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  • 1. KnighthawkGovernment OrganizationTask Force KnighthawkFRSA FlashHave questions or concerns? Be sureto contact your FRG Leader or FRSA.September 13, 2012HHC9/14 Hearts Apart Support Group ACSJennifer Cannon9/14 Teen Lock In Youth CenterAlpha 9/14 - Care Team Training hosted by 3-6 Field Artillery (seeflyer on next page)Carole Barlow9/15 BOSS 5-K Run BOSSBecky Blanchard 9/15 ATV Safety Class Parks and Recreation9/15 2012 Two-Person Captain and Crew Golf TournamentCharlie SportsCasey Green 9/15 Retiree Appreciation Day, 0900-1500, Clark Hall9/15 Red and Black Football Trip - BOSSHeidi Woerheide 9/15 -16 Unit League Softball Championships - Sports9/15-16 NY Yankees Baseball Game Departing 0800 OutDeltadoor RecreationShaunna Fitzpatrick 9/17 21 AFTB Instructor Training ACS9/17 21 Master Resiliency Training ACSKimberly Perez9/18 Welcome Tour, 0930-1400, ACS9/18 - Family Night at the Commons, 1700-1900, CommonsEcho9/19 - 5K RunSterling Reep 9/19 - Employment 101, ACS9/20 - BOSS Hike to Mount Marcy, BOSSFox (Firehawks) 9/21 Autism Support Group Army Community ServiceJamie Sampsel 9/21 In Her Shoes: Living With Domestic Violence ACS9/21 Midnight Sports Youth CenterWendy Everett 9/22 Adirondack Railroad Fall Foliage Trip Parks andRecreationFox (Pathfinders9/22 UFC at Winners Circle BOSSAna Hume9/25 Teen Image-Makers Photography Club Youth Center9/25 Family Night: Horseback Riding The CommonsChristine Perdue9/26 At-Home Career Fair Army Community ServiceAdvisors9/26 Teen Cooking Club Youth Center9/27 Federal Employment Workshop - ACSRebecca Braman9/27 - FRG Book Club - ACS9/29 - Meet the Author: Hope Marston - McEwen LibraryJessica Chilson9/29 - Skate Jam - Youth CenterFamily Readiness Support10/26 - Haunted Hayride - Remington Park10/27 - 2BCT Haunted HotelAssistantKelley Arnold

2. FRONT BACK 3. Operation Tribute provides a holidaygift to each child of military fami-lies. From September 1st to Novem-ber 1st . Simply go to the registra-tion site: register your child. Pickups forthe gifts will be the 1st of Decem-ber. More information will followlater. 4. ATTENTION VALUED PATRONS / PARENTS30 August 2012FEE INCREASES and PROGRAM CHANGESDear Valued Customer, As we have kept you apprised over the past two years, we are moving towards De-partment of Defense standardized rate fees. This October is the final incremental phasefor Fort Drum to reach Army standard. Department of Defense will then implement equi-table rates throughout the Armed Forces.From last weeks FRSA Flash, due to a re-evaluation of the new CYSS change infees and changes for Deployment Support, it has been determined that the previ-ously noted Deployment Support Services will NOT be cut and WILL still continue.Deployment Support Services still in effect:20% fee reduction for all Child Development Services programs Youth Sports fee credit up to $100 per deployment cycle per child/youth.SKIES Unlimited Instructional Class fee credit up to $300 per deployment cycle perchild/youth.$2.00 Hourly Care fee beyond the 16 free respite child care hours.Should you have any questions on the program impact as it effects your Family, pleaseinquire at the front desk or by calling Parent Central Services at 772-8675. Thanking you for your cooperation and understanding 5. Army Child & Youth Fee Policy Fort Drum School Year 2012-2013Findings: Significant variances across Army no predictability Many high cost fee locations not justified Artificially low fees creating great disparities when Families PCS Inequities among installations in same geographic areas / similar missionsPlan : DoD is transitioning to single standard to provide consistency. Transition will continue through SY2014-2015 Army realized 100% compliance with DoD full transition fees would financially burden some Armyfamilies: Asked DoD for an Exception to Policy to phase in compliance over a 2 - 3 year period, which wasapproved. Implementing final phase to one standard Army fee 1 Oct 12Total Family Income Categories: 6. Army Child & Youth Fee Policy Fort Drum School Year 2012-2013 cont.Payments and Late Fees: 7. Attention!There have been confirmed reports of a company called Success Express Sales, Inc. and/orPacific Coast Clearing Services Inc. scamming personnel in the Fort Drum area and targetingSoldiers. The company hires young adults to solicit patrons door to door, at super marketsand other establishments to buy magazine subscriptions. They will not take no for an answer. The salespeople try to earnpoints towards trips overseas, scholarships and/or cash prizes through the amount of sales they make. Magazine terms andcosts are allegedly dictated by the publishers of the magazines. There is a process & handling fee for each customer re-gardless of how many magazines are purchased. Bonus points are given for cash purchases.This appears to be a legitimatebusiness but it is NOT. Those that purchase these subscriptions never receive their magazines and are unable to reach cus-tomer service for refunds or other resolution. As of this date, there have been 87 Better Business Bureau complaints withinthe past 3 years, 37 of which have been within the last 12 months. This business preys on military members and often fre-quent establishments on and around military installations. Effective 12 September 2012, JCC will complete their move to new offices in the Education CenterAnnex, Bldg P01450 on 5th Armored Division Drive. Appointments can be made by calling their Ad-ministrative Assistant at 786-6566.Save The Date: Saturday, 15 Sept - Ghostly Evening with Anne Borick: Ghost hunters share tales of the supernatural; bring aflashlight. Sponsored by Friends of Mexico Point Park. Mexico Point Dr. Mexico, 1000 Islands-Seaway, NY,13114 Website: Saturday, 15 Sept - Lowville Cream Cheese Festival: join the fun and games and watch the parade! Lowville,NY Sunday, 16 Sept - Wild Edibles with Nancy Kaiser: Nature talk and walk. Learn about natures fall bounty. offRte. 104B Mexico, 1000 Islands-Seaway, NY, 13114 Website: Friday, 26 Oct 2012 The Haunted Hayride: Beware and come if you dare to The Haunted Hayride at Rem-ington Park. Creepy things are there to scare as you ride through Remington Park on one of the tractordrawn trolleys. Walk through the haunted pavilion and cemetery then scurry back across the spooky bridgeto check out the creepy animal exhibit presented by the zoo at Thompson Park. A little monsters fun zoneis available for kids 12 and under with tamer activities for younger children. Additional treats include groupphotos, snacks and drinks, and a bonfire for marshmallow roasting. Patrons can catch the shuttle to Reming-ton Park from Mountain Community Homes Community Centers or Magrath Sports Complex. This event isfree to all DoD ID card holders. Parental discretion is advised for some of the evenings offerings and chil-dren 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Childbirth Education ClassesTuesdays 1330-1530 Series of 4 classes call to register at 772-6404 8. Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material presented does notrepresent the views or endorsement of TF Knighthawk or the United States Army. This material is for personal use ofthe readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.