Events

August 10, 2012

News Briefs – August 10, 2012

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.

 

Operation KIDS

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.

 

Booster Bash

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

AFNET migration

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.

 

Assumption Mass

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.




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Open House Events Saturday & Sunday

Gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open 9:00 a.m. Wings of Blue performance – U.S. flag arrival and national anthem 11:00 a.m. Firebirds: Jack Knutson and Rob Holland P-51 Red Tail Tuskegee Airmen demonstration Bike/Jet Vehicle Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey Julie Clark T-34 F-16 & P-38 flyover Ace Maker T-33 Rob Holland Dodge Viper vs....
 
 
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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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