What Parents Should Know About High School
By: Dr. Reginald Eggleston, US Army Reserves, HQDA, G-4. Also serves as Assista...
2Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change
PARENTING
Play Morning
Date(s): Every Tuesda...
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PARENTING (CONTINUED)
Location: Military & Family Support Center, ...
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PARENTING (CONTINUED)
Lil Chesty’s Playgroup...
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PARENTING (CONTINUED)
Through A Child’s Eyes (Ages 6-12)
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HOME, HEALTH & MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT
The Enemy...
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Tobacco Cessation Program
Date(s): Offered monthly, please call fo...
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Smooth Move
Date(s): August 29, 2013 & Septe...
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To register, call (703) 614-7202.
General information for all new ...
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For more information, call (703) 784-3306.
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MILITARY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING
Personal Growth & Resiliency
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VETERAN, RETIREMENT & TRANSITION ASSISTANCE...
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get there from here?” by showing them how to use their MBTI resul...
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Financial Check-Up?
You check your oil, you...
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1st Termers Money Management
Date(s): Every Tuesday
Time: 9:00 a....
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Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Q...
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Leaving military service soon? This class addresses topics such
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Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Instructor: Mi...
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EMPLOYMENT READINESS (CONTINUED)
Instructor: Ms. Judy Joyner
To r...
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DEPLOYMENT & FAMILY READINESS GROUP (FRG) T...
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SUPPORT GROUPS
Motherhood
Date(s): Every Tuesday
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EFMP Walking Group
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ACS Family Advocacy Program,
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
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  1. 1. What Parents Should Know About High School By: Dr. Reginald Eggleston, US Army Reserves, HQDA, G-4. Also serves as Assistant Superintendent, Mobile County Public Schools, Mobile, AL What Parents Should Know About High School 1  Parenting 2-5  Home, Health & Marriage Enrichment 6-10  Personal Growth 10  Military Family Team Building 11  Veteran, Retirement & Transition Assistance 12-13  Financial Readiness 14-17  Employment Readiness 17-19  Deployment & FRG 20  Support Groups 21  Exceptional Family Member Program 22 Volume 13, Issue 6 Inside this issue:Inside this issue:Inside this issue: All classes require registration unless otherwise indicated. Registration information is included with each class description. Most classes are open to all Service members, their Family members, and DoD civilians. All classes subject to change. For general or disabled access, more information, and registration, please con- tact the individual program number listed with the class ad. To advertise your program, event or class in this bulletin, contact: Karen St. Pierre (703) 696-3512 Karen.Stpierre1@us.army.mil August / September 2013 Life YOUniversity Quality personal and Family life skills education for the military community. The high school experience can be one of the most rewarding periods during a teen- ager’s life. It is during this time students begin to develop and determine their inter- est for college and life as an individual. If parents are knowledgeable of the re- sources accessible to them, they can increase their student’s success and begin early preparations for life after high school. This article’s focus is on information parents should know when their son or daughter enters high school. During my tenure as a high school teacher, assistant principal, and Principal, I observed students entering their freshmen year with excitement and good intentions; nonetheless, they lacked focus. They were excited about new experiences, making friends, and extracurricular activities; however, they were unaware of the importance of each activity they par- ticipated in and the significance of the classes they would take in preparing for life beyond high school. The goal of high school is to reinforce the skills learned in previ- ous grades and to grow and challenge students’ intellectual skills. High school classes should challenge students to think critically and to synthesize information. Class work should also require them to work individually, as well as in groups. College entrance requirements are much more rigorous today in comparison to twenty years ago. The average ACT composite score in 2012 was 21 (ACT 2013). This is the sum of four tests (English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science). The higher a student’s composite score, the more competitive she is when applying for scholarships. Additionally, a student’s grade point average (GPA), community ser- vice, and extracurricular activities are taken in consideration when competing for scholarships. There are many resources that are available to students entering high school. Resources ranging from counseling support, Advance Placement, International Baccalaureate, and fine art classes. Additionally, classes such as ACT/SAT preparation, Career Technology, and ROTC are also available for students. Parents should immediately begin working with a counselor to create an academic plan for their students. This plan includes courses the student will take each school year; specifically classes that will help the student accomplish his or her goals be- yond high school. For example, if a student wants to be an engineer, he should take higher level math and science courses. This will ensure that the student has a strong math and science foundation entering college. Even the extracurricular ac- tivities students participate in should support their goals. Band, choir, drama, and sports can create opportunities for students with strong work ethics. The possibili- ties are unlimited when an academic plan is created and implemented. Many parents base their understanding of high school on past experiences, unaware of the changes that have taken place in schools. It is imperative that parents de- velop strong relationships with teachers, counselors and school administrators. Par- ents should assist their students in selecting classes that will prepare them for life after high school. This is called being “College and Career Ready”. In other words, (Continued on page 5)
  2. 2. 2Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change PARENTING Play Morning Date(s): Every Tuesday beginning September 10, 2013 Time: 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Shadae Stringfield For information, call (703) 805-2693. This program allows moms, dads and their children (up to age 5), to come together each week to play in a group setting. Stroller Walking Group Date(s): Every Thursday Time: 9:00 —10:00 a.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Pamela Hirsch For information and to register, call (703) 805-2781. This walking group is for parents and caregivers with children in strollers. Registration required. Baby Bundles Date(s): August 7, 2013 Time: 9:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Pamela Hirsch For information, call (703) 805-2781. Learn about postpartum expectations, infant care, and how to manage your budget requirements after your new baby arrives. Dads 101 Date(s): August 21, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Pamela Hirsch For information, call (703) 805-2781. This class will walk new and expecting dads through the joys and trials of becoming an active father. Registration required. Infant Massage Date(s): September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013— 4 PART SERIES Time: 1:00 —2:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Sonja Foots For information, call (703) 805-4547. Infant massage promotes bonding and teaches parents ways to calm and soothe their baby. Registration required. ScreamFree Parenting Date(s): September 10, 11, 12, 2013—3 PART SERIES Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Donita McDonald For information and to register, call (703) 805-2561. Learn about the ScreamFree approach to parenting which compels you to focus on yourself. You will be introduced to principles to help you stay calm and connected with your kids and revolutionize your Family. Childcare provided. Pre-registration is required. The DC Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program (Mobile Unit) Date(s): First (1st) and Second (2nd) Tuesday of each month Time: 9:00 a.m. —3:00 p.m. Location: BX & Commissary Parking Lot, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 865-4942. Information is provided to assist mothers in choosing healthier foods to improve children’s health. WIC provides food high in iron, protein, calcium, vitamin C, and other nutrients. Pregnant and new mothers who are bottle feeding or breastfeeding with infants or children less than 5 years of age who are DC residents may be eligible. Breastfeeding Basics Class Date(s): First (1st) Tuesday of each month Time: 1:00 —3:30 p.m. Location: Enterprise Hall, Bldg. 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Ms. Karla Abney For information, call (202) 433-6151. Like any new skill breastfeeding takes practice to be successful. Pregnant women who learn about breastfeeding are more likely to be successful than those who do not. This class offers pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby’s arrival. Moms and Tots Playgroup Date(s): Every Thursday Time: 9:45 —11:45 a.m. Location: Youth Center, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military & Family Support Center Staff For information, call (202) 433-6151. This group promotes positive interaction between parents and children. Creating School Success Date(s): August 6, 2013 Time: 4:00 —5:00 p.m. Location: Bellevue Community Center, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military & Family Support Center Staff For information, call (202) 433-6151. This course will help parents create a supportive environment in which their children will feel comfortable voicing questions and concerns about school. Positive Discipline Date(s): August 27, 2013 Time: 2:00 —3:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 767-0450. Participants will learn the three styles of parenting, how to handle mistakes and behavior, and the importance of using positive discipline techniques. Internet Safety Date(s): September 5, 2013 Time: 10:00 —11:00 a.m. Fort Belvoir, Virginia Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC
  3. 3. 3Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change PARENTING (CONTINUED) Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 433-6151. Learn safe internet practices for your Family and tips to protect those you love from predators. Understanding Temperament Date(s): September 10, 2013 Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 767-0450. Participants will learn about temperament and how it affects the way their infant experiences the world around them. Two Homes, One Family Date(s): September 24, 2013 Time: 10:00 —11:00 a.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 433-6151. In this interactive training, we will help you define co-parenting and understand its importance. We will also help you begin to make a family plan that fits your current situation. Dads 101 Date(s): Last Tuesday of every other month—July 30, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: 1191 Menoher Drive, FAP Office, Joint Base Andrews Instructor: Taught by Dads To register, call (240) 857-9680/7501. This class taught by dads, for dads, to include topics on pregnancy, coaching during childbirth, and fatherhood. All ranks and branches are welcome! The Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program Date(s): Thursdays, except on Federal holidays– appointments required Time: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Location: 1191 Menoher Drive, FAP Office, Joint Base Andrews Instructor: Nurses from Prince George’s County WIC Program To make an appointment, call (301) 856-9600. Information is provided to assist mothers with choosing healthier foods to im- prove children’s health. WIC provides food high in iron, protein, calcium, vitamin C, and other nutrients. Pregnant and new mothers who are bottle feeding or breastfeeding infants or children less than 5 years of age who are Maryland residents may be eligible. Family Advocacy Safety Education Seminar Date(s): Offered quarterly, please call for dates Time: 8:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. Location: 1191 Menoher Drive, FAP Office, Joint Base Andrews Instructor: Representatives from different agencies To register, call (240) 857-9680. Educational seminar provides information to reduce the risk for child and part- ner maltreatment, increases knowledge and skill building for Families with po- tential risk factors, and promotes resilience and mission readiness. Must be referred by 1st Sergeant. Splish, Splash, and Summer Fun Date(s): August 1, 2013 (Rain date August 15, 2013) Time: 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia Highland Park, 1600 S Hayes St., Arlington, VA 22202 Instructor: Ms. Mary Cargill & Ms. Kathy Vi For information and to register, call (703) 696-3512/6368. Join the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Parent Support Program for a morn- ing of water fun! Parents and children (ages 0-5) are welcome. Swim diapers are required. Registration is encouraged. Baby Bundles Date(s): August 22, 2013 Time: 12:00 — 2:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Family Advocacy Program Staff For information and to register, call (703) 696-3512/6511. For couples or individuals expecting a child or with an infant under 1 year old. Participants will receive information on newborn and mother care, home-infant safety, and discuss strategies for navigating the change in relationship dynam- ics when a child arrives. Each participant will receive a bag containing parenting resources, baby care items, and a hand knit blanket. Registration required. Child Safety: Bullying Awareness & Prevention Date(s): September 5, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m.— 12:30 p.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes For information and to register, call (703) 696-3512. Information for parents and caregivers regarding the dynamics of bullying, how the victim of the bullying is impacted, and what adults and caregivers can do to prevent bullying from occurring. Registration required. Parents Helping Parents Date(s): September 9, 2013 Time: 10:00 — 11:30 a.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes For information and to register, call (703) 696-3512/6511. Informational play morning event for parents, caregivers, and their children (ages infant through 6 years) to include crafts, playtime, story time, and a brief presentation on child safety—bullying awareness. Participants will receive a packet of information on how to continue the discussion of ensuring child safety at home and in their community. Space is limited. Registration required. Joint Base Andrews, Maryland JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling New Parent Support Home Visitation Program provides individualized parenting support and education. For more information please call (202) 433-6150.
  4. 4. 4Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change PARENTING (CONTINUED) Lil Chesty’s Playgroup Date(s): August 6, 20, 2013 & September 3, 17, 2013 Time: 10:00 — 11:30 a.m. Location: MCCS Post #5 Classroom, Bldg 20, 2nd Deck, Marine Barracks Washington Instructor: Ms. Diane Waters & Ms. Amaris Brown To register, call (703) 614-7204. An interactive playgroup where children learn age appropriate activities designed to improve their social, cognitive and motor skills. Parents can learn new activities and practice positive interaction with their children. 1-2-3 Magic Date(s): August 12, 2013 & September 9, 2013 Time: 1:00 — 3:00 p.m. Location: Marine Family Services Conference Room, Bldg 12, Henderson Hall Instructor: Ms. Diane Waters & Ms. Amaris Brown To register, call (703) 614-7204. This program explores consistent and effective age-appropriate discipline techniques. This workshop is designed for parents of children ages 2-12. Baby Boot Camp Date(s): August 23, 2013 & September 20, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m.— 3:30 p.m. Location: Marine Family Services Conference Room, Bldg 12, Henderson Hall Instructor: Ms. Diane Waters & Ms. Amaris Brown To register, call (703) 614-7204. Expectant parents will learn how to soothe a crying infant, safe sleeping practices, and how to enjoy becoming a parent. Facebook Live Chat: Kicking Off A Successful School Year Date(s): August 27, 2013 Time: 12:00 — 1:00 p.m. Location: www.facebook.com/MCFTBHH Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Russo To register, call (703) 693-8906. Hosted by experts from the School Liaison, New Parent Support, and Exceptional Family Member Programs. Open to all Families wishing to ensure their children have a seamless start to the school year and establishes habits for success. Cooperative Parenting & Divorce Date(s): September 23, 2013 Time: 12:00 — 4:00 p.m. Location: Marine Family Services Conference Room, Bldg 12, Henderson Hall Instructor: Ms. Diane Waters & Ms. Amaris Brown To register, call (703) 614-7204. Explore ways to reduce conflict between parents as their roles shift from married couple to co-parents. Participants will learn the impact of parental conflict on their child’s development and how to control impulses. Playgroup Date(s): Every Thursday Time: 10:00 —11:00 a.m. Location: Glen Forrest Community Center Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (301) 342-4911. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children for playtime at the Glen Forrest Community Club House. Open to all military and Family members. Budget for Baby Date(s): August 28, 2013 & September 25, 2013 Time: 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Navy Marine Corp Relief, Bldg 401, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Maureen Farrell To register, call (301) 342-4911. The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will illustrate the hidden costs associated with a growing Family. All Navy and Marine Corp Service Members who attend will receive a layette worth more than $100. 1-2-3-4 Parents! Date(s): September 3, 10, 17, 2013 -3 PART SERIES Time: 4:00—6:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Lolita Tyler-Lockett To register, call (301) 342-4911. This program is geared toward parenting children ages 1-4. It focuses on developmental stages, disciplining strategies, encouragement skills, building self-esteem, and bonding methods. Amazing Newborns Date(s): September 10, 2013 Time: 4:00—6:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg. 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Lolita Tyler-Lockett To register, call (301) 342-4911. Learn infant care from hospital to home. Practice bathing, changing and dressing your baby. Discuss feeding, health care and safety issues. Participants receive a complimentary book, “Your Baby’s First Year” and CD, “Heartbeat Lullabies.” WIC Program Extends Services to Quantico Site! Date(s): Every Monday & Wednesday Time: 8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Location: Little Hall, New Parent Support Program Activity Room, Marine Corp Base, Quantico POC: WIC Staff For more information, call (703) 792-7319. This site serves military Families who live on and off base. To determine if you are eligible for the program, or to transfer your current WIC enrollment to the Quantico site, please call and speak with a WIC representative. JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia Patuxent River, Maryland Quantico, Virginia Follow us on Twitter! www.twitter.com/#!/jbmhhacs Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/jbmhhacs
  5. 5. 5Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change PARENTING (CONTINUED) Through A Child’s Eyes (Ages 6-12) Date(s): Thursdays Time: 5:30 —7:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Amanda Norah & Ms. Kristiana Poole To register, call (703) 784-2570. This support and educational group is designed for the specific needs of children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence and other Family dysfunction in their homes. A brief pre-screening is required before attending. Children will have the opportunity to discuss anger management, making and keeping friends, self-esteem and other valuable social skills. Adult learning opportunities will be provided simultaneously. 1-2-3 Magic Date(s): August 8, 2013 Time: 5:30 —7:30 p.m. Location: McHugh Woods Community Center, 18005 Cutts Ave., Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Trish Burkes For more information, call (703) 784-4248. Come explore different techniques for effective discipline. Baby and Me Date(s): August 13, 27, 2013 & September 10, 24, 2013 Time: 10:00 —11:30 a.m. Location: New Parent Support Program Activity Room, Bldg. 2034, Basement Room 15, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Pam Pospisil For more information, call (703) 784-4248. Network with other parents of newborns while learning about infant stimulation, infant massage, infant sign language, and how to read to your baby. Toddler Time Date(s): August 13, 27, 2013 & September 10, 24, 2013 Time: 1:00 —2:30 p.m. Location: New Parent Support Program Activity Room, Bldg. 2034, Basement Room 15, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Pam Pospisil For more information, call (703) 784-4248. This interactive playgroup is for children 1-3 years of age and their parents. Baby Boot Camp Date(s): August 16, 2013 & September 14, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m. —3:30 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Marcia Griffo & Ms. Pam Pospisil To register, call (703) 784-4248. Learn about the first few months of your baby’s life and the fulfillment of being a parent. Learn how positive parenting is important for infant development. Boots and Babies Date(s): August 20, 2013 & September 17, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. —12:30 p.m. Location: New Parent Support Program Activity Room, Bldg. 2034, Basement Room 15, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Glenda Mitchell For more information, call (703) 784-4248. This program is designed for assisting single active duty women (pregnant and with children) in making a successful adjustment to the unique responsibilities that come with being a military mom. Understanding Pregnancy Date(s): September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 —4 PART SERIES Time: 1:00 —3:30 p.m. Location: New Parent Support Program Activity Room, Bldg. 2034, Basement Room 15, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Marcy Griffo & Ms. Glenda Mitchell For more information, call (703) 784-4248. Learn how to take care of yourself and your baby during pregnancy. Learn about breastfeeding and preparation for labor. Becoming A Love & Logic Parent Date(s): September 12, 19, 26, 2013—3 PART SERIES Time: 5:00 — 7:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Mary Skinner-Vance To register, call (703) 784-2570. Enjoy 3 fun evenings covering six modules of applying the COOL formula to parenting techniques. Childcare may be provided. Please call for further information and to pre-register. regardless of the goal a student may have (attend a four year college, technical college, the military or joining the work force), he or she must have the skills to be successful. The more education you get the more likely it is you will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028 there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them (ACT 2013). Parents should also visit the school as often as possible. I realize that most parents work and that visiting a school isn’t the top priority. However, I also understand that when students see their parents take an active interest in their high school experience, they (the student) perform with greater confidence and achievement. Parental involvement also sends a strong message to the adults in the school. It says we as a community value education and we respect our educators. References: 2013 by ACT, Inc., ACT http://www.actstudent.org/. (Continued from page 1)
  6. 6. 6Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change HOME, HEALTH & MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT The Enemy Within (Anger Management Group) Date(s): Every Tuesday Time: 9:00 —10:30 a.m. Location: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Adult Behavioral Health, Rivers Pavillion, Fort Belvoir Instructor: CPT Melinda Thiam, MD For information and to register, call (571) 231-1254. Learn to identify anger triggers and implement effective coping mechanisms, take responsibility for one’s own actions and thoughts and learn how to use anger as a warning signal. Marriage 101 Workshop Date(s): Second (2nd) Wednesday of every month Time: 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Location: Chaplains Family Life Center, Fort Belvoir POC: Family Life Center Staff For information and to register, call (703) 805-2742. Course provides couples with a better understanding of how to strengthen their marriage, communicate more clearly and effectively, and how to identify the stages that some marriages go through . Pre-registration required. Stress Management Date(s): September 26, 2013 Time: 9:00 —10:30 a.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Donita McDonald For information and to register, call (703) 805-2561. Learn ways to manage your stress. Registration required. Domestic Violence Men’s Group Date(s): Every Tuesday Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Family Advocacy Program Staff To register, call (202) 433-9743. The STOP Program, a 22 week Men’s domestic violence intervention group, is accepting referrals from FAPs in the NCR. This is an open group; participants are given a certificate of completion for each session attended. Right Start Date(s): August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 & September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 Time: 7:30 a.m.— 1:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Various To register, call (202) 767-0450. Information for those Air Force personnel new to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Registration required. Anger Management Date(s): August 7, & 14, 2013 or September 4, & 11, 2013 — 2 SESSIONS Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military & Family Support Center Staff For information, call (202) 433-6151. This class is designed to help participants reduce unacceptable expressions of anger at home and at work. Pre-registration is required. Must attend both dates to receive a certificate. Sponsor Training Date(s): August 9, 2013 & September 13, 2013 Time: 1:30—3:00 p.m. Date(s): August 23, 2013 & September 27, 2013 Time: 9:00—10:30 a.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Learn about resources and program available to make your sponsorship ex- perience a success. Conflict Resolution Date(s): August 20, 2013 Time: 9:00 —10:00 a.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 434-6151. This workshop teaches participants to define conflict, learn about coping tech- niques, and discover how they feel when faced with conflict. Smooth Move & Overseas Planning Date(s): August 27, 2013 & September 24, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 433-6151. This workshop offers tips to help make your move as “painless” as possible. Topics include hints on household goods shipping, travel and financial plan- ning, and ways to reduce relocation stress. Open to all active duty, retiring, and separating military personnel and their Families. Stress Management Date(s): September 17, 2013 Time: 9:00 — 10:00 a.m. Location: WNY, Bldg 101, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 433-6151. This course will help participants define stress, personalize the topic and learn coping strategies. Fort Belvoir, Virginia Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC Connecting Military Members and their Families with Available Housing!
  7. 7. 7Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change Tobacco Cessation Program Date(s): Offered monthly, please call for dates Time: 11:30 a.m. —1:00 p.m. Location: Health & Wellness Center, Bldg 1444, Joint Base Andrews Instructor: HAWC Staff To register, call (240) 857-5601/4292. This course provides guidance and instructions for those who desire to quit tobacco use. This is a weekly workshop that meets every Thursday for 4 sessions. Participants must attend all sessions. Follow-up sessions at 3, 6, and 12 months will be conducted. Medication and patches are available for TRICARE beneficiaries only. Stress Management Date(s): Offered weekly, Thursdays Time: 3:00—4:00 p.m. Location: Health & Wellness Center (HAWC), Bldg 1444, Joint Base Andrews Instructor: Family Advocacy, HAWC & Resiliency Staff To register, call (240) 857-5601/8942. Topics discussed: 1st Thursday—Controlled breathing 2nd Thursday—Muscle based relaxation 3rd Thursday—Mental relaxation 4th Thursday—Mediation 5th Thursday—Stress and self care awareness—this class is 2 hours from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Fitness Fundamentals & Weight Management Date(s): Offered monthly, call for dates Time: 8:30—10:30 a.m. Location: Health & Wellness Center, Bldg 1444, Joint Base Andrews Instructor: HAWC Staff To register, call (240) 857-5601/4292. This class combines basic nutrition and meal planning for weight management with the fundamentals of starting and developing a fitness program. Fitness attire is not required however participants should dress comfortably in loose fitting clothes and proper shoes. Pregnancy & Exercise Date(s): Offered monthly, call for dates Time: 8:00 —9:00 a.m. Location: Health & Wellness Center, Bldg 1444, Joint Base Andrews Instructor: HAWC Staff To register, call (240) 857-5601/4292. This class will give you information needed to exercise safely and effectively during your pregnancy. Information follows the American College of Obstetri- cians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines for exercise during pregnancy. Be sure to talk with your doctor before starting any exercise program. Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes Refresher Date(s): August 1, 15, 2013 & September 12, 2013 Time: 1:00—2:30 p.m. (Aug 1st, Sept 12th) & 8:30—10:00 a.m. (Aug 15th) Location: Andrew Rader Clinic Conference Room, Bldg. 525, Fort Myer Instructor: Ms. Beth Triner To register, call (703) 696-7930.behavior This class is intended for patients with impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes. It may also be appropriate as a refresher class on carbohydrate counting. This class is open to all beneficiaries of the military health care system. No referral is needed, however registration is required. Healthy Heart Date(s): August 8, 22, 2013 & September 19, 26, 2013 Time: 1:00—2:30 p.m. (Aug 8th & Sept 19th) & 8:30 –10:00 a.m. (Aug 22nd & Sept 26th) Location: Andrew Rader Clinic Conference Room, Bldg. 525, Fort Myer Instructor: Ms. Beth Triner To register, call (703) 696-7930.behavior This class is intended for patients with high cholesterol and/or hypertension. Information on therapeutic lifestyle changes and dietary interventions (DASH Eating Plan) to improve blood lipids and blood pressure will be presented. This class is open to all beneficiaries of the military health care system. No referral is needed, however registration is required. Welcome to Korea Date(s): August 2, 2013 & September 6, 2013 Time: 10:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Relocation Staff To register, call (703) 696-0153/0156 or email Kelly.m.weidner.ctr@mail.mil Learn about Korean customs, culture, language, household shipments, driving, auto, pet, and passport information. Welcome to Germany Date(s): August 15, 2013 & September 19, 2013 Time: 10:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Relocation Staff To register, call (703) 696-0153/0156 or email Kelly.m.weidner.ctr@mail.mil Learn about German customs, culture, language, household shipments, driving, auto, pet, and passport information. Stress Management Date(s): August 21, 2013 & September 18, 2013 Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes To register, call (703) 696-3512. Participants will complete a stress profile and receive information on the impact that unmanaged stress has on their life, review options for managing stress, and receive materials to assist them in developing their own unique stress management plan. Registration required. Anger Management Date(s): August 28, 2013 & September 25, 2013 Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes To register, call (703) 696-3512.behavior Participants learn about the basic principles of emotions management, specific information about the impact of unmanaged anger, and receive resources on how to recognize and manage the anger triggers in their own lives. Registration required. HOME, HEALTH & MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT (CONTINUED) Joint Base Andrews, Maryland JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia
  8. 8. 8Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change Smooth Move Date(s): August 29, 2013 & September 26, 2013 Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m. Location: MCCS, Bldg. 12, Henderson Hall Instructor: Mr. Willie Acevedo To register, call (703) 614-7202 or email Willie.acevedo@usmc.mil Learn about your new duty station, moving with Tricare, and arranging household goods shipments. Spouse Meet and Greet Date(s): September 24, 2013 Time: 2:00—3:30 p.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Relocation Staff To register, call (703) 696-0153/0156 or email Kelly.m.weidner.ctr@mail.mil Offers newly arrived spouses the opportunity to meet other spouses and obtain information on the installation and surrounding area. 7 Habits Signature Series Date(s): Available upon request Time: 3 day workshop Location: TBD Instructor: Mr. Omar Teran To register, call (703) 693-4840. This three day experience will help you define yourself and unleash your inner potential. The results? Increased leadership skills, improved relationships of trust, and achievement of work/life balance. Aqua Aerobics Date(s): Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Time: 10:30—11:30 a.m. Location: Zembiec Pool, Henderson Hall POC: Ms. Laura Guthrie For more information, call (703) 693-7351. Shallow water aerobics on Monday and Wednesday as well as deep water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free to all active duty, retired, DoD civilians and their Families. Pre-registration is required. Men’s Domestic Violence Intervention Group (STOP) Date(s): Tuesday Mornings—Open Group—Starts August 6th Time: 9:00 — 11:00 a.m Location: Marine Family Services Conference Room, Bldg 12, Henderson Hall Instructor: Family Advocacy Clinical Counselors To register, call (703) 614-7204. This 26 week group is a domestic violence treatment group for male participants who have been mandated or Command referred to attend based on Family violence in the home. Participants will learn new communication techniques, power and control dynamics, accepting responsibility for actions and minimizing blame in their intimate partner relationships. Participants must pre-register and be referred by a Family Advocacy Program, court-ordered, or with strong Command support. Anger & Stress Management Date(s): Wednesday Mornings—Open Group—8 PART SERIES Time: 9:00 — 11:00 a.m Location: Marine Family Services Conference Room, Bldg 12, Henderson Hall Instructor: Ms. Molly Ryan To register, call (703) 614-7204. In this eight part workshop you will learn how to recognize what triggers your anger and develop realistic strategies that will help reduce angry outbursts. In addition, the long term effects of stress and techniques for managing stress will be discussed. Must attend all eight sessions for certification. Registration is required. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families Date(s): August 6, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. —4:00 p.m. Location: Bldg. 29, Room 105, Henderson Hall Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Russo To register, call (703) 693-8906. Learn invaluable resources to help empower your Family, take ownership of your shared destiny, and learn the importance of a Family mission statement to not just survive, yet thrive as a military Family. Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) Date(s): August 9, 2013 & September 21, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. —4:00 p.m. Location: Bldg. 29, Room 105, Henderson Hall Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Russo & Chaplain Devon Foster To register, call (703) 693-8906. Evidence based, interactive marriage enrichment workshop is designed to provide couples with comprehensive and specific communication tools to be the most effective in communicating and resolving conflicts together. Welcome Aboard Brief Date(s): August 13, 2013 & September 110, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m. —3:00 p.m. Location: Marine Club, Henderson Hall Instructor: Mr. Willie Acevedo HOME, HEALTH & MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT (CONTINUED) JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia
  9. 9. 9Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change To register, call (703) 614-7202. General information for all new to the area. Topics include childcare, housing, metro/transportation options, finance, Semper Fit programs, and many more! Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Class Date(s): August 29, 2013 & September 26, 2013 Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m. Location: Marine Club, Henderson Hall Instructor: Mr. Willie Acevedo To register, call (703) 614-7202. General information on preparing for your PCS move. Topics of discussion include household goods, entitlements, finances and e-relocation websites. Incident Determination Committee (IDC) — Family Advocacy Appointed Representatives Training Date(s): September 5-6, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m.— 4:00 p.m. Location: Marine and Family Services, Bldg 12, Henderson Hall Instructor: Ms. Molly Ryan To register, call (703) 614-7202. This two day training is a requirement for Commanders who are appointed as representatives to the FAP. The training covers what to expect when working with FAP, the dynamics of domestic violence and child abuse, and prepares Commanders for the roles, expectations, and process of the IDC. This is a mandatory training prior to becoming a voting member of the IDC. Please call to register. Facebook Live Chat: How Can Marine & Family Programs Benefit You & Your Family? Date(s): September 24, 2013 Time: 12:00 — 1:00 p.m. Location: www.facebook.com/MCFTBHH Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Russo To register, call (703) 693-8906. Hosted by experts from from Marine & Family Programs. Get an overview of the range of services offered and their benefits. Stress Management Date(s): August 9, 2013 & September 26, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. (August 9th) & 1:00—2:30 p.m. (September 26th) Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Linda Schmid To register, call (301) 342-4911. In this class you will understand how your beliefs impact how you deal with stress. Participants will walk away with specific actions to manage stress that they can incorporate into their life immediately. Marriage is a Work of Heart Date(s): August 14, 2013 Time: 4:00—5:30 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Linda Schmid To register, call (301) 342-4911. The goal of this class is to provide couples with new ideas and tools to help them continue to build together the marriage they envisioned. Join us and practice the “Speaker Listener” Technique to enhance communication even on the toughest issues. Suicide Prevention & Awareness Date(s): August 20, 2013 Time: 3:00—4:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Linda Schmid To register, call (301) 342-4911. This program is designed to raise awareness about the issues surrounding suicide. Learn to identify the warning signs, how to respond to a suicidal person and information on how to access local resources. Personal Communication Date(s): September 23, 2013 Time: 8:00 — 9:30 a.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Linda Schmid To register, call (301) 342-4911. This class provides information on different communication styles and ways to develop effective speaking and listening skills. Anger Management 8 Week Course Date(s): Thursdays. Please call for dates. Time: 5:30—7:30 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Christine Kyrsa & Ms. Anita Payne To register, call (703) 784-2570. Join us for this intense 8 week course using an evidence based curriculum to learn how to successfully apply anger management skills in the workplace, relationships or any other life situation where anger control is needed. Each session focuses on one of the 8 core tools: stress management, empathy, response, assertiveness, self-talk, expectation, forgiveness, and time-outs. Yoga for Wellness Date(s): Call to schedule Time: Call to schedule Location: Call to schedule Instructor: Ms. Rebecca Childress For more information, call (703) 784-2570. Contact our program to learn more about bringing a yoga session to your unit, office or other small group. Sessions have a stress-management focus will and last about one hour. No experience or equipment is needed - only a willingness to learn and relax! PCS (CONUS) Workshop Date(s): August 1, 2013 & September 5, 2013 Time: 9:00 —11:15 a.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Relocation Assistance Program For more information, call (703) 784-3306. This mandatory workshop provides a great deal of pre-departure and destination information such as moving tips, financial concerns, relocation and travel entitlements, base and community information, and more. Sponsorship Training Date(s): August 13, 2013 & September 3, 2013 Time: 9:00 — 11:00 a.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Relocation Assistance Program HOME, HEALTH & MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT (CONTINUED) Patuxent River, Maryland Quantico, Virginia
  10. 10. 10Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change For more information, call (703) 784-3306. This training is designed to help all sponsors with the performance of their du- ties. We provide helpful hints, checklists, and an overview of sponsorship duties, resources and handouts. Spouses assisting with an accompanied tour sponsor- ship are also encouraged to attend. PCS (OCONUS) Workshop Date(s): August 15, 2013 & September 19, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Relocation Assistance Program For more information, call (703) 784-3306. This mandatory workshop provides an informative overview of the process and procedures involved in making a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) transfer to an overseas location such as Okinawa, Hawaii, Japan or Europe. Commander’s Welcome Aboard Date(s): August 21, 2013 & September 18, 2013 Time: 8:30—10:30 a.m. Location: Barber Physical Activity Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Relocation Assistance Program For more information, call (703) 784-3306. Start your tour right! The workshop is designed to inform newcomers about programs and services aboard Quantico that include information on recreation, education, medical services, local legal issues, safety issues, chapel programs and more. This mandatory brief is open to all ranks, military and civilian person- nel. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. Holistic Stress Management– The Calm To Your Chaos! Date(s): August 23, 2013 & September 13, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. HOME, HEALTH & MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT (CONTINUED) FREE USO –Metro’s Supermarket Sweep 1st Wednesday of the month at noon Operation USO Care Package Warehouse 9455 Jackson Loop, Bldg. 1415 Fort Belvoir, Virginia For more info contact: kj@usometro.org Bring your shopping bag and enjoy free food Location: Barber Physical Activities Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Rebecca Childress & Ms. Lauren King For more information, call (703) 784-2570. This new one day workshop is designed to address mind, body and spirit for total stress management. Begin with an educational session about stress, enjoy a free healthy lunch while spending time talking with the Semper Fit Dietician, and concluding with a relaxing yoga session to stretch your body and mind. Space is limited. Registration required. Anger Management Date(s): August 28, 2013 & September 6, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Location: Voluntary Education Center, Classroom 8, 3089 Roan St., Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Rebecca Childress For more information, call (703) 784-2570. Recognize sources and triggers of anger and learn coping techniques. PERSONAL GROWTH Army Volunteer Corps Orientation Date(s): August 15, 2013 & September 11, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. —12:30 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson For information, call (703) 805-4152. This orientation provides volunteers with information on how to register, track volunteer hours, and learn of available volunteer opportunities on the installation. Fort Belvoir, Virginia Army Volunteer Corps AFAP/AFTB Advisory Council Date(s): September 17, 2013 Time: 1:00 —2:30 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson For information, call (703) 805-4152. The council allows volunteers and members of the installation to exchange information and discuss upcoming events. 1-800-342-9647 Resources & Help for Military Members, Spouses & Families www.militaryonesource.com “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” Doug Firebaugh
  11. 11. 11Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change MILITARY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING Personal Growth & Resiliency Level G Date(s): August 14, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson To register, call (703) 805-4152. Learners will employ effective skills and develop communication strategies for their personal and professional lives. Military Knowledge Level K Date(s): August 28, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson To register, call (703) 805-4152. Participants will learn about the mission, commitment required, and challenges of military life in order to define realistic expectations to positively impact the military experience. Army Family Team Building Leadership Development Level L Date(s): September 11, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson To register, call (703) 805-4152. Learn to identify your innate leadership approach and examine the alternative styles of others in order to incorporate various approaches into their personal and professional lives. Military Knowledge (Formerly AFTB Level I) Date(s): August 14-15, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Room 14, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Ms. Robin Cordovez For information and to register, call (703) 696-1229. Courses are targeted toward those new to the army or interested in updating personals skills or basic knowledge of the army. Personal Growth and Resiliency (Formerly AFTB Level II) Date(s): September 18-19, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Room 14, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Ms. Robin Cordovez For information and to register, call (703) 696-1229. Provides personal development and encourages leadership from within the Army community, as well as addresses how to cope with challenging situations. New Spouse 101 Refresher Date(s): August 1, 2013 & September 5, 2013 Time: 11:00—11:30 a.m. Location: TBD Instructor: Ms. Michelle Stubblefield To register, call (301) 342-4911. Join us for an informal gathering at an off-site location to discuss life as a new spouse, a spouse new to the Pax area, or to meet other spouses to form a network of support. New Spouse 101 Date(s): September 4, 2013 Time: 8:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Michelle Stubblefield To register, call (301) 342-4911. New and not so new spouses learn how to make your military time more successful and enjoyable. Understand military language, customs, entitlements, and the culture of the military Family. Fort Belvoir, Virginia All Spouses Welcome COMPASS A Spouses Guide to Navy Life For Information or to register online: www.gocompass.org.All sessions held at JBAB Look for us soon on facebook JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia Patuxent River, Maryland Live Homework Help K-12 students, college students, and adult learners available 24/7. Students work with certified tutors on homework, essay writing and test prep in 20 subjects. Student and tutor use chat, interactive whiteboards and file-sharing in a secure online classroom. Sessions can be replayed, emailed and printed. To obtain a Family password to Tutor.com at no charge, please contact, Bart MacMillan at Henderson Hall Life- long Learning Phone #: 703-614-9104.
  12. 12. 12Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change VETERAN, RETIREMENT & TRANSITION ASSISTANCE Pre-Separation Brief Date(s): By Appointment Time: By Appointment Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 767-0450. This is a mandatory briefing on benefits for transitioning service members. Resume Review Date(s): By Appointment Time: By Appointment Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 767-0450. Have a resume that you would like reviewed? Call for an appointment. VFW Records Review Date(s): Every Thursday morning Time: By Appointment Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 433-6151. Review of military records for filing your VA claim. VA Records Review Date(s): Every Friday Time: By Appointment Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 767-0450. A VA rep will review your military records for VA claims. Appointments are required. Disability Transition Assistance Program (DTAP) Date(s): August 2, 2013 Time: 9:00 —10:00 a.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 433-6151. This briefing will focus on various veteran benefits that apply to those who suspect they have a service connected disability, injury, or illness that was aggravated by service. The briefing will provide information on vocational rehabilitation, employment and much more. Transition Benefits Briefing Date(s): August 23, 2013 & September 6, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m.— 4:00 p.m. Location: Stewart Theatre, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Various For information, call (202) 433-6151. Briefing on entitlements and services for those transitioning from the military. Troops to Teachers Date(s): September 20, 2013 Time: 9:00 —11:30 a.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Troops to Teachers Personnel For information, call (202) 767-0450. The Troops to Teachers Program provides funds to recruit, prepared, and support former members of the military services as teachers in high-poverty schools. Successful program candidates obtain certification or licensing as elementary school teachers, secondary school teachers, or vocational or technical teachers and become highly qualified teachers. The program also helps these individuals find employment in high-need local education agencies (LEAs) or charter schools. TRICARE: Transitioning from Active Duty to Retirement Date(s): Every Tuesday Time: 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Education Center, Bldg. 1413, Room 108, Joint Base Andrews Instructor: Ms. Sheri Pueblo To register, call (571) 329-0283 or email sheri.l.pueblo@healthnet.com. Open TAP benefits briefing and basic TRICARE 101 information. Registration required. Veterans Benefits Appointments Appointments are now available to meet with a Disabled American Veterans Representative or local Veterans Affairs representative. Please note that we have moved! We are now located in Bldg. 421. Our new phone number is (301) 757-2250. Transition GPS / Retiree Date(s): August 23-27, 2013, September 16-20, 2013, & September 30-October 8, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Angela Armer To register, call (301) 342-4911. TAP is for separating and retiring military members. It is a joint venture by the FFSC, and the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs. Topics include resume writing, job search methods, and interview techniques. Please see your career counselor to sign up. Seating is limited. Myers Briggs Type & Type in the Workplace Date(s): August 1, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop is designed to suggest how participant’s results from the MBTI can help them choose a new job or career. This workshop will help students formulate answers to questions such as “What do I want to do?” and “How do I Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC Joint Base Andrews, Maryland Patuxent River, Maryland Quantico, Virginia
  13. 13. 13Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change get there from here?” by showing them how to use their MBTI results to de- velop their career goals. Students must have taken the MBTI assessment and the MBTI Basics, Understanding Type workshop before they can register for this course. Federal Resume Lab Date(s): August 2, 2013 & September 17, 2013 Time: 9:00 —11:00 a.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This lab will assist you with developing your federal resume and also create an account on USAJobs. Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Date(s): August 5-9, 2013, August 19-23, 2013, & September 9-13, 2013 Time: 7:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico (August dates) & TBA (September dates) Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. You must register with your Career Retention Specialist or Unit Transition Counselor. Bring four copies of DD Form 2648 (Pre-separation counseling checklist) completely filled out. Dress is business casual. Boots-2-Business Date(s): August 12-13, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m. —4:30 a.m. Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop is devoted to assisting veterans in starting their own business. 10 Steps to Federal Resume Workshop Date(s): August 13, 2013 Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop will help you understand the Federal Employment process. It will walk you through the process from preparing your resume to the hiring nuances. Survivor Benefit Plan Workshop (SBP) Date(s): August 14, 2013 Time: 9:00 —11:00 a.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop integrates benefits from DoD, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Social Security to enhance Family readiness. LinkedIn Date(s): August 26, 2013 Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop will assist you in understanding LinkedIn and its purpose. Also, you will create an account if you do not already have one. STRONG Interest Inventory and Career Satisfaction Date(s): August 29, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop will provide participants an overview of the STRONG Interest inventory and how it can be a powerful method for matching their interests with opportunities for jobs, education, and leisure activities. Students will be provided the STRONG interest inventory before the class and they must complete the inventory in order to attend the workshop. Market Yourself For A Second Career Date(s): September 5, 2013 Time: 9:00 —11:30 a.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop will provide attendees with skills and resources to prepare for a career after leaving the service. Federal Employment Workshop Date(s): September 18, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop will assist attendees with writing a federal resume and learning about the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for those positions. Job Search Through Social Media and Networking Systems Date(s): September 19, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop will assist members in navigating through the internet to find employment and provide techniques and resources to help you get hired! Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Basics: Understanding Type Date(s): September 26, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Career Resource Management Center For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963. This workshop will help participants understand the four-letter Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) type code for them to gain further understanding of them- selves and how their preferences relate to their career search. Participants must complete the MBTI assessment before the workshop. VETERAN, RETIREMENT & TRANSITION ASSISTANCE (CONTINUED) Veteran Services The Virginia Department of Veteran Services (VDVS) assists veter- ans, their Families and survivors in obtaining state, federal and local benefits to which they are entitled that they might not otherwise receive. Office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call (703) 630-2811 for locations and more info.
  14. 14. 14Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change Financial Check-Up? You check your oil, you check your doors for security— but when was the last time you checked your financial status? Contact your local Family Services Agency to make an appointment for a personal financial review, and a credit report and score. FINANCIAL READINESS Renting Date(s): August 1, 2013 & September 5, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. During this class we will explore housing options, determine how much rent is affordable, and how to locate property and obtain a lease. Command Financial Specialist Training Date(s): Call for dates Time: 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 685-0982. For Command Financial Specialist that have been appointed by their command. You must attend the entire workshop to receive certification. Credit Management Date(s): August 13, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 433-6151. Participants learn how to establish and maintain good credit and determine a safe debt load. Command Financial Specialist Refresher Training Date(s): August 14, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 685-0982. Command Financial Specialists that have been appointed by their command will discuss updates to the program. Command Financial Leadership Forum Date(s): August 15, 2013 Time: 8:00 —10:00 a.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 685-0982. This program is for Command Leadership to discuss financial issues as they relate to readiness. Car Buying Date(s): August 20, 2013 & September 17, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 433-6151. Determine how much you can afford, learn how to negotiate a fair price, and research available vehicles, lenders and sellers. Home Buying Date(s): August 21, 2013 & September 18, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 433-6151. Participants will determine what type of home they want and how much they can afford, choose a real estate agent and mortgage, and close on the deal. Million Dollar Service Member Date(s): August 22-23, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 433-6151. Provides a basic understanding of financial issues, increases awareness of assistance resources, and explores strategies of achieving financial growth. Paying for College Date(s): September 4, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 433-6151. Participants will learn how to compare and evaluate different college funding options and identify resources to research financing alternatives. Money Habitudes Date(s): September 24, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 433-6151. This course helps individuals, couples and groups gain insight into their financial habits and attitudes and talk about money in a fun, non-threatening way. Raising Financially Fit Kids Date(s): September 26, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military Family Service Center Staff For information, call (202) 433-6151. Participants will learn how to assess their finances, communicate effectively with Family members about finances, and implement age-appropriate financial prac- tices for children. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC
  15. 15. 15Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change 1st Termers Money Management Date(s): Every Tuesday Time: 9:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. Location: Bldg. 246, RIP TOG Classroom, Fort Myer Instructor: Financial Readiness Program Staff For information and to register, call (703) 696-0163. This training is mandatory for all incoming soldiers E4 and below . For more information on classes visit www.mccshh.com/Finance.html. Home Buying and Mortgages Date(s): August 1, 2013 & September 10, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg 29, Check-in at Room 204, Henderson Hall Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff To register, call (703) 614-6950. Learn the home buying process. Registration required. Investing: Basics of Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, TSP & Compound Interest Date(s): August 13, 2013 & September 12, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg 29, Check-in at Room 204, Henderson Hall Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff To register, call (703) 614-6950. This class highlights the difference between index mutual funds and actively managed funds. Participants will be able to use free database tools to find high performing actively managed funds. Registration required. Begin Confident Investing in Index Mutual Funds Date(s): August 15, 2013 & September 17, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg 29, Check-in at Room 204, Henderson Hall Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff To register, call (703) 614-6950. This class is intended for persons who know they need to invest money in the “stock market” but do not want to have to become highly knowledgeable to begin investing in a prudent manner. Registration required. Fundamentals of Planning for Retirement from the Military Date(s): August 20, 2013 & September 19, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg 29, Check-in at Room 204, Henderson Hall Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff To register, call (703) 614-6950. This class provides an overview of five elements of retirement planning to include “High 3 vs. CBS/ REDUX” and SBP. A second objective is to ac- quaint attendees with the integrated financial plan- ning process and to provide them examples of finan- cial plans they might reasonably develop with the assistance of a professional financial planner. Registration required. Personal Financial Management & Financial Planning Date(s): August 22, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg 29, Check-in at Room 204, Henderson Hall Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff To register, call (703) 614-6950. Learn to set and evaluate your financial goals and objectives. The class includes related facets of personal financial management, identifying needs versus wants, fixed and variable expenses, and discretionary expenses. Registration required. Personal Credit: Credit Worthiness, Reports, Scores, and Management Date(s): August 27, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg 29, Check-in at Room 204, Henderson Hall Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff To register, call (703) 614-6950. Learn about the credit system, debt management and consumer rights. Learn how to improve your credit score and how to dig out of a deep debt situation. Registration required. Consumer Awareness: Best Personal Practices vs. Frauds, Scams, and Unwise Purchases Date(s): August 29, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204, Henderson Hall Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff To register, call (703) 614-6950. This class will help Marines become alert, savvy consumers by recognizing and advertising techniques that target consumers. Registration required. Strategies for Buying a Car Date(s): September 5, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204, Henderson Hall Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff To register, call (703) 614-6950. This class includes negotiations with the sales force, the purchase decision, and cost-related contents of the purchase contract. Class also includes the relative advantages and disadvantages of buying new or used versus leasing. Registra- tion required. Command Financial Specialist Course Date(s): September 23-27, 2013 Time: 7:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. each day Location: Bldg 29, Check-in at Room 204, Henderson Hall Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff FINANCIAL READINESS (CONTINUED) JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia Maryland Sales Tax Holiday August 11-17, 2013 Gives shoppers a 6 percent savings on qualifying clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less. The sales tax exemption applied to each eligible item, regard- less of how many items you purchase at the same time. For more information, visit www.marylandtaxes.com. Virginia Sales Tax Holiday August 2-4, 2013 Shoppers will save 6 percent on purchases of school supplies costing $20 or less per item, or clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less. The sales tax exemption applies to each eligible item, regardless of how many items you purchase at the same time. For more information, visit www.taxvirginia.gov.
  16. 16. 16Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Personal Finance Management For more information, call (703) 784-2650. Renting, buying your home, or living in base housing-which one will serve you best? Come review the different options and issues about this important choice. Financial Planning For Family Separation and Reunion Date(s): August 20, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Location: Voluntary Learning Center, 3088 Roan Street, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Personal Finance Management For more information, call (703) 784-2650. This class provides Marines and their Families with an understanding of the importance of planning financially not only for daily living but also for periods of Family separations due to military obligations. It helps you create a budget, protect your personal identity, and provides tips on how to use credit wisely. Major Life Events and Financial Challenges Date(s): August 28, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Personal Finance Management For more information, call (703) 784-2650. This workshop educates you about effective techniques and behaviors that are useful in managing the financial challenges that accompany planned and unplanned major life events. Time, Value of Money Date(s): September 4, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Personal Finance Management For more information, call (703) 784-2650. Discover techniques and behaviors that are useful in managing financial challenges that accompany life events. Funding Educational Cost Date(s): September 12, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Personal Finance Management For more information, call (703) 784-2650. Learn how to compare and evaluate different college fund options. Raising Financially Fit Children Date(s): September 18, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Personal Finance Management For more information, call (703) 784-2650. Teach your children financial responsibility and help them develop good financial habits. Financial Planning For Your Transition Date(s): September 24, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Personal Finance Management For more information, call (703) 784-2650. FINANCIAL READINESS (CONTINUED) To register, call (703) 614-6950. This 5 day course is a prerequisite for officers, staff non-commissioned officers, chief petty officers and petty officers first class assigned by their commanding officer as a unit Command Financial Specialist (CFS). Registration is required. Command Financial Specialist Training Date(s): August 5-8, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Mr. Jim Walsh To register, call (301) 342-4911. Candidates must be E-6 or above, highly motivated and financially stable. Individuals will be trained to represent their command by providing financial education and training counseling. Local orders are required. Is REDUX Retirement Worth It? Date(s): August 21, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. —12:30 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Mr. Jim Walsh For more information, call (301) 342-4911. If you have 14 1/2—15 years in uniform you may be eligible for CBS/REDUX. This class can help you go over options, looks at some basic results for specific situations, and highlights important considerations. Money & Deployments Date(s): September 4, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. —12:30 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Mr. Jim Walsh For more information, call (301) 342-4911. Finances have a tendency to take a back seat to spending time with Family when preparing for a deployment. This workshop will address maintaining good habits while separated. Consumer Awareness and I.D. Theft Date(s): September 25, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. —12:30 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Mr. Jim Walsh For more information, call (301) 342-4911. This workshop will talk about steps you can take to prevent identity theft and what to do if it happens. Financial Planning For Your Move Date(s): August 6, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Personal Finance Management For more information, call (703) 784-2650. Review how to plan your move, reduce the stress, and save money. Housing Options Date(s): August 14, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Patuxent River, Maryland Quantico, Virginia
  17. 17. 17Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change Leaving military service soon? This class addresses topics such as educational programs, grants, loans, insurance options, VA home loans and more. Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) Date(s): September 26, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Location: Voluntary Education Center, 3088 Roan Street, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Personal Finance Management For more information, call (703) 784-2650. The goal of this class is to increase your knowledge and comfort of renting off-base housing, buying a first home and serves as a referral for repeat home buyers. FINANCIAL READINESS (CONTINUED) The Arlington Employment Center (AEC) is pleased to announce that a representative from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services will have a regular presence at the AEC, located on the 1st floor of the Department of Human Services/Sequoia Plaza. Marsha Martin will be at the Employment Center the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. She will provide veterans information and assistance on  Health Benefits  Disability Compensation and Pensions  Education  Home Loan Guaranties  The Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program No appointment is necessary. Services are for veterans who left active military service with a discharge other than dishonorable. EMPLOYMENT READINESS Employment Readiness Orientation Date(s): Every Tuesday Time: 12:45—2:00p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir POC: Ms. Laureen Dupree To register, call (703) 805-4590. Provides information and assistance on acquiring employment in the National Capitol Region. Speakers include representatives from Appropriated Funds and Non-appropriated funds. Topics include spousal preference, veteran prefer- ence, and general information regarding employment in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area. Please bring your military ID card and 3 copies of your resume. ABCs of Federal Employment & Federal Resume Preparation Date(s): August 8, 2013 & September 12, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir POC: Ms. Laureen Dupree To register, call (703) 805-4590. Provides instruction on writing a federal resume as well as useful information regarding seeking employment in the federal government. Fort Belvoir, Virginia Kelly Recruiting Date(s): August 22, 2013 & September 26, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir POC: Ms. Laureen Dupree To register, call (703) 805-4590. Offers employment readiness clients the opportunity to meet one-on-one with placement agencies. Call for appointment and more info. Basic Resume Preparation Date(s): August 22, 2013 & September 26, 2013 Time: 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir POC: Ms. Laureen Dupree To register, call (703) 805-4590. Learn how to prepare a resume that gets results. Interviewing Techniques Date(s): August 1, 20, 2013 & September 4, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC
  18. 18. 18Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Learn tips to help you put your best foot forward on the job interview. Applying For a Federal Job Date(s): August 2, 13, 20, 22, 2013 & September 24, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (August 2nd, & 22nd) & 12:00 —3:00 p.m. (August 13th, 20th, & September 24th) Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Date(s): August 8, 2013 & September 3, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Pentagon, Room 4D440 Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Understanding the federal employment process, completing the application, and applying for the job. Resume Writing Workshop Date(s): August 6, 2013 & September 17, 2013 Time: 12:00—3:00 p.m. Date(s): June 19, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Learn skills to construct and tailor your resume to your needs. Tips to Starting Your Own Business Date(s): August 8, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Starting your own business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredible challenging undertaking. The resources in this class will help you understand what it takes to start a business. Networking Through Social Media Date(s): August 8, 2013 Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m. Location: Pentagon, Room 4D440 Date(s): August 13, 2013 Time: 8:00 —10:30 a.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Learn how to conduct your job search by using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Lunchtime Webinar: Exploring Franchise Ownership Date(s): August 12, 2013 & September 9, 2013 Time: 12:00 —1:30 p.m. Location: Home, workstation or military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (800) 818-9929. This program is a webinar. Interested individuals can call (800) 818-9929 and complete this program from wherever they may be. Job Search Strategies / Networking Date(s): August 19, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Job seekers will learn to utilize a variety of job search strategies to help them stand out in a crowd. Meet The Employer / Networking Date(s): August 21, 2013 & September 27, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m. Location: Bolling Club, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. This program gives you the opportunity to meet and network with various employers throughout the area. LinkedIn Date(s): August 29, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: LinkedIn Expert To register, call (202) 767-0450. Most people know that the best way to find a job is through networking. There are many ways to use social media in order to network. Join us and find out how. ADECCO Date(s): September 3, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: ADECCO Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. ADECCO Staffing US is the nation’s leading provider of recruitment and workforce solutions and a preeminent workforce management. Call for a one-on-one consultation. Family Member Employment Readiness Program Workshop Date(s): September 26, 2013 Time: 10:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Explore the employment avenues for military spouses. Job Search For Newcomers Date(s): August 8, 29, 2013 & September 5, 24, 2013 Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer EMPLOYMENT READINESS (CONTINUED) JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia
  19. 19. 19Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change EMPLOYMENT READINESS (CONTINUED) Instructor: Ms. Judy Joyner To register, call (703) 696-3047/3510. This course provides information and assistance on acquiring employment in the National Capitol Region. Topics include spousal preference, veteran prefer- ence, and general information regarding employment in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area. Resume Class Date(s): August 13, 2013 & September 27, 2013 Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Ms. Judy Joyner To register, call (703) 696-3047/3510. Learn about the different kinds of resumes, what to put in a resume, and which resume to use. Job Fair Date(s): September 12, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m. Location: Community Activities Center, Bldg. 405, Fort Myer POC: Ms. Judy Joyner For more information, call (703) 696-3047/3510. This job fair is sponsored jointly by Army Community Services’ Employment Readiness Program, Army Career & Alumni Program (ACAP), and the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). Many employers will be on hand to speak with. Bring copies of your resume and business attire is recommended. Interviewing Techniques Date(s): August 6, 2013 Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Angela Armer To register, call (301) 342-4911. Prepare for your upcoming job interview by practicing personal presentation skills such as answering common interview questions, writing follow-up and thank-you letters, and negotiating job offers. 10 Steps to a Federal Job Date(s): August 14, 2013 Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Angela Armer To register, call (301) 342-4911. Learn how to navigate the federal job system. Myers Briggs Date(s): August 28, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Linda Schmid & Ms. Angela Armer To register, call (301) 342-4911. Utilizing the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), this workshop will help you re-evaluate how you behave and interact with others. Resume Writing Date(s): September 10, 2013 Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Angela Armer To register, call (301) 342-4911. This program offers many different trends and techniques for writing the best resume possible. Seating is limited. Local Employment Workshop Date(s): August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013 & September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 Time: 8:30—9:30 a.m. Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program To register, call (703) 784-3232. This workshop is open to active duty, retirees, Family members and DoD per- sonnel and focuses on local area employment opportunities, contacts and job search techniques. Spouse Career Day Date(s): August 5, 2013 & September 2, 2013 Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program To register, call (703) 784-3232. This program offers two great workshops—College 101, Scholarship Programs and assistance with spousal employment. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! Acing The Interview Date(s): August 14, 28, 2013 & September 18, 25, 2013 Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m. Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program To register, call (703) 784-3232. Prepare for that upcoming job interview by practicing personal presentation skills such as answering common interview questions, writing follow-up and thank you letters, and negotiating job offers. Building Better Resumes Date(s): August 20, 27, 2013 & September 17, 24, 2013 Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program To register, call (703) 784-3232. Given that you have less than two minutes to attract an employer’s attention and convince them to interview you, it is critical that your resume be clear, focused, and targeted to the job. Optimize your chances of success by learning how to write a resume that avoids common mistakes. Job Fair Success Strategies Date(s): August 23, 2013 Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program To register, call (703) 784-3232. Learn how attending a job fair can jump start your job search and how to stand out among the masses. Patuxent River, Maryland The Fleet & Family Support Center will bring seminars and workshops to your Command! Call (301) 342-4911 Quantico, Virginia
  20. 20. 20Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change DEPLOYMENT & FAMILY READINESS GROUP (FRG) TRAINING Pre-Deployment Briefing Date(s): August 5, 12, 19, 2013 & September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Information on preparing for deployment. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. Reintegration (Return & Reunion) Date(s): August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 & September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 767-0450. Information for those returning from a deployment. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. Ombudsman / Key Spouse Basic Training Date(s): August 9-11, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff To register, call (202) 404-1640. The spouse volunteers serve as links between spouses and Families of de- ployed service members, unit commanders and first sergeants, and other community services and off-base agencies. The integration of the Ombudsman and Key Spouse programs are Joint Base specific. All newly appointed Ombudsman/Key Spouses must complete this three day training. Ombudsman / Key Spouse Appreciation Luncheon Date(s): September 18, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bolling Club, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Military & Family Support Cen- ter Staff To register, call (202) 404-1640. By Invitation only! Joint Services Hearts Apart Networking Group Date(s): Second (2nd) Wednesday of every month Time: 5:30 — 7:00 p.m. Location: American Legion, Post 139, Arlington, VA Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Russo To register, call (703) 693-8906. Connect with Families dealing with separation from their loved ones due to deployment or TAD/TDY. Children are welcome and a potluck meal will be served. Return & Reunion Date(s): August 13, 2013 Time: 1:00 — 4:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Michelle Stubblefield To register, call (301) 342-4911. Return and reunion is designed to facilitate a smooth transition for military personnel from the combat environment to Family, community and workplace. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Individual Augmentee (IA) Indoctrination Date(s): August 26-30, 2013 & September 30-October 4, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River Instructor: Ms. Michelle Stubblefield To register, call (301) 342-4911. Individuals who have been selected for Individual Augmentee are strongly encouraged to report to FFSC on TAD orders for this week long process. Various presenters will take care of all your IA needs through this one stop shop. Pre-registration is required the Friday prior to the class start date. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia Patuxent River, Maryland The Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program provides expert education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide and offers comprehensive information, tools and resources to support SECO lifecycle phases: career exploration, education and training, employment readiness, and career connections. The new MySECO website ensures spouses have 24-7 access to online education and career information, resources, tools and assessments. Using the tools and assessments, spouses can begin to explore their interests, skills, passions and personality type to determine the best fit for education and career choices to start to build a portable and meaningful career path. For more information visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil
  21. 21. 21Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change SUPPORT GROUPS Motherhood Date(s): Every Tuesday Time: 4:00 —5:30 p.m. Location: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Adult Behavioral Health, Rivers Pavilion, Fort Belvoir Instructor: CPT Melinda Thiam, MD For information and to register, call (571) 231-1254. This group combines a supportive environment to find support and education in learning about motherhood, infant bonding and attachment, and how to create a greater connection with your new infant. Infants 0-14months welcome. Military Multiples (M2) Support Group Date(s): Second (2nd) Thursday of each month Time: 12:00 —1:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Sonja Foots For information, call (703) 805-4547. Support group for Families with twins, triplets, or higher birth orders. Registra- tion required. Single Parent Support Group Date(s): September 17 Time: 12:00 —1:30 p.m. Location: Army Community Service, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir Instructor: Ms. Donita McDonald For information, call (703) 805-2561. Support group to discuss challenges and resources for single parent Families. Registration required. Military Parents Without Partners (MPWP) Date(s): Third (3rd) Thursday of every month Time: 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Location: Youth Center, Joint Base Andrews POC: MSgt Krishonda Camacho For more information, call (240) 857-8258. MPWP is an opportunity to network with parents in a similar situation, ease tran- sitions or changes in Family situations, and be the voice to JBA on needs of military parents without partners. Joint Services Hearts Apart Networking Group Date(s): Second (2nd) Wednesday of every month Time: 5:30—7:00 p.m. Location: American Legion, Post 139, 3445 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 POC: Ms. Jennifer Russo To register, call (703) 693-8906. Connecting Families dealing with separation from their loved ones due to deploy- ment or TAD/TDY. Children are welcome and a potluck meal is served. International Spouse Group Date(s): August 13, 2013 Time: 2:00—3:30p.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Room 15, Bldg 201, Fort Myer POC: Ms. Kelly Weidner To register, call (703) 696-0153 or email Kelly.m.weidner.ctr@mail.mil This group offers international military spouses an opportunity to meet other spouses and obtain information on various relevant topics, and information on the surround area and installation. Joint Services Hearts Apart Networking Group Date(s): Second (2nd) Wednesday of every month Time: 5:30—7:00p.m. Location: American Legion, Post 139, 3445 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 POC: Ms. Jennifer Russo To register, call (703) 693-8906. Connect with Families dealing with separation from their loved ones due to deployment or TAD/TDY. Children are welcome and a potluck meal is served. WAKE-Women’s Awareness Knowledge and Education Date(s): Mondays—Ongoing and open group (Brief pre-screening required) Time: 5:30 —7:30 p.m. Location: Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Victim Advocates For more information, call (703) 784-2570. WAKE is a support and educational group designed for the specific needs of women, both active duty and Family members, who have experienced conflict in intimate relationships. WAKE is led by professional, experienced Victim Advocates in a supportive, respectful environment. You will reflect, learn, and be strengthened and encouraged by the information shared. A brief pre- screening is required before attending this group. Through A Child’s Eyes (Ages 6-12) Date(s): Thursday’s Time: 5:30—7:00 p.m. Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico Instructor: Ms. Amanda Norah & Ms. Kristiana Poole To register, call (703) 784-2570. This support and educational group is designed for the specific needs of children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence and other Family dysfunction in their homes. A brief pre-screening is required before attending. Children will have the opportunity to discuss anger management, making and keeping friends, self-esteem and other valuable social skills. Adult learning opportunities will be provided simultaneously. Joint Base Andrews, Maryland JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia Quantico, Virginia Fort Belvoir, Virginia JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia Life YOUniversity Read it on the web at: www.jbmhh.army.mil or www.fortmyermwr.com/index/ACS.html Subscribe for electronic distribution by emailing: Karen.stpierre1@us.army.mil Find more Family programs on the web at: www.mccshh.com
  22. 22. 22Life YOUniversity August/September 2013 All Classes/Events Subject to Change EFMP Walking Group Date(s): August 8, 2013 & September 12, 2013 Time: 8:15—9:30 a.m. Location: Arundel Mills Mall (in front of Best Buy-inside) POC: Ms. LaToya Travis For more information, call (301) 677-4473. Develop social bonds, gain physical endurance, and build resiliency! Come walk with us. EFMP Bowling Date(s): August 21, 2013 & September 18, 2013 Time: 1:00—2:30 p.m. Location: The Lanes at Fort Meade POC: Ms. LaToya Travis For more information, call (301) 677-4473. Fort Meade EFMs bowl one free game with shoe rental. Discounted game and shoes for other Family members. USAF Exceptional Family Member Program Date(s): Daily Monday through Friday Time: 7:00a.m.—4:00p.m. Location: Bldg. 1300, Room 259E, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling POC: Exceptional Family Member Staff For more information, call (202) 767-0450. These programs support and identify active duty sponsors who have EFMs with special educational or medical needs. 10 Things You Need To Know About IEPs Date(s): August 8, 2013 Time: 12:00—3:00 p.m. Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Room 15, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer Instructor: Scott Campbell, Parent Advocate For more information, call (703) 696-8467. Get ready for the upcoming school year. Receive information on the special education process, IEPs, and extended school year information. JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC Rights & Responsibilities Need information about your rights and responsibilities concerning disabilities? Contact Your Exceptional Family Member Program Manager Fort Belvoir (703) 805-2967 Joint Base Andrews (240) 857-6079 Joint Base Myer– Henderson Hall Henderson Hall (703) 614-7200 Fort Meade (301) 677-5590 Joint Base Myer– Henderson Hall Fort Myer (703) 696-8467 Pax River (301) 342-4041/4911 Joint Base Anacotia-Bolling (202) 404-6502 Quantico Marine Corp Base (571) 931-0524/0533 Fort Meade, Maryland JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia Online classes Exceptional Parent Magazine Respite care resources Contact your local EFMP manager Exceptional Siblings Brief Date(s): August 15, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg. 12 Conference Room, Henderson Hall Date(s): August 19, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m. Location: Marine Barracks Washington, Post 5, Ground Floor, Room 146, Washington, DC POC: Ms. Debbie Baker & Ms. Theresa Rebhorn For more information and to register, call (703) 693-5353. What can we do to be sensitive to the challenges faced by the “typical” child, and help them negotiate these challenges? The Military Family Life Consultant (MFLC) will lead this discussion on Family relationships. Respite Care Orientation Date(s): August 22, 2013 & September 26, 2013 Time: 12:00 — 1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg. 12 Conference Room, Henderson Hall POC: Ms. Debbie Baker & Ms. Andranita Dogan For more information and to register, call (703) 693-5353. Learn about who qualifies, the application process, and program guidelines. This course is available via WebEx by request. Special Education 101 Brief Date(s): September 10, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m. Location: CBIRF Indian Head USO Center, 14 Strauss Avenue, Indian Head Maryland Date(s): September 16, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m. Location: Marine Barracks Washington, Post 5, Ground Floor, Room 146, Washington, DC Date(s): September 19, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m. Location: Bldg. 12 Conference Room, Henderson Hall POC: Ms. Debbie Baker For more information and to register, call (703) 693-5353. New to the special education arena, want a refresher on the basics, or are you able to add your wisdom from years of experience? Join us for a workshop on the “need to know” information on special education law necessary to best advo- cate for your child.
  23. 23. 23Life YOUniversity All Classes/Events Subject to Change ACS Family Advocacy Program, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall 202 Custer Road, Bldg. 201 Fort Myer, VA 22211 (703) 696-3512 www.army.mil/jbmhh or www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/ACS.html Quality personal and Family life skills education for the military community. Published by: Life YOUniversity GET YOUR INSTALLATION’S INFORMATION ADVERTISED IN THIS PUBLICATION! CONTACT: Karen St. Pierre (703) 696-3512 Karen.Stpierre1@us.army.mil EXTENDED APPOINTMENTS FOR SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS WILL BEGIN 06/03/2013 – 09/30/2013 THE COMPLETEPHYSICALWILLBE DONE IN ONE APPOINTMENTIN THE PEDIATRIC CLINIC. THE APPOINTMENT WILLTAKE APPROXIMATELY 1 TO 1 ½ HOURS. PLEASE HAVE THE PARENT PORTION OFTHE PHYSICAL FORM COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL. THE VIRGINIAHIGH SCHOOL SPORTSFORM ANDTHE VIRGINIA SCHOOLENTRANCEFORM FOR KINDERGARTENOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLMAYBE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR WEB SITE: THE CHILD MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING TO THE PHYSICAL APPOINTMENT:  THE CHILD  MILITARY ID  SHOT RECORD  MEDICAL RECORD  GLASSES OR  CONTACT LENSES  PHYSICAL FORMS WITH THE PARENT’S SECTION COMPLETED FOR TRICARE PRIME CHILDREN ASSIGNED TO RADER PEDIATRIC CLINIC CALL 855-227-6331 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT OR SEND US AN APPOINTMENT REQUEST THROUGH THE ARMY MEDICINE SECURE MESSAGING SERVICE http://kacc.narmc.amedd.army.mil/sites/rader/ Pages/Pediatrics.aspx SCHEDULE EARLY IN JUNE OR JULY TO ENSURE YOUR PHYSICAL IS COMPLETED SO YOUR CHILD CAN START SCHOOL ON TIME BACK TO SCHOOL PHYSICALS

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