In Brief – February 26, 2016

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Luke tax center open

The on-base tax center is now open. Free tax assistance on federal and state tax returns is available to active-duty, retirees and dependents. To receive assistance, members must bring a valid military I.D., social security card for each member of the family to be claimed, all tax forms for income (e.g. W-2, W-2G, 1099), a copy of the 2014 tax return, and a checking or savings document (e.g. check or bank statement) with routing number from the member’s bank. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday in Bldg. 1150, Room 1020. For more information, call Capt. Jheremy Perkins at 623-856-3140.

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 or squadron before the dates, call Sharon Kozak at 623-856-2716.

Parents’ Night Out

Register children ages 6 weeks to 5 years at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center and children ages 6 to 12 at the 56th FSS Youth Center today for a child-free afternoon noon to 4 p.m. March 12. Current immunizations for each child are required at the time of registration. The cost is $20 per child. For more information or to register, call the youth center at 623-856-7470 or the CDC at 623-856-6338.

Munitions storage area closure change

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 18 through 25 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last date/time for munitions turn-ins is by 4 p.m. March 17. Normal operations will resume March 26. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Donnie Roos at 623-856-5493.

Volunteer ops

Opening Day at Goodyear Ballpark: Forty-five Airmen needed to hold a giant flag before the game at noon March 1 at 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, 85338. Participants must wear ABUs and can stay to watch the game.

• Read to students: Airmen read for 30 minutes to kinder through 3rd grade students March 1 through 4 at Discovery Elementary School, 7910 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 85303.

• Read to students: Airmen read for 30 minutes 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. to students age 5 through 12 March 2 at Countryside Elementary School, 15034 N. Parkview Place, Surprise, 85388. For more information, email Tech. Sgt. Tim Boyer.

NCO Professional Enhancement

The next NCO Professional Enhancement Course will be
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 8 through 11 in the Airman Leadership School Auditorium. The course is for staff and technical sergeants who have completed Airman Leadership School at least three years prior and/or who have not yet attended the NCO Academy. NCOs must have approval from their leadership to attend the four-day course. For more information or to sign up, email Master Sgt. Ida Bushey.

Women’s History Month

The Women’s History Month luncheon at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
March 9 at Club Five Six. A 5k fun run is 7 a.m. March 25 at the 944th HQ auxiliary parking lot. There will be an essay contest at Luke Elementary School and WHM items on display at the Luke Air Force Base library. For more information, call 1st Lt. Katie Pane at 623-856-4119.

Flightline feast

The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel is featuring a flightline feast at 11:30 a.m. March 3 at the Hangar 914 fire pit. For more information, call 623-856-6211.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza is 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. For more information, call 623-856-7470.