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October 18, 2013

News Briefs October 18, 2013

61st FS reactivation

The 61st Fighter Squadron will reactivate as an F-35 Lightning II training squadron in a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Club Five Six. Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will assume command.

Boots to business

The Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center is featuring a two-day transition assistance program self-employment intensive training workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 at the A&FRC. The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to start a business, what business ideas are feasible and to get assistance in developing a plan for future ventures. To be eligible, attendees must be a transitioning service member, veteran or spouse interested in starting a business. To register or for more information, call 623-856-6550.

Water interruption in base housing

Water services will be interrupted to repair a water leak from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 in base housing. After repair is completed, allow water to run for 10 minutes to allow system to clear. For more information, call Balfour Beatty Communities housing office at 623-388-3515.

Tres Rios nature festival

Tres Rios nature festival and 5k river run are 9 a.m. Oct. 26 adjacent to Phoenix International Raceway at 7602 S. Avondale Blvd. The event is free. The early registration fee for the 5k is $20 with an additional $5 discount when using the code: LUKE262013. To register, go to http://gbump.com/. After Oct. 23, registration is $35 per person. This web address cannot be accessed through a Luke Air Force Base computer. For more information, call 623-333-2400.

Free club membership

Join Club Five Six by Dec. 31 to receive free dues for three months, be enrolled in the free cash back rewards program and receive an instant win scratch-off ticket worth $5 to $100.
Air Force Clubs offer members meal discounts, a scholarship program and more. For more information, call Club Five Six at 623-856-6446.

Health expo, golf tourney, car show

The 56th Medical Group is featuring a health expo, golf tournament and car show Nov. 1. The 56th MDG Family Health Expo and Tune Up for Health car show are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Five Six. For more information, call Capt. Sara Cossette at 623-856-9394. The MDG 2nd Annual Golf Tournament is
11:30 a.m. at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call John Fountain at 623-856-8988.

Retiree Appreciation Day

The 56th Fighter Wing Retiree Appreciation Day is 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 at Club Five Six. Health education booths, flu shots, Veterans Affairs and state information, refreshments, prizes and grab bags are included. For more information, call Capt. Melissa Parra at 623-856-9045.

Sing at events

For the opportunity to sing at various events and ceremonies on and off base, or for more information, call the 56th Fighter Wing Protocol office at 623-856-5604 or email 56fw.ccp@us.af.mil.

Energy action month tip

Programmable thermostats help reduce heating and cooling costs by adjusting the temp up or down when no one is home. Ideal settings are 69 degrees in the winter and 76 degrees in the summer. Each degree up in the summer and down in the winter saves 2 percent on air conditioning costs.




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