There is plenty of assistance available to members who are relocating. Relocation Assistance is just one of several Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) services designed to assist all Department of Defense employees and their families. The relocation assistance primary areas of responsibility are facilitating the Base Newcomer's Orientation, Sponsorship Training and Smooth Move Briefings.
One day not long ago, as I was sorting through the mail, I noticed a large brown envelope. As I inspected it a little closer, I saw that it was from a family friend back in San Antonio. I opened the envelope and pulled out a spiral-bound notebook. On the front was a clear protective cover. On the page under the cover was a head and shoulder photo of my friend Jim in his Air Force uniform, complete with the now retired Air Force Service Cap. At the top of the page was the title, "Autobiography." Underneath the photo was Jim's full name with "Jim" inserted in parenthesis.
Some might say my office is a mini-museum of African-American history. There's a Tuskegee Airmen statue and President Obama's framed picture on top of a bookshelf. On a lower shelf, there are African American coin and stamp collections. I have framed autographed pictures of the Tuskegee Airmen hanging on my walls. There's also Bessie Coleman and a large framed picture of the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States. The picture of the congressmen is titled, "The First Colored Senator and Representatives." It normally draws some quiet attention when one enters my office.
The Martin Luther King Jr. and African-American History Month events in January and February are going to be filled with wonderful activities. The MLK luncheon will take place Jan. 13 at Club Hill. The guest speaker will be Col. Allen Jamerson, Chief of Staff, HQ AFMC.
The theme is "The Content of His Character" and tickets are available through AAHM committee representatives.