Events

March 14, 2013

Local Briefs March 15, 2013

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage 

Mar. 15, 22 & 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Mark Gungor talks about how to improve your marriage by understanding your spouse with four fun workshops. Humorous and serious way to improve couples communication. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

STOMP

Mar. 15, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Mirage Club

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) is an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of military families with special medical or educational needs.  The Air Force has funded this training, so that D-M families can receive needed information on advocating for medical and/or special education services.  EFMP families, school personnel, First Sergeants and professionals who work with military families are highly encouraged to attend.  Call 228-5690 to register.

Smooth Move Brief 

Mar. 18, 9-11 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Do you have an assignment to a new base? Sign up for this presentation to help make your PCS a smooth move.  Information presented by TMO, Legal, Family Advocacy, Finance, Airman & Family Readiness Center, and the Housing Office. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Baby Basics 

Mar. 20 – 9:30 a.m.-noon – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Military members and their spouses in third trimester of expectancy are invited to attend. Topics include: the importance of budgeting, parenting skills, child safety and more. Participants will receive a free baby bundle full of items. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

International Spouses Group 

Mar. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Laugh Your Way To A Better  Marriage. Couples will laugh, learn and be able to make a real, positive change to their marriage. First video/topic – ”Tale of Two Brains”. Spouses encouraged to attend! For more information, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 228-5690.

Home Buying 101 

Mar. 21, 8 a.m.-noon – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Informative presentation covers the steps of purchasing a home and the most common real estate definitions and terms. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Short Sales & Foreclosures

Mar. 21, 1-2 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Everything families need to know about short sales and foreclosures. Recommended for anyone who owns a home and expects to leave the area soon. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner Event 

Mar. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Is your loved one coming home soon? Food & drinks will be provided, along with all banner making supplies.  Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Managing your Credit 

Mar 26, 10-11 a.m. & 2-3 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Designed to cover all aspects of your credit, from establishing, building and repairing credit to understanding the pros and cons of having credit. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Hearts Apart Easter Celebration 

Mar. 30, 8-10 a.m.

Enjoy breakfast at the Desert Inn Dining Facility followed by an egg hunt at Bama Park.  This event is for deployed families only. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Brain Waves for Fathers

Apr. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 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.

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.

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.

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

Retired Officers’ Spouses Club

The Tucson Retired Officers’ Spouses Club will hold its monthly luncheon Apr. 4 at Amelia Grey’s Cafe, 3073 N. Campbell Ave., located south of Ft. Lowell Rd. on the southwest corner of N. Campbell and E. Hedrick. Dr.  Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon.  The price of the luncheon is $17, cash only please. Reservations with meal and dessert choices are due by noon Monday, Apr. 1 by calling Wanda Allen-Yearout, 529-4254 or Marsha Rianda, 577-8396.

NARFE Chapter. 55 to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting April 8 at the U-Like Buffet, 330 South Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711.  The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. and ends about 1:30 p.m.  There will be a presentation regarding “How to Deal with Totally Miserable People”, followed by a business meeting. Current and retired Federal employees, their spouses, guests and visitors are welcome. Attendees pay for their lunch, usually less than $10. For further information please call 751-2017.




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