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January 17, 2014

News Briefs January 17, 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.

Elephant in the Room event

Family Advocacy, in conjunction with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, will host “The Elephant in the Room” event. This Q&A discussion will offer parents tips on how to talk to teens about healthy dating, warning signs of an abusive teen relationship, the problem of sexting, social media safety, and break-up violence.Subject matter experts from the Legal Office, Office of Special Investigations, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and parents of teens will be in attendance. The event runs 4:45-6 p.m., Feb. 7 in Bldg. 3940, Room 302. Light refreshments will be provided. To sign up, call (661) 277-5292, (661) 277-4988 or (661) 277-2456.




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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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