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June 28, 2013

News Briefs June 28, 2013

Commissary closure

The Edwards Commissary will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All hours remain the same.

 

Airman passing 

The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Patience M. Allen, 412th Medical Support Squadron. Allen passed away June 10, 2013. To settle the estate of the deceased, 2nd Lt. Jose Pagan, assigned to Edwards AFB, Calif., has been appointed as Summary Courts officer. Any persons having a claim for or against the estate of Allen should contact Pagan at (661) 277-3272 or (939) 339-3946. His e-mail is josephpagan2010@gmail.com.

 

Team Edwards Promotion Ceremony

The next Team Edwards promotion ceremony is 3 p.m., June 28 at the Base Theater. Promotees and commanders will be in service dress. Uniform of the day for all other attendees. For more information, call (661) 275-8850.

 

Clinic half day

July 1, the 412th Medical Group will be conducting required readiness training during the morning hours and will resume normal operations at 12:30 p.m. The clinic appointment desk (661)277-7118, TRICARE Service Center and Referral Management Center will not be impacted and will remain open throughout the duty day.

 

412th MDOS change of command

Col. Stephen K. Donaldson, 412th Medical Group commander, cordially invites you to attend a change of command ceremony at which Lt. Col. Tracy A. Neal-Walden will relinquish command of the 412th Medical Operations Squadron to Lt. Col. Corey J. Munro Monday, July 22 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Club Muroc. Call (661) 275-2479 to RSVP.  

 

AFRL change of command

Col. Roger M. Vincent, Air Force Research Laboratory vice commander, requests the pleasure of your company at the change of command ceremony where Lt. Col. Patrick W. Davis will assume command of Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 from Col. Michael H. Platt. The ceremony will is 8 a.m., July 22 in the Rocket Science Center (Bldg. 8424) at AFRL.

Following the ceremony, at 9:15 a.m., another ceremony will be held at Test Stand 1C for Platt’s retirement. RSVP for both events by July 10. For more information or to RSVP, call (661) 275-6115 or (661) 275-6306.

 

Voucher payment timeliness

Air Force Financial Services Center has experienced a significant spike in workload (non-DTS travel) between June and September due to summer PCS.  During this time, payments can take as much as 20 business days from the time a “computable” voucher is submitted for payment.

A “computable” voucher is one that includes all of the signatures and supporting documents (orders, receipts, forms, etc.) required before payment may be issued.

Tips to minimize payment delays:

1)   Maximize use of the Government Travel Card when available

2)   File vouchers immediately upon arrival to your new base

3)   Provide your supporting base Finance Office everything required to pay       you (i.e. receipts, orders, Electronic Fund Transfer forms, etc.)

Utilizing tips and suggestions may not guarantee a speedy payment of the voucher, but will greatly assist in the process. For more information, call (661) 277-4550.

 

Road delays

June 10 through Aug. 1, 2013, base motorists will encounter minor delays as work to improve roadway drainage is performed at the intersection of Rosamond Boulevard and Muroc Avenue.

During this time, Rosamond will be reduced from two-lanes each way to one-lane each way and Muroc will be closed north of Rosamond near Popson and south of Rosamond at South Seller. The entrance to the overflow parking near the Chapel will remain open. Motorists need to obey all signs and directions through the work area.

For more information, call (661) 810-6792 or (661) 212-0062.  

 




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