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April 12, 2013

News Briefs April 12, 2013

EDF training website is back online

The 412th Test Engineering Group’s Engineer Development Flight training website is back online. If you have previously signed up for a class within the last two weeks, double check your registration.
To help serve your training needs, our office has added additional technical and soft skill courses along with increasing the number of classes offered. Please take the time to check-out our updated course schedule at https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/ASPs/Reg/GroupList.asp?Filter=25570&EventID=16346.
For more information, call (661) 277-2901.

Dollar Movie Night

Edwards Chapel and the Equal Opportunity Office invites Team Edwards to Dollar Movie Day April 21.
Come by Chapel 2 to reserve your tickets or call (661) 277-2110.
The movie is “42″ and will be shown at the Cinemark Theater in Lancaster. The Chapel and EOO hope this opportunity helps you rediscover a man of faith, Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier, even before Rosa Parks, Freedom Riders and Martin Luther King Jr. The movie has a PG-13 rating for mild language (including racial slurs) and thematic elements, but it has no sexually explicit material.
The time for the April 21 showing has yet to be set.
For more information and ticket reservations, call Chapel 2 at (661) 277-2110.

National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Mental Health Clinic and Family Advocacy Office have several activities scheduled:

  • Informational Booth at the Exchange ñ April 17 and 24.
  • Story & Craft time at the Childrenís Library April 5 to 19
  • April 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ñ Ground Safetyís Drunk Goggles demonstration, location to be determined
  • April 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ñ Informational Booth in front of the Shoppette

For more information and resources, contact the Mental Health Flight (ADAPT or Family Advocacy) at (661) 277-5291/5292.

2013 Military Retiree Appreciation Day at Edwards

To all military retirees – come out and learn about the programs that affect you and receive some services during your visit. This year’s Military Retiree Appreciation Day is 8 a.m.-noon, May 4, at the Oasis Community Center. Services provided for retirees include:

  • Legal Services
  • Pharmacy (Limited)
  • Immunization
  • TRICARE
  • Defense Financial and Accounting System (DFAS)
  • Retiree Activity Office Program Updates
  • ID Card Services
  • Commissary Warehouse Sale
  • Door Prizes/give-aways/refreshments

For more information, contact the Retiree Activity Office at (661) 277-4931; or email 412tw.rao@edwards.af.mil.

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.

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.




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