1st Cavalry Division Round-Up Newsletter August 2007

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR If there was no new information, I simply included a link in the useful links at the end of the newsletter. Information at the beginning of the newsletter is the most up to date available at the time of writing. Jan MacWatters contact is Diane Williams @ 2866600 AFAP Conference will be held Sept. 11-13 at the Comanche Chapel.. Volunteer positions available: Facilitator, Recorder, Transcriber, Issue Support and Delegates. If anyone is interested you can call Diane Williams at 286-6600... AWANA: Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed, is a post-wide bible based, Christ-centered program for children from ages 3yrs-18yrs old. It meets, starting on September 10, on Sunday from 3-5:00p.m. at the Comanche Chapel. For more details please contact the coordinator at 287-1543. LIFE (Living in Faith Eternally), Fort Hood’s high-school age Catholic Youth Group meet every Sunday (except first Sunday of the month)2:00-3:30 at the 58th Street Chapel For more information call 254-2871541

AAFES and the COMMISSARY Website: www.aafes.com www.commissaries.com AAFES:The best way to get info for the PX’s is to sign up for the Buddy list @ Parkerr@aafes.com. You will get almost daily updates as to what is going on at both PX’s. Look for secret sales and valuable coupons in the emails. Wed-Sun 1-5 Aug will be the Christmas in Aug sale. Items all throughout the store will be on sale. COMMISSARY- Shop your commissary for continued savings. The commissaries are working very hard at improving the produce in the stores. There have been many complaints and they are trying to fix the problem. Take advantage of the fact that shopping at the commissary saves at least 20% when compared to shopping off post.

CHAPLAIN”S CORNER
http://www.hood.army.mil/chaplai n 1st CAV Division REAR D Chaplain 287-4409; Cell 291-1589 SUNDAY SCHOOL The Protestant Sunday School services are held at Comanche Chapel. The service is held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. each Sunday. Coffee, doughnuts and juice will be available. Child care is provided at no cost. For more information, call Stacey Wilson at 287-1543.

Non-Denominational Outreach Club
Military Community Youth Ministry MCYM has begun weekly club meetings at 6:54-8:03 p.m. Wednesdays at Comanche Chapel in Rooms 103 and 105. MCYM/Club Beyond is for middle school and high school students only. Those interested in volunteering with MCYM can call Johnny Russell at 338-4322. Rms. 103 and 105. MCYM/Club Beyond is for middle school and high school students. Those interested in volunteering with MCYM can call Johnny Russell at 338-4322. Military Council of Catholic Women August: MCCW will have a booth at Hood Howdy at the FH Officer's Club. (See HOOD HOWDY for more details) MCCW Kick-off will be on Wednesday, September 5 from 9:3011:30 at Comanche Chapel. We will

Catholic Boys’ and Girls’ Club
Little Flowers and Blue Knights Clubs are organizations whose goals are to provide Catholic children the opportunity to gather and learn about their Catholic heritage, faith, and traditions. Meetings are on Tuesday from 5:307:00 PM at 58thSt. Chapel. For more information please contact: Kellie Rivera-(254)539-0727 or Kate Perrine-(254)634-5977

AFAP- Army Family Action Plan
Teen AFAP is just around the corner.. Aug. 10th and 11th.. This year it will be held at the Bronco Youth Activity Center. All interested Teens need to have their Delegate Applications in by July 20th. at the Lane Volunteer Center.. Point of

CHAPEL YOUTH GROUPS

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be meeting every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30: September 12, 19, ESC Membership Drive 26 at Comanche Chapel. Protestant Women of the Chapel PWOC will have a booth at the Hood Howdy Fall. Kickoff will be in September. Look for specific date and times at the Hood Howdy. For more information, visit http://www.pwoconline.org./ EMPLOYMENT FRSA Positions open Self-nomination window for the open FRSA positions is now open Contact ACS Employment Readiness at 254288-2089. Submit resumex and self nominate at http://www.cpol.army. ENLISTED SPOUSES CLUB www.fhaesc.com Annual Back 2 School Bingo Giveaway August 4 at the Phantom Warrior Center. This event is no longer limited to elementary students. For the first time, it will include Kindergarten through High School. Due to popular demand, there will be two sessions. This is event limited to first 500 children in attendance. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Grades K- 5… first 300 children) 1 - 2:30 p.m. (Grades 6-12… first 200 children) Junior High and High School students will each have a dedicated room. All groups will have the opportunity to play 10 rounds of bingo to win free school supplies. For more information, contact: Sherita Lynch at VicePresident@fhaesc.com Sherita.lynch@gmail.com General Membership Meeting will take place on August 23, 7pm at the Montague Community Life Center. HOOD HOWDY August 9th 10am – 2 pm If you’re new to Ft Hood, this is a great place to get info about the local community and employment opportunities. For more info, check out the link. http://www.hoodmwr.com/hoodhowd y.htm LAYETTE The 1st CAV Layette Cabinet has been moved around the corner to OB Room 206. A note will be posted on the door re-directing volunteers. MCEC www.militarychild.org

To find out more about MCEC™ and how you can become a member…please visit the web site. School Quest: A free school transition resource for military parents: SchoolQuest™ is designed for military families and is a safe, secure online resource. It is organized so that you can access information that the MCEC™ has gathered to help you make decisions on future schools for your children. You'll be asked to answer basic questions about your family and each of your school aged children. Based on the answers you provide, SchoolQuest™ will then present, at no cost, meaningful facts, resources, and transition advice to help you find out about the area schools that serve the military community which you select. RED CROSS Workday: 287-0400 Local 24 hour assistance: 287-4745 National Office1-877-272-7337 The Red Cross has mental health specialists who can assist soldiers and families in dealing with crisis, emergency, trauma, etc. You can call Red Cross at the above numbers. Also, since Coryell County was declared a disaster area due to recent flooding, there is funding available through FEMA for families in Copperas Cove needing assistance. Contact FEMA or County Emergency Management. The Red Cross always needs volunteers. There are also some paid positions available. NEWSLETTER Please forward info for publication to janmac60@hotmail.com by 29th of the month. If you wish to receive an e-mail copy of the newsletter, please send an email to janmac60@hotmail.com

MCEC's™ 9th Annual National Conference This year's annual conference was held in July, in Kansas City, M.O.. There were over 650 attendees who were able to focus on educational classes, hear guest speakers and meet other educators from around the world - all "For the Sake of the Child"! Money made in new memberships was MATCHED by Dell - for the use of MCEC™ general programs. Money raised in the silent auction was donated to scholarship and student programs.

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NMFA TRICARE Beneficiary Personal Information at Risk Late last week, Science Applications International Corporation, SAIC, announced that personal data including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and/or limited health information in the form of codes for as many as 867,000 TRICARE beneficiaries may be at risk for compromise. The personal information was being processed by SAIC under several health care contracts for the Department of Defense (DoD). The information was held on a single, SAIC-owned File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server at a small SAIC location in Shalimar, Florida. The server was not behind a firewall and did not contain adequate password protections, which is in violation of SAIC policy. SAIC stopped using this server when security concerns were raised. Forensic analysis has yielded no evidence that personal information maintained on the server was removed or compromised; however, SAIC cannot rule out that possibility. Department of Veterans Affairs to Establish a Nursing Academy: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the creation of a new multi-campus Nursing Academy to address the shortage of nurses across the nation and ensure veterans continue to receive personalized, world-class care in VA facilities. A five-year, $40 million pilot program will establish partnerships with 12 nursing schools across the country during the next three years. It begins with four during the 2007-2008 academic years. The program will expand the VA’s teaching facility, improve recruitment and retention, and create new educational and research opportunities. For further information about the pilot program: http://www.va.gov/oaa. Free Respite Care for Army Families Enrolled in EFMP: Using Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

funds, the Army has established a new program through their Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) offices to provide up to forty hours a month of free respite care for each registered EFMP child. At this time the program is for active duty Army families enrolled in the EFMP only. For more information and an application form access www.nmfa.org/respite. SFRC (Soldier and Family Readiness Center.) To make reservations at the SFRC, please contact your Brigade level FRGA. VMIS (Volunteer Management Information System) Volunteer hours are now registered online. Register to document your hours through MyArmyLifeToo at http://www.myarmylifetoo.com/ and follow the instructions to register as a volunteer or contact Kimberly.parker@hood.army.mil if you need more assistance. ____________________________ USEFUL LINKS To get the most up to date information, please check the web sites. AAFES www.aafes.com ACS (Army Community Services). http://www.hoodmwr.com/acs/

http://hoodmwr.com/acs/sfrb_aftb.ht ml AUSTIN THEATER www.austintheater.org CAV MUSEUM www.crossedsabers-chaptergiftshop.com CHAPLAIN’S CORNER http://www.hood.army.mil/chaplai n COMMISSARY www.commissaries.com ENLISTED SPOUSES CLUB www.fhaesc.com EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE http://hoodmwr.com/acs/erb.html MAYBORN STAGE AND AUDITORIUM www.cacarts.org MILITARY CONSUMER AFFAIRS (ID THEFT INFO) http://www.consumer.gov/military/ar my.htm MYARMYLIFETOO http://www.myarmylifetoo.com/ NMFA (National Military Family Association) www.nmfa.org OFFICER”S WIVES CLUB http://www.forthoodowc.org/ PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel)

http://www.pwoconline.org./
SANTA’S WORKSHOP AFAP (Army Family Action Plan) http://www.swsfh.com/ TICKETS: www.austix.com VIVE LES ARTS http://www.vlatheatre.com/

http://hoodmwr.com/acs/sfrb_afa p.html
AFTB: (Army Family Team Building)

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