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TSA Trainer Decoy Waiver.pdf

TSA Decoy Training Assistance Guide.pdf

Volunteers Needed: TSA-ATL Canine (K9) Training Program 

Thank you for those officers who have volunteered to serve as decoys for the K9 Training Program! Atlanta’s Transportation Security Administration Unit (ATL-TSA) is still in need of volunteer decoys to assist with their ATL Passenger Screening Canine (K9) training program. 

Below are the volunteer dates for October and November 2018.

The TSA constantly evaluates screening procedures in order to stay ahead of evolving threats. One of the TSA’s many layers of security is the Passenger Screening Canine (K9). In order to ensure their K9s are always ready for real time threats, the TSA constantly trains and tests the K9s’ abilities. The TSA utilizes decoys to ensure they create scenarios that will most resemble an everyday traveling environment. Volunteer decoys will serve as mock traveling passengers.

The Decoy Training Program is conducted inside the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport located at 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320. Participants should park on the Lower level of the North (Blue) terminal across from the parking deck (Please note the attached pictures). Participants should not enter the actual parking deck. Park along the curb in the area where the TSA has marked the green circle in the photo. TSA-ATL is aware the posted signage in the designated parking area reads “No Parking or Stopping at any time.” To prevent towing, the participants will be required to provide the following information to Brandi Sangueza ( Brandi.Sangueza@tsa.dhs.gov ) in support of parking in this area.

  • Vehicle Make
  • Vehicle Model
  • Vehicle Color
  • Vehicle License Plate Number
  • Contact Phone Number

The attached guide provides details regarding where the participants should plan to meet the onsite POC as well as the POC’s respective contact information.

Participants will receive a letter of appreciation from the TSA for their service. ACOA members will receive a letter of appreciation from both ACOA and TSA.

In order to participate in this activity, officers will need to review the TSA Decoy Training Assistance Guide in its entirety, as well as sign and return the enclosed TSA Trainer Decoy Waiver. Please also pay close attention to the dress code requirements. In addition, please ensure that you receive supervisor approval if you desire to participate during duty hours.

Decoys will be needed for the following dates/times below. No more than 2 persons can be accommodated per shift. Decoys are needed on an on-going basis, however, the TSA places the request for decoys in two week intervals. The TSA would like volunteers to dedicate at least 2 hours to the training.

If you are interested in participating, please provide your date and time of interest along with your name, rank, category, employee ID, contact number and vehicle information to LT Tanesha G. Tutt (ttutt@cdc.gov) and Brandi Sangueza ( Brandi.Sangueza@tsa.dhs.gov ). They will then forward your name to the TSA contact who will reach out to you with further details.

                   

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Monday October 22, 2018

Tuesday October 23, 2018

7AM-12PM OPEN

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 
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Thursday, October 18, 2018 
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Friday, October 19, 2018 
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Monday, October 22, 2018 
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 
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Thursday, October 25, 2018 
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Friday, October 26, 2018 
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Monday, October 29, 2018 
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 
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Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Friday, November 2, 2018 
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Monday, November 5, 2018 
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 
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Thursday, November 8, 2018 
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Friday, November 9, 2018 
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Monday, November 12, 2018 
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 
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Join us for this rewarding service opportunity!


The United Service Organization’s (USO) mission is to enhance thequality of life of United States Armed Forces personnel and their familiesworldwide. Their flagship operation is the Jean Amos Center at theHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Atlanta USO is located inthe world’s busiest airport and assists thousands of servicemen and women, andtheir families, every year.

When: Saturday, September 15th

           Saturday, October 20th 

            Saturday,November 17th 

            Saturday,December 22nd 

 

Shifts: We staff the USO every 3rd Saturday of each month in two shifts.Each shift is staffed with 3-4 officers. Shift 1 is from 0900 to 1200 andShift 2 is from 1200 to 1500. Expanded shifts will be available during December.Details to follow. 

Attire: Service khakis or ODU. 

Guidelines: Family members over the age of 18 are allowed to participate inthis event. The USO does not allow volunteers under age 18. Officers areencouraged to bring food or water to donate to the USO on their own accord;however, this is not a requirement for participation. A list of recommendeddonations and parking instructions will be provided before each volunteer date.

Please provide the information below to CDR Terrance Jones (tcj9@cdc.gov) and CAPT Stardust Mazzariello (Stardust.Mazzariello@fda.hhs.gov)if you are interested in volunteering:

· Name & Rank

· Employee ID

· Agency

· Telephone #

· Preferred Date & Shift

· Are you a member of ACOA?

*ACOA members will receive a letter of appreciation from ACOA at the end of the year.  

 
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Volunteer at St. Francis Table

St. Francis Table at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Atlanta is in need of volunteers to assist in their food program to feed the hungry. Each Saturday, St. Francis may feed as many as 500 people.

Volunteers should expect a variety of job assignments in preparation of a buffet-style setup in the dining hall. The food is provided by the Atlanta Food Bank. Please remember those who may be homeless and looking for their next meal or place of shelter. Your time & talent is much appreciated! LAST DAY TO SIGN-UP is Friday September 28th COB

WHEN: Saturday, October 6th , 2018

WHERE: St. Francis Table at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

                 48 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW

                 Atlanta, Georgia 30303

                 (404) 521-1866

SHIFT: 0700 to 1200 (20 volunteers needed)

Volunteer Guidelines: Volunteers may bring children who are at least 8 years of age, but children must be supervised at all times. Family members will be accommodated, if possible.

Appropriate Attire: Please dress appropriately for kitchen and dining hall work (closed-toe shoes only). A PHS t-shirt and jeans is appropriate. St. Francis will provide protective gloves for food handling.

Directions: http://www.catholicshrineatlanta.org/phpMap/main.php

Parking is available kitty-corner from the Shrine at the Underground Atlanta Parking Deck for $12.00 per vehicle. Unfortunately the Shrine is unable to validate for parking on Saturdays. There is very limited free parking near the Shrine.

Please email CDR Jacinta Smith (cvd2@cdc.gov ) and CDR Kanta Sircar (ksircar@cdc.govby September 28th to sign up or for more information and include the below information. A reminder announcement will be sent prior to the event.

Name

Rank

PHS# & Employee ID#

Email

Phone number

Preference will be given to current ACOA members.

ACOA members will receive a letter of appreciation at the end of the year which can be included in your eOPF. 

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Naloxone Training Opportunity


The Public Health Service Pharmacists Workgroup would like to invite Atlanta COA members to a Naloxone training that will be presented by the Georgia Overdose Prevention Group on the Chamblee Campus.

When: 1130-1300 October 16, 2018

Location: CDC Chamblee Campus, Building 106, Room 1C

Registration information/cost: Free

Participants: Officers, civilian co-workers, family, friends, and retired ACOA members are all welcome

Uniform of the day: Any prescribed uniform is acceptable 

Note: All officers should notify their supervisors and/or take station leave, as needed.

If you have questions and/or to RSVP, please contact CDR Marisol Martinez (nbu1@cdc.gov).

*No CE credits will be offered

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Out of the Darkness Walk-Join the CDC & Friends Team!


ACOA and PACE (Prevention through Active Community Engagement) are joining the fight to raise awareness about suicide prevention. We encourage PHS officers at any federal agency to join us by walking with the team sponsored by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. PACE will also host a booth on the day of the walk to share community resources and educational materials on suicide prevention.

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Piedmont Park

Attire: PHS t-shirt and comfortable athletic gear

ACOA/PACE points of contact: Please notify CDR Tracy Powell (ysa9@cdc.gov) and LCDR Erika Odom (iyo7@cdc.gov) once you have registered.

Register here: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/178493 (NOTE: Please join the CDC & Friends team)

The 15th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk brings together community members and local organizations to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The Georgia Chapter of AFSP raises awareness about suicide prevention, funds scientific research, hosts trainings for the public, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide in Georgia. Walk with your colleagues to help support local suicide prevention efforts. Family members and children are welcome.

*A letter of appreciation will be given to ACOA members.

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