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October 25, 2013

News Briefs October 25, 2013

Military tuition assistance

Effective immediately, all Military Tuition Assistance applications for courses starting on or after Oct. 17 may be submitted in AFAEMS.

All previously approved MilTA requests for courses which began on or after Oct. 17 are reinstated and an e-mail is being sent to those students stating such.

For more information, contact the Edwards Education Center at (661) 277-2713.

Base Library

The Edwards AFB Library has resumed their normal operations effective Oct. 21. The library hours are:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, call (661) 275-2665.

Museum closed

The Air Force Flight Test Museum will be closed to the public Oct. 26 in order to host a special event. The Museum annex at Blackbird Air Park in Palmdale, Calif., will be open regular hours; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information call (661) 277-8050.

Military appreciation night

On behalf of the principal of Highland High School in Palmdale, Calif., and the CA-944 Air Force JROTC, military personnel from Edwards AFB are invited for Military Appreciation Night and Senior Recognition at the final home football game of the season Nov. 1.†Highland High School would like to make it a memorable game for the seniors and their families and wants to recognize the sacrifices of military members and their families as Veteran’s Day nears. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. with the national anthem and a parade with color guard teams and AFJROTC cadets. Military personnel with a valid ID card will be allowed free entrance to the game versus Eastside High School.†Seating will be set aside for military personnel and their families. Highland would also like to welcome home any recently deployed service memberd. Highland High School is located at 39055 25th Street West, Palmdale, Calif. Our football stadium is located just west of the 25th Street West/Ave. P-8 intersection – parking is free next to the stadium (entrance on P-8).




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Holiday Hours

Special holiday hours will be in force for 412th Force Support Squadron facilities. The hours are: Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 27 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., and Midnight Meal...
 
 

New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service members from allotting...
 
 

Exchange gift cards personalize holiday care packages

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, gift cards will be the most requested gift this year with 62 percent preferring a gift card over any other item. For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, their gift card of choice is the one that can be redeemed at military exchanges from Okinawa to Oklahoma. The...
 

 

AF closes FY14 force management programs

Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate. Line of...
 
 

Protecting your identity online

With the internet ever evolving, it has become a great source of communication and a convenient tool. While there are many advantages in using the internet, like online shopping or making charitable donations, there are also countless numbers of unknown, lurking threats. One of luxuries of the internet, and a great service for busy parents,...
 
 

Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

Security forces defend the base, but everyone can help ensure Edwards Air Force Base is safe and sound through the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Eagle Eyes program. Law enforcement officers rely on the eyes and ears of the entire community. If Airmen or citizens notice anything out of the norm or suspicious, either...
 




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