Local

November 9, 2012

Commissary grand reopening

Sylvia Juhas, civilian, receives raffle tickets from a Luke AFB commissary employee Nov. 1 during the grand reopening celebration. Raffle prizes included a PlayStation 3, new 3-D high definition TV, new refrigerator, and many more prizes for the attendees to win.

Luke Air Force Base celebrated the grand re-opening of the commissary Nov. 1. The event featured live entertainment, special giveaways, and many other activities to keep the attendees entertained.

“The rebuilding of the commissary took about two years to complete,” Christopher Thomas, store director, said. “It was an around the clock operation and required hard work and dedication to get it done.”

Some of the new renovations are complete refrigeration, energy efficient lights, electronic displays of prices, and many more upgrades throughout the store.

Thomas hopes the new look of the commissary will appeal to everyone. “The overall goal of the changes is to take a military grocery store and giving it an off-base look,” Thomas said. “We will maintain our military history throughout the store but also have a modern day look to it.”

In addition to the renovations, electronic price tags have been added to increase accuracy and visibility.

The overall reception has been positive. He said retirees and active-duty members love the changes.

“I have received an outstanding response about the new renovations,” Thomas said. “It seems as though the Luke community loves it and I’m glad we were able to deliver the changes to them.”

The event was open to active-duty members, retirees, and military families. One of the attractions available to the attendees was a live dog show, which featured a dog handler and her dog performing many tricks for the audience. There were also raffles for prizes such as a PlayStation 3, 46-inch 3D TV, and other exclusive prizes available for the attendees.

Gerry Hunt, civilian, receives her raffle prize of a new bike from Spike Lewis, grocery manager, Nov. 1 during the celebration. The event featured live music, special giveaways, and many other activities to keep the attendees entertained and to celebrate the renovations.

“We tried to cover the demographics from our active-duty side of the house and the younger Airman, all the way up to the retirees and the different levels of retirees,” Thomas said.

Marife Labadie, customer service representative, did not expect such a huge turnout.

“It was awesome,” she said. “A lot of people showed up and it turned out to be a huge success. If you didn’t make it, you missed out on a lot of great deals and prices throughout the store. This is big for the commissary and big for the Luke community!”

The event was a success, Thomas said.

“I’m glad to see the military members come out and partake in the reopening,” he said. “This is a celebration of a long process, and we’re trying to give back and reward Luke Air Force Base for being such great customers.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs August 29, 2014

Gate hours change The South Gate Visitor Registration Center hours have changed. They are 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Effective Tuesday, the North Gate is open inbound and outbound 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also on Tuesday, the Kachina Gate will open inbound and outbound 6 a.m. to 10...
 
 
Courtesy photo

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Courtesy photo C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis has a character in one of his books who speaks of the Law of Undulation. The law is simply this; life is marked by ups and downs. The present unpleasant circumstance that may be marring your...
 
 
DT-140822-F-NQ441-010CROPPED

New SNCOs head back to school

A Luke Honor Guardsman presents the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action table Aug. 22 during the Senior NCO Professional Development Course in the Club Five Six Ballroom at Luke Air Force Base. The table is a reminder of thos...
 

 
Lightening-within-five

Lightning over Luke …

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.
 
 

News Briefs August 22, 2014

Commander’s call Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will hold a commander’s call Monday in the Luke Air Force Base theater at 7 a.m. for Airmen, 9 a.m. for NCOs, 11 a.m. for senior NCOs, 1 p.m. for civilians, 3 p.m. for officers and 5 p.m. for those not able to make another...
 
 
Airman 1st Class 
JAMES HENSLEY

Commandant challenges students to be best

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin