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February 7, 2014

News Briefs February 7, 2014

Street construction

Road construction will begin next week and will result in one to two lane closures on streets on base. The dates of construction are Feb. 13 to 17 on Super Saber Street, March 17 to 28 on Starfighter Street and 143rd Avenue, and Feb. 24 to March 7 on Fighter Country Avenue. For more information, call 623-856-7051.

AFSA meeting

The Air Force Sergeants Association Cactus Eagle Chapter 1260 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Club Five Six Barcelona Room. For more information, go to www.afsa1260.com or call Master Sgt. Michael Hohn at 623-856-8143.

Autism 101

An Autism 101 class is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12. An autism support group also meets 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Both meet at the Airman and Family Readiness Center For more information or to sign up, call 623-856-6550.

Living with mental illness

Living with mental illness, presented by Terry and Jessie of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Airman and Family Resdiness Center. For more information or to sign up, call 623-856-6550.

LOSC luncheon

The Luke Officers Spouses Club is featuring a Wild Wild West luncheon at 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at Club Five Six. To RSVP email LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com.

LOSC scholarships

The Luke Officers Spouses Club is offering to active-duty, reservists or retired military dependents seeking financial aid for fall 2014.Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for military spouses and five $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors of military dependents. For more information or to apply, go to www.lukeosc.org/scholarships.

Funtastic Friday Valentine’s Day Party

The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center is featuring a Valentine’s Day party 6 to 10 p.m. today at the youth center. A night of games, contests, movies and more are included. Youth can dress up in their best creative interpretation of Valentine’s Day and compete in best costume contest for prizes. The cost is $8 per youth center member and $10 per guest. Parents of guests must fill out a “Medical Care Authorization/Hold Harmless Agreement” available at the Youth Center prior to the start of the program. Athletic shoes are required. The snack bar will be open to buy refreshments. To preregister, visit the youth center 6 to 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to event start today. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.

AETC spouses scholarships

The Air Force Association Mike & Gail Donley Spouse Scholarship is available to military spouses and will provide $2,500 to the best qualified candidate. For more information, call Lynette Cross at 703-247-5800, ext. 4807, email lcross@afa.org or visit http://www.afa.org/SpouseScholarship.

YES program

The Air Force Aid Society Youth Employment Skills program is an on-base youth volunteer program offered at Luke Air Force Base for high school-aged dependents of active-duty/Title 10 Air Force members to learn work skills while having a positive impact on their base community. Certified and enrolled high school students can “bank” volunteer dollar credits toward their post-secondary education/training at $4 per hour volunteered in an on-base position up to $1,000 maximum over four years of high school combined. For more information, call Sheryl Bush, 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Programs coordinator at 623-856-7470.

Airman’s Attic

The Airman’s Attic hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday, and the first and third Saturdays of the month. Volunteers are needed. For more information, call 623-856-6415.

Professional development opportunity

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.

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: 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




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