May 11, 2012

Announcements May 11, 2012

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The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012!!  If your spouse is deployed or you are a single airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register!  PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children.  For more information contact the A&FRC.


Airman and Family Readiness

5 N. Seller Ave., Bldg. 3000, (661) 277-0723

Volunteers Needed: The Airman and Family Readiness Center is in need of volunteers to assist with daily admin and front desk tasks. If you are highly motivated, a self-starter and good with answering phones and helping customers please e-mail  and or call Linda at (661) 277-4622 or Heather at (661) 277-0722 to inquire. Hours of operation for this position are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Arts and Crafts Center

200 Methusa Rd., (661) 275-ARTS

Wood Shop Safety Class: May 12, 1-3 p.m. Cost is $12.50 (pre-paid at registration). This is our monthly mandatory class to become certified to use the wood shop. If you need a class during the work week, let us know and we can schedule a class for you (three student minimum).

Auto Hobby Mid-month Special: May 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., call for an appointment. Have two disc brake rotors turned for the price of one for a $7 savings.


Child Development Center

1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6457, (661) 275-8687

Use your PLAYpass here!

Muffins and Milk: May 11, various times. Come to the CDC and join your child for a wonderful snack time event!

Openings for your child: The CDC has immediate openings for your child. If you need help with childcare, then please come see us. We will assist you in finding the best childcare for your child’s needs.


Club Muroc

275 Doolittle Parkway, (661) 275-CLUB

Club closed Saturday and Sunday except for special functions or events. Please call (661) 275-CLUB to book a special function with our catering department.

Mother’s Day Brunch: May 13, two seating’s at 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., reserve by calling (661) 275-Club. Cost IS $18 for adult members, $20 for adult non-members. Youth 13-17, $8; children 6-12, $6, and children under five are free. E1-E4, club members—$13 per adult, children are free.

Menu: Scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, link sausages, home fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy, omelet and waffle station, tender chicken breasts with sun-dried tomato and roasted pepper cream sauce, steak Diane, cod filets, mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, fresh mixed vegetables and assorted rolls, smoked ham, salad and fruit station, dessert station with fresh strawberry upside down cake, coconut cream pie, chocolate cream pie and assorted cakes, fresh brewed coffee, hot and iced tea, orange juice. and champagne.

Fogleman’s Lounge and Member Specials

Available from 5-7 p.m. To-go is not available on specials.

Bingo Nights, 6-7 p.m. Cost is $3 per card with three game. First Game: 4 corners- $30/ Second Game: Horizontal- $50/ Third Game: Progressive coverall starting at 48 numbers for $300 or consolation prize of $75.  After Bingo, join us for Karaoke!

Evening Dining: “Why Cook With This Deal?” 

Family Night Buffets: Leave the cooking to us! Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-8 p.m.

1980 and 1990’s Party, “Back to the Prom Night:” May 11, 6:30 p.m.-close, reservations required. Cost is $10 (Member’s First Discount applies). Come to the Prom dressed in your favorite 1980s and 1990s fashion and enjoy a special themed buffet with drink specials throughout the night (FREE drink ticket for “spiked punch”).

Music and karaoke of the 80s and 90s themed music will be played throughout the night.

Tuesday Family Night Buffets; Only on Tuesdays: $8.95 for adult members; $10.95 for adult non-members. Members only: With the purchase of an adult meal, up to two children (ages 6-10 years) can have a free meal from the Children’s Buffet (each additional child is $3.95 and all children under 6 years old are free). Non-Club Members: Children 6-10 years $4.95 and all other children under 6 $2. Buffet only—no other dining room menu available.

  • May 15: Country Buffet
  • May 22: Southern Buffet
  • May 29: Home Style Buffet

Every Wednesday: Lots of Pasta Buffet, 5-8 p.m. Tomato chicken Parmesan and assorted other pasta selections. Cost is $10.95 for adult members, $11.95 for adult non-members. Youth, 7-13 years are $8; children 6-12 years are $6; and children five and under are free.

Every Thursday: Barbecue Rib Buffet, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10.95 for adult members, and $11.95 for adult non-members. Youth age 7-13 years are $8; children 6-12 years are $6; and children five and under are free.


Education and Training

Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453, (661) 258-8501

Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited university, is looking for potential faculty to teach graduate-level finance or human resource courses at our Edwards AFB campus. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in a related field (terminal degree preferred), professional experience, and preferably experience teaching at the graduate level. Applicants please send resume/vita to For more information, call Karen Fudala at 258-8501.

Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisors available to assist you with completion of your CCAF degree. Call (661) 277-2713, or stop by Bldg 2435, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Don’t procrastinate. It’s easier than you think!

Community of Practice website: Training class schedule is now available on the Education and Training CoP. See at a glance all the classes offered by the Education & Training Office for Edwards’ military and DOD civilians. The schedule is updated as more classes become available. Contact your training manager for detailed course information. Log on to


Family Child Care

1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6457, (661) 275-4322

Family Child Care is seeking dedicated people who love working with children!  If you live on-base and want to care for children in your home or you are a military dependent and live off-base, you may be eligible to be a licensed or affiliated provider!  Make a positive difference in the lives of children! Most materials and training are provided free of charge!

The Benefits of Being a Family Child Care Provider: Being able to work out of your home, working while caring for your own children, being in charge of your own business, doing work that you love, setting your own hours and free training! If you are interested in becoming an FCC licensed or affiliated provider, contact the FCC Office at (661) 275-4322. New provider orientation starting soon! We need providers to offer alternate hours to accommodate evening, swing and weekend duty hours. We are looking for providers to offer care for children with special needs including asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy and other physical impairments. Family Child Care offers care for children, employment of staff and approval of FCC providers with chronic health problems.


High Desert Lanes Bowling Center 

205 Fitzgerald, Bldg. 5214, 275-BOWL

Fall League Sign-ups! Come to High Desert Lanes Bowling Center for more information or to sign-up for the fall league!

Youth Bowling League is coming this fall!  We will be offering a 2012-2013 Fall Youth League.  We are in need of energetic adults to step up and run the league for youth ages 4-18 years. The youth league will be a great way to teach your children to bowl and learn teamwork. For more information please contact High Desert Lanes.

Green Pin Bowling: Mondays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $2 per game, $1.75 adult shoe rental, $1.50 youth shoe rental. If the head pin is green and you roll a strike you get that game free.

Penny A Pin:  Tuesdays: 2-7 p.m. Pay only for what you knock down! Cost is one cent per pin and if you bowl over a 200, the game is free. Shoe rental: adult is $1.75 and youth is $1.50.

Family Game Night: Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Cost is $1.50 per game per person with $1 shoe rental. Glow in the dark bowling, fun for the whole family

Friday Night Early Bird Special: Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Cost is $5 per person – bowl as many games you want (shoe rental included)!

Friday Night Extreme Bowling: Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $2.25 per game per person, shoe rental is $1.75 for adults, and $1.50 for youth.

Family Dollar Day: Saturdays, Noon-6 p.m. Cost is $1 per game with $1 shoe rental.

Saturday Night Special: Every Saturday, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person including shoe rental. Bowl as many games as you want. Don’t miss out on all the fun at an affordable price. There will be glow-in-the-dark bowling, great music and a fun atmosphere for the whole family.


Information, Tickets and Travel

205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500, (661) 275-TRIP

It’s time for the Water Parks! 

Hurricane Harbor, located right next to Magic Mountain, features more than 23 slides and attractions, including Tornado, Black Snake Summit, Lizard Lagoon and Bamboo Racer. Hurricane Harbor opens May 26. Raging Waters in San Dimas was ranked #3 nationally by the Travel Channel! With over 50 beautifully landscaped acres and 36 slides and attractions, plus a sand beach, there is outrageous fun for guests of all ages. Raging Waters opens May 12.

Knott’s Soak City, located at Knott’s Berry Farm, is packed with 22 of the most intense water rides imaginable and is all themed to the surf culture of the Southern California Coast. From high-speed slides like the six-story Pacific Spin, to a children’s pool playground, Soak City offers the ultimate in wet-n-wild thrills for the entire family. Soak City opens May 19.

Make a weekend get-a-way at Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Soak City Water Park and the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel (located on the property). You’re sure to put smiles on the whole family’s faces!

Check out our pricelist at, put your mouse over Travel and select Information, Tickets and Tours to get to the link for our pricelist. This summer, take advantage of all the great deals we have to offer!

Southern California amusement park and hotels: Spring is in the air and we are ready to help you enjoy as well as get you the best possible deals for upcoming recreational activities ITT will help you with discounted tickets to all the Southern California amusement parks as well as hotels! Visit or call the ITT office for more information!

Planning a trip to Las Vegas?  Go online to Nellis AFB at and click on ITT or call (702) 652-2193, 8670 or 8615. Ask them about special pricing for group ticket purchases, show discounts, hotels and recreational activities.

Jet Hawks Tickets now available!  Back by popular demand, the ITT office now offers discounted tickets for Dugout Seats as well as the Friday Family Fun Pack which includes four reserved section tickets, four hot dogs, four drinks and two Fun Zone wristbands.

Blue Man Group Las Vegas E-Tickets Now Available

  • One Show Admission, Red Zone: Our Price: $75, Suggested Retail: $79, Gate Price: $101.85
  • One Show Admission, Blue Zone: Our Price: $85, Suggested Retail: $89, Gate Price: $147.50

Shows are located at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Show times are 7 and 10 p.m. Redeem tickets at least one-hour prior to show time. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Not recommended for those under 3 years of age.  Customer takes E-Ticket to ticket window in exchange for best available in the chosen zone (seating) area. ID will be required to confirm name on E-Ticket

Disneyland Armed Forces Salute: For only $99, get up to six three-day Park Hopper Tickets. Offer valid through Sept. 28, 2012. Open to Active or Retired members of the U.S. military, including activated members of the National Guard as well as active and retired members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Eligible service members must be present along with a current Military ID at a Disneyland Resort Main Entrance turnstile to exchange for normal Disneyland ticket. Blackout dates apply. Call ITT for full details.

Mulligan Family Fun Center: All-day pass tickets are now available for $17 per person.

ITT Pricelist & Other Events:  To see the current ITT price list for events, parks, hotels and discount information, visit For the most up-to-date information, press the F5 key to refresh page.


Main Library

5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, (661) 275-BOOK

New items: Visit the library every Tuesday to be the first one to borrow new released Books, DVDs, Blu-rays, TV Series, Books on CD and more. We invite you to sign up for the Information Awareness Program, to receive a weekly email containing the complete list of new items. Email the library at or call (661) 275-BOOK.

Universal Class Now Available: Get access to Universal Class today! This program offers more than 500 online courses on a wide range of subjects/levels, available 24/7, instructor led, self paced. Universal Class courses are informational and designed to enhance student knowledge, increase skills and stimulate interest in a subject. Visit the Library for more information.

Transparent Language Online:  This effective and engaging language-learning program is available for libraries and their patrons. The program is accessible via the Internet and will be available to Air Force active duty, Air National Guard, Reservists, Retirees and their respective family members.  Air Force civilian employees and contractors who are eligible to use an Air Force library are also eligible.  All users must register in person at an Air Force library and can then use it anywhere and at anytime. Transparent Language Online is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary building lessons for more than 80 languages. Featuring top-of-the-line coursework combined with great social media resources, Transparent Language Online is a complete language-learning system.


Children’s Library

1100 Kincheloe Ave, Bldg. 7210, (661) 275-READ

New Resources at the Children’s Library: Playaway View – The first all-in-one video player of its kind, pre-loaded with multiple videos of the best educational programming, now available at your library.  Visit the Children’s Library to try it out and select among titles like Math, Exploring Space, U.S. History and more.

Story Time: Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Base employees and community members volunteer their time to read stories and create a craft project designed for toddlers and pre-school children.


Muroc Lake Golf Course

111 Crest Dr., (661) 275-PUTT

May Golf Special: Free range balls and golf for Active Duty Airmen (E4 and below) during the month of May. For more information contact the golf pro shop.


Oasis Community Center

205 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-CNTR

Monthly Instructional Classes: All classes are conducted at the Oasis Community Center. Please call 275-2687 for additional information. Use your PLAYPass here!

• Classical Guitar Lessons:  Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student.  Call for available lesson days/times.

  • Basic/Beginning Drum Lessons:  Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student.  Call for available lesson days/times.
  • Karate Class: Monday and Wednesday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., $55 per month per person, Ages 7 and up
  • Hip Hop Classes: Tuesdays 7-8 p.m., $5 per month.
  • Piano Lessons: Tuesday and Thursday, $25 per student per lesson
  • Hula Lessons: Thursdays, $20/mo. for beginners, $25/mo. for intermediate and advanced.
  • Violin, Viola and Cello Lessons: $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Instructor is available Monday-Friday.

Outdoor Recreation

1100 Kincheloe Ave., (661) 275-CAMP

CATM range open: Rod and Gun, May 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pistol rentals are available at Rod and Gun (Bldg. 210).

Make a Million Meters in May: Oasis Aquatic Center, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday. Cost is FREE. Minimum of five participants, no maximum. This pool challenge is for swimmers to compile their daily/weekly swim distance and see if the entire Edwards community of swimmers can swim a million meters during the month of May. Come to the Oasis Community Center and help all swimmers achieve the goal to a million!

Pool Passes are Now Available: Price is $20 for single, $50 for family of three, then $5 for each additional family member. Passes last from Memorial Day to Labor Day and are good at any of our outdoor pools!

“Big 50:” Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Rod and Gun. The “Big 50” is an ATA Registered shoot in which each participant shoots 50 single targets, 50 double targets and 50 targets from their handicapped position.

Archery: Come test your equipment at our self use Archery range! The range is FREE to those with their own equipment. If you would like to try archery and do not have equipment; equipment is available for rent at the Rod and Gun Club.

Cooking Equipment: We have oil less infrared cookers and traditional fryers for only $5 a day!

Overnight Camping at Branch Park: Cost is $5 for a campsite for up to four people. Come and get a “wilderness experience” right here on base. This will be primitive camping (no potable water, no telephones, and no RVs).

Private Parties: Rod & Gun, Paintball, and other Outdoor Recreation activities are available for squadron functions and private parties. In addition to using our facilities, let us plan a trip for you! Interested in going somewhere with your squadron or a group of friends? Tell us and we’ll do the legwork for you. Let us know how many people, where you want to go, and what your budget is and we’ll do the rest!

Team Building: Does your office, element or group need some team building? Come talk to us! We have instructors and the facilities to make it a great afternoon/day for you and your staff. Prices vary depending on the activity and group size. Call us today and let’s plan an event!

Private Swimming Lessons: Cost is $15 for a 45-minute lesson, and is open to all ages. Schedule your appointment with one of our lifeguards for a time that works for you! Come in and talk to our seasoned lifeguard staff about what you want to learn and let them help you accomplish your goals today!


Rosburg Fitness Center 

210 W. Popson Ave., 275-GYM1

May Fitness Month is BACK!  Get 20 punches on your card during the month of May and receive a FREE lanyard and t-shirt! One punch per day or participate in any fitness center special event and receive TWO punches on your card.  Pick up your punch cards at the Fitness Center.

Four-on-Four Volleyball Tournament: May 15, 22 and 29, 11 a.m. Sign-up at the fitness center front desk.

Yoga Retreat: May 15, 4:30-7 p.m. Sign-up at the fitness center front desk.

Two-man Strongman Challenge: Wednesdays, noon. Each week will consist of a different activity.  Activities may include tire flip, push-up and sit-up challenges, weighted belt 800 yard relay as well as pull-ups. Points will be given throughout the activities with a Grand Champion announced during the final week.

Healthy Weight Class: Thursdays, noon-1:30 p.m. (call the HAWC for more information).

Zumba Class: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 and 8 p.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m. First come first served; class size is limited to 30 people.  For more information, call (661) 275-4961.

Tae Kwon Do: A children’s monthly pass is $65; an adult monthly pass is $70; and a daily pass is $9 per day. For more information, call Kumye Moore at (661) 860-9292. Use your PLAYPass here!

Personal Trainers: Cost is $40 per hour session or $25 for a half-hour session. Call today to schedule your appointment and start reaching those fitness goals. For appointments, call Jeff Walden at (210) 723-2052, Johnny Johnson at (660) 233-2141 or Lauren Brandin at (210) 723-2052. ~Use your PLAYpass here!

Massage Therapy: Cost is $35 for 30 minutes and $65 for 60 minutes (advance appointments only). Couples massage is also offered. Call Brittni Albrechti at (661) 317-2139. Use your PLAYPass here!

Lunchtime Disc Golf at Mojave Greens: Wednesdays, noon, Mojave Greens Disc Golf Course, Hole 1. Join us for a round of lunchtime golf. Players of all skill levels are invited to attend. Experienced golfers will be on hand to offer advice and work with beginners. Equipment will be available for loan. Take this opportunity to meet other disc golfers on base and challenge each other on the course!

Equipment Orientation Classes: Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., and Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. Not sure how to use equipment or what it does for you? Stop by the front desk and sign up for this one-hour class. We are here to help you get the most out of your fitness routine.


Youth Programs

24 Lathrop Dr., (661) 275-5437

Pre-Teen Hollywood Dance: May 11, 7-10 p.m., Youth Programs Gym. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members, ages 9-12 years. Our Pre-teen dance coordinators, Tyvon McBride and Declan Williams, are responsible for decorating, dance contests and hosting. Thank you Tyvon & Declan!

The Great Debate: May 15, 3 p.m., Club Room. The debate teams will be squaring off again debating on youth issues, although the exact topic is yet to be determined there is no doubt it will be a heated debate

4-H Photography Club: May 16, 3:30-5 p.m., Club Room. Youth will have the opportunity to learn and experience basic photography skills.

Boys & Girls Club ImageMakers National Photography Contest: Imagemakers is a comprehensive photography program for all youth members, ages 6-18 years. This program motivates members to hone their photography skills, encourages them to participate in photography classes, field trips and other arts-related activities as well as showcase their photos in the community.

Boys & Girls Club Power Hour/Project Learn – Join today!

Monday-Thursday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., ages 6-12 years. Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members be more successful in school by providing homework help, tutoring and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

“One Page at a Time” Air Force Reading Program: This motivational program is open to youth ages 5-13. Children read books, document their literacy accomplishments and earn incentives for their successes!

Edwards Dance Factory: Dance Classes are held at the Creative Arts Center (JZ) for ages 3-15. Receive professional dance instruction in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, competition team, and Disneyland Jazz. There are many great opportunities for youth who love to dance. For more information, call Youth Programs (661) 275-KIDS or Ms. Joscelyn at (661) 972-2316.

Toddler Learning Center: Toddler Classes are held at the Creative Arts Center (JZ) for ages 1-4, older siblings are welcome! Are you looking for a class for you and your toddler to participate together? If so, then this is the class for you! TLC is a Mom, Pop & Tot Class that allows families to learn while playing!  Classes are filling fast! For more information, call Youth Programs at (661) 275-KIDS or Ms. Amy at (325) 829-5101.


Youth Sports

Contact Emil Graves, (661) 277-8961

American Kids Run: May 18, 3 p.m. at Arnold Park. All participants will receive a free T-shirt. Register at or contact Emil Graves or Andrew Neises at (661) 277-8961 for more information.

FitFactor Fridays: Fridays, 3:15-5 p.m. Join us in the Gym! Be Active and Eat Healthy to reach the FitFactor Levels and Earn Prizes! You can find more information at

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