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Latin Night at Fort Eustis
The Fort Eustis Club hosts Latin Night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Azeb Aweke at 878-5700. WHAT DAY?
Breakfast Bar opening
The General Smalls Inn has a new breakfast bar open from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m., Monday to Friday. The breakfast bar offers a variety of breakfast items such as coffee, cereal, fruit, juices and more. For more information, contact Al Virgilio at 878-5482.
National Guard Soldiers placed on ACR hold
At the request of the National Guard Bureau, approximately 14,000 National Guard Soldiers were placed on an ACR hold due to certain grades within the legacy Guard education system on July 12. These Soldiers will be directed to provide official transcripts to their Guard education office in order to resolve the grades both in GoArmyEd and Guard Information Management System to have the hold released. For more information, contact the Herb Bateman Army Education Center at 878-2083.
Effective July, 24 the following changes to GoArmyEd will occur:
- Grades below a "C" for undergraduate work will be recouped for classes with a start date of July 24 or later.
- Grades below a "B" for graduate work will be recouped for classes with a start date of July 24 or later.
- No fees, to include any supporting instructional fees will be paid using tuition assistance. Only tuition cost, up to $250 per semester, will be funded.
- TA must be approved before the start date of each class.
For additional information, contact the Herb Bateman Army Education Center, 878-2083.
Financial Services Hours Change
To better service the community, the 633rd Comptroller Squadron has updated their service hours. Additionally, personnel with intricate pay cases may call 764-3333 to set up a one-on-one appointment. Effective August 1, the new hours are as follows:
-Customer Service: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; First Wednesday of the month; noon to 3 p.m.
-Customer Assistance Self-Help (CA$H) Lab: Mon., Thurs., Fri., 8 a.m. to noon Disbursing Cage: Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m. to noon.
Juice Bar Opening
JuiceBar Juices is now open in the Fort Eustis Aquatic Center, Bldg. 641 Tyler Ave. at Fort Eustis. Store hours are Mon. through Fri., 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In addition to juices, they also offer salads, wraps and other items. For more information, call 878-1516.
Peninsula Agency on Aging needs volunteers
The Peninsula Agency on Aging needs volunteers to help deliver noontime meals to homebound senior citizens in Newport News. Volunteers are needed in the Southeastern and Mid-town area of Newport News. Delivery of the meals takes approximately one hour or less and volunteers are provided detailed route directions to and from each senior's home. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday each week to approximately 450 homebound seniors. Volunteers can choose how often they would like to deliver. Meals are usually ready for pickup around 11 a.m. each day. For more information, contact the Peninsula Agency on Aging at 873-0541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vehicle Operations Center duty hours change
Effective June 16, the 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Operation Center's duty hours will change to 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Services will be limited to on-call emergency wrecker operations, protocol service and aircrew support. For any of these emergencies, please contact the Fuels Service Center at 764-4105 or 764-3505. For more information contact the Vehicle Operations Control Center at 764-5714.
Bundles for babies
The Langley Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Bundles for Babies course from 3 to 4:30 p.m., every Wednesday of every other month. For more information or to sign-up, call 764-3990.
Upcoming events at Langley Lanes:
- Operation Naked Wings- Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wings are 60 cents with a choice between buffalo, BBQ and Asian Zing sauce.
- Cosmic Bowling - Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $8 per person and $3 for shoe rental.
- Stackers are now available at the Kingpin Kafe. Starting at $3.25 each. An additional Burger will cost $2.
For more information, call 764-2433.
American Red Cross needs volunteers
The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers to help provide emergency coverage to families in crisis. Training and support will be provided on an individual basis. For more information, contact the Red Cross Office at 878-3339 or email Sheila.email@example.com.
National Guard and Reserve MGIB eligibility start date error
Headquarters Army Continuing Education System is aware the Integrated Total Army Personnel Database is capturing the wrong data element for the Montgomery GI Bill eligibility start date from National Guard and Reserve personnel systems and that many Soldiers were wrongly put on One-Year Service Eligibility hold. HQ ACES has given all Army education counselors the ability to defer this hold for up to 90 days. If you have been put on this hold, contact the Education Center at 878-2083 to have the hold deferred. Counselors will use the Soldier's Joint Services Transcripts, pay entry base dater or other systems to validate this deferral. HQ ACES is working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
Family Advocacy Program classes
The Family Advocacy Program classes are hosting the following classes at the Health and Wellness Center:
- Stress Management classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon every first Tuesday of each month.
- Five Love Languages classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon every first Wednesday of each month.
- Mind over Mood classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon every second Tuesday of each month.
- Healthy Relationship Skills for Singles classes will be held from 11 a.m. noon every second Wednesday of each month.
- A four-week Anger Management will begin every first Monday of the month. Participants must attend all four classes to receive credit.
For more information or to sign-up, contact AillenFord at 764-9581.
GoArmyEd mobile application
The GoArmyEd mobile application is free and allows users access to information while on-the-go. Soldiers can use the app to locate points of contact or Army education centers and offices. The application is available for Apple and Android devices. For more information, contact the Army Education Center, at 878-2083.
Junior Golf Camps
The Pines and Eaglewood Golf Courses will host junior golf camps this summer. Each course will accommodate various ages and abilities. For more information or to register, visit www.active.com.
Dining rooms available
The Fireside Room at Eaglewood Golf Course and the Patio at the Pines Golf Course are available for reservation. For more information, call the Eaglewood Golf Course at 764-4547 or the Pines Golf Course at 878-2252.
Oakland Cemetery needs volunteers
Oakland Cemetery is currently searching for volunteers willing to adopt the cemetery and help keep it clean and neat on a long-term basis. Some of the initial work will involve moving branches and matching headstones with burial. For more information, contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QTEMP encourages Service members to quit smoking
This year, the Quit Tobacco--Make Everyone Proud program's "Tough Enough" campaign is intended to encourage Service members ages 18 to 34 to quit using tobacco. For more information or enroll in the SmokefreeMIL text messaging program, visit www.ucanquit2.org/en/HowToQuit/SmokefreeMIL.aspx.
SGLI premium adjusted
Effective July 1, Service members Group Life Insurance premium rate will be adjusted from 6.5 cents to 7 cents per $1,000 of insurance. For example, the premium for service members with $400,000 coverage will raise from $26 to $28 a month. For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/insurance.
JBLE pools schedule
Below are the and times the poles at Joint Base Langley-Eustis will be open:
June 13 to Sept. 1 - noon to 6 p.m.
-Langley Shellbank outdoor pool - open Friday to Wednesday, closed Thursday
-Ft. Eustis community outdoor pool - open Friday to Wednesday, closed Thursday
-Langley Club outdoor pool - open Thursday to Sunday, closed Monday to Wednesday
For more information and for summer passes, contact Langley Outdoor Recreation at 764-7170, the Shellbank indoor pool at 225-8163 or the Ft. Eustis Aquatic Center at 878-1090.
Exchange Game Division
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will now buy used video games from shoppers in exchange for gift cards through its new program, Game Division. Shoppers can visit the Exchange PowerZone to sell games, consoles and accessories including from Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo and Nintendo 3DS games. For more information, call 766-1282.
Machen Elementary tutoring
Machen Elementary School is looking for volunteers to tutor students in math, reading and writing. Sessions will take place on Thursdays. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Community Commons move
The Community Commons has moved into the old Youth Center, located near the Child Development Center and Housing Office. All Community Center programs has been included in the move. For more information, call 764-2984.
Thrift Shop hours of operation
Below are the hours of operation for the thrift shop.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for consignments.
Bateman Library hours of operation
The Bateman Library new hours of operation will be Tuesdays to Thursdays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. starting Dec. 16. For more information, contact the Bateman Library at 764-2906.
Hulu Plus subscription discount
The Exchange is now offering Joint Base Langley-Eustis community a 10 percent discount on their first year of Hulu Plus service. For more information or to register, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/hulu.
North King Street delays
Traffic flow outside the North King Street Gate at Langley Air Force Base will change due to continuation of the North King Street Corridor Improvement Project. For the safety of the workers and the public, one lane in each direction will be closed while installation of a center lane and sewer improvements occur, and the improvements are estimated to take four months to complete. Commuters are advised to follow the work signs and drive slowly and consider taking an alternate route if possible.
DD Form 214 hard copy no longer available
Beginning Dec. 1, copies one and four of the DD Form 214 hard copy will no longer be mailed to Service members. The policy will only affect forms filed at the Air Force Personnel Center-Total Force Service Center. For individuals who are on terminal leave beginning before Dec. 1, hard-copy DD Form 214s will still be mailed. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Darlene Rust at 574-5611 or 1st Lt. Robert Washburn at 574-8598.
Commissaries to start scanning ID cards
Commissaries will begin scanning customers' Department of Defense identification cards at checkouts Nov. 10. By scanning ID cards, Defense Commissary Agency will no longer need to maintain customer information in its computer systems. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/mbe5swk.
Airmen's Attic accepting donations
The Airmen's Attic is accepting gently used donations. Housewares, kitchen items, linens and clothing are needed, and items such as large couches, mattresses or box springs will not be accepted. The Airman's Attic will not accept broken furniture. For information, call 764-1363.
Langley Arts and Crafts Center closure
Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, the Langley Arts and Crafts Center is no longer open for service. We thank you for your patronage over the years, and apologize for any inconvenience.
Langley Veterinary Clinic policy change
After taking precautions to make the waiting room safer, children under the age of 12 are now permitted to enter the Langley Veterinary Clinic. For more information, call 764-5678.
Enlisted to medical degree preparatory program
The Enlisted to medical degree preparatory program offers active duty enlisted personnel the opportunity to complete preparatory coursework for admission to medical school while maintaining an active duty status. Eligibility requirements, suspense dates and application procedures are posted at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/25699. For more information, contact the Air Force Personnel Center at 665-0651 or (210) 565-0651.
HAZMAT technical specialist training class
Technical specialists are trained and qualified to certify specific types of HAZMAT on selected transportation modes in support of the operations needed to meet mission readiness requirements. This class is held every second Friday of the month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building 351, PAX room 2. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the supervisor's and student's rank, name, organization/office symbol, phone number and e-mail address. For assistance, call the Cargo Movement Section at 764-7108/2634.
Since closing on July 1, the Volunteer center of the Virginia Peninsula has worked with United Way of the Virginia Peninsula to launch "Get Connected," a web-based platform that matches donors, advocates, and volunteers with volunteer opportunities in a neighborhood. For more information, visit www.uwvp.org.
Financial options from credit unions
The Langley Federal Credit Union and First Advantage Federal Credit Union are committed to helping members affected by budget cuts. For information or to discuss financial options, call 827-5328 for LFCU, or call 877-2444 for FAFCU.
IDEA and PECI Program suspension
In an effort to support the Airmen Powered by Innovation initiative, the vice chief of staff of the Air Force has suspended the Air Force Innovative Development through Employee Awareness (IDEA) and the Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment (PECI) Programs, effective June 1. Procedures on submitting ideas through this new initiative can be found on the Air Force Portal. Ideas previously submitted through IDEA Program Data System (IPDS) are still being processed. For ideas still open for members who submitted while assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, contact Michelle Johnson at 764-7637 or email@example.com. If an idea was submitted while assigned to another base, please contact that installation's manpower office.
New Moms Workshop
The Pediatric Clinic hosts "New Moms Tea/Weigh Day" workshops at 1 p.m. Mondays in the Pediatrics Clinic conference room. Bring your questions to share or just come to listen in. Meet in an informal setting for expert advice, education and experience from an international board-certified lactation consultant on topics including breastfeeding support, infant care, getting sleep, childproofing and safety, positive parenting skills and more. To reserve a space in the class or for more information, contact the Langley Lactation Center at 764-9730.
TRICARE hazardous weather e-alerts
TRICARE is offering state-specific e-alerts for beneficiaries who want the latest information about how TRICARE has been affected during and after severe weather. To sign up for state-specific TRICARE severe weather e-alerts, go to www.tricare.mil/subscriptions.
Women's Equality Day planning committee
The Women's Equality Day planning committee will have its meetings the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Bateman Library. For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. Hemingway at 764-6059, or the Equal Opportunity Office at 764-5878.
Hispanic Heritage committee meetings
The Hispanic Heritage committee will have its meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Langley Bowling Alley activities room. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Jose Perez at 764-1735 or the Equal Opportunity Office at 764-5878.
Langley African American Heritage Council Meetings
The Langley African American Heritage Council will have its meetings the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Enlisted Lounge. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Alvin Harris at 764-4410.
Langley AFB Hazmart and 90-Day CAP Operations
The Hazmart Pharmacy, located at 23 Sweeney Blvd., is responsible for the authorization and monitoring of all hazardous materials on Langley Air Force Base. The 90-Day Central Accumulation Point facility, located at 510 Poplar Road, is responsible for curbside pickup, preparing and processing of hazardous waste. Both facilities are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Before purchasing hazardous materials, you must contact the Hazmart Pharmacy. For more information concerning the Langley Hazmart Pharmacy or the 90-Day CAP, call 764-3837. For hazardous waste issues, contact 225-5808/5809.
Orthodox Christian Services
Orthodox Christian Vespers prayer service will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Langley Chapel. For the Holy orthodox Sacraments or for pastoral and spiritual needs, contact the Langley Chapel at 764-7847.
Airmen's Attic accepting donations
The Airmen's Attic is accepting gently used donations. The following items are needed: housewares, kitchen items, linens and clothing. Items such as large couches, mattresses or box springs will not be accepted. For information, call 764-1363.
Commercial Travel Office change
Alamo Travel is no longer the Commercial Travel Office serving JBLE. Effective June 1, a new contract was awarded to WingGate Travel. Implementation of this new CTO will not cause disruptions in the Defense Travel System, nor change reservation or ticketing procedures. WingGate's telephone numbers are as follows:
Local telephone: 315-8349
Toll-free telephone/fax: (888) 683-7848
After-hours emergency toll-free: (877) 627-5801
Calls to the Alamo Travel number, 764-5989, will be forwarded to WingGate's new number until October 2013.
For more information, call the Passenger Travel Office at 764-5071.
Please see below for the hours of operation for the commissary.
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 7p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Langley Enlisted Spouse's Club
Are you married to an enlisted member and interested in meeting other spouses or making new friends? The Langley Enlisted Spouse's Club meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Community Commons, 74 Burrel Loop Rd. For more information, visit http://lescva.org, or http://www.facebook.com/LangleyESC.
Discounted tickets and passes
Discounted tickets and season passes to local amusement parks are available through Langley Information, Tickets and Tours. For more information, call 764-7176.
OSI travel briefings
The Office of Special Investigations is offering travel briefings at 9 a.m. every Thursday in Bldg. 1330. Before attending this briefing, call in advance with your planned travel location and dates. To do so or for more information, call 764-7971.
Cinderella's Closet is collecting gowns, cocktail dresses, shoes, accessories and more. The items will be signed out free of charge to those with a military identification card, and must be returned dry cleaned. The LESC is collecting gently used formal gowns, cocktail length gowns, shoes, shawls and handbags. The location, hours and details of the closet are being finalized, with a possible opening this summer. For more information on donating or volunteering, contact Amanda Bryie or Amye Pederson at 504-0746 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Exchange's 'Salad Wednesday'
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are now offering $2 off any salad priced $4 or more every Wednesday. "Salad Wednesdays" will occur at all participating Exchange restaurants and are open to anyone on the installation, including civilians, contractors or visitors. For more information, visit http://www.shopmyexchange.com.
TRICARE Young Adult Plan
The TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) plan is a premium-based health care plan available for purchase by qualified dependents. You may purchase TYA coverage if you are a dependent of an eligible uniformed service sponsor, unmarried, at least 21 years of age, not eligible to enroll in an employer-sponsored health plan as defined in TYA regulations or not otherwise eligible for TRICARE program coverage.
After enrolling an eligible member in TYA at the TRICARE office, they will need to visit the Military Personnel Section Customer Service Office along with their sponsor and two forms of identification; one must be a government-issued ID card with a picture. For more information, contact the Military Personnel Section at 764-2270 or 574-2270.
Foreign visitor requirements
Personnel who wish to bring foreign visitors onto the installation must submit their requests to the 633rd Security Forces Pass and Registration Office three to five business days prior to the guest's arrival to the installation. All foreign guests must be vetted prior to entry, even if the sponsor is active duty. Once cleared, guests cannot be left unattended at any time. The names, date of birth, country of origin and passport number of the guest, along with their relationship to the sponsor, are required for the vetting process. For more information, contact the 633rd SFS Pass and Registration Office at 764-7770.
Dependency Determination packages
Dependency Determinations are accomplished by DFAS-IN, initiated by your local finance office and are required in order for dependents in the following categories to receive identification cards: Incapacitated children over the age of 21, incapacitated students 21 to 22 years of age, parents, parents-in-law, step-parents, parents-by-adoption and legal custody wards in accordance with Air Force Instruction 36-3026. DD Form 1172-2 is required for submission with your Dependency Determination package and can be obtained through your local DEERS office. For more information, contact the Military Personnel Section at 764-2270.
Retiree ID card expiration date
Retiree identification cards no longer have "INDEF" as an expiration date. The expiration date will now be effective the day before the retiree's 65th birthday. It is a reminder to retirees that they must enroll in Medicare Part A and B to retain their TRICARE for Life eligibility. Retirees and their eligible spouses will continue to have all their benefits as well as be enrolled in DEERS. If the retiree ID card was issued before the change took effect, the retirees do not need to get a new ID. Retirees with cards showing the expiration date will get a replacement card showing indefinite status once they turn 65, and spouses' cards will read "INDEF" once they turn 75. For more information, contact the Military Personnel Section at 764-2270.
ID/CAC card issuance requirements
Active-duty Service members, retirees, dependents 21 and over, civilians and contractors are required to present two unexpired forms of identification in order to be issued an ID card. The primary form of ID must be a valid state or government issued picture ID, and secondary forms of ID include birth certificates, social security cards and passports. Only one form of ID is required for dependent children between the ages of 10 and 20; a picture ID is not required for children age 20 and under.
If you are active duty, reserve or National Guard and need a common access card issued, you do not need to be in uniform, however, you must present the proper military image in accordance with AFI 36-2903, Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel.
For more information, contact the Military Personnel Section at 764-2270.
Tumbleweed or Revocation Errors
If you are experiencing issues regarding Tumbleweed or revocation errors, email your name, phone number and computer name to 633CS.SCOSF.CFP@langley.af.mil.
Langley Public Health office helps ensure food safety
Foodborne illnesses are preventable with proper handling and preparation.The Langley Public Health office helps ensure food safety for all on-base activities. AFI 48-116, provides guidelines for food procurement, handling and preparation that apply to all events where food is served on the installation. Squadron or flight events with foods not distributed outside of the unit do not require approval; however all larger food events, unless prepared or catered by a base food facility, must be approved in writing. To ensure food safety, contact Public Health at least two weeks before your event. For personal assistance, printed information and food handler training, call 764-6731.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Military Ministries are hosting bible study each Wednesday morning from 6:15 to 7:15 a.m. at the Langley Chapel Annex auditorium. There will be great fellowship, insightful Bible topics, relevant biblical discussion and strengthened Bible knowledge. For more information, contact Joe Shirey at 757-764-5527, email@example.com or Chuck Macri at 757-928-7220 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Maintenance Operations Management' course now available
The 367th Training Support Squadron, "The Griffin," announced the release of "Maintenance Operations Management" course April 30 to ADLS. This course is designed to teach management principles associated with maintenance career fields. Not only can technical sergeant-selects gain from the information delivered in the course; junior officers, civilian managers and Airmen of any rank can also benefit. The MOM course can be found on the ADLS gateway or by visiting: https://a4mxtng.csd.disa.mil/kc/login/login.asp?kc_ident=kc0015&blnAccess=TRUE. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Kevin Spalding at email@example.com or 586-4014.
Communications Squadron CSI walk-in hours
NIPR account creations, virtual private-network, Blackberry, iPad or iPhone walk-in hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. starting May 1. Trouble tickets will be handled from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 764-9811.
U.S. citizenship requirements
To become a U.S. citizen, you will need to obtain forms N-400, N-426 and the G-325B from www.uscis.gov before visiting the Military Personnel Section for processing. These forms must be typed, not handwritten. For more information, contact the MPS office at (757) 764-2270.
JBLE Company Grade Officer Council
The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Company Grade Officer Council meets regularly on the third Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Nose Dive Bar. All Company Grade Officers interested are encouraged to attend the meetings. JBLE CGOC provides opportunities for networking, professional development, and social activities. For more information or to be added to the distribution list, please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dependents accompanying their sponsors overseas (except Hawaii) are required to have an Official No Fee Passport before departure. For more information or to contact the Military Personnel Passport Office, call 225-2468 or email email@example.com.
Survivor benefit plan for single Airmen
Single airmen are required to attend a mandatory Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) counseling session prior to their official retirement date. For more information, call your Joint Base Langley-Eustis SBP counselor at 764-5231 or visit http://militarypay.defense.gov/survivor/sbp/01_overview.html
MPS organizational boxes
If you need to contact the Military Personnel Section Customer Service, Awards and Decorations or the passport office, please send your e-mail inquiries through the organizational boxes listed below (they can be found in the GAL). This will help MPS provide you better and more timely customer service:
MPS Customer Service office: 633 FSS/FSMPS Customer Service Awards and Decorations office: 633 FSS/FSMPS Decorations Support Passports office: 633 FSS/FSMPS PASSPORTS
For more information, contact the MPS Customer Service office at 764-2270.
TMO Tip: Know your limits- Headed to Germany?
Do you have an upcoming PCS to Germany? Upon arrival into the country, pets will be examined by the veterinarian near the passenger terminal baggage claim area. These examinations are conducted by the county veterinary office for the German General Customs. An examination fee of 55 Euro per pet will be implemented Feb. 1, for all non-EU citizens. More information can be found on this website, http://www.ramstein.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123332847.
For more information, contact TMO at (757) 764-4171 or 764-7868.
Joint Base Langley-Eustis 2013 leave roll over days
Service members with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of fiscal year 2013 are able to carry it into the next fiscal year, due to the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision is extending the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through Sept. 30, 2015. Airmen should contact the Langley Military Personnel Flight at 764-2270; Soldiers contact the Fort Eustis Military Personnel Office at 878-5618 for more information.
JBLE Tax Center Open
The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Tax Centes opened Feb. 4 at both Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis. The hours will be 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tax return preparation services will be provided by Active Duty, Civilian and Retiree volunteers. Services will be provided to Active Duty Members, Retirees and their respective dependents, with limited availability for civilian and employees and Guard/Reserve Members on Title 10 orders. These tax return services are designed for basic to intermediate level taxes. Those with simple tax returns (Junior Members) are encouraged to visit Military One Source or H&R Block as they also provide free services. To contact the Langley Tax Center, call Senior Airman Holden Smith at 225-5777; To contact the Fort Eustis Tax Center, call 878-2343.
Army tuition assistance changes
Effective March 1, 2013, the Department of Defense will implement the following tuition assistance policy:
For an institution to be eligible to participate in the DoD TA program, they must have a signed DoD memorandum of understanding and be on the "Participating Institutions" list, which is posted on the DoD MOU web page at www.dodmou.com. After March 1, schools without a signed DoD MOU will not be able to enroll Service members under the TA program until they have signed the MOU. At the end of February, Headquarters Army Continuing Education System will suspend all schools that are not listed on the "Participating Institutions" list, which is posted on the DoD MOU web page. The Army will honor all TA requests that were processed and approved by the end of February within GoArmyEd for classes starting prior to March 1. While no new enrollments will be allowed, schools will be able to invoice the Army for payment of approved TA requests and will be able to post grades to Soldier's accounts. For more information, call Annette Whitaker at Fort Eustis' Herb Bateman Education Center at (757) 878-2083.
Finance schedule change
The 633rd Comptroller Squadron Financial Services Office's Ca$h Lab and Cashier Cage schedule will change starting March 11. The schedule adjustments are:
CA$H Lab (Computer Center): 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Cashier Cage (Disbursing Function): 8 a.m. to noon (Monday through Friday).
Langley African American Heritage Meeting
Come join the Langley African-American Heritage Council to help support holiday functions, host educational programs, provide financial assistance and more. Meetings are held at the Langley Club "Enlisted Lounge" on the third Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. For more info, contact Master Sgt. Malukinah Mathis at Malukinah.Mathis@langley.af.mil.
DEERS Enrollment Information
To complete the DEERS enrollment of a full-time student over the age of 21, the child must be:
-Unmarried and between 21 and 23 years of age
-Enrolled full time in an accredited institution of higher learning, leading to an associate degree or higher
-Dependent on the sponsor for over 50 percent of his or her support
Students remain eligible until age 23 or the date of graduation, whichever occurs first. Applicants must provide a letter on the institution's letterhead issued by the Registrar's Office (or a third-party equivalent) indicating that the child is a full-time student, the degree they are obtaining and the expected date of graduation. Two forms of ID are also required, and one must be a photo ID.
Construction near King Street gate
The city of Hampton is scheduled to have an ongoing construction project in areas outside of the King Street gate. Phase one involves the intersection of Old Fox Hill Road and Little Back River Road and is anticipated to be completed at the end of 2013. Phase two involves the intersection of King Street and Little Back River Road and is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2014. This project is not expected to affect traffic on Langley Air Force Base, as there will be two lanes open to King Street gate during peak traffic hours.
Virginian Veteran ID Cards
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles partnered with the Department of Veterans Services to offer a Virginian Veterans identification card for those who have served in the armed forces. The card costs a one-time $10 fee, and is convenient proof to receive veteran rewards.
For more information, visit www.virginiaforveterans.com.
MCAHC Refill Pharmacy Move
The Refill Pharmacy now operates from the third floor of the McDonald Army Health Center. The Refill Pharmacy's hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
New weight management program
The new Air Force weight management program "Better Life. Better Body." is designed to help individuals seeking to lose and maintain their weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The interactive program includes five two-hour modules focusing on nutrition, physical activity and behavioral issues. Classes are limited to 30 seats per session. For more information, and to sign up, call the Health and Wellness Center at (757) 764-6321.
Passport Office appointments
The Langley passport office operates on an appointment-only system for passport and visa applications. Pick-ups and cancellations are available to walk-in customers from Monday to Friday, 2 to 3 p.m. Out-processing personnel can also do walk-in appointments for the same times. For more information, call (757) 225-2468 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MPS appointment system
Langley Air Force Base's MPS Customer Service now offers an appointment system available for customers' use. Appointments can be made for issuing ID cards, DEERs transactions, citizenship applications, SGLI/FSGLI and any other actions done by the MPS Customer Service (except Passport/Visa applications). The appointment system allows everyone the opportunity to schedule an appointment. Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment can do so by accessing the RAPIDS Site Locator at the following link:
The link is also listed on Customer Service's SharePoint site.
Walk-in service is still available. For more information, contact the MPS Customer Service office at DSN 574-2270 or Commercial 764-2270.
Air National Guard opportunities available
There are opportunities for you in the Air National Guard! The Palace Chase and Palace Front programs allow Airmen to participate in the Air Force part-time while pursuing full-time goals. Airmen still receive medical, dental and life insurance and extra educational benefits. For more information, call Master Sgt. Tamika Covington at 764-9995 or email her at email@example.com.
The Adopt-A-School program is designed to establish partnerships directly between squadrons and specific elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to providing local community support and improving the lives of our children, it provides a critical avenue for our Airmen to connect with the larger community outside the Langley gates. For more information, contact the Langley School Liaison, Dave Wiker at (757) 225-1885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Achievement volunteers
Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads is looking for more volunteers. JA volunteers teach students about money and financial literacy using the JA Program Kit, Volunteers dedicate roughly 45 minutes a session to teaching children these concepts. For more information, call Nikita Rodrigues at 455-9501 or Rachel Belote at 757-455-9504, or visit www.jahamptonroads.com.
The Langley Air Force Base combat arms range and the bullet impact area to the rear of the range are off limits to all personnel. Due to live-fire of weapons, trespassing in this area is illegal and dangerous. The firing range is a controlled area at all times. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Huss at 764-4785.
Bateman Library updates
Audio books, eBooks, videos and a music collection of more than 20,000 items are available at the Bateman Library, as well as online and on-the-shelf language learning tools. The library also offers online classes through Universal Class. There are more than 500 subjects offered, and registration is open. For more information, go to www.langleylibrary.org
Young Adults' Bible Study
A bible study intended for college-age participants is held each Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the religious center in Bethel Housing. There will be refreshments. For more information, contact David Rasbold, 764-0992/7847.
Misa en Espaῆol, todos los domingos del mes a las 4 p.m. en la Parroquia Nuestra Seῆora Reina de la Paz, Regimental Memorial Chapel. Todos Son Bienvenidos!
Exceptional Family Member Program
Air Force Services introduces the Exceptional Family Member Respite Care Program, designed to provide parents with short-term, specialized child care to help reduce the stresses associated with caring for a moderate to severe EFM child. This program allows eligible Air Force active duty EFMP families to receive up to 20 hours per month of free respite care per EFM child depending on their EFMP category and the sponsor's deployment status. The Air Force has partnered with The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) to recruit, screen and train providers to care for children with special needs. To be eligible, active duty Airmen stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis must be enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and have a child up to 18 years of age identified with moderate or severe special needs living with them. For more information, call NACCRRA child Care Aware at 1-800-424-2246 or Ursula Santiago at 764-3990, or visit NACCRRA online at http://www.naccrra.org/militaryprograms/air-force/EFMP.
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A Mixed Military Combatives Training class is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the ACC Fitness Center Combatives Room at Langley AFB. Come out and enjoy a fun way to stay fit and learn battlefield self-defense skills. For more info, contact Staff Sgt. Adam Negron at email@example.com.
WAPS Catalog information
Technical sergeants testing for master sergeant this year; did you know both Chapters 1 & 17 of the Professional Development Guide are not testable? Find out what you need to study in the Enlisted Promotions References and Requirements online at https://www.omsq.af.mil/TE/EPRRC.PDF.
New language-learning software now online
The Langley Bateman Library now offers Transparent Language Online, an effective and engaging language-learning program for libraries and their patrons. The program is accessible via the Internet and is available to USAF Active Duty, Air National Guard, Reservists, Retirees and their respective family members. AF Civilian employees and contractors who are eligible to use a USAF library are also eligible. All users must register in person at a USAF library and can then use it anywhere, anytime. For more information on how to get started learning a language today, contact the Bateman Library Staff at 764-2906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention personnel residing in South-Side Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Isle of Wright, etc): Your servicing Transportation Office, CPPSO-Norfolk, advises they are experiencing significant personal property counseling and household goods shipment backlogs. Personnel are highly encouraged to contact their office prior to making financial commitments concerning their PCS move. Shipment pickup confirmations may take greater than 8 weeks.
CPPSO Norfolk Contacts:
QC/QA - 443-3758
Education Center hours
In order to enable the Education Center to more effectively process Tuition Assistance requests and additional transactional requirements, the Education Center customer service hours are as follows: Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m., walk-in customers welcome; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only. Appointments can be made by emailing email@example.com or by calling 764-2932. The operating hours of Base Training or Education Center Testing remain unchanged. For more information, call the Education Center at 764-2932.
Fitness Center hours
The Shellbank Fitness Center hours of operation are as follows: Mondays through Fridays, 4 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 225-8165. The Air Combat Command Campus Fitness Center is open Mondays through Fridays, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., and closed weekends and holidays. For more information, call 764-5791.
Rental Partnership Program
The Rental Partnership provides affordable off-base housing for Langley servicemembers, defraying costs incurred while moving, such as security deposits and application fees, and offering a 5 percent discount on rent. For more information, call Delores Rosette at 764-5049 or pick up a list of participating properties at the base housing office.
Attention active-duty spouses looking to get into the medical field: visit www.TMGMajorGroup.com. Florida Gulf Coast University is offering two portable and flexible virtual certification programs. There is no out-of-pocket expense to the spouse because MyCAA funding will cover all costs. Enjoy the ability to work on this program at your own pace while getting all the help you need to succeed from your very own mentor.
SNIAC, FMRC hours
Walk-in hours for the Special Needs Identification and Assignment Coordination and Family Member Relocation Coordination offices, located at 77 Nealy Ave., Bldg. 266, are as follows:
SNIAC: Tuesdays, 8-11 a.m., and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
For appointments, call 225-5950.
FMRC: Monday through Friday, 8-11 a.m., and 1-3:30 p.m.
For appointments, call 764-6352.
To input a decoration into your files, take the following items to the Manning Control Office, located in the 633rd Mission Support Group building, Wing A, Room 115:
Unit Awards: A copy of the Special Order and a second document to show how you are attached to the unit, such as a copy of an Enlisted or Officer Performance Report, Defense Travel System or CED orders.
NATO Medals: A copy of the NATO Certificate
Long-/Short-Tour Ribbons: Take a copy of CED orders and a paid travel voucher. Following, the Awards and Decorations Office updates Virtual MPF.
For more information, call the 633 FSS/FSMPS customer service desk at (757) 764-2068.
Kiwanis Club of Fort Eustis
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Eustis meets regularly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at noon at the Fort Eustis Club. All interested parties are invited and welcome to attend the meetings. Kiwanis International is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. For more information, contact club president Lance Musser at (757) 713 -1399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health hours
The Langley Mental Health Clinic is open Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. exclusively for shift workers. To schedule an appointment, call (757) 764-6840; shift workers should identify themselves as such and state their preference for morning or evening appointments.
Modern Army Combatives training
The 633rd Force Support Squadron with Senior Master Sgt. Bryan Shipman conduct Modern Army Combatives in the ACC Fitness Center Aerobics Room Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., during which instructors introduce maneuvers from levels one and two of the MAC program. Participants can utilize the training to prepare for upcoming combatives tournaments at Langley. For more information or to register, contact Sergeant Shipman at (757) 225-8157 or email@example.com.
Free sitter site for military families
The Defense Department provides a free Internet service for military families. The website finds in-home child care, nannies, tutors, elder care providers, pet sitters and other services in local communities. Active-duty members of all military branches, including activated National Guard and reserve members and their families, can receive a free membership to the service, saving an average of $120 a year. The program provides military families with instant access to caregiver profiles, background checks, pictures, references, reviews, a four-step screening process, and a specialized matching technology to select the right caregiver. For more information, visit www.sittercity.com/dod.
Langley Inns provide convenient lodging for installation activities and local community services. Distinguished visitor and distinguished officers' quarters, visiting Airman Quarters and temporary lodging facilities are available; amenities and guest services will be provided. Langley Inns is open 24 hours daily. For information, call 764-4667.
Free confidential telephone support groups are available for spouses of servicemembers who have been deployed at least one time to Iraq or Afghanistan. The support groups are one hour and available once a month for a year. Spouses learn ways to manage stress and solve problems related to reintegration as well as receive education about post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other common problems. For more information or to enroll, call Spouse BATTLEMIND at (800) 636-8262, ext. 7485.
Civilian job opportunities
There are exciting jobs with one of the nation's largest employers. Job opportunities are listed on www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/afcivilianjobs. Great benefits include job security, a great retirement plan, sick leave, annual leave and 10 federal holidays. To better understand working for the federal government, visit opm.gov/video_library/Recruitment/index.asp.
MPF hours of operation
In an effort to decrease customer wait times, Langley Military Personnel Flight Customer Service appointments are reserved for active-duty Air Force members and civilians who are in need of a Common Access Card or active-duty Air Force members accompanying dependents, all who are serviced by Langley only. All appointments already scheduled will be honored. MPF business hours are as follows:
Mondays: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For more information, call Commercial at (757) 764-2270 or DSN at 574-2270.
The 633rd Air Base Wing Career Assistance Advisor is available to answer many career questions concerning retraining, special duty jobs, and Career Enlisted Aviator jobs. The career assistance advisor is located in building 142 on the first floor. For information, call Master Sgt. Samantha Lyman at 764-3411. Additionally many retraining and career path questions can be answered by the Air Force Contact Center. To reach the center, call DSN: 665-5000 or Toll Free (800) 616-3775 options 1, 1 and 2.
The Fort Eustis Theater officially closed Sept. 30, 2012
The Langley Air Force Base Theatre officially closed Dec. 23, 2012.