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January 31, 2014

News Briefs January 31, 2014

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Professional development op

Participants of the Luke Air Force Base Library Reading Rewards program can receive a free copy of USA Today 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library. Select two articles with unfamiliar words and meet in a group or one-on-one with an instructor at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the library. Do it for four weeks in a row and participants are rewarded with a $25 Harkins Theatres Gift Card. For more information, call Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson at 623-856-7737.

Sweetheart steak night

Sweetheart steak night is 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14. The cost is $30 per couple and $15 per single for members, $40 per couple and $20 per single for nonmembers, and includes steak, sides, champagne and dessert. Deadline to register is Feb. 10. For more information or to make reservations, call 623-856-6446.

Spouse talk, tour

The Luke Air Force Base spouse talk and tour is 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Participants meet new spouses and learn about community events, employment, volunteering, childcare, education opportunities and more. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

Finance classes

The Airman and Family Readiness Center is offering Finance 101 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 18 and Credit Score Enhancement 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at the center. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

Luke’s spouses dining-in

The Luke Air Force Base spouses dining-in is Feb. 22. Tickets are on sale through Feb. 7. The points of contact are:
56th Fighter Wing
Staff agencies: Lisa Sloane at LisaSloaneK@aol.com
Enlisted spouses club: Sherrie Pospisil at pospisilfamily@cox.net
56th Operations Group
308th Fighter Squadron: Holly Kinsey at holly.j.kinsey@gmail.com
309th FS: JoRie Antuna at joriejeffries@hotmail.com
310th FS: Melissa Wheeler at turbof16@yahoo.com
61st FS: Toni Frana at tfrana21@gmail.com
62nd FS: Eva Canfield at evacanfield@gmail.com
Operations support: Zoroya Rockow at zoraya@mac.com
Training: Susanna Liljenstolpe at susannaliljenstolpe@yahoo.com
607th Air Control Squadron: Tracey Canny at tracey_and_jerry@hotmail.com
21st FS: Janna Willingham at jannawillingham@yahoo.com
56th Maintenance Group
Equipment maintenance: Kelly Orsund at kelly.orsund@gmail.com
Component maintenance: Kristin Spanaus at keyspouse56cms@yahoo.com
56th Aircraft Maintenance: Michael Christian at michaelmorrison200@yahoo.com
756th AMX: Margaret Leal at m.leal972@yahoo.com
56th Mission Support Group
Contracting: Jessica Paul at JessicaPaul.KeySpouse@yahoo.com
Communication: Michele Chester at Crazygangof4@yahoo.com
Force Support Squadron: Nicole Ladd at Ladd2012@gmail.com
Security forces: Shirley Gibbs at Mrsgibbs98@yahoo.com
Civil Engineer: Ashley Herndon at Ashley.ferenc@gmail.com
Logistics Readiness: Meredith Launey at sippi28@yahoo.com
56th Medical Group
Jennifer Evans at ljlmdevans5@aol.com

Luke tax center seeks volunteers

The Luke Air Force Base tax center is open to file returns for the Luke community through April 15. 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 and work at least four hours per week in the tax center through April 15. For more information, call Beverly Dennie at 623-856-6901 or email beverly.dennie.1@us.af.mil.

Give parents a break

The 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center and the Youth Center are offering free childcare in a safe, age-appropriate learning environment 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. Feb. 8. The reservation deadline is Thursday. The service is for active-duty Air Force families who are experiencing stress due to a temporary duty assignment, deployment or unique hardships associated with military life to take a break. Lunch and a snack are included. For children from infant to age 5, call 623-856-6338. For children ages 6 to 12, call 623-856-7471.




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