• Free OSHA Training Available with INSafe Scholarships

    Hoosier companies and public works departments in need of health and safety training for their employees now have an opportunity to save money with INSafe scholarships available through a partnership between Team Quality Services,Inc., of Auburn, and the Indiana Department of Labor (DOL). The courses are being offered at five locations around the state to help Hoosier businesses create and maintain safe and healthy workplace environments that are compliant with the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Both 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA training is available in the areas of construction or general industry. For more information on topics and dates,view the list of upcoming training sessions at the various Indiana locations that is included on second page of this announcement. A limited number of full-course INSafe scholarships is available to Indiana businesses that employ 250 or fewer employees, as well as to woman-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses and public sector workforces. Successful applicants will receive a fully-paid scholarship that will include course registration and materials. These scholarships,which are being made possible by the Indiana DOL as part of a goal to increase its occupational safety and health training reach throughout the state,provide critical training to employers and employees who may otherwise not be able to afford to participate in these training courses. Interested individuals may apply for the scholarships through the Team Quality website: teamqualityservices.com/insafe-application  Team Quality Services worked closely with the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to identify the INSafe contract opportunity as well as training space throughout the state. The PTAC coordinated with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC} network to allow Team Quality Services to utilize training facilities at the various ISBDC regional centers.”Utilizing resources the State already has paid for only makes sense,” commented Chris Straw, president ofTeam Quality Services. Team Quality Services also brought in the help of Safer Worker Systems,a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), to assist in execution of the contract. “I am excited to work together with Team Quality Services to promote safety throughout Indiana,” said Thomas Black, owner of Safer Worker Systems, which is based in Fort Wayne. Team Quality Services is a Service Disabled,Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) and an industry leader in third­ party quality and safety services for manufacturing, energy and construction industries. With offices in the U.S.,Canada and Mexico,Team Quality Services offers a comprehensive line of services designed to improve product quality and safety throughout the supply chain. View Full Press Release

  • NSWC Crane Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry Meeting

    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is excited to be hosting its Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry (APBI) meeting on 1 April 2015 at the WestGate Academy. This year’s theme is “Collaborating for Innovative, Lasting Solutions”. The purpose of the APBI meeting is to provide industry and academia with information on future NSWC Crane technology efforts, requirements, potential contract opportunities, and how to do business with NSWC Crane. The APBI forum provides presentation and discussion on how industry/academia and NSWC Crane can collaborate and build thriving partnerships to ensure future Warfighter success. The meeting will include presentations from senior leadership covering the three mission focus areas: Electronic Warfare, Special Missions, and Strategic Missions. Additional information and registration link is available at http://www.crane-apbi.com/. Date & Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Onsite Registration: 0700 – 0800 Meeting: 0800 – 1600 Location: WestGate Academy Conferencing & Training Center 13598 East WestGate Drive Odon, IN 47562 Cost & Registration: There is no cost to attend this meeting; however, registration is required

  • Fort Wayne Base Community Council Member & Guest Luncheon

    The Fort Wayne Base Community Council cordially invites you and your guests to the Member and Guest Luncheon and Program with a full and engaging agenda, to include FWBCC updates and opportunities to get involved, local military updates, networking, and our guest speaker: COLONEL L. KIP CLARK (Commander of the 181st Intelligence Wing) Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, disaster response and fatalities search and rescue — these are a few of the missions of the brave members of the 181st. You won’t want to miss this event! COL Clark will highlight the Airmen supporting today’s Fight with Intelligence and Air Support Operations, and will highlight the 181st Intelligence Wing contributions to Disaster Response.

    Event Information

    When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT Where: Ceruti’s Summit Park – 6601 Innovation Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 The enhanced plated lunch menu will offer both meat & vegetarian options. If you would like a vegetarian meal, make that selection in the registration question. Cost: $10.00 Current & Retired Military * $15.00 Council Members * $20.00 Guests If you are unable to register online, payment can also be made at the door via cash or credit card, for an additional $5.00 charge per person. Register at the link below, and please present a printed receipt of payment at the door. Click Here to Register for the April 7 Lunch & program Please provide full names, titles/ranks (if appropriate), for you and all guests at the time you RSVP. This will ensure a proper lunch count, correct name badges, and information for the roster for all attendees of the event. For any issues registering online, email fortwaynebcc@gmail.com or call 260-760-9936 Please RSVP no later than Friday, April 3rd Thank you. We look forward to seeing you April 7! Fort Wayne Base Community Council “Bringing Service and Community Together” www.fortwaynebasecc.org P.O. Box 25506 Fort Wayne, IN 46825

  • Don’t Miss Next Week’s Steering Committee Meeting

    We will be holding our quarterly Membership/Steering Committee meeting next week, on the March 19th at 8:00am, in the Cole Auditorium at the NIIC (3201 Stellhorn Road in Fort Wayne).  This quarterly meeting is an opportunity to address your issues, determine concerted NIDIA plans to address and track them and integrate with our Executive Steering Committee from across Indiana.  We hope to see each of you there!

    As a reminder, we encourage any/all NIDIA members to attend our Steering Committee meetings, as they are not just for the core Steering Committee, but for all members. 

    Also, please sign up on our Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nidia-mega-conference-tickets-15822372141 for the upcoming mega conference on the 17th of April (signup is required to attend).  If any of you signed up via a link that took you to the PTAC site, please advise and we’ll get you added into Eventbrite.

    For more information about the MEGA Event, visit the following news post: http://nidiaonline.org/nidia-announces-mega-conference-on-april-17-2015/

  • Inaugural ‘Race for the Warriors’ kicks off at the Airport

    The Fort Wayne Base Community Council will be hosting the inaugural ‘Race for the Warriors’ 5k/10k charity fundraiser race and walk, May 23, 2015, at the Fort Wayne International Airport. 

     Race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the race at 9 a.m., and will follow a course through the airfield’s taxiways, runways and cargo ramp. Timing for runners will be provided by Fleet Feet, Inc. from Fort Wayne.

    Free event parking, check-in and pre / post-race activities will all take place at the Fort Wayne International Airport’s Air Trade Centre. A $25.00 registration fee for the 5K and $30.00 for the 10k will provide runners with a commemorative T-shirt, featuring a race logo created by Viridian Architectural Design, as well as other items donated by FWBCC members and supporters.

    “Signing up for the ‘Race for the Warriors’ is a way everyone can show their support for local military families on Memorial Day weekend,” said Patrick Dooley, director of airport development with FWA and base community council board member. “Our all-volunteer committee is working to make every aspect of this run unique and fun for the entire family.”

    Both Dooley and retired Capt. Eric Flores, senior mortgage consultant with Union Home Mortgage, will co-chair the run and lead the team of volunteers working to manage production of the event.

    The proceeds from the race will benefit the FWBCC’s Military Support Fund, which assists military families in times of need.

    The council’s Military Support Fund is managed in partnership with The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, and has helped more than 120 local military families during its first two years of operation.

    “One unique aspect of our Military Support Fund is that it is available to enlisted members of the Armed Forces who are currently serving but not deployed,” said FWBCC president Tammy Kelly. “While there are many wonderful organizations supporting our Nation’s defenders, service members may not qualify for other programs, or there is a lengthier application process and wait time for relief. Our support fund can provide immediate short-term aid to military members when emergencies arise, allowing them to stay more focused on their mission and care of their families.”

    The FWBCC held a race name selection contest in late 2014, and Donna L. Sark of Fort Wayne came up with the winning event title.

    To sign-up and register, or for more information, visit www.raceforthewarrior.com or see the Fort Wayne Base Community Council’s website (www.fortwaynebcc.org).