Kadena Base Bulletin

Base Info

Kadena Base Bulletin

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published: September 24, 2012

To submit an announcement for the base bulletin, e-mail a completed bulletin form to: kadena.basebulletin@kadena.af.mil. Announcements typically run for two weeks beginning two weeks prior to an event. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. Monday to be included in the weekly bulletin e-mail sent on Wednesday. NO FEDERAL ENDORSEMENT OF PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS OR ACTIVITIES IS INTENDED.

DoDEA screenings for developmental services
The Department of Defense Education Activity – Okinawa will offer two screening sessions to seek and identify children eligible for special education and related services. Children up to age five are eligible for screenings for
parents with concerns about their child’s language, cognitive, motor, adaptive or social development. The screenings
will be conducted by DoDEA Okinawa District special education specialists in partnership with Educational
Developmental Intervention Services.

Dates:
Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Kadena Chapel 3 (Bldg. 2425)
Appointments are recommended.

To schedule, contact Dorie Andrade at 632-7145.

Transition assistance
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a representative on island to assist transitioning military members, retirees,
surviving spouses, and veterans with benefits services that range anywhere from GI Bill education to disability
compensation and from home loans to life insurance. The representative is available at Foster Marine and Family
Programs, Bldg. 445, Monday-Wednesday, or by calling 645-3151, as well as the Kadena Airmen and Family
Readiness Center, Bldg. 220, Thursday-Friday, or by calling 634-3366.

You can also send an e-mail to VARep@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org if you have questions or need additional
information.

Medical clearance information for duty assignments
Wondering what steps should be taken if a duty assignment ends up being an overseas assignment? The 18th
Medical Group outlines the following steps for family member clearance:

Once notified of assignment, the active-duty Airmen with dependents complete AF Form 4380, Air Force Special
Needs Screener, and take it to Outbound Assignments. The form can be obtained in e-pubs. This form is completed
whether the family member is on the island or not. Annotate on the form if the family is not on the island or will not
travel to the gaining base.

The following outlines the steps for Family Member Relocation Clearance process:

The active-duty Airmen with an overseas assignment or who are “Q-Coded” should start earlier on the clearance
process. It starts at the 18th Medical Group/Tricare sections, where the clearance coordinator will brief the process
and provide the package. Screenings are conducted Thursdays from 9-11 a.m.

For more information, e-mail EFMP-M.Kadena@us.af.mil.

Learn Your Letters @ the Library
"Learn Your Letters @ the Library" is every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Base Library. This is a free
program for children ages 2-5 years old. Each week kids can enjoy stories, do a craft and practice writing the letter of
the week. Registration is not required.

For more information, contact the Library at 634-1502.

Central Texas College calls for instructors
Central Texas College is currently seeking qualified instructors in the following areas: aviation maintenance, criminal
justice, early childhood education, fire protection science, information technology/computer science, and restaurant
and culinary management.

All interested parties are encouraged to apply. For details, contact Ashley Cree, Director of Central Texas College, at
okinawa.pfec@ctcd.edu or 645-5840.

MPS extended hours
The Military Personnel Section will offer extended walk-in hours Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Contact Master Sgt. Shannon Carter with any questions at 632-1280.

Schilling's Cook-It-Up contest
Have a good recipe, like to cook? Now is your chance to show off your skills to not only win great prizes, but to also
have the chance for your dish to be judged by Iron Chef Morimoto when he comes to town. For recipe cards and
complete rules go to www.kadenafss.com/rec/Schilling or stop by the Schilling Community Center. Don't wait, first round with recipe cards are due by Sept. 28.
For more information, contact Michele Beam at 634-1387/0694.

Victim advocates needed
Kadena's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Team is looking for volunteer victim advocates. The role of an advocate may entail listening to the victim vent or possibly accompanying them to counseling, Office of Special Investigations, security forces, or a court martial. The next 40-hour VA certification course is Oct. 9-12 at the Schilling Community Center. This is open to all service members and federally employed civilians.

For more information, call 634-7272 or 634-3734 or email 18WG.SARC@us.af.mil

Creative writing class
There will be creative writing classes Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 for writers of all ages and experience. The class will meet once a week for two weeks with the option of working towards completing a submission for a local short story contest in October.

For more information or to sign up, contact Jetta Weber at 634-6726 or jdubstar06@yahoo.com

Flu Shots for active-duty
The Medical Group will be having walk-in flu shots for active-duty service members at the Aeromedical Staging Facility Sept. 25, and 28 from 1-3 p.m. Due to limited parking, it is highly encouraged to carpool.

For more information, contact Master Sgt. Eleanor Amiscosa at 630-5927

Limited GOV fuel support
Organizations requiring ground fuel support for government vehicles may access the main service station until Sept. 30 at noon. All vehicles, to include emergency response vehicles, must be “topped off” at this time. Facilities will return to normal operation Oct. 1.

For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Carmarius Johnson at 634-2338.

Limited organizational fuel tank support
Organizations requiring fuel for organizational fuel tanks must place final fuel orders with the Fuels Service Center no later than Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. No new orders or deliveries will be taken until Oct.1.

To place a fuels order, call 634-3773. For more information contact Tech. Sgt. Carmarius Johnson at 634-2338.

Oct. 1
Air Force Central Leisure Travel Program discontinuation

The Air Force Central Leisure Travel Program will be discontinued Oct.1. Kadena’s Information, Tickets and Tours will remain open in the coming months and have a new airfare concession to compliment the local tickets and tours operation that will remain in place.

For more information, call 959-4322.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer Running Coaches Kadena Youth Sports and Fitness is looking for volunteer coaches for its upcoming fall session of Ready, Set, Run. Ready, Set, Run is a running club for youth ages 8-13. The season will run from Oct. 1 to Dec. 8. Coaches are needed for one practice a week and two Saturday runs.
For more information, contact Kadena Youth Sports and Fitness at 18fss.youthsports@us.af.mil or 634-3738.

OESC Thrift Store
The OESC Thrift Store and Uncle Sam’s Attic are in need of hard working volunteers to sort donations, hang clothes, stock merchandise and help organize the uniform room.

For more information about volunteering, visit the store and talk to an employee. For directions to the thrift store, visit www.kadenathriftstore.com.

VOLUNTEER
Airmen Committed to Excellence is looking for more ACE briefers to brief Wednesdays for the Newcomers Briefings at the Schilling Community Center.

NOTICES
The 18th Wing Legal Office wants to make sure all members of Team Kadena have an updated will and have the necessary powers of attorney. We do wills, by appointment, on Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. and powers of attorney, on a walk-in basis, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book an appointment or get more information, contact 634-3300.