Air Force

March 1, 2013

News Briefs: March 1, 2013

MOAA meeting

The Luke Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meeting is 5 p.m. for social hour and 6 p.m. for dinner March 11 at Club Five Six. Special guest Ryan Reeves, Lux Air Jet Centers-GYR general manager, will present the history of Goodyear Airport at 7 p.m. Active-duty and retired officers, and warrant officers of the five military services and their spouses are invited to attend. For more information or to make reservations no later than Tuesday, call Pam Wojtas at (623) 544-4477.

Play auditions

The Luke Experience is featuring “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7 p.m. May 24, 25, 31 and June 1. Auditions for parts will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Luke Air Force Base theater. The Luke Experience is also looking for adults, ages 18 and older, who are interested in acting, singing, improvisation and backstage support. For more information, call (623) 856-9949.

Viking challenge

The Logistics Officers Association is holding the 3rd Annual Viking Challenge 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 at the Luke Air Force Base track. It will be a 10-person running relay with each member running a mile at a time. The entry fee is $100 per team, with the proceeds going to the LOA Airman’s Education Scholarship Fund. For more information or to register by March 29, call 2nd Lt. Shane Schuelke at (623) 856-9941.

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. 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 the BBC community center office at (623) 388-3515.

Luke ALS instructor vacancy

The John J. Rhodes Airman Leadership School is accepting applications for technical sergeant and staff sergeant instructor positions with a report no later than date between Oct. 1 and Feb. 1, 2014. These positions are four-year controlled tours. 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.

MilPDS delay

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

Tombstone day trip

A Tombstone day trip is scheduled for March 16. The cost is $35 per person and includes round trip transportation. Highlights includes the OK Corral, gun fight reenactments, shopping and eating. For more information, call (623) 856-6267.




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