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August 22, 2013

Local Briefs August 23, 2013

Claims Notice for Senior Airman Kier C. Kablitz

Senior Airman Kier C. Kablitz of the 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. passed away Aug. 9, 2013 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Courts Officer, Maj. James Krischke, at 520-228-5166, 520-861-4458, or by email at james.krischke@dm.af.mil.

College Book Tuition Scholarships

The Tucson Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association has implemented the AFCEA Tucson Book Scholarship. One $150 scholarship will be awarded each month from September 2013 through May 2014.  The minimum qualification criteria are to be an AFCEA Tucson member enrolled in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math college degree program.  Membership is based upon rank and can be as low as $15 a year!  Deadlines for application are the last Friday of each preceding month. For applications, E-Mail education@afceatucson.org  or call Chad Richardson at 803-370-8184.

DMOSC Welcome Ice Cream Social

Join us at the Mirage Club on September 13th to enjoy some ice cream while you learn about the DM Officers’ Spouses’s Club.  Our Special Activities Club Chairs will be there along with a table displaying Thrift Shop merchandise.  Everyone gets a raffle ticket, if you join DMOSC you get two!  Open to all Officers’ Spouses’ and kids are welcome.  If you have any questions, please go to www.dmosc.org.

Uniforms offered at Thrift Store

If you are looking for uniforms, come shop the DM Thrift Shop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – noon, and the first Saturday of the month.  Bldg 1226, 5085 Flora Street.  Call 228-2120 if you have any questions.

Retired Officers’ Spouses Club

The Tucson Retired Officers’ Spouses Club will hold its first luncheon of the season on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Radisson Suites Tucson, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd., located just east of Wilmot Rd. The luncheon will be held in the private dining room on the east end of the building. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon.  The price of the luncheon is $22.00.  Reservations and meal selections are due by noon Monday, Sept. 2 by calling Virginia Gearhart, 290-8286 or Rita Dennis, 577-1741.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting Sept. 9, 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 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.

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.

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-Thurs. 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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