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Family FEBRUARY 2011

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How to Celebrate Valentine's Day in NYC
By Elaine Furst
Submitted by Magda Lawrence
Information and Referral

On the most romantic day of the year, what can be better


than spending it in the most romantic city in the world? Here's
where to take your sweetie in NYC on Valentine's Day.

Stay at The Essex House Hotel. It's one of the most elegant way to romance your sweetie. Feinstein’s at the Regency
romantic hotels in the city, located right across the street from Hotel is located at 61st Street and Park Avenue. 212-339-4095.
Central Park, one of the most romantic places in the world.
The hotel is located on 59th Street and Central Park South. Take a champagne limo ride around Manhattan. On
Though it is a bit pricey to stay here (one night will cost you Valentine's Day, what can be more romantic than sitting in the
about $329) the romantic mood that the hotel's ambiance will back seat of a stretch limo with your sweetie, sharing a bottle of
put you and your sweetie in will definitely be worth the price! champagne and taking in the view of NYC! Many NYC limo
For more information call the Essex House hotel at companies offer several different tour packages that can take
(212) 247-0300 ask for reservations. you around different parts of the city (some even offer free
champagne!). Since there are so many limo companies in NYC,
Take an evening carriage ride through Central Park. your best bet is to do some research a couple weeks before
What could possibly be more romantic on Valentine's Day Valentine's Day and decide which limo service offers the best
than an evening carriage ride through Central Park? To make deal for you.
the ride even more cozy, bring your own hot chocolate and
ask the driver for a blanket. Now that's romance! The Take a dinner cruise around Manhattan. What could be
estimated cost for a carriage ride around Central Park (not more romantic on Valentine's Day than being out on the water
including tip) is:$34 for the first 1/2 hour and $10 for each with your honey, sharing a candlelight dinner, listening to live
additional 1/4 hour. Call Manhattan Carriages of NYC at entertainment and taking in Manhattan's spectacular skyline
347-298-7927 for more information. view. Well, that will be your experience when you take a
romantic dinner cruise around New York Harbor. One of the
Buy a ring at Tiffany's. If you're in NYC and you want to most popular ones is offered by Spirit Cruise Lines. They offer a
pop THE question on the most romantic day of the year, then ―Valentines Dinner Cruise" package for about $129.90 For more
you must bring your sweetie to Tiffany's. With diamonds of information call, Spirit Cruise Lines at (866) 483-3866.
every shape and facet, you're bound to find something that
will make your Valentine's eyes sparkle! You may request Take an evening ride on the Staten Island Ferry. It's the
champagne service. Tiffany's is located on 57th Street and cheapest ride in NYC (it's FREE!) and it has the best, most
Fifth Avenue. romantic, view! For a 25-minute ride you'll get to see the NYC
skyline in all its lit up, romantic glory. Now isn't that the best
Have drinks at the River Cafe. Located right under the way to spend Valentine's Day? For more information about the
Brooklyn Bridge, The River Cafe with its views of Lower Staten Island Ferry, check out their website.
Manhattan has one of the most romantic views in all of NYC.
It's a perfect spot to share drinks with the one you love and See NYC from the top of the Empire State Building. It's
think romantic thoughts. The River Cafe is located at 1 Water been done in some of the most romantic movies in Hollywood
Street in Brooklyn. 718-522-5200. (Sleepless in Seattle and "An Affair To Remember just to name
two) and if you want to give your sweetie a piece of NYC, well
Romantic nightclub Feinstein's at the Regency Hotel. If then the top of the Empire State Building is a great place to be.
you're the old fashioned type who longs for a romantic With an entrance fee of $26 per person and all of NYC in front
evening spent at an old fashioned nightclub, then Feinstein's of you, what could be a more romantic way to spend Valentines
at the Regency Hotel on Valentine's Day is for you. With its Day? For more information about the Empire State Building
intimate setting and top of the line performers singing old Observation Deck, please checkout their website.
time standards, Feinstein's on Valentine’s Day is the
Director’s Corner
Enclosed you will find our FY 11 ACS Needs
Assessment Survey. Please take a moment to
let us know how we are doing. Thank you.

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Carmen

Carmen E. Borrero,
ACS Director

ACS PROGRAMS & STAFF New to Ft. Hamilton?


ACS Director Family Advocacy
Carmen Borrero Vincent DiMaira Come to our Newcomer’s
718-630-4457 718-630-4460

Army Emergency Relief Financial Readiness


Orientation
Miguel Morales Miguel Morales
718-630-4471 718-630-4471 When: February 24, 2011
Army Family Team Information & Referral Beginning @ 0830
Building Magda Lawrence
John Mapes 718-630-4754 Where: ACS Conf. Room
718-630-4498
Lending Closet Building 137C, 1st Floor
Army Family Action Plan Madeline Pastorella
John Mapes 718-630-4462 Contact: Maddy
718-630-4498
Outreach Program To reserve your seat!
Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator
Joseph Gamez Carson Schefstad (718) 630-4754
718-630-4756 718-630-4467

Deployment Readiness Relocation Readiness


Madeline Pastorella Madeline Pastorella
718-630-4462 718-630-4462

Employment Readiness Sexual Assault &


Joseph Gamez Victim Advocacy
718-630-4756 Vincent DiMaira
718-630-4460
Exceptional Family
Member Program Survivor
Vincent DiMaira Outreach Services
718-630-4460 Carson Schefstad
718-630-4467
Financial Readiness Program
Military OneSource Tax Services
Submitted by Miguel Morales
Financial Readiness Program Manager

The Military OneSource Tax Program will begin on Mon., January 17, 2011. The program will provide
free access to a customized version of the basic H&R Block at Home® electronic tax filing product. This
customized product allows for free federal filing and free state filing (up to three states). In addition, free
telephonic tax consultations are available to help with tax related issues. Please visit Military OneSource
website to learn more about the program and filing your 2010 taxes. *An Important Note: Please do not create a
user account on the public H&R Block Web site. You will incur a fee if you file using the public H&R Block Web
site/product. If you create an account on the public H&R Block Web site, regardless of how you access the account in the
future, the H&R Block system will view you as a public user (the system tags the account when it is created, according to
the version of the product being used at that time).
Please wait until Monday, January 17th, when the customized MOS version is made available via a link on the Military
OneSource Web site to create your account.

H&R Block At Home Maintenance Schedule:


Please keep these dates in mind when planning your tax preparation. Our online services will be
unavailable during the following times due to system maintenance:

Jan. 28, 2011, 2-6 a.m. ET Mar. 11, 2011, 2-6 a.m. ET
Feb. 04, 2011, 2-6 a.m. ET Mar. 25, 2011, 2-6 a.m. ET
Feb. 11, 2011, 2-6 a.m. ET Apr. 08, 2011, 2-6 a.m. ET
Feb. 25, 2011, 2-6 a.m. ET Apr. 22, 2011, 2-6 a.m. ET
May 20, 2011, 2-6 a.m. ET
Financial Counseling Services
Did you know that Military OneSource offers free Financial Counseling Services? This is a great time to
talk to one of our Accredited Financial Counselors about the best ways to use your tax return and address
any issues you might have with debt, money management, or budgeting.
Articles:
Find out about the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act.
Filing Taxes When a Service Member is Deployed
Quick Tips for Using Your Tax Refund
(you may access above links at www.militaryonesource.com)
Financial Readiness Financial Readiness
First Term Soldiers PCS Financial Class
February 22, 2011 February 23, 2011
0830 to 1500 1400 to 1500
Education Center Building 218A ACS Conference Room
To Reserve a Seat! To Reserve a Seat!
Call (718) 630.4471 or (718) 630.4754 Call (718) 630.4471 or (718) 630.4754
Military Saves Campaign Week
February 20-27, 2011
Submitted by Miguel Morales
Financial Readiness Program Manager

Military Saves encourages the Military community to meet immediate


needs and build long-term wealth through saving and debt reduction.
What is Military Saves?
Military Saves is a national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage
Military Families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and
organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings.
Why Join?
You'll be a part of a global movement dedicated to personal financial stability.
Financial stability is about a lot more than knowledge - it takes consistent action
over time. Military Saves is a campaign to make every military community a
supportive environment to assist in that.

All over America people just like you are proving that you don’t have to be rich
to build wealth. As members of Military Saves, they are paying off their debts,
and saving to reach their financial goals. We can help with tips and tools to help
you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and to start saving. So
what are you waiting for? Enroll in Military Saves and start making your dreams a
reality.

Saving money is a simple concept that just takes some practice.


For more information please visit:
www.militarysaves.org
Army Family Action Plan
Issues That Matter to You
Submitted by John Mapes
AFAP Program Manager

The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference was held on 4 November
2010 to develop and prioritize issues from the Fort Hamilton Community. There
were 23 issues prioritized from over 55 submitted issues. These 23 issues will be
reviewed by the Garrison Commander and the AFAP Steering Committee
quarterly. On 16 Dec 2010 the AFAP Steering Committee met and agreed to close
2 issues from the 2009 Conference and 1 issue from 2010 Conference.
FH-09-060: No Veterinary Service on Post. Status: CLOSED/ Currently there
are no locations on Post to provide these services. Once the Armed Forces
Reserve Center is manned and operational we will then look at our options. In the
mean time a list of available providers in the area were added to the Resource
List maintained in the ACS office and added to the monthly ACS Newsletter.

FH-09-067: Current event publicity and communication at Ft. Hamilton. Status:


CLOSED/ Fort Hamilton’s website, www.hamilton.army.mil is operational,
Quick Connect, Facebook, ACS Newsletter, FMWR Marquee, The Connection,
Newcomers Briefing and other communication outlets are being utilized.

FH-10-055: Tricare Liasion. Status: CLOSED. There is a dedicated Tricare


Liasion, Ms. Tracy Gayle located in building 114, 1 st floor.

Issue FH-10-034: Commissary and PX privileges for Survivors and issue FH-
10-046: ID Cards for Gold Star Parents, are duplicate issues being looked at by
the Army’s General Office Steering Committee.

Issue FH-10-050: SOS Support for Casualty Assistance Officer Family Visits
will be elevated to the next level of Command in Washington DC.
Any one interested in being a delegate or volunteering for the AFAP Program,
please contact: John Mapes @ (718) 630-4498 or e-mail me @
john.mapes1@us.army .mil
Building Army Strong Families
Submitted by John Mapes,
AFTB Program Manager

Army Family Team Building Level 1 Classes


Do you want to learn how to:
 Read an LES
Recognize Military Rank
Access all your Benefits and Entitlements
Learn the Customs and Courtesies of the Military
And much more.

These classes are open to all ID card holders and DoD Civilians. Army Community Services
Center holds classes every 3rd Wednesday at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Bldg 137 C Poly Place,
1st floor (near the Post Exchange).
If you’re interested in taking any of the over 30 AFTB classes or becoming a volunteer for the
AFTB Program contact: John Mapes @718 630-4498 or e-mail John.mapes1@us.army.mil

LOCAL
BROOKLYN VETERINARIES

Felton Veterinary Services


www.feltonvets.com
Veterinary Hospital & Emergency Care (718) 388-1172
www.fifthavenueveterinaryhospital.com Fifth Ave Cat Clinic
(718) 748-1066 www.bregmanvetgroup.com
Hope Veterinary Services Pc (718) 398-1187
www.hopevet.com Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital
(718) 852-4219 www.bregmanvetgroup.com
Banfield the Pet Hospital (718) 782-8387
www.banfield.net Battery Park Veterinary Hospital
(718) 448-5558 www.dvmhospitals.com
Windsor Terrace Veterinarians (212) 786-4444 (Manhattan)
(718) 431-8950 Brooklyn Veterinary Group
Carroll Gardens Vet Group Pc www.brooklynvetgroup.com
www.thegardenvet.com (718) 331-7775
(718) 875-7007 Central Brooklyn Veterinary Center
Vincent George Veterinarian www.centralbklynvet.com
(718) 444-5151 (718) 338-9600
Deployment: Your Children
and Separation
Article from Military.com
Submitted by Madeline Pastorella
Relocation/Mobilization/Deployment Program Manager

Children going through deployment may experience weapons that you might be working with while away.
many of the same effects as children of divorce. They Let Your Child Help You Pack: Letting your child
worry about what will happen to them. They worry that the help you pack will allow him or her to be more involved in
non-deployed parent will leave, too. Who will take care of the process and also allow them to "care" for you. If
them? This is particularly true if the family has trouble possible, let them decorate the inside of your footlocker.
with mail deliveries or pay allotments which is sometimes Not only will they have great fun but you will enjoy their
the case in early days of separation. artwork for days and months to come.
Preparing a child emotionally prior to departure will Signs of Distress: Even with the best laid plans and a
help the child cope as the Service Member leaves for cheerful demeanor, parents cannot always prevent their
training or for deployment. Make sure children know they children from experiencing stress when the Service
are loved. Whenever there is distress in a family, children Member is called to duty. They may not fully understand
assume responsibility for it. They may feel responsible that why Dad or Mom is gone and they may worry about their
a parent is going away or feel that the parent does not love safety. They will also be very perceptive to what the parent
them any more. Providing consistent, loving assurance will at home is feeling. These fears may consciously or
help alleviate this. subconsciously trouble children.
Be Truthful: Children are very perceptive! As soon as Positive Aspects of Separation
the Service Member starts planning and preparing for a Many parents worry about the negative impact of
drill or deployment, the child will catch on that something deployments on children. However, deployments offer
is up. Do not lie to your child in an attempt to shield him or many positive growth opportunities. Several psychological
her from the truth or they may assume something worse. studies show that despite the distress during separation
Talk to your child openly and honestly. significant developmental gains are made by many
Share Feelings: Children often lack the vocabulary to children. Some positive aspects of separation include:
share their feelings. It will help if parents talk about their Fosters Maturity: Military children encounter more
own feelings which will help children communicate their situations and have broader and more varied experiences
feelings. Let your child know that even negative thoughts than children from non-military families. Induces growth.
and feelings are OK and normal. Military children learn more about the world and how to
Explore Destination: Using a map or globe, show your function within a community at an earlier age. Taking on
child where you are going and chart your route. Using additional responsibilities in a parent's absence provides a
books or encyclopedias, explore weather conditions, chance to develop new skills and develop hidden interests
cultural norms, or products produced in that region. and abilities.
Communicate with Teachers: If your child is school- Encourages Independence: Military children tend to be
age, let the teacher know what is going on at home. The more resourceful and self-starters. Prepares for separations.
teacher may use maps and chart your travels with the class. In a life-style filled with greetings and farewells from
Design an Activity to Pass Time: With your child, deployments and relocations, helps for future farewells and
design or create an activity to help mark time. For younger building new friendships.
children, make a paper chain with a link for each day you Strengthens Family Bonds: Military families make
will be gone that the child can use to measure time (the emotional adjustments during a separation which often
child will break a link each day). For an older child, choose lead them to discover new sources of strength and support
a book that you both would enjoy and each read a among themselves. A major function of family readiness is
preselected passage everyday. assuring that the family is aware of all support services
Show Your Workspace: If possible, set aside time to available to them and how to access these services. It is
show your child the ship and where you will be eating, imperative that the Service Member family realize that they
sleeping, and working. Or, take your child to the armory are not alone and, chances are, whatever problem or
prior to departure and show him or her the artillery guns or situation they encounter has been addressed before.
Family Advocacy Program
“There’s No Excuse for Domestic Violence.”

The Family Advocacy Program is committed to the strong Army


Families, and the prevention and treatment of Family violence.
Its coordinated efforts are designed to prevent and intervene in cases of Family distress, and to promote
healthy Family life.

The Family Advocacy Program works with individuals and Families to strengthen Family relationships using
education and prevention tactics. The program is dedicated to enhancing individual coping skills and
alleviating the underlying causes of stress associated with Family violence. FAP provides prevention
education services which restore and maintain a healthy environment, while respecting customer identity.

The mission of Family Advocacy Program is to support the foundations of Family well-being in order to
strengthen Soldiers and Families, promote child safety, and prevent spouse and child abuse and neglect.
For more information please contact Vincent DiMaira, FAP Program Manager at 718-630-4460

Family Advocacy Program Survivors Outreach Services


Family Advocacy Program Provides: SOS MISSION:
Abuse Education & Prevention -Expand and improve services to you
Domestic Violence Intervention
Child Abuse Intervention -Provide education on the roles &
responsibilities of all agencies within your
Parenting Classes
community
Exceptional Family Member Program
-Improve the responsiveness and streamline the
assistance process for you & your family

-Make a Support Coordinator, Financial Counselor


and Benefits Coordinator available to you

SOS PURPOSE:
Demonstrates the Army’s commitment to
families of the fallen. The mission of SOS is
Services are available to Service Members and to provide enhanced services to these
their Families. If you would like more families through a holistic and multi-agency
information or schedule an appointment, approach. We provide services at the
please contact Vincent DiMaira at 718-630-4460 garrison and communities closest to where
families live. SOS will allow the Army to
To report Child or Spouse Abuse, please contact
better identify the needs of those touched
Department of Emergency Service (DES) at
by the loss of a soldier.
718-630-4456
For Confidential Reporting of Domestic Abuse
For more information please contact:
or to report Sexual Assault, please contact the Carson Schefstad, Program Manager
USAG Victim Advocacy Hotline at 347-452-4302 718-630-4467
The Army Victim Advocacy Program
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, please know that
Army Community Service has a Domestic Abuse Victim
Advocate who can be reached at 347-452-4302 24 hours/7
days a week.

The Victim Advocate offers many services to include


information regarding victim’s reporting options:
Restricted- Allows victims the option of receiving medical
treatment, advocacy, and counseling without triggering the official investigative process or
command involvement.
Unrestricted- Allows victims to also receive medical treatment, advocacy, counseling, and an
official investigation of their allegation by law enforcement. The option insures the widest range of
rights and protections to the victim.

Other services that the Victim Advocate offers are referrals to services, accompanying victims to
meetings with lawyers, police, and or command, and provision of information regarding the
Transitional Compensation Program. For more information, please contact:
Vincent DiMaira, FAPM at 718-630-4460.

Military Family Life Consultant Exceptional Family Member Program


The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a
mandatory program designed to meet the needs of
Family Members with physical, emotional,
developmental or learning difficulties that require
special medical treatment, therapy, or education.
To enroll your Family Member in EFMP, please contact
Ms. Brenda Shea, Occupational Health Nurse at
Ainsworth Clinic, phone number 718-630-4417.

ISSUES ADDRESSED BY MFLCS


School Adjustment
Deployment and Separation
Reunion Adjustment
Sibling &Parent-Child Communication
Behavioral Concerns
Fear, Grief and Loss The next EFMP Support Meeting will be on Feb. 11 at
Daily Life Issues 1100 to 1200 in the ACS Conference Room, Building
Group sessions, education presentations, and 137C Poly Place, 1st Floor. All Service Members and
individual meetings can be arranged. After hours Family Members with special needs are invited to
and weekend appoints are available. attend.
For any questions concerning the Exceptional Family
To access MFLC services please call: Member Program, please contact Vincent DiMaira,
(718) 757-9408 Family Advocacy Program Manager at 718-630-4460
Stop a Cold in Its Tracks
Article by Kimberly Holland
Submitted by Magda Lawrence
Information and Referral

A tickle in your throat. A cloudy head. An achy body.


Yes, you're coming down with something. The average infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School
adult gets three colds per year, each lasting an average of of Medicine. Have one to two tablespoons straight from
nine days, says Jane Sadler, MD, a family practice the jar or stirred into tea. And forget zinc lozenges and
physician at Baylor-Garland Hospital in Garland, Texas. sprays: There’s just not conclusive proof that they work,
But you don’t have to surrender. Here’s how to stop a Dr. Rotbart notes.
cold before it takes hold – and feel better by tomorrow.
Over the next six hours: Skip work if you can. Your
As soon as you feel symptoms: Start drinking water or body can fight off the virus better if you’re well-rested.
juice. Staying hydrated cuts down on symptoms like a But if you have to go in, it’s not the end of the world,
sore throat and stuffy nose, says William Schaffner, MD, says Janet O’Mahony, MD, an internal medicine
professor and chair of the department of preventive physician at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Just
medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. steer clear of co-workers as best you can—the first few
days of a cold is when you’re most contagious. To keep
Gargle with salt water: To combat a scratchy throat add from sharing your germs, wash your hands regularly or
half a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water. "The salt use an alcohol-based disinfectant gel.
draws out excess water in your throat’s tissues, reducing
the inflammation, and clears mucous and irritants from Don’t forget the fluids: Keep drinking plenty of water,
the back of the throat," notes Philip Hagen, MD, medical juice, or tea—and have some chicken soup for lunch.
editor in chief of Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies. Grandma’s favorite cure-all really does ease cold
The rinse also flushes out bacteria and viruses, which symptoms, research suggests.
may help whether you’re getting a cold or want to prevent
one in the first place. Shake it off: If you’re up for a little activity, "light
exercise can actually boost the immune system," Dr.
Keep your nose clean: Using a saline nasal spray right Sadler says. But we mean light: Keep your heart rate just
after cold symptoms first appear may reduce their impact, under 100.
studies suggest. And take a hot shower: "Warm moisture
helps clear nasal passages," Dr. Schaffner says. At the end of the day: Last chance for germ-fighting! A
healthy diet can help fuel the immune system, so choose a
Within the first two hours: Head to the drugstore. dinner that includes protein-packed foods like lean meat,
Grab a pain reliever like acetaminophen to fight off fish, or beans, with a whole-grain side like brown rice and
achiness. Over-the-counter allergy meds, like Zyrtec and plenty of antioxidant-rich vegetables. Take a hot shower
Benadryl, help with symptoms like runny nose and before bed if you’re still feeling stuffy. Then get a good
watery eyes; allergy meds that contain decongestants, like night’s sleep.
Claritin D or Alavert D, will help clear your sinuses and
keep you alert, if you need to be, says Mark Moyad, MD, The next day: All better? If you feel worse or have a
MPH, Jenkins/ Pokempner director of preventive and fever, start vomiting, or develop an increasingly bad
alternative medicine at the University of Michigan headache, call your doctor—these are signs you’ve got
Medical Center. something other than the common cold (such as flu or an
infection), and you may need antiviral medication,
Skip the OTC cough medicine: Good old honey works antibiotics, or other treatment. Otherwise, keep up the
just as well (and tastes better!), says Harley Rotbart, MD, routine for the next few days, just to be sure you kick that
professor and vice chairman of pediatrics and pediatric cold for good.
How to Plan a Romantic Valentine's Day
By eHow Contributor
Submitted by Magda Lawrence
Information & Referral

Things You'll Need:


Roses (Long Stem)
Chocolate truffles (Wrapped in elegant packaging)
Bed-and-Breakfast
Scented Candles
Lace or Silk Pajamas/Lingerie
Romantic Restaurant
Champagne
Romantic Music
Bubble Bath, Rose Retals

Instructions:

1. Send your lover a dozen long-stemmed red roses, the symbol of romance and passion.

2. Recite a love poem onto your mate's voice mail at work while he or she is at lunch.

3. Write a love letter or romantic valentine (see "How to Write a Romantic Valentine," at eHow
website).

4. Give your valentine an assortment of chocolate truffles, wrapped up in elegant packaging.


Other romantic gift ideas: a weekend away at a bed-and-breakfast in the countryside, a silk or
lace nightgown or silk pajamas, scented candles, a coupon book of self-conducted massages, or
dinner for two at your valentine's favorite restaurant.

5. Begin the evening with a Champagne toast to your love for each other.

6. Go for a walk or drive along a favorite vista to take in the evening sights.

7. Reserve dinner at a favorite restaurant or one you've both wanted to try. Or, take your valentine
to the place where you first had dinner together. Re-enact that date for memory's sake.

8. Plan an after-dinner adventure: a carriage ride through the park, ice skating, ballroom dancing,
or sharing an after-dinner drink at a bar or nightclub with a view of the city lights.

9. Tell your sweetie all the reasons why you love him or her. Give detailed examples and
descriptions of these reasons where appropriate.

10. Place rose petals in your valentine's bath or on his or her sheets.

11. Kiss your valentine passionately throughout the evening. Linger on the kisses like you did
when you and your lover were first falling head-over-heels in love.
Waiting Families Information & Referral
Have a Deployed Service Member?

Join Waiting Families Support Group


for support, fun & outings!

Arts and Crafts


February 19, 2011 The Information and Referral Program serves as a
2:00pm to 4:00pm one stop source for community information,
follow-up, and referrals to other agencies.

The Program is designed to provide easily


accessible information that will assist Soldiers and
Family Members in meeting their basic needs and
improving their quality of life.
 Civilian Resources
 Military Resources
Please call to reserve your seat!!  Local Attractions
 Welcome Packets
Contact: Madeline Pastorella
Phone: 718-630-4754 Contact Magda Lawrence
Location: ACS Bldg. 137C, 1st Floor 718-630-4754
Employment Readiness Program Army Volunteer Corps

The program provides a lab that operates


as ―your office‖ while you are developing Get Connected!
your job search campaign. Become A Volunteer!
You will have use of the computer lab,
-Meet new people
printer, and fax. We provide assistance -Make new friends
with the following: -Learn new skills
-Gain work experience
•Job Search
•Career Assessment -HAVE FUN!
•One-on-One assistance on resume writing Contact: Joseph Gamez
•CPOL Resumix assistance (718) 630-4756
Joseph Gamez (718) 630-4756 joseph.gamez1@us.army.mil
Employment Readiness Program Manager
Find out more information about the Fort Hamilton Volunteer Program, including:

How to add include your agency so you may use volunteers


How to search and apply for positions
How to register as a volunteer

Offered at the Army Community Service Building 137C, 1st Floor, at 3:30 on the
following dates:
February 2, 16 March 2,16
April 6, 20 May 4, 18
June 1, 15 July 6, 20
August 3, 17 September 7, 21
October 5, 19 November 2, 16
December 7, 21

First come first served. Only four seats per class.


For registered students ONLY.

TO REGISTER please call (718) 630-4756 or email


joseph.gamez1@us.army.mil
February 2011
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SNAP Meeting ACS HOURS ACS HOURS Child Abuse
1000-1100 0800-1630 0800-1630 Briefing
ACS Conf Rm. Computer Lab Computer Lab 1300-1400
0800-1600 0800-1600 ACS Conf. Rm.

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ACS HOURS ACS HOURS ACS HOURS ACS HOURS EFMP Support
0800-1630 0800-1630 0800-1630 0800-1630 Group
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Happy SNAP Meeting AFTB Classes ACS HOURS ACS HOURS
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Valentine’s ACS Conf Rm. ACS Conf. Rm. Computer Lab Computer Lab
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