Friday, November 6, 2015

TOP STORY >> A&FRC celebrates military families

By Arlo Taylor
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

November is Military Family Month and the Airman & Family Readiness Center marks the month with their Something for Everyone Extravaganza that kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the WarFit Track.

The event brings the entire military family together with a day of games, contests, displays, demonstrations, information, food, drawings, prizes and fun for the entire military community.

 “Military Family Month is an annual event that provides us with an opportunity to celebrate both the diversity of the military family as well as the unique contributions they make every day in support of their Airmen and this community,” said Sharon Thompson, A&FRC director. “The welfare of every military family is important to the success not only of that airman but the mission as well.”

Thompson said the extravaganza is designed to provide activities for all military families. 

“This event has something for everyone. Regardless of whether you’re a single airman living in the dorm, a young couple with no children, a spouse whose sponsor has deployed or a retiree, this event brings the entire military family together,” she said. This is just a great chance to recognize how special the military lifestyle is and what it means to be a member of this community. It’s time to relax, play, have fun and enjoy our community and all it has to offer. ”

This event also showcases the broad range of helping organizations and activities available to military families.

“The welfare of every military family is important to the success not only of their Airman, but the mission as well,” said Kori Ramirez, A&FRC counselor. “In addition to the games and activities, this Military Family Month event provides an opportunity for families to meet agency representatives that are here to provide assistance every day and learn about the services and resources they provide.” 

Most activities are ongoing throughout the day. Activities with set times are the Dating Game for Couples at 10:15, 10:45 and 11:15 a.m.; the Littlest Warrior pageant at 10:15 a.m. and We’ve Got Talent contest at 10:45 a.m.

For more information or to register for the Littlest Warrior pageant and We’ve Got Talent contest, call 501-987-2667.

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