Back to School Round Up – Saturday, August 27th

It’s that time again, preparing for the new school year! We will be holding our annual Back to School Round Up Event on 27 August 2016 from 1:00-3:00 PM at the PRIDE hangar.

There will be free backpacks and school supplies offered through the Operation Homefront Program, art activities from the Dahl art center (Pokémon art and a sidewalk chalk demonstration), a petting zoo/farm, a magician, face painting, photo booth, jumpy castles, rock wall, sensory tables/games, and many resource tables from various educational resources and universities in the area.

Please come out and bring the family for some fun. Prize drawings will be held at 2:45, must be present to win.

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Government procured move blackout in effect until July 18

by 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron

moving-van-7206/16/2016 – ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.  — Due to market saturation in the commercial moving industry, a blackout for government procured shipments originating in South Dakota is currently in effect through mid-July for all personnel who intend to schedule a government procured move or release of non-temporary storage.

The earliest date personnel can request to schedule pack and pick-up of household goods or release of non-temporary storage is July 18.

If personnel have already scheduled their packing and pick-up date, the move will continue as scheduled. However, those who have recently received orders have the following three options:

Those with a departure date after mid-July must schedule their pick-up date later than July 18.

Those who must depart prior to mid-July can assign a releasing agent when submitting a Defense Personal Property System request. This individual will oversee the packing and pick-up of household goods.

Personnel may also use a personally procured move, which will reimbursed by the government upon completion.

As the permanent change of station season progresses, there may be changes to the blackout dates.

For more information, contact the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron Personal Property Section at (605) 385-6597.

Source: http://www.ellsworth.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123474955

Black Hills Veterans Job Fair – 29 June

Are you a veteran or soon to be a veteran and looking for employment? Here is an opportunity to connect with local and national employers interested in you? Job seeking dependents are also welcome!

Register today at: https://blackhillsveteransjobfair.eventbrite.com

Early entry to the Job Fair is available only to those who pre-register. Childcare services will not be available at the job fair.

See the flyer below for information regarding the job fair preparation class.

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Attention Android Device Owners: Do not use “CAC Scan” app

CAC Scan1From the Information Protection office at Barksdale AFB:

There is a new app available in the Google Play store for Android devices called “CAC Scan.”

DO NOT USE THIS APP!

The app is designed to scan the bar code on the front of a military CAC and provide you a read out of the personal data including the name, SSN, DOD ID number, etc.   And yes, it works.   A little research shows the app developer is an American most likely associated with U.S. Army (either active duty, gov or CTR) and lives in the US.CAC Scan2

Several disturbing questions remain:

  1. When you scan your (or someone else’s) CAC, where else does the data go; i.e., who else gets a copy of the results?
  2. Why would you need this app? You already know your personal info on your CAC… who’s info are you trying to obtain and why?

We cannot see any valid reason to use this app and the ‪‎OPSEC/privacy implications are disturbing. It could be used to compromise PII on unsecured or stolen CACs.  All the more reason to ensure we properly secure our CACs.

 

Please use EXTREME CAUTION when downloading and using any app – especially one that deals with your personal information.

For reference:

DoDI 1000.13, January 23, 2014

2. GUIDELINES AND RESTRICTIONS. The guidelines and restrictions of this section apply to all forms of DoD ID cards.

a. Any person willfully altering, damaging, lending, counterfeiting, or using these cards in any unauthorized manner is subject to fine or imprisonment or both, as prescribed in sections 499, 506, 509, 701, and 1001 of title 18, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (u)). Section 701 of Reference (u) prohibits photographing or otherwise reproducing or possessing DoD ID cards in an unauthorized manner, under penalty of fine or imprisonment or both. Unauthorized or fraudulent use of ID cards would exist if bearers used the card to obtain benefits and privileges to which they are not entitled. Examples of authorized photocopying include photocopying of DoD ID cards to facilitate medical care processing, check cashing, voting, tax matters, compliance with appendix 501 of title 50, U.S.C. (also known as “The Service member’s Civil Relief Act”) (Reference (v)), or administering other military-related benefits to eligible beneficiaries. When possible, the ID card will be electronically authenticated in lieu of photographing the card.

h. An ID card shall be in the personal custody of the individual to whom it was issued at all times. If required by military authority, it shall be surrendered for ID or investigation.

Title 18 U.S.C.

Section § 701. Official badges, identification cards, other insignia. Whoever manufactures, sells, or possesses any badge, identification card, or other insignia, of the design prescribed by the head of any department or agency of the United States for use by any officer or employee thereof, or any colorable imitation thereof, or photographs, prints, or in any other manner makes or executes any engraving, photograph, print, or impression in the likeness of any such badge, identification card, or other insignia, or any colorable imitation thereof, except as authorized under regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months.

Would you be able to come up with $1,000 for an emergency? If not, you are not alone…

k1076787A recent poll found that two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency. It found that these financial difficulties span all income levels.

It also found that despite an absence of savings, the same two-thirds said they feel positive about their finances. This is a sign that they’re basically living day to day.

You can read the full article from the Associated Press at: http://bigstory.ap.org/965e48ed609245539ed315f83e01b6a2.

Are you currently saving for an emergency? If you need help creating a budget or learning about saving and investing, visit us at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.