Air Force

May 16, 2014

News Briefs May 16, 2014

Change of command

Lt. Col. Kevin Cruikshank will relinquish command of the 425th Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. John Forino at 8:42 a.m. May 30 in Hangar 840.

309th FS stand down

Lt. Col. Stephane Wolfgeher will relinquish command of the 309th Fighter Squadron in a stand down ceremony at 5:03 p.m. May 30 in Hangar 913.

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. today 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.

Library subscription refunds

Offices that receive subscriptions or items through the Luke Air Force Base Library and request a cancellation must return any refund checks received to the library. Offices are not allowed to cash the checks. For more information, call Pam Lum at 623-856-3893.

National anthem singers

For those interested in auditioning to sing the national anthem at wing events, call 56th Fighter Wing Protocol at 623- 856-5604.

Child care providers

Applications are being accepted for those interested in becoming Family Child Care Program providers. A license is required and complete training is provided at no charge. Active-duty or retired military spouses living on base or within a 10-mile radius of the base can become licensed providers through the FCC Program and provide child care for 10 or more hours per week on a regular basis. Providers must be 18 or older, speak, read and write English, have a high school diploma or GED, be physically and mentally capable of providing care, complete a background investigation and obtain liability insurance. The free training includes Air Force guidance on setting up a home, ensuring the safety and well-being of the children, CPR/ First aid, and training on the USDA Child Care Food meal reimbursement program. Supplies are provided at no cost. Providers for special needs children and care for nontraditional shifts are needed also. For more information, call Alexis Holsey at 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. June 14. The reservation deadline is June 5. 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.

Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters International is to teach people to shed their fear of public speaking and learn to feel comfortable in front of an audience. They meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in Bldg. 1150 in the Mission Support Group Conference Room, 3126. The semi-annual cost is $42. For more information, call Lynne Nutter at 602-740-6124.

Airman’s Attic

The Airman’s Attic supports active-duty service members from all branches in the ranks of E-5 and below. The facility is run by volunteers and stocks items Airmen want to pass on to other Airmen. Donations will be accepted during regular hours of operation, which are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the first and third Saturday of the month. It is located in Bldg. 750. Tax vouchers are available. Donations should be serviceable and clean, new or slightly used. Popular items include indoor and outdoor furniture pieces, small kitchen appliances, electronics, clothing for the family, shoes, linens, toys, baby accessories, bicycles and sports equipment. For more information or to coordinate in advance a bulk or large-item drop-off, call 623-856-6415.

Airman’s Attic volunteers

The Airman’s Attic is looking for volunteers 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday and the first and third Saturday of the month. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Breeann Frost at 623-856-7538.

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.

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.

Connecting families

“Daddy Read a Book” connects deployed parents with children at home by providing a free video of the parent reading a favorite book. Reading sessions are conducted 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the last Monday of the month. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Brandon Kenyon at 623-856-6211.

Youth center classes

Gymnastics classes for youth ages 6 to 16 for beginners are 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and for advanced are 6 to 7 p.m.
Ballet and tap dance classes for youth ages 3 to 5 are 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and ages 6 to 9 are 5:15 to 6 p.m. Thursdays.
Kid’s Boot Camp Challenge is for youth ages 9 to 18 after school Mondays.
Classes are at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. The cost for dance and gymnastics classes is $40 per month per student. For more information, call 623-
856-7470.

Martial arts instructor

The 56th Fighter Wing Youth Center is looking for a qualified martial arts instructor to teach evening classes. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

Fort Tuthill Adventures

For information about outdoor adventures such as hiking, biking, day trips, winter trips, backpacking or river trips, go to forttuthill@lukeevents.com or call 623-855-3401.

Library programs

  • Baby Time is 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays
  • Children’s Story Time is 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

For more information, call 623-856-3754.




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