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VOL. 2, ISSUE 12 | OCT. 2011



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Mark your calendars for the 29th annual Holly Days Bazaar where local Artisans will showcase a variety of handcrafted items! Products include: accessories & jewelry, art & photography, toys, sporting goods, clothing, Alaskan handcrafted souvenirs, and so much more! While you do your holiday shopping you can also drink hot chocolate and enjoy some of our delicious treats!

October 14-15 Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals that do not have a Military ID Card will be required to come through the main gate and present a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration.

Fort Wainwright Physical Fitness Center (PFC), Meridian Road (just follow signs to the easy access lane.)

Admission: Everyone can shop the Holly Days Bazaar adults: $3 children 12 and under: free The Fort Wainwright CSC is a non- profit agency and all proceeds are returned to the community through welfare grants and scholarships. For more information contact us at




NUGGET LANES BOWLING CENTER The Nugget Lanes Bowling Center is located in Building 3702. For more information,call 353-2654.

Are you ready for some football? NCAA and NFL games are shown on 4 big screen TV’s with great appetizers and a fine selection of craft beers on tap and top shelf liquors. Comfy couches, free

billiards and Wi-fi gets you settled in and connected for a weekend worth of fun! This month’s drink special is The Sawlty Dawg served with your very own bowl of bar nuts! Enjoy our special Wild Wing Wednesdays after work during social hour from 5 to 7 p.m. – free wings while they last! All at the Gold Rush Lounge.

OCTOBER 10: COLUMBUS DAY BOGO Discover a New World of Fun with Buy One Get One (BOGO) bowling all day. LUNCHTIME FUN WITH HEAD-PIN BOWLING Receive your lunch lane side while you try your skill at striking a frame with a colored head-pin and winning a free game! Just $2.50 per game, shoes included. Whether it’s a birthday party, Hail & Farewell, or a unit function, Nugget Lanes Bowling Center offers a great location for your get together. Stop by or call for a personal tour and meet with one of the event planners.

Motherlode Café Special:

Celebrate National Chili Month with our Signature Beef or Chicken Chili served piping hot in a mini sourdough bread bowl (or with corn bread) and a side salad just $7.50 – just the right size for lunch. The café is also serving up chili-dogs, chili-cheese fries, and an awesome chili-burger! It’s all chilicious!

OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER OCTOBER TRIPS/ACTIVITIES Building 4050. For more information on activities, call 361-6349.

BACK COUNTRY COOKING CLINIC Date: Oct. 1 Time: 12 p.m. Participants: Max: 8 Min: 2 Fee: $5 Tired of going camping and eating nothing but freeze dried meals or MRE’s that terrible? Come by the ORC for dinner cooked back country style and get a few tricks, tips and pointers about planning fun, easy and delicious meals wherever your adventures take you.

FLY TYING CLINIC Date: Oct. 15 Time: 1 p.m. Participants: 7 Fee: $5 Learn the basics of fly tying so that you can land the big one next summer. Nothing beats the feeling of landing a fish on a fly you made yourself. Fly tying is a great winter hobby! Materials and equipment are provided. This is a great clinic if you are interested in tying and taking your fishing to a new level.

ALASKA RANGE DAY HIKE Date: Oct. 22 Time: 7 a.m. departure from the ORC. Participants: Max: 8 Min: 3 Fee: $5 Come along as we enjoy early winter in the Alaska Range. This hike will take us up amazing river gorges that cut deep into the mighty Alaska Range. This hike could turn into a snowshoe hike if there is enough snow. Bring along a lunch, snacks, water, warm clothes and hiking boots.





Army Community Services (ACS)



Arts & Crafts Center



Automotive Skills Center

1130 - 2030


Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area

Closed for the season

Chena Bend Golf Course

2000 - 1500


Child, Youth, and School Services




0600-1800 (limited care) Closed




Family Child Care (FCC)



Fischer Skeet Range

1830 - 2130


Last Frontier Community Activity Center




1000- 1800


Melaven Gym



Melaven Pool



Nugget Lanes Bowling Center



Outdoor Recreation Center



Physical Fitness Center (PFC)



Warrior Zone

Closed for renovations

Youth Center (Middle Schoolers)

1300 - 2100


Youth Center (High Schoolers)

1300 - 2100



On behalf of the employees of Chena Bend, we wish to thank you all for another great summer. Thank you for your service to our country. It’s by your patronage that we are able to offer a product that is second to none in the great state of Alaska. Thanks again. If you’re here next summer we hope to see you again, and if not we will hold you in our thoughts as you serve the greatest nation on earth. Sincerely, The Staff at Chena Bend Golf Course


11th, 26th

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (dependent on length)

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


BOUNCY HUT NIGHT 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Price: $28 for a 4 week session (10/7, 14, 21, 28) 6 to 7 p.m.

WII SPOUSE BOXING TOURNAMENT 5 to 7 p.m. Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee as you attempt to take out other spouses in a championship tournament. Invite anyone that you would like and let them have it!

Children ages 4-12. Parents must be present to supervise their children. The playground area will also be available. Please call the LFCAC at 353-7755 for more information.

Experience the calming, invigorating effects of an Alignment yoga class. Each class leads you through a series of basic poses, emphasizing flexibility, strength and relaxation. Participants need to bring a yoga mat, loose comfortable clothing, and a water bottle. Registration and payment in full is required prior to the start of the class.

Chess Club (10/1, 8, 15, 22, 29) 3 to 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.

LAST FRONTIER COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTER The LFCAC is located in Building 1044. For more information,call 353-7755.


All classes are held in Building 3727 and open to participants ages 16 and older unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 353-7520.


FIRST FRIDAY’S ART BASH 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Patrons are invited to the monthly open house to preview what’s happening at the center and also meet the featured artist.


KID CRAFTING ages 4-7 with parent 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. $5 per child, includes all materials This class is limited to the first 15 students. Call to reserve your space today.


KID CRAFTING 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ages 8-11 yrs with parent $5 per child, includes all materials.


“MAKE & TAKE” FUN WITH FIBER 6 to 7 p.m., no cost.

Ceramics & Pottery 3 week workshop October 2, 16, 23 2 to 5 p.m. This class will include training on the pottery wheel and working with art glazes. $65 includes all materials.


Fitness classes are held at the PFC, Bldg. 3709 For more information, call 353-7223.


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

Intramural Basketball Organizational Meeting Wednesday, October 5 at 2 p.m., PFC League sign up and information will be conducted at the meeting. For more information, call the Intramural Sports Director 353-7294

Spooky Spin

Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m. 2 hour spin class special. No cost but limited to 30 riders.

Swimming Pool Closure

The Melaven Pool will be closed for annual maintenance: October 9-25.


OCTOBER FITNESS CLASSES (held in the PFC) Group Cycling:

> Mondays: 12 p.m. > Tuesdays: 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. > Thursdays: 6:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. > Saturdays: 10 a.m.

Prime Time Fitness: Fitness instruction and activity geared towards seniors > Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:30 a.m.

Hour of Power:

Group Strength > Wednesdays: 12 p.m.

Cardio Sculpt:

> Wednesdays: 5 p.m.


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.

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.

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 or call 353-4227.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

Newcomer’s Orientation

October 12 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last Frontier Community Activity Center Building 1044

Garrison Newcomers Orientation coordinated by ACS Relocation Program 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. For more information, call 353-4227.

Aurora Spouses

October 20 12 to 1 p.m. Army Community Service Building 3401, training room

New to Fort Wainwright? Are you interested in finding out what’s going on around post and off post? Come to the Aurora Spouses group to meet other new spouses and receive a good welcome to Alaska! Child care vouchers provided. Register with CYSS.

Welcome to Winter

October 19 6 to 8 p.m. Last Frontier Community Activity Center Building 1044

Learn the survival tips that will keep you from losing an appendage. 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. For more information and to register, call 353-4227.

EFMP Rock Climbing

Exceptional Family Member Program EFMP 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.

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING October 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. Melaven Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 3452

Rock climbing is a great sport for the mental and physical health. It is a great activity for all ages and all levels of climbers. Cost: $3 as an introductory rate for one hour. Parents are required to participate with their child. Feel free to call Outdoor Recreation Center at 361-2652 or EFMP at 353-4243 or 353-4460 for questions.

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oct. 2

Dance Lessons: 6 pm, LFCAC

Ceramics & Pottery: 2 pm, Arts & Crafts, 3 wk workshop


4 Functional Strength & Conditioning: 4 pm, Melaven PFC

Personal Finan Readiness: 8:30 am, Post

Key Caller Essentials: 6 pm, Post Library

Intramural Bas Coach’s Mtg: 2

10 Columbus Day

Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC

Not all events are included and subject to change. Please call ah registration, age restrictions, costs, a other information that may apply.


Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC

Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC


11 Functional Strength & Conditioning: 4 pm, Melaven PFC

Survivor Suppo 6 pm, North Ha Activity Room

Wii Spouse Boxing Tournament: 5 pm, LFCAC

Mult-cultural S 4:30 pm, Post

Cuddle Cure Class: 6:30 pm, CDC I 16 Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC

17 Dance Lessons: 6 pm, LFCAC

Stress Management: 3 pm, ACS

Group Cycling: 12 pm, PFC

Time Management STrategies: 4 pm, LFCAC Quiet Room




Hall-o-Palooza Fair 2 pm, Youth Center

Dance Lessons: 6 pm, LFCAC

Welcome to W LFCAC

25 Prime Time Fitness: 9:30 am, PFC

Group Cycling: 12 pm, PFC

Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC



Issues Families Face During Deployment: 4 pm, LFCAC Quiet Room

Wii Spouse Bo Tournament: 5

1 Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC


Angel Rocks Day Hike: 9 am, ORC

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Chess Club: 3 pm, LFCAC


ncial Library

sketball 2 pm, PFC




Prime Time Fitness: 9:30 am, PFC

Yoga Lessons: 6 pm, 4 week session, LFCAC

Kid Crafting: 10:30 am, Arts & Crafts

Thor Art Thursdays: 4 pm, Post Library

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

Geocaching 101: 1 pm, ORC

Family Movie Night: 5:30 pm, LFCAC





ort Group: aven

Prime Time Fitness: 9:30 am, PFC

Story Hour & Craft: 4 pm, Post Library

Parent’s Day Out: 9 am, CDC I

Story Hour: Library

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

EFMP Craft Night: 6 pm, Arts & Crafts

Community CPR & First Aid: 9 am, SAS


20 Functional Strength & Conditioning: 4 pm, Melaven PFC

Winter: 6 pm,

oxing 5 pm, LFCAC

Geocaching in Fairbanks: 1 pm, ORC

Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC

Aurora Spouses: 12 pm, Bldg. 3401


27 Romp and Stomp Play Morning: 9:30 am, Youth Center



Open Ice Skating: 5:30 pm, PFC Rink

Indoor Rock Climbing: 2 pm, Melaven PFC

Story Hour & Craft: 4 pm, Post Library

Chess Club: 3 pm, LFCAC

28 Functional Strength & Conditioning: 4 pm, Melaven PFC SAS Fall Festival: 4 pm, SAS

29 Cross Country Ski Waxing Clinic: 1 pm, ORC Teen Hall-o-Palooza: 4 pm, Youth Center


Survivor outreach ServiceS

OUR PURPOSE is to deliver on the Army’s commitment to Families of the Fallen. Survivor Outreach Services connects you with people who can help you find the right support. Survivor Outreach Services provides support services for Active, Reserve and Army National Guard Families.

Survivor Outreach Services is an ARMY FAMILY COVENANT COMMITMENT: Keeping the Promise

For more information, call Survivor Outreach Services at 907-353-4004.


Military & Family Life Consultants


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


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).

CYSS OUTREACH For more information on these events and classes, please call 361-7713 or 361-7372. October 11: PARENT’S NIGHT OUT 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Register and pay by October 3. $12 per child. Snack provided. October 15: PARENT’S DAY OUT-- SUPER SATURDAY, THREE SESSIONS: > 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($16 per child), lunch provided (11:30 a.m.) > 1 to 5 p.m. ($16 per child), snack provided (3 p.m.) > 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($32 per child), lunch and snack provided. Register and pay by October 7. 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 361-7713. Army Family Covenant benefits are available for Families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Soldiers or Fallen Soldiers.

October 11: CUDDLE CURE CLASS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Child Development Center I, Building 4024 Learn how to soothe your fussy baby in five minutes or less. This two hour class is recommended for anyone who has interest in the well being of infants from birth to 3 months of age. Limited free child care available. This is a partnership with ACS and CYSS. October 15: COMMUNITY CPR AND FIRST AID 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 This class will cover infant, child and adult CPR/AED with First Aid techniques. Participants will receive American Heart Association certifications for successful completion of this program. Please bring your lunch with you. For more information, call 361-7713. October 26: PARENT YOUTH ACTION COUNCIL MEETING 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 Have your voice heard. Be part of the committee and help change what’s going on in the community. This session will cover winter break acitivies. October 27: THINKING HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Child Development Center I, Building 4024 This community workshop focuses on identifying some of temptations faced during the holiday season and ways to keep healthy and fit. Participants will receive holiday recipe cards and hand outs. Limited free child care is available however pre-registration is required by October 19. ROMP & STOMP WITH CYSS AND ACS: This month’s focus- Services available at Fort Wainwright You and your child are welcome to join the fun and make new friends! Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center, Bldg. 1044. Transportation is available to and from Northern Lights Inn, call 361-7713 for more information. This program is a partnership with ACS and CYSS.

Register now for November!

For registration information, call 361-7713 or 361-3218.

Dance Classes are held for 4 weeks and range between 30 – 60 minutes. Please

call 361-3218 or 361-7713 to see what times will work for your Family. Classes are held in the SAS building (4391). Tuesday through Saturday. • 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

Infant and Parent Sign Language Classes are held at the LFCAC (4 weeks), $40 Ages 1 month-5 yrs, Thurs 1430-1515

Ice Skating

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

SKIES Exploration Located at Building 4391 (4 weeks), $45 2-4 yrs, Wed 1300-1345 2-4 yrs, Fri 1000-1045 Enjoy a variety of Art, Dance, cooking, yoga, music and a variety of continuous activities and crafts.

Karate (Classes will meet twice a week at SAS) 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

Tae Kwon Do (Classes will meet twice a week at LFCAC) Cost is $60 per month 5-9 yrs, Mon/Wed 1630-1730 10-18 yrs, Mon/Wed 1730-1830

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

Please note that times and locations are subject to change.

Sign up for November 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.

YOUTH (AGES 11 TO 18) NO CHARGE :: All Programs are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Movie Making: Mondays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Youth Center Create your own movie using our flip cameras. Sock It: Tuesdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the LFCAC NEW! Make funky friends sewn from socks. Snowshoeing 101: Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9 and 16 at Outdoor Recreation Gear up and have fun in the snow while snowshoeing through Glass Park. Strikes and Slices: Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at Nugget Lanes Put on the crazy shoes and have fun with friends while bowling and eating pizza. Felt and Fuse: Fridays, Nov 4, 11 and 18 at Arts and Crafts NEW! Ever wanted to melt glass? Here’s your chance. Make felted soap and a fused glass soap dish.

CHILD (AGES 6 TO 10) :: All Programs are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Gifts Galore: Mondays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at LFCAC - $30 Create a different gift each week to give away during the holiday season. Snowshoeing 101: Tuesdays, Nov. 8, 15 and 22 at Outdoor Recreation - $20 Gear up and have fun in the snow while snowshoeing through Glass Park. Strikes and Slices Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Nugget Lanes - $30 Put on the crazy shoes and have fun with friends while bowling and eating pizza. Felt and Fuse: Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at Arts and Crafts NEW!- $25 Ever wanted to melt glass? Here’s your chance. Make felted soap and a fused glass soap dish.

Transportation provided from Youth Center for teen programs. Participants must by registered with CYSS. Call 361-4391 for more information. ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER EDGE! PROGRAMS IS OCTOBER 24.


All events and activities are held in Building 3700 unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 353-4137.

* Please note the Library will be closed October 8-10 in Observance of Columbus Day

Thor Art Thursdays:

October 6, 13 | 4 to 5:45 p.m.

& Me Story Hour

October 5 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Register today to bring Baby to the Library’s “Baby & Me” Story Hour. Not only will we read stories to Baby, but also a craft for the parents to create and enjoy. Call 353-4137 to register.

Come and create with and for the Library! Make your mark on Fort Wainwright with your artistic expression. Space is limited and registration required – call 353-4137 today! There is no cost to participate (Parent participation is necessary for children under 12).

Story Hour & Crafts Story Hour: Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., Building 3700. For more information, call 353-4137.


October is National Honey Month! Get ready for it by reading stories about honey and honey bees and create a beautiful honeybee painting to take home.

Balloons October 7 ONLY Learn about balloons -- the hot air kind as well as the ones we blow up ourselves.

Multi-cultural Story Hour

October 12 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Join the Library for a special story in Spanish (and English) along with an arts and crafts project. Learn about culture, language, and friendship.

Healthy Dessert Day October 14 & 15 It’s healthy dessert day at the Library! Read stories about healthy eating, junk food and then make our own healthy desserts!

Our Heroes’ Tree

October 26 | 3 to 6 p.m. Our Heroes’ Tree-- The Library will have Our Heroes’ Tree ornament-making from 3 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 to honor our military, both past and present. The ornaments will be hung on the tree for all to appreciate. Also, make your own support bracelets for you to bring home.

Frankenstein Fantasy Day! October 21 & 22 Read fun fantasy stories and make a masquerade mask!

October 28 & 29 With Halloween coming up, what better character to read about than Frankenstein. (And for all the “big kids,” decide who is the monster -- the creation or the creator!) Read some fun non-scary stories and make SKELETONS out of pasta!

Child, Youth & School Services 2011 Sports and Fitness Calendar Register for Sports at CYSS Parent Central Services, BLDG 4166, Neely Rd. You will need a full CYSS registration on file and a sports physical that is current through the entire sports season. For a full CYSS Registration, please bring: current shot record, DoD ID card, 3 emergency contacts, and a current sports physical. For more information call 361-7482. PARENTS MEETING







ends 10/7







ends 10/7






Start Smart Basketball

ends 10/7



*limited to 60 total spaces


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.

CYSS Sports and Fitness hosts a RECREATIONAL LEAGUE that is inclusive of ALL youth who want to learn the fundamentals of a sport and have fun. Parents with greater sports ambitions for their youth may want to look in the Fairbanks community for competitive leagues. 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.

CYSS is a great place to begin a career. We currently have job openings for : Care giving Staff**, Cooks, and Administration **Pay ranges $11.17-19.19PH + 10% COLA for Care giving Staff.

Available for ages 18+ with High school Diploma or GED Apply today or visit the CPAC NAF Office in Building 1049


Fridays: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays: 12 to 5 p.m. The range is also available for special occasions. Call 353-7869 for more information.

The Warrior Zone is currently closed for renovations.

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

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 (after October 3). By phone, call 353.1977 or 353.4227.

School Support Services

Welcome to Fort Wainwright School Support Services, connecting Families, schools and communities! 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:

Student Online Achievement Resources:


Standardized Test Prep: ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

Local School Options:

• Fairbanks North Star Borough School District • Home School programs • private schools

Visit us at:

Youth Center, Bldg. 4109


4-H youth are a living, breathing, culturechanging Revolution for doing the right thing,

breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measureable difference right where they live. Celebrate the uncommon commitment of 4-H’ers during National 4-H Week, and recognize the confidence, passion and practical skills that prepare them to step up to the challenges of our complex, changing world. Learn how you can Join the Revolution of Responsibility at

4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System.

Contact your local 4-H office to learn more. Stop by the Youth Center in building 4109 or for more information, call 361-5437.


Family Activity and Motivational Exercise


CYSS child care during your workouts.*


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 361-7713. FAME Exercise and Child Care programs are closed for federal and training holidays.


The Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program offers two sessions of classes: M - F: 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.


Please contact your child’s school for conference schedules.

Sessions are held at Melaven Gym at no cost. For more information on class schedules call 353-1999.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

Family and MWR Facility Hours: October 2011 Army Community ServiCe (ACS) Bldg. 3401, p 353-4227 (FAP & SOS in Bldg. 3451) M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed 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. BirCh hill Ski & SnOWBOArd AreA Bldg. 1172, p 353-1998 Weather information Line: p 353-7053 * Closed for the Season. Call to rent the Birch Hill Lodge. 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

(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: W-F: 3 to 8 p.m. Sat - tues Closed the dOnut ShOPPe: M-F 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed liBrAry Bldg. 3700, p 353-2642 M 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. t-th 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. F-Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun Closed MelAven PhySiCAl FitneSS Center Bldg. 3452, p 353-1994 M Closed T-F 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sat 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun Closed MelAven indOOr POOl Bldg. 3452, p 353-1995 M Closed t-F 6:15 a.m. to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.* 11:45 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 (*swim lessons/lap swimming only) nAF CiviliAn PerSOnnel Bldg. 1049, 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. 4391, p 361-7713/7359 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed FiSCher Skeet rAnGe Bldg. 1172 (next to Birch hill), p 353-7869 F 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sat-Sun 12 to 5 p.m. lASt FrOntier COMMunity ACtivity Center

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 Closed 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 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sun 4 to 9 p.m. MOtherlOde CAFe M-tu Closed W-F 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 5 to 7 p.m. Sa 3 to 9 p.m. Sun 3 to 8 p.m. outdoor reCreAtion Center (orC) Bldg. 4050, p 361-6349 M 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. t-W Closed thurs - Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. PFC iCe rink 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

SChooL Age ServiCeS (SAS) Bldg. 4166, p 361-7394 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 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 Closed for renovations. 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 361-7482 M-F 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed

PrivAte OrGAnizAtiOn AdviSOr Bldg. 1045 (Murphy hall) .............353-7740 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 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 com and remember to save your resume in USAJobs as well as the Army Resumix system. 9217.



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