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March 1, 2013

News Briefs March 1, 2013

Senior Master Sgt. Roger Kaltenback passes

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Roger Kaltenback, who worked at the 31st Test & Evaluation Squadron, died suddenly at the Los Angeles VA Hospital Feb. 22. His viewing and services will be conducted at the Community Church of California City, 21001 Conklin Ave. (crossroads Cal City Blvd. and Conklin Ave.) at 11 a.m, March 2.

For more information, call (760) 417-9574.

Blood drive

The next American Red Cross Blood Drive is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 6 in the

Chapel 1 Annex. Donors may schedule an appointment or walk-in. Appointments have priority over walk-ins. Getting scheduled is easy; all that is required is to notify one of the Base Blood Drive Coordinators with what time they would like. They can be contacted by e-mail at kyle.lareza@edwards.af.mil or contacted by phone at (405) 496-2996. The alternate contact is Staff Sgt. Custodio at jc_eafbblooddrive@yahoo.com.

Tehachapi Relay For Life:

Teams are now forming for the 2013 Tehachapi Relay For Life, July 13-14. Teams from the Tehachapi area and Edwards Air Force Base are already beginning to plan and raise funds for cancer research and patient services.

The next meeting for team captains and committee chairs will be held March 14 at Carden School Auditorium in Tehachapi. Team captain meeting will open at 5 p.m., with the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Committee meeting begins at 7 p.m. The time is now to form a team.

For more information, contact Team Captain Chair Tracy Lankin (661) 805-5210 or Event Chair Duana Pera at (661) 972-7595.

Purgatory Vodka and similar products

The product Purgatory Vodka is made with hemp seed and is being sold in exchanges around the Air Force. Edwards establishments do not stock this Item. However, as this item is commercially available, base officials want to ensure everyone is aware of the following information.

The ingestion of products containing, or derived from hemp seeds, or hemp seed oil, is prohibited IAW AFI 44-121, IC 2001-1. Studies have shown that products made with hemp seed, and hemp seed oil, may contain varying levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is an active ingredient of marijuana which is detectable under the Air Force Drug Testing Program.Failure to comply with the prohibition on the ingestion of such products is a violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ.

Edwards’ Conference Center temporarily unavailable

The Conference Center is temporarily unavailable due to staffing constraints. Alternative areas should be utilized until further notice (i.e. Club Muroc, Community Center, Base Theater, etc.). An email will be sent out to notify the Edwards Community when the Conference Center is available for use again. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information, contact Kim Strong at (661) 277-4598 (kimberley.strong@edwards.af.mil); Rodney Cruse at (661) 275-9002 (rodney.cruse@edwards.af.mil); or Bill Grahn at (661) 275-9296 (bill.grahn@edwards.af.mil).

Logistics/Supply Ballroom closed

The Logistics/Supply Ballroom located in Bldg. 3735 is currently unavailable due to renovations. The estimated time-frame is six to nine months. For questions contact Betty A. Nakashige at (661) 277-2710.

Leave carry-over extended

Airmen with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of next fiscal year may be able to carry it into the next fiscal year thanks to a provision in the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.

The provision extends the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through Sept. 30, 2015, according to Senior Master Sgt. Kreig Cressione, the Air Force Personnel Center Special Programs Branch Chief.

For information about the military leave program and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil.

Pageant

Sign up now to vie for title of Miss, Junior Miss, or Little Miss Edwards Air Force Base. This year’s pageant will be held on March 30.

The age categories are: Miss, 16-19; Junior Miss, 11-13; and Little Miss, 6-8.

To sign up, email Glenda Chevis at glenda.chevis@edwards.af.mil.

Rehearsals will begin the first Wednesday in February, and more information will be provided at the first rehearsal meeting.

 




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