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May 10, 2013

News Briefs May 10, 2013

AFAF campaign extended

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer has extended the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign. It will now end May 17.

Please postpone all fundraisers until after this date. If you have not had a chance to donate, contact your Unit Project Officer. There will also be a “Last Hoorah” Burger Burn 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 17 at the new Airman and Family Readiness Center (used to be the Conference Center). We will accept a suggested donation of $5 per plate, which will include a hot dog, hamburger, small bag of chips and a can of soda. We will be providing enough food for the first 200 or so people that show up, so don’t be late!

For more information, or you cannot get in touch with your UPO, call (661) 277-6829.

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.

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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