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December 20, 2013

News Briefs December 20, 2013

Thunderbolt hiatus

The Thunderbolt will not be published Dec. 27 or Jan. 3, 2014. Look for the 2013 Year in Review Special Edition Jan. 10. The first regular edition of the Thunderbolt is Jan. 17, 2014. For more information, call 623-856-5998.

AAFES holiday hours

Hours for concessionaires and kiosk vendors are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve and Dec. 31. Hours for the optical shop are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas Eve and Dec. 31. For more information, call 623-935-2671.

Holiday chapel services

A combined protestant service is 10 a.m. Sunday at the community chapel. A Christmas Eve candlelight service is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel on the mall. Christmas family Mass is
5 p.m. Tuesday, midnight Christmas Mass is 12 a.m. Wednesday and Christmas morning Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 623-856-6211.

Market on the move

Market on the move fresh produce is 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at Fowler Park. For more information, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 623-856-6550.

Holiday open house

Military members with identification from all branches are invited to Operation Holiday Open House noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Navy Operations Support Center, Bldg. 300 on Luke Air Force Base. Free gifts will be given, children visit with Santa and other activities are included. For more information, call 602-246-6429. To register (not required), visit tinyurl.com/OHOH2013.

Oasis events

The Oasis is featuring the following events for Airmen.

  • Tuesday: Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Oasis
  • Wednesday: Christmas dinner at Neith’s
  • Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve party

For more information, call 702-265-5834.

MLK luncheon

The Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 2014, at Club Five Six. Tickets for the barbecue chicken buffet are $13 for E-4 and below and $15 for others. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 10. The theme is “Striving for Dr. King’s Dream in the Fierce Urgency of Now!” To purchase tickets, call Staff Sgt. Jacqui Isom at 623-856-7001. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Vincent Metcalf at 623-856-3802.

Luke tax center seeks volunteers

The Luke Air Force Base tax center opens its doors to file returns for the entire Luke community beginning Jan. 27, 2014. To offer this service, the tax center relies solely on volunteers (active-duty, civilians and retirees) who become certified tax preparers through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Volunteers must be trained to be certified tax preparers. Work at least four hours per week in the tax center from
Jan. 27 through April 15, 2014. For more information, call Beverly Dennie at 623-856-6901 or email beverly.dennie.1@us.af.mil.

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.

Heartlink

Heartlink is a spouse orientation program at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the A&FRC. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

Bundles for babies

Bundles for babies is 8 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the A&FRC. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

Airman’s Attic

Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday, and the first and third Saturdays of the month. For more information, call 623-856-6415.

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.




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