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VOL. 1, ISSUE 7 | MAY 2010 WWW.FTWAINWRIGHTFMWR.COM | Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation

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

USAG - FORT WAINWRIGHT

OLYMPIC GOLD ATTITUDES May 6-8, 2010 5/6: Command Staff > 0930-1100 > 1330-1500 5/7: Agency Staff > 0900-1030 > 1200-1330 > 1500-1630 5/8: Military Spouses > 1000-1300 Presented by: Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author,

Marsha Petrie Sue, MBA, CSP For more information, call 353-4374.


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

Automotive Skills Center, Bldg. 3730................................................ p 353-7436 M - T Closed

W - 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

Opening May 2010. Call for more information. Snack bar is open M-F 11 a.m. to 2 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 5 to 8 p.m.

W Closed

Th 5 to 8 p.m.

F Closed

Sat - Sun 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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. Sun Closed M - Wed Closed Th 3 to 7 p.m. F 3 to 8 p.m. Sat 1 to 8 p.m. The Donut Shoppe: M - F 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat - Sun Closed

* Laser Tag:

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/Sun 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.


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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 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 12 to 10 p.m.

T - W 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun 3 to 9 p.m.

Th 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

F 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), Bldg. 4050.............................. p 361-6349 * Effective May 6: 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 9:30 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. M - Th 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. F 5:30 a.m. to 8p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* Effective May 17:

PFC Ice Rink, Bldg. 3709...................................................................... p 353-7223

M /W Open Skate 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. F Open Skate 5:30 to 7 p.m. until the rink reopens in September 2010.

* May 9 is the last day to skate

Sat-Sun 1:15 to 4 p.m.

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 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

Th Closed

F 8 a.m. to 12 and 1 to 3 p.m.

Sat - Sun Closed

Warrior Zone, Bldg. 3205................................................................... p 353-1087 * Effective May 1: 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


AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER

OFFERING:

> Lock Out Service > Motorcycle Service by a trained Harley Davidson mechanic > Safety Classes every Wednesday at 6 p.m. > Basic Car Care Classes the Second Thursday of every month > Car Wash open 24/7!

TOW TRUCK SERVICES

24 Hours, excluding holidays

590-1716

Fischer Range Available for special occasions and events First time military shooters receive the first round at no charge.

HOURS OF OPERATION Tuesday and Thursday..............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 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

For more information, call 353-7869.


Youth

BASEBALL Opening Season Ceremony

May 15 at 8:30 a.m. YS Baseball Fields

Opening pitch delivered by the Fort Wainwright Command Group. Be there for the National Anthem and Chaplain invocation. For more information, call 361-7482.


Although Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Lodge is closed for the winter season, Birch Hill Lodge is available to rent for your special events, weddings, conferences, and meetings. Watch for outdoor concerts and BBQ cook-offs that will take place at Birch Hill this summer... For more information, call 353-1998.

MEETING

May 6 and 20, 1:30 p.m. at the Warrior Zone

For more information, call 353-7648.


SADD SOLDIERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

Weekend Hours: Friday and Saturday 2200 to 0400

353-6610

Training Holiday Weekend Hours: Friday through Sunday 2200 to 0400

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

Welcome, SPC Riehm, the new BOSS President!


Ft. Wainwright Veterinary Treatment Facility Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed for inventory on the last business day of every month.

We offer: Routine vaccinations and physical exams, neuters, spays, simple surgeries, health certificates for travel, deworming, laboratory services, and medical care. Please do not wait to schedule your pet’s Health Certificate Appointment! Appointments fill up very quickly. For more information, call 361-3013

Child Development Center II Part Day Pre-School Ages 3-5 years Class times: Monday — Friday Morning and afternoon sessions available. Snacks provided. For information call 361-9056. To register your child call, Parent Central Services at 353-7713.


HOURLY CHILD CARE $4

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.

$3

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. at the SAS 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.

What’s happening in Family and MWR? Stay updated with the BEAR magazine, posters, facility offerings and current surveys for Ft. Wainwright Family and MWR by visiting: www.ftwainwrightfmwr.com.


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.

RENT A LANE Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m: Rent a lane for $20 per hour (Maximum of 4 bowlers per lane).

For more information, call 353-2654.


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

Ultimate Year ‘Round Recreation Destination!

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


Intramural Golf League Organizational Meeting May 20 | 2 p.m. @ the Chena Bend Golf Course League Rules and team sign up will be discussed at this meeting. 2-person team entries will be due May 27 in the Sports Office. League play will be conducted on Friday afternoons/evenings.

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5:30 a.m. Registration 5:45 a.m. Route Briefing 6:00 a.m. Run Begins Open to all active duty Soldiers Run starts at Chena Bend Golf Course (Chena Bend Snack Bar will open at 5:30 a.m.)

The top runs times from Fort Wainwright will travel to Washington DC in October to compete in the

ARMY-TEN MILER.

For more information contact Steve 353-7275 or Stephanie 353-7274.

MEMORIAL WEEKEND HOLIDAY HOURS:

PFC: FRI. MAY 29 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | SAT. - SUN. 29-30 MAY |10 a.m.to 6 p.m. | MON. MAY 31 CLOSED MELAVEN GYM & SWIM CENTER FRI. MAY 28 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | SAT. - MON. MAY 29-31: CLOSED The ice skating rink last day of operation is Sunday, May 9 and also the Mother’s day Special: free skating and skate rental for all participants! 1:15-4 p.m. The ice skating rink will re-open in September.

No U.S. Army endorsement implied.

ARMY-TEN MILER QUALIFYER


Club Tech’s Digital Arts Suite teaches members ages 6 to 18 how to create computer-generated art. Come view the amazing digital art produced by Ft. Wainwright Youth! May 6, 5-7 P.M. Youth Services Bldg. 4109 Neely Rd. For more information, call 361.5437.

PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES HAS MOVED. Parent Central Services (formerly CYSS Central registration) has MOVED. Our new offices are located at 4391 Neely Rd. inside the School Age Services Building. You can now reach us at 361-7713 or 361-7359, Monday - Friday 0800-1700.


The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program provides 15-18 year old youth with meaningful, professional career exploration opportunities within Family and MWR operations. The HIRED! Apprenticeship program offers valuable paid work experience and training to better equip each participant with the skills needed for today’s job market. HIRED! Apprenticeship program term begins May 17 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Workforce Preparation Specialist at 361-HIRE.

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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 art, adventure, fitness and life activities. All programs take place between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Youth (Ages 11 to 18) No Charge • Mondays: Hot Shot Skeet - Learn gun safety and the ins and outs of shooting skeet. • Tuesdays: Remote Control Car Building - Rev up your engines and experience building an remote control car from start to finish. • Wednesdays and Fridays: Fit For Life - Particpate in different fitness activities each month. Spin, pool workouts, cross training, agility and more. • Thursdays: Kayaking is Kool - A kayaking experience for beginners. Start off in the pool while learning techniques and safety. Program will end with a day trip on the water. • Fridays: Green Thumb Academy - This program will have you outside helping to beautify Ft. Wainwright and learning about landscaping. Child (Ages 6 to 10) • Tuesdays: Let the Good Times Roll Bowling - Fun for all levels this program will improve anyones game. $30 • Tuesdays: Crime Buster Academy - Want to learn what it’s like to be a police officer? Come and learn some of the science behind finger printing, and crime scene investigation. $20 • Wednesdays: Puppet Master - Bring your creativity to life by making your own puppets. $30 • Fridays: Zap ‘Em - Play laser tag with a different twist each week. $25 Space is limited so sign up early. Minimum enrollment of 5 is required to hold programs. CYS Services registration is required. Contact the EDGE! Partnership Specialist for more information at 361-4391 or edge@wainwright.army.mil.


Be a part of something bigger.

Join Youth Services as we embark on a trip to help others. We will be helping the Fairbanks Rescue Mission serve food May 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 361-4081.

4H BAKING CLUB Yum. Learn how to a be a great pastry chef and make your own delectable delights. Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the YS kitchen, Bldg. 4109. For registered youth 11-18 years old. Call 361-5437.


ACS promotes self reliance, resiliency, and stability during times of war and peace to Soldiers and their Families.

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

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

AFTB Potluck Brunch: Come on out and join us for a potluck brunch! Bring your favorite breakfast/lunch item, and learn about AFTB! Tuesday, 11 May, 1030 – 1200 Leadership Skills Development (AFTB Level III): Leadership building course that will help students hone listening skills, build self esteem, and allow students to inventory their personal leadership skills. Mon – Wed, 17 – 19 May, 0900 - 1500

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, 6 May, 1330 – 1430 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, 13 May, 1330 – 1430 Resume Writing Workshop: Take this class to understanding: What employers want, the resume and it’s role, and resume formatting. Thursday, 13 May, 1430 – 1330 Interview Techniques and Dressing for Success: This class will provide an understanding of the purpose of the interview, hints on preparing for the interview, hints on preparing for the interview, and listing & discussing the 5 A’s in interviewing. Also, a brief review on how to dress for success and closing the interview. Thursday, 20 May, 1130 – 1530 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, 27 May, 1330 – 1430 Resume Writing Workshop: Take this class to understanding: What employers want, the resume and its role, and resume formatting. Thursday, 27 May, 1430 – 1530

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): 353-4243 Arts & Crafts: Parent and child craft activities for children, ages 3 years old and up. Crafts range in price from $3-00 - $5.00 per project, payable at the time of the activity. Thursday, 6 May 1800 – 1900 Swimming: Come on out and swim with your Family at the Melaven Gym! Thursday, 13 May, 1800 – 1900 Bowling: Come on out and bowl with your Family at Nugget Lanes! Thursday, 30 May, 1800 – 1900 EFMP Support Group, Epilepsy and Seizure Workshop: Nurse Educator Karen Fell will lead the discussion on various aspects of the disorder to include: define epilepsy and seizure, distinguish the symptoms, treatment options, and preparing for and living with epilepsy and seizure disorders. Thursday , 27 May 1800 – 2000 at Child Development Center I Bldg. 4024

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


Family Advocacy Program (FAP): 353-7317 (con’t) Stress Management: Group that discusses stress and relaxation techniques in order to effectively deal with stress. Tuesdays, 1630 – 1800 Anger Management: Discusses characteristics of individuals with anger problems, expressions of anger, understanding anger, emotional pain, its causes, and anger management solutions. Wednesdays, 1500 – 1630 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families: Being a member of the Army Family poses a unique set of challenges. This course is based on Steven R. Covey’s No. 1 bestsellers, ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. New topic covered weekly. Mondays, 3 – 24 May, 1130 - 1230. For more information, call 353-6286/4248. Separate But Equal: Class designed to explore gender roles in a family. This course covers the expectations associated with gender, and how this can result in conflicts, as well as methods to resolve conflict. Tuesday, 4 May, 1600 – 1700. For more information, call 353-6286/4248. Parenting Counts: A lunchtime series for parents of children ages birth to five years. This program focuses on enabling caregivers to better understand how children think, feel and learn. New topic covered weekly. Thursdays, 6 – 27 May, 1200 – 1230. For more information, call 353-6286/4248. 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, 14 May, 1130 – 1300. For more information, call 353-6286/4248. 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. Saturday, 15 May, 1100 – 1600. For more information, call 353-7515/7519. Dual Military Families: Focuses on the special challenges faced by dual military couples by exploring coping strategies, and ways to succeed as a dual military Family. Friday, 21 May, 1300 – 1400. For more information, call 353-6286/4248. Coping with Grief: Take this class to learn about creative living, recovery, and growth through grief. Discussion will include: Stages of grief, coping with the stress of grief, panic plans, and your resources. Saturday, 22 May, 1230 – 1400; Monday, 24 May, 1300 – 1430. For more information, call 353-6286/4248. Super Siblings: Designed to explore the topic of sibling rivalry. Focuses on the reasons rivalry exists and ways to help children foster a positive relationship with their siblings.

Relocation Readiness: 353-4227 Tuesday, 25 May, 1200 – 1300. For more information, call 353-6286/4248. Newcomers Orientation: 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, 12 May, 0800 – 1130

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 for reunion and other transitions. Tuesday, 4 May, 1000 - 1130 Saving for College: Learn about the different saving college plans available and how to apply for them. Tuesday, 11 May, 1000 - 1130 Survivor Support Group: Monthly support group that meets to discuss different topics. This month will be all about fun! Survivors Night Out. Wednesday, 19 May, 1800 – 1900 Understanding Your Credit: Topics include credit cards, use and abuse of credit, credit laws, building and repairing credit, credit reports, and scores. Tuesday, 18 May, 1530 - 1700


Survivor Outreach Services: 353-4004 Making a New Start: Learn how to move without the stressors. Plan your trip and establish a spending plan for a successful move. Tuesday, 25 May, 1530 - 1700

Financial Readiness Program: 353-7438 Levy Briefing: Briefing hosted by Military Personnel Division (MPD) for Soldiers who are PCS-ing 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, 6 May, 0900 - 1130 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, 5 May, Post Library, 0830 - 1600 Grocery Shopping on a Budget: Determine cost for the Family food budget. Discuss menu planning and ways to stretch your food budget. Learn about nutrition programs including WIC, CSFPO, TEFAP, Food Stamps, and FSSA. Wednesday, 12 May, 1830 - 2000 Saving and Investing and Thrift Savings Plans: Discuss reasons for saving and investing. Plan for the future and learn how your money can work for you. Wednesday, 26 May, 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 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.

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

Anger Management: This presentation explores the motivation to choose anger over other healthier responses and offers techniques for managing anger as well as the proper way to calm an angry person. Wednesday, 5 May, 0830 – 1000 WTB Children’s Craft Group: Free craft activity for the children of the WTB. Craft activity of the month is Armed Forces Day Patriotic Pinwheels. Wednesday, 12 May, 1000 – 1200 Financial Readiness: You don’t need to have a lot of money to save money. Everyone can save, even If its $10 or $25 a month—the key is to start saving early. Learn about different saving and investing options, including tax advantaged options. Wednesday, 19 May, 0800 – 1000 Education Benefits: Learn about your education benefits as an Active Duty Service Member and find out which program will benefit you most. Wednesday, 26 May, 0830-1000 WTB Spouse’s Craft Activity: Craft activity for the spouses of the WTB. Craft activity of the month is Scrapbooking. Children are welcome to attend with their parent. Wednesday, 26 May, 1000 – 1200

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

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School Liaison Services Welcome to Fort Wainwright School Liaison Services, connecting Families, schools and communities! We’re now located in the SAS Bldg. 4391, Neely Rd., or call 353-9879/9377. email us at: slo@wainwright.cyspacific.org.

We can help with: > school transitions (PCS) > home school support > post-secondary information > free online tutoring support

ATTENTION: ARMY KIDS*

Get real-time help. Find a resource 24/7. Get FREE Online Tutoring for grades K-12+ www.myarmyonesource.com/cyss_tutor

*For children of: Active, Wounded, Reserve Component, National Guard and Army Civilians (including Survivors).

Child, Youth and School Services offers free resources and tutoring from Tutor.com!


ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE

Exceptional Family Member Respite Care Program

We Know the System. We Can Help. EFMP was established to support Soldiers and their Families with special needs while still meeting the Army’s mission to fill needed assignments. You must enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) to be eligible for Respite Care. For more information, contact: Exceptional Family Member Program Manager Bldg. 3401, Santiago Road, Room 60 | phone: 353-4243 email: FWA_ACS@wainwright.army.mil.

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ACS is offering Child Care through Child, Youth and School Services Now offering child care vouchers to participants attending an ACS Workshop or volunteering for ACS. For more information, call 353-4227.

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Survivor Outreach Services OUR PURPOSE is to deliver on the Army’s commitment to Families of the Fallen. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) connects you with people who can help you find the right support. SOS provides support services for Active, Reserve and Army National Guard Families. For more information call: Michelle Benjamin Survivor Outreach Services Support Coordinator at 907-353-4004.

Survivor Outreach Services is an ARMY FAMILY COVENANT COMMITMENT: Keeping the Promise For more information, visit MYARMYOneSource.com, click on “Family Programs and Services” for the Surviving Families link.


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at the MAY 7: SPACE DAY! Take off through the stars, make your own clay planet and listen to stories about adventures in outer space! MAY 14: CHILDRENS BOOK WEEK We’ll be reading some of our favorite books and making our own books, too! MAY 21: CIRCUS DAY Come read the classic “Little Engine Who Could” and other circus books to celebrate circus day! After story time, we will put together our own circus! MAY 28: ICE CREAM PARTY! Ice Cream was patented on May 30, 1848 by William Young. Come read stories about ice cream and make your own sundae!

For more information, call 353-2642.


MAY 15 at CDC I, Bldg. 4024, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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 353-7372.

Mark your calendars.

Parent's Day Out is May 15. Go ahead. Shop. Relax. Catch up on things you want to well, catch up on. 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 May 7. For more information, call 361-7713.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise No charge for Families of Deployed Soldiers. Made possible by the Army Family Covenant. Yay!


Outdoor Recreation Center Bldg. 4050, Glass Park. | Fort Wainwright, Alaska | Outdoor Program Information: 361-4089 or 361-2652 Reservations/Ravens Roost: 361-6349 Reservations/Campgrounds: 361-6350 | Tours : 361-7746

JUST FO R T H E H A L I BU T Departs ORC at 8 a.m.

• May 21-23 Don’t forget the camera!

Reservations must be made by May 7.

FLY F I S H IN G C L I N I C Begins at the ORC at 9 a.m.

• May 15 Learn the basics

Drop anchor this summer in Valdez for some halibut fishing. Participants Min............................. 3 will arrive in Valdez, camp overnight Max............................ 6 and rise early for fishing and wildlife Age............................. 8+ w/Adult viewing in the Gulf of Alaska. ORC An Alaska State Fishing License is required! provides transportation, campground PRICE and Charter Boat. Participants must Per person................... $225 provide their own camping gear, food, beverages and fishing license. REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS Min............................ 3 Max........................... 15

PRICE

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

of fly fishing!

BOATER SA F E T Y C L I NI C 1 p.m. at the ORC

• May 15, 20, 22, 29

REQUIREMENTS Max.........................25

Age..........................18+ ORC Boater Safety Card required for watercraft rental. NO EXCEPTIONS!

PRICE

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

CHENA RIVER FLY FISHING Departs from ORC at 8 a.m.

• May 29

REQUIREMENTS Min.............................3 Max............................6 Age.............................7+ w/Adult An Alaska State Fishing License is required!

PRICE

Per adult (16 and up)..........$25 Per youth (15 and under)....$10

Learn the types of rods and reels, equipment, casting techniques and the various flies used for different species of fish. If you have your own rod and reel please feel free to bring them. Instructor, Mike Gould, has been successfully fly fishing in Alaskan waters for over 20 years. 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. 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.

CUSTOM TRIPS | Let ORC create the trip that you always dreamed about taking. Custom programs are available to suit your needs, whether it is fishing, a float trip, backpacking ...

contact ORC for all your outdoor needs!

For more information, call 361-4089/2652. | For reservations, call 361-6349


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Women in MAY 22 8 A.M. the Wilderness •

Participants: Min: 2 Max: 8 Open to women ages 16 and up Fee: $20 per person

Come on a women’s only day trip to one of the nearby climbing sites to try your hand on some real rock! Outdoor recreation provides all climbing equipment including helmets, harnesses, shoes, ropes, belay devices, and carabiners. Be sure to pack your own lunch, snacks, and drinks and be prepared for a fun day on the rocks! Departs from the Outdoor Recreation Center at 8:30 a.m. *Climbers must have a Melaven Gym Belay Certification prior to registration*

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING R E Q U I R E M E N T S Meet at Melaven Gym from 5 to 7 p.m.

• May 6, 13, 20, 27

Min................................. 2 Max................................ 12 Age................................. All ages* All ages with adult supervision. Must be 15+ for belay training.

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

RELOADING 101 Meet at ORC at 9 a.m. • May 29

REQUIREMENTS Max............................. 20 Age.............................. 17+

PRICE

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

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.

Learn the basic elements of reloading, benefits, what kind of equipment is needed, safety issues, the various types of components (bullets, shell casings, powder) as well as a basic understanding of the entire reloading process.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! | ORC is seeking volunteer instructors/guides for our outdoor programs. This includes our boating, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, cross country skiing, fishing , tours, ATV and snowmachine trips. If interested, call 353-1977/4227 for further information.


MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS 6 P.M. SATURDAYS 1 P.M. Join the new aerobic dance craze for $7.00 per class. Zumba is based on Latin dance moves, one hour session. A lively alternative to other normal exercise classes. Sign in at the PFC front desk at 353-7274.

Spinning Classes TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: 6:30 A.M. AND 12 P.M.

SATURDAYS: 10 A.M. Active duty Soldiers have priority, no cost, but must be in P.T. Uniform (applies to the 6:30 a.m. class only).

CINCO DE MAYO CISLISMO 2 HOUR SPIN CLASS AT 5:30 P.M. Instructor’s Choice and Spinning classes are held at the PFC. These classes are $3.00 each or purchase a 10 class punch card and receive the 11th class FREE.

PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASSES MAY 29


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Saturday, May 15 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. NO U.S. ARMY ENDORSEMENT IMPLIED.

Open to all DoD Cardholders over age 18. No children will be permitted in the facility. For more information, call 353-1087.

SATURDAY, MAY 15 Come show your support to the commissary as well as BOSS and Family and MWR! There will be: > grilled food by BOSS > face painting & balloons > Sparkles, the clown > basketball free throw contest > and the MWR mascot!


Saturday, May 1 WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP 1 to 3 p.m. (3 week class) $75, plus materials Friday, May 7 CRAZY PATCH QUILT BLOCK CLASS 4 to 6 p.m. $35, includes all materials Friday, May 7 SCRAP, STAMP & SWAP MEET 6 to 8 p.m. No Charge Saturday, May 16 NEEDLE FELTING CLASS 1 to 3 p.m. $25, includes all materials Thursday, May 22 STITCH & KNIT GROUP 6 to 8 p.m. No charge Thursday, April 29 NEEDLE FELTING CLASS 1 to 3 p.m. $25, includes all materials For a listing of all April Arts & Crafts Center activities and more information, call 353-7520 or check out the web site: www.ftwainwrightfmwr.com/artscrafts.html Open to DoD card holders. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


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Army Community Service (ACS).....................................................Closed Arts & Crafts Center........................................................................Closed Automotive Skills Center..................................................................Closed Birch Hill Ski and Snowboard Area...............................................Closed Chena Bend Golf Course and Snack Bar.....................................6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Child Youth and School Services....................................................Closed Fischer Skeet Range.........................................................................Closed Financial Management Office (FMO)...........................................Closed Family and MWR Administration...................................................Closed Last Frontier Community Activity Center (LFCAC).......................Closed Library ...............................................................................................Closed Melaven PFC......................................................................................Closed Melaven Gym Pool...........................................................................Closed Middle School/Teen Center............................................................Closed Northern Lights Inn/ Army Lodging...............................................Open 24/7 Nugget Lanes Bowling Center........................................................Closed Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC)................................................Closed Physical Fitness Center (PFC)..........................................................Closed PFC Ice Rink........................................................................................Closed Warrior Zone.....................................................................................12 to 8 p.m. Did you know... Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day, is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. Observed on the last Monday in May, the holiday began as a memorial for soldiers killed during the Civil War.


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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.


Fort Wainwright Bear Necessities May 2010