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August 2, 2013

News Briefs August 2, 2103

E-5 promotion celebration

Join us at Club Muroc in the Alliance Ballroom to celebrate our newest staff sergeant selects 4 p.m., Aug. 2. †Uniform of the day is ABUs. †There will be refreshments provided.
For more information, call (661) 275-2670 or e-mail sedric.whitaker@us.af.mil.

A&FRC NCO needed

The Airman and Family Readiness Center is accepting applications for the AFRC Readiness NCO position. Responsibilities of this position include providing both military and civilian families assistance and support before, during and after times of local or national emergency or disasters, mobilization, deployment separation or evacuation. Additional duties of the Readiness NCO include alternate Casualty Assistance Representative/Survivor Benefit Plan Counselor. A full listing of duties and responsibilities and qualifications are available upon request. Application packets will be accepted until close of business Aug. 12. Interested candidates please contact the AFRC Director, Tawania Kovacs, at (661) 277-4615.

Retirement

Team Edwards is invited to join Lt. Col. Robert “B6″ Poremski in celebrating his retirement from the U.S. Air Force. The ceremony is 2 p.m., Aug. 9 in Bldg. 1623 (418th Flight Test Squadron) in Conference Room 329.
For more information and to RSVP, call (661) 275-7686.

Kids Craft Night

The Exchange Food Court is hosting a Kids Craft Night, 5-6 p.m., Aug. 8. The Exchange will offer $1.99 kids meals at Popeye’s and 99 cent scoops of ice cream at Baskin Robins. For more information, call (661) 258-1078, Ext. 226.

Fashion show

The Exchange is hosting its Annual Back to School Fashion Show 5:30 p.m., Aug. 9. The Exchange is looking for 24 volunteers to participate in modeling your choice in two outfits. Participants will receive a 25 percent discount on the overall cost of the outfits if they choose to purchase their modeled outfits. To sign up for the Back to School Fashion Show please stop by the Jewelry Counter at the Main Exchange. During the show, two backpacks filled with school supplies will be given out to those who register during the fashion show. Specials will be offered at all food court restaurants, 4-8 p.m.
For more information, call (661) 258-1078, Ext. 213.




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Holiday Hours

Special holiday hours will be in force for 412th Force Support Squadron facilities. The hours are: Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 27 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., and Midnight Meal...
 
 

New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service members from allotting...
 
 

Exchange gift cards personalize holiday care packages

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, gift cards will be the most requested gift this year with 62 percent preferring a gift card over any other item. For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, their gift card of choice is the one that can be redeemed at military exchanges from Okinawa to Oklahoma. The...
 

 

AF closes FY14 force management programs

Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate. Line of...
 
 

Protecting your identity online

With the internet ever evolving, it has become a great source of communication and a convenient tool. While there are many advantages in using the internet, like online shopping or making charitable donations, there are also countless numbers of unknown, lurking threats. One of luxuries of the internet, and a great service for busy parents,...
 
 

Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

Security forces defend the base, but everyone can help ensure Edwards Air Force Base is safe and sound through the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Eagle Eyes program. Law enforcement officers rely on the eyes and ears of the entire community. If Airmen or citizens notice anything out of the norm or suspicious, either...
 




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