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December 14, 2012

Local Briefs December 14, 2012

Christmas Tree Recycling
Recycle your Christmas trees at the Golf Links Sports Park. North West corner of Golf Links and Craycroft Roads from Dec. 26 – Jan. 6. DO NOT TAKE TO BASE RECYCLING CENTER.

EFMP Youth Bowling Event
Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – D-M Lanes Bowling Center

Youth Programs is partnering with EFMP to offer a free special event. This is open to military-affiliated youth with special needs, ages 5-18. Family members (siblings and parents) can also participate. Space is limited. Call 228-5690 to sign up.

Hearts Apart Cocoa and Cookies with Santa
Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Come out and join us for cocoa and cookies with Santa. Part of this event will be outside, so please dress appropriately. This event is for deployed families only. Please sign up by Dec. 14 by calling 228-5690.

Smooth Move Brief
Dec. 17, 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 call 228-5690 to RSVP.

Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner Event
Dec. 17, 5-6:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Is your deployed loved one coming home soon? Come out and join us for a banner making event. Food and drinks will be provided, along with all supplies. Please call 228-5690 to RSVP.

EFMP Annual Holiday Party
Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m. – Desert Dove Chapel

Our most festive event of the year! Enjoy potluck dishes, fun and friendship. We will have bingo, door prizes, and a special guest from the North Pole! Parents bring a small gift for their children, labeled and wrapped. All families with special needs are welcome, along with neighbors, co-workers, respite providers and others you’d like to invite. Please sign up by Dec. 14. For more information, call 228-5690.

Southern Arizona to host annual train show
Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 – SAVAHCS

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) will host the Tucson Garden Railway Society of Tucson during the holiday season. Numerous operational train displays will be set-up in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Building 4 for patient, employees, volunteers, families, children, and especially the young at heart. The train show will be held Thursday, Dec. 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the viewing public. The show will feature the earliest model trains to modern trains running on our Nation’s tracks today.




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D-M commander mixes it up with ‘The Morning Blend’

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Weather Airmen attend Army Weather Support Course

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From deployment to the delivery room

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355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron: Armament Flight

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