Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship Provided by

Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation are proud to announce the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship. The scholarship award is offered to wives of uniformed service members to attend vocational training programs in the medical field. Fifteen (15) $8,500* scholarships and five (5) $10,000* scholarships will be awarded for tuition for vocational training in one of the following fields: dental assistant, medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, medical insurance technician, patient care assistant/ technician, nurse assistant training program, or medical transcription. Two (2) $30,000* scholarships will be awarded for tuition for vocational nursing programs. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition expenses only -- no books or other fees included. All funds are paid directly to the educational institution. Twenty-two (22) scholarships totaling $237,500* will be given.
*The stated amounts are the maximum amounts awarded under each scholarship, but the actual amount paid out may be different than the stated amount because the scholarship awards may be used only for tuition charges, and not towards books, room/board, class fees or similar charges.

Grant recipients will be required to participate in twelve (12) hours of community service for each year in which they are recipients of grant funds. A recipient may choose any activity she would like to do, as long as the service is performed on a voluntary basis for individuals and/or groups beyond her immediate family. Each grant recipient will be required to submit written confirmation that she has completed her community service requirement at the end of the relevant calendar year. Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2011 – May 1, 2011. The scholarships will be awarded to recipients on July 1, 2011. Selection for the scholarships will be made by a panel of judges, and the award will be scored in two areas: the applicant’s response to the essay question and her commitment to volunteerism. Applicants must follow instructions carefully and complete the application in its entirety to be considered. ELIGIBILITY: 1. The applicant must be a legal wife of a military member currently serving on active duty, whether active duty, Reserve or a member of the United States National Guard (Members of the Reserves or National Guard are considered the same as active duty if they have served at least 180 combined days of full-time military duty since January 1, 2008). The applicant must be accepted by a vocational school in one of the required fields or expect to be accepted by the same. The applicant must begin using the funds within twelve (12) months of the scholarship award and the scholarship must be completed within forty-eight (48) months of the award. All funds will be paid directly to the educational institution by Operation Homefront upon verification of enrollment and eligibility status. COMPLETED APPLICATION MUST BE MAILED AND POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN May 1, 2011.
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SELECTION PROCESS: Only applications that are complete and are submitted in accordance with the guidance provided in this application will be forwarded to the selection committee for review. Applicants are asked to pay close attention to page 9 of this document for a checklist for appropriate submissions. All applicants will be required to submit proof of military dependency (military ID card or DD Form 1172) and proof of volunteer hours if selected as an award recipient. The five-person selection committee is independent of the Operation Homefront Board of Directors. Winners will be notified in writing by July 1, 2011.


If you have any questions concerning the application process, please write: Operation Homefront 8930 Fourwinds Drive, Suite 340 San Antonio, TX 78239

Applications are available at

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APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please complete this page. Type or print all responses. Note those sections that concern the specific scholarship for which you are applying. VOCATIONAL PROGRAM I AM OR EXPECT TO BE ATTENDING: ______ Dental Assistant ______ Medical Assistant ______ Medical Transcription ______ Medical Insurance Technician ______ Nurse Assistant Training Program ______ Medical Billing and Coding Specialist ______ Patient Care Assistant/Technician APPLICANT’S NAME: ________________________________________________________________ LAST FIRST MI APPLICANT’S ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________ STREET ______________________________________________________________ CITY STATE ZIP APPLICANT’S PHONE NUMBER: HOME (_____)_________________________________________ WORK (IF APPLICABLE) (_____)________________________________________ APPLICANT’S E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________ SPOUSE’S FULL NAME: _______________________________________________________________ RANK LAST FIRST MI SPOUSE’S PHONE NUMBERS: HOME WORK (IF APPLICABLE) (_____)____________________________________ (_____)____________________________________

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM? ___________ School counselor ___________ Soldiers’ Angels ___________ Facebook ___________ Another military spouse ___________ Sponsor’s chain of command ____________ ____________ Ombudsman/FRG ____________ Key volunteer ____________ Education center ____________ Other _____________________________

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PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT Under authority of U.S. Title 10, Section 3012, the enclosed personal information will be maintained by Operation Homefront for administrative use and released to the individuals evaluating the application. The disclosure of the information is voluntary. However, failure to disclose all or part of the requested information may hinder evaluation of the application. I certify that the information in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that I may be disqualified if I have included false information in this application. I agree to abide by the conditions of the scholarship program and the decision of the scholarship program’s selection panel and in no way shall question their selection of the winners and alternates.





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I, ____________________________, hereby give my consent to Operation Homefront, an Arizona corporation, and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation, a California corporation, to release information concerning my application for the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship. I also understand that Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will both share the rights, title, and interests to the application and all documentation submitted as part of the scholarship application and all rights thereto. Applicants shall fully indemnify and hold Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation harmless from any third party claims, losses, liabilities, damages, cost and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and related costs which shall be reimbursed as incurred).





MEDIA/PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE FORM I hereby grant, Operation Homefront, an Arizona corporation, and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation, a California corporation, my permission/consent to participate in interviews, with free use of quotes, and the taking of photographs, movies or video tapes for use in media, Internet and social media related content/photographic/video images taken of myself and/or my dependents. I also grant the right to edit, use and reuse said products and content by Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation, which shall also have all rights, title and interests to the image(s) and the copyrights thereto and all the related rights for their entire terms, including renewal, free and clear of all encumbrances. I also hereby release Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation, their agents and employees from all claims, demands, and liabilities whatsoever in connection with the above.





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SUMMARY OF APPLICANT EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/ESSAY On a separate sheet(s) of paper, please restate each question and provide a complete response. Please type and double-space all responses. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE SHEETS. 1. IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, BEGINNING WITH THE MOST RECENT, LIST ALL SCHOOLS YOU HAVE ATTENDED SINCE YOU GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. IF YOU DID NOT GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL, LIST THE SCHOOLS YOU HAVE ATTENDED SINCE GRADE 9. Please use the following format: School name----Location of school----Dates attended----Graduation Date/Projected Date (if applicable) ---- Grade Point Average If you have begun taking college credits, please note after the “dates attended” the number of credits you have completed. If you have completed a GED, please note that information under “School Name,” noting the date the degree was awarded. Example: ABC Community College completed 4.0 GPA Camp Anywhere, USA August 2005 – Present 6 credit hours

2. IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, LIST ALL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN ON A REGULAR AND CONSISTENT BASIS. (For example, family readiness Group leader, ombudsman, animal shelter, Operation Homefront chapter, PTA, athletics, church activities, community service.) Please include the number of hours per week on average spent participating in these activities. Example: County Historical Museum Position: Tour Guide Camp Anywhere, USA May 2007 – Present 4 hours/week April 2008 – Present

ABC Animal Shelter Camp Anywhere, USA Position: I walk dogs and clean out pet kennels.

10 hours/week

(Note: Volunteerism is a key component to this scholarship award. If tentatively selected as a winner, you will be required to provide written proof of current volunteer hours prior to formal selection.) 3. IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, LIST ALL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS HELD AND AWARDS/HONORS EARNED DURING THE LAST FOUR YEARS. Example: Treasurer, Spouses Club Family Readiness Group B-Company,
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Camp Anywhere, USA Camp Anywhere, USA

May 2007 – 2008 August – November 2007

SUMMARY OF APPLICANT EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/ESSAY (continued) 4. LIST ALL HOBBIES/INTERESTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN MENTIONED IN RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS 1-3. Please describe the hobby and the length of time you have been involved with this activity. Example: I am actively involved with my PTA but do not volunteer on a weekly or consistent basis. I am available to help with PTA meetings, field trips, and assemblies as needed. I have been involved with this PTA for about six months. 5. ESSAY, IN 300 WORDS OR LESS ANSWER THE FOLLOWING: How, besides being a military wife, do you feel you have contributed to making your community a better place? Neatness, grammatical accuracy and creativity should be given emphasis when writing this essay. Also, please note that every word is counted towards the 300-word limit.

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LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION The letter of recommendation must be from a nonprofit organization or other group with whom you have volunteered within the last twelve (12) months.

TO THE AUTHOR: 1. Please address the letter to the Operation Homefront scholarship selection committee. 2. The selection committee recommends that you address the following areas in your letter: average number of hours volunteered on a weekly basis, volunteer duties and importance of those duties to the organization. 3. Within the letter, please note your relationship to the applicant. 4. Seal the letter of recommendation in an envelope with your signature over the seal. Write the applicant’s name on the front of the envelope. 5. Return the completed letter in the sealed envelope to the applicant. All letters must be submitted to the Operation Homefront scholarship selection committee as part of the entire application packet in a single mailing. 6. Completed applications must be postmarked on or before May 1, 2011.

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APPLICATION CHECKLIST Please complete this checklist to ensure that the application is complete and properly submitted. Once again, incomplete or improperly submitted applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee. Please submit the required components in the following order: ______ Complete the Applicant Information (page 3). ______ Sign the Privacy Statement, Release of Liability, and Photo Release (pages 4 and 5). ______ Complete the Summary of Applicant Education/Experience (pages 6 and 7) according to the instructions on your own paper. PLEASE PROOF ALL WORK. ______ Include your response to the essay question (page 7). Essays over 300 words will not be forwarded to the selection committee. PLEASE PROOF ALL WORK. ______ Include the letter of recommendation. The letter must be placed in a sealed envelope with the author’s signature over the seal (page 8). ______ Place all of the above in a single envelope addressed to: Operation Homefront’s Scholarship Program 8930 Fourwinds Drive, Suite 340 San Antonio, Texas 78239 ______ The complete application and packet must be mailed to the address above and postmarked no later than May 1, 2011.

REMINDER: Volunteerism is a key component to this scholarship award; therefore, if tentatively selected as a winner, you will be required to provide official high school or college transcripts and written proof of current volunteer hours within 10 days of notification and prior to formal selection.

Late applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee.

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Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP)
JOB LEAD for: _____General Clerk I –Part Time/On Call_____
Get your FERP questions answered by sending mail to Opening Date: March 10, 2011 Position Title: General Clerk I – Part Time On Call Salary/Wage: 10.83 per hour Place of Work: Ft. Campbell, KY Position Status: (part time/full time): Hours: 100% and will vary – Weekends and evenings are required. Other times as needed and available. There is no guarantee of the number of hours available. Number of Vacancy: 3 Duties: Will assist soldiers and family members with a variety of administrative, clerical and human resources functions within the Military Personnel Division (MPD) at Fort Campbell, KY. Will be required to perform any number of the tasks listed in this section. Contractor personnel may be detailed to augment any of the MPD work centers that support the Installation AG. Requirements may change throughout the period of performance based on future installation needs.  Review, audit, and update the Military Personnel File (MPF), to include annual, Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) and customer requests, to include the MPF of Soldiers in/out processing. Inform the Soldier of missing documents and data. The Contractor shall process documents, refer actions to other work centers as needed and forward MPF’s. The Contractor shall update eMILPO and provide the MPF with current Enlisted Record Brief (ERB) or Officer Record Brief (ORB). The Service Providers shall update Record of Emergency Data (DD Form 93) and Service Member Group Life Insurance (SGLV Form 8286), and Enlistment/Reenlistment (DD 4-Series). Conduct Soldier Readiness Processing and Reintegration in conjunction with the HQDA Personnel Processing Guidance (PPG) for mobilization and demobilization. The Contractor shall operate military personnel workstations of personnel records review, ID Cards and Tags, and population of DD 214’s in the Installation Support Module. The Contractor shall complete SRP checklists utilizing Deployment and Reconstitution Tracking Software (DARTS), if applicable, for all personnel processed. The Contractor shall identify readiness deficiencies, refer them to the appropriate agency and commander, and ensure corrective action is taken for the appropriate military personnel workstations. Conduct the military personnel assessment and support of units in-processing to the installation. The Service Provider shall complete AG tasks specified in the Installation Closing Date: when filled

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Mobilization Plan that include collection of individual mobilization folders, assessment of unit’s SRP status, verification of Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) qualification, and assistance to unit Commanders. The Contractor shall complete mobilization/demobilization reports and forward to appropriate authorities. Conduct Soldier In- and Out-Processing IAW applicable regulations and established local installation procedures. This includes conducting in- and out-processing briefings, updating the MPF or OPF and ERB or ORB, DD Form 93 and Soldier Government Life Veterans (SGLV) updates, and obtaining other required records or documents for transfer. The Contractor shall utilize Installation Support Module for clearing Soldiers out of the installation. Administer Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) The Contractor shall administer DEERS as needed. The Contractor shall assist customers, provide advice on eligibility requirements, and process applications to determine eligibility. The Contractor shall enroll and disenroll personnel in DEERS. The Contractor shall research and reconcile DEERS information based on inquiries. Prepare ID Cards and CAC to include new issues and replacement of missing and unserviceable cards for eligible personnel only. The Contractor shall prepare ID Cards in the rapids terminals or manually if necessary. Process requests for and issue ID Tags to eligible personnel as needed. Prepare for signature and issue letters, DA Form 1602, and agent cards permitting access to facilities, to include Commissary, PX, and MWR facilities. Issue Geneva Convention Cards to eligible personnel only. For SRP operations, the Contractor shall complete 100% within SRP scheduled timeframe. Verify eligibility and issue contractor ID badges in accordance with local policy and maintain a log of issued badges with daily updates. Process various personnel actions. Personnel actions to include: deployment cycle support management actions, Manifesting actions. Additional duties as required.

Qualifications:  Minimum 1+ years administrative or human resources experience preferably in an Army Personnel/Human Resource position.  Must have some familiarity with Army terminology and acronyms, documents and terminology, or Army Reserve and National Guard personnel issues.  Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.  Must have a working knowledge Microsoft Word, Form Flow, Excel and PowerPoint.  Must pass pre-employment requirements. How to Apply: To apply for this position, please send your resume to or FAX to 757-499-3972. For more information, please call APT at 1-800-499-6802 or 757-4996802. Point of Contact: Name: Ronni Pedersen Title: Recruiting Manager

Phone: 1-800-499-6802 Fax: 1-757-499-3972 E-Mail: Additional Remarks: APT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. APT participates in E-Verify. Signature

Ronni Pedersen
Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP) 5661 Screaming Eagle Blvd. Room 108 POC:

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