Friday, February 21, 2014

BRIEFS >> 041114

Commander’s Calls set for Tuesday

Col. Patrick Rhatigan, 19th Airlift Wing commander, will be conducting commander’s calls Tuesday at building 980, the Herk Hall. Time frames are broken into groups as follows:

 6 – 6:30 a.m.: 19th Maintenance Support Group and 19th Medical Group

 11 – 11:30 a.m.: 19th Mission Support Group

 2:30 – 3 p.m.: 19th Operations Group and Wing Staff Agencies

Pharmacy entrance closure begins April 21

The pharmacy entrance will be closed April 21 to May 2 to install handicapped ramps. Additionally, the handicapped spaces will be moved immediately following the installation from May 5 to 16. Completion dates are approximate due to possible weather delays.

Street Smart demonstration

Street Smart will be putting on a demonstration Wednesday, April 30, at the Herk Hall. The demonstrations will be at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m. Presented by experienced firefighters and paramedics, Street Smart is a real-life program demonstrating the consequences of poor choices such as drunk driving, drug abuse, eating, and texting and talking on the phone while driving and not wearing seatbelts. Come learn how you can become Street Smart, and be on the front line of safety. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Albert Beckwith at (501) 987-6377.

Drug take-back April 26

The next DEA Take Back event is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, at the Base Exchange. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the beneral public about the potential for abuse of medications. For more information, visit

Voting Assistance Program

The Federal Voting Assistance Program works to ensure service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote while providing the tools and resources to successfully do so from anywhere in the world. The FVAP encourages those who are eligible to submit a new federal postcard application every January to ensure participation in upcoming state and federal elections. This year federal elections will be held on November 4. State elections will vary, with primary elections starting as early as March. To learn more about the voting requirements of your state, contact your unit voting assistance officer, the installation voting assistance officer,, 987-VOTE or 987-8812). Additional information can be found at FVAP.GOV. Even though you’re not home you still have a voice. Voting assistance is available to help provide you with tools and resources to be heard...register today!

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