Events

August 16, 2012

Local Briefs August 17, 2012

Partners Preschool Program 

Borman Elementary School at Davis-Monthan AFB will be offering a new part-time preschool program for children ages 3-5. The Partners Preschool Program works to create a comprehensive and high-quality early childhood model that supports and promotes engaging, developmentally appropriate and positive early education for preschoolers in an inclusive setting. Applications are currently being accepted for typically developing children (special needs spaces are already full). Children must live in TUSD and be eligible for the free and reduced price lunch (FRPL) program. Applications can be obtained at the TUSD Exceptional Education Early Childhood Office, located at 750 N. Rosemont. Tucson AZ. For more information, call 232-8375. Note: Partners Preschool Program also has part-time openings at Wheeler Elementary and Davidson Elementary Schools.
 

Short Sales & Other Homeowner Relief Programs

Fri, Aug. 24, 9-10 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

A HUD Quality Assurance representative will provide current information on short sales, dealing with lenders, recent legislation providing relief for homeowners, and scams associated with the current mortgage situation. Please RVSP at 228-5690.
 

Home Buying 101

Fri, Aug. 24, 12-4 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Great home buying opportunities exist right now. Find out if this is the right time for you to buy. Topics include selecting a house, shopping for financing, credit scores and interest rates, and much more. Please RVSP at 228-5690.
 

Hearts Apart Amazing Adventure

Fri, Aug. 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Tucson Children’s Museum

Hearts Apart is partnering with EFMP-FS and Easter Seals to offer a special event for all military families. Along with enjoying the museum, there will be information tables and children’s activity stations. Specialists will be on hand to conduct free developmental screenings for all young children. Please call 228-5690 by Aug. 23 to register. 
 

Smooth Move Brief

Mon, Aug. 27, 9-10:30 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Relocation assistance briefing for Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. Information presented by TMO, Legal, Family Advocacy, Finance, A&FRC, and the Housing Office. Please RVSP at 228-5690.
 

Heart Link

Thurs, Aug. 30, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Mirage Club

Are you a military spouse? Join us for Heart Link, a spouse orientation program. Information is presented by various DM organizations. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. If you need childcare, please stop by the A&FRC for more information and a childcare voucher. Call 228-5690 for more information. Please RVSP at 228-5690.
 

Attention all Airmen — Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas on D-M and in the local community. Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved with the community, increase mentorship skills and enhance career growth. Find out some of the volunteer opportunities available by visiting https://dm.eim.acc.af.mil/volunteer. For more information, call 228-5690.
 

Free Issue and Hazardous Materials/Waste minimization

The Hazmart has a “Free Issue” storage area. The hazardous materials are new and serviceable but have been returned because they are either excess or are no longer required by the shops. These items have already been paid for and shops that are authorized and could use the hazardous materials will not be charged. Please remind your shops of the Free Issue storage area and also remind them to only order the minimum amount of materials needed to do the job. This avoids wasting expired hazardous materials.
 

Household Hazardous Materials

The Hazmart manages the Household Hazardous Materials storage area. The program was established so personnel who are doing a PCS, or no longer need new or partially used household hazardous materials, ie, bleach, chlorine tables, oils, cleaning supplies, can bring them to the Hazmart, located in Bldg. 5227. We will check them for serviceability and stock the shelves. These items are provided to base personnel at no cost on a first come, first serve basis. Please call us at 228-5588 or visit us at Bldg. 5227.
 

NARFE Chapter 1874 to meet

Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests, and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr. The August meeting will be Aug. 20. (Senior menu $7.95, beverage $2.17.) Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.  The meeting will be  noon – 1 p.m. The speaker will be a candidate from the Green Party. Contact Valerie H. Davis at 520/908-0774 for more information.




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