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.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

PASM and AMARG set new record

The Pima Air and Space Museum and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group set a new record for tours administered in the month of July. The non-profit museum and D-M’s “Boneyard” brought in 2,060 visitors, ...
 
 

Help make it possible

D-M is preparing to kickoff its annual Combined Federal Campaign Sept. 1. The CFC’s mission is to give federal employees the opportunity to promote philanthropy by supporting their favorite charities. There are more than 3000 national and international charities for federal employees to choose from. “Now, D-M members can give to any charity in the...
 
 

MAC celebrates 85th anniversary

The Tucson Metro Chamber Military Affairs Committee celebrated its 85th anniversary earlier this month. The MAC became a standing committee of the Tucson Metro Chamber in 1929. At that time, the Chamber’s Aviation Committee was responsible for the Pilot’s Register at Davis-Monthan Aviation Field, the first municipal aviation field in the United States. “I think...
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo)

Air Force earns majority of federal energy awards

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — It’s a banner year for the Air Force with the Department of Energy recently announcing that service won a lion’s share of 2014 Federal Energy Management Program awards. The Air Fo...
 
 

Nominees sought for Joan Orr spouse, Verne Orr ward

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Personnel Center officials are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Air Force Association Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award and the 2015 AFA Verne Orr Award. The Joan Orr award honors significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members. The...
 
 

Airmen encouraged to vote, obey AFI on political activities

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — As the political season approaches, we should all be encouraged to do our civic duty and go out and vote. However, as an Air Force member, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here is a short noninclusive list to help you determine what is or is...
 




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=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin