Events

May 30, 2013

Local Briefs May 31, 2013

Private Sector Resume Workshop

Wed, June 5, 10-11:30 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Prepare for your next career!  We will cover topics including writing a resume for the private sector and successful interviewing skills. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

USAJOBS Federal Resume Workshop

Wed, June 5, 1-2:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Are you looking for a federal job?  Learn the latest tips for a successful Federal job search. Topics will include writing a Federal resume & interview suggestions.  We will also take you on an online tour of USA Jobs.  Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Divorce Recovery and Child Support

Fri, June 7, 11 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

Fridays, June 7 & 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

This is a new group for dads. Learn about child development, connecting with your child, parenting when you are apart, discipline and more.  Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Hearts Apart Luau

Sat, June 15, 5-8 p.m. – Outdoor Pool

Come out and join us for some fun in the sun! We will have entertainment, food, games and giveaways. Hula hoop and limbo contest, with special prizes for the winners.  So, don’t forget your towel and sunscreen!  Please call 228-5690 by June 14 to sign up.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Fri, June 21 & 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Mark Gungor talks about how to improve your marriage by understanding your spouse.  Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner Event

Mon, June 24, 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 RSVP at 228-5690.

Financial Readiness and Investing 101

Wed, June 12, 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

This class is designed to provide objective and general investing information. If you have an emergency savings and are ready to take it to the next level, this class is for you. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Tue, June 25, 9-10 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Learn why the Thrift Savings Plan has been called the Model for all 401(k) 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. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

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.

Stress Management Workshop

Wed, June 12, 5-6:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Having a disability or chronic illness, or having a family member with special needs can be very stressful.  Come learn more about ways to identify and manage stress.  From 5-5:30 p.m. we will have social time where you can meet new friends or catch up with one another.  After the presentation, there will be time to ask questions of Diane, our Military Family Life Counselor.  You are also welcome to share with others tips you have for reducing stress.  Please call 228-5690 by June 7 to sign up.

Eegee’s Party

Fri, June 21, 3-4:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Beat the heat!  Stop by the A&FRC patio for a free frozen treat.  Please call 228-5690 by June 19 to sign up.

Summer Camp for Youth with Autism

There is still time left to register for Tucson Alliance for Autism Summer Day Camps.  The Explorer Camps are for children ages 7 to 14 with high functioning autism.  The focus will be on leisure skills, social communication, friendship and fun.  The Wildcat Teen Camp is for teens ages 15-25 with high functioning autism or Asperger’s.  The focus is to work on the transition from high school to college.  For more information, visit www.tucsonallianceforautism.org.  There is funding available for military families, so the total cost is only $75.  To register, contact Allison at 319-5857.

Changes to Early Intervention

The referral process to the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AZEIP) has changed.  Families who have a child between the ages of birth and three who suspect a significant developmental delay (or have a known medical condition that will result in disability) can call 1-888-592-0140.

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.

Society of Military Widows to meet

Sat. June 15, Noon – Mirage Club

The Society of Military Widows will meet for their monthly luncheon and meeting, at noon, Saturday June 15, at the Mirage at Davis-Monthan.




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