Soldiers and their families can get a free live Christmas tree thanks to F&MWR, Trees for Troops, FedEx and the Christmas Spirit Foundation. Trees are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and F&MWR anticipates distribution starting Dec. 13. For more information, call 442-5712.
In the aftermath of the damage done in the Philippines by the recent typhoon, the Army offers assistance to any Soldiers, employees or family members whose family was affected. The Army announced that it has initiated an Army Disaster Accountability Assessment Personnel System [ADPASS] assessment event to allow affected personnel to fill out a Needs Assessment
Survey, so IMCOM can assign case managers to meet their immediate needs
after this disaster.
All affected Army employees should fill out a Needs Assessment Survey (if required) through the ADPAAS website if an immediate family member is in need of assistance. Family members are identified in ADPAAS from the DEERS system. The Website is at: https://adpaas.army.mil For more information, call the Army Disaster Personnel Accountability Information Line at 1-800-833-6622.
Fort Sill F&MWR offers spouses of Soldiers who are separated due to deployment, unaccompanied tour or other reasons to attend the “Hearts Apart” group 5-7 p.m., Dec. 19, at 2719 Bragg Road. Help create a strong group of family members (active duty, Guard or Reserve) to help through activities, advice and support. For your reservation, call 442-3095 or 0359.
The Fort Sill Main Exchange will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and the Fort Sill Food Court from 10 to 4 Sunday for their employee’s Christmas function. The Burger King restaurant in the Food Court is closed Dec. 19-23 for renovations.
The annual Toys for Kids Program, presented by Fort Sill Family & MWR and Fort Sill BOSS, will be held at the Fort Sill Conference Center, 6045 Sheridan Road. The collection center will open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Dec. 15-19, to ensure military members and their families can provide their children gifts during this holiday season. Donations of new toys are accepted at the Conference Center, Jim Glover Chevrolet (sponsor) and the Fort Sill PXtra. All eligible military members requesting assistance must go through their command channels and be referred to Toys for Kids. Submit applications no later than Dec. 12.
DoD Safe Help Line: (877)995-5247
Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault Hotline: (580) 917-4277