TLR Bulletin

TLR Bulletin

Little Rock ALL: Weekly Bulletin (15 February, 2024)

Team Little Rock,

See details below for NOTICES / CLOSURES / AIRMEN & FAMILY EVENTS / KNIGHT'S ROUNDTABLE Q&A / OTHER INFORMATION 


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NOTICES   

19 MDG PHARMACY UNAVAILABLE
The 19th Medical Group Pharmacy remains unable to process prescriptions due to the enterprise-wide pharmacy system downtime. If your prescription is emergent and cannot wait, please contact your prescribing physician to have your prescription sent to a TRICARE network pharmacy. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Team Little Rock is celebrating Black History Month. Join the Pan-African Heritage Council for Friday Movie Flicks on 16 Feb @ 1800. “Hidden Figures” tells the story of the three Black women whose scientific and mathematic expertise propelled NASA’s achievements in the Space Race. Also, please see the attached flyer for Black History Month facts for February 15th, celebrating American Black figures in history, the Armed Forces and entertainment.

JUNETEENTH CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
June is the month we celebrate Juneteenth! In preparation, we are looking for members that are interested in being a part of the Juneteenth planning committee. If you are interested in volunteering, please email hugh.leavell@us.af.mil NLT 29 Feb COB. The initial planning meeting will be held on 1 March at 1000 in the Wing Conference Room (Building 1250, 1st Floor). If interested members are unable to attend the initial meeting, a virtual solution will be coordinated to ensure members are able to participate. Because this is a base-wide event, the committee would like participation from every wing, group, and squadron to be represented. This volunteer call is open to civilians as well.

LRAFB AUTHORIZED UBER LOCATION
Little Rock AFB is now an authorized location for select Uber drivers to pick up and drop off passengers with valid DoD ID. Passengers with base access will be authorized to escort guests when “Trusted Traveler” is authorized. When ordering an authorized Uber ride, it is recommended that you use your actual address on the installation so an authorized driver can locate you in an effective and timely manner.  Delays at installation gates can slow pick up and drop off times based on gate operations, so please plan accordingly to prevent delays with travel. 

FAQ:

  • How do I get an Uber on base?
    1. When ordering an Uber on the App input your specific on base address and it will let you know which Uber drivers are authorized on base.
       
  • Can they drop me off at my dorm or just at the gate?
    1. If the driver is authorized if you in put your actual address on the installation and they can drop you off there. If they are not authorized the driver can drop you off at the gate.

The use of this program does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense or any of its entities.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email the Security Forces Senior Enlisted Leader at patrick.lombardo@us.af.mil.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Save the date for Friday, 8 Mar for Women’s History Month events at Little Rock AFB. Sign ups for events will be available later this month.

COMMISSIONING BRIEFING
The University Center will have a Commissioning Briefing at the Walters Community Center on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 0900 room 131.

If you are interested in becoming an officer, this is your opportunity to attend the briefing so you can gather the information and resources needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at education@us.af.mil and visit https://www.rockinattherock.com/university-center/ , look under Commissioning to view programs.

For registration, please contact Ms. White @ katrina.white.7@us.af.mil  or Ms. Grant @ vivian.grant.1@us.af.mil

TENANT SATISFACTION SURVEY
The FY24 annual DoD Tenant Satisfaction Survey for Privatized Housing will commence on 4 Mar 2024. Surveys may only be completed online by base housing residents. Please scan the QR code in the attached flyer to complete the survey when it opens next month. Emails will be sent to residents in the coming weeks. If you live on base and have not received a survey link by 5 Mar, please contact AirForceHousingSurvey@celassociates.com for assistance.  

19TH PA PHOTO STUDIO LOCATION CHANGE
The 19th Airlift Wing PA Photo Studio has changed locations and is now located in Bldg. 1255, Room 119. To schedule an official photo visit: https://19thairliftwingpublicaffairs.setmore.com/
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CLOSURES

HARRIS GATE CLOSURE
Effective 26 Feb 2024, the Harris Gate will be closed until further notice. The Vandenberg Gate will remain open 24/7 and Arnold Gate will remain open 7 days a week from 0500-2200.

BURGER KING
Burger King is now reopened as of 26 Feb.

FSS FACILITIES
Please see the attached flyer for President’s Day Weekend hours for FSS facilities.

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AIRMEN & FAMILY EVENTS

ARKANSAS COUNCIL FOR MILITARY CHILDREN ONLINE FORUM
WHAT: Online forum for inputs to the Arkansas Council for Military Children
WHO: Military families
WHERE: Online – Zoom Link can be found here.
WHEN: Wednesday, 28 Feb 1000-1400
INFO: This particular forum will discuss Education Freedom Accounts during the first 30 minutes, with the opportunity to ask questions throughout. Families may join at any time during the four-hour window to get questions answered.

BEST SELF CLASSES
WHAT: Best SELF Classes (Flyer attached)
WHO: Base personnel (Classes are limited to 15 participants each)
WHERE: Military & Family Readiness Center
WHEN: Tuesdays 1300-1400 6 Feb – 12 Mar
INFO: Best SELF is a weight management program that focuses on four critical components of health: nutrition, physical activity, sleep and mindfulness. Contact Ethan Turpan, the Health Promotion Coordinator, at (501) 987-4041 or ethan.w.turpen.civ@health.mil to register.

COMMISSIONING BRIEF
WHAT: University Center Commissioning Briefing
WHO: Any Airmen interested in commissioning
WHERE: Walters Center
WHEN: Monday, 4 Mar 0900
INFO: For registration please contact katrina.white.7@us.af.mil or Vivian.grant.1@us.af.mil. This is your opportunity to gather information and resources to become a commissioned officer.

DR. SUESS BIRTHDAY PARTY
WHAT: Base Library Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
WHO: All base personnel and their families
WHERE: Walters Community Center Ballroom
WHEN: Thursday, 29 Feb at 1600
INFO: Join the Base Library for a Seussational good time for their annual birthday party for beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. There will be games, story time and a photo op with The Cat in the Hat. All ages are welcome! Contact the Base Library at 501-987-6979 with questions.

FEDERAL VOITING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WORKSHOP
WHAT: Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
WHO: Personnel interested & tasked to perform in voting assistance duties
WHERE: Walters Community Center, Room 131
WHEN: Monday, 4 Mar 0900-1100
INFO: This workshop provides voting assistance officers and attendees with the critical information on the voting process, resources and tools needed for VAO duties and ultimately the success of the voter in participating in the electoral process. Contact the M&FRC at 501-987-2667 or email john.dempsey.7@us.af.mil to sign up.

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KNIGHTS' ROUNDTABLE Q&A
Suggestion/Recommendation:

“Hello, I hope this suggestion is looked at, but I was hoping that the Wing could look into recognizing the workers at both the Child Development Center's and the Youth Center on base.

The employees who work there are essential to the success of everyone on base, as they are responsible for taking care of our little ones while we are completing our missions. Some of us even have spouses that work there, and while we may enjoy certain time off or participating in squadron/wing activities/event, the CDC & YC workers do not have that opportunity.

The weeks that there is Spring or Winter break, and kids our out of school, those buildings are still operating. I feel that the CDC & YC employees are the "unsung heroes" of our base and they deserve recognition. Something like a weekend BBQ or small gifts, anything that shows just how much we do appreciate what they do for us and that we're not taking them for granted! Thank you so much, "Go Black Knight!"

Response:

“Thank you for your kind words.  Our caregivers and managers across all our Child and Youth Programs work very hard to ensure we are providing high quality care for the youngest members of the Black Knight Family.  Without our caregivers, members would not be free to focus on their mission to deliver TacAir anywhere.

Child and Youth employees are recognized as part of the 19th Force Support Squadron recognition program.  We agree, that is nowhere near enough for the care they provide day to day. As such, parents are always welcome to show their appreciation to caregivers within DoD ethics guidelines.  Additionally, National Teacher Appreciation week will be held during the week of 5-11 May 2024, in which our facilities will be participating.  Please be on the lookout for ways we as a community can come together and support our Child and Youth Program employees.”

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OTHER INFORMATION

USAF CONNECT APP
With the weather quickly changing, make sure you download the AF Connect app to stay up to date with weather and traffic notifications. The app also offers much more including a base directory, a calendar of events and helpful links. You can download the app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store then add Little Rock AFB to your favorites and make sure your notifications are on. 

Mobile app download graphic

COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) started on 1 September 2023 and will run through 15 January 2024. The CFC is a workplace campaign for our federal employees, service members, and retirees to donate through payroll deduction, one-time donations, or pledge volunteer hours. Contractors can also donate via a monthly or one-time donation through debit card or bank transfer. There are more than 4,500 different vetted charities to donate toward, ranging from search and rescue dogs to clean water initiatives.

There are four ways to submit your donation or pledge your volunteer hours:

  1. Online via GiveCGC.org and click “donate”.
  2. Download and complete the paper form available on GiveCFC.org.
  3. Text 987-487-5678 to receive a link.
  4. Download the “CFC Giving” app.

The CFC provides help and hope to communities across the world. Your donation, no matter how small, makes an impact. The attached flyer shows how far $5 a paycheck can go toward improving the lives of others. I encourage you to take time over the next few weeks to consider donating to a worthy organization. If you have questions on the “Give Happy” CFC campaign, please reach out to your Squadron leadership.

VISITOR CENTER (VC) HOURS AND PROCEDURES
The Little Rock AFB VC regular business hours are 0600 - 1630, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and Family Days listed below. The VC is located in building 1508. Parking is accessed through Marshall Road at the traffic light just outside of the main gate. Visitor passes, DBIDS cards, extended visitor passes, and Restricted Area Badges (RAB’s) are all issued from the VC. Appointment times are from 0800 - 1600. Appointments are required for RAB issuance to ensure appropriate personnel are present. Otherwise, appointments are highly recommended to prevent long wait times. The QR code or link below can be utilized to make appointments. 

Appointments

AFTER HOURS PROCEDURES
Sponsors and visitors may proceed in person to building 1502 (gate guard building) at the Vandenberg Gate and be issued a pass by the on-duty Security Forces personnel. Personnel will be directed to park in the parking area immediately behind the gate as you drive through. To be issued a pass the sponsor must have a DoD credential or DBIDS card with sponsorship authority. The visitor must possess a physical state ID or driver's license (a picture of the ID will not be accepted), and proof of current vehicle insurance and registration, physical or digital copies are accepted.

REMOTE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Remote Sponsorship passes afford any Military ID Card holder, with sponsorship privileges, the opportunity to electronically submit their guests' information to the VC to generate a visitor's pass without the visitor/sponsor being physically present. Requests must be submitted on the attached remote sponsorship request form via government email to 19SFS.VCC.Requests@us.af.mil a minimum of 72 hours prior to the requested start date. Please be advised Org Boxes cannot accept encrypted emails therefore the Remote Sponsorship Request form is password protected (Password: 19SFSRSR). Passes will need to be picked up at the VC during their official duty hours, Monday through Friday, 0600 to 1630. The following forms of ID are eligible for sponsorship CAC, DD Form 2 (Active, Retired and Reserve), and DD Form 1173. Any questions concerning remote sponsorship should be direct to the Visitor Center at (501) 987-8777.
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