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Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program is a career development and employment assistance program that helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or Associate's Degrees (excluding Associate's Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth portable career fields and occupations. Military spouses grades E-1 to E-5, WO1 to CW2 and O-1 to O-2 are eligible for MyCAA financial assistance. Eligible spouses are provided a maximum of $4,000 with an annual fiscal cap of $2,000. MyCAA will cover tuition cost and training courses and examination leading to an Associate Degree. Eligible spouses can create an online account on the MyCAA Spouse Portal https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa. The website provides information on participating schools, degree programs, CLEP/DSST test preparation materials and many more. MyCAA education counselors are also available to answer any questions. Contact Gloria Basa at 754-5349 or email@example.com or Gaylor Simons at 754-5346 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://1.usa.gov/15m2n4G for additional information.
EFMP Summer Campership Program
The Military and Family Support Center and the Exceptional Family Member Program are taking campership requests for this year's summer camps for children who have special needs. Go to http://bit.ly/147L1bV or the MFSC, located at 3435 Broidy Road, to get an application form. Applications need to be submitted to the EFMP by May 5, 2013. Call 754-3154 for more information.
Motorcycle Training Courses
The Joint Base Safety Office is set to host Motorcycle Training courses. All courses are held on the Lakehurst motorcycle range. Call (732) 323-2525 for additional information or to register, or visit https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/community/views/home.aspx?Filter=25618.
Army Military Clothing Stores Provide Free Alterations for Wounded Soldiers
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering free alterations and modifications to all severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at all 79 Army Military Clothing stores around the world. This Army-led initiative ensures all wounded Soldiers receive free alterations and modifications on all issued uniforms in accordance with the Wounded Warrior Clothing Support Program to include the Army Service, Combat and Improved Physical Fitness uniforms as well as undergarments. Eligible Soldiers must present an approved Army Form 3078 along with the prescribed modifications by the physical or occupational therapist to receive free services.
87th FSS MPS Hours of Operation
Need an ID card or to make an update in DEERS? The 87th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section offers these services among others. Appointment hours are from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome between the hours of 7:30 and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to www.rapids-appointment.dmdc.osd.mil or call 754-1592 to make an appointment or for more information.
Claims against the estate of Sgt. Felipe Malabe
All persons having claims against Sgt. Felipe Malabe need to present such claims to Capt. Miranda Friday-Williams, the Summary Court Officer, at 562-7773 or by email at email@example.com. An example of a claim would be any debt, obligation or other money owed to the claimant by Malabe.
JB MDL Thrift Shops
The McGuire Officers Spouses Club Thrift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and the first Saturday of each month. The shop accepts gently used donations. The MOSC Thrift Shop accepts consignments from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Fridays. Proceeds benefit Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, local, and national organizations. Volunteers are welcome. The MOSC Thrift Shop is located at 3446 Broidy Road. Call 754-2368 for more information.
The Dix Thrift Shop Hours are Tuesdays and Thursday and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations can be dropped off during business hours or placed in the shed after hours. The shop is looking for volunteers. High school students can accumulate community service hours by volunteering. Proceeds help fund scholarships sponsored by the Dix Spouse and Civilian Club. The Dix Thrift Shop is located next to the museum at 6501 Pennsylvania Ave. Check out the Dix Thrift Shop Facebook page for regular updates.
The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Store is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday 1-5 p.m. at 158 Berry Road. The thrift shops sales income is returned to the Sailors, Marines and their families in the form of emergency financial relief services. Donations after hours may be placed in the donation locker located by the front door. Opportunities are available for volunteers to sort merchandise, arrange displays and work as cashiers. Call (732) 323-2362 or visit for more information.
EBSCOHost Discovery Search Engine Training
The Joint Base Librar-e and Resource Commons Reference Librarian is set to host EBSCOHost Discovery search engine training on the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month. The training is held at 3829 School House Road from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and at the 2603 Tuskegee Airmen Ave 5-6 p.m. Thursday. Call 754-2079 for more information.
The Flight Deck
The Flight Deck Recreation Center located at 484 Lansdowne Road, is now open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights offering a variety of games, pool, table tennis darts, movies and more. Call (732)323-2405 for more information.
Meet the MFLC
The McGuire Child Development Center 2 is set to host a "Meet the Military and Family Life Consultant", at the lobby of the McGuire CDC2, located at 2414 Tuskegee Airmen Ave. from 4-5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. All parents are welcome. Call 754-3661 for more information.
New 87th Medical Group Urgent Care Guidance
The 87th Medical Group has implemented new guidance with the closure of the Lourdes Medical Associates After-Hours Family Practice Clinic last year.
To schedule an appointment or to reach the after-hours on-call provider (option 3), call the 87th MDG appointment line at (866) 377-2778. The on-call provider can authorize after-hours urgent care in addition to providing advice and follow-up care in the 87th MDG. Call (877) Tricare if you are unable to reach the 87th MDG on-call provider. Tricare can also authorize urgent care.
75-day Leave Carryover Extended
Airmen with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of next fiscal year may be able to carry it into the next fiscal year thanks to a provision in the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision extends the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through Sept. 30, 2015.
Dial '562' For Service
Phone users will be need to dial '562' when placing phone calls to other phone users on Dix. Phone users will no longer be able to reach other Dix-area users by dialing 2-####. This change is being implemented to standardize and improve caller information sent to emergency 911 databases. Call 754-5454 for more information.
The McGuire Officers' Spouses' Club scholarship committee is accepting applications from military dependents. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, character, and community and school activities. Applications are available at www.mcguireofficersspousesclub.org or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Red Cross seeks volunteers
The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to support on-base initiatives that benefit service members. Call Gale Lynch at 562-2258 to volunteer or for more information.
87th LRS Customer Service and Equipment Accountability Service
Individuals with inquiries regarding supply customer service, stock control and overpricing program assistance should call 754-3306/1381. Call 754-5154/4454 for supply parts issue requests and aircraft parts store requests. Call 754-2678/4010 for the equipment accountability office and custodian's assistance. Call 754-5595 for XB3 turn-ins . Out-processing personnel must be cleared of all mobility equipment and supply equipment accounts prior to permanent change of station. Visit www.drms.dla.mil for Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office procedures.
Pudgy's Sports Pub is set to host BINGO at 2508 Can Do Way 7 p.m. every Monday and Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the first game starts at 7 p.m. Call 754-2396 for more information.
Pudgy's All Ranks Texas Hold'em
Pudgy's Sports Pub is set to host all ranks Texas Hold'em at Pudgy's Fireside Lounge, located at 2508 Can Do Way at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Free for members, $10 for non-members.
Neighborhood Community Watch Meetings
The joint base community is set to hold a meeting for the neighborhood community watch program from 7-8 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month in Falcons Court North. The meeting is intended to inform community members on how they can help protect the community by taking part in neighborhood watches and patrols. Call 723-6563 for more information.
The Attic is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. Donations are accepted during normal hours of operation. The Attic staff asks no one leave donations outside of the building. Call 754-8703 for more information.
Firehouse Movie Night
A movie night is scheduled for 8 p.m. every second Friday of the month at The Airmen's Firehouse on McGuire. This event is open to all E-1s through E-4s. Free popcorn and beverages will be available. Call 754-2233 for more information.
87th MDG Training Hours
The 87th Medical Group will close for readiness training at noon the first Thursday of each month.
Crafty Birthday Parties
The Arts and Crafts center offers a chance for community members to host birthday parties at the center. Parties include two hours of party room use and one craft project with an instructor and all materials. Choose from a ceramic painting or plush animals parties. Call 562-5691 for more information.
Palace Chase and Palace Front Briefings
The joint base recruiter for the Air Force Reserves is set to host a briefing at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in Room 22 at 2916 Falcon Lane on McGuire. The Palace Front allows service members the opportunity to seamlessly transfer directly from active duty without a break in service. Call 754-2918 for more information.
Home School Art Class
The Arts and Crafts Center offers a 10-week mixed media course for ages six and up. Five sessions of pottery and five sessions of fine arts are included. Call 562-5691 for more information.
Beginning Crochet Workshop
A beginner's crochet class is set from 10-11 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Arts and Crafts Center. Call 562-5691 for more information or to register.
Financial Readiness Program
The Financial Readiness Program assists service members and their families in improving personal financial status and their ability to perform as informed consumers. The program focuses on improving credit reliability and reducing debt. Available services include: complaint resolution, individual counseling, training classes, resource library, debt liquidation, budget development and planning. Call the Military and Family Support Centerat 562-2767 for more information.
Education and Training ABCs of College Briefing
An ABCs of College information session is set to be held every third Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Education Center, 3829 School House Road., Falcon Courts North housing area Room 206. The briefing will provide information on how to choose a school and major, determine payment methods, plan for career success, register for upcoming classes and gain information about degree types. Email email@example.com to register or for more information.
MPS Passport Appointments
The Military Personnel Section passport office will accept appointments only for official passport processing. Appointments are available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Call 754-3826 to schedule an appointment. Tourist passports are not available at this location. Visit www.co.burlington.nj.us/pages/pages.aspx?cid=23 for tourist passport locations.
Passport pick-ups will continue to be handled on a walk-in basis during normal MPS customer service hours. As a reminder, customers assigned to the 6th Airlift Squadron, 621st Contingency Response Wing, 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force and the U.S. Army have separate passport agents in their units who are able to service their passport/Visa needs. Call 754-1592 for more details.
Children's Story Time will be at 10 a.m. Thursdays.
Tuskegee Airmen Meetings
The Hannibal M. "Killer" Cox chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Incorporation is set to host its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Firehouse Club on McGuire. Visit www.tuskegeeairmen.org for more information.
History Tours at Lakehurst
The Navy Lakehurst Historical Society offers tours of historic Hangar One and the Hindenburg crash site at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Call (732) 818-7520 for more information.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
The Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is set to be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Range Control Headquarters on Dix. Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12-step support group whose only requirement is the desire to stop drinking. This meeting is an open meeting available to anyone who wants or needs to better understand alcoholism and its effects. There are no dues or fees, only the desire to live a life free from alcohol. Call 562-4011 for more information.
Claims Against the Estate of Staff Sgt. Michael Williams
All persons having claims against Staff Sgt. Michael Williams need to present such claims to Capt. Brian Deerin, the Summary Court Officer, at (973) 901-1680 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. An example of a claim would be any debt, obligation or other money owed to the claimant by Williams.
Days of Remembrance Paperclip Campaign
The Joint Base Special Observance Committee is set to host the Holocaust Days of Remembrance "Paperclip Campaign," a campaign started by the Academy School District 20 April 7-14, 2013. Civilians will be asked to wear a paperclip visibly on their clothing to demonstrate opposition to Nazism and anti-Semitism like the Norwegians did during World War II. Various locations throughout base, such as the Librar-e and Resource Commons, located at 2603 Tuskegee Airman Ave., will have a small display with paperclips available to visitors. The purpose of this event is to demonstrate support of equality and opposition to racism, prejudice, and hate crimes. Call 754-2079 for more information.
Pemberton Gate Closure
The Pemberton Gate is scheduled to close from today until April 1, 2013, during the scheduled school closure. Pemberton Gate hours were recently changed to support 87th Security Forces Squadron operations and meet the needs of the Fort Dix Elementary School buses. The 87th SFS is dedicated to ensuring a safe community for base personnel while also striving to meet the needs of individuals who live, work and play at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
87th Medical Group Pharmacy Closure
The 87th Medical Group Pharmacy is set to be closed from March 22 through 24, and reopen March 25, 2013, as part of a refurnishing project. Customers requiring refills should contact the automated refills line at 754-9470, or (888) 223-2448, or go to www.tricareonline.com, two weeks before a prescription runs out to avoid a delay due to renovation. Refills will be expedited to one business-day turnaround the week of March 18. New prescriptions will be processed on the same day. Contact 754-9464 or email@example.com for more information. TRICARE also offers home delivery prescription service for maintenance medications. Medications not available at the 87th MDG may be available through home delivery with zero co-pay. Visit www.tricare.mil/Home/Prescriptions/FillPrescriptions/HomeDelivery.aspx for more information.
Experienced Volleyball Players Needed
Volleyball players with upper-level team experience are needed for a Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Varsity Volleyball Program. Membership is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders. Interested players should email Senior Master Sgt. Vincent Lommen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Master Sgt. Tracy Lintz at email@example.com for more information.
Volunteer coaches needed
The 87th Force Support Squadron is seeking volunteer coaches for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst Youth Sports Programs. Baseball coaches are needed for three Start Smart, one T-Ball and two Minor Boys baseball teams and at least eight coaches for flag football. Call 754-5912 for more information.