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April 11, 2014

News Briefs April 11, 2014

31st TES fundraiser

The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Booster Club will hold a car wash fundraiser at the Bowling Center 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., April 18. Get your car clean and help support the 31st TES.

Volunteer appreciation

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, cordially invites you to attend the Edwards Air Force Base Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony, “Our Volunteers are Shining Stars!” The ceremony will be 9 a.m., April 29 in the Airman and Family Readiness Center Extender Room. A reception with cake and punch will follow the ceremony. RSVP by April 18 by calling (661) 277-0723 or by replying to the e-invitation send out base wide.

Armstrong cafeteria

Beginning April 11, the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center cafeteria and gift shop will be closed every other Friday. Call (661) 276-3191 to find out about hours and when the cafeteria is closed.

Easter Parade

Easter is April 20, so hop on down to Boron High School April 19 for the Second Annual Easter Parade and Spring Extravaganza. The parade runs 8-11 a.m. The festivities begin at Boron High School and will continue down to 20 Mule Team Road. There is an entrance fee for the parade. Following the parade there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children 11 and under. Egg hunts will take place from 11a.m.-11:45. For children ages 3 and under, the egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. For children 4-7, the second hunt will begin at 11:15; and for children ages 8-11, their Easter egg hunt will be from 11:30 to 11:45. Prizes such as bicycles and gift baskets will be awarded after hunts. For more information and ticket purchases, call (760) 793-4139.

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.




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