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November 21, 2012

News Briefs – November 21, 2012

Combined Protestant service

The Protestant Chapel Community will hold a combined service Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel 2 Sanctuary.

Commissary closure

The Edwards Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. All hours through the rest of the weekend will remain the same.

Dorm Dwellers Cookie Drive

It’s that time of the year again for our annual Dorm Dweller’s Cookie Drive! Each year the Edward’s community supports its unaccompanied Airmen during the holiday season by giving each Airman “A Taste of Home” by providing yummy homemade cookies.

Cookies can be dropped off in disposable containers at the Airman & Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 3000 Dec. 5 or the day before. Drop off time is 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Linda Crump at (619) 277-4662.

 

Rosamond Old Town Merchants

The Rosamond Old Town Merchants will host the 17th Annual Rosamond Parade of Lights on Diamond Street Dec. 1. Entertainment will start at 5:15 p.m. with the parade beginning at 6 p.m. Come out and see the beautifully decorated floats from across the Antelope Valley. A trophy presentation will be presented at the end. For more information, call (661) 256-8141.

 

December Training Day change

The December training day for Edwards AFB has been moved from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10. In conjunction with this change, the 412th Medical Group will be open for normal business Dec. 3 and closed Dec. 10.

 

Retirement Ceremony for Donna Satterlee

Donna Satterlee is retiring Nov. 30 after 36 years of federal service. An informal ceremony for her will be Nov. 29 in Bldg 1600’s conference room 101 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for anyone wishing to stop by and wish her well in her retirement. Cake and punch will be served. For more information, call Mike Conn at (661) 277-6375.

 

California City Little League signups

Early bird sign-ups for Cal City Little League will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 1. The cost is $70, and sign-ups will be held at the ACE Hardware store. Parents must bring three types of appropriate identification of residency and birth certificate of player. For more information, call Scott at (760) 677-9021 or (661) 810-7187.

 




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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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