October 16, 2015


Local 1547 office has moved

The Air Force Government Employee, Local 1547, office has moved from Bldg. 445 to Bldg. 156, the first floor east end of the Airman Leadership School building. For more information, call Harley Hembd at 623-856-6957 or email

AFGE cookout

Defense Department, nonappropriated fund, Army, Air Force Exchange Services and Defense Commissary Agency civilian employees are invited to a picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at Fowler Park and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Air Force Government Employee Union office on the first floor of Bldg. 156. The food is free. The AFGE Local 1547 will talk about how the union is working for members. For more information, call Silvestre Chaco at 623-856-6957.

Love and logic parenting

Put an end to arguing, back talk, power struggles and begging. Learn how to set limits, teach children responsibility and to problem solve in Becoming a Love and Logic Parent class. The class is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays Oct. 26 through Nov. 30 in the Mental Health Conference Room in the 56th Medical Group building. To register or for more information, call Jim Yang-Hellewell at 623-856-3417.

Enlisted volunteers for OTS

The Air Force is seeking qualified volunteers to become remotely piloted aircraft pilots. Enlisted members may compete to enter Officer Training School, earn a commission and attend undergraduate RPA training. Candidates must commission by age 35. Interested members should discuss with their supervisor/commander and the Air Force Personnel Center assignment team for release to compete. For more information, call Senior Master Sgt. Sarah Tombley, 56th Force Support Squadron, at 623-856-3246.

FTAC position open

The First Term Airman Center is looking for a team leader. Applications are due Nov. 6. The report-no-later-than date is Nov. 30. The position is open to staff or technical sergeants. For more information or to apply, contact the unit first sergeant.

Job fair

The 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center will host, in partnership with the Department of Economic Security, the 2015 Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Club Five Six. More than 60 local and national employers will attend to include federal, state, county and city government agencies, and private sector healthcare, aviation, security, financial, IT, hotel and other services. For more information, call Edwin Robinson at 623-856-6550.

Schedule tests through AFVEC

To request a test to be scheduled, go to the Air Force Virtual Education site, click on Online Test Requests, submit a new request, choose Luke AFB, select the test type, choose a date and time, and alternate date and time and submit. Education personnel will verify the information and schedule appropriately. An automated email will be sent with the scheduled test date. For more information, call Melissa Hohn at 623-856-7722.

Family Child Care providers

The 56th Force Support Squadron Family Child Care program is looking for those interested in operating an FCC home. Requirements include that providers must be 18 or older, speak, read and write English, have a high school diploma or GED, are physically and mentally capable of providing care, complete a background investigation and all required training.  Providers must also obtain required liability insurance coverage. For a full listing of FCC regulations go to AFI 34-278 on the Air Force Publications website. The FCC also offers an infant and toddler subsidy program for Air Force families, and the USDA Child and Adult Care Food meal reimbursement program for providers. Parents can request a current copy of Luke’s monthly provider list from the FCC office, Child Development Center, youth center, Airman & Family Readiness Center or visit For more information, call Alicia Powers at 623-856-7470.

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