So this week I have been adjusting to the new normal for the next couple of months. One of the things on my to-do list was signing up for Give Parents a Break and the Play Pass from the AFRC on base. I find it amazing that so many people don't know about some of the perks that are out there for families that have loved ones living in a remote locale, all it takes is a copy of their orders and a visit to their office. Once I had the Play Pass I set off to the Youth Center and used some of those credits to sign all three boys up for floor hockey and registered the youngest as a member for the next year.
$200 off of the Play Pass and $0 out of my pocket....nice! The play pass can be used at various places on base that fall under the Force Support Squadron (Youth Center, Bowling Center, Outdoor Recreation, Golf Course, etc...each base may be a little different). The Play Pass is good for one year, so if your loved one comes back and you haven't used all the credits they can also enjoy using some of the services for free as well. The AFRC also have a special Play Pass for single airman to enjoy as well. When we lived in CA I even organized for a group of spouses to go on a Napa Wine tour through Outdoor Recreation, we all paid for the tour (which was for the van rental and driver) using the Play Pass and had an excellent time! Maybe you can organize a group of friends and have a fun night bowling, or maybe rent some equipment from Outdoor Recreation and go camping. Just get it, use it and have fun!