1st Cavalry Division Round-Up Newsletter October 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 self check out registers will be arriving in March and there will be 4 per store. CHAPLAIN”S CORNER http://www.hood.army.mil/chaplai n 1st CAV Division REAR D Chaplain 287-4409; Cell 291-1589 CHAPLAIN”S CORNER AAFES and the COMMISSARY Website: www.aafes.com www.commissaries.com PX Please sign up at parkerr@aafes.com as this is the best and most accurate info about sales and events at both PX's. It is called PX Buddy and it is a very good source of info. Remember with the holidays coming up that your frg group can use the post theater for events and private movie viewing. For more info on that call AAFES. Commissary Both commissaries will be hosting booths during the month of October for safety. Stop by and learn about food safety and they will have little products to give away. There will also be a retiree day at the end of Oct. to honor our local retiree population. Look for holidays gifts to start filling the shelves very soon. Retreat will be observed at the commissaries. If you are in the parking lot at 5 pm, both you and your bagger MUST stop and pay respect. Pricing machines will be arriving to both stores in Mar. There will be 2 per store to help the consumer find proper prices. Also http://www.hood.army.mil/chaplai n 1st CAV Division REAR D Chaplain 287-4409; Cell -415-5784 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 288-6549 or 288-6546. CHAPEL YOUTH GROUPS AWANA: Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed, is a post-wide bible based, Christ-centered program for children of all ages. Sunday from 35:00p.m. at the Comanche Chapel. For more details please contact the coordinator at 288-6549 or 2886546. 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 Non-Denominational Youth Group CIA -Christian Youth in Action HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, SIGN UP NOW for Fellowship, Study, and ACTION!!! Wednesday meetings: 6:30-8:00PM @ BRONCO YOUTH CENTER For more information contact: Tony & Terry Lewis -254-628-1924 , terry_lewis63@yahoo.com Military Council of Catholic Women-MCCW Evening MCCW meets on Monday evenings at Comanche Chapel in Room 128 from 6:30 – 8:30. There is free childcare provided. Please bring child’s immunization records on first visit. We are studying the book study Family Matters by MichaelAnn & Curtis Martin. October 1: Family Matters: Chapter 4 October 8: No Evening MCCW – Holiday October 15 Family Matters: Chapter 5 October 22 Family Matters: Chapter 6 October 29 Family Matters: Chapter 7 Daytime MCCW meets on Wednesday morning at Comanche Chapel from 9:30-11:30. There is free childcare provided. Please bring child’s immunization records on first visit. October 3 – Outreach project for Vocations Ministry October 10 – Family Matters: Chapters 3 and 4

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October 17 Open Forum – Bring it to the Table October 24 – Family Matters: Chapters 5 & 6 October 31 – Discussion on St. Michael & All Souls/Saints Days The October Outreach is to Deploying Soldiers For more information, please contact Tracey Dooley at: traceydooley@hotmail.com or 254-698-3655. We would love to meet you! Protestant Women of the Chapel— PWOC Come join us for this year’s PWOC fall term. We meet at Comanche Chapel off Tank Destroyer near the Comanche Youth Center. Our theme this year is "Prepare for the Bridegroom." We meet on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. and Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m.--11:30 a.m. Free childcare is available at all meetings plus monitored homeschool rooms on Tuesday mornings. October 16 is our Chaplain Appreciation Program- Beginning Oct.2 please bring in items to include in care packages to deployed chaplains and chaplain assistants. If you have an address for a deployed chaplain or assistant, please give it to Becci Rindahl or contact her at Becci@hughes.net For more info contact Julia Field at: juliafeild@us.army.mil. 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 Sherita Lynch at VicePresident@fhaesc.com Sherita.lynch@gmail.com Babyless Baby Shower October 25th at 7:00 pm This is the ESC Make A Difference Day Project. Hosted by Mrs. Ciatola, sign up is required. Please sign up to attend on the website at www.fhaesc.com Fort Hood ESC meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at Montague Community Life Center. Check out the web site for more info or just go to the meetings to get information. MCEC www.militarychild.org North Carolina Holds First in the Nation Statewide MCEC™ LINN™ Public Engagement North Carolina recently made history as the first state to hold a statewide Public Engagement Workshop through the MCEC™'s Living in the New Normal: Supporting Children Through Trauma and Loss™ (LINN™) initiative. Created by the MCEC™ in 2004, the LINN™ initiative was developed in an effort to support military families who have either lost a loved one or are coping with a life changing injury or illness. LINN™ gives families and communities the tools they need to cope with the changes and challenges ahead. Key to the success of this event in North Carolina was the support and participation of the Governor's Office, Adjutant General Major General William Ingram and his wife Lil Ingram with the MCEC™'s efforts.

On August 8, 2007, North Carolina Governor Michael Easley and First Lady Mary Easley welcomed more than 100 representatives of government, business, education, health agencies and faith-based organizations to Raleigh where they participated in a day-long Public Engagement Workshop hosted by the MCEC™. First Lady Easley spoke to the participants at the seminar, thanking them for their support of and commitment to the thousands of military families and more than 90,000 military-connected children living in North Carolina. 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 NMFA NMFA Testifies on FMLA Changes: Representative Lynne Woolsey (D-CA, 6th), Chair of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the House Committee on Education and Labor, held a hearing last week entitled “The Family and Medical Leave Act: Extending Coverage to Military Families Left at Home.” Chairwoman Woolsey has sponsored H.R. 3481 which would extend the time permitted for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to 26 weeks for family members caring for wounded service members. NMFA encourages readers interested in this issue to contact the offices of their Senators and Representative and make their voices heard. Conference Addresses Needs of Wounded Service Members: The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in conjunction with the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) and the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) hosted a Defense Forum last week in Washington to address the vital healthcare needs of our military and veterans. Senator Lindsey Graham

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(R-SC), who serves on both the Senate Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees, gave the kickoff address; Congressman Steven Buyer (R-IN-4), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, spoke about seamless transitions within the Department of Defense. During the daylong event, those in attendance listened to three panels of experts discuss critically important topics: how to identify and treat invisible wounds such as Traumatic Brain Injury, how amputees can continue to serve on Active Duty and whether or not leadership can de-stigmatize Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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. Scholarship Information Military Family Member Scholarship Fund is an independent nonprofit private organization created for the sole purpose of raising and distributing money for scholarships. Applications are for eligible military family members, regardless of rank or active duty status. Military Spouse applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree. Please see the application and/or the fact sheet for further details on eligibility. The HS applications are meant for: public school students, homeschooled students, as well as private school students. Contact Info: Please call 286-2334 for more info. This is a voice mailbox. Please leave a clear message, your phone number and name and allow at least 48 hours for a return call. You may also write: Military Family Member Scholarship Fund, Box 5299, Fort Hood, TX 76544. Applications and more info also available on both the ESC and the OWC web sites. 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/

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. OWC Christmas Bazaar at Killeen Civic Center Nov 10th 9 am – 6 pm Nov 11th Noon – 5 pm Luncheon October 11 - Take Care of You 10:30-11:30 Social Hour & Shopping 11:30-1:15 Lunch & Program RSVP for luncheon: Reservations: A-L 520-2211 520-2127 RED CROSS Workday: 287-0400 M-Z

AFAP (Army Family Action Plan) http://hoodmwr.com/acs/sfrb_afap.ht ml AFTB: (Army Family Team Building) 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

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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 http://www.swsfh.com/ TICKETS: www.austix.com VIVE LES ARTS http://www.vlatheatre.com/ To submit weblinks of interest – please send the link to janmact60@hotmail.com.

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