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An audition will be held for the 2014 Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of KING ARTHUR’S QUEST Monday, August 11, King Auditorium from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Those auditioning should arrive before 9:30 AM. Rehearsals will begin immediately after the cast is selected. Please be prepared to stay until 2 PM. Auditions are open to family members of DoD-ID cardholders (grades 1-12).

Among the roles to be cast are King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Raven, Taleisin, Lancelot, the Knights, the Squires, the Camelotians, the Lady of the Lake, Mordred, Morgan Le Fey, Uther Pendragon, the Damsels and the Minis. All students, entering 1st grade through 12th grade, are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production. The Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and Noon to 2 PM each day. Dress rehearsal will be Friday, August 15, with the time TBD.

KING ARTHUR’S QUEST will be presented on Friday, August 15 at 7 PM in the King Auditorium. The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in Hurlburt Field is brought to you by the 1 SOFSS Landing Zone Community Center with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council. No Federal endorsement of the sponsors intened. For more information, call Community Programs at 884-5080 or email Robert Scott, Special Events Coordinator.

The 2014 American Airman Video Contest, which launched June 27, will run through July 29, 2014. This is a CSAF initiative to get Airmen to share their story/perspectives on the Air Force mission and service.

Individuals will be able to submit their videos directly. Full contest details and rules are posted here, but in short the process will work like this:

Airmen will upload their 30-second-or-less video to a personal YouTube channel and email their name, rank, base, unit and video link to the AFPAA Social Media team at usafvideos@us.af.mil. Submissions are due by 11:59 pm(CST), July 29.

On Aug 4, AFPAA will send AFSOC/PA shops links to videos from Airmen who fall under this command for proper vetting AND to select a MAJCOM-level winning video.

On Aug 11, MAJCOMs will notify the AF Social Media team of winning entry and disqualified videos.

On Aug 12, finalists will be announced who will compete in a public contest. Finalists will be notified by email from usafvideo@us.af.mil. Finalist videos will be uploaded to the Air Force BlueTube channel on YouTube. Video "Likes" will be recorded until 12 pm(CST) on Aug 22.

On Aug 22, the winner will be announced. AFPAA will notify MAJCOM; winner will be told via chain of command. Winner will be announced on all AF-level communication channels.

All approved videos will be considered for use in an "Air Force Story" compilation video that will be shown at the AFA conference in Washington, D.C. in September.

Gulf Coast Jam - Country on the Coast
August 29 - 31, 2014

Friday Lineup includes:
Carrie Underwood, Randy Houser, Love and Theft, Jon Pardi, Andrew Salgado and John Michael Montgomery

Saturday Lineup includes:
Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Lonestar, Casey James, Laura Bell Bundy and Trick Pony

Sunday Lineup includes:
Blake Shelton, Cassadee Pope, Neal McCoy, Kirstie Lovelady and Black Jack Billy

Tickets through Hurlburt ITT $106 per person, while supplies last.

Hurlburt Field - Whether stationed here at Hurlburt Field or abroad, service members can expect to find the same, or very similar, prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide.

Known as pricing parity, this practice ensures Exchange prices are established centrally.

"While there may be some slight price differentiations that occur with items purchased locally overseas, per Department of Defense policy the Exchange doesn't increase prices in order to cover shipping or other higher operational costs," said Eglin/Hurlburt Exchange General Manager Myra Florence. "No matter where they are called to serve, it is our goal to bring Airmen and their families the same products, at the same cost."

Despite the Exchange's efforts to price consistently, a few exceptions can occur.

"There may be some price differences between locations in the continental United States and overseas for categories such as gasoline, alcohol and tobacco," said Florence. "These prices are set based on Department of Energy benchmarks, or local surveys, established by DoD directives."

Additionally, prices for some convenience and frequently purchased items may be lower at different locations based on local promotions or surveys. To ensure prices on these same items overseas are consistent with those service members would expect to see at home, overseas prices are set at the average surveyed CONUS price.

Airmen and their families worldwide can learn more about Exchange policies by visiting http://www.shopmyexchange.com/CustomerService/.

The Department of Defense is launching the 2014 DOD MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey. This study measures customer satisfaction with MWR activities including fitness, libraries, outdoor recreation, recreation centers, auto service centers, single service member programs, leisure travel, swimming pools, sports and athletics.

It is imperative Air Force members be well represented in the survey results. Feedback received will be used for strategic planning purposes to help modify or improve existing MWR programs and services.

Randomly-chosen Air Force members will receive an e-mail invitation with a link to the survey.

AF members are strongly encouraged to participate if they receive an invitation.

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