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May 3, 2013

News Briefs May 3, 2013

Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting an Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Run/Walk event May 8.†Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K.†The start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot.

The event is open to runners and walkers of all levels so make it your squadron PT and come exercise your body as well as your mind.†Asian-Pacific attire is encouraged. Prizes will be given to the top female and male runners of the 7.5K and 10K distances. The first 15 runners of the 5K will also win prizes, so come prepared to give it your all.

For more information, call (661) 275-HAWC.

Education Office closure

The on-base college offices for Cerro Coso and Webster University will be closed from 2-4:30 p.m., May 9. The Embry-Riddle University on-base office will be the only college office that will remain open during those hours.

If you have any further questions, please contact the education and training office at (661) 277-2713.

Peace officers ceremony

The 412th Security Forces Squadron invites you to the National Peace Officers End of Watch Ceremony 11 a.m., May 16 at the Bldg. 1 flagpole.†Uniform of the day for military and dress attire for civilians. Call (661) 277-6901 or (661) 275-2867 for more information.

A Night at the Museum

Please join us on May 20 as Desert Junior Senior High School is transformed into a living history museum. †Exhibits will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. †The students will transform the halls of DJHS into static displays, living statues and interactive history exhibits. †It should be a wonderful celebration of the students’ hard work this year in their social studies class. Nearly every student at the high school will be involved in this event. †We hope to see you there.

For more information, contact Shay Wallace at swallace@muroc.k12.ca.us or call (661) 524-3837.

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 Rightî

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.

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.




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