Finance office closed

The 56th Comptroller Squadron Finance Customer Service office will be closed 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 due to an official function. For more information, call Master Sgt. Lisa Krejci at 623-856-3995.

Chapel events

The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel is presenting a flightline feast at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bldg. 914 fire pit, a deployed family dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Luke Community Chapel and Hallelujah night is 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 a the LCC. For more information, call 623-856-6211.

MDG closure

The 56th Medical Group will be closed Thursday for training. MDG will resume normal duty hours Oct. 9. For more information, call 623-856-CARE (2273).

Luke thrift shop

The Luke Thrift Shop, located at 13975 W. Phantom St. in Bldg. 750 (the old officer’s club), is now open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Friday. Consignments are taken until 1 p.m. For more information, go to

Ladies crud tournament

Teams are now forming for the ladies crud tournament happening at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in the old officer’s club, Bldg. 750. Entry fee is $30 per team. The event is open to Luke Air Force Base female active-duty members and civilians. For more information or to enter a team, call Monica Bailey at 719-238-1060.

MPOY golf tournament

The 56th Fighter Wing Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet golf tournment is 7:30 shotgun start Oct. 9 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $45 per person and includes green fee, golf cart, range balls and lunch. There will be prizes and raffle tickets. For more information, or to preregister, call Tech. Sgt. Jackie Childs at 623-856-2182.

Hispanic Heritage Month events

A piñata making game night for youth is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center and a bake sale is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Luke Community Chapel. The luncheon is 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Club Five Six. RSVP by Oct. 9 to For more information, call Staff Sgt. Deborah Rutledge at 623-856-8502.

EFMP support group

The Exceptional Family Member Program support group meeting is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1113. To RSVP, call 623-856-6550.

Club Beyond

Club Beyond is where friends, fun and faith connect. High school-age youth meet at 7:27 p.m. Mondays and middle schoolers meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Activities are planned for other days and times. For more information, call 623-856-6211 or email

Veteran training

The Department of Veterans Affairs is featuring online training courses to assist veterans with a number of issues including overcoming life’s challenges, parenting, managing stress, and anger and irritability. For more information, go to

Give parents a break

The 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center and Youth Center are offering free childcare in a safe, age-appropriate learning environment 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17. The reservation deadline is Thursday. The service is for active-duty Air Force families who are experiencing stress due to a temporary duty assignment, deployment or unique hardships associated with military life. Lunch and a snack are included. For children from infant to age 5, call 623-856-6338. For children ages 6 to 12, call 623-856-7471.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed on Make a Difference Day to help clean up trash, install new signs, paint over graffiti and more to improve the Tres Rios area. The time is 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at Base & Meridian Wildlife Recreation Area next to Phoenix International Raceway at 7602 S. Avondale Blvd. in Avondale. Breakfast will be provided for volunteers. For more information, call Oscar Mabry at 623-856-4748.

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