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February 28, 2013

Local Briefs March 1, 2013

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Arizona Police & Fire Games registration open

Arizona Police & Fire Games annual athletic competitions will run from April 10 – 13. The Games are open for all active duty and retired Law Enforcement, Fire, Military, and their immediate families. Registration is ongoing through the week prior to the event. The goal of the Games is to support public safety personnel by offering them physical fitness and camaraderie while giving to local charities. Competitions take place in the Greater Tucson area and draw more than 1,200 participants from across the United States. Events include: baseball, basketball, bass fishing, crossfit, cycling, flag football, golf, horseshoes, running (5K/10K), shooting (pistol, high-power rifle), power lifting (bench press & full meet), soccer (indoor & outdoor), softball and more. For more information, visit www.azpolicegames.com or search “Arizona Police and Fire Games” on Facebook.

Military Officers Association of America to Hold Scholarship Fundraiser

Join us for fun, food & friendship at our Spaghetti Dinner March 2 from 4 – 7 p.m. at St Jude’s Church, 8245 E. Seneca.  $10 includes dinner, dessert and drink. All profits will go to military scholarships. Call Tom Owens at 760-3476 or Jim Whipp at 751-6356 for further information.

Need Money for College?

Are you a high school senior or a spouse working on an undergraduate or graduate degree?  Then apply for the Davis Monthan Officers’ Spouses Club/Enlisted Spouses Association scholarships.  The scholarship applications can be found at www.dmosc.org under Scholarships.  If you have any questions, email oscscholarships@gmail.com

Divorce in Arizona & Child Support

Mar. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Learn how to file for divorce in Arizona plus get up-to-date Child Support info from the AZ Attorney General’s Division of Child Support. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Focus on Fathering Workshops

Airman & Family Readiness Center

In partnership with United Way of Tucson and First Things First, the Easter Seals Blake Foundation introduces Focus on Fathering – a group for dads about being a dad. Workshops will be held on Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn about the importance of being a dad and getting more involved with your child. Sign up for one or all remaining workshops:

Session                        Topic

#8 – Mar 1                    Self Esteem

To register, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 228-5690.

Stay and Play

Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. – Desert Dove Chapel

This is a new program for parents and children ages birth to five years. Features open play-time, parent-child activities, circle time, parenting support and education. Registration is not required. For more information, call 321-1500.

Social Skills Classes

There are still funds to provide scholarships to families interested in enrolling their children in social skills classes.  These classes are designed for children K- middle school, with high functioning autism, Asperger’s ADHD, SPD or learning disabilities.  The next classes will run March-May 2013.  For more information and an application form, call Tiffany at 228-5690.

Society of Military Widows to meet

The Society of Military Widows will meet for their monthly luncheon at noon, March 16, at Atria Bell Court Gardens, 6653 E. Carondelet. For your reservations, please, call Virginia Lind Sanborn 721-8091, 10 days prior to the meeting

 

 

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Military Saves Week Events

Feb. 25 – March 1

Military Saves Week FREE Oil Change

Are you a: First Term Airman? Senior Airman or below? On your First Duty Assignment? If you are, create a budget plan with an Airman & Family Readiness Center counselor for a FREE Auto Oil Change Coupon. To schedule a budget appointment, call 228-5690 or stop by Building 2441. Note: Must be a first time budget. Coupon redeemable only at the Exchange Car Care Center or Auto Hobby.

Military Saves Week FREE Credit Score

Stop by the Airman & Family Readiness Center during Military Saves Week, Mon, Feb. 25 through Fri, Mar. 1, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for a FREE credit report with score. No appointment needed. For more information, call 228-5690.

Military Saves Week Savings Competition 

Take the pledge to save or cut up a credit card during Military Saves Week, Feb. 25-Mar. 1, 2013. The two units with the most pledges or most weight in cut up credit cards will be rewarded. See your unit Desert Lightning Team – Military Saves Representative for more details.

Military Saves Week A&FRC Visits  

Each visit to the Airman & Family Readiness Center during Military Saves Week will allow you a drawing entry for a savings themed gift basket! For more information, call 228-5690.




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