Air Force

August 31, 2012

News Briefs – August 31st, 2012

Club Muroc closure

Club Muroc will be closed through Sept. 9 for kitchen renovations.

Congressman hosts academy information night

Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon is hosting a Service Academy Information Night 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the College of the Canyons University Center.
Anyone aged 17-21 who is interested in attending one of the service academies and who lives in California’s 25th Congressional District should plan on attending. This meeting is for academy classes starting in July 2013.

The service academies are: U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn., and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.
For more information, call (661) 274-9688 or (661) 254-2111.

New School Liasion Officer

Christy McCoy is the new and full-time Edwards AFB School Liaison Officer.
She will have access to the 95FSS.school.liaison@edwards.af.mil (soon to change to 412) as well as her personal email address christy.mccoy@edwards.af.
For more information, call (661) 277-3210.

Short notice deployment?

Are you deploying on short notice? The Base Legal Office is here to help. We offer legal assistance outside our normal hours for short notice deployers. If you need a will, power of attorney or other assistance, please stop by our office and we will get you situated with whatever documents you need.
For more information, contact the Base Legal Office at (661) 277-4310.

Save the date

Celebrate 65 Years of Transformation with the Air Force Ball at Edwards. The ball will be 6 p.m., Sept. 21 at Club Muroc. Ticket representatives and sales are coming soon.

Fraudulent check increase

In the past few weeks, the Base Legal Office have seen a rise in check scams.
Checks will come in the mail with a correct address and name, appear to be real with routing numbers, business names, watermarks and perforations. The checks can come from companies or be in the name of some sweepstake or lottery. Sometimes the teller will not be able to determine if it is fraudulent. The Legal Office warns not to deposit the check, as bank customers are responsible for the checks they deposit.
For more information, call (661) 277-4310.

Off-road vehicle requirements

The Air Force requires all operators of off-road motorcycles, three-wheelers and ATVs to successfully complete safety training before operating their vehicles on a military installation.

That means anyone who wants to ride those vehicles in an off-road vehicle area at Edwards must be able to show proof of the successful completion of training from groups such as the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America or the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
If there are costs to complete this training, they must be paid by the person completing the training.

The following link will provide the required training through the SVIA online at no cost – www.atvsafety.org.




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