Commander's Column
Seasons Greetings STC Family!

As we approach the holiday season, my thoughts turn to family functions and celebrations. It got me to thinking about our FRG and misconceptions about it. As most of you know FRG's are established to provide activities and support to enhance the flow of information, increase the resiliency of unit soldiers and their families, provide practical tools for adjusting to
military deployments and separations, and enhance the well-being and esprit de corps within the unit. The activities emphasized will vary depending on whether the unit is in pre/post deployment, deployed, or in a training/sustainment period at home station. Since one of the goals of an FRG is to support the military mission through provision of support, outreach, and information to family members, certain FRG activities are essential and common to all groups, and include member meetings, staff and committee meetings, publication and distribution of newsletters, maintenance of virtual FRG websites, maintenance of updated rosters and readiness information, and member telephone trees and e-mail distribution lists.  That being said our FRG's primary function is to enhance the well-being and esprit de corps of the STC. We focus on social events and making those events affordable and enjoyable for all. While we occasionally have a Soldier in our unit deploy, we will not deploy as an organization. If you have experience with an FRG in a deployable unit, I ask that you give the STC FRG a try and see the difference in what "regular" units do and what we do. I look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Celebration on 11 January.

LTC Don McLellan
Commander, STC
Meet Your STC FRG Officers

2013 President: Wendy McLellan
2014 President: Wendy McLellan

2013 Vice President: April Keating
2014 Vice President:  Danelle Vogel 
2013 Secretary: Laurie Moffitt
2014 Secretary: Laurie Moffitt
2013 Treasurer: Pam Shroyer
2014 Treasurer: Pam Shroyer

Soup and Goodie Donations Needed!

The next STC FRG Fundraiser will be January 18th at the Camp Dodge S-1 building.  Soup is on the menu for serving that day.  Donations of "thicker" soups (like chili & stew) and baked goodies would be appreciated.  Soup should be in a crock-pot or similar warming container and all baked goods and treats should be bagged and ready for sale. If you are able and willing to help for a shift that day, volunteers are appreciated! Contact Wendy for more details.
2014 FRG Bake Sale Fundraiser Dates
Location: Camp Dodge, NSTC, Building S-1
* Volunteers are needed in 2-hour shifts for each date. Please contact Wendy for details.
** Donations of pre-packaged goodies for the bake sale are always appreciated

Saturday, January 18th, 8am-2pm
Tuesday, January 21st, 8am-2pm
Saturday, February 8th, 8am-2pm
Tuesday, February 11th, 8am-2pm
Saturday, March 1st, 8am-2pm
Tuesday, March 4th, 8am-2pm
Saturday, March 22nd, 8am-2pm
Tuesday, March 25th, 8am-2pm
Saturday, April 12th, 8am-2pm
Tuesday, April 15th, 8am-2pm
Saturday, May 10th, 8am-2pm
Tuesday, May 13th, 8am-2pm

STC Deployed Soldier

As many of you may or may not know, the Sustainment Training Center (STC) currently has a Soldier deployed overseas (Camp Arifjan, Kuwait).  SFC Gerald Johnson is assigned to our Distribution Section and worked in our Supply Support Activity (SSA).


If you are interested in sending a care package to SFC Johnson, please contact Wendy McLellan.
Winter Family Outing

Sleepy Hollow
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Arrive at 11:00
Lunch at noon
Tubing and sledding at 1:00pm
Appetizers in the warming tent at 3:00

Spring Formal & Family Event

Holiday Inn
on Merle Hay Rd
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Pool party at 1:00
Dinner at 5:30
ARNG Sustainment Training Center
Family Readiness Group
Phone: (248) 891-5523 (Wendy's cell)

Note: This newsletter was created by April Keating of Cre8ve Con10t using Constant Contact.  Please access the blog section of the Cre8ve Con10t website for an archive of this publication.