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November 22, 2013

News Briefs November 22, 2013

Commissary holiday hours

The commissary hours for the holidays are as follows: Closed Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. The day after Thanksgiving the Commissary will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Christmas Eve, open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

For more information, call (661) 277-9175.

DANTES testing available

DANTES testing is now available through the Edwards National Testing Center.

The NTC DANTES funded exams include CLEP, eCBT and internet-based DSST testing. The Edwards NTC is located in the Main Education Center Bldg. 2453 and is managed by Webster University.

There are new requirements for CLEP exams. Now, examinees will need to obtain a CLEP voucher and bring it with them on testing day. To obtain CLEP vouchers, visit http://clep.collegeboard.org/military.

Webster offers military and military dependent members a “walk-in” testing schedule which provides a more flexible service to the base community.

In addition to showing your Military/Dependent Identification Cards, one other form of Personal Identification (driver’s license, state ID, etc.) is also required to be provided in order to test.

Testing occurs on Fridays, 8:30 a.m. for CLEP exams, and 10:30 a.m. for DANTES exams.
For more information, call (661) 258-8501.




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Holiday Hours

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New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

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Exchange gift cards personalize holiday care packages

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AF closes FY14 force management programs

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Protecting your identity online

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Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

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