body movement through flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and lifting of the knees and feet. A plethora of exercises are designed for specific muscle groups, particularly those of the lower body. These exercises include cardiovascular exercises, aerobic exercises, and static and dynamic training routines which can be done with or without equipment. Other lower body cardiovascular exercises include running, walking, utilizing an elliptical or treadmill, riding a bicycle, or playing a sport. Each of the fitness facilities on Fort Campbell has the necessary equipment to help you get the maximum benefit from your lower body workout. Do at least four or five lower body exercises on a regular basis for balanced muscle development and visible training

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results. Your workouts need to include two types of exercise; compound exercises such as the squat and the lunge which involve several muscle groups at once and isolation exercises such as a thigh squeeze and leg curls which hone in on a single muscle group. We recommend that you exercise your lower body at least three times a week to improve stability and balance. The most efficient lower body exercises are lunges, step-ups, squats, plies and calf-raises, all of which can be accomplished without the use of gym equipment. If you prefer working out at a fitness facility, you can use barbells and leg curl, leg extension, leg press, calf raises, hack squats, and multi hip machines to work your lower body. Expect to feel sore and walk a little stiffly for a day or two after your first few lower body workouts. Of course, any muscle that is new to weight training is likely to be sore after the first few sessions, but leg muscles seem particularly prone to this phenomenon. A couple of common pitfalls to watch out for when doing lower body workouts are: don’t work one muscle and neglect another (example: don’t work your butt muscles and neglect your thighs) and don’t put your knees in jeopardy. Avoid locking your knees when you’re lifting a weight and don’t allow your knees to shoot out past your toes in the squat, lunge, or leg press. If you feel knee pain during an exercise, stop immediately. If your goal is to lose weight in the legs, hips and buttocks, a lower body workout needs to include an increased amount of cardiovascular exercises in the initial stages of the training routine. Then, as

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you lose the weight, your routine should switch to more strengthening exercises (to tone the muscles) and less cardio. If your end state is to have firm leg muscles, then you should concentrate on building and toning the leg muscles using a dynamic exercise that will encompass all the lower body muscle groups. The Fort Campbell Sports and Fitness program has trainers and fitness instructors who can assist you with obtaining your fitness goals. We understand the importance of total body development as it is essential to providing a stable platform for supporting the entire body frame. Additionally, we can develop a program that is tailored to your individual needs which you can perform with minimal assistance. This will help you develop a stronger lower body and will improve your muscle balance. The lower body has the largest muscle groups and these muscles are essential for enhancing your ability to carry your body through its everyday activities such as lifting, walking, and any other physical activity that is conducted. Without proper muscle development it is impossible to carry out these basic functions of life. Our facility staff will assist you in determining what type of lower body exercises you need to do in order to meet your goal. The bottom line is that lower body exercises are a vital part of total body fitness and should not be overlooked. Family and MWR Sports and Fitness are looking forward to assisting with your fitness goals. If you need any additional assistance please call (270) 956-1006.

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Get Your Motor Ready and Running

All Revved Up

by Lonnie Scott

It is time once again to take your motorcycle out of storage and get ready for the open road. Many of you have been deployed for a year or more so it is also time for you to catch up on any changes to riding requirements. Several changes to the motorcycle training requirements have been put in place while you were away. The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is still a mandatory training requirement for Soldiers prior to operating a motorcycle on or off the installation. The BRC is the first step in the Army Motorcycle Continuation Training. The second step requirement is now either the Experienced Rider Course (ERC) or Sport Bike Training Course. The ERC is mandatory continuation training and must be completed within 12 months of completion of the BRC for all Soldiers that operate a motorcycle other than a Sports Bike. The Sport Bike Course is also mandatory continuation training within 12 months of completing the BRC for all Soldiers that operate a Sports Bike. If you have been deployed for 180 days or more, the Motorcycle Refresher Training (MRT) is mandatory. The MRT may be conducted through the Army Traffic Safety

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Training Program (ATSTP) or the unit may conduct the training. Information on how to conduct the training can be found at the Combat Readiness Safety Center web page. https://safety.army.mil/motorcycle-refresher-training Step three requires each Soldier that rides a motorcycle to take refresher training every three years. The rider must retake the Sport Bike training if that is the motorcycle the Soldier rides or the Experienced Rider Course if the Soldier rides a motorcycle other than a Sport bike. All of this training is offered at Fort Campbell free to Soldiers through the ATSTP. Soldiers must provide protective riding gear and motorcycles for all training except the Basic Rider Course. The Army Traffic Safety Training Program provides the Motorcycles and PPE for the Basic Rider Course only. Registration for all motorcycle training is through the Army IMCOM Registration System at https://apps.imcom.army.mil/airs. Now let’s get the bike ready for your first ride of the season. Unveil your motorcycle! Clean off the cover before folding it up for storage. Make sure to wash

the cover off properly in case an animal friend decided to leave something behind. Remove any rags meant to keep animals and foreign objects out of the exhaust pipes and air intakes. Before inspecting your bike, wash it as it will make it easier to see damage or problems during your inspection. Before trusting your life to your motorcycle, you'll want to make sure it's roadworthy and safe to ride. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has established a checklist they call T-CLOCS: • T - Tires, wheels • C - Controls (levers and pedal, cables, hoses, throttle) • L - Light (battery, headlights, turn signals, mirrors, etc.) • O - Oil (fluid levels) • C - Chassis (frame, suspension, chain, etc.) • S - Stands (center stand and/or kick stand) Get a copy of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation T-CLOCS checklist and use it to ensure your bike is ready for the riding season. The T-CLOCS checklist can be found through any search engine on the internet. You will need to fill out the FC Form 4255 Motorcycle Rider Inspection Checklist to make sure that your insurance, license and other administrative information is up to date. Check out your riding gear to include your Helmet. The Fort Campbell Form 4255 can be found on the FC Intranet listed under Fort Campbell Publications and is required by CAM Regulation 385-7. Return all of your motorcycle's documents, such as your insurance papers, vehicle registration and a copy of the FC 4255 back to the bike. Your riding skills will be a bit rusty and you will have to bring your muscle memory back to normal by practicing your turns and emergency maneuvers. Before you take your motorcycle out for a fabulous spring time joy ride - practice your riding skills in an empty parking lot, on a quiet residential street, or take the Motorcycle Refresher Training (MRT) offered at Fort Campbell. Once you have become comfortable again with operating your motorcycle you can safely take it out for your first ride of the season. Give yourself a hand for taking proper care of your machine. Always ride with a buddy just in case something happens on your ride. Enjoy yourself and ride safe.

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Time to Get Your Hands Dirty

Break Time

by Patrice Johnson-Winters Children never seem to mind getting their hands dirty and adults should not mind either, especially when they are getting dirty in the process of creating something wonderful. Whether you are a single Soldier looking for a constructive way to spend free time or you are a parent in search of a fun activity for the Family, Guenette Arts & Crafts Center may be just the place for you. At the Craft Shop, children of all ages are able to participate in a variety of clay workshops. These activities include making such items as personalized name plates, chip and dip bowls and letter holders. Guests ages 14 to adult are able to take wheel throwing, clay tray making and clay jewelry classes. In these classes, students learn how to turn simple lumps of clay into items that can be both beautiful and useful. Classes, workshops and activities are all subject to various fees but the Craft Shop strives to keep everything affordable for all members of

the Fort Campbell community. For hands over 16 years of age, the woodshop is also available. Guenette’s woodshop is equipped with a large assortment of equipment that can be used to build and create items as small as a pen or as large as an entertainment center. A safety class is required of everyone using the woodshop and an instructor is available during regular business hours. For hands that know all about getting dirty in the pursuit of art and crafting, the 2012 Army Arts & Crafts Contest opens online May 1, 2012. This contest, which is open to all MWR eligible patrons, consists of the following categories: Ceramics, Drawing, Fibers and Textiles, Glass, Metals and Jewelry, Painting, Mixed Media, Wood and Digital Art (photographs not allowed). Full contest guidelines may be located at www.armymwr.com/UserFiles/file/Arts_Crafts/2012ParticipantACContestGuidelines.pdf . For further information about Guenette Arts & Crafts Center or the 2012 Army Arts & Crafts Contest, call (270) 798-3625 or visit our center located at 89 Screaming Eagle Blvd. Craft Shop days, hours and monthly calendars may be found online at www.fortcampbellmwr.com/Recreation/ArtsCrafts/index.html.


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Tried and True

Eat Dessert First!

Who doesn’t love dessert? After all, it has two “s” in it, so that means you get two servings, right? The warm weather and Memorial Day weekend mean it is perfect for those cool sweet treats we all love to eat. These three recipes are all easy Family friendly desserts that you will not be able to resist. Let your imagination go crazy with the fruit toppings or jimmies for your sundaes. Kids love to help in the kitchen and what a great way to spend the afternoon! Recipes courtesy of allrecipes.com.

Ice Cream Brownie Sundaes Rich chocolate and smooth ice cream makes this recipe a favorite in my house. INGREDIENTS: ⁄2 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons water 1 1⁄2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 2 eggs 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ⁄3 cup all-purpose flour 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1

Easy Pavlova Top with your favorite seasonal fruit for a sweet treat.

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8x8 inch square pan. 2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. 3.Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies set up. Do not over bake! Cool in pan and cut into squares. Once cool, layer brownie and your favorite ice cream. Top with whipped topping, cherries, nuts or jimmies! Let your imagination run wild.

Earthquake Cookies You can substitute any flavor cake mix to sweeten the deal. INGREDIENTS: 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix 2 eggs 1 ⁄2 cup shortening 3 ⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar 3 ⁄4 cup water DIRECTIONS: 1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cake mix, eggs, shortening, and water in medium size bowl; mix with a spoon. Chill for 1 hour. 2. Shape dough into balls, roll in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes; or until brown. Once cool, these bite size treats look like broken blacktop after an earthquake.

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by Tara Goodson

INGREDIENTS: 4 egg whites 1 1⁄4 cups white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 pint heavy cream Fresh fruit such as kiwi, strawberries or blackberries DIRECTIONS: 1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Draw a 9 inch circle on the parchment paper. 2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gradually add in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until thick and glossy. Overbeaten egg whites lose volume and deflate when folded into other ingredients. Be absolutely sure not a particle of grease or egg yolk gets into the whites. Gently fold in vanilla extract, lemon juice and cornstarch. 3. Spoon mixture inside the circle drawn on the parchment paper. Working from the center, spread mixture toward the outside edge, building edge slightly. This should leave a slight depression in the center. 4. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack. 5. In a small bowl beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form; set aside. Remove the paper, and place meringue on a flat serving plate. Fill the center of the meringue with whipped cream, sweetened if desired. Top whipped cream with fruit. This easy dessert is a dinner party favorite, easy to make and sure to impress your guests.

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Healthy Habits by Char by Charlene Frasher

SPLASH into a HEALTHY YOU yoga the low impact of non-weight bearing exercise and the added bonus of resistance of the water offers a whole body workout. Simple movements in the water SAFETY TIP: Keep yourself hydrated before, during and after your workout by drinking plenty of water. Just because you are in the water, doesn’t mean you don’t have to drink water to keep from becoming dehydrated.

Many people believe that a workout in the pool is simply swimming laps. Not true, a great workout can be had to not only ease the joints, treat back and neck pain, or other musculoskeletal injuries but also to strengthen muscles, increase range of motion and offer core stabilization. Whether you choose to aqua train through swimming, aerobics, zumba, kickboxing, tai chi or

can offers similarities to weight training because your entire body is immersed. Working against the pressure is what helps build strength. You can add aquatic equipment for better resistance such as barbells, noodles or water gloves. The buoyancy of the water will help take the stress off your joints therefore there will be none of the hard impact normally caused during land exercise. Water exercise is wonderful for

participants with arthritis, back or other joint problems to include Fibromyalgia. To incorporate some lower back and abdominal work, you can utilize other aquatic equipment such as those listed above as well as kickboards, floatation belts or dumbbells. Non-weight bearing aquatic exercise improves muscular endurance, core strength flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning, burns enormous amounts of calories (400-500 per hour depending on your size and intensity of workout), keeps the body cool during exercise, is fun and enjoyable and is a great way to modify or spice up your normal routine. The combination of sun and soak will surely enhance your feelings of well being, sleeping patterns, social pleasures and will light up your spirit. So dive on in…the water is fine! Fort Campbell Aquatics offers Water Exercise Programs year round. Call (270) 798-6310 for scheduling and information.


Family Finances

Spring Clean Your Budget by Alyssa Blakemore

Now that tax season is over and the refund has been spent, saved, or invested, it is once again time to review your finances and apply some spring cleaning to your budget. As you scrub those windows or clean out the attic this spring, also take some time to review or establish a budget and consider some simple methods for financial organization. Following are some quick tips and suggestions to organize your finances for a wealthier and happier you. First things first, if you reveled in a surprisingly large tax return this year, now might be a good time to review your federal withholding. You can discover some additional income each month by making sure you are claiming the maximum number of exemptions you can legally claim. If you have been recently married or divorced, you will want to change your marital status accordingly. The birth of a child or addition of a dependent also allows for additional exemptions, so be sure to take a look at your withholding on the next end-of-month LES. Take time now to put your financial documentation in order and create an effective filing system for your monthly bills and statements. Yes, that might even mean it’s time to attack the pile of papers collecting on your kitchen counter – sort it, keep it, toss it or shred it, then start fresh by sorting through each piece of mail as it arrives. Organizing your financial documents throughout the year will guarantee you less stress as you prepare for next tax season. Eliminate paperwork and reduce temptation for further debt by opting out of credit card offers on OptOutPrescreen.org. Signing yourself up

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for on-line banking, checking, savings, and retirement accounts, will further reduce the amount of paperwork you receive in the mail. For those who prefer to receive paper statements, be sure to keep each checking, savings, and investment statement on record. Bank statements and income tax returns must be kept for five to seven years. Your filing system should also contain receipts for major purchases, contracts, and documentation for both current and past loans. Utility bills may be tossed when paid each month or kept for future reference. Starting off with hanging folders, files, and labels can help with your financial spring cleaning. Label a separate folder for each account you have, each year’s tax returns, and loan documents, and then file any correspondence accordingly. You might even surprise yourself with the new found space on your kitchen counter! With your financial documents in order, your bills and statements can serve as a reference point to help you develop a working budget. Evaluating your expenses can lead to overall organization in your finances as a whole. Start out with just identifying the main source of your outgoing expenses, whether it is bills, debt payments, eating out, or entertainment. Organizing expenses by category will help you spring clean your spending and direct you

toward better habits. Next, identify your goals as a Family and determine a timeline for completion. For some, it may be paying off a credit card within the next year. Others might want to establish an emergency fund with six months worth of expenses or start an allotment for retirement savings. If a lack of funds is all that stands between you and that dream vacation to Maui, start trimming back expenses to create savings for next year’s trip. Whatever your goals may be, sticking to a budget now can make those dreams a reality in the future. If you were dismayed with your lack of savings at the end of this tax year, it is never too late to plan savings into your budget or open a retirement account. Consider the ease of setting up an allotment through your myPay into a Thrift Savings Plan. TSP contributions reduce your taxable income now to provide you with extra savings each month. Also, keep your eyes open later this year for a new way to save for retirement with a Roth option in your TSP. You have until tax season next year to make contributions to your retirement savings, so why not start now? Look no further than your local ACS Financial Readiness Office for some assistance with your new financial endeavor. Give us a call at (270) 798-5518 to schedule an appointment for your spring cleaning today!


Riding the Trace at LBL

OFF the Beaten Path

by Lonnie Scott If you are looking for a great motorcycle ride, consider the Trace. The Trace begins just past Dover off of Highway 79. To get to The Trace from Clarksville, take Highway 79 towards Dover for approximately 30 miles, from there look for the signs for Land Between the Lakes (LBL). Following these signs will direct you to “The Trace” which runs north and ends in Grand Rivers, KY. The one way ride is a little over 80 miles from Clarksville. Starting at the southern end of The Trace, the ride offers great scenery and places to stop including a bison range, an 1850's settlement, beautiful lakes, and much more. Overall the ride offers equal parts of wooded stretches and open scenery vistas. There are places to eat a quick lunch or to

just stretch your legs, but not many restrooms. The road through The Trace is a black topped two lane road with nice curves and gently rolling hills. A great ride!

Be sure to see Fort Donaldson Civil War battlefield in Dover before or after your ride and stop along the way to see the bison and ruins of the iron ore furnace. If you are a fisherman and have room for your fishing gear, you can do some fishing along the way, just make sure you have a state license and check with the park management for any additional requirements when fishing at LBL. When you reach the northern end of The Trace, be sure to look for Patti's Settlement, located at 1801 J H O’Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY. This is a great place to eat lunch or dinner before your return ride home! Overall the round trip ride from Clarksville is about 160 miles, perfect for a one day excursion. Enjoy your trip! Remember- ride safe and with a buddy!

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USA Staffing is Here!

Workplace News

by CynDe Clack The vision of the Army Civilian Human Resource community is to provide a single point of entry for all recruitment and hiring activities. USA Staffing (USAS) will expedite the process for applicants, HR professionals, and selecting officials through an efficient web-based interface. USAS automates the recruitment and hiring process, including developing position based assessments, creating and posting vacancy announcements; collecting and reviewing application materials; rating and ranking candidates, issuing referrals, making selections, and notifying applicants of their status, throughout the recruitment process. As part of the Department of Defense (DoD)

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hiring reform initiative, all DoD components will transition to web-based software owned by the Office of Personnel Management to fill internal and external vacancies. Fort Campbell Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) deployed USAS on April 2, 2012. What does this mean for DFMWR and NAF? No more paper applications or resumes! The application process is fully automated. • All Army announcements will be available on www.armycivilianservice.com and www.usajobs.gov. • Applicants must apply through USA Staffing Application Manager on https://applicationmanager.gov. • USA Staffing uses assessments, cooperatively chosen between HR and the hiring official, to determine the best qualified candidates. • Each applicant must answer assessment questions each time he/she applies for a vacancy. • Applicants must provide any supporting documentation (i.e., DD214, SF50, DA3434, PCS Orders, etc.) at the time of application. Normally, these documents will be uploaded and stored in the system.

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Hot Video Games for the Spring by Eden Barnett There are many options to help you unwind after a hard day at work, and while I'd like to think that would include doing healthy things like taking a walk or reading a novel, I also know that is a bit ambitious sometimes. In reality you are probably doing exactly what...well...pretty much what everyone else is doing; playing video games. I tend to agree that video games can be a great way to relax. What better way to get over the stress of your world than to be in another one? Here are some new and up and coming video games for you to jump right into.

Geralt of Rivia, a monster-slayer, a witcher, and bodyguard to the king. Are you good or evil, will you save the Kingdom of Temeria or not? The choice is ultimately yours. The Witcher 2 is a true RPG game, every decision your character makes determines how the game will play out. Max Payne 3- PS3, Xbox 360, PC After some delays, the much anticipated Max Payne 3 is due for release on May 15th for both PS3 and Xbox 360. It will also be available for your PC on May 29th.

flawlessly without showing loading screens, allowing for a true cinematic experience that you can really immerse yourself within. Diablo III - PC (Win and Mac) Also available for purchase on May 15th, Diablo III for your PC is a very popular fantasy game. Details on what the newest version of the game will offer have been kept a bit under wraps. What is known is that there will be skill runes that give you full control over your character’s abilities, and followers to choose from with upgradeable skills as well. There are also four brand new classes of characters to choose from, the monk, the wizard, the demon hunter, and the witch doctor, as well as the barbarian which was available in the past versions. This newest version of Diablo is all about allowing you more control over your character and the game. In the classic take on good vs. evil, your character lives in a world where fragile people struggle to survive. No matter what your choice is for gaming, whether it is your computer or a gaming console, there are plenty of great options getting ready to hit the game store shelves this spring. This is by no means a complete list of games coming out, so be sure to do your research and pick the perfect game for you. Here is a list of popular games for Spring 2012 not mentioned above: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City March 20, 2012

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition - Xbox 360 Previously released on the PC, The Witcher 2 has finally come to your Xbox gaming console. Released April 17th, this video game is available for purchase right now. If you're a fan of role playing games, then The Witcher 2 should be on your must-buy list. Some of the additions with the Xbox version are all updates, completely new content, new cinematic intro, new cut scenes, new characters, new locations, new user interface and controls, new adventures, and an extended outro. Even if you did play the PC version, it could definitely be worth picking it up again for Xbox. Your character is

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No longer a cop and working as a bodyguard for a rich real estate mogul’s family, Max Payne will have to overcome the memories of the past to survive the dangers of the future and uncover the truth. This game is a first person shooter game filled with lots of action throughout the campaign. It now also conveniently offers the option to play in multiplayer mode. In multiplayer mode, Max Payne 3 combines multiplayer gaming with the enrichment of a narrative. Each time you progress in multiplayer, the rounds change with different missions that draw upon previous missions to give you motivation to continue. During the campaign, the game transitions from cut scenes to game-play

Prototype 2- April 24, 2012 Starhawk- May 8, 2012 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier- May 22, 2012 Risen 2: Dark Waters- May 22, 2012 When you're ready to buy, stop by The Exchange to purchase tax free! And don’t forget that you can bring your new games into the Zone to play with your friends (age 18 and up only in The Zone at 3910 Indiana Avenue).

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Hometown Hero

Currahee Soldier Shatters Sabalauski Air Assault Ruck March Record by Lisa Taylor In December of 1942, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division set the record for most miles marched, by making a 118 mile trek from Camp Toccoa to the Five Points area in Atlanta, Georgia. Today that spirit is still alive as Currahee Soldier PFC Joshua Evans recently broke the record for the fastest time completing the Air Assault ruck march. PFC Evans, age 21, is a 13F Fire Support Specialist with HHC/2-506 Infantry Regiment. In addition to his drive and dedication to serve, PFC Evans truly does “Stand Alone” with his triumph in setting a new record for the Air Assault ruck march. By completing the 12-mile excursion in one hour and 38 minutes, he bested the old record by eight minutes. MWR Life: Who inspired you to join the Army? Evans: My brother, SGT Chris Evans with the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, New York, inspired me to join the Army. While he was deployed to Afghanistan, my brother shared many stories about his experiences, which were very interesting to me. I wanted to be a part of what he did and I wanted to be like him, so I enlisted for an infantry position. I saw how my brother progressed in the Army. He became more responsible and disciplined. He started taking care of himself and learning how to take care of others. I saw the positive change he was

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going through and I knew I would not be able to achieve the same level of success working at some restaurant back home.

MWR Life: Prior to joining the Army, you were training to be a cross country runner. Share with us what you experienced?

MWR Life: Why were you selected to be April’s Hometown Hero?

Evans: I did cross country running in high school and in college. I also ran in triathlons and a few duathlons. I participated in the Olympic Distance Triathlon and I actually placed 2nd in my age group at Nationals two weeks before going to Basic Training. During my cross country running career, I received the 2010 All American for duathlon (run, bike, run) and I placed 2nd in the ITU 2010 World Championship for duathlon.

Evans: I broke the Air Assault 12-mile ruck march record by eight minutes. MWR Life: How did you feel when you found out you broke the record for the Air Assault road march? Evans: Initially the instructors thought I had missed breaking the record by five seconds. It wasn’t until graduation that I found out I had broken the record by eight minutes. It really didn’t sink in until that night. It was a proud moment. MWR Life: How did your brother and Family react to the news that you broke this record? Evans: (laughter) My brother pretty much hated me. It was the first time I had really focused on achieving this goal and I was able to complete the road march in one hour and 38 minutes, where it took my brother almost two hours. My mom and dad were thrilled to hear the good news.

MWR Life: Other than the physical aspect, in what other ways has running helped you? Evans: I go for a run and that helps me keep a level head. When I am super stressed out I just put everything down and go for a run. It really helps me to clear my head. I just go out and focus on my running and what’s around me, and not worry about what’s going on back at work. When I get back I feel refreshed and ready to continue on. MWR Life: What do you think is the key to your success in the Army and who has helped you or mentored you along the way? Evans: Knowing my job and physical training has been the key to my success. SFC Rhoades, my

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platoon sergeant, has really helped me progress and expand my knowledge. When I initially got to the unit I didn’t know anything about the Army. After I worked with him for my first week I began to understand how everything works. Without that guidance I probably would have made mistakes that would have made me seem unprepared to attend Air Assault School. MWR Life: What are some of your greatest achievements? Evans: I joined the Army to do great things, and so far breaking the ruck march record at Air Assault School has been my greatest accomplishment in the Army. MWR Life: How has the Army helped you become who you are today? Evans: It has taught me to prioritize, to be more patient and to take care of myself as well as others that are with me. MWR Life: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your younger self? Evans: Focus on physical traiing (PT). Job knowledge and PT pretty much got me to where I am today in my career. My command sent me to Air Assault School because I knew as much as I needed to know for my level and because I was great at PT.

PFC Evans with MG James McConville and CSM Scott Schroeder MWR Life: Why do you think it is important to be physically trained for your job? Evans: We are a light infantry unit which has us rucking a lot. I don’t want to be the guy falling back or slowing down everyone else. Being physically fit is a big part of our job in the Army . MWR Life: What are your plans for your military career?

characteristics that make our country great. PFC Evans is an excellent example of how a Soldier can rise to the top by working hard and having the right attitude. His achievements this early in his career are perfect indicators of the successful future he will have in the Army. This won’t be the last time we hear of PFC Joshua Evans.

Evans: I am preparing to go to Special Forces selection. If selected, I will attend Airborne School and then the Qualification Course. I plan on making the military my career. MWR Life: What advice do you have for other single Soldiers? Evans: Don’t be barracks rats, get out and do something active. Work out, go to the gym, or go for a run. One of the basic foundations of a military life is tough physical training. PFC Evans has a long personal history of pushing himself to meet and exceed this standard. His Family’s commitment to the defense of this country exemplifies the

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In the Know

Memorial Day 2012

by CynDe Clack

Local Memorial Day Weekend activities for you to enjoy:

www.dovertn.com/calendar_of_events/eaglefest_2012.pdf (931) 232-5907

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May 26 Dolan Swimming Pool – Opens for the season at 11 a.m. 1566 William C Lee Road, Fort Campbell, www.fortcampbellmwr.com/Recreation/Aqua tics/index.html (270) 798-5350

May 26 & 27 Spring into Summer Festival with Oak Grove Tourism War Memorial Walking Trail Park, 101 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove This event is free to the public and will include a free carnival, various vendors and several different variety shows. All activities will start at 12 p.m. both days. There will be a free concert featuring Phil Vassar on Saturday night at the Viceroy Performing Arts Center. www.springintosummerfest.com (270) 439-5675

May 26 - 28 River Days 2012 LBL Nature Station On-site programs, crafts and excursions out on the water. Sunset Canoe Trip, Paddle the waters of Lake Barkley. Family Oriented Sunset Canoe Trip (270) 924-2020 Visit this link to see a calendar of events for LBL. www.lbl.org/CALOverview.asp?m=05-2012

May 27 D.W. Recreation Center Memorial Day Cookout at 4 p.m. Hamburger, hotdog, bratwurst, potato salad, chips, baked beans and dessert for $3 per plate. Stop by to purchase a ticket so they’ll know how many to plan for. (270) 798-7391 May 24 – 27 Eagle Fest 2012 – A Salute to Freedom Old Gateway Ford Lot, Dover, TN Carnival with food, games, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, and a car show. Street dance and Fireworks

May 26 – 27 The Pickin’ Party: The Homeplace Old-Time Music Festival Land Between the Lakes Saturday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Experience the best of old-time music, stroll through the historic buildings.

Memorial Day Weekend in Music City So many events for you to enjoy, we ran out of room! Check out the site for additional ideas: www.nashville.about.com/od/nashvilleseasonalevents/a/memorialdaycele.htm



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