Air Force

April 4, 2014

News Briefs April 4, 2014

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 emailing Cindy at LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com.

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.

Resilience training

Resilience training assistant course is a three-day class that teaches ways Airmen can be resilient: physical, mental, spiritual and social. Airmen in this class will go to their units as RTAs and provide other Airmen with the tools to balance all forms of resiliency. The next class is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15, 16 and 17 at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. For more information, call Sharon Kozak at 623-856-2716.

Heartlink

Heartlink is a spouse-orientation program at 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Thursday at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

3rd Annual Gillespie Memorial Ride

The Luke Air Force Base fuels family is hosting the 3rd Annual Gillespie Memorial Ride on May 3 at Jimbo’s on 51st Avenue and Cactus Road in Glendale. The ride is in honor of Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie who was killed in action in July 2007. Registration/sign-in is 7 to 9 a.m. at Jimbo’s. The cost is $15 per single rider and $20 with a passenger. For more information, call Master Sgt. Joe Williams at 623-856-7393.

March of the Fallen

March of the Fallen, a 4.5-mile ruck march through the White Tank Mountains, begins at 7 a.m. April 19 at the Raven at Verrado. The march honors fallen military members from Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Register online at 222.fightercountry.org/motf. The cost is $40 per marcher and $50 per motivator. Proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project and Luke Air Force Base Airman’s Fund. For more information, email k.powers10@yahoo.com.

Spouse scholarships

The April 30 deadline is approaching to apply for the Air Force Association Mike & Gail Donley Spouse Scholarship. The scholarship is available to military spouses and will provide $2,500 to the best qualified candidate. For more information, visit www.afa.org/SpouseScholarship or email Jill Westeyn at jwesteyn@afa.org, or call 800-727-3337, ext. 4807.

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.

Road closures

The following roads will be affected by paving projects: Gillespie Drive through April 11; Homer Drive and Harris Lane from Marauder Street to Mitchell Street Monday through April 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.

56th Fighter Wing combat dining-in

The combat dining-in is 6 p.m. April 26 in Hangar 913. Tickets cost $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. Tuesday 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 will be free. Participants should be prepared with a resume to interview. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

Women’s scholarship

The Phoenix Federal Women’s 2014 scholarship is offered to undergraduate college students with a GPA of 2.0 to 3.5. Applicants must submit transcripts as proof of eligibility and must be an Arizona resident as well as a U.S. citizen or have legal status. Applications must be postmarked by April 22. For more information, call Nichole Olsker at 623-773-6258.

Motorcycle event

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




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