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Okaloosa Tax Collector Office Locations: Driver License Services for Eglin A.F.B. and Hurlburt Field

In order to serve all of our customers efficiently, Driver License Services will be by appointment only at our Eglin and Hurlburt Field locations. Our Hurlburt branch is located at 120 Simpson Ave., Bldg. 90320 and our Eglin branch is located at 310 Van Matre Ave., Bldg. 210. For more information, please visit our website at www.OkaloosaTax.com or call our Customer Service Processing Center at 850.651.7300. Hours of operation 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Job Opportunity: Child Development Center

Looking for a rewarding job opportunity? The Hurlburt Field Child Development Center is seeking qualified caregivers to join our team!

Provide care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Position requires a pre-employment physical, food handler certification and background check. Hours needed for care: 6 am - 6 pm. Pay range depending on experience is $11.06 - $14.04. May require some weekends and evenings for special programs and training.

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October 17, 2014, 1800 • Hurlburt Field Youth Center
By: Barby Kodya with Leandro Legaspi, and Sydney Nelson

There are always joyous sounds and noises to be heard all over the Youth Center, but cheering and taunting are unusual. However during the annual Teen vs. Staff Basketball Game that is precisely what was heard. Every year the two groups gather in a bragging rights challenge to decide if age has perfected the moves or youthful exuberance is needed to prevail. During the intense game, both sides playfully taunt and take jabs at each other but also demonstrate the meaning of sportsmanship.

This year’s game came during a different season so that the staff could say a full hearted goodbye to a member of the program. The youth who will be moving soon has been attending programs and special events for close to four years and has always enjoyed basketball as a past time. Leandro Luis P. Legaspi is that 15 year old and was thrilled to be able to play one last game with his youth leaders.

“The basketball game was an amazing experience. I had fun and learned something at the same time. It was a very close game between the teens and the staff, teens had a very high confidence about winning the game,” said Leandro.

This year there was no holding back as all who played gave 100 percent. The laughs and cheers made the whole gym buzz with excitement. The game started with Leandro’s step father tossing up the ball and from then on it was a blur of fast moving bodies. Everybody worked hard and hustled to the point where, at the end of the first quarter, all were dripping with sweat.

“Looking through the lens of the camera I saw sweaty bodies chasing each other back and forth across the court. There were many moments of anticipation when the ball just missed the net. The sighs and boos and cheers rang across the gym. The game was unexpectedly fast paced,” said Sydney Nelson, age 14.

The teens were handicapped by having no coach but worked hard to incorporate all players for equal playing time. The Youth leaders included significant others to help round out their team and while both had minor setbacks; they all had a great time. “They did really well keeping up with the energetic teens, but at the end of the day both sides learned and had fun playing hard together,” said Leandro.

Music blared from the DJ booth and parents cheered from the stands. The energy was positive and competitive. Leandro stated that “teens have learned that at the beginning we’re going to fight and battle but win or lose we’re going to be alright. Regardless of the scoreboard, you can do anything you work for; we did it for us and one another. We played hard as a team and a family. The Teens vs. Staff basketball game was an amazing experience.” The game did close with the Youth Leaders being victorious, but not by much. The score was 67-63 yet it was a tough win due to the fact the teens gave their all. All would agree that the pace and excitement was fast and furious that left the youth leaders sore for a few days and teens laden with the drive to beat them next year.

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Clubs Members Enter to Win Today

Just to show our appreciation, Air Force Clubs is giving away two Chevy Silverado vehicles, sponsored by GM Military Discount, a trip for four to Disney World and ten $500, all to Air Force Club members

To enter to win, club members (see eligibility details in the link below) can fill out an entry form found at participating FSS activities and drop it in the box provided. No purchase necessary. 

Monthly prizes are awarded as follows.

October Winners

  • Winners of $500 cash prizes:
    • Jimmy Brown from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana - Retired
    • Chris Porter from Kadena AB, Japan - SSgt
    • Daniel Sala from Kadena AB, Japan - MSgt
    • Dale Brandl from Scott AFB, illinois - Retired
    • Antwan Carlisle from JBSA Randolph, texas - SMSgt
    • Emily Burek-Youchnik from Kadena AB, Japan - SSgt, spouse
    • Kim Caley from Luke AFB, Arizona - TSgt, spouse
    • Jacobus Jens from Minot AFB, North Dakota - Captain
    • William "Buzz" Barch from Shaw AFB, South Carolina - Retired
    • Ken Chastain from Kadena AB, Japan - Civilian

November Prize

  • On or about November 13, 2014, one AF Club member in good standing will be randomly selected to receive a trip for up to four people to Disney World. Winner must have been a member on October 31, 2014.

December Grand Prize

  • On or about December 15, 2014, two AF Club members will each be selected to receive a Chevy Silverado. Winner must have been a member on November 30,  2014.
    Grand Prize Vehicles consist of two (2) 2015 model-year, factory-equipped vehicles, homologated to United States specifications as follows: two (2) Chevrolet Silverado vehicles having a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of up to forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) or a General Motor’s vehicle of the Grand Prize Winner’s choice of equivalent or lesser MSRP value. If, due to production shortages, component availability, or causes beyond the control of the Sponsor or the Air Force, the Grand Prize Vehicle including but not limited to color of exterior and interior,  any other features or upgrades to the Grand Prize Vehicle will be allowed only if permitted by the delivery dealer and paid for by the winner. Each Grand Prize Vehicle shall not exceed forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000 MSRP).

All winners will be determined by random drawing conducted at the Services Directorate. Drawings will be supervised by a representative from the Air Force Personnel Center Legal Office. AF Club Members can only win one of the prizes during the promotional period.

Download Entry Form Here

Mail Registration Forms to: Giveaway, ATTN: Duce Reyna, AFPC/SVOF, 2261 Hughes Ave Ste 156, JBSA Lackland, TX 78236-9854 –OR- Drop off at your local Club

Click here for Eligibility, Prize Regulations and Restrictions

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