American Education Week: The Bragg Training and Education Center will celebrate American Education Week, beginning Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. with the Fort Bragg Commencement Ceremony at the Iron Mike Conference Center. The graduation ceremony is open to all service members and Family members who recently completed an undergraduate or Master’s degree and cannot attend their school’s graduation. A reception will follow the ceremony. To register, contact BTEC at 396-6721. The North Carolina Troops to Teachers program coordinator will offer an information briefing from 1 to 3 p.m., Nov. 15, at the Bragg Training and Education Center (BTEC, 4520 Knox St., Building 1-3571). Military members, Guard members, and Reservists are invited to learn about a unique opportunity to put military skills to use in public schools. Specifically, the briefing will inform participants about the teaching profession, the steps required to earn a teaching license, and employment opportunities in public education. For more information please contact the Bragg Training and Education Center at 396-6721.   The BTEC Open House, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer the following activities:

 

College Level Examination Program/DANTES Subject Standardized Test and Defense Language Aptitude Battery Testing at 10 a.m. Veterans Affairs and GI Bill brief at 10 a.m. Financial Aid/Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Scholarship brief at 11 a.m. Lunch provided by the USO Mobile Canteen at noon Army Medicine brief at 1 p.m. Career Skills Program information session at 2 p.m.  

Support requested: The USO of North Carolina Fort Bragg and Fayetteville Airport Centers are in need of volunteers for center and event support. If you have a desire to serve our local military troops and Families and have the time to give, we need you. You can set up a profile at www.volunteers.uso.org. After registering, you will soon receive an email invitation to a New Volunteer Orientation. If you have questions, you can send them by email to brg.volunteer@uso-nc.org.  

New appointment system: The Fort Bragg Education Center has set up an appointment system to service all education counseling needs. The new convenient appointment system allows patrons to have a scheduled appointment time to meet with an education counselor. Once an appointment is confirmed, the patron will receive an email and a reminder email 24 hours prior to the appointment. The confirmation email will have a link to either cancel or reschedule an appointment if necessary. Walk-in services will continue to be available to enroll in the Basic Skills Education Program and this system will not be used for testing appointments. Appointments are scheduled for a 30-minute timeframe and may be scheduled at https://bookfbtec.timetap.com. Contact the Fort Bragg Education Center for more information at 396-6721, 908-0927 or usarmy.bragg.imcom-atlantic.mbx.bragg-education-center@mail.mil. 

Volunteers needed: The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers at Fort Bragg to work with our service members and veterans. The Red Cross is specifically searching for volunteers to work in Womack Army Medical Center to assist with greeting patients, managing phone calls and emails, drive a shuttle for patients and to serve in clinical positions. They are seeking volunteers Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To become a volunteer, apply online at www.redcross.org or contact Linda R. Daney at 907-6234 or Linda.Daney2@Redcross.org.

Lifeguard classes: Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Aquatics is offering the 2017 American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. Participants must be at least 15 years of age on or before the initial scheduled session of this course. Attendance to all classes is required for successful completion of the course. Pre-qualification test will occur at 8 a.m. on the first day of each course. Registration ends two weeks before start date of course.

Class #4: Dec. 2, 9, 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 3, 10, 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Class #5: Dec. 18 to 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50 non-refundable for the pre-qualification class and $150 for the lifeguard class. Register at Tolson Indoor Pool, Building 4-1431 Normandy Dr., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 908-3198 or 643-8533 for more information.

2018 US Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association Reunion: The OCS Alumni Association represents all Army officers commissioned through any Officer Candidate School, regardless of previous locations or branch affiliation. The OCS is located at Fort Benning, Georgia and continues to serve as a principal venue for officer accessions for the Army. This reunion will include a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, reception and formal dinner that will include the presentation of the Patterson Award. The reunion will be conducted at the Columbus Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Ave., Columbus, Georgia. 31901. Refer to the OCS website at www.ocsalumni.org for information updates or contact Nancy Ionoff at 813-917-4309.

Notice of Estate

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Sgt. 1st Class Johnny A. White, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. Timothy M. Cassidy, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 432-6818 or timothy.m.cassidy@socom.mil. This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Sgt. Juha T. Paljarvi, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Chief Warrant Officer 2 Juan Lopez, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 432-9526 or email juan.m.lopez6.mil@mail.mil. This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Samuel S. Newcomb, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. James L. Wheeler, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 396-4923 or email james.l.wheeler76.mil@mail.mil.