Events

July 11, 2014

Announcements – July 11, 2014

Aero Club

320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO

Aero Camp: July 21-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to youth aged 14-19. Cost is $1,600. The first step in training our future pilots. Private Pilot Ground School kit included. Pre-registration required.

Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Civilians Welcome. Training on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft maintenance. Call Aero Club for dates and availability.

Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5 to 105 can celebrate their birthday at the Aero Club. Take your friends flying for $185 an hour. There is a two hour minimum. For more information and reservations, call (661) 275-2376.

Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’ ratings. The choice is yours. Whether your aim is recreational or a career path, your Aero Club will train you to the highest standard with safety always foremost.

Rentals: The Aero Club offers Cessna 172s and 182s for rent. Contact the Aero Club for reservations and costs.

Airman and Family Readiness

5 N. Seller Ave., Bldg. 3000, 277-0723

Key Spouse Training: July 15, 9-11 a.m, and 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is an additional training workshop for already trained and active Key Spouses. Workshop will cover various topics presented by subject matter experts. To sign up, call Maricel Rusit at (661) 277-0723.

Department of Labor Five-day Transition Assistance Program (E-6 and below/O-3 and below): July 14-18, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Transition Assistance Program workshop is required for all separating military members; spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend. Sign up by calling the A&FRC at (661) 277-0723 or Dean Murphree at (661) 277-0230.

Hearts Apart: This is a support group and social network for families of deployed members and an opportunity to meet with leadership. Sign-up is required. For more information, call (661) 277-0230.

Military Family Life Consultant: A Military Family Life Consultant is on board at the A&FRC to help military members, spouses, family members, friends and staff members address issues such as relationships, deployment, parenting, stress, grief and many other issues. Consultations are free and anonymous – no records are kept. Call (661) 742-4733 for an appointment.

Transition Assistance Program Workshops:  Be prepared for your second career before your hang up your uniform. The TAP workshop is required for all separating military members; spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our employment workshops are five-day trainings offered twice monthly—TAP (E-6 and 0-3 and below) and Senior TAP (E-7 and 0-4 and above). Registration is mandatory. For registration and  more information, call Dean Murphree at (661) 277-0723.  

Sponsorship Training: Attention Sponsors and Unit Training Managers, first impressions are lasting impressions! This training is mandatory for all first time sponsors or those who haven’t sponsored anyone for more than a year. There is a new online sponsorship training that replaces the classroom training. Access eSponsorship Application & Training at http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/esat. Training and resources can be found within this new comprehensive application. Certificate of completion must be turned-in to Tonya Eckles and/or your unit training manager for record keeping. For more information on this training or to get a few resources, contact Tonya Eckles at (661) 277-4709 or email tonya.eckles@edwards.af.mil.

Spouse Employment/Volunteer Resources: The link to job search strategies and volunteer opportunities is through the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Individual consultation is also available by appointment to provide assistance with resumes and education opportunities. The A&FRC has established a distribution list that will allow job vacancies to be emailed to spouses as they become available. If you are interested in getting your email address added to this list, call Linda Crump at (661) 277-5433 or email linda.crump@edwards.af.mil.

Air Force Aid Society: Air Force active duty/spouse (with power of attorney), retired, widow/widower with internet access and an email address will be able to apply for AFAS assistance using the new AFAS Online Application by registering and completing the application at https://my.afas.org/memberportal/Login/Login.aspx. Complete and submit the application to the Airman and Family Readiness Center or for more details, call 661 277-4662.

Volunteers Need to Register: All volunteers with Edwards AFB official organizations/units need to register with the A&FRC Volunteer Coordinator, Claudia Stover at (661) 277-4615. Organizations or agencies that need volunteers and folks looking for volunteer opportunities may also contact Stover to be included on a distribution list.

Arts and Crafts Center / Auto Hobby

200 Methusa Rd., (661) 275-ARTS / (661) 275-AUTO

Auto Hobby: Your Auto Hobby Center is new and improved! We now offer oil, oil filters, wiper blades and a variety of accessories – you can purchase these items to use yourself or Auto Hobby can do the work for you! We will match or beat any maintenance and repair prices (except for warranty work). We can also take care of special orders on parts.

Engraving: New and improved laser-engraver – the quality of our product will exceed your expectations! Our new machine can engrave on a variety of materials – glass, plastic, wood, metal, etc. We will match any price within the local AV community.

Smog Testing: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $48.25.

FREE Wi-Fi! FREE Wi-Fi while waiting on car repairs or classes at the Arts and Crafts Center.

Need new tires? Let us price new tires for your vehicle. We offer very competitive prices as well as services in mounting and balancing. Come visit Auto Hobby at Bldg. 2440 or call (661) 275-AUTO (2886) and ask for Jesse.

Towing Service Available through Auto Hobby: Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call Auto Hobby for more information.

Club Muroc

275 Doolittle Parkway, (661) 275-CLUB

Club Muroc is closed on Saturdays and Sundays except for special functions or events. Club closed on Mondays after lunch. Call (661) 275-CLUB to book a special function with our catering department.

Harleys @ Club Muroc: Tuesday-Thursday, 5-8 p.m. Looking for something new for dinner?  Come enjoy the newest night time dining experience to land at Edwards AFB!  From salads, sandwiches and specialty meals, you’re bound to get something that hits the spot.  Try Harley’s today! The special this week is a Pecan Bacon Burger; a half-pound patty melt with sweet potato fries. Cost is $8.95 for members, $10.95 for non-members.

Daily Lunch Specials

Monday: 412 Special (Rotating Menu), Cost is $4.12 for members; $9.25 for non-members.

Tuesday: Chicken alfredo or meatloaf with mashed potatoes and string beans. Cost is $8.25 for members, $9.25 for non-members.

Wednesday: Pork chops or beef pot roast with au gratin potatoes and tarragon carrots. Cost is $8.25 for members, $9.25 for non-members.

Thursday: Tri-tip with roasted rosemary potatoes and corn; and eight-crunchy breaded chicken wings with fries. Cost is $8.25 for members, $9.25 for non-members.

Friday: Grilled steak with baked potato and barbecue beans. Cost is $10.95 for members, $11.95 for non-members. Or, breaded tilapia with rice pilaf and Italian vegetable blend. Cost is $8.25 for members, $9.25 for non-members.

Bingo: Fridays at 6 p.m. in Fogelman’s. Must have a minimum of 20 players to play. For more information, call (661) 275-2582.

Splash Nights: Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Free hot dogs for kids, one per each adult meal purchased. Price includes your choice of sirloin steak or chicken breast, served with backed beans, salad, lemonade or water. Enjoy a cook your own club entrée on the pool side drill patio! Harley’s menu also available.

Members Birthday Month Coupon: Pick up Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Happy Birthday from Club Muroc!  Stop by the club during your birthday month and we’ll give you a coupon for a free meal!  Offer valid for Edwards club members only.

Education and Training

140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453, (661) 277-2713

Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisers available to assist you with completion of your CCAF degree. Call (661) 277-2713, or stop by Bldg. 2435, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Don’t procrastinate, it’s easier than you think!

Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited university, is looking for potential faculty to teach graduate-level finance or human resource courses at our Edwards AFB campus. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in a related field (terminal degree preferred), professional experience, and preferably experience teaching at the graduate level. Applicants should send their resume/vita to edwards@webster.edu. For more information, call Karen Fudala at (661) 258-8501.

Family Child Care

1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg 6457, (661) 275-4322

Extended Duty Care: The Air Force offers the Extended Duty Care Program to assist parents who need additional child care beyond their normal arrangements due to mission related requirements. Children must already be enrolled in the Child Development Center, the School Age Program or the Family Child Care Program to qualify. To enroll in this FREE Extended Duty Program or for more information, please contact the Family Child Care office at (661) 275-4322.

Returning Home Care: Members are authorized 16 hours of hourly care within 30 days of their return from deployment. Contact the Family Child Care Coordinator for more details on the program at (661) 275-4322.

Family Child Care is seeking dedicated people who love working with children! If you live on base and want to care for children in your home or you are a military dependent and live off base, you may be eligible to be a licensed or affiliated provider! Make a positive difference in the lives of children! Most materials and training are provided free of charge!

High Desert Lanes Bowling Center

205 Fitzgerald, Bldg. 5214, (661) 275-BOWL

The Strike Zone Snack Bar has daily lunch specials on the menu from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Monday: Tempura Chicken, $5.75
  • Tuesday: Build-a-Hot Dog, $3
  • Wednesday: Patty Melt, $5
  • Thursday: Two Fish Tacos, $4.75
  • Friday: Build-a-Burger, for $6
    Add on a 24-ounce soda and french fries for only $2 more!

Daily Bowling Specials

Lunch and Bowl: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Receive two free games with a purchase of $7 or more at the snack bar. Shoe rental is $1.75 for adults and $1.50 for youth.

Penny A Pin: Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Shoe rental is $1.75 for adults, $1.50 for youth. Open play special charges you only for what you score. If you bowl over a 200 you get that game free.

Family Game Night Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling: Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Cost is $1.50 per person per game, with $1 shoe rental. Glow in the dark bowling, fun for the whole family.

Colored Pin Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling: Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $2.25 per game. She rental is $1.75 for adults, and $1.50 for youth.
Get a strike on the colored head pin and receive that game for free!

Family Dollar Day: Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Cost is $1 per game, with $1 shoe rental.

Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling: Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, shoe rental included. Bowl as many games as you want.

Wacky Sundays: Sundays, noon-7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, unlimited games. Shoe rental is $1.75 for adults, $1.50 for youth.

Honor Guard

148 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2462, (661) 275-BLUE

If you need to request the Blue Eagles Honor Guard for your ceremonies please email 412fss.honor.guard@edwards.af.mil, or call (661) 810-8039.

Information, Tickets and Travel

205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500, 275-TRIP

San Diego Chargers Ticket Lottery: Stop by the ITT office, Bldg. 2500, July 7-21, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday,  to enter the drawing for Chargers tickets.  One entry per person, no phone or e-mail entries accepted. The drawing will take place July 22, if chosen; winners will have 24 hours to respond. Each winner will have a choice of one available game and up to four tickets. Ticket cost is $98 per ticket.

DryTown Water Park: Cost is $12 for adults (48 inches and above); $9 for children (under 48 inches). The six-acre Old West mining town-themed aquatic park features a 925-foot lazy river, a 35-foot waterslide tower with four waterslides and splashdown pool, a 6,000 square foot children’s water playground, including a 50-gallon vortex splash bucket, three water rings and two water cannons, and the new Dusty’s Mineshaft Racer, a four-lane racer that launches riders headfirst into a thrilling 360-degree turn in an enclosed tube, before plunging 40 feet down open-air lanes for a downhill dash to the finish line and a serious drenching.  DryTown Water Park offers an exciting, family-friendly park where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the water, great food and comfortable atmosphere.  Tickets available at ITT!

Lancaster Jet Hawks Tickets: Our popular preferred seating vouchers are now available at the ITT office along with the Family Fun pack which includes four-game tickets, four hot dogs, chips and soda.

Leisure Travel Service Now Available: If you’re planning a cruise or tour for your summer vacation, book now to take advantage of lower rates and better choices for rooms! Stop in to see all the services we can offer and pick up a beautiful, FREE 2014 Destination Paradise calendar while supplies last! Your ITT Travel Office is located inside the Oasis Community Center, 205 W. Popson, Bldg 2500, (661) 275-TRIP.

Mulligan Family Fun Center: All-day pass tickets are now available for $17 per person.

ITT Pricelist & Other Events: To see the current ITT price list for events, parks, hotels and discount information, visit www.95FSS.com. For the most up-to-date information, press the F5 key to refresh page.

Library

5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, (661) 275-BOOK
412fss.fsdl.workflow@edwards.af.mil

‘Paws to Read’ Summer Reading Program: June 6-Aug. 15. Special events held 10 a.m., Fridays at the Edwards Library, Bldg. 2665. Children of all ages may sign-up. The first 450 children receive a book bag containing a T-shirt, one bookmark, one pencil, and one foam mask.

At the Library: Available for a loan period of two weeks; each item may be renewed at the library only, if there are no pending requests by other customers:

  • Books
  • Books and CD Sets
  • MP3 (Playaway)
  • Rosetta Stone CD-ROM (Spanish and Russian only)

New Items: Visit the library every Tuesday to be the first one to borrow new released books, DVDs, Blu-ray, TV series, books on CD and more. We invite you to sign up for the Information Awareness Program, to receive a weekly email containing the complete list of new items. To enroll, email at 412fss.fsdl.workflow@edwards.af.mil or call (661) 275-BOOK.

Universal Class Now Available: Get access to Universal Class today! This program offers more than 500 online courses on a wide range of subjects/levels, available 24/7, instructor led, self-paced. Universal Class courses are informational and designed to enhance student knowledge, increase skills and stimulate interest in a subject. Visit the Library for more information.

New Resources in the Children’s section: Playaway View, the first all-in-one video player of its kind, pre-loaded with multiple videos of the best educational programming, now available at the Main library. Try it out and select titles such as math, exploring space, U.S. history and more.

Children’s Story Time: Every Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m., base employees and community members volunteer their time to read stories and create a craft project designed for toddlers and preschool children.

Free Online Services

Learning Express: If you are taking tests for school, looking to get certified or licensed, or trying to improve your software skills, chances are LearningExpress Library has the resources you need. Self-paced courses and tutorials are available for anyone at any level, elementary school to adult education, in a wide variety of subject areas including: Microsoft Office Suite programs, Adobe applications, military and college test prep, civil service licensure prep, adult skills building, and resume writing. Additionally, LearningExpress is the only resource Air Force libraries provide that specifically helps with the U.S. Citizenship tests. Registration is available through the Ai ForceF Portal; afterwards, you’ll be able to access your LearningExpress account from anywhere. For more information, contact the library at (661) 275-BOOK.

Zinio: A leading full-service distributor of digital magazines, the Zinio newsstand has thousands of top magazines from around the world. Browse the list of subscriptions AF libraries own (currently 642 popular titles including Newsweek, National Geographic and Parenting), select and read anywhere, anytime using your computer, smartphone or tablet. To take advantage of this wonderful service, visit the Base Library or call (661) 275-BOOK for more information.

Muroc Lake Golf Course

111 Crest Dr., (661) 275-PUTT

Junior Golf Clinic: July 21-25, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Cost is $5 per child and includes five hours of professional instruction, range balls, golf clubs if needed and use of the facility. Limited to the first 10 kids to sign up. If there is an excess of kids that sign up for this session, a second session will be added. To sign up or for more information, call (661) 275-PUTT

Twilight Golf: Daily, 3:30 p.m.-sunset. Had a long day at work? Take a little time to relax and enjoy some golf! Our ‘Twilight Special’ is a great way to end the day, get a few holes in before dark and save money!
E1-E4: $4.50 green fees
E5 and Above/DOD: $6.50 green fees
Contractors and guests: $8.50 green fees
Carts: $5 per person
Golf carts need to be returned by 6 p.m., walkers can play until dark.

Annual Membership: Are you a frequent visitor to the Muroc Lake Golf Course? Save money by purchasing an annual membership. Memberships run from April 1 through March 31 but you can join now with these pro-rated rates:

E1-E4: $183.28
E5 and above/Retirees/DOD Civlians: $250
Contractor/Civilian Guest: $316.64
*Prices pro-rated as of Aug. 1, 2013

Want to learn how to play golf? Come learn from our club pro, Chelsea Orozco.  Orozco can teach you everything you will need to know at your convenience.  From longer drives to make more putts and everything in between, our pros can bring you from Amateur to Pro!

Wi-Fi is now available at the Muroc Lake Golf Course Clubhouse.

Golf Pro Shop: Our pro shop offers special orders and yellow tag sales – stop by and check it out.

Oasis Community Center

205 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-CNTR

Zumba: Monday and Wednesday: 11 a.m.-noon.

Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:55 a.m.
Cost is $3 per person, per class and there is a 25 percent discount if you purchase a 10-class punch card.

Monthly Instructional Classes: All classes are conducted at the Oasis Community Center. Call (661) 275-2687 for additional information. Use your PLAYpass here!

  • Classical Guitar Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
  • Basic/Beginning Drum Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
  • Piano Lessons: Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
  • Kinderfiddle (beginning violin): Cost $28 per half hour lesson, per student. Call for available lesson days/times.
  • Karate Class: Monday and Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $55 per month, per person, ages 7 and up.
  • Hula Lessons: Thursdays, $20 per month for beginners, $25 per month for intermediate and advanced.

Outdoor Recreation

Kincheloe Ave., (661) 275-CAMP

Paddle Boarding Trip to Ventura: July 19, depart at 8 a.m., return at 7 p.m. Cost is $40 and you must sign-up by July 16. Minimum of four participants, maximum of eight. Basic instruction will be provided. This program will be geared towards beginners. We will have a brief instructional period followed by some paddling in the canals and relaxing on the beach, if time allows. ODR will provide equipment and transportation.

Pools Now Open for the Season
* Sonic Splash Pool: Open seven days a week, noon–6 p.m.
* Muroc Pool: Fridays, noon–8 p.m.
* Oasis Aquatic Center: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Lap Swim Only. Closed weekends and holidays

Swimming Pool Passes: Summer swimming pool passes are now available at ODR. Cost is $20 for single; $50 for a family of four, then $5 for each additional family member. Passes last from Memorial Day to Labor Day and are good at any of our three Outdoor Rec pools!

Bluefins Swim Club: Tuesday and Thursday. 4:45-6:45 p.m., at the Oasis Indoor Pool. Cost is $70 per child (monthly fee). Improve your basics; work on progressive skills, stroke correction and refinement. Pre-test required for age 8 years and up.

Private Swimming Lessons: Cost is $10 for up to 30 minute lesson, $15 for up to a 45 minute lesson, and $20 for up to an hour, any age. Children learn safety, fundamental breathing and stroke techniques taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors at Oasis Pool. Talk to our seasoned lifeguard staff about what you want to learn and let them help you accomplish your goals, today!

Stables: Did you know that Outdoor Recreation has riding stables where you can board your horse? For $25 a month with a $25 a month membership fee you can board your horse at Outdoor Recreations Riding Stables. Call Outdoor Recreation for more details.

Overnight Camping at Branch Park: Cost is $5 for a campsite for up to four people. Come and get a “wilderness experience” right here on base. This will be primitive camping (no potable water, no telephones, and no RVs).

Private Parties: Rod & Gun, Paintball, and other Outdoor Recreation activities are available for squadron functions and private parties. In addition to using our facilities, let us plan a trip for you! Interested in going somewhere with your squadron or a group of friends? Tell us and we’ll do the legwork for you. Let us know how many people, where you want to go, and what your budget is and we’ll do the rest!

Team Building: Does your office, element or group need some team building? Come talk to us! We have instructors and the facilities to make it a great afternoon/day for you and your staff. Prices vary depending on the activity and group size. Call us today and let’s plan an event!

RV Storage: Numerous openings are available in RV Storage! Come over and park your equipment for our low prices and have access to them anytime you need! 20′ Active Duty and Retiree – $15; 20′ All Others – $20; 25′-30′ Active Duty and Retiree – $20; 25′-30′ All Others – $25; 35′-50′ Active Duty and Retiree – $25, 35′-50′ All Others – $30.

Rod & Gun

210 Adams Way, (661) 275-CAMP

Rifle and Pistol Range: July 12, 20 and 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Open for Rod & Gun patrons. Pistol rentals are available at the Rod & Gun Club, Bldg. 210. We do not sell pistol or rifle ammunition.

July Early Bird Special: Come in to shoot before 10:30 am on Saturday or Sunday and receive 10 percent off of rounds shot. *This special is for non-members only.

Big 50: Thursdays. The “Big 50” is an ATA Registered shoot in which each participant shoots 50 single. Targets, 50 double targets and 50 targets from their handicapped position.

Rosburg Fitness Center

210 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-GYM1

Healthy Weight Class: Thursdays, noon-1:30 p.m. Call the HAWC for more information.

Tae Kwon Do: Cost: A children’s monthly pass is $65, an adult monthly pass is $70, and a daily pss is $9 per day. For more information, call Kumye Moore at (661) 860-9292. Use your PLAYpass here!

Personal Trainers: Cost is $40 per hour session, $25 for a half-hour session. Call to schedule your appointment and start reaching those fitness goals. For appointments, call Jeff Walden at (210) 723-2052, Johnny Johnson at (660) 233-2141 or Lauren Brandin at (210) 723-2052.
Use your PLAYpass here!

Massage Therapy: Cost is $40 for 30 minutes, $70 for an hour, or $100 one and a half hours. Available 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, by appointment only. Couples massage is also offered. For more information and appointments, call Brittni Albrechti at (661) 317-2139. Use your PLAYpass here!

Lunchtime Disc Golf at Mojave Greens: Wednesdays, noon, Mojave Greens Disc Golf Course, Hole 1. Join us for a round of lunchtime golf. Players of all skill levels are invited to attend. Experienced golfers will be on hand to offer advice and work with beginners. Equipment will be available for loan. Take this opportunity to meet other disc golfers on base and challenge each other on the course!

Equipment Orientation Classes: Tuesday, 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., and Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Not sure how to use equipment or what it does for you? Stop by the front desk and sign up for this one-hour class. We are here to help you get the most out of your fitness routine.

Teen Center

100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211, (661) 275-8336

Youth & Teen Sponsorship: Are you new to the area? Will you be PCS’ing soon? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend to show your kids around base? The Air Force Youth Centers offer sponsorship for kids & teens so that every move is a seamless transition. For more information about Youth or Teen Sponsorship contact the Main Youth Center, (661) 275-5437.

Super Sitters Course: Cost is $40 for course and registration, at Youth Center (Bldg. 5210). Super Sitters courses are held every so often when at least six students are on the list. The classes are taught in two, four-hour segments, location and times will vary on availability. The course is open for youth and teens ages 11-18. Once registered, student will be notified of the next available course.

Keystone Club: Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. The Keystone Club is a leadership group for high school students to learn and practice leadership skills through the management of community service projects and fund raising activities.

Youth Programs

24 Lathrop Dr., (661) 275-5437

Youth Skate: July 9, 3 p.m. at the Youth Programs Gym. Free for Youth Programs members.  Bring your own skates, rollerblades or use ours.

Boys & Girls Club Power Hour/Project Learn – Join today: Monday-Thursday, 2:45-4 p.m. Power Hour: making minutes count helps club members (ages 6-12) become successful in school by providing homework help/ tutoring while encouraging members to become self-directed learners. See Ms. Jasmine for details and to sign up.

Torch Club: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Torch Room. Torch clubs are charter, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 9-12.  It is a powerful vehicle through which club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. See Mr. Andrew for details.

Youth & Teen Centers Memberships: For about a dollar a day, you could have peace of mind knowing that your son or daughter is in a safe environment – an environment that fosters development in many different areas and offers constant supervision, tutoring and fun! Did you know that the most dangerous time for youth, especially teens, are between the hours of 3 pm and 6 pm? The Youth and Teen Centers offer social opportunities and structured programming from affiliated agencies such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the 4-H Club. For more information about youth & teen memberships, contact the main youth center at (661) 275-5437.

Youth & Teen Sponsorship: Are you new to the area? Will you be PCS’ing soon? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend to show your kids around base? The Air Force Youth Centers offer sponsorship for kids & teens so that every move is a seamless transition. For more information about Youth or Teen Sponsorship contact the Main Youth Center, (661) 275-5437.

Super Sitters Course: Cost is $40 for course and registration, at Youth Center (Bldg. 5210). Super Sitters courses are held every so often when at least six students are on the list. The classes are taught in two, four-hour segments, location and times will vary on availability. The course is open for youth and teens ages 11-18. Once registered, student will be notified of the next available course.

Toddler Learning Center: Toddler classes at the Creative Arts Center (JZ) for ages 1-4 (older siblings are welcome). Are you looking for a class that you & your toddler can share in? If so this is the class for you! TLC is a Mom, Pop & Tot class that allows families to learn while playing! Classes are filling fast. For more information, call Youth Programs at (661) 275-KIDS or Ms. Amy (325) 829-5101.

School Age Programs Summer Camp Registration: For children in 1st grade through 6th grade, registration is on-going. Your child must have completed one year of Kindergarten in order to be eligible.  Sign up at the School-Age Annex, Bldg. 6459.

Youth Sports

Contact Emil Graves, (661) 277-8961

Youth Soccer: Ages 5-14. Cost is $75 for members, $85 for non-members. Registration runs June 23-Aug. 1. For more information, call Emil Graves or Cody Vernon at (661) 277-8961.

FitFactor Fridays, 3:15-5 p.m. Join us in the Gym! Be Active and Eat Healthy to reach the FitFactor Levels and Earn Prizes! You can find more information at http://www.usaffitfamily.com/new-home.




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Former NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel, veteran of four shuttle flights, dies at 67

Former NASA astronaut Steven R. Nagel, who served as a mission specialist on his first space shuttle flight, pilot on his second and commanded his final two, died Aug. 21 after a long illness. He was 67 years old. After his las...
 
 
Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber

Being prepared in earthquake country

Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber For National Preparedness Month, this September, the Edwards AFB Office of Emergency Management is focusing on Califorina’s most prominent natural disaster – earthquakes. Throughou...
 
 
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Air Force Band of the Golden West

  Travis Brass, the multi-talented brass group of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will be performing in the area Sept. 5-7. Sept. 5, the group will be at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell ...
 




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