BASEWIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS -- March 7
(updated each Friday)
The presence of information, announcements, or links on this product does not constitute federal endorsement of private organization activities. 65 ABW/PA provides limited support to private organizations in the form of this online bulletin board in accordance with AFI 34-223 Private Organizations Program. Private organizations are not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and have no governmental status.
LAJES ON FACEBOOK
Visit the Lajes Field, Azores, Facebook page.
FSS WEEK E-NEWS
Check out the link for this week's list of fun events and activities organized by the Force Support Squadron.
PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE-ISSUED BASE PASS REQUIRED FOR IMMIGRATIONS PROCESSING AT PASSENGER TERMINAL
In order to expedite arrival processing at the Lajes Field Passenger Terminal, all members should present their blue badge during mandatory immigrations processing. Due to recently implemented Portuguese Air Force requirements, all personnel ending travel at Lajes Field will be required to present their blue badge during immigrations processing. If the member is unable to present the blue badge, he/she will be required to obtain a temporary base pass.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH MARCH 1-30
March is Women's History Month, and Team Lajes is observing WHM through a number of events and activities this month. This year's theme is "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment."
- March 1-30 - Visit the base library to see a WHM visual display. POC: SSgt Prentice 535-2124 & SSgt Hampton 535-6823
- March 1-18 - Lajes Elementary/High School & Homeschoolers can enter a WHM essay contest. POC: SSgt Smith 535-4030 & 1st Lt Berardo 535-2123
- Each Tuesday at 9 a.m. - AFN-Lajes will feature a Woman of Character, as well as discuss scheduled events of the week.
- March 7, 14 & 21 at 7 p.m. - Watch a Woman's History Month movie at the base theater. POC: SSgt Belen 535-3013
- March 20 - Purchase a ticket for the Women's History Month Luncheon at 11 a.m. in the Top of the Rock Club. POC: 1st Lt Berardo, SSgt Smith, SSgt Belen
- March 21 - Join Team Lajes for a WHM 5K Run/Walk starting at the fitness center 7:15 a.m. POC: MSgt Wilson 535-6505
S/UM DINNER MARCH 10
The Single/Unaccompanied Member Dinner is scheduled for March 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel. Menu includes chicken and beef fajitas, rice, pinto beans and assorted desserts. Once a month, the Chapel sponsor's a home cooked dinner for all Single and Unaccompanied Airmen, of all ranks. This is a time to come together for a meal prepared by different groups here at Lajes. This S/UM Dinner will be hosted by the 65th Air Base Wing Spouses Club and 65th Contracting Flight. Uniform not required.
LAJES PTO SELLING ATHLETIC APPAREL
The Lajes PTO is selling Navy zipper hoodies and t-shirts online! Hoodies are $40 and t-shirts are $15. Supplies are limited. This is a great opportunity for Lajes personnel, families, and our alumni to support us with Lajes Spirit Gear! www.booster.com/lajeshoodie or www.booster.com/lajestees
NAIL SALON SERVICE CHANGE EFFECTIVE MARCH 25
The Exchange will be changing the hours of operation for the Nail & Waxing Service at the Exchange Beauty Salon to Friday and Saturday from 0900-1800 effective 25 March 2014. The decrease in customer demand has prompted a review and consequently a revision of Exchange capability to continue the best services to our customers. For further questions or comments, please contact Carrie Cammel or Peter Santiago at 535-1124 or 295-571-124.
LAJES SPOUSES CLUB THRIFT STORE CLOSING MAR. 27
The Lajes Spouses Club Thrift Store is closing Mar. 27. The final day for donations is Feb. 15 and the last shopping day is Mar. 27. POC: Bekah Murphy, 535-1469.
LAJES HAS TALENT AUDITIONS MARCH 9; EVENT IS MARCH 28
The 65th Force Support Squadron and the Lajes Rising VI are hosting the 4th annual Lajes Has Talent March 28. Auditions begin March 9 at 1500 in the Community Activities Center ballroom. Auditions are open to all military, dependents, civilians and local nationals of all age groups. Please contact SSgt Cassie Nutter to schedule an audition time. POC: SSgt Cassie Nutter 535-2274 / firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSTACHE MARCH "AFTER" PHOTOS MARCH 31
In a speech on 20 February, General Welsh issued an "All-In" Mustache March challenge to the entire Air Force. As a celebration of Air Force tradition and to honor three time ace General Robin Olds, the members of the 65th Air Base Wing are picking up that challenge! Members of the CGOC will be taking "official" before photos after the
promotion ceremony of Friday, 28 February at the Community Activities Center. "After" photos and awards will be handed out after the promotion ceremony on Friday, 31 March. All members of Team Lajes are invited to join us as we seek to honor General Olds's legacy of leading from the front by showing the rest of the Air Force what Lajes can do! Click here for more information about General Olds.
LAJES SPOUSES CLUB OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE APRIL 1
Would you like a scholarship to help pay for your college courses? The Lajes Spouses Club is sponsoring the 2014 Spouse Scholarship and the time to apply is now! Last year four deserving Lajes spouses were awarded money through this scholarship. This year it could be you! All you need to do is ensure you meet the few, easy requirements, complete the attached application, and submit it before the April 1st deadline. Any questions about the application process can be directed to Mr. Mike Peters at email@example.com. Click the work "SCHOLARSHIP" in the headline for the application.
SSGT PROMOTION TESTING CYCLE NOW APRIL 1 - MAY 16
The 14E5 testing window originally scheduled for May 1 - June 15 has been moved up 30 days to begin April 1 - May 16. Moving the testing window up will allow individuals to test and allow AFPC time to remove selects from the ERB eligible list. Verification has been made with organizations to ensure study references are available and test booklets will be printed and delivered to testing locations in time for the April 1 start date. The MPS is the liaison with AFPC Enlisted Promotions. Please contact us at DSN 665-2107/2362 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional clarification.
FORCE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES
The 65th Air Base Wing is committed to supporting Airmen affected by Air Force Force Management programs, so the Airman & Family Readiness Center has scheduled the following programs to help educate Airmen.
GI BILLR COMPARISON TOOL
- Transition Assistance Programs (TAP) 5-Day Workshops: A&FRC has added additional workshops to accommodate all personnel identified for potential Force Management actions.
- Veterans Administration (VA) Briefings: a VA rep will brief Lajes Airmen on Mar. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Base Theater.
- Joint Chapel and A&FRC Financial Fitness Program: 10-week course from Jan. 26 to Mar. 30. The program is not comprehensive, so you may attend as many or as few programs as you'd like.
VA announced the launch of their new GI BillR Comparison Tool this morning at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison. The comparison tool is designed to make it easier for Veterans and Service Members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. It provides key information about college affordability and value, allowing Post-9/11 beneficiaries to compare education options and make informed choices about the best education program to meet their needs. The comparison tool brings together information from more than 17 different online sources and three federal agencies into an easy-to-use online resource. For more information, contact MSgt Jai Rodriguez, 65th ABW Career Assistance Advisor, 535-6197
LAJES TAX CENTER IS NOW OPEN
The Lajes Tax Center is now open and will run until June 13. You may drop-off your paperwork Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in building T-100 at the Legal office. Free tax preparation is offered to any service member, dependent, retiree or federal employee who is eligible for legal assistance. Contact the legal office at 535-3546 for more info.
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.