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March 21, 2014

News Briefs March 21, 2014

Finance office hours

The 56th Comptroller Squadron offices will be closed Wednesday and resume normal business hours at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 2nd Lt. William Liaw at 623-856-6035.

Health fair

There will be a Blue Cross Blue Shield representative on base to answer questions from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

There will be representatives from the Federal Employee Health Benefits, Government Employee Health Association, Mail Handlers, Healthnet and Humana plans on base to answer questions 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The events take place in Bldg. 1150, 3rd floor atrium. For more information, call Kristina Rightweiser at 623-856-2120.

Tuskegee commemoration

The inaugural Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day ceremony is 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park across the street from the 944th Fighter Wing headquarters building on Super Sabre Street.

STOMP training

Specialized training of military parents is for military parents and individuals with disabilities to get services, skills and resources. The training is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 and 2 at the Luke Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1113. To sign up or for more information, call 623-856-6550.

Road closures

The following roads will be affected by paving projects: Gillespie Drive March 31 through April 11; Homer Drive and Harris Lane from Marauder Street to Mitchell Street April 7 through 18; Mitchell Street from Jerstad east to the end of the road April 21 through 30; and the road south of the base exchange and parking lot between 138th and 137th avenues. For more information, call 623-856-7051.

Munitions storage closure

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will close Saturday through March 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 was Thursday. Normal operations will resume March 29. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Joseph Fitchett or Senior Airman Jared Alexander at 623-856-6333.

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. A luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Club Five Six. Guest speaker is Dr. Barbara Marriott. A 5K fun run is 7 a.m. March 28 Meet at 6:45 a.m. at the 944th Fighter Wing static display on Super Sabre Street. For more information, call 623-856-4656.

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. Registration forms 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. 542. For more information, call the 56th Fighter Wing Chapel at 623-856-6211.

56th Fighter Wing combat dining-in

The combat dining-in is 6 p.m. April 26 in Hangar 913. The cost is $15 per person and are available through squadron representatives. Participants are to wear at least one uniform item in good taste, rank must be correct if worn and bring water balloons and water guns. For more information, call 2nd Lt. Amanda Steele at 623-856-7379.

Job fair

The 2014 job fair is 9 a.m to 3 p.m. April 8 in Club Five Six. The event is hosted by the Airman & Family Readiness Center. More than 60 local and national employers will be there and recruiters from the aircraft and healthcare industries, and government agencies. Admission and resume review are free. Participants should be prepared with a resume to interview. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

Motorcycle event

Luke Air Force Base motorcycle riders can ride bikes on the flightline April 19. For more information, call 623-856-5616.

Teen camp call

Teens interested in aviation, leadership or space camps must complete a summer camp nomination registration and submit the package by April 1 to Patricia Sweeney at patricia.sweeney.1@us.af.mil. Eligible applicants are dependents of active-duty military, retirees, Air Force civilian employees, activated Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. Youth may participate in one camp. There are no costs to participants except travel expenses to and from camp are the responsibility of the attendee. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

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. April 5. The reservation deadline is March 28. 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.

Air Force Reserve

The on-base Air Force Reserve recruiter is Master Sgt. Brandy Nietert-Corum. The office is in Bldg. 1150. For more information, call 623-856-7002 or email brandy.nietert_corum.2@us.af.mil.




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