September 27, 2013

Announcements – September 27, 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

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

Pre-Separation Counseling: Oct 2. Counseling is required by law for all active duty military members at least 90 days prior to separation or retirement, and is highly encouraged for spouses. Sessions provide important information regarding benefits, entitlements, resources for transitioning to civilian life. Call (661) 277-8451 or the front desk at (661) 277-0723 to sign up.

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 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

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

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 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

Frame Shop sale: Fifty percent off on all in-stock frame molding, Oct. 1-Nov. 30. Frame your favorite memories at Arts & Crafts during our blowout sale – all molding is sold by length, if cutting is requested, a cutting fee will be applied.

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

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

Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. ‘Wing Fans’ gather your family and friends. Sixty cents per wing or 10 for $6.

Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. Spicy chicken sandwich half off menu price.

Fridays, 4:30-10 p.m. Social hour, 4:30-6 p.m.; bingo, 6-7 p.m., and karaoke, all evening until 10 p.m.

Evening Dining at Club Muroc

Santa Maria buffet: Oct. 1, 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.

“Muroc” Steakhouse Buffet: Sept. 13, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $13.95 per plate for adult members; $15.95 per plate for adult non-members; $7.95 for children 6-12; and $2 for children under 6. Menu: Your choice of top sirloin steak or grilled chicken breast, breaded butterfly shrimp, baked potato bar, vegetable, soup and salad bar, homemade rolls, ice cream and choice of fountain beverage (children’s menu also available).

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

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 For more information, call Karen Fudala at (661) 258-8501.

Family Child Care

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

Unlicensed Child Care: Air Force Instruction 34-276, Family Child Care Programs, requires individuals in family housing (military or privatized) who provide child care in their home for more than 10 child care hours per week to be a licensed provider.  A child care hour is the number of hours times the number of children in care. If unlicensed child care does not stop, the base commander can revoke your privilege of living in base housing. If you need FCC services, ensure the provider is licensed.  Each approved home, will have a license hanging in the home and a sign on the outside of the home.

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

Mondays Lunch & Bowl: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $1.25 per game. Shoe rental, $1 per adult.

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

Friday Night Early Bird Special Unlimited Bowling: 2-6 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, bowl as many games as you want. Shoe rental: $1.75 for adults, and $1.50 for youth.

Friday Colored Head Pin, Glow In The Dark Bowling: 6-10 p.m. Cost is $2.25 per game. Shoe rental is $1.50 for adults, $1.75 for youths.

Saturdays Family Dollar Day: Noon-4 p.m. Cost is $1 per game, $1 shoe rental.

Saturday Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling : 6-10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, shoe rental included.

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

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!

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, or call (661) 810-8039.

Information, Tickets and Travel

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

MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships: Oct. 18 and 19. Ticket prices:
Premium seats (Qualifying Day, Oct. 18), Sections 1-31, Rows 24-48: $17 per person
Premium seats (World Championship, Oct. 19), Sections 1-31, Rows 24-48: $33 per person
Upper reserved (World Championship, Oct. 19), Sections 33-47, Rows 24-48: $27 per person
Pit and Paddock Pass: $15 per person

Knotts Scary Farm: Open through Nov. 2. This Halloween season, there is nowhere to hide at Knott’s Scary Farm. Five new mazes horrify guests as part of Southern California’s largest, most haunting Halloween experience. Ticket prices vary depending on event date, tickets available now at your ITT office.

Tournament of Roses Parade: Jan. 1; depart the Oasis Community Center at 5 a.m., return at approximately 2 p.m. Tickets are $85 per person for all ages (reduced from last year), and includes grandstand seating and transportation. This popular tour sells out quickly, so reserve your seats today.

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 For the most up-to-date information, press the F5 key to refresh page.


5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, (661) 275-BOOK,

New Items: Visit the library every Tuesday to 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. To enroll, email at or call (661) 275-BOOK.

Free Online Services

Learning Express: If you are taking tests for school, looking to get certified or licensed, or trying to improve your software skills, chances are LearningExpress Library has the resources you need. Self-paced courses and tutorials are available for anyone at any level, elementary school to adult education, in a wide variety of subject areas including: Microsoft Office Suite programs, Adobe applications, military and college test prep, civil service licensure prep, adult skills building, and resume writing. Additionally, LearningExpress is the only resource Air Force libraries provide that specifically helps with the U.S. Citizenship tests. Registration is available through the Ai ForceF Portal; afterwards, you’ll be able to access your LearningExpress account from anywhere. For more information, contact the library at (661) 275-BOOK.

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 AF 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.

Children’s Story Time: Every Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m., base employees and community members volunteer their time to read stories and create a craft project designed for toddlers and preschool children.
Summer Reading Program: “Have Book – Will Travel:” This year’s program was a great success thanks to the tremendous community participation. Four hundred and six children signed-up and 120 completed all the reading levels offered, for a grand total of 14,226 books read! Great job kids … keep reading!

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)

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.

Muroc Lake Golf Course

111 Crest Dr., (661) 275-PUTT

Nine and Dine Couples Golf Tournament: Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m. showtime, 5 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $35 per player for non-AGF card holders; $30 per player for AGF card holders. Format to be determined, dinner following play. Limited to the first 18 couples (36 players) to sign up. For more information, call the Pro Shop at (661) 275-PUTT.

Aerafication: Monday-Frida, Sept. 30-Oct. 4. First week of October the greens at Muroc Lake Golf Course will be undergoing their annual aerafication. The putting green will be closed during the time it is being aerated and will open immediately after its completion. The driving range will not be affected.

Football Frenzy is back with NFL Sunday Ticket at Muroc Lake Golf Course Every Sunday beginning Sept. 8, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy up to six games on our three brand new 60” Flat Screens! Visit Muroc Lake Golf Course during the week to enter your vote on which 6 games will be featured, then come out on Sunday with your family or friends to enjoy all the action! Get your FREE weekly Football Parlay Card – you could win $25 cash! Lots of other prizes and giveaways throughout the game. Club members can enter to win a trip to a regular season game and even a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl! Food and beverage specials will be available throughout the day.

Didn’t get enough football on Sunday? Join us at The Hangar (formerly known as Stripes Lounge inside the Oasis Community Center) for Monday Night Football on our huge 16-foot movie screen, every Monday beginning Sept. 9! Free popcorn, billiards, darts and Texas Hold ‘em! We will also offer the free Football Parlay card with a $25 winner each week and prizes throughout the event. Club Members will get another chance to enter to win one of the trips to a regular season game or a trip to the Super Bowl. Domestic and import drafts, sodas, and snacks are available for purchase. Must be at least 18 years old to attend.

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!

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

Monday and Tuesday:  “No More Furlough” lunch special for only $6! Choices range from teriyaki chicken bowl, quesadillas, lasagna, pasta and more!

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

Black OPS II Tournament: Sept. 27, registration starts at 5 p.m., tournament starts at 5:30 p.m. $5 entry fee (entry fees goes to overall winner). Must have at least six participants for tournament to take place.

Arts & Crafts Gallery 2014 Entries accepted Oct. 1-Nov. 30. The gallery has three categories; craft, photography and digital art. This is a cultural arts program that recognizes and showcases work submitted by Air Force artists, craftsmen and photographers around the world. Stop by the Community Center to pick up instructions or download from website for the showcase.

Lunch Hour Bragging Rights Ping Pong Tournament: Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $5 entry fee, and all entry fees go to the overall winner.

Football Frenzy is Back at The Hangar (formerly known as Stripes Lounge) in the Oasis Community Center: Mondays, 5 p.m. Enjoy the games on our huge 16-foot movie screen! Come out and cheer for your favorite team. Get your FREE weekly Football Parlay Card; you could win $25 cash! Lots of other prizes and giveaways throughout the game. Club members can enter to win a trip to a regular season game and even a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl! Free popcorn, billiards, darts and Texas Hold ‘em! Bottled beer, beverages and snacks are available for purchase.

Want more football?  Every Sunday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., enjoy up to six games on NFL Sunday Ticket on three brand new 60” Flat Screens at Muroc Lake Golf Course!  Visit Muroc Lake Golf Course during the week to enter your vote on which 6 games will be featured, then come out on Sunday with your family or friends to enjoy all the action!  Get your FREE weekly Football Parlay Card; you could win $25 cash!  Lots of other prizes and giveaways throughout the game.  Club members can enter to win a trip to a regular season game and even a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl!  Food and beverage specials will be available throughout the day.

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

Whale Watching: Oct 19 and 23, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., sign up before Oct. 3. Minimum of 10 participants. Cost is $74 for adults; $35 for children age 3-12; and free for children under 3. Join us on this Hi-Speed, Hi-Tech Sailing Catamaran that has two eye-to-eye underwater viewing pods, a hydrophone, a micro whale, a dolphin museum onboard and much more!

Open Paintball/Airsoft: Sept. 21, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
$35 Paintball package includes 500 rounds, air and equipment rental and field fees
$35 Airsoft package includes 2,000 rounds, equipment rental and field fees
$25 Package includes air, equipment rental and field fees
$10 Field fee
$5 All day air
Beginner thru Advanced welcome, games run all day long!
No reservation required, bring lunch and water.

Cast, Hook & Cook: Deep Sea Fishing Trip to Santa Barbara: Oct. 5, 2 a.m.-9 p.m. Cost is $120 per person and includes transportation, fishing poles, bags, coolers and bait., Blue Gill, Bass and Catfish await! Food and beverages are available for purchase on the boat. Ask about reserving for your private party (eight people and up)!

Hiking and Sea Kayaking the Channel Islands: Oct. 5 and 6, 3:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Cost is $145 per person, includes transportation, kayak, kayaking equipment, camping equipment, ferry fees and camping fees (No food included). Minimum of 10 participants. Spend two days exploring the Santa Cruz Islands by land/sea. Hike the scenic Caver Point Loop (two miles) and camp at the backcountry campground. Also enjoy kayaking the crystalline waters, sea caves, cliffs and coves of Santa Cruz.

Landsailing on Rogers Dry Lakebed: Oct. 6, 1-5 p.m. Meet at Rogers Dry Lakebed. Cost is $35 per person. Must be 15 years or older to ride without an adult. Children younger than 15 may ride with an adult. Bring your sunscreen, eye protection (i.e. sunglasses or goggles) and a lunch or snacks and drinking water.

Private Landsailing Party: For only $350, you can bring as many people as you want, for landsailing at Rogers Dry Lakebed or El Mirage (depending on the day)!

Scuba: Oct. 7-13. Class is Oct. 7-8; Pool is Oct. 9-10; Beach is Oct. 12; and Beat is Oct. 13. Cost is $472 per person (family discount pricing available. Minimum of two, maximum of eight participants. A wide variety of other scuba courses are also available. Instructor is flexible on class times and willing to work with your schedule. Call ODR for more details.

Fitness Swimming: Oct. 1-31, Tuesdays and Thursdays, advanced registration required. Cost is $50.
Ages 8-12: 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Ages 13-18: 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Ages 19 and up: For times, call (661) 275-SWIM.
Introductory program covering the basics of aquatic fitness and how to properly use Oasis Pool equipment.

Bluefins Swim Club: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:45-6:45 p.m., Oasis Aquatic Pool
$70 per child (monthly pass). Pre-test required for ages 8 years and up. Work on progressive skills, stroke correction and refinement.

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.

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

VEX Robotics Club: Mondays 4-6 p.m., and Wednesdays, 2- 6 p.m. Open to children aged 13-18. After a very successful summer robotics camp, the Teen Center will now offer an after school VEX Robotics Club and prepare for competitions all over Southern California!

Vote for the Edwards Teen Center Video: Oct. 2-7. Help the Edwards Teen Center win $5,000 by voting for their entry in the Air Force wide “Tour of Your Teen Center” Video Contest! Ways to vote: “Like It” at; “Like It” on your YouTube Channel; or visit

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.

Torch Club: Tuesdays, 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.

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

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.

Youth Sports

Contact Emil Graves, (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

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