Parent and Teen Evening
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. To raise awareness, the 412th Medical Group Family Advocacy program is hosting a “Sunset Walk” Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center. Family Advocacy will also host a “Parent & Teen Evening” with Crime Prevention specialist, Ashley Grover, from Kern County Sheriff Department Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.
One in four adolescents (ages 13 to 19) reports physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse by a dating partner each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 412th MDG urges parents to attend these worthwhile events with their child or children. Through education and intervention, parents can play a major role in preventing teen dating violence.
For more information, call Family Advocacy at 661-277-5292.
Lost and found
From time to time, certain lost items are turned in to 412th Security Forces Squadron. Below is a list of personal property the 412th SFS is holding for the rightful owners to claim. After 45 days, 412th SFS will request through the Base Property Disposal Board to destroy or donate the property. If anyone recognizes any of these items, call 661-277-2826.
1. One silver ring (jewelry) located Sept. 18, 2014
2. One gray/gold ring (jewelry) located Sept. 23, 2014
3. One gold metal weaved bracelet (jewelry) located Dec. 24, 2014
4. One set of keys containing a Honda key, two gold keys, two silver keys, and one CVS Pharmacy Rewards card; located Aug. 8, 2015
5. One set of keys containing two silver keys and one gold key with OD green key chain attachment located Dec. 18, 2015.
Oasis Pool open
The Oasis indoor pool at the Oasis Community Center is now open with normal hours of operation. For more information, call 661-277-5727.
After 45 years of honorable service to the Department of Defense, Nancy L. Smith retired effective Dec. 1, 2015. The 412th Communications Squadron is conducting a retirement ceremony and luncheon to properly say farewell to her Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chapel 1 Annex. Domingo’s will provide a catered lunch consisting of chicken fajitas, chile Coronado, chile rellenos, cheese enchiladas, rice, beans, salad, fruit, chips, salsa, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and water for $11 per person. Everyone is invited and welcome to the ceremony and luncheon; please R.S.V.P., and pre-pay for lunch, by Jan. 21 to Patti Hudson at 661-277-0209.
IRS Form 1095 available on myPay
All active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015.
“This is the first year that Affordable Care Act requires health care validation for filing their taxes and Airmen need this information,” said Robert W. Burke, the Air Force Accounting and Finance Office director, finance division.
Under the ACA, U.S. citizens and legal residents are required to obtain and maintain a minimum standard of health care insurance, called minimum essential coverage. The proof of minimum essential coverage will be provided by the Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 1095. TRICARE is one of many health providers qualifying for this coverage.
In January 2016, Defense Finance and Accounting Service is required to provide each employee with the IRS Form 1095 for employment during 2015. A hard copy form is scheduled to be mailed to each employee and the form will also be available electronically through myPay under the taxes section.
“The Air Force would like to stress the importance for Airmen to elect to receive the form electronic only,” Burke continued. “This action will save the Air Force $200,000 and cause no environmental impact.”
Additional information about the impact of the ACA can be found at http://www.dfas.mil/taxes/aca.html.