Skywrighter briefs: Chiefs’ group taking scholarship applications

VA/DoD Transition Center is closed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the VA/DoD Transition Center, Bldg. 830, Room BP-20, has temporarily closed to the public to protect customers.

The staff apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and will work to reopen as soon as possible.

For questions regarding VA benefits, claims and eligibility, contact the VA at 1-800-827-1000 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. For Any other questions, call 937-267-6511, ext. 5805.

Chiefs’ group taking applications

The 2020 Chiefs’ group is accepting applications for its annual scholarship. The winning applicant can receive either a $500 or $1,000 amount scholarship, which can be used at college, university or trade skills institutions. Any U.S. military enlisted member or dependents of active-duty, Guard, Reserve or retired enlisted personnel may apply. Contact your unit chief master sergeant or, if a dependent, your sponsor’s unit chief master sergeant for an application. Everything is due by July 10.

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For more information for Wright-Patterson’s program, contact Chief Master Sgt. Tarsha Lester at DSN 787-9955, Comm 937-257-9955 or email at

Current marathon prices extended

Due to the current environment brought on by COVID-19, current pricing to register for the Air Force Marathon will extend to June 7.

Prices for the marathon and half marathon will increase by $10 on June 8 while the cost of the 5K and 10K races will increase by $5. The price for the Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, in which runners compete in the 5K, 10K and either the half marathon or marathon will increase by $20, and the Tailwind Trot 1K Kids’ Run will increase by $3.

The next price increase will be on July 20.

Active-duty, reservists and guard members may receive up to $10 off their race registration.

The Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA and Boeing, is scheduled for Sept. 19. Check out more information about race weekend at

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