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March 7, 2014

News Briefs March 7, 2014

FOD walk

A mandatory foreign object debris walk is at 7 a.m. March 17. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Larry Isaac, 56th Fighter Wing FOD Prevention NCO in charge, at 623-856-6767.

Hangar party

A pre-airshow hangar party for service members, their families and honorary commanders is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Hangar 999. Events include Wings of Blue, a twilight airshow demo, a live band, static displays, free finger food and beverages for purchase. The Thunderbirds will be in attendance.

Munitions storage closure

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will close March 22 through 28 to conduct a 100-percent munitions change of inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last date for munitions turn-ins is March 20. Normal operations will resume March 29. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Joseph Fitchett or Senior Airman Jared Alexander at 623-856-6333.

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.

LOSC luncheon

The Luke Officers Spouses Club is having a pajama party and spa day luncheon at 11 a.m. March 18 at Club Five Six. To RSVP or for more information, email Cindy at LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com.

Women’s history luncheon

March is Women’s History Month. A luncheon is 11 a.m. March 26 at Club Five Six.

LOA Viking Challenge

The Logistics Officer Association is conducting the 4th Annual Viking Challenge 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28 at the base track. The cost is $100 per 10-person team. There will be competitive and noncompetitive categories. The money raised will go toward Airmen scholarships. Registrations are available at 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Bldg. 859. For more information, call 2nd Lt. Allana Gallant at 623-856-5738.

Bible study

The Oasis conducts a bible study 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oasis in Bldg. 452. For more information, call the 56th Fighter Wing Chapel at 623-856-6211.

Combat dining-in

The combat dining-in is 6 p.m. April 26 in Hangar 913. For more information, call 2nd Lt. Amanda Steele at 623-856-7379.

Careers for spouses

An opportunity for a transportable career for spouses is now being offered. The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, in partnership with the National Military Family Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, announced the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship for the Accredited Financial Counselor Program. The application period ends April 16. This program provides up to 50 military spouses with the education necessary to enter the financial counseling career field. For more information, go to www.militaryspouseafcpe.org.

USO volunteer

The USO at Sky Harbor International Airport is looking for volunteers. The USO is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily with four-hour long shifts. Training is required and might be conducted at Luke Air Force Base. For more information, call Senior Airman Deven Johnson at 623-856-9236.

ADHD 101

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is offering ADHD 101 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

Street construction

Road construction has resulted in one to two lane closures on streets on base. The dates of construction are March 17 to 28 on Starfighter Street and 143rd Avenue, and through today on Fighter Country Avenue. For more information, call 623-856-7051.

LOSC scholarships

The Luke Officers Spouses Club is offering scholarships 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.

AETC spouses scholarships

The Air Force Association Mike & Gail Donley Spouse Scholarship is available to military spouses and will provide $2,500 to the most 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.




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