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March 29, 2013

News Briefs March 29, 2013

Edwards commissary

The commissary will be open regular hours Easter Sunday, March 31.

Commander’s Call for all Edwardsí staff sergeants

To accommodate multiple work shifts, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, will be hosting two Staff Sergeants Calls for all Edwards Air Force Base staff sergeants on April 1 at 2 p.m. and April 3 at 8 a.m. in the Base Theater. All staff sergeants are required to attend one of the two mandatory briefings.

Supervisors should adjust schedules to allow for maximum participation. Dress attire is uniform of the day.

For more information, contact Master Sgt. Erik Robbins, 412th TW career assistance adviser, at (661) 277-1984.

Palace Chase briefing

There will be a Palace Chase briefing 1 p.m., April 2 in the First Floor Conference Room of Bldg. 3000 (5 Seller Road).
For more information, contact Master Sgt. Jeffrey Ossman at (661) 277-3582

New base guides now available

New base guides are now available through the Edwards Air Force Base Graphics department. Only unit or squadron representatives may pick up base guides on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays between 1 and 3 p.m. at Bldg. 1405, Room 300. Quantities are limited.

Edwards AFB 2013 community pageant

The 2012 Edwards Air Force Base queens, Miss Alexis Baiza, Junior Miss Marcella Werre, Little Miss Cecilia Werre and Tiny Miss Priscilla Werre, along with the 2013 contestants cordially invite everyone to attend the 2013 Edwards AFB community pageant March 30 at the Oasis Community Center, Stripes Lounge.
This yearís theme is ìGirls Rock.î The pageant will begin at 1 p.m., but doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
For more information, contact Glenda Chevis at (661) 277-6696.

Combined Federal Campaign ceremony

The Combined Federal Campaign committee will host a ceremony to recognize contributors, volunteers and participants during last Fall’s Combined Federal Campaign 10 a.m., April 1, at Club Muroc. CFC representatives will also present the CFC Diamond Award to 412th Test Wing leadership. The base received this award from the Southern California CFC for raising the most money of any federal organization in southern California.

South Gate traffic redirected

Beginning this past week, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., traffic at the South Gate will be redirected to allow for construction of a canopy over the inbound lane check points at the guard house.
During this time period, inbound traffic will be redirected through the outbound lanes past the guard house back to the inbound lanes. The outbound traffic will be redirected to the right lane only. There will be no change for truck deliveries. It is anticipated this disruption of traffic will last two weeks or less. Drivers should slow down and pay attention to the construction signs to avoid any mishaps.
For more information, call Bob Lynch at (661) 277-4913.

Enlisted promotion ceremony

This monthís enlisted promotion ceremony is 3 p.m., March 29 in the Base Theater. Promotees and their commanders will be in service dress. Attendees uniforms will be uniform of the day. Come out and congratulate all promotees.

Clarification about fundraising events

All private organizations wishing to conduct fundraising events during Air Force Assistance Fund campaign must route their requests through the 412th Force Support Squadron, be reviewed by the Judge Advocate and then approved by the installation commander before the event can occur. As a reminder, the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for Edwards runs March 25 through May 3.
If you have any questions regarding fundraisers, contact the 412th FSS PO Monitor, Andrea Osteroos, at (661) 277-7840.

2013 Caring for People Forum cancelled

As we are all aware, we are operating under significant budgetary constraints through the duration of a continuing resolution, made more complex through possible impending sequestration actions. Per senior leader guidance, due to budget issues Headquarters Air Force nor Air Force Materiel Command will hold a 2013 Caring for People Forum. Therefore, the 2013 Edwards Community Caring for People Forum is CANCELED. In keeping with the tradition of Caring for People, there will be a future Town Hall Meeting scheduled in which Edwards specific issues can be addressed. For concerns or questions, contact the Community Support Coordinator, Nancy Koch-Castillo at (661) 277-6711.

Edwards Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for Edwards will be held March 25 through May 3. As a reminder, no other fundraising is to occur during the AFAF campaign.
The Edwards project officers for this year are 1st Lt. Carlos Rojas at (619) 277-6829 and 2nd Lt. Ryan Bush at (619) 275-4718.

T-Ball coaches needed

T-ball coaches are needed for five- and six-year olds. Contact the Youth Center Sports Office by April 12. Season runs until early June.
To sign up, call (661) 277-8961.

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.

April Tehachapi Relay for Life team captain’s meeting

Teams are now forming for the 2013 Tehachapi Relay For Life on July 13 and 14. Teams from Edwards Air Force Base are already beginning to plan and raise funds for cancer research and patient services. The next meeting for team captains will be held April 11 at the Carden School Auditorium in Tehachapi, Calif. Team captains open will begin at 5 p.m., regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The time is now to form a team. For more information, contact Tracy Lankin, team captain chair, at (661) 805-5210.




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