Weekly Military Information – 18 December 2013

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ABILENE AWARD

It’s hard to believe that we are headed into 2014 already. If you haven’t sent in your submissions for the 2014 Abilene Award please do so ASAP.

Please send any of the following that you may have for events/programs held in 2013:

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.

IN THE NEWS

9 December, 2013 – Attached for review is the Armed Services Committee Highlights of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

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26 November, 2013 – Attached for review is the Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments regarding DoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System”

UPCOMING EVENTS – FOR MORE DETAILS ON EVENTS LISTED BELOW VISIT

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A date has not been finalized for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s annual Military Appreciation Banquet BUT has been narrowed down to two dates so please place HOLDS for the evening of 20 February or 4 March, 2014! We will let you know once confirmed!

Remember nominations are now being accepted for the military awards for this event. To nominate a person or business, please complete each section of the appropriate nomination form(s) attached. Any endorsements the nominator feels will help the selection committee in its deliberations are welcome. All community activities during 2013 should be mentioned.

The 2014 nomination forms can be found here: http://www.tampachamber.com/Events/Signature-Events/Military-Appreciation-Banquet.aspx

Or individual links for each category are below as well:

To be considered for these awards, nomination forms must be received no later than close of business on 10 January, 2014. All nominators will receive an email confirmation when their submission is received. Please allow up to 48 hours for processing.

Wishing all Happy Holidays!

Weekly Military Information – 11 December 2013

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UPCOMING EVENTS – FOR MORE DETAILS ON EVENTS LISTED BELOW VISIT

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Preparations have begun for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s annual Military Appreciation Banquet which is being scheduled for the first quarter of 2014. This is the largest military event the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce holds and a large part of this banquet is dedicated to recognizing outstanding individuals in various roles that have shown a sustained interest and continuing participation in activities which provide significant service to the Tampa Bay community.

The Chamber is now accepting nominations for this year’s Military Appreciation Awards. To nominate a person or business for one of the following awards, please complete each section of the nomination form. Any endorsements the nominator feels will help the selection committee in its deliberations are welcome. All community activities during 2013 should be mentioned.

The 2014 nomination forms can be found here: http://www.tampachamber.com/Events/Signature-Events/Military-Appreciation-Banquet.aspx

Or individual links for each category are below as well:

To be considered for these awards, nomination forms must be received no later than close of business on 10 January, 2014. All nominators will receive an email confirmation when their submission is received. Please allow up to 48 hours for processing.

Weekly Military Information – 04 December 2013

SEE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENTS!

eagle_in_front_of_the_american_flagVisit 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Preparations have begun for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s annual Military Appreciation Banquet which is being scheduled for the first quarter of 2014. This is the largest military event the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce holds and a large part of this banquet is dedicated to recognizing outstanding individuals in various roles that have shown a sustained interest and continuing participation in activities which provide significant service to the Tampa Bay community.

The Chamber is now accepting nominations for this year’s Military Appreciation Awards. To nominate a person or business for one of the following awards, please complete each section of the nomination form. Any endorsements the nominator feels will help the selection committee in its deliberations are welcome. All community activities during 2013 should be mentioned.

The 2014 nomination forms can be found here: http://www.tampachamber.com/Events/Signature-Events/Military-Appreciation-Banquet.aspx

Or individual links for each category are below as well:

To be considered for these awards, nomination forms must be received no later than close of business on 10 January, 2014. All nominators will receive an email confirmation when their submission is received. Please allow up to 48 hours for processing.

Weekly Military Information – 20 November 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Veteran-Thanksgiving(November 18, 2013) The SPAWAR Office of Small Business Programs has posted an updated Three Year Acquisition Forecast on its Small Business Homepage, http://www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Pages/SmallBusiness.aspx. The updated forecast, for fiscal years 2014 – 2016 is a projection of supplies and or services SPAWAR anticipates it may purchase in the future. Please feel free to pass this information onto your members, especially your small business members. This forecast is posted solely for informational and planning purposes. It does not constitute a solicitation or a promise to issue a solicitation in the future. The information in this forecast is based on current information available to date. This information is subject to change and is not binding to the Government.

SSC Atlantic: Accepting 2014 Applications for ONR-sponsored Internships and Fellowships

Applications for the 2014 summer internships and fellowships are now being accepted. The application process, deadlines, and additional information for each program can be found at the links listed below.

The Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) is an 8 week summer internship for high school students interested in pursuing STEM careers. The applications will close on Jan.6, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). http://seap.asee.org/

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a 10 week summer internship undergraduate & graduate students. The applications will close on Jan. 6, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. EST. http://nreip.asee.org/

The Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP) is a 10 week summer faculty fellowship for college/university faculty members. The applications will close on Dec. 6, 2013. https://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com/apply/apply.html

If you have any questions not answered on the websites, please feel free to contact Keisha Williams at Lakeisha.d.williams1@navy.mil or 843-218-5724

Are you hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner? How about including a Coalition member or family and share with them the great tradition that showcases the best of America. The Coalition consists of officers from 50 plus nations that serve at Central Command as a unified effort in the War Against Terrorism. They live and work in our country from 3 months to 2 years and though some come with their families many of them do not. The intention of inviting a Coalition member is to thank and welcome them to the Tampa Bay Community so they will return to their country with a better understanding of what makes America great. If you are interested in opening your hearts and your homes for these great people, please complete the form attached and forward to Robert Rowen at robrowen@earthlink.net or by fax to (813) 849-1261.

Weekly Military Information – 13 November 2013

SSC Atlantic: Accepting 2014 Applications for ONR-sponsored Internships and Fellowships

celestar-newspicApplications for the 2014 summer internships and fellowships are now being accepted. The application process, deadlines, and additional information for each program can be found at the links listed below.

The Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) is an 8 week summer internship for high school students interested in pursuing STEM careers. The applications will close on Jan.6, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). http://seap.asee.org/

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a 10 week summer internship undergraduate & graduate students. The applications will close on Jan. 6, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. EST. http://nreip.asee.org/

The Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP) is a 10 week summer faculty fellowship for college/university faculty members. The applications will close on Dec. 6, 2013. https://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com/apply/apply.html

If you have any questions not answered on the websites, please feel free to contact Keisha Williams at Lakeisha.d.williams1@navy.mil or 843-218-5724.

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Are you hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner? How about including a Coalition member or family and share with them the great tradition that showcases the best of America. The Coalition consists of officers from 50 plus nations that serve at Central Command as a unified effort in the War Against Terrorism. They live and work in our country from 3 months to 2 years and though some come with their families many of them do not. The intention of inviting a Coalition member is to thank and welcome them to the Tampa Bay Community so they will return to their country with a better understanding of what makes America great. If you are interested in opening your hearts and your homes for these great people, please complete the form attached and forward to Robert Rowen at robrowen@earthlink.net or by fax to (813) 849-1261.

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On November 13, 2013 – NDIA sent the following information –

Dear Members and Friends of NDIA and its affiliates:
We at NDIA continue to encourage our political leaders and the ongoing House-Senate Budget Conference Committee to replace sequestration with a substitute deficit reduction measure. Last week, NDIA led a coalition of defense associations in a letter to the Joint Chiefs of Staff urging them to tell Congress what it will mean for our military if sequestration remains in place. This morning we will further that effort with testimony before the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

While NDIA continues to push for an end to sequestration, we firmly believe that your voices are most influential in persuading your Members of Congress to find deficit-neutral alternatives to sequestration. Before taking any vote on defense sequestration, every Member of Congress should understand the impact sequestration has had on military readiness. To that end, NDIA led another letter yesterday asking Members of Congress to attend a briefing detailing the impact of sequestration on readiness. The classified, Members-only briefing, hosted by the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, will take place this Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

If you agree that sequestration is seriously harming national security, we encourage you to ask your Members of Congress to attend this classified briefing. No Member of Congress should cast a vote to preserve sequestration without a clear understanding of how sequestration has impacted readiness. Even if your senators or representative cannot attend this specific briefing, they can request the information from the Pentagon or their chamber’s Armed Services Committee or a similar briefing at a more convenient time or place. If you would like your Members of Congress to attend this briefing or obtain the same information through other channels, here is what you can do:

– Call the staff of your Senators and Representative to ask your legislators to attend. Given the urgency of a request to attend a briefing scheduled this Thursday, a call to staff will deliver the message in the most timely fashion. Even if your member cannot attend this specific briefing, you can urge their staff to obtain the information in written form or request a follow-up briefing on the same subject. Use the ZIP Code tool in the upper right hand corner of the House of Representatives website to identify your Congressman and the state tool on the Senate website to identify your Senators, call the main office number, and ask to speak with the staffer who handles national security or military issues.

– Write an email to your Senators and Representative asking them to attend. The contact pages of your legislators will have a form-fillable email you can send to make your request. However, your Member of Congress is unlikely to see this request soon enough to take action before Thursday.

NDIA will continue to find ways to give collective voice to the needs of defense industry as the Budget Conference Committee deliberates on the fiscal challenges facing our country.

Weekly Military Information – 06 November 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vets-DayAre you hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner? How about including a Coalition member or family and share with them the great tradition that showcases the best of America. The Coalition consists of officers from 50 plus nations that serve at Central Command as a unified effort in the War Against Terrorism. They live and work in our country from 3 months to 2 years and though some come with their families many of them do not. The intention of inviting a Coalition member is to thank and welcome them to the Tampa Bay Community so they will return to their country with a better understanding of what makes America great. If you are interested in opening your hearts and your homes for these great people, please complete the form attached and forward to Robert Rowen at robrowen@earthlink.net or by fax to (813) 849-1261.

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