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July 18, 2014

News Briefs July 18, 2014

Base-wide exercise

The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise Aug. 15. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting individuals with injuries, and emergency responders to include fire, police, ambulances and medical evacuation helicopters.

OSS change of command

Lt. Col. Keith Rockow will relinquish command of the 56th Operations Support Squadron to Lt. Col. Jason Hokaj at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Navy Operational Support Center.

MSG change of command

Col. Nathan Mooney will relinquish command of the 56th Mission Support Squadron to Col. James Kossler at 8 a.m. Thursday in Hangar 431.

OG change of command

Col. John Hanna will relinquish command of the 56th Operations Group to Col. William Bailey at 8 a.m. July 25 in Hangar 431.

MDG change of command

Col. Yolanda Bledsoe will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Group to Col. Maureen Charles at 7:56 a.m. today in Hangar 431. The MDG and flight medicine will be closed until 9:30 a.m. on today for the event.

A&FRC classes

Building Resumes is 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 1. The workshop covers length, emphasis, details, writing styles, layout and design, what not to include, creating a scannable resume, federal employment resumes and writing cover letters.
Interview Techniques is 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1. The workshop covers interview preparation for different types of interviews, traditional interview questions, candidate questions during interviews, communication behaviors of successful interviewees, body language, mock interviews and negotiating for salary and benefits.
The courses are held in the Airman and Readiness Center and are open to active-duty military members, dependents and retirees. For more information or to register, call the A&FRC at 623-856-6550.

Litchfield Road closure

Litchfield Road is closed at the Northern Parkway bridge and will reopen by 5 p.m. Thursday. Signs indicate detour routes. Northern Parkway traffic is not affected.

Comprehensive Airman Fitness training

Comprehensive Airman Fitness Training is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is a three-day course for Airmen or Defense Department employees who endorse the resiliency program.
Resilience training assistants provide awareness education and skill development techniques for Airman and their families while enhancing individual resilience across the four domains of CAF: mental, physical, social, and spiritual. For more information, call Sharon Kozak at 623-856-2716.

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 through Aug. 30. For more information, call 1st Lt. Joseph Matejcik at 623-856-7051.

LOA scholarship program

The Logistics Officer Association Sonoran Chapter scholarship program promotes education for Air Force enlisted members. The award amounts are $1,500, $1,000 and $500. Each unit may submit as many nominations as they want for individuals intent on pursuing a higher education. Submission deadline is COB July 31. For more information, call 1st Lt. Samantha Yolangco at 623-856-8522.

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.




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