FBI Portland Citizens Academy Alumni Association

Hi everyone,

I hope you all have managed to survive this week and have the necessary supplies to continue the good fight.  If you are looking for more information about #COVID19 fraud, what to look for, and where to report it, we have set up a new website that is frequently updated with this information: https://www.fbi.gov/coronavirus for you to utilize and share.  

If you see a need, please do not hesitate to pass this information along.  Just as important, if you have a need, please do not hesitate to reach out.  

Be well and have a wonderful weekend.  

Antonia

Be Prepared

Oregon DMV Anticipates “Epically Long Lines” For Real IDs in July, Urges People to Get Passports For U.S. Air Travel

If you think DMV lines are long now, just wait.

Starting July 6, the agency will start issuing Real IDs, a new type of identification that will be required for commercial air travel starting Oct. 1.

But not fast enough. A press release from the Secretary of State says that in order to “fulfill the demand of nearly one million Oregonians who will want the Real ID option, DMV would have to issue 32 licenses a minute every business day from July to October.”…

For the full story on the above and more information please visit these links:

How does this impact YOU
as an FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Member?

You will need a Real ID card or other federally approved form of ID to enter secure federal facilities (the FBI Building being one of those) or board a commercial flight in the U.S. on October 1, 2020.

Things that will be impacted: Any function the FBICAAA hosts inside the Portland FBI building, you will need to have either the Real ID or Passport to attend, there will be no exceptions.  Upcoming Citizens Academy Nominee’s will need to be aware of this requirement, and in addition to the air travel that takes place, many of the facilities we tour on the FBICAAA Annual trip to Washington D.C. will require the Real Id or Passport; Pentagon, CIA, FBI HQ, Quantico, Bureau of Prisons, and the National Terrorism Center to name a few. 

Community

Adopt-A-Family

Adopt-A-Family

Each year, we “adopt” kids or families for the holidays. Our goal is to provide each person clothes (as needed) and a few wish list items. This year we are excited to partner with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to sponsor 31 children in its foster care system.

Click here for more details.

Community

Card Campaign

Card Campaign

During this time of shelter-at-home, there are many elderly in nursing homes who are in need of, and would greatly appreciate a thoughtful and heartfelt "hello" from our members. With this thought, the FBI Portland CAAA is starting its first Card Campaign.

Click here for more details.

Youth

FBI VTS

FBI VTS

The Portland FBI Field Office is offering a new opportunity for high school students to engage with us during this time of physical distancing:
the FBI Virtual Teen Series.

Click here for more details.

Community

Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack 2020

Operation Chromebook was Successful Because of You! A huge thank you to the Portland FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association for your very generous donations to Parkrose Middle School.

Click here for more details.

Guest Speakers

Meeting

Join us for our January 28, 2021, 6:00 pm *online presentation by Douglas J. Burig, Executive Director of the Middle Atlantic Greater Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN). Topic is the Amish Community's West Nickel Mines School shooting that occurred on October 2, 2006.


Past meetings of note:

For Citizens

Citizens' Academy

The Portland Division FBI Citizens Academy will be coming in the first half of 2021. Please stand by for more information regarding the dates.

Bowlathon

PDX Bowlathon

Thanks to hundreds of generous participants, sponsors and donors, the FBI Portland Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBICAAA) Human Traffic Committee raised thousands of dollars at its 7th Annual Bowl-A-Thon held on March 2nd, 2019 at Big Al's.

Click here for photos.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic restrictions the FBI Portland CAAA has halted the bowl-a-thon until further notice.

Community

Adopt-A-Family

Adopt-A-Family 2019

“Together we WILL bring our kids HOME!" is the motto of this year's chosen organization, A Village for One, a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide these youths with a home, nourishment, education, healing, and mentorship while helping them become their greatest potential.

Click here for more details.