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March 29, 2013

News Briefs March 29, 2013

Notice to claimants

In accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-511, paragraph 3.1.5, notice is hereby given that Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Dennison is deceased. The undersigned has been appointed summary court officer for the purpose of estate settlement in accordance with AFI 34-511. All persons having claims for or against the estate should call 2nd Lt. Joshua Goerss, summary court officer, at (623) 856-5918 or e-mail joshua.goerss@us.af.mil.

Notice to claimants

In accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-511, paragraph 3.1.5, notice is hereby given that Staff Sgt. Gabriel M. Ramirez is deceased. The undersigned has been appointed summary court officer for the purpose of estate settlement in accordance with AFI 34-511. All persons having claims for or against the estate should call 1st Lt. Anthony Hylko, summary court officer, at (623) 856-9640 or email Anthony.hylko.1@us.af.mil.

Military and veterans expo

A military and veterans exposition will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 in Wheeler Park and an Armed Forces Day parade at 11 a.m. in historic downtown Flagstaff. There will be military vehicles and equipment, history, simulators, recruitment, band and drill presentations, and veteran organization promotions. For more information, call John Davison at (928) 220-1288 or email jdavison1227@yahoo.com.

Days of Remembrance

This year’s Days of Remembrance theme is “Never Again; Heeding the Warning Signs.” A free Holocaust Memorial exhibit will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Luke Community Chapel Annex and a luncheon will be at Club Five Six April 8 with guest speaker Rabbi John Linder of Temple Solel, Paradise Valley. Luncheon tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the Luke base chapel across from the fitness center. Reservations for tickets can be made by calling the chapel at (623) 856-6211. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Online magazines

Zinio, the online program that provides access to 650 magazines, has a new url. Luke Air Force Base Library patrons using Zinio need to use https://www.rbdigital.com/aflis/zinio in order to log into their accounts and continue having free access to magazines. For more information, call (623) 856-7191 or stop by the library at 7424 N. Homer Drive, Bldg. 219.

Sexual Assault Awareness

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. An opening ceremony will take place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in flag park. Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, call (623) 856-4878.

Community assessment survey

The Air Force launched the 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey today. It runs through May 31 and is designed to determine the strengths and needs of the Luke Air Force Base community regarding community and installation improvements and services that support today’s Air Force families. Randomly selected survey participants, including military members, civilians and spouses, will receive the survey link by email or mail. Participation is anonymous. For more information, call the survey helpline at (866) 342-3357 or email afcasurvey@ipsosresearch.com, or call Louella Anderson at (623) 856-6655

TA alternative

With the recent suspension of tuition assistance, the Luke Air Force Base Education Center has developed a one-hour briefing on finding alternate funding sources. The briefings are 9 a.m. April 9 and May 7, and 2 p.m. April 25 in Room 3148 of Bldg. 1150.This briefing initially will be limited to active duty only. For more information or to make a reservation, call (623) 856-7723.

Grand Canyon day trip

A day trip to Grand Canyon is May 18. The cost is $35 per person and includes round trip transportation. For more information, call (623) 856-6267.




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