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July Briefs

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2010 Intramural Volleyball

The 2010 Intramural Volleyball Season will be starting on Aug. 2. The coaches' meeting will be held on July 26 at 1 p.m. in the Fitness Center. Letters of Intent and team rosters are due July 26. For more information, call 394-2671.

Estate Claim for Staff Sgt. Lance Blandford

It is with deep regret that we announce the untimely death of Staff Sgt. Lance Blandford, 43rd Civil Engineering Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, NC. All claims for or against Sergeant Blandford's estate must be submitted to the Summary Court Officer, 2nd Lt. Nicole Warner. Lieutenant Warner can be contacted by phone at (910) 394-4068 or by sending an e-mail to

ATA Convention Speaker

The Airlift Tanker Association, Tarheel Chapter, is hosting Thornton Rose as a guest speaker at the Pope Club July 23 from 11-1 p.m. Mr. Rose flew in the Hump mission during World War II.

"The Hump" was a high altitude military aerial supply route over the Assam Valley in northeastern India, across northern Burma, to Yunnan province in southwestern China. This operation was the first sustained, long range, 24 hour around the clock, all weather, military aerial supply line in history.

For more information, call Senior Master Sgt. Eileen Johnson at 394-7732.

Legal Assistance Web site

A new Web site, offers service members legal assistance. The Web site provides information about legal assistance topics that commonly affect military members, such as consumer affairs, family law, wills, or powers of attorney.

Legal worksheets expedite service by allowing service members to fill out an online legal worksheet prior to visiting the legal office. Worksheet topics include wills, advance medical directives, and powers of attorney. Service members are invited to submit anonymous comments through the online survey.

Note: No legal documents can be printed from this Web site. Service members are required to visit the nearest Air Force legal office to obtain legal documents. The information provided is for educational and general information purposes only. It is not legal advice. Speak with a licensed attorney before relying on the information contained within the Web site to make a decision or take any action.

Air Force Marathon

The 14th annual United States Air Force Marathon is Sept. 18 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Air Mobility Command is looking for runners to represent their team in this year's run. Team members are selected via submitted AF Form 303. The completed forms should be submitted through the Pope Fitness Center by July 23. For more information, visit

Video Competition

The Air Force Safety Center is hosting a Critical Days of Summer video competition through July 31. The competition is open to the entire Air Force family including active duty, Guard, Reserve, Air Force civilians, spouses and children.

Entrants may upload original videos to their YouTube page. Then go to the AFSC YouTube page and click on send a message. Within the message, attach the uploaded video from your page and provide contact information for yourself and/or the point of contact.

The videos should convey effective ways to safely conduct off-duty activities, such as, but not limited to car/ motorcycle/ATV driving, use and handling of privately owned weapons, water- related activities or sports activities, home and child activities, weather, alcohol prevention, risk management, BBQ/grilling, and countering fatigue. The video may be up to 180 seconds in length on one or more topics relating to off-duty safety. For more information, visit