Fort Polk Guardian 02-10-2017

Guardian Feb. 10, 2017 /3 NewScope SFL-TAP events The Soldier For Life-Transition Assis- tance Program, located in bldg 4275, 7438 California Ave. at Polk Army Airfield, hosts events for Soldiers 24 months from retirement or 18 months from ETS and their family members. Upcoming employer days include: • Tuesday — Legal Shield, J.W. Nelson Transports and Wyotech, 8:30 a.m.-noon. • Wednesday — Reserve Component, 8:30-9 a.m.; Louisiana Workforce Commis- sion, 8:30 a.m.-noon. • Thursday — Universal Technical Insti- tute, Navy Federal Credit Union and Texas State Troopers, 8:30 a.m.-noon. SFL-TAP also hosts a job fair Feb. 27 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Warrior Com- munity Center. For more information visit the SFL-TAP office or check out its Facebook page at . Weapons safety A basic pistol safety course is held Sat- urday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at bldg 4209C, Range 23 A, the privately owned weapons range. Participants must bring their own pistol registered for Fort Polk, along with at least 100 rounds of ammunition for that pistol. Cost is $5. All lessons are given by certified firearms instructors. Call 531-0395 for more information. Preretirement briefs Soldiers should start gathering informa- tion and planning their military retirement 12-24 months before they submit the appli- cation for retirement. Changing from military to civilian lifestyles is not always an easy task, but planning can be a big help. At least 12 months before the planned retirement, Sol- diers should attend a preretirement brief- ing. Soldiers are encouraged to attend a briefing before a retirement application is submitted and another shortly before an actual retirement date. Spouses are strongly encouraged to at- tend the briefing. Fort Polk preretirement briefings are scheduled for the following dates: • Feb. 16 • May 5 • Aug. 31 • Nov. 9 Briefings are held from 9 a.m.-noon, and held at the Directorate of Human Re- sources classroom in bldg 1947. For more information call 531- 0363/0402. Briefs Spc. Jareema Don- aldson goes over tax paperwork with Spc. Johnithen Gould at the Fort PolkTax Center.Tax center hours of op- eration are from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Fri- day, and 9 a.m.- noon on Saturday. The center is located at bldg 2502, on the corner of 23rd Street and Alabama Av- enue. Call 531-1040 for more informa- tion. FORT POLK, La. — The Joint Readiness Cen- ter and Fort Polk and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced the availability of military dependent lottery applica- tions for the 15th annual Fort Polk youth turkey hunt scheduled for March 18. Ten slots will be made available for active duty military dependent youths between the ages of 10 and 17. Application forms may be ob- tained from below or at the Fort Polk Game En- forcement office located in the Fort Polk Military Police station, bldg 2396, 1668 22nd St. Each form must be filled out by an active-duty military parent or legal guardian assigned to Fort Polk. If the active-duty member is deployed, spouses may sign up their youth. Applications must be submitted individually for one youth per form. Multiple applications will result in dis- qualification. Completed forms can be submitted at the Fort Polk Game Enforcement office. Selection will be conducted through a random lottery drawing administered by the LDWF. Ap- plications must be submitted no later than March 3, and successful applicants will be notified by phone. Members of the Louisiana Chapter of the Na- tional Wild Turkey Federation will guide partici- pants chosen for the lottery hunt. One family member may accompany the youth and the guide, but cannot hunt. The participant must supply firearms and am- munition. Youth 16-17 years of age must comply with hunting license requirements. There is no charge to participate. Participants must have Turkey Tags. For more information, contact Fort Polk Game Management office at 531-5222 or Lynn Bennett at 337-208-2208. Military dependent youth turkey hunt set LDWF Fort Polk/Peason Ridge Youth Turkey Hunt Youth last name______________________________________First name_________________________________M/initial____ Mailing address______________________________City_________________________State_____________Zip____________ Date of birth_________________________________Age________________ Military parent/legal guardian last name__________________________First name_________________________M/initial_____ Unit_________________________________________________________Unit contact_________________________________ Telephone numbers: Home_________________________________________Work___________________________________ Signature of military parent/legal guardian____________________________________________________________________ (Can be spouse of active duty military) Signature implies that military parent or legal guardian approves of youth participation in lottery drawing to be held the first week in March, and if selected agrees to facilitate youth participation. Personal information provided for registration will be used for registration purposes only, and all privacy ACT guidelines apply. Checking numbers VIVIAN LOPEZ / GUARDIAN