Events

June 15, 2012

Briefs June 15, 2012

Disability Employment Awareness planning committee

Volunteers are needed for the Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Planning Committee.

The first weekly committee meeting will be held 11 a.m., June 27, on the 2nd floor of the Medical Group Clinic, Bldg. 5525, Room B2034, to plan the events for the observation of the October theme “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do.”

Please note that the Medical Group building is wheelchair accessible. The building has a wheelchair ramp and an elevator to the second floor, where the meeting will be held.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the committee chairpersons, 1st Lt. Eva Aklamati-Darko at (661) 277-3214 or email eva.aklamatidarko@edwards.af.mil; or Staff Sgt. Davann Irons at (661) 277-2640 or email davann.irons@edwards.af.mil.

 

 

Clothing Drive

There will be a clothing drive for victims of sexual assault 11 a.m.-1 p.m., June 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.

 

 

Retirement

Sonia LeDuc, AFFTC/FMA chief, invites everyone to the retirement ceremony of Theresa Tighe as she retires from the Air Force Civil Service 11 a.m., June 27 in Bldg. 2800, Wolfe/Yeager Conference Room. Luncheon to follow. RSVP by June 16 to barbara.sellers@edwards.af.mil or call (661) 277-3710/6689/0859.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.




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