September 6, 2012

News to Use September 6, 2012

Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families

The United Services Organization, in conjunction with Sesame Street muppeteers, will be putting on shows for military families, Sept. 6-7. The Sept. 6 shows on Thursday at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Sept. 7 show on Friday will be held at 9:30 a.m.


Government Commercial Purchase Card (GCPC) Training

Initial GCPC training is scheduled on Sept. 12 from 8-11 a.m. in the Conference Room of Bldg 328W on the 2nd Floor.  This training is a requirement for new Approving Officials and Cardholders who are preparing to participate in the Government Purchase Card Program.

Refresher GCPC training is scheduled on Sept. 12 from 1-3 p.m. in the same location. This training is provided to Purchase Card Program participants who have received notification of required bi-annual refresher training.

For more information, please call Sharon Gutierrez, GCPC Administrator, at (928) 269-2106.


Power Outage on station

During the week of 2 thru 6 September 2012, the Installation & Logistics Department will transfer the air station’s electrical distribution system to a new power distribution point of connection. During this transition period station personnel will experience the loss of electrical power to their work centers, barracks, military family housing, MCCS facilities, dining hall and other facilities. The electrical system transfer will occur over a period of six days. During this period your assistance is needed to protect government and personal property during each phase of the planned electrical outage. During the scheduled outage for each of the barracks, the building air conditioning system will not be operating. The duration of the outage is scheduled to last approximately four to eight hours depending upon the circuit. Personnel are asked to unplug all televisions, game systems and other personally owned electronic devices. The dates and times of the outages will be posted on the webpage as well as the Facebook page.


Yuma Community Blood Drive 

When: Fri., Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat., Sept. 8., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Yuma’s Red Cross Office, 1265 S. 5th Avenue.

To schedule an appointment and to get more information on the location of the drive, contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767). Identification will be required. All donors will receive a free T-shirt.


OIF/OEF Veterans Mortgage Free Homes 

Homes 4 Wounded Heroes, a part of the Military Warriors Support Foundation, is now accepting applications for combat-wounded veterans from OIF/OEF across the continental U.S. and unmarried Gold Star spouses of OIF/OEF to apply for a mortgage-free home.  Eligibility requirements and more information can be found at


USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Children Youth and Teen Program, which includes the two Child Development Centers, the Youth Center, and the Family Child Care Program, announces the sponsorship of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.  Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  Any person who believes that he/she has been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).


Tuition Assistance Reminder

The end of the fiscal year is approaching so please remember to have all tuition assistance application requests brought to the Education Center (Bldg 598) by Sep. 12 for classes that start between Sep. 13-30.  In addition, all TA requests for classes that begin on or after Oct. 1 will be able to be processed after Oct. 1. For any other questions, please contact Cindy Harris at 269-3589 or Melissa Dickerson at 269-5614.


2012 Scholarships Available to Military, Spouses, Veterans 

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is offering $1000 scholarships (15 in all) to service members and their spouses who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees.  For more information, please visit the CCME website at

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