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The following Lajes Field news, information, events, and activities are published for unit and community awareness. 

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Lajes Field Campaigns and Community Observances

  • 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
Lajes Field Events and Activities  

2014 Air Force Ball Theme Selection Competition   
The 2014 AF Ball is scheduled to take place on 19 Sep 2014 at the TORC. A competition to select this year's theme has been opened effective immediately. The Committee would like to give the opportunity to all members of Team Lajes to participate. Please submit your entry to 2d Lt Eric Artman, 535-3373 by COB 7 Aug 14. The theme will be selected by the AF Ball Committee members and will be announced on 8 Aug. The winner will receive a free ticket to the AF Ball.

Portuguese Air Force Open House 3 Aug
In celebration of the Portuguese Air Force's anniversary, Air Base 4 will be hosting an open house on Sunday 3 August from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The open house will take place between the PoAF hangars D-701/D-703.

Event details:
-Fire Truck/Ambulance display
-Various Portuguese Aircraft static display
-Folk Music provided by the Portuguese Air Force
-Tours of the Fire Station and Air Traffic Control Tower
-Food Vendors

Parking/Shuttles
-Military members and dependents can park at the Commissary/Base Exchange where there will be shuttles running between the open house and the Commissary/BX parking lots.

If you have any further questions please contact Maj Cory Waldroup at 535-4169 or cory_w.waldroup.1@us.af.mil


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. 

2nd Quarter Awards Breakfast 7 August
The 2nd Quarter Awards breakfast will take place Thurday, 7 August at 8 a.m. at the TORC Ballroom. Military members are expected to be in ABUs and casual attire for civilians. Cost will be $12 for members and $13 for non-members. The menu will include a buffet with scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and fruit. Contact your unit POC for tickets.

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. O1-3 and TSgts & 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. Sign-up required; 20 maximum. 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. 

Vehicle Processing Center Advisory
For more information regarding changes to vehicle processing centers click here.

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. 

65 CES/CEAC - Housing Management Office (HMO), Dorm Management Office (DMO) and Furnishings Management Office (FMO) Closures
HMO (T-112) - 0800 - 1700, Monday and Tuesday, 28 and 29 July 2014
FMO (T-751) - 0800 - 1700, Tuesday, 29 July 2014 and Friday, 01 August 2014
DMO (T131) - 0800 - 1700, Thursday, 31 July 2014 and Friday, 01 August 2-14

HMO, FMO and DMO will be closed due to replacement and training of their new operation system (ACES vs eMH). For emergency assistance, you may contact the Housing Manager, Ms. Wilson, at Cell. Phone - 967-932-376.

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
   
  • 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
The deadline for the weekly Basewide Announcements is 12 p.m. Thursdays. Send your publicity request email titled "ATTN PA - BASEWIDE INFO REQUEST" to 65abw.pa2@us.af.mil. Requests must include 2-3 sentences (no bullets) describing the basics of your event. Include the time, data, location, POC, and contact information. Incomplete requests will be returned. Lajes Field/All Personnel emails are reserved for mission critical information and 65 ABW events.
 
 
Disclaimer
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.
 
 
 



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