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VOL. 1, ISSUE 8 | JUNE 2010

N E C E S S I T I E S

USAG - FORT WAINWRIGHT

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Family and MWR FACILITY HOURS * Notice the NEW HOURS of several facilities * Army Community Service (ACS), Bldg. 3401................................... p 353-4227

M - F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sat - Sun Closed

Arts and Crafts Center, Bldg. 3727................................................... p 353-7520 M - T Closed

W - Sat 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sun Closed

* Closed the last day of the month for inventory. 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.

Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area, Bldg. 1172................................ p 353-9131

The Lodge may be reserved by calling 353-1998. The Ski & Snowboard Area are closed for the season.

Chena Bend Golf Course and Snack Bar, Bldg. 2092................... p 353-6223 * M - F 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat - Sun 6:30 to 10 p.m. 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

M - F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat - Sun Closed

CYSS Parent Central Services, Bldg. 4391...................................... p 361-7713/7395

M - F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat - Sun Closed

Fischer Skeet Range, Bldg. 1172 (next to Birch Hill)...................... p 353-7869 * M Closed T - W 5 to 8 p.m. Th - Fr Closed Sat - Sun 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. * Available for special shoots. Call 353-7689 or 353-1998 to make arrangements. Last Frontier Community Activity Center (LFCAC), Bldg. 1044..... p 353-7755 * LFCAC: M - W 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Th 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. F 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 1 to 9 p.m. * Laser Tag: M - Wed Closed Th 3 to 7 p.m. F 3 to 8 p.m. Sat 1 to 8 p.m. Sun Closed

The Donut Shoppe: M - F

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sun Closed

Sat - Sun Closed

Library, Bldg. 3700.............................................................................. p 353-2642

M Closed

T - F 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sat 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sun Closed

Melaven Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 3452.................................. p 353-1994

M 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

T - F 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sun Closed

Melaven Pool, Bldg. 3452................................................................... p 353-1995

M Closed T - F 6:15 a.m. - 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sat 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun Closed


June 2 0 1 0 NAF Civilian Personnel, Bldg. 1045................................................... p 353-6356

M - F 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sat - Sun Closed

Northern Lights Inn/Army Lodging..................................................... p 353-3800 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Nugget Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg. 3702....................................... p 353-2654 * M - F 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. F - Sat 6 to 10 p.m. Sun Closed * All specials are not available in the summer. Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), Bldg. 4050.............................. p 361-6349 * M 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. T - W Closed. Th - Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For programs call 361-4089 or 361-2652.

Physical Fitness Center (PFC), Bldg. 3709......................................... p 353-7223

M - Th 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

F 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m..

PFC Ice Rink, Bldg. 3709...................................................................... p 353-7223 * Closed for the season, but will reopen in September 2010. Seward Military Resort................. p 907-224-5559/2659 or 800-770-1858

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

School Age Services (SAS), Bldg. 4391............................................ p 361-7394

M - F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat - Sun Closed

Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC), Bldg. 4056............ p 353-7322

M - F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Veterinary Treatment Facility, Bldg. 3597........................................ p 361-3013 * M - W 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Th Closed F 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat - Sun Closed Warrior Zone, Bldg. 3205................................................................... p 353-1087

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 1 to 7 p.m.

F 1 to 9 p.m.

Sat 12 to 8 p.m.

Sun Closed

Youth Sports, Bldg. 4109..................................................................... p 361-7482

M - F 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat - Sun Closed


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Weekend Hours: Friday and Saturday 2200 to 0400

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For a free ride back on post. This service provided for any DoD card holder. Brought to you by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

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June 3 and 17, 13:30 at the Warrior Zone For more information, call 353-7648.


CAR SHOW

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 5| WARRIOR ZONE, BLDG. 3205

Car/ motorcycle registration.............................12 p.m. Judging.................................................. 1 to 6:30 p.m. Awards...................................................6 to 6:30 p.m. DJ VMAX............................................ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

AFTER PARTY

Live Music ................................................ 5 to 10 p.m. BBQ, Games................................................ 1 to 7 p.m. Tattoo Contest...................................................7 p.m. Beer Garden..................................Open during events For more information, call 353-7758.

Visit the front gate to see the car that will be bashed!

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? C AT E G O R I E S Most patriotic Best male Best female

Best color Best black and grey Best portrait/pin-up

Be a part of it all on JUNE 5 at 7 p.m.

Automotive skills Center > Lock Out Service > Motorcycle Service by a trained Harley Davidson mechanic > Basic Car Care Classes the Second Thursday of every month > Car Wash open 24/7! For more information, call 353-7436.

Tow Truck services

24 Hours, excluding holidays

590-1716


Looking for a great location to hold your next function? Rent the Birch Hill Ski Lodge for conferences, trainings, meetings, parties and special occasions. Food & Beverage catering services available. For more information, contact the Birch Hill Manager at 353-1998. LODGE RENTAL RATES DoD Hourly Rate, ................................................................................... $70 Cardholders All Day Rate.................................................................................... $400 Non DoD All Day Rate.................................................................................... $500 Cardholders Hourly Rate...................................................................................... $110

To make reservations, call 353-7755.

Birthday Party Rooms able at the :LFCAC avail

LFCAC will be closed on Sundays during the summer months. Sponsorship does not imply U.S. Army endorsement.


Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 Fridays, June 11, 15, 22 Thursday, June 29 EDGE CLASS 4 to 6 p.m. For more details, call 361-4391

Open to DoD card holders. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, June 3 Crazy patch quilt block class 4 to 6 p.m. $35, includes all materials Saturday, June 5 Stained glass ornament “forget me not” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25, includes all materials Friday, June 11 3-D PAPER COLLAGE 1hr class, offered all day $20, includes all materials Saturday, June 12 Ceramic tile HOT PLate 1 to 3 p.m. $25, includes all materials Saturdays, June 12 & 26 WOODSHOP SAFETY 12 p.m. Class required to work in shop No charge Thursday, June 17 Wednesday, June 30 Stitch & Knit group 6 to 8 p.m. No charge Last Meeting times till September Thursday, June 24 Needle felting class 1 to 3 p.m. $25, includes all materials For more information, call 353-7520 or check out the web site: www.ftwainwrightfmwr.com/artscrafts.html


The Northern Lights Inn features 90 non-smoking guest rooms that include kitchenettes, high speed Internet Access, queen size beds, and residential style private baths. Family suites are complete with a separate bedroom, living area, and a sleeper sofa. A limited number of pet friendly rooms are also available. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast service seven days a week along with our 24 hour business center. Whether PCSing or visiting us on TDY orders, make reservations as soon as you know your date of arrival/ departure. Space is extremely limited

and we want to help you find the best accommodations to meet your needs. Unofficial travelers may enjoy the comforts of the Northern Lights Inn on a Space Available basis by calling three days in advance. Reservations can be made by calling the Northern Lights Inn 24 hours a day at 907-353-3800.

Ft. Wainwright Veterinary Treatment We offer appointments for routine vaccinations and physical exams, neuters, spays, simple surgeries, health certificates for travel, deworming, laboratory services, and medical care. **The office is closed for inventory on the last business day of every month.

For more information, call 361-3013


at the JUNE 4: CELEBRATING NATIONAL AQUARIUM MONTH We’ll be reading about aquariums and put together a craft. JUNE 11: ADOPT A CAT WEEK Create pom-pom cats after reading books about pets. JUNE 18: It’s his day Join us while we read stories about family and make Father’s Day gifts for that special guy. JUNE 25: Architecture Dash Learn about famous architects and building then try to create a dream house of our own.

For more information, call 353-2642.


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CHENA RIVER FLOAT TRIP

Participants: Min: 2 Max: 8 | Open to females ages 7 and up with an adult | Fee: $10 per person Grab a paddle and head down the Chena River with us! Starting at the boat launch from Glass Park, we will take the canoes down for a few hours and float the Chena. Outdoor Recreation provides canoes, paddles, lifejackets, and instruction. Be sure to pack snacks, lunch, and drinks! See you on the river! ARCTIC CIRCLE June 5 Departs from ORC at 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIP June 5 8 a.m. Location to be announced

SUMMER SOLSTICE Departs at 8:30 p.m. on June 21 and returns 5 a.m. on June 22. Tour includes round trip transportation, lunch, and certificate

Price Per adult (13 and up)..........................$75 Per youth (12 and under)....................$45

This tour includes a van ride 115 miles up the Dalton Highway, also known as the “Haul Road” to the Arctic Circle wayside and sign. We will stop at the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, travel along the foothills of the Brooks Range at Gobbler’s Knob and cross the mighty Yukon River over the 2,290 foot E.L. Patton Bridge. At Latitude 66 degrees, 33 minutes, you will receive a certificate stating that you have journeyed above the Arctic Circle. You may experience wildlife along the road including bears, moose, dall sheep and fox. We will provide lunch. requirements Age.....................................................16+

Price Per person...........................................$25

Mountain bike with us! The location is yet to be determined, but will be designed for beginners to mountain biking. Are you already a mountain biker? Come along for a moderate level workout on one of Alaska’s beautiful trails! We provide mountain bikes, helmets, transportation, and the knowledge to get you started. You provide a small backpack with snack and drinks for the trail. Price Per adult (13 and up)..........................$40 Per youth (ages 3-12).........................$20

Celebrate Summer Solstice with us! We will depart Fairbanks and head to Eagle Summit to watch the sun dance across the sky, not dipping below the horizon on the longest day of the year. This is a great opportunity for photographers to capture the event through multiple exposures. Tour includes round trip transportation, lunch and certificate.

CUSTOM TRIPS

We are happy to assist you in customizing your own Alaskan Adventure, whether it’s fishing, a float trip, backpacking or just a night or two in a back country cabin. For more information call, 361-4089/2652. For reservations call 361-6349 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We are seeking volunteer instructors/guides for our boating, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, X/C ski, fishing, tours, ATV and snowmachine trip programs. If interested, please call 361-4089 or 361-2652 for further information.


B OAT E R S A F E T Y C L I N I C

requirements Age.....................................................18+

June 3, 5, 12, 17,19, 26 Meet at the ORC 1 p.m.

ORC Boater Safety Card required for watercraft rental. NO EXCEPTIONS! ANGEL ROCKS TRAIL June 26 Meet at the ORC 9 a.m.

AT V S A F E T Y C O U R S E June 20 Meet at Birch Hill Ski Area from 1 to 5 p.m.

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING June 3, 10, 17, 24 Meet at Melaven Gym from 5 to 7 p.m.

Price Per person...........................................$10

requirements Age.....................................................7+ w/Adult

Price

Per person...........................................$10

requirements Age.....................................................18+

Price Per adult.............................................No charge

requirements Age.....................................................All ages* All ages with adult supervision. Must be 15+ for belay training.

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Open climb, per person......................$5 Belay certification, per person...........$7

DENALI WILDERNESS ADVENTURE r e q u i r e m e n t s June 11-13 Departs ORC at 8 a.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: June 6 at 1 p.m. at the ORC C H E N A R I V E R F LY F I S H I N G

Age.....................................................8+ w/Adult

An Alaska State Fishing License is required! Price

Per adult (18 and up)..........................$129 Per youth(15-17)................................$129 Per young adult (14 and under)..........$129

requirements Age.....................................................7+ w/Adult

An Alaska State Fishing License is required! June 19 Departs from ORC at 8 a.m.

Q U A R T Z C R E E K AT V R I D E June 26 Departs the ORC at 8 a.m.

Price

Per adult (16 and up)..........................$75 Per youth (15 and under)....................$75

requirements Age.....................................................18+

ATV Safety Card required before departure date. Price

Per adult.............................................$75

Learn the basics of Alaska boating with the Boater Safety Course. The class begins in the classroom and then will move to the river for a practical hands-on portion. A boater safety card is issued at the completion of the course and is valid for four years. The course is conducted rain or shine, so bring a raincoat.

Join our team for a three and half mile loop in the Chena River State Recreation Area. A scenic hike with ample wildlife viewing. We provide transportation. You provide lunch, snacks, plenty of water and bug repellent. Departs Outdoor Recreation Center at 9 am and will return by 5 p.m. This ATV Safety Institute course is provided to promote safe and responsible use of ATV’s, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper operation. This course is required for any of the ATV programs we host this summer. *This course is currently only offered for participants signed up for our ATV trips. Ask at the ORC if you have questions regarding general ATV safety courses. Rock climbing is a great mental and physical challenge that is fun. We are lucky enough to have our own indoor rock climbing wall right here on Fort Wainwright! Come once to try it out, or come weekly and add indoor climbing to your regular workout schedule. This is a great way to train for the real rock Alaska has to offer. Experience the Alaskan Backcountry in Denali National Park & Preserve. View the majestic beauty and splendor of the Alaska Range, glaciers, wildlife and on a clear day Mount McKinley aka Denali (“The High One”) the name given by the Athabascan Indians. If you are in good physical condition, adventurous and not afraid of Alaskan Wildlife-then this is the adventure for you. Escape the crowded city and start flyfishing for Arctic Grayling in the Chena River State Recreation Area. A catch and release fishery the upper Chena provides excellent opportunities to hook into good size fish. If you are new to flyfishing this is your chance to learn from one of our experienced staff members. We provide flyrod, flies and transportation. You provide lunch, snacks and beverages. Escape with us to the White Mountains. We provide the ATV, helmet, and transportation. You provide lunch, goggles, gloves, over the ankle boots, snacks & beverages, and a daypack with bungee cord to strap to the ATV. An ATV Safety Course is required prior to the departure date. We depart the ORC at 8:30 am and will return that evening. If you need equipment coordinate with the Outdoor Recreation Center Staff at 361-4089/2652.


mondays and Thursdays 6 p.m. Saturdays 1 p.m.

Join the new aerobic dance craze! Zumba, one hour session, is based on Latin dance moves. A lively alternative to other normal exercise classes. Classes are $7 each or you may purchase a 10 punch class card for $70 and receive the 11th class at no cost. Sign in at the PFC front desk at 353-7274.

Group cycling

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Summer Fitness Classes Saturday

6:30 a.m.* and 12 p.m. Active duty Soldiers have priority, no cost, but must be in P.T. Uniform *(applies to the 6:30 a.m. class only).

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June 12 & 26: 10 a.m. **This class are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month

Group Cycling classes are held at the PFC. These classes are $3.00 each or purchase a 10 class punch card for $30 and receive the 11th class FREE.


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Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Race starts at 10 a.m. from the PFC Parking lot. Prizes to the top finishers in each age category. Open to all ages, please no pets.

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hours of operation Tuesday and Wednesday........5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday...............10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fees PER ROUND (25 clays per round) Military Rates, E1 - E4.............. $4.50 Military Rates, E5 - Up.............. $5.00 Civilian Rates.............................. $5.00 Punch Cards, per punch............ $4.50

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Cost PER Box 20 Gauge Ammo....................... 28 Gauge Ammo....................... 410 Ammo................................... 12 Gauge estate ammo...........

$7.75 per box $8.25 per box $8.25 per box $7.00 per box

Range SKEET FUN SHOOT Saturday, June 12 Starts at 11 a.m.

• 1 Round of trap, skeet and of 5 Stand • Singe division or Teams of 2 Division • Total composite score wins, either division

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• Multiple games to follow 11 a.m. start. • For more information regarding Fischer Skeet Range, call 353-7869 or 353-1998.


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Classes are free. Please call ahead to register. Childcare is available for all participants of classes or for those who perform volunteer service. Please call 361.9056 to register your child. All classes held at ACS, unless otherwise noted.

ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) | 353-4227 | BLDG. 3401|

JUNE CLASSES *All classes are located at ACS Bldg. 3401 unless otherwise noted. Army Family Team Building (AFTB): 353-2382

AFTB Open House: This is a meet and greet for current AFTB Volunteers to discuss the AFTB calendar and any upcoming events or class schedules. It will also an opportunity for any of those who may be interested in learning more about the program to participate. Tuesday, 8 June 2010, 1800 - 2000 Instructor Trainer Course: This course is for anyone who is interested in becoming an instructor, and is great for those who would like to learn about teaching adults. This 4 day course includes: The Adult Learner, Speaking on Your Feet, Methods of Instruction, Classroom Management, and Instructional Aids. Mon. through Thurs., 14 – 17 June, 0900 – 1400 AFTB Level 1: This course is for any Soldiers and Family members who are relatively new to the Army or for those who want a refresher of their military knowledge. Classes will include: Military Terms, Acronyms, Customs & Courtesies, Introduction to Civilian and Military Resources, Chain of Command, Benefits, Entitlements, & Compensation. Mon. through Wed, 21 – 23 June, 1800 – 2030

Employment Readiness Program: 353-4327

Employment Orientation: In this class, we will discuss where to search for jobs, the job search process, review the employment tool box, and define Military Spouse preference. Thursday, 3 June, 1330 – 1430 Interview Techniques and Dressing for Success: This class will provide an understanding of the purpose of the interview, hints on preparing for the interview, and a brief review on how to dress for success. Thursday, 17 June, 1330 – 1500 Federal Employment Workshop: Come learn the benefits of working for the Federal Government, how to find Federal employment agencies in Alaska, and how to apply for Federal employment. Thursday, 24 June, 1330 – 1430 Resume Writing Workshop: Take this class to learn: What employers want, the resume’s role and resume formatting for civilian and federal employment. Thursday, 24 June, 1430 – 1530

Family Advocacy Program (FAP): 353-7317

PlayMorning: Group for mothers and children that provides developmentally appropriate activities including playtime, crafts, singing, and more. Tuesdays, 0930 – 1100 in LFCAC basement, Fridays, 1500 – 1630 at LFCAC indoor playground Stress Management 1: Introduction to signs of stress, effects, introduction to relaxation techniques. Stress Management 2: Balancing mind and body to handle stress more effectively, the importance of sleep, stretching, exercise, and immediate relaxation techniques. Stress Management 3: Time management techniques, with a focus on assertive communication and relaxation imagery. Stress Management 4: Combat stress behaviors, battle fatigue, and advanced relaxation techniques. Certificate will be issued upon completion of all 4 sessions. Tuesdays, 1, 8, 15, 22 June, 1500–1630


Family Advocacy Program (FAP): 353-7317

Anger Management: Group discussion of anger origins, understanding anger, characteristics of individuals with anger problems, expressions of anger, its causes and anger management solutions from easy to difficult. Consecutive sessions with certificate issued upon completion. Every Wednesday, except for 5th, 1500 – 1630 24/7 Dad: Is a comprehensive fatherhood program that encourages fathers to take an active, around the clock, role in their children’s lives. This class is based upon the five traits of an ideal father, self awareness, caring for self, fathering skills, parenting skills, and relationship skills. Topic covered this session: “Fathering and the 24/7 Dad.” Thursday, 3 June, 1430 – 1600 Coping with PTSD: This class is about signs and symptoms of PTSD, severity, coping measures, current treatments, and where you can go to find help. Friday, 4 June, 1130 – 1300 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage: This workshop offers a framework for applying universal, self-evident principles that enable couples to communicate about their problems and resolve them successfully. Habit covered this session: “Being Proactive.” Monday, 7 June, 1500 – 1600 24/7 Dad: Topic covered this session: “Growing from Boyhood to Manhood.” Thursday, 10 June, 1430 – 1600 Child Birthing 101: A class designed for expectant parents. This course will cover the anatomy of a pregnancy, pre-labor signs, and the three stages of labor. It will also explore newborn care. Friday, 11 June, 0900 – 1100 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage: Habit covered this session: “Begin with the end in mind”. Monday, 14 June, 1500 – 1600 Coping with PTSD: This class is about signs and symptoms of PTSD, severity, coping measures, current treatments, and where you can go to find help. Monday, 14 June, 1130 – 1300 24/7 Dad: Topic covered this session: “Recognizing and Handling Feelings of Anger.” Thursday, 17 June, 1430 – 1600 Blended Families: Come and explore what a Blended Family really is. This class focuses on the challenges of a blended Family, appropriate expectations and maintaining a strong bond. Friday, 18 June, 1000 – 1100 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage: Habit covered this session: “Put First Things First.” Monday, 21 June, 1500 – 1600 24/7 Dad: Topic covered this session: “Spirituality and Growth.” Thursday, 24 June, 1430 – 1600 Family Fun in the Summer Sun: This is an interactive class for children and adults that focuses on Family bonding, building relationships and foster Family togetherness through a variety of games and projects. Friday, 25 June, 1000 – 1130 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage: Habit covered this session: “Think Win-Win.” Monday, 28 June, 1500 – 1600 Marriage Breakthrough: This class will teach couples vital love skills to strengthen their marriages. Test relationship IQ, set solution-oriented goals, tips for men, tips for women, and how to set rules for constructive conversations. Wednesday, 30 June, 0930 – 1130


Relocation Readiness: 353-4227

Newcomers Orientation & Information Fair: Garrison Newcomers Orientation coordinated by ACS Relocation Program that includes information for Soldiers and Family members new to FWA w/in 30-60 days. Mandatory for Soldiers—Spouses are strongly encouraged to attend. Wednesday, 9 June, 0800 – 1130 at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center

Survivor Outreach Services: 353-4004

Money Matters: Examine your relationship with money, learn about setting financial goals and how to achieve them, and discuss financial consideration during life transitions. Tuesday, 8 June, 1000 - 1130 Survivor Support Group: Monthly support group that meets to discuss different topics This meeting will feature a speaker from Fort Wainwright Retirement Service office, and also Army Community Service. Please call 353.4004 for more information. Wednesday, 9 June, 1800 – 1900 Buying Big and Saving Big: Learn about planning for large purchases, consumer rights and responsibilities, avoiding scams, and protecting your identity. Tuesday, 15 June, 1530 – 1700 Planning for the Future: Discuss reasons for saving and investing. Learn how to plan for the future and learn how your money can work for you. Tuesday, 22 June, 1530 - 1700

Financial Readiness Program: 353-7438

Personal Financial Readiness: Topics include: Principles of Personal Finance, Banking and Credit, Saving and investing, and Budgeting. (Among others.) Bring current end of month LES. Wednesday, 2 June at the Library, 0830 – 1600 Levy Briefing: Briefing hosted by Military Personnel Division (MPD) for Soldiers who are PCSing to a new duty station. Briefers include subject matter experts from the following ACS programs: Relocation Readiness, Exceptional Family Member Program, and Financial Readiness. Thursday, 3 June, 0900 - 1130 Banking Services and Account Management: Services offered by banks and credit unions, choosing a financial institution. Learn methods to avoid overdrafts on your account. Learn how to track deposits and withdrawals, and how to reconcile your bank account. Wednesday, 9 June, 1830 - 2000 Budgeting and Debt Reduction: Learn about financial record-keeping, setting goals, developing a budget, and paying off debt. Wednesday, 23 June, 0930 - 1100

Are you bilingual and need help communicating with your Spouse’s Family? Visit us in Bldg. 3401 to learn more or call 353-4227

Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC) Confidential assistance for short term problem resolution, marriage/relationship stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and other daily life issues. Call 388-2553.

> Domestic Abuse Victims have options. Call 388-2260. > To report incidents of Child or Domestic Abuse, contact 353-7535 (24/7). > For SEXUAL ASSAULT reporting, call 353-7272 (24/7).


The Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC) is here for you…

The Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) was established to provide tailored integrated support services for the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) and their Families. The SFAC acts as a liaison between Supporting Community Agencies and the WTB and Family member population. To reach a SFAC representative, Call 353-7322 or for any additional questions you may have, call the Wounded Warrior & Family Hotline at 1-800-984-8523.

CYSS Programs and WTU Benefits: Briefing on the CYSS benefits that are available to WTU Soldiers and their Family Members. Wednesday, 2 June, 0830 – 1000 EEO Brief: Ms. Eileen Wallace, EEO Specialist, will explain the protection qualified individuals receive from discrimination on the basis of disability in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment per Title I and Title V or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Wednesday, 9 June, 0830 - 1030 WTB Children’s Craft Group: Free craft activity for the children of the WTB. Craft activity of the month is Father’s Day Photo Booklet. Wednesday, 9 June, 1000 – 1200 Financial Readiness – Budgeting and Debt Reduction: Learn how to effectively budget your money and reduce or eliminate debt. Wednesday, 16 June, 0830 – 1030 WTB Spouse’s Craft Activity: Craft activity for the spouses of the WTB. Craft activity of the month is Bird Feeders. All materials provided—this is a free ACTIVITY for WTB Spouses! Children are welcome to attend with their parent. Wednesday, 23 June, 1000 – 1200 WTU/SFAC Orientation: Orientation for all new WTB Soldiers and Family Members on the WTB and programs/services offered through the Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC). Monday, 28 June, 0800 – 1600 Understanding Your VA Benefits: A question and answer session on VA Benefits for those individuals who are medically retiring from the Army. Wednesday, 30 June, 0830 – 1000

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SOLDIER AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (SFAC) | 353-7322 | BLDG. 4054|

The following programs are for Soldiers and Families of the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) Bldg. 4054.


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REWARD 16 HOURS OF CHILD CARE (PER MONTH) AT NO COST.

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Duties may include: > ANSWERING PHONES > PUTTING TOGETHER WELCOME PACKETS > TEACHING CLASSES

FOR MORE INFORMATION, STOP BY THE ACS BLDG. 3401 SANTIAGO AVE. CALL 353-1977 OR 353-4227.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

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CHENA BEND GOLF COURSE 2010 SEASON PRICE LIST SEASON PASSES E1-5/GS1-5/NF1-2/ YOUTH 16 AND UNDER**.............$340.00 E6-9/O1-4/GS6-12/NF3-4...............................................$585.00 O5/GS13/NF5 AND UP....................................................$800.00 ED GUESTS................................................................... $1,280.00 FAMILY PASSES E1-5/GS1-5/NF1-2........................................................... $510.00 E6-9/O1-4/GS6-12/NF3-4...............................................$800.00 O5/GS13/NF5 AND UP................................................ $1,280.00 AUTHORIZED GUESTS................................................... $1,600.00 MISC FEES League Fees........................................................................ $20.00 Pull cart Rental.................................................................... $10.00 Rental Clubs (Standard)..................................................... $15.00 Rental Clubs (Premium)...................................................... $25.00 Power Cart (9 holes)........................................................... $20.00 Power Cart (18 holes)......................................................... $30.00 Locker Dues (Annual Fee).................................................. $40.00

Please help us welcome our new Chena Bend Golf Course Manager, Barry Colflesh!

DAILY FEES......................................................................... 9 HOLES............18 HOLES E1-5/GS1-5/NF1-2/ YOUTH 16 AND UNDER**.............. $14.00..............$18.00 E6-9/O1-4/GS6-12/NF3-4................................................ $24.00..............$29.00 O5/GS13/NF5 AND UP..................................................... $28.00..............$35.00 AUTHORIZED GUESTS/CIVILIANS....................................... $34.00..............$42.00 PUNCH CARDS 10 PLAYS............................................................................ 9 HOLES........... 18 HOLES E1-5/GS1-5/NF1-2/ YOUTH 16 AND UNDER**.............$115.00......... $160.00 E6-9/O1-4/GS6-12/NF3-4...............................................$190.00......... $235.00 O5/GS13/NF5 AND UP....................................................$225.00......... $320.00 AUTHORIZED GUESTS/CIVILIANS.....................................$320.00......... $380.00 20 PLAYS........................................................................... 9 HOLES........... 18 HOLES E1-5/GS1-5/NF1-2/ YOUTH 16 AND UNDER**.......... $210.00......... $290.00 E6-9/O1-4/GS6-12/NF3-4............................................ $360.00......... $465.00 O5/GS13/NF5 AND UP................................................. $420.00......... $560.00 AUTHORIZED GUESTS/CIVILIANS.................................. $510.00......... $675.00 *FAMILY PASSES ARE FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY **17 AND UP PAY AT SPONSORS PAY GRADE For more information, call 353-6223.


Photo provided from Fairbanks Racing Lions.

Be there for the

at Ladd Air Field

6 to 9 p.m. Test-Tune No charge and open to the public. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration. Breakfast available. 1 to 6 p.m. Races 1 to 6 p.m. Races

For more information, 322-8359.


June 9 at CDC I, Bldg. 4024 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “ The info from the cuddle cure class works. I am amazed how quickly Rosealynn quiets when wrapped and shushed. Your class has been a lifesaver.“ - Lynda Goodwin Learn how to soothe your fussy baby in five minutes or less. This two hour class is recommended for pregnant women, couples, parents, grandparents, child care providers or anyone who has interest in the well being of infants from birth to 3 months of age. Limited free child care available. For more information or to register, call 361-7372.

Mark your calendars.

Parent's Day Out is June 12. Go ahead and relax. Catch up on things. For $16 per child, you can drop your child(ren) off at the Child Development Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided. Must register and pay by June 4. For more information, call 361-7713.

No charge for Families of Deployed Soldiers. Made possible by the Army Family Covenant.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise


PARENTS AS TEACHERS HEROES AT HOME

PLAY GROUPS: June 7, 14, 21, 28 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the LFCAC

Open to the community!

A parent education and Family support program for Military Families with young children (ages prenatal to 5 years). For more information, call 361-7713.

Earn extra money while working with kids this summer! June 15-17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SAS Bldg. 4391 CYSS is proud to offer registered youth 12 and older a baby sitter certification course. Participants will receive their 4-H Baby sitter Certificate and American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certifications upon successful completion of the course. Must attend all three days to pass the course. No cost to attend. To register or for more information, call 361-7713.


Child, Youth & School Services 2010 Sports and Fitness Calendar

LEAGUES Sport

Age

Registration Cut off Date

Outdoor Soccer

5-18

now-7/23

Basketball

5-18

Basketball Cheerleading

5-18

Skills Assessment

Season Dates

Cost

7/19*

7/26-10/2

$45**

8/16-10/8

10/4*

10/11-12/18

$45**

8/16-10/8

n/a

10/11-12/18

$45**

START SMART Start Smart is a parent child skill development program with six sessions that are one night a week for one hour facilitated by CYSS Staff. Parent participation is strongly encouraged and required.

Sport

Season Dates

Cost

Age

Registration Cut off Date

Skills Assessment

SS Outdoor Soccer

3-4

now-7/23

n/a

7/26-10/2

$45**

SS Basketball

3-4

8/16-10/8

n/a

10/11-12/18

$45**

* Skills Assessment is for ages 10 and above and who are trying out for league play instead of Start Smart. ** LATE FEE of $5 applies after registration cut off date.

A current physical must be on file before registering. Physicals current within one year of the beginning of the activity/session will be accepted. All registrations are done at Parent Central Services, 4391 Neely Rd. inside the School Age Services building.

phone: 361-7482 | website: www.ftwainwrightfmwr.com


JUNE Movies with a Message

. Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Youth Center, 4109 Neely Road This summer, the Youth Center, School Support Services, and ASACS will be featuring Movies with a Message. View classic and contemporary movies dealing with teen issues. Movies entertain. Movies can motivate. Movies can teach values. Inspirational movies are powerful. We'll discuss what we see on the screen and how it relates to life as a teen. You bring your opinions ... we’ll bring the popcorn. For more information, call 361-5437.

June 9th - Freedom Writers: Reaching your goals June 16th - Bridge to Terabithia: Being the new kid June 23rd - August Rush: Pursuing your passions June 30th - The Great Debaters: Overcoming adversity

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MOVIE NIGHTS in June

Every Friday at 7 p.m. The new Bat Cave movie theater in the Youth Services Bldg. 4109 is now open and every Friday we will have a new release playing! For registered youth ages 11-18. For more information, call 361-5437.


Seward Military Resort “You provide our freedom, let us provide your fun!”

Fishin’ is our Mission!

One-Stop Shopping for Tickets & Tours Lodging Dog Sled Rides Snow Machine Tours Horseback Riding

Deep Sea/River Fishing Kayaking Whitewater Rafting Wildlife/Glacier Cruises

907.224.5559/2659 or 800.770.1858 www.sewardresort.com

Bear Viewing Scuba Diving Glacier Hikes Flight Seeing


Register today for

JULY

programs! Enrollment deadline for July EDGE! programs is June 28. Participants must be registered with CYSS. For more information, call 361-4391. 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. Youth (Ages 11 to 18) No Charge Get Your Feet Wet Kneeboarding - Mondays at Outdoor Recreation Head out to the lake with ORC to learn kneeboarding. Program will be noon to 5 p.m. Acting 102 - Mondays at the Youth Center Find your creative side whether you’re on the stage or behind the scenes. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Watercolor Painting - Wednesdays at Arts and Crafts Try your hand at water coloring painting the Alaska landscape. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Boot Camp - Wednesdays and Fridays at the PFC Get your exercise with Boot Camp style exercise. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Raft Making - Thursdays at Youth Center Learn to make rafts out of recycled materials and duct tape. Option to participate in the Red Green River Regatta on July 25. 1 to 4 p.m. Create A Skateboard - Fridays at Arts and Crafts Make a skateboard from beginning to end. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Child (Ages 6 to 10) Nail Art - Mondays at LFCAC $30 Learn basic nail care and practice different nail art styles. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pedal On - Tuesdays at Auto Skills Center $40 Put together a bike, learn maintenance and safety. Those completing the course will take home a new bike. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mr. and Miss Manners - Thursdays at the Library $30 Have fun playing games while learning manners. Thank you cards, phone etiquette, table manners, and more. 4 to 5:30 p.m.


Join us for activities at the Child Development Center I Bldg. 4024.

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Our Fort Wainwright Army Youth Sponsorship Clubs have something special planned to welcome you. Grades K to 6:

June 9 and 23 | 4 p.m. (2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month) School Age Services Bldg. 4391 Parents must accompany children.

Grades 6 to 12:

June 1 and 15 | 6 p.m. (1st or 3rd Tuesday of each month) Youth Services Bldg. 4109

Parents are welcome but attendance is not required.

To register, call Parent Central Services at 361-7713 or visit Bldg. 4391 Neely Rd.


4-H CLUBS Join Youth Services for any of the 4-H Clubs now being offered...photography, gardening, and baking & cooking. Learn new things and have fun at the same time. Open to registered youth ages 11-18. For more information, call 361-5437.

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Summer Mystery Activity Every week in June on an undisclosed day, Youth Services will venture out on a surprise activity. Join us at the Youth Services Bldg. 4109 - you never know what may come! Open to registered youth ages 11-18. For more information, call 361-5437.


PIC GOLD ATTITUDE S OLYM May 2010 |FortWainwright

caregiver

appreciation

Much appreciation and thanks to all our caregivers!


In honor of

Military Spouse Appreciation Day,

“Olympic Gold Attitudes�

appreciation

presented by professional speaker and best-selling author, Marsha Petrie Sue.

military

spouse


4th for the Birch Hill Join us July Backyard BBQ!

*Alaska BBQ Association Cook Off *Live Concert!

For more information, contact the Birch Hill Manager at 353-1998.

Ladd Airfield 70th Anniversary & Fort Wainwright Community Celebration 7.17.2010

BEAR

N E C E S S I T I E S

The Fort Wainwright “BEAR Necessities� is an official information source published monthly by Family and MWR. All activities described herein are subject to change. Contact the activity for confirmation. Activities described herein are open to authorized patrons and, where applicable, guests. The use of a commercial sponsor logo or mention of a commercial sponsor or other organization does not constitute U.S. government endorsement. Visit Fort Wainwright Family and MWR online at: www.ftwainwrightfmwr.com.


Ft. Wainwright Family and MWR ::: June 2010