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Learn about services and benefits for civilians at "ThanksCIVing" information fair

Hosted by the Affirmative Employment Program, the first “ThanksCIVing” Information Fair will be held on Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USO in Area A. The information fair gives civilians an opportunity to come to one central location and learn about benefits and services available to them. (Courtesy photo)

Hosted by the Affirmative Employment Program, the first “ThanksCIVing” Information Fair will be held on Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USO in Area A. The information fair gives civilians an opportunity to come to one central location and learn about benefits and services available to them. (Courtesy photo)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Did you know as part of being a civilian employee supporting the Air Force mission, you are eligible to use many of the services and facilities on the base? To learn about all the benefits of being a civilian here at Wright-Patt, come out to the first “ThanksCIVing” Information Fair on Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USO in Area A.

Hosted by the Affirmative Employment Program, the information fair gives civilians an opportunity to come to one central location and learn about benefits and services available to them.

“When civilians first begin their career, they are given a great deal of information through new employee orientations,” said Vera McClain, Affirmative Employment Special Emphasis program manager. “But once they start their job and have been on base for a period of time, they tend to primarily focus on being only at their workplace so they forget about or are unaware of what all is available to them.”

Some of the agencies from both on and off the base scheduled to be on hand at the fair are the Education and Training office, Employee Assistance Program, AAFES, the Wright-Patt Credit Union and the Victoria Theatre Association.  

In addition, the Civilian Health Promotion Services will offer blood pressure checks and InBody body composition analysis. The Air Force Band of Flight brass ensemble will also be performing and food trucks will be on-site.

“We want our civilian work force to stay and grow professionally here but we also want them to enjoy benefits they and their family can utilize outside of their workplace” said McClain. “Wright-Patterson AFB fully embraces the Wingman concept and this fair is just one of the many ways to reinforce our espirit de corps and culture of inclusion so come out to see all the fabulous things that being a government employee has to offer!”