Lajes Field News & Information Page
The following Lajes Field news, information, events, and activities are published for unit and community awareness.
Staying Connected at Lajes Field
Lajes Field Campaigns and Community Observances
American Airman Video Contest until July 31
- Women's Equality Day: August 26
- Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 - October 15
- National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 1 - 31
- National American Indian Heritage Month: November 1 - 30
CSAF wants the world to hear every Airman's story! The contest, which runs July 1-31, asks Airmen to shoot a selfie video where they share individual stories of service and showcase the unique missions they do every day. Airmen should upload their 30 second video to a personal YouTube account and email a link to the Air Force Social Media team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The videos will be reviewed to ensure they don't violate any security, policy or propriety guidelines before they are released for public viewing on the AFBlueTube channel on YouTube. Each MAJCOM will select a winner and the 10 finalists' videos will be posted on AFBlueTube for public voting from Aug. 12 to 22. Voters can "like" their favorite videos and the video with the most "likes" will win. The winning video will be shown at the September Air Force Association conference in Washington, D.C., which attracts thousands of visitors annually and receives heavy media attention.
Lajes Field Events and Activities
Non-command sponsored dependents memorandum available on Lajes Link
A memorandum detailing important considerations for Airmen considering bringing non-command sponsored dependents to Lajes Field has been approved and can be found on Lajes Link here. For inbound members who are considering bringing family members to Lajes Field and currently assigned members who are considering having their family visit the base. Discuss this important decision with your chain of command prior to moving any family members.
New Chapel Religious Services Announced, effective July 20
The Lajes Field Chapel has updated their religious services to the following times: Catholic Mass is Sunday at 9 a.m.; Adult Sunday School is Sunday at 9 a.m.; General Protestant Service is Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; Gospel Service is Sunday at noon; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Sunday at 9 a.m. (in Praia da Vitoria). For more information, visit the Lajes Field Chapel website or call 535-4211.
Lajes Field Drinking Water Quality report released for 2014's 2nd Quarter
To view the drinking water quality report, click here.
Private Organizations' Professional Development Classes every Wednesday Through July 30
Weekly Professional Development Classes are held every Wednesday at the Chapel Annex from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Jr. Airmen may arrive early for free lunch courtesy of the chapel staff and volunteers! Students receive a "Professional Development Certificate" who attend at least five lessons (BASIC), nine lessons (INTERMEDIATE), and fourteen lessons (ADVANCED). Call 535-3456 for more information.
Resume Writing for the Private Sector July 23
- July 23 - Air Force Major Commands
- July 30 - Substance Abuse
Class runs from 2 - 4 p.m at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. This class concerns resume's for private sector (not federal or government) jobs. Participants will use laptops to search for job announcements, check out O*NET, etc. Registration is required; call 535-4138 for more information.
Federal Resume Writing Course - "10 Steps to a Federal Job" July 23
Class runs from 1:30 - 4: 30 p.m. at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Participant will need to bring - or have identified - a potential federal job announcement, and bring performance evaluations, or other documents if desired. Class will go over identifying key requirements/key words, writing accomplishment statements, completing the occupational questionnaire, veteran's preferences, etc. Participants will use laptops to work on statements and other input for their particular job announcement. Registration is required; call 535-4138 for more information.
SNCO Induction Ceremony July 25
The SNCO Induction Ceremony to recognize and celebrate Lajes Field's MSgt Selects will take place at the TORC Ballroom on July 25 at 6 p.m. Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, 65th ABW Command Chief, will be the keynote speaker. The fee for the meal will be $28.00 for club members and $30 for non-members. Uniform will be mess dress or semi-formal and the civilian equivalent. The meal choices are prime rib, chicken cordon-bleu, and vegetarian. Contact your unit ticket sales representative for tickets. Event POCs: 535-1300 or 535-9824 or 535-3535
Lajes Road Warriors Private Organization hosts run July 26
If you enjoy running and want to connect with other runners, check out the "Lajes Road Warriors" Facebook Group. There you will find upcoming events, organized group runs, tips/routes from other runners and maybe even some new running buddies!
Lajes Storytellers Event August 12
Every Airman has a story and Lajes Storytellers 3 is a chance for you to hear and learn from a few of Lajes' finest. This diverse group of seven will share their personal stories that make them the resilient warriors they are today. The event will coincide with Wing Training Day at the TORC Ballroom, August 12 starting at 10 a.m. More information will be released as it becomes available. Event POC: Call 535-3456
Speed Mentoring Event August 13
The 65th Air Base Wing Diversity Council and Top III present "Speed Mentoring" August 13 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the Chapel Annex. TSgts and below are welcome to attend and can meet with MSgts - CMSgts and Majors - Colonels in 4-minute sessions for quick questions and answers. There will be a free lunch after 11 a.m. for SrA and below. Event POCs: 535-6319 and 535-3456
BAH Revalidation Required for All Airmen
USAFE-AFAFRICA Airmen must revalidate their dependents to continue receiving basic housing allowance or overseas housing allowance at the with-dependent rate. Revalidation efforts are part of the Air Force's service-wide mandate for Airmen to revalidate their dependents by Dec. 31, 2014. Airmen must complete Air Force Form 549, Application and Authorization to Start, Stop, or Change Basic Allowance for Quarter or Dependency Determination. Revalidation process should take no more than 10 minutes. Supporting documentation includes marriage certificates, birth certificates for dependent children or divorce decrees. The 65th Comptroller Flight will contact military members to arrange proper revalidation in time. View the USAFE-AFAFRICA Factsheet. POC: 65th Comptroller Flight: 535-2274
Airfield Driving Training Reminder
All USAF employed personnel operating a vehicle on the airfield must be trained on local airfield driving procedures. Individuals must complete all the training requirements outlined on the Airfield Drivers Training Program (ADTP) website. Individuals should contact the Unit Airfield Driving Program Manager or the wing program manager at 535-1361.
Facility Closures or Alternate Hours
TMO Closed Thursday Afternoons for Training
The TMO office will be closed on Thursday's from 1 to 5 p.m. for squadron training. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and on Fridays. For emergencies, please contact your first sergeant for the after-hours phone number. Call 535-5168 for more information.
65th Medical Group Closed for Training 2nd Tuesday of Each Month
The 65th Medical Group clinic is closed for unit training every second Tuesday of the month. TRICARE On-line (TOL) is always available as an option for appointment booking. All beneficiaries must register at www.tricareonline.com for an account. For more information, call 535-3261. In case of emergencies, call 911 on-base or 295-571-911 off-base.
Local Bullfights -- U.S. personnel may attend, but participation is NOT authorized
- July 23 6:30 p.m. Porto Judeu
- July 24 6:30 p.m. Porto Judeu
- July 25 6:30 p.m. Porto Judeu
- July 26 6:30 p.m. Porto Judeu
- July 27 6:30 p.m. Bairro Senhora de Fátima (by the British cemetery)
- July 28 6:30 p.m. Porto Judeu
- July 29 6:30 p.m. Fontinhas
- July 30 6:30 p.m. Fontinhas
- July 31 6:30 p.m. Fontinhas
- Aug. 1 6:30 p.m. Largo da Fonte, São Sebastião
- Aug. 2 6:30 p.m. Areeiro, Fontinhas
- Aug. 2 6:30 p.m. Largo da Fonte, São Sebastião
- Aug. 3 6:30 p.m. Largo da Fonte, São Sebastião
- Aug. 4 6:30 p.m. Terreiro, Terra Chã
- Aug. 4 9 p.m. Arena Bullfight in Angra's bullring
- Aug. 5 6 p.m. Juncal
- Aug. 6 6 p.m. Juncal
- Aug. 7 6 p.m. Quatro Ribeiras
- Aug. 8 6 p.m. Cemetery road, Praia (next to Modelo Superstore)
- Aug. 9 6:30 p.m. Next to Modelo Store in Angra
- Aug. 10 6 p.m. Praia beach
- Aug. 12 6:30 p.m. Cemetery road, Praia (next to Modelo Superstore)
- Aug. 14 6:30 p.m. Casa da Ribeira
- Aug. 15 6:30 p.m. Lameirinho, Angra
- Aug. 16 9 p.m. Agualva
- Aug. 17 6 p.m. Agualva
- Aug. 17 6 p.m. Phising Port in São Mateus
- Aug. 18 6 p.m. Agualva
- Aug. 19 6 p.m. Agualva
- Aug. 20 6 p.m. Fonte do Bastardo
- Aug. 21 6 p..m. Fonte do Bastardo
- Aug. 23 6 p.m. Rua do Regelo, Fonte do Bastardo
- Aug. 24 6 p.m. Rua dos Moinhos, Agualva
- Aug. 24 6 p.m. Rua do Biscoito, Fonte do Bastardo
- Aug. 30 9 p.m. Cabo da Praia
- Aug. 31 6 p.m. Feteira
Advertising & Publicity
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