IN BRIEF November 6, 2015


Notice to claimants

In accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-511, paragraph 3.1.5, notice is hereby given that Airman Craig N. Mertens is deceased. The undersigned has been appointed summary court officer for the purpose of estate settlement in accordance with AFI 34-511. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby on notice to present their claims. Claims must be presented by mailing or presenting a written signed statement to: 1st Lt. Vanessa Koodray, summary courts officer. For more information, call 623- 856-9731, or email


Finance office closed

The finance office will be closed 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 due to Wingman Day. The office will resume normal business hours at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

New thrift shop hours

The Luke Air Force Base Thrift Shop, located at 13975 West Phantom Street (Bldg. 750) is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays (consignments taken until 1 p.m.).  For more information go to

Thrift shop holiday hours

The Luke Air Force Base Thrift Shop will be closed for Veteran’s Day Nov. 11 and Thanksgiving week Nov. 25 and 27.

AFOSI recruiting fair

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 421 is featuring a recruiting fair on Nov. 10 at Club Five Six. AFOSI is responsible for investigating major crimes against the Air Force, Defense Department and the United States and is constantly seeking exceptional NCOs for duty as enlisted special agents. AFOSI conducts criminal investigations, fraud investigations and counterintelligence activities servicing leaders at every echelon of Air Force Command. For more information on applying for special agent duty, go to or call the AFOSI Det. 421 at 623-856-6821.

Thanksgiving Day dinner

The Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility will host Thanksgiving Day lunch 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 26 in Bldg. 545. A traditional menu will be served. There is no charge to meal card holders. Active-duty members, retirees and their dependents are welcome and pay according to what they select to eat. For more information, call 623-856-6396.

Forging Sabre exercise

Luke Air Force Base will host Forging Sabre, an exercise involving members of the Republic of Singapore armed forces Nov. 30 through Dec. 14. The exercise includes night and weekend flying operations at Luke AFB and the Barry M. Goldwater Range complex. The areas around Luke and the BMGR may experience more noise than usual as a result of the increased air activity and types of aircraft involved. There will be an increased military presence with military movements along Highway 85 south of Gila Bend as military position themselves within the Barry M. Goldwater range. For more information, call Kiley Dougherty at 623-856-7991 or Maj. Matthew Hasson at 623-856-5997.

Retiree Appreciation Day

Retiree Appreciation Day is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. There will be flu shots given, giveaways, local and base agencies on hand and more. For more information, call Capt. Chuck Henderlite at 623-856-3216.

Retiree Will Day

The 56th Fighter Wing Legal office is hosting an opportunity for retirees to set up a legal will or modify an existing one Nov. 7 at Retiree Appreciation Day. The office is currently accepting call-ins from retirees. Prior to the event, those interested must fill out an online worksheet at and provide the legal office with the generated ticket number. Spots are limited. For more information, call 623-856-6901.