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April 4, 2014

News Briefs April 4, 2014

Tax center

Just a reminder, The Tax Center April 9. †If you have not done so, call and make an appointment at (661) 277-4310. †If you have already filed with them and would like to pick up your documents (W2s, 1099Rs, etc), call Capt. Nicholas Reyes at (661) 277-9660.
All files and documents will be shredded by May 15.

Run for Children, Recovery, Run Out Sexual Assault

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting a Run for Children, Run for Recovery and Run Out Sexual Assault event to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Alcohol Awareness Month. It will be April 9.†There will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K. Start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot.

Runners will run through clouds of non-toxic/washable colored powder and enthusiastic motivators will hold posters with sexual assault facts along the 5K route. When runners finish the 5K, they will complete a short quiz on sexual assault facts displayed along the route. Prizes will be given to the top two runners to finish the 5K and answer at least 70 percent of the questions correctly. All runners who agree to be “color-splashed” please wear a white or light-colored shirt. The event is open to runners and walkers of all levels. Sign up the day of the event. For more information, call (661) 277-8392.

Christian Passover Teaching Seder

Have you ever wondered what a Passover Seder is all about?†You are invited to attend a “teaching and demonstration” Seder 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 8 in the Chapel 1 Annex. The elements of the Seder will be served as well as Matzo Ball Soup. The teaching demonstration will begin promptly at 11 a.m. to please arrive early. RSVP to Sandra Stapleton by April 7 as the chapel needs an accurate head count to ensure there’s enough elements and soup for everyone.

For more information and to RSVP, call Stapleton at (661) 277-9337.

Passport Season is near

Springtime is coming, and in a just a few months the Special Issuance Agency will be filled to the brim with passport and visa applications.†Spring and summer always bring a formidable work load and travelers are encouraged to have their travel documents well in advance of any trip. In order to beat the oncoming rush, and allow adequate processing time, completed No Fee Government passport and visa applications should be completed and sent in as soon as the travel need is identified. If anyone in your organization has a looming spring or summer travel date, send them to your facilities’ Passport Agent office to begin processing their “No Fee Government Passport” application now. Applying early is the safest and easiest way to avoid delays! Appointments are made in advance of turning in No Fee Passport applications.

For more information, call (661) 277-2276.

Volunteers needed

Retiree Appreciation Day is just around the corner and Team Edwards needs your help to make this another successful event! Set-up for RAD will begin at 9 a.m., May 2 at the Oasis Community Center and go until completion. The main event will be 6:45 a.m.-noon, May 3 for all volunteers.

On this day volunteers are needed for parking, escorts, disc jockeying, and helping retirees and vendors in any way. Afterwards a tear-down crew will be needed to get all of the equipment back in its proper place. This event is Edwards AFB’s opportunity to support all those who have served and will not be a great success without a team effort! If you are interested in helping out, contact Staff Sgt. Brandon Harris at (661) 277-9439 or email brandon.harris.19@us.af.mil.

Child abuse prevention

In recognition of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, a parent-child dance event called “Shake Your Bootie Not Your Baby” will be sponsored by The Family Advocacy Program at Arnold Park 3:30-5 p.m., April 4. Prizes will be awarded in several categories including “Most energetic dance duo,” “Best dance routine,” “Best dressed” and “Most family participation”.

In addition “McGruff” and “Scruff” will be in attendance. Child I.D. Kits will be distributed by Security Forces Squadron staff. Come and join us for this family friendly event.
For more information, call (661) 277-5292.




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