Commander cuts ribbon on TLF

Photo by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND


There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 29 at Luke Air Force Base to celebrate the completion of the base’s new temporary lodging facility.

In attendance was Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, his wife, Jennifer, Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th FW command chief, Col. James Pease, Air Education Training Command director of manpower, personnel and services, Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, Lt. Col. Tonya Mack, 56th Force Support Squadron commander, and Jane Yates, 56th FSS lodging manager.

“One of the first places families come to when they arrive at a new base is the lodging facility,” Pleus said. “The TLF we have far and away exceeds what some bases have. We have really nice single family, pet friendly homes so the whole family can move in and not feel restricted. This is just the next step in taking care of families at Luke Air Force Base.”

Lodging is the first place Airmen and their families see when they come to a base, and it’s the last place they see when they make a permanent change of station to another base.

“The opportunity to have a world-class facility like this is amazing,” the commander said. “I want to publicly thank the contractors for getting this work done.”

The lodging facility will open to Luke Airmen and their families this month.