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VOL. 1, ISSUE 11 | SEPTEMBER 2010

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

USAG-FORT WAINWRIGHT

WWW.FTWAINWRIGHTFMWR.COM | Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation

PFC ICE RINK OPENING SEPTEMBER 18!

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SPECIAL EVENT

23 SEPTEMBER AT 2000 THE WARRIOR ZONE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 353-1087.

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Education Coalition’s

The Military Child Education Coalition’s

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Connections and Finding SupportLiterature through Literature onnections andMaking Finding Support through

Tell Me a Story: Making Connections and Finding Support through Literature is an initiative created to empower our military children and to tell their own stories. The event is geared toward children ages 4-12-a special guest will read the story; there will be hands-on activities, snacks and each Family will receive a copy of the book. Reserve your Family’s space by September 13th for this fun learning experience!

e Last Frontier Community Activity Center Please register at http://ftwainwrightfmwr.com. For more information please call 353-2642.

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Fa mily and MWR FACILIT Y 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-W Closed Th-Fri 1p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 10 am. to 6 p.m. Sun 10 am. to 6 p.m. * CLOSED September 30 Automotive Skills Center, Bldg. 3730................................................ p 353-7436 M 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. T-W Closed Sun 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Th-F 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sat 9 a.m. to 5:30 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 is 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 a.m. 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 361-7713/7359

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

Sat-Sun Closed

Fischer Skeet Range, Bldg. 1172 (next to Birch Hill)...................... p 353-7869 * 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. Sun Closed * Starting September 12, the LFCAC will open on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Laser Tag from 1 to 5 p.m. *Laser Tag: M-W 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. 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

* NEW hours begin September 18, see Sports & Fitness page for changes.

Melaven Indoor 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

* NEW hours begin September 18, see Sports & Fitness page for changes.

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september 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 * CLOSED for renovation. 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 p.m.

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

* NEW hours begin September 18, see Sports & Fitness page for changes.

Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

PFC Ice Rink, Bldg. 3709...................................................................... p 353-7223 * M-Th 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. F 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. * Ice Rink Opens September 18 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. * CLOSED September 30.

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 * Middle School Hours: M-Th 1 to 7 p.m. F 1 to 9 p.m. Sat 12 to 8 p.m. Sun Closed * High School Hours: M-Th 1 to 8 p.m. F 1 to 10 p.m. Sat 12 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

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Family and MWR would like to welcome home

the 472nd MP Company

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LFCC has resumed Sunday hours for the winter season. * Starting Sept 12, the LFCAC will open on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Lasertag from 1 to 5 p.m.

Birthday party reservations are booking fast. Reserve your room today and receive a discount on Laser Tag rates. For more information, call 353-7755. Sponsorship does not imply U.S. Army endorsement.

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SEPTEMBER

EVENTS

2-4 Sept. Valdez Silver Salmon Fishing Charter

• $115.00 per person for charter. • Transportation to Valdez and lodging in campers is no charge. • Everyone will be responsible for the cost of their own meals.

0900.......................... Leave FortWainwright and travel to Valdez

11 Sept. Canoeing the Chatanika River

• No fee for this day trip. • Bring a lunch and snacks to keep up your energy for a day of canoeing the Chatanika River.

0900.......................... Leave FortWainwright and travel to Chatanika 2000.......................... Return to Fort Wainwright For more information or to sign up for one of these events, call SPC Riehm at 353-7648.

No U.S. Army endorsement implied

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Weekend Hours: Friday and Saturday 2200 to 0400

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Training Holidays Weekend Hours: Friday through Sunday 2200 to 0400

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AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER

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> Lock Out Service > Motorcycle Service by a trained Harley Davidson mechanic > Mark your calendar for the 2nd Tuesday of every month for Basic Car Care Class > Car Wash open 24/7! For more information, call 353-7436.

TOW TRUCK SERVICES

24 Hours, excluding holidays

590-1716

BASIC CAR CARE CLASS: SEPTEMBER 9 AT 6 P.M. WINTERIZATION CLASS EVERY THURSDAY AT 6 P.M. FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. We also have mechanics that can do the work for you. for more information, call 353-7436.

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

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he Lodge is available for T conferences, trainings, meetings, parties and special occasions.

LODGE RENTAL RATES DoD Hourly Rate . ................................ $70 Cardholders All Day Rate.................................. $400 Non DoD All Day Rate.................................. $500 Cardholders Hourly Rate . ................................ $110

Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area has a new Speedball MEGA Arena which will be available for rent during the month of September.

Book your Birthday Party, Unit Outing Event, or other special group NOW!

For rates, availability and additional information contact Birch Hill at 353-1998.

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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 available. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast seven days a week along with our 24 hour business center. 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 seven 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 The clinic offers appointments for routine vaccinations, physical exams, neuters, spays, simple surgeries, health certificates for travel, deworming, laboratory services, and medical care. For more information, call 361-3013. 12


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

Fischer

COST PER BOX 20 Gauge Ammo........................ $9.25 per box 28 Gauge Ammo..................... $14.25 per box 410 Ammo................................. $10.25 per box 12 Gauge estate ammo............ $8.25 per box

Range

First time military shooters receive the first round at no charge.

Available for special occasions and events.

For more information regarding Fischer Skeet Range, call 353-7869 or 353-1998.

BASIC MATTING & FRAMING CLASSES: Saturday, September 4 at 1000 Safety classes are required before working on any DIY projects.

Thursday, Septemer 16 at1800 Class will be $35.00 per person, Maximum 5 per class All materials will be provided to mat and frame a 5X7 picture. Customer may bring their own or one will be provided. DIY matting and framing card issued upon completion.

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STAIN GLASS CLASS A3 session class Sundays, September 12, 19 and 26 from1400-1700 $65 includes all supplies, materials and instruction 13


CHENA BEND GOLF COURSE Golf until the snow flies! For more information, call 353-6223.

Beginner and intermediate women golfers interested in a non-competitive league style play. 14

Includes 18 holes of golf and lunch for $20. For more information, call 353-6223.


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

Ultimate Year ‘Round Recreation Destination!

Call now to lock in your reservation for the Halloween Murder Mystery!

Stay 2 nights, get the 3rd night free! (This special and winter rates begin September 15.)

A great location for Conferences from September through April! And it’s never to early to start planning your vacation for next summer. Make your reservations for Tickets and Tours for Summer 2011 today! Lodging Dog Sled Rides Snow Machine Tours Horseback Riding

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

Bear Viewing Scuba Diving Glacier Hikes Flight Seeing

907.224.5559/2659 or 800.770.1858 www.sewardresort.com 15


Army Community Service is exactly that. We serve the total Army community as a whole - Service Member, DoD Civilian, Retiree, and Family Member. The vision of ACS is that which understands behind every Soldier there is a Familybe it a Family of origin or a Family of the Soldiers’ creation and that every member has different needs. For the Single Soldier, we offer an area where they can come to communicate with home in a welcoming atmosphere. We offer educational resources such as financial classes and sexual assault prevention classes. We prepare these Soldiers before they leave with the information that they need to be aware off before a deployment. We offer programs geared towards when that Soldier is deployed to assist the Families should tragedy occur though our Survivor Outreach 16

Services. We reach out into the Community with our Outreach services, our Information and Referral program and our Volunteer program. Our Employment Readiness Program will assist Family members who have been relocated with their Soldier in finding employment via resume writing classes and job board postings. When those Families have moved here and are waiting for their belongings we have the lending closet to help them get by. Speaking of programs that help Families get by, we have the Exceptional Family Member Program which provides support, assistance and solidarity with other Families in the Community-it is an opportunity to grow and socialize. For those times when Families are in crisis, we have our Victim Advocates and our Family Advocacy Program which aims to help in a moment

when it seems there is no help or hope available. Â We offer classes to help in a variety of areas of life: stress, parenting and marriage. We celebrate our new additions to Families with our New Parent Support Program which offers just what the title says to new parentsand old parents-who wish to learn about parenting. If the crisis is financial in nature, we have the one program that is Soldiers helping Soldiers with Army Emergency Relief. When it is time for the Solider to leave Alaska we can assist with our Relocation Program which will help the Soldier and their Family head either to their next duty station or to the next stage in their lives. We in Army Community Services honor the service which our Soldiers and their Families provide to us by serving them and ALL of their many and varied needs.


ACS classes are offered at no cost, but advance registration is required. Classes may be cancelled if a minimum of 5 participants is not met. Childcare is available to all participants of classes or for those who perform volunteer service – please call 361-9065 to register your child. All classes are located at ACS Bldg 3401 unless otherwise noted.

Relocation Program:

• Sponsorship Classes: A successful transition is no accident; training is the key to an effective sponsorship program! Let us arrange a class to suit your scheduling needs. Call for more details. 353-4227. • Newcomer’s Orientation: 8 Sept., and 22 Sept., 0800-1200. Learn what Fort Wainwright has to offer you. Spouses strongly encouraged to attend. Childcare is provided through the Child Development Center at no cost. 353.4227.

Employment Readiness:

• Federal Employment System Class: Sept., 9 and 23, 1330-1530. Learn how to navigate CPOL and prepare your Resumix.

Financial Readiness:

• 1st Termer Briefing: 1 Sept., 0830-1600 at the Post Library Classroom Bldg 3700. Mandatory training for 1st Term/Initial Soldiers. Please bring an LES On-line Training at www. myarmyonesource.com. 353-4327. • Levy Briefing: 2 Sept., 0900-1100, Bldg 3401 MPD Basement Classroom. This class is designed for Soldiers who are PCSing to a new duty station. Presenters include MPD, Housing, Transportation, Finance, CIF and ACS. 353-7438.

• Banking Services and Account Management: 22 Sept., 0930-1100. Learn how to choose the best financial institution to fit your needs.

Family Advocacy:

Focused on prevention and education to make you Army Strong! • Play Morning: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 0930-1100 at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center. Group for parents and their children that provides developmentally appropriate activities. • Anger/Stress Management: Every Wednesday from 1500-1630 A ninety minute class that helps guide ways to a healthy handling of both anger and stress.

Never leave your children unattended in a car! • Parenting Classes: Per Request An open ended, on-going class that teaches effective parenting techniques and reviews resources available to Parents • Couples Communication: Per Request Focus on Communication techniques that can enhance a couple’s relationship. 17


Of Special Interest Army Family Team Building:

• AFTB Level III, 7-9 Sept., 1730-2100 each evening. Expand your leadership skills. Learn the different leadership styles, how to run effective meetings, how to manage group conflict and how to coach and mentor others. • AFTB Level I, 20-21 Sept., 0900-1400 each day. Learn the basics of Army life and how the goals and impact of the Army mission impact daily life.

Army Emergency Relief:

Spouse and Family member Scholarships available! Financial Emergency Assistance available! Soldier Family Assistance Center Bldg. 4056 Tamarack Drive; 353-7322 Liaison for Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers/ Families

Grandparents Day!

Celebrate grandparents 12 Sept. by sending some love, doing something special for them or just taking time to thank them for all they have done.

Instructor Trainer Course: 14-16 Sept., 0900-1600 each day. Learn techniques to become a certified instructor.

Welcome to Winter:

15 Sept., 1830-2000 at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center. Learn what it takes to make living in the Interior a fun experience.

Employment Fair:

21 Sept., 1000-1600 at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center Find out where the jobs are, meet potential employers, apply for jobs and learn tips and tricks.

Community Outreach:

16 Sept., at the PFC, 1400-1700; 23 Sept., at the PX, 1100-1400 Do you have any questions, concerns or comments? Well, now you can get them addressed while you run your errands! No need to travel far, just stop by our table while you’re out and about. 353-4374.

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A United Way of the Tanana Valley Member Agency

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise


Last Frontier Community Activity Center

September 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn the survival tips that will keep you from losing an appendage. This is an informative briefing for those Soldiers, their Families and new employees who have just moved to Fort Wainwright. Briefing includes: • preparing your vehicle for winter • winter driving techniques • what to carry in your winter kit in the car • proper clothing • caring for your pets in the cold Limited winter survival supplies will be available at NO COST. For more information and to register, please call 353-4227.

A United Way of the Tanana Valley Member Agency

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

Newcomer’s Orientation September 8 & 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, call 353-4227.

Garrison Newcomers Orientation coordinated by ACS Relocation Program that includes information for Soldiers and Family members new to FWA within 30 to 60 days. Mandatory for Soldiers—Spouses are strongly encouraged to attend.

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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 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.

Support Group: September 8th, 6 to 8 p.m. ACS Bldg. 3401

A representative from the American Red Cross will discuss benefits and programs offered. There will also be a presentation on coping with grief.

1-800-000-0000 For more information, call 353-4004.

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

Respite Care Program

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

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

MFLC

Military & Family Life Consultants

388-2553

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Confidential Assistance for short time problem resolution: marriage/relationship stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and other daily life issues. Domestic Abuse Victims have reporting options available! Call 388-2260/353-4202 to learn more. Sexual Assault Victims have reporting options available! Call 353-7272 24/7 to learn more!


WINTER

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EFFECTIVE September 18, 2010

Physical Fitness Center (PFC) • 353 - 7223

Facility Hours of Operation Monday - Friday................................................................. 0530 - 2130 Saturday and Sunday..........................................................0900 - 1800

Melaven Gym • 353 - 1994

Facility Hours of Operation Monday - Friday...................................................................0530 - 2000 Saturday.................................................................................1130 - 1900 Sunday.............................................................................................CLOSED

Swim Center • 353 - 1995

Facility Hours of Operation Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday...................0615 - 2000 .................................................................................................1100 - 1445 .................................................................................................1600 - 1930 Saturday.................................................................................1145 - 1845 Sunday and Monday....................................................................CLOSED

YOUTH SWIMMING LESSONS $25 PER STUDENT Register between September 7 – 15

15 SEP - 9 OCT. LEVEL 1 CLASSES: Wed from 1730 -1815 and Sat from 1200-1245 OR Thurs from 1730 - 1815 and Sat from1200-1245 8 students maximum per class. No minimum age required. Child must be able to stand in 42 inches of water and be independent enough to follow instructions from instructor. For more information, call 353-1995. 21


INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE COACH’S MEETING 1400 HRS 15 SEP 10

A team rep or coach must attend this meeting. For more information contact the Intramural Director @ 353-7294.

WINTER FITNESS CLASSES WINTER SCHEDULE starts September 8, 2010

JOIN THE NEW AEROBIC DANCE CRAZE! MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 1800 SATURDAYS AT 1300

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.

GROUP CYCLING TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS AT 0630* AND 1200

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

SATURDAYS AT 1000 SIGN IN AT THE PFC FRONT DESK AT 353-7274. 22


POST FITNESS CENTER

ICE RINK Effective September 18, 2010

OPEN RECREATIONAL ICE SKATING

• Friday............................................................................. 1730 - 1945 • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, School Breaks..........1330 - 1600 • Thanksgiving and Christmas 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 1130 - 1300................... Open Skate • Tuesday and Thursday 1130 - 1300.........................Stick Hockey • Holiday and School Breaks...........................................CANCELLED

REC HOCKEY

(Authorized DoD ID cardholders/ No guests)

• Sunday........................................................................... 1615 - 1800 • 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.

For more information, call 353-7275 or 353-7274. 23


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

DISCOUNT TICKETS

The Outdoor Recreation Center now offers military discount tickets for daily tours with Riverboat Discovery, Eldorado Gold Mine and Denali Outdoor Center. For information please call 361-6349 or 361-6350. C L E A R WAT E R S I LV E R S Age...................................... 7+ w/Adult

An Alaska State Fishing License is required! Price Per adult (16 and up)............ $75 Per youth (15 and under)...... $50

S T I L E S C R E E K AT V R I D E

Departs the Clearwater River Boat Launch at 0900 September 17, 18, 19, and 20

The Clearwater River outside of Delta Junction is one of the clearest streams in the interior. By the middle of September the Coho runs come in strong and will continue into late October. The exact time of the run is not predictable, but generally occurs in mid to late September. Meet our boats at the Clearwater Boat Launch to begin this late season fishing adventure. Clearwater Lodge is available nearby for food and lodging at the customer’s expense. September 11 • Meet at the ORC at 0800

Join us for a one-day ATV adventure to Stiles Creek in the Chena River State Recreation Area. We provide transportation, ATV and helmet. You provide lunch, snacks, drinks, gloves and a daypack with bungee cord to strap to the ATV. Over ATV Safety Card required before departure date. the ankle boots are required. Departs the Outdoor Recreation Center at 8:30 a.m. An ATV Safety Course is required prior to the departure date. Price Age.................................... 18+

Per person............................. $75

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING Age....................................... All ages Open Climb.......................... $5 Belay Certification............... $7

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Meet at the Melaven PFC from 1700 - 1900.

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.

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

OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

September 4 • Meet at the ORC at 0800

Age....................................... 16+ adult

Join us for a one-day trip to one of the nearby climbing sites to try your hand on some real rock climbing! We provide all climbing equipment including helmets, harnesses, shoes, ropes, belay devices, and carabiners. You provide lunch, snacks, and beverages. Departs the Outdoor Recreation Center at 8:30 a.m.

Price per person.................... $25

Climbers must have a Belay Certification prior to registration. Call ORC to schedule an appointment for this certification.


September 12 • at Murphy Dome at 0800

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIP

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.

Age....................................... 16+ Price per person.................... $25

AT V S A F E T Y C O U R S E

September 5 Class • at TA 111 from 1300 - 1700

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

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. Ask at the ORC if you have questions regarding general ATV safety courses. Contact, ORC for course location and helmet sizing before the course.

Price per person.................... no cost

*This course is currently only offered for participants signed up for our ATV trips.

CUSTOM TRIPS

We are happy to customize your 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 snow machine trip programs. If interested, please call 361-4089 or 361-2652 for further information.

Women in the Wilderness

CLEARWATER SILVER FISHING

Boats depart the launch at 0900 Location: The Clearwater River Boat Launch. An Alaska State Fishing License is required!

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

Sept 16

Price per adult (16 and up)..... $60 Per youth (15 and under)...... $50

The Clearwater River outside of Delta Junction is one of the clearest streams in the interior. In September the Coho runs come in strong and will continue into late October. The exact time of the run is not predictable, but generally occurs in mid to late September. Meet our boats at the Clearwater Boat Launch to begin this late season fishing adventure. Clearwater Lodge is available nearby for food and lodging at the customer’s expense. 25

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SCHOOL is in SESSION Youth Center Bldg. 4109.

Come to the Homework Lab daily for additional help with your school work. Open to registered youth ages 11-18. For info, call 361-5437.

Popcorn, friends, and good times. the

Bat Cave

movie theater

Join us for a new release every Friday night in September. 7 p.m. at the YS Movie Theater, Bldg. 4109. 28


CPR & FIRST AID FOR YOUTH

September 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the School Age Services Bldg. 4391. Open to participants ages 14 years and older. Come and receive your certification in infant, child, and adult CPR and First Aid. There will be a 30 minute lunch break. Please call to pre-register at 361-7713.

Mark your calendars. Parent's Night Out is September 14.

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Register and pay by September 7. $12 per child 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Snack provided.

Parent's Day Out is September 18. Register and pay by September 10. $16 per child 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch provided.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

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

September 18 at CDC I, Bldg. 4024 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

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. For more information or to register, call 361-7372. 29


Home School Support! Classes are held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Youth Center, Bldg. 4109

Tuesdays: Art Explorations Wednesdays: Fitness and Nutrition Thursdays: Photography For more information, call 361-7372.

Learn how to tell your story through film at the

4-H Filmmaker’s Club First meeting is held on September 4 at 10 a.m. in the School Age Services Bldg. 4391. Open to registered school age and youth. For more information call 361-7372.

PLAY GROUPS: September 6, 13, 20, 27 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the LFCAC

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A parent education and Family support program for Military Families with young children (ages prenatal to 5 years). For more information, call 353-7713.


ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

Register now for October SKIES classes! All classes are held in the School Age Services, Bldg. 4391 unless otherwise noted. For registration information, call 361-7713 or 361-3218.

Classes for Infants: Parent and Child Sign Language Class (for ages 6 months and up): Mondays 1500-1600. Eight weeks of classes for $80

Classes for Toddlers: Parent and Child Toddler Music (for ages 1½ years – 3 yrs.): 930-1030 on Tuesdays. Eight weeks of classes for $80 Beginning Art (for ages 2 – 3 yrs.): Wednesdays 1100-1200. Eight weeks of classes for $50

Classes for Preschoolers: Preschool Art #1 (for ages 3 – 5 yrs.): 1300-1430 on Mondays. Eight weeks of classes for $120. Preschool Music (for ages 3 – 5 yrs.): 1100-1200 on Tuesdays. Eight weeks of classes for $80.

Classes for School Agers: Cooking and Nutrition (for ages 6 – 12 yrs.): 1800-1930 on Tuesdays at CDC I, Bldg. 4024. Eight weeks of classes for $100. Fiber Arts Class- Knitting and Crochet (for ages 6 – 12 yrs.): 1600-1730 on Wednesdays. Eight weeks of classes for $120.

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Try something different! Meet new friends! Get off the couch and out of the house! 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.

Register today for

OCTOBER PROGRAMS! YOUTH (AGES 11 TO 18) NO CHARGE :: All classes are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. • DISGUSTING SCIENCE: Mondays at the Youth Center (limit of 14 youth) Participate in experiments and activities to gross out your friends and family. • CYBER SLEUTH: Tuesdays at the Library (limit of 14 youth) This scavenger hunt program will have you exploring the internet racing to beat your friends. • CLIMB HIGH: Wednesdays at Melaven Gym (limit of 14 youth) Learn the exhilarating sport of indoor rock climbing in a safe and comfortable environment. • CREATE A SKATE: Thursdays at Arts and Crafts (limit of 6 youth) Use a band-saw to cut your own board, paint it and take home a completed board ready to use. • ZAP ‘EM: Fridays at the LFCAC (limit of 20 youth) Play different versions of popluar laser tag

CHILD (AGES 6 TO 10) :: All classes are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. • MAMA MIA PIZZA: Tuesdays at LFCAC (limit of 14) $20 Make and take your own pizza each week trying new recipes and fun toppings. • CLIMB HIGH: Thursdays at Melaven Gym (limit of 10) $30 Learn the exhilarating sport of indoor rock climbing in a safe and comfortable environment. • NAIL ART: Fridays at LFCAC (limit of 14) $30 Have fun chatting with the girls, learning basic nail care and trying new designs on your fingers and toes. • CREATING WITH CLAY: Fridays at the Arts & Crafts Center, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Get your hands dirty and make your own clay creation to take home.

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Transportation is available upon request from either SAS or the Youth Center. ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER EDGE! PROGRAMS IS SEPTEMBER 27. Participants must be registered with CYSS. All programs are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 361-4391.


Child, Youth & School Services 2010 Sports and Fitness Calendar

LEAGUES Registration Dates

Skills Assessment

Season Dates

Cost

Sport

Age

Basketball

5-18

now through 10/8

10/4*

10/11-12/18

$45**

Basketball Cheerleading

5-18

now through 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. Age

SS Basketball

3-4

Registration Dates now through10/8

Skills Assessment n/a

Season Dates

Cost

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

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Here’s what you missed last month... Ice Cream Skedaddle 5K Run at the PFC

Teen Talent Night at the Youth Center Winners of Teen Talent rock out

EDGE! Program Fun: Yoga, Wacky Science projects, gardening

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FAMILY AND MWR

CLOSURES Friday, Sept. 3

Saturday, Sept. 4

Sunday, Sept. 5

Monday, Sept. 6

Army Community Services*

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Arts & Crafts Center

1 to 9 p.m.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

Auto Skills

11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

CLOSED

Birch Hill Ski and Snowboard

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Chena Bend Golf Course

7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Child,Youth and School Services

*regular hours

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Fischer Skeet Range

CLOSED

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CLOSED

Last Frontier Community Activity Center

8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

1 to 9 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

Melaven PFC

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

Melaven Pool

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

NAF Civilian Personnel

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

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Nugget Lanes Bowling Center

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Outdoor Recreation Center

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CLOSED

Physical Fitness Center

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Library

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Warrior Zone

4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

3 p.m. to 12 a.m.

1 to 8 p.m.

2:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Youth Center (Middle Schoolers)

1 to 9 p.m.

12 to 8 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

1 to 10 p.m.

12 to 9 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

Youth Center (High Schoolers)

* Hourly Care will be closed Friday, September 3

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It’s almost that time... Mark your calendars for the Fall Celebration October 31 at the Last Frontier Community Activity center

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Family and MWR Fort Wainwright presents: The September Bear Necessities 2010  

Family and MWR events and happenings for Fort Wainwright, Alaska in the month of September