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March 8, 2013

Local Briefs March 8, 2013

LOSC raffle

The Luke Officers Spouses Club will be hosting a Bunny Basket Raffle at 11 a.m. March 19 at Club Five Six. For more information or to RSVP, email lukeOSCReservations@gmail.com or respond to the e-vite.

Book club

Join others in a discussion of books about deadly women at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Luke Air Force Base Library. Whether the women are the villain or the heroine — fiction or true crime — participants are to read a book by an author of their choice and share their thoughts and opinions. The library address is 7424 N. Homer Drive, Bldg. 219. For more information, call (623) 856-7191.

AFSA meeting

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

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 Monday 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.

Tres Rios festival

The 10th Annual Spring Tres Rios Nature Festival is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the confluence of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria rivers located at 7602 S. Avondale Blvd. in Avondale. For more information, go to www.avondale.org/tresriosfestival or call (623) 333-2400.

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.

Special needs workshop

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.

AFAS and sequestration

The Air Force Aid Society is not and will not be affected by the current threat of government furloughs and cutbacks in service. AFAS is a private, nonprofit charitable organization that exists solely to assist military members and their families and will continue to operate fully despite the current federal sequestration. Whether assistance for emergency travel, unpaid rent, overdue utility bills, etc., AFAS will continue to provide full service to the Luke Air Force Base community. Community programs like Child Care for PCS, Give Parents A Break, Bundles for Babies, or Car Care Because We Care will continue to be fully funded.

AFSA is staffed by federal government employees. These employees’ hours may be affected in the event of the furlough; however, AFAS assistance will continue to be available as in the past.

For more information, call (623) 856-6550 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 1113.

Tombstone day trip

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




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