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November 9, 2012

Local Briefs – November 9, 2012

Gate/Road Closure

Craycroft Gate and Craycroft Road, from Golf Links to Arizola/Quijota, will be closed Nov. 11-12. Drivers can enter and leave the base through the Swan Gate. The visitor center will be located at the Swan Gate. Craycroft gate is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and reopen at 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Brain Waves for Fathers

Nov. 9, 12-4 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center
Learn more about the mechanics of early childhood brain development. This exciting new program is for fathers of young children (ages birth through five). Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Baby Basics

Nov. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center
Baby Basics is for military members and their spouses who are expecting a baby and are in their third trimester. Topics include the importance of budgeting, parenting skills, child safety and more. Participants receive a free baby bundle full of items. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

International Spouse

Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Desert Dove Chapel
Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Potluck. Spouses and children are welcome. For more information and to sign up, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 228-5690.

Give Parents a Break

The next Give Parent’s a Break will be held on Sat, Nov. 17, from Noon- 4 p.m. at the Finley CDC. For more information, call 228-5690.

Hearts Apart

Nov. 17, 5-6:30 p.m. – Peter Piper Pizza 5925 E. Broadway Blvd
Come join us for pizza, games and plenty of entertainment at Peter Piper Pizza. Pizza and game coins will be provided. Please RSVP at 228-5690.
Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)
Nov. 20, 9-11 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center
Encourages and assists potentially eligible service members in making informed decisions about VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) Program. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Smooth Move Brief

Nov. 26, 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 RSVP at 228-5690.

Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner Event

Nov. 26, 5-6:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center
Is your deployed loved one coming home soon? Come out and join us for a Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner making event. Food and drinks will be available along with all supplies. This event will be held the last Monday of each month. Call 228-5690 to register.

Marketing Yourself for a Second Career

Dec. 11, 8:30-11 a.m. – Mirage Club
The Airman & Family Readiness Center is hosting a seminar entitled “Marketing Yourself for a Second Career,” on Dec. 11, from 8:30-11 a.m. in the Mirage Club. Col Dan Koslov, USAF (Ret) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), will be presenting this seminar for interested Officers, Senior NCOs and spouses.
“Marketing Yourself for a Second Career” covers subjects such as:

  • Perceptions civilian employers have of military personnel.
  • Resumes, cover letters, broadcast letters, etc.
  • How employers read your resume.
  • Networking the hidden job market.
  • Preparing for and conducting a successful interview.
  • Salary negotiations and benefit packages.

Please call 228-5690 to RSVP.




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