News November 13, 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

A&FRC closed

The 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center will be closed 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for an official function. For more information, call 623-856-6834.


November is Native American Indian Heritage Month. The NAIHM Festival is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the base theater parking lot. There will be dancers, singers, silver and bead jewelers, a basket weaver, wood carver, and cactus chili with fry bread.

AF Academy day at Luke

U.S. Air Force Academy representatives will be at Luke Air Force Base at 1 p.m. Tuesday. To learn about the opportunity to commission as a second lieutenant through Leaders Encouraging Airman Development program, there will be a briefing at the Airman Leadership School Auditorium. The event is open to all ranks. For more information, call Sandy Cooper at 623-856-7723.

Leadership Gold

Lightning Leadership is presenting Leadership Gold 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Naval Operations Support Center, Room 412. The event is open to Airmen and civilians. For more information or to sign up, email

LOSC tree, wreath raffle; cookie drive

The Luke Officers Spouses Club will be holding its annual tree and wreath raffle charity fundraiser at 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at Club Five Six. This year’s theme is “Peace on Earth,” and proceeds will benefit Luke Airmen and their families. Request an invitation at The LOSC members will also be collecting donations for the Christmas cookie drive that day. For more information, email Susie Dunn at

Holiday gift wrap program

The Annual Community Gift Wrap Program is Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. Organizations on base can raise funds by wrapping gifts at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange. Supplies are provided. For more information, call 623-935-2671, ext. 211 or email

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 Thanksgiving week Nov. 25 and 27.

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.

Comprehensive Airman Fitness training

Comprehensive Airman Fitness Training is a three-day course for Airmen or Defense Department employees who endorse the resiliency program. Resilience training assistants provide awareness education and skill development techniques for Airmen and their families while enhancing individual resilience across the four domains of CAF: mental, physical, social and spiritual. The next class is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 through 10. For more information, call Sharon Kozak at 623-856-2716.