Air Force

February 22, 2013

News Briefs: February 22, 2013

MiCARE

Luke Air Force Base outpatient clinic will soon start using MiCARE to communicate with patients assigned to primary care managers through a confidential secure online email messaging service called MiCare. To register, complete a MiCare registration form within the next two months. Adults must register in person. For pediatric patients, a parent must complete the registration. For more information, visit http://www.afms.af.mil/.

Scholarship opportunity

Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from high school and undergraduate students of military families that reside in BBC base housing until April 15 for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. Scholarships are $1,000 to $2,500 with the potential of being larger for exceptional submissions. To apply, visit http://www.bbccommunitiesfoundation.org/default.aspx. For more information, call BBC community center office at (623) 388-3515.

Luke ALS instructor vacancy

The John J. Rhodes Airman Leadership School is accepting applications for one technical sergeant and one staff sergeant instructor positions with a report no later than date between Oct. 1 and Feb. 1, 2014. This position is a four-year controlled tour. Mandatory requirements are unit leadership approval, corresponding ranks (selects may apply) from any AFSC and no more than five years time on station (no waivers). The application deadline is March 29. For more information, call Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson at (623) 856-7737.

Parents of special needs children

A specialized training of military parents two-day workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. March 11 and 12 at the Luke chapel annex. STOMP provides information about parent rights and responsibilities in achieving special education services for military children whether located in the U.S. or overseas. To RSVP or for more information, call Rocky Macy at (623) 856-6378.

Military saves week

The following events can help set and reach financial goals and are available during Luke AFB Military Saves Week Monday through March 2.

  • Thrift Savings Plan – Why are you waiting?: 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the A&FRC
  • Supermarket Savvy: 2 to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the A&FRC (includes commissary event)
  • Investing Dos and Don’ts: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the A&FRC
  • Saving money advice and table display: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange Mall, Bldg. 1540

Reservations are required for the seminars. For more information or to RSVP, call (623) 856-6550.

MilPDS deplay

The MilPDS system down date has changed. Upates to the MilPDS system must be completed prior to March 4 for those who need to reenlist, extend or submit retraining requests. The system will be offline March 4 through 27. For more information, call the 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service section at (623) 856-7028.

Child care providers needed

Stay at home spouses can have their own small business as child care providers to assist parents seeking drop-in, part-time, full-time or shift care for children ages 2 weeks to 12 years. The next training is the last week in February. For more information, call Beth Oudean at (623) 856-7472 or (623) 242-3479, or email Beth.oudean@us.af.mil.

Tech expo

The Luke Air Force Base Technology Exposition is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Club Five Six. The 56th Communications Squadron is hosting the free event open to the base community. More than 20 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest solutions to every mission. Preregister at www.FederalEvents.com. Click on the “LukeAFB” link. For more information, call Katie Johnson at (443) 563-2462 or email Johnson@ncsi.com.




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