Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Veterans or military family members looking for work

Remember that the FRG leaders get regular updates on hiring events, job fairs, and local positions coming open in Oregon for work. Ask if you are in need.

DFAS Scam Alert

The attached form is a new SCAM that is on the streets and affecting Service
members. As you can see from the attachment they have copied the DFAS logo
as well as the Department of Defense logo on the paper so it makes it appear
it's coming from DFAS. However please note that the form is NOT an approved DFAS form. If you receive something that looks like the image below be advised it is a scam

Monday, March 12, 2012


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is easier than ever to apply for. You can even apply online now. Follow THIS link. Your income does not need to be as low as you may think to qualify for benefits if this is something that could help your family through a tough financial time. 1-800-safenet

Oregon Military Assistance Helpline

Oregon Military Assistance Helpline is a new resource in Oregon that offers everything from counseling to helping you find a dog walker. They are truly here to support Veterans, military personnel, and their families. Follow the link to see what they offer.

Local churches want to support you

March 5th I attended a meeting in Clackamas with other volunteers from across the area. Several community church groups (as well as other types of help) were there offering services to you and your Soldier.

Military Support through Rolling Hills Community Church
What they offer:
Connecting with Battle Buddies
Resiliency Teams
Links to resources
Help with childcare, home repairs, etc.
Regular meetings (1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:330pm)
3550 SW Borland Road Tualatin

City Bible Church
What they offer:
Vet breakfasts
Reintegration classes
Support group
Food gift cards
Bible camps
Chaplain (RET) Terry Schrick

Damascus Community Church
What they offer:
Food pantry
Phil Blake

Good Shepherd Community Church
Contact for Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
Scott Stuart

Love INC
Furniture and clothing needs
Joan Jones
503-650-0153 (Mon, Wed, Fri 12-3)

Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
Job Seekers
Larry Bowman

Monday, March 5, 2012

AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is seeking
nominations for the 2012 AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award. The award
recognizes an exceptional Family, whose spirit of volunteerism significantly
benefits the Army and as well as their local community. All ARNG Families
are eligible to submit nomination packets. I encourage all of you to ensure
widest dissemination to the force so that our National Guard Families have
the opportunity to be recognized for their selfless service and dedication
to duty.

Email Amy, Jessica, Rayna, or MAJ Bishop (see below) for a nomination packet.

Please contact MAJ Andrew Bishop at with any

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The FRG Team

Amy Christensen, Rayna White, and Jessica Morris are your 1186 MP Co FRG Leadership