Air Force

October 25, 2013

News Briefs October 25, 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. today in Club Five Six. Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will assume command.

Finance office closed

The finance customer service office is closed Nov. 5 and 8 for department functions. For more information, call 623-856-6035.

Connecting families

“Daddy Read a Book” connects deployed parents with children at home by providing a free video of the parent reading a favorite book. Reading sessions are conducted

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the last Monday of the month. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Brandon Kenyon at 623-856-6211.

CONS golf tourney

The 56th Contracting Squadron Booster Club is hosting a golf tournament at Falcon Dunes Golf Course
Nov. 14. Check-in begins at 7:15 a.m. and tee time is 8:30 a.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes lunch. For more information, email 2nt Lt. Kyle Street at kyle.street.1@us.af.mil with team members’ names by Nov. 12.

Boots to business

The Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center is featuring a two-day transition assistance program self-employment 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.

Tres Rios nature festival

Tres Rios nature festival is 9 a.m. Oct. 26 adjacent to Phoenix International Raceway at 7602 S. Avondale Blvd. The event is free. Canoe, paddle-board, hike, bird watch, learn about nature and more. For more information, call 623-333-2400 or go to www.tresriosnaturefestival.com.

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.




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