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August 15, 2014

News Briefs August 15, 2014

Base-wide exercise

The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise today. 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.

Commander’s call

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will hold a commander’s call Aug. 25 in the Luke Air Force Base theater at 7 a.m. for Airmen, 9 a.m. for NCOs, 11 a.m. for senior NCOs, 1 p.m. for civilians, 3 p.m. for officers and 5 p.m. for those not able to make another time.

SEE4Vets golf tournament

A charity golf tournament supporting education and employment for vets is 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Wigwam Resort and Golf Course. The proceeds go to SEE4Vets, a nonprofit organization benefiting student vets and their families. Donations will be accepted. For more information, go to www.SEE4Vets.org.

Sesame Street USO

Sesame Street USO Tour is coming to Luke Air Force Base at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center gym. Doors open 30 minutes early. For more information, call 623-856-7152.

Tops in Blue

The U.S. Air Force entertainment production Tops in Blue will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in Fowler Park. Admission is free. For more information, go to topsinblue.com.

Munitions storage area closed

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed Sept. 5 through 12 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last date for munitions turn-in is 4 p.m. Sept. 3. Normal operations will resume Sept. 13. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Joseph Fitchett or Staff Sgt. Jared Alexander at (623) 856-6503.

ITT closure

The ITT office located in the Luke Air Force Base Exchange mall will permanently close Aug. 30. The ITT office in Bldg. 1150 will remain open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call James Shaw at 623-896-6625.

LOSC luncheon

The Luke Officers Spouses Club is featuring a Survivor luncheon and expo at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Club Five Six. To RSVP or for more information, email Cindy at LukeOSCReservations@gmail.com.

Workforce Investment Act

Transitioning or recently transitioned military members can get financial assistance for obtaining some professional licenses or certifications for civilian jobs through the Workforce Investment Act and a partnership with Western Maricopa Education Center. Terry Grossman, 56th Family Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center, has also assisted fighter pilots on base to get their civilian commercial licenses paid for through the WIA Program. For more information, call Grossman at 623-856-6362.

SNCO professional enhancement course

The 56th Fighter Wing Senior NCO Professional Enhancement Course is 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Aug. 22 in Bldg. 461, Room 120. For more information, call Master Sgt. Ida Bushey at 623-856-2985. There will be a formal recognition ceremony honoring the inductees at
6 p.m. Aug. 22 at Club Five Six. For more information regarding the ceremony, call Senior Master Sgt. Myeshia Lee at 623-856-5999.

Comprehensive Airman Fitness training

Comprehensive Airman Fitness Training is Tuesday through 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 Airmen 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.

Karaoke

Karaoke, a DJ and dancing is 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 in Harlow’s Lounge at Club Five Six. Admission is free. For more information, call 623-856-6446.




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