Events

June 1, 2012

News Briefs June 1, 2012

Road closure advisory

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation will temporarily close Northern Avenue between Litchfield Road and Dysart Road beginning at 3 a.m Tuesday to accommodate new concrete box culvert installation. During this time, Litchfield Road and Dysart Road will remain open. Glendale Avenue or Olive Avenue may be used as an alternate route. Northern Avenue is scheduled to reopen by 5 p.m July 3.

 

Heart Link

The Airmen and Family Readiness Center will be providing a free program called Heart Link, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9. The program will help educate military spouses on a variety of topics ranging from Air Force customs and courtesies to how to read a leave and earnings statement. Childcare will be coordinated with the Child Development Center and the Youth Center if needed. To sign up, call (623) 856-6550.

 

New hours for military clothing store

Military Clothing Sales will have new operational hours beginning Tuesday. The store will be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

 

HAWC watermelon eating contest

The Health and Wellness Center will be sponsoring a watermelon eating contest 10 a.m. today in Bldg. 700, following the Warrior PT Challenge. There are 20 slots available including 10 male slots and 10 female slots. To sign up, call Aaron Anderson at (623) 856-3778.

 

Warrior Fit for Hope

Warrior Fit is hosting a workout that will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital June 9 at the Warrior Training Facility. A donation for $10 is recommended, and all proceeds will be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, go to hope.crossfit.com or call 2nd Lt. Tyner Apt at (623) 856-3692. 

 

Air Force Academy cadets visit Luke

Cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy will visit Luke Air Force Base June 4 to Aug. 2. Approximately 12 cadets going into their sophomore or junior year will be on base for each of the three-week intervals. The Operation Air Force program focuses on exposing cadets to active-duty bases and the different career fields available to them. Working with personnel from Luke will help guide cadets in selecting their future Air Force careers.

 

Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

A Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits briefing is 2 p.m. Thursday in Bldg. 1150, 3rd floor, Room 3148 to explain the benefits, how to elect them and how to transfer the benefits to dependants who are in DEERS. Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits must be transferred prior to retirement or separation. For more information, call the education center at (623) 856-7722.

 

Commissioning briefing

A commissioning briefing is 2 p.m. June 14 in Bldg. 1150, 3rd floor, Room 3148. This briefing is mandatory for any enlisted personnel interested in Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Officer Training School or the Air Force Academy, or medical commissioning. For more information, call the education center at (623) 856-7722.

 

Play auditions for Beetle Juice

The Luke Experience will hold auditions for a production of Beetle Juice at 6 p.m. June 27 and 28 at the base theater. There are also openings for stage and technical support. For more information, call Lacey Quattlebaum at (623) 856-9949.

 

Thrift shop closing

The thrift shop will close for the summer at 2 p.m. June 13 and will reopen at 10 a.m. Sept. 12.

 

Home buying seminar

The Luke Air Force Base Housing Management office and Airman and Family Readiness Center will feature a home buying seminar for military members, retirees, Defense Department civilians and their families on the benefits and how to obtain a VA loan and the financial aspects of home buying. The class is 9 to 11 a.m. June 27 at the A&FRC, Bldg. 1113. For more information or to sign up, call Mr. Marks of the HMO at (623) 856-7643.

 

Back pain prevention month

A back pain seminar is 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the Combat Fitness Center. For more information or to sign up, call Marlyn Shults at (623) 856-5902.

Free massages will also be given 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 19 and 26 in Bldg. 1130 just pass the main pharmacy. Enter to win a one-hour massage gift certificate. To make a reservation or for more information, call Sunny Hayes at (623) 856-7531.

 

Summer reading program

“Reading is So Delicious!” is this year’s theme. Six weeks of food, fun and special guests will start at 9 a.m. and run Thursdays June 21 through July 26. Free T-shirts will be given to all children, ages 4 through 12, who sign up. Incentive prices and grand prizes will follow. A special teen and adult program is also available. For more information, stop by the Library at 7424 N. Homer Drive or call (623) 856-7191.

 

Linen exchange operations

Linen exchange operations at Luke Air Force Base recently contracted out to NOFUSS, a commercial laundry facility. The transfer of responsibility from military to contracted operations should be transparent to customers; however, the hours of operation have changed to provide greater flexibility on customer drop-off and pick-up days while controlling costs. The customer service window is now open on 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Linen exchange is closed Tuesday and Thursday. Customers that have HAZMAT items need to drop those items off prior to 10 a.m. These items cannot be stored overnight. For more information, call Mario Edwards, linen exchange manager at (623) 856-6043.

 

Flightline feast

An Hawaiian luau is 6 p.m. until the food runs out June 13 at the 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit pavilion. The dinner is presented by Luke Air Force Base Chapel’s Spiritual Maintenance Center and is free to all.

 

Deployed spouses dinner

The deployed spouses and family dinner, sponsored by Fighter Country Partnership, is 4 to 9 p.m. June 14 at the Wigwam Resort. Balloon animals, face painting, chair massages, Tiki hut activities, resort pool access, hamburgers, hotdogs and veggies are included. All pre, current and post deployed military members and their families are invited to attend a free night of food, entertainment and activities. A special room rate of $89 is offered June 1 through Sept 10.




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Open House Events Saturday & Sunday

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Map of the base

  Please refer to the print edition of the Airshow guide for a more thorough overview.
 




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