In Brief March 18, 2018


Air Show VIP Experience

General admission is free to the Luke Air Force Base 75 Years of Air Power Air Show, but attenders can be part of the VIP experience by purchasing tickets to the Luke Hospitality Tent at Tickets are $110 per person age 13 and up, $75 per youth ages 6 through 12, and free for children under age 5 with a paying adult. For more information, call Club Five Six at 623-856-6446.

AADD volunteers for dining in

Airmen Against Drunk Driving is seeking 10 volunteers to support the Spouses Dining In event at 7 p.m. April 8 in Hangar 999. To sign up or for more information, call Master Sgt. Charles Loftus at 623-856-5712 or email

Leadership Gold

Lightning Leadership presents Leadership Gold 8 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Navy Operations Support Center, Room 412. The class is open to civilians, enlisted and officers. To sign up email

Finance office closed

The 56th Comptroller Squadron office will be closed Monday due to Wingman Day. The office will resume normal business hours Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Senior Airman KoRaye Williams at 623-856-7028.

Local PTSA recruitment

The schools surrounding Luke Air Force Base have Parent, Teacher and Student Associations and are looking to increase participation by recruiting parents and students to get involved. PTSA exists to help children reach their potential by engaging families and communities to advocate for children. PTSA is not a fundraising organization; however, they do raise money for student activities. Schools want children to participate in fun family friendly experiences that allow them to not only work hard for their future but to be children and have fun while attending school. For more information, call Roxane Dietrich, LAFB’s School Liaison Officer at 623-856-6550.

Mission-essential materials

Funding is now available for offices to submit their mission-essential requirements for periodicals and books through the Luke Air Force Base Library. For more information, call Pam Lum at 623-856-3893.

AFAF campaign

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

MPS closure

The military personnel section will be closed Monday. Personnel with scheduled appointments are being contacted to reschedule. For those who have not been contacted, reschedule an appointment by calling customer service at 623-856-7875 or emailing

In our own voice

The 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Squadron and the National Alliance on Mental Illness is featuring an In Our Own Voice presentation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the A&FRC, Bldg. 1113, for those who have someone with mental illness in their lives. For more information or to RSVP, call 623-856-6550.

Thrift shop is open

The Luke Air Force Base Thrift Shop, located at Bldg. 750 is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Consignments will be taken until 1 p.m. Like us on Facebook at

Toastmasters on base

Toastmasters meets noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in Bldg. 1150, 3rd Floor Conference Room. Improve communication and leadership skills through friendly, constructive exercises involving prepared and impromptu speaking, and group leadership. Instructional materials are provided. The cost is $20 to join and $7 per month thereafter. For more information call Lynne Nutter at 623-856-8711.

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.

Airman’s Attic Open Ranks Day

Open Ranks Day is 9 to noon Saturday 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.

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.

Single Airmen free golf

The Recharge for Resiliency program is offering free golf clinics and tournaments for single Airmen 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17 or May 15 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The clinics are limited to 16 students per clinic and include clubs, range balls, golf cart, green fee and awards. For more information, call 623-535-9334.

Funtastic Friday

The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center is featuring an Eggstacular Party 6 to 10 p.m. today for children ages 6 to 12. The cost is $12 per youth program member and $15 per nonmember. Sign-up by noon today to receive a door prize ticket. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

Teen flashlight egg hunt

The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center is featuring a teen flashlight egg hunt at 8 p.m. today for teens ages 13 to 18. There is no cost. Teens are encouraged to bring a flashlight, a basket and a friend or two for an exciting evening of egg hunting in the dark. Lots of treats in eggs to be found including golden eggs that entitle the finder to a prize. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

Eggstravaganza — a famiy event

The 56th Force Support Squadron is featuring a family event 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the youth center for children to age 12 and parents. The event is free. Bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, crafts, music and egg hunts with treats in all the eggs and special prize eggs. For more information, call 623-856-7470.