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 Opportunities to Lead Events!!!!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

Co-Chairs:  LCDR Danielle Barradas and LT Rachel Cook 

 

Come Join Us! The Professional Development Committee provides information and opportunities to officers regarding career and professional development. 4-8 volunteers are needed for positions on subcommittees listed below.Subcommittees will be responsible for coordinating and advertising the events as well as highlighting these events and other pertinent career and professional information by writing for the ACOA's Signal Newsletter.

  • "Lunch and Learns" are seminars that are held at least four times a year for officers. In the past, these seminars have addressed topics such as leadership development, job opportunities across PHS, and deployment readiness. This year the committee plans to include new topics and possibly some innovative ways for conducting the Lunch and Learn events.

    • We need officers on our committee to come with new and fresh ideas!

    • We also need officers to lead the Lunch and Learns

       

  • Officer Portrait events are also organized by this committee on a bi-annual basis, at the Roybal Campus.

If you have any questions, or would like to participate on this committee, please send your name and area of interest (indicate if previous experience) to

LCDR Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell (jcx0@cdc.gov) and LT Rachel Cook (Rachel.Cook@fda.hhs.gov)

Volunteer at the Atlanta Kids Triathlon 

 15 volunteers needed

The annual Atlanta Kids Triathlon is open to kids ages 6-15 and has over 1000 Atlanta participants each year. It is organized through the Strong Kids Program of the YMCA and is one of the top 3 triathlons in the US.

Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and this event introduces kids to a healthy, positive lifestyle that encourages daily exercise, good nutrition, and making the right choices. It is a sport that rewards preparation, strength, endurance, and attention to detail.


WHEN: Sunday, August 26, 2018

SHIFT: 6:30 AM to 12 Noon (select shift when you register online)

WHERE: West Gwinnett Park and Aquatics Center

4488 Peachtree Industrial Blvd

Norcross, GA 30071

Volunteer Guidelines:  Volunteers will be assisting with pre-race activities, such as marking athletes, bike set up and/or transition, and assistance at the finish line, etc. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and all volunteers must register individually on the website to receive instructions and waivers. Once you have received confirmation to volunteer by the project lead, register on the site below.  A reminder announcement will be sent from the event lead(s) prior to the event and you will also receive an email with instructions from the Triathlon coordinator one week prior to the event with additional information about parking instructions (carpooling is recommended), waiver, etc. Training will take place after arrival on Sunday morning. Note: This event takes place very early on Sunday morning; please make sure you are committed to getting up that early and driving to Gwinnett before you volunteer.

Website: https://www.kidstriathloninc.org/atlanta-kids-triathlon.html

Attire: Please dress appropriately for being outdoors, i.e., sneakers and shorts. The event takes place rain or shine. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Atlanta Kids Triathlon will provide a t-shirt to volunteers upon arrival.

Please email CDR Darrlyn Cornelius-Averhart (zrv4@cdc.gov 770.488.1235) by August 20, 2018, to sign up or to obtain more information. Please include your name, rank, emp ID, email and phone number in your email. Preference will be given to current ACOA members.

ACOA members will be provided with a thank you letter from ACOA for your eOPF.

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Call to Volunteer at the USO!

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 service men and women, andtheir families, every year.


When:     Saturday, May 19th

Saturday, June 16th

Saturday, July 21st

Saturday,August 18th


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 and  Shift 2 is from 1200 to 1500. 

Attire: Service khakis or ODU. 

Guidelines:    Family members over the age of 18 are allowedto participate in this event. The USO does not allow volunteers under age 18.Officers are encouraged to bring food or water to donate to the USO on theirown accord; however, this is not a requirement for participation. A list ofrecommended donations and parking instructions will be provided before eachvolunteer 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 amember of ACOA?

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

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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 August and September, 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.

DATE

6:00 AM

12:00 PM

4:30 PM

Monday, July 30, 2018

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

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Friday, August 3, 2018

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Monday, August 6, 2018

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Monday, August 13, 2018

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Friday, August 17, 2018

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Monday, August 20, 2018

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

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Friday, August 24, 2018

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Monday, August 27, 2018

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

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Friday, August 31, 2018

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