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August 29, 2014

News Briefs August 29, 2014

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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 Tuesday, the North Gate is open inbound and outbound 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also on Tuesday, the Kachina Gate will open inbound and outbound 6 a.m. to
10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The Lightning Gate and South Gate remain open 24/7. For more information, call 623-856-3607.

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.

MDG closure

The 56th Medical Group will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday. For more information, call 623-856-2273.

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. Wednesday. 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 Saturday. 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.
Career technical training track

Training options are available for those preparing to separate and begin a new career. As part of the enhanced Transition Goals, Plans, Success program, service members and spouses can select from three tailored, two-day tracks to attend: a career technical training track for those seeking job-ready skills and industry-recognized credentials in shorter-term training programs; an education track, for those pursuing a traditional college education; and an entrepreneurship track, for those wanting to start a business. For more information call the Luke Air Force Base VA benefits briefer at the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center at 623-856-6550 or 571-422-1273.

Job market for vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs new VA Benefits I and II briefings are now available at Luke Air Force Base as part of the revamped Transition Assistance Program. The goal of the redesigned TAP, now known as Transition Goals, Plans, Success, is to provide transitioning service members with a set of tailored training programs and services to equip them to pursue their post-military goals successfully. Service members participating in the new VA Benefits I and II briefings will learn how to review, apply for and receive the benefits and services they have earned. For more information, call the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center at (623) 856-6550.

ROTC commissioning packages due

All Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps 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 ROTC by Oct. 15. There have been many recent changes to the programs. Airmen interested in these programs are required to 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.

Pet travel advisory

Airmen who are about to change stations and have a pet or pets moving with them should contact the travel management office for assistance in booking a pet reservation as soon as possible upon receiving PCS notification. All pet allocations are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Travelers must move their pets commercially at their own expense if allocations are filled. Only cats and dogs are allowed to travel via the Patriot Express. For more information, call TMO passenger travel at 623-856-7035.




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