Pass Offices have new hours
Gate Two Pass Office is now open 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Gate One Pass Office hours are 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Webster Outlying Field Pass Office hours are 7 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Operation Warmth accepts donations
A Federally Employed Women member stationed in Afghanistan seeks support for Afghan women through their Operation Warmth Program. Donations will be given to national Afghan orphanages and women's shelters. For information visit http://www.few.org/newscenter/ hot-topics. Please drop your donations of new winter clothes, hats, gloves, sweaters, socks, mittens, coats and toys in building 2187 on the third floor, cube number 3190-F1 or contact Emily.cliftonnavy.mil or 301-995-7400 to arrange for pick-up before June 15.
Register to vote
The 2012 General Election will take place this November; register to vote now in a few simple steps at the NAS Pax River Voting Assistance Office, open 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Gate One Pass & ID office, Bldg 2189. For information visit www.fvap.gov.
Military Wife Scholarships
Wives of uniformed service members can attend vocational training programs in the medical field. This year’s grant funds eight $8,500 scholarships and two $10,000 scholarships awarded for tuition for vocational training in one of the following fields: dental assistant, medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, medical insurance technician, patient care assistant/technician, nurse assistant training program, or medical transcription. Applications will be accepted through June 1. For information visit www.OperationHomefront.net/scholarship.
Battle of Midway events
June 3; Center Stage Theater: The Battle of the Midway 2 p.m. (free)
June 4; River's Edge: Lunch on the Lanai
June 4; Cedar Point Golf Course: Discounted Golf Day, 18 holes with a cart $30
June 7; West Basin Marina: Christening of the Midway, 2 p.m.
For information, contact Fleet & Family Readiness Program Director Tami Tiell at 301-342-3521 or tamara.tiellnavy.mil.
Starbase-Atlantis announces open enrollment for students who are entering 6th grade in the fall to attend a FREE summer educational community outreach. The curriculum includes chemistry, model rocketry, properties of fluids, Newton’s laws of motion, engineering and design, and the physics of flight. Students can participate 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 18-21, June 25-28, July 9-12 or July 16-19 in building 588, Room 102. Space is limited and slots fill quickly. For a pre-registration form, contact STARBASE-Atlantis at 301-342-2789 or email: julie.guynavy.mil. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received with priority extended to dependents of Retired Military and DoD employees.
The St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners will host a Public Forum 6:30 p.m. June 5 in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Chesapeake Building, 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown. Address the members of the Board of County Commissioners. The Public Forum will be videotaped for subsequent broadcast on St. Mary’s County Government TV 95 (SMCG TV 95) and can also be viewed at www.stmarysmd.com. Click on "Videos." Anyone wishing to speak at the Public Forum will be allowed up to three minutes to address Commissioners. Those wishing to provide more detailed comments may do so at boccstmarysmd.com or by mail at Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.
Narconon can help
Abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. 877-413-3073 or www.drugsno.com. Narconon can help you take steps overcome addiction in your family.
SOMD Job Fair
Explore "Nine Innings of Networking" with employers, agencies, and break-out learning sessions 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 5 at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. for information call 240-412-3177 or email infojobmatchproject.com.
Strategic Thinking "Brown Bag”
The Patuxent Partnership presents Dale Moore, Director for Strategic Initiative Coordination and Execution, NAVAIR/Assistant to the NAWCAD Commander for Strategic Operations 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. June 7 at Wyle Conference Center North, 22309 Exploration Dr, Lexington Park. Free. Register online in advance and bring your bagged lunch. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Explore the concept of strategic thinking in the 21st Century environment so that we can collectively plan for the future and ensure regional excellence in support of the warfighter. Register at http://www.paxpartnership.org/index.cfm?action=CL2&Entry=872
Patuxent River Wade-In
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum will host Bernie Fowler’s 25th Annual Patuxent River Wade-In 1 p.m. June 10. The event is free and open to the public. Wade into the river with Fowler until losing sight of one’s feet or sneakers to test the clarity of the water. The clearer the water, the fewer suspended materials and pollutants present. Displays and information will be available on how to improve the river. Enter the "guess the depth" contest at: http://planning.maryland.gov/OurWork/FowlerWadeIn.shtml. The event is on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/BerniesFeet. For information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.
NAVSUP Golf Tournament
Support the Navy Supply Corps Foundation-Patuxent River Chapter's 12th annual Capt. Ed Morgan, SC, USN Memorial Golf Tournament starting 9 a.m. (shotgun start) June 14 at Cedar Point Golf Course. Register online by June 1 at http://www.tournevents.com/index.cfm. For information, contact Lt. Cmdr. Josh Hill at 301-995-4059 or Lt. Jonathan Richmond at 301-995-2928.
SMHEC Open House
Representatives of more than 75 graduate programs and 15 bachelor degrees presented at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center by 14 universities will be at the Open House 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. June 14, at 44219 Airport Road, California. All classes for the academic programs are presented at the Center. Classes are offered during evening hours and Saturdays. For information call 301-737-2500 or visit www.smhec.org.
Military kids get free SAT/ACT prep help In alliance with the DoD, eKnowledge is donating FREE $200 SAT and ACT PowerPrep software programs to Military families worldwide. To place an online order visit www.eKnowledge.com/MilNews or telephone 951-256-4076 (refer to Military News)
Get the Tester on your smartphone or tablet Visit your app store and search for DCMilitary.com to download the app.
SBA Small Business Resource Day
The SBA Baltimore District Office is holding an Open House to showcase programs and services that can help with the development and growth of your small business 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 at the Lexington Park Branch Library. This free event will feature Resource Partners, the MD Small Business Development Center, SCORE, and representatives from federal, state and local government organizations providing timely information and assistance. Free; space is limited. Register at http://tinyurl.com/SBA-MD-Events. For information, contact Arnette Carter at 410-962-6195, ext. 338 or via email at l.cartersba.gov.
Family tree researchers needed
Have you traced your ancestors back to the Mayflower--or found cousins you didn't know existed, living nearby? If you are learning about your family history, contact the Tester to be included in an upcoming article. Email testernewsdcmilitary.com to schedule a quick interview.
Navy Opportunity Forum
Preview more than 250 technologies June 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Va. The culmination of the Navy Transition Assistance Program, last year’s event brought together nearly 1,400 representatives from small business, industry and government. Register at http://www.navyopportunityforum.com/index.php. For information contact Jenny C. Servo at 585-594-8641or jcservodawnbreaker.com.
Asian American executives training
Asian American Government Executives Network will hold its annual leadership training conference June 7 at the Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington, Va. Visit http://www.aagen.org for details and registration. DoD has sponsored seats on a first-come-first-served for DoD/Navy employees to attend. Call 703-232-6389 for assistance if needed.
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Need help with your resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group to learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter 10 a.m. - noon June 12. If you have one started, bring it for editing on the spot. Please register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
See the Virtual World
Dr. Karen Cooper, Research Scientist, Future Workforce Technologies and Strategies, Code 5.0G, NAWCAD; and Gary Kessler, Executive Director, NAWCAD/NAVAIR Deputy Assistant Commander for T&E (AIR-5.0A), and Leadership MD alumni will discuss how virtual worlds will increasingly be used by the DoD and civilian technology companies for prototyping, training and collaboration through an unconventional speaker, her avatar “Memoree Lane,” a Linden Lab Second Life software-powered avatar. 7:30 a.m. June 12 at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, Building 2, Center Hall, 44219 Airport Road, California. Free. There is limited seating so advance registration is strongly recommended. Doors open at 7 a.m. Register at http://www.paxpartnership.org/index.cfm?action=CL2&Entry=936
Introduction to Mentoring
This free workshop for civilians and military personnel gives new and experienced mentors and protégés tools for successful mentoring partnerships. 8 a.m. - noon June 13, in Frank Knox - Building 2189. Workshop objectives include:
- Understanding the mentoring program vision, goals and expectations
- Develop a working knowledge of the protégé and mentor roles and expectations
- Gain awareness of key principles, practices and resources that support successful mentoring relationships
- Understanding the benefits of mentoring
- Answering the question, "How do I find mentor?"
Participate in "speed mentoring" exercises, designed to prepare for that initial meeting between potential mentors and protégés. To register, submit a planned training request through the Navy ERP Portal via: https://ep.erp.navy.mil.
Stress Management training
The Total Force Strategy & Management Department will sponsor no-cost Stress Management training for civilian and military employees 8 a.m. - noon June 13 and 28. Participants evaluate themselves and learn about the main stressors in their lives. Students learn to recognize stress and practice techniques to deal with its physical and mental strain on their bodies. To register, submit a planned training request through the Navy ERP Portal via https://ep.erp.navy.mil. NOTE: Contractors may attend on a space-available basis. To apply, fax the Course Coordinator (301-342-4523) a completed Contractor Nomination Form which can be found at: http://www.navair.navy.mil/TFSMD/training/indextraining.html
Rally for the Cure
Cedar Point Ladies Golf Association is hosting Rally for the Cure, honoring our oldest member and breast cancer survivor, Lois O'Connell, June 19 at Cedar Point Golf Course. $75 per entry covers cart & greens fees, lunch, goody bag and more. format is a Captain's Choice Scramble: bring your foursome or be assigned one. Prizes for winning team(s), Longest Drive; Longest Putt; Closest to the Pin, Cluster Putt contest and more. Registration & Continental Breakfast: 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Cluster Putt Contest: 8:45 a.m.; Shotgun Start: 9 a.m. Mail a check made out to CPLGA to: Shirl Vatter, CPLGA Chairman/Rally Ambassador 26377 Hillendale Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Email names of the team members and if base access is needed to: shirleyvatteryahoo.com. Checks must be received by COB June 11. WEAR PINK!
Fight elder abuse
Learn what constitutes elder abuse, how to recognize it and what to do if you suspect abuse 1 p.m. June 21 at Pegg Road Senior Housing, 21895 Pegg Road, Lexington Park. Call 301-475-4200 ext. 1073 for information.