Local

January 16, 2014

Chapel hosts Mothers of Preschoolers

Tags:
Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu)
Mothers of Preschoolers take part in Turbo Kick during a MOPS meeting at Davis-Monthan, Jan. 10. MOPS is a way mothers can get together and support each other while building a strong bond within their community.

Being a military dependent is no easy task especially when there are small children involved. With all of the changes it can be difficult to stay on track.

To assist with the hardship the D-M Hope Chapel took on a Mothers of Preschoolers program. This program is designed for mothers of children from the ages of one through five who are looking for friendship and a loving community.

“MOPS is a way mothers can get together and support each other while building a strong bond within their community,” said Heather O’dai, 355th Fighter Wing Chapel perish coordinator. “We have anywhere from 80 to 100 people in the program, including mothers and their children.”

The program is sponsored by the chapel and welcomes mothers of all spiritual and religious background to join MOPS and make new friends and gain a new support system.

The program has been in affect at D-M since 2010 and meet twice a month on a Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

During this time, the mothers and children, Moppettes, are separated. The mothers participate in anything from seminars to talent shows and the children are involved in a religious education program.

Registration for MOPS runs through late July to beginning of August.

“We welcome mothers all year round,” O’dai said. “The registration is more so we have a head count so we know how many resources we have on hand.”

MOPS also has a mentoring moms program, where seasoned mothers come to a meeting and support the younger mothers and also give them advice.

“What I love about MOPS is how caring and loving these women are with each other, the camaraderie is great,” said Joanna Kincade, MOPS coordinator. “They become like a family to each other, supporting each other while their husbands are away on a deployment or on a temporary duty.”

To join MOPS or to volunteer please contact Joanna Kincade at dmafb_mops@yahoo.com




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air National Guard photo taken by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)

Predator progress for the Arizona Air National Guard

Fort Huachuca, ARIZ. — The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional “woohoo” filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight pattern at Libby Army Airfield, Nov. 5, markin...
 
 

From deployment to the delivery room

A Desert Lightning Team member returning home from a six-month deployment to Bagram, Afghanistan, made it back just in time to welcome his first born son. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Julius Stokes, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, walked down the stairs at Tucson International Airport expecting to see his wife welcoming him home from...
 
 

Working around the clock: 612th SPTS

On a day-to-day basis, members of Davis-Monthan AFB drive by what appears to be a normal building on the outside. Those who work in this building understand that the work conducted there is crucial in supporting of one the world’s largest ongoing tasks. The 612th Support Squadron’s primary mission is to support the United States...
 

 

355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron: Armament Flight

Airmen 1st Class Nicholas Danley and Mason Roberts, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron weapons armament technicians, inspect a GAU-8/A Gatling gun to ensure the roll-pin is installed and the muzzle clamp bolt safety wire is intact at Davis-Monthan. The muzzle clamp retains all seven barrels of the gun to keep them secure and in place while...
 
 
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Hollie A. Hansen)

Back to basics with open ranks

TUCSON, Ariz. — Logistics is the business of being precise, as Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Ramirez can attest. So it only seemed appropriate that on Nov. 2, the 162nd Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) held the one event ...
 
 

355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Staff Sgt. Erwin Viray, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron alternate mission equipment section supervisor, replaces a stepper switch. The stepper switch controls the order of munition release on an A-10. Staff Sgt. Brandon Coppock, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron alternate mission equipment section supervisor, installs a LAU-105 launcher on a Dual Rail Adapter. The DRA holds two...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin