Whiteman Weekly Wire: Events and News July 3, 2019

The Whiteman Weekly Wire delivers news and updates for your base community.

The Whiteman Weekly Wire delivers news and updates for your base community.

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --

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UPCOMING EVENTS
The Independence Day Celebration will be at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 3rd at Ike Skelton Park. This is a FREE event for all DoD ID card holders and guests. Celebration includes inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and the return of the fishing Derby! For more information call the CPPO at 660-687-5754.

Stars & Strikes Bowling Alley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 10th will sell the Sheriff Buford “T” Justice World Famous Diablo sandwich! Only $7 for sandwich, fries and drink. Call Stars & Strikes at 660-687-5114 for more information.

The Paint with Us event will be held at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 11th at Missions End. Food and Drink are available for purchase at the event. Prices start at $20 per person and $10 for deployed/remotely affected or single Airmen. Call CPPO at 660-687-5754 to reserve your spot.

The Freedom 5k will start at 6:30 a.m. on July 12th at the fitness center. The top 50 finishers will receive t-shirts and the top 3 men and women will receive medals.

A pre-diabetes class is 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the 509th Medical Group Education and Training room in the basement. Call 660-687-1199 to enroll.

EFMP/special needs or deployment/remote status military family are invited to Coffee & Chat 10-11 a.m. every third Wednesday of the month at Coffee SKNOBS in Knob Noster. Complimentary coffee with refreshments are offered. Children are welcome with adult supervision. For more information, call 660-687-7132.

The Airman & Family Readiness Center offers financial classes every month. Individual appointments are available. Call 660-687-7132 or 660-619-2735 for more information.

Every Sunday at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Stealth Lounge will host a social for anyone who speaks English as a second language. This social allows anyone who attends to practice their English and meet new people.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for July 13th and August 10th. Volunteers will be building and improving homes for affected families in Independence, Missouri area. No experience is needed! Contact Margot Cadigan at Margot.Cadigan@us.af.mil or 407-373-9035 with questions and to volunteer.

The Youth Program is planning the Teen Late Night for July 26th. Currently volunteers are needed to be refs for the bubble soccer game and to play! Currently 30-36 volunteers are needed. To volunteer, contact Megan Cesarski at 660-687-5586.

To volunteer for the Freedom 5K on base, contact SrA DaCosta at 660-687-5496.

To volunteer for Team Whiteman's Airman Against Drunk Driving (AADD) program, contact Senior Airman Tyler Anderson at tyler.anderson.14@us.af.mil.

Whiteman AFB Fitness Center Pool is now hiring lifeguards. Applicants must be 16 years or older and have a current lifeguard certification. Apply at www.nafjobs.org or call 660-687-6476/5215/7876 with questions.

ADVISORIES

Due to ongoing construction projects, Arnold Avenue on base between 8th and 9th streets will be closed until October 2020. There will be a detour around this on block area. This minor closure will increase project efficiency and safety. Thank you for your understanding and patience as crews modernize the installation and ensure it is a world-class place to live and work.

With the Base track back open, there are some rules to ensure the track remains in good condition. Please do not bring gum or food on track, the only approved beverage is water, no sunflower seeds or tobacco products and no spitting on track or turf.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Service members are advised to be aware of what they consume as some states legalize recreational marijuana and THC. THC and CBD oils are illegal under federal law and Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Products containing them, such as THC beer, can cause a positive urinalysis result in a drug test.

TRICAREOnline (TOL) offers online access for appointment management, prescription refills, health data, the nurse advice line, secure messages with your PCM and more. Go to www.TRICAREOnline.com.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service (BX) shoppers can now buy items at ShopMyExchange.com and pick them up at their local BX for free. Visit https://www.shopmyexchange.com/#.

The base gym has a parking spot reserved during all regular hours and days. The new space is near the front entrance and is reserved for any wing annual award winner or member of Honor Guard.

The Exceptional Family Member Program and Special Needs Support Group meets at 10-11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Whiteman AFB Youth Center. The group provides free information, speakers, children's activities and other events. Call 660-687-7132 for more information.

Keys, wallets, bicycles, jewelry and other items have been turned in as found property to Security Forces. Visit Building 711, Room 305, or call 660-687-5342.

The Qualified Recycling Program is open for drop-off 24/7 with reduced customer service staff. Cardboard, paper, newspaper, printer cartridges, lead acid batteries, scrap metal and aluminum cans are accepted. Materials left outside the Whiteman recycling center are base property; taking them is theft. Contact the recycling center with questions at 660-687-6253.

Are you interested in joining a vanpool or starting your own? The Department of the Transportation (DoT) manages the vanpool program for the DoD at no out-of-pocket costs for you. This program is open to active duty, guard, reserve and civilians. Contact Maj. Keith Bratton at keith.bratton@us.af.mil.

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