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Base announcements
The Holloman Pharmacy is now accepting prescription transfers from retail pharmacy chains. Visit the Pharmacy, call 572-7318 or click here for more information

Airman and Family Readiness Center
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Interested in getting an e-mail with the monthly A&FRC calendar of events? Just send an e-mail to familysupport@holloman.af.mil and ask that you be added to our calendar e-mail list.

Ten Ways to Overcome Overload
1. Take Control
2. Recognize and deal with stress
3. Prioritize
4. Set limits
5. Get organized
6. Make time for yourself
7. Connect with friends and family
8. Manage information overload
9. Be healthy
10. Practice being resilient

Closed February 20 for Presidents' Day

- Every Tuesday and Thursday: Service Member & Spouse Pre-Deployment Briefings 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM New and Improved! Briefing for single members as well as for married service members and their spouses that are about to or are deployed. This is great information about services available during deployment that can make the experience easier for you and your family. Please call the A&FRC at 572-7754 to register.

- Every Tuesday and Thursday: Landing Gears & Spouse Reintegration 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (On Tuesdays) 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (On Thursdays) New and Improved! The end of a deployment is a joyous occasion. The excitement builds for days as the countdown reaches the single digits. But what happens in the days, weeks, even months that follow that long--awaited homecoming? This briefing is open to all returning members as well as their spouses. It aims the members at available local agencies and their services and gives information on what to expect in the days to come. ROOM 2620 OF BUILDING 29 (WING HEADQUARTERS). For more information, contact the A&FRC at 572-7754.

- Tuesdays at 3:00 PM; Wednesdays at 1:00 PM and Thursdays at 2:00 PM: FICO Credit Score & Report (Only 3 per class, sign up today) FINRA is providing a free FICO score and report for all active duty military and their spouses. Contact the A&FRC at 572-7754 for more information.

- February 1: Time Management 1:00 PM At the fast pace of today's normal life, most people find themselves faced with too many choices and not enough time. Many live with the feeling that they can't possibly do all that needs to be done. Efficient time management makes it possible to identify how you want to spend your time, and what choices are best to make. For more information, contact the A&FRC at 572-7754.

- February 2: Heart Link 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM This class is for spouses who are new to the Air Force. It shows different aspects of the USAF and how they fit in to the "Big Picture" as part of the Air Force Family. For more information, call the A&FRC at 572-7754.

- February 8 1:00PM - 2:30 PM & February 22 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Maintaining a Healthy Marriage During Deployment This class addresses some important steps to take to safeguard a marriage during a spouse's deployment. For more information, contact the A&FRC at 572-7754.

- February 14: Build Your Resume 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM This class will cover the basics of resume development for private sector employment. Call the A&FRC at 572-7754 for more information.

- February 17: Navigating USA Jobs 12:00 PM Come learn how to navigate the USAJOBS website as well as how you can improve the resumes you place on it. Contact the A&FRC at 572-7754 for more information.

- February 21: Financial Management 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Class provides fundamentals on budgeting, credit management, credit cards, reports, scores, debt management and checkbook maintenance. For more information, contact the A&FRC at 572-7754.

- February 21: Bundles For Babies & Babies Cost Bundles 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM This class has been expanded with new information. This workshop is sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society. Emphasis on family finances with a new family member. Parenting techniques, making fresh baby food and budgeting are some of the many techniques discussed. Register with the A&FRC at 572-7754.

- February 22: Basic Investments 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM A class which provides the fundamentals about the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and saving for college. Contact the A&FRC at 572-7754 for more information.

- February 22: Home Buying 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Teaches home buying tips, process, pre-paying mortgage, VA benefits, etc. Great class for the first-time home buyer. For more information, contact the A&FRC at 572-7754.

- February 22: Lunch Time Series - True Colors 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Fun approach to understanding your personality as well as others. Quick test shows which "color" you are. Bring some lunch and get educated at the same time. For more information, contact the A&FRC at 572-7754.

- February 23: Plan My Move 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Designed to supplement official briefings and provide information not readily available to spouses for PCS moves. Features speakers from various base agencies involved in the PCS process: TMO, Finance, Housing, Legal, MPF and Relocations . Spouses are encouraged to attend. Contact the A&FRC at 572-7754 for more information.

- February 23: Advance Investments 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM A two hour course providing more detailed investment information on areas such as retirement planning, Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) and stock market returns and investing. Call the A&FRC at 572-7754 for more information.

- February 24: Home Selling & Foreclosure Avoidance 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Class provides basic home selling information and options for individuals who cannot sell their homes. Addresses different avenues of Property Management, the laws of foreclosure and dealing with a realtor or being your own. Call the A&FRC at 572-7754 for more information.

- February 27: Spouse Information Day 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM This class is for spouses that are new to the Air Force and Holloman AFB. It shows all the different aspects of the USAF and how they fit in to the big picture, as well as all of the advantages of living at Holloman and being a part of the Air Force Family. Call the A&FRC at 572-7754 for more information.

- Free Tax Help: The Military OneSource Free Tax Filing Service is here featuring H&R Block At Home ® Online at www.militaryonesourceeap.org

Holloman Medical Group

Lipid Clinic
Wednesdays, appointments run from 8:30am-10:30am and 1:00pm-4:00pm
For individuals who have high cholesterol or high triglyceride levels. In addition, if you are currently taking medications for high cholesterol and are having trouble with those medications, you are encouraged to seek assistance at the Lipid Clinic. Please contact the Medical Group to schedule an appointment.

Sports Physicals
The 49th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic has announced the availability of sports physicals for enrolled pediatric TRICARE Prime dependents.
Limited numbers of physicals are available during the busy summer months so parents are urged not to wait! Appointment times for sport physicals will be available during normal duty hours in the early and mid afternoon to lower the burden on school schedules. Sports physicals are valid for 12 months from physical exam date for children who will or plan to participate in any school sports activities. Parents/guardians are highly encouraged to contact Central Appointments at 575-572-APPT (2778) as early as possible to schedule an appointment.

Mental Health / Family Advocacy
575-572-5676 (Mental Health)
575-572-7061 (Family Advocacy)

Parenting through Divorce
Every Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm
Call 572-5676 to register

Every Friday 9:00am-10:30am

Couples Counseling-Links
Every Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Anger Management Classes
Call to register: 572-7061

Mental Health
Call to register: 572-5676

Mood Management
Thursday 9:00am-10:00am

Post Deployment
Tuesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sleep Hygiene
2nd Monday of each month

Stress Management
4 classes; Fridays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Responsible Drinking (new class)
@ HAWC 1st and 2nd Friday of the month

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program reinforces the Air Force's commitment to eliminate sexual assaults through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability.

Sexual Assault is traumatic. The pain may go away, but the mental anguish may linger: anger, helplessness, fear, and shame. The victim needs support, love, and comfort from friends and family. If someone you know has been sexually assaulted, encourage them to seek help.

Sexual Assault Survivors can call (575) 572-6789 for immediate help. The Holloman Air Force Base Sexual Assault Response Coordinator is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The SAPR program offers caring support for active duty, reserve, guard, retirees, family members 18 years or older, and DoD civilian employees.

Want to talk with someone about a particular problem or situation?

There are a lot of agencies that can help:

Airman & Family Readiness Center, 572-7754
Military Family Life Consultant, 551-1276
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, 572-6789
Chaplain, 572-7211
Mental Health Clinic, 572-5676
All you've got to do is ask.
Brought to you by the Holloman AFB Integrated Delivery System Team.

49th Force Support Squadron
Check out http://www.hollomanfss.com/ to see what the 49th Force Support Squadron is doing this month!

Health and Wellness Center

Would you like a daily dose of nutrition and fitness information? Check out the HAWC Facebook page at Holloman AFB Health & Wellness Center. Click 'Like' to enhance your fitness journey today!

You are one click away from: Posted weekly workouts, Healthy recipes, Fitness tips and Info about upcoming events and classes. Nutrition counseling is available for Weight loss, Diabetes Management
and High cholesterol and/or blood pressure. Fitness Prescriptions also available with our Exercise Physiologists.

Appointments available for Back to Basics classes, Prenatal Fitness, Running and Strength clinics, Nutrition Counseling and Personal Training.
Call to find out more about our NEW Wellness program, LIVEWELL!

BOD POD Body Composition Analysis
Every Friday, 8:00-10:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Call HAWC for appt. 572-5785

Pregnancy Fitness
Every Tuesday and Thursday @ 12:00 noon

GAIT Analysis
Every Monday at 1:00pm
Call the HAWC for appt. 572-5785.

**Nutrition counseling (for individuals 18 years and older) and fitness prescriptions are also available for all active duty, dependents, retirees, and civilian employees. Please call the HAWC to schedule an appointment. **

Holloman Youth and Teen Center
WANTED: 4-H Members
Youth: Become a 4-Member: Stop by the Youth and Teen Center to sign up. Great clubs are available to 4-H Members such as, "Picture Perfect Photography club", "Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Club", and "Stitches to Sewing Club". If you would like to be a 4-H Organizational Leader, contact Ms. Genevieve Melon at 572-3753.

To enroll in FIT FACTOR, contact Mr. Harry Miller at 572-3698.

Outdoor Recreation
Kayak Pool Sessions
Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. At the Base Pool, beginner friendly.

Fun Runs
The Domenici Fitness Center holds a 5K Fun Run the third Friday of every month. The event starts at 8 a.m. and is held on the outdoor running track adjacent to the fitness center. You can sign-up at the front desk of the fitness center prior to a run or the day of. If you have any questions please contact Senior Airman Gilliam or Senior Airman Rogers at 575-572-3229.

Operation Purple Family Retreats
Operation Purple® Family Retreats are designed to allow families to reconnect after experiencing the stresses surrounding a deployment. They are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, try new things, make friends, and enjoy quality time together as a family. These four day retreats take place in beautiful National Parks and are led by experienced outdoor educators.

Operation Purple Family Retreats are open to service members and their families who have experienced deployment within the last 15 months. To be eligible, service members must have returned from deployment no less than 3 months and no more than 15 months prior to the start date of each retreat. Travel expenses are not included. However, families who attend will receive a $200 stipend per family before departing from the retreat site to offset the cost of travel. The retreats are free thanks to support from the Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation.

Visit http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/operation-purple/family-retreats/ for more information about the individual locations and upcoming Family Retreats in early 2011.