In Brief April 29, 2016

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Stormwater Program participation

The Luke Stormwater Management Program addresses nonindustrial activities and how they may affect the quality of stormwater that flows off the base. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Element provides an opportunity for base personnel, residents, and visitors to review and comment on the program. An electronic version of the program can be downloaded from the Luke Environmental Dashboard server known as eDash. For directions on how to access the Stormwater Management Program document, review a paper copy, and to deliver comments, call the Stormwater Program manager at 623-856-3621.

ATAAPS mandatory for civilians

A Memorandum of Understanding directing the use of the Automated Time and Attendance Production System was approved between Local 1547 and Luke Air Force Base March 29. This MOU implements the requirement for bargaining unit employees to input their time and attendance into ATAAPS and covers all appropriated funded employees represented by the Union. In accordance with the MOU, the 56th Comptroller Squadron will provide one-time training on the ATAAPS system to all employees not currently using the system. After the initial training, employees having difficulties with the computer functions necessary for ATAAPS operation may request additional, personalized training or assistance from their respective unit timekeeper. The initial ATAAPS training will be offered at 8 and 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. May 3 at the base theater.

EFMP respite care providers needed

Full-time caregivers need occasional respite from their responsibilities whether it’s for a few hours a week to run errands, or a few weeks a year to take a vacation. Respite care lets caregivers maintain their health, bolster family stability, keep marriages intact, and avoid or delay more costly nursing home or foster care placements. At Luke there are 30 Exceptional Family Member families using respite care through the EFMP and many more that are eligible to use respite care. Respite care providers are trained and licensed through Association for Supportive Child Care at no cost. For more information on becoming a EFMP respite care provider, call Marjorie Thompson at 623-856-6841.

Month of Military Child picnic

The Month of the Military Child picnic is 4 to 7 p.m. today at Fowler Park. Admission is free. There will be free burgers, hot dogs and drinks, along with games, activities, inflatables, a DJ, prizes, face painting, crafts and more. For more information, call the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center at 623-856-7470.

Scholarship program

Club members and their family members can earn up to $5000 toward a college degree by submitting either a written or video essay through May 20. To enter, visit www.myairforcelife.com/clubs. For more information, call Club Five Six at 623-856-6446.

Cinco de Mayo

A Cinco de Mayo celebration is 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Harlow’s Lounge at Club Five Six. There will be an unlimited $5 taco bar and other specials. For more information, call 623-856-6446.

Mother’s Day brunch

There will be a Mother’s Day brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 8 at Club Five Six. The cost is $20 per member and $25 per nonmember and includes a Belgian waffle station, omelet bar, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Virginia pitt ham, smoked salmon, deserts and more. For more information or to make a reservation no later than May 6, call 623-856-6446.

Hands Across Luke

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 Hands Across Luke 3 to 3:12 p.m. today 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 3:11 to 3:12 p.m. For more information, call Evelyn Perez at 623-856-4878.