Friday, October 16, 2015

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Town hall meeting
Installation Commander Col. Charles Brown Jr. hosts a Town Hall meeting from 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Walters Community Center. For those who are not able to attend, there will be an opportunity to participate via social media. See the base’s Facebook Page, for more information.

Commissioning town hall meeting
The 19th Force Support Squadron hosts a commissioning town hall meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Walters Center ballroom. The meeting covers all of the different commissioning programs available and features a Q&A session with prior enlisted officers. Call 987-3417 for more information.

Month of the Military Family
November is Month of the Military Family and the Airman and Family Readiness Center marks the month with a Something For Everyone Extravaganza from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Warfit Track. The event feature games and activities where participants earn points for prizes. Prizes include trophies, bicycles and $500, $300 and $100 gift cards. A free lunch is served from 11a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The day also includes a Littlest Warrior Pageant and We’ve Got Talent competitions that require signing up by Nov. 6. Call the A&FRC at 987-2667 to register. There will also be basketball and weight lifting competitions. Register for those events by sending an e-mail to no later than Nov. 2. Registration must include unit name, contact number, team name and names of each member.

Retiree flu shots
Retirees ages 50 and over can now get their flu shots at the 19th Medical Group Immunizations Clinic. The clinic is open 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 987-2927 for more information.

Essay contest for military children
The Airman and Family Readiness Center sponsors an children’s essay contest with the topic “What’s the best thing about being a Military Kid?” as part of Military Family Month activities. Age categories are 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years and 11-12 years. Submissions must include: child’s and parent’s name, child’s age and contact phone number. Essays will be rated on creativity/originality, clear presentation of topic, structure/organization/grammar and style/emotional/appeal. Essays are due Oct. 26 and should be handwritten and dropped off at the Airman and Family Readiness Center inside the Walters Community Support Center.  Winners will be announced at the Month of the Military Family event Nov. 7 and entrants must be present to win. Call the A&FRC at 501-987-2667 for more information.

Volunteers needed
Motivated volunteers are needed for the third annual Diversity Day slated for January. Planning meetings are set for 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in Bldg. 430 Passenger Room 1. The event will encompass all 10 federal observances, including Women’s History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Black History Month, and there are committees for each observance. For more information, email the event project officer, Capt. Tarah Mitchell, at

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