Wednesday, August 6, 2008

EVENTS >> 8-1-08

Lunch prices have changed in PCSSD Schools

The breakfast and lunch prices have changed for the Pulaski County Special School District. Elementary-aged students for school year 2008 to 2009. Prices are as follows:  breakfast full-pay student: $1.25; reduced-pay student: $.30; lunch full-pay student: $2; reduced-pay student: $.40.  Adult non-student prices will be $1.75 for breakfast and $3 for lunch.  Contact the Student Nutrition Office at 490-5800 if you have questions.

DIFM Training

The 314th Logistic Readiness Squadron will be hosting a monthly Block 2B Due-In-From-Maintenance training class, in Bldg. 450, upstairs conference room every third Wednesday starting in August. Training begins at 9 a.m. The class is open to all base personnel who require training in the DIFM process. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Richard Yarberry 987-8240 or 987-2738.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is coming to the base Chapel. The course will teach people how to better manage their finances. A 45-minute preview opportunity is being offered so you can be introduced to the material prior to signing up for the course. The preview is 3 p.m., Aug. 7, in the Chapel conference room. For more information, call 987-6014.

Spouses’ Club thrift shop

The Little Rock Spouses’ Club Thrift Shop was closed for the month of July. It will re-open on Tuesday.

Embry-Riddle University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University classes start Monday. Late registration continues through Aug. 11. The eight-week term ends Oct. 3. For details on ERAU’s master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs and registration, contact 987-5550 or 983-9300.

Job openings

Current NAF Services’ job openings are as follows: lodging guest services representative, NF-1, regular hours; information technology assistant, NF-II, flexible hours; bowling center cook NA-04, flexible hours. All federal NAF employees are required by Public Law 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit.

Spouses’ dinner

The Airman and Family Readiness center will be hosting a deployed spouses’ dinner 6 p.m., Aug. 12, Thomas Community Activities Center and will also include family activities and door prizes. Sign up no later than Aug. 8. For more information and to sign up, contact the Chapel 987-6014, the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 987-6801 or your First Sergeant to sign up.


Classes offered for Community College of the Air Force degree include: speech, English, humanities, social science and math. The classes start soon for Airmen wanting to finish their CCAF degree. Courses to qualify for commissioning as well as pre-engineering, pre-nursing, pre-medical, pre-dental and pre-teaching plus bachelor’s degree courses are also available. For details, call Arkansas State University-Beebe on-base at 987-8252 or Park University at 987-8894.

College Registration

Several universities are already registering students for August courses. All colleges are accepting admissions applications and conducting course selection advisement now. Undergraduate degrees are offered on base and online. For details, visit the college offices in Bldg. 840 or call the Education Center at 987-3417.

Little Rock Spouses’ Club

The Little Rock Spouses’ Club is on the hunt for spouses of active duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and DoD employees to attend its “Sign Up Safari” open house 6:30 p.m., Aug. 21, at Hangar 1080. Light hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served at this free event. The 2008 to 2009 LRSC calendar will be presented. New and returning members may join and sign up to participate in the many available special activities and program committees. There will be games and door prizes. The best safari outfit will be chosen. Visit or contact Amanda Cook at 983-0185 by 5 p.m., Aug. 18. The Children’s Playgroup will not be available for this event.

Top 3 golf tournament

The 314th Airlift Wing “Top 3” will be hosting a golf tournament Aug. 8. This is a four-person best ball format which will include lunch, long drive, closest-to-the-pin, and many door prizes. The price is $45 per person. Tee times are to be announced at a later date. Sign up through Tech. Sgt. Melissa Reynolds at 310-5102.

New automated voter registration

The Federal Voting Assistance Program would like to announce our updated Web site, featuring an automated voter registration and ballot delivery tool. These two improvements will provide voters with greater access to timely and accurate absentee voting information and an electronic alternative to the by-mail process designed to expedite the absentee-voting process and facilitate communication between local election offices and voters. To access these new features, visit our Web site at

Scrapbooking and movie

The Airman and Family Readiness Flight will be hosting a scrapbooking and movie event 2 to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 16, Bldg. 668. All spouses and family members of deployed members are invited to attend. There will be light refreshments and a movie with popcorn for the children. The family members will be able to create a shoebox memory album to send to the deployed member. Shannon Shadman will be presenting the techniques of scrapbooking. Bring pictures and special memorabilia to be placed in your book; the materials for the book will be provided. For more information, and to sign up call 987-6801.

AF Sponsorship Program

Summertime is peak relocation season for the military, and the sponsorship program is one way the Air Force eases the transition from base to base for Airmen and their families. The sponsorship program is part of the Air Force Individualized Newcomer Treatment and Orientation program which is designed to facilitate permanent change of station moves by welcoming and assisting newly arrived Airmen and their families. Sponsors provide a valuable service to inbound Airmen.
Here are some things Airmen should remember when sponsoring new Airmen:

— All Airmen are required to complete training prior to becoming sponsors. Training varies from base to base, and may be completed online, one-on-one or in a group setting. Training is typically offered monthly by the local Airman and Family Readiness Center as part of its comprehensive relocation program.

— First-term Airmen should have their non-commissioned officer supervisors assigned as sponsors so they are readily available to keep them on the right track and to reaffirm Air Force core values, standards and policies. Career Airmen should have sponsors matched by Air Force Specialty Code, rank and family structure to help answer questions and address concerns specific to the inbound Airman’s situation.

— Sponsors of first-term Airmen should contact them immediately, arrange for their housing and in-processing, meet them upon arrival and visit them during their time at the FTA Center. Sponsors should provide inbound Airmen with insight about the community, base mission, local schools, housing, area recreational facilities and spouse employment.
For more information, contact Airman and Family Readiness Center Call 987-6801 for more information.


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