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January 10, 2014

News Briefs January 10, 2014

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony

The Airman and Family Readiness Center is preparing for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony in April that celebrates all the volunteers at Edwards Air Force Base and their service between Jan. 1 and Dec., 31 2013.

We’re asking all agencies, organizations and units who use volunteers and those who have employees that volunteer somewhere on Edwards AFB to submit their volunteers’ names, e-mail, phone number and total number of hours volunteered to Maricel Rusit by Feb. 6. To submit a volunteer for the Volunteer Excellence Award, contact Rusit at (661) 277-0723 or email maricel.rusit@us.af.mil. VEA nominations and images are also due by Feb 6.

Retirements

Violet E. Johnson: Lt. Col. Christopher M. Budde, 412th Communications Squadron commande, requests the pleasure of your company at a retirement luncheon honoring Violet E. Johnson, 412th CS management assistant. The luncheon is 11 a.m., Jan. 28 in the Chapel 1 Annex (Bldg. 2700). RSVP and payment are required by Jan. 23. For more information or to RSVP, call Sheree Springer at (661) 277-7732 or e-mail sheree.springer@us.af.mil.

David Witteried: David Witteried, 773rd Test Squadron, is retiring after 31 years of federal service. Witteried’s retirement luncheon and ceremony is 11 a.m., Jan. 30 in the Alliance Ballroom at Club Muroc. To make reservations, contact James Wells at (661) 277-7166. Reservations and meal prepayments are due by Jan. 23.

Housing referral network

On Dec. 31, the Department of Defense sponsorship of the Automated Housing Referral Network will expire. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, housing offices will no longer manage rental listings or communicate with members and property owners through AHRN. However, the AHRN website will continue to operate as a commercial entity and registered users will be prompted to review and accept an updated user agreement. The Air Force remains committed to providing members with affordable, adequate housing and will continue to provide referral and relocation services. Housing offices will maintain available rental listings using a government-managed system. Members and their families should contact or visit the military housing office to receive assistance in locating suitable housing. Property managers and landlords should also contact the installation housing office to list available properties.

The Air Force Housing public website is still available and provides a venue for members to obtain specific installation information on family, unaccompanied and privatized housing. Please visit this site for contact details for Air Force housing offices.




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News Briefs April 18, 2014

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Spring season = Spring clean up at Edwards

Winter is finally over and Spring has arrived! Despite the cold mornings or the blustery winds we have battled, the weather is definitely turning warmer. Just like the things we do every year at home, clearing winter debris blown into our yards or removing dead plants and weeds, at Edwards AFB we have an annual...
 
 

April 14 – Pulse on AF force management

WASHINGTON – New eligibility criteria, application deadlines and status updates are all featured in this force management update, an ongoing effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Additional TERA, VSP windows The Air Force will open two new fiscal year 2014 temporary early retirement authority...
 

 

NASA signs agreement with German, Canadian partners to test alternative fuels

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center and the National Research Council of Canada to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS II) flights are set to begin May...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka

X-47B wins Collier Trophy

Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki The two X-47B test aircraft pause between flight test events at Edwards AFB, Calif. The two vehicles were built by Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, Calif., and performed all of their ini...
 
 

Hazardous waste roundup slated for April 26

Edwards AFB Environmental Management is hosting a Household Hazardous and Universal Waste Roundup on Saturday, April 26. The roundup is at the Base Housing Office, 402 West Forbes Ave., Bldg. 6696, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Base housing and dormitory residents can drive up and drop off household hazardous and universal waste for free....
 




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