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Posted 12/2/2013 Updated 12/5/2013
12/2/2013 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. --
Dependent Participation in Focus Group
United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and Tufts University are working in partnership to customize and implement a weight loss program for adult dependents of active duty military personnel.
· At least 18 years of age
· Adult dependents of active duty military personnel
· Willing to commit to up to 3 hours - one time session
· Must be overweight or obese (Body mass index (BMI) above 25)
Focus groups are being conducted to better understand the unique circumstances of military families and will include discussions on body weight, eating and other barriers to weight management. If interested contact researchers at 508-233-4591 or USARIEM.WeightLossStudy@us.army.mil for information and screening to participate. Non-federal participants only may be compensated up to $60.
2014 Military Child of the Year Award
Operation Homefront's Military Child of the Year Award is presented to outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement. Recipients representing each service branch receive their award at a Washington, D.C. Gala celebration in April 2014. Recipients are awarded a laptop computer and a $5,000 cash prize. For further information about Operation Homefront and the Military Child of the Year Award visit www.militarychildoftheyear.org.
AFIT classes available
The Air Force Institute of Technology School of Systems and Logistics is offering the following three courses at the Hanscom Education and Training Center, Building 1728: WSYS 400 - Current Topics in Acquisition and Support, Jan. 28-Feb. 6, 2014; SOT 310 - Science of Text Experimental Design & Analysis I, Feb. 3-7, 2014; and SYS 213 - Management of the Manufacturing Readiness Process, Feb. 11-13, 2014. For course details and registration information, go to the AFIT website at www.afit.edu/ls/courseList.cfm.
Boston University registration
Boston University Spring 2014 registration for Hanscom begins Dec. 1, contact Gerard Keegan, Boston University Hanscom Campus director, at 781-225-5941 or 617-358-3095 or email@example.com or visit http://www.bu.edu/military for further information.
Park University registration
Park University Spring 1 2014 registration for Hanscom begins Dec. 9, contact Katherine Greene, Park University Hanscom Campus director, at 781-860-7275 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.park.edu/hans for further information.