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June 27, 2014

News Briefs June 27, 2014

CONS change of command

Maj. Quocnam Nguyen will relinquish command of the 56th Contracting Squadron to Maj. Rochelle Smith at
8:56 a.m. Tuesday in Club Five Six.

Relinqish/assume command

Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann will relinquish command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hangar 913. At the same time Maj. William McKibban will assume command of the 309th Fighter Squadron.

TRS change of command

Lt. Col. Matthew Liljenstolpe will relinquish command of the 56th Training Squadron at Lt. Col. Michael Dunn at
7:56 a.m. Thursday in Hangar 913.

56th AMXS change of command

Lt. Col. Jason Mitchell will relinquish command of the 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to Maj. David Lemery at
8 a.m. July 8 in Hangar 913.

ACC Det. 9 change of command

Lt. Col. James Warf III will relinquish command of Detachment 9, ACC Training Support Squadron, to Lt. Col. Anthony Kuczynski at 10 a.m. July 11 at the Navy Operations Support Center.

MSG change of command

Col. Victor Mora will relinquish command of the 56th Maintenance Group to Col. Ricky Ainsworth at 7:56 a.m. July 16 in Hangar 913.

MDG change of command

Col. Yolanda Bledsoe will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Group to Col. Maureen Charles at 9:30 a.m. July 18 in Hangar 913. The MDG and flight medicine will be closed until 9:30 a.m. on July 18 for the event.

Missoula Children’s Theatre camp

The Missoula Children’s Theatre camp is July 14 through 18 for children ages 6 to 18 at the 56th force Support Squadron Youth Center. Auditions for “Treasure Island” will be at 10 a.m. July 14. The presentation of the play will be July 18. The cost is $20 per youth programs member and $30 per nonmember. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

2015 AFROTC opportunities

The 2015 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Det commander opportunities and instructor vacancies application instructions have been updated on myPers and can be viewed as follows: For CC – PSDM 14-55, detachment commander assignment opportunities for lieutenant colonels and selects, go to https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/27790. For instructor vacancies PSDM 14-56, projected for summer 2015 and remaining 2014, go to https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/27791. For 2015 application instructions, go to https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/25329. For more information, call HQ AETC/A1KODD at 210-652-4180, or e-mail aetc.a1fo.inbox@us.af.mil. For more information, call AFPC/DPALS at 210-565-4048 or e-mail afpc.dpals@us.af.mil.

JAG office closure

The 56th Fighter Wing Legal office will not be offering walk-in legal assistance Thursday. Normal legal assistance hours will resume at 4 p.m. July 10. For more information, call Beverly Dennie at 623-856-9526.

Road closures

Repaving and water line installation will close Bong Lane from Marauder Street north to Gillespie Drive, Gillespie Drive from Litchfield Road south to Harris Lane and 139th Drive along Litchfield Road Monday through
Aug. 30. For more information, call 1st Lt. Joseph Matejcik at 623-85607051.

Partial road closures

Road construction will partially close 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.

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

What? Me angry? is 1 to 2:30 p.m. today 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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Holiday services

Holiday hours Commissary Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day Exchange Closed Christmas Day Chapel 623-856-6211 Luke Air Force Base Community Chapel Saturday: Catholic Children’s Christmas program will be held at 6:15 p.m. Sunday: Protestant Contemporary Gospel service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday: Catholic Christmas Family Mass will be...
 
 
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Games heat up winter Dec. 8 – 11 …

Day 2: Airmen from the 56th Security Forces Squadron push a Humvee 50 yards Dec. 9 during the Luke Air Force Base Winter Games Dec. 8 through 11. The goal was to push the Humvee in the least amount of time.   Day 3: Staff ...
 
 
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Fly Over: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ and ‘Home Alone′

On DVD: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ I love Westerns, both dramatic and comedic, and I was eager to watch this movie with the tagline “From the guy who brought you ‘Ted.’” That alone should have been ...
 

 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 8 through Sunday: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations and four nonmoving violations. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to one minor vehicle accident. Nonemergency responses Dec. 11: Security forces responded to a child being left alone when the parent stated the child...
 
 
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Sports Shorts – December 19, 2014

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CMS aircraft fuel systems provides push for pilot

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Airman 1st Class Gary Esposito, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, prepares to inspect a 370-gallon external fuel tank on Luke Air Force Base. Esposito inspected the tan...
 




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