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April 26, 2013

News Briefs April 26, 2013

Promotion ceremony

The Enlisted Promotion Ceremony is 3 p.m., April 30 in the Base Theater.

Awards ceremony

The 412th Test Wing’s quarterly award ceremony is 10 a.m., May 1 in the Base Theater. Come out and show your support for our military, civilian and team award nominees and winners.

For additional more information, contact Master Sgt. Eric Jackson at (661) 810-4010.

Retiree Appreciation Day

To all military – 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, Retiree Activity Office Program Updates, ID Card Services, Commissary Warehouse Sale, and Door Prizes/give-aways/refreshments.
For more information, contact the Retiree Activity Office at (661) 277-4931; or email 412tw.rao@edwards.af.mil.

“The Price Is Right”

The popular game show, “The Price Is Right,” is looking for military members to “come on down” for a very special ‘Team’ episode … and they’re giving away HUGE prizes! This special show will tape May 8 at CBS Studios. Arrival time is 11:30 a.m. and taping will be completed at approximately 5:30 p.m. You must secure your own transportation to the studio, however, reservations through the ITT office are REQUIRED!

Participants will play as a team, comprised of one active duty military member and one family member (18 years or older). The family member can be your spouse, your ‘over 18′ child, your mom or dad, your brother or sister.

ITT has secured seats for 15 teams of two on a first-come, first-served basis. For those interested, contact ITT at (661) 275-8747 to reserve your slot.

For more information, call Terry Stegman at (661) 275-8747.

Odyssey of the Mind

March 23, Desert High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team placed second in the California State Tournament and will now advance to the World Finals Competition in May. Odyssey of the Mind is a problem solving and creative thinking competition. This year the students worked hard to build and engineer three vehicles that traveled using three separate propulsion systems. Additionally, they were given a spontaneous challenge they had to resolve as a team. The team impressed the judges and walked away with the second place trophy. This year’s World Finals Competition will be at Michigan State University May 21-26.

Congratulations to all the DHS team members: Anthony Quinnert, Daniel Fernandez, Seth Platt, Calvin Weaver and Garron Ireton, as well as the team coaches Shay Wallace and Susan Weaver.

Retirements

Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Thompson, the uperintendent of the 412th Logistics Test Squadron, is retiring after 26 years of service. The ceremony will be at the Stripes Lounge 2 p.m., May 10. POC for this event is Master Sgt. Timothy Monte at (661) 275-6667.

Col. G. Arthur McGettrick, Detachment 5 Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commander, invites everyone to attend a military ceremony in honor of Master Sgt. Lawrence W. Armstrong upon his retirement from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service.

The ceremony is 1 p.m., May 17 in Room 109, Bldg. 1260 ñ the Det. 5, AFOTEC large conference room. Reception to follow. Unfiform is uniform of the day for military, casual for civilians. RSVP by May 14 to Jeffrey Brater at (661) 275-0535.

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.

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.aspFilter=25570&EventID=16346.

For more information, call (661) 277-2901.




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