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October 18, 2013

News Briefs: October 18, 2013

Project 84

Project 84 is here, submit your cost-saving ideas. With the current economic climate, Project 84 is an initiative brought forth by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. The current projected budget will not be enough to cover Edwardsí operating costs for fiscal year 2014.

Brewer’s intention with Project 84 is that if every person who works, lives or visits Edwards can save the base $84 each per month, the base will be able to meet its budget.

He is asking for ideas to be e-mailed to project84@us.af.mil; or phone in an idea to (661) 275-8484.

Special Court Martial judgment

On Oct. 2, a Special Court Martial found Airman First Class†Jeremy Sutton, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, guilty of assault consummated by battery in violation of Article 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Sutton pleaded guilty before a military judge, and was sentenced to three months confinement and reduced to the grade of E-1.

The court martial was convened as of result of Sutton physically assaulting his wife during a domestic altercation at their base residence Aug. 9, 2013.

During the trial, Sutton admitted to striking his wife multiple times. He is currently serving the remainder of his sentence at Vandenberg Air Force Base’s confinement facility.

Retirement

Lt. Col. Michael P. Davis, 412th Flight Test Squadron commander, cordially invites you and your guest to a retirement ceremony for Lt. Col. Daneil Wright 10 a.m., Nov. 1 at 10 at the Conference Center.
For more information, call (661) 277-7785.

Wounded Warriors

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with New Balance, is helping wounded service members take a step forward in their recovery process with free athletic shoes through the Wounded Care program.

Since 2007, the Exchange and New Balance have provided complimentary footwear to service members who have been injured in action. More than 400 free pairs have been provided to Wounded Warriors this year alone.

“These warriors have already sacrificed so much that the very least we can do is make sure they’ve got a good pair of shoes for their road to recovery,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Tom Ockenfels.

Members of any branch of service returning injured from Operations Iraqi, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and Noble Eagle or any current member of a Wounded Warrior Battalion or a Warrior Transition Unit (AW2) are eligible to receive a free pair (any style) of in-stock New Balance athletic footwear.

Certificates for the shoes can be obtained from the installation chaplain.




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