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September 27, 2013

News Briefs September 27, 2013

Chapel open positions

The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel has four open positions. Resumes are required for all positions and must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 8. Bid documents and full requirements are available at the Luke Air Force Base Community Chapel, 13968 West Shooting Star Street.

  • Protestant contemporary gospel worship service music director/pianist
  • Traditional protestant worship service music director/pianist
  • Luke Air Force Base Catholic religious education coordinator

Luke AFB Protestant religious education coordinator

For more information, call Master Sgt. Romney Scheirer at 623-856-6211.

National Anthem singers wanted

Have you been to an event, heard the National Anthem and thought, “I can do that!” Contact us for the opportunity to sing at various events and ceremonies. For more information, contact the 56th FW Protocol office at 623-856-5604 or email 56fw.ccp@us.af.mil.

Base service station closing

The Luke Air Force Base service station will close certain hours this month. All vehicles must refuel prior to 11:59 p.m. today. Emergency and first responder vehicle refuels can be coordinated through the fuels service center by calling 623-856-7392 from 12:01 a.m. Sept. 28 through 11:59 p.m. Sept 29. The station will reopen at 8 a.m. Oct. 1. For more information, call 623-856-7392.

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.

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 to attend.

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 today 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.

Airman’s Attic volunteers

The Airman’s Attic is looking for volunteers to work the hours of 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday 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 623-856-7535.

Base blood drive

Donate blood at the times and locations below:
Today
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.

Stand up forVeterans

A Stand Up For Veterans event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Glendale Community College student union. Free haircuts 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. Thursday at 552 N. 40th Street in Phoenix. Be prematched to a current job opening. To register, go to www.phoenix.gov/hireheroes.

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6 through 11. Luke Fire Emergency Services firefighters will be conducting demonstrations, answering questions and handing out fire safety materials from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. at the Exchange and commissary parking area.




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