Airmen in your community: Mothers of Preschoolers

2014-01-20T00:00:00Z 2014-02-14T09:15:36Z Airmen in your community: Mothers of Preschoolersby Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Arizona Daily Star

Being a military dependent is no easy task especially when there are small children involved. With all of the changes it can be difficult to stay on track.

To assist with the hardship the Hope Chapel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., took on a Mothers of Preschoolers program. This program is designed for mothers of children from the ages of one through five who are looking for friendship and a loving community.

"MOPS is a way mothers can get together and support each other while building a strong bond within their community," said Heather O'dai, 355th Fighter Wing Chapel perish coordinator. "We have anywhere from 80 to 100 people in the program, including mothers and their children."

The program is sponsored by the chapel and welcomes mothers of all spiritual and religious background to join MOPS and make new friends and gain a new support system.

The program has been in affect at D-M since 2010.

During this time, the mothers and children, Moppettes, are separated. The mothers participate in anything from seminars to talent shows and the children are involved in a religious education program.

Registration for MOPS runs through late July to beginning of August.

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, known as “D-M” to our neighbors, is home to the 355th Fighter Wing, the premier air combat base for all Air Force A-10 C fighter aircraft training. Davis-Monthan is also home to other vital Department of Defense units including 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), 55th Electronic Combat Group, 563rd Rescue Group and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, nicknamed “The Boneyard.”

Davis-Monthan is located within the city limits of Tucson, Ariz., and has been an integral part of the Tucson community since its dedication in 1927. In fiscal year 2012, Davis-Monthan circulated approximately $1.1 billion ($1.6 billion including retirees) into the local community and created 4,687 jobs in Tucson. The more than 10,800 personnel, who are assigned and employed at Davis-Monthan, live, work and educate their children in the Tucson metropolitan area. Nearly 75 percent of our 7,537 military service members live off base.

D-M Airmen are proud to serve their country, deploying to nearly every corner of the globe. At any given time 500 or more are deployed in support of worldwide operations. D-M Airmen are also proud to call Tucson home. The valuable relationship with the Tucson community and Southern Arizona supporters helps us achieve our missions.

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