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January 18, 2013

News Briefs January 18, 2013

National prayer breakfast

There will be a panel of players from the Arizona Diamondbacks, to include Paul Goldschmidt, and San Francisco Giants speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Jan. 31 at Club Five Six. An autograph session will follow. Tickets are $5 each and can be obtained through the unit first sergeant or the chapel.

Blood drive

United Blood Services will be on Luke Air Force Base conducting a blood drive for medical group Airmen 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 56th Medical Group Assembly Room, for the base community 10 to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 in the Luke theater, and maintenance group Airmen 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at the 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. To schedule an appointment, go to www.bloodhero.com, using sponsor code “LAFB.” For more information, call 1st Lt. Chris Clawson at (623) 856-3857.

Troops to teachers

A Troops to Teachers counselor will be available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31. Those interested in transitioning to K-12 teaching careers after the military is invited to stop by to hear more about the services available with the program. State offices provide counseling and assistance regarding state certification requirements, routes to certifications, and employment referrals. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. For more information, go to http://www.troopstoteachers.net/ or call (800) 576-3733.

Security awareness alert

A security information file is a collection of unfavorable information which could call into question an individual’s loyalty, judgment, reliability or trustworthiness to protect classified information. The reasons a SIF is created are outlined in Defense Department 5200.2R, Appendix 8. Those include criminal conduct, drug involvement, alcohol abuse and more. This file is established by an individual’s unit commander and could result in the suspension or revocation of a security clearance. This adversely affects those whose jobs require a security clearance by not being retained in the career field or considered for a future position as a federal employee. For more information, call the unit’s security manager.

Job opening

The administrative assistant to the chief master sgt. of the Air Force position is open and accepting packages to apply. All technical and master sergeants who apply will be considered. The report no later than date is March 1. For more information, call Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Barile, executive assistant to the CMSAF, at (703) 695-0498.

Military children scholarships

Applications for the Scholarships for Military Children Program for students enrolling full-time in the fall of 2013 in an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree are now being accepted. For more information, go to www.militaryscholar.org.

Clothing donations

The 56th Security Force Squadron is collecting clothing in good condition for infants and toddlers to send to children in Afghanistan in a drop box in Bldg. 179. For more information, call Master Sgt. Patrick Smith at (623) 856-6334.

Biggest Loser competition

The health and wellness center is conducting a Luke’s Biggest Loser contest Jan. 28 through May 24. All contestants must attend the initial registration, weigh-in and workshop at 6:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the HAWC, Bldg. 700. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

Youth dance classes

Get in step dance classes featuring ballet, tap and hip-hop/jazz instruction meet Thursdays at the youth center. Tap and ballet for 3 to 5-year-olds are 4:30 to 5:15; ballet for 6 to 9-year-olds is 5:15 to 6 p.m. Hip-hop and Jazz for 8 to 12-year-olds are 6 to 6:45 p.m. and for teens 7 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.

Verde Canyon Railway tour

Outdoor recreation is offering a Verde Canyon Railway tour 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Register by Feb. 2. For more information, call (623) 856-9334.




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