Gate 2 Pass and ID Closing Early Friday
Bldg 2189, Gate 2 Pass and ID, will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 8, to facilitate electrical upgrades. Gate 1 will remain open during the work with additional personnel to handle the increased workload.
Podcasts help women returning from deployment
A podcast series has been launched to help female veterans returning from deployment with advice from leaders and veterans. The podcasts are available for free viewing and download from http://podcast.awfdn.org. For information, visit www.awfdn.org.
The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County and the Leonardtown Commissioners will co-sponsor Flag Day 2012 festivities 6 p.m. June 14, on the Governmental Center Lawn in Leonardtown. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in Leonard Hall Recreation Center, adjacent to the Governmental Center. The ceremony starts at 6:45 p.m. For information, call 301-475-4200 x1340.
Pass Offices have new hours
Gate Two Pass Office is now open 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Gate One Pass Office is open 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Webster Outlying Field Pass Office hours is open 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Office hours are Monday through Friday.
Operation Warmth donations
Drop 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. Donations will be given to national Afghan orphanages and women's shelters. For information visit http://www.few.org/newscenter/hot-topics.
Register to vote
The 2012 General Election is this November; register to vote now at the NAS Pax River Voting Assistance Office, from 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.
Battle of Midway commemoration
Christening of the Midway is 2 p.m. June 7 at West Basin Marina. Call Frank Pace at 301-342-3573/0942 for information.
Students entering 6th grade may 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 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.
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 of 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 to overcome addiction in your family.
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 a 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 www.paxpartnership.org/index.cfm?action=CL2&Entry=872.
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.
Resume, cover letter workshop
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. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way. If you have one started, bring it for editing on the spot. Please call to register, 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 be used by the DoD and civilian technology companies for prototyping, training and collaboration through an unconventional speaker, her avatar, “Memoree Lane,” 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 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 and goals
- Develop a working knowledge of the protégé and mentor roles and expectations
- Understanding the benefits of mentoring
- Answering the question, "How do I find a 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. Evaluate yourself and learn about stressors in your life. Learn to recognize stress and practice techniques to deal with its physical and mental strain. To register, submit a planned training request through the Navy ERP Portal via https://ep.erp.navy.mil. Contractors may attend on a space-available basis. To apply, fax the Course Coordinator (301-342-4523) a completed Contractor Nomination Form found at: www.navair.navy.mil/TFSMD/training/indextraining.html.
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 at www.tournevents. com/index.cfm. For information, contact Lt. Cmdr. Josh Hill at 301-995-4059 or Lt. Jonathan Richmond at 301-995-2928.
Young Professionals meet
The Young Professionals Initiative of St. Mary’s County will hold their Annual Meeting 6 p.m. June 14 at the offices of the St. Mary's Chamber of Commerce, 44200 Airport Road, California, with an open reception to include light fare. For information or to RSVP email programsypi-smc.com.
SMHEC Open House
Representatives of 14 universites at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center 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. 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.
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!
NAMI Peer to Peer Free Recovery Education The Southern Maryland affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a10-week Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting June 20 at the Health Connections suite, in the Pavilion Building at St. Mary’s Hospital.
The Peer to Peer Recovery Education Program is an experiential learning program for people with serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery, taught by two trained mentors who are experienced at living well with mental illness. The Course uses lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes focused on recovery planning. You do not need to be a member of NAMI to take the course. For information and to register call 301-737-1988.
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.
Safe Sitter Summer Camp
Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 14 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. This class teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. June 25-29, College of Southern Maryland, Building B, Room B-315, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. $119. 301-934-7634, kmcdonald1csmd.edu, www.csmd.edu/KidsCollege.
NAVAIR will host training on diversity and inclusion 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 26. Join us for dialogue and discussion of the benefits of a diverse workforce and explore the opinions, backgrounds, cultures and experiences that make NAVAIR and the Navy stronger. Frans Johansson, author of "The Medici Effect," will discuss innovation powered by diversity. Discussions will highlight and showcase the work of the Executive Diversity Council and the NAVAIR Diversity Advisory teams. Training will be held at the River's Edge Catering and Conference Center and broadcast nationally via VTC. Register at http://www.regonline.com/navairdiversityday.
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
See Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan The proposed draft of St. Mary’s County’s Final Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan for achieving reductions in Nitrogen, Phosphorous and sediment entering the Bay from land and activities within the county has been posted for public review. The draft can be viewed from the forms and documents section of the county website under Land Use and Growth Management or on the county’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/St-Marys-County-Government/276931439017134. Click on the Scribd tab to access the documents. Cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay is an ongoing effort requiring commitment by individuals and local, state and federal governments. The county continues to evaluate its implementation progress and develop new 2-year milestone commitments to achieve water quality improvements needed to remove the Chesapeake Bay from the list of impaired waters by 2025. Provide feedback on the plan by June 15. Comments can be submitted to The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 or via email at BOCCstmarysmd.com.
Safe Sitter Summer Camp
Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 14 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. This class teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aug. 13-16, College of Southern Maryland, Building B, Room B-315, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. $119. 301-934-7634, kmcdonald1csmd.edu, www.csmd.edu/KidsCollege.
Driving Long Distances for Seniors
Plan a successful trip, reduce your drouwsiness, prepare for and handle emergencies, spot aggressive and distractive drivers and learn more about how to drive well over long distances, now that you have the time to take those trips. Register by August 29 for lunch and class. 11:45 a.m. August 30 at Northern Senior Activity Center, 29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall. For information or to register call 301-475-4200 ext. 1073.