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8th Medical Brigade

Volume 1, Issue 1

April 2013

Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York

Filing Taxes When a Service Member is Deployed Filing state and federal income taxes may be the last thing you want to deal with right now, especially if you or your service member is deployed. But as overwhelming as it may seem, filing your tax return should not be difficult. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes that service members and their families often face special circumstances and has taken measures to make this annual obligation easier. Getting started If you are a service member or are filing on behalf of one, there are a few things you should know before getting started. File returns in your permanent home state. If you are stationed somewhere other than your permanent home address, in most cases you will still pay

state taxes to your home state. For instance, if your address of record is in Kansas, but you

form before it is mailed to you. Go to myPay. You will need your personal identification number (PIN) to access your W-2 form Be sure to have power of attorney if filing for a deployed service Don’t Forget...Your Taxes are Due in April member. Attach a copy of your power of attorney to your tax return. You may use IRS Form 2848, Power of are stationed in California, you Attorney and Declaration of will file state taxes with KanRepresentative. sas. In most cases, spouses working outside their home of Find answers to your questions record will also have to file a on the IRS Web site. Visit the state tax return for the state in IRS Armed Forces' Tax Guide. which they are employed. Getting help with your taxes Service members and their Access your tax statement families can get help at many online. As a member of the Military Installations: Ft. military Services, you can Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY, Leview and print out your W-2 gal Office 718-630-4743

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month This story can fit 75-125 words. Your headline is an important part of the newsletter and should be considered carefully. In a few words, it should accurately represent the contents of the story and draw readers into the story. Develop the headline before you write the story. This way, the headline will

help you keep the story focused. Examples of possible headlines include Product Wins Industry Award, New Product Can Save You Time!, Membership Drive Exceeds Goals, and New Office Opens Near You.

Front page article can be something current in the Army or interesting article specific to month, (attention getter). Also a section to include address, phone number, (contact info).

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Commanders Corner/Message This story can fit 150-200 words. One benefit of using your newsletter as a promotional tool is that you can reuse content from other marketing materials, such as press releases, market studies, and reports. While your main goal of distributing a newsletter might be to sell your product or service, the key to a successful newsletter is making it useful to your readers. A great way to add useful content to your newsletter is to develop and write your own articles, or include a calendar of upcoming events or a special offer that promotes a new product. You can also research articles or find “filler” articles by accessing the World Wide Web. You can write about a variety of topics but try to keep your articles

short. Much of the content you put in your newsletter can also be used for your Web site. Microsoft Publisher offers a simple way to convert your newsletter to a Web publication. So, when you’re finished writing your newsletter, convert it to a Web site and post it.

Message from Commander such as advice, suggestion, a current issue, etc.

“To catch the reader's attention, place an interesting sentence or quote from the story here.”

S1 Shop This story can fit 100-150 words. The subject matter that appears in newsletters is virtually endless. You can include stories that focus on current technologies or innovations in your field. You may also want to note business or economic trends, or make predictions for your customers or clients. If the newsletter is distributed internally, you might comment upon new procedures or improvements to the business. Sales fig-

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Some newsletters include a column that is updated every issue, for instance, an advice column, a book review, a letter from the president, or an editorial. You can

also profile new employees or top customers or vendors.

S1 shop can provide articles related to benefits/entitlements affecting Families.

Chaplain’s Section This story can fit 75-125 words. Selecting pictures or graphics is an important Caption describing part of adding content to your newsletter. Think about your article and ask yourself if the picture supports or enhances the message you’re trying to convey. Avoid

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Chaplain could submit article on suicide prevention, SHARP Awareness, STRONG Bonds events, or articles related to self help.

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S3 Section Headline This story can fit 150-200 words. One benefit of using your newsletter as a promotional tool is that you can reuse content from other marketing materials, such as press releases, market studies, and reports. While your main goal of distributing a newsletter might be to sell your product or service, the key to a successful newsletter is making it useful to your readers. A great way to add useful content to your newsletter is to develop and write your own articles, or include a calendar of upcoming events or a special offer that promotes a new product. You can also research articles or find “filler” articles by accessing the World Wide Web. You can write about a variety

of topics but try to keep your articles short. Much of the content you put in your newsletter can also be used for your Web site. Microsoft Publisher offers a simple way to convert your newsletter to a Web publication. So, when you’re finished writing your newsletter, convert it to a Web site and post it.

Caption describing picture or graphic.

Current information that may affect Families (if any, if nothing I can always left this sections out for that month)

Command Sergeant Major Section This story can fit 100-150 words. The subject matter that appears in newsletters is virtually endless. You can include stories that focus on current technologies or innovations in your field. You may

also want to note business or economic trends, or make predictions for your customers or clients. If the newsletter is distributed internally, you might comment upon new procedures or improvements to the business. Sales figures or earnings will show how your business is growing. Some newsletters include a column that is updated every issue, for instance, an advice column, a book review, a letter from

S4 Shop (Supply Operations) This story can fit 75-125 words. Selecting pictures or graphics is an important part of adding content to your newsletter. Think about your article and ask yourself if the picture supports or enhances the message you’re trying to convey. Avoid selecting images that appear to be out of context. Microsoft Publisher includes thousands of clip art images from which you can

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the president, or an editorial. You can also profile new employees or top customers or vendors.

“To catch the reader's attention, place an interesting sentence or quote CSM could submit from the articles he finds story important /current here.” or announce upcoming events for Families or provide encouragement.

choose and import into your newsletter. There are also several tools you can use to draw shapes and symbols. Once you have chosen an image, place it close to the article. Be sure to place the caption of the image near the image. Again S4 shop can report anything that may affect Families, if anything. Otherwise, I can leave this section out.

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Army Reserve Family Programs This story can fit 150-200 words.

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One benefit of using your newsletter as a promotional tool is that you can reuse content from other marketing materials, such as press releases, market studies, and reports.

You can also research articles or find “filler” articles by accessing the World Wide Web. You can write about a variety of topics but try to keep your articles short.

While your main goal of distributing a newsletter might be to sell your product or service, the key to a successful newsletter is making it useful to your readers.

Much of the content you put in your newsletter can also be used for your Web site. Microsoft Publisher offers a simple way to convert your newsletter to a Web publication. So, when you’re finished writing your newsletter, convert it to a Web site and post it.

A great way to add useful content to your newsletter is to develop and write your own articles, or include a calendar of upcoming events or a special offer that promotes a new prod-

FRSA will contribute information on Family Programs, interesting articles pertaining to Military Family Life. Such as, AFTB trainings available, Master Resiliency, Youth Events, Financial articles, Deployment Cycle, Family Readiness Group, etc.

Mobilization and Deployment events This story can fit 100-150 words. The subject matter that appears in newsletters is virtually endless. You can include stories that focus on current technologies or innovations in your field. You may also want to note business or economic trends, or make predictions for your customers or clients.

If the newsletter is distributed internally, you might comment upon new procedures or improvements to the business. Sales figures or earnings will show how your business is growing. Some newsletters include a column that is updated every issue, for instance, an advice column, a book review, a letter from the president, or

an editorial. You can also profile new employees or top customers or vendors.

“To catch the reader's attention, place an interesting sentence or quote from the story here.”

AFTB Available trainings and websites This story can fit 75-125 words. Selecting pictures or graphics is an important part of adding content to your newsletter. Think about your article and ask yourself if the picture supports or enhances the message you’re trying to convey. Avoid selecting images that appear to be out of context.

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Microsoft Publisher includes thousands of clip art images from which you can choose and import into your newsletter. There are also several tools you can use to draw shapes and symbols. Once you have chosen an image, place it close to the article. Be sure to place the caption of the image near the image.

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AFAP (Explain what AFAP is and how to contribute) This story can fit 150-200 words.

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One benefit of using your newsletter as a promotional tool is that you can reuse content from other marketing materials, such as press releases, market studies, and reports.

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newsletter can also be used for your Web site. Microsoft Publisher offers a simple way to convert your newsletter to a Web publication. So, when you’re finished writing your newsletter, convert it to a Web site and post it.

Yellow Ribbon Events (Report on upcoming events) This story can fit 100-150 words. The subject matter that appears in newsletters is virtually endless. You can include stories that focus on current technologies or innovations in your field. You may also want to note business or economic trends, or make predictions for your customers or clients.

If the newsletter is distributed internally, you might comment upon new procedures or improvements to the business. Sales figures or earnings will show how your business is growing.

an editorial. You can also profile new employees or top customers or vendors.

Some newsletters include a column that is updated every issue, for instance, an advice column, a book review, a letter from the president, or

“To catch the reader's attention, place an interesting sentence or quote from the story here.”

Youth Programs and Activities (Article or Events) This story can fit 75-125 words. Selecting pictures or graphics is an important part of adding content to your newsletter. Think about your article and ask yourself if the picture supports or enhances the message you’re trying to convey. Avoid selecting images that appear to be out of context.

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Microsoft Publisher includes thousands of clip art images from which you can choose and import into your newsletter. There are also several tools you can use to draw shapes and symbols. Once you have chosen an image, place it close to

the article. Be sure to place the caption of the image near the image.

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Back Page Story Headline This story can fit 175-225 words. If your newsletter is folded and mailed, this story will appear on the back. So, it’s a good idea to make it easy to read at a glance. A question and answer session is a good way to quickly capture the attention of readers. You can either compile questions that you’ve received since the last edition or you can summarize some generic questions that are frequently asked about your organization. A listing of names and titles of managers in your organization is a good way to give your newsletter a personal touch. If your organization is small, you may want to list the names of all employees. If you have any prices of standard products or services, you can include a listing of those here. You may want to refer your readers to any other forms of communication that you’ve created for your organi-

zation. You can also use this space to remind readers to mark their calendars for a regular event, such as a breakfast meeting for vendors every third Tuesday of the month, or a biannual charity auction. If space is available, this is a good place to insert a clip art image or some other graphic.

On last page I can include a calendar, summarize monthly events, or upcoming events holidays or celebrations.

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