April Post-its, Promotions and News Picks Published April 2, 2011 By A1C Ashley Ramirez April 2, 2011 -- Here is this month's news and names you need to know... check it out! Congratulations to the 146th recent graduates from Formal Schools! A1C Kevin Palos, Aircraft Structural Maintenance Apprentice 2Lt Ashley Stenberg, Air National Guard Academy of Military Farwell to all those recent retirees and separations: Master Sgt. Tommy Thompson, Maintenance Major Kenneth Archulet, Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Master Sgt. Denise Meyers, 261st Combat Communications Squadron Dining Facility Menu: Saturday Boston Clam Chowder Chicken Fajitas Spanish Rice Roast Pork Loin w/ Glas de veu Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Corn on the cob Caprese Vegetable blend Sunday Boston Clam Chowder Spaghetti Meat Sauce Pesto Alfredo Turkey Spinach Lasagna Italian Vegetable Blend Oregon Vegetable Blend Mozzarella Cheese Bread Religious Services: Both services are held in the Commanders Conference Room, Bldg 119 Catholic Mass: 1100 Protestant Service: 1230 Scholarships available for military spouses 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. 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. 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. Please go to www.operationhomefront.net for more details. Operation Purple Teen Youth Camp applications now available The National Military Family Association's Operation Purple camps are a time for having fun, making friends, and reminding military kids that they are the Nation's youngest heroes. The mission of the Operation Purple program is to empower military children and their families to develop and maintain healthy and connected relationships, in spite of the current military environment. They do this through a variety of means, including the healing and holistic aspect of the natural world. The program is joint or "purple"-- and open to children and families of active duty, National Guard or Reserve service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service and NOAA. The Operation Purple program includes camps for teens, family retreats at the national parks, and camps geared to address the needs of children and families of our nations wounded service members. The 2011 Operation Purple camp applications are now available at http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/ operation-purple/2011-camps/ Social Networks helping in Japan disaster relief The earthquake in Japan has helped highlight the role technology can play in a disaster. Smartphone/iPhone applications such as QuakeWatch, Disaster Alert, Emergency Radio, and more could provide you with important information during a disaster when other forms of communication may become disabled. Social networking apps and sites such as Facebook and Twitter can also serve as a means of communication after a disaster, for family members and friends to let each other know they are safe. Check out the apps that are available for your phone as part of your emergency preparedness efforts! CNG Assistance Award Program applications now being accepted The California National Guard Educational Assistance Award Program has proven beneficial for soldiers and airmen, in need of financial assistance by providing monetary support for those pursuing higher education. New applications for the spring term of the 2010 - 2011 academic year are still being accepted. Please encourage those who have not already applied to do so now. Renewal applications are now being accepted for the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program (EAAP) for the 2011-2012 academic year. New applications for the 2011-2012 academic year will open 15 April 2011. Those interested need to apply for the institution and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2011 - 2012 academic year. For more information and instructions on how to apply, be go to www.calguard.ca.gov/education Nestle Prepared Foods Recalled Nestle Prepared Foods Company, Gaffney, S.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 10,260 pounds of frozen spaghetti and meatball entrees that may contain foreign materials. The product(s) subject to recall include: 9.5-oz. packages of "Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites, Spaghetti with Meatballs." The packages bear the establishment number "P-7991" and the case code "0298595519P" and a best before date of November, 2011 printed on the side of the package, underneath the ingredient listing. Unilever Recalls Specific Lots of Skippy Peanut Butter Unilever United States, Inc. announced a limited recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, which is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is as follows: UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 (located on the side of the jar's label below the bar code.) Best-If-Used-By Dates: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1,MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 (Stamped on the lid of the jar.) More information on the affected products and lots is listed below. As always you should return the product to the store from which it was purchased or discard immediately.