In Brief April 15, 2016

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April: SAAM events

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Defense Department theme is “Know Your Part! Do Your Part! The 56th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office is featuring a contest, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, by supplying pedometers to track the number of steps taken during the month. Participants can compete as individuals or units. Movie Wednesdays are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 and 27. A brown bag lunch will be provided. Limited seating is available. To sign up, call 623-856-4878. Unmasking Sexual Assault is an ongoing event to fill the The Wall of Masks with masks decorated by participants, which have been provided by the SAPRO. Hands Across Luke is 3 to 3:12 p.m. April 29 on the north and south sides of the Maj. Troy Gilbert bridge. Participants meet at 3 p.m. at Club Five Six and must be in place by 3:10 p.m. There will be a moment of silence for 3:11 to 3:12 p.m.
For more information, call Evelyn Perez at 623-856-4878.

Scholarships for housing residents

Balfour Beatty Communities is accepting scholarship applications for the 2016/2017 school term to those living in a Balfour Beatty Communities-owned and managed property. The applicant pool has expanded to include leaseholders, their spouses and dependents. Luke housing residents who are attending or will be attending an accredited educational or technical institution for the 2016/2017 term may apply until April 30. For more information or to submit an application, go to www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. For information on living in base housing, call Balfour Beatty Communities at 623-388-3515 or Rodney Marks, Housing Referral Office, at 623-856-7643.

Space camp

Air Force Space Camp is July 31 through Aug. 5 in Huntsville, Alabama. Applicants must be dependents of active-duty military, retired military, Air Force civilian employees, Air National Guard or AF Reserve. For more information, go to www.spacecamp.com.

Teen aviation camp

Air Force Teen Aviation Camp is June 18 through 24 at the U.S. Air Force Academy north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Applicants must be dependents of active-duty military, retired military, Air Force civilian employees, Air National Guard or AF Reserve. For more information, call Teresa Witschen at 210-395-7514.

AFAF campaign

The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds to support Air Force families in need. The campaign runs from March 21 through April 29. The goal for unit representatives is to have a 100 percent contact rate with active-duty personnel. For more information, go to https://www.afassistancefund.org.

CCAF mentorship training

The 56th Force Support Squadron Education Center will offer on-going Community College of the Air Force mentorship training at 8:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the education center in Bldg 1150. The program provides guidance on using the Air Force Virtual Education Center and training for mentors who want to assist Airmen seeking a CCAF in their workplace. The requirements are to have completed a CCAF degree and possess a desire to mentor fellow Airmen. For more information, call education center at 623-856-7722.

Mission-essential materials

Funding is now available for offices to submit their mission-essential requirements for periodicals and books through the Luke Air Force Base Library. For more information, call Pam Lum at 623-856-3893.

SOAR commissioning

For Airmen wishing to submit a commissioning package for the Air Force ROTC program, Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen to ROTC, the submission date to Air Education and Training Command is Sept. 15. Waivers are due Sept. 1. For more information, visit the education center or call 623-856-7722.