Events

December 7, 2012

In Brief – December 7, 2012

AFSA meeting

The Air Force Sergeants Association Cactus Eagle Chapter 1260 will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Club Five Six Barcelona Room. For more information, go to www.afsachapter1260.weekly.com or call Master Sgt. Dustin Withrow at (623) 856-2985.

LOSC event

The Luke Officers Spouses Club annual wreath and tree raffle, at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Club Five Six, is open to military and nonmilitary. Come for lunch, meet new people and leave with new holiday décor. For more information or to RSVP, email Carol at LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com.

CGOC elections

The Company Grade Officer Council will hold elections for the executive board at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Club Five Six Officer’s Lounge. All officers interested in running for a leadership position, should submit their name and the job they are interested in to Capt. Todd Zielinski by 5 p.m. Dec. 14. For more information or to submit a name, email todd.zielinski@us.af.mil or call (623) 856-3363.

Santa to be at Luke Library

Santa Claus will visit story time at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Luke Air Force Base Library to read “A Night Before Christmas,” pass out goodies and pose for pictures. For more information, call (623) 856-7191 or go to Bldg. 219.

Airman cookie drive

Cookies for the 2012 Airman Cookie Drive will be collected 7 to 10 a.m. Monday 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.

Rental housing on base

Balfour Beatty Communities are accepting applications from active-duty military members from all branches of service to include Guard, Reserve; unaccompanied military members with or without dependents, federal civil service employees, retired federal civil service, retired military members and their families, Defense Department contractors and their employees; and also foreign military service members. For more information about BBC leasing options which require no first and last month deposit, no pet deposit, free utilities (electricity, garbage, water), 24/7 security and more, call (623) 388-3515 or Rodney Marks at the housing referral and relocation office at (623) 856-7643.

Possible Litchfield Road closure

Litchfield Park plans to build a pedestrian underpass on the north side of the intersection of Litchfield Road and Wigwam Boulevard that may result in a full closure of Litchfield Road north of Wigwam Boulevard for two months beginning in January. Litchfield Park will establish detour routes during the closure. For more information, call ADOT at (855) 712-8530 or go to Projects@azdot.gov.

Transition seminar

The Airman and Family Readiness Center is featuring a Marketing Yourself for a Second Career seminar 8 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13 in the base theater. Transition is a part of all military careers. The seminar is for those contemplating retirement in one to five years or those who may be counseling someone about to transition. It is an in-depth, all-in-one resource for the transition process. The speaker is retired Col. Dan Koslov, Military Officers Association of America transition services deputy director. It includes comprehensive information on the retirement decision itself, employer perceptions, the competition, resumes, cover letters, job search, networking, career fairs, interview techniques, salary negotiation, benefits packages, the current job market and other topics. Spouses are encouraged to attend. All who attend will receive a free copy of “Marketing Yourself for a Second Career.” For more information or to register, call the A&FRC at (623) 856-6550.

Adopt-a-family

Adopt a child, family or families by donating requested items. A Christmas tree with paper angels attached is in front of the base exchange with children’s names, ages, gender, clothing sizes, and/or special gift requests to make shopping easier. Donating individuals select an angel, purchase the listed items, attach the angel to the bag of unwrapped, labeled gifts and place it in a donation box located near the Christmas tree by Dec. 14. Gift cards, cash or check gifts should be placed in an appropriate package for transport (i.e. an open cardboard box or an unsealed envelope). For more information on adopting a family, call Master Sgt. Larry Morgan at (623) 856-8546 or Master Sgt. Renee Huggins at (623) 856-3304.

Unsung heroes

The Medal of Honor Foundation, representing the fewer than 85 remaining Medal of Honor recipients, is sending out the annual call for everyday citizens who’ve acted heroically. It’s called Citizen Service Before Self Honors and is in its sixth year of honoring unsung citizen heroes who have either saved lives in an act of bravery, or offered some extraordinary ongoing service to others. To nominate an individual, go to www.csbsh.org. The nomination deadline is Dec. 28. For more information, go to www.Facebook.com/citizenheroes.




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