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June 13, 2014

News Briefs June 13, 2014

Free hangar concert

Country-music artists Jerrod Niemann, The Swon Brothers and Laura Walsh will perform at “A Salute to the Troops,” concert
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in Hangar 999. Admission is free and the event is open to all ID card holders and their families. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Shuttle rides starting at
5:30 p.m. will be provided with pickups in parking lots at:

  • Near the base hospital
  • Club Five Six
  • Library
  • North of Det. 1, Bldg. 938
  • EOD parking lot between Bldgs. 976 and 981

Partial road closures

Road construction will partially close 139th Avenue between the substation and past Dorm 586, and Bong Lane between Mitchell and Falcon streets through June 20; and 137th Avenue between Thunderbird and the Airman Family Readiness Center through June 27. For more information, call 1st Lt. Joseph Matejcik at 623-856-7051.

Change of command

Col. Larry Evans will relinquish command of the 56th Dental Squadron to Col. Russell Boester at 8:56 a.m. June 25 in Club Five Six.

Home buying seminar

The Housing Management Office and Airmen and Family Readiness Center will be conducting a home-buying seminar for active-duty military members, retirees and their families. The class will be 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 26 at the AFRC, Bldg. 1113. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call Rodney Marks at 623-856-7643.

Lightning Leadership brief

The Lightning Leadership Committee is featuring the “Balance: Success On and Off Duty” briefing at the following times and dates at the Naval Operations Support Center, Bldg. 300, Room 412:

  • Senior NCOs at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 24
  • NCOs at 9 a.m. June 25 and 1 p.m. June 26
  • Airmen at 1 p.m. June 25 and 9 a.m. June 26

For more information, call Master Sgt. Ida Bushey at 623-856-7958.

ROTC commissioning packages due

Air Force ROTC commissioning packages are due in the upcoming months. The Scholarship for Outstanding Airman to ROTC packages are due to Air Education and Training Command by Sept. 15. The Airmen Scholarship & Commissioning Program and Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program packages are due to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps by Oct. 15. There have been many recent changes to the programs. Airmen interested in these programs must attend a briefing held once a month at the 56th Force Support Squadron Education Center. For more information about applying for this program, go to the education office or call 623-856-7722.

Trip reduction program

The Trip Reduction Program pays 100 percent of the cost for Luke Air Force Base employees to ride the bus to work. Bus cards were suspended in October 2013 due to lack of funds. Funds have been restored and employees can now ride the bus for free again. Cards with the following numbers that were already issued have been reactivated: 508081767, 517422976, 775007847, 1848749671, 2117185127, 2383069031, 2922425959, 3191516775, 3191582311, 3199090560, 4001317760 and 4277682048. To obtain a bus card, call Cris Cristoffer at 623-856-6501 or email cris.cristoffer@us.af.mil.

Autism support group

A monthly support group for parents of children with autism is 7 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center. For more information, call 830-237-6726.

Camp Connect

Camp Connect is a summer day camp for children ages 6 to 12 within the autism spectrum. Camps are
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7 through 11 and 14 through 18 at Wildflower Elementary School. The cost is $250 per one-week session and is waived for active-duty military dependents. To sign up or for more information, call Neil Stafford at 623-772-5034 or email nstaffo@avondale.k12.az.us.

Family advocacy classes

  • Parenting Made Easy is June 23
  • Couples 101 is June 24
  • What? Me angry? Is June 27

The classes are 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Luke Air Force Base Chapel Conference Room. For more information or to sign up, call Jim Yang-Hellewell at 623-856-3417 or email james.yang-hellewell.1@us.af.mil.

Jade Room reservations

Effective July 1, reservations for the Jade Room in the Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility can be made only by sending an email to the 56th Force Support Dining Facility organization mail box at 56fss.fsvf@us.af.mil.




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