Local

August 23, 2013

Edwards, 412th TW show appreciation to its civilian workforce

Tags:
Jet Fabara
412th TW Public Affairs

Alexander Kovras (left), 412th Force Support Squadron civilian leader, poses with Eddy the Coyote, the Edwards Air Force Base mascot, at the announcement of the ìEdwards Gives Backî initiative, which will kick off Aug. 23. The initiative will consist of providing all Edwards and Air Force Plant 42 federal civilian employees $8 certificates that they can redeem at participating locations.

With the recent reduction in mandatory furlough days from 11 to 6, the 412th Test Wing, with the help of the 412th Force Support Squadron, is about to embark on an “Edwards Gives Back” initiative to show its federal civilian workforce how much they are appreciated after undergoing a period of federal furloughs.

That initiative will kick off Aug. 23 and will consist of providing all Edwards and Air Force Plant 42 federal civilian employees $8 certificates that they can redeem at participating locations.

“Our civilian employees have been faithful members of our team, have gone through three years of pay freezes and, just recently completed, six days of furlough, so the base wanted to show its appreciation for each employee’s dedication†and express that each employee is a valued member of the Air Force. With that said, we wanted to find a way in some form to give back to our civilian workforce,” said Alexander Kovras, 412th FSS civilian leader.

The program will allow applicable personnel to use these certificates at a variety of on-base locations, which includes the Muroc Lake Golf Course, the Sandbagger Grill, Club Muroc, Outdoor Recreation, and High Desert Lanes (excluding the Strike Zone snack bar).

“While the program will be initiated and executed through the FSS, what we’re doing this week is working with the Edwards Civilian Personnel Office to find out how many civilian employees every squadron or unit has,” Kovras said. “From there, we will contact each squadron’s point of contact and have them go to civilian personnel in order to pick up these $8 certificates for their federal civilian personnel.”

Kovras further emphasized that the certificates were provided by the Civilian Welfare Fund and acquired through non-appropriated funds and not through taxpayer money.

“To be more specific, we garner this money through the profits that we make through each FSS enterprise. The money we charge at the golf course for green fees, at the bowling center, at Outdoor Recreation, or the Club; these are called non-appropriated funds,” added Kovras. “This is just one way to thank all of our civilian employees who are faithful, who come to work every day, who work extremely hard and help make this base run the way it does.”

Upon distribution, the certificates will not have a cash value, cannot be used for alcohol and will expire Sept. 30.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs October 24, 2014

M4/M9 Firing Range closure The Edwards AFB Combat Arms Firing Range is closed for M4 and M9 firing until further notice. Any required firing for PCS or deployments will temporarily be accomplished at March ARB, Calif. To schedule training, contact the Combat Arms section at 661-277-2103. It is strongly recommended that all firing be scheduled as soon...
 
 
town-hall

Edwards community holds town hall meeting

Air Force photograph by Jena Romo Col. Eric Leshinksy, 412th Mission Support Group commander, addresses the audience at a town hall meeting Oct. 15 at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center. The Edwards community gathered at th...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Gathering of Eagles honors 70 years of TPS

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, offered the closing remarks for the event, reminding the audience that fundraiser is about preparing for the future. The Flight Test Hi...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon

Enlisted Combat Dining Out spreads esprit de’ corps

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon An Airmen low crawls in Hangar 1600 during Edwards AFB’s Enlisted Dining Out Oct. 10. Obstacle courses were part of the activities along with water gun fights and dinner.   Edwar...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

AF Honor Guard prepares new class of Blue Eagles guardsmen

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Tech. Sgt. Doumit Elias (top center), U.S. Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, demonstrates how to disassemble a rifle Oct. 21 during an eight-day training course for more than 22 Blue...
 
 

News Briefs October 17, 2014

M4/M9 Firing Range closure The Edwards AFB Combat Arms Firing Range is closed for M4 and M9 firing until further notice. Any required firing for PCS or deployments will temporarily be accomplished at March ARB, Calif. To schedule training, contact the Combat Arms section at 661-277-2103. It is strongly recommended that all firing be scheduled as soon...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>