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  • 1. FRSA Flash Sep 7, 2012 FRSA FLASH FRG Meetings / Events HHT FRG Meeting 8 Sep 4pm Pine plains Bowling Center A Troop FRG Meeting 11 Sep 6:30pm @ Toler Residence A Co., 2-10 TBD B Co., 1-10 FRG Meeting 8 Sep 6pm Monette Residence C Troop FRG Meeting 12 Sep 6:30pm Crescent Woods Community Center D Troop FRG Meeting 13 Sep 11:30pm Adirondack Creek Community Center TF Six Shooters E Troop FRG Meeting TBD This weeks issue includes 6-6 CAV Pg 2 = Announcements Pg 4 = Dates to RememberFORT DRUM Pg 9 = Upcoming Training Pg 11 = Chapel Services Pg 12 = Things to Do Pg 13 = Monti Gym Class Schedule Pg 14 = Single Soldier Events Pg 16 = FRG Corner Unit Events 3 October Squadron Hail and Farewell 5-8 October Columbus Day DONSA 12 October Spouse Spur Ride 13 October Kid Spur Ride 13 October Family Gunnery Day Contents of this newsletter are com- piled from multiple Military Family news sources. Materials presented does not represent the views or endorsement of Task Force Six Shooters, 6-6 CAV or the Army. This material is for personal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.
  • 2. Lyme Disease Information Symptoms/ Early DetectionEarly localized stage (3-30 days post-tick bite) Red, expanding rash called erythema migrans (EM) or Bulls- Eye Fatigue, chills, fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodesEarly disseminated stage (days to weeks post-tick bite) Untreated, the infection may spread from the site of the bite to other parts of the body, producing an array of specific symptoms that may come and go, including: Additional EM lesions in other areas of the body Facial or Bells palsy (loss of muscle tone on one or both sides of the face) Severe headaches and neck stiffness due to meningitis Pain and swelling in the large joints (such as knees) Shooting pains that may interfere with sleep Heart palpitations and dizziness due to changes in heartbeat Late disseminated stage (months-to-years post- tick bite) Untreated infection symptoms may include: Intermittent bouts of arthritis, with severe joint pain and swelling Chronic neurological complaints months to years after infection (shooting pains, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, and problems with short-term memory) FRSA FLASH Page 2
  • 3. Lyme Disease Information Cont. Prevention Wearing light colored clothing so that ticks can be easily identified. Tucking in pants to boots, shirts into gloves. Application of insect repellent (containing 20% DEET) and applied per manufactures recommendation to deter ticks and use of permethrin for Soldiers and DA civilians. Frequent self checks for individuals partaking in outdoor activities and working in tick-invested environ- ments. Special attention should be given to moist dark areas were ticks typically migrate too. Clothing should be placed in dryer for 20-30 minutes to kill unseen ticks. Frequent checks of children and animals. Proper removal of tick to prevent infected fluid from entering body with washing and treating area with antiseptic. (Medical professional removal of tick is recommended) Testing of tick to determine if a carrier of Lyme Disease. Routine treatment and grooming of household animals with flea and tick prevention medication. Treatment Early Localized Stage: Oral doxycyline,10-21 days in duration Children do require different regimen Early Disseminated Stage: Oral antibiotic therapy up to 28 days Intravenous therapy if meningitis/heart changes Late Disseminated Stage: Intravenous therapy up to 28 days Page 3 TF SIX SHOOTERS 6-6 CAV
  • 4. Dates to Remember (Sep-Oct)FRSA FLASH Page 4
  • 5. Dates to Remember (Oct-Nov)FRSA FLASH Page 5
  • 6. Upcoming EventsFRSA FLASH Page 6
  • 7. Upcoming EventsFRSA FLASH Page 7
  • 8. Recurring Events Sports Office: Sign up for sporting events through the FT. Drum Fitness, Athletics, and Aquatics Sports Office in the Magrath Sports Complex, 772-6663. Rosters are due in advance in order to participate. Water AerobicsEvery Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri 10:30a11:30a. Aerobics and Fitness Classes Mon- dayFriday. Brandon Doherty 772-6663. Pine Plains Bowling Center: Closed for the month of July. Cindy Fleming 772-6601. Adventure Training: Most trips & events are free or at a nominal fee for Soldiers & guest, call 772-4010 for details. ATV Safety Coursesavailable by request. Extreme Sports for Recreation & Training Orienteering. Hunting & Fishing, ATVs, Sportsman Shooting, Rock/Mountain Climbing, Skydiving, White- water Rafting. Murray Averill 772-4010. Parks & Recreation: Remington Park RV Campground & CabinsReservations 772-5435. Party Equipment RentalMake your next family or unit function a success. Rent large grills, popcorn, cotton candy and sno-cone makers, inflatable bouncies, tables, chairs, coolers, ice & dunking booth. Remington Park is now open for the season: M-Sa 9am - 9pm, Su 10am-8pm Remington Park Beach Open Daily 11am-7pm Leisure Travel ServicesTravel Center Discount TicketsStop in and check out the available dis- count tickets for local & out of state attractions. Gene Spencer 772-8222. Tell Fort Drum how they are doing! Let your voice be heard through ICE Comments! ICE is Interactive Customer Evaluation This is where you can provide all types of feedback on various services offered throughout Fort Drum. Visit http://ice.disa.mil Enter Drum in the search boxPage 8 TF SIX SHOOTERS
  • 9. Upcoming Training Family Readiness ClassesKey Caller Training 2p-3:30p or 5-6:30p Sep 11, 2012 @ ACSFRG Leader Training 9a-1p Sep 13, 2012 @ ACSInformal Funds Training 2p-3p or 5-6p Sep 13, 2012 @ ACSCare Team Training 9a-12p Dec 6, 2012 @ ACSOPSEC Training 10:30a-12p Oct 3, 2012 @ ACSNOTE: All classes held in ACS ballroom unless otherwise noted, please call 772-0470/2848 for reserva-tions. http://www.drummwr.com/ArmyCommunityService.htm Let the Financial Readiness Program help get your Financial House into order. Call 772-0050 1