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August 9, 2013

News Briefs August 9, 2013

Change in MilTA approval date

Pending final DOD approval and release of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2914 Military Tuition Assistance program, Airmen will not be able to apply for fiscal 2014 courses until further notice. Once approved, Airmen may submit MilTA requests for fiscal 2014 using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. The Air Force is NOT stopping or suspending MilTA. Airmen are cautioned to avoid making financial decisions or commitments without an approved MilTA form. Financial decisions made without an approved MilTA form will be the responsibility of the Airmen.

Airmen may still apply for MilTA through AFVEC under the current fiscal year 2013 MILTA guidelines, for courses starting before Oct. 1, 2013.

For more information, call the Education and Training Center at (661) 277-2713.

Museum closure

The Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards will be closed Aug. 10. †For more information, call (661) 277-8050.

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.

Student orientation

There will be a New Student Orientation at I.L. Branch Elementary 10 a.m., Aug. 14 in in the Scobee Cafeteria, 1585 Forbes Ave. This is for all students and parents that are new to Branch Elementary for the 2013-14 school year.

Music & Memory donation drive

During the month of August, drop off your used iPod to help veterans out at the following locations: Bldg. 2750 (Test Wing Headquarters) in the Command Section; Bldg. 1600 in the 412th Aircrast Maintenace Squadron and 412th Maintenance Squadron orderly rooms; and the Airmen’s Attic.

For more information or more drop off locations , call (661) 277-6430 or (661) 277-6280.

Desert High Robotics

Desert Junior Senior High School is starting †a Robotics Club this school year that will compete in First Tech Challenge and possibly some additional VEX events. †We are looking for volunteers to help us make this a success.

First Tech Challenge (as well as VEX) work with basic robot construction and programming, and is a logical next †step to compliment Branch Elementary School’s First Lego League and a precursor to a full-up Robotics Team. †Volunteer opportunities range from assistant coach (4 or 5 hours per week when the team gets going) to mentors (2-5 hours per month) to simple program assistance (Robotics Lab construction and cleaning, guest lectures, moral support, etc.). †Practices will be held on base starting in August, and the season will run until February or March. A successful program will require a good number of volunteers with a range of technical, mechanical and/or educational experiences. †We are asking you to please consider volunteering and/or solicit volunteers from your organization to see if there are folks interested in helping make this program a reality. The head coach, Robby Weaver, can be reached at robby.weaver@yahoo.com . Please let him know if you have any volunteers, questions or ideas with †respect to this very worthwhile endeavor!”

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.

You think you can ball????

It’s that time of year again. Edwards AFB Men’s Varsity Basketball team tryouts will be Aug. 29 and 30 at the Rosburg Fitness Center basketball courts. Tryouts will start promptly both days at 5:30 p.m. and will last about two hours. Active duty, dependents and government civilians are all invited to come out. Dependents must be at least 18 and a high school graduate. Players must attend both tryout days to be eligible for selection. At least 15 spots are available for the team.

For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Christopher Randolph at (661) 277-2642 or (210) 462-6837.

Square dance

Ready to have some fun, meet great new people, and get some good exercise at the same time? The Gandy Dancers are starting a new Square Dance Class beginning Sept. 11 at the Community Church, 100 Wast E Street, Tehachapi, Calif., from 7 to 8:15 p.m. †The first two classes are free! †If you have never tried Square Dancing, give it a whirl! You just might like it.

For more information, call (661) 331-0707.

FSS Labor Day hours

Over the Labor Day weekend Family Day and holiday, 412th Force Support Squadron holiday hours will be:

Family Day, Aug. 30
These FSS facilities will be CLOSED:

  • 412th FSS front office
  • Airman & Family Readiness Center
  • Civilian Personnel
  • Education Office
  • Family Child Care
  • Military Personnel Section
  • NAF HRO

These 412th FSS facilities will be OPEN with the following hours:

  • Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • CAC/ID Issuance: Normal hours
  • Child Development Center: Normal hours
  • Club Muroc: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • High Desert Lanes Bowling Center: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Information, Tickets & Tours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Normal hours
  • Library: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Oasis Community Center: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Outdoor Recreation: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Panda Express: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • School-Age Annex: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Youth/Teen Main Center: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Labor Day, Sept. 2

All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following:

  • Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed
  • Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Normal hours
  • High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

For any questions or concerns, call (661) 275-2687.




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