Basewide announcements -- May 17 (updated each Friday)
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ELDP Nomination Call for Active Duty Officers
The 2013-2014 DoD Executive Leadership Development Program is scheduled to begin with orientation in August 2013 and the first training event in October 2013. This program is designed specifically for highly-motivated, active duty officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability, commitment to public service, integrity, and who have an interest in moving into senior management positions. While placed in simulated environments, officers must be able to operate in real-life situations that involve short deadlines, be receptive to a unique training methodology where the participants assume responsibility for their learning, and have the ability to conceptualize and analyze problems effectively. To view eligibility and criteria, copy and paste the following myPers link: https://myPers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/25176. POC is AFPC Officer Developmental Education; e-mail: email@example.com.
APAHA Lumpia Preparation Class May 24
Want to learn how to make lumpia? The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) will be offering a lumpia preparation class in the Chapel on 24 May @ 1800. You can eat your lumpia there or take them home to share. A $5 ingredient fee is required to attend this class. To sign-up, please email TSgt Corpening or TSgt Marion. They can be reached at 535-2232 or 535-3150.
Kids Combat Dining Out May 31
The Lajes Field Youth Center is hosting a Kids Combat Dining Out on May 31 from 3:30p.m.-5:30p.m. at the Youth Center. Come out and enjoy water balloon challenges, obstacle courses, light snacks and many other water activites! Free for kids of all ages! Wear camo and don't forget to bring your water guns!
LSC Golf Fundraiser June 13
The Lajes Spouses Club Golf Fundraiser is June 13 at the Terceira Golf Course. Breakfast is 8 a.m. Tee time is 8:45 a.m. Cost is $40 per person and $160 per team. Golf carts reserved upon request. Euros is requrired for any purchases at the course. For more information, contact Ron Salafia at 295-512-518 or 924-249-169.
Soliciting Volunteers for the 13Lxx Air Liaison Officer (ALO) Career Field - Suspense: 30 Jun 2013
The Air Force is seeking highly motivated candidates who are interested in becoming a 13L ALO. Applications are now being accepted. Candidates who are selected this cycle will attend Phase II ALO Aptitude Assessment (AAA) scheduled for 3-7 August 2013 at Jacks Valley, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. This announcement is for ROTC and USAFA cadets who are graduating in Calendar year 2013 and 2014, USAF cross flow officers and Initial Skills Training Reclassification (IST) Candidates. OTS candidates may apply for the Air Force OTS board (see attachment for more info). POC is ACC/A3FC, DSN 574-8384 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Air Force Services Club Membership Scholarship Progam
The Air Force Services Club Membership Scholarship Program is intended to assist club members and their family members defray the cost of higher education.
Twenty five winners are selected and each winner receives a $1,000 award and a Dell laptop!
How to enter: Participants provide a one-page essay of 500 words or less (excluding title): "Who or What Inspires You to Be Successful?" Why? You must complete the entry form and provide current college/university acceptance letter for new students or official transcripts for those already enrolled. Entry forms available at the TORC, Library, Youth Center, School and AFRC.
All essay packages must be submitted to the Force Support Squadron, Marketing Department, T-112, room 205 or 207 by Monday, 1 July 2013. DO NOT mail directly to the installation or AFPC/SVOF; entries mailed directly from applicant to AFPC/SVOF will be discarded. Scholarship requirements are strictly enforced! Not meeting these
requirements will result in disqualification! The winners will be announced and posted to www.afclubs.net on 17 September 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Paulette Burnard, 535-6324 or email@example.com You may also contact Ms Shirley Stevenson at firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 395-7768 or DSN 969-7768.
2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey begins March 31
The Air Force Community Assessment Survey provides data on community wellness, strengths, and risks to Airmen and their families. Community issues have a direct impact on mission readiness. This survey ensures that the Integrated Delivery System and the CAIB community action plans are timely, appropriate, effective, and are data-driven and responsive to ongoing changes in AF families and communities. The CA data has informed the need for the development of various programs and community support in the past. The survey includes seven main areas including: personal adjustment, family adjustment, individual and family adaptation, community well-being, help seeking and mental health stigma, resilience, and risk behaviors.
The CAS will be distributed by a civilian contractor, IPSOS, so if you receive an email or a survey in the mail from IPSOS, we request that you take the time to complete the survey, as not all Airmen and families will be targeted. Since the survey should only survey those selected (i.e., a sample vs. a census), a survey link cannot be provided here. Unfortunately volunteers to take the survey will not be allowed as we are using a scientific method to select a sample to ensure the respondents will be representative of the population.
Airmen and families will be randomly selected to complete the survey, so it's highly important that those selected actually provide feedback and inputs! Service Members will be contacted via .mil email address and dependents will be contacted via PO Box mailings containing instructions on how to access the survey online.
POC: Ms. Cynthia Burney, 65 ABW Community Support Coordinator
Norfolk Vessel: No HHG's/POV shipments from 15 May to 3 Jul
There has been a change of schedule to the Norfolk vessel. Due to a change of the route, there will be no service from 15 May to 3 Jul for shipments going/coming from the United States. Members PCSing during this time will see a delay in the shipment of POVs and household goods. The last day to turn in POVs is 7 May. Please contact the TMO office at 535-3364 or SDDC at 535-6417 for additional information.
Lajes Field Tax Service Feb. 5 to June 14
Tax service is available Feb. 5 to June 14 Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Drop offs may be made at the Legal Office in building T-100
Things to bring:
- Social security cards for everyone on return
- W 2's, 1099R's, 1098's
- Direct deposit information
- Dependent care information if claiming for children
- Notarized power of attorney if spouse is not present to file
- Divorce decree or form 8332 if claiming children due to divorce or separation
- Last year's tax return (if available)
- Any additional tax documents you may have received
AF Test Pilot School Selection Board
The next annual United States Air Force Test Pilot School Selection Board will convene 23 - 26 July 2013 at the Air Force Personnel Center. The USAF Test Pilot School is the world's preeminent fixed-wing test pilot school. USAF TPS graduates are future senior leaders who will be in high demand in an era of increasing combat technological advancements. USAF TPS trains pilots, combat systems officers, and engineers to develop, test and evaluate the newest aircraft and weapons systems.
The manned pilot selects will fill positions in the fighter, multi-engine and helicopter categories. All other selects will fill positions in the fighter, multi-engine, and remotely piloted aircraft categories. USAF TPS graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree in Flight Test Engineering by Air University, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
In addition, USAF TPS conducts exchange programs with the U.S. Navy, United Kingdom, and French Test Pilot Schools to train fixed and rotary wing pilots and flight
test engineers. Rotary wing pilots and engineers will be assigned to conduct testing on the latest rotary wing systems and special operations assets. Applicants from all aircraft types and backgrounds must have strong academic and technical experience and a desire to help develop the next generation of Air Force weapons and weapons systems.
For more information, visit the TPS website:
To view PSDM 13-33, copy and paste the following myPers link:
MDG Training every 2nd Tuesday
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.