Events

June 20, 2013

Local Briefs June 21, 2013

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.

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.

Veterans Voices Toastmasters Orientation Meeting
Wed, June 26, 12-1 p.m. – VA Hospital, 3601 S 6th Ave, Building 2, Room S-112

The D-M The D-M Firemouth Toastmasters invite you to join us on Wed, June 26, from 12-1 p.m. for a Veterans Voices Toastmasters orientation meeting at the VA Hospital, 3601 S 6th Ave, Building 2, Room S-112. Come by to learn more about how you can benefit from participation in this communication/leadership program by: learning to communicate more effectively; becoming a better listener; improving your presentation skills; reaching professional and personal goals; increasing self-confidence; supporting each other with evaluations and encouragement; and facilitating meetings effectively.  To sign up or for more information, e-mail Gregory Pleasant at gregory.pleasant@dm.af.mil or call 228-5690 for more information.

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. For EFMP only. Please call 228-5690 by June 19 to sign up.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.




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(U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony)

AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

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D-M Airmen freefall into the blue

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Enlisted members selected for promotion to get EPR on “select” grade closeout date

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Make time to mentor your Airmen

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