Thursday, October 5, 2006

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Heart Link

The Airman and Family Readiness Center and Air Force Aid Society hosts Heart Link Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the AFRC. Lunch is provided, and there are also giveaways. Free childcare during the seminar may also be provided. For more information or to register, call (202) 767-0450.

AFOWC luncheon

The Air Force Officers’ Wives’ Club luncheon will be held Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bolling Clubs. The guest speaker will be Roxanne Reed, founder of Jane Wayne Gear. For more information or reservations, e-mail reservations@afowc.com or call Linda Bolton at (703) 968-9061 or Judi Mecsics at (703) 858-0626. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday.

Women’s memorial

Maj. Nichole M. Malachowski, the first woman “Thunderbird” pilot, will speak Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. An autograph signing will follow the speech. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (800) 222-2294 or (703) 533-1155.

Library events

Children age 8 and older may bring a book or write their own story to tell today, 7 p.m. at the base library. The Last Haunted Days of Edgar Allan Poe will be presented Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. at the base library. Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information on these and other library events, call (202) 767-5578.

Skydivers at Pentagon

The Army parachute team, the Golden Knights, and the Canadian forces parachute team, the SkyHawks, will jump start the Army Ten-Miler race with an aerial demonstration from 3,500 feet Sunday. For more information about the Army Ten-Miler, logon to www.armytenmiler.com.

Girls’ Night Out

The Company Grade Officer’s Council sponsors a free Girls’ Night Out Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the base community center. Vendors with a variety of products will be available, as well as information about licensed home day care providers. For more information, call Capt. Kathy Knowles at (202) 404-3590 or (801) 805-6268.

Candlelight vigil

A joint service sponsored Candlelight Vigil will be held Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Netherlands Carillon at Route 50 and George Washington Parkway. For more information, call (703) 696-3512 or 3510, or e-mail stpierrek@fmmc.army.mil.

Christmas Cantata

This year’s Christmas Cantata is “Emmanuel Celebrating Heaven’s Child.” Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. at chapel two. The Cantata will be held Dec. 24. For more information, call Gee Soo Hall at (301) 839-5304.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month runs through Oct. 14. In recognition, there is a display at the library. A Latin Night will be held Oct. 14 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Bolling Clubs. For more information, call 2nd Lt. Erick Clayson at (202) 404-7765.

Drill team

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs its last drill of the year Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. in the Pentagon south parking lot as part of the The Air Force Memorial dedication open house. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, logon to http:⁄⁄www.drillteam.bolling.af.mil⁄Wing⁄OG⁄HG⁄Schedule.asp.

JWOD Hoedown

Office Eagle holds a Javits-Wagner-O’Day Hoedown Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hoedown is held in recognition of National Disabilities Month, this October. Office Eagle will present three individuals with awards as JWOD champions.

Toastmasters and Chief’s Talkers

The Chief’s Talkers Toastmasters Club meets Wednesdays at the community center meeting room from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The Bolling Toastmasters Club meets each Wednesday at the Bolling Club’s Old Club room, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information on Chief’s Talkers, call (301) 203-0448. For more information on the Bolling Toastmaster’s Club, call (202) 267-7868.

Civilian jobs offered

The 11th Services Division has several employment positions available. Positions range from clerical to food service, child care and recreation aides. For more information, visit the Human Resources Office at 12 Brookley Ave., Suite 108 or call (202) 767-5206. The office is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jobs are also listed on the Bolling Web site at www.bolling.af.mil.

CDC openings

The Child Development Center has openings for its morning pre-school class. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, or to enroll a child, please call (202) 767-2890.

ANG job opportunity

Massachusetts Air National Guard has a full time government service, GS-12 employment opportunity. To apply or for more information, call Master Sgt. Deborah Shilaikis at (800) 247-9151.

Youth center needs volunteers

The youth center needs soccer coaches for the fall season. For more information, call (202) 767-4575. The youth center also needs council members to help with youth sports programs. For more information, call Rico Bailey or Paddy Lynn at (202) 767-4003.

Swim team

The Bolling Barracuda winter conditioning program begins Monday. The focus for the winter program is training and stroke technique to prepare swimmers for the summer competitive season. The cost is two payments of $40 for each swimmer, with discounts for the second and third child. Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis to ensure each child has the opportunity to participate. For more information or to join the program, call (202) 563-7009 or (202) 561-0519.

Test study programs available

The Navy College Learning Center offers free computer based test preparation for ASVAB, SAT⁄ACT and general CLEP exams. The NCLC offers two and four-week programs with command approval. For more information, call Alex Smith at (202) 610-7300, e-mail washingtondcnclc@plato.com or visit Building 72 (Enterprise Hall), Room 147 on the Anacostia Annex.

AFJROTC job opportunities

Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has employment opportunities for retired or retiring Air Force officers and NCOs. If you retired within the past 10 years or are six months from retirement, you may qualify to be an instructor. AFJROTC has nine officer and NCO vacancies in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington with a total of 85 worldwide. To submit an application or for more information, logon to http:⁄⁄www.afoats.af.mil or call Jo Alice Talley at (866) 235-7682, extension 7742 or (334) 953-7742.

Airman’s Attic volunteers

The Airman’s Attic needs volunteers to help in the reception and distribution of donated items. The time slots are in two-hour increments. To volunteer or for more information, call Tech. Sgt. Shelley Seibert at (202) 767-0450 or Staff Sgt. Simorrah Brown at (202) 767-4011.

Boss and Buddy Night

Bolling Clubs offer Boss and Buddy Night on the third Friday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The next Boss and Buddy is scheduled for Sept. 22. There is a cash bar and free buffet for club members. For more information, contact your first sergeant or call (202) 563-8400.

Family child-care providers needed

Base residents who provide child care for more than 10 hours per week must be licensed by the family child-care program. Applications are available at the family child-care office. A licensing orientation is held quarterly. For more information, contact the family child-care office at (202) 404-1454.

Thrift shop opening

The Air Force Officers’ Wives Club Thrift Shop is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is located in Building 13 on Brookley Avenue. Proceeds from the sale of donated and consigned items benefit the AFOWC welfare budget which contributes to charities and a scholarship fund. People interested in volunteering should call Carol Cramp, thrift shop chairman, at (202) 562-6228 or e-mail thriftshop.bafb@comcast.net.

Found property claims

The 11th Security Forces Squadron investigations section is currently holding several lost, unclaimed and abandoned items collected throughout the base. To inquire about this property, call (202) 767-8919. Proof of ownership will be required prior to any property being released.

Oversized trash pickup

The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight provides pickup services for oversized trash. To prevent leaving large items sitting around dumpsters, schedule a pickup by calling (202) 767-1257.

OSI career opportunities

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 332 conducts a monthly recruiting briefing the third Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. in Room 203 of the technology center on base. This briefing is open to anyone in the National Capital Region interested in a applying for a position within OSI. For more information, call (202) 767-4692.

Hazmat Pharmacy

The Household Reuse Program is a program for base members to dispose hazardous items. The Hazmat Pharmacy accepts paint, paint thinner, used batteries, cleaning supplies, mercury and pesticides. For a complete list or more information, visit the Hazmat Pharmacy in Building 41 on Brookley Avenue or call Brian Silver at (202) 767-8295 or Stephen Caldwell at (202) 767-8294.

Positions available at Andrews AFB

The Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews AFB seeks nurses to fill the following positions: ambulatory care, medical surgery, emergency department, labor and delivery, nurse practitioner, clinical nurses, physician assistant, internal medicine and pediatric physician. Resumes should be e-mailed to 79mdg-andrews.staffing.af.mil or faxed to (240) 857-7700.

Massachusetts ANG

Massachusetts Air National Guard offers free college tuition and fee waiver at any of Massachusetts’ state colleges and universities, residence is not required. People may qualify for an enlistment bonus up to $15,000. For more information, call (800) 247-9151, DSN 698-1567, or e-mail recruiting@mabarn.ang.af.mil.

Sponsorship training

The Bolling Family Support Center provides sponsor packets and individual training for first-time military sponsors and those who haven’t attended training in the past year. Civilian employees and spouses are welcome to attend training. Training is by appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Kim Heiner at (202) 767-0450.

Operation Identification

The 11th Security Forces Squadron recommends marking all valuables. Marking items helps identify lost or stolen property while deterring criminal activity. The 11th SFS has engraving equipment available at the security forces control center located in Hangar 1. For more information, call the 11th SFS at (202) 767-5000.

Children’s mentors needed

Childhelp Children’s Center of Virginia, a nonprofit organization working to help prevent child abuse, needs volunteers to mentor at-risk children. For more information, call Cheryl Ray at (703) 208-1549 or e-mail cray@childhelp.org.

Children’s sports physicals

The 579th Medical Group will be offering school, camp and sports physicals for children now through Aug. 31. Check with your child’s school system, coaches and camp directors prior to scheduling an appointment to ensure a physical is required. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the appointment time and have the required paperwork completed for the provider; failure to do so may result in cancellation of your appointment. Also bring immunization records and glasses (if applicable) to your appointment. T-shirt and shorts wear is appreciated. To schedule an appointment call (202) 767-5536 or log on to www.tricareonline.com. The dental portion requirement should be obtained through your Tricare or private provider.

Pocket bikes, scooters not allowed

Based on safety concerns, as well as recommendations from The U.S. Air Force Safety Center, the operation of pocket bikes and gas-powered scooters on Bolling is prohibited. Pocket bikes and gas-powered scooters are small and difficult for other drivers to see and often can reach speeds of up to 30 mph. For more information, call the base crime prevention manager at (202) 767-8961.

Keep children active

The base youth center is sponsoring Fit Factor, a program that encourages children to live healthy and active lives. Youngsters ages 9 to 18 can earn points and win prizes for staying active in a variety of ways — from team sports to household chores. For more information, visit www.afgetfit.com or call the youth center at (202) 767-4003.

HAZCOM Training

Public Health conducts HAZCOM Training for shop supervisors and HAZCOM managers. For more information on how to receive this type of training or any questions in regards to HAZCOM, please contact public health at (202) 404-6524.

Family night at the Clubs

Bolling Clubs offers an evening of family fun and an Italian Buffet in the Fireside Room Thursday from 5-8:30 p.m. dinner will be a choice of pasta dishes, salad and garlic bread. The cost is $8.95 for adults, $5.95 for children 6-10 and free for children 5 and under. For more information, call (202) 563-8400.

Airman’s Attic hours

The Airman’s Attic new operating hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Newcomers bus tour

The Bolling newcomers orientation tour is scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. departing the technology center. The rides include a tour of Bolling, Old Town Alexandria, downtown Washington and a trip on the Metro subway. Spouses and children 10 and older are welcome to attend. To reserve a seat, call the family support center at (202) 767-0450.

Finance offers new service

Bolling Financial Services offers an e-mail address for customers to submit questions, documents or request assistance. As an alternative to calling or visiting the office, e-mail fmcustomerservice@bolling.af.mil.

School bus passes

School bus passes may be obtained through the community programs office at the skills development center on base. Children 9 and younger must be registered in the youth center. The cost is $20 per child. For more information on pickup hours and eligibility criteria, call (202) 404-7710.