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DePLAYment tag program benefits deployed service members, families

Master Sgt. Gabriel Moreno, Airman and Family Readiness Center readiness NCO, displays the DePLAYment Tag Pass Pack Feb. 16. The tags can be used for discounts and freebies at various locations on Schriever and Peterson. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

Master Sgt. Gabriel Moreno, Airman and Family Readiness Center readiness NCO, displays the DePLAYment Tag Pass Pack Feb. 16. The tags can be used for discounts and freebies at various locations on Schriever and Peterson. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez)

By Staff Sgt. Daniel Martinez

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

Deployed Airmen now have a little something extra to look forward to with their families when they return from deployment.

The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center, in support of the Year of the Air Force Family, recently began the DePLAYment Tag Pass Pack program here.

“A lot of the different agencies, units and facilities in the Air Force have been looking for ways to honor the Air Force families and also to give something back to them,” said Bill Sokolis, A&FRC chief. “So this is the way the services agency decided they could do that, by providing these deplayment tags that can be used at their facilities.”

The program offers Airmen, who are deployed or who have recently returned from deployment, special benefits for their families at select locations on Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases. After the tags, which resemble dog tags, are registered and activated at www.myairforcelife.com, they can be used for discounts and freebies at the bowling alley, golf course and fitness center to name a few. They can also use the tags for children and youth programs and family recreational programs. The DePLAYment tag program is slated to run until July 31 or until funds are exhausted.

“All they have to do is come see us at the Airman and Family Readiness Center and they get one tag for each of their family members,” Mr. Sokolis said.

Airmen and their children and/or spouse who carry Department of Defense identification cards or sponsored by a military member qualify for the program based on deployment orders supporting an active military operation.

“We’re trying to get the word out as much as we can so the families can get this incentive,” said Master Sgt. Gabriel Moreno, A&FRC readiness NCO. “It’s something that definitely should be taken advantage of … we definitely would like to see more people get involved.”

For more information about the DePLAYment Tag Pass Pack program, contact Sergeant Moreno at 567-7393.

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