Events

July 6, 2012

Briefs July 6, 2012

TMO pick up times change

To mitigate the increasing challenges of securing pack/pick up dates during July and August, the Air Force Joint Personal Property Shipping Office will institute measures to ensure equality customer service.

Traffic Management Office counselors will inform individuals the normal required time to schedule a pick up is five weeks during this peak season. Shipments requiring pick up within three weeks must be coordinated with the applicable JPPSO prior to submission (excludes Technical Training). These measures are effective June 29 and do not apply to those shipments counseled prior to that date.

For more information, call (661) 277-7888.

 

Exchange reducing toy prices for ‘Christmas in July’ event

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers the opportunity to beat the December rush while saving big on some 300 toys with its “Christmas in July” toy sale.

Through 14, everything from Leapsters to Legos to Barbies and more will be discounted anywhere from 25-50 percent off. Additionally, shoppers using their MILITARY STAR(r) card will receive a 10 percent discount on any toy purchase of $100 or more.

“These are some ‘toy-riffic’ prices on all the toys kids love,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “Whether it’s for an upcoming birthday or a jump start on Christmas shopping, this is one sale that parents won’t want to miss.”

 

Federal Women’s Program Manager vacancy

The Equal Opportunity Office is accepting letters of interest from Air Force civilians who want to serve a two-year term as the Federal Women’s Program Manager. Letters should explain the basis of interest in the position and must be endorsed by the applicant’s immediate supervisor.

The FWPM position is a collateral duty that requires up to 20 percent of the incumbent’s duty time.

For more information about the position, call Brenda Watts at (661) 277-7985.

Letters of interest must be submitted to afftc.eoworkflow@edwards.af.mil no later than July 20.

 

American Indian/Alaskan Native program manager vacancy

The Equal Opportunity Office is accepting letters of interest from Air Force civilians who want to serve a two-year term as the American Indian/Alaskan Native Program Manager.

Letters should explain the basis of interest in the position and must be endorsed by the applicant’s immediate supervisor. The AI/ANPM position is a collateral duty that requires up to 20 percent of the incumbent’s duty time.

For more information, call Brenda Watts at (661)277-7985.

Letters of interest must be submitted to afftc.eoworkflow@edwards.af.mil no later than July 20.

 

Immunizations schedule change

Beginning July 15, the Immunizations Clinic will be closed noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch.

For more information, call the clinic at (661) 277-3427.

 

New Allergy/Immunizations Clinic Hours 

Mondays and Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Noon-4:30 p.m.

Thursdays and Fridays: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Closed noon-12:30 p.m., daily for lunch.

 

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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