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November 9, 2012

In Brief – November 9, 2012

LOSC luncheon

The Luke Officers Spouses Club will have the annual Bunco luncheon at 11 a.m. Tuesday 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.

Enlisted call

Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will hold an enlisted call 3 p.m. Tuesday in the base theater.

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.

Health fair

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

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.

Commissaries.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.

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.” Events featured throughout the month include an arts and crafts project Thursday at the youth center, a 5k run Nov. 16 and an artifact display at the library. For more information on the 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.

AETC base-wide exercise

The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise Dec. 5 and 6. All of Luke Air Force Base personnel, including all civilians and retirees who are on base for appointments/shopping, will play in this exercise. This will include being unable to leave the base and hunkering down under tables for up to several hours. To be excluded from playing in this exercise, it is advisable to plan a visit to Luke AFB outside of these dates, especially Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon. Expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. People can expect to see emergency vehicles and response aircraft in the area throughout the day.

 




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