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June 15, 2012

News Briefs | June 15, 2012


YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA OFFERS SCHOOL GRANTS

Youth Service America is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2014 YSA Grant School and program year. The Harris Wofford Youth Award and the Harris Wofford Young Educator Award will be awarded to deserving applicants. For more information about these awards, visit www.YSA.org/grants/harris-wofford-award-youth and www.YSA.org/grants/harris-wofford-award-educator. For more information about all of the YSA Grant programs, visit www.YSA.org/grants.
 

MARCH FITT HOLDS NATURAL RUNNING FORM CLINIC

March FITT will be holding a two session running clinic, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Topics will include running injuries, biomechanics and the science behind running shoes. For more information, contact Chief Master Sgt. Terry Luzader at 951-655-7608.
 

TEN STEPS TO A FEDERAL JOB

Family Services will conduct “Learning the 10 Steps to a Federal Job” seminar in the Mission Support Group conference room, July 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Valerie Fioretta at valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil prior to July 9.
 

HEALTHCARE ASSISTANCE FOR UNINSURED AIRMEN

Airmen without health care insurance can utilize NeedyMeds, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. Their website has databases such as Patient Assistance Programs, Disease-Based Assistance and a current list of 1040 free clinics in Calif. For more info visit www.needymeds.org/free_clinics.taf?_function=list&state=ca.
 

FREE YMCA MEMBERSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN

The YMCA Military Outreach Program receives assistance from the Defense Department to pay for military dependant memberships and respite care for military family members. Active duty, National Guard and Reserve families are eligible to apply. For info and to see if qualified, visit http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/pls/psgprod/f?p=EMAG2:ARTICLE:0::::MONTH,YEAR,COHE,PAGE:April,2012,266146,18 or contact Military OneSource at (800) 342-9647.
 

WEIGHT WATCHERS @ WORK OPEN HOUSE, JUNE 28, NOON

Weight Watchers @ Work meeting location at March will hold an Open House Thursday, June 28 in the Hap Arnold Club at Aces Sports Bar beginning at noon. If you are interested in learning more about a healthier lifestyle, please join us. Questions will be answered and door prizes will be given away. E-mail 452amwpa.web@gmail.com for more info.
 

EMBRY-RIDDLE WAIVES APPLICATION FEE FOR MILITARY

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has waived the application fee for active duty military and reservists until Sept. 30. The waiver applies to associates, bachelors and master’s degree programs. For more information, please contact the ERAU office at March ARB at 951-653-4074.
 

UPDATE FOR USAF MARATHON TEAM MARCH RUNNERS

All passenger seating via military airlift for the U.S. Air Force Marathon have been filled. Additional airlift is not scheduled, however, there will be a stand-by list in case of cancellations. For more information, contact Chief Master Sgt. Terry L. Luzader, chief, NAF Aviation Resource Functional Manager at 951-655-7608.

CNG HOSTS FREE SUMMER CAMP

 
The Calif. National Guard Child and Youth “Adventure’s in Leadership” Camp, will be held from June 26 to 28, for teens 14 to 18 years of age. They will be focusing on team building and leadership skills, as well as community service. For registration, visit their website at http://adventuresinleadership.eventbrite.com.




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BASH: Protecting our aircraft, Airmen

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Official says: Tobacco use harms military readiness

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AFN does Comic-Con, brings home the goods

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Social media guidance on political campaigns, elections

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Go After the OC!M

“If the only reason you’re avoiding taking on a challenge is because the idea scares you, then that’s the reason to take it on.” That line comes from Steve Farber’s The Radical Leap, a great little book on leadership that follows the journey of a man who stands at the edge of his future but...
 




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