The Fitness Center will be holding Lifeguard Training that leads to certification – but you must pass the swimming Pre-Test first!
Mark your calendar to attend one of four scheduled test periods. The actual Lifeguard training will begin once those who pass the test are assembled
Red Cross Certification Course is open to those 16 and older.
1. Swim 300 yards continuously:
– 100 yards Front Crawl using rhythmic breathing and strong propelling kick
– 100 yards Breast stroke
– 100 yards of either front crawl or breast stroke combination
2. Timed skill: 1 minute 40 seconds
– Starting in water swim 20 yards front crawl or breast stroke
– Surface dive 10 feet retrieving a 10 pound object, return to surface
– Swim back to starting point with object
– Exit the water without the use of a ladder or steps
4 Test Dates and Times
Friday, November 6 at 4pm
Saturday, November 7 at 10:30am
Friday, November 13 at 4pm
Saturday, November 14 at 10:30am
Course Cost is $150
Active Duty is $100
Lifelong Lifesaving Skills
American Red Cross Certification
Open to the community
**Must obtain Post Access Pass**
Ft. Greely Pool
Ft. Greely, AK 99731
Call with pool with any questions.
HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Residents in and around JBER may hear loud noises created by live-firing of small arms up to .50-caliber as the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division conducts a brigade-wide exercise May 5 – 16.
Residents should expect to hear noises intermittently, both day and night, throughout the scheduled training days as the unit conducts personnel, mounted and dismounted live-fire ranges. The areas most likely to be affected are Eagle River and Muldoon near Bulldog Trail ranges.
Training will be conducted within JBER’s training areas and in Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely. The heaviest, loudest weapons – mortars and artillery – will be used at DTA. While most of the training was originally scheduled to take place at DTA, much of it was moved to JBER in order to save training funds.
The training further enhances readiness as the Spartan Brigade continues to be the Asia-Pacific commander’s Army Contingency Response Force.
Public Affairs Office
Delta Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed for training this week.
We will be open on March 31st from 1-5.
Grant funds military veteran entrepreneurship training in Anchorage and Fairbanks
[ANCHORAGE, March 12, 2015] – Wells Fargo has awarded the Alaska Small Business Development Center with a $25,000 grant to fund the Boots to Business entrepreneurship training program for military veterans.
Boots to Business, developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), equips service members with the education and training they need to start and run a successful business as they transition to civilian life. Wells Fargo Anchorage Business Specialist Phillip Izon will facilitate a workshop on startup financing on March 17 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
“Veterans have a unique skill set that lends itself to entrepreneurialism. Through the Boots to Business program, we’ll work with veterans to set a clear path to business ownership,” said Isaac Vanderburg, Alaska Small Business Development Center executive director.
Wells Fargo is investing a total of $75,000 in four nonprofits serving Alaska military families and veterans as part of the company’s three-year, $35 million commitment to help veterans with basic needs, career transition, financial education, and sustainable housing. Other 2014 Wells Fargo military funding grantees in Alaska include:
◾Alaska Legal Services Corporation – $25,000 for legal counsel for veterans in need
◾Camp Fire USA, Alaska Council – $15,000 for Camp Purple youth summer camp for children of deployed troops
◾Armed Services YMCA of Alaska – $10,000 to support food pantries on JBER and Fort Wainwright
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer three-day training sessions for pesticide applicators in January and in April.
The first session will be offered by videoconference Jan. 26-28 in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Soldotna, Palmer, Delta Junction and other communities as requested. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an exam scheduled after the training. The training will also be offered April 13-15 in the same communities.
Extension agents and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel will teach the classes.
The state requires certification for anyone who acts as a pesticide consultant or engages in the commercial or contract use of a pesticide. Certification is also required for individuals who use or sell restricted-use pesticides.
The training cost is $55 and includes the exam and necessary study materials, which are available through Extension offices. Register for either class online at http://bit.ly/ces-workshops or at local Extension offices. Participants are encouraged to become familiar with the materials and math needed prior to the training.
For more information and to request another training location, contact Janice Chumley at 907-262-5824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.