Fort Bragg’s 28th Annual Installation Awards Ceremony: The Fort Bragg Annual Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Installation Awards Ceremony. The Annual Awards Committee is accepting nominations through June 4, 2018.

Nominations may be initiated by any civilian employee or service member. The competition is open to everyone on Fort Bragg, including Active Duty Military, Fort Bragg Schools, AAFES, and Defense Commissary Agency, except contract employees. There are thirteen categories: Efficiency (Individual and Team), Drive for Diversity (Individual and Team), Customer Service (Individual and Team), Employee of the Year (GS-1 thru 6, GS-6 thru 10, GS-11 and Up), Office Administrator of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Executive of the Year, Fort Bragg Lifetime Achievement. Other pay scale equivalents are provided on each nomination form.

Nominations must be submitted through your activity. Contact Beth Bailey at 910-643-6810 or email beth.w.bailey.civ@mail.mil for further information.

2018 CityView Business Breakfast: CityView Magazine is hosting a business breakfast June 14, at the Highland Country Club, 105 Fairway Drive, Fayetteville, NC, 28305. With local guest speakers and entrepreneurs, find out how your business can successfully and safely navigate in today’s digital world.

The breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m.

eWaste Recycling Drive: Recycle your e-Waste on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Cumberland County Courthouse parking lot, located at 117 Dick street in downtown Fayetteville.

Recycle your broken or unused electronics including:

lamps

vacuums

televisions 32 inches or smaller

DVD players

radios

computers

small kitchen appliances

Almost anything with a cord!

The items will be collected and recycled by Cumberland County Solid Waste Management.

Televisions larger than 32 inches and large appliances will not be accepted at the drive.

To volunteer, contact info@sustainablesandhills.org

Carolina Country Music Fest: Announces partnership with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to honor veterans. Carolina Country Music Fest will partner with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to honor 10 veterans at the festival in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, June 7-10. In addition to an all-expenses paid trip and VIP pass, each veteran will be matched with one of the performing artists, and all will be recognized on stage to receive the Victory for Veteran Award on Friday night, June 8.

In addition, Coors Light is offering members of the military from nine participating bases a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest, including a three-day VIP pass, travel and accommodation. The winners will be recognized on stage on Saturday night, June 9.

The festival site spans 18 acres of oceanfront in Myrtle Beach from the boardwalk to Ocean Boulevard. Tickets and VIP passes are on sale now at www.carolinacountrymusicfest.com.

Upcoming USO events: The USO of NC Pathfinder transition program will host “Operation Exit Strategy” at the Fort Bragg Center Annex for transitioning service members.

The USO of North Carolina and WGU North Carolina: Are teaming up to offer a new scholarship program to assist service members and their Families with essential career resources. North Carolina is home to the fourth largest military population in the country, and each year many of those service members transition out of the military to take the first step on the path to successful veteran status, whether through education or beginning a new career.

As part of the partnership, eight $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to local service members, veterans and their spouses, beginning this summer. WGU North Carolina will also support the USO of North Carolina’s special events and programs on topics from resume writing to interview techniques. WGU’s competency-based education program is a natural fit for the unpredictable and fluidity of military life. More information is available at nc.wgu.edu or by calling 866.225.5948.

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.

Red Cross seeks Service to the Armed Forces casework volunteers to aid military members, Families: Every day, men and women answer the nation’s call to serve in the United States Armed Forces. In doing so, they assume a great responsibility and face challenges unique to military life, including multiple deployments, separation from loved ones and risk of injury.

None of us can erase these difficulties, but we can ensure that military members, veterans and their families never face them alone.

The Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina Region (53 counties) is currently seeking Service to the Armed Forces casework volunteers to help meet the high demand of emergency communication and critical care requests. Each month, the Red Cross of Eastern NC responds to about 500 emergency service needs, and serves about 2,000 military families.

Volunteer caseworkers will receive free training and mentoring prior to working with service members. Previous experience with the military is not necessary, but could be helpful. Casework volunteers can live in any part of Eastern North Carolina and may volunteer remotely from their homes once trained.

Those interested in becoming a Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces caseworker should contact Robin Callahan at Robin.Callahan@redcross.org or call 384-8111.

Notice of Estate:

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Sgt. Alexander Butscher, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Cpt. Banks, Summary Court Martial Officer, with all inquiries at 396-0258 or email at devonta.banks@socom.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Sgt. Casey Garrett, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact 2nd Lt. Shamari Pratt, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 674-2817 or email shamari.d.pratt.mil@mail.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Staff Sgt. Glenn Lamosao, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. Joshua Post, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at (404) 333-1444 or email Joshua.d.post4.mil@mail.mil.   

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Spc. John D. Cook, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. Stefanie Starr, Summary Court Martial Officer, with all inquiries at 396-9733 or email stefanie.starr@socom.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Link, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. Terry McCray, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 643-8074 or email terry.y.mccray@socom.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Spc. Adam K. Lorenzen, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. Daniel Cooke, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 432-5004 or email Daniel.cooke@socom.mil