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November 16, 2012

Local Briefs – November 16, 2012

Written by: timchisham
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No Thunderbolt next week

The Thunderbolt will not be published Nov. 23. Look for the next edition Nov. 30. For more information, call (623) 856-5998.
Finance office closed

The 56th Comptroller Squadron office will be closed Wednesday for Wingman Day. This includes the customer service office. If there is an emergency, or for more information, call Master Sgt. Matthew Pulsipher at (623) 203-8210.

Martial arts training

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program will mentor the first all-Airmen instructor-led MCMAP tan and grey belt course at Luke Air Force Base 6:30 to 8 a.m. Nov. 26 through Dec. 21. The class is limited to 20 people and includes a health screening. Sign up deadline is today. For more information, call the Bryant Fitness Center at (623) 856-6241.

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.

Holiday Magic

Holiday Magic is 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Club Five Six parking lot. The tree lighting is 5:45 p.m. Vouchers for free Christmas trees, gift bazaar, children’s activities including snow, Santa and Mrs. Claus visits, horse-drawn hay rides, food and beverages are included. For more information, call (623) 856-7152,

Airman cookie drive

Cookies for the 2012 Airman Cookie Drive will be collected 7 to 10 a.m. Dec. 10 at Club Five Six. Those interested in making cookies must email LukeCookies@yahoo.com. Cookies will be distributed to Airmen staying on Luke Air Force Base for the holidays.
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.

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 artifact display at the library. For more information, call Gabriel Groves at (623) 856-3441.

Thrift shop

The thrift shop is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for consignments and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for sales Wednesday and Friday in Bldg. 750. The staff accepts clothing, household goods, furniture, small appliances, hardware, etc. For more information on items that are not currently being accepted or prior to dropping off large items, call the Thrift Shop at (623) 935-5782 during business hours. All profits are donated to the Luke Officer Spouses Club Welfare Fund to help finance welfare projects throughout the Luke community.




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Decking the halls …

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Andrea Mathis, 56th Force Support Squadron Fighter Country Inn accounting clerk, decorates a Christmas tree Dec. 4 in the lobby at the Fighter Country Inn at Luke Air Force Base. Base lodging is available to active-duty service members, retirees and dependents on a space-available basis. For more information, call 623-856-3941.
 
 

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Thunderbolts lend helping hand to veterans in need

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Airmen from the 56th Comptroller Squadron help serve a holiday meal to the homeless Dec. 5 at the Central Arizona Shelter Services. The money was donated by the Veterans Administration in an effort to feed home...
 

 
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Become a VITA Volunteer

Courtesy photo Volunteers Are Needed for the Upcoming Tax Season. No prior tax experience required and FREE training is provided. Luke Air Force Base is looking for volunteers to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance prog...
 
 
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Cookies on the move

Lisa Sloane, left, wife of Col. Jeremy Sloane, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, instructs volunteers on how to package cookies during the cookie drive Dec. 4. The cookie drive is held in early December to bring a little homine...
 
 

Justice Report

The following is a list of Article 15s issued at Luke Air Force Base for October and November. 56th Maintenance Group • A staff sergeant received an Article 15 for wrongful use of a controlled substance. The member received a reduction to the rank of senior airman, forfeiture of $1,213 pay per month for two...
 




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