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December 14, 2012

Local Briefs December 14, 2012

Fitness center renovations

Bryant Fitness Center floor will be undergoing renovations Monday through Dec. 31. There will be limited access to the main entrance of the fitness center. Signs will be posted for alternate entrance and exit points. For more information, call the fitness center at (623) 856-6241.

Thrift shop holiday hours

The thrift shop will close for the holidays at 2 p.m. today and resume normal business hours at 10 a.m. Jan. 9, 2013.

Tax center needs volunteers

The Luke Air Force Base Tax Center will open its doors to file returns for Luke community members Jan. 14, 2013. To offer this service, the tax center relies on volunteers (active-duty, civilians and retirees) who become certified tax preparers through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Once certified, volunteers will be asked to work at least four hours per week in the tax center from Jan. 14 through April 15, 2013. For more information or to volunteer, call Beverly Dennie at (623) 856-6901 or email beverly.dennie.1@us.af.mil.

Job fair

The 2013 Hiring Our Heroes is a free job fair for veterans sponsored by the American Legion and conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The event is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8, 2013, at the American Legion Post No. 41 at 715 S. 2nd Avenue in Phoenix. For more information, call (202) 503-6057 or email hiringoutheroes@uschamber.com.

New Year’s Eve at the club

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Ballroom with dinner, dancing, champagne, breakfast and party favors for $40 per person or $25 per E4 and below; or Harlow’s Lounge with a DJ, dancing and Karaoke 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at Club Five Six. To make a reservation or for more information, call (623) 856-6446, ext. 225.

CGOC elections

The Company Grade Officer Council will hold elections for the executive board at 6 p.m. Wednesday 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. today. For more information or to submit a name, email todd.zielinski@us.af.mil or call (623) 856-3363.

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.

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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