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March 29, 2013

Local Briefs March 29, 2013

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Fri, Mar. 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.

Hearts Apart Easter Celebration

Sat, 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.

Boots to Business Workshop

Wed & Thurs, Apr. 3 & 4, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

The Two-day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Self- Employment Intensive Training Workshop is offered in collaboration among the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you have a passion and the drive to start a business, this intensive training workshop is a perfect fit for you! We are recruiting 30 interested transitioning service members and veterans to participate in the workshop, you will learn if starting a business is right for you, if your business idea is feasible and much more! You must be a transitioning service member, veteran or spouse interested in starting a business. To register, call 228-5690.

Private Sector Resume Workshop

Wed, Apr. 3, 10-11:30 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Prepare for your next career! Topics include writing a resume for the private sector and successful interviewing skills. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Federal Resume/Interview Tips Workshop

Wed, Apr. 3, 1-3 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Class covers basic federal resume writing and interview skills for the government sector. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Divorce in Arizona & Child Support

Fri, Apr. 5, 11 a.m.-12:30 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.

Teach Your Kids about Money

Tues, Apr. 9, 9-10 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Money is an important concept for children to learn. Parents can help them learn to use money responsibly. Join us in learning some easy ways to incorporate money concepts into your children’s lives. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Brain Waves for Fathers

Fri, Apr. 12, Noon-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.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Tues, Apr. 16, 9-10 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Learn why the Thrift Savings Plan has been called the Model for all 401k Plans! No matter the amount of time you plan on serving in the Air Force military or civilian the TSP is a savings and retirement plan that you will thank yourself for contributing to when you reach your retirement age.

Smooth Move Brief

Mon, Apr. 22, 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.

Credit & Debt Management

Tues, Apr. 23, 9-10 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Class covers the good and bad uses of credit, credit reports and scores, and teaches skills to get out of debt. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Home Buying 101

Thurs, Apr. 25, 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.

Society of Military Widows to meet

The Society of Military Widows will meet for their monthly luncheon at the Mirage Officers Club at DM at noon, Saturday, April 20. For your reservations, call Virginia Lind Sanborn 721-8091.

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.

SAVHC to hold Ex-POW recognition day

Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Patio Conf. Rm of Bldg. 4, VA Medical Center

The purpose of the program is to provide first-hand information to the public and raise the awareness of the personal sacrifices and experiences these Veterans went through. The exhibits will include Prisoner-Of-War memorabilia, displays, posters, and engaging conversation with the EX-POW’s of WWII.

This will be a great opportunity for the public to speak to former POW’s about their own personal war experiences, and how they contributed to the freedom we all enjoy today. Stop by and visit with these American heroes as they tell of their experiences during their captivity in POW camps in Europe and the Pacific.




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