Friday, August 15, 2008

EVENTS >> 8-15-08

CCAF classes offered

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.

Little Rock Spouses’ Club seeks members

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., Thursday, 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., Monday. The Children’s Playgroup will not be available for this event.

Voter registration week

The base’s voting office sponsors a voter registration week Sept. 2 to 5. Military members and their voting-age family members can register 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:

• Base Exchange

• Commissary

• Fitness Center

• Base dining facility

No matter what state or territory a military member calls home, volunteers will be on hand to assist with the registration process.

Scrapbooking and movie set for Saturday

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be hosting a scrapbooking and movie event 2 to 3:30 p.m., tomorrow, 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.

Air Force Sergeants looks for new members

The Air Force Sergeants’ Association Auxiliary is looking for new members. We are an established international organization, trying to get our local chapter up and running here on Little Rock Air Force Base. All spouses are welcome, regardless of military members’ rank. Call Stephanie Theisinger for more information at 815-228-9196. It is a non-profit organization banding together to aid, assist and promote all matters pertaining to welfare, social and patriotic work, for the benefit of military families.

Youth hunter education course offered on base

The 189th Airlift Wing’s Youth Group sponsors a youth hunter education class during the September unit training assembly weekend. The class is open to all military youth ages 10 and over. The class is Sept. 13 to 14 in the 189th Airlift Wing Operations Group auditorium, Bldg. 118. Class times are Sept. 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an hour break for lunch, and Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission instructors will teach the course. The training is structured to acquaint children with the many wildlife-oriented recreational opportunities and recreational shooting sports available to them. Any hunter in the state of Arkansas born after 1968 must carry a valid hunter education card. A card is required of youth applicants for permit hunts. Attendees will receive their hunter education card. Parents are urged to register their children by Aug. 30. For more information or to register, call Staff Sgt. J.D. Crawford at 987-1091.

New ‘Six Sigma’ program on base

Southern Illinois University is accepting civilian and military enrollments in the new “Six Sigma” green belt I, Green Belt II and Black Belt courses. Six Sigma is a new curriculum in the corporate world. Little Rock AFB personnel no longer need to search for these courses online. SIU offers the three courses in a two weekend-per-month format starting Aug. 23 to 24. Classes are expected to fill up this week. Contact SIU immediately at the Education Center or call 987-8258.

New DoD travel card

DoD government travel cards are switching from Bank of America to Citibank and will be ready for use starting Nov. 30. Airmen and civilians must verify receipt of their new card as soon as possible after it is received. All travel from now until Nov. 29 must be charged to the current Bank of America travel card. For more information, contact a unit government travel card representative. Cardholders can also visit,, or e-mail questions to

Graduate classes start

Graduate classes start Monday. The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville’s Master of Science in Operations Management classes start Monday, and Webster University’s classes for the remaining graduate degrees start next week. For registration details, call WU at 987-8257 and UA-F at 987-8256.

Current job openings

Current Services job openings are as follows: lodging custodial worker, NA-02, flexible hours; guest services manager, NF-III, regular hours; skills center, automotive worker, NA-08, regular hours; tools and parts attendant, NA-05, flexible hours; golf course starter Marshall, NF-I, flexible hours; outdoor recreation, recreation aid, NF-I, flexible hours; Hangar 1080, waiter, NA-01, flexible hours. All federal NAF Employees are required by Public Law 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit.

Transcript cutoff dates

The cutoff date to submit your transcript for the fall 2008 CCAF graduation is Aug. 29. All missing college transcripts need to reach CCAF at Maxwell AFB, Ala., no later than Aug. 29. Contact the Education Center at 987-3417 for assistance.

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.

Staff Sergeant promotion party

The Little Rock Rising Six will be hosting a promotion party 3 p.m., Aug. 22 in the ballroom of Hangar 1080. Come congratulate our newest staff sergeant selects.

Bowling Tournament

The David D. Terry Jr. Chapter of the Air Force Association will hold a bowling tournament to raise money for the Timothy W. Kehler scholarship. It is a $1,000 scholarship given to a graduating high school senior in the central Arkansas area who is planning to pursue a degree in any aerospace career field. The scholarship recipient can enter a four-year, two-year or technical school for consideration. The tournament is today at the base bowling center. Three games will be played, and cash prizes will be offered after each game set by the number of participants. For more information, call John Heffernan at 658-4521 or Jerry Reichenbach at 457-5276.


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