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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

  • 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  

Fall Youth Soccer
The registration deadline for fall youth soccer is Saturday, August 30th.

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

Lajes Elementary/High School Orientation August 19
Lajes Elementary/High School Orientation is being held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Kindergarten thru 6th grade Orientation will take place 1100-1145. 7th thru 11th grade Orientation will take place 1215-1300. Hot dogs, chips, drinks will be served from 1145-1215. Students and parents are welcomed to attend. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Lauri Kenney, Lajes Schools Principal at 535-4151 or Mrs. Angela Greer, School Liaison Officer at 535-5158 for more information.

Back to School Bash August 22
A "Back to School Bash" at the Base Theatre on Friday, August 22nd at 1600.They will be playing "Monsters University" free of charge and also providing free pizza, popcorn and soft drinks;

Heartlink September 19
Heart Link is an orientation program for military and civilian spouses. This program offers a day full of fun while learning about the Air Force's missions, customs, traditions, protocol support services and resources. The goal is to strengthen military and civilian families and enhance mission readiness.
Spouses are key to personal preparedness and mission effectiveness. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For more information contact Airman & Family Readiness at 535-4138.

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. 

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.  

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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