In Brief March 11, 2016


The 56th Training Squadron is hosting high school student leaders representing SkillsUSA Arizona in a briefing at 9 a.m. March 18 in Bldg. 938, Room 119. SkillsUSA’s mission is to improve the quality of America’s skilled work force through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. The student leaders will be explaining their chosen career path and the importance of the program to the students and the community. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Greg Daniels at 623-856-5726.

SOAR commissioning

For Airmen wishing to submit a commissioning package for the Air Force ROTC program, Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen to ROTC, the submission date to Air Education and Training Command is Sept. 15. Waivers are due Sept. 1. For more information, visit the education center or call 623-8656-7722.

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, 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. Registration deadline is Monday. 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. Deadline to apply is Monday. A mandatory meeting is 9 a.m. at the A&FRC Wednesday for those who apply. For more information, call 623-856-6550.

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.

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.

Inside out, upside down

Inside out and upside down is an ongoing drop-in group to help participants deal with anger, frustration, irritation and more. The class is 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays beginning March 28 at the Behavioral health clinic on the second floor of the medical clinic. For more information, call James Yang-Hellewell at 623-856-3417.

CCAF mentorship training

The 56th Force Support Squadron Education Center will offer on-going Community College of the Air Force mentorship training at 8:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the education center in Bldg 1150. The program provides guidance on using the Air Force Virtual Education Center and training for mentors who want to assist Airmen seeking a CCAF in their workplace. The requirements are to have completed a CCAF degree and possess a desire to mentor fellow Airmen. For more information, call education center at 623-856-7722.

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