JAG Note: Girl Scout Cookie Sales

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us. As a reminder, cookies should not be sold in the workplace or conveniently placed on display for colleagues to inquire about. Interested troops can coordinate with Sue St. Onge to request approval to fundraise on the installation. Contact her at (301) 342-0942.

Naval Academy Alumni Inaugural Cigar and Wine Tasting

6 p.m. March 7

Toasted Foot Cigar Lounge, Callaway

The Greater Southern Maryland Chapter (GSMC) of the Naval Academy Alumni Association invites all Naval Academy alumni and their guests. No RSVP is required and there is no cost to attend: you pay for only what you buy. The Lounge is very well ventilated, providing a comfortable atmosphere for cigar enthusiasts and non-smokers alike. Check the GSMC website, www.navyalumni.org for more details.

E-Cigarettes Policy

Both DoD and NDW policies establish that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including but not limited to e-cigarettes and vape pens, will also be treated as tobacco products. As such, their use is prohibited in federal facilities including NDW and its installations, except in designated outdoor smoking areas. Please be courteous to your fellow workers by limiting use of any smoking products to outdoor use in those designated areas. Per SECNAVINST 12752.1, Disciplinary Actions, failure to obey smoking restrictions may result in discipline up to an including removal from federal service.

Pax Support Group for Friends of Addicts

6:30 p.m. Second/fourth Tuesday each month

Religious Programs Center #401

Friends and family of civilian addicts are invited to join us for conversation and support. There’s no commitment, just know you’re not alone. For more information, call Chaplain Lt. Tristan Engle at 301-757-1809 or HN Baylee Williams at 301-342-2753.

Revamped Rotational Assignment Program

NAVAIR civilian employees can expand their career skills and abilities by taking on a new work assignment through the NAVAIR Rotational Assignment Program. Rotational opportunities can be found across NAVAIR, the Department of Defense and within industry and help employees build their leadership skills, expand their networks and obtain new experiences and perspectives. To apply, visit https://myteam.navair.navy.mil/corpapps/dar/SitePages/nrap2.aspx.

Journey Leadership Development Program

Applications due March 15

The NAVAIR Journey Leadership Development Program is accepting applications for the 2019 cohort, due March 15. Apply online at https://myteam2.navair.navy.mil/corpapps/dpt/WebPages/JLDPInfo.aspx. This command-wide program offers classroom-based leadership development courses, online classes, networking opportunities and initiative-based developmental activities designed to be completed over a two-year period. For more information, email jldp_pax@navy.mil.

Apply for SMECO Scholarships

Deadline April 12

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering $1,500 college scholarships to four high school seniors who live with parents/guardians who are SMECO customers. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university or trade school. To be eligible, students must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Part of the application process includes submitting an essay on “Why is a College Education Important to Completing My Lifetime Goals?” Scholarship finalists will also be interviewed on Saturday, April 27. For detailed information, and to obtain an application, go to smeco.coop/scholarships.

Volunteers at Drayden African American Schoolhouse

St. Mary’s County Museum Division and the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions are seeking individuals from the public to volunteer during any of the monthly open houses held at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse. Volunteers assist visitors in accessing and touring the historic site, as well as answering any questions. The open houses are on the first Saturday of the month and other select days, April through October. If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, please contact Karen Stone, Museum Division Manager, at karen.stone@stmarysmd.com or 301-769-3235.

Suicide Prevention Note

Noticed a friend posting thoughts about suicide on social media? Take the post seriously. Even if it seems like he or she may be joking or casually venting, remember that people may use humor to hide their pain. Reach out to your friend and ask if he or she is considering suicide. Share contact information for resources such as a chaplain, trusted leader, or Military Crisis Line (1-800-273-TALK, Option 1; text 838255 from a mobile device; or visit www.militarycrisisline.net.)

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

If you are a victim or know of someone who may be suffering in silence, reach out to NAS Pax River SAPR VA Watch Bill for confidential assistance: 24/7#: 301- 481-1057. You may also contact the DoD Safe Helpline for assistance: www.safehelpline.org. Call: 877- 995-5247, Text: 5-5247 inside the U.S.; 202- 470-5546 outside the U.S.

Special events and awards photos on base

Ever wonder where to find the photos from awards ceremonies, reenlistments and special events captured by PAO? Not only are they published monthly in Tester, but you can find them and download them at www.facebook.com/NASPaxRiver and www.flickr.com/photos/naspaxriver. Questions? Call 301-757-3343.

Where’s Gnorman?

Somewhere in this issue we’ve hidden Gnorman the gnome. Anyone spotting him can email tester@dcmilitary.com or phone 342-4163 now through 5 p.m. Tuesday with a brief description of his location. One name is drawn from the correct entries and wins a Center Stage Theater movie ticket. Our apologies, Gnaughty Gnorman was AWOL last week. He’s been recovered and he’s back hiding within the pages.