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AF spouse newsletter - Oct & Nov 2012

  1. 1. Med Group Monthly Matters 375 t h Med Group ∙ Scott AFB, IL ∙ Vol 3, Issue 11 ∙ Oct/Nov 2012 Have Info to Submit? Contact us at: Key Spouse Roster Do you know your Key Spouse?375 DS Aileen Boone 618-726-7245375 MDSS Stephanie Wu 502-773-5014375 AMDS Miranda Cornett 618-795-5358 Denise Weik 314-517-8408375 MDOS n/a – interested? apply at A&FRC ! Autumn is finally here ~ the perfect time of year for bonfires, S’mores, and pumpkin picking! There are lots of activities going on around Scott AFB for families and individuals. Read through Scott AFB Airman &Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) this newsletter to find the perfect outing for you and/or loved ones. This newsletter also contains 404 W. Martin St. Building 1650 professional career-building opportunities, (618)256-8668 Internet safety, health information, kids’ events, DSN 576-6766 etc. There’s something for everyone in this edition! Website: Facebook: We hope to see you at upcoming Christmas Parties Email: and, as always, feel free to forward this newsletterOffice Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm to friends; the information contained in here *Registration is required for ALL A&FRC workshops & events applies to all Scott families.
  2. 2. 375th Medical Group Events Website FacebookHoliday Party: December 8th at the Sheraton Four Points in Fairview Heights, 6:30pm-11:00pm. Gift Exchange (optional), Newlywed Game, Free Babysitting, and more! Tickets will be available from any of the Booster Club Officers from Nov. 1st – Dec. 3rd.Kid’s Christmas Party: December 15, details to come! Scott OSC Events Website FacebookNovember Social*: Holiday Un-WINE Night on Nov. 14th at 6:30pm (invitations emailed/mailed to members)Special Holiday Event: Christmas Gift-Wrapping at the BX (building #1981) to collect donations for local charities. Volunteers Needed! (does not have to be an OSC Member) Apply here: Volunteer Schedule (pick one or more shifts. Thanks!): • November 23rd, 8am – 12pm • November 28th, 9am – 1pm • December 14th, 9am – 1pm • December 21st, 9am – 1pm • December 24th, 12pm – 3pmDecember Social*: Paulos at the Mansion on Dec. 12th at 10:00am (invitations emailed/mailed to members)*= to attend the socials, OSC membership is required. To apply, visit Scott ESC Events Website FacebookOctober Social*: Murder Mystery Social on Oct. 27th at 7:00pm, $10/personNovember Lunch Bunch: Lotawata Creek Restaurant on Nov. 7th. Details on Facebook.November Social*: 3rd Annual Vendor Bazaar & Craft Show on Nov. 17th from 11am-6pm. More InfoDecember Lunch Bunch: Olive Garden on Dec. 5th. Details on Facebook.December Social*: Cookie Exchange & Christmas Party – Details to follow*= to attend the socials, ESC membership is required. To apply, visit October Calendars (select “Allow” when opening) 375th FSS: A&FRC (Airmen & Family Readiness Center): Arts & Crafts Center: Bowling Stars & Strikes:
  3. 3. Med Group Monthly Matters Page |3 OCTOBER EVENTS Running Clinic – Oct. 25 Two-time AF Marathon winner and running expert, Lt. Col. Mark Cucuzzella, M.D. is conducting a running clinic Oct. 25th from 9-11am at the base theater. PTLs are highly encouraged to attend, and PT/athletic attire is advised. For more information contact the HAWC at 256-7139. We Want Your Blood Medical Group Blood Drive – The Medical Group will host a blood drive from the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood bus at the Scott Family Health Clinic today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are definitely welcome, but you can also schedule an appointment by calling 618- 659-0542 or log on to and use sponsor code 10089. The goal is 35 units. For more information, please contact Master Sgt. Kevin Swieda, 256-7382. AMC Icon Command Performance – Oct. 25 See who will become the 2012 AMC Icon at the Command Finals! Join us Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Scott Club, performance starts at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. One active duty performer will represent their base vying for the AMC Icon Title. Come cheer on our very own, 1st Lt Nicole White, 25 who is representing Scott AFB! This free event is open to all, but with limited seating. *Please note, due to the Command Finals, Limited Lunch will be served Oct. 23 thru 25 in the Enlisted Lounge, and Bingo scheduled for Oct. 25 is cancelled. Both the Enlisted and Props Lounges will be closed Oct. 25, please join us in the ballroom for a night of great entertainment! For more information call the Scott Club at 744-1333. Activity Distribution Class – Oct. 25 On Oct. 25 at 2pm there will be an Activity Distribution Office class. This is a refresher course for all Activity Distribution Offices. Classes will be held in building 859, room 134. For registration purposes, please visit the Activity Distribution Offices Training Site: . How to register: 1) Click on the date located on the calendar in which the class is taking place. 2) Click "My Registration." 3) Click "Ok." 4) Then registration is complete. First Four Presents An Airman’s Halloween Party – Oct. 26 First Four has partnered with the Scott Club to host a Halloween Party for Airmen E-1 through E-4 Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. Airmen E-1 through E-4 are invited to start their weekend out right with a fright-night filled with music, dance and games. Be sure to dress in your best and most terrifying outfit for our costume contest with prizes provided by Dorm Council. 18 to party, 21 to drink with Halloween drink and food specials all night. For more information contact Airman 1st Class Courtney Paulin-Cahill at 26 Scott 3rd Quarter Awards Luncheon – Oct. 26 The 3rd Quarter Base Awards Luncheon is Friday, the Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Scott Club. A Soup, Salad & Sandwich Buffet will be available at the cost of $11 for Club Members and $13 for Non- members. UOD for military and business casual for civilians. R.S.V.P. by 3 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the following website: Please note: Late registrations will not be accepted. In order to attend, you must pay for a meal. For questions contact Master Sgt. Jason Brown at 256-9737.
  4. 4. Med Group Monthly Matters Page |4 375 AMW Wingman Day – Oct. 26 The 375th AMW will host its biannual Wingman Day tomorrow, Oct. 26. As a result, 375 AMW customer service areas will be closed. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Golf Advisory Committee Meeting – Oct. 26 The Golf Advisory Committee will hold their monthly meeting the last Friday of every month beginning at 11:30 a.m. This will be a working lunch meeting, members are asked to arrive early to walk thru the Café line. The meeting will be held in the upstairs room. This meeting is open to all. Anyone having items they want on the agenda, please contact Tom Rector at 256-2505. Ditching The Dorms – Oct. 26 The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host the ditching the dorms class Oct. 26 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The class is required for Airman before moving out of the dorms and will cover financial considerations and responsibilities required to successfully navigate off-base living. Call Airman and Family Readiness Center at 256-8668 or register online at Scott ESC Murder Mystery Event – Oct. 27 The Scott Enlisted Spouses Club ( will be hosting a “Murder Mystery Dinner” Social at the Scott Club on October 27th starting at 7:00pm. The event is open to all members of the Scott ESC & Scott OSC and the cost is $10/person. Cocktail attire is suggested and Masks are required! Purchase your tickets at Mastodons & Tigers – Oct 27 The Outdoor Recreation will host a trip to the Mastodon State Historic Site and the Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary for their annual Halloween “Roar Fest” Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trip is open to ages 5 and above. The price is $12 per person ages 14 and under and $26 per person ages 15 and above. Reservations required. Call Outdoor Recreation for more information at 256-2067. EFMP Family Fall Festival – Oct 27 The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a EFMP Family Fall Festival Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is for families registered in the EFMP Program. For more information call 256-8668 or to register online go to Free Marriage Retreat: “Renewing Our Relationship” – Oct. 27-28 The Scott AFB Chapel will host a Renewing our Relationship retreat for military members of the Scott community and their spouses Oct 27 at 9 a.m. and Oct 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Drury Plaza Hotel at the St. Louis Arch. Reconnect with your spouse while learning practical tips on living out you marriage vows. 27 Who: Military Members of the Scott community and their spouses What: Free retreat sponsored by Scott Chapel Where: Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch, 2 South 4th Street, St. Louis, MO, 63102, (314) 231-3003 When: 27-28 October 2012, 0900 Saturday-1030 Sunday Why: Reconnect with your spouse while learning practical tips on living out your marriage vows How: For more information and to register, visit the Scott AFB Chapel Facebook page (, follow the registration link ( or contact Chaplain, Capt. R. Scott Kiser, at 256-3303 or by email at In the event that the registration is full, you may email him to be added to the waiting list. NOTE: Couples will need to find their own childcare for the weekend. Superintendent’s Revenge Golf Tournament – Oct 27 The Cardinal Creek Golf Course has scheduled their annual Superintendent’s Revenge Tournament for Oct. 27 with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. This tournament is a four person scramble. Pins and tee markers will be set up in tough spots. Entry fee is $45 per person, $30 per Annual Fee Payer & $20 per Eagle Annual Fee Payer. Entry fee includes; greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch, beverages, closest to the pin, longest drive & place prizes. To register or for more information, call 744-1400/1401.
  5. 5. Med Group Monthly Matters Page |5 Scott Student Union Guest Speaker – Oct 29 Please join Scott Student Union for our Guest Speaker Series Oct. 29 at noon. The speech is going to be located at the Scott AFB Student Union facility, in front of the SAFB Education Center. Featuring a 29 Webster University professor David Ratliff. David Ratliff is a former United Nations military observer, Air Force intelligence officer and Air Force Middle East foreign area officer. The topic is going to be the Middle East and the Arab Spring. Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Oct 30 In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the 375th Medical Group would like to invite you to our Breast Cancer Awareness seminar in the Medical Group Deltgen Auditorium from 8-9 a.m. This event will cover: medical advancements in the breast screening process, proper breast self-examination, and local cancer resources available. Please bring your questions and/or concerns! Snacks and beverages 30 will be provided. No reservations needed. CCAF Graduation Ceremony – Oct 30 The Scott Club will host the Fall CCAF Graduation Ceremony Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. All of Team Scott is invited. The Education Office will be minimally manned from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 30 to support the ceremony. For more details, contact Mrs. Edie Redfern at Trick-or-Treat – Oct 31 This year’s Trick-or-Treat hours for Scott AFB is Oct. 31 from 5 - 8 p.m. in all base housing areas. Chapel Fall Festival – Oct 31 The Scott Chapel will host a Fall Festival Oct. 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Chapel 1. There will be chili dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and games. Fun costumes are welcome and everyone is invited. Please contact CH, Capt. Krista Ingram at or 256-3303. Band Of Mid-America Recital - Oct 31 31 The Band of Mid-America will host a recital at Rockwell Hall Oct. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The band will be playing many genres of music to include classical, jazz, blues and vocal. Better Body, Better Life – Oct 31 The Better Body, Better Life workshop begins Oct 31 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the HAWC. It looks to share information on nutrition, physical activity and behavioral topics. The course is broken down into eight, one-hour sessions. For more information call the HAWC at 256-7139 for more information or to get started down the road to a healthy heart.Extra! Extra! Read All About It!Additional Base information applicable to everyone!MyMC2 Phone App for Scott AFBMyMC2 is the mobile app that centralizes all of your installations community events, organizations and services right inyour pocket. Perform a keyword search with the word “Spouse” and find out all types of fun social activities going onright here at Scott AFB! Participating organizations include the Enlisted Spouses Club ( & the OfficersSpouses Club (  iPhone:  Android:  Facebook:
  6. 6. Med Group Monthly Matters Page |6Air Force Phone AppA Birthday present from the Air Force to you. A new application that will keep you up to date with the latest photos andnews from the official website of the U.S. Air Force. It is available for smartphones in the Apple App Store & the GooglePlay Store for Android. Download the app now!  iPhone:  Android: “Sesame Street for Military Families” Phone AppThe Sesame Street for Military Families app puts all of Sesame’s bilingual (English & Spanish) resources for militaryfamilies right in your pocket! Now you can use your mobile device to access engaging videos, articles, storybooks, parentguides, and more to help you support your preschool and school-aged children as they encounter transitions common tomilitary families.  iPhone:  Android:  Facebook: AFB Thrift ShopThe Scott AFB Thrift Shop is a great way to turn a profit on gently-used clothing and household goods or a great place toshop for new items at super low prices! Consigning is limited to active duty, reservists, retirees and their dependents,and Civil Service members of Scott. Anyone may shop at the Thrift Shop. The Thrift Shop accepts cash or checks only; NOdebit or credit cards. Open for business: Tues-Fri, and 1st Saturday from 10-2. Consignments accepted: Tues, Thurs, Fri,and 1st Saturday from 10-12 (military in uniform until 12:30). The Thrift Shop is always in need of volunteers anddonations of brown paper (grocery) bags. Find out more at  Address: Bldg #700 on Perimeter Road (Just past the Vet Clinic & across from the Resale Lot ), Scott AFB, IL  Phone: (618)744-9441  Email: thriftshop@scottosc.com12 Weeks to a Great MarriageThe Resiliency Element is offering an at home program, 12 Weeks to a Great Marriage. The at home program is set atyour own pace and looks to strengthen your relationship. Call to schedule an appointment by contacting AmandaPinkham of the Resiliency Element at 256-7203 or AFB Installation Voting OfficeThere are only a few weeks before the Federal Elections on Nov. 6 and if you’ve requested an absentee ballot from yourlocal election official and haven’t yet received it, now is the time to submit a “Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot.” Seeyour unit voting assistance officer for assistance. They can provide you help with voter registration information andresources. You can also use the online FWAB Wizard at The Wizard will assistyou in filling out the FWAB, printing it and getting it to the correct address for your local election official. If you dontknow who your Unit Voting Assistance Officer is, please feel free to contact your Installation Voter Assistance Office at618-256-VOTE(8683) or email "Scott Vote" at Audio Books!Download an audio book on your mobile device...Its simple, its fast and its FREE! The Air Force has chosen four basesto test this new program and Scott AFB was chosen! So, download the Catalist Digital App on your mobile device andbegin listening to a variety of audio books such as The Hunger Games, Dark Places and more for FREE! Stop by the ScottLibrary and get your FREE ear buds today! This is free for a limited time so start reading today! For complete details,username and password, call the Library at 256-5100.Coming Soon: Commissary Rewards CardMilitary families will enjoy additional savings with the new commissary rewards card:
  7. 7. Med Group Monthly Matters Page |7October is “National Cyber Security Month”During the month of October, individuals, organizations, and communities throughout the United States are gearing upto promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and let others know that all of us have a role inprotecting our digital lives. Tens of thousands of NCSAM participants across the country will be doing their part. Here onScott, the 375 AMW Information Assurance Office and each units information assurance officer will be disseminatinginformation to help educate you and your families. We ask that you take time to read the material. Then, share theinformation with your family. We are dependent on the internet and electronic devices. We must all share theresponsibility to keep them secure. Please see the attached Zip File titled “National Cyber Security Month” for importantinformation to keep your family safe from cyber threats. OPSEC “National Cyber Security Month” Documents (Press “Allow” when prompted):  Cybercrime Protective Measures:  Elicitation Brochure from DHS:  Family Guide:  NCSAM 2012 Privacy:  Safe Social Networking Handout: from OPSEC: Skype Ransomware Worm SpreadingMany families are using Skype to stay connected during deployments and/or with family members, please share theinformation below. Given the mobile nature of the military, I thought this advisory should go out given that malware istargeting Skype users. According to Trend Micro, many users have reported receiving messages from friends in theirSkype contact lists. The socially-engineered (tactic: curiosity) messages read: "lol is this your new profile pic? h__p://{BLOCKED}5q1sx?img=username"The shortened uniform resource locator (URL) redirects to a download on which pulls down a compressedfile named "" The compressed file contains a single executable file with the same name.The malware is particularly nasty. The worm contained in the file may initiate large scale click-fraud activity on infectedusers computers, and recruit it in a botnet. The malware can also steal user name and password credentials for a vastarray of websites including Facebook, Twitter, Google, PayPal, Netflix, and many others. Some infections will also installa piece of ransomware which locks the user out of their machine, informing them that their files have been encryptedand that they will be subsequently deleted unless the unfortunate victim surrenders a $200 fine within 48 hours. Countermeasures:  Always BE SUSPICIOUS of URL shorteners (in this case, ""), so  VALIDATE with the purported sender of the message that they did indeed send you the message and that the link is safe  If youre unable to validate the message is safe, DELETE IT Sources:  Trend Micro:  The Hacker News:  Toms hardware: pause, think, protect. Do OPSEC!Dominick P. Scalzitti, Operations Plans OfficerWing Plans, Programs, and ReadinessPhone: 618.256.3056 / DSN: 576-3056
  8. 8. Med Group Monthly Matters Page |8Teaching Youth to SaveThis new resource packet entitled, "Teaching Youth to Save," is now available to help educate people in yourcommunity. This resource encourages individuals to Take the Military Saves Pledge, thereby creating and committing toa basic savings or debt reduction plan. PDF version: Art & Craft ShowThe 2012 Scott Art & Craft Show will be held at the Base Library October 15-19. The deadline for entries is October 5.Entry forms are now available and can be obtained on-line by visiting They are alsoavailable at the Arts & Crafts Center, Base Library and the Youth Center. For more information, either visit the websiteor contact the Arts & Crafts Center at 256-6033.Entertainment BooksSave 100’s of dollars on everything from a haircut and shoes, to dinner and a movie with the Entertainment CouponBooks. These coupons are redeemable in the metro-east, as well as the St. Louis area. The entertainment books are instock and on sale for $30 at Information, Tickets and Travel ( Stop by and pick-up one up today,sale ends Dec. 21!Student Union Café NOW Open – Open to ALL Base Personnel!The Student Union Café is located next door to the A&FRC and is now open for business, weekdays beginning at 6:30am. The Café is designed to support students, faculty and the base community with a selection of healthy choice menuitems and Starbucks coffee beverages. Menu items and hours of operation will be adjusted based on customer input. For more information, call 744-1333.Top 10 Perks For the Air Force Spouse Positions OpenThe NAF Human Resources Office is looking to fill the following positions: Bartender; Club Operations Assistant; FoodService Worker (dishwasher), Waiter (Scott Club) and Plumber (Golf Course). As a condition of employment, applicantswill be required to satisfactory complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI), and certain positions require theincumbent to undergo drug testing. All NAF Employees are required to receive salary payments by Direct Deposit. Interested applicants should log onto for more information and to submit an application. Pleasecontact the Human Resources Office at 618-256-3831 with any questions.FY 13 NCO Retraining Program Remind – Two Weeks LeftNCOs in unrestricted career fields affected by the fiscal year 2013 NCO Retraining Program have 2 weeks remaining tovolunteer for retraining. Voluntary applications will be accepted only through 5 Oct 12. During Phase II, the AFPC TotalForce Service Center will immediately begin selecting a retraining AFSC from the most qualified and vulnerable Airmeninvoluntarily, in order to meet the remaining objectives. To access the secure site and for more information aboutretraining and other personnel issues, go to the myPers website: Fuels, Energy & Environment (FEE) Idea CampaignDuring "AF Energy Awareness Month" (October 1-31) Air Mobility Command encourages its Airmen to submit theiroriginal conservation ideas into the AF IDEA Program. Submit IDEAS through the AF IDEA Program Data System (IPDS) at: For information on the 2012 FEE Campaign – contact the 375 FSS/FSMM (Manpower &Organization Section) 256-4611.New Bill Would Expand Fertility Coverage for Military FamiliesFor many veterans who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with critical injuries, IVF might be the only means bywhich they are able to start a family. Seeing expanded fertility coverage gives them back a hope of starting afamily. “Military Spouse Central” is very happy to hear this news; read the full article here, and clicklike if you also support this bill!
  9. 9. Med Group Monthly Matters Page |9Biennium No Fear TrainingThe Biennial No Fear training is required for all new civilian employees to complete within 90 calendar days or beinghired by the agency. Additionally, all civilian employees and supervisors of civilian employees to include militarysupervisors must remain current through refresher training on a bi-annum basis. This training doesn’t apply to contractemployees. The primary method for training is CBT via ADLS (click on miscellaneous to find No FEAR Act Training)andpassing the 10-question quiz at the end will constitute "refresher training.” If any questions, please contact the EqualOpportunity Office at 256-6581.Chapel Position: Catholic Pastoral CoordinatorThe Scott Chapel is looking to contract the services of a Catholic Pastoral Coordinator to coordinate the appropriateCatholic services, rites and observances that are governed by the Catholic ecclesiastical regulations. Minimum Educationrequirements are at least a Bachelor’s Degree. This position involves contact with children under the age of 18. Acontractor background check is required as directed by DoDI 1402.5, Criminal History Background Checks on Individualsin Child Care Services. Applications can be obtained at chapel one. For more information contact Tech. Sgt. Jahn Espinoat 256-3303. Submissions are due by Oct. 12 and interviews will be held at chapel one by appointment and no later thanOct. 15.Chapel Position: Protestant Religious Education CoordinatorThe Scott Chapel is looking to contract the services of a Protestant Religious Education Coordinator to coordinate andoversee a comprehensive program of religious education embracing the entire Protestant Chapel function including butnot limited to worship services, religious education, small groups, Protestant Family Night and other Religious EducationPrograms. Minimum education requirements are two years of college education in Christian Religious Education. Thisposition involves contact with children under the age of 18. A contractor background check is required as directed byDoDI 1402.5, Criminal History Background Checks on Individuals in Child Care Services. Applications can be obtained atchapel one. For more information contact Tech. Sgt. Jahn Espino at 256-3303. Submissions are due by Oct. 12 andinterviews will be held at chapel one by appointment and no later than Oct. 15.New Civilian Pay Time & Attendance System – Dec 2Scott AFB will be implementing a new civilian pay time and attendance system as port of an AMC initiative beginningDec. 2. The new system provides an automated, single source input by the employee for reporting and collecting timeand attendance and labor data. Employees will receive training materials and information from their supervisors andtimekeepers in the near future. Please contact Michelle Motz from finance at 256-7801 if you have further questions.New Aerobic ScheduleThe Fitness Center has developed a new and improved aerobic schedule. This new schedule will be up and running byOct. 1. A printable copy is available by going on-line to and checking out either the Fitness Center orJames Sports Centers pages. Personnel enrolled in the Fitness Program are encouraged to participate in any classesoffered. Active Duty have priority. Openings for classes are available. Sign up today! For more information, call 256-1218/4524.COED Youth Basketball RegistrationYouth interested in playing basketball can register at the Scott Youth Center from Oct. 1 - 31. Ages range from 5 - 18years old (as of Dec. 2012). Registration will not be taken without a current physical on file or brought in at time ofregistration. Physicals must not expire during the season. Coaches are needed for all age groups. The cost is $40 formembers and $75 for non-members. For more information on how to join or become a coach please call the YouthCenter at 256-5139.Updated Leave PolicyThe DoD Office of General Counsel has CHANGED previous guidance and has recently determined that Active Duty andReserve/Guard members are authorized to carry forward up to 75 days from FY 2012 to FY 2013, but any leave in excessof 60 days as of September 30, 2013, will be lost on October 1, 2013 (FY 2014), unless the law is extended or madepermanent. This does not apply to special leave accrual.
  10. 10. Med Group Monthly Matters P a g e | 10Military Overseas PCS: Ship It or Sell It? Tips for Your 2nd VehicleSo you just got orders overseas. You own two cars. You find out that the military will only pay to ship one of them. Whatto do? Ship it or Sell it? Here are some awesome tips from our fellow military spouse Bobbi on what to do when you findyourself in this situation: PCSing Overseas – Ship or Sell Your Second VehicleDon’t forget, too, that if you are leasing a vehicle, that you can turn the leased vehicle in under the SCRA (read about it:Servicemembers Civil Relief Act). When I was a loan officer I had to refer to this site all the time! It is awesome and onethat you’ll definitely want to bookmark for all your rights when it comes to leasing/renting etc.!Military Spouse MagazineSign up for 2 free issues of Military Spouse Magazine. No catches – no need for a credit card. Please share with yourfriends!  Deployment & Homecoming Article “5 Things No One Ever Told Me about Homecoming.” Excellent article written by a friend of Mrs. Stephanie Price who works for Military Spouse Magazine: She says it’s so very true!Thriving Family MagazineFocus on the Family is offering a FREE subscription to Thriving Family magazine. Feel free to check it out and pass it on toothers that might enjoy it too. Fuels, Energy & Environment (Fee) Idea CampaignDuring "AF Energy Awareness Month" (October 1-31) Air Mobility Command encourages its Airmen to submit theiroriginal conservation ideas into the AF IDEA Program. Submit IDEAS through the AF IDEA Program Data System (IPDS) at: For information on the 2012 FEE Campaign – contact the 375 FSS/FSMM (Manpower andOrganization Section) 256-4611.Air Force Aid Societys (AFAS) Gen. H. Arnold Education GrantIts almost time to apply for the Gen. H. Arnold Education Grant. Online applications for the 2013-2014 academic yearwill be available at, after 1 November 2012. The grant provides $2000 to selected dependents of activeduty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Forcemembers; spouses (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceasedpersonnel for their undergraduate studies. Please visit the AFAS website for details on eligibility and requirements."Online Coursework – Kansas State UniversityThe Kansas State University Division of Continuing Education will soon be offering a new online program of study thatcan benefit members of the military worldwide. The new online Master of Science in family and community servicesprogram enables professionals who are place-bound and working full time to acquire advanced study without relocatinggeographically. It will be offered in the spring 2013 semester, enrollment starts soon. For more information about thenew program, visit Interested students can contact Charlotte ShoupOlsen, the Kansas State University program coordinator, at 785-532-5773 or
  11. 11. Med Group Monthly Matters P a g e | 11 NOVEMBER EVENTS FIRST FRIDAY AT THE CLUB – NOV 2 The Scott Club will host First Friday Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to all. For more information, call 744-1333. PRINCIPLES OF LEAN – NOV 2 & 8 The Principles of Lean, a series of courses aimed at developing Airmen and civilians in the process analysis to reduce waste, will be held Nov. 2 at P-3 conference room from 9 - 10:30 a.m. and Nov. 8 at P-3 conference room from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information or to register contact Master Sgt. Donald McCoy at or 256-4298. PRINCIPLES OF SIX SIGMA – NOV 2 The Principles of Six Sigma, a series of courses aimed at developing Airmen and civilians in statistical process variation analysis, will be held Nov. 2 at P-3 conference room from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For 2 more information or to register contact Master Sgt. Donald McCoy at or 256-4298. 3RD ANNUAL AFSA VETERAN’S VIGIL RUN – NOV 2-3 The Air Force Sergeants Association will be hosting the 3rd Annual Veterans Vigil Run at the James Gym Track from 5 p.m. on Nov. 2 until 5 p.m. on Nov 3 with an opening ceremony beginning at 1630. This is a 24-hr event where participants run/walk in 30-minute increments around the base track to honor past and present Veterans. This event is open to anyone with access to Scott AFB. There will be no charge for participation and participants may purchase a commemorative t-shirt (approx. $15.00). Additionally, the USO will be providing food and beverage to all participants at the start and end of the event. For more information and to sign up for this event, please email MSgt Jennifer Samson, or SrA Laurence Reynolds, Rebuilding Together Volunteers Needed – Nov 3 On behalf of the NCO Council, The Rebuilding Together organization is looking for volunteers to assist in winterizing 10 homes in Belleville, IL. Supplies & Lunch will be provided. Friends and families are welcome to participate! To sign up, visit the NCO Council EIM site or contact SSgt Joe Venable at Scott Rod And Gun Club Archery Tournament – Nov 3 The Outdoor Recreation Center will host the Scott Rod and Gun Club Archery Tournament Nov. 3 from 3 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the archery range. The tournament is a male and female competition with four events. A youth event for ages 12 and under, a teen event for ages 12-15, a young adult event for ages 15-18 and an adult event open to ages 18 and above. Prizes will be awarded to top winners of each class. Registration fee $10 for youth and teen entry, $15 for young adult and adult entry. Registration required. Call Outdoor Recreation for more information at 256-2067. Key Spouse Training – Nov 3 If you’re interested in being trained to be a Key Spouse, the next training is scheduled for Saturday, 3 November 2012 from 0800 to 1530. If you plan on attending and need childcare let Brenda Wells in the
  12. 12. Med Group Monthly Matters P a g e | 12 A&FRC know so that she can send the childcare form to you via e-mail. In order for AFAS to cover the childcare cost, please coordinate your childcare needs with a Family Home Child Care provider. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Wells ( or 618-256-8668) or your unit CRC in the A&FRC. Personal Property Install – Nov 5-9 The TMO Personal Property Office will be removing and installing office furniture Nov. 5-9. Customer 5 service capability will be limited. For all non-urgent personal property issues, please email the Personal Property Office at For urgent PPO issues, call 256-1201. FEHB Open Season Health Fair – Nov 6 The Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Health Fair will be held Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. 6 to 2 p.m. at the Scott Club. Learn about the various options available. Open season is from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10. For more information, call Pat Ohlendorf at 256-8988. Military Officers Association Of America Luncheon – Nov 8 The Southwest Illinois Chapter of MOAA will provide an update on legislative issues being discussed in Congress that affect military entitlements during a luncheon meeting at the Scott Club Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Attendees should go through the Barbecue Buffet (opens at 10:45). Program begins at 11:30. Current or eligible MOAA members are invited to attend. For further information or reservations, please contact 8 Dick Glogowski at 624-6115 or 2012 Veterans Day Volunteer Opportunities – Nov 8-11 Team Scott servicemember volunteers wanted for various area Veterans Day events to include city observances, school presentations, and visits with senior citizens. Volunteer opportunities open to all ranks, all branches, Guard and Reserve. For full list of events, e-mail Huyser Chapter Annual Election Submissions – NLT Nov 9 The Huyser Chapter of the Airlift Tanker Association will hold its annual elections to vacancies. If you are a current member of the National organization and interested in running for the positions available, please email or Nomination requests must be received NLT Nov. 9. Positions available: President and Secretary. Scott CGOC 2012 Academic Scholarship – Deadline Nov 9 The Scott CGOC will be awarding three scholarships to deserving Airmen (E1-E4) taking college classes 9 in an approved curriculum. Submit all nomination packages to the CGOC Org box NLT Nov. 9. On Nov. 19, 375th AMW Vice Commander, Col. John F. Price Jr, will present the scholarships to each winner. For additional information contact: Lt. Lanell Craig EIC Pistol Competition – Nov 9 The 375th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Section is hosting an Excellence in Competition M9 match Nov. 9 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Combat Arms range. Register by Oct. 31 by sending an email to SSgts. Michael Yates, Derek Fox or Jessie Lewis with your information. Call 256-3155 for details. AFROTC Det 195 Military Ball Volunteer Opportunity - Nov 16 Illinois Institute of Technologys AFROTC Det 195 seeks a guest speaker for its annual Military Ball on 16 Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Assembly Hall in International House (1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, Ill., 60637). For more info, contact Jade Clarice at 636-352-6488 or
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