Events

May 2, 2013

Local Briefs May 3, 2013

CCAF Graduation

Thursday, May 9, 2 p.m. – Mirage Club

Congratulations to our CCAF graduates!

Legal Office Closure

The Legal Office will be closed May 17, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Legal will also be closed May 23 – 27.

Retired Officers’ Spouses Club

The Tucson Retired Officers’ Spouses Club will hold its last monthly luncheon meeting of the season on Thursday, May 2 at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr., located off Swan Rd., one mile north of Sunrise Dr.  Special guest speaker is Matt Welch, Tucson Botanical Gardens Volunteer Docent. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon. The price of the luncheon is $24.  Reservations with entrée choice are due by noon, Apr. 29 by calling Kit Harrelson, 299-9298 or Fernande Schanke, 744-4852. Any spouse or widow of a retired military officer is invited to join the ROSC.  There are no membership dues. For more information about the ROSC, please call Chairperson Rita Dennis at 577-1741.

NARFE Association, Chapter 55, to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on May 13 at the U-Like Buffet, 330 South Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711.  The luncheon starts at 11:00 AM and ends about 1:30 p.m.  There will be a presentation 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.

Military Spouse Appreciation Week

Are you a military spouse? Stop by the Airman & Family Readiness Center May 6-10 in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Week and receive a FREE gift and grand prize drawing ticket. We appreciate the patriotism and dedication of our military spouses! For more information, call 228-5690.

Heart Link

Thurs, May 16 – 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Mirage Club

Heart Link is a fun, interactive spouse orientation program for new Air Force Spouses and/or new D-M spouses.  Learn about base services and programs and find out about your benefits and entitlements. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Need Childcare? We have several options! For more information, call 228-5690.

Hearts Apart Lunch & Mall Getaway

Sat, May 11, 12 p.m. – Texas Roadhouse & Park Place Mall

May’s Hearts Apart activity will be a special event for our deployed spouses. Come have lunch with us at Texas Roadhouse! After lunch, we will head over to the mall for some retail therapy! Please call 228-5690 by May 10 to sign up. Note: This is an adults-only event. We have conveniently scheduled this day out in conjunction with Give Parents a Break. If you need child care, please be sure to stop by the A&FRC on Wed, May 8 to get your GPAB voucher and sign-up at the CDC.

Deployed Family Dining

Wed, May 1, 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Deployed families enjoy a FREE dinner at the Desert Inn Dining Facility. For more information, call 228-5690.

Divorce in Arizona & Child Support

Fri, May 3, 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.

Baby Basics

Wed, May 15 – 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.

Heart Link

Thurs, May 16, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Mirage Club

Are you a newly assigned or newly married spouse who would like to learn more about the Air Force and Davis-Monthan AFB?  Join us for food, fun activities, games and giveaways.  Information is given from various organizations. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Smooth Move Relocation Program

Attention service members! Did you know that moving during the summer season (May-July) presents unique challenges, especially from mid June through July 4th. Prepare for your next PCS assignment by attending one of our “Smooth Move” relocation program workshops at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Our next workshop is Mon, May 20 from 9-10:30 a.m. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 228-5690 or stop by and see us in Building 2441.

Money on the Road Program

Money on the Road is an Airman & Family Readiness program designed to bring financial readiness/counseling TO YOUR unit! Our counselors can teach classes and be available for one-on-one counseling or to answer general questions.  We tailor our visit to your unit specific needs. You provide a temporary location for us and we provide efficient financial counseling services. If your unit is interested in our Money on the Road program, please call us at 228-5690.

PLAYpass available at the Airman & Family Readiness Center 

The PLAYpass Program provides deployed/remote Single Airmen and Air Force families respite from the challenges of deployment. Single Airmen returning from deployment and families of deployed members can receive special discounts and rewards to help make their deployment easier. PLAYpass offers discount cards that provide members and eligible family members the opportunity to participate in Force Support Squadron programs (e.g., Outdoor Recreation, Youth Programs, Bowling, Golf) for free or at a reduced cost.  Each card is valued in excess of $500. PLAYpass cards may be picked up at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg 2441, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri. For more information or to find out if you are eligible for PLAYpass, visit www.MyAirForceLife.com or call the A&FRC at 228-5690.

Attention all Airmen — Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas on D-M and in the local community. Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved with the community, increase mentorship skills and enhance career growth. Find out some of the volunteer opportunities available by visiting https://dm.eim.acc.af.mil/volunteer. For more information, call 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.




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