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. today in Hangar 1022.
Operations KIDS is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Camp Thunderbolt, Bldg. 400 on Luke Air Force Base. It is a simulated deployment experience for children ages 6 to 15. Registration is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1113; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Allen Readiness Center at 5636 E. McDowell Rd., Bldg. M5260, Phoenix; 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and 11 at A&FRC. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Nicole Eisenbarth at (623) 856-6550.
Game Changers – Men making a difference
The Luke Air Force Base Chapel is hosting a Christian community men’s conference 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at the base theater. Guest speakers from on and off base will give Spirit-filled presentations and testimonies, along with times of praise, according to Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ted Wilson. “In the process, all men will have the opportunity to learn how God works out our salvation, often in astonishing ways,” he said. “This will be a chance for men to listen and experience the incredible “Spirituality of Men” as it can only be presented by other men.” For more information, call Wilson at (623) 856-6211.
A new law went into effect Aug. 2 requiring children under 8 to be restrained in a booster seat. The Airman & Family Readiness Center along with Luke Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services are teaming with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Child Passenger Safety Program to host a Booster Bash at 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 31 at the A&FRC, Bldg. 1113. Information will be provided on the safe installation of booster seats and a free booster seat will be given to parents or guardians of children meeting the criteria. For more information, call Marjorie Thompson at (623) 856-6550.
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.
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.
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.
Luke phone directories
The 2011 base telephone directory is available for pick up at customer service at the base exchange, commissary and the Retiree Activities Office located in Bldg. 1150, Room 1181. For more information, call Joni Otsuka at (623) 856-7299.
Luke Air Force Base will migrate its users into the Air Force Network to centralize services beginning Aug. 27. For more information, call the 56th Communications Squadron at (623) 856-4400.
The Luke Air Force Base Chapel will hold the Assumption Mass at 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 at the Chapel on the Mall and at noon Aug. 15 at the Luke Community Chapel. For more information, call (623) 856-6211.
Gillespie Memorial ride
The Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie Memorial Poker Run will be held Aug. 25 with registration beginning at 7 a.m. at Jimbo’s (51st Avenue and Cactus Road). The registration fee for single riders is $15 and a $20 for riders with passenger. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Elijah MacLaren at (623) 856-7907.