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September 23-24 Nugget Lanes Bowling Center

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

VOL. 2, ISSUE 11 | SEPT. 2011

USAG: FORT WAINWRIGHT

Competition is open to all Military card holders and their Family members over 18 years of age. Registration forms are available at the Nugget Lanes Bowling Center, Building 3702. For more information, call 353-2654.

Melissa Gomez, 2010 Winner, Fort Bragg, NC


FAMILY AND MWR

LABOR DAY CLOSURES FACILITY

SEPT. 2 TRAINING HOLIDAY

SEPT. 5 LABOR DAY

Army Community Services

0800-1630

Closed

Arts & Crafts Center

1100-1930

Closed 9/4, 5

Automotive Skills Center

1130 -2030

Closed

Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area

Closed for the season

Chena Bend Golf Course

0630-2200

0700-2100

Child, Youth, and School Services

0800-1700

Closed

CDC I

0600-1800 (limited care) Closed

CDC II

(full day limited care, no hourly care)

Family Child Care (FCC)

0800-1700

Closed

Last Frontier Community Activity Center

0800-2100

Closed

Library

1000- 1800

Closed

Melaven Gym

1100-1900

Closed 9/3, 4, 5

Melaven Pool

1100-1900

Closed 9/3, 4, 5

Nugget Bowling Lanes

1100-0100

1100-2200

Outdoor Recreation Center

1100-1900

1100-1900

Physical Fitness Center (PFC)

0800-2000

0800-2000

Warrior Zone

Closed for renovations

Youth Center (Middle Schoolers)

Closed

Closed

Youth Center (High Schoolers)

Closed

Closed

0600-1800

Closed

Due to training, the following CYSS facilities will be

CLOSED SEPTEMBER 2

For more information, call 361-7713 or 361-7359. Parent Central Services Youth Services Youth Sports EDGE SKIES School Liaison Office Family Child Care Child Development Center II

CDC II no hourly care and part day programs CDC I and School Age Services open for verified duty only.


Competition is open to all Military card holders and their Family members over 18 years of age. Registration forms are available at the Nugget Lanes Bowling Center, Building 3702. For more information, call 353-2654.

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Date: 2011 September 23, 24 Time: 1800 to 2200 Location: Nugget Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg 3702 Contact Information: 353- 6043

Thanks to our sponsor Veterans of Foreign Wars. No federal endorsement is implied.

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AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER For all your auto needs. Bldg. 3730, 353-7436 • heating/AC service • wheel alignment and tire rotation • towing • tire repairs • jump starts

SAFETY ORIENTATION CLASS Mondays at 6 p.m.

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

TOW TRUCK SERVICES available 24 hours

590-1716

• CAR WASH AND VACUUM STATION OPEN 24/7 •

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Fort Wainwright Family & MWR - along with Co- founders of Army Wife Network

Tara Crooks & Starlett Henderson present:

Spouse FIELD EXERCISE: Priceless Packages

A Seminar For Military Spouses

• Themed Care Package Ideas • Deployment Survival Tips and Resources • Networking • Giveaways • Fabulous Gift Bags • Complimentary Meal, Dessert, and more

Thursday, SEP 15 5 — 9 p.m.

OR

Friday, SEP 16 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Both sessions are held at The Assembly Building, Bldg. 3439 Online registration is required and opens at 8 p.m., August 22. Visit ArmyWifeNetwork.com: click on EVENTS then Field Exercises™ . Please confirm your seat before making your childcare reservation! Child care will be located at CDC II on Thursday and Friday. Registration is available for Families who are registered with CYSS. Child care registration deadline is September 1. Call Gerri Withers at 361-7372.

Proudly sponsored by:

*No Army, DoD, or Federal Government Endorsement of Sponsor Implied.


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

SLAMMIN VALDEZ SALMON Meet at ORC, 8 a.m. September 2-4 Reservations must be made by August 17. These Salmon (“Tarpon of the North”) are not only fun to catch but also make for some tasty eating. If you catch the largest fish of the day you could be the winner of the “Valdez Silver Salmon Derby” as long as you have purchased a ticket prior to leaving the docks.

FALL BOUNTY BERRY PICKING Departs from ORC, 9 a.m. September 17 One of the great things about living in Alaska is the bountiful food nature provides. Come along into the hills to collect berries and enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives. Remember to bring a container to put your berries in if you can resist eating them all while we’re out there!

REQUIREMENTS Min...................................... 4 Max..................................... 6 Age......................8+ w/adult An Alaska fishing license is required. PRICE Per person................... $219

REQUIREMENTS Min...................................... 2 Max..................................... 8 PRICE Per person............. NO COST


OVERNIGHT GRANITE TORS Departs from ORC, 9 a.m. September 10-11 Experience the wonder of fall in Alaska at the amazing Granite Tors Trail for an overnight camping trip. The fall colors should be in full swing and the cooler days should make for pleasant hiking on this 16 mile loop. Pick some berries along the way or stay up late to possibly catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights dancing above the landscape on this classic interior hike.

QUARTZ CREEK ATV RIDE Departs from ORC at 8 a.m. September 18 Escape to the White Mountains! We provide the ATV, helmet, and transportation. You provide lunch, goggles, gloves, over the ankle boots, snacks & beverages, and a daypack with bungee cord to strap to the ATV. If you need equipment, call ORC at 361-4089/2652.

CLEARWATER SILVERS Departs from Clearwater River Boat Launch at 9 a.m. September 23, 24, 25, 26 The exact time of the Clearwater Silvers 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.

REQUIREMENTS Min...................................... 2 Max..................................... 7 Age................... 14+ w/adult PRICE Per person..................... $40

REQUIREMENTS Min...................................... 3 Max..................................... 6 Age................................. 18+ ATV Safety Card required before departure date. PRICE Per person..................... $50

REQUIREMENTS Min...................................... 2 Max..................................... 4 Age......................7+ w/Adult An Alaska State Fishing License is required! PRICE Per adult (16+).............. $25 Per youth (15–)..............$10


the LIBRARY

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 for Labor Day September 3-5

Baby & Me Story Hour

September 14 2 to 3:30 p.m. Not only will we read stories but we’ll have a craft for the parents to create and enjoy. Have fun meeting other Families during this fun event!

Thor Art Thursdays: “Mosaic Vases”

September 15, 22 4 to 6 p.m. Register today for this fun event creating mosaic vases...perfect for gifts. There is no cost to participate

(Parent participation is necessary for children under 10).

Una historia en Español

September 21 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.

Story Hour & Crafts Every Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. held in Building 3700. For more information, call 353-2642.

*Although the encore Saturday Story Hour & Crafts is not offered this month, it will return October 1.

Operation Appreciation September 2: We all need to show appreciation for the people we love. Read stories about Family and make “Family Favor Coupon Books”.

Teddy Bears September 9: Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day by bringing in your teddy bear for stories and make him a new ACU friend!


Our Heroes’ Tree

September 28 3 to 6 p.m. The Library continues honoring our servicemen and women with ornamentmaking to display. Bring in a picture of your hero or pick out one of our Ft. Wainwright Soldiers to create a special ornament for him or her. You can also bring a picture of you and your Family (the staff can also take a photo) and decorate it to be sent to a hero at work.

Mexican Independence Day September 16: Mexico is rich in music and culture. Let’s learn about the country south of us here in Alaska. If you would like to read a story or share some knowledge about Mexico to our youth, call 353-4137.

Fishing Day!

Honey

September 23: It’s National Hunting and Fishing Day! Join the Library and read a few fishing stories and make your own fishing game!

September 30: 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.


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

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LABOR DAY BOGO!

Take a break and celebrate Labor Day with Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free Bowling all day.

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12 WINTER LEAGUE THRU SIGN-UP 16 Stop-in anytime this week and register for Winter League Fun!

SEPT

23 OPERATION RISING STAR AND 24

6 to 10 p.m. Come check out Ft Wainwright’s best and brightest talent – Food, Drink and Bowling Specials both days!


COSMIC BOWL Friday and Saturday nights, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cosmic bowl is back!

MOTHERLODE CAFÉ SPECIAL Enjoy the endless Soup & Salad Bar with fountain drink for just $7.50.

GOLDRUSH LOUNGE

This month we feature a decadent Chocolate Martini as well as a fine selection of craft beers on tap. Enjoy our special Wild Wing Wednesdays after work social hour from 5 to 7 p.m.– free wings while they last!


ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER

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

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6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

6-7 p.m. Call 3534243 to reserve your craft class. Open to Exceptional Family Member Program participants

2-5 p.m. $65 includes all materials

Thursdays & Fridays through the EDGE program contact 361-7394 for more information.

FIRST FRIDAY ART BASH

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CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING CLASS

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. , $35 Includes all materials

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WOOD SHOP SAFETY QUALIFICATION CLASS FOR EXPERIENCED WOODWORKERS 6-7 p.m., no cost. Open to participants ages 18 and older.

EFMP CRAFT NIGHT

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SAVE 50% OFF CUSTOM FRAMING FEES ON ALL ORDERS RECEIVED ON SEPT. 10

STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP

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EDGE ARTS & CRAFTS

CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING CLASS

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1 – 3 p.m. $25 includes all materials

6–7 p.m.

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“MAKE & TAKE” FUN WITH FIBER

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WOOD SHOP 101 CLASS 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $40 includes all materials

QUILTED ORNAMENT CLASS

FRG GROUPS WELCOME!

Make a craft $10 per person.


CHENA BEND GOLF COURSE Building 2092. For more information, call 353-6223.

GOLF SHOP End of season golf sale! The store will be running specials all month long and now is a great time to buy that shirt or hat to send to your loved ones in the lower 48. GOLF INSTRUCTION Still time to tune up your game before winter. Vinny Kucko can give you pointers some pointers for your golf game while working out the winter blues. Call the Golf Shop to set up an appointment at 353-6223. Vinny’s Advice Corner: “Golf is like a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.” (English saying)

Chena River Café Monthly Featured Item Tuna Melt Albacore White meat tuna salad, white cheese, grilled to perfection with your choice of bread served up with American fries and a 16 oz. fountain drink $7 (substitute curly fries or onion rings for an additional $1). All our fantastic sandwiches can be made combos with fries and 16 oz. fountain soda for $2.50. Order to Go - Call the Café at 353-6147.

Chena Bend tournaments schedule: DATE TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS THURSDAY

TOURNAMENT TIME TYPE LADIES DAY 9AM - NOON GOLF & LUNCH MENS DAY 9AM - NOON BOGO 8AM - 12PM TT T-Times

POC CHENA 353-6223 FITNESS CENTER CHENA 353-6223


FISCHER SKEET RANGE

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 WAINDFMWRFMO@us.army.mil


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HELP VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE! Competition will be held at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center, Building 1044, September 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. Winners will be chosen from four categories: All Around Best, Best Spicy, Most Unique, and The People’s Choice. For more information, call 353-7755.


LAST The LFCAC

YOGA Price: $28 for a 4 week session (9/9, 16, 23, 30) 6 to 7 p.m. 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.


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

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

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

“MAKE IT HOT” SALSA COMPETITION 1 to 4 p.m. Join the LFCAC for the first annual Salsa Making Competition. Those that wish to enter a Salsa into the competition need to fill out a registration form and drop it by the LFCAC to receive Salsa Making Competition Rules. Even if you don’t compete, stop by and enjoy the festivities!

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LASER TAG 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY! 5 to 6 p.m. Help celebrate our 5th year of Laser Tag! Take advantage of $2.50 laser tag games and cake & refreshments. There will also be a prize awarded for the individual with the highest personal score for the evening.

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


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6 Staying Positive in a Negative Situation: 4 pm, LFCAC Quiet Room

Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC

Granite Tors Overnight: Sept. 10-11, Outdoor Recreation Center

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

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Slammin’ Valdez Salmon: Sept. 2-4, Outdoor Recreation Center

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Personal Finan Readiness: 8:30 am, Post

13 Parent’s Night Out: 5:45-8:45 pm, CDC I

Safety Orientation: 6 pm, Auto Skills

Family Movie N 5:30 pm, LFCA

Stained Glass workshop: 2 pm, Arts & Crafts

18 Quartz Creek ATV Ride: 8 am, Outdoor Recreation Center

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Clearwater Silvers: Sept. 24-26, Outdoor Recreation Center

Stress Management: 3 pm, ACS, Bldg 3451

Simple Snacks and Meals for Teens: 6 pm, Youth Center

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Group Strength Class: 12 pm, P

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

Slammin’ Valdez Salmon: Sept. 2-4, Outdoor Recreation Center

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Granite Tors Overnight: Sept. 10-11, Outdoor Recreation Center

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Make it Hot Salsa Making Competition: 1 pm, LFCAC

Custom Picture Framing Class: 10:30 am, Arts & Crafts

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Operation Rising Star: 6-10 pm, Nugget Lanes

Emotion Coaching: 6:30 pm., SAS

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17 Parent’s Day Out: 9 am, CDC I

Family and MWR Special Event-Army Wives Entertainment Seminar: Assembly Bldg. 3439

Family and MWR Special Event-Army Wives Entertainment Seminar: Assembly Bldg. 3439

10 Babysitter Training with CPR and First Aid: 10 am, Youth Center

Yoga: 6 pm, LFCAC

Wood Shop Safety Qualification Class: 6 pm, Arts & Crafts

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CYSS OUTREACH For more information on these events and classes, please call 361-7713 or 361-7372.

September 10, 17: BABY-SITTERS COURSE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youth Center, Bldg. 4109. CYSS is offering youth 12 and older a baby sitter certification course. Participants will receive their 4-H Baby sitter Certificate and American Heart Association CPR and First Aid certifications upon successful completion of the course. Must attend both days to pass the course. No cost to attend. To register or for more information, call 361-7713. September 13: PARENT’S NIGHT OUT 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Register and pay by September 1. $12 per child. Snack provided. September 17: 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 September 9. 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 for Families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Soldiers or Fallen Soldiers.

Nutritious Snacks- Teens are invited to join the nutritionist on Monday evenings at 1800 to learn to make nutritious snacks. These hands on classes will be held at the YS. For more information call 361-7713.


September 14: TERRIBLE 2’S WORKSHOP, 6:30 to 8: 30 p.m. Child Development Center I, Building 4024 This two hour class will teach you how to calm outbursts (often in seconds), stop 60-90% of tantrums before they happen, and build a loving and respectful relationship with your young child that will last a lifetime. This is a partnership with ACS and CYSS. September 17: CUDDLE CURE CLASS 10 a.m. to 12 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.

September 22: EMOTION COACHING, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Child Development Center I, Building 4024 This workshop provides an in depth look at the process of Emotion Coaching. t assists parents and caregivers in helping children understand and deal with their emotions in healthy ways. Limited free child care available to those who preregister at 361-7713 by September 6. This is a partnership with ACS and CYSS. TRANSITION ACTIVITIES - ROMP & STOMP WITH CYSS AND ACS 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 Youth Center Gym, Bldg. 4109. Transportation is available to and from Northern Lights Inn, call 361-7713 for more information. This program is a partnership with ACS and CYSS.


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Register now for October!

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

Dance Classes are held for 4 weeks and range betweeen 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 LFCC, $45 Ages 15-18: Wed 1500-1700

Infant and Parent Sign Language Classes are held at the LFCC (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 Location 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 October 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. BUNCO BABY! : Mondays at the LFCAC Try your hand at this fun dice game and the chance to win prizes. MAMA MIA PIZZA: Tuesdays at the LFCAC We’ll provide the recipes and toppings you do the work. CLIMB HIGH: Wednesdays at Melaven Gym Harness up and make your way to the top of the rock wall. PAPER MAKING: Thursdays at Arts and Crafts NEW! Get creative and make your own paper creations. YO, YO, YO, YOGA: Fridays at LFCAC NEW! Stretch, twist and find your inner Chi while taking direction from our yoga instructor.

CHILD (AGES 6 TO 10) :: All Programs are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. PUMPKIN MANIA: Wednesdays at LFCAC - $25 NEW! Get your hands dirty and participate in a different pumpkin activity each week. ROCK CLIMBING: Thursdays at Melaven Gym - $30 Harness up and make your way to the top of the rock wall. NAIL ART: Fridays at Arts and Crafts - $20 Create dazzling designs on your fingernails with an array of nail polish.

Transportation provided from Youth Center for teen programs. Call for more information. ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER EDGE! PROGRAMS IS SEPTEMBER 26.


Help out 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 3451. By phone, call 353.1977 or 353.4227.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

MFLC

Military & Family Life Consultants

388-2553

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

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


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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.

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

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

Please join us for the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony September 9, 8:30 p.m. Northern Lights Chapel Ceremonial Candle Lighting will follow at Memorial Park For more information, call 353-4004.


Army Community Service All ACS classes are held in the training room at building 3451 unless otherwise noted. They are offered at no cost. Advance registration is required. Class may be cancelled if minimum of 5 participants is not met. Limited childcare is available for class participants and ACS volunteers. Please call 361.9065 to register your child. For a complete list of ACS classes and workshops, visit www.calendarwiz.com/ftwainwrightfmwr or call 353-4227.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

Newcomer’s Orientation

September 14 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last Frontier Community Activity Center Building 1044

Garrison Newcomers Orientation coordinated by ACS Relocation Program that includes 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 provided. Register with CYSS. For more information, call 353-4227.

Aurora Spouses

September 15 12 to 1 p.m. Army Community Service Building 3451, 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

September 21 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.


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.

Sip N’ Social

September 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. Last Frontier Community Activity Center, Building 1044 A great way to meet other EFMP Families and expand your circle of support. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.

Bowling Night

September 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. Nugget Lanes Bowling Center, Building 3702 EFMP members receive a special rate of $2.25 per game. There is no additional cost for shoes. For more information on the program or any activities, call 353-4243.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise


SPORTS & FITNESS

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

SEPTEMBER FITNESS CLASSES 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.

Zumba:

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

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


NEW HOURS (effective September 11) Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 3709, p 353-7223 M-F 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. SAT 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. SUN 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Melaven Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 3452, p 353-1994 M-F 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. SAT 11:30 a.m. to 6 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 2:45 p.m. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sat 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. lap swimming and swim lessons only 12:30 - 6 p.m. open swim

THE ICE RINK IS OPEN STARTING SEPTEMBER 17! 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.


Child, Youth & School Services 2011 Sports and Fitness Calendar Register for Sports at CYSS Parent Central Services, BLDG 4391, 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

PRACTICE BEGIN

GAMES BEGIN

SPORT

REG. DATES

AGE

Basketball

ends 10/7

5-18

$45

10/12

10/17

11/5

Cheerleading

ends 10/7

5-18

$45

10/12

10/17

11/5

Start Smart Basketball

ends 10/7

3-4

$20

*limited to 60 total spaces

COST

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 cpol.army.mil or visit the CPAC NAF Office in Building 1049


WINTER

FAME

Family Activity and Motivational Exercise

$33

CYSS child care during your workouts.*

CHILD CARE:

Child, Youth & School Services provides limited child care on site for FAME programs. Cost: $33 per month per child per session When: M, W, F 9 to 10:30 a.m., or 10:30 to 12 p.m. 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.

* FITNESS SESSIONS:

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

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

HOME SCHOOL INFORMATION September 6, 1 p.m. Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 For more information, call 361-9377. • Find out about local home school programs and events • Share information and resources •Meet other Families who home school


Family and MWR Facility Hours: September 2011 ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) Bldg. 3451, 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 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 M – Th 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. F – 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 HOURLY CARE: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed FULL DAY CARE: M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed

LAST FRONTIER COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTER (LFCAC) Bldg. 1044, p 353-7755 LFCAC: M-Th 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. F 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat - Sun Closed 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.

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 * Opens September 17 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. 4391, 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 starting July 5. 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 http://acpol.army.mil. com and remember to save your resume in USAJobs as well as the Army Resumix system. 9217.


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The Bear Necessities ::: September 2011  

Fort Wainwright, Alaska Family and MWR event and activities happening in the month of September.

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