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RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Airman and Family Readiness Flight
01638 54 3406


Smooth Move
Jan. 4, 25; 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Receive information to make your PCS a smooth move.

Pre-Deployment Briefing (Unaccompanied Members)
Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-2 p.m.
Get helpful information on preparing for deployments. Call to ensure availability.

Pre-Deployment Briefing (Accompanied Members)
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28; 10-11:30 a.m.
Get helpful information on preparing for deployments. Spouses are welcome. Call to ensure availability.

Federal Employment 101
Jan. 8; 1:30-3 p.m.
Receive valuable information about Civil Service positions in the U.S. or overseas. Spouses and Active Duty members are encouraged to attend.

Newcomer's Bury St. Edmunds Bus Trip
Jan. 13; 8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Explore the town of Bury St. Edmunds, visit the abbey and abbey gardens, then learn local dining customs over lunch in a local pub. Children are welcome to take part in this free day out.

You and Your Credit Report
Jan. 14; 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Learn how to request and monitor your credit report, spot identity fraud, dispute accounts and get a free credit report and FICO score.

Hearts Apart Dinner
Jan. 21; 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Open to all families of deployed/remote TDY members. Please call for more information.

Bundles for Babies
Jan. 22; 9 a.m.-noon
Free & open to all expecting parents, no need to be 1st time parents. Please call for more information.

Transition Assistance Workshop
Jan. 25-28; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Information to help separating/retiring service members and their families prepare for civilian employment. Workshop covers details about job search methods, networking, writing effective resumes and cover letters and proper interview techniques. Please call for more information.

Welcome to Britain
Jan. 29; 9:30 a.m.-noon
A new country, a new culture; are you confused? Relax! This class will help you get settled. Call to ensure availability.

Arts and Crafts Center
01638 54 3709

Crafty Critters
Every Tues. and Thurs.; 11 a.m.-noon
Parents and toddlers can share an hour of creative activities together. Enjoy drawing, painting, playing games and fun. $2.50 per session, $4 per week, or $15 per month.

Ceramics Express
Every Fri. and Sat.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Choose from a variety of ceramic moldings to decorate. Pick up your masterpiece the following week. $7.50 and up. Booking is encouraged.

Hands-on Picture Framing Class
Jan. 16; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
An essential overview of the picture framing process. Please bring your own picture to be framed. Maximum picture size 8X10. $48 per person.

Scrapbooking Class
Jan. 17; noon-until you finish (8 p.m. latest)
Complete unfinished scrapbooking projects. Bring your photos, imagination, and some supplies. $20 per person.

Bob Hope Community Center
01638 54 2579

Zumba Class
Every Thursday; 5-6 p.m.
A zumba workout mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps mainly derived from Latin music. Open to ages 18 and older. $7.50 per session.

Baby-Only Flea Market
Jan. 23; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
If your kids are growing too quickly, here is your chance to get rid of some items or pick up something different. This flea market is for Baby and young children's items only please. $10 per table.

Bowling Center
01638 54 2348


Cosmic Glow Bowling
Every Sunday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and every Friday and Saturday; 9-11 p.m. (except 1/1/10)
Enjoy great music, laser lights and glow in the dark lanes. Prices vary.

Munch Bowl
Every Monday; 5-9:30 p.m.
Includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, and burger or hot dog meal with fries and drink. $12 per person.

Fitness Center
Hardstand- 01638 54 3735 Main- 01638 54 2349


100th FSS Team Mildenhall 5K
Jan. 8; 3 p.m. start
Open to all ID card holders. Sign up by Jan 7.

5K Fun run
Jan. 23; 9 a.m. start
Open to all ID card holders. Sign up by Jan 22.

Squadron Sports Challenge-Dodge Ball Tournament
Jan. 29; 4-5 p.m.
Open to all ID card holders, 18 years and older. Sign up by Jan 28. Entry is free.

Galaxy Club
01638 54 2683

NFL Football on the Big Screen
Every Sunday; from 5:30 p.m.
Open to all ranks, 18 years and older. Free entry, food available from NYPD.

Southern Buffet
Every Tuesday; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Open to all. $7.50 for club members, $9.75 for non-members, $3.75 for children ages 5-12.

Pizza and Pasta Bar

Every Tuesday; 5-9 p.m.
Open to all. $7.50 for club members, $9.50 for non-members, $3.95 for children ages 5-12.

Free Pool
Every Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Open to all ranks, 18 years and older. Free to participate.

Karaoke

Every Wednesday; 8-11 p.m.
Open to all ranks, 18 years and older. Free to participate.

Texas Hold'Em
Every Thursday; 7 p.m.
Open to all ranks, 18 years and older. $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Dance Party
Every Saturday; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Open to Enlisted and civilians only, ages 18 and older. Free entry for members, $5 for non-members.

Country Western Night

Jan. 8; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Open to Enlisted and civilians only, ages 18 and older. Free entry for members, $5 for non-members.

Galaxy Room Steak Night
Jan. 13, 20; 5-8 p.m.
Two rib eye steaks for $19.95. Open to all ranks.

Open House Disco
Jan. 15, 29; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Open to all ranks, 18 years and older. Free entry.

Latino Night
Jan. 22; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Open to Enlisted and civilians, 18 and older. Free entry for members, $5 for non-members.

Gateway Dining Facility
01638 54 2689


Martin Luther King, Jr. Meal
Jan. 18
Normal prices apply. Open to all DoD ID card holders.

Library
01638 54 2352

Late Night at the Library
Jan. 8; 7 p.m.-midnight
Stop by to listen to music, surf the internet, play board or video games, and enjoy some snacks. Free and open to all.

Middleton Hall
01638 54 2606

Family Steak Night at the Tudor Bar
Jan. 8; 5-8 p.m.
$10.95 for steak, $8.95 for chicken or salmon. $1 members first discount. Open to all ranks.

TGIF Fajita Bar
Jan. 29; 5-8 p.m.
Enjoy making your own fajitas! Free for members, $6.95 for non-members. Open to all ranks.

Outdoor Recreation
01638 54 4283


Walking with Wolves
Jan. 30; 8 a.m. departure
Includes transportation, box lunch, entry fee and UK Wolf Watch tour guide. $95 per person, children must be 13 and older.

Youth Center
01638 54 2831


Tae Kwon Do & Hap Ki Do Camp
Jan. 12-14; 4-5:45 p.m.
Call the youth center for more information. Members: $20, non-members: $25.

Start Smart Registration
Dec 14-Jan. 14
Course dates: Fridays between Jan. 15-Feb. 19; 11-11:45 a.m.
Children will learn the basics of catching, throwing, batting, and running. Open to ages 3-5, $30 per child.

Give Parents a Break
Jan. 23; noon-5 p.m.
Free and open to ages 6-12 with a referral from Family Support or a voucher from First Sergeant.


Library news



New children's librarian
Lisa Thomas has joined the staff of the RAF Mildenhall Library as the new children's librarian. There will be
weekly storytimes every Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Stop by to enjoy a great story and some fun
crafts.

Check out our holiday movie selection
RAF Mildenhall Library be highlighting books and movies about the holiday season during the month of December. Check the
display by the DVD section to see titles such as "A Christmas Carol", "It's a Wonderful Life", and more.

New Books at the Library

Fiction:
* Under the Dome by Stephen King
* Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb
* No Less than Victory by Jeff Shaara
* I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
* Ford County by John Grisham
* The Wrecker by Clive Cussler

Non-Fiction:
* Superfreakonomics
* Paul McCartney: A Life
* Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
* My Life Outside the Ring by Hulk Hogan
* Rachael Ray's Book of 10
* Growing up bin Laden

For Children:
* First Ballet by Deanna Caswell
* That's Good! That's Bad! On Santa's Journey by Margery Cuyler
* What's Coming for Christmas by Kate Banks
* Mater Saves Christmas by Kiel Murray
* Firefighter Ted by Andrea Beaty
* It's Snowing by Olivier Dunrea

CDs:
* Celebration by Madonna
* Hits by Phil Collins
* Get Rich or Die Tryin' by 50 Cent
* The Essential Bob Dylan
* Your Songs by Harry Connick Jr.
* Rockferry by Duffy
* Stand Back: The Anthology by The Allman Brothers

DVDs

The Mildenhall Library has a great collection of DVDs, with something for everyone. Patrons can check out up to 3 DVDs for five days.
Fiction
* My Name is Earl. Season 4
* Two & a Half Men. Season 6
* Criminal Minds. Season 4
* Berenstain Bears. Christmas Tree
* Monsters, Inc.
* Pulp Fiction
* CSI, New York. Season 5
* I Love Lucy. Season 1
* Eastbound & Down. Season 1
* Rescue Me. Season 5
* Thomas & Friends. High Speed Adventures
* The Incredibles

Non-Fiction
* The Ministry of Paul (Juvenile)
* Abraham Lincoln (Juvenile)

Contact us

Tel: 01638-542352, DSN 238-2352
Hours: Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.
Web: http://www.usafelibraries.org

Education Services (DSN 238-2350) 
The deadline to announce intent to apply for the Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP) will be in late February. NECP selects will receive their bachelor degree and certification in nursing and be commissioned while on active duty. 

The Education Center provides SAT and ACT testing monthly for personnel needing them for commissioning programs. Please schedule these exams through the RAFM Education Center. POC: Marnie Rummell-Meyer DSN 238-4221. 

Are you interested in becoming a teacher when you separate or retire from the Air Force? DANTES will provide a Troops to Teachers program briefing at the RAFM Education Center Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please call the Ed Center for more information. 

DANTES did not receive fiscal 2009 funding for the Spouses to Teachers (STT) program. As a result, March 31 is the final date for persons already enrolled in STT to receive vouchers to pay for certification exams. This funding is only available to persons who enrolled in STT by Sept. 30. 

Education Center 
ACT and SAT testing is offered monthly at the Education Office Testing Center only for active duty Air Force personnel applying for commissioning programs. Please call the Ed Center to schedule these exams. POC: Marnie Rummell-Meyer, 238-4221.

The Enlisted to AFIT Program provides a fully funded master degree to qualified enlisted personnel at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Individuals selected for this program PCS to AFIT. Once they complete their master degree they PCS to a new duty station and resume duties in their current AFSC. For more information: http://www.afit.edu/p/enlisted.cfm

Skateboards, roller blades and roller skates 
All personnel must properly wear an approved ANSI, Snell Memorial Foundation, or host-nation certified helmet while skating (including skateboarding, rollerblading, and roller-skating) or riding a kick-scooter on USAFE installations. 

The chinstrap must be properly fastened under the chin while wearing the helmet. The wear of elbow and kneepads are required (wrist guards are encouraged) in installation skate parks. 

Helmet use in base housing
Leadership at Team Mildenhall are concerned about the lack of use of helmets by bicycle riders, skateboarders and roller bladders. The below Mildenhall and Air Force guidance apply to all base real estate, but the problem is particularly prevalent in base housing among dependents. Please read the below and get the information out to your units.

AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 91-207 THE US AIR FORCE TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM
3.5.4. All personnel who ride a bicycle, including motor drive bicycles, on an AF installation shall wear a properly fastened and approved (i.e. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or Snell Memorial Foundation) bicycle helmet. Workers riding bicycles in areas that require the use of ANSI-approved helmets (hard hats) for protection from falling and flying objects are allowed to use those helmets if properly fastened under the chin.

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5.31. Unlawful Operation of a Bicycle. A person shall be guilty of this offense in the following situations:
5.31.4. Failure to wear an approved (i.e., American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Snell Memorial Institute, or foreign-made helmet that meets US Standards) bicycle helmet. This applies to all personnel who ride a bicycle on the installation.

5.36. Illegal Skating. Anyone skateboarding, roller blading, roller skating or riding a non-motorized scooter, on roadways, parking areas, or on sidewalks, interfering with the safe movement of pedestrians or vehicles, will be guilty of an offense.

5.36.1. Any person shall be guilty of an offense who does not properly wear an approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Snell Memorial Foundation, or host-nation certified helmet while skating (including skateboarding, roller blading, and roller skating) or riding a kick-scooter on USAFE installations. The chinstrap must be properly fastened under the chin while wearing the helmet. The wear of elbow and kneepads are required (wrist guards are encouraged) in installation skate
parks. 

Vignettes are all over the web, here is just one site(http://www.helmets.org/crashmor.htm):

VOLUNTEERING
"Everyone can be great because everyone can serve."
Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Want to Volunteer?
Are you looking for a way to use your skills and talents to better our community? Check out the Airman and Family Readiness Center Volunteer Newsletter to find out more about the volunteer opportunities available on- and off-base. If you have any questions, please phone Stephanie Lankowski at DSN 238-3406 (on-base) or 01638 54 3406 (off-base).

Need a Volunteer?
Are you in need of volunteers to help around the office or with a special event? Place a want ad in the Airman & family Readiness Center Volunteer Newsletter. Please contact or phone Stephanie Lankowski at 238-3406 (on-base) or 01638 54 3406 (off-base). 

Soldiers' Angels has a volunteer opportunity for everyone. Their teams are appropriate for your home, spouses group, squadron, or even school classroom. A few of their teams are: Adopt a Solider, Blankets of Hope, Hero Packs and many more!
www.soldiersangels.com

Child Care for Volunteers
The Air Force Aid Society is providing volunteers with a supplement to their child care while they are actively volunteering in a non-for-profit organization. If you are volunteering routinely in an organization and would like to take advantage of this
Free program, please contact the A&FRC at 238-3406 and find out if you qualify.
Child care is limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

Thrift Shop, Mildenhall
Seeking Volunteers to assist with consignments Mon, Wed, & Fri 10 - 12:30 Or after hours from 12:30 - 2:30 For Details Call 01638 54 2303

Community Closet
Mon & Fri 10-2 sorting donations, assisting customers, & general upkeep of the facility. Looking for a volunteer Supervisor to dedicate 4 hrs a week. Responsible for oversight & bldg security. POC: Tammy Lewis mc.closet.hotmail.co.uk or stop by

Give Moms a Break
Mothers of Preschooler's (MOPS) Come work with children during MOPS meetings. Easy lesson plans already complete. Meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every
month @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am. To volunteering please contact Hang Owen at 01353659384 or Patrickandhang@gmail.com

The Voluntary Network, a charity organization based out of Newmarket, is seeking a team of helpers to put down concrete slabs & assembling sheds at the Field Terrace allotment in Newmarket for the Mental Health Team. This help is needed as soon as possible! It would be appreciated if your team could bring the relevant tools e.g. shovels for the cement and perhaps hammer and screwdrivers for the assembly. Contact person is Mr. Ray Watson on 07940021648 or 01638 56400

Meals on Wheels
Participate in bringing meals to homebound citizens in the Brandon area. Volunteers are needed second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Contact SrA Sean Katz at Sean.Katz@Mildenhall.af. mil

RAFM Youth Program is looking for cooks! Put your culinary skills to good use! Help out in the kitchen preparing breakfasts, lunches and snacks for kids Weekdays 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. (flexible to fit your schedule) Contact: Youth Program Staff/238-2831

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CLASSES

Key Spouse Orientation 
Learn about valuable ways to enhance your role as a Key Spouse. 

Parent Child Communication with Adolescents
One of the most important parenting practices is communication. Communication is vital during adolescence. Old patterns of communication may have to be altered to meet the growing needs and capabilities of your pre-teen or teen. To learn more about communicating with your adolescent, call 01638 54 3406.

Family Night Bingo
Team Mildenhall families, can you say BINGO? You are invited to a night of family bingo at the RAF Mildenhall Youth Center. This night will be full of surprises and door prizes. Holiday family photo opportunities will be available. We hope to see you there!
Please call 01638 54 3406 for more information.

Bundles for Babies
Bundles for Babies is an Air Force Aid Society-sponsored class that covers all the essentials of parenthood. It's a great opportunity to learn more about parenting skills, meet other expectant parents, and receive a great gift for your precious bundle. Upon completion of the class, Air Force active-duty personnel or their spouses will receive a "bundle" from the AFAS, purchased from the Gerber Company, and valued at $75. Classes are open to all ranks and are not limited to a first pregnancy. Only Air Force Active Duty personnel are eligible for the free gift. Please call 238-3406 or 01638 54 3406 to sign up.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Financial Foundations
Financial Foundations is a required financial management briefing conducted for first duty station officers upon arrival (within 60 days) at the new installation. Financial Foundations provides facts about personal financial management, checkbook maintenance, budgeting, using credit wisely, etc.

TRANSITION/PLANNING A SECOND CAREER 

Pre-Separation Briefings 
If you are within a year of potential separation or two years of retirement from the military, it is time to start planning. During the pre-separation counseling you will have an opportunity to discuss your entitlements and benefits and also learn what your resources are for planning your transition back to civilian life. This is a mandatory pre-separation counseling that must be accomplished at least 90 days before separating or retiring. You will not leave the military service without it. The Pre-Separation Briefing must be completed before accessing other transition benefits. The counseling does not effect your options to extend your military service. 

Employment Connections
Searching for a job and don't know where to start? This class will answer your initial questions about getting a job in the local community. Representatives from Civilian Personnel, NAF HRO, DECA and AAFES will be available. Call 238-3406 or 01638-54-3406 to sign up.

TAP Employment Workshop
If you are within one year of your separation or two years of retirement, sign up to attend a monthly TAP Workshop. The information presented helps separating/retiring service members and their families prepare for civilian employment. The workshop provides information about the best job search methods, networking, writing effective resumes and cover letters, and proper interviewing techniques. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. You must attend the Pre-Separation Briefing before attending TAP! Classes fill up quickly, please call 238-3406 to sign up.

Interview and Salary Negotiation
Become skilled at techniques for interviewing and salary negotiation for future careers. 

Ten Steps to a Federal Job

Ten Steps to a Federal Job is a four hr course / workshop that provides participants with a strategic plan to achieving Federal employment. This course gives the job seeker practical tools to maximize their chances at being selected for Federal jobs. Tools included are: Federal resume writing, how to read a job description, how to make your application stand out, and more. Ten Steps also provides you with an extensive range of websites and research tools to aide you in finding the job that best fits your goals.

Resume Writing
Are you transitioning out of the military? Do you need assistance with resume writing? Attend the Resume Writing class. Gather tips on how to create a marketable resume.


Helpful Transition Websites....
www.va.gov The Department of Veterans Affairs
www.newlink.org Links to all online newspaper and magazines in the world.
www.dod.jobsearch.org Part of America's Job Bank Network; provides access to a searchable database of more than 1,000,000 jobs. You can search by occupation, keyword, or military occupational code. You can also post your resume. All services are free.
www.usajobs.com List of Federal Jobs from most Federal Agencies - about 15,000 jobs posted every year.
www.go-defense.com/ Civilians Working for National Defense
www.careeronestop.org/ Career OneStop - access over 1 million jobs, get labor market trends and tips and post your resume.
www.afpc@randolph.af.mil Register to receive job announcements, post resume and to self-nominate for job vacancies.