Operation Medicine Drop: Fort Bragg Fire and Emergency Services will host a medicine drop at Fort Bragg for the Take Back Initiative. The event is at the North Post Exchange on Butner Road, Building 8-5050, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Any type of medications can be dropped off. OMD, held twice yearly, is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, NC State Bureau of Investigation, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, and local law enforcement agencies, working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused and unwanted medication.

The event helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters. Since 2010, through the initiative, more than 89.2 million dosages have been collected at almost 2,000 OMD events.

Not only do they dispose of expired medications but they also collect unused medications in the original stock bottles for donation to Cumberland County Medication Assistance Program. These medications will be used to provide for people who lack the income to buy their prescriptions.

Scholarship available: The Bragg N Barn Thrift Shop at Fort Bragg is accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Distribution for High School Seniors and Continuing Ed Students from an accredited two- or four-year college. All applications must be received or postmarked by March 31. Applications can be picked up at the store or downloaded from the website at www.braggnbarn.weebly.com.

ASUS Scholarship: American States Utility Services, Inc. and its wholly-owned Subsidiaries is excited to announce that it has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children of active, full-time U.S. Military members at ASUS-served locations. Applicants must be current high school seniors and planning to continue their education in college or vocational school programs in the fields of environmental science, technology, environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, medical sciences, mathematical sciences, business management or acquisition and contract management.

Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Up to five, $2,500 awards will be granted each year. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.

Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent), continued military employment of the student’s parent, and continuation of the program by ASUS, Inc. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Attention nonprofits and students: The Association of Bragg Spouses Welfare Committee is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its annual distribution. Applications can be picked up at the Bragg Unique Boutique, located at the Soldier Support Center, Building 4-2843 Normandy Dr.

The application can also be downloaded from the ABS website,

www.fortbraggabs.org under the Welfare tab. All applications must be received by March 31.

Soldier’s 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, including benefits and processing procedures, are the transition center, education center, finance, medical and dental, Reserve Component Career Counselor and Soldier for Life. No appointment is necessary to attend.

Volunteers needed: RTI International is conducting a study at Womack Army Medical Center for active-duty Soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

The Stellate Ganglion is a group of nerves and nerve cells in your neck that helps control your body’s arousal. It moderates your “fight or flight” response. The Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD symptoms study is designed to evaluate whether injecting a local anesthetic into the Stellate Ganglion can reduce PTSD symptoms. Participants can receive up to $115 for the time they spend participating in the study. For more information, email sgb@rti.org, visit www.sgbstudy.rti.org or call 800-334-8571, extension 28359.

OCS reunion: The Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association 2017 Reunion is May 7 to 11, in Columbus, Georgia. The association represents all Army officers commissioned through any Officer Candidate School, regardless of previous locations or branch affiliation.

There will 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, reunion dinner and OCS Memorial dedication.

The reunion will be held at the Columbus Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Ave., Columbus, Ga. 31901. 706-324-1800. Reservations for the “OCS Alumni 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.

Infantry reunion: The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. This year the association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the division, which was formed in France during World War I.

For information about the association and our annual reunion in Arlington, Virginia from Sept. 13 to 17. Contact Secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net, call 224-225-1202, or visit www.2ida.org.

Notice of Estate:

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Spc. Caleb White, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. Christopher Fetterman, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 432-5910 or email christopher.fetterman@socom.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Staff Sgt. Cristian Camilo Gilfranco, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Yesenia Emilie Gilfranco, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries to Capt. William Colbert at 412-720-6008 william.j.colbert.mil@mail.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Spc. Ciara Harris, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact 2nd Lt. Grant Simper, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 801-864-4890 or grant.l.simper.mil@mail.mil.

Paraglide submission guidelines: When submitting articles and photographs to the Paraglide for publication, there are some basic guidelines one must follow.

For articles, the submissions must be saved as a Microsoft Word document and emailed to the editor at paraglidebragg@gmail.com.

The length should be no more than four pages, single spaced.

Deadline for all submissions is noon Friday the week before publication

All photographs must be saved in a .jpg file format with a pixel dimension of no lower than 1400 x 2000 pixels.

Information for the cutlines must also be included either in the file information section of a Photoshop .jpg file or in a Microsoft Word document.

Please do not imbed photos into Word documents or send information in a PowerPoint slide file.

In addition, please include contact information in the event questions arise.

If units wish to request coverage for an event, please contact the unit public affairs office, or send email to paraglidebragg@gmail.com for further assistance.

All coverage requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event taking place.