1st Theater Sustainment Command

FRG Newsletter - Volume 19 Issue 2

Family Readiness Group

1ST TSC Family programs are ready, relevant, sustainable and knowledgeable. Promoting awareness through effective communication, training and joint support by making use of dynamic resources through Family Readiness; deployment preparedness; and engaged resiliency, resulting in a strong community bond and a cohesive 1ST TSC Family.

February

Pastapalooza Sign Up Here

The next FRG meeting will be a pasta themed potluck. Share your favorite pasta dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, Swedish meatballs, chicken alfredo or maybe even spaetzle.

Pastapalooza Potluck - Love & Taxes FRG Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 6pm

Religious Annex, Fort Knox KY

Door Prizes!


Speakers

Tax Center

MFLC

March

FRG Volunteer Planning Meeting

Friday, March 1st, 4:30-6pm

Knox Hills Dietz Community Center 75 Estrada Ave, Fort Knox (By Starbucks/Wilson Gate)

Members of the FRG who are interested in volunteering are always welcomed to participate in the FRG Leadership and Planning Meeting. Children welcomed. We look forward to seeing you and receiving your valuable input.

BINGO Night with Cake Auction Fundraiser FRG Meeting

Tuesday, March 26th, 6pm

101 South Brett Drive

Fort Knox, KY

Pizza and drinks will be supplied by the FRG.


Lots of Prizes for all ages!


*Interested in baking a cake or other homemade item for the FRG to auction off, please email 1tscfrg@gmail.com to sign up.


**Please make sure to use disposable dishware as the dishware will not be returned to you.

APRIL

FRG Planning Meeting

Friday, April 5th, 4:30-6pm

Knox Hills Dietz Community Center 75 Estrada Ave, Fort Knox (By Starbucks/Wilson Gate)

Members of the FRG who are interested in volunteering are always welcomed to participate in the FRG Leadership and Planning Meeting. Children welcomed. We look forward to seeing you and receiving your valuable input.

Fort Knox Volunteer Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 10th, 6pm

Sadowski Center, Wilson Road, Fort Knox, KY

Come out and celebrate with the 1st TSC volunteer nominations!

Getting to Know You FRG Meeting & Taco Potluck

Tuesday, April 30th, 6pm

101 South Brett Drive

Fort Knox, KY

Getting to know you and the post resources will be our focus for March's meeting.

Special Troops Battalion (STB)

As we finish out the winter season, we are preparing for a busy spring and summer time. The battalion continues its important mission of manning the Commanding Generals Strategic Operations and Plans (SOaP) team in Kuwait with highly qualified and trained Soldiers. We will execute the next iteration of training for the Early Entry Command Post beginning next week (11-24 Feb) at Fort Campbell. This exercise will validate our ability to provide world class sustainment support in an austere environment on short notice. Additionally, we will continue preparation for an upcoming live-fire exercise in April. This summer we will deploy the next SOaP team, the 14th HRSC, and the 18th FMSC. There is a lot going on, not to mention the great efforts of our FRG leaders and our volunteers. We are very lucky to have so many great people that care so much about our Soldiers and Families. We are very proud to be a part of this great organizations. First Team!

Headquarters Headquarters Company (HHC)

The HHC Command Team is excited for the upcoming year and involvement with the Family Readiness Program. The FRG is an essential part of the 1st TSC that provides invaluable help in times of need for families as well as a way for Soldiers and their Spouses to become more involved with their unit through game nights, potlucks, guest speakers, and other numerous opportunities. We are looking forward to gaining new members and participating in all FRG events! Spartans!

Alpha Comany (A CO)

A little over two months has gone by since Alpha Company personnel departed Fort Knox to the Middle East to provide strategic logistics support to a myriad of military forces throughout the region. The Strategic Operations and Plans Cell and Company headquarters wasted no time in establishing their accommodations, routines and most importantly, their operational rhythm to effectively engage in their day-to-day tasks. Liaising with various organizations with Camp Arifjan like the Department of Logistics, developing relationships with units such as the 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and strengthening cooperation with partner nations has postured Alpha Company to be a logistical force to be reckoned with. We have had personnel travel to and work within Egypt, Oman, Jordan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to name a few. It could thus be said that despite our small size, our influence extends to all corners of the USCENTCOM area of operation.


In the face of a busy, and at times challenging schedule, Alpha Company personnel have still carved out time to build cohesion and morale to ensure we remain a ready, resilient and confident unit. In spite of being away from friends and family during the holidays, company personnel brought cheer to our environment by holding a White Elephant gift exchange, while also traveling to the famous Kuwait Towers to enjoy a wonderful Christmas dinner. We have also participated in a number of MWR events, to include the “Ugly Sweater” Holiday 5K, the Martin Luther King Jr. 5K, and a variety of MWR competitions such as billiards and ping-pong. Personnel have also taken advantage of the various fitness programs and facilities available here on Camp Arifjan, from swimming laps in the pool, flipping tires during CrossFit training, and hitting the weights at the gym to ensure both their bodies, minds and heart remain robust. It should come as little surprise then if the Company returns looking a bit leaner than they did when they departed.


In the midst of developing the logistical landscape for our Area of Operations, we have strived to also develop our individual unit members. We have sent individuals to various Army schools, to include SGT Richards to Air Assault School and SPCs Vautrin and Stroud to Basic Leader’s Course. Spearheaded by SGM Martin and 1SG Adams, promotion and Soldier/NCO of the month boards have been held to recognize individuals’ potentials and performance. Awards have been conferred to deserving individuals such as SPC Johnson who perform above and beyond their expectations, and even held a promotion to have Dangelo Griffin promoted to Specialist. However, one of the hallmarks of a Soldier from 1 TSC is individual effort. Many members have taken it upon themselves to strengthen themselves academically, whether enrolling in courses through the ARCENT Signal University, or Camp Arifjan’s Education Center, or continuing their education towards their degree online. Indeed, Alpha Company Soldiers will continue to test their resolve by participating in the upcoming German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, the 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Ruck March, Weapons training, and continuing education.


Make no mistake that no time is wasted here at Camp Arifjan; whether it is enhancing the logistics environment to provide full spectrum sustainment support, growing as a unit and as a (First) Team, or seeking individual growth and development, Alpha Company Legionnaires are fully engaged. I am certain that our contributions to USCENTCOM AOR, to our unit, and to ourselves will leave a lasting mark.


LEGIONNAIRES! FIRST TEAM! PATTON’S OWN!

1st TSC Blanket Fundraiser

$45.00 Cash or $47.00 Credit Card ** Additional fees apply for Shipping **


Contact 1tsctreasurer@gmail.com to order yours today!

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Chaplian's Corner

Couples Strong Bonds Retreat

Friday, March 8th, 4pm to Sunday, March 10th, 3pm

777 McGavock Pike

Nashville, TN

Meals Provided

Child Care Provided - Inquire for more details.


Register with PFC Hanton, Willie

willie.g.hanton.mil@mail.mil

Single Soldier Strong Bonds Retreat

Friday, March 29th, 4pm to Sunday, March 31st, 3pm

1021 Wilkinson Trace

Bowling Green, KY

Meals Provided


Register with PFC Hanton, Willie

willie.g.hanton.mil@mail.mil

Family Readiness Corner

Sign up to be a volunteer today!
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Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)

Christie Carr (502-) 378-2283

1sttsc.mflc@gmail.com

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Fort Knox Community Resource Guide

This resource is an online phone book to the community of Fort Knox.

Fort Knox MWR

-14 Feb Get Artsy- Valentine's Day edition at Samuel Adams Brew house

-22 Feb Harry Potter Trivia at Saber & Quill

-23 Feb 2019 Box to boat Regatta- fun for the whole family at Anderson pool

-15 Mar 2019 Shamrock shuffle 5K at Samuel Adams Brew House


For more information about what's going on at MWR, check out our website calendar at:

https://knox.armymwr.com/calendar/?categoryFilter=0&sctID=&dateset=true&year=2019&month=2&viewType=month&firstBatchSize=30&subset=1

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