Local

May 10, 2013

News Briefs: May 10, 2013

756th AMXS COC

Lt. Col. James Upchurch will relinquish command of the 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to Lt. Col. Dominick Martin in a change-of-command ceremony at 8 a.m. May 23 in Hangar 913.

LOSC luncheon

The Luke Officers Spouses Club will host a Murder Mystery Luau at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Club Five Six. For more information or to make a reservation, go to email LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com.

12 men, women needed

The Luke Air Force Base Library needs members who would like to read to children at toddler preschool story time 9:30 to
10 a.m. Wednesday from June 5 through Aug. 21. For information on how to sign up, call Katie Gillen or Lacey Quattlebaum at (623) 856-7191.

Health seminar

The Luke Air Force Base Fire Emergency Services is featuring Spring Training for the Healthy Heart seminar 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at the base theater. For more information, call Marty Yates at (623) 856-3761.

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

The Luke Experience is featuring “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7 p.m. May 24, 25, 31 and June 1 at the 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.

Police week

Throughout the week, the 56th Security Forces Squadron will host events , with the first event beginning at 9 a.m. Monday in the commissary parking lot. The event includes police departments from Glendale, Phoenix and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. There will be 56th SFS Military Working Dog demonstrations and a combat arms display of modern weapons used in ground combat today. For families, there will be face-painting and a special guest — McGruff the Crime Dog. Learn how police departments work together and the tools they use. Additionally, Wednesday there will be a golf tournament at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course for all base personnel and local police agencies. A retreat ceremony in recognition of the 38th anniversary of the SS Mayaguez incident will be held Thursday at the base flag pole. The 56th SFS will also feature a car wash May 17 at the Luke AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center rear parking lot.

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 for “The One Fund.” The fee is $20 per person, and the first 150 people each receive a T-shirt. Check-in is 5 p.m. For more information or to sign up early, call Senior Airman Robin Hansen at (623) 856-7535.

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.

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 will be held May 17 at the Community Chapel and a luncheon, open to the base community, will be held 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.

Mother’s Day brunch

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




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
140805-F-LW839-135cropped

Ramping up …

An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter prepares to land Aug. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. This is the fifth F-35 aircraft currently assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron with more on the way before the end of the year.
 
 

Contract signed to improve base for years to come

Being the largest fighter wing in the Air Force has its costs. Everything from school quality, the local economy, crime rates, traffic and climate, to on-base amenities, such as commissaries, are assessed to determine the best Air Force bases in the US. In order to keep the living standards high for all Airmen at Luke...
 
 

Knocking it out of park means excellence

Over the past several years the Defense Department has seen an unprecedented reduction in force. Twenty years ago when I was a young Airman learning the Air Force ropes, our active-duty force was more than 421,000 strong. Today, our end strength stands at just over 323,000 Airmen, a reduction of roughly 100,000 personnel. Because of...
 

 

Gut check: Where do you stand?

Since the beginning of our Air Force careers, the majority of us have been taught that in order to lead, we need to lead by example and lead from the front. Today, that has not changed. However, as we all know, it is virtually impossible for all to be in front at the same time,...
 
 
Airman 1st Class 
JAMES HENSLEY

Nursing fellows take on trauma training

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander, congratulate the 56th Medical Group nurses who graduated from the Critical Care and Eme...
 
 

News Briefs August 15, 2014

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise today. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting indiv...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin