In Brief April 17, 2014


Upcoming training:
Unit voting assistance officers will have mandatory voting assistance workshops, April 23, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Pope Field Theater, for FORSCOM, XVIII Abn. Corps and 82nd Abn. Div. units/elements. April 23, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., for other tenant units and make-ups from morning session. This training is mandatory for UVAOs to attend for federal election 2014 year — a mid-term year.  

Commanders, command sergeants major, sergeants major and first sergeants are highly encouraged to attend. The workshops are designed to train unit voting assistance officers at installations and individual units. The workshop will last about two hours and is an interactive training session with participants asking questions and making comments as the workshop progresses. 

The workshop will provide critical information, resources and tools for the successful performance of VAO duties and ultimately the success of the voter in participating in our electoral process.


Transition made easy:
Members of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business will be facilitating Five Star Transitions Day, Wednesday. This event is designed specifically to help Soldiers who will soon be transitioning to civilian life to 1) better navigate the job market, 2) network more effectively; and  3) master the job interview.

Due to space constraints, this event will be limited to individuals leaving the service in the next 90 days. 

Five Star Transitions Day will be made up of three parts:

  • Session #1   (9 to 10:30 a.m.): “Winning at the Interview Game”  A panel discussion involving experienced hiring managers who will offer tips and key strategies for successfully navigating the interview process, common pitfalls to avoid and dressing for success.
  • Session #2   (10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.): “The Art of Networking + Linked-In Tutorial,” as part of this new program, for the first time a Linked-In tutorial taught by Linked-In Ambassador R.J. Fox is being offered.  As part of this session, participants will have the ability to sign-up for a free Linked-In account, and get tips and tricks from an expert in how to use it to maximize your advantages during the job search process.
  • Session #3   (1 to 5 p.m.):  Mock interviews (45 minute, one-on-one practice interviews)  conducted with Duke University Business School members who are experienced in giving and receiving mock interviews.  Time for feedback and Q&A will be included at the end of each mock interview. 

To learn more and register, go to the website http://fivestartransitions.org/.  Click “Register” to reserve a spot at the event.    Reservations will be taken on a first-come-first serve basis, so please sign up as soon as possible.


Casualty assistance training:
The Fort Bragg casualty assistance officer and casualty notification officer training is as follows:

Class 12-14: Tuesday to Thursday. To attend this training, personnel must be officer (captain or above), warrant officer (chief warrant officer 2 or above) or enlisted (sergeant first class or above). Commands must provide an attendance roster to Donell Bowser seven working days before start date. Soldiers report to Building 4-2843 (SSC) Normandy Dr., Room BA-1 (McArthur Lake Classroom). In-processing starts at 8:30 a.m.  Soldiers must be present through entire training. For more information, email donell.bowser.civ@mail.mil.


Assistance training:
The Fort Bragg Employee Assistance Program is available to support the work/life health and welfare needs of Department of Defense civilian employees, their Families, and Fort Bragg/Pope Field community. Unless otherwise indicated, training is from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Leader and Workforce to Development Center, Building 2-2020, Woodruff St. Call 396-5784 to reserve a seat.

“Prime for Life” alcohol and drug abuse prevention training, Tuesday and May 20; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is required, call 396-5784 to reserve a seat. Work/Life Well-being Seminar, April 8, Working in teams; April 22, Controlling Anger


Notice of estate:
This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Spc. Blake C. Hagert, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Contact Capt. Amanda Miller, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 643-1833, or email Amanda.v.miller.mil@mail.mil. 

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Staff Sgt. Alfonso Molinar, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Contact Capt. Matthew Voller, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 584-9981, or email matthew.voller@us.army.mil. 

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Capt. Edward E. Chaffin, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Contact 1st Lt. Jorge Jimenez,  summary court martial officer, with all inquires at (217) 415-8867 or Jorge.a.jimenez.mil@mail.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Staff Sgt. Richard W. Langley Jr., as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Contact 1st Lt. Demetrius Threadgill, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 396-4085, or email Demetrius.L.Threadgill.mil@mail.mil. 

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Spc. Derek Painter, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Contact Capt. Amie Shomette, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 396-4085, or email amie.e.shomette@ahqb.soc.mil.


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