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November 2, 2012

In Brief – November 2, 2012

LOSC luncheon

The Luke Officers Spouses Club will have the annual Bunco luncheon at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Club Five Six. Wear a favorite football team jersey and eat tailgating style. Officers’ spouses are invited. For more information, go to LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com.

Voting locations

To vote in person Tuesday, go to http://www.azsos.gov/election/UpcomingElections.htm to find a voting location closest to Luke Air Force Base or a residence. Polling locations are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information on how to submit a federal write-in absentee ballot to a home state, call Capt. Will Andreotta at (623) 856-6750.

Free online magazines

Hundreds of free online magazine subscriptions are now available to download at the Luke Air Force Base Library. Magazines can be downloaded to an Android, IPad or Kindle, Mac or PC. For more information, call (623) 856-7191.

NAIH observance month

November is National American Indian Heritage month. This year’s theme is “Serving Our People, Serving Our Nations: Native Visions for Future Generations.” A luncheon is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Club Five Six. Guest speaker is retired Col. Daucey Brewington, the first Native American Indian U.S. Air Force Academy graduate. Other events featured throughout the month include an arts and crafts project Nov. 15 at the youth center, a 5k run Nov. 16 and an artifact display throughout the month of November at the library. For more information on the luncheon or artifact display, call Gabriel Groves at (623) 856-3441. For more information on the 5k run or arts and crafts project, call Fecilita Shorty at (623) 856-2431.

Commissary.com

To learn more about the Defense Commissary Agency, check out the latest news, locate the closest store, see what’s on sale, create a shopping list, learn of food and product recalls, scan employment opportunities, read frequently asked questions, submit a customer comment form online through DeCA’s Your Action Line and more, go to www.commissaries.com.

New TSP contributions open

Active-duty members of the Air Force, Army and Navy are now able to contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of investment planning through the member’s online MyPay account or submit a TSP-U-1 form to the finance office. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from the service member’s pay account. The National Guard and Reserve should be able to make Roth TSP contributions sometime in 2013. For more information, visit the Defense Finance and Accounting Service website.

Marketing yourself for a second career

The Airman and Family Readiness Center is sponsoring a transition presentation by the Military Officers Association of America 8 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13 in the base theater. The lecture is for those contemplating retirement in one to five years or those who may be mentoring those heading to retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend. To register or for more information, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (623) 856-6550.

MOAA dinner

The Military Officers Association of America, Luke Chapter, November dinner meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday at Club Five-Six. Social hour is 5 p.m. and dinner is 6 p.m. Dr. Alex White is guest speaker. He spent six years under Nazi control and was No. 270 on Schindler’s List. All active-duty, retired and warrant officers and their spouses are invited to attend. For more information or to make reservations by Monday, call John Bean at (623) 215-7037.

Cashing in on coupons

Experienced shoppers will provide couponing basics and advanced tips to save money at a couponing class 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 3 in Bldg. 1113. Refreshments will be available. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, call (623) 856-6550.

Health fair

The annual civilian health insurance fair is 8:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 15 in Bldg. 1150, third floor atrium. For more information, call Kristina Rightweiser at (623) 856-2120.




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