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NEWS BRIEFS: December 2017

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Disposition of effects

Air Force 1st Lt. Dylan Bechen, 773d Civil Engineer Squadron, is authorized to make disposition of personal effects of Airman 1st Class Darrick Jones Jr., 773d CES, as stated in Air Force Instruction 34-511.

Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of the deceased should contact Bechen at 552-5612.

Army 1st Lt. Jordan Shenk, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, is authorized to make disposition of personal effects of Spc. Sean O’Connor, HHC, 1-501 INF, as stated in Army Regulation 638-2.

Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of the deceased should contact Shenk at (717) 817-1076. 

Maj. Jacob Ragsdale, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 297th Regional Support Group, is authorized to make disposition of personal effects of Sgt. Presence Bissonette, of HHC, 297th RSG, as stated in Army Regulation 638-2.

Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of the deceased should contact Ragsdale at 428-6567.

Cold-weather injuries

Be aware of cold weather injuries, including frostbite. While participating in outdoor activities, remember the effect of wind chill, which occurs in a variety of activities, like snow machining, or fat-tire biking, etc.),regardless how windy it is while standing still. Wind chill isbased on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by the effects of cold temperatures with air movement. As speed increases, the body is cooled at a faster rate. Wind chill will greatly decrease the time until frostbite will occur. Take care to protect exposed skin.

Special victim counselor

The victims of sexual assault are entitled to legal assistance services. 

Communication is protected by attorney-client privilege. The SVC ensures the victim’s rights are

protected. These include being treated with fairness and respect; being reasonably protected from the accused offender; being notified of court proceedings; being present at all public court proceedings related to the offense; being able to confer with the prosecutor; receiving restitution; and receiving information about the

conviction, sentencing, imprisonment and offender release. 

Eligible clients include active duty of all branches of service, mobilized Reserve Component members, retirees (and dependents of these sponsors) who report sexual assault. For information, call 353-6507.

iSportsman enrollment

 Anyone choosing to recreate in JBER training areas must obtain an iSportsman permit and sign in and out using the iSportsman system prior to recreating. 

A pass costs $10; $5 for those 60 and older and disabled persons. 

Passholders may also need an installation access pass. 

For more information, visit, or call 552-945, 552-8609 or 384-6224. 

Reserve ‘Scroll’

Officers wanting to transition to the Air Force Reserve must have their commission transferred to a list called “the Scroll” and approved by the Secretary of Defense. 

The process averages 120 days, but can take longer, and must be approved before participating in the Reserve, which may mean a break in service. 

Even if you’re unsure about transitioning to the Air Force Reserve, the process can be initiated. 

For more information, call 552-3595.

Priority placement

The Priority Placement Program and Executive Order 13473 provide appointment for spouses of active-duty service members, including full-time National Guard and Reservists, who are relocating to accompany their service member. 

Spouses can register for Department of Defense positions and be considered for jobs

offered internally. 

Spouses are matched with jobs based on qualifications and preferences, are eligible for up to two years from the date of the PCS orders, and are in the program for one year. Spouses can register at JBER personnel office. 

For information, call 552-7588.

ASYMCA Bargain shop

The ASYMCA Bargain Shop, 8515 Saville Ave. on JBER-E, is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, call 753-6134.

Richardson Thrift Shop

The JBER-Richardson Thrift Shop, Building 724 on Quartermaster Drive, is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m., and first and third Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

For more information,call 384-7000.

Pothole repair

The 773d Civil Engineer Squadron encourages all Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson personnel to report potholes. For holes in housing areas, contact Aurora Housing at 753-1051. All other requests will be tracked by 773d CES. 

Take note of the location, including cross-streets or building numbers. 

Then email or call 552-2994 or

552-2995. Include your contact information in case crews need  to follow up. 

Weather and mission permitting, potholes will be repaired within 24 hours.

In-Home child care

Providing child care in your on-base housing comes with many responsibilities. 

The licensing process applies to anyone regularly caring for other families’ children more than 10 hours a week. The licensing process comes with benefits such as training and support, a library of books, toys and supplies, and reimbursement for food costs. To become a provider, call 552-3995.

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