Local

April 19, 2013

Spring season equals Spring clean-up at Edwards

Winter is finally over and spring has arrived officially as of March 20.

Not unlike the same things we do at home every year such as clearing the winter weather debris blown into our yards; removing dead plants and weeds; here at Edwards we have an official event known as the annual Spring Clean-Up Week.

Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, has announced that April 22 through 29 is Edwards AFB Spring Clean-Up Week.

“As with every Spring Clean-Up, we rely on the support of all base personnel. The accumulation of trash is not only an eye sore but it is also hazardous to our health, and increases the potential of a fire hazard,” said Brewer. “Our strong Antelope Valley winds create a large accumulation of trash, brush and other debris, so it is important that each of us takes the time to do our part in cleaning up the areas where we live and work. This ensures Edwards AFB not only looks great, but stays that way.”

To ensure everyone is in compliance with base standards, Facility Managers are encouraged to use this week for general interior and exterior housekeeping and to perform improvement projects, such as self-help painting or landscaping. Facility managers should contact the 412th Test Wing Civil Engineer Division Logistics Section, located in Building 3500, at (661) 277-2938 in order to make arrangements to obtain self-help materials.

The Self-Help Center hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. If facility managers require bulk waste collection for large item disposals, they should contact the 412th Test Wing Civil Engineer Division Customer Service Unit at (661) 277-3330 to schedule collection.

Housing occupants are encouraged to utilize the U-Fix-It Store at (661) 258-4461. Household hazardous materials can be dropped off for reuse and residents can obtain supplies and equipment to assist in home and gardening projects. Housing occupants are also reminded that recyclable items and green waste must be placed in the appropriate containers. If housing occupants place trash or garbage in plastic bags or boxes, please remember the 50-pound weight limit. Along with their regular scheduled bulk pick up, an extra bulk pick up will be provided to all housing residents. Metal items can be taken to the recycling center at the Base Landfill, located at Building 7990.

Anti-freeze can be turned in at the Auto Hobby Shop at Building 2440. Motor oil can be turned in at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Gas Station, located at Building 2110. Tires can be turned in at either the Auto Hobby Shop or AAFES Gas Station for a minimal disposal fee. Paint, household chemicals, gas cans with gas and all household batteries can be turned in at the U-Fix-It Store, Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Team Edwards members can turn in usable items for reuse to Airman’s Attic, Thrift Store, Base Supply and the Recycling Center.

Let’s do our part to continue making Edwards AFB a great place to live and work.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs January 23, 2015

Fitz-Gerald pedestrian crossing work Through next week, road work will be taking place near the Fitz-Gerald Blvd. and Doolittle Parkway intersections, which is located in the housing area near Chapel 2. This work will result in better visibility of the pedestrian crossings and make crossing at these locations easier and safer for all. Fitz-Gerald and...
 
 
juveniel-court

JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that insta...
 
 

New Exchange Extra app puts savings, more at shoppers’ fingertips

With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Dutch F-35s touch down at Edwards

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Two F-35 Lightning IIs, F-001 and F-002, of the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Edwards Jan. 16, after a five-hour flight from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Joint Strike Fighters arrive...
 
 

2015 Tax Center update

The Edwards Air Force Base 2015 Tax Center is scheduled to open Feb. 9 and remain open through April 15. Due to a severe shortage of manpower, as a result of Force Shaping, this year’s Tax Center will be limited in its size and scope. The center will only be able to accommodate active duty...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

412th SFS trains with ‘warrior mentality’

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber During a 412th Security Forces Squadron active shooter training event, Airman 1st Class Geremi Long, Airman 1st Class Jay Prather and Officer Melo-Trejos entered the facility with one goal ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>