In Brief

Finance office closed

The 56th Comptroller Squadron office will close at 11:30 a.m. today and reopen Monday with regular hours. For more information, call 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin at 623-856-6035.

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. June 11. The reservation deadline is June 2. 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. Lunch 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.

Mother’s Day brunch

There will be a Mother’s Day brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 at Club Five Six. The cost is $20 per member and $25 per nonmember and includes a Belgian waffle station, omelet bar, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Virginia pitt ham, smoked salmon, deserts and more. For more information or to make a reservation no later than May 6, call 623-856-6446.

Troops to teachers

A presentation to learn more about the teaching profession is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1113. Registration is required. To register, call 623-856-6550. For more information, go to

Habitat for Humanity volunteers

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to support community projects. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Giovanni Scharon at 623-856-3287.

Boss and Buddy Night

Boss and buddy night is 4 p.m. today at Club Five Six. A taco bar is free for members and $5 per non-member. Specials, DJ music and raffle drawings are included. For more information, call 623-856-6446.

Before and after school care

Register now for the before and after school care program, which provides breakfast, transportation to-and-from Luke Elementary and Barbara B. Robey Elementary School, an after-school snack and recreational programs for school-age children at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. For more information, call 623-856-7471.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Comprehensive Airman
Fitness training

Comprehensive Airman Fitness Training is 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.

Scholarship program

Club members and their family members can earn up to $5,000 toward a college degree by submitting either a written or video essay by May 20. To enter, visit For more information, call Club Five Six at 623-856-6446.

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