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  • 1. FRSA FLASHThursday, 1 March 2012.Special Points of InterestTHOUGHTS2BRAVO FRG MTG 7THEATER 8SPECIAL NEWS10CHARLIE FRG MTG 11ALPHA FRG MTG 17LTC StillerTF MTN Eagle CdrCSM EscaleraTF MTN Eagle CSMMichele GallowayTF MTN Eagle FRSAOffice 315-774-1206Cell 315-836-6496 FROM 277th FRSA: FRG Meeting Highlights inside. Lenten/Easter Schedule inside.Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Material pre-sented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 10th CAB or the Army. This material is forpersonal use of the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable re-strictions and guidelines.

2. PAGE 2 FRSA FLASHTHOUGHTS TO CONSIDER !!!The world is made up of two kinds of people - negative people and positive people. Life is notso much about what happens to us. Life is also not so much about what we think happenedto us. Life is about what happens on the inside of us.Art Linkletter was a man who found the secret of living life from the inside out. He was a TVhost who interacted with the guests on his program and often got hilarious results. He oncedescribed himself as being like everybodys next-door neighbor, only smarter. Linkletter said,"Things turn out the best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out."Happiness does not depend on circumstances. It depends on the attitude toward the circum-stances. Keep a positive attitude in your circumstance. An opportunity may be hiding in theresomewhere. Live life from the inside out with a positive expectation for your future! 3. PAGE 3 FRSA FLASHFort Drum Tax Assistance Center offers free tax return preparationCapt. Jordan WalersteinTax Assistance Center Officer in ChargeThe Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center is scheduled to open Tuesday. Staffed by IRS trainedand certified Soldiers, the TAC will prepare and electronically file your federal and state in-come tax returns free of charge. By filing your return electronically, you can receive your re-fund in as little as one week.Part of the Legal Assistance Office and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, the TAC staffassists active-duty Soldiers, mobilized Reservists on active duty for more than 29 days, retiredservice members and their Families.Under Army regulations, self-employed taxpayers and those involved in other private businessactivities are not eligible for tax assistance services. (Family Child Care providers remain eligi-ble.)The TAC staff also is equipped to prepare 2010 returns for Soldiers returning from deploymentwho were not able to file last year.Located on South Post at the corner of Lewis and Conway / First Street West in Bldg. T-120(near the AAFES gas station and across the street from Behavioral Health), the TAC will beopen from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.Beginning Monday, you may call 772-6727 to schedule a next business day appointment.Throughout tax season, the appointment line will open at 1 p.m. each day and will remainopen until all appointments are filled for the next business day.The following documents are required to schedule an appointment: Military ID (Common Access Card) Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security num-ber verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration. (Your military ID is not suffi-cient.) Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents listed on the tax return.Your Army W-2, which is available at www.mypay.dfas.mil. (Your leave and earnings state-ment is not sufficient.) A voided check to receive your refund by direct deposit.To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present orhave a special power of attorney or IRS Form 2848 authorizing you to sign the return.The following documents may be necessary depending on your circumstances: Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouseand dependents;(Next Page Please). 4. FRSA FLASHPAGE 4 Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN; Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R from all employers of all of yourFamily Members; Interest and dividend statements from banks and brokers, including mortgage interest state-ments (Forms 1099); A copy of last years federal and state returns if available; Divorce decrees and receipts for alimony paid or received; Child custody and support orders;Receipts for IRA contributions; Total paid for day care provider and the day care providers tax identifying number (the pro-viders Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number); andReceipts and other supporting documentation if you plan to itemize your deductions in lieu of thestandard deduction.Visit www.facebook.com/drumtax for the most up-to-date information on the TAC.For more information, call the Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center at 772-3735.Check out all the FACEBOOK pages. We have a page for the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade as well as each of our Task Forces within our Brigade. 5. FRSA FLASH PAGE 5Snow Ridge Ski Resort is having their MilitaryFree Day Lift Ticket Daysagain this year.Dates are as followed;Wednesday - Every Wednesday thru the entire ski seasonFriday - January 6 & 20, February 3 &10, March 2, 9 & 16, 2012Hours of Operation areMon and Tues ClosedWed 10am-4pmThurs - Friday 10am-8:30pmSat - Sun and Holidays 9am-4pmStop on by our Parks and Recreation building here on post to rent skiing orsnowboarding equipment. Click on the link for pricing information.http://drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation_files/Brochure%2010-2011%20winter.pdf MARCH 2012 Preview IsNow Available Online http://www.drummwr.com/ClassesandEvents_files/ March%202012%20Pre- view_FMWR_Preview.pdf 6. FRSA FLASH PAGE 6 7. FRSA FLASH PAGE 7B Co FRG Meeting Thursday, March 8th 2012 at 5pm Adirondack Creek Community CenterJoin us to get information, meet new people, and make new friends! A lightrefreshment will be provided.If there are any questions contact Gigi Tomsu:315-777-6521gigitomsu@gmail.com 8. FRSA FLASHPAGE 8 Whats Playing at the Movies? Post Theater Bldg 10725, North Riva RidgeAdmission is $4.50 for adults; $2.25 for children 6-11; FREE for children 5 and younger.For more movie information, call 772-5571 THU MAR 01 - 1900 The Devil Inside (R) ALL SEATS FOR THIS SHOWING $1 FRI MAR 02 - 1900 Red Tails (PG-13) 2130 Underworld Awakening (R) SAT MAR 03 - 1400 The Muppets (PG) 1900 Haywire (R) 2130 Underworld Awakening (R) SUN MAR 04 - 1400 The Muppets (PG) 1700 Red Tails (PG-13) 9. PAGE 9 FRSA FLASH 10. PAGE 10 FRSA FLASH SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will be guests at a Fort Drum community meeting the afternoon of March 2 at 3:30 pm. (1530) at the Commons here on post. Please arrive 15 minutes early. The meeting will be open to all Fort Drum soldiers, families and civilians. Gillibrand and Petraeus will focus their discussion on how to best as- sist military families who are facing financial issues. There also will be a question-and-answer ses- sion for the community. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was established to protect Ameri- can consumers from unfair, deceptive or abusive practices at the hands of financial services provid- ers - banks, credit card companies, mortgage and payday lenders, and debt collectors, to name a few.MARCH 2012 UPCOMING EVENTSJoe Wietecha , Our Personal Financial Counselor, is MFLC back and here to help 277th Soldiers and Families on Thurs-days (at BN) with any financial issues or just to ask ques- -PFC tions. Call him at 586-350-7650 to help set up a budget,check your credit, develop a plan to get out of debt, getstarted investing, or whatever you need assistance with. Strong Bonds DatesCouples 2-4 March 2012Lake George, NY Singles 8-9 March 2012 HSC FRG MEETING Wednesday, March 28th, 2012, 5:30pm 277th Battalion Classroom 11. FRSA FLASH PAGE 11 12. FRSA FLASH PAGE 12 13. FRSA FLASH PAGE 13 14. FRSA FLASH PAGE 14 15. FRSA FLASH PAGE 15 16. FRSA FLASH PAGE 16 17. FRSA FLASH PAGE 17 18. FRSA FLASH PAGE 18 19. FRSA FLASH PAGE 19 Battle Rhythm: Getting It In Gear for the New Year!!! 2012 Is Here!