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March 7, 2014

News Briefs March 7, 2014

Black History Month Open Mic Night rescheduled

Due to the weather conditions, the First Four Airmen’s Council was unable to hold the Black History Month Open Mic Night Feb. 28. The event has been rescheduled for 6-9 p.m., March at the Oasis Stripes Lounge. If you still want to perform, contact the event POCs and reserve your spot on the roster. Sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to see everyone there.

Remember this is an informal event (civilian attire is acceptable). All enlisted, officers, dependents and guests are welcome. We will accept walk-in acts if we have time after the scheduled acts. Sign-up sheets will be at the door. Your act doesn’t have to be Black History orientated, just come out and showcase your talent.

For more information, contact Airman 1st Class Nicholas Greene at (661) 277-8677 or Senior Airman Jerell Hull at 277-6263.

Dormitory management office closure

The Consolidated Dormitory Management Office, located in Dormitory 2423, will be closed March 7. The office willo open in its new location, Dormitory 2424, Mrach 10.

Anyone needing to reach the dormitory management staff, should call (661) 810-6747.

Women’s Heritage Month

Volunteers are needed to read at the child development center, base library and Branch Elementary School for Women’s Heritage Month. These events are targeted for the first week of March during the morning.

If you are interested, email Carmen Coleman at carmen.coleman.1@us.af.mil; Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Linder at jennifer.lindner@us.af.mil; or Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Ramos at elizabeth.ramos@us.af.mil.

Women’s History Month Run/Walk

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting a Women’s History Month Run/Walk event 7:30 a.m., March 12.There will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot.

Posters along the 5K route will feature “Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” As runners finish the 5K, they will complete a short quiz on the women highlighted along the route. Prizes will be given to the first male and female to finish the 5K and answer at least 70 percent of the questions correctly.Additionally, the unit with the highest percentage of participation will be recognized. Awards will be presented at the Women’s History Month Luncheon March 24. The event is open to runners and walkers of all levels. Sign up the day of the event. For more information, call Capt. Eva Aklamati-Darko at (661) 277-8392.

Women’s Heritage Month activities

Activities scheduled as part of the Womenís Heritage Month observance include:
March 19: Working Women Linked In Lunch: Brown bag networking lunch at Oasis Community Center. POC is Capt. Tiffany Smith (tiffany.smith.2@us.af.mil).

March 24: Women’s Heritage Month Luncheon at Club Murocc. Tickets will be available for purchase in March. POCs are Gay Bailey (gay.bailey@us.af.mil) and Monika Zuccaro (monika.zuccaro@us.af.mil).

Chapel Contracts open for bid

The following two Edwards AFB Chapel contracts are open for bid: Catholic Music Director and Protestant Traditional Accompanist. The winning bid will be based on “best value” to the government. Applicants must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a criminal background check as required by DOD Instruction 1402.5. Bid documents are available at Bldg. 6447, Edwards Chapel 2, 10 Chamberlin Drive, Room 17, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. If you are interested, submit your resume and sealed bid to Tech. Sgt. Steven Eckles no later than 4 p.m., March 14. Late resumes and bids will not be accepted. Note: Include base year bid and four option year bids in the same sealed envelope. The renewal option allows bidders to include cost of living increases.

Interviews and demonstration of skills are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon March 18, or by appointment.The public opening of bids is schedule for 4 p.m., March 18.

For more information, call Eckles at (661) 277-2110.

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.




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