Friday, October 10, 2014

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New Leave Accrual guidelines
The portion of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that authorized members to accrue leave up to 75 days is set to expire 30 September 2015. Effective 01 October 2015, unless Congress extends the authorization between now and then, members will only be allowed to accrue 60 days of leave. At that point, any accrued leave over 60 days will be lost if not used. 
However, members may still qualify for Special Leave Accrual on a case by case basis. The accrued leave increase to 75 days was originally authorized in 2008, as a result of members’ inability to use accrued leave due to deployments and other mission requirements. Members should be cognizant of their leave balances throughout the fiscal year and coordinate any accrued leave over 60 days through the appropriate channels. Otherwise, they may risk losing up to 15 days of ordinary leave should Congress not extend the authorization.     

Anger management classes
Team Little Rock members can now sign up for Anger Management classes on Appointments Plus. Anger management classes are being offered as part of the Leadership Pathways program Oct. 16 and 30, from 1 - 4 p.m. Call Family Advocacy at 501-987-7377 for more information, or register on Appointments Plus.

Closures and hours of operation for Columbus Day
Columbus Day is Monday, and Team Little Rock will have some office and service closures. This is a list of closures and alternate hours for the holiday weekend. The base commissary will have normal hours over the weekend but will be closed Oct. 13. The Hercules Dining Facility will have normal hours. The following services/sections/units will be closed Monday, Oct. 13: 
19th Medical Group
• Base Legal Office
• Finance
• Military Personnel Section
• Airman and Family Readiness Center
• Thomas Community Activities Center
• Child Development Center
• Family Child Care
• Youth Center
Hangar 1080. 
The following 19th Force Support unit/sections/services will have alternate hours over the holiday weekend, Oct. 11- 13: 
• bowling center
• golf course
• library
• outdoor recreation
• skills center
Please for specific hours of operations.
The Little Rock AFB Exchange/AAFES hours are as follows:
• Base Exchange, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
• Class VI Shoppette, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
• Taco Bell,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Subway,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Burger King,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Concession, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Lakeside Shoppette, Charley’s, Anthony’s Pizza, Starbucks, Popeyes and MCSS will be closed.

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