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Happy Wednesday! See below for the weekly DM Bulletin with scheduled events and closures.
AFPAAS 100% ACCOUNTABILITY: Please take a minute to ensure your records are updated HERE, as timely notification during an emergency may be critical to you or your family receiving benefits.
You have an annual requirement to update your AFPAAS and virtual Record of Emergency Data sheet, IAW DAFI 36-3802. While most Airmen update these upon in-processing their new unit, or in conjunction with a deployment selection, they also must validate the information on an annual basis, even if nothing has changed. “You ask, does this apply to me?” Yes, this applies to all AD, AFR, ANG, DAF Civ and NAF employees and all family members in DEERS assigned to or working in the vicinity of Davis Monthan AFB.
CACFP: On August 29, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Child Development Programs announced its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Arizona Department of Education, Community Nutrition Programs. Meals will be made available to enrolled participants at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Household income determines the amount of money institutions will be reimbursed to provide meals to enrolled participants. The income-eligibility guidelines listed below are used to determine the amount of reimbursement. For more information, please reach out to the Community Child Care Coordinator at 520-228-5993.
Lightning Spark: The Lightning Spark team has moved office locations, they are now at the MSG Bldg. 3200 Rm 227.
Notification of Upcoming Utility/Road Closures Outages
1. Upcoming utility/road closures outages for the next five weeks from 27 Sep – 6 Oct 2023 are include the buildings listed below with their specific type of outages.
2. The Utility/Road Closure Outage calendar can also be found on the SharePoint site under the 355th Civil Engineer Sq, Operations Flight (CEO), Scheduled Outages.
3. Please direct any questions or concerns about the outage and its affects on specific facilities or work production within facilities to the attention of the Facility Manager or the POC listed on the request.
“Coffee with the Commander” is tomorrow at 0700 at Fast Brrreak.
Update Your Will with Legal: If you are an October Deployer who needs to have your will and any estate planning documents drafted before you depart, please contact the 355th Wing Judge Advocate office at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Last minute requests may be difficult to accommodate. In your email, please identify yourself as a deploying airman and provide your will ticket number which you can obtain from aflegalassistance.law.af.mil. If you have any questions, please call the legal office at 520-228-5242.
DEERS Appointments: The DEERS office now has 40 available appointments on the Rapids website daily. Appointments can be scheduled online at https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/ by using the ID Card Office Locator option and searching Davis-Monthan.
Passport Office: Effective 1 October 2023, the base passport office will no longer be taking photos for passport applications. Customers must have their photo taken and printed prior to their appointment. Reimbursement for passport photos can be added to a DTS voucher under other expenses. Please call 228-5680 or 228-4451 with any questions or concerns.
Davis-Monthan Veterinary Services: Are you preparing for a PCS with your pet OCONUS? Have questions about the required vaccines, lab tests, and travel health certificates? Do you need vaccinations and preventive care for your pets? We are available for appointments Monday-Friday 0830-1500; closed 1200-1300 for lunch; closed on federal holidays. Address: 5350 E Arizola Street, Bldg 2712. Phone: 520-228-3529.
Base Construction: 355th CES would like to notify all base personnel of an authorized contractor, B&F contracting, which will be supporting a base-wide sewer project until October 2024. Base personnel may notice them in and around the base in their labeled trucks. They will not be entering any buildings. The Contractor is conducting physical construction work making repairs and replacing Sewer Drain Lines. You may observe them working at a Manhole in the roadway or near a sidewalk. All necessary measures will be taken not to impede the flow of traffic. Their efforts should not impact day-to-day operations, but base personnel will be notified if that changes.
Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate: DAVAs can provide 24/7 non-clinical assistance and support to victims of domestic abuse and intimate partner sexual assaults. This can include safety planning, provide support through the court system, informing victims of their rights and provide emotional support. A victim can either report to their Commanding Officer or walk into the clinic. The DAVA for DM is Carol Elliott and she can be contacted at the main office with (520) 228-2104 or (520) 276-3565 for the 24-hour hotline she is located at the Mental Health Center.
Mental Health Outreach: Did you know The DM Mental Health clinic offers in-unit workshops? Specifically, they touch on things such as sleep, stress, time management and resilience. If you are interested, please call the Mental Health clinic at 228-4357 to schedule your unit! We are also able to do outreach for shift workers, we just ask for extra time to accommodate.
CHPS: CHPS is excited to share that we started the “Choose What You Loose” Challenge for our non-DHA federal civilians! The process to enroll is very easy and if you visit us during one of our check in days between 20 - 29 Sept, you can earn a free long-sleeve t-shirt (while supplies last). Stay involved with our DM CHPS team by checking out www.USAFwellness.com to enroll, our calendar of events and additional wellness resources. Contact the DM CHPS team at 520-228-5123 or email@example.com with questions.
Giving through the CFC has never been easier with this Online Giving System and the CFC Mobile App. Your generosity is more important now than ever as we overcome challenges from the pandemic, poverty, and so much more.
CAUSE OF THE WEEK: FOOD & NUTRITION
Week of Sept. 25
Cause areas: Food & Nutrition; Nutrition Programs; Agriculture;
Health & Lifestyle; Education; Food Supply Chain;
Food Banks; Faith-Based Support; Clean Water
DoD STARBASE Arizona: Rocket Launch - Volunteers are needed to assist the students with launching their rockets at the far end of Benko Gym’s parking lot. We launch 5 rockets at a time…pretty amazing!
1030-1115 on 21, 22, and 25 Sep 2023.
Guest Speakers - Volunteers are needed to talk to 5th grade students about their career in the Air Force and how they use science, technology, engineering, and math in their field. This is a 30-min lunch & learn time slot. PDC, Rm 126 from 1130-1200 on 21, 22, and 25 Sep 2023.
Sign up for as many opportunities as you like as you like. Come as a team! We appreciate your support of our DoD Youth STEM Program. POC: Kristine Impelliiieri – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Combat team member course: The 68 RQS is the Guardian Angel Formal Training Unit (FTU) designated by ACC as the premier facility tasked with training Pararescue and Combat Rescue Officer advanced skills. We have the unique opportunity to expose trainees to a broad set of challenges utilizing realistic field training scenarios to prepare them for the future fight. Currently we are gearing up for one of our exercises and we need volunteers!
Who: All who would like to volunteer to dress up as a local national/team member, or as a patient with fake injuries and act out this role.
What: Combat Team Member Course (CTMC)
When: 6 role players each day: 2-6 Oct. Show time 0900
30 volunteers: Monday, 10 Oct is our MASCAL. Show time @0500
Where: 68th Rescue Squadron 4525 S. Phoenix St. Bldg. 4853
POC: TSgt Sabrina de Vera & A1C Olivia Gilmore DSN: 228-9505 EMAIL: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
Loft Sunday Meal: The Loft will be serving green chile casserole, enchiladas, refried beans, chips and salsa and dessert on 1 October at 1700 for dorm Airmen. POC is SrA Paige Weldon at Paige.email@example.com.
Town Hall Meeting: Anyone with base access is invited to a Town Hall Meeting hosted by the Wing Command team on 19 October at 1700 at the Community Center. POC is 355th Wing Public Affairs at 355WGPA@us.af.mil or 225-3406.
W.I.N.Gs Breast Cancer Awareness 5K: Join Women Inspiring the Next Generations (W.I.N.Gs) as we host our annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K event on 13 October at 0800. Use the link W.I.N.Gs Breast Cancer Awareness 5K (runsignup.com) to register. POCs are SrA Lemus (firstname.lastname@example.org) and A1C Gomez (email@example.com)
AFSA Meetings: Come out and support your Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1261. The monthly membership meeting will be held the second Thursday of every month at 1530 at the Thunder Alley Bowling Center on base.
Couples Communication Class
Offered by Family Advocacy!
Dates: Fridays, Aug 18-Sept 29
Location: 355 MDG Annex, across the street from the post office
Contact Family Advocacy at (520) 228-2104 to sign up today!
Heart Link Spouse Orientation: Join us to learn about on & off base resources such as benefits, employment opportunities, education, and childcare. Morning refreshments and Lunch will be provided.
Offered by Military & Family Readiness Center
Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Time: 0800- 1400
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, 5355 E. Granite St. Bldg 2441
RSVP BY: Thursday, October 12, 2023. Call M&FRC at: 520-228-5690 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parenting with Love and Logic:
Offered by Family Advocacy
Dates: Tuesday Sept 12th - October 17th (6 sessions)
Location: 355 MDG Annex, across the street from the post office
Contact Family Advocacy to sign up, 228-2104 to sign up today!
DM Tech Expo: FREE and open to all with access to Davis-Monthan AFB! This will be great opportunity for personnel to view emerging technology solutions and network. FREE light breakfast and lunch will be provided throughout the day.
What: The Annual Davis-Monthan AFB Tech Expo
Where: The Landing Community Center
When: Wednesday 18 Oct.
A large turnout is expected, so you are encouraged to not only save the date but to sign up early. To register and suggest technologies/exhibitors of interest visit, https://www.militaryexpos.com/davismonthan/attend/
Davis-Monthan AFB Volleyball Teams: Men’s, Women’s, CoEd: Looking for DM military and military-affiliated members to play on our base teams! Current Practices are Monday’s and Friday’s, 1630 at the Benko gym. Team member expectations include: high school varsity experience level if possible, commitment to practice, Improvement, and competing in tournaments, as well as a small annual fee. Interested? Come out to practice or contact Coach Carmen (Women’s & CoEd) email@example.com or Coach Justin (Men’s) Justin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer pick-up games: Calling all soccer fans, come show off your skills while getting some fitness as well! Come join us at 1830 Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bama Park for pick-up soccer. If you have any questions, contact Amn Eric Ati at email@example.com.
Davis-Monthan Airman’s Attic: Call-out for volunteers! The Airman’s Attic needs more hands to help sort items generously donated to support military individuals and their families. They are also in need of helpers to keep the Airman’s Attic open. The hours would be 1500-1700 Monday or Wednesday. Inquiries and volunteers can contact Amn Eli Johnson at Elijah.firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 240-385-4989.
Post-partum Pelvic Floor Group Class: Hosted every 2nd Friday of the month at 1400-1530. New Active Duty Mom’s starting at 6 weeks post-partum to 2 years out are welcome to take an hour to themselves to learn about self-care. There will be tips, tricks, and exercises provided to get you back on track for physical aspects of daily life, return to duty, and return to PT testing. Hosted by 355th Medical Group Physical Therapist Dr. Kaele Cooper. Please call 520-228-2886 to get scheduled today!
Human Performance Center: Waist-to-height measurement getting you in a bind? Wondering how to measure your progress and inch towards success? We are here to help! Scan the QR code and scroll to “Best S.E.L.F” classes on nutrition, fitness, and healthy behaviors. These classes are hosted at the Human Performance Center (prior HAWC, next to Benko) each month. Want to bring us out to your unit instead? Reach out to the instructor(s) directly to schedule!
For all contacts typically listed in the base-wide email, please visit the “Weekly Newsletter” tab at www.dm.af.mil. To include an announcement, send a short message with the POC contact information to 355WGPA@us.af.mil no later than 1500 on Tuesdays.
Rescue and Attack!
Thinking of leaving active duty? Contact your local Air Force Reserve in-service recruiters!
Last names (A-K): TSgt Jeremy Tietz, 520-559-4306
Last names (L-Z): MSgt Sergio Marquez, 520-262-5088
Downtown Tucson Line Recruiter: MSgt Rob Capogrosso, 520-268-2191
162d Arizona Air National Guard
Thinking of leaving active duty? Palace Chase/Palace Front Questions? Contact your local Air National Guard Recruiter:
Main Office: (520) 955-7000
TSgt Sophie Stewart: (520) 955-0186
TSgt Brittany Klein: (520) 295-6467
TSgt Fancemichell Hate: (520) 250-2296
TSgt Nathan Brady: (520) 306-6640
Flight Chief: TSgt Matthew Garcia (520) 955-0183
In Service Recruiter: MSgt Sean Stanton: (714) 833-4644
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Requirements
Is your ETS or anticipated retirement date within the next 2 years? TAP provides information and training to ensure service members transitioning from active-duty are prepared for their next step in life - whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector or starting a business. Completion is mandatory IAW Public Law 101-510.
Register for Pre-separation counseling by emailing the TAP team at 355FSS.FSH.TAPTeam@us.af.mil or call 228-5690.
*TAP requirements must be complete before applying for Skill bridge
Human Trafficking, Report It!
If you suspect Human Trafficking, report it! Contact the DoD Hotline or call (800) 424-9098.
For 24/7 assistance, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at (888) 373-7888.
For 355th Security Forces Squadron, call (520) 228-3200.
Need to speak to a Chaplain?
If you need to talk to the on-call chaplain, call the command post at 228-7400.
If you would like to request a chaplain for an invocation, please call 228-5411