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May 24, 2013

News Briefs May 24, 2013

Freeway closures

Caltrans will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Rd.) to Palmdale Blvd. as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.†Closures are as follows and subject to change:

May 20-24
Northbound SR-14
* 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Soledad Canyon Rd. and Palmdale Boulevard
* 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – On and Off Ramps CLOSED between Sierra Highway and Avenue S

Southbound SR-14
* 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Palmdale Boulevard and Soledad Canyon Rd
* 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.† – On and Off Ramps CLOSED between Avenue S and Sierra Highway

This project may require FULL Freeway closures. Advance notices will be provided. Detours will be posted.
New pavement will improve mobility and enhance safety for motorists. †Security Paving Company Incorporated is the contractor on this $16 million project which is expected to complete this summer.

Caltrans advises motorists to “Slow For The Cone Zone.”

Golf tournament

This year’s Memorial Day Weekend Golf Tournament is May 23 at Muroc Lake Golf Course.†A hole-in-one on #8 from 153 yards will win $10,000 cash. A hole-in-one on any other par 3 will win a set of Cleveland Irons, a Kindle Fire HD, or a $500 Visa gift card.†The format is a two-person scramble with five-foot length putting string and one mulligan per person ($5 each). Longest putt, closest to the pin and longest drive contests will also be held. Tournament entrance fee is $60 and includes lunch. The event is sponsored by the Desert Pirates Booster Club.

To enter, call: Master Sgt. Cade Peterson at (661) 275-0727; Master Sgt. Bryan Smith at (661) 277-4119; Tech. Sgt. David Hager at (661) 275-7335; Staff Sgt. Alphonso Williams at (661) 277-3049; or Staff Sgt. Jon Palomino at (661) 275-0618.

Commissary closed

The commissary will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
For more information, call (661) 277-9175.

Blood Drive

A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m., June 5 at Chapel 1. In addition to helping out a great cause the blood drive will be giving out a Cold Stone coupon and a L.A. Galaxy voucher for two games.

For questions and sign up, call (405) 496-2996If anyone would like sign up or has any questions, they can contact me at (405) 496-2996.Additionally, people can sign up by visiting www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation and using the sponsor code
“chapel1.”

Change of command

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, has invited Team Edwards to the 412th Operations Group change of command ceremony June 19. The ceremony will be held in Hangar 1600 and begins at 9 a.m. Col. Christopher P. Azzano will relinquish command of the 412th OG to Col. Rodney F. Todaro. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Retirement

The 412th Comptroller Squadron invites everyone to attend the retirement ceremony for Tech. Sgt. Robert Striverson June 14. The ceremony will be held at Bldg. 2800 in the Wolfe Yeager Conference Room at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, call (661) 277-8449.




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