MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Civilians who work for the Air Force are being given an extended deadline to apply for educational training.

The new application deadline for training with the Air Force Personnel Center Civilian Leadership Development Branch is April 26, according to a release.

Training is available for civilians in pay bands 1-5 and in grades GS-7 to G-15.

Contact your Force Support Squadron. More information also is available by calling the Air Force Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102.

Use reusable bags, get 5-cent refundCAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will refund shoppers 5 cents for every reusable bag they use while shopping at AAFES stores worldwide.

The “Use a Bag, Save the Planet” initiative kicked off Wednesday.

‘Survivor’ Rudy to meet Yokosuka sailorsRudy Boesch, a retired Navy SEAL and former contestant from the first season of the TV series “Survivor,” will be signing autographs at the Fleet Recreation Center at Yokosuka Naval Base from 11 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Boesch, a retired master chief petty officer, spent 45 years in the Navy before retiring in 1990. He later competed in the highly rated show and placed third.

Boesch was also scheduled to speak at the Chief Petty Officer’s Club and tour the base.

Opinions given during USFK Facebook discussionSEOUL — About 80 people accepted an invitation from U.S. Forces Korea to offer their opinions on the peninsula-wide curfew during a daylong Facebook discussion Wednesday.

The vast majority of posters said USFK should do away with the curfew, which requires that servicemembers not be out in public between midnight and 5 a.m. on weekdays, and 3 to 5 a.m. on weekends. Only a handful said they supported the current regulation, or some form of it.

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Winzenried, one of the moderators, said recently on a radio show that the posted comments would be taken into consideration as USFK leaders “formulate what the curfew policy should morph into.”

The most common sentiment seemed to be that a curfew is not going to stop troublemakers from making mistakes and that the majority of servicemembers who act responsibly should treated like adults.

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