In Brief March 4, 2106

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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.

Air Force Assistance Fund begins

The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds to support Air Force families in need. The campaign runs from March 21 through April 29. The goal for unit representatives is to have a 100 percent contact rate with active-duty personnel. For more information, go to https://www.afassistancefund.org.

Family campout

The 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation is holding the base camp family campout beginning with a 6 p.m.
dinner April 15 with outdoor games, bouncy castle, movie, s’mores by the campfire and more through 7:30 a.m. breakfast April 16 at Fowler Park. The cost is $10 for a family of four and $5 per each additional member. Camping packages including a tent and four sleeping bags available for $15. Registration deadline is March 14. For more information, call 623-856-6267.

Portable career for spouses

The Air Force Aid Society is funding training for spouses to obtain a pharmacy technician certification by attending classes at Glendale Community College. This comprehensive 72-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. To apply, visit the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center. Slots are limited to active-duty U.S. Air Force spouses assigned to Luke Air Force Base. Deadline to apply is March 14. A mandatory meeting is 9 a.m. at the A&FRC March 16 for those who apply. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

Hire Heroes Workshop

The free two-day Hire Heroes transition workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 and 16 at the Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center at 15249 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale, 85306. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, call 703-908-6415.

Airman’s Attic

The Airman’s Attic is an all-volunteer workforce that provides gently used household items and clothing to active-duty service members (E-1 to E-5) and their dependents at no charge. Items are free but limited. Volunteers are welcome. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and the first and third Saturdays, and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The location is Bldg. 750 on Phantom Street. For more information, call 623-856-6415.

Airman’s Attic Open Ranks Day

Open Ranks Day is 9 to noon March 19 at Airman’s Attic, Bldg. 750. All ranks are invited to take home free items. For those who would like to donate, bring the items to Airman’s Attic during hours of operation. For more information, call 623-856-6415.

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.

Horses Help

A day at Horses Help is for families with special needs members and is 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 9. For more information or to enroll, call 623-856-6550.

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.

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