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May 30, 2014

News Briefs May 30, 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. today 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. today in Hangar 913.

Change of command

Lt. Col. Gregory Coleman will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Support Squadron to Lt. Col. Lauren Byrd at
7:56 a.m. June 9 in the Navy Operations Support Center.

Operation Wedding Gown

Brides Across America is offering free wedding gowns to military brides during their annual nationwide event in July. To qualify, brides or their fiancés must be serving in the military and either currently deployed, have a future deployment, or have been deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East, Korea, or Japan. To register or for more information, go to www.bridesacrossamerica.com.

Silver Wings Pool reopens

The Silver Wings Pool has reopened. Lap swimming is free and a schedule will be posted. Daily open swim is $2 per person, a season pool pass for four is $60 ($10 per person after four people), and a single person season pool pass is $25. Open days are Friday through Tuesday. Scuba diving classes are 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 and 8, swim classes are June 16 through 27 and July 7 through 18. For more information on other dates and times, call 623-856-6267 or Silver Wings Pool at 623-856-7120.

Running clinic

There will be a running clinic starting at 5:30 a.m.

June 9 for those interested in improving their fitness. Some emphasis will be put on sit-ups and pushups but the primary focus will be the 1.5-mile run and increasing cardiovascular endurance. Registration deadline is Wednesday. For more information on requirements, call Staff Sgt. Lakindra Favors at 623-896-7063.

Citizen class

An informational class on becoming a U.S. citizen is 11 a.m. to noon June 18 in Bldg. 976. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Tapia Cordero at 623-856-9771.

Pet travel advisory

Airmen who are about to change stations and have a pet or pets moving with them should contact the travel management office for assistance in booking a pet reservation as soon as possible upon receiving PCS notification. All pet allocations are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Travelers must move their pets commercially at their own expense if allocations are filled. Only cats and dogs are allowed to travel via the Patriot Express. For more information, call TMO passenger travel at 623-856-7035.

Disney Spring Musical

Luke Experience is presenting Disney Spring Musical at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the Luke Air Force Base Theater. The performance is free. For more information, call 623-670-4675.

Youth sports camps

  • Sideline Sports Camp assists youth in gaining an appreciation of bocce ball, badminton, water polo, ultimate Frisbee, fencing and lacrosse as lifelong skills. The camp is 9 a.m. to noon for ages 9 to 12 and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18 June 9 through 13. Sign up by June 6.
  • Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp is an educational and fun camp experience for youth ages 6 to 12 1 to 4 p.m. June 16 through 20. Sign up by June 13.

A nonrefundable fee of $20 for youth program members and $30 for nonmembers is due at sign up. Nonmembers must meet eligibility requirements. Space is limited for both camps. Campers registering early will be eligible for door prizes including sports games, equipment and GameStop gift cards. For more information, call the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center at 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.




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