Keep Peepdrop open at TAFB, CA

Keep Peepdrop open at TAFB, CA

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Yasmin Galbadores started this petition to Att: Lt Col Williams/ Col Nelson/ Chief Crowder

Peepdrop is free childcare at the gym and it has been very helpful to many spouses who are in dire need of daycare. It has been a place where spouses can feel relief knowing that their children are in a safe building with caretakers who take care of our children like their own. 

Being able to workout at the gym isn’t simply to get a quick workout. It is a place for us moms (or dads) to work on our health. Mental and physical health. Some of us have spouses who are away on TDYs very often (like myself as my husband is part of the Contingency Response Wing) often and or deployments. I cannot stress the importance of having spouses able to use the gym, worry free. 

Worry free means not having to worry about paying for a gym membership off base  (to include classes) as not everyone can afford those prices. It was suggested that we use FCC providers or the CDCs but there is such a limit space for drop in’s, especially for those of us who have children under the age of 2. Everyone has different schedules as some of us have more than one child and it doesn’t always work with CDC or FCC providers. The hours Peepdrop provided were the spouses were perfect especially since a lot of moms also take the free classes provided by the Fitness center 

Being able to go to the gym isn’t about looking a specific way. It’s about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We parents are our children’s first teachers when it comes to every aspect in life and that includes living a healthy life style. Having peepdrop available means being able to stay mentally healthy. We all know that exercise is a great way to work on our mental health and fight illnesses. We spouses hold it down at home so that our spouses can be away on TDYs and Deployments worry free. The 1-2 hour of gym time we get makes a big difference in our mental and physical health. 

Peepdrop has been an amazing program to have at Travis Air Force Base and it’s worth fighting for. 

 

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