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March 28, 2014

News Briefs March 28, 2014

Written by: timchisham
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Change of command

Lt. Col. Jon Wheeler, 310th Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Matthew Warner in a ceremony at 8:31 a.m. April 18 in Hangar 913.

LOSC social

The Luke Officers Spouses Club is featuring the annual bingo social at 11 a.m. April 15 at Club Five Six. The cost of the meal is $16 per person. Dues-paying members are eligible to win prizes. RSVP by April 8 by contacting Cindy at LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com.

Resume/interviewing workshops

A resume building and interview techniques workshops are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the the Airman and Family Readiness Center. To register, call 623-856-6550.

Toastmasters

The Luke community is invited to the Toastmasters weekly meeting at noon Thursday in Bldg. 1150, third floor meeting room near the testing area. Learn speaking and communication skills. For more information, call Lynne at 623-856-8711.

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. Tuesday and Wednesday 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 Monday 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.

LOA Viking Challenge date change

The Logistics Officer Association is conducting the 4th Annual Viking Challenge 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 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.

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. Dress includes any Air Force utility/combat uniform past or present 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 today. 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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