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August 22, 2014

News Briefs August 22, 2014

Commander’s call

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will hold a commander’s call Monday 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.

Gate hours change

The South Gate Visitor Registration Center hours have changed. They are 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday effective now. The North Gate is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday inbound and outbound effective Sept. 2. The Kachina Gate is open
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday inbound and outbound effective Sept. 2. The Lightning Gate and South Gate remain open 24/7. For more information, call 623-856-3607.

Luke Home School open house

The Luke Home School program open house is 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1113 at Luke Air Force Base. Meet the home school program point of contact, other Luke home school parents and Exceptional Family Member Program coordinators, and get the latest information on the Arizona Interstate Compact. For more information or to register, call 623-856-6550.

Build-a-boat challenge

The build-a-boat challenge is from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Silver Wings Pool and Park. The boat must hold two people and race across the pool. The cost is $50 per team. There are awards for the Speed Racer (first to finish), Titanic (first to sink) and the Spirit for best looking boat, team name and chant. For more information or to sign up, call Jessica Roland at 623-856-6762.

Lady’s crud tournament

A lady’s crud tournament is 5:56 p.m. Sept. 26 in Bldg. 750. Women can join or form a five-person team to compete. The registration deadline is Sept. 12 and is $40 per person. There is no limit to the number of teams any unit can have. For more information or to register, email Capt. Chris Lowe at christopher.lowe.5@us.af.mil.

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.

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.

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 Marlyn Shultz at 623-856-5902.

Youth karate classes

Karate classes are 6 to 7 p.m. for youth program members ages 6 to 9 and 7 to 8 p.m. for YP members ages 10 to 16 Tuesdays at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. The cost is $40 per youth for four classes a month. For more information, call 623-856-7470.




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