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October 12, 2012

News Briefs – October 12, 2012

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National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon

The Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance Committee invites you to the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon 11 a.m., Oct. 25 at Club Muroc.
Keynote speaker will be Ron Govin from the California Department of Rehabilitation. The luncheon will feature a buffet style menu with spinach stuffed chicken, green beans and Rosemary roasted garlic potatoes, tossed salad, rolls, iced tea and water. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available upon request. Cost is $11 for club members and $13 for non-club members. Credit Cards used for advance payments only with RSVP. The event is co-sponsored by the 412th Test Wing and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. RSVP by Oct. 18.
For more information, contact Capt. EvaS Aklamatidarko at (661) 277-3214 or Staff Sgt. Davann Irons at (661) 277-2244.

Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Community College is currently announcing the eight-week course “Elements of Speech” beginning Oct. 15 to Dec. 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The course will be held in the on-base classroom “D” at the base Education and Training Complex, 140 Methusa Ave.
The course is a general education course which can be applied towards education credit for the Community College of the Air Force degree.
For more information about how to register for the course, contact our academic counselor, Tiesha Klundt at (661) 258-8644, or come by to visit our college base office located in the Education and
Training Bldg. 2543, Room 104.

2012 AFMC Civilian Workforce Influenza Campaign

Edwards Air Force Base annual FREE influenza vaccination for Appropriated
Funds civilian employees kicked off Oct. 3. The supply of the flu vaccine
for government employees is limited and will be given on a walk-in, first
come, first serve basis. Dates and locations and locations are:

Oct. 16: AFRL, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 26: 412th Medical Group, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information, call public health at (661) 277-2244.

Immunizations for Tricare beneficiaries, retirees

Flu vaccine will be available for Tri-care beneficiaries and Retirees beginning Oct. 1 at the Immunizations Clinic located in the Main Clinic in Bldg. 5525.
Hours of operation are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. to
12:30 p.m.
For more information, call (661) 277-3427.

Webster University

Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited university, is proud to present a B.A. in Management Completion Degree Program starting Spring 2013.
Webster is also accepting applications for Graduate Degree Programs in Management & Leadership, Human Resource, or MBA at Edwards AFB or online.
Webster is located at the Education Complex in Bldg. 2453.
For more information, call (661) 258-8501.

CFC stories

Do you have a personal story of benefit from a charity associated with the Combined Federal Campaign? Would you be willing to share this story in order to make this year’s CFC a success?
The 412th Test Wing CFC committee is currently planning this year’s campaign, and needs your help to spread the word. Most people are unaware about the great impact that the CFC has on local charities and the Team Edwards family.
Any personal story you could share would help raise awareness and ensure a successful campaign. If interested, contact Capt. Andrew Anderson at andrew.anderson@edwards.af.mil or call (661) 275-1066.




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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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