Events

August 23, 2013

Announcements – August 23, 2013

Aero Club

320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO

Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club currently has a position open for a full-time flight instructor, CFI or CFII, starting salary $30 per hour on a one -ear contract with option for renewal. Aero Club is an FAA Part 141 Flight Training Center and Cessna affiliate, teaching the Cessna King curriculum. The instructor must be available weekdays, weekends and holidays. Send resumes to constance.farmer@us.af.mil.

Practical G1000 Class: Aug. 24, 8 a.m.–noon. Cost is $105. Hands-on G1000 operation to increase safety and situational awareness for every flight.

Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’ ratings. The choice is yours. Whether your aim is recreational or a career path, your Aero Club will train you to the highest standard with safety always foremost.

Rentals: The Aero Club offers Cessna 172s and 182s for rent. Contact the Aero Club for reservations and costs.

Airman and Family Readiness

5 N. Seller Ave., Bldg. 3000, 277-0723

Boots to Business: Aug. 27-28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Airman and Family Readiness Center is hosting a two-day Boots to Business class, sponsored by the Small Business Administration.  The SBA is focused on helping veterans and their families explore entrepreneurship for their futures as they transition out of military service. To sign up for this informative workshop, call (661) 277-8451/0723.

Hearts Apart: This is a support group and social network for families of deployed members and an opportunity to meet with leadership. Sign-up is required. For more information, call (661) 277-0230.

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2013. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information contact the A&FRC.

Military Family Life Consultant: A Military Family Life Consultant is on board at the A&FRC to help military members, spouses, family members, friends and staff members address issues such as relationships, deployment, parenting, stress, grief and many other issues. Consultations are free and anonymous – no records are kept. Call (661) 742-4733 for an appointment.

SBP/Casualty Assistance Office: The SBP and Casualty Assistance Office is now combined and located in Bldg. 3000, Room 215. Please note: Every retiring member, married or single, must make a valid election prior to retiring. See the SBP counselor for more details. Retired military survivor assistance is available at the A&FRC. For more information, call the SBP/Casualty Assistance office at (661) 277-3757. Help is available to file claims through various agencies: DFAS, V.A., SSA, OPM.

Sponsorship Training: Attention Sponsors and Unit Training Managers, first impressions are lasting impressions! This training is mandatory for all first time sponsors or those who haven’t sponsored anyone for more than a year. There is a new online sponsorship training that replaces the classroom training. Access eSponsorship Application & Training at http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/esat. Training and resources can be found within this new comprehensive application. Certificate of completion must be turned-in to Tonya Eckles and/or your unit training manager for record keeping. For more information on this training or to get a few resources, contact Tonya Eckles at (661) 277-4709 or email tonya.eckles@edwards.af.mil.

Spouse Employment/Volunteer Resources: The link to job search strategies and volunteer opportunities is through the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Individual consultation is also available by appointment to provide assistance with resumes and education opportunities. The A&FRC has established a distribution list that will allow job vacancies to be emailed to spouses as they become available. If you are interested in getting your email address added to this list, call Linda Crump at (661) 277-5433 or email linda.crump@edwards.af.mil.

Air Force Aid Society: Air Force active duty/spouse (with power of attorney), retired, widow/widower with internet access and an email address will be able to apply for AFAS assistance using the new AFAS Online Application by registering and completing the application at https://my.afas.org/memberportal/Login/Login.aspx. Complete and submit the application to the Airman and Family Readiness Center or for more details, call 661 277-4662.

Volunteers Need to Register: All volunteers with Edwards AFB official organizations/units need to register with the A&FRC Volunteer Coordinator, Claudia Stover at (661) 277-4615. Organizations or agencies that need volunteers and folks looking for volunteer opportunities may also contact Stover to be included on a distribution list.

Arts and Crafts Center / Auto Hobby

200 Methusa Rd., (661) 275-ARTS / (661) 275-AUTO

Edwards new and improved car wash: Our car wash has been upgraded and offers more options, from ‘a little rinse’ to a full-on wash! It can handle larger vehicles, has a high-capacity dryer, environmentally friendly, reduced fees, and accommodates both credit and debit card payments in addition to cash!

Engraving Shop: Custom framing, engraving and award plaques are available through the Arts & Crafts Center with many styles and varieties to choose from – these are truly gifts to treasure.

Smog Testing: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $48.25.

FREE Wi-Fi! FREE Wi-Fi while waiting on car repairs or classes at the Arts and Crafts Center.

Need new tires? Let us price new tires for your vehicle. We offer very competitive prices as well as services in mounting and balancing. Come visit Auto Hobby at Bldg. 2440 or call (661) 275-AUTO (2886) and ask for Jesse.

Towing Service Available through Auto Hobby: Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call Auto Hobby for more information.

Child Development Center

1305 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6457, (661) 275-TOTS

Immediate Openings: The CDC has immediate openings for pre-school and after-school care for kindergartners! For more information, contact the CDC.

Club Muroc

275 Doolittle Parkway, (661) 275-CLUB

Club Muroc is closed on Saturdays and Sundays except for special functions or events. Club closed on Mondays after lunch. Call (661) 275-CLUB to book a special function with our catering department.

Fogleman’s Lounge

Social hour pricing: Tuesday-Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and Friday, 4-6 p.m.

Club Member Specials

Social hour pricing: Tuesday-Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and Friday, 4-6 p.m.

The Classic Burger: half-pound, 100-percent Angus steak burger on Kaiser roll with fries, half off menu price Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m..

Spicy Chicken Sandwich: Half off menu price, Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m.

Order the Two-plus-Two special. Bring a friend or the entire shop and treat them to $2 dometic drafts and $2 for six-piece wings. Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.

Evening Dining at Club Muroc

Mexican Buffet: Aug. 27, 5-8 p.m. Buffet only – no other dining room menu available. Cost is $10.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members; $6 for children 6-12; and $2 for children under 2. Special kids buffet available.

Home Style Buffet: Every Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members; $6 for all children 6-12; and $2 for children under 6. Special kids buffet available.

Country Buffet: Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members; $6 for all children 6-12; and $2 for children under 6. Special kids buffet available.

SPLASH NIGHTS: Final Splash Night for this season will be Aug. 23. Pool opens at 5 p.m. Grill your own steak or chicken, 5:30-8 p.m. Price includes pork and beans, salad, rolls, ice tea, water and lemonade. Cost is $7.50 for adult members; and $9.50 for adult non-members. Hot dogs for kids are $3.

The Club Muroc dining room is closed Friday nights.

Wii & Free Wi-Fi:  Enjoy our nice lounge area and have fun with our Wii game system or just come in with your own computer and connect to our free Wi-Fi!

Members Only Special

Birthday Month Coupon: Happy Birthday from Club Muroc! Stop by Club Muroc during your birthday month and we’ll give you a coupon for a free meal! Offer valid for Edwards club members only. Pick up Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Education and Training

140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453, (661) 277-2713

Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisers available to assist you with completion of your CCAF degree. Call (661) 277-2713, or stop by Bldg. 2435, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Don’t procrastinate, it’s easier than you think!

Community of Practice Website: A training class schedule is now available on the Education and Training CoP. See at a glance all the classes offered by the Education & Training Section for Edwards military and DOD civilians. Contact your training manager for detailed course information. Log on to https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/community/views/home.aspx?Filter=24828.

Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited university, is looking for potential faculty to teach graduate-level finance or human resource courses at our Edwards AFB campus. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in a related field (terminal degree preferred), professional experience, and preferably experience teaching at the graduate level. Applicants should send their resume/vita to edwards@webster.edu. For more information, call Karen Fudala at (661) 258-8501.

Family Child Care

1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6457, (661) 275-4322

Extended Duty Care: The Air Force offers the Extended Duty Care Program to assist parents who need additional child care beyond their normal arrangements due to mission related requirements. Children must already be enrolled in the Child Development Center, the School Age Program or the Family Child Care Program to qualify. To enroll in this FREE Extended Duty Program or for more information, please contact the Family Child Care office at (661) 275-4322.

Returning Home Care: Members are authorized 16 hours of hourly care within 30 days of their return from deployment. Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator for more details on the program at (661) 275-4322.

Family Child Care is seeking dedicated people who love working with children! If you live on base and want to care for children in your home or you are a military dependent and live off base, you may be eligible to be a licensed or affiliated provider! Make a positive difference in the lives of children! Most materials and training are provided free of charge!

High Desert Lanes Bowling Center

205 Fitzgerald, Bldg. 5214, (661) 275-BOWL

Summer BuildIT Bowling ‘Colored Pin Nights:’ Fridays, May 10-Aug. 30, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes three games and shoe rental. When you bowl a strike with a colored head pin (verified by the bowling staff) you will win a ticket to one of Southern California’s amusement parks, including Disneyland, Legoland, Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm.

High Desert Lanes Fall League 2013/2014: Signups at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center front counter for all the information and to put your name on the list.

Fall/Winter Youth League: Time and Date to be determined. Ages 4-18. For more information, call Amy Driscoll at (719) 659-9362 or sign up at the Bowling Center. The Youth League is a great way to teach your children the sport of bowling and team work.

Strike Zone Snack Bar is Open: Check out our new snack bar and menu that includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, along with some Mexican classics like carne asada tacos!

Ongoing:

Green Pin Bowling, Mondays, 3-7 p.m. $2 per game, $1.75 adult shoe rental, $1.50 youth shoe rental. If the head pin is green and you roll a strike you get that game free.

Penny A Pin: Tuesday, 3-7 p.m. Adult shoe rental is $1.75, youth shoe rental is $1.50. This open play special charges you only for what you score. If you bowl over a 200 that game is free.

Wacky Wednesdays: Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, bowl as many games as you want. Adult shoe rental is $1.75, youth shoe rental is $1.50.

Family Game Night: Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Cost is $1.50 per game per person, with $1 shoe rental. Glow in the dark bowling; fun for the whole family.

Friday Night Early Bird Special: friday, 2-6 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, bowl as many games as you want. Adult shoe rental is $1.75, youth shoe rental is $1.50.

Family Dollar Day: Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Cost is $1 per game, with $1 shoe rental.

Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling: Saturday, 6-10 p.m. Cost is S10 per person, shoe rental included to bowl as many games as you want.

Unit Functions: All hours, with reservations. Cost is $5 per person and includes three games and shoe rentals. Units may reserve lanes anytime during open bowling for parties, commander’s call, team building events, etc.

Honor Guard

148 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2462, (661) 275-BLUE

If you need to request the Blue Eagles Honor Guard for your ceremonies please email 412fss.honor.guard@edwards.af.mil, or call (661) 810-8039.

Information, Tickets and Travel

205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500, 275-TRIP

Mulligan Family Fun Center: All-day pass tickets are now available for $17 per person.

ITT Pricelist & Other Events: To see the current ITT price list for events, parks, hotels and discount information, visit www.95FSS.com. For the most up-to-date information, press the F5 key to refresh page.

Library

5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, (661) 275-BOOK, 412fss.fsdl.workflow@edwards.af.mil

Free Online Services: Zinio:  A leading full-service distributor of digital magazines, the Zinio newsstand has thousands of top magazines from around the world.  Browse the list of subscriptions Air Force libraries own (currently 642 popular titles including Newsweek, National Geographic and Parenting), select and read anywhere, anytime using your computer, smartphone or tablet.  To take advantage of this wonderful service, visit the Base Library or call (661) 275-BOOK for more information.

At the Library: Available for a loan period of two weeks; each item may be renewed at the library only, if there are no pending requests by other customers:

  • Books
  • Books and CD Sets
  • MP3 (Playaway)
  • Rosetta Stone CD-ROM (Spanish and Russian only)

New item Tuesdays:  Be the first one to borrow new released books, DVDs, Blu-Ray, TV series, books on CD and more. We invite you to sign up for the Information Awareness Program, to receive a weekly email containing the complete list of new items. Call the library for more information.

Universal Class Now Available: Get access to Universal Class today! This program offers more than 500 online courses on a wide range of subjects/levels, available 24/7, instructor led, self paced. Universal Class courses are informational and designed to enhance student knowledge, increase skills and stimulate interest in a subject. Visit the Library for more information.

New Resources in the Children’s section: Playaway View, the first all-in-one video player of its kind, pre-loaded with multiple videos of the best educational programming, now available at the Main library. Try it out and select titles such as math, exploring space, U.S. history and more.

Story Time: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Base employees and community members volunteer their time to read stories and create a craft project designed for toddlers and pre-school children.

Muroc Lake Golf Course

111 Crest Dr., (661) 275-PUTT

Annual Membership: Are you a frequent visitor to the Muroc Lake Golf Course? Save money by purchasing an annual membership. Memberships run from April 1 through March 31 but you can join now with these pro-rated rates:

E1-E4: $183.28
E5 and above/Retirees/DOD Civlians: $250
Contractor/Civilian Guest: $316.64
*Prices pro-rated as of Aug. 1, 2013

Twilight Golf: Daily, 4 p.m.-sunset. Had a long day at work? Take a little time to relax and enjoy some golf! Our ‘Twilight Special’ is a great way to end the day, get a few holes in before dark and save money!

E1-E4; $4.50 green fees

E5-O3; $6.50 green fees

O4-above; $7.50 green fees

DOD, Contractors and guests; $7.50 green fees

Carts are $5.00 per person

Monday-Friday Special: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 for 18 holes of golf, a cart and lunch.

Want to learn how to play golf: Come learn from our club pros, Ricky Lanning and Chelsea Orozco can teach you everything you will need to know at your convenience. From longer drives to make more putts and everything in between, our pros can bring you from amateur to pro!

Wi-Fi is now available at the Muroc Lake Golf Course Clubhouse.

Golf Pro Shop: Our pro shop offers special orders and yellow tag sales – stop by and check it out.

Sandbagger Grill: Muroc Lake Golf Course
The Sandbagger offers a large variety of meal options from our breakfast menu, Angus beef hamburgers, sandwiches, focaccia’s, Panini’s and salads. Call for more information, reservations or special functions!

NEW Furlough Special: Monday and Tuesdays; Choice of teriyaki chicken bowl with fried rice and a soda; cheese quesadilla with chips, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and a soda; lasagna with dinner roll and a soda – only $5.

These daily specials are served with a side of French fries or salad and small soda:

Monday: Barbecue pulled pork sandwich, slow cooked and smothered with barbecue sauce on ciabatta bread; $8.95.

Tuesday: Homemade tuna salad on butter croissant with lettuce and hard-boiled egg; $7.95.

Wednesday: Build your own taco salad with the choice of homemade chicken or beef and a various selection of toppings (fries and salad are not available as a side with this meal); $8.25.

Thursday: Tri tip slow cooked and marinated in tequila, thinly sliced on toasted ciabatta bread, topped with Swiss cheese and sautÈed mushrooms; $8.95.

Friday: Nine-ounce fish fillet and chips, with a side of homemade tartar sauce and malt vinegar; $8.95.

Oasis Community Center

205 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-CNTR

Single Airmen Program, Action Tours Zip Lining Trip: Sign ups for single airmen begin Aug. 26 at the Oasis Community Center. Open Open registration for all others Sept. 3. Trip takes place Sept. 7. Enjoy a three-hour zipline tour with nine high-speed runs, fun suspension bridge in the beautiful mountain terrain! The expert staff of tour guides will show you how to have the most fun ziplining in Big Bear (all ziplining gear provided).
This event is FREE!

Lunch Hour Bragging Rights Ping Pong Tournament: Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5 and all fees go to the overall winner.

Fitness Classes available at the Oasis Community Center:

Zumba: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7-7:55 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:55 a.m.
Cost is $3 per person, per class and there is a 25 percent discount if you purchase a 10-class punch card.

Aerobics: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per person, per month.

Kickboxing: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per person, per month.

Monthly Instructional Classes: All classes are conducted at the Oasis Community Center. Call (661) 275-2687 for additional information. Use your PLAYpass here!

  • Classical Guitar Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
  • Basic/Beginning Drum Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
  • Piano Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
  • Kinderfiddle (beginning violin): Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
  • Karate Class: Monday and Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $55 per month, per person, ages 7 and up.
  • Hula Lessons: Thursdays, $20 per month for beginners, $25 per month for intermediate and advanced.

Outdoor Recreation

Kincheloe Ave., (661) 275-CAMP

Private Swim Lessons: Schedule your appointment with one of our lifeguards for a time that works for you. Cost is $20 for up to 30 minute lesson, $25 for up to 45 minute lesson, and $40 for up to an hour lesson, any age. You can learn how to swim or improve on what you already know. Come talk to our seasoned lifeguard staff about what you want to learn and let them help you accomplish your goals, today!

Horseback Riding Lessons: Variety of lessons offered. Call Outdoor Recreation for more information.

Cooking Equipment: We have oil less infrared cookers and traditional fryers for only $5 a day!

Stables: Did you know that Outdoor Recreation has riding stables where you can board your horse? For $25 a month with a $25 a month membership fee you can board your horse at Outdoor Recreations Riding Stables. Call Outdoor Recreation for more details.

Overnight Camping at Branch Park: Cost is $5 for a campsite for up to four people. Come and get a “wilderness experience” right here on base. This will be primitive camping (no potable water, no telephones, and no RVs).

Private Parties: Rod & Gun, Paintball, and other Outdoor Recreation activities are available for squadron functions and private parties. In addition to using our facilities, let us plan a trip for you! Interested in going somewhere with your squadron or a group of friends? Tell us and we’ll do the legwork for you. Let us know how many people, where you want to go, and what your budget is and we’ll do the rest!

Team Building: Does your office, element or group need some team building? Come talk to us! We have instructors and the facilities to make it a great afternoon/day for you and your staff. Prices vary depending on the activity and group size. Call us today and let’s plan an event!

RV Storage: Numerous openings are available in RV Storage! Come over and park your equipment for our low prices and have access to them anytime you need! 20′ Active Duty and Retiree – $15; 20′ All Others – $20; 25′-30′ Active Duty and Retiree – $20; 25′-30′ All Others – $25; 35′-50′ Active Duty and Retiree – $25, 35′-50′ All Others – $30.

Rod & Gun

210 Adams Way,(661) 275-CAMP

Big 50: Every Thursday. The “Big 50” is an ATA Registered shoot in which each participant shoots 50 single targets, 50 double targets and 50 targets from their handicapped position.

Rosburg Fitness Center

210 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-GYM1

Healthy Weight Class: Thursdays, noon-1:30 p.m. Call the HAWC for more information.

Tae Kwon Do: Cost: A children’s monthly pass is $65, an adult monthly pass is $70, and a daily pss is $9 per day.
For more information, call Kumye Moore at (661) 860-9292.
Use your PLAYpass here!

Personal Trainers: Cost is $40 per hour session, $25 for a half-hour session. Call to schedule your appointment and start reaching those fitness goals. For appointments, call Jeff Walden at (210) 723-2052, Johnny Johnson at (660) 233-2141 or Lauren Brandin at (210) 723-2052.
Use your PLAYpass here!

Massage Therapy: Cost is $40 for 30 minutes, $70 for an hour, or $100 one and a half hours. Available 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, by appointment only. Couples massage is also offered. For more information and appointments, call Brittni Albrechti at (661) 317-2139. Use your PLAYpass here!

Lunchtime Disc Golf at Mojave Greens: Wednesdays, noon, Mojave Greens Disc Golf Course, Hole 1. Join us for a round of lunchtime golf. Players of all skill levels are invited to attend. Experienced golfers will be on hand to offer advice and work with beginners. Equipment will be available for loan. Take this opportunity to meet other disc golfers on base and challenge each other on the course!

Equipment Orientation Classes: Tuesday, 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., and Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Not sure how to use equipment or what it does for you? Stop by the front desk and sign up for this one-hour class. We are here to help you get the most out of your fitness routine.

School Age Annex

1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6459, (661) 275-PLAY

Immediate Openings: The School Age Annex has immediate openings for pre-school and after-school care! For more information, call (661) 275-PLAY.

Teen Center

100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211, (661) 275-8336

Youth & Teen Sponsorship: Are you new to the area? Will you be PCS’ing soon? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend to show your kids around base? The Air Force Youth Centers offer sponsorship for kids & teens so that every move is a seamless transition. For more information about Youth or Teen Sponsorship contact the Main Youth Center, (661) 275-5437.

Super Sitters Course: Cost is $40 for course and registration, at Youth Center (Bldg. 5210). Super Sitters courses are held every so often when at least six students are on the list. The classes are taught in two, four-hour segments, location and times will vary on availability. The course is open for youth and teens ages 11-18. Once registered, student will be notified of the next available course.

Keystone Club: Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. The Keystone Club is a leadership group for high school students to learn and practice leadership skills through the management of community service projects and fund raising activities.

Youth Programs

24 Lathrop Dr., (661) 275-5437

Creative Kids Art: Daily, 3-5 p.m. Join us in the art area as we create all types of cool arts and crafts. No cost!

Boys & Girls Club Power Hour/Project Learn – Join today: Monday-Thursday, 2:45-4 p.m. Power Hour: making minutes count helps club members (ages 6-12) become successful in school by providing homework help/ tutoring while encouraging members to become self-directed learners. See Ms. Jasmine for details and to sign up.

4-H Photography Club: Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m., Club Room. Youth will have the opportunity to learn and experience basic photography skills.

4-H Cooking Club: Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., Club Room. Youth will have the opportunity to learn and experience food nutrition, preparation and basic cooking skills.

Torch Club: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Torch Room. Torch clubs are charter, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 9-12. it is a powerful vehicle through which club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. See Mr. Andrew for details.

Model Building Club: Fridays, 4 -5 p.m., Club Room. Choose from several plastics models and learn building techniques with the end product being your very own. See Mr. Mark for details and to sign up.

Youth & Teen Centers Memberships: For about a dollar a day, you could have peace of mind knowing that your son or daughter is in a safe environment – an environment that fosters development in many different areas and offers constant supervision, tutoring and fun! Did you know that the most dangerous time for youth, especially teens, are between the hours of 3 pm and 6 pm? The Youth and Teen Centers offer social opportunities and structured programming from affiliated agencies such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the 4-H Club. For more information about youth & teen memberships, contact the main youth center at (661) 275-5437.

Youth & Teen Sponsorship: Are you new to the area? Will you be PCS’ing soon? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend to show your kids around base? The Air Force Youth Centers offer sponsorship for kids & teens so that every move is a seamless transition. For more information about Youth or Teen Sponsorship contact the Main Youth Center, (661) 275-5437.

Super Sitters Course: Cost is $40 for course and registration, at Youth Center (Bldg. 5210). Super Sitters courses are held every so often when at least six students are on the list. The classes are taught in two, four-hour segments, location and times will vary on availability. The course is open for youth and teens ages 11-18. Once registered, student will be notified of the next available course.

Toddler Learning Center: Toddler classes at the Creative Arts Center (JZ) for ages 1-4 (older siblings are welcome). Are you looking for a class that you & your toddler can share in? If so this is the class for you! TLC is a Mom, Pop & Tot class that allows families to learn while playing! Classes are filling fast. For more information, call Youth Programs at (661) 275-KIDS or Ms. Amy (325) 829-5101.

School Age Programs Summer Camp Registration: For children in grades 1 through 6. Registration is on-going.  Your child must have completed one year of Kindergarten in order to be eligible.  Sign up at the School-Age Annex, Bldg. 6459.

Crafty Kids Art: Daily, 3-5 p.m. Join us in the art area as we create all types of cool arts & crafts. No cost!

Free Thinker’s Reading Club: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Club Room. Practice reading, writing and public speaking skills. See Ms. Christal for details and to sign up.

Torch Club: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Torch Room. Torch clubs are charter, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 9-12. it is a powerful vehicle through which club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. See Mr. Andrew for details.

Model Building Club: Fridays, 4-5 p.m., in the Club Room. Choose from several plastics models and learn building techniques with the end product being your very own. See Mr. Mark for details and to sign up.

Boys & Girls Club Power Hour/Project Learn, Join today: Monday-Thursday, 2:45-4 p.m. Power Hour: making minutes count helps club members (ages 6-12) become successful in school by providing homework help/ tutoring while encouraging members to become self-directed learners. See Ms. Jasmine for details and to sign up.

Youth Sports

Contact Emil Graves, (661) 277-8961

Smart Start Soccer: Calling all 3 and 4 year olds. Registration begins Aug. 5, the season begins Sept. 11. Cost is $35 per child

Soccer Coaches: The Youth Center is looking for highly motivated volunteers to coach for youth soccer this year. The season will start Sept. 7. For more information, contact Emil Graves or Andrew Neises at (661) 277-8961.

FitFactor Fridays, 3:15-5 p.m. Join us in the Gym! Be Active and Eat Healthy to reach the FitFactor Levels and Earn Prizes! You can find more information at www.afgetfit.com.




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Waterfowl hunters can participate in the annual duck blind drawing scheduled for Aug. 9 at the Rod and Gun Activity, Bldg. 210. Base hunting permits may be submitted to drawing officials from 9 a.m. until the actual drawing begins, which will be at approximately 10 a.m. Duck blind reservations are required for all base affiliated...
 
 

Announcements – July 18, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Aero Camp: July 21-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to youth aged 14-19. Cost is $1,600. The first step in training our future pilots. Private Pilot Ground School kit included. Pre-registration required. Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All...
 
 
Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay

2nd Quarter Fighter Weapons Load Competition final one for 412th MXG commander

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 445th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team loads a GBU-38 to the F-16 Shadowís Station 7 during the second quarter Weapons Load Competition July 7. Each team must load an air intercept missi...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Freedom Fest goes off with a blast

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Despite the windy conditions, the fireworks extravaganza, which was accompanied by patriotic music, culminated the 2014 Freedom Fest at Edwards July 4.   Undeterred by the triple-digit te...
 
 

Announcements – July 11, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Aero Camp: July 21-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to youth aged 14-19. Cost is $1,600. The first step in training our future pilots. Private Pilot Ground School kit included. Pre-registration required. Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Famous aviator Rutan talks to CAP Squadron 84

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Kevin Finster (left) Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron 84, Cadet Programs deputy commander, presents Dick Rutan with the Squadron 84 patch to show their appreciation for his present...
 




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