In Brief


The Thunderbolt will not be published Dec. 25 or Jan. 1, 2016. Look for the 2015 Year in Review edition available Jan. 8, 2016. Regular editions of the Thunderbolt will resume Jan. 15.

DFAC Christmas Day lunch

The Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility will serve Christmas Day lunch 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 6 p.m.
Dec. 25 in Bldg. 545. Active-duty, retirees and their dependents are welcome. For more information, call 623-856-6396.

Exchange doubles gas savings

Drivers fueling up with a Military Star card will receive
10 cents off per gallon of fuel today through Sunday at the Exchange gas station. For more information, go to

DFAC closes for two weeks

The Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility will close Jan. 11 through 27, 2016, to replace the fire suppression system. Essential Station Messing card members will be placed on base allowance for subsistence during that time. The Falcon Inn Flight Kitchen will be open, however; if meal card members choose to eat there, they will be considered cash paying customers and charged a surcharge. For more information, call the DFAC at 623-856-6396.

Chief’s promotion party

Congratulate the new Luke Air Force Base chief master sergeants at a promotion party at 3 p.m. today at Club Five Six in Harlow’s Lounge. There will be free food, drinks and music.

Thrift shop closure

The thrift shop will be closed today through Jan. 6 when it will return to normal business hours.

Scholarships for military children

The Scholarships for Military Children Program are accepting applications at the Luke Air Force Base Commissary and commissaries around the world. Applicants must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21, or 23 if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university, of active-duty service members, Reserve or Guard members, retirees or survivors of a military member who died while on active duty, or survivor of a retiree. Applications must arrive by close of business Feb. 12, 2016. For more information, visit, or call 856-616-9311, or email

Club Five Six change

Club Five Six is open for lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are now offering soup, salad, sandwiches, hamburgers and wraps from the grill Monday through Friday. The buffet is available Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call Melissa Arnold at 623-856-6446, ext. 226.

A&FRC closure

The 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center will be closed noon to 3 p.m. today for an official function. In the case of an emergency, call 602-738-3492.

Changes at arts, crafts, auto skills

The Arts and Crafts building and auto skills area are undergoing changes. Arts and crafts has new carpet, a new resale area, expanded engraving capabilities and a new state-of-the-art mat cutter. Auto skills has a new 18,000-pound lift and new alignment equipment. The car wash has been renovated with new equipment.

Adult ceramics class

The 56th Force Support Squadron Arts and Crafts center is offering an adult ceramics class at 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants must provide their own greenware or bisque pieces and supplies. The cost is $7 per person and includes on kiln-firing for the in-class piece only. Additional kiln firings will be charged accordingly. For more information, or to register, call 623-856-6502.

Holiday costumes for rent

Elf and Santa costumes are for rent at 56th FSS Outdoor Recreation. To reserve a costume for a day, weekend, holiday or by the week, call 623-856-6267.

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