Friday, February 5, 2016

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Military Personnel Section town hall set for Feb. 10
The 19th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section hosts a Town Hall meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. to answer common questions about the changes to the Enlisted Evaluations System. The EES Town Hall is geared towards E-6’s and below, though everybody is welcome. The meeting will be held in the Walter’s Community Support Center ballroom. Those interested in attending can sign up on Leadership Pathways at the following link:

Medical Group construction
The 19th Medical Group will be undergoing multiple construction projects from now through the fall that will enhance capabilities and increase patient and staff safety. The clinic will remain fully operational during the construction projects. Visit the “19th Medical Group - Little Rock AFB” Facebook Page.

2016 Scholarships for military children program open
The 2016 Scholarships for military children program is open! Students must submit applications to the base commissary no later than February 12, 2016. Details are available at A total of 700 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for school year 2016-17. In 2015, the Little Rock Commissary awarded 5 scholarships. There will be at least one recipient selected at every commissary location where qualified applications are received, and additional recipients will be selected based on a prorate basis, so more applicants will be selected from those commissaries with larger numbers of applicants. Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide. For more information and applications, visit Applications are also available at the commissary.

Legal office hours change
The base legal Office has new hours of operation start Monday, Feb. 1. Powers of attorney and notary services are available Monday - Friday, 9 - 11 a.m., and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 2 - 3 p.m. Active duty and family members walk-in legal assistance is available Mondays, 2  - 3 p.m., and Wednesdays, 9 - 11 a.m. Active duty and family member will executions by appointment only Mondays , 3 p.m., and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Retiree legal assistance is available by appointment only the second and fourth Friday of the month, 9 - 11 a.m. Retiree will executions available by appointment only second and fourth Friday of the month, 11 a.m. The legal office closes Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. for training. For worksheets for wills, advance medical directives and powers of attorney visit For more information, call 987-7886.

Catholic parish coordinator
Little Rock AFB Chapel is accepting sealed bids for a catholic parish coordinator. The individual is required to coordinate catholic parish programs, ministry volunteers and leaders, volunteer training, budget inputs and scheduled events. Interested bidders should have formal training relevant to this position or at least two years’ experience (work or as a volunteer) in a similar or related field. An associate’s degree is required, but higher education preferred. Background checks will be required as directed by DoDI 1402. The award of the contract will be based upon the “best value” to the government. Bid documents including the statement of work, criteria of selection and general provisions can be obtained from the Chapel, Bldg. 950, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4:30 p.m.  All sealed bids must be received by the Chapel no later than Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. For more information associated with duties and bid submission for this contract position, call 987-6014.

 2015 tax requirements

Effective for tax year 2015 is another form in MyPay under Taxes, the IRS Form 1095. The Affordable Care Act signed into law March 23, 2010, requires all U.S. citizens and legal residents to obtain and maintain a minimum standard of health care insurance. For 2015, taxpayers are required to prove that they have obtained the minimum essential coverage, TRICARE qualifies for this coverage. Proof of coverage is the Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service Form 1095: Employer Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage. Active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, retiree and civilians will need to have the IRS Form 1095 to file their 2015 taxes.  

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