Events

May 25, 2012

Briefs May 25, 2012

Lithium batteries

Effective May 16,the United States Postal Service will longer accept packages containing lithium batteries or electronic devices containing lithium batteries addressed to international destinations.

This includes mail destined to or from APO/FPO/DPO locations.  This change will not apply to packages containing batteries when mailed within the United States.

 

Clothing Drive

There will be a clothing drive for victims of sexual assault 11 a.m.-1 p.m., June 8 and 22 in the BX lobby.  Any slightly worn or new items are appreciated.

Many victims of sexual assault submit to a forensic examination in hopes of collecting DNA and evidence of their alleged assailant. They must give up all clothing during the procedure. Any evidence found is helpful in the conviction of the alleged assailant.

The Antelope Valley Forensic Services Unit, the office that performs the examinations, is in need of clothing items. They can only accept unisex, plain colored T-shirts (no logos, pictures or words) all sizes, unisex slip-on pants (sweatpants, jogging pants or scrubs sets (no logs or words) – all sizes.

No jeans, slacks, trousers, blouses or buttons up shirts will be accepted.

For more information, contact Kim Shirley, Edwards Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, at (661) 277-7272 or Katelin Sprague, (661) 277-4988.

 

Roadworks

Caltrans will be working on the widening of State Route 138 (Pearblossom Highway) 6 a.m.-2 p.m., May 29 through June 1 between 77th Street East, and 82nd Street East.

The work will take place in the center of the roadway. Local businesses will remain open throughout the duration of construction; however minor delays in traffic and access are anticipated.

Detours will be posted for motorist convenience. The new median turn pockets, new sidewalks, the drainage system improvements, and new traffic signal and signal upgrades will enhance safety and reduce congestion.

Completion is estimated for spring 2013. Caltrans advises motorists to “Slow For The Cone Zone.”

 

Retirement

Lt. Col. Anthony Antoline, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, invites everyone to the retirement ceremony of Master Sgt. Randall George 1 p.m., June 8 in Hangar 1870 (F-22 CTF). There will be a reception following.

 

Dogs must be leashed in the housing area

Residents of Edwards Air Force Base are reminded that when outside the confines of their home all dogs must be on a leash. In public areas, all pets will remain on leash at all times with the exception of service animals and military working dogs. The only authorized public off-leash areas are at the Dog Park, located on Bailey Avenue near Yeager Blvd.

For more information about keeping dogs and pets on base, refer to Edwards Air Force Base Pamphlet 32-6001, Family Housing Brochure.

 

Apply for summer camp

The Edwards School Age Program is currently accepting applications for summer camp at the Youth Center.

For more information, call (661) 275-TOTS, or (661) 275-PLAY.

 

Scholarships

The Edwards AFB Chapter of the Logistics Officer Assocation will be accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded at our 2012 National Conference.

The scholarship application is open to those who are members of LOA, children of active and corporate LOA members, and all enlisted members of the Armed Forces.

The number and size of scholarship may vary each year but will, generally, be distributed in the following manner:

  • Pursuing Masters Degree: First place, $5,000; second, $2,500; third, $1,000; fourth, $500.
  • Pursuing Bachelors: First, $5,000; second, $2,500; third, $1,000; fourth, $500.
  • Current High School student: First, $1,500; second, $750; third, $300; fourth, $150.

The deadline for applications is May 30.

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Darrin Dronoff at darrin.dronoff@edwards.af.mil or (661) 277-6822.

 




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