August 17: Pass it On

August 18, 2017|Posted in: Community Resource

EXCHANGE RECYCLE POINT REOPENS

The recycle point at the Exchange reopened Aug. 15. Paving work to improve
the area for customers has been completed. The hours of operation are
MondayFriday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m.

EXERCISE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
US Army Garrison-Fort Carson is conducting a full-scale emergency response
exercise Sept 6 and 7 and needs volunteers to help with set up and serve as
role players for different pandemic scenarios.  Those interested in
volunteering contact Joey Bautista at Joey Bautista, Fort Carson Volunteer
Services Manager at 719-526-1082/526-4590.

FORT CARSON CHILD SUPERVISION POLICY

GATE 19 OPENING DELAYED
Due to ongoing paving and road work caused by adverse weather conditions,
the opening of Gate 19 is now anticipated for Sept. 18. For more
information, contact the project engineer at 526-4929.

WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY
A Women’s Equality Day observance takes place Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. at the
Elkhorn Conference Center. The observance is presented by 4th Infantry
Division and 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Equal Opportunity offices.

UTAH SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION
The State of Utah will conduct a special general election on Nov. 7, for the
3rd Congressional District to replace Jason Chaffetz who resigned from
Congress on June 30. This district consists of Carbon, Emery, Grand, San
Juan and Wasatch counties as well as portions of Salt Lake and Utah
counties.
Service members, eligible Family members and overseas citizens may use the
Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), which is the registration and ballot
request form accepted by all states and territories. Complete, sign and send
the FPCA to your election office. *If you are a Utah resident from the 3rd
Congressional District, register and request an absentee ballot today
starting at FVAP.gov.* If you are not currently registered, your FPCA needs
to be received by Oct. 10. If you are currently registered, your FPCA ballot
request must be received by Nov. 2.
To access the FPCA, you can:
–Use the FPCA online assistant
(fvap.gov/military-voter/registration-ballots);
–Complete the fillable PDF version
(fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdf); or –Pick up a hardcopy version
from your Voting Assistance Officer or nearest U.S. Embassy or Consular
Office.
Be sure to double-check your contact information is accurate in case your
election office needs to reach you.
Detailed instructions and county contact information is available at
(fvap.gov/utah).
Ballots will be sent beginning Sept. 22 for those who have requested them.
If you do not receive your requested state ballot 30 days before the
election, there’s a backup ballot called the Federal Write-In Absentee
Ballot (FWAB) with an online assistant that provides you with the candidate
list. It’s available using the Get My Ballot link at (fvap.gov/utah). You
may also fill out the PDF (fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fwab2013.pdf) or pick
up a hardcopy version from your Voting Assistance Officer or nearest U.S.
Embassy or Consulate.
If you receive your state ballot after submitting the FWAB, you should still
complete and return it, as well. Only one ballot per person will be counted.
If you’d like more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program or
need help with the absentee voting process, contact your brigade/battalion
Voting Assistance Officer,  go to FVAP.gov or call FVAP at 703-588-1584
(toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email (vote@fvap.gov).
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a Department of Defense
(DoD) organization that works to ensure Service members, their eligible
family members, and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and
have the tools and resources to successfully do so  from anywhere in the
world.
Voters can contact FVAPs call center at 703-588-1584 (toll free
1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584) or email (vote@fvap.gov). Toll-free phone
numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find FVAP on Facebook at
(facebook.com/DoDFVAP) and Twitter (twitter.com/fvap).

EL PASO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH FOCUS GROUP OPPORTUNITY

FORT CARSON YOUTH CENTER FALL PROGRAM GUIDE

GET EDUCATED:  YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

PATRIOTFEST

REAR DETACHMENT LEADERS COURSE

SUICIDE PREVENTION MOTORCYCLE POKER RIDE

CAREER SKILLS PROGRAM UPCOMING EVENTS

The Fort Carson Career Skills Program (CSP) offers opportunities for eligible transitioning service
members to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for successful
careers after they transition from active duty. To be eligible for any CSP,
transitioning service members must be on active duty and within 180 days of
transitioning from service as of the class start date, anticipate fully
honorable or under honorable conditions discharge and have approval of the
first field grade commander in their chain to participate. Each program also
has additional eligibility criteria. Interested transitioning service
members are encouraged to attend the appropriate information session as
indicated below.  They can also visit the Career Skills Program Office
(building 6236, rooms 101-104) MondayFriday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK AUGUST ACTIVITIES

COLORADO MILITARY ACADEMY OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY INVITATION

On behalf of the Colorado Military Academy, we would be honored if you would join us in
officially opening the school on Thursday August 24, 2017.
Guests are invited to enjoy music from the USAFA band from 5:30pm and a
formal program will start at 6pm. Following a few words by our distinguished
speakers and the presentation of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron charter to
the school, CMA’s inaugural cadet squadron will be introduced.  Once the
ribbon is cut, families and guests are invited to meet the teachers, get
their first look at classrooms, labs, cafeteria, collaboration spaces, and
more!
We appreciate your support in launching Colorado Military Academy – a
charter school that prepares children to be leaders with uncompromising
character who are ready for college and the jobs of the future.
Please RSVP via email to info@coloradomilitaryacademy.org  or by calling
719-576-9838.

EFMP SCREENINGS
Evans Army Community Hospital is holding weekly Exceptional Family Member
Program (EFMP) briefings. EFMP staff will discuss the Family member travel
screening process for overseas assignments and assist with any questions
regarding the EFMP program. The briefings take place Monday mornings
(excluding federal holidays) at 8:30 a.m. in the Woods Soldier Family Care
Center, room 1004 (next to Starbucks).

FIRST VISITOR CAR SEAT PROGRAM

NO DUI RESPONSE TEAM

PARENT TO PARENT BACK TO SCHOOL BASICS WORKSHOP

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF SOUTHERN COLORADO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

When families with seriously ill children in area hospitals have no place to
rest… they are welcome at the Ronald McDonald House.  It’s a home away
from home.  Our volunteers do so much more than cook and clean.  They make
this house a home.
Opportunities to help 7 days a week/ 365 days a year!  We only require a
friendly smile and helpful attitude!

House Volunteers
Assist the staff in keeping a warm & friendly environment for the families
staying at the House.  This includes, but is not limited to cleaning,
organizing, baking working in the yard and any special projects.  Flexible
2-4 hour shifts between the hours of 9am-8pm.  Groups and pairs are welcome!

Office Volunteers
Manage the front office of the Ronald McDonald House. This includes, but is
not limited to answering phones/doors, filing, accepting donations, checking
in families/visitors, and working on special office projects.

After RMHC volunteer application and background check, House and Office
volunteers can usually begin immediately depending on availability. Children
under 18 must volunteer with an adult.

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms
Memorial Family Room
Located in the NICU of Memorial Hospital

St. Francis Family Room
Locate in the NICU of St. Francis Medical Center

Families can step away momentarily to grab a snack or just a nap… our
Family rooms provide a place for self-care while staying close to their
children. Our volunteers give them everything they need to do just that.
Volunteers staff 100% of our Family Rooms – 7 days per week/365 days per
year. People like you are essential to keeping these places accessible to
families whenever they are in need!  Act as host/hostess to all families in
ensuring all guests are met with a warm, smiling face Provide tours to new
guests Monitor the guest sign-in process Make coffee as needed Put snacks
out as needed Ensure that all rules are followed Answer phone as needed
Contact hospital staff regarding restocking as needed Family Room volunteer
minimum is one shift per month. Six-month minimum.  Volunteer shift times
are 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm, 5pm-7/9pm.  Must be at least 14 years of age to
volunteer at our Family rooms. Individuals and pairs are welcome!

How to apply:
Visit: www.rmhcs.org/volunteer; Contact: Nicole Noll, Volunteer Manager at
nicole@rmhcsoutherncolorado.org or 719-471-1814; or stop by our House:
Ronald McDonald House
311 N Logan Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
*Additional applications and processes required to volunteer at Family Rooms
TRANSITION SUMMIT HIRING FAIR

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP COMMUNITY TEA

5 LOVE LANGUAGES CLASS

DISOVER A BETTER YOU

FORT CARSON YARD SALES

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS

NEWCOMER’S ORIENTATION
New to Fort Carson?  Been here a week, a month or a year…let’s get
acquainted! Army Community Service hosts a Newcomer Orientation the second
Monday of every month.

PREP PROGRAM

“BE THERE” PEER SUPPORT

FREE PRESCHOOL AT FORT CARSON CPCD

FREE YOGA

HEALING HORSES FOR THE ARMED FORCES

HELP WANTED – DIRECTORATES, FAMILIES & GROUPS AT TRUNK OR TREAT

KINGDOM BUILDER’S FAMILY LIFE CENTER

NAF EMPLOYMENT

OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER SEEKING VOLUNTEERS National Team Events is hosting a
12-team international volleyball tournament at the Olympic Training Center
September 26 – Oct 1.  They are looking for many volunteers (age 12 & older)
as they will have two competition courts running simultaneously for a total
of 6 matches a day.
To complete a volunteer interest form:
http://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/events/international/norceca-mens-cont
inental-championship/volunteer-info
.
For more information, and to submit your volunteer interest forms;  Angela
Lattimer angela.lattimer@usav.org; Office: +1 (719) 228-6800

OPERATION TBI FREEDOM
Operation TBI Freedom a Colorado non-profit that is located in Colorado
Springs and offers case management services throughout Colorado.  Services
provided include (but are not limited to):  crisis management,
employment/education training, psychosocial educational programming,
assistance navigating complex benefits system, etc.  For more information or
apply for our assistance please call or email us.

Toll Free: (855) 355-6824
Email: OTF@craighospital.org
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/operationtbifreedom

PETERSON AFB YARD SALES

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE
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