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April 18, 2014

News Briefs April 18, 2014

Commissary

The Edwards Commissary will be open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., April 20.

CCAF graduation

The Community College of the Air Force Graduation Ceremony is 2:30-4:30 p.m., May
7 at Club Muroc. The graduation ceremony will honor the October 2013 and the April 2014 CCAF classes and will also recognize enlisted Airmen who have completed their higher level degree from
a civilian college.

Dress for the ceremony will be service dress for the graduates and for those participating in the ceremony. For all other military attendees dress will be the duty uniform of the day, and business casual for civilians.

For more information, contact the Education and Training Center at (661) 277-2713 or email 412fss.fsde.education.services@edwards.af.mil.

Wingman Day

The next Wingman Day is May 5, and the main event will be held at 1 p.m. in the Base Theater.†Popcorn will be passed out before a viewing of a short film entitled “Falling In Love.”†Live streaming will also be offered for those units who cannot be at the theater.

Emails have been sent to unit workflows and individual Wingman Day Reps on suggested presentations and activities for the morning session. The information and presentations are posted on the Edwards Portal and SharePoint.

Wingman Day is a way to get to know your Airmen. It is giving people a break to have face-to-face communication to build a foundation of trust, camaraderie and team spirit.

Resilience training

Resilience Training is now available to civilian employees. Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer authorized civilian employees to attend a six-hour resilience training class. The next class will be offered April 23 starting at 7:30 a.m. in Bldg. 2460, Room A. If interested in attending, contact Nancy Koch-Castillo at (661) 277-6711 or email nancy.kochcastillo.1@us.af.mil.

Future resilience classes will be held the third Wednesday of every month starting at 7:30 a.m. in Bldg. 2460, Room A.

Boy Scouts

Anyonee interested in joining the Boy Scouts, there is troop that operates and meets on Edwards. Boy Scout Troop 247 membership consists of active duty, retired military, government civilians and contractors. The troop currently meets 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays at Chapel 2. Troop 247 runs an outdoor-oriented program for boys ages 11 through 17 with an emphasis on hiking and camping activities. For more information, call Barry Swenson at (661) 256-8590 or Troy at (757) 434-5873.

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.

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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