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BAYSHORE GATE & DALE MABRY GATE CLOSURES (17 - 18 NOVEMBER 2018)
Bayshore Gate will be closed for road repair during the weekend of 17-18 November from 0500-2100 hrs.
POC: Samuel W. Roe, 828-8051

Dale Mabry Gate will be closed INBOUND and OUTBOUND for generator testing on 17 November from 0900-1000 hrs.
POC: Victor Nespeca Jr., 828-2653

MACDILL GATE WILL BE OPEN DURING CLOSURE TIMES


   

 


STEAM Day Volunteers Needed!

Team MacDill will be once again hosting the annual STEAM Day on March 8, 2019. Last year, 1,300 students participated with 52 units providing exhibits.  If you would like to volunteer for the committee or if your unit would like to create a hands-on exhibit that could inspire students, please contact Terry Montrose at terry.montrose.1@us.af.mil.

 

10 November: Cub Scout/Boy Scout Flag Retirement Ceremony

Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop will be having a joint campout on MacDill AFB on the weekend of 10 NOV 18. Activities include preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal to include Roast turkey all prepared in the field at the Lewis Lake campground and a formal flag retirement ceremony around sundown on the night of the 10th.  The request is for any personnel who would like to join them for the meal and/or participate as a guest of honor in the flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony is a formal affair where unserviceable US flags are burned according to US code. It is very impactful to veterans who participate.



5th Annual Your Holiday Bill Is On Us Sweepstakes – MILITARY STAR
MILITARY STAR will make the season extra merry and bright for 40 lucky military shoppers, thanks to the fifth Annual “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us!” Sweepstakes. Winners will receive statement credits to their MILITARY STAR account, with 5 grand-prize winners having their entire bill paid in full! MacDill shoppers can use their MILITARY STAR at any military exchange, in store or online, or at the commissary to earn one entry for every transaction.
POC: Christina Oliver, GM Administrator MacDill/Patrick AFB Exchanges, (813) 840-2143/828-3858, oliverchri@aafes.com

Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program
Good Grades Pay Off for Military Kids with Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program. MacDill students who excel in the classroom have a chance to receive $5 Exchange gift cards every grading period during the 2018-19 school year and can enter a worldwide sweepstakes for a chance to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. To receive a $5 Exchange gift card, first- through 12th-grade students must present a valid military I.D. and proof of a B average or higher during any 2018-19 school year grading period at the MacDill Exchange customer service area. The You Made the Grade sweepstakes entry forms are on the back of the gift card carrier. Students can send completed forms to:
You Made the Grade
PO Box 227398
Dallas, TX 75222-7398

Students can submit one sweepstakes entry per grading period, with drawings typically held in June and December.
POC: Christina Oliver, GM Administrator MacDill/Patrick AFB Exchanges, (813) 840-2143/828-3858, oliverchri@aafes.com

EFMP 201 – MILITARY & FAMILY READINESS CENTER
Transitioning out of the military? Familiar with SSI or Special Needs Trust? Thought about your Healthcare Benefits? Have any questions for Tricare or EFMP Medical (Various agencies will be on hand) If so, then this EFMP “201” is the place for you! (Open to ALL Branches)

To register, call M&FRC at 828-0145, opt 5 or email venetia.waters@us.af.mil or jennifer.ramos.4@us.af.mil

https://www.macdillfss.com/images/AllImages/pdfs/AFRC/EFMP-201_Sep%202018.pdf

EFMP FAMILY EVENTS

https://www.macdillfss.com/images/AllImages/pdfs/AFRC/Parent-Connect_2018.pdf

MACDILL AFB PARENT ADVISORY BOARD OFFERS PARENTS A FORUM FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S CARE
Any parent utilizing the CDCs, FCC, School Age, and/or Youth Center (to include sports and camps) are encouraged to participate in monthly forums and quarterly meetings about all of the FSS Child and Youth programs on base. The meetings are held from 1200-1300(ish) at varying locations throughout the base to meet the limitations of MacDill's working parents. Lunches are provided for free to help ease the burden of making the meeting and not sacrificing your lunch hour. The monthly forums are a great place to share with the PAB Committee, who are also parents of MacDill youth, any questions, concerns, compliments, or suggestions in a low threat, highly motivated setting. The quarterly meetings, led by the PAB Committee, allow parents to come together with C&Y Program Directors and representatives to discuss upcoming improvements, updates, or changes, generate rapport, and interact eye to eye. Additionally, PAB sponsors fun and interactive events and activities throughout the year to foster morale, generate funds for the Programs, and give back to the families and staff members supporting our wonderful and resilient military children. This organization is free to join and we are always looking for motivated individuals wanting to give back to their community. Currently, the Committee is looking to fill the treasurer, facility representative, events coordinator, media specialist, and public relations positions. We are also excited to have parent volunteers looking to assist with our events and activities. These activities include, but are not limited to Back-To-School Fair, Picture day, Penny Challenge, Pot Lucks, Month of the Military Child, Staff & Caregiver Appreciation week, and so much more. Please find us on Facebook at MacDill Parent Advisory Board or email us at  pab.mafb@gmail.com for more information.
POC: Tiffany Fenimore (6AMW/927ARW), Karen Goss (CENTCOM), Yari Torres, and Brittany Jackson (CDC 3)

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) will begin in September 2018 at the Macdill AFB Chapel. All adults interested in becoming Catholic, and haven’t  received their first Holy Communion and or Confirmation are strongly encouraged to attend.
POC: Martin Okoro, (813) 828-8565 or Peta-Gaye Petty, (813) 828-5323

PREGNANCY 101 // BABY BASICS // BREASTFEEDING BASICS
For more information contact the New Parent Support Program @ 813-827-9172.

GIVE PARENTS A BREAK
Is your spouse deployed?? Is your family experiencing unique stressors?? Let us help! Give Parents A Break (GPAB) is funded by the Air Force Aid Society and sponsored by the 6 Force Support Squadron to support Active Duty Air Force members, assigned to MacDill Air Force Base and tenant organizations by providing 4 hours of free childcare at CDC #3 each month. Families must meet specific qualifying needs and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility/Referral from the Military & Family Readiness Center. All CDC enrollment requirements must be met prior to reservations for care being accepted and reservations must be made at least one week prior to the date of the GPAB session. Visit www.macdillfss.com for more information on this program or call CDC #3 at 828-0195. To obtain a GPAB Certificate of Eligibility, please call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 828-0145, ext 5.

MACDILL PARENTS: JOIN US FOR THE NEW MILITARY PARENT 101 EDUCATION FOCUS GROUP!
http://www.macdillfss.com/images/AllImages/pdfs/ChildrenandYouth/Mil-Parent-101-Educ-Focus-Gp_2017.pdf

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 10-11 am at the A&FRC Annex, Bldg 38, Conference Room. Network, share challenges and provide strategies to help inbound military parents and their children navigate the local school system.
POC: Nelly Richards, 828-0146 or the Airman & Family Readiness Center, 828-0145 ext. 5.

PARENTS! MACDILL AFB OFFERS THE FOLLOWING YOUTH PROGRAMS CHILD CARE
Before and After School Care is available for children in Kindergarten through age 12. When school is out, SAC is open for full-day services, from 6:30 am until 5:45 pm. Also, the Youth Center is available for ages 9-18 (while in high school).

POC: Chris Hug, 813-828-7438 or go online to: http://www.macdillfss.com, and click on the "Youth" tab.