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Call to Volunteer at the USO!

 Join us in this rewarding service opportunity! 

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

When: Saturday, May 18th

Saturday, June 15th

Saturday, July 20th

Saturday, August 17th

Shift: 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 allowed to 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 their own accord; however, this is not a requirement for participation. A list of recommended donations is provided before each volunteer date.

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

  • Name & Rank

  • Employee ID

  • Agency

  • Telephone #

  • Preferred date and shift

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*Call for Volunteers*

2019 Promotion Celebration

Greetings Fellow Officers!

Are you looking for a great way to get more involved with Commissioned Corps activities? Well, here is your opportunity!

We are seeking active and energetic officers to donate their time, skills, and creativity to make the 2019 Promotion Celebration a successful and enjoyable celebration for area Officers who are selected for promotion in 2019! The event will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Corporate Square

 Listed below are the various subcommittees in which you can serve.

All Atlanta-area active duty and retired officers who are current members and are in good standing with COA and ACOA are eligible to serve. At the end of the year, ACOA Leadership will recognize committee members with a thank you letter from the ACOA President that you can include in your eOPF.

If you are interested in volunteering please email LCDR Jessica Tomov (JTomov@cdc.gov) Please indicate your first and second choice. We will try to honor all committee requests. 

All responses must be received by no later than July 12, 2019. Additionally, to be eligible for a letter of appreciation, current ACOA membership is required.

Volunteer Roles

Venue Logistics- Officers are needed to provide directions to other officers and guests from parking garages and MARTA stop

Ushers- Guide guests and officers to seats, rooms, and day of events

Uniform Inspection- Inspect officer uniforms prior to ceremony (1 male and 1 female officer needed)

Registration/Sign-In- Ensure guests and officers are properly registered and signed in

Ceremony Logistics – Support various activities during the actual ceremony

Photographer Liaison Back-up- Work with photographer on photographs of the event and ensure photos are properly posted.

Thank you in advance for your service!

ACOA Pride Store - Volunteer Opportunity!

The ACOA Pride Store (http://www.atlantacoa.com/alternate-store-page) is looking for an assistant coordinator to help with the sales, management, and development of ACOA items. The ACOA Pride Store currently sells items found on its webpage to persons in the local Atlanta-area, ships to persons across the United States, and during various on-site events (including the COF Symposium and uniform pop-ups). 

Interested officers should understand there is an estimated time commitment of 1-2 hours per week, and an expectation of willingness to represent ACOA at the COF Symposium. The ideal candidate will be responsive, detail-oriented, and appreciate customer service. The intent is for the assistant coordinator to learn all processes and procedures, and to assume all duties from the coordinator no later than Summer, 2020.

No later than August 20th, interested officers should submit a brief paragraph to LCDR Shayne Gallaway (acoapridestore@gmail.com) expressing their interest and explaining why they feel they would be a good fit for this position. Interviews will be conducted with prospective candidates. Likewise, questions may be submitted to LCDR Gallaway as well.

 --  Be sure to check out the ACOA webpage for the latest update on ACOA events, uniform information and new PHS pride items.

The Commissioned Officers Association (COA) is a voluntary professional organization of Commissioned Officers of the US Public Health Service. The Atlanta COA mission is to advance the PHS by uniting, serving and advocating for the approximately 1,000 Atlanta-based Commissioned Officers.

This page last reviewed  July 30, 2019.

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