Fort Polk Guardian 07-19-2019

Guardian July 19, 2018 NewScope Benefits briefing A Social Security Benefits briefing is scheduled for Aug. 19, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Bayou Theater, 7830 Mississippi Ave. A So- cial Security Administration employee will discuss program benefits, disability, bene- fits calculations, eligibility, Medicare and special veterans benefits. Call (337) 531- 1799 for more information. GI Bill extension The Office of the Undersecretary of De- fense has issued an extension to the dead- line date on the limits of transferability of education benefits for service members with greater than 16 years of service. Previ- ously, the policy was to go into effect July 12, but the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense has issued an extension until Jan. 12. Official guidance from Human Re- source Command is pending and will be distributed when received. Should Soldiers have questions, they can contact their re- tention officer or visit or call the Education Center in bldg 660, Colorado Avenue, at 531-5269. Cafeteria conversation The sixth annual Back to School Cafete- ria Conversation and Resource Fair is held Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m. at Parkway Elemen- tary School, 3585 University Parkway, Leesville. Vernon Parish School District and local agencies will present their re- sources, special programs and educational opportunities. Participants can visit with Vernon Parish school principals and coun- selors. For more information call 531-1617. The Back to School Brigade will offer eligi- ble Families free school supplies during the event, to include post 9/11 wounded, ill or injured service members of any rank, either currently serving or no longer serv- ing, as well as active-duty E-1 through E-6. Register at OperationHomefront.org/ event.list .  Road repairs Paving efforts on Mississippi Avenue from Fourth Street to Louisiana Avenue will continue this week. Pavement mark- ing is expected to be completed by July 26. This will require closures, detours and flagging operations to complete the repairs while ensuring safety for motorists and construction crews. Motorists should exer- cise caution and obey the instructions of onsite crews. Delays should be expected while work is ongoing.  Alternate routes are encouraged to mini- mize delays and traffic congestion along Mississippi Avenue.  Briefs /3 FORT POLK, La. — A Military Community and Spouse Hiring Fair takes place Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fort Polk’s Youth Services Gym, 1882 16th St., bldg 2070.  Attendees can network with vetted employers, community leaders, senior military spouses and other job seekers. They can also take free profes- sional head photographs for their Linkedin pro- file and discover the best websites to work on re- sumes. Currently, 98 participants are registered for the event.  The following employers have committed to attend: Acadian Ambulance Service; AECOM; Airstream Renewables, Inc.; American Red Cross; AMERISAFE; Averitt Express, Inc.; Bayne- Jones Army Community Hospital; BlueWater Federal; Central Texas College; CVS Health; CW Resources; Fedex Freight; First Command Finan- cial Services; Fort Polk CPAC; GC&E Systems Group; Geostablilization International; Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana; H&R Block; Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center, Inc.; Kelly Services; Louisiana State Police; Louisiana Workforce Commission — Vets program; Lowes; Magellan Health; Manpower; Military Spouse Employ- ment Partnership; Mondelez International; PRIDE Industries; Protemp Staffing Solutions, Inc.; Spouse Education and Career Opportuni- ties; The American Legion; The Exchange (AAFES); The Home Depot; U.S. Army Recruit- ing DeRidder; and Walgreens. Other employers are expected to join the line- up before fair commences. For more information or to register visit hiringourheroes.org/events . Hiring fair slated forThursday ERP Col. Ryan K. Roseberry, Fort Polk garrison commander, shows where the 82nd Air- borne Division will jump into the Joint Readiness Training Center for Rotation 19-08.5 to Don Pierson, secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, and Jeannette Haynie, Ph.D., director of Military Affairs for Louisiana Economic Development, July 16. The guests were then escorted to the Geronimo Drop Zone to observe a night "heavy drop" — vehicles and equipment dropped by parachute into the drop zone. Roseberry briefs state economic leaders JEAN DUBIEL / GUARDIAN

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