MOAA, FREE SPOUSE SYMPOSIUM, REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Spouse Symposium & Career Fair 2012, “Keeping a Career on the Move”, Thurs, Jan 26, San Diego Convention Center, 9AM – 4PM. Co-produced by theMilitary Officers Association of America and Blue Star Families, this is the preeminent event for military spouses. Whether you’re looking for a job nowor preparing for a future career you’ll find workshops, experts and employers who can help. Sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance and held in con- junction with West 2012, the event is free and open to all military spouses. Service members, vets also welcomed. To register click,http://www.moaa.org/spousesymposium/.
2012 MILITARY SPOUSE SCHOLARSHIPS
Apply before Jan 31 deadline. The National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for its annual Joanne Holbrook Patton MilitarySpouse Scholarship Program. The Association recognizes the unique challenges today’s military spouses face pursuing additional training or education.Scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded to help ease the financial obstacles that accompany pursuing a higher education. Scholarships are awardedin six categories: * General (High School GED, English as a Second Language, Post-Secondary, Graduate), * Licensing Fee, * Science, Technology, Engi-neering, or Math Degree (to include certain healthcare fields), * Spouses of Fallen Service Members, * Spouses of Wounded Service Members, * Voca-tional or Technical Certification. Applications will only be accepted online http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spouse-scholarshipsand must be submitted by midnight EST, Jan 31, 2012. Spouses of uniformed service members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, andsurvivors) from any branch or rank are eligible to apply. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, and school room and board.Apply now! This scholarship program is made possible by partnerships with BAE Systems and Folds of Honor Foundation. For more information on mili-tary spouse education and careers, visit the Spouse Education section of our website. http://www.militaryfamily.org/. Contact: Bailey Bernius,PR@militaryfamily.org, http://www.militaryfamily.org/ OR 703-931-6632.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2012 MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR AWARD
Deserving Young Patriots Will Win $5,000. Op Homefront announced the opening of the 2012 Military Child of the Year Award nomination period. Theaward will be given to an outstanding military child from each Service – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The winners, who eachwill receive $5,000, will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for special recognition ceremony on Apr 5, 2012. Nominations are beingaccepted online until Jan 15, 2012 atwww.OperationHomefront.net/MCOY. Ideal candidates for the Military Child of the Year Award demonstrate resil-ience and strength of character, and thrive in the face of the challenges of military life. They demonstrate leadership within their families and withintheir communities. “The sons and daughters of America’s service members learn what patriotism is at a very young age,” said Jim Knotts, chief execu-tive officer, Operation Homefront. “Children in military families understand sacrifice and live with the concept of service. This is what the Military Childof the Year Award honors.” Nominees must: • Must have valid military ID or currently be enrolled in DEERS, • Must be between the ages of 8-18, •Must be able to travel to Washington, D.C., for the ceremony on April 5, 2012. Finalists must have a background check to confirm the information pro-vided in the nomination and must provide references. Recipients of the 2011 awards are profiled in the book “Our Youngest Heroes,” available throughAmazon.com. More information is available athttp://www.operationhomefront.net/.
BABY DEVILFISH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Congrats to SSgt Wilcoxen (Airframes) and his wife for the birth of their baby girl.Stephanie Jeslyn, 7lbs 2oz; 20.5 in. Born: Dec 10, 2011, San Diego
CPR SAVES LIVES. Now you can too! Click the link view the schedule for upcoming CPR classes. http://www.mccsmiramar.com/mccs_coordinator.html
LINKSLifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge & Skills
. L.I.N.K.S. offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping Marines and their familiesunderstand and adapt to the unique challenges military life often presents. Sessions cover military pay, deployment, base services, moving and muchmore. For more info or for registration, call 858-577-4918/4810.
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