Airman & Family Readiness Center April 2009 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 2 3 Operation Pre-Separation VA Benefits Seminar Homefront Quilts (Retirement) 0800 – 0830 MEB 1000 – 1100 0900 – 1030 0830 – 1100 SMR 21-526 4+Coming Together For Deployment April Fool's Day 1400 - 1600 6 7 8 Right Start 9 10 First Duty Station 0830 - 1100 Financial Briefing Pre-Separation 0800 – 1200 (Retirement) 11 Saturday Pre-Separation 0900 – 1030 +Hearts Apart (Separation) Pre-Remote Easter Egg Hunt 0900 – 1030 1400 - 1500 1000 - 1100 13 14 15 16 17 Sponsor Training DTAP 1400 – 1430 0830 -1200 18 Saturday Pre-Deployment Give Parents a Break 1500 - 1600 1700 – 2300 Child Development Transition Assistance Program Seminar – 0800 - 1630 Center 784-2704 20 21 First Duty 22 Right Start 23 24 +Spring Gardening Station Financial 0830 - 1100 Bundles for Babies 0900 - 1130 Briefing Pre-Separation 0830 - 1100 0800 – 1200 (Retirement) + Thriving Through Pre-Separation 0900 – 1030 Transition (Separation) Pre-Remote 1400 - 1600 0900 – 1030 1400 - 1500 Officers First Duty Station Financial Briefing 0900 – 1000 Arbor Day 27 28 29 30 Pre-Deployment Pre-Separation Pre-Separation All programs are free of charge and open to 1500 - 1600 (Separation) (Retirement) active duty and retired military, their family 0900 – 1030 0900 - 1030 members and federal employees. Smooth Move Overseas/Stateside Please call 784-4228 to reserve a seat 0830 - 1100 Workshops & Seminar Locations: NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK A&FRC, 200 W. Terminal Ave A&FRC Annex, 403 A Olympic Blvd The Landing, 211 W. Octagon Ave April 19 –25 2009 First Term Airman’s Center, 108 W. Arcadia Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) Description of Courses Personal Financial Management (PFMP) Emergency financial assistance is available through the Air Force Aid Society. Thriving Through Transition – Change is inevitable! During the PCS season, transition affects everyone (those leaving, those arriving, and those who stay). This workshop suggests creative ways to adapt and thrive as things around us change! Workshop is schedule for 20 April from 1400- 1600. Officer’s First Duty Station Financial Briefing will meet 21 April from 0900 to 1000; this class is mandatory for officers arriving at their first duty station, focusing on money management for self and those you supervise. Transition Assistance Pre-Separation counseling is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, please see calendar for specific pre-separation dates, this briefing is highly recommended prior to attending the Transition Assistance Program Seminar (TAPS). The April TAP seminar is 14, 15 & 16 from 0800-1630, spouses are welcome to attend. DTAP workshop is scheduled for 16 April from 0830-1200, bring your medical file with you, and receive advice on reviewing your service medical records, what to claim, and assistance in completing the VA disability claim Form 21-526. Details on VA benefits will be presented at the VA Benefits Seminar scheduled for 2 April, MEB will meet from 0800-0830 and the benefits briefing will be from 0830-1100. Getting Ready to PCS or Just Arrived? Smooth Move Overseas/Stateside will be held on 28 April from 0830-1100. Make your move as stress-free as possible with this helpful class. Our loan locker has various household items & toys available for check out while you are waiting for your household goods to arrive or prior to departing Cannon. Loan locker hours are 1000-1500 Mon-Fri. Families PCSing in/out may be entitled to 20 hours of FREE childcare. Sponsor Training will be on 13 April from 1400-1430 in the classroom. The online training is located in Portal on the Cannon Home Page. Upon completion of the training, you must submit training completion by clicking on the e-mail link. An e-mail message will be submitted to the A&FRC and MPF, where your name will be entered into a database of trained sponsors. Print a copy of the certificate for your records. Sponsor Packages are available at the A&FRC. Members must bring a copy of their training certificate to pick up sponsor packages. Right Start for all newcomers will be 8 or 22 April from 0830-1100 at The Landing. Personal and Family Readiness NEW! Coming Together for Deployment: Saturday, 4 April, from 1400 – 1600 at the A&FRC Annex. Come join us and learn about ways to support your children during deployments. Activities will include making a family memory book and a puppet show. Contact the A&FRC at 784-4228 if you are interested in attending. Pre-Remote briefings will be held on 8 and 22 April from 1400-1500. This briefing is mandatory for anyone going on a remote tour. Pre-Deployment briefings will be 13 and 27 April from 1500-1600. Information on preparation for a deployment and programs for family members are discussed. Please call to reserve a seat. Give Parents a Break Program for families of deployed or remote members is scheduled for 18 April from 1700-2300 at the Child Development Center (CDC) on base. The CDC must have eight (8) children signed up by COB 15 April before the program can be offered. Hearts Apart Spouses and family members of deployed or remote personnel are invited to attend the A&FRC 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt on 11 April from 1000 – 1100 at the A&FRC Annex. There will be over 200 eggs hidden; each egg will contain a small prize or a candy. Please call 784-4228 by 10 April to sign up for this event. Sponsored by the Friends of Family Support. Bundles for Babies Bundles for Babies on 23 April from 0830-1100 provides info on preparing for a new baby physically & financially, and care of the newborn. Best of all; receive a bundle of baby items valued at approximately $75 for attending! Please arrange for childcare for any children other than newborns. Operation Homefront Quilts—Volunteer Opportunity Operation Homefront Quilts, a group of local quilters who make quilts for families who have lost loved ones in the war, will meet 3 April from 1000-1100. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Spring Lawn and Gardening Tips Workshop Presented by Guthal’s Nursery & Landscaping, this workshop will focus on how to grow an exceptional garden in New Mexico’s climate. Whether it’s flowers or a nice lawn you’re interested in growing, let our experts tell you how to do it best. Workshop is scheduled for 20 April, from 0900 – 1130. Call 784-4228 to sign up for this workshop.