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Airman and Family Readiness Center December 2008 Calendar of Events 49 FSS/FSFR Phone : (575 ) 572-7754 850 First Street DSN : 572-7754 Holloman AFB NM 88330 Fax: ( 575)572-7757. The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be closed for Thursday, 25 December

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Airman and Family Readiness Center

December 2008

Calendar of Events

49 FSS/FSFR Phone: (575) 572-7754

850 First Street DSN: 572-7754

Holloman AFB NM 88330 Fax: (575)572-7757

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be closed for Thursday, 25 December

Christmas Day and Friday, 26 December ACC Family Day, and Thursday, 1 January 2009

New Year’s Day.

For more information or to attend any of the following events please call 572-7754.

2 Dec Sponsorship Training 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Are you a first time sponsor or haven’t sponsored anyone in over a year? Then come over for your

mandatory sponsorship training. We’ll help you be the best sponsor you can be.

2 Dec Readiness & Taxes 9:00 am – 10:00 am and 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

New class which targets financial readiness for deployments (bill paying, Savings Deposit Program,

budget concerns, etc). Find out how to file your taxes and what A&FRC support programs are available to you.

4 Dec Finances for Single Parents 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Class includes helping agencies; budgeting issues (W-4 federal tax withholding, W-5 Advance Earned

Income Credit; daycare costs); debt ratio; saving for children’s college; deployment readiness issues;

and more…

9-11 Dec 3-Day Transition Assistance Program 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Retiring? Separating? Talk to the experts on what’s available to veterans. Job search, resumes,

educational benefits. Attend our exciting three day class. and reap the benefits.

11 Dec Disability Transition Assistance Program 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Do you qualify for VA Disability benefits? Being medically retired? Look at what options are available

to you. The Veterans Administration will explain benefits and how to apply for them. If you are

staying in the area bring a copy of your medical records to submit to the VA. Members relocating can

bring a copy of their medical records for review. This class is being held at building 812, Customer

College Training Center in the west area.

16 Dec Basic Investments 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn about the Military Thrift Savings Plan, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), mutual funds

and retirement planning.


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17 Dec Families Apart Event 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Families of members who are deployed, remote or on an extended TDY assignment are invited to

attend the Deployment Expo at the Desert Sands Club. Join us for a free dinner at the Desert

Sands Club. Special activities will be provided for the children. Please call 572-7754 to RSVP

no later than 11 Dec.

17 Dec Advanced Investments 1:00pm – 4:00 pm

The advanced class includes stock investing, dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs), research tools,

and investment risks/strategies.

18 Dec Plan My Move 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you getting ready to PCS? Come to our Plan My Move Briefing. TMO, Finance, Housing and other

agencies will provide information to help you prepare for your move.

Holloman In-Processing (HIP)

3 day in-processing mandatory for all newcomers

Sign-up at the MPF.

Held Tuesday’s through Thursday’s

Building 222 Room 112

Spouses encouraged to attend!

Stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center

for information regarding child care for PCS prior to attending this program.

Families Apart Event

17 December 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Free dinner! Face painting! Clown! Pictures on pillowcases!

Information provided on services

available to you while your spouse

is deployed!

Are you a spouse new to Holloman?

Would you like to meet new people and make new friends?

Come to our HIP Spouse Break Out and learn more about

what Holloman has to offer.

Spouse Break Out from Holloman In-Processing (HIP)

Every Wednesdays 11:20 – 12:45

Lunch and child care (if needed) will be provided.

Call 572-7754 to reserve your seat and sign up for child care.

We are moving to:

741 West New Mexico Avenue

Next to the Commissary

Come by and visit our new offices

NEW!!!

Group Pre-separation Briefings

Separatees scheduled for:

3 Dec from 8:00 am – 10:00 am or

17 Dec from 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Retirees scheduled for:

4 Dec from 1:00 pm – 3;00 pm or

18 Dec from 8:00 am – 10:00 am.

Call the Airman and Family Readiness Center for more information at 572-7754


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Happy Holidays 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

New!

Jingle Bell Banquet & Deployment Expo

Families Apart Event

17 December 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Families of members who are deployed, remote or on an extended TDY assignment are invited to attend a special event sponsored by the Desert Sands Club. Join us for a free dinner and Deployment Expo! Special activities will be provided for the children.

Please call 572-7754 to RSVP no later than 11 December.

Readiness and taxes

2 December, 0900-1000 & 1800-1900, A&FRC New class that targets financial readiness for deployments (bill paying, Savings Deposit Program, budget concerns, etc). Find out how to file your taxes and what A&FRC support programs are available to you.

Families Apart NewsletterDecember 2008

Plan my move

Located AT the Airman and Family Readiness Center

18 December, 1400-1530, A&FRC

Plan your move. Join us for this very informative program. Remember to utilize the PCS for Child Care Program.

Ask for a certificate that is available within 60 days of your arriving or leaving the base.

Military Family Life Consultants

Counselors available to address issues that occur across the military lifestyle and to help Airmen and their families cope with the normal reactions to the stressful/adverse situations associated with multiple deployments and reintegration. Open to Active Duty, Air Guard, Air Reserve and Family Members. Call 572-7754 today to get more information on the services available.

Spouse deployment group

Is your spouse deployed? Has your spouse recently returned from a deployment?

The Spouse Deployment Discussion is open to anyone who has a spouse deployed or returned from a deployment. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the A&FRC.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is seeking volunteers to help us assemble materials we distribute to our service members and their families. FREE childcare is available! You can volunteer as much or as little as you would like. Please call 572-7754 for more info.

Special note

Visitors for the holidays?

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be closed: Thursday, 25 December Christmas Day and

Friday, 26 December ACC Family Day, and Thursday, 1 January 2009 New Year’s Day.

Check out Family Services for any items you may need. We have general kitchen items as well as portable sleeping arrangements for your guests. We look forward to assisting in making your holidays memorable. Contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 572-7754 for details.

Soaring Heights deployment support program

Services included are: expanded yard service; extra maintenance; and a FREE basic house cleaning courtesy of A Plus Girls. These services are provided at no cost to you. For more information contact the Soaring Heights office at 479-1175 and ask for Patsy or Tracy.

Airman and Family

Readiness Center (A&FRC)

850 First Street, Bldg. 40

Holloman AFB, NM 88330

Phone: (575) 572-7754

DSN: 572-7754

Fax: (575) 572-7757

Email: [email protected]

Open: Monday - Friday

0700 - 1700

Morale call Program

Did you know you can sign up to make FREE calls from home to your deployed husband or wife? Calls are placed to DSN numbers only and limited to 15 minutes in duration. Call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at

572-7754 for more information.

Achieve Mission Readiness through Personal and Family Readiness


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J 5:30 pm – 8:00 pmINGLEBELL

BanquetandDeploymentExpo

Fun!

For families of military personnel deployed, remote or extended TDY

17 December

5:30 – 8:00PM

Stealth Landing

(Enlisted Club)

Face Painting

Giveaways

Free Dinner

Crafts for children

Balloons

Enjoy a holiday dinner with other families

Get valuable information on services available

Call the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)

NLT 11 Dec 2008 at 572-7754 to sign up


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The Airman and Family 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Readiness Center

Presents

Life Style Workshops

by the Military Family Life Consultant

Managing Stress During the Holidays

Thurs. Dec 11, (1200-1330)

Minimize your stress during this

season by learning strategies that

will help you have the best holidays yet!

Coping with Holiday Grief

Tues,. Dec 16, (0900-1030)

The holidays can be a very difficult time for many of us. Learn some new ways

to cope with your sadness.

Children and Separation Issues of Deployment

Thurs. Dec 18 (1600-1700)

This class will focus on the emotional cycle of deployment, common stress reactions in children and coping strategies for children and families.

All classes are conducted at the Airman and Family Readiness Center (Bldg 40). Please call 572-7754 to sign up


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Happy Holidays 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please help the Homeless Veterans of Alamogordo

Donate items to help them during this holiday season

These Vets served our nation…

Now, let’s serve them!

Items needed include:

  • Clean warm clothing

  • Blankets and bedding

  • Non-perishable foods

Please drop off items at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, 850 First St,

(Bldg 40) Holloman AFB, or The House of Prayer, 601 Delaware Ave. Alamogordo

no later than 22 December. Call 572-7754 or 437-7880 for more information


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