In Brief


Thunderbolt Cup

The Thunderbolt Cup will take place Nov. 27. Team events requiring multiple games will be played earlier in the week. Thunderbolt Cup registration at: along with a full schedule of events. To sign up for football, kickball, dodgeball, softball and tug-o-war, go to the website. For more information, call Senior Master Sgt. Erica Fox at 623-856-7668 or email

Base weight scale

The Luke Air Force Base Weight Scale located at Bldg. 948 for individuals performing Personally Procured Moves (DITY) has reopened and is operational. For times and more information, call TMO Cargo at 623-856-7715.

Teacher certification course

West-MEC is holding an informational session for those interested in becoming career and technical education teachers or substitutes 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at START@West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85305. For more information, call 623-738-0023 or email

Flightline feast

The Luke Air Force Base Chaplain Corps is hosting a Happy Thanksgiving flightline feast 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 behind Hangar 914. The menu includes baked ham, roast chicken, cheesy potato casserole, green bean casserole, corn bread, salad, fruits, dessert and beverages. For more information, call 623-856-6211.

Exchange waives fee

From now until Dec. 24, the Exchange will waive its $3 service fee on items placed on layaway priced at $25 or more. For more information, visit the customer service desk.

Local 1547 opens doors

Local 1547 will open its doors 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays at 14035 W. Mitchell Street,  for refreshments and to learn about what benefits the union offers bargaining unit civilian employees. For more information, call 623-856-6957.

Korean War veterans

The West Valley Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association of Arizona invite Korean War and Korea Defense veterans to the monthly meetings held at 2 p.m. the second Friday of the month, September through June at the Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson, Peoria, AZ 85345. The next meeting is Nov. 8. For more information, call Cathy McDaniel at 602-218-8562 or email

Toastmasters on base

Toastmasters meets noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Quiet Study Room in the Luke Air Force Base Library. Improve communication and leadership skills through prepared and impromptu speaking. The cost is $20 to join and semiannual dues of $45. For more information, call Lynne Nutter at 623-856-9838 or 602-740-6124.

Luke Days 2020

Luke Days 2020 is March 21 and 22, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base. Watch for details. For more information, go to