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TThe Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) recognizes that today’s Air Force families face unique stress due to the nature of military life from deployments, remote tours, to extended working hours. Families are often separated from spouses as well as their extended family members who might otherwise offer support.
The purpose of Give Parents a Break (GPAB) and Super Saturday (SS) is to offer families a few hours away from the stress of parenting and use the time to suit their personal needs. Program will be held at the Child Development Center (731-2417).
Note: GPAB program is not to be used to simply provide “free child care” but rather as a program to help commanders, first sergeants, and other base officials help families who need temporary relief from the challenges of parenting.
GPAB and Super Saturday is usually offered one Friday or Saturday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm. Children age 6 weeks to 8 years will attend the Child Development Center.
Active duty Air Force families eligible to use the GPAB program include:
Families who do not qualify for GPAB can use the Super Saturday program. The fee is $5.00 per child/per hour or $20.00 for the day. Payment is required at time of registration and is non-refundable.
Participation in GPAB requires a referral voucher from the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC). A Squadron Commander, 1st Sgt, Chaplain, Medical personnel, or Family Advocacy staff must provide a written recommendation to A&FRC in order for a family to receive a voucher. Call A&FRC at 731-4900 for further information.
The program is open to children ages 6 weeks to 8 years.
Pre-registration at the CDC is required by NOON on Thursday prior to the session. Before using GPAB or Super Saturday, families must complete an AF Form 1181 for the CDC. Forms are available at the CDC, and all children must be current on immunizations. Call the CDC @ 731-2417 for further registration information.
2017: Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 4, & Dec 1
Note: GPAB times for December 1, 2017 are 5 - 9 pm.
2018 Schedule (all on Saturday except as noted):
Jan 6: 10 am - 2 pm, Feb 3: 10 am - 2 pm, Mar 17: 5 - 9 pm (St. Patrick’s Day), April 7: 10 am - 2 pm, May 5: 5 - 9 pm, Sept TBA in conjunction with AF Ball 5:30 - 10:30 pm, Oct 13: 10 am - 2 pm, Nov 3: 10 am - 2 pm, Friday, Dec 7: 5 - 9 pm.
A late fee of $1.00 per minute/child will be charged if parents are late picking up their child(ren). GPAB parents are responsible for paying any late fees as that is not covered by AFAS.
The Air Force Aid Society POC @ Airman & Family Readiness Center
7911 Goddard Dr.
The Child Development Center
6225 Maple Street