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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Holiday Hours

Special holiday hours will be in force for 412th Force Support Squadron facilities. The hours are: Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 27 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., and Midnight Meal...
 
 

New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service members from allotting...
 
 

Exchange gift cards personalize holiday care packages

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, gift cards will be the most requested gift this year with 62 percent preferring a gift card over any other item. For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, their gift card of choice is the one that can be redeemed at military exchanges from Okinawa to Oklahoma. The...
 

 

AF closes FY14 force management programs

Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate. Line of...
 
 

Protecting your identity online

With the internet ever evolving, it has become a great source of communication and a convenient tool. While there are many advantages in using the internet, like online shopping or making charitable donations, there are also countless numbers of unknown, lurking threats. One of luxuries of the internet, and a great service for busy parents,...
 
 

Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

Security forces defend the base, but everyone can help ensure Edwards Air Force Base is safe and sound through the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Eagle Eyes program. Law enforcement officers rely on the eyes and ears of the entire community. If Airmen or citizens notice anything out of the norm or suspicious, either...
 




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