County needs election officers for primary

By Fairfax County

Fairfax County needs 2,100 election officers for the March 3 Democratic presidential primary elections.

Election officers must be registered to vote in Virginia.

Fairfax County is the commonwealth’s largest voting jurisdiction, with 243 precincts. It takes thousands of trained election officers to ensure the county has efficient, well-run elections. Compensation begins at $175, although officers also may volunteer their time.

The Office of Elections is also seeking bilingual officers who speak Korean or Vietnamese. Bilingual speakers are especially needed in Annandale, Centreville and Falls Church.

On Election Day, officers will:

• Set up voting equipment

• Check photo IDs and names on an electronic poll book

• Provide help and instructions for using voting machines

• Tabulate the results, when polls close.

For more information about becoming an election officer, visit or call 703-324-4735, TTY 711.

MILPO Finance training

Military Finance and unit personnel professionals are invited to a two-day training workshop hosted by Defense Military Pay Office – National Capital Region. The training is Feb. 11-12 at Fort Myer Community Center, 228 McNair Road, Fort Myer.

For more info,

Functional Academic Skills Training

Barden Education Center’s education services offer Functional Academic Skills Training once a month. It is designed for Service members who want to build basic math, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills to prepare for the Armed Forces Classification Test. The next class dates are Feb. 3-21. Call 703-805-9264 for details.

FVAP workshop

Mission partner voting officers and unit voting officers are invited to a Federal Voting Assistance Workshop, 9 a.m., Feb. 18, in the SHARP building, 1099 Hannah Lane. To register or get more info, call Stephan Patterson, 703-805-1061; or Kurtis Schell, 703-428-7614.

Absentee ballots

The Fort Belvoir Voting Office wants to remind everyone the 2020 presidential election and primaries are almost here and it’s time to ensure you are registered to vote in your state.

Absentee ballots and information is available from

Stephan Patterson, 703-805-1061.

Signal officers wives

The Signal Officers Wives Club’s event is Feb. 4, 11:15 a.m., at Clydes in the Mark Center, Alexandria. Franklin A. Robinson Jr., an archives specialist with the National Museum of American History, is guest speaker. Interested people are asked to call Barbara, 571-261-2540 for reservation help.

Military youth scholarships

The deadline for students to apply for Defense Commissary Agency Scholarships is Feb. 24. Created to recognize military families and Service members, the scholarship program awards grants to college students of active-duty, Guard and Reserve or retired military commissary customers. For info and applications,

Leisure Travel Services

Leisure Travel Services is a one-stop shop for patrons looking for a weekend getaway, discounted tickets, promotional hotel rates, or a trip to far off lands. They offer vacation packages, reduced-rate tickets for Disney Parks, Kings Dominion, Six Flags,

Busch Gardens, Baltimore Aquarium, Universal Studio, movie theaters, and more. LTS is located in the Community Center, 1200 Taylor Road. View a list of discounted tickets and travel options on For more, call 703-805-3714.

Transitioning Service members

The Army Soldier for Life Office and Department of Defense launched the SkillBridge website. The DOD SkillBridge program helps Service members gain civilian work experience through industry-specific training, apprenticeships, or internships during their last 180 days of military service. For more info, visit

Wedding Fair, Bridal Show

The Officers’ Club’s Wedding Fair and Bridal Show is Feb. 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring tastings, bridal fashion, music and vendors with trends in table designs; flowers; cakes; linens; and more.

The cost is $10 per person and everyone who goes gets a chance to win gifts throughout the show. For more, call 703-780-0930.

Housing health registry

The Army Medical Command established a Housing Environmental Health Response Registry to help address health or safety concerns of Army housing residents. Anyone interested in enrolling in the registry can call the toll-free hotline 24 hours a day to have ques¬tions answered at 800-984-8523.