Local

August 16, 2013

It takes a village …

Some of the new renovations are complete at the commissary — refrigeration, energy efficient lights and electronic price displays. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

 

Luke Air Force Base features many services that support the military community. From chaplain services to the education center, the base has much to offer for Luke Airmen.

One service offered on base is the auto hobby shop. The shop offers full-service auto repair and do-it-yourself assistance. Maintenance classes are also available for participants 16 and older. The class goes over basic car care and preventive maintenance, including how to change the oil and filter, tire inspection and much more.

A major retailer on Luke is the base exchange. One thing that makes the exchange unique from off-base stores is the “price match” program.

“If you purchase an item at the exchange and find it elsewhere at a lower price within 14 days, we’ll match that price,” said Pete Alaniz, exchange general manager. “The exchange is here to take care of our military families.”

The exchange also offers tax-free shopping, a perk off-base stores can’t offer.
 

Henrieta Western, 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center program assistant, assists children with a mid-day snack at the CDC at Luke Air Force Base. The CDC’s activity centers include reading, play, music, painting, water play and sand tables. For more information, call 623-856-6338.

 
A unique service here at Luke is the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center. The HAWC provides various classes to improve one’s health including nutrition classes, health and weight management, cooking demos and much more. They also offer tobacco cessation classes. All classes offered at the HAWC are free.

“It’s better to visit the HAWC than go off-base,” said Sunny Hayes, 56th AMDS health promotion manager. “We have free consultations with a dietitian for active-duty Airmen looking to improve their overall health. Also, the base gym provides free memberships instead of going to an off-base gym, which saves Luke Airmen tons of money.”

There is a wide variety of services available on base to enrich the lives of the Luke community.

“There’s no doubt that Luke AFB enjoys the support of a large metropolitan city that offers a wide variety of services and events, many of them being ‘military friendly,’” said James McCarty Jr., 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center chief. “But rarely do you find the blend of mission-oriented and community understanding that base agencies deliver. ‘Bang-for-the-buck’ and ‘cost-benefit’ are tests we all use when spending our hard-earned money. So before you take your pocketbook to town, pause a moment and see if your homespun community agencies can deliver.”

 

Ljuljjeta Sabani, Starbucks barista, serves up a beverage to Luke Air Force Base Airmen Tuesday inside the exchange mall. The exchange mall offers a wide variety of food and beverage choices for military members, civilians and family members.

 

Carmen Ryder, Petals and Blooms manager, arranges flowers for an order Tuesday inside the exchange mall at Luke. Petals and Blooms offers daily specials and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

 

Patrice Dortch, exchange beauty shop assistant manager, shampoos and rinses a customer’s hair Tuesday inside the exchange mall. The beauty shop offers a variety of hair and nail services for military members, civilians and families.




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


 
 

 

Lightning II debrief …

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Senior Airman Roger Combs, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, downloads information from an F-35 Lightning II engine at Luke Air Force Base. Since 2010, more than 1,800 maintainers have been trained on the F-35. The first production F-35A rolled out of assembly in February 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas. Later...
 
 
Courtesy graphic

Commons provides ‘crib’ for Airmen

Courtesy graphic The Community Commons concept design. Renovation has begun and will be completed in May 2016. The Luke Air Force Base Community Center, Bldg. 700, where the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Wellness Center resi...
 
 
Senior Airman 
MARCY COPELAND

A historian with his own history

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Richard Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian, shows an old pilot uniform that is part of a preservation collection on Luke Air Force Base. Richard Griset seems like a very quiet and reserved man and a...
 

 

News Briefs July 24, 2015

School bus schedule change Effective Aug. 5, Dysart Luke High School students who ride the school bus will be picked up on base at 6:21 a.m. at Lightning Gate for the remainder of the school year. This decision was made by the Dysart School District. There will be no changes to the schedule. Students should...
 
 
Courtesy photo

Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

Courtesy photo Master Sgt. Carmina Beedle 56th Force Support Squadron When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force i...
 
 
DT_main-photo

Those jets don’t fly without avionics

Staff Sgt. Andrea Caldwell, 56th CMS AIS NCO-in-charge, reads a DD FORM 1574, which shows serviceability of an item. AIS Airmen check the form for accuracy to ensure it belongs to the component. There are many aspects to what m...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>