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February 7, 2014

News Briefs February 7, 2014

Tax Center now open

The Edwards Tax Center is now open and will be until April 9. The center is located at 1100 Kincheloe Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment call (661) 275-ETAX or the Legal Office at (661) 277-4310. When you make an appointment you will be told what forms to bring. The Tax Center offers free tax preparation and services for active duty military, retirees, eligible dependents and reservists on active duty orders.

Women’s Heritage Month planning meeting

There will be a planning meeting for the Women’s Heritage Month activities 2-3 p.m., Feb. 7 in Bldg. 1260.†We will be discussing the details of the planned activities and timelines. Join us if you’re interested in helping with the Women’s Heritage Month observance.

For more information, call Capt. Regina Dyer at (661) 275-2940 or email at regina.dyer@us.af.mil.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

There will be a planning meeting for Asian Pacific Heritage Month activities 1-2 p.m., Feb. 13 in the Main Clinic (Bldg. 5525) second floor conference room. The committee will be brainstorming ideas for this year’s activities and assigning POCs to those ideas. If you cannot make it to the meeting but have ideas or want to lend support, contact 2nd Lt. Michael Estacion at michael.estacion.1@us.af.mil.

Relocation of “The Elephant in the Room”

Due to maintenance issues, “The Elephant in the Room” event 4:45-6 p.m., Feb. 7 will be the Mental Health Clinic (Bldg. 5513) instead of Bldg. 3940. 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 legal, Office of Special Investigations, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and parents of teens will be in attendance.†Light Refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in attending, contact Family Advocacy at (661) 277-5292, or the Sexual Assault Prevention Office at (661) 277-4988 to sign up.

For additional support you can also call Christy McCoy, School Liaison Office, at (661) 277-2456.

Black History Month Gospel Explosion

In celebration of Black History Month, a Gospel Explosion event will be held 2-6 p.m., Feb. 8 at Chapel 1.†Ministers of all ages from the surrounding community will be guest speakers and all of Team Edwards is invited.

For more information, call Airman 1st Class Aireannah Haga at (661) 277-8795 or Senior Airman Samantha Couch at (661) 277-4611.

2014 Northern Trust Open

Birdies for the Brave, a military outreach initiative supported by the PGA Tour, the 2014 Northern Trust Open invites military members and their families to join them Feb. 12-16 as 144 of the worldís best professional golfers compete in this prestigious championship at the historic Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Complimentary tournament admission will be provided for all active duty and reserve military members, military retirees and their dependents, along with complimentary food and beverages in the Birdies for the Brave Patriotsí Outpost military hospitality chalet located on the 10th hole at Riviera.†To receive complimentary admission, military guests must show a DOD-issued I.D. at the gate, along with a military ticket voucher.† Military ticket vouchers are available by registering online at https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/NorthernTrustOpen/ and having each guestís military status verified by Sheer I.D.; a military ticket can then be downloaded from the site. Military tickets are complimentary; however, a $1 verification fee per military ticket will apply.

Veterans can also acquire complimentary tickets by contacting the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

Open mic night

The First Four Airmen’s Council is holding an Open Mic Night at the Oasis
Center: Stripes Lounge 6-9 p.m., Feb. 28 for Black History Month.

This event is free of charge and is open to all military, civilians, contractors and dependents. Come out and enjoy various acts of amateur of spoken word, poetry, guitarists and vocalists!

To perform, contact Airman 1st Class Nicholas Greene at (661) 277-8677, Airman 1st Class Jerell Hull at (661) 277-3340, or Senior Airman Jasmine Kennedy at (661) 277-7743.

2014 Senior Conference Mock Interviews

Desert High School’s Annual Senior Conference is scheduled for March 28. Approximately 175 students from Desert and Boron High School are expected to participate. In past years, one of the sessions that students have appreciated the most is the mock job interview. Volunteers are needed to conduct 20-minute, 1-on-1 mock job interviews and evaluations. In the past we have had outstanding volunteers representing a wide diversity of occupational backgrounds and this year is expected to be even better. Full-day or half-day volunteers are preferred. All interview and evaluation materials will be provided. If you are willing and able to volunteer, contact William Gaddis at william.gaddis@us.af.mil or call (661) 277-3387 no later than Feb. 26 to receive a Volunteer Application.

Running with History

“Running with History,” Edwards AFB’s half marathon, 10K and 5K will take
place May 17.†Cost is†$50 for the half; $35 for the 10K; and $25 for the 5K. All runs will take place on the historic Edwards AFB Lakebed and flight line. Races start at 8 a.m. The base gate will open for participants at 4 a.m. †Race registration can be found at https://register.bazumedia.com/reg/form?eventID=6984, http://edwardsfss.com/wordpress/ or https://www.facebook.com/EdwardsFSS.
For more information, call (661) 275-4961.




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