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April 19, 2013

News Briefs April 19, 2013

West Gate canopy construction

Construction of the West Gate Canopy for the in-bound lanes has begun. Drivers are asked to slow down and use caution when approaching the gate.

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 24.
  • Story and Craft time at the Childrenís Library through April 19
  • 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.

Traffic delays

Base motorists may encounter minor delays on Rickenbacker Drive April 23 due to a reduction of traffic from two-lane to one-lane for a short distance to accommodate construction activities. The work, to improve drainage in the Housing Area, will take place between the Conference Center and FitzGerald Blvd. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic and at no time will Rickenbacker be totally closed. Please obey all signs and directions through the work area.

For more information, call (661) 810-6792 or (661) 212-0062.

Museum closure

The Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base will be closed on April 24 and will reopen with its regular hours April 25.
For more information, call (661) 277-8050.




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