Weekly Military Information – 31 January 2015

SPOTLIGHT EVENT

Tuesday, 17 February – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Greater Tampa Bay Women In Defense Event – DoubleTree Westshore Tampa, 4500 West Cypress Street, WID GTB is pleased to welcome Major General Jennifer L. Napper (USA, Ret), VP and Deputy General Manager Defense Solutions, L-3 Communications (NSS) as our February “Get Informed” luncheon speaker. As former Director of Plans and Policy, J5 USCYBERCOM, Major General Napper brings over 30 years of experience in the fields of telecommunications, IT and cyber security. Join us to hear current cyber security challenges and success stories from the cyberspace battlefield. Register now

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pathways Student Intern Program

Do you know a high school or college student who is interested in a US federal government career or gaining valuable “on the job” training while in school? The Pathways Student Intern Program can provide that opportunity.

Who is eligible? Minimum age to apply is 16; however, if the position being recruited by the command requires a security clearance, then the minimum age is 18 so that the student candidate can be vetted through our security office.

The student must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in, an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying diploma, degree or certificate. The student must have 2.5 or above GPA (Command requirement)

Where does he/she apply? All students interested in job opportunities under Pathways Student Intern Program must apply through open announcements on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). They need to build an account in in USAJOBS. The student needs to upload a resume, transcripts/grades, and any other documents (acceptance letter or letters of recommendation, SF-50s if they have prior government service, DD214 if prior military, etc.) to their account for use when they apply. IMPORTANT TO KNOW: Veteran’s preference does apply, meaning veterans get first priority.

They can search on the key word “pathways” and USAJOBS will pull up all open announcements that have Pathways in the title. Ours, of course, will have “Space and Naval Warfare” listed for command and the duty locations available are also listed in the announcement.
Students can set up “saved searches” notifications so that they will be alerted when an announcement opens. Any job series that ends with “99” is a student trainee position. [Example: 0899 is a Student Trainee (Engineer) or 1599 is a Student Trainee (Scientist), etc.] There is a tutorial on how to set up “saved search” notifications under the “Resource Center” tab on the USAJOBS website (first page, across the top).

7TH ANNUAL AVAST GOLF CLASSIC

AVAST (Amputee V.A. Support Team) will be holding their 7th Annual Golf Classic on Saturday, 14 March, at Cheval Golf and Country Club. Sponsorships are available and information regarding those levels are attached. For more information contact Jim Lonigro at avastvetstampafl@yahoo.com or (813) 340-9218

Weekly Military Information – 24 January 2015

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

USF VETERANS MENTORING PROGRAM

Mentoring is a rewarding way to share knowledge gained from career success and life experiences. And it is doubly rewarding when you can have this relationship with a military veteran who is pursuing a degree for a civilian career so you can show your appreciation for their service. These talented young men and women have so much to offer – your guidance will certainly help position them for career success.

USF’s veterans mentoring program is looking for volunteers to help mentor veterans in the USF program. If you are interested in being a mentor, more information is available on USF’s Veterans Services page.

7TH ANNUAL AVAST GOLF CLASSIC

AVAST (Amputee V.A. Support Team) will be holding their 7th Annual Golf Classic on Saturday, 14 March, at Cheval Golf and Country Club. Sponsorships are available and information regarding those levels are attached. For more information contact Jim Lonigro at avastvetstampafl@yahoo.com or (813) 340-9218.

Weekly Military Information – 10 January 2015

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ABILENE AWARD – LAST CALL

We are compiling items for the 2015 Abilene Award so if you have any information you would like to provide please send that to me. As most of you are aware, the Tampa Bay area applies for the Abilene Award each year. This is a community effort to show that Tampa Bay supports the United States Air Force and MacDill Air Force Base. In an effort to eliminate that last minute scramble for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce to put together a great packet we thought it would be beneficial to compile items that could be used in the application on a quarterly basis.

Below are some examples of items we like to include in the submission packet – these would be for any events held in 2014:

1. PICTURES – pictures are essential for this application! Please forward pictures of any events you may have sponsored or been involved with that benefited MacDill – specifically active duty Air Force personnel. Each picture will need to have a short narrative explaining the event/program;

2. FLYERS/INVITATIONS – any flyers or invitations for events/programs. AGAIN, pictures are essential so please include pictures from these events/programs;

3. LETTERS – any letters you or your company have received from MacDill acknowledging your participation or sponsorship in an event/program;

4. NEWSPAPER ARTICLES – copies of newspaper articles that include the date and paper name.

USF VETERANS MENTORING PROGRAM

Mentoring is a rewarding way to share knowledge gained from career success and life experiences. And it is doubly rewarding when you can have this relationship with a military veteran who is pursuing a degree for a civilian career so you can show your appreciation for their service. These talented young men and women have so much to offer – your guidance will certainly help position them for career success.

USF’s veterans mentoring program is looking for volunteers to help mentor veterans in the USF program. If you are interested in being a mentor, more information is available on USF’s Veterans Services page.

7TH ANNUAL AVAST GOLF CLASSIC

AVAST (Amputee V.A. Support Team) will be holding their 7th Annual Golf Classic on Saturday, 14 March, at Cheval Golf and Country Club. Sponsorships are available and information regarding those levels are attached. For more information contact Jim Lonigro at avastvetstampafl@yahoo.com or (813) 340-9218.

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Visit our weekly newsletters and military events on our website! We will archive past newsletters for your reference and maintain a calendar of events that are listed each week in the newsletters.

The link for the newsletters is: Weekly Military Information, and the direct link to the events calendar is: Events Calendar.