In Brief – February 5, 2016

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Traffic congestion

A higher volume of traffic, which could cause congestion, is expected to occur day and night Feb. 13 on the streets surrounding Luke Air Force Base due to the Band of Brothers Festival happening at Sage and Sand Bar and Grill just east of Luke on Glendale Avenue. For more information, call 800-838-4448.

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 Tuesday. For more information, call Master Sgt. Lisa Krejci at 623-856-8346.

Power to change

Women learn skills needed to have successful relationships, set boundaries and more at Power To Change 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy. Childcare is not provided. For more information, call 623-856-3417.

Informed decision briefing

For Airmen who are thinking about separating from the Air Force, informed decision briefings are held 8 to 11 a.m.
Feb. 17 and March 16. For more information, call 623-856-2985.

Comprehensive Airman Fitness training

Comprehensive Airman Fitness training is March 15 through 17, June 14 through 16, Sept. 20 through 22 and Dec. 20 through 22. It 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. For more information, or to schedule a particular skill training for your unit before the dates, call Sharon Kozak at 623-856-2716.

MOAA offers scholarships

The Military Officers Association of America is offering scholarships to dependents and relatives of military personnel. The scholarship amount may vary between $1,000 and $5,000 and will be sent directly to the university, college, community college or technical college where the student has been accepted. The funds will be placed in an account for the students and used for school expenses. The application process is open to any high school senior provided a parent, grandparent or sibling is currently, or has previously, served on active-duty in any branch of the U.S. military service. Applications are due March 15. For more information, email dmfordney@msn.com.

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 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20. 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. Dinner 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.

In-service recruiters

To reach Master Sgt. James Snider, Air National Guard recruiter, call 623-856-3639. To reach Tech. Sgt. John Sullivan, Air Force Reserve Command recruiter, call 623-856-7002.

Be well classes

Be well classes are now available online via the Advanced Distributed learning System. For more information, call 623-856-3778.

Military Saves Week

Set a goal, make a plan, save automatically is the advice from Military Saves Week Feb. 22 through 27, which coincides with America Saves Week. For more information, go to www.militarysaves.org.

Help children discover their passion

The Military Child Education Coalition is presenting a no-cost one-day workshop for adults to help young people develop hardiness skills, meet personal and professional goals and identify their sparks and interests. Participants will learn to define the role of caring adults in helping children reach their full potential, develop a process to help adults support youth and more. The training will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 11460 W. Hilton Way, Avondale, 85323. Applicants may register by logging into www.militarychild.org/training and by emailing the name, email and phone number to Joe.clever@militarychild.org.

Hap Arnold education grant

The Air Force Aid Society is accepting applications for the Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant through March 18. The society will award up to $6 million in grants for school year 2016-2017 ranging from $500 to $4,000 based on each student’s particular level of need. For more information or details on eligibility, procedures and access to the application, go to www.afas.org/education-grants.

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 56fw.msfinstructors@us.af.mil.

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 www.recruitmilitary.com.

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 AFPC.DP2NN.workflow@us.af.mil.

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