Events

August 3, 2012

News Briefs – August 3, 2012

AFSA meeting

The Air Force Sergeants Association Cactus Eagle Chapter 1260 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Club Five Six Barcelona Room. For more information, go to www.afsachapter1260.weebly.com or call Master Sgt. Dustin Withrow at (623) 856-2985.

 

Military family fun night

There is a military family fun night 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Great Skate in Glendale, 10054 N. 43rd Avenue. Admission is free. There is a $2 skate rental and $4 for inline skates. For more information, call (623) 842-1181 or go to www.greatskateglendale.com.

 

62nd FS change of command

Lt. Col. Brian Jackson, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann at 8 a.m. Aug. 10 in Hangar 1022.

 

Hiring vets

The 2012 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center at 7700 E. McCormick Parkway in Scottsdale. The hiring fair is for veterans, military members currently serving and spouses. The event is free but requires registration. To register, or for more information, go to www.hoh.greatjob.net.

 

The truth about stress

The Luke Air Force Base Library is hosting a free two-hour program on the truth about stress and debunking popular myths. The free presentation is 1 p.m. Aug. 15 and is led by John Nienstedt, trainer and adult educator. Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (623) 856-7191. Unreserved seating may be available on a first-come basis.

 

Sound off on the exchange

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is seeking customer satisfaction information to improve the exchange. The 2012 Customer Satisfaction Index is coming to the exchange Saturday through Aug. 25 and addresses customer service, pricing, sales associate availability, merchandise assortment and more. Shoppers who participate will receive a $5 coupon to be used on their next visit.

 

Sesame Street live at Luke

Sesame Street and the USO are bringing the muppets to Luke Air Force Base for a free show at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 1 at the youth center. Doors open 30 minutes before the show begins and no tickets are required. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, call (623) 856-7152.

 

Backpacks of Love

The child development and youth centers are collecting school supplies, backpacks and uniforms for children. Drop off items before Aug. 17. For more information, call (623) 856-6339.

 

Teen dance party

A back-to-school teen dance party is 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10 at the youth center. Admission is $3 and includes DJ music, karaoke, contests and more. Register to attend by Aug. 3. For more information or to register, call (623) 856-7470.

 

Beat the heat 5k run

The beat the heat 5k fun run is 6:30 a.m. Aug. 10 starting at the 944th Fighter Wing, Bldg. 988. There will be awards for the first through third-place male and female competitors. Prize drawings and refreshments are included. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

 

Open Circle

The Desert Sky Open Circle is a pagan group that meets in Surprise Friday evenings and is open to all active-duty members, retirees, dependents and friends. It is sponsored by a Wiccan congregation but is open to all pagans. Meetings are once a week to discuss faith and learn from each other. For more information, call (623) 856-6211.




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Senior Airman Devante Williams

Thunderbolts laugh, dance, learn on Sesame Street

Senior Airman Devante Williams Cookie Monster, from Sesame Street, interacts with the crowd Aug. 19 during the Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families performance at Luke Air Force Base. The show helped children unde...
 
 
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Exercise Exercise Exercise: Active shooter on base

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Chiseled muscles compete

Competitors take the stage Saturday in the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center 7th Annual Bodybuilding and Figure Competition. Jessie Keller, sixth from the left, won the figure tall portion, while Barbara Anderson, fifth...
 

 
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Singaporeans celebrate peace, prosperity on national day

Children catch live goldfish during the celebration.   The 425th Fighter Squadron celebrated the National Day of Singapore Aug. 8 at Luke Air Force Base. The annual celebration is held in August to commemorate Singapore’...
 
 
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Freedom Fest Celebration

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams The sky was bright with fireworks July 4 over Luke Air Force Base at the annual Freedom Fest, which drew more than 2,000 spectators. The show, set to music, was the finale of the base’...
 
 
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APAH month luncheon celebrates cultures

Arathi School of Dance students perform an Indian dance form called Bharat Natyam at the APAH Month luncheon. Bharat Natyam is one of the oldest devotional classical Indian dance forms.   Performers from the Filipino-Ameri...
 




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