American Indian Alaskan Native Month event

Proclamations issued by Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama designate November as National American Indian Heritage Month. As we celebrate the contributions of the American Indians and Alaska Natives, please be encouraged learn more about the cultures, traditions and history. The AIAN council would like to formally invite Team Hill to an arts and crafts event with read-aloud Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.at Gerrity Memorial Library. Refreshments will be available.

Great American Smokeout

Every year in November, tobacco users across the country participate in the Great American Smokeout. If you use tobacco, consider Nov. 15 at the date to begin your quit journey. Encourage family and friends who use tobacco to join you – the added support will be HUGE in helping you reach your goals. Jump start the quitting process by joining Hill CHPS for the Tobacco Cessation class. Here you will learn more about quitting resources and how you can take advantage of four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy available to you. Classes are Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 533.

Comedy improv event

There will be a free CFC awareness event Nov. 30 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the Base Theater. Comedy improve troupe The Improvables will perform. The troupe is family friendly, and children are welcome. There will be a food truck for food purchases. The 2018 Combined Federal campaign kicked off Oct. 18. The Hill Air Force Base goal is to raise $500,000. For more information or to donate, visit opm.gov/ShowSomeLoveCFC or mountainstatescfc.org.

Holiday cookie drive

Organizers are looking for volunteers to donate 3,000 baked cookies for the annual Team Hill Airmen Cookie Drive. Each year Hill volunteers bake, collect, package and deliver holiday cookies for nearly 500 Airmen. Volunteers can deliver baked cookies from 7-9:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at The Landing. Call Nichole at 919-440-0153 for more information.

Legacy Christmas 2018

The Base Chapel invites you out to its holiday celebration “Legacy Christmas 2018”. Come meet Santa, eat goodies from Mrs. Claus’s kitchen, get a FREE family Christmas portrait, make crafts, decorate ginger bread houses, watch a live nativity play and much more. The free event is Dec. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Base Chapel.

Open season underway

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program ends Dec. 31. Beginning in 2019, dental and vision plans will be available through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program. Now is a good time to become familiar with FEDVIP options. FEDVIP 2019 plans and rates will be online in the fall. But you can look at 2018 plans and rates now.

FEDVIP offers a choice between 10 dental and four vision options. If you’re eligible, you can enroll in FEDVIP during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season. This runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10.

For more information, visit https://www.hill.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1573195/fedvip-is-coming-get-to-know-dental-and-vision-plans-today/.

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