Troops to Teachers: The North Carolina Troops to Teachers (TTT) program coordinator is offering an information briefing 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., January 24, 2018, at the Bragg Training and Education Center (BTEC, 4520 Knox Street, 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 910-396-6721.

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, 2018 addressed to P.O. Box 70084, Fort Bragg, N.C. 28307. For more information, call 907-4053 or visit http://www.braggnbarnweebly.com.com. 

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.

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 Spc. Carlton Butler, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact 1st Lt. Best, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at (615) 478-2341 or email caison.a.best.mil@mail.mil. This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Pfc.  Evan G. Kasabian, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. Jeffrey Guinn, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 578-9613 or email jeffrey.guinn@socom.mil.