Scholarship deadline: The application deadline for the Defense Commissary Agency Scholarships for Military Children is Feb. 17. The program was created in 2001 to recognize 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. The program is administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members and their Families.
Applying for one of the 700 available $2,000 scholarship grants is straightforward. Requirements include providing a completed two-page application; the studentís official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in college; and a typewritten or computer printed essay of 500 words or less, and no longer than two pages. All rules and requirements for the program, as well as links to frequently asked questions and the downloadable application are available at http://www.militaryscholar.org.
Grants available: The Bragg N Barn Thrift Shop on Fort Bragg is accepting applications for Spring Welfare Grants from organizations assisting our military community. All applications have to be received or postmarked by February 28, addressed to P.O. Box 70084, Fort Bragg, N.C. 28307. For more information, call 907-4053 or visit www.braggnbarn.weebly.com
Officer reunion planned for 2017: The Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association has announced a 2017 Reunion May 7 to 11, in Columbus, Georgia. The association represents all Army officers commissioned through any Army Officer Candidate School program, regardless of previous locations or branch affiliation.
More than 250,000 OCS graduates and 43 Medal of Honor awardees have provided leadership during peace and war. The OCS is located at Fort Benning, Georgia and continues to serve as a principal venue for officer accessions for the Army. Mini-class reunions are being encouraged. There will also be demonstrations and briefings highlighting developments related to the OCS program.
The itinerary includes the OCS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, OCS alumni banquet at the National Infantry Museum, Little White House Tour, and reunion dinner.
The reunion will be held at the Columbus Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Ave., Columbus, Georgia 31901; 1-706-324-1800. Reservations for the reunion are being accepted at a special rate before April 15. For more information, contact Nancy Ionoff, 813-917-4309 or www.ocsalumni.org/events/cart.php?id=1.
Soldierís transition facilitated: The Fort Bragg Transition Center conducts a Pre-Separation Services Program briefing for Soldiers (excluding retirees) that are within 180 days of separation from the Army. The briefing is designed to give the Soldier and spouse relevant information in advance of separation to facilitate planning for a successful transition to civilian life. The briefing will take place the first Monday of every month, unless it is a holiday, then it will move to the second Monday, at 1 p.m. at the Pope Annex. Offices providing important separation information to include benefits and processing procedures include the transition center, education center, finance, medical and dental, Reserve Component Career Counselor, and Soldier for Life. No appointment is necessary to attend.
Education counseling available: The Fort Bragg Education Center offers counseling services at the Bragg Training and Education Center, Building 1-3774, J Wing, 4520 Knox and Randolph streets. Counseling hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Counselors/education specialists provide individual/group services to service members, their Family members, Department of the Army civilians and personal/professional learning options to promote and facilitate lifelong learning.
For more information, visit www. bragg.army.mil/directorates/HR/Pages/ACES.aspx for a complete schedule and points of contact information for all services offered through the Fort Bragg Directorate of Human Resources, Army Continuing Education sys¨tem division.
Notice of estate:
This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Pfc. Andrew Berg, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact 1st Lt. Chad Beach, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 208-340-7828 or email email@example.com.