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VOL. 3, ISSUE 2 | DEC. 2011

Don’t miss:

01 1 y e r y s Murder M t 2009 December 2, 3

ny o m g i e e h L r ree C T l a u g n n n t i A December 7

The Warrior Zone Grand Re-opening December 15

BEAR N E C E S S I T I E S

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Tickets on Sale Now! $17 in Advance, $20 at the Door.

Purchase your’s today at the LFCAC, Nugget Lanes, PFC, Melaven Gym, or FMO Office until day of show or until sold out.

All tickets will be picked up at “Will Call” window day of the show at the LFCAC. For more information, call 353-6043


You’re invited to the annual

December 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Physical Fitness Center

The celebration includes ice skating, door prizes, a visit from Santa, children’s activities, and entertainment. Don’t miss out! For more information, call 353-6043. Brought to you in part by the following Sponsors: No U.S. Army endorsement implied.


For more information, call 353-7648.

Anchorage Shopping Trip 9-11 Dec

25 participants maximum.

White Out Party at the Warrior Zone 16 Dec 1900 dress attire: white

Dance the night away with DJ ATM! Free appetizers and other specials offered as well.Open to DoD card holders ages 18 and older only.

Movie Night at the Warrior Zone 23 Dec 2000-0100

Gangster movie theme, free popcorn and soda. Must be at least 18 to enter.

Chena Hot Springs Trip 24 Dec 1600-2000 25 participants maximum.

SADD

SOLDIERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

353-6610 For a free ride home.

Weekend Hours: Friday and Saturday 2200 to 0400 Training Holiday Weekend Hours: Thursday through Sunday 2200 to 0400


1600-2000

giveaways,live music , free food sampling o f new Zone menu items (1600-1700). The Warrior Zone is open to DoD card holders ages 18 and older only. for more information, call 353-1087.


BIRCH HILL SKI AND SNOWBOARD AREA .

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FAMILY TUBING

December 10, 1 to 7 p.m, DoD Cardholder Families: $20/hour Non-DoD Cardholder Families: $30/hour ///////

WINTER SCHOOL BREAK

December 23, 2011 to January 08, 2012 12 to 8 p.m. ///////

CHRISTMAS EVE SKIING December 24, 12 to 4 p.m.

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GLOW STICK NIGHT December 28, 6 p.m. till close ///////

NEW YEAR’S EVE SKIING December 31, 12 to 4 p.m.

*Days and events are subject to change weather pending*


CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AT BIRCH HILL SKI & SNOWBOARD AREA

Cross Country Skiing has moved from Chena Bend Golf to Birch Hill Ski Area. Miles of new groomed trails available! Trails are open for skiing anytime.* *Ski at your own risk.

One Time Lift Pass: $8 10 Punch Pass: $60 Pass valid during regular lift operating hours.

Equipment Rental: Outdoor Recreation Center, Bldg. 4050 Tue-Sat 1200-1800 $10/day or $40/week.


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**SEASON PASSES Early Bird Special Regular Season (Nov. 19 - Dec. 11) (Dec. 16 - April 1)

HOURS OF OPERATION Saturday and Sunday .................. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday .................................... Noon to 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday .............................. CLOSED CONTACT INFORMATION Manager .........................................353-1998 Equipment Issue ................................353-6795 Lodge Rental ....................................353-9131 Recorded Ski Info ..............................353-7053 Ski & Snowboard School.......................353-9131 HOLIDAY HOURS/SCHOOL BREAK Nov. 25 School Break ..................... Noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 23 - Jan. 8 Christmas Break ....... Noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day ......... Noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 President’s Day .................. Noon to 8 p.m. Mar. 9 - 18 Spring Break .................. Noon to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve & New Years Eve ........ Noon to 4 p.m. Christmas Day & New Years Day......... Closed March Madness ................... March 30 - April 1 2012 Last Day of Ski Season ....................... April 1 2012

LIFT PASS FEES

DoD Card Holders E-1 to E-4 Adults all day $17 Adults after 4 p.m. $11 Youth (7-17) all day $13 Youth (7-17) after 4 p.m. $9 6 & Under or 70+ Free Bunny Hill $8

DoD Card Holders E-5 & Up $22 $17 $17 $11 Free $8

Family Pass Adult Pass Youth Pass

$470 $195 $140

$525 $250 $195

(17 & Under) ** Available to all authorized users except non-military affiliated civilians.

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL DoD Card holders Private Lessons $45 Group Lessons $35

Non DoD Card holders $50 $40

Downhill ski and snowboard lessons are offered throughout the season on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each session lasts 90 minutes and includes equipment rental and lift ticket. For more information or to make a reservation, call 353-9131. MILITARY SKI TRAINING Fridays .................................... 1 to 3:30 p.m. (No training Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Jan. 13, Feb. 17, and Mar. 9)

Non-DoD Card Holders $35 $30 $30 $24 $7 $8

YOUTH SKI DAYS DOG SLED RIDES Noon to 2 p.m. (sign up 11:30 a.m.)

Jan. 14-16 March 10-12 March 16-18

Jan. 22 Feb. 5

EQUIPMENT RENTAL DoD Cardholder Rate Alpine Ski System Snowboard & Boots Snowboard Boots Board Only

Rate 1 $20/all $20/all $11/all $17/all

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Rate 2 $13 after 4 p.m. $13 after 4 p.m. $8 after 4 p.m. $11 after 4 p.m.

Civilian Rate Alpine Ski System Snowboard & Boots Snowboard Boots Board Only

Rate 1 $22/all $22/all $13/all $19/all

day day day day

Rate 2 $15 after $15 after $10 after $13 after

* NO PERSONAL SLEDS ARE ALLOWED ON BIRCH HILL! ID CARD MUST BE SHOWN TO RECEIVE PASS.

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Snow Tubing is a great thrill! No experience is necessary simply hop in your tube, push off,and enjoy the ride down one of our 800 foot long runs. A tube lift makes the ride back to the top easy.

OPERATIONAL HOURS Saturday and Sunday .................1 to 7 p.m.

LIFT PASS FEES (Includes Lift Pass and Tube) DoD Card Holders E-1 to E-4

1 Hour 2 Hours 3 Hours

$7 $11 $15

DoD Card Non-DoD Holders Card E-5 & Up Holders

$8 $12 $18

$9 $13 $20

15 Hour punch card $77 CONTACT INFORMATION Equipment Issue/Ticket Sales ......... 353-6795 Information/Hours ...................... 353-7053 All tubing passes and punch cards expire April 1, 2012. There will be no refunds for unused passes or punch cards* Snow Tube Closes at -20 Degrees for your safety. www.ftwainwrightfmwr.com

WARNING: SNOW TUBE AT YOUR OWN RISK There are risks associated with this activity including, but not limited to: speed; changing weather; terrain; surface and sub-service conditions; collisions with other tubers, natural and man-made objects; and lack of directional and speed control.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER Be sure to sign up in advance for all ORC programs. It gives us the ability to better prepare for you! To register for programs: 361-6349/361-6350. CROSS COUNTRY SKIING LESSONS Arrange with instructor. call 361-2652. Age: 10 and older Fee: $5 per person

These courses are a great introduction to cross country skiing for individuals or the family. Equipment is provided. Sessions run between 45 minutes and an hour. If the temperatures hits below -10째F, lessons will be postponed to a warmer date.


WOMEN IN THE WILDERNESS: SNOWSHOE AND SOAK December 3, 9 a.m. Fee: $15 per person Must be 18+ to enter the rock pool.

Strap on the snowshoes and venture out into the Chena State Recreation Area. Participants will head to the Chena Hot Springs Resort to soak in the outdoor rock pool afterwards. ORC provides transportation, snowshoe equipment and instruction. Patrons should bring warm clothes, lunch, water, swimwear and a towel for the hot spring!

COMPEAUS TRAIL SNOWMACHINE RUN December 10 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fee: $50/driver, $10/additional passenger.

ORC provides transportation, snowmachine and helmet. Patrons should bring lunch, snacks, beverages and cold weather clothing. If the

temperature drops below -10°F the trip will postpone to a warmer date.

OVERNIGHT CABIN CROSS COUNTRY SKI December 17 – 18 8 a.m. departure Fee: $45 per person

SNOWMACHINE SAFETY COURSE December 3, 9 a.m. Age: 18+, no cost

Participants will be issued a Snowmachine Safety Card at the conclusion of the course. This class is required to rent snowmachines from the ORC.

Cross country ski out to one of the cabins north of Fairbanks for an overnight adventure. ORC will provide food, ski equipment, sleeping bags, packs and transportation. Patrons should bring warm clothing and a sense of adventure.

ICE FISHING

December 17 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $25 per person ORC will provide transportation, rod, reel, bait, ice fishing hut with woodstove. Participants should wear warm clothing, bring snacks/ drinks, and an Alaska State Fishing License. If the temp drops below -20°F the trip will be postponed to a warmer date.

WHITE MOUNTAINS SNOWMACHINE TRIP December 31 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fee: $50/driver, $10/additional passenger

This adventure will be to the White Mountains National Recreation Area. ORC provides transportation, snowmachine and helmet. Bring lunch, snacks, beverages and cold weather clothing.

If the temperature drops below -10°F the trip will be postponed to a warmer date.


LFCAC

For more information, call 353-7755.

CHESS CLUB

December 3, 10, 17, 3 – 5 p.m. The club will provide an informal setting for those who love the game to meet, play and discuss strategies while getting to know others that have an interest in chess as well. ///////

GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING

December 8, 5 – 7 p.m. No cost. Stop by the LFCAC to put a Gingerbread house together with our staff. A limited number of kits will be made available at no cost along with all of the other building materials and decorations. Sign up in building 1044.

BOUNCY HUT NIGHT December 13, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Children ages 4-12.

Parents must be present to supervise their children. The playground area will also be available.

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

December 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (dependent on length)

Join the LFCAC for a fun night of Family entertainment on a 16’ x 20’ screen. All movies rated G or PG.


POST LIBRARY

For more information, call 353-4137. Closed 12/24-26; 12/31–1/2.

MULTI-CULTURAL STORY HOUR HANDMADE HOLIDAY CARDS

December 1 and 8, 4 – 5 p.m. Make your own holiday cards (envelopes included)! Stickers and glitter, felt and foam will be available. You can also create ornaments to display on the Heroes’ Tree. No registration required. This event is free and open to all Soldiers, their Families and DoD cardholders.

ANNYEONG-HA-SE-YO HELLO! December 7 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Miss Yunhwa and Miss Joy will read “Waiting for Mama” in both Korean and English. Learn about Korean culture, language, make new friends, and have some fun! This all-ages event is free and open to all DoD cardholders, Soldiers and their Families.

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CHICK FLICK DAY

December 3, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. To celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday, the Library will be showing films such as Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma!

BABY & ME

December 14: 2 – 3:30 p.m. Register today to bring Baby to the Library’s “Baby & Me” Story Hour. Read stories to Baby, and partake with other Families in a holiday craft-making activity. Registration is limited and required. Call 353-4137 or visit the circulation desk to sign up.

STORY HOUR & CRAFTS

Fridays 4 – 5 p.m. and *Saturdays 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (NEW TIME!)

BINGO DAY December 2, 3

SNOWFLAKE DAY December 9, 10

BOSTON TEA PARTY

December 16, 17

THE JUNGLE BOOK December 30 only


NUGGET LANES BOWLING CENTER

CELEBRATE!

Host your next birthday party, unit functions, and gatherings at the Nugget Lanes Bowling Center. Call or stop by for a personal tour and meet with a planner.

MOTHERLODE CAFÉ SPECIAL Endless Soup & Salad Bar with fountain drink for just $7.50. Available Monday–Friday.

ARMY VS NAVY

December 10 Beverage and appetizer specials are available in the Goldrush Lounge.

COSMIC BOWL

Friday & Saturday nights 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

REPEAL DAY

December 5, 5–7 p.m. Stop in For a classic cocktail and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres.

OPERATION SANTA PAWS

December 6-20 Support the FNSB Animal Shelter by bringing in a donation of pet food, treats, bedding, toys, etc. and receive one free game per visit.

WILD WING WEDNESDAYS

Wednesdays, 5–7 p.m. Enjoy special Wild Wing Wednesdays after work during social hour - free wings while they last.

THE CHRISTMASTINI

Layers of vanilla vodka, cream, and raspberry with a candy cane stir stick. $5.

NEW YEAR’S EVE ROCK & BOWL

December 31, 8 p.m.–2 a.m. Live music, Cosmic Bowling, food & beverage specials with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres, party favors and countdown to ringing in 2012.


You are cordially invited to attend the Army Family Team Building Birthday celebration.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

AFTB Celebrating 17 years of service for the Fort Wainwright community.

ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER For more information on classes offered, call 353-7520.

STAINED & FUSED GLASS ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP

December 4, 11, 18, 2 – 5 p.m. Cost is $65 for 3 weeks. All materials included. Participants must be at least 16 years of age to participate.

December 16 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Army Community Service Center Bldg 3401, Room #7 Please RSVP no later than December 10 353-2382

FIRST FRIDAY ART BASH

December 2, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. View featured artists’ works, chat with the staff, and preview upcoming classes

EFMP CRAFT NIGHT December 9, 6 – 7 p.m. Call 353-4243 to reserve your craft session.

KID CRAFTING

December 10, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost is $5 per child and includes all materials. For children 4-7 years of age.

KID CRAFTING

December 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost is $5 per child and includes all materials. For children 8-11 years of age.


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Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC

Safety Class: 6 pm, Auto Skills

Key Caller Essentials: 9 am, Post Library

Stained & Fused Glass Ornaments (3 weeks): 2 pm, Arts & Crafts

Romp and Stomp Play Morning: 9:30 am, LFCAC

A Guide for Helping Children Manage Anger: 4 pm, LFCAC

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Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC Stained & Fused Glass Ornaments (3 weeks): 2 pm, Arts & Crafts

Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC

Holiday Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC

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Treasurer Training: 9:30 am, Post Library

Newcomers Or 9 am, LFCAC

How to Cope With the Winter Blues: 4 pm, LFCAC

Baby & Me: 2 pm, Post Lib

19 Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC

Stained & Fused Glass Ornaments (3 weeks): 2 pm, Arts & Crafts

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Parent’s Night Out: 5:45 pm, CDC I

18 Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC

Holiday Tree Li Ceremony: 6:3

20 Holiday Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC

Group Strength 12 pm, PFC

Family Movie Night: 5:30 pm, LFCAC

Welcome to W 6 pm, LFCAC

26 Federal Holiday Holiday Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC Group Cycling: 12 pm, PFC

27 SAC Winter Camp: All day, SAC, Bldg. 4166

Group Strength 12 pm, PFC

Stress Management: 3 pm, ACS

Glow Stick Ski Birch Hill


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First Friday Art Bash: 6:30 pm, Arts & Crafts

Women in the Wilderness Snowshoe & Soak: 9 am, ORC

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Aurora Spouses: 12 pm, ACS

Boston Story Hour & Craft: 4 pm, Post Library

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Holiday Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC

Stick Hockey: 11:30 am, PFC

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Group Cycling: 12 pm, PFC

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Family Tubing Day: 1 pm, Birch Hill

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Snowflake Story Hour & Craft: 4 pm, Post Library

Gingerbread House Making and Display: 5 pm, LFCAC

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The Jungle Book Story Hour & Craft: 4 pm, Post Library

White Mountains Snowmachine Run: 8 am, ORC

Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC

Open Ice Skating: 5:30 pm, PFC

New Year’s Eve Skiing: 12-4 pm, Birch Hill


PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER For more information on these classes, call 353-7223.

THE ICE RINK OPEN RECREATIONAL ICE SKATING • Friday......................................................................................................... 5:30 - 7:45 p.m. • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, School Breaks.................................................1:30 - 4 p.m. • Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, New Year’s Day...............................................CLOSED ADMISSION- OPEN RECREATIONAL SKATING AGE...................................................................................................... INDIVIDUAL DAILY FEE • 4 years & under.......................................................................................................... FREE • 5 - 17 years................................................................................................................$2.50 • Adults.........................................................................................................................$3.50 • Family of 4 or more...................................................................................................$8.00 • Skate Rental (pair).................................................................................................... $1.50 LUNCH HOUR SKATING ($1.50 skating fee plus skate rental) • Monday and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.................................................Open Skate • Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m...................................................Stick Hockey • Holiday and School Breaks............................................................................. CANCELLED REC HOCKEY (Authorized DoD ID cardholders/ No guests) • Sunday............................................................................................................4:15 - 6 p.m. • Fee................................................................................................$3.50 daily, goalies free ICE RINK RENTAL The ice rink is available to rent for birthday parties, hockey, unit parties and other group skating activities. Reservations must be made in advance.

FITNESS CLASSES GROUP CYCLING:

> Mon. & Wed: 12 p.m. > Tues. & Thurs: 6:30 a.m. > Tues: 5 p.m. > Sat: 10 a.m.

HOUR OF POWER:

Group Strength > Tues. & Thurs: 12 p.m.

CARDIO SCULPT:

FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Melaven Physical Fitness Center Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. with Instructor Ben Ehlers Call 353-9137

> Wednesdays: 5 p.m.

Zumba:

Mondays and Thursdays: 6 p.m. Saturdays: 1 p.m.

Zumba classes are $7 each or purchase a 10 punch class card for $70 and receive the 11th class at no cost.


HOLIDAY BREAK OPEN ICE SKATING 17 Dec 2011 - 8 Jan 2012 1:30 - 4 p.m.

CLOSED Christmas & New Years Day Eve Special: Free Skate Rental December 24 and 31

AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER For all your auto needs.

• heating/AC service • wheel alignment and tire rotation • car wash and vacuum station • towing • tire repairs • jump starts

Bldg. 3730 353-7436

SAFETY ORIENTATION CLASS Mondays at 6 p.m.

Participants will gain knowledge of what is offered and how to complete do-it-yourself projects. Staff are there to assist as needed. This class is required to use the facility.

TOW TRUCK SERVICES available 24 hours

590-1716


When you need help: SURVIVOR

OUTREACH SERVICES

Help Soldiers and their Families. It’s a good thing. By volunteering with ACS, you could receive up to 16 hours of child care (per month) at no cost. For more information, stop by Army Community Service, Building 3401 By phone, call 353.1977 or 353.4227.

OUR PURPOSE is to deliver on the Army’s Survivor Outreach commitment to Families of the Fallen. Survivor Services Outreach Services connects you with people who can help you find the right support. Survivor Outreach Services provide support servicesmflc for Active, Reserve and Army national Guard Families. For more information, call Survivor Outreach Services at 907-353-4004.

abuse hotline

MFLC

Military & Family Life Consultants

388-2553

Confidential Assistance for short time problem resolution: marriage/ relationship stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and other daily life issues.

ABUSE. Domestic Violence Victims have options. Call 388-2260. To report incidents of Child or Domestic Abuse, contact 353-7535 (24/7). For Sexual Assault reporting, please call 353-7272 (24/7).


Army Community Service All ACS classes are held in the training room of building 3401 unless otherwise noted. They are offered at no cost. Advance registration is required. Class may be cancelled if minimum of 5 participants is not met. Limited childcare is available for class participants and ACS volunteers. Please call 361.9065 to register your child. For a complete list of ACS classes and workshops, visit www.calendarwiz.com/ftwainwrightfmwr or call 353-4227.

Newcomer’s Orientation

December 14 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. LFCAC, Building 1044

Garrison Newcomers Orientation provides information for Soldiers, Family members and civilians new to FWA within 30-60 days. Mandatory for Soldiers. Spouses and civilians are strongly encouraged to attend. Child care vouchers are provided. Register with CYSS.

Welcome to Winter

December 21 6 to 8 p.m. LFCAC, Building 1044

Briefing includes: • preparing your vehicle for winter • winter driving techniques • what to carry in your winter kit in the car • proper clothing • caring for pets in the cold Limited winter survival supplies will be available at NO COST.

Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) respite care is a program that provides a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Eligibility is based on EFMP enrollment and EFM’s medical or educational condition. For info, call 353-4243.

Sip & Social December 6, 1 to 2 p.m. LFCAC, Bldg. 1044 Expand your circle of support. Get out and meet other EFMP Families. Feel free to bring coffee, tea, and a snack to share.


School Support Services FWA School Liaison Officers work in partnership with local schools to enhance the education experience for our military youth.

KEY SUPPORT SERVICES:

• school transitions (PCS) • home school information • post-secondary information • Study Strong, SOAR & March2Success

RESOURCES • Study Strong free online tutoring: www.myarmyonesource.com/cyss_tutor

• Student Online Achievement Resource (SOAR) www.soarathome.org

• Standardized Test Prep: www.march2success.com

• Local School Options: - FNSB School District - Home School programs - private schools

Visit us at the Youth Center, Bldg. 4109

Homework & Computer Research Assistance A certified school teacher and a computer technology instructor are available to assist children with school homework and computer technology research. Monday thru Friday (7 to 8 a.m. & 3 to 5:45 p.m.) School Age Center, Bldg. 4166 Registered youth in CYSS (Grades K-6) For more information, call 361-7394.

WINTER

FAME

Family Activity and Motivational Exercise

$33

CYSS child care during your workouts.*

CHILD CARE:

Child, Youth & School Services provides limited child care on site for FAME programs. Cost: $33 per month per child per session When: M, W, F 9 to 10:30 a.m., or 10:30 to 12 p.m. $24 per month per child session When: T, Th 9 to 10:30 a.m., or 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Minimum of 5 registered to offer classes. Children must be pre-registered at Parent Central Services, 4391 Neely Rd., room 18. Pre-registration begins the 20th of the month for the next month’s sessions. AFC Benefits for families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Warriors, or Fallen Soldiers may be used to pay for this care. For more information on child care, please call 353-7713. FAME Exercise and Child Care programs are closed for federal and training holidays.

* FITNESS SESSIONS:

The Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program offers two sessions of classes: M - F: 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sessions are held at Melaven Gym at no cost. For more information on class schedules call 353-1999.


CHILD ASSESSMENT PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

December 13 5:45 – 8:45 p.m. CDC I, Building 4024.

CYSS OUTREACH For more information, call 353-7713 or 353-7826.

HOME ALONE December 14 6 – 8 p.m., YS, Building 4109.

This program is a partnership with ACS and CYSS.

BABYSITTER’S COURSE December 27–30 2 – 4:30 p.m. YS, Building 4109.

Successful completion of the course offers participants the option of being added to the CYSS Babysitter’s List.

Register and pay by December 5. $12 per child. Snack provided.

December 5 9 – 1 p.m. LFCAC, Building 1044. All participants will leave with activity ideas to spark further developmental growth in their children (ages 0-5). For more information, call 353-7372.

PARENT’S DAY OUT

TERRIBLE 2’S

> 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $16 per child, lunch provided (11:30 a.m.)

Learn how to soothe your fussy baby (birth 3 mths) in five minutes or less. Limited free child

December 17 Register and pay by December 9. Three sessions:

> 1 – 5 p.m. $16 per child, snack provided (3 p.m.) > 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $32 per child, lunch and snack provided. Care will be provided at the Child Development Center I, Bldg. 4024. All children must be registered with CYSS to receive services. For more information call 353-7713. Army Family Covenant benefits are available for Families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Soldiers or Fallen Soldiers.

December 17 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDC I, Building 4024.

care available. This is a partnership with ACS and CYSS.

ROMP AND STOMP PLAYGROUP

This Month’s Focus Gross Motor Development. Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m. LFCAC, Building 1044.

This program is a partnership with ACS and CYSS.


Register now for December ! For registration information, call 353-7713/7826.

SKIES Exploration Location Building 4391 (4 weeks), $45 Wed 1400-1445 Wed 1300-1345 Wed 1100-1145 Sat 1000-1045 Sat 1100-1145 Enjoy a variety of art, dance, cooking, yoga, music and a variety of continuous activities and crafts.

Dance Classes are 30 – 60 min Tuesday-Saturday for 4 weeks Building 4391

Karate Cost is $60 per month 4 yrs, Wed/Sat 1000-1030 5-12 yrs, Wed 1530-1630 and Sat 1130-1230 13-18 yrs, Wed 1630-1730 and Sat 1230-1330

Ballet - Ages 3-18, Cost is $40 Creative Dance - Ages 6-18, Cost is $40 Jazz - Ages 3-12, Cost is $40

New Media (Film) Classes are held at the LFCAC, $45 Ages 15-18: Wed 1500-1700

Ice Skating Classes are held at the PFC, cost is $50 3-5 yrs, Sat 945-1015 6-18 yrs, Sat 1015-1045

Tae Kwon Do Cost is $60 per month 5-9 yrs, Mon/Wed 1630-1730 10-18 yrs, Mon/Wed 1730-1830 Please note that times and locations are subject to change.


Don’t let the snow keep you home. Get the EDGE! Sign up for January programs today. The EDGE! Program offers out of school opportunities for children and youth ages 6 to 18 to experience, develop, grow and excel by participating in adventure, art, fitness and life skill activities. Enrollment deadline for January programs is December 23. Participants must be registered with CYSS. For more information, call 361-4391.

Register today for

JANUARY PROGRAMS! YOUTH

CHILDREN

All programs are 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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KICK IT!

Wednesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25

(Ages 11 to 18) No charge.

--------------------Mondays, Jan. 9, 23, and 30 Melaven Gym

Join our kick boxing instructor for a kick-tastic workout.

WORLD OF WORK Wednesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 Youth Center

Ever think about life after high school? What you want to do for a career? Explore your interests, learn resume’ writing, interview skills and find out what those in the workforce actually do all day.

STAINED GLASS

Thursdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26 Arts and Crafts

Create your own stained glass work of art that can be taken home.

YO, YO, YOGA

Tuesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 24 (no class Jan. 17) LFCAC

Stretch, twist, and find your inner Chi while taking direction from our yoga instructor.

(Ages 6 to 10) All Programs are 4:30 to 6 p.m.

BRAIN FREEZE LFCAC - $30

Make a variety of chilling ice cream flavors.

ZAP ‘EM

Thursdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 LFCAC - $30

Get your adrenaline pumping playing different versions of laser tag.

GLASS MOSAICS

Fridays, Jan. 6, 20, 27 Arts and Crafts - $20 Use beautiful broken glass pieces to create a mosaic tile.


The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program provides 15-18 year-old youth with meaningful, professionally-managed career-exploration opportunities in Family and MWR operations. Examples of exploratory career fields in the HIRED! Apprenticeship Program:

• • • • • • • • • • • •

Education Child and/or Youth Development Marketing & Graphic Design Library & Information Science Food & Beverage Management Pet Care Services Recreation & Tourism Management Physical Education Information Technology Sports Studies Sports Management

Ready to know more about HIRED! Join us at the Youth Center in the Teen Room for orientation Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. or Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. For more information leave a voicemail at 907.361.HIRE or email ramona.l.hillstrand.naf@mail.mil.

Now through January 13-Register for CYSS indoor soccer

$45 Open to all registered youth ages 5-18. To register, visit Parent Central Services in Building 1049, Suite 2. Practice begins January 23, 2012. Practices held Mon & Wed or Tue & Thur. Games will be held Saturdays. For more information, call 353-7482.


Make a difference in the lives of children in your community. Become a Family Child Care Provider.

Interested Provider Orientation First Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Stay at Home and receive an income up to $4,500 or more • FREE training/Career Opportunities/transfers to your next installation • Obtain children off our CYSS list • Become a member of our Provider support group • WE provide the of materials and equipment to set up your home For more information, call 353-9544.

SCHOOL AGE CENTER

For more information on these events and classes, call 353-7713 or 353-7826.

WINTER CAMP

Activities consist of but not limited to: Swimming, bowling, ice skating, G-rated movies, numerous facility activities, etc.

YOUTH SERVICES It’s Winter Solstice! Light up the inside of the Youth Center with sparkling, flashing, lights!


$4 $4

HOURLY CHILD CARE FOR CHILDREN 6 WKS. TO 5 YRS. OF AGE

(not already in kindergarten): Hourly child care available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Child Development Center II, Bldg. 4176. Lunches and afternoon snacks provided. For more information, call 361-9056.

FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES K THROUGH 6TH:

Hourly care will be offered each day on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Bldg. 4391, Neely Rd. For more information, call 361-7394. For both programs, reservations are required and space is limited. All children must be registered in CYSS to be eligible for either program.

Coming to the LFCAC in January 2012

The Bubbly Brew

Featuring a variety of food and beverages. Stay tuned for more information.

Want to set up a Private Organization on post?

In order to be recognized as a Fort Wainwright Private Organization you must establish and submit the required Private Organization packet. For information and packet processing, please contact the Family and MWR Private Organization Advisor at 353-7740.

Family and MWR Private Organization Advisor Bldg. 1045, 2nd Floor, Aurora Suite Fort Wainwright, AK 99703 (907) 353-7740

What are Family and MWR UNIT FUNDS?

Family and MWR locally funds dividends to Units for the collective benefit of all unit members for off-duty morale, welfare and recreational purposes; all unit members must have the opportunity to participate in the activity supported with unit funds dividends. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation, through the NAF Support Management Division, maintains all Unit Funds. Please call the Unit Funds Advisor for more information and instructions on establishing and maintaining Unit Funds (907) 353-7765. Family and MWR UNIT FUNDS Family and MWR Unit Funds Advisor Bldg. 1045, 2nd Floor, Aurora Suite Fort Wainwright, AK 99703 (907) 353-7765 WAINDFMWRFMO@us.army.mil


FAMILY AND MWR

1200-1600

1200-2000

********** Closed for the season ***********

Birch Hill

Chena Bend Golf Course

*********Open by appointment only ********

0800-2100

Fischer Skeet Range

LFCAC

1100-1900

1100-1900

1100-0100

1200-1800

Closed

0800-2000

1330-1600

1100-1800

0600-1800**

1600-0100

1300-2100

Melaven PFC

Melaven Pool

Nugget Lanes

Outdoor Recreation

Parent Central Services

Physical Fitness Center

PFC Ice Rink

Post Library

School Age Center

The Warrior Zone

Youth Center

Closed

1600-2300

Closed

Closed

1330-1600

0900-1700

Closed

Closed

1100-0100

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Family Child Care

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

CDC II

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

0600-1800**

CDC I

900-1730

1130-2030

Closed

Automotive Skills Center

Closed

1130-1930

Closed

Christmas Sun. 12/25

Arts & Crafts Center

Closed

Christmas Eve Sat. 12/24

730-1630*

Training Fri. 12/23

Army Community Services

** Verified Duty

* Limited Hours

2011 Holiday Hours

Closed

1600-2300

Closed

Closed

1330-1600

0800-2000

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

1200-2000

Closed

Closed

Closed

Fed. Holiday Mon. 12/26

1300-2100

1600-0100

0600-1800**

1100-1800

1330-1600

0800-2000

Closed

1200-1800

1100-0100

1100-1900

1100-1900

800-2100

Closed

Closed

0600-1800**

1200-2000

1130-2030

1100-1930

730-1630*

Training Fri. 12/30

Closed

1600-0100

Closed

Closed

Closed

0900-1900

Closed

Closed

1600-0300

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

1200-1600

0900-1730

Closed

Closed

New Years Eve Sat. 12/31 New

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Years Day Sun. 1/1

Closed

1600-2300

Closed

Closed

1330-1600

0800-2000

Closed

Closed

1100-2200

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

1200-2000

1130-2030

Closed

Closed

Fed. Holiday Mon. 1/2


Family and MWR Facility Hours: December 2011 ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) Bldg. 3401, p 353-4227 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed FAP: Bldg. 1049, Apt 5 SOS: Bldg. 1049, Apt 4 ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER Bldg. 3727, p 353-7520 M-W Closed Th-Fri 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sat -Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER Bldg. 3730, p 353-7436 M 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. T-W Closed Th-F 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tow Service (available 24 hrs): 590-1716 BIRCH HILL SKI & SNOWBOARD AREA Bldg. 1172, p 353-1998 F, S, Su 12 to 8 p.m. CHENA BEND GOLF COURSE AND SNACK BAR Bldg. 2092, p 353-6223 Closed for the season CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER I (CDC I) Bldg. 4024, p 361-4190 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sat-Sun Closed CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER II (CDC II) Bldg. 4176, p 361-9056 HOURLY CARE: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed FULL DAY CARE: M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed

LAST FRONTIER COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTER (LFCAC) Bldg. 1044, p 353-7755 LFCAC: M-Th 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. F 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 1 to 9 p.m. Sun 1 to 6 p.m. LASER TAG: Th 3 to 7 p.m. Fri 3 to 8 p.m. Sat 1 to 8 p.m. Sun 1 to 5 p.m. LIBRARY Bldg. 3700, p 353-2642 M 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. T-Th 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. F-Sat 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun Closed MELAVEN PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER Bldg. 3452, p 353-1994 M-F 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sa 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun Closed MELAVEN INDOOR POOL Bldg. 3452, p 353-1995 T-F ......6:15 a.m. - 8 a.m. (lap swim only) ...........11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. ...........4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sa 11:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. Su-M CLOSED NAF CIVILIAN PERSONNEL Bldg. 1045, p 353-6356 M-F 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed

CYSS PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES Bldg. 1049 #2, p 353-7713/7826 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. W 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed FISCHER SKEET RANGE Bldg. 1172 (next to Birch Hill), p 353-7869 Available for special occassions.

CPOL PROCESS: Fort Wainwright will tran

positions, accepting applications from job seek each job announcement will have instructions the capabilities of USA Staffing all announcem Please bookmark the url: armycivilianservice.c For more information, call 353-6356 or 353-9


NUGGET LANES BOWLING CENTER Bldg. 3702, p 353-2654 NUGGET LANES: M-Tu 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. W-Th 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. F-Sa 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sun 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. GOLDRUSH LOUNGE M-Th 5 to 10 p.m. F-Sa 1 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sun 1 to 9 p.m. MOTHERLODE CAFE M-Tu 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 5 to 7 p.m. W-Th 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 5 to 8 p.m. F 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 5 to 11 p.m. Sa 12 to 11 p.m. Sun 12 to 8 p.m. OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER (ORC) Bldg. 4050, p 361-6349 Tu-Sa 12 to 6 p.m. Su-M Closed

For programs call 361-4089 or 361-2652. PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER (PFC) Bldg. 3709, p 353-7223 M-F 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sat-Sun 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. PFC ICE RINK (SEE INSERT INSIDE) Bldg. 3709, p 353-7223 F 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Sat, Sun, Holidays, School Breaks 1:30 to 4 p.m. CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day PRIVATE ORGANIZATION ADVISOR Bldg. 1045 (Murphy Hall) .............353-7740 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed

SCHOOL AGE CENTER (SAC) Bldg. 4166, p 361-7394 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed SFAC Bldg. 4056, p 353-7322 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat- Sun Closed SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICERS Bldg. 4109, p 361-9377/9897 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat- Sun Closed UNIT FUNDS Bldg. 1045 (Murphy Hall), p 353-7765 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat- Sun Closed WARRIOR ZONE Bldg. 3205, p 353-1087 Opening Dec. 15 M-Th 4 to 11 p.m. F-Sat 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sun 1 to 9 p.m. YOUTH CENTER Bldg. 4109,p 361-5437 M-Th (grades 6-12): 1 to 7 p.m. Fri (grades 6-8): 1 to 9 p.m. (grades 9-12): 1 to 10 p.m. Sat (grades 6-8): 1 to 8 p.m. (grades 9-12): 1 to 9 p.m. Sun Closed YOUTH SPORTS Bldg. 4109, p 353-7482 M-F 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed

nsition from one automated recruitment tool - Resumix - to - USA Staffing - for advertising vacant kers, and evaluating the job seeker’s eligibility and qualifications. During this period of transition, to guide job seekers through the application process for the specified recruitment tool. To maximize ments will migrate to Army Civilian Service and will no longer be available at http://acpol.army.mil. com and remember to save your resume in USAJobs as well as the Army Resumix system. 9217.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 353-9131/1998.

WINTER SCHOOL BREAK

DOG SLED RIDES

FAMILY TUBING DAY

SKI AND SNOWBOARD EVENT

January 2-8, 2012, 12 to 8 p.m.

January 7, 1 to 7 p.m.

YOUTH SKI DAYS

January 22, 12 to 2 p.m.

January 28, 2 p.m.

January 14-16. Call 353-9131 for more info!

*Events/activities and schedules are subject to change, weather pending *

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