Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) Webinar – 15 May 2019 from 4:00 – 5:00

Please join us for Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) Webinar on 15 May 2019 from 4:00 – 5:00 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center EFMP classroom. Mr. Jacob Garrett, our School Liaison, and Kim Geffre will be on hand to answer any follow-up questions you may have. Please call 385-4663 to reserve your seat today. 

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Message from the 28 BW Commander

From 21 March via Facebook (@28BWCommander):

Today, South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem signed House Bill 1111 that provides reciprocity for military spouse licensing and certifications in the State of South Dakota.

We thank the South Dakota Governor and Legislature for passing this law that will improve the quality of life for our Military spouses as they move between states while their active duty member serves our country.

Thank you to our spouses who testified and completed the occupational survey providing key feedback.

Colonel Edwards

House Bill 1111 requires South Dakota licensing authorities to accept the active military and spouses occupational and professional licenses issued and in good standing in other states.  The only requirement is to register with the specific SD licensing authority and practice under SD rules and regulations.

Scholarship Gives Military Spouses Free Financial Counselor Accreditation

Now through April 19, military spouses can apply for the opportunity to earn a free financial counselor accreditation to help them find employment at any military installation or in the civilian sector. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program offers this career-enhancing credential to military spouses so they may in turn provide financial counseling and education to fellow members of the military community. Those interested in applying for the 2019 fellowship must submit applications no later than April 19. Read more about the scholarship on Military.com.

Spouse Focus Group – 7 June

There will be a Spouse Summit June 19th at Joint Base Andrews to examine spouse perspectives when it comes to factors that contribute to a family’s decision to stay in or separate from the military.

Feedback is being requested in 5 areas:

  • Relocation
  • Family Separations (i.e. deployments, TDYs, remotes)
  • Spouse Employment
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Child Education

Each base is hosting a local focus group to provide feedback for consideration at the June Summit.

Ours will take place Thursday, June 7th from 10:30 AM -12:00 PM here at the A&FRC. This invite is open to all spouses of military members and we will take the first 30 sign ups.

Please call (605) 385-4663  to RSVP. Deadline to sign up is June 1st.

Spaces Still Available for Spouse Appreciation Glass Blowing Event – 12 May

In collaboration with Outdoor Recreation, we have organized a glass blowing experience for our spouses in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Spaces are extremely limited, as there are only 13 spots remaining!

Out of the original 25 spaces, we have only filled 12. Please call 605-385-4663 to reserve yours ASAP and see below for additional information! Thank you to ALL of the Ellsworth AFB spouses, you are appreciated!

Who: All EAFB military spouses

What: FREE glass blowing lesson and your choice of a masterpiece to create, along with a keepsake from the artist.

When: 12 May 18, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Meeting at Outdoor Rec parking lot on Saturday, 12 May, at 11:30 AM, for a departure around 12:00 PM. The event/class will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM with departure at 4:00 PM, for an arrival back at Ellsworth around 5:00 PM. (Free transportation is provided).

Where: Mind Blown Glass Blowing Studio in Deadwood, SD

Why: To appreciate our spouses

Spouse Appreciation Glass Blowing Event – 12 May

In collaboration with Outdoor Recreation, we have organized a glass blowing experience for our spouses in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Spaces are extremely limited, as there are only 25 spots!

The first 25 spouses to call the Airman and Family Readiness Center TODAY, Wednesday, 2 May 2018, will get a spot. Please call 605-385-4663 to reserve yours ASAP and see below for additional information! Thank you to ALL of the Ellsworth AFB spouses, you are appreciated!

Who: All EAFB military spouses

What: FREE glass blowing lesson and your choice of a masterpiece to create, along with a keepsake from the artist.

When: 12 May 18, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Meeting at Outdoor Rec parking lot on Saturday, 12 May, at 11:30 AM, for a departure around 12:00 PM. The event/class will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM with departure at 4:00 PM, for an arrival back at Ellsworth around 5:00 PM. (Free transportation is provided).

Where: Mind Blown Glass Blowing Studio in Deadwood, SD

Why: To appreciate our spouses