In Brief January 29, 2016


Dining facility reopens
The Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility will reopen Monday. Affected meal card holders will continue to receive basic allowance for subsistence through Sunday. No member action is required. Effective Monday, the DFAC hours will be 6 to 8 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and 4 to 6 p.m. for dinner. Weekends and holidays are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for brunch and 4 to 6 p.m. for supper. For more information, call Master Sgt. Felicia Fencl at 623-856-4503.
Awards banquet
The 2015 Annual Awards Banquet is Feb. 20 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park. Social hour is 5 p.m. and the ceremony is 6 p.m. The guest speaker is Mike Broomhead, national talk radio host. Military uniform is mess dress or semiformal and civilian attire is black tie or formal. RSVP by Feb. 9. For more information, call Master Sgt. Lisa Krejci at 623-856-8346.
MPOY golf tournament
The Maintenance Professional of the Year golf tournament is 8 a.m.
Feb. 5 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Registration is 7:30 a.m. The deadline to sign up is today. The cost is $50 per person and includes green fee, hole-in-one fund, range balls, lunch and cart. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Donnie Roose at 623-856-5493.
Experienced motorcycle riders
Luke Air Force Base is looking for experienced military motorcycle riders interested in being trained as certified RiderCoaches through the RiderCourse training system. For more information, email Tech. Sgt. Teresa Rayfield or Staff Sgt. Dustin Smith at
Men’s bible study
Men of Valor, a men’s bible study is 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays now through March 28 at the Luke Air Force Base community chapel. Life skills, parenting skills and husband skills will be covered. For more information, call David Bruce at 623-850-6050.
Veteran career fair
RecruitMilitary helps military veterans and spouses connect with employers and is featuring a free veteran career fair 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. For more information, visit
VA benefits advisors on base
For those separating or retiring, take advantage of Veterans Affairs advisor’s expertise. They can help members make the most of their earned benefits and provide resources for life after the military. Advisors offer one-on-one assistance and are available to meet anytime. For more information, call 623-856-6550 or visit the office between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1113.
Direct enlisted commissioning program
The Air Force Nurse Corps is accepting applications for the Direct Enlisted Commissioning Program. Qualified candidate applications will meet the DEC Selection Board April 2016. Critical dates are Feb. 12: Suspense date for notification of intent to apply, March 4: Suspense date for completion of the chief nurse interview, March 15: Suspense date for submission of three references, March 25: Suspense date for submitting completed application and April 18 through 22: Tentative selection board convening date. For more information, send correspondence to AFPC’s Nurse Utilization Office at
Parent with love, logic
A Becoming a Love and Logic Parent class is 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays beginning Monday through March 21 in the 56th Medical Grouop Mental Health Conference Room. For more information or to sign up, call James Yan-Hellewell at 623-856-3417.
Scholarships for military children
The Scholarships for Military Children Program are accepting applications at the Luke Air Force Base Commissary. 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 are due Feb. 12. For more information, visit, or call 856-616-9311.