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December 7, 2012

News Briefs: December 7, 2012

Wingman

World War II POW and former Olympian Louis Zamperini will visit Edwards Dec. 10. Zamperini is the subject of the #1 New York Times Best Seller book “Unbroken.” Supervisors will hand out tickets to people in their unit to attend his presentation at the Base Theater. If you would like to submit a question to be considered for the Q & A session, send it to newsroom@edwards.af.mil by noon, Dec. 7.

Attendees are expected to show up at least 30 minutes prior and be seated 15 minutes beforehand. Those who don’t receive tickets will be able to view the event live in their unit conference room. Talk to your Wingman Day POC for more information.

Everyone is invited to come welcome Zamperini around 10 a.m. when he arrives at the Red Carpet on the flightline side of Base Operations, Bldg. 1202. A free zone in that area will allow Team Edwards to offer him a warm welcome.

To access the free zone, walk through the gate on the east side of Bldg. 1202. Pictures are not allowed on the flightline at any time. Remember, the flightline is an operational area and everyone is advised to make sure nothing that is with you can fall off or be blown off causing FOD. This includes hats.

2012 Angel Tree

This year’s Angel Tree is up and located in the entrance to the Base Exchange through Dec. 13. The tree has tags with age and gender of a child of a military family here at Edwards. Folks can purchase clothes or age appropriate toys and drop them in the Angel Tree box. The program is a way of giving back to the families that support the warfighter. The winter season is all about children, families and spreading holiday cheer.

For more information, call (661) 277-9500.

USAF Band

The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West’s “Mobility” quintet will be performing holiday music at various locations on Edwards Dec. 10.

“Mobility” is an upbeat group composed of guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. All are invited to come out and enjoy the music. Locations and times are as follows:

  • 7:45-8:15 a.m. – Air Force Rocket Laboratory’s Club Rocket Room (Bldg. 8424)
  • 9:30-10 a.m. – Air Force Test Center Headquarters (Bldg. 1)
  • 10:30-11 a.m. – Exchange lobby
  • 12:30-12:50 p.m. – Consolidated Support Facility, (Bldg. 3000)
  • 1-1:30 p.m. – 412th Medical Group
  • 1:45-2 p.m. – BAF, (Bldg. 1030)

AADD phone line

The Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) phone line (661) 277-2233 will be down due to a telephone upgrade from Dec. 3 to 13. Alternate phone lines are (661) 275-7157 and (661) 275-7151 will be used to contact the AADD until the upgrade is completed.

Museum closure

The Air Force Flight Test Museum will close Dec. 22 and reopen Jan. 2, 2013.

For more information call (661) 277-8050.

Retirement

The 412th Medical Group cordially invites you to Master. Sgt. George Cox’s retirement ceremony is now at 9 a.m., Dec. 20 in the Club Muroc Alliance Ballroom.

Cox is retiring after 21 years of service.

California City Little League signups

Early bird sign-ups for Cal City Little League will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 8. 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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