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May 3, 2013

Local Briefs: May 5, 2013

CES change of command

Lt. Col. Chad Bondurant will relinquish command of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron to Lt. Col. Kenneth Herndon in a ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 343.

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.

Boston marathon fund

The 56th Fighter Wing Boston Marathon Relief Fund is featuring a walk/run and candlelight vigil 6 to 10 p.m. May 10 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center track. The purpose is to honor those affected by the tragic events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon and raise funds to donate to the “The One Fund.” The fee is $20 per person and the first 150 people receive T-shirts. Check-in is 5 p.m. For more information or to sign up early, call Senior Airman Robin Hansen at (623) 856-7535.

Foreclosure settlement payouts

Individuals whose primary residence was in foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2010, are covered by a recent payment agreement. Payment will be made by Rust Consulting, Inc., the only agency authorized to act regarding this settlement. Notices were sent to affected individuals March 31. To update contact information or to determine eligibility, call (888) 952-9105 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Saturday. Individuals should be aware of scams and use caution when providing personal information. Free help is available through HUD-approved counselors at (888) 995-HOPE (4673) or at www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/getstarted/housingexpert.gov. For more information, call Rodney Marks at the housing management office at (623) 856-7643.

Toastmasters time, place change

The Luke Toastmasters club is moving Thursday to a new location in Room 3126 of Bldg. 1150. The new meeting time is noon to 1 p.m. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills in a nonthreatening environment. For more information, call Lynne Nutter at (602) 740-6124 or email lynne.nutter@yahoo.com.

Leaders and personal property

Local commanders and supervisors are required to allow sufficient time off for military members and civilian employees to receive counseling and to arrange for shipment or receipt of personal property shipments. For more information, call the travel management office at (623) 856-6424.

Police week

The 56th Security Forces Squadron is featuring National Police Week opening day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 at the Luke Air Force Base commissary. McGruff the crime-fighting dog, face painting, youth rides in security forces vehicles, K-9 demos, weapons display, water drunk tank and more are included. For more information, call (623) 856-9576.

Youth programs

Youth ages 6 to 18 can sign up to become youth program members at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. Membership entitles them to special benefits and access to events. Funtastic Friday Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration is today for ages 6 to 12. For more information, call Sheryl Bush at (623) 856-7471.

Volunteers needed

The Company Grade Officers Council is looking for volunteers for a K-8th grade field day at Mountain View Elementary School. Multiple time slots are available 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. May 10. For more information, email Capt. Adam Thornton.

Dial 9-1-1

Dial 9-1-1 in all emergencies including security, fire, medical, hazardous material, suspicious packages, active shooters, etc. All base emergency response agencies receive information from the emergency communication center located in the fire department including calls from cell phones. Cell towers pick up the location and route the call to dispatchers or in the case of cell tower saturation, the call is sent to Glendale then automatically rerouted to Luke without a noticeable time lag. For non-emergency events, call fire at (623) 856-6641 or security at (623) 856- 5970. For more information, call Chief Master Sgt. Charles Funkhouser at (623) 856-7424.

Read-2-Bowl program

For each book read at the appropriate age level, Luke Air Force Base children, ages 6 to 12, receive a certificate or one free game of bowling at Thunderbolt Lanes after submitting a book report verified by library personnel. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (623) 856-7191.

Barber shop

The barber shop is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays in the 56th Force Support Squadron Community Center in Bldg. 700. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, call (623) 856-5742.

Children’s programs

The Luke Air Force Base Library offers children’s programs. Babies and their moms are welcome at Baby Time that meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Toddlers and preschoolers meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Stories, songs and interactive play are part of each program. No registration is required. For more information, call (623) 856-7191 or come to Bldg. 219 at 7424 N. Homer Drive.

APAH Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. APAH items will be on display at the Luke Air Force Base Library throughout May. A Taste of Asia food event is May 17 at the Community Chapel and a luncheon, open to the Luke Air Force Base community, is 11 a.m. May 23 at the Navy Operational Support Center on Luke. The luncheon will feature local Asian-Pacific inspired food and cultural performances. For more information, call (623) 856-3052 or email mary.williams.33@us.af.mil.

Job fair

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is featuring a job fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Club Five Six. More than 60 employers will attend. Admission and resume review is free. Attendees should bring a resume and dress for interviews. For more information, call (623) 856-6550.

Mother’s Day brunch

A Mother’s Day brunch is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12. The cost is $27.50 per adult, $17.50 for children ages 6 to 10 and under 5 eat free. Club members get a $2 discount. Reservations are required. For more information, call (623) 856-6446.




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