December 7, 2012

Announcements December 7, 2012

Aero Club

320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO

Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’ ratings. The choice is yours. Whether your aim is recreational or a career path, your Aero Club will train you to the highest standard with safety always foremost.

Rentals: The Aero Club offers Cessna 172s and 182s for rent. Contact the Aero Club for reservations and costs.

Airman and Family Readiness

5 N. Seller Ave., Bldg. 3000, 277-0723

The Womenís Infantsí & Childrenís Mobile Clinic: Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mobile clinic will be in the Chapel 2 parking lot for walk-ins and appointments. Closed Noonñ1 p.m. for lunch. For an appointment, call toll free 1-866-327-307 and ask about WIC on-line services.

Heartlink: Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the AFTC Conference Center. Are you new to the Air Force Family? Come join us and learn all there is to know about Air Force life. Why does your spouse salute? What do all those stripes on their shirts mean? Get all these answers and more. We will pay for daycare. Sign up is required. For more information call Tonya Eckles at (661) 277-4709 or email tonya.eckles@edwards.af.mil

Newcomers Orientation: Dec. 13, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Club Muroc. Required for active duty military, the orientation provides vital information regarding base resources and services, policies and procedures, background and more. Registration is required. For registration and more information, call Tonya Eckles at (661) 277-4709.

Spouses Orientation: Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Club Muroc. This orientation is designed especially for spouses and provides valuable information regarding available services, schools, employment and volunteer opportunities, recreation, shopping and more. Free childcare is available as part of the Child Care for PCS program. Bring a copy of PCS orders to the Airman and Family Readiness to obtain a voucher and a list of home daycare providers. Sign-up is required. For more information, call Heather Snodgrass at (661) 277-0723.

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information contact the A&FRC.

Military Family Life Consultant: A Military Family Life Consultant is on board at the A&FRC to help military members, spouses, family members, friends and staff members address issues such as relationships, deployment, parenting, stress, grief and many other issues. Consultations are free and anonymous – no records are kept. Call (661) 316-8401 for an appointment.

SBP/Casualty Assistance Office: The SBP and Casualty Assistance Office is now combined and located in Bldg. 3000, Room 215. Please note: Every retiring member, married or single, must make a valid election prior to retiring. See the SBP counselor for more details. Retired military survivor assistance is available at the A&FRC. For more information, call the SBP/Casualty Assistance office at (661) 277-3757. Help is available to file claims through various agencies: DFAS, V.A., SSA, OPM.

Sponsorship Training: Attention Sponsors and Unit Training Managers, first impressions are lasting impressions! This training is mandatory for all first time sponsors or those who haven’t sponsored anyone for more than a year. There is a new online sponsorship training that replaces the classroom training. Access eSponsorship Application & Training at http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/esat. Training and resources can be found within this new comprehensive application. Certificate of completion must be turned-in to Tonya Eckles and/or your unit training manager for record keeping. For more information on this training or to get a few resources, contact Tonya Eckles at (661) 277-4709 or email tonya.eckles@edwards.af.mil.

Spouse Employment/Volunteer Resources: The link to job search strategies and volunteer opportunities is through the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Individual consultation is also available by appointment to provide assistance with resumes and education opportunities. The A&FRC has established a distribution list that will allow job vacancies to be emailed to spouses as they become available. If you are interested in getting your email address added to this list, call Linda Crump at (661) 277-5433 or email linda.crump@edwards.af.mil.

Air Force Aid Society: Air Force active duty/spouse (with power of attorney), retired, widow/widower with internet access and an email address will be able to apply for AFAS assistance using the new AFAS Online Application by registering and completing the application at https://my.afas.org/memberportal/Login/Login.aspx. Complete and submit the application to the Airman and Family Readiness Center or for more details, call 661 277-4662.

Volunteers Need to Register: All volunteers with Edwards AFB official organizations/units need to register with the A&FRC Volunteer Coordinator, Claudia Stover at (661) 277-4615. Organizations or agencies that need volunteers and folks looking for volunteer opportunities may also contact Stover to be included on a distribution list.

Arts and Crafts Center

200 Methusa Rd., (661) 275-ARTS

Adult Pottery (Semi-private and Private Lessons): Saturdays, 9ñ11 a.m., by appointment only. Students will learn how to create decorative or functional pottery using pinch, coil, and slab techniques. *Students will be required to purchase one block of clay for class, which will create several projects.

Air Force Gallery 2013: The Arts & Crafts Center will host the Air Force Gallery Showcase this winter. We will accept all entries through the end of December. This is a cultural art program that recognizes and showcases work submitted by Air Force artists, craftsmen and photographers around the world. Stop by the Arts & Crafts to pick up instructions for the showcase. We had two artists from the Edwards AFB community that were showcased last year and it was a source of pride for them as crafters. For more information, call (661) 275-2787.

Looking for Wood Shop instructors: We are presently looking for instructors to teach in the Wood Shop as well as craft classes for adults. If you have talents and are interested in having fun while making some money with your craft, call the Arts & Crafts Center at (661) 275-2787.

Pottery Parties: Great for birthday parties, spouses’ groups, or anyone ready for something fun! Each two-hour party event teaches the basics of working with clay while creating a fun, hand-built project and includes all tools, instruction and firing fees. Cost will vary according to time and projects involved. For more information, call (661) 275-2787 for more information. Use your PLAYpass here!

Custom flag cases: As requested the Wood Shop now makes custom size flag cases with certificate boxes. The cases are handmade in the wood shop by wood shop instructor, Chuck. You can choose your own size, shape and type of wood (oak, walnut, maple, cherry and mahogany). These are truly a gift to treasure.

Auto Hobby

Towing Service Available Through Auto Hobby: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call Auto Hobby for more information.

Auto Hobby: Tires available for your needs: Let Auto Hobby price new tires for your vehicle. Auto Hobby offers very competitive prices as well as additional services in mounting and balancing. Visit Auto Hobby in Bldg. 2440 or call (661) 275-AUTO (2886) and ask for Jesse.

FREE Wi-Fi! Now guests can access FREE Wi-Fi while waiting on car repairs or classes at the Arts and Crafts Center.

Child Development Center

1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6457, (661) 275-8687
PLAYpass here!

Part Day Enrichment Program: Sign your child up for our exciting Enrichment Program. We offer a three-day program for 3-5 year olds. Space is available now.

Openings for your child: The CDC has immediate openings for your child. If you need help with childcare, then see us. We will assist you in finding the best child care for your child’s needs.

Club Muroc

275 Doolittle Parkway, (661) 275-CLUB

Club Muroc is closed on Saturdays and Sundays except for special functions or events. Club closed on Mondays after lunch. Call (661) 275-CLUB to book a special function with our catering department.

Fogleman’s Lounge

Monday Night Football: Mondays, 4:30-9 p.m.
Dec. 10: Houston at New England
Dec. 17: New York at Tennessee

Club Member Specials

Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. The Classic Burger: Half-pound, 100 percent Angus steak burger on a toasted Kaiser roll with fries. Half off menu price.

Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. Special on appetizers. Half off menu price.

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. ‘Open Mic Night.’ Sign up early at the door or call (661) 277-2830.

Fridays, Member’s only social hour food, 5-6 p.m. Bingo, 6-7 p.m., six games bar bingo. After Bingo, join us for Karaoke until 10 p.m.

Evening Dining at Club Muroc
Family Night Buffets, leave the cooking to us.

Dec. 11: Country Buffet, 5-8 p.m. Buffet only, no other dining room menu available. Cost is $10.95 for adult members, $11.95 for adult non-members. Members Only: With the purchase of an adult meal, up to two children (ages 6-10 years) can have a free meal from the childrenís buffet (each additional child is $3.95 and all children under 6 years old are free). Non-members: Children 6-10 years are $4.95 and all children under 6 are $2.

Dec. 12: Famous Santa Maria Barbecue, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10.95 for adult members, $11.95 for adult non-members. Youth 13-17 years are $8; children 6-12 years are $6; and children under 6 are free. Enjoy tender slow cooked Tri-Tip, with salsa, baked seasoned chicken, Santa Maria beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and our great salad bar

Dec. 13: Barbecue Buffet, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10.95 for adult members, $11.95 for adult non-members. Youth 13-17 years are $8; children 6-12 are $6; and children under 6 are free.

Dec. 14: ìMurocî Steakhouse Buffet, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $12.95 per plate for adult members, $14.95 per plate for adult non-members. Kids steakhouse buffet for children 13 and under is $6.95 per plate.Menu (childrenís menu also available): One top sirloin steak or grilled chicken breasts, breaded butterfly shrimp, baked potato bar, vegetable soup and salad bar, homemade rolls, ice cream and choice of fountain beverage.

Birthdays: Bring your birthday child and his/her friends! We will provide a birthday cake for their special occasion. Call (661) 277-2830 for reservations (24-hour advanced noticed is required).

Wii & Free Wi-Fi: Enjoy our nice lounge area and have fun with our Wii game system or just come in with your own computer and connect to our free Wi-Fi!

Members Only Special

Birthday Month Coupon: Happy Birthday from Club Muroc! Stop by Club Muroc during your birthday month and we’ll give you a coupon for a free meal! Offer valid for Edwards club members only. Pick up Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Panda Express: Happy Birthday from the Edwards AFB Panda Express! Come to Panda Express during business hours (ID required) and receive a two-item plate and a 22-ounce fountain drink!

Education and Training

140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453, (661) 277-2713

Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisers available to assist you with completion of your CCAF degree. Call (661) 277-2713, or stop by Bldg. 2435, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Don’t procrastinate, it’s easier than you think!

Community of Practice website: A training class schedule is now available on the Education and Training CoP. See at a glance all the classes offered by the Education & Training Section for Edwards military and DOD civilians. Contact your training manager for detailed course information. Log on to https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/community/views/home.aspx?Filter=24828.

Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited university, is looking for potential faculty to teach graduate-level finance or human resource courses at our Edwards AFB campus. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in a related field (terminal degree preferred), professional experience, and preferably experience teaching at the graduate level. Applicants should send their resume/vita to edwards@webster.edu. For more information, call Karen Fudala at (661) 258-8501.

Family Child Care

1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6457, (661) 275-4322

Extended Duty Care: The Air Force offers the Extended Duty Care Program to assist parents who need additional child care beyond their normal arrangements due to mission related requirements. Children must already be enrolled in the Child Development Center, the School Age Program or the Family Child Care Program to qualify. To enroll in this FREE Extended Duty Program or for more information, please contact the Family Child Care office at (661) 275-4322.

Returning Home Care: Members are authorized 16 hours of hourly care within 30 days of their return from deployment. Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator for more details on the program at (661) 275-4322.

Family Child Care is seeking dedicated people who love working with children! If you live on base and want to care for children in your home or you are a military dependent and live off base, you may be eligible to be a licensed or affiliated provider! Make a positive difference in the lives of children! Most materials and training are provided free of charge!

The Benefits of Being a Family Child Care Provider: Being able to work out of your home, working while caring for your own children, being in charge of your own business, doing work that you love, setting your own hours and free training! If you are interested in becoming an FCC licensed or affiliated provider, contact the FCC Office at (661) 275-4322. New provider orientation starting soon! We need providers to offer alternate hours to accommodate evening, swing and weekend duty hours. We are looking for providers to offer care for children with special needs including asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy and other physical impairments. Family Child Care offers care for children, employment of staff and approval of FCC providers with chronic health problems.

High Desert Lanes Bowling Center

205 Fitzgerald, Bldg. 5214, (661) 275-BOWL

Ongoing events
Shoe rental: $75 Adult/Youth $1.50 for all games below:

Brown Bag Lunch and Bowl: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $1.25 per game, shoe rental: $1.75 adult/$1.50 youth

Quarter Mania Mondays: Mondays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Cost: $.75 per game and $.75 shoe rental

Family Game Night: Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., $1.50 per game per person, $1 shoe rental. Glow in the dark bowling, fun for the whole family.

Friday Night Early Bird Special: Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Cost: $5 per person – bowl as many games you want.

Friday Night Extreme Bowling – Bring your own Music Night: Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Cost: $2.25 per game per person. Beat the Saturday night rush. Enjoy glow-in-the-dark bowling, great music and fun for everyone.
Bring in your CD’s, MP3 players, or IPODS and we will play your music. No explicit language. (High Desert Lanes has the right to refuse any songs).

Family Dollar Day: Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Cost is $1 game, $1 shoe rental.

Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling: Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. Cost: $10 per person, shoe rental Included. Bowl as many games as you want. Don’t miss out on all the fun at an affordable price. Enjoy Glow-in-the-Dark bowling with a fun atmosphere for the whole family.

Unit Functions: Daily, open to close, with reservations. Cost: $5 per person includes three games and shoe rental. Units may reserve lanes anytime during open bowing for parties, commander’s call, team building events, etc.

High Desert Inn Lodging

Honts Rd., Bldg. 5602, (661) 275-ROOM

Holiday Reservations: With the holidays just around the corner, Edwards’ High Desert Inn welcomes both military and civilians to come and be our guests. Rooms are available for friends and family members in town for all occasions. Our staff is here for your convenience. Room rates start at $53.25 per night. We can even accommodate your pets! Take advantage of our outstanding hospitality this holiday season.

Honor Guard

148 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2462, (661) 275-BLUE

If you need to request the Blue Eagles Honor Guard for your ceremonies please email 412fss.honor.guard@edwards.af.mil, or call (661) 810-8039.

Information, Tickets and Travel

205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500, 275-TRIP

Knottís Berry Farm Military Tribute Days: Ongoing through Jan. 6, 2013. Free admission for veterans or currently serving military personnel and one guest with proper ID presented at turnstile. Plus, purchase up to six additional tickets for just $25 each (a savings of $6 from the regular discount ITT price) through Jan. 6. Tickets are available at your ITT office! *Eligible person must be present. Dependent I.D.s will not be accepted. *Valid proof of military service with photo I.D. required.

Reserve your 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade Tickets: Only five tickets are left. Jan. 1, 2013. Depart the Oasis Community Center at 5 a.m., return at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $90 per person (any age) which includes Grandstand seating and transportation.

Disneyland: The happiest place on earthí brings even more smiles during the holidays with decorations, holiday lights and special events throughout the month! Youíll be smiling as well with the great deals offered through your ITT office ñ call us today for prices.

Disneyland’s Military Salute Tickets: Tickets are $125 per person (3 years and up), and are valid Oct. 1, 2012, through Sept. 26, 2013. Active or Retired members of the U.S. military, including activated members of the National Guard as well as active and retired members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Eligible service members must be present along with a current Military ID at a Disneyland Resort main entrance turnstile to exchange for normal Disneyland ticket. Maximum of 6 tickets per eligible member (or spouse). Blackout dates apply. Call ITT for full details.

Mulligan Family Fun Center: All-day pass tickets are now available for $17 per person.

ITT Pricelist & Other Events: To see the current ITT price list for events, parks, hotels and discount information, visit www.95FSS.com. For the most up-to-date information, press the F5 key to refresh page.


5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, (661) 275-BOOK

Story Time: Dec. 12 and 14, 10 a.m. Base employees and community members volunteer their time to read stories and create a craft project designed for toddlers and pre-school children.

At the Library: Available for a loan period of two weeks; each item may be renewed at the library only, if there are no pending requests by other customers:

  • Books
  • Books and CD Sets
  • MP3 (Playaway)
  • Rosetta Stone CD-ROM (Spanish and Russian only)

New items: Tuesdays: Be the first one to borrow new released books, DVDs, Blu-Ray, TV series, books on CD and more. We invite you to sign up for the Information Awareness Program, to receive a weekly email containing the complete list of new items. Call the library for more information.

Universal Class Now Available: Get access to Universal Class today! This program offers more than 500 online courses on a wide range of subjects/levels, available 24/7, instructor led, self paced. Universal Class courses are informational and designed to enhance student knowledge, increase skills and stimulate interest in a subject. Visit the Library for more information.

Transparent Language Online: This effective and engaging language-learning program is available for libraries and their patrons. The program is accessible via the Internet and will be available to active duty Air Force, Air National Guard, Reservists, retirees and their respective family members. Air Force civilian employees and contractors who are eligible to use an Air Force library are also eligible. All users must register in person at an Air Force library and can then use it anywhere and at anytime. Transparent Language Online is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for more than 80 languages. Featuring top-of-the-line coursework combined with great social media resources, Transparent Language Online is a complete language-learning system.

  • New Resources in the Children’s section: Playaway View, the first all-in-one video player of its kind, pre-loaded with multiple videos of the best educational programming, now available at the Main library. Try it out and select titles such as math, exploring space, U.S. history and more.

    Muroc Lake Golf Course

    111 Crest Dr., (661) 275-PUTT

    Twilight Golf: Daily, 1 p.m.-sunset. Had a long day at work? Take a little time to relax and enjoy some golf! Our ëTwilight Special is a great way to end the day, get a few holes in before dark and save money!

    • E1-E4; $4.50 green fees
    • E5-O3; $6.50 green fees
    • O4-above; $7.50 green fees
    • DOD, Contractors and guests; $7.50 green fees
    • Carts are $5.00 per person

    Monday-Friday Special: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 for 18 holes of golf, a cart and lunch.

    Annual Membership: Are you a frequent visitor to Muroc Lake Golf Course? Save some money by purchasing an annual membership. Prices vary on duty status.

    Want to learn how to play golf: Come learn from our club pros, Ricky Lanning and Chelsea Orozco can teach you everything you will need to know at your convenience. From longer drives to make more putts and everything in between, our pros can bring you from amateur to pro!

    Wi-Fi is now available at the Muroc Lake Golf Course Clubhouse.

    Got a broken club: You don’t want to spend the money to buy a new one? Come see our club craftsmen to repair it at a fraction of the price. Prices vary on the damage, call (661) 275-PUTT for more information.

    Golf Pro Shop: Our pro shop offers special orders and yellow tag sales – stop by and check it out.

    Sandbagger Grill: Muroc Lake Golf Course
    The Sand Bagger offers a large variety of meal options from our breakfast menu, Angus beef hamburgers, sandwiches, focaccia’s, Panini’s and salads. Call for more information, reservations or special functions!
    Daily specials are served with a side of French fries or salad and small soda.

    Monday: Barbecue pulled pork sandwich, slow cooked and smothered with barbecue sauce on ciabatta bread; $8.95.

    Tuesday: Homemade tuna salad on butter croissant with lettuce and hard-boiled egg; $7.95.

    Wednesday: Build your own taco salad with the choice of homemade chicken or beef and a various selection of toppings (fries and salad are not available as a side with this meal); $8.25.

    Thursday: Tri tip slow cooked and marinated in tequila, thinly sliced on toasted ciabatta bread, topped with Swiss cheese and sautÈed mushrooms; $8.95.

    Friday: Nine-ounce fish fillet and chips, with a side of homemade tartar sauce and malt vinegar; $8.95.

    Oasis Community Center

    205 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-CNTR

    Edwards Annual Childrens Holiday Party: Dec. 12, 2-5 p.m. The Edwardsí youth community is invited to our free Childrenísí Holiday Party. Stroll through a winter wonderland and meet Santa, get busy in Santaís Work-shop with crafts and games, visit our balloon artist for balloon characters and enjoy our live entertainment on stage! Free hot dogs, chips, holiday cookies and beverages (while they last). The kids will have a whole lot of holiday fun!

    Fitness Classes available at the Oasis Community Center: For more information or to sign-up, contact the center.

    Zumba: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7-7:55 p.m.
    Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:55 a.m.
    Cost is $3 per person, per class and there is a 25 percent discount if you purchase a 10-class punch card.

    Aerobics: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per person, per month.

    Total Body Conditioning: Tuesday and Thursday, 9-10 a.m. Cost is $25 per person, per month.

    Kickboxing: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per person, per month.

    Monthly Instructional Classes: All classes are conducted at the Oasis Community Center. Call (661) 275-2687 for additional information. Use your PLAYpass here!

    • Classical Guitar Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
    • Basic/Beginning Drum Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
    • Piano Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
    • Kinderfiddle (beginning violin): Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
    • Karate Class: Monday and Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $55 per month, per person, ages 7 and up.
    • Hula Lessons: Thursdays, $20 per month for beginners, $25 per month for intermediate and advanced.

    Outdoor Recreation

    Kincheloe Ave., (661) 275-CAMP

    Ski Shuttle to the Mountains: Let ODR do the driving while you relax and enjoy the trip! Socialize with other new skiers and snowboarders while heading to your favorite mountain (lift tickets not included). Our first trip is to Mountain High Dec. 22 (contact ODR for times). Cost is $10. Minimum of eight, maximum of 10 participants.

    Ski Package Deal: Pick-up skis/snowboards after 3 p.m. and that day is free. Pay for the next day and return it by noon on the third day and it’s only a one day charge!

    Private Swimming Lessons: Schedule your appointment with one of our lifeguards for a time that works for you! Cost is $10 for a 30 minute lesson, any age. Looking to learn how swim; how about improve on what you already know? Come talk to our seasoned lifeguard staff about what you want to learn and let them help you accomplish your goals, today!

    Horseback Riding Lessons: Variety of lessons offered. Call Outdoor Recreation for more information.

    “Big 50:” Thursdays, 10 am – 6 pm, Rod and Gun. The “Big 50″ is an ATA Registered shoot in which each participant shoots 50 single targets, 50 double targets and 50 targets from their handicapped position.

    Archery: Come test your equipment at our self-use Archery range. The range is free to those with their own equipment. If you would like to try archery and do not have equipment; equipment is available for rent at the Rod and Gun Club.

    Cooking Equipment: We have oil less infrared cookers and traditional fryers for only $5 a day!

    Stables: Did you know that Outdoor Recreation has riding stables where you can board your horse? For $25 a month with a $25 a month membership fee you can board your horse at Outdoor Recreations Riding Stables. Call Outdoor Recreation for more details.

    Overnight Camping at Branch Park: Cost is $5 for a campsite for up to four people. Come and get a “wilderness experience” right here on base. This will be primitive camping (no potable water, no telephones, and no RVs).

    Private Parties: Rod & Gun, Paintball, and other Outdoor Recreation activities are available for squadron functions and private parties. In addition to using our facilities, let us plan a trip for you! Interested in going somewhere with your squadron or a group of friends? Tell us and we’ll do the legwork for you. Let us know how many people, where you want to go, and what your budget is and we’ll do the rest!

    Team Building: Does your office, element or group need some team building? Come talk to us! We have instructors and the facilities to make it a great afternoon/day for you and your staff. Prices vary depending on the activity and group size. Call us today and let’s plan an event!

    RV Storage: Numerous openings are available in RV Storage! Come over and park your equipment for our low prices and have access to them anytime you need! 20′ Active Duty and Retiree – $15; 20′ All Others – $20; 25′-30′ Active Duty and Retiree – $20; 25′-30′ All Others – $25; 35′-50′ Active Duty and Retiree – $25, 35′-50′ All Others – $30.

    Rosburg Fitness Center

    210 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-GYM1

    Healthy Weight Class: Thursdays, noon-1:30 p.m. (call the HAWC for more information).

    Tae Kwon Do: Cost: A children’s monthly pass is $65, an adult monthly pass is $70, and a daily pss is $9 per day.
    For more information, call Kumye Moore at (661) 860-9292.
    Use your PLAYpass here!

    Personal Trainers: Cost is $40 per hour session, $25 for a half-hour session. Call to schedule your appointment and start reaching those fitness goals. For appointments, call Jeff Walden at (210) 723-2052, Johnny Johnson at (660) 233-2141 or Lauren Brandin at (210) 723-2052.
    Use your PLAYpass here!

    Massage Therapy: Cost is $40 for 30 minutes, $70 for an hour, or $100 one and a half hours. Available 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, by appointment only. Couples massage is also offered. For more information and appointments, call Brittni Albrechti at (661) 317-2139. Use your PLAYpass here!

    Lunchtime Disc Golf at Mojave Greens: Wednesdays, noon, Mojave Greens Disc Golf Course, Hole 1. Join us for a round of lunchtime golf. Players of all skill levels are invited to attend. Experienced golfers will be on hand to offer advice and work with beginners. Equipment will be available for loan. Take this opportunity to meet other disc golfers on base and challenge each other on the course!

    Equipment Orientation Classes: Tuesday, 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., and Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Not sure how to use equipment or what it does for you? Stop by the front desk and sign up for this one-hour class. We are here to help you get the most out of your fitness routine.

    Teen Center

    100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211, (661) 275-8336

    Find Rudolph: Through Dec. 13, Somewhere on Edwards AFB. The hunt is on! Who will be the lucky one to find Rudolph? Rudolph is hidden somewhere on base. Stop by the Youth Center, School Age Annex or the Teen Center and pick up the daily clue that will eventually lead you to where Rudolph is hidden. The lucky winner will receive $100. For more information, contact the Teen Center.

    Youth of the Year: The Teen Center is now accepting applications for the 2013 Youth of the Year. If you are interested and have what it takes to become the Edwards AFB Youth of the Year then drop by the Teen Center and pick up the application with all the details.

    Holiday Hours: The Teen Center will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4 for the holiday school break.

    Keystone Club: Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. The Keystone Club is a leadership group for high school students to learn and practice leadership skills through the management of community service projects and fund raising activities.

    Youth Programs

    24 Lathrop Dr., (661) 275-5437

    The Great Debate #4: Dec. 11, contact the Youth Center for times. The 7th grade Debate Teams will be squaring off again debating on youth issues, although the exact topic is yet to be determined there is no doubt it will be a heated debate.

    Computer 101 Class: Dec. 12, 3:30 p.m. in the Computer lab. Free for members. Introduction to the basic components of a CPU and what they do?

    Toddler Learning Center: Toddler classes at the Creative Arts Center (JZ) for ages 1-4 (older siblings are welcome). Are you looking for a class that you & your toddler can share in? If so this is the class for you! TLC is a Mom, Pop & Tot class that allows families to learn while playing! Classes are filling fast. For more information, call Youth Programs at (661) 275-KIDS or Ms. Amy (325) 829-5101.

    Holiday Hours: The Youth Center will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4 for the holiday school break.

    Crafty Kids Art: Daily, 3-5 p.m. Join us in the art area as we create all types of cool arts & crafts. No cost!

    Free Thinker’s Reading Club: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Club Room. Practice reading, writing and public speaking skills. See Ms. Christal for details and to sign up.

    Torch Club: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Torch Room. Torch clubs are charter, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 9-12. it is a powerful vehicle through which club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. See Mr. Andrew for details.

    Model Building Club: Fridays, 4-5 p.m., in the Club Room. Choose from several plastics models and learn building techniques with the end product being your very own. See Mr. Mark for details and to sign up.

    Boys & Girls Club Power Hour/Project Learn, Join today: Monday-Thursday, 2:45-4 p.m. Power Hour: making minutes count helps club members (ages 6-12) become successful in school by providing homework help/tutoring while encouraging members to become self-directed learners. See Ms. Jasmine for details and to sign up.

    Youth Sports

    Contact Emil Graves, (661) 277-8961

    Calling all 3 and 4 year olds for Smart Start Basketball: Registration begins Dec. 10, season starts Jan. 16. Cost is $35 per child. For more information, call Emil or Andrew at (661) 277-8961.

    Basketball Coaches: The Youth Sports & Fitness Department is looking for highly motivated people to coach basketball this year. The season will start in January. You can sign up at the Main Youth Center.

    FitFactor Fridays, 3:15-5 p.m. Join us in the Gym! Be Active and Eat Healthy to reach the FitFactor Levels and Earn Prizes! You can find more information @ http://www.afgetfit.com.

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