Air Force

August 16, 2012

Morale gets a boost with PLAYpass

Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Deployments can be hard on a service member, their friends and their family.

PLAYpass is a membership card that Airmen and their families can use to receive discounts at select base organizations. The card is intended for use by families of deployed Airmen, and the Airmen themselves once they return.

“This is an opportunity to provide families and single Airmen with morale outlets during deployments and reintegration,” said Heidi Meisterling, 355th Force Support Squadron director of the Airman and Family Readiness Center. “Not everyone has the means to participate in these programs and PLAYpass gives them a chance to have some healthy fun.”

To receive a PLAYpass, military members must take their deployment orders to the AFRC. There members can sign up and receive their cards.

Family members can use the card throughout the member’s deployment. Upon their return, members have a 90-day period to enjoy the benefits of their PLAYpass.

“With PLAYpass there’s something for everyone,” Meisterling said. “Single Airmen can get a free round of golf or bowling, and families can take their kids to the craft center.”

PLAYpass is open to service members of any branch, be they active-duty, guard or reserve, attached to an Air Force base.

“Participating in these PLAYpass programs can help families stay connected while their spouses are gone,” said Frances Pientack, 355th FSS marketing director. “They’ll meet other people who are going through the same separation they are and can understand and become a support system.”

The PLAYpass program is scheduled to run until December 31, 2012.

For any questions, concerns about PLAYpass contact the AFRC at 520-228-5690, or visit www.myairforcelife.com




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(Courtesy Photo)

A Q&A with Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

The men and women of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) welcomed a new First Sgt. in May. Master Sgt. Jaime M. Lewis, began his career in 2000 as an Aerial Porter, where he performed duties such as passenger services, car...
 
 

Payday lenders prey on Airmen

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Loans can be very useful in life. From paying off bills to moving expenses, loans can help Airmen out when they need it. Sometimes Airmen are attracted to a less than ideal option of obtaining cash other than getting a traditional loan. What they may not realize is that going to...
 
 

Fit force ups fighting game

  LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — Whether once or twice a year, all officers and enlisted Airmen must participate in the Air Force’s fitness assessment. The purpose of the Air Force Fitness Program is to emphasize total fitness of today’s Airmen. By participating in a year-round physical program that includes eating healthy, aerobic conditioning, strength and...
 

 
(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Viper Demo Team pilot ‘Rockets’ to new heights

  SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — An F-16CM Fighting Falcon shoots into the air, flying at a speed of 400 knots as it is pulled through various maneuvers to demonstrate its capabilities. Maneuvering the aircraft throug...
 
 

Enlisted promotion study reference material released

OINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Profession of Arms Center of Excellence will release Air Force Handbook 1, Airman, Oct 2015 which replaces the Professional Development Guide, and will provide enlisted Airmen information needed for promotion testing. Individual study guides, developed from the information within the handbook, are available for immediate download via www.pdg.a...
 
 

AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training Command...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>