Banner Archive for August 2012
 

Maj. Gen. Cucolo Labor Day Holiday Safety Message


Carlisle Barracks Spouses’ Club

Invites You to Attend the

 

Welcome Tea and Super Sign-Up

  

LeTort View Community Center (LVCC)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

 

Come Anytime Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

(Children and Strollers are Welcome!)

  • Become a member of the CBSC and see what great activities can be found in our community including clubs like the Gourmet Group, Ladies Golf, Bridge Club, Ballroom Dancing, Quilting and more!

 

  • Sign up for day trips to fun destinations in our area sponsored by our own Touristas group to places like Lancaster, Meadowbrook Gourds, Mifflinburg Christkindl Market, Yuengling Brewery and The Philadelphia Flower Show!

 

  • Gather information from many of the great on-post organizations like PWOC, MCCW, the CDC, ACS, the Senior Citizen’s Holiday Social and the Alumni Association.

 

  • Shop, shop, shop!  We will also showcase small businesses from our membership to help you become familiar with all this area has to offer.  Their items will be available for purchase at the event.

 

 


Public Event: motivational speaker Bob Delany to talk Post Traumatic Stress Awareness, Education

Bob Delaney will offer a presentation of"Post Traumatic Stress Awareness and Education" in Bliss Hall,  Wednesday, August 29, beginning promptly at 7 p.m. .

A guest of the Army War College, Delaney is a renowned motivational speaker and author, whose presentation draws from his own experience with Post-Traumatic Stress after serving undercover with the New Jersey State police, and his inspirational journey and lessons learned since that time. To learn more about him click here.

Delaney was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN Ray Odierno, in May 2012 for his dedicated outreach for Post Traumatic Stress Awareness, including enormous amounts of time and effort to support, enable, and empower Soldiers and Army families.

Delaney served as one of the National Basketball Association's most respected referees, and in law enforcement was a highly decorated Trooper with the New Jersey State Police. For the past 30 years  Delaney has provided training before Federal, State, County and Local law enforcement officers and agents throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

He has helped many to understand and identify symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress and its impact  on the individual, the  family, and friends. He offers ways to thrive in the face of adversity.  

This presentation is open to everyone interested in attending, and is appropriate for Service Members, Family Members and interested community members.


Summer Sense Campaign – Army Substance Abuse Program – information provided by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
 
WHAT ARE FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS?
 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) refer to a set of physical and mental birth
defects that are a result of mothers who consumed alcohol while pregnant.
When a pregnant woman consumes alcohol, it enters her blood stream and
is passed on to her child. This exposure to alcohol can cause damage to virtually
every part of the child, including the brain, heart, eyes, liver, and other organs.
Alcohol can be harmful to your baby at any point during his or her development.
The damage that is caused by exposing your child to alcohol while pregnant
is permanent.
 
The damage caused by FASD cannot be cured and its effects cannot be reversed.
 
The term Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders refers to conditions such as:
• Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
• Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE)
• Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental
Disorder (ARND)
• Alcohol-Related Birth Defects
(ARBD)
 
Children whose mothers drink alcohol during pregnancy could suffer from one
or more of the following:
• Brain damage
• Vision problems
• Hearing problems
• Low birth weight
• Behavioral issues
• Difficulty learning
• Facial anomalies
• Skeletal defects
• Dental abnormalities
• Mental retardation
• Defects of the heart, kidney, liver, and/or other organs
 
Consuming alcohol while pregnant can also increase your chances of having a miscarriage.
 
HOW MUCH ALCOHOL CAN I DRINK BEFORE IT AFFECTS MY BABY?
 
A pregnant woman SHOULD NOT drink any alcohol. There is NO amount nor any time during the pregnancy that it is safe for an expectant mother to consume alcohol.
  
WHAT IS A DRINK?
 
A standard drink is about 12 grams of alcohol, which is equal to:
• One 12-ounce beer
• One 12-ounce wine or malt cooler
• One 5-ounce glass of wine
• 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits
 
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I AM PREGNANT?
 
• Stop drinking. The sooner you stop, the better it will be for both you and your baby.
• Get regular prenatal checkups and tell your doctor or nurse that you have been
drinking.
 
FASD are 100% preventable if you do not drink while you are pregnant.
 
HOW CAN I PREVENT FASD? HOW DOES ALCOHOL
 
FASD are 100% preventable. To help ensure that your child does not suffer from FASD you should not consume any alcohol if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
Although drinking alcohol while breastfeeding is not known to cause FASD, it may
adversely affect the development of your child’s brain and central nervous system.1
 
DID YOU KNOW…
• Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are the leading known cause of mental retardation in the U.S.2
• 1 in 30 pregnant women consume alcohol at a level that increases the risk of FASD.3
• It is estimated that the lifetime cost to treat one individual with FAS is at least $2 million.4
 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT FASD CONTACT OR VISIT:
 
• The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) www.nofas.org
• The ARC of the United States (A National Organization on Mental Retardation) www.thearc.org
• The Center for Disease Control FAS Prevention Branch www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fas
• National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) www.niaaa.nih.gov
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration) www.fascenter.samhsa.gov
 
1) Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction, 2006
2) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2007.
3) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, 2006.


Thomas Zimmerman, Public Affairs Office
West Nile Virus making a comeback, three ways to stay protected   

    Aug. 23, 2012 -- It’s baaaack. Remember back in the early 2000’s when the new coverage was all about West Nile Virus? Well the virus seems to have made a comeback this year, with 41 deaths reported around the country due to the mosquito-borne virus.

    While no cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in Cumberland County yet this year, surveillance and common sense are the best course of action to avoid infective mosquito bites.

 There are things every individual can do around the home and farm to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas. Some of these tips include:
· Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have collected on your property.

· Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use. Stagnant water in a wading pool becomes a place for mosquitoes to breed.

· Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors.

    Most people bitten by an infected mosquito never experience symptoms, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and 20 percent of those who do experience flu-like symptoms. In rare, severe cases, the disease can be life threatening with symptoms including high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and paralysis. People over 50, and adults and children with weak immune systems are most at risk.
    By following some general guidelines, you can reduce the risk of being infected. Consider staying indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. If that isn't possible, wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors, and use bug repellent containing 5-24 percent DEET. Also, drain standing water, such as birdbaths and wading pools, because this prevents mosquitoes from laying their eggs.

Other ways to help protect yourself and others 
 · Pay attention to discarded tires. Stagnant water in tires are where most mosquitoes breed.

· Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains. Roof gutters can produce millions of mosquitoes each season.

· Turn over wheelbarrows and don't let water stagnate in birdbaths. Both provide breeding habitats for domestic mosquitoes.

· Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish. Water gardens can become major mosquito producers if they are allowed to stagnate. Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use. A swimming pool left untended by a family on vacation for a month can produce enough mosquitoes to result in neighborhood-wide complaints. Mosquitoes may even breed in the water that collects on pool covers.

· Keep water in buckets and troughs fresh and clean.

· Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property. Mosquitoes may breed in any puddle that lasts for more than four days.

    For more information visit http://www.state.pa.us/

    For more information about West Nile Virus, visit the CDC Web site at www.cdc.gov.
   


                                    School Bus Schedule for Carlisle Barracks

     

   There will be a friendly face at each Carlisle Barracks bus stop the morning of Aug. 27 to make sure everything goes smoothly.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Time

Bus Route

Stop

School

650

35M

1

Middle School - Lamberton

712

27S

1

High School - Swartz-McGowan Bld

805

17E

1

Elementary School - Lamberton

651

35M

2

Middle School - Lamberton

710

27S

2

High School - Swartz-McGowan Bld

807

17E

2

Elementary School - Lamberton

656

35M

3

Middle School - Lamberton

720

23S

3

High School - Swartz-McGowan Bld

803

35E

3

Elementary School -Bellaire

811

16E

3

Elementary School - Lamberton

700

34M

4

Middle School - Lamberton

722

23S

4

High School - Swartz-McGowan Bld

804

35E

4

Elementary School -Bellaire

813

16E

4

Elementary School - Lamberton

712

34M

5

Middle School - Lamberton

725

23S

5

High School - Swartz-McGowan Bld

816

35E

5

Elementary School -Bellaire

822

16E

5

Elementary School - Lamberton

706

34M

6

Middle School - Lamberton

712

16S

6

High School - Swartz-McGowan Bld

808

35E

6

Elementary School -Bellaire

818

16E

6

Elementary School - Lamberton

708

34M

7

Middle School - Lamberton

714

16S

7

High School - Swartz-McGowan Bld

709

34M

8

Middle School - Lamberton

715

16S

8

High School - Swartz-McGowan Bld

810

35E

8

Elementary School -Bellaire

704

34M

9

Middle School - Lamberton

710

16S

9

High School - Swartz-McGowan Bld

806

35E

9

Elementary School -Bellaire

815

16E

9

Elementary School - Lamberton


 AY2013 Geo–Bachelors and Bachelorettes invited to enjoy good food and company

 

 The Carlisle Barracks Post Chapel invites AY 2013 geo-bachelors and bachelorettes to enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship at the Chapel Assembly Hall monthly starting Wednesday, Sep. 12 from 6-8 p.m.

  Be our guest, relax and just enjoy the evening.

  Future Wednesday dates--

  Oct. 10
  Nov. 7
  Dec. 12
  Jan. 16
  Feb. 20
  Mar. 20
  Apr. 17
  May 15

  For more information contact the Post Chapel at 717-245-4215.

 



CARLISLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 2012-2013 BUS SCHEDULE

GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Concerns regarding school bus transportation should be directed to the Carlisle Area School District.   Phone 240-6800,  Ext 17800, 17803, 17804 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday August 21, 2012
 
For updated information visit the Carlisle Area School District Bus Schedule websitewww.carlisleschools.org/departments.cfm?subpage=1487421
 
 
CARLISLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BUS RULES

1. No Kindergarten transportation for Carlisle Area School District students Monday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 29, 2012.  First day for Kindergarten school bus Transportation is Thursday, August 30, 2012
 
2. Students are required to be at their stop 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
 
3. The law prohibits bus drivers from changing bus stop locations without the approval of the school district administration.
 
4. School bus drivers are authorized and may elect to assign seating for identification and disciplinary purposes.  Bus riding privileges may be suspended for failure to follow bus safety rules.
 
5. Bus stop times are approximate, and may vary due to traffic congestion, accidents.
 
6. School buses are equipped with audio/video cameras used to monitor and record student conversations and behavior.
 
7. Students are not permitted to change stops or buses without the approval of the school principal or the student transportation department.
 
8. As a result of late registrations, certain stop locations may not appear on this listing.  Requests for stop location changes or babysitting requests received after Friday, August 17, 2012 will not be incorporated into the bus runs until September 10, 2012.
 
9. Parents/guardians must accompany Kindergarten children to and from the school bus stop.  Kindergarten children will not be left off the school bus without a parent or guardian present.
 
KINDERGARTEN BUS ROUTE INFORMATION WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE TEACHER DURING THE KINDERGARTEN STAGGERED START ORIENTATION.
 
BUS ROUTE NUMBERS ARE POSTED IN RED NUMBERS ON THE SIDE AND REAR OF BUS

SCHOOL TIMES

Elementary
8:40a.m. - 3:30p.m. AM Kindergarten
8:40a.m. - 11:35a.m. PM Kindergarten
12:35p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Middle School
7:46a.m.- 2:35p.m
 
Swartz Building & High School (McGowan Building)
7:49a.m. - 2:45p.m.
 
 
NORTH DICKINSON AREA North Dickinson Elementary Lamberton Middle School Swartz Building & High School McGowan Building

Route ID: OOE     ELEMENTARY NORTH DICKINSON
07:56    1856  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:58    456  BURNT HOUSE RD
07:59    NELSON & MINICH DRS
08:00   11 NELSON DR
08:03    29  E OAKWOOD DR
08:05    12 W OAKWOOD DR
08:06    49 W OAKWOOD DR
08:07    145  BRIARWOOD LN
08:08    175  BRIARWOOD LN
08:09   751 ADAMS RD
08:12    17 MAKENZEE LN
08:13    MAKENZEE & FARM LN
08:14   8 FARM LN
08:19    BURNT HOUSE RD & CREEKVIEW DR
08:20  8 W HARMON DR
08:22    BURNT HOUSE RD & ROCKWELL CT
08:23  616 W OLD YORK RD
08:24  W OLD YORK RD & THOMPSON LN
 
Route ID: OOM    MIDDLE LAMBERTON
06:40  MOUNTAIN VIEW & SANDBANK  RD
06:42  MOUNTAIN VIEW & WHITE TAIL
06:43  176 MOUNTAIN VIEW
06:47    PINE RD & CHURCH LN
06:48  111 E YELLOW BREECHES RD
06:49  86 E YELLOW BREECHES RD
06:50    MCCOY LN & SENECA CIR
06:51    MCCOY & TIOGA LNS
06:53    15 SANDY BOTTOM RD
06:54    SANDY BOTTOM RD & RAPUANO WAY
06:55  211 E YELLOW BREECHES RD
07:01  621 W OLD YORK RD
07:03    868  BURNT HOUSE RD
07:05    BURNT HOUSE RD & CREEKVIEW DR
07:06  26 S THRUSH DR
07:07  8 W HARMON DR
07:10  8 FARMLN
07:12  518 W OLD YORK RD

Route ID: 01S    SECONDARY SWARTZ, MCGOWAN
06:48    15 LEBO RD
06:49    2416  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
06:50  967 W OLD YORK RD
06:51  881 W OLD YORK RD
06:52    N DICKINSON SCHOOL RD & PEYTON
06:53    25 N DICKINSON SCHOOL RD
06:55    274  RICHLAND RD
06:56    258  RICHLAND RD
06:57    245  RICHLAND RD
06:58    217  RICHLAND RD
06:59    172  RICHLAND RD
07:00    MOOREDALE RD & CARRIAGE LN
07:01    MOOREDALE RD & LOCUST HOLLOW
07:03    377  MOOREDALE RD
07:04    389  MOOREDALE RD
07:05    300  STONE HOUSE RD
07:06    239  STONE HOUSE RD
07:07    232  STONE HOUSE RD
07:08    117  STONE HOUSE RD
07:10    2726  RITNER HWY
07:11    2536  RITNER HWY
07:12    2446  RITNER HWY
07:13    RITNER HWY & WEDGEWOOD DR
07:14    2142  RITNER HWY
07:16   245 ALLEN RD
07:19  1517 TERRACE AVE
07:21   104 MEADOW BLVD
07:24    WHITE BIRCH & GEORGETOWN CIR
07:25    1000  W SOUTH ST

Route ID: 02E    ELEMENTARY NORTH DICKINSON
07:56   2 DANNAH DR
07:57   41 DANNAH DR
07:58   21 DANNAH DR
08:01  31 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
08:02  17 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
08:03  13 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
08:05    942  PINE RD
08:06    970  PINE RD
08:07    974  PINE RD
08:09   11 MORGAN DR
08:11    1102  PINE RD
08:13  130 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
08:14  235 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
08:16    1218  PINE RD
08:17    1250  PINE RD
08:18    1328  PINE RD
08:19    143  ENCKS MILL RD
08:21    40 MONTSERA RD
08:23    26 MONTSERA RD
08:24    MONTSERA RD & HAR-JON LN
08:25  972 W OLD YORK RD
08:29  844 W OLD YORK RD

Route ID: 02M    MIDDLE LAMBERTON
06:34    188  COLD SPRING RD
06:35    153  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:36    136  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:37    113  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:39    71  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:40    39  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:42    10  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:43    801  PINE RD
06:44    817  PINE RD
06:47   37 DANNAH DR
06:48   2 DANNAH DR
06:49    249  STUART RD
06:51    272  STUART RD
06:53  31 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
06:54  13 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
06:56    916  PINE RD
06:57    970  PINE RD
07:02   10 MORGAN DR
07:03    1118  PINE RD
07:04  235 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
07:05    32 MONTSERA RD
07:06    26 MONTSERA RD
07:12    MONTSERA RD & HAR-JON LN
07:13    2372  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:14    2263  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:18    2107  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
 
Route ID: 03S    SECONDARY SWARTZ, MCGOWAN
06:30    STUART RD & DANNAH DR
06:31    249  STUART RD
06:32    262  STUART RD
06:33  13 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
06:39    24  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:42    124  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:43    152  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:44    191  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:47    36 WHITE OAK DR
06:48    71  COLD SPRINGS RD
06:51    808  PINE RD
06:52    819  PINE RD
06:54    930  PINE RD
06:55    992  PINE RD
06:56    1104  PINE RD
06:59   11 MORGAN DR
07:01  239 W YELLOW BREECHES RD
07:02    1208  PINE RD
07:03    1250  PINE RD
07:05    1313  PINE RD
07:06    1328  PINE RD
07:08    150  ENCKS MILL RD
07:09    50 MONTSERA RD
07:10    MONTSERA RD & HAR-JON DR
07:12    2371  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:13    WALNUT BOTTOM RD & GREEN ACRE
07:14    2263  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:15    2207  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:16    2120  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:17    2116  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:21    1856  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:22    1816  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
07:25  BELVEDERE ST & HILLSIDE DR
 
Route ID: 04E    ELEMENTARY NORTH DICKINSON
07:57    315  RICHLAND RD
07:59    258  RICHLAND RD
08:00    237  RICHLAND RD
08:01    172  RICHLAND RD
08:04    302  STONE HOUSE RD
08:05    269  STONE HOUSE RD
08:07    240  STONE HOUSE RD
08:08    152  STONE HOUSE RD
08:09    130  STONE HOUSE RD
08:11    2536  RITNER HWY\
08:12    210  MOOREDALE RD
08:13    341  MOOREDALE RD
08:14    360  MOOREDALE RD
08:19    2518  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
08:20    2416  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
08:21    2372  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
08:24    2209  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
08:26    2107  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
 
Route ID: 04M    MIDDLE LAMBERTON
06:41    2518  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
06:45  967 W OLD YORK RD
06:46  844 W OLD YORK RD
06:47    N DICKINSON SCHOOL RD
06:48    26 N DICKINSON SCHOOL RD
06:51    297  RICHLAND RD
06:52    258  RICHLAND RD
06:53    250  RICHLAND RD
06:55    168  RICHLAND RD
06:57    MOOREDALE RD & CARRIAGE LN
06:59    345  MOOREDALE RD
07:00    228  STONE HOUSE RD
07:01    32  STONE HOUSE RD
07:02    2536  RITNER HWY
07:04    2064  RITNER HWY
07:11   235 ALLEN RD
07:13  1517 TERRACE AVE
07:14    MEADOW BLVD & SHIRLEY
07:18    1015  W SOUTH ST
07:19    GEORGETOWN CIR & WHITE BIRCH LN
07:21    300  GLENDALE ST
07:22    HILLSIDE & SUTTON
07:23    N DICKINSON ELEMENTARY (PM)
 
Route ID: O5S      SECONDARY SWARTZ, MCGOWAN
06:56    309  BURNT HOUSE RD
06:58  19 ASHTONST
06:59  ASHTON ST & IRENE CT
07:00    75 ASHTON ST
07:01    224  BURNT HOUSE RD
07:02    204  BURNT HOUSE RD
07:03    907  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:04    914  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:05    923  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:06    NICHOLAS DR & SILKWOOD LN
07:07    960  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:08    1010  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:09    1038  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:10    ALEXANDER SPRING & MOOREDALE RDS
07:12    17 MOOREDALE RD
07:13    5 MOOREDALE RD
07:15    32  BURNT HOUSE RD
07:16    870  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:17    846  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:18    806  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:19    651  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:24    HILLSIDE DR & ORANGE ST
07:25    207  S ORANGE ST
 
Route ID: 06E    ELEMENTARY NORTH DICKINSON
07:53    907  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:56    HAWTHORN CT & WILLOW LN
07:57    934  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:59    960  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
08:00    1008  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
08:01    1038  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
08:02    1050  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
08:05    RITNER HWY & CINDA LN
08:07    RITNER HWY & WEDGEWOOD DR
08:08    2214  RITNER HWY
08:10    2064  RITNER HWY
08:11    623  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
08:12    647  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
08:15    849  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
08:16  867-870 ALEXANDER SPRING RD
08:18    216  BURNT HOUSE RD
08:19    10 BRADFORD PL
08:20    41 ASHTON ST
08:21  ASHTON ST & IRENE DR
08:22    244  BURNT HOUSE RD
08:23    283  BURNT HOUSE RD
08:25    1942  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
08:26    2037  WALNUT BOTTOM RD
 
Route ID: 06M    MIDDLE LAMBERTON
06:44    43 W OAKWOOD DR
06:45   751 ADAMS RD
06:49    19 NELSON DR
06:50    420  BURNT HOUSE RD
06:52    71 ASHTON ST
06:53    23 ASHTON ST
06:54  5 ASHTON ST
06:57    923  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:00    960  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:01    1038  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:02    13 MOOREDALE RD
07:04    2452  RITNER HWY
07:05    RITNER HWY & CINDA LN
07:06    RITNER HWY & WEDGEWOOD LN
07:07    198  BURNT HOUSE RD
07:09 867 - 870  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:10    653  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:11    647  ALEXANDER SPRING RD
07:20    1105  STRATFORD DR
 
Route ID: 07S    SECONDARY SWARTZ, MCGOWAN
06:49    7 SANDY BOTTOM RD
06:51    TIOGA LN & SANDY BOTTOM RD
06:52    27 MCCOY LN
06:53    MCCOY LN & SENECA
06:54  86 E YELLOW BREECHES RD
06:55  111 E YELLOW BREECHES RD
06:56  218 E YELLOW BREECHES RD
06:58    PINE RD & CHURCH LN
07:00    507  PINE RD
07:01  176 MOUNTAIN VIEW
07:02  MOUNTAIN VIEW & WHITETAIL
07:03  196 MOUNTAIN VIEW
07:04  212 MOUNTAIN VIEW
07:05   SANDBANK & MOUNTAIN VIEW
 
Route ID: 08E    ELEMENTARY NORTH DICKINSON
08:00    517  PINE RD
08:01    PINE RD & CHURCH LN
08:02    5 SANDY BOTTOM RD
08:03    11 SANDY BOTTOM RD
08:04    15 SANDY BOTTOM RD
08:05    MCCOY & TIOGA LNS
08:06    MCCOY LN & SENECA CIRCLE
08:08  211 E YELLOW BREECHES RD
08:09    730  PINE RD
08:11    76  COLD SPRINGS RD
08:12    92  COLD SPRINGS RD
08:13    104  COLD SPRINGS RD
08:14    110  COLD SPRINGS RD
08:15    136  COLD SPRINGS RD
08:17    160  COLD SPRINGS RD
08:19    170  COLD SPRINGS RD
08:20    10 WHITE OAK DR
08:22    10  COLD SPRINGS RD
08:23    801  PINE RD
08:25    827  PINE RD
 
Route ID: O8S      SECONDARY SWARTZ, MCGOWAN
06:58  518 W OLD YORK RD
06:59  647 W OLD YORK RD
07:01  626 W OLD YORK RD
07:02  621 W OLD YORK RD
07:03  616 W OLD YORK RD
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07:05    BURNT HOUSE RD & CREEKVIEW
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SOUTH DICKINSON AREA MT HOLLY SPRINGS AREA Mt. Holly Elementary Lamberton Middle School Swartz & McGowan Building
 
Route ID: 09S    SECONDARY SWARTZ, MCGOWAN
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06:53    GOODYEAR RD & BALL PARK
06:54    87 BALL PARK DR
06:57    TORWAY RD & ORCHARD CREST DR
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07:14  112 YATES ST
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Route ID: 12E    ELEMEN MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS
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07:48    223  PEACH GLEN RD
07:49   9 CHESTNUT RIDGE RD
07:50    PEACH GLEN & CHESTNUT RIDGE RDS
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08:20  200 PINE GROVE RD
08:22    4602  CARLISLE RD
08:24  112 YATES ST
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06:52    885  TORWAY RD
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Suzanne Reynolds, Public Affairs

Carlisle Barracks and the U.S. Army War College will celebrate Women's Equality Day

 

  Carlisle Barracks and the U.S. Army War College will celebrate Women's Equality Day, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Wil Washcoe auditorium, Root Hall.

  The guest speaker, Dr. Kay Potetz, is a motivational speaker and management consultant.  The topic will be:  Change "It ain't the same and it never will be."

  Dr. Potetz will discuss all that has happened since the 1920's until now in women's rights with emphasis on legislation that has occurred to support women's equality.

  Her qualifications include 25 years of management and administrative experience in health care, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D.

  After many years in health care, Potetz moved from the hospital environment to teaching. 

  Dr. Potetz is an adjunct faculty member at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and teaches in the undergraduate and executive M.B.A. programs.

  Come and celebrate Women's Equality Day - bring your lunch and enjoy Dr. Potetz' presentation.

 


Suzanne Reynolds, Public Affairs
 
Expansion of Bosler Memorial Library provides greater asset to Carlisle Barracks and the Community
 
 
  Through an agreement with MWR, Carlisle Barracks families have a family library 'next door' in downtown Carlisle. 
 
  More than 107,000 books, large print books, magazines, books on tape or CD, and movies are available for the military community at Bosler Memorial Library.
 
  Located at 158 West High Street, Carlisle, Bosler Memorial Library reopened in mid-August after a week of extensive renovation.  The unveiling of the new South Wing showed off the library’s stained glass window along with additional light to the inside from skylights and rooftop windows.  See the Carlisle Sentinel news article on the reopening at: http://cumberlandcountylibraries.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=489
 
  Additional construction continues to double the floor space and enhance parking. 
 
  Data Den classes and Children's Storytimes will resume in September. 
 
  For details on events and hours, see bosler@cumberlandcountylibraries.org
 

Suzanne Reynolds, Public Affairs
 
New adventures offered by Carlisle Barracks Outdoor Recreation program
 
  
  If you like outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping, and white water rafting, then you will love Carlisle Barracks Outdoor Recreation on post.
 
  Pete Collins, a regular customer at Outdoor Recreation and a Garrison employee, likes the fact that, when it comes to kayak rentals, it's the only place around that you can rent a boat and take it to the place of your choosing to launch. 
 
  “Every other place tells you where you're going to launch and where you're going to end up,” said Collins.
 
  Did you know that you could rent a travel trailer at the Drummer Boy Campground in Gettysburg.  Outdoor Recreation offers the use of two travel trailers at this site. 
 
  “You can stay at the campground and enjoy their amenities or venture into town and enjoy the sites,” said Susan Cantalupi, Outdoor Recreation manager.  “The camp ground has a lot of family-friendly things to offer,” said Cantalupi. 
 
  Cantalupi mentioned several fall trips that are being offered.  Call 245-4616/4029 to learn more.
  • Aug. 26--bus trip to the Little League World Series championship game;
  • Sep 9--Family-style whitewater rafting in the Poconos, fees include all equipment and the bus;
  • Sep 30--Hiking in Ricketts Glen State Park, a beautiful park with waterfalls;
  • Oct 7--Biking in the Poconos along the Lehigh Gorge:  a family-oriented trip with all equipment included.
 
  For more information on Carlisle Barracks Outdoor Recreation adventures, rental prices and more, visit:  http://www.carlislemwr.com/rec-a-fitness/outdoor-recreationand see more about the Drummer Boy Campground visit:  http://www.drummerboycamping.com/
 

Thomas Zimmerman, Public Affairs Office
Sullivan talks challenges of strategic leadership as part of Bradley lecture

 

Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan presents the 2012 USAHEC General of the Army Omar N. Bradley lecture “Transforming the Army of the 90s: Strategic Leadership in Challenging Times” in Bliss Hall Aug. 15. 

Aug. 15, 2012 -- The similarities of the problems the Army faced in the 1990’s and the hard decisions faced by the strategic leaders of the times aren’t all that different from the challenges facing the Army today, said the guest speaker for the 2012 Omar N. Bradley lecture.

Retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, the 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army, delivered the talk entitled “Transforming the Army of the 90s: Strategic Leadership in Challenging Times,” in Bliss Hall Aug. 15.

“It's fitting that I am speaking about strategic leadership at the Omar Bradley lecture, because when you think of great strategic leaders, you think of Omar Bradley,” said Sullivan.

He discussed many of the issues that he and other strategic leaders faced in the 1990’s, many of which are still applicable today.

  • Capabilities with new technology
  • Doing “more with less”
  • Proliferation of precision weapons
  • The importance of leader development at all levels
  • Providing the right training and equipment for Soldiers  

“You have to think about these issues and challenges not only in the short term, but in the long-term. Balance is the key,” he said.  “The Army must be prepared to face these challenges head-on and do what we have done for more than 200 years, protect and defend our nation.”

He also issued a challenge to the students of the Class of 2013, many of whom were in the audience.

“As a strategic leader you must be willing to be unpopular and lead change,” he said.


Army tackles ‘Health of Force’ through senior leader education

A commitment to senior leader development and education, the Strategic Leader Resiliency Program of the Army War College is an Army War College and TRADOC investment in the health of the force, working through its senior leaders.

Strengthening resiliency is at the heart of the Army’s holistic efforts.  The SL Resiliency Program incorporates a series of assessments and education throughout the year to optimize personal effectiveness at the strategic level of leadership.

The nexus of leadership, resiliency, and fitness is particularly relevant at the level of strategic leadership, where responsibilities demand a considerably higher degree of energy, stamina, resilience and fitness, said Dr. Thomas Williams, program director. The leadership feedback program, yearlong resiliency education opportunities delivered, and the Military Family Program suggest the scope of ways by which leader resiliency development is integrated into the Army War College experience for its students.

During the Combined/Joint Forces Land Component Commanders Course, in July, Williams addressed the flag officers whose future includes demanding scope of responsibilities. The senior students’ reactions to his presentation revealed the important and unique context of health and fitness for senior leaders who tend to neglect themselves, to put mission first. Williams’ thought-provoking review of senior leader health considerations prompted these comments:

• As senior leaders, we have to help our subordinates find a balanced approach to fitness, nutrition, sleep, etc.

• Topical subject, a long time coming. We need a culture that says, ‘it’s okay to look after yourself,’ and that culture needs to be command led.

Williams’s expertise was highlighted Aug. 3 in Orlando, Fla., when the Military division of the American Psychological Association honored him with two prestigious awards: the Nichols Award for work as a uniformed military clinical psychologist in service to military personnel and their families; and the Uhlaner Award, shared with three others, for outstanding contributions in assessment and selection in the Special Forces community.

“I am honored,” said Williams, who is recently retired as an Army colonel. “The Robert Nichols Award would not have been possible without the great work and contributions of the Army Physical Fitness and Research Institute, where we took a program for 350 students and expanded it to 5000 in three years time.

“This [recognition] is a great tribute to the sacrifices that leaders and families have been making in support of national security,” said Williams about the former APFRI program and the new Strategic Leader Resiliency Program of the Army War College.

The Army War College’s leader-focused resiliency program is complemented by the new Army Wellness Center at Carlisle Barracks. The Army Wellness Center is one of the first across CONUS, focused on delivering personalized assessments and education for the post population.

“For 30 years, the APFRI program provided leaders the model for how to holistically integrate fitness, health and wellness programs. We served as a bridge between the operational and medical domain,” said Williams. “We’re happy to see the Army Wellness Centers championing the patient-centered medical home.”

The message at the Army War College is that leaders have the responsibility to develop themselves and those around them, suggested Williams. The Strategic Leader Resiliency Program and Army Wellness Center offer tools for leaders to better understand their own health and fitness, as well as focused and personalized ways to optimize health, fitness, and resiliency.


Summer Sense Campaign

Has something got you down and you need someone to talk to?

Call the Employee Assistance Program                                                                                                 Army Substance Abuse Prevention Office 245 – 4576/3745.

    Sometimes in life we are presented with challenges. Whether it's financial, emotional or professional, sometimes it helps to talk to someone about those problems. To help with times like these the Army offers the Employee Assistance Program for civilian employees and their family members.

    The EAP provides free, confidential services, to include screening to identify the employee's problem, and, when appropriate, a referral to a facility or program (within or outside the Army) that can assist the employee in resolving his or her problem. "The EAP acts like a 'triage,' we listen to you, and help point you in the right direction for any help you might need." 

    Participation in the EAP is voluntary and, ultimately is the employee's decision to participate or not.

    In addition to substance abuse problems, the Army EAPs provide referral services to help employees achieve a balance between their work, family and other personal responsibilities.  

EAP services for employees and supervisors  

  • Assessment and problem identification
  • Referral for treatment and rehabilitation to appropriate community counseling/treatment resources
  •  Follow-up services to aid an employee in achieving an effective readjustment to his or her job after treatment
  • Training and education for supervisors and employees about alcohol and drugs

  EAP can assist employees and their families in finding help for:

  • Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Marital / relational issues
  • Divorce and separation
  • Alcohol and drug problems
  • Job stress / anger issues
  • Parent / child relationships
  • Child / elder care
  • Financial / legal issues

Who can use it?

    The Employee Assistance Program is available to federal employees and their family members. Family members may contact the EAP directly and do not need to be accompanied by the employee when meeting with the EAP Representative. 

Is it confidential?

    YES.

    One of the EAP professional's highest priorities is to protect the rights of the EAP client.  The meetings and all records are subject to the same regulations as other Occupational Health Services files.

    No one may be informed of your participation in any of the Employee Assistance Program's without your written permission.

Will using the program affect my job?

    Your job security and promotional opportunities will not be affected because you seek assistance.

    By working with the EAP professional to resolve your problems before they interfere with your job, you can remain an effective and productive employee.

EAP supervisor referrals

    Occasionally, workers' personal problems manifest themselves and interfere with their work. A supervisor may elect to refer an employee to the EAP for assistance.

    This is the supervisor's way of saying that he or she cares and is concerned about you. Their interest is in helping you to resolve any personal problem, which may be adversely affecting your job performance.

How do I contact the EAP? 

    Contact the EAP office at 245-4576/3745. EAP representatives are available weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. EAP is located at 632 Wright Ave. Carlisle Barracks. Letterkenny Army Depot appointments are held at the Letterkenny Clinic.

    Appointments may be scheduled at other times if you are unable to come during these hours.

    For more information contact the EAP at 245-4576/3745.

 


Col. Steve Carney, Center for Strategic Leadership

Maritime Operational Threat Response conference finds expertise, welcome at Army War College

Aug. 10, 2012 -- Like a fish out of water, the Maritime Operational Threat Response conference held its seventh annual conference at the Army War College.  First-time participation by multiple Canadian agencies underscored the joint, interagency and international approach of MOTR.

The “MOTR for Tomorrow” conference dedicated the work of 65 senior participants at the Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership, in Carlisle, Pa, Aug. 6-9. Representatives of the White House, National Security Staff, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the departments of Defense, State, Justice, Commerce, Transportation, Homeland Security were joined by staff of the U.S. Army War College and Navy War College, NORAD, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canadian Coast Guard and Navy.

The War College’s director of Homeland Defense and Security Issues, Bert Tussing, helped guide the conference to examine the efficacy of the MOTR plan, review newly updated MOTR policy guidance, and Law of the Sea issues.   

The conference is intended, “to pull attendees into the operational and strategic level of thought in order to lead to a national outcome in a collaborative mission,” said Gary Rasicot, Army War College graduate and director of the Global Maritime Operational Threat Response Coordination Center. The center co-sponsored the event, with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Security Affairs.

“With a whole of government approach to maritime activities, the purpose of the MOTR conference is to note where corporate cultures affect one another and to discuss emerging threats through a host of presentations and scenarios,” said Rasicot.

MOTR is one of eight strategic-level plans directed by National Security Presidential Directive 41 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 13 to achieve a coordinated US government response to threats against the US, and its interests, from the maritime domain. 


Gen. Odierno to War College students: Education, adaptability key to future of Army

Gen. Ray Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, spoke to the Army War College Class of 2013 Aug. 13 in Bliss Hall.

Aug. 13, 2012 -- Today at the Army War College, the Army Chief of Staff spoke to the student body about strategic leadership and the strategic environment, through the lens of Army Initiatives.

Gen. Ray Odierno initiated the students to the program of keynote speakers who will engage the students throughout  the year.  He commended them for their accomplishments; he charged them with the urgency of applying their experience and education to the strategic level.  

During an hour-long address to the class, the 38thChief of Staff of the Army laid out his priorities and the students’ key roles.  Fiscal constraints, an armed forces coming out of more than a decade at war and the increased pressure of globalization will be their challenges.  They will need to be prepared, and know how, to lead change and to surround themselves with people who will give them different perspectives and challenges them.

It begins here.

The experience here is the beginning of developing a joint, interagency, multinational culture necessary for us to come together to solve problems, said Odierno, urging them engage the outstanding faculty and form relationships with fellows students, especially the 71 international officers.

Education needs to be back in the forefront of everything the Army does as it is fundamental to developing key leaders, he said. 

His vision for The War College is that it is considered the “finest strategic thinking institution in the country.”

Each time the students engage with a senior leader in Bliss Hall auditorium, they continue their own discussion in seminar – 24 seminars, each populated with a cross section of US military, federal agencies, and international officers that foster joint-interagency-multinational exchanges.

In the first full week of classes, students are testing themselves and their understanding of fellow students, discussing, for example, the services’ perspective on the role of doctrine.  Group development coexists with the Strategic Thinking course – a 10-day focus on the fundamental thinking skills

The first 10 days of resident classes are devoted to the Strategic Thinking course. Today’s Introduction to Strategic Thinking was informed by the Chief’s comments and the students’ reading of Gen. Martin Dempsey’s “Developing Strategic Leaders,” written while commander of US Army Training and Doctrine Command; and Douglas E. Waters’ lesson, “Strategic Thinking and Developing Strategic Thinkers.”


Carol Kerr, Thomas Zimmerman, Public Affairs
Convocation ceremony starts off War College year for Class of 2013

Col. Stephen Maranian, Army War College Class of 2013 Class President, speaks to his fellow classmates, War College staff and faculty in Bliss Hall Aug. 10 during the convocation ceremony that officially kicked off the academic year.

 

Aug. 10, 2012 -- The Army War College Class of 2013 officially started their 10-month academic course with a convocation ceremony held in Bliss Hall, Aug. 10.

During the ceremony, the 386-member class, their spouses and 90 Army War College Fellows were formally introduced to the USAWC faculty and key staff members. Dr. Lance Betros, USAWC Dean of Academic Affairs, served as the master of ceremonies and introduced the War College faculty.

“You have a superb faculty of scholars in a variety of disciplines, the very finest Army, sister services and academics has to offer,” said Betros. “They will help guide and mentor you on your journey.”

He also challenged the students to take full advantage of the opportunities here.

“My message to you is to take maximum advantage of this opportunity for intellectual and professional development,” he said. “You will have ample time to read, research and discuss important issues of national security. Make the most of these 10 precious months.”

“We are assembled at the right place at the right time,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commandant of The War College, who noted growing recognition of global volatility and complexity.

“We've been calling the world volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous because it has been. But never before has the speed of human interactions had more impact on the futures of our countries."

“We'll need wise and skilled strategic leaders to protect future generations. This morning, I am very proud to be looking at the next wave,” said Cucolo. “We’re in this together.” 

Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commandant of The War College, talks to the class and their Family Members.

The short ceremony concluded with remarks from the class president, Col. Stephen Maranian.

“Our class represents a tremendous breadth of experience and diversity,” said Maranian. “We hail from 68 nations. American students are active and reserve components, uniformed and civilian. We wear the uniforms of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. We come from every corner of the world and bring with us nearly 10 thousand years of collective experience serving our fellow citizens.

“But we also have much to learn.”

“We will use this year to read, think, and pursue scholarly endeavors,” he continued. “We will learn to challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom, hone our ability to think critically – and we will graduate as competent advisors to the senior leaders of our services and nations.

“We are indeed fortunate for this opportunity to step away from the operational force for a year.  Fortunate to trade our blackberries and staff meetings for kindles and seminars … Fortunate to be fully integrated with the largest international officer population in the history of any senior service college and, for the first time, integrated with the U.S. Army War College Fellows.

“We are fortunate to spend significant amounts of quality time with our loved ones, exercise some well-deserved balance, and focus on becoming better officers and leaders.”

“The decisions we take and advice we give in the years following graduation will have direct impact on the lives of our nations’ most precious resource, so study well,” said the class president to his peers. “I know that we, the students of the Class of 2013, are up to the challenge.”

Class of 2013 breakdown

     The U.S. Army War College Class of 2013 consists of 386 students, which include 225 Army (includes Reserve and Guard); 32 Air Force (includes Reserve and Guard); 15 Navy (includes Reserve); 17 Marine Corps (includes Reserve); and one Coast Guard officer.  U.S. military officers are board selected and typically have approximately 20 years of service, having reached the rank of lieutenant colonel or colonel.

     Twenty-five civilians from the Defense Department, the Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of the Army, Department of State, the National Security Agency, and the Veterans’ Administration are also in attendance.
     Rounding out the class are 71 International Fellows, senior military officers from 67 different nations representing Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Zambia.

     New this year are officers from Benin, Armenia, Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan.


Military community salutes heart and soles invested in cross-country run for wounded warriors

Carlisle Barracks salutes one man’s cross-country run to bring attention to wounded warriors.  Inspired by the message, “honoring the fallen by challenging the living,” Carlisle native Albie Masland challenged himself to run across for America to bring attention to wounded veterans, families of fallen heroes, and the service organizations that support them.

Masland’s ‘Operation Amerithon’ was set to begin march 17 in Dana Point, California, covering more than 2,000 miles across Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, through Carlisle Pa., and on to Washington D.C. 

On Aug. 10, he’ll run through his home town, Carlisle, take a lap around the home of the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, before heading to the nation’s capitol.


Class year begins for students in the Army War College Class of 2013

Aug. 10, 2012 -- The Class of 2013, the largest class to date, will be in residence from August 6, 2012 through graduation on June 8, 2013, when the students earn a USAWC diploma and many will also earn a Master of Strategic Studies degree.

The U.S. Army War College educates and further develops leaders for service at the strategic level and advances knowledge in the global application of Landpower.  Since 1901, the Army War College has educated the senior leaders who served at the nation’s highest military positions in war and peace.

The USAWC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Class of 2013 breakdown

The U.S. Army War College Class of 2013 consists of 386 students, which include 225 Army (includes Reserve and Guard); 32 Air Force (includes Reserve and Guard); 15 Navy (includes Reserve); 17 Marine Corps (includes Reserve); and one Coast Guard officer.  U.S. military officers are board selected and typically have approximately 20 years of service, having reached the rank of lieutenant colonel or colonel.

Twenty-five civilians from the Defense Department, the Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of the Army, Department of State, the National Security Agency, and the Veterans’ Administration are also in attendance.


Rounding out the class are 71 International Fellows, senior military officers from 67 different nations representing Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Zambia.

New this year are officers from Benin, Armenia, Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan.

The War College class also includes 90 Army War College Fellows. Each year the Department of the Army selects a limited number of officers as Senior Service College Fellows. The selected officers  to take part in a unique 10-month program that partners the Army and various universities, allied service schools, civilian ”think tanks”, corporations, and government agencies, in lieu of residence at a senior service college.

This year also sees a further enhancement of prior years efforts to more fully integrate the Fellows into the USAWC. Each of the fellows is assigned to a USAWC resident program seminar and integrated into the first week of social and academic activities for the resident class.


Skip Brownyard, Force Protection Division
AT Awareness Month: See Something - Say Something

Right-wing Extremist Terrorism can be as deadly a threat as al-Qaeda. The word "terrorism" in the United States usually brings to mind plots linked in some way to al Qaeda, while the danger posed to the public by white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and other right-wing militants is often overlooked.

Militants linked to al Qaeda or inspired by jihadist ideology have carried out four terrorist attacks in the United States since September 11, which have resulted in 17 deaths. Thirteen of them were in a shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009. If after investigation, the recent attack on the Sikh temple in Wisconsin is included in this count, the death toll from right-wing terrorism in the U.S. over the past decade rises to 15. The FBI is investigating the case as a "domestic terrorist-type incident."

Another particular concern for law enforcement is the Sovereign Citizens movement, whose adherents reject all U.S. laws as well as taxation and American currency. An FBI report published in 2011 said "lone-offender sovereign-citizen extremists have killed six law enforcement officers" since 2000.

Right-wing and left-wing extremist groups as well as international terrorist groups are all dangerous and the only prevention comes from excellent Law Enforcement investigation couple with reports from the average citizen who "Sees Something And Says Something".


Carol Kerr, Public Affairs Officer
Army tackles 'Health of Force' through senior leader education

 

Dr. Tom Williams, Strategic Leader Resiliency Program director, receives the Julius E. Uhlaner Award from Col Becky Porter, chief of the Behavioral Health Division of the Office of The Surgeon General, Army, and president-elect of the Division of Military Psychologists. The Uhlaner Award singled out four psychologists for outstanding contributions in research on military selection and recruitment.  Williams also received the Robert S. Nichols Award which recognizes excellence in service by uniformed clinical psychologists to military personnel and their families for the expansion of the Army War College's former APFRI program to over 5,000 Army War College, Command and General Staff College, and Sergeant's Major Academy.

 

Aug. 9, 2012 -- A commitment to senior leader development and education, the Strategic Leader Resiliency Program of the Army War College is an Army War College and TRADOC investment in the health of the force, working through its senior leaders.

Strengthening resiliency is at the heart of the Army’s holistic efforts. The SL Resiliency Program incorporates a series of assessments and education throughout the year to optimize personal effectiveness at the strategic level of leadership.

The nexus of leadership, resiliency, and fitness is particularly relevant at the level of strategic leadership, where responsibilities demand a considerably higher degree of energy, stamina, resilience and fitness, said Dr. Thomas Williams, program director. The leadership feedback program, yearlong resiliency education opportunities delivered, and the Military Family Program suggest the scope of ways by which leader resiliency development is integrated into the Army War College experience for its students.

During the Combined/Joint Forces Land Component Commanders Course, in July, Williams addressed the flag officers whose future includes demanding scope of responsibilities.  The senior students’ reactions to his presentation revealed the important and unique context of health and fitness for senior leaders who tend to neglect themselves, to put mission first. Williams’ thought-provoking review of senior leader health considerations prompted these comments: 

 As senior leaders, we have to help our subordinates find a balanced approach to fitness, nutrition, sleep, etc.

 Topical subject, a long time coming. We need a culture that says, ‘it’s okay to look after yourself,’ and that culture needs to be command led.

Williams’s expertise was highlighted Aug. 3 in Orlando, Fla., when the Military division of the American Psychological Association honored him with two prestigious awards: the Nichols Award for work as a uniformed military clinical psychologist in service to military personnel and their families; and the Uhlaner Award, shared with three others, for outstanding contributions in assessment and selection in the Special Forces community.

“I am honored,” said Williams, who is recently retired as an Army colonel. “The Robert Nichols Award would not have been possible without the great work and contributions of the Army Physical Fitness and Research Institute, where we took a program for 350 students and expanded it to 5000 in three years time.

“This [recognition] is a great tribute to the sacrifices that leaders and families have been making in support of national security,” said Williams about the former APFRI program and the new Strategic Leader Resiliency Program of the Army War College.

The Army War College’s leader-focused resiliency program is complemented by the new Army Wellness Center at Carlisle Barracks. The Army Wellness Center is one of the first across CONUS, focused on delivering personalized assessments and education for the post population.

“For 30 years, the APFRI program provided leaders the model for how to holistically integrate fitness, health and wellness programs. We served as a bridge between the operational and medical domain.” said Williams. “We’re happy to see the Army Wellness Centers championing the patient-centered medical home.”

The message at the Army War College is that leaders have the responsibility to ‘fix’ themselves and those around them, suggested Williams.  The Strategic Leader Resiliency Program and Army Wellness Center offer tools for leaders to better understand themselves, as  ell as a focused, personalized way to optimize health, fitness, and resiliency.


Thomas Zimmerman, Public Affairs Office
90 senior officers begin Army War College Fellows program  

Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, spoke to the Army War College Fellows of the Class of 2013 in Collins Hall. “This is a time to think about your experience and how it relates to the future and how it can help your Army,” he said to the group.

Aug. 9, 2012 -- 90 Army War College Fellows and members of The War College Class of 2013 began their experience with a new orientation program that includes more integration with the members of the resident class July 30.

After an internal review of the Fellows program, several enhancements were made to leverage the Fellows' talents and experience in addressing strategic issues relative to the Army, according to Dr. Lance Betros, the War College Dean. 

“The revamped, two-week program includes many guest speakers and presentations designed to advance the Fellows' understanding of how the Army operates in the context of the federal government,” said Betros. “Additionally, it will help the Fellows transition quickly to the intellectual demands of graduate-level education and orient them to the strategic issues facing the Army and Nation.”

Each year the Department of the Army selects a limited number of officers as Senior Service College Fellows. The selected officers  to take part in a unique 10-month program that partners the Army and various universities, allied service schools, civilian ”think tanks”, corporations, and government agencies, in lieu of residence at a senior service college.

“The program serves as an opportunity for the officer to obtain an educational experience equivalent in quality to the resident course program based at a civilian institution where there are different goals and objectives,” said Kevin Connelly, senior service college program deputy director.  “They are able to see how the corporate and civilian worlds work strategically.”  

Officers from the active component, National Guard and Reserve are assigned to the USAWC to study and conduct research in this capacity during a given academic year. This year, 90 Fellows are taking part 46 different fellowship programs. The 90 fellows are the largest in the programs history.  Organizations and universities that are hosting fellows this year include Harvard University, the Central Intelligence Agency, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, iRobot and U.S. Institute of Peace.

“This is a unique experience interacting with academia and the general public, hopefully diversifying myself in the process and contributing to the needs of the Army,” said Lt. Col. Dean Franks, who will study at the University of North Carolina.

“This is a great opportunity to see how the defense industry comes together from the non-military perspective,” said Lt. Col. Nathan Hunsinger, a Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow whose fellowship will be at iRobot. “We often have a DoD perspective on how this relationship works, but we don’t see the other side – deadlines, costs of overhead, issues like that. With sequestration looming over not just us but these companies as well, this is a great opportunity to see how we can realize some costs savings from both perspectives.”

Col. Wayne Green, also a Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow, will work with the Merck Corporate Headquarters.

“I’m looking for shared solutions for shared problems,’ he said. “The Army is similar in many ways to a Fortune 500 company in scope and size. We both have to look at ways to control costs and increase efficiencies with our stakeholders. The only difference is that our stakeholders are the taxpayers, not shareholders. I can’t wait to see how they solves these problems and bring those solutions back to the Army.”

Lt. Col. Steven Nicolucciwill head to the Center for Strategic and International Studies for his fellowship.

“I’m hoping to gain a high level exposure to Department of Defense policy influences,” he said.

The fellowship aren’t just held at American institutions as Col. Nick Lovelace with study alongside French military officers, industry partners elected officials and journalists at the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale in France.

“This will provide me an excellent opportunity to strengthen my relationship with the French Army,” said the Sub-Saharan Africa Foreign Area Officer. “This fellowship will allow me to better understand the expertise of one of our key NATO allies and will help me greatly in the future.”  

This year also sees a further enhancement of prior years efforts to more fully integrate the Fellows into the USAWC. Each of the fellows is assigned to a USAWC resident program seminar and integrated into the first week of social and academic activities for the resident class.

“The intent is to enable the Fellows and the resident students to share perspectives and benefit from each other's educational experiences,” said Betros.  “We are committed to maintaining the relationship between the Fellows and the College throughout the academic year, to include the potential for the Fellows' participation in NSS Week and the resident graduation ceremony.  I am confident that the Fellows and their resident-course classmates will benefit equally from the interaction.”

The program dates back to 1972 and in 1987, under the direction of the Chief of Staff of the Army, the USAWC established a direct affiliation with the fellows and created the current program.


Carlisle Barracks holds annual Middle School Welcome Jam

By: Tyler Davis

Laser tag, shopping at King of Prussia, dodge ball tournaments and paintball were just a few of the requests Youth Services received from the new crop of middle school students that recently arrived on Carlisle Barracks

Carlisle Barracks Youth Services hosted its annual Middle School Welcome Jam from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 1. 92 middle school students packed in under the Splash Zone Pool pavilion to make new friends, engage in activities and enjoy a pizza dinner.

The new students will be attending either Wilson or Lamberton Middle Schools in Carlisle, and the event gave them a chance to make new friends before the start of the school year.

“This is a new place and this kind of stuff helps,” said Sidney Smith, who will start the seventh grade at Lamberton Middle School. “I am going to know the kids I meet here in school.”

The 6-8th grade students participated in ice-breaking-activities such as people bingo, flip the towel, mummy wrap, frozen t-shirt unraveling, a hula hoop relay and dancing.

“The t-shirt contest was really fun,” said Madeline Detwiler, a 7grade student at Wilson Middle School. “It is helps that I am able to meet new people before school starts.”

Right: Lamberton Middle School 7th graders participate in the towel flip contest at the Middle School Welcome Jam on Aug. 1.

Youth Services used this opportunity to highlight some of the afterschool programs it offers including: photography, drama, cooking and scrap booking. There are also annual trips and events offered like the Halloween Party, 76’ers games, Gettysburg trips and snow tubing and skiing in the winter.

For more photos of the even please visit:

http://www.facebook.com/USAWC


United States Army Garrison Team

Carlisle Barracks

“Your Army Home – Now and for the Future”

U.S. Army Garrison provides quality infrastructure and services to support the development of our nation’s strategic leaders while enabling the well-being of the regional military community

Our vision is to be the Army’s best garrison supporting the development of strategic leaders, our Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Retirees,

  • The Garrison Command Team:

                                         

  Lt. Col. Bill McDonough                                 Ms Elaine Leist                                  Sgt. Major Blakey

Garrison Commander                    Deputy Garrison Commander            Command Sergeant Major

The Garrison Team:

  • Director, Army Community Service – Mrs. Linda Slaughter
  • Director, Emergency Services – Mr. Bob Suskie
  • Director, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation – Mrs. Liz Knouse
  • Director, Human Resources – Mr. Elton Manske
  • Director, Logistics – Mr. Rodney Cook
  • Director, Plans, Analysis And Integration – Mr. Ken Thompson
  • Director, Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security – Mr. Barry Farquhar
  • Director, Public Works – Mr. Tom Kelly
  • Director, Resource Management – Mr. Lynn Snyder
  • Equal Employment Opportunity – Mrs. Ashlea Cordell-Lowe
  • Equal Opportunity – Sgt First Class Rose Menil
  • Installation Chaplain – Chap. (Col.) Gregory D’Emma
  • Installation Safety Officer – Mr. Rick McBride
  • Post Judge Advocate – Maj. Fred Kranz

Garrison Snapshot

  • 458 Acres – including main post and Army Heritage and Education Center campus
  • Providing services to Carlisle Barracks and PA for all military personnel, retirees, family members, and civilian workforce
  •  Demographics
  • 410 active duty military officers
  • 68 enlisted Soldiers
  •  1,579 family members
  •  1,672 civilian workforce
  •  High annual turnover of on post population creates a distinct environment for support
  •  US Army War College Academic Year drives installation events
  •  Housing:  Balfour Beatty is Carlisle Barracks’ housing partner
  • 292 privatized housing units
  • 148 average housing unit turn over between June - Aug

Team of teams

  • Work closely with 11 tenant organizations
  •  Primary Service provider in PA for PX, Commissary, Health, Dental, ID Card/DEERS, Retiree, ACS, MWR, Claims Office
  •  Area of Responsibility Services for PA
  • AWOL apprehension, Household Goods support
  • Military Retiree Beneficiaries are a major driver for services - 104,000 (51,000 military retirees and 53,000 family members)
  •  Partnerships

    - Carlisle Chamber of Commerce

    - Cumberland County Department of Public Safety

    - Downtown Carlisle Association

    - Cumberland County Commissioners

    - Borough of Carlisle Fire and Police

    - Five surrounding School Districts

  

Army Garrison Services across Carlisle Barracks

 Root Hall:  the Army War College academic building

  • Official Mail and Distribution  Room (OMDC)
  •  Student distribution center
  •  Official Photo Studio
  •  Root Hall gym – racquetball, basketball courts
  •  Root Hall Deli
  •  Barber Shop

 

 

 

  

Upton Hall: Garrison Headquarters

  • Legal Services
  •  PKSOI
  •  British Flag is the “Kings Colors” of 1603: the first flag to fly over Carlisle Barracks in 1757 for the Royal American Regiment

 

 

 

  

    

Anne Ely Hall: One-Stop Personnel Support

  • Reception/In-processing
  • USAWC G1
  • Civilian Personnel
  • DFAS - Military Pay
  • Transportation Office
  • Military Personnel
  • ID Card Section
  • Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Post Office
  • Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate

  

Soldier and Family Services: 632 Wright Avenue

  • Education Center
  • Substance Abuse Program Office
  • Army Community Services
    • Army Emergency Relief
    • Exceptional Family Member Program
    • Family Advocacy Program
    • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Financial readiness Program
    • Military & Family Life Consultant Program Victim Advocate

   

Children and Youth Services

Moore Child Development Center

  • Accredited by National Academy of Early Childhood programs

Mon-Fri, 6:30 am to 5:30 pm

  • Full day/ part-day, Pre-K and hourly Child Care
  • Scheduling available for special events
  • Register through Parent Central Services, 717-245-3801

               

 

 

 

 

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    Youth Services Kicks Off with

    •     31 July       High School Welcome Jam
    •     1 Aug         Middle School Welcome Jam
    •     3 Aug         Kids Day (open to all)
    •     6-7 Aug     Babysitting Course (8 am-4 pm)
    •     8 Aug         Elementary School Ice Cream Social
    •     13-17 Aug    British Soccer Camp
    •     21-22 Aug    2ndBabysitting Course (8 a m – 4 pm)
    •     25 Aug      Middle & High School Social
    •     29 Aug      Piano Lessons Begin
    •     Week of 3 Sep   Soccer Season Leagues Begin
    •     Week of 3 Sep   Tennis & Golf Lessons Begin
    •     5 Sept       French is Fun
    •     7 Sept       Rock & Bowl (grades 1-12)
    •     8 Sept       Paintball Invitational and Cookout at YS (Middle School & Teens)
    •     Week of 10 Sep    Self Defense for Teens
    •     Week of 10 Sep    Guitar Classes Begin
    •     Week of 10 Sep    Art Classes Begin   
    •     Weekof 17 Sep    Homework Tutor Program Begins (FREE)

     

                    YS director is Mr. Bob Salviano, 717-245-4180

                    Mr. Don Watkins – Youth Sports Director, 245-4170

                    Ms. Jacqueline Schultz/Mr. Dean Clepper – School Liaison & Outreach

                    Coordinators, 245-4638

                    Ms. Melody Irwin – Chief, Child, Youth & School Services, 245-4238

     

     

     

    Religious Services

     

    Catholic  Services,  Memorial Chapel, Chap. D’Emma

    • Daily (M-F): Noon Mass
    • Saturday, 1630-1700: Confession
    • Saturday, 1730: Mass
    • Sunday, 0915: Mass
    • Sunday, 1030: CCD
    • First Friday, 0915: MCCW Rosary/Mass
    • Wednesday, 1830: Choir

     

     

     

     

     Protestant Services, Memorial Chapel, Chap. Mallard

    • Sunday, 0930: Sunday School
    • Sunday, 1100:  Worship Service
    • Sunday, 1600-1800: PYOC
    • Tuesday, 1730: Praise & Worship Team
    • Thursday, 0900-1130: PWOC
    • Thursday, 1830: Choir
    • Ecumenical (Christian-themed but open to all)
    • Wednesday, 0700: Fellowship Seminar and Breakfast

     

    Islamic Services

    • The Peace Center, Carlisle, 717-241-9600

    Jewish Services

    • Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life, Dickinson College, 717-254-8963

    Eastern Orthodox

    Holy Trinity Cathedral, Harrisburg, 717-763-7441

     

    If you need assistance finding a particular faith group, contact the Chapel at 717-245-3318.

      

    US Army Morale, Welfare, Recreation Services

     

    Letort View Community Center

    • Main bar room
    •  Tiki Bar or Joint Pub    (seasonal)
    •  NFL Sunday ticket
    •  Weddings & receptions
    •  Host VIPs
    •  Afternoon retreats
    •  Recent renovations on inside

     

     

     

     

      

    Post Pool

    • Water slide, water mushroom,      handicap ramp
    • Lessons
    • Open Memorial Day weekend through end of Labor Day weekend

     

     

     

     

     

     

      

    Golf Course

    • 18 hole Par 72
    • Irrigation and new driving range
    • Snack bar
    • Parties
    • Pavilion
    • Catering available

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Jim Thorpe Gym

    • Multimillion-dollar renovation 7 years ago
    • Specialties: 
    • Tae Kwon Do instruction
    • Spin classes
    • Pilates
    • Aerobics
    • Level I and II Combatives, for Soldiers and Families, with Leel IV-certified Combatives Instructor

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Barracks Crossing

     

    • Custom FramingService
    • Do-It-Yourself classes
    • Pottery Classes
    • Engraving, personalization
    • Custom-designed t-shirts, mugs, license plats
    • Full-Service Automotive Centerwith bay rentals available
    • State inspections and emissions testing
    • Auto detailing packages
    • RV Parking@ Barracks Crossing for RVs, trailers, boats, campers, pickup toppers, jet skis [prohibited in housing areas unless they can be stored in garage with door closed]

     Strike Zone Bowling Center

     

    • Voted locally,  “Carlisle’s Finest          Bowling Center”
    • Awarded Army’s 2009 “Best Small    Bowling Center”
    • League bowling for all ages
    • Popular for
    • Family/ birthday parties
    • Seminar gatherings
    • Leagues for all ages
    • Daily lunch specials – very popular

     

     

     

     

      

     

     

                                                                                                            Carlisle Barracks Retail Center

     Outdoor Recreation Center

    • Equipment rentals
    •  Tents and canopies
    •  Tables and chairs
    •  BBQ cookers
    • RV and camper rentals
    • Drummer Boy camping resort

    Credit Union

    Laundry … Dry Cleaning … Alterations

    Leisure Travel Services

    Thrift Shop

     

    Commissary: Defense Commissary Agency [DeCA] – Major Renovation in 2011

    • Store Hours
    • Sunday:  1100-1600
    • Monday:  CLOSED
    • Tues - Sat:  0900-1800
    • 14,500+ items in Grocery Dept, plus --
    • Produce
    • Meat
    • Deli
    • Fresh Sandwiches to go
    • Sushi
    • Bakery
    • Custom Photo Cakes
    • Party Cakes

     

     

    The Exchange: AAFES

    • Store hours
    •  Mon – Sat:  0900-1800
    •  Sunday: 1100-1700
    • Class VI  -- inside main store – for beer, wine, and spirits
    • Subway
    •  Barber
    • GNC
    • Optical Shop
    • Dunham Health Clinic satellite pharmacy, open for pick up:      M, T, W, F from 9 am to 3 pm;  Th 09 to noon

     

     

     

    Delaney Field Clubhouse

    • Balfour Beatty office
    • Internet café
    • Public restrooms
    • Meeting facilities
    • Great for seminar events
    • Clubhouse for those who live in housing

     

     

     

     

     

      

    Dunham Army Health ClinicPatient Centered Medical Home

    • Allergy & Immunization Clinic
    • Behavioral Health
    • Dental
    • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
    • Family Medicine Clinic
    • Laboratory
    • Occupational Health
    • Optometry
    • Pediatrics
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical Exams
    • Radiology
    • TRICARE Service Center
    • Army Wellness Center: 315 Lovell Avenue

     Dunham Army Dental Clinic

    • All aspects of dentistry with the exception of orthodontics (braces)
    • Patient Education
    • Cleanings
    • Implants
    • Fillings
    • Crowns
    • Bridges
    • Partials and Dentures
    • Oral Surgery
    • Gum Surgery
    • Root Canals

                                   


      Free Income Tax Course is offered to Military Spouses and Wounded Warriors
     
                                            Upcoming Carlisle Barracks Job Fair
     
     
     
      H&R Block is offering Military Spouses and Wounded Warriors a full scholarship to the Income Tax Course. 
     
      All fees for the class and materials are waived.   If you successfully complete the course, H&R Block may hire you if you meet acceptable levels of proficiency.   However, there is no guarantee of employment.   Even if you complete the course, you are not obligated to become a tax professional for H&R Block.   If you are hired and decide to continue your training, all fees for additional tax courses will apply.
     
      H&R Block has both company and franchise offices.  Not every franchise office participates in the scholarship program, or it may have a different offer for military spouses.   Also, a handful of states do not allow discounts for educational programs.   This program can't be offered in these states unless we have explicit permission.   When you call to enroll, a customer service representative will help you determine what is available in your area.
     
    How to Enroll
     
      You can enroll by calling 1-888-412-7880 or by contacting a district office in your area.   If you call 1-888-412-7880, an H&R Block representative will help you enroll and determine if you are eligible for this special offer.
     
    Carlisle Barracks Job Fair
     

      Don't forget to mark your calendar for the Carlisle Barracks 24th annual Job Fair, Thursday, Aug. 23  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Letort View Community Center, Bldg. 313, Lovell Avenue. 

      Approximately 40 employers are expected to attend, so job seekers should come with a resume and be dressed for success.  Job seekers will have a chance to network with Central Pennsylvania businesses in all fields and learn how the businesses may be able to help candidates reach their professional goals. 

      The job fair is hosted by the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program.

      Individuals without a Military ID must enter the post from the Claremont Road access center.  Drivers are required to show a driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance; passengers are required to show photo ID.  

      Once on the grounds of Carlisle Barracks, motorists should continue on Sumner Road and turn left onto Forbes Avenue.  At the three-way stop, turn right onto Ashburn drive.  Continue to Lovell Avenue and turn left.  Attendee parking will be on the right as you turn onto Lovell Avenue with additional parking at the Exchange parking lot.

      There will be a shuttle bus pick up and drop off point at the Exchange parking lot for attendees to get to and from the Letort View Community Center.  The shuttle will run every half hour to the Letort View Community Center beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m.

      For more information on the free tax course and Job Fair contact the Carlisle Barracks Army Community Service Employment Readiness representative, Jeff Hanks at 717-245-3684 or 3685.


     
    Suzanne Reynolds, Public Affairs Office
     
    Heritage Heights phase II demolition/construction slated for September start    
      
      Balfour Beatty has a green light from the Army to replace “smurf” houses with 56 new duplex homes in the final phase to overhaul military family housing at Carlisle Barracks.  The project will bring the total inventory of family homes to 277.  All will be either new or renovated historic houses. 
     
      The Department of the Army gave approval, July 9, to execute the development effort, said Ty McPhillips who is project director for Balfour Beatty, the Army’s housing partner.  Heritage Heights Phase II will take down 71 College Arms houses, traditionally called ‘Smurf Village’ because of their size.  They will be replaced by 56 new duplex homes.
     
     Heritage Heights Phase II duplex homes will be the same as the duplex homes constructed during Phase I.
     
      Heritage Heights Phase I, in 2009, replaced 31 College Arms houses with 24 new duplex homes for Army War College families.
     
      The goal is to start demolition in September, said McPhillips, who added that construction contracts will be signed as
    soon as BBC’s financial lender gives approval.
     
      “Demolition will take approximately 90 days and construction will start concurrently,” he said.
     
      A September start date will mean that 14 homes will be completed and ready for Class of 2014 student families, said McPhillips.  The remaining 42 duplexes will be ready for occupancy by the incoming Class of 2015 student families, he added.
     
      “The first thing to happen in the development sequence will be a safety fence installed around the demolition and construction site,” said McPhillips.
     
      Roads will be closed for Patton, Pershing and Davis, and a portion of Butler and Craig, and signage will be in place to keep the site clear of all but the construction workers.
     
      The initial effort will be infrastructure.  The overhead utility infrastructure that exists now will be installed underground.  That clears the way for vertical construction, explained McPhillips.
     
    One of the 71 "smurf" homes to be demolished in September 2012.
     
      During the 2-year project, residents will see construction vehicles moving in the vicinity of the construction lay down area, near Pershing and Butler roads.  The lay down area is a staging area for the large volume of building material.  BBC and contractors will coordinate with garrison headquarters and Youth Services about the lay down area.
     
      The Heritage Heights Phase II project will cost approximately $22 million.  McPhillips anticipates that 60 percent of the subcontractors will be local.
     
      “The majority of demolition debris will be recycled, said McPhillips, “and as many as possible of the existing trees will be saved.”
     

    Carlisle Barracks Directorate of Emergency Services to hold Kids’ Bicycle Rodeo

     

      This event for children, ages 4 and up, is designed to teach and inform bicycle safety awareness.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Exchange parking lot and is limited to family members of military personnel, DoD civilians, and their invited guests. 

      The event will include bike inspections, helmet checks, prizes, refreshments, an obstacle course, and of course, meet McGruff. 

      Pre-registration is requested but not required.  Parents or legal guardians can register their children anytime at the Police Station at 400 Forbes Avenue.  

      For more information visit http://cbportal.carlisle.army.mil/sites/imc/Lists/Master%20Events/Attachments/5549/DES%20Bicycle%20Rodeo%20-%2018%20Aug%2012.pdf   


    County Fair provides excellent opportunity for Carlisle Barracks' Newcomers to learn about on-post activities and Carlisle businesses

     

      The Carlisle Barracks 2012 County Fair for the Class of 2013 and their Families and newcomers to Carlisle Barracks will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

      This is a great opportunity for all newcomers to check out the on-post activities and Downtown Carlisle businesses and organizations.

      Carlisle businesses and organizations will be located in the Letort View Community Center and the fest tent along Lovell Avenue; MWR activities in Thorpe Hall gym; Community Support activities in Thorpe Hall gym and the fest tent along Lovell Avenue.

       Thorpe Hall gym closures--

    Tuesday, Aug. 7--the Thorpe Hall gym basketball court will be closed.  Free weight and aerobic exercise area remain open.

    Wednesday, Aug. 8--Thorpe Hall Gym closed all day for County Fair.  The gym will re-open on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 5 a.m.

      Traffic and Parking conditions--

    Tuesday, Aug. 7--Lovell Avenue will be one-way from noon-5 p.m.  Parking along Lovell from Pratt to the front door of the LVCC will be reserved for vendor UNLOADING ZONE.  Thirty-four parking spaces between Buildings 314 and 315 are reserved for vendor/community activity participant parking.

    Wednesday, Aug. 8--Lovell Avenue will be closed from 6-9 a.m.  Ashburn to Pratt will open at 9 a.m.  Pratt to Guardhouse will remain closed due to the vendor tents.  Thirty-four parking spaces between Buildings 314-315 are reserved for vendor/community activity participants in Thorpe Hall gym.  All parking spaces along Letort Lane Run and 20 parking spaces in the DPW parking lot are reserved for participating vendors.  All deliveries to LVCC and DPW are suspended until after 9 a.m. due to increased pedestrian traffic on Lovell Avenue. 

     


    Check out the Community Events for August 2012

     

    USAWC AY13 Resident Students Centralized In-processing
    In-processing for USAWC Resident Students will be held from Jul. 30-Aug. 2, 7:15 a.m.-noon at Collins Hall.
     
    Vacation Bible School
    Hang out with Daniel and discover what incredible adventures he had as a captive in Babylon at Vacation Bible School, Jul. 30-Aug. 3, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Post Chapel.  To register children--4 years old through 6thgrade, visit the Post Chapel.  Also, volunteers are needed to join the Babylon bunch--7thgraders through adults are welcome.
    For more information call Laura Barko at 717-385-2411 or Lisa White at 717-245-4330.
    “There is a job for everyone, said Laura Barko in Religious Activities.  “It’s a great place to meet new people.”
     
    Carlisle Barracks Annual Middle School Welcome Jam
    All middle school students entering grades 6-8 are invited to attend this FREE CYSS event, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6-9:30 p.m. at the LVCC pavilion.  Come and enjoy the ice breakers, games with prizes, DJ music, dancing and free food.  For more information call 717-245-4638/3801/4555 or visit www.carlislemwr.com
     
    Carlisle Barracks Youth Services “Kids Day”
    On Friday, Aug. 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Youth Services come and enjoy the FREE food, games, entertainment and DJ.  This event is for kids of all ages.  Wear your bathing suit for water games.  For more information call 717-245-3801/4555 or visit www.carlislemwr.com
     
    Post Chapel Ice Cream Social
    Come and meet your new Chapel family community on Sunday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. at the Chapel pavilion.  Bring your lawn chairs.
     
    Babysitter Course
    A free Babysitter Course for registered CYSS members ages 13-18, will be held on Aug. 6 and 7 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Must attend both days)  Please note that 12-year olds will be accepted on a space availability basis.  The registration deadline is August 1.  The course will consist of Red Cross infant/child CPR certification and Red Cross Basic First Aid certification; Army 4H Babysitter Course certificate.  For more information call 717-245-4555.
     
    Dress for Success
    There will be two available sessions on Aug. 7, 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. in Bliss Hall.   Image Consultant Rita Gworek will discuss appropriate dress levels, clothing messages, importance of appearance, dressing on a budget, correct alterations and more.  This event is sponsored by the Military Family program.
     
    County Fair
    The County Fair, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., is a one-time opportunity for the Class of 2013 students and their families and all newcomers to Carlisle Barracks to check out the on-post activities and Downtown Carlisle businesses and organizations.  Businesses will be located in the Letort View Community Center and the fest tent along Lovell Avenue; MWR activities in Thorpe Hall gym; Community Support activities in Thorpe Hall gym and the fest tent along Lovell Avenue.
     
    Annual CYSS Elementary School Ice Cream Social
    Children in grades K-5 are invited to attend this free annual event on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. at Youth Services.  For more information call 717-245-4648/3801 or 4555 or visit:  www.carlislemwr.com
     
    Senior Leader Resiliency Day
    This educational event, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m. in Bliss Hall, will reinforce each leader’s opportunities, and duties to be at their personal and professional best to optimize effectiveness at the strategic level.
    Programs will include:
    8-9:15 a.m. – “The Power of Personalized Lifestyle Changes” by Dean Ornish, M.D.
    9:30-10:45 a.m. – “Strategic Eating:  Being Proactive, Selective, and Informed” by Leslie
                                      Bonci, M.P.H., R.D.
    11-11:45 a.m. – “Senior Leader Development & Resiliency” by Thomas J. Williams, Ph.D.
    1-1:45 p.m. – “360 Strategic Leadership Feedback Program” by Thomas J. Williams, Ph.D.
     
    Opening Ceremony
    This event for AY13 resident students will be held on Friday, Aug. 10, 4-5 p.m. at Indian Field and will consist of performances by the U.S. Army 3rdInfantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own), and a Retreat Ceremony.
     
    Welcome Picnic & Boatyard Wars
    This family event for the USAWC Class of 2013 and their families will be held on Friday, Aug. 10, 5-9 p.m. at the pavilion behind the Letort View Community Center.  There will also be fun activities for kids.  You can purchase tickets at LVCC, Root Hall Deli and the Bowling Center or call 717-245-3991.  Shuttle service will be available after the event.
     
    Carlisle Area School District Kindergarten Bus Orientation
    This program which offers parents and children the opportunity to learn about school bus safety will be held on Monday, Aug. 13 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Swartz auditorium at the Carlisle High School.
     
    USAHEC General of the Army Omar N. Bradley lecture
    Wednesday, Aug. 15, “Transforming the Army of the 90s:  Strategic Leadership in Challenging Times” will be presented by retired U.S. Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan. This lecture inaugurates the Perspectives in Military History lecture series.  The lecture will be held in Bliss Hall, 7:15 p.m.  For details, call 717-245-3803 or visit www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec
     
    Directorate of Emergency Services Kids’ Bicycle Rodeo
    This event for children, ages 4 and up, is designed to teach children bicycle safety awareness.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Exchange parking lot and is limited to family members of military personnel, DoD civilians, and their invited guests.  The event will include bike inspections, helmet checks, prizes, refreshments, an obstacle course, and of course, meet McGruff.  Pre-registration is requested but not required.  Parents or legal guardians can register their children anytime at the Police Station at 400 Forbes Avenue.  For more information visit http://cbportal.carlisle.army.mil/sites/imc/Lists/Master%20Events/Attachments/5549/DES%20Bicycle%20Rodeo%20-%2018%20Aug%2012.pdf   
     
    AY13 Staff and Faculty Photo
    The primary date for this photo is Monday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 a.m. at Upton Hall stairs.  The alternate date is Wednesday, Aug. 22, same time and location.
     
    AY13 Class Photo
    The primary date is Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m., location to be determined.  The alternate date is Tuesday, Aug. 28, same time and location.
     
    Women’s Equality Day
    Celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Wil Washcoe auditorium, Root Hall.  The topic “It ain’t the same and it never will be (CHANGE),” will be presented by guest speaker, Kay Potetz, PhD.  Potetz is a management consultant and is an adjunct faculty member at Baldwin Wallace College and Ursuline College.
     
    Carlisle Barracks 24th Annual Job Fair
    Presented by the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, the 24thannual Carlisle Barracks Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Letort View Community Center.  You will be able to network with over 40 Central Pa. businesses in all career fields.  Bring your resume and dress professionally – open to all military and civilians.
    There will be a shuttle bus pick up and drop off point at the Exchange parking lot for attendees to get to and from the Letort View Community Center.  The shuttle will run every half hour to the LVCC beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m.  For more information call 717-245-3684/3685 or 4357.
     
    Carlisle Barracks Spouses’ Club Welcome Tea and Sign-up event
    The Spouses Club will hold their Welcome Tea on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Letort View Community Center.
     
    Carlisle Events Car Shows
    For the 2012 event schedule and information visit:  http://www.carsatcarlisle.com/
     
    Carlisle’s First Friday Series, Music in the Garden, and Farmers on the Square
    For information on these Downtown Carlisle events, visit:  www.lovecarlisle.com
     
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    The Army War College year officially began today for 386 resident students and 90 Army Fellows of the Army War College class of 2013.

    The resident class is the largest to date, with the highest number of international officers in USAWC history -- and the highest across the senior service colleges. 

    The resident student body includes 225 Army, 32 Air Force, 17 Marine, 15 Navy and 1 Coast Guard officer.  Joint Professional Military Education standards cap the Army population at no more than 60 percent of students, no more than 60 percent of faculty.

     Critical to the diverse experiences within the student body are the Civilian students and International Fellows. The  class incorporates 25 federa; Civilians from DoD, DA, DoS, VA, and interagency partners in the national security community. The International military officers -- known as Fellows to recognize the unique contributions they make to the class -- number 71 IF, representing 67 nations. Four nations are represented here for the first time:  Armenia, Benin, Kyrgyzstan, and Vietnam.


    Tyler Davis, Public Affairs Office
    Carlisle Barracks holds annual High School Welcome Jam

    For more photos visit www.facebook.com/usawc

    Pens, binders, backpacks are all part of the back to school shopping list. One thing you cannot buy is companionship on that first day of school. Who will I sit with at lunch? Will I have friends to hang out with after school? These are what parents worry about and children dread.

    At Carlisle Barracks the Youth Services hosted its annual High School Welcome Jam July 31. The Welcome Jam helps break the ice and introduce new high school-aged students to their peers and neighbors in an attempt to ease the transition to a new environment.

    Around 100 high school students from freshmen all the way to seniors attended the event at the pool pavilion. The new students have varied and unique backgrounds, with each coming from a different part of the country, or even the world.

    Jessi O’Steen, a new addition to the sophomore class at Cumberland Valley, moved to Carlisle from Germany.

    “Since I just moved here the Welcome Jam is really helping me meet new people,” said O’Steen. “I won’t be going to Carlisle high school but it’s nice to know some of my neighbors.”

    “This is very cool,” said Janie Haseman, a new junior at Carlisle High School. “I wasn’t expecting to see this many people.”

    Janie and her family moved to Carlisle Barracks from Belgium and the transition, as it is for many, has not been easy.

    “It’s always nice to meet new people,” said Haseman. “And it’s nice to know I might not be sitting alone on the first day of lunch.”

    The Welcome Jam included pizza dinner with snacks, drinks and “junk” food.  Included with dinner were plenty of events to get the kids interacting with each other such as people bingo, frozen shirt unraveling and dancing.

    Mixed in with the new students were some Carlisle residents who have been in the area for a few years.

    John Flynn, a junior at Carlisle High School, has lived on Post for five years and decided that attending the Welcome Jam would help him make some additions to his group of friends.

    “This is my first welcome jam actually,” said Flynn. “I came because it seemed like a cool way to introduce new kids to Carlisle and make some new friends.”


    Free Screening of Documentary: Where Soldiers Come From
     
      Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will show a free screening of the documentary film, "Where Soldiers Come From," for the community on Tuesday, September 18.
     
      Scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the University’s auditorium, the free event will include a discussion with Heather Courtney, the filmmaker and driving force behind the movie.
     
      From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, "Where Soldiers Come From" follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war.
     
      A film about growing up, "Where Soldiers Come From" is an intimate look at the young men who fight the nation’s wars and the families and the Northern Michigan town they come from.  Returning to her hometown, Director Heather Courtney gains extraordinary access following these young men as they grow and change from reckless teenagers, to soldiers looking for roadside bombs in Afghanistan, to 23-year-old veterans dealing with the silent war wounds of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD.
     
      The 91-minute film looks beyond the guns and policies of an ongoing war to tell a human story about family, friendship, and community and how they all change when young people go off to fight.  
     
      The documentary won the 2012 Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award, and is a co-production of Quincy Hill Films and ITVS, in association with American Documentary | POV. 
     
      The film had its national broadcast premiere in the Fall of 2011 on PBS’s award-winning documentary series POV, and has been chosen as an encore broadcast in September 2012. To watch the trailer or order DVDs, please go to www.wheresoldierscomefrom.com<http://www.wheresoldierscomefrom.com/> .
     
      The evening will begin with a networking reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by a screening of the 91-minute movie beginning at 6 p.m. and then a Q&A with the filmmaker upon the conclusion of the film.
     
      This free event is sponsored by the Veterans Club at Harrisburg University, the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, and the Army Heritage Center Foundation.
     
      Seating is limited to 100 and an RSVP is required via Http://www.HarrisburgU.edu/RSVP<http://www.harrisburgu.edu/../RSVP>  For additional information on the event or to become a sponsor, email CONNECT@HarrisburgU.eduor call 717.901.5146.

    The Army Heritage Center Foundation to Host “Day at the Museum” for Carlisle Barracks Youth
     
     
      The children of the Soldiers at Carlisle Barracks know a lot about how today’s Army operates, but on August 20 they will have the opportunity to learn what their lives might have been like in ages past thanks to the Army Heritage Center Foundation’s “Day at the Museum” event sponsored by the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Association of the United States Army and the Carlisle Barracks Spouses Club. 
     
      Children from the Barracks are invited to attend the event on the Army Heritage Trail at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center for a guided tour of the trail and a chance to interact with living historians.
     
      Foundation Executive Director Mike Perry explains the purpose of the program:  “Military families move so frequently.  We want to give the young people at Carlisle Barracks, some who have just arrived, a chance to learn about the rich history and heritage of their new community and this historic Army post.” 
     
      To tie into local history, the event will feature living historians from the French and Indian War and the Civil War.  “Carlisle Barracks is here because of the French and Indian War,” says Foundation Education Director Jeff Hawks, “and Jeb Stuart burned the Barracks on his way to Gettysburg.  This is a historic post, in a historic town, in a historic part of the country.”  The event will also feature Vietnam War reenactors to tie into the 50th anniversary commemoration efforts for Vietnam.
     
      “Living history provides a unique opportunity to engage history” says Hawks.  Living historians, as the name suggests, go beyond the study of history and attempt to live like people in the past once did. 
     
      “They provide a perspective scholarship can’t provide:  first-hand knowledge of what it was like in the past, as close as they can recreate it,” Hawks explains.  “You may know from reading a book that a particular piece of equipment was heavy and hard to use, but a living historian can show you his callouses and let you feel the weight.  You can’t get that from a book.”
     
      While the formal portions of the event are strictly for Carlisle Barracks youth, the reenactors will be on the trail all day and the public is welcome to come and take advantage of their presence.
     
      Registration is free, and includes lunch.  Parents interested in registering their children should call 717-258-1102 or visit www.armyheritage.org.  Space is limited, so register early.
     
     

     Helen Widdowson, Balfour Beatty

    Annual event helps to "Make a Difference" for many in the county

     

    A Project SHARE volunteer loads cardboard from Carlisle Barracks residences into the Project SHARE truck.  This annual event helps to "Make a Difference" for many families in Cumberland County.  Five truckloads of cardboard were donated by the Post residents.  The money received from the cardboard will help to stock pantry shelves at Project SHARE.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      Residents once again have flattened their boxes and placed curbside for one of the many recycling efforts Balfour Beatty Communities sponsors for the residents here on Carlisle Barracks.

      "The cardboard donated by Carlisle Barracks residents to Project SHARE totaled around $2500," said Helen Widdowson, Lifeworks Coordinator for Balfour Beatty Carlisle. 

      "This yearly event not only eases the burden on our new residents as far as disposing of the endless mounds of cardboard but in turn helps Project SHARE achieve their mission of providing for needy families in the greater Carlisle area," said Widdowson.  

      Project SHARE's facility on North Orange Street compacts the cardboard and sells it.  "The funds received are utilized to keep stock on food pantry shelves," said Nichole Dreary, Project SHARE media relations.  "Approximately 1200 families in Cumberland County benefit from these types of donations," said Dreary.

      Balfour Beatty Communities partners with Project Share and others throughout the year to assist with the many worthwhile programs.

      One upcoming opportunity for youth on post is the volunteer meeting slated for August 23 at Delaney Field Clubhouse. Project Share will represent here as well as other service organizations all uniting to give youth an opportunity to give to their communities. 

      For more information on Project Share, visit their website at: www.projectshare.net    For more information on how your family can be more involved with the greater community and volunteer, contact Helen Widdowson at hwiddowson@bbcgrp.comor call 717-243-7177.