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September 13, 2013

News Briefs September 13, 2013

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Third-party insurance collections

All nonactive-duty beneficiaries using 56th Medical Group facilities must sign the electronic Department of Defense Form 2569 on an annual basis. This allows the military to bill other health insurance companies for medical care, including pharmaceuticals. Electronic DD Form 2569s can be signed at any clinic within the 56th Medical Group and at the satellite pharmacy. Beneficiaries are no longer required to carry the blue card once they have signed the electronic DD Form 2569. For more information, call James Mitchell at (623) 856-4057.

FOD walk

The 2013 56th Fighter Wing Annual FOD Walk is 7 a.m. Sept. 27. Airmen should be in place no later than 6:45 a.m. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Larry Isaac at 623-856-6767.

LEAD block party

The LEAD Council block party is 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Fowler Park. There will be free food and drinks, individual and team challenges, and prizes. The 56th Fighter Wing family and friends are welcome.

Hispanic Heritage Month events

The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee is featuring a breakfast burrito sale fundraiser weekday mornings at the chapel annex, an art display Sept. 20 at the library, a 5k fun run in honor of David Barkley Oct. 3, food sampling at 11:30 to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at the chapel annex and a closing ceremony luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Navy Operations Support Center. The guest speaker is Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers of Avondale. RSVP for the luncheon by Sept. 25 by going to https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=166942&k=036744007F55. For more information, call 2nd Lt. Samantha Yolangco at 623-896-3684.

Lightning Leadership

The Lightning Leadership committee is holding full spectrum leadership discussions for airmen at 9 a.m. Sept. 24 and 1 p.m. Sept. 25; for NCOs at 1 p.m. Sept. 24 and 9 a.m. Sept. 25; and for master sergeants at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at McViper’s in Bldg. 700. To sign up, go to llc@us.af.mil. For more information, call Senior Master Sgt. Myeshia Lee at 623-856-7406.

Crafts for a cause

A crafts for a cause class to make Christmas cards to be included in care packages for deployed service members sent by Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley will take place at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Luke Air Force Base Library, Bldg. 219 in the Quiet Study Room. Earn an EPR bullet. The materials will be provided and children are welcome. For more information, call 623-856-7191.

Airman’s Attic volunteers

The Airman’s Attic is looking for volunteers to work the hours of 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and the first and third Saturdays of the month. It is located in Bldg. 750. To sign up or for more information, call Staff Sgt. Breeann Frost at 623-8567535.

Base blood drive

Donate blood at the times and locations below:
Sept. 23
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron
Sept. 24
8 a.m. to noon at the 607th Air Control Squadron
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bldg. 913
1 to 5 p.m. at Bldg. 917
2 to 6 p.m. at the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit
Sept. 25
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Medical Group building
Noon to 4 p.m. at 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Ammo
Sept. 27
Noon to 4 p.m. at Bldg. 219
Oct. 4
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the commissary parking lot
Sign up online to donate at 222.bloodhero.com, sponsor code LUKE or call 877-UBS-HERO (877-827-4376). For more information, call 1st Lt. Ambrosia Tomaino at 623-856-3104.

Car show

The 2nd Annual MDG “Tune Up for Health” Car Show is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at Club Five Six. The committee is looking for muscle cars, classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, sand rails and decked out lifted vehicles expected to arrive by 6:30 a.m. and be on display until 2 p.m. Nov. 1 and 8 to noon Nov. 2 at Retiree Appreciation Day. To register, email michelle.hoyt.2@us.af.mil. Include photos of the vehicle.

Thrift shop

The thrift shop will open at 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday for sales and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for consignments.

LOSC function

The Luke Officers Spouses Club will hold the September function at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thunderbolt Lanes. RSVP to the evite or for more information, email Cindy at LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com.

New library hours

The Luke Air Force Base Library new hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The library will be closed federal holidays and Sundays. For more information, call 623-856-7191.

Community service projects

Those interested in getting involved with a community service project, call Aaron Scherle at HandsOn Greater Phoenix at 602-595-6617 or go to http://www.handsonphoenix.org.

Luke Experience

The Luke Experience is looking for adults, ages 18 and older, who are interested in acting, singing, improvisation and backstage support. For more information, call 480-414-8129.

Stand up for Veterans

A Stand Up For Veterans event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Glendale Community College Student Union. Free haircuts veterans and free lunch for veterans and their families will be provided. For more information, go to www.standforvets.com.

H.E.R.O. hiring event

The H.E.R.O. hiring event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at 552 N. 40th Street in Phoenix. Be prematched to a current job opening. To register, go to www.phoenix.gov/hireheroes.




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