The Rock Lajes Field Newsletter

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The Rock Lajes Field Newsletter
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THE ROCK Lajes Field Newsletter January 12-16 has been designated as 65 ABWs Portuguese Appreciation Week! In addition to squadron events, there will be several wing events. From 13-16 January there will be a Soccer Tournament. Teams may be a mix of Portuguese employees and military members. Teams must have a minimum of 7 players (partial teams can sign up and will be combined with other teams). Contact Lt Amanda Zenner by 1200 on 9 January to sign up. On 13 January from 1300-1700 there will be a Foosball Tournament held at J.G.s (Building T-568). e event is open to all personnel on base. Please contact Brian Feliciano if you have any questions. ere will be a Wing luncheon for all Portuguese Employees on 15 January at the TORC. e event is free, but you must have a ticket from your squadron representative to attend. If you have any questions regarding Portuguese Appreciation Week please contact 1Lt Amanda Zenner, 535-3167. Team Lajes, On ursday January 8, 2014, the Secretary of Defense announced the certication of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) review. is announcement is the next step in the political process and serves as a validation by the Secretary to the US Congress of the previously announced streamlining eorts at Lajes in 2012. e streamlining eorts approved are part of an overarching USAF eort to gain eciencies worldwide through infrastructure changes. 65 ABW has not received any specic guidance directing execution of streamlining actions right now. I do not intend to schedule a town hall because I have no new information concerning Lajes stream lining other than the information included in this e-mail. If we do receive guidance to take actions which aect Lajes personnel or employees, I will let all of you know at the earliest opportunity. If you have questions or concerns please speak with your command ers. All of your leaders understand that any consideration of stream lining is stressful for our valued local national employees. I ask that we all be patient and focus on our mission as the political decision concerning Lajes streamlining continue to unfold. Col Martin Rothrock Youtube Lajes Field DOD Air Force COMMANDERS ACTION LINE Facebook USAFE January 9, 2015 US Embassy, Portugal Portuguese Appreciation Week Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards (GTC) to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. is is the rst phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance the security and convenience of government travel and pay systems. e new cards are embedded with a microchip that provides for transaction encryption and an elevated level of authentication. Chip and PIN technology strengthens data security, better protecting card holders personally identiable information, as well as the govern ments sensitive transaction and payment data. e cards are yet another tool to combat potential fraud, said Eric Cuebas, the director of Air Force nancial services. By working to gether with chip-enabled terminals, they ensure a more secure trans action by validating both the card and cardholder. Additionally, Citis chip and PIN cards do not use radio frequency functionality and are strictly contact-only cards. erefore, they are not susceptible to the skimming issue encountered by radio frequency identication cards. All cardholders should log into CitiManager and review mailing and email addresses and contact information under My Card Account/ Card Maintenance. e cardholder can also review their informa tion using the account listing report in Citibanks custom reporting AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade For more on "Travel Cards" see page 2


Eagle Eyes Drinking Water Leak Detection Study GTC Payment Options Holiday Mailing Season Expanded Inuenza Vaccine Available New housing website All members PCSing from Lajes Field with Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) TMO Information Civilian Personnel Newsletter Non-command sponsored dependents memorandum BAH Revalidation Required for All Airmen FSS MPS Holiday Hours 65th Medical Group Closed for Training 2nd Tuesday of Each Month Portuguese Appreciation Week January 12-16 Wing Training Day January 13 Martin Luther King Day Celebration January 16 4th Quarter Awards Breakfast January 23 Resilient Relationships Class January 23 Annual Awards Ceremony January 24 Wing Promotion Ceremony January 30 The Lajes Field Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and victim advocates. Back row, L to R: SSgt Monteceo Perry, MSgt Jermaine Young, SSgt Charles Woomer, SSgt Stephanie Russ, SSgt Zenalee Rabsatt; Front row, L to R: Capt. Angelica Silva Garza, TSgt Lorita Henry, SSgt Laprincess Day, 1Lt Victoria Martinez. Community Events Base Announcements Commanders Action Line Produced by 2015 65th Air Base Wing Public Aairs Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal Island Events Photo Perspective system. is new card change should have minimal impact on Airmen, Cuebas said. If the current card will expire while TDY, the traveler should update the address at least 60 days prior to the expiration date of the current GTC to ensure delivery of the replacement card to the new address. If the card is not expiring while TDY but the traveler feels they need an early reissuance of the chip card, they should con tact their agency program coordinator (APC). He urged all Airmen who have questions or unusual circumstances to contact their APC for more information and assistance. Citibank worked closely with the Defense Travel Management Oce and services on a phased rollout of the new cards. In the second phase, between July and October 2015, Citi will issue chip and PIN cards for all remaining active accounts (cards used within last 18 months). Individuals with inactive accounts and cards not used within last 18 months will be issued a chip and PIN card upon expiration, regardless of the year. ere will be no change to the account number and the three-digit security code for replace ment cards and the magnetic stripe can still be used for merchants without chip and PIN technology. e cards can be used in regions where chip technology is domi nant, Cuebas said. It is expected U.S. merchants will be adopting chip technology more widely throughout 2015. For more questions about chip and PIN cards, contact local APCs. Local Volleyball Games Movie Schedule (Praia & Angra) Click to read for more Base Announcements Click to read for more Community Events Click to read for more Island Events "Travel Cards" from page 1