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TICKETS FOR THE MCAS MIRAMAR AIR SHOW GO ON SALE ON 1 MAY 2015
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> HOW YOU CAN FOIL TERRORISTS? This AT tactics card offers a number of proven security techniques and considerations that limit opportunities to be targeted by terrorists. [ Download ]

> THE INDIVIDUAL EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN (IEAP) is a quick reference guide for responding to the hazards and threats considered most likely to impact Miramar personnel. The San Diego area is prone to threats and hazards, both natural and man-made. The most critical part of any response is to have a plan of action and be mentally prepared to execute it. A simple plan is better than no plan at all. To download your copy of the IEAP, click [ here ].

> SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES
To protect your personal information whenever you use social media, please review the following tips:
Facebook
Twitter
Linkedin
Smart Phone

> PHISHING ALERT If you receive an EMAIL from “MCCS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY”, with the below message "ATTENTION EXCHANGE USERS / Please click on the reference below to access the new Exchange 2014 Outlook Web App.”
Please immediately delete this email. DO NOT go to the link. This is a Phishing attempt and can pose as a risk to your machine!

> WARNING: PHONY TSP iPHONE APPLICATION! Third-Party Mobile Applications - There are a number of mobile applications that reference the Thrift Savings Plan and may prompt you for your TSP account credentials. These applications are NOT sponsored by the TSP. The TSP cannot endorse any information or advice provided by third-party applications. More important, providing your TSP account credentials to third-party applications may jeopardize the security of your account. For more information on keeping your account safe, see the Security Center on the TSP website or contact the ThriftLine at 1-TSP-YOU-FRST (1-877-968-3778).

> PHISHING SCAM TARGETS MILITARY TAXPAYERS The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or
financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.
• If you get an unsolicited email that appears to be from the IRS or a specific IRS component, such as EFTPS, please report it by sending it to phishing@irs.gov.
• If you find a suspicious website that claims to be the IRS, please send the site's URL by email to
phishing@irs.gov, using the subject line: suspicious Web site. For more information on phishing scams, please see Protect Your Personal Information and Suspicious e-Mails and Identity Theft. [ more ]

> MOTORCYCLIST LANE-SPLITTING IS PROHIBITED! All motorcyclists driving aboard Marine Corps Installations - West bases, or stations will be prohibited from lane-splitting according to Commanding General's Policy Letter 1-12.

> BEWARE SCAM LETTER! A letter is making the circuit purporting to be from DFAS asking military member's fiancées to register in our (DFAS) system entitling them to benefits in the event of the member's death. All for only a $350 fee. It's not true, it's not a DFAS letter, it's a SCAM. [ here ]

> COMPUTER VIRUS ALERT: Virus Targeting DOD User Common Access Cards (CACs)
A Trojan virus (a variant of Sykipot) is targeting DOD CACs and can steal CAC information, user PINs, as well as data stored in impacted systems. This virus is spread once users receive a "phishing attack"
E-Mail that appears to be from a legitimate source. The E-Mail contains a .pdf which, when opened, infects the user's computer with the virus. To lure recipients into opening the E-Mail and the infected .pdf, some of the E-Mails have used information about new drone technology and photos of unmanned aerial vehicles. At the present time, there is no one-stop mitigation available to prevent the spread of this virus. That said, users can enlist the following preventive measures:
- If you receive an E-Mail from someone you do not know in which the sender urges you to open any imbedded internet links or attached .pdf files,
DO NOT open the attached files. DO NOT access the embedded Internet links and DO NOT respond to the E-Mail. Instead, you should delete the E-Mail and then empty your deleted items folder in Outlook.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the S-6 Help Desk at 577-1932.

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BASEWIDE AWARENESS
Let's take this opportunity to remind everyone of the continued need for vigilance.  While there are no credible threats directed against Miramar at this time, there are known Al Qaeda sympathizers within San Diego County. If you watch the news you know that it only takes one disturbed individual with a gun to create havoc. 
The Commanding Officer needs continued vigilance from all hands stationed at Miramar. This includes family members and civilian employees aboard the installation.  If you see something that doesn't look right (i.e. suspicious behavior), report it to PMO using the Eagle Eyes phone number (877) 356-3937.  The Eagle Eyes system is designed to capture reports of suspicious behavior and get that information to law enforcement so they can conduct an investigation in a timely fashion.  The attachment is a flyer describing Eagle Eyes and contains a data sheet for writing down notes. [ download ]

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SANDAG'S 5-1-1 MOBILE CALL BOX PROGRAM A motorist with a cellular phone who runs out of gas, needs a tow, or needs other motorist aid services can simply take the following steps:
1. Determine where he or she is located by Highway number and nearest exit, or other landmark.
2. Pull over to a safe place.
3. Dial 511.
4. Say “Roadside Assistance”.
That’s it! The 511 system will then direct these calls to the Call Box Answer Center, which handles them
as call box calls are currently handled, including any necessary transfers to the California Highway
Patrol, AAA, Manufacturer Help Line or other source of assistance.

> SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES Despite all the hazards we face every time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle, wearing a seat belt is still the single most effective thing you can do to save lives and reduce injuries on our nation's highways and roads. [ more ]

> EXECUTIVE ORDER PROHIBITS TEXTING WHILE DRIVING The Obama Administration recently issued an executive order banning federal employees from text messaging while driving on government business.
[ more ]

> IMPORTANT NUMBERS FROM BRANCH MEDICAL CLINIC MIRAMAR:
HOURS OF OPERATION:

M-F: 7:30am-4pm
• Appointments and Information
(619) 532-8225.
• Pharmacy Information
(858) 577-9960
• Pharmacy Refills
(619) 532-8400.

DINING / CLUB NEWS
Clubs & Dining
> CHIPOTLE IS NOW OPEN and is located at the southwest corner of Mitscher & Bauer Avenue. They're open daily from 10am-10pm.

> KIDS (12 & UNDER) EAT FREE on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4-10pm, only at Denny’s aboard MCAS Miramar.

> TACO TUESDAYS at Denny’s: Just $1.50 per taco from 1500 - 2200.

> WING WEDNESDAYS at Denny’s: Only .50¢ per wing from 1500 - 2200.

> FOOD & HOSPITALITY SURVEY. Do you have a comment that you'd like to share with us? If so, please extend it to us via the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE), by clicking [ here ]. We thank you in advance as your opinions are greatly appreciated.

> ROCKERS SNCO CLUB IS SHOWCASING NEW SPECIALS DAILY AS WELL AS NEW THEMED EVENTS EACH MONTH! Come by for everything from Taco Tuesdays, to Bosses Nights, as well as DJ nights and LIVE Jazz! Click [ here ] for more...!

> SUBWAY IS NOW OPEN AT THE FLIGHTLINE FOOD COURT (BLDG 8600) AND THE MAIN FOOD COURT, BLDG.2660. "Eat Fresh" seven days a week!

> GET DOMINO'S ON BASE! Domino's is here to serve you at Bldg 5305 (The Hub). DINE IN, CARRY OUT, DELIVERY Su-Th 10am – 12am / Fri - Sat 10am – 1am. Domino's has an 80 seat restaurant with 11 flat panel TV's and NFL ticket for great sports viewing. It is open to all hands and families are welcome! It is co-located with Legends Sports Bar, so it is a great place for a beer or favorite cocktail to enjoy with your pizza, salad, sandwich, or pasta dish. For more information call (858) 530-8750.

> McDONALD'S NOW OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK!

> FREE 12-OUNCE CUP OF COFFEE FROM McDONALD'S Between midnight - 5am, stop by for a FREE cup of
our delicious, premium roast coffee!

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WANNA BE A POOL SHARK? • FREE POOL LESSONS: EVERY THURSDAY @ 1900 at the Great Escape. Open to Active Duty Enlisted Personnel & Eligible Guests. For more info call The Great Escape at 577-6171, or click [ here ] for a flier.

> WEEKEND POOL TOURNAMENTS: 8-BALL TOURNAMENTS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT • 9-BALL TOURNAMENTS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT No Entry Fee! Sign-ups begin at 6pm; play begins at 7:30pm. [ flier ]

 
RECREATION / SEMPER FIT
Kayaking with Outdoor Adventure
> CG CUP MUD RUN TEAM CHALLENGE • FRIDAY, 12 JUNE • START: 0800 Military Unit Participation Only. Earn Commanding General's Cup participation points! Free for all Active Duty Military:
• MCB Camp Pendleton
• MCAS Miramar
• MCAS Yuma
• MCLB Barstow
• MCAGCC 29 Palms
• MWTC Bridgeport and
• MCRD San Diego.
Bring your own hydration as there will be no aid stations on the course. Bag check and showers are available. Please bring a change of clothes and a towel. 5-person teams
Any combo male/female
(Commanding General's Cup participation points for MCB Camp Pendleton units). Boots and Utes
TO REGISTER: Click [ here ]
MORE INFO: (760) 725-RACE
Food and beverage available for purchase! Also, the Mud Run Store will be open! For the Leathernecks IV tour - LIVE music following the race - featuring country music legend - Trace Adkins, The Purrfect Angelz and DJ Big Mike at this Active Duty event.

> BEACH BODY BOOTCAMP
Join us for this 5 week session: June 1 - July 1, 2015. Active Duty: FREE! All others: $50. Get and stay in shape through the hottest days of the summer! Complete, challenging total body workouts that are meant to transform your body! Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10am outside of the Miramar Sports Complex. Sign up early as space is limited! Questions?
[ Download ] a flier, or call (858) 577-4129.

> ROCKBODY BOOT CAMP • 9 JUNE - 9 JULY/ 0830-0930
This is a full body circuit training class that's desogned to improve one's flexibility, endurance, agility, strength and overall health. This 5-week program takes place on Tu & Th and is FREE to Active Duty, but includes a fee to eligible patrons. See attached [ flier ] for details. For more information, call (858) 577-4674.

> PADRES TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE ...at the ITT/Travel Office, Bldg. 2524
. Tickets are limited, games will sell out Sections and pricing (4 tickets per section) Field VIP Sec 103
- Regular games $62 per ticket
- Premium games $75 per ticket (LA Dodgers & SF Giants) Infield Box Sec 112
- Regular games $48 per ticket
- Premium games $60 per ticket (LA Dodgers & SF Giants) If you have any questions please contact the ITT/Travel Office at (858) 577-4141 or 4126.

> COMING SOON... Firestone Complete Auto Care to MCAS Miramar!!! The MCX Auto Service Center is now closed, but a new Firestone Service Center will open its doors here on base soon! For your auto care needs during our renovation period, please visit our nearest Firestone partner at: 9690 Reagan Road • San Diego, CA 92126. You can reach them by phone at (858) 271-0260... and make sure to present your Military ID for a 10% discount!!

> DO YOU LOVE FITNESS? SPRING FLING EVENT Have a "LOVE" for fitness and your favorite classes at the Semper Fit Gyms, during the months of April 1st thru June 30th 2015. Fall in "LOVE" with fitness and feel great about you! During the months of April thru June earn your bragging rights by attending as many classes, earn points and lose weight record your success and you can get a prize. For more information, click [ here ] for a flier. You can also get more information by calling the front desk at: Semper Fit Center 858-577-4654, or Miramar Sports Complex 858-577-4128.

> GENTLE THERAPEUTIC YOGA • Join us at the Semper Fit Center on Friday mornings at 9:00am for gentle, therapeutic Yoga. This type of yoga focuses on relaxing poses and meditation, beneficial for heart disease, cancer, depression, back issues, autoimmune diseases and injuries.
[ flier ]

> VOLLEYBALL: CONDITIONING CLINIC / 4 - 20 MAY This is a great way to get your child active and prepared for the rigors of the volleyball season. Certified trainers from MCCS Semper Fit Miramar will lead each training session. The clinic mainly focuses on improving joint integrity, injury prevention, coordination, core stabilization, reaction time and quickness. Please register and pay at the Miramar Sports Complex, Bldg. 2471. [ more ]

> FLAG FOOTBALL: CONDITIONING CLINIC / 5 - 21 MAY This is a great way to get your child active and prepared for the rigors of the flag football season. Certified trainers from MCCS Semper Fit Miramar will lead each training session. The clinic mainly focuses on improving joint integrity, injury prevention, coordination, core stabilization, reaction time and quickness. Please register and pay at the Miramar Sports Complex, Bldg. 2471.
[ more ]


> PARENT & ME SWIM CLASS
An instructor will lead a parent & child (6 months - 3 years) in simple water exploration activities with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in the water. Only one parent per child please. Open registration - meaning you can drop in on any one of our Saturday lessons. Classes will be held regardless of temperature, or weather, with the exception of a thunderstorm.
Cost: Your entry fee to the pool
Days: Saturdays
Time: 1030 - 1100
For more information call: (858) 577-4140 [ flier ]

> CHINA: LAND & RIVER TOUR- 12-27 OCT, 2015 See China during a 16-day tour, presented by Miramar Travel. Book your trip now to take the expedition through Shanghai, Xian & Beijing! Cruise through several scenic rivers and visit the Great Wall of China!! For more information about this exciting tour, download our two-paged [ flier ] – which includes our itinerary – or contact us by phone today at (858) 577-6162. Remember, space is limited... so lock in your seat today!

>SEAWORLD PARKS AND ENTERTAINMENT SALUTES YOU, OUR HEROES WITH OUR 'WAVES OF HONOR' PROGRAM! Seaworld has made available a complimentary park admission for active duty military representing all five service branches, active members of a reserve, or National Guard unit, and/or up to three direct dependants. [ more ]

> RESTORATIVE YOGA • Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-6:45 AM to perform poses that help relieve the effects of chronic stress. The use of props, such as bolsters and blankets, will add to an experience that's tailored to calm the nervous system. For more information, you may contact the event coordinator via email, by phone at (858) 577-4669, or click [ here ] to download a flier.

> NEED A NEW, QUICK & EASY RECIPE? Get your copy of the Semper Fit Cookbook – Fueling for Performance. Over 45 recipes designed by a registered dietitian to maximize your performance ~ only $10. Low Calorie – Great Taste! Sold exclusively at MCAS Miramar Fitness Centers. [ flier ]

> MARINE TEEN TRAINING Marine Teen Training – is an educational program for teens 12-17 years old. It is now being offered once a week on Thursday nights at 1800. It teaches policies and gym etiquette at the fitness center as well as provides advice on how to use the equipment. Teens are awarded with a Teen Card that allows them access to the gym. For details contact 577-4129.
[ flier ]

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FITNESS CONSULTATION Semper Fit Fitness Specialists are here for YOU! Learn how to facilitate weight loss, improve CFT and PFT scores, gain strength, endurance and agility! Your consultation will also include a Micro fit, work-out sessions, a 6-8 week plan, nutrition guides and
[ more ].

> IS YOUR METABOLISM FAST, OR SLOW? YOU MAY BE SURPRISED... Find out NOW with METABOLIC TESTING. Only $25 and $20 for Active Duty. Average cost off-base, $120.
[ more ]

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BIG BEAR RESERVATIONS are available for any month, reservations can be made up to two months in advance. For more information, call the Miramar Inn at (858) 271-7111, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

> GOLF INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS AT MIRAMAR We have several fantastic opportunities coming up for you to improve your game! Wednesdays, 11:30-12:10 (Active Duty Only) 12:15-12:55 (Open to all, including Active Duty): Weekly Game Maintenance Program. [ more ]

> HAVE YOU WONDERED HOW TO REDUCE YOUR WEIGHT? If you have unwanted rolls, want more energy… or want to lose your gut or butt… then make an appointment with the MCCS Dietitian Julie Burks M.S., R.D. (858) 577-7963. [ flier ]

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PLAY BALL AT THE YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX New sports leagues and instructional courses are available now for kids from 3-17 years of age! Click [ here ] for more information!

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> MCCS SPOTLIGHT! See what MCCS programs are in the SPOTLIGHT! Click [ here ] for more information about MCCS classes, events and opportunities from 16-31 MAY 2015

> LIBRARY LIMITED HOURS - SAT, 30 MAY Carpet cleaning has been scheduled for the Library on Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 1400. In order to better serve the public, the library will be open from 0800 to 1400. Cleaning will begin at 1400. The Library will resume normal operating hours on Monday, 1 June 2015.

> OPEN HOUSE AT THE HUB, BLDG 5305 • 10 JUL / 1030-1230 Come by to check out our facilities and programs. We'll have give-aways that day including a Kindle and a digital camera! Plus there will also be gift cards give aways and more! [ flier ]

> RED BOX PRICE INCREASE Effective 6 JAN 15, the pricing increased slightly, however this cost still represents a great value for home entertainment. Pricing is as follows:
DVD: $1.50 • Blu-Ray: $2.00 • Games: $3.00. Red Box machines are available outside of the Elrod Marine Mart, the MCX Main Store and GameStop.

> NEW ON BASE NAVY FEDERAL ATM LOCATION An NFCU ATM is now available for use outside of Gonzales Mess Hall.

> MOVING?
Make your next PCS a Positive Change of Schools! Find your Marine Corps School Liaison [ here ]!

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NEED THAT NUMBER? The
MCI West Directory, featuring phone numbers for all the bases in the southwest region is now available.
[ download ]

> THE MCAS MIRAMAR SEMPER FIDELIS ROTARY CLUB is open to the public and we'd like you to join us in supporting the Marines and Sailors of Southern California. We meet every Thursday from 11:30 AM - 1 PM for "no host" lunch, guest speaker and networking at MCAS Miramar O'Club. For more information, click [ here ].

> IS MCAS MIRAMAR YOUR NEXT DUTY STATION? If so, the Information & Referral is here to serve you when you first arrive, as well as when you are ready to depart for your next duty station. If you are new to Miramar and would like to have a better understanding of what this station has to offer, you can request a Welcome Aboard Package via the same online form that's designed to assist you with your relocation plans! To complete and submit the RAO'S Individual Relocation Plan, click [ here ].

> INFLATABLE JUMPERS NOW AVAILABLE AT OAC The Outdoor Adventure Center now has a variety of inflatable jumpers available to rent on a first come, first served basis. Jumpers will be available for pick up/return M-F 0745-1530 and Saturday from 9AM-12PM. For Weekend Rentals, Jumpers must be paid for by 5PM on Friday for a Saturday pickup. [ more ].

> RENT THE BASE THEATER! Do you need a large meeting space, a large stage for a community theater production or private movie screening, or perhaps a unique location for a birthday party?
[ more ]

> FTD FLOWERS are available
online. Save 25% Everyday!

> DEPLOYING SOON? Send your loved ones flowers, or gift baskets while overseas! For more on delivering for such special occasions as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or just to tell them that they're loved, contact our Flower Shop at the Main Store for more information.

> COMPUTER PROBLEMS? PC repair is now available from VALUE LOGIC. FREE PC-Check-up while you wait! Bring in your laptop or desktop today! We perform Virus Removal, Hardware Repair, Memory & Hard Drive Upgrades, Data Recovery and much more! Come visit us in the Main Store by the Electronics Department, Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm, Sun: 9am-6pm. Our contact number is (858) 271-9909. We accept all major credit cards, STAR card and gift cards.

> MCX MIRAMAR MAILING LIST is now available on our Web site.
To get the latest information on great upcoming sales, submit your contact information today!

> VENDING MACHINE PROBLEMS? For all your vending concerns or needs please contact Michael McDonald at 858-695-7394.

> GOT WHEELS? NEED STORAGE? The MCCS Vehicle Storage Office aboard MCAS Miramar has space available for boats, motor homes, trailers and POV's! Spaces range in size from 20' up to 45' in length.
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PERSONAL GROWTH
PERSONAL GROWTH
> SEEKING SAFETY COUNSELING GROUP The Seeking Safety group is a counseling group to teach safe coping skills for women who have experienced trauma. Participation is voluntary and encouraged for any women who are interested. Participants in the counseling group will:
• Learn self-care strategies to heal from trauma
• Build healthy relationships with oneself and others
• Learn to build a life worth living.
For more information, call (858) 577-1957. [ flier ]

> WHAT PART OF THE MARINE CORPS FAMILY ARE YOU?
L.I.N.K.S. has a specific course for everyone, no matter how you became a part of the Marine Corps family. For those of us that were 'Born Into' the family, check out: L.I.N.K.S. for Kids • If you were, 'Sworn Into' the family, check out: L.I.N.K.S. for Marines • L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses and Family Members are for those of us that, 'Married Into' this family! To register for any of these classes, please call (858) 577-4918. [ flier ]

> MILITARY AMERICA SAVES Take the Saver's Pledge and receive a FREE Credit Score! To register, click [ here ]. For questions about ways to save and how to build a budget, contact the Personal Financial Management Program at (858) 577-9802. [ flier ]

> SAFE RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT GROUP The purpose of the SAFE Relationship Support Group is to create a safe environment where Service Members, intimate partners, or dependents who have experienced physical and/or emotional abuse in an intimate relationship can share their experiences and get support. Participation is voluntary and encouraged. Interested in participating? For meeting time, location and additional information, call 858-577-7285. [ flier ]

> VOLUNTARY EDUCATION SERVICES AND TUITION ASSISTANCE: The Education Center will now process tuition assistance applications for Marines. Please reference this [ Marine Administrative Message ] for details. You are also welcome to direct any inquiries to the Education Center at 577-1801.

> ONLINE RECRUITING IS AVAILABLE THRU THE MCCS MIRAMAR WEB SITE
The new, paperless, advanced applicant tracking system is designed to expedite the hiring process and applicants will be able to search, view, and apply for MCCS positions online.
• For an MCCS External Recruitment Flier, please click [ here ].
• If you are presently employed by MCCS and would like more information, click [ here ] for an Internal Flier.

> MONTGOMERY G.I. BILL (MGIB) / POST 911 BRIEF
Effective immediately until further notice MCAS Miramar Education Center will be offering MGIB/Post 911 Briefs every other Thursday at 1130 in the Education Center, Bldg 5305, the HUB. For dates please contact our office at (858) 577-1801.

> NEED COLLEGE ADMISSION APPLICATION TIPS AND ADVICE? If so, then check out CollegeWeekLive.com, the world's largest FREE online college fair. CollegeWeekLive connects you with hundreds of colleges and universities from around the world allowing you to speak with experts on topics such as preparing for the SAT, how to properly write an admission application, how to pay for college, and MORE!

> TRANSPARENT LANGUAGES
is the new Marine Online language Service. You can access TRANSPARENT LANGUAGES Online through: http://www.marinenet.usmc.mil.
If you would like access to Transparent Language Online through the MCCS Library Program it is required to be a registered Library patron. Please visit the Library located in The HUB, Building 5305 to register as a library patron. The staff will then assist you with access to Transparent Languages Online (TLO) program.

> F.B.I. PRESS RELEASE: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM
The San Diego Division of the FBI is among four FBI offices participating in a Pilot Program to Assist Our Nation's Wounded Warriors.
The FBI Wounded Warrior Pilot Program (WWPP) supports Executive Order #13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government; dated November 9, 2009. The WWPP is a direct veteran recruitment resource, which enables the FBI to identify and assess potential employees from a pool of highly qualified and diverse veterans who possess a wide range of skills and talents.
[ more ]  

> OPI TESTING / RE-CERTIFICATION UPDATE
Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) testing requirements: The OPI is the speaking portion of the military language classification test. In the past, the OPI was valid for 3 years. Per the updated DODI 7280.03, Headquarters Marine Corps has relayed this information: "Marines are now required to take an OPI retest every year, just as they would for the DLPT. Per DODI 7280.03, paragraph 6.2.3. "Service members must test annually in each language for which they are receiving FLPP (Foreign Language Proficiency Pay) in order to continue receiving FLPP". Please inform all Marines that take an OPI at your test site, they will need to retest annually. We understand that some test sites have a larger amount of OPI requests than others and it can take some time to get those Marines tested. It will now be even more important for Marines to request an OPI well in advance (30 to 60 days) of their FLPP expiration date, in order to avoid a gap in FLPP while they are waiting to retest." The Education Center will accommodate all OPI requests. Please note that the process is different from other Defense Language Proficiency Tests (DLPT) in that, OPI's must be ordered through our office to HQMC. Therefore, the above 30 to 60 day requirement is essential. Please remind our Marines and Sailors about the benefits of Language testing. If there are any questions on any Language testing, please refer them to the Education Center staff.

> MARRIAGE & THE MILITARY LIFE DOWNLOADABLE PAMPHLET The questions provided in this pamphlet are designed to help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship. They are offered as a self-examination guide, both for couples who are preparing for marriage and for those who are already married.
Click [ here ] for a copy.

> LEADERSHIP SCHOLAR PROGRAM (LSP) is a partnership between universities/colleges and the U.S. Marine Corps.
Purpose:
• Help honorably discharging Marines continue their education.
• Identify Marines who might qualify to apply to an institution.
• Present these young men and women to the Admissions Office.
• Ensure acceptance for qualified Marines.
Please click this [ link ] for the LSP Website. For more information about LSPs from the MCAS Miramar Education Center, click [ here ].

> NMCRS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Navy Marine Corps Relief Society has scholarships for all types of education programs!! Deadlines are approaching, so act fast!! For more information,
click [ here ].

> DATABASE OF ACADEMIC AND CIVIL SERVICE PRACTICE EXAMS The Library, in Bldg. 5305 (The HUB), has a database of practice exams for academic and civil service tests. There are also e-books to help you study. If you are planning on taking a college entrance, law enforcement, or graduate school entrance exam, click [ here ], select ELECTRONIC RESOURCES and scroll down to Learning Resources. 

> DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER - OPEN PROCTORING has dates available for 2015. Contact them for more information at (858) 577-8743.

> NEW SITES OFFER COMPREHENSIVE, UN-BIASED INFORMATION ON EDUCATION OPTIONS The Marine Corps Lifelong Learning Program has launched two new web enabled databases to provide easily accessible information on post-secondary education options, scholarship and financial aid opportunities. These new sites were developed to help Marines, family members, and Lifelong Learning Program staffs avoid the overwhelming amount of information provided by generic, often biased, web-based search engines.
[ more ]

> DO YOU SPEAK MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE? If you are language proficient, you are ALSO one test away from making more money! If you would like to receive extra pay, or additional college credits for being able to speak languages other than English, one test awaits you. [ more ]

> THE WALL STREET JOURNAL DATABASE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS HQ has now afforded the opportunity to view the WSJ database at the Base Library! Just click [ here ] and select Electronic Resources on the Base Library Web site for more information.
   
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