Air Force

October 18, 2013

Edwards Civ-Mil aids in growing Higher Grounds

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Rebecca Amber
Staff Writer

Higher Grounds was reopened May 20, 2011 in Bldg. 2511 – a more centralized location for Airmen living in the dorms.

Chaplain (Capt.) Graham Baily, 412th Test Wing, attributes the success of Higher Grounds, the Airmen ministry center, to the partnership formed between the base chapels and the Edwards Civilian-Military Support Group.

“Civ-Mil came out a few years ago to completely renovate the Airmen Ministry Center and move it from one building to another,” said Baily.

He added that more recently they “further augmented” their donations with two cafÈ-style coffee makers and video game equipment for Higher Grounds. The first coffee maker was donated Sept. 18 and the second, along with the video game equipment, will be delivered in November.

“The Airmen Ministry Center is a chapel footprint in the dormitory area where single and unattached Airmen can come for spiritual, personal and professional growth. It’s designed to be an alcohol-free, safe environment to grow, connect and develop a healthy community,” said Baily. “We’re mirroring the Air forces’ “whole person” concept and that happens at the Airmen Ministry Center in an informal sort of way.”

Part of the ministry includes planning quarterly trips at little-to-no cost to single Airmen. Some of the previous trips have included Six Flags Magic Mountain, skiing and beach camping. They also offer activities at Higher Grounds with free meals on Friday nights and study groups for the Bible and other sacred texts.

According to Baily, their current goal is to facilitate service projects in the neighboring communities for single Airmen to participate in. The idea is to show them the “bigger picture” of what it means to be a well-rounded individual.

“As a community we’ve invested quite a bit in the Higher Grounds. Having Civ-Mil come along and say they want to invest as well is a big boost and encouragement,” said Baily. He concluded that Civ-Mil’s support has “challenged” him to use the space they have been provided well. In the last year, participation in the Higher Grounds events has tripled.

According to Civ-Mil President, Danny Bazzell, they also provided new billiard equipment for the day room in the dorms which included three sets of billiard balls and 18 pool cues.

“This is the mission of our organization, anything we can do to make life on base better, we do,” said Bazzell. “We see a need so we step up and take care of it.”




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