May 3, 2012

Local Briefs May 4, 2012

AFA to hold 28th annual golf tournament

The Tucson Chapter of the Air Force Association is scheduled to have their 28th annual “scramble golf tournament” at the D-M golf course May 4 at 12:30 p.m. Entry forms are available at the D-M Pro Shop. Profits from this event are used to annually support a wide variety of personal recognition events by all D-M units. For more information, contact James Wheeler at 790-5899.


Gate Closure

The Wilmot Gate will be closed until July 9. 29 Bravo will be open from 5:30 – 9 a.m. during the closure.


Registration for swim lessons

Registration will be held at the Outdoor Recreational Pool beginning May 28 for summer swim lessons. Payment is due on the first day of class. Each class will be 45 minutes long for a two week period, Tuesday thru Saturday. Class Times: 8-8:45am, 9-9:45 a.m., and 10-10:45 a.m. For more information call the Outdoor Pool at 228-3759 or contact the lifeguard staff at the Indoor Pool at 228-0015.


Society of Military Widows to meet

The Society of Military Widows will meet for business meeting, luncheon and program at noon, the 3rd Saturday of the month at Atria Bell Court Gardens, 6653 E. Carondelet. Please, make your reservations to Virginia Lind Sanborn 721-8091, two weeks prior to the meeting.


NARFE Association Chapter 55 to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting May 14, at the China Star Restaurant at 4780 East Grant Road, Tucson (SE corner of Grant and Swan). The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. and is followed by a program and business meeting starting at approximately noon and ending at 1:30 p.m. Current and retired Federal employees, their spouses, guests and visitors are welcome. Attendees pay for their lunch; meal with drink, tax & tip $10.11. For further information please call 751-2017.

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U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Luke Johnson

Rescue Group security forces Airmen experience total force helicopter training

A 943rd Rescue Group Detachment 1 Security Forces Airman took part in training exercise that helped prepare him and other service members to safely maneuver around helicopters in a deployed environment.

MDG providing sports physical appointments

As the 2012-2013 school year quickly approaches, children may need to get a school or sports physical. The 355th Medical Group is working hard to meet this need by modifying the daily schedule to make appointments available. We continue to have open duty day appointments, so your best and fastest option is to call 228-2778...

AF Academy instructor vacancies available

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS (AFNS) — Eligible active duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy instructor opportunities have until Aug. 31 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “This special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour and officers must be released by their Air Force Personnel Center core officer assignment...


Don’t get carried away during monsoon season

A monsoon can be described as a seasonal shift in the prevailing wind direction, that usually brings with it a different kind of weather. From the month of June all the way through September, known as monsoon season in Arizona, the “different kind of weather” is rain, and lots of it. In 2011, more than...

Warrior of the Week July 27, 2012

Family: Chet (husband), Vincent (son) Hometown: Air Force Brat, no hometown Unit: 355th Operations Support Squadron

AF releases mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list, changes

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials today released the fiscal year 2012 mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list along with some changes to the program. In addition to a rebalance in overall payments, the Air Force identified 53 Air Force specialties, down from 78, to receive bonuses. Based on the semiannual program review that began in...


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