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September 13, 2013

News Briefs September 13, 2013

Correction

In the Sept. 6 issue of the Desert Wings there was an error in the “Edwards celebrates women’s equality” article, Retired Air Force Col. Mary Parker is assigned to the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and serves as deputy for logistics for the F-35 Integrated Test Force.

Air Force birthday

Team Edwards will celebrate the Air Force’s birthday Sept. 27 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum. Beverages and snacks will be served starting at 3:30 p.m. with opening remarks by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, beginning at 4 p.m. A cake cutting and social hour will follow opening remarks. Tickets are $5 and can be obtained by calling 2nd Lt. Jacob Downey at (661) 275-9363.

DFAC Table Bussing

Effective Oct. 1, Joshua Tree Dining Facility customers will be required to take their trays and dishes to the dish collection area.†All Air Force food service contracts were amended to reflect this change.

For more information, call Paul Martin at (661) 275-3662.

Hispanic Heritage

Edwards Air Force Base is hosting a National Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off event 1 p.m., Sept. 17 at the Oasis Community Center. The kick-off event is one of three events that will bring Hispanic Heritage awareness to Team Edwards. Keynote speaker is Isaac Barcelona, district director for California Sen. Steve Knight. Grupo Folklorico Antelope Valley will perform ballet folkloric as well as the AV Dance and Fitness Academy members performing salsa, merengue and bachata dances. A salsa competition will also be held throughout the event. For more information, call (661) 275-1142.

Futbol Experience

The Edwards Hispanic Heritage Month committee is sponsoring a Futbol Experience event 1-5 p.m., Oct. 4 at Wings Field. All of Team Edwards is welcome to attend.†Come out, take pictures and meet members of the Chivas USA team and the Chivas Girls. Santos USA Academy will also be giving free soccer clinics for all ages throughout the event. There will be a mini soccer tournament to see which squadron takes the championship and bragging rights. We will also have food, soccer, music and prizes for your enjoyment.

For more information, call (661) 275-3087.

Boron to celebrate Twenty Mule Team Days

Boron’s Twenty Mule Team Days celebration will be Oct. 5 and 6. This year the actual mules will make a rare appearance and will be pulling the historical wagons during the parade.†Parade entries and vendor spots are open now. For entry/vendor prices, call (760) 793-4139, or e-mail kickjoeboxer@yahoo.com.

For more information, visit www.boronchamber.com.

Free Latin dance lessons

Free Latin dance lessons that will be taught every Tuesday through Oct. 10 at the Aerobics Center by the Fitness Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to learn different dances that come from different Latin countries for National Hispanic Heritage month! †We will also put together a big dance that mixes different music which will be performed at the main Hispanic Heritage event Oct. 4.

For more information, call (661) 277-9486 for more information.




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