Military Matters: Upcoming Events
If you know of an event that should be added to the Military Matters calendar, please email Katie Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Drum to observe Women’s History Month-11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the Commons
The Division Equal Opportunity Office will host the Women’s History Month observance from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at the Commons. This year’s theme is “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment.” Guest speaker will be Eleanor Stearns, who will present a costumed portrayal of Amelia Earhart. Admission is free. AA Meeting on Post-Noon-1 p.m.-Tuesdays and ThursdaysAlcoholics Anonymous will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall of North Riva Ridge Chapel, Bldg. 10030. For details, call Ronald D. Jacob, 772-0035. Tax Assistance Center Offers Free Tax Return Preparation-To schedule an appointment, call 772-6727
The Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center will prepare and electronically file federal and state income tax returns free of charge for active-duty Soldiers, mobilized Reservists on active duty for more than 29 days, retired service members and their Families. The appointment line opens at 1 p.m. each day and remains open until all appointments are filled for the next business day. The TAC is located in Bldg. T-120 at the corner of Lewis and Conway / First Street West. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 772-3735. Right Arm Night-5 p.m.-7 p.m., The CommonsWe’ve got a great Fort Drum team. Show your appreciation at Right Arm Night. Enjoy 10th Mountain Right Arm Brew for only $1 per glass, Pool, Foosball, Air Hockey, and a hot snack buffet. Win $200 for your unit fund. A prize for the unit with the highest percentage of attendance at Right Arm Night, look for the Family and MWR table to sign in. Call Cindy Romig at 772-6222 for more information. Indoor Paintball at the Youth Center-6 p.m.- 9 p.m.Youth 10 – 18 years of age can enjoy paintball inside in the Fort Drum Youth Center’s inflatable arena. Cost is $5 for Youth Center Members and $10 for Non-members. Membership at the Youth Center is free. For more information, call Steve Ferguson at 772-6719. BOSS Takes You to the Movies-Friday and Saturday nightsBoss will supply transportation to and from the REEL TIME Theater on Fort Drum. Soldiers mush call at least one hour prior to the movie time to schedule a pick up. Soldiers being transported in a BOSS vehicle will be given a discounted admission to the movie and a REEL TIME Express Voucher from the EXCHANGE. Rides are available for Friday and Saturday night movies only. Call 772-7807. Fort Drum Invites Public to Celebrate Maple Days-10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Sugar Shack, 45th Infantry Division Dr.Come celebrate a popular North Country tradition with the Fort Drum Forest Management Program at this year’s Maple Days. Join the staff from 10 to 2 p.m. March 31 at the Sugar Shack on 45th Infantry Drive. There will be free maple syrup tastings, demonstrations, tours, a new nature trail to explore and free maple cotton candy. This is a fun event for all ages. Youth Center Trip to Carousel Mall in Syracuse-Noon-6 p.m.Free trip! For more information, call 772-6719. BOSS Takes You to the Movies-Friday and Saturday nightsBoss will supply transportation to and from the REEL TIME Theater on Fort Drum. Soldiers mush call at least one hour prior to the movie time to schedule a pick up. Soldiers being transported in a BOSS vehicle will be given a discounted admission to the movie and a REEL TIME Express Voucher from the EXCHANGE. Rides are available for Friday and Saturday night movies only. Call 772-7807. WWE Pay-Per-View Wrestling: Wrestlemania-Feature event begins at 8 p.m., The CommonsThe Winner's Circle Sports Bar has all of the excitement of viewing WWE Pay-Per-View on the big screen. Admission is $3. Doors open at 6 p.m. Live pre-show begins at 7:30 p.m. McEwen Library Book Mark Contest-March 1-April 7-During Library hoursNational Library Week 2012 will be celebrated with the theme, “Create your own story @ your library” during the week of April 8-14, 2012.Help us celebrate by creating a bookmark. Winning bookmarks will be given out at our library! Entry forms and complete rules will be available at the library beginning March 1st. All entries must be turned in at the McEwen Library by April 7th. Entries will be on display at the McEwen Library during National Library Week. Call Army Emergency Relief Scholarships Submission DeadlineAER is helping the Army take care of its own. The AER Scholarship program offers education cost assistance to Military Spouses and Dependent Children through two scholarship programs. Applications are currently being accepted through April 2. Find out more at www.aerhq.org. For more information, call Diane Hupko at 772-6560. SOS Group Meeting-6 p.m.-8 p.m.,Army Community ServiceCall Survivor Outreach Services at 772-6357 for information. Youth Center Month of the Military Child Lock-In Registration Deadline-Lock-in date: April 13-Cost: $10Register by 8 p.m. on April 2 to enjoy this overnight event of food and fun at the Youth Center. Limit: 20 teens. Call Child, Youth, and School Services at 772-6719 for more information. Youth Center Opening at 1 pm-April 2-6Youth Center is for use by teens in grades 7-12, after 1 p.m., on days when public school is not in session. Call Child, Youth, and School Services at 772-6719 for more information. Stress Management Workshop-1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Army Community Service-Family Advocacy ProgramAre you stressed? Having difficulty handling the demands your life has on you? Stress management classes can help. Call 772-2279 for more information. Welcome Tour-9:30 a.m, Most Tuesdays-Tour departs from the Fort Drum InnDrum Family Welcome Tour is a narrated van tour of Fort Drum and the local community. Call the Relocation Readiness Program at 772-6566 for information. Conditioning Center Instruction: Abdominal-9 a.m.-Fitness Program Offered on a first come-first served basis, with every piece of equipment in the Magrath Conditioning Center covered in the weekly rotation. Call 772-9672/4585 for details. Arts and Crafts Liquidation Sale-April 4, 5, & 6-7 a.m.-1 p.m.Family and MWR Arts and Crafts offers resale stock, display items, and some equipment for sale on these three mornings. On April 4th items will be 20% off, April 5th 30% off, and on April 6th 50% off. For information, call Terry Buckley at 772-5606. Teen Career Fair-10 a.m.-1 p.m., Army Community ServiceFort Drum Teens can meet at Army Community Service with local employers from on and off post to learn about job opportunities, resume and interviewing skills assistance will also be available. For more information, call Amanda Thompson at 772-9611. Fort Drum 2012 Fort Drum Volleyball Championships Registration Deadline-Matches: April 7, 9:30 a.m., Magrath Sports ComplexOpen to active duty military assigned/attached to Fort Drum, Family members 19 years and older, retirees, reservists, and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum. Rosters due to the Sports Office, Bldg. P-10050 by 4:30 April 4. Call Brandon Doherty at 772-6663 for information. Mother-To-Be Breakfast-9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Army Community ServiceFamily Advocacy Program at Army Community service offers a breakfast event for expectant mothers to meet and network. Call Lorilynn Starr at 772-4244 for information. Employment 101-9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Army Community ServiceObtain the skills at his workshop to help you get the job you want. Instruction, held at ACS, on how to conduct a job search, write your resume and cover letter, and ace that interview. Call Amanda Thompson at 772-6557 for more information. New York State Hunter Education Course-April 5, 6, & 7-5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.Attend this is a free 3-day class to receive certification. Registration and classes are held at Parks and Recreation. A workbook is issued prior to training and must be completed before attending the first day of class. Call Rich Cole at 772-4010 for information. Welding Safety Course-5 p.m, Automotive Skills CenterThis safety class is required to use welding equipment. Call 772-5785 for more information. Used Book Sale-April 6, 7 & 8, McEwen Library9 am - 6 pm Friday, 10 am - 6 pm Saturday, 10 am- 4 pm Sunday. Fri. and Sat. prices: Adult books 50¢, children's books 25¢, movies $1, CDs $1. Sun. - all you can fit in a bag for $1! Come early for best selection, come late for best prices. Cash only, please bring small bills or change! Volunteers needed to work the sale, set up Thursday evening and take down Sun. afternoon If interested in volunteering please call Wendy at 772-6009 or stop in at the library.Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale can bring them to the circulation desk in the library any time the library is open. Benefits go to Family and MWR activities. For more information, call Allen Goudie at 772-9909. In Her Shoes: Living with Domestic Violence-9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.This simulation activity is used to increase awareness of the struggles that women with abusive partners face. The activity illustrates how domestic violence is a community tragedy, not a private problem, the ups and downs a battered woman faces over the course of many years, and shows how we all have a role in the movement to end domestic violence. . Space is limited to 20-30 participants. Please call to register. Contact: Sharmane Delgado, 772-6929. Youth Center Basketball Tournament-April 6 & 7, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.Join us at the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Center for a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Teams play Friday and Saturday and there is no cost for this tournament. Call Steve Ferguson at 772-6719 for more information. Youth Center Video Game Tournament-April 6 & 7, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.A Free two day tournament where youth can compete with their gaming skills. 2 on 2 Madden 12 will be played. Register by April 2. Prizes will be given out. For more information, call Steve Ferguson at 772-6719. Hearts Apart Meeting-Relocation Readiness Program-Call 772-6566 for time and locationFamilies who are separated because of deployment, unaccompanied tour, or extended temporary duty are encouraged to attend. Focus on Turkey Hunting-9 a.m.-2 p.m., Parks & RecreationMcEwen Library is partnering with Parks and Recreation to present this program. Spring is almost here and it is time to focus on Turkey Hunting. Mike Joyner, author, past president of the NY State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Hevi-Shot Pro-Staff and avid turkey hunter will be on Fort Drum to share his vast knowledge on turkeys, turkey hunting, shotguns and shotgun patterning. This seminar will include an overview on the sport from 9 - 10 am, a meet and greet from 10 - 11 am, fundamentals of patterning and sighting shotguns from 11 am - noon. This seminar will repeat with meet and greet from 1 - 4 pm. Mike will have books on sale to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, call Tim Fralick at 772-6005. Fort Drum 2012 Fort Drum Volleyball Championships-9:30 a.m., Magrath Sports Complex-Rosters due by April 4Open to active duty military assigned/attached to Fort Drum, Family members 19 years and older, retirees, reservists, and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum. Rosters due to the Sports Office, Bldg. P-10050 by 4:30 April 4. Call Brandon Doherty at 772-6663 for information. School Age Saturday Open Recreation-4 p.m.-7 p.m., Chapel Drive School Age Center BuildingYouth in grades 1-6 are welcome at the School Age Center building once a month. Bring sneakers and a swipe card for admission. Enjoy a variety of organized activities within the four services areas: Arts & Crafts, Recreation & Leisure, Life Skills & Mentoring & Intervention, and Education Support. April features a masquerade ball. For information, call 772-4411. BOSS Takes You to the Movies-Friday and Saturday nightsBoss will supply transportation to and from the REEL TIME Theater on Fort Drum. Soldiers mush call at least one hour prior to the movie time to schedule a pick up. Soldiers being transported in a BOSS vehicle will be given a discounted admission to the movie and a REEL TIME Express Voucher from the EXCHANGE. Rides are available for Friday and Saturday night movies only. Call 772-7807. Easter Brunch-11 a.m. & 1 p.m., the CommonsBring the family to the Commons for A huge Easter Brunch Buffet. Enjoy breakfast fare such as Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, and Hash Browns. For your sweet tooth, assorted pastries, a Chocolate Fountain with fresh fruit, and Tomato, Orange, and Cranberry juices will be offered. The chefs carving station will include Pineapple- Mustard Glazed Ham, Herb Roasted Top Round of Beef, Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing, and Rosemary Garlic Leg of Lamb. The seafood station features Peel and Eat Shrimp, and Seafood Alfredo Tortellini. A variety of side dishes will be served to compliment the meal such as Mashed or Scalloped Potatoes and Broccoli with Cheese Sauce. Be sure to save room for the assorted dessert table. Milk, coffee and a glass of champagne are also included. The cost is $18.95 per adult and $8.95 for children 8 years and younger. Reservations are recommended and can be made for one of the two seating times. Call Stalker Awareness-1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., ACSFamily Advocacy Program conducts this class in how to deal with too much interest in you by someone. Learn what is not appropriate and how to handle it. Class held at Army Community Service by the Family Advocacy Program. For more information, call Lorilynn Starr at 772-4244. Newcomer Orientation-Call Relocation Readiness at 772-6566 for time and locationDrum Family and Community Connection is welcoming soldiers, families, and DoD civilians to Fort Drum! This program provides valuable information on Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, family support activities, healthcare, employment information, education opportunities and much more. Discover what Fort Drum has to offer! Children welcome. Youth Center Karaoke Contest Registration Deadline-Contest date: April 20Choose your favorite song, grab the mike, have a great time in the spotlight, and have a chance to win a prize. Serious and “just for fun” singers welcome. Register by April 9. Call Child, Youth, and School Services at 772-6719 for more information. Coastie the Coast Guard Boat Visits the Library-10 a.m.-11 a.m., McEwen LibraryCoastie will visit the McEwen Library for story time to talk to kids about water safety. This a free program aimed at preschool and young elementary school age kids. Call Allen Goudie at 772-9099 for more information. Exceptional Family Member Program Support Group Meeting: IEP Overview-11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Army Community ServiceCall EFMP at 772-5476 for more information. For Fathers Only-Three session program: 4/10, 4/12, & 4/26-11 a.m.-1 p.m.Family Advocacy Program invites Fort Drum Dads to ACS for a free 3 –session program to learn methods to help your child develop a healthy sense of self and security through discipline and a stimulating environment. Some of the topics covered are Ways Dads are Vital, 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers, Effective Discipline Methods, Effective Communication Skills, Age Appropriate Activities, challenges Faced by Military Dads, and Stressors of Long Distance Parenting and Separation. Registrations are required. Call the Family Advocacy Program at 772-5605 for information. Welcome Tour-9:30 a.m, Most Tuesdays-Tour departs from the Fort Drum InnDrum Family Welcome Tour is a narrated van tour of Fort Drum and the local community. Call the Relocation Readiness Program at 772-6566 for information. Conditioning Center Instruction: Cardio-9 a.m.-Fitness Program Offered on a first come-first served basis, with every piece of equipment in the Magrath Conditioning Center covered in the weekly rotation. Call 772-9672/4585 for details. AUSA Salutes the “Sherpas”-4 p.m., 1st BCT, 10th Brigade Support Battalion Motor Pool-RSVP by April 4Join the NNY-Fort Drum Chapter of AUSA on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 as it salutes the outstanding Soldiers and civilians of the 1st BCT, 10th Brigade Support Battalion. The activities will begin at 4:00 PM with refreshments and displays in the motor pool followed by the recognition ceremony at 5:30 PM. The event will be held at the unit's motor pool. Please RSVP by 4 April to Deb Neher or Naomi Petrie at 782-2222. For more information on the event or for directions, click here. All Salute A Unit events are open to the public.