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November 8, 2013

News Briefs November 8, 2013

Commissary open

The Edwards Commissary will be open noon-6 p.m. Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
For more information, call (661)277-9175.

New Air Force Technical Adviser selected

An appointment ceremony for Dr. Joseph W. Nichols, new Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluations, Air Force Test Center, will be 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in Club Muroc.
Please RSVP by COB Nov. 12. For more information or to RSVP, call 412th Test Wing Protocol at (661) 277-3326.

Diabetes Fun Run/Walk

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting “Move It! For Diabetes” Fun Run/Walk Nov. 13. Participate in this event to promote healthy lifestyle choices and support diabetes awareness. Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K. The event begins at 7:30 a. m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. The event is open to runners and walkers of all levels.
For more information, call (661) 277-8392.

Old AAFES gas station demo

Beginning Nov. 1, security fencing will be installed around the perimeter of the old AAFES Gas Station to include all parking lot areas in preparation for abatement and demolition activities. Make sure you do not park your POVs in that area as it has been noted that a few individuals have parked their vehicles there over the past couple of weeks.
For more information, call (661) 277-4475.

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent

This-four session class is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately. Sessions are 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 19 and are in the Chapel 2 Classrom. Topics include: How to use humor, hope and empathy to build up the adult-child relationship; Using respect and dignity for both children and adults; How to provide real limits in a loving way; and Teaching consequences and healthy decision making.

For more information and registration, call Family Advocacy at (661) 277-5292.

Active Communication Class

This interactive program that teaches you to powerfully communicate and successfully resolve disagreements to promote teamwork, respect, joy and intimacy. This fun, practical seminar will cover topics such as, conflict resolution skills, understanding the mechanism of love and emotion, increased listening and speaking skills and identifying emotional areas that can be distressing.

Sessions are 11:30 a.m-1p.m., Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 in the Chapel 2 classroom.
For more information and sign up, call Family Advocacy (661) 277-5292.

Corvias Fallapalooza

Corvias Military Living will be hosting their first resident activity event, Fallapalooza, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 16 at Arnold Park, Bldg. 5211. The event is free and open to all on-base residents and their families. Activities will include bouncy castles, games and activities such as pumpkin painting. There will also be sandwiches, pies, cakes and a candied apple-making station.

Retirement

Join the 412th Maintenance Group to celebrate the retirement of Peter Katuszonek after 36 years of federal service. †A retirement ceremony and lunch is 10:30 a.m., Nov. 15 in Hangar 1870. Call (661) 277-0278 for R.S.V.P. information or e-mail Jessica.jordan.5@us.af.mil.




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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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