/ Published November 22, 2006
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Air Force Association luncheon
The local chapter of the Air Force Association will hold its Community Partner Lunch Wednesday, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. at The Tides. Featured speaker will be Maj. Gen. Tom Deppe, commander, 20th Air Force. General Deppe is a former vice commander of the 45th Space Wing.
"From time to time during the year, we hold a Community Partner Lunch with an Air Force speaker of interest to our members and other USAF supporters," said AFA Chapter President Chris "Prez" Bailey. "... this is the 'Gateway to Space' and most people here are pretty knowledgeable about space-related activities. However, the missile world of the 20th Air Force is virtually unknown to many here, but as the 20th Air Force is part of Air Force Space Command, we need to fill that void."
The price of the lunch is $15, payable by check or Club Card. If paying by check, mail to: AFA, 152 St. Croix Ave., Cocoa Beach, Fla 32931. If paying by Club Card, telephone Christina Bailey at 868-0288 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday.
Airman and Family Readiness Center classes
The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts the following classes and meetings. All are at the A&FRC unless otherwise noted.
Spouse Newcomers Orentation (The Tides) - Tuesday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Smooth Move - Wednesday, 9-11:30 a.m.
Happiest Baby on the Block (Life Skills Support Center, Building 1370) - Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Interviewing Fundamentals - Thursday, 9-10 a.m.
Body Image and Self Esteem - 10-11:30 a.m.
Deployed Spouses' Meeting Friday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Air Force Aid Society grant applications available
The Gen. Arnold Education Grant application for academic year 2007-2008 is now available. Information on eligibility, procedures, instructions and the application are available from the Air Force Aid Society's home page, http://www.afas.org. Click on Education, then Arnold Grants. Applications will be accepted until March 9. The Society continues to urge eligible candidates to apply early and complete the entire application process. Call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 494 -5676 for more information.
Free Cape tours offered to public
The 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Office offers free historic bus tours of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for the general public the second Wednesday of each month. The three-hour tour includes a visit to the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, as well as active and retired launch pads and facilities. Tours begin at 8:45 a.m. at the South Gate of Cape Canaveral AFS. Reservations are required and seating is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 494-5949 or 494-5959 for reservations and more information.
The Child Development Center currently has full-time child cares slots available for children ages 3-5 years. Call 494-7028.
Sponsor a spouse
The Airman and Family Readiness Center is starting a new program which provides newcomer spouses with sponsors. The A&FRC is looking for spouses to volunteer for the new Sponsor-a-Spouse program. The program is open to all ID card holders. Call 494-5676 to volunteer or for more information.
Donations needed at the Airman's Attic
The Airman's Attic needs dishes, silverware, baby furniture, and family room items. Items should be in good shape and not left outside after hours. The Airman's Attic has an overage of books, stereo equipment, baby strollers, car seats and high chairs available for those in need. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 494-4907 for more information
English for speakers of other languages
English for Speakers of Other Languages is held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday and is sponsored by the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The class is open for all speakers of other languages in need of learning English or polishing up their English speaking and writing skills. An instructor from the Brevard County School Board teaches the classes in the South Chapel Community Center in Pelican Coast. The class is free and open to active duty, DoD civilians, retirees, NAF, AAFES employees and their eligible family members. For more information or to make reservations, call Elsa Kekahuna at 494-5675.
The Beachside Broadcasters Toastmasters group meets every first and third Wednesday of each month at noon in Building 401. Toastmasters can help people lose their fear of public speaking, be better listeners, easily lead teams and conduct meetings and comfortably give and receive constructive evaluation. Call Michael Coles at 494-4777 or Senior Master Sgt. Debra Levy at 494-1623 for more information.