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McGuire Enlisted Spouses Club

February 2006

 

 

Mark your calendars!

 

22nd Feb - Make It, Bake It, Grow it Silent Auction

 

27th Feb - Turning Heads Salon, 6pm, 4B Jacobstown Rd. RJ #528, New Egypt. 

 

27th Feb – Airmen’s Attic All Ranks Open House 10 – 2pm

4th Mar, 7pm AND THE BEAT GOES ON AS TOPS IN BLUE RETURNS TO MCGUIRE >>>> Saturday, March 4 beginning at 7pm at C-Bay of 3-Bay hangar. This year’s FREE show: “…And The Beat Goes On”, is a welcome spin on 40’s-era to country to pop served-up in the way only Tops in Blue can. For more information, call 754-1485.

 

Special Announcement!

 

The McGuire Enlisted Spouses Club now has a website.  It can be located at the URL: http://mcguireesc.tripod.com/   It is still a work in progress.  Any ideas to enhance the website can be submitted to Lana DeLong at lanadelong@comcast.net   

Education

 

The 2006/2007 GENERAL HENRY H. ARNOLD EDUCATION GRANT has been increased to $2,000. Eligible applicants have a better than one in two chance of receiving one of these grants, but you can't compete if you don't apply. Click here to access application and information. Applications must be received by AFAS by 10 March 2006.

 

 

The National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for the NMFA Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program.  Uniformed service spouses-active, retired, National Guard, Reserve or survivor-studying toward professional certification or attending post-secondary or graduate school are encouraged to apply.  Scholarships are normally in the amount of $1000, and the number awarded annually varies depending on funding.  Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and school room and board.  Applications will only be accepted online, and must be submitted by midnight, 15 April 2006.   Applications can be found at www.nmfa.org/scholarships2006.

 

OSC Scholarship - The applications are available at the Base Library, the E Club, Thrift Shop, Base Education and Family Support Center.  It is also available on our website at www.mcguireosc.org  All completed packets must be postmarked by 18 March, 2006.  All scholarships benefit the family members of our men and women here at McGuire AFB. 

 

 

Other Info

 

The YMCA of Burlington County in Mt. Laurel, NJ has grant money available for spouses of deployed military personnel of all branches (Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard).  The grant money is available for spouses to address needs such as child care, utilities, home repairs, car insurance and payments, groceries, etc.  For more information and an application, call Fawn Mutschler at 856-234-6200, ext. 235, or send email to fawnm@ymca-bc.org

 

“BECAUSE I LOVE YOU” (B.I.L.Y.): is a leading self-help program designed to help parents/caregivers overcome the all too common destructive teenage behaviors from drug abuse, stealing, and violence to dangerous activity and school failure.  B.I.L.Y meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in Burlington. See attachment for more information.  BILY BURLINGTON.pdf

 
 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER:  Have you ever thought of being a Big Brother or a Big Sister?  Now is your chance to make a difference in the life of a young person!!  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington County is looking for individuals to volunteer with youth ages 5-18.  Mentors become a positive role model in the young person’s life.  For more information please contact Maggie McKelvey, Program Director at maggie.mckelvey@burlcobigs.org or call # (609)261-4960.  Little moments…Big magic. 

 

 
 

Discounts

 

Here is a short list of places that offer military discounts.  Please call your local vendors to be sure they participate in the program.  Also, never be afraid to ask a store if they offer a discount, even if one is not advertised. You may be pleasantly surprised.

 

 

Restaurants

  • Arby's
  • A&W
  • Back Yard Burgers
  • Burger King
  • Captain D's
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Cotton Patch
  • Denny's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • IHOP (20 percent discount with military identification)
  • Java Cafe
  • KFC
  • Long John Silver
  • Pancho's Mexican Buffet
  • Pizza Hut
  • Quizno's
  • Sizzler
  • Sonic
  • Taco Bell
  • Whataburger

Services

Travel and Leisure

  • Blockbuster
  • Movie theaters
  • Ripley's attractions and museums
  • Professional Sports teams

Products

  • Apple Computers
  • AutoZone
  • Barnhill's
  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Big 10 Tires
  • The Buckle
  • Champs Sports
  • Copeland's Sports
  • Dell
  • The Discovery Channel Store
  • Dress Barn
  • The Finish Line
  • FootAction
  • Footlocker
  • Gadzooks
  • GNC
  • Goody's
  • Great Party
  • Happy Harry's
  • Hot Topic
  • Jockey
  • Lerner
  • Michael's
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • New York & Company
  • Pac Sun
  • Payless Shoes
  • Play It Again Sports
  • Pure Beauty
  • Quizno's
  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Spencer's Gifts
  • Suncoast
  • Timberland Outlets
  • Wilson's Leather

Cell Phone Service Discount

All Federal Employees are able to get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier and mentioning the "Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 - Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present."

Cingular - 800-319-6393

Sprint - 877-812-1223

T-Mobile - 866-646-4688

Nextel - 800-639-6111

Verizon - 800-865-1825

You will need to know the military member's supervisor's name, phone number, and full address, so that his/her military status can be verified.

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-          Henry David Thoreau

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