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July 11, 2014

News Briefs July 11, 2014

Change of command

Col. Robert Lepper Jr., will assume command of the 412th MXG from Col. Robert Weaver II at 9 a.m., July 10 in Hangar 1600.

Lt. Col. select promotion party

Team Edwards is invited to a promotion party 4:30 p.m., July 11 at Pancho’s in Club Muroc. Come celebrate with Edwards’ newest lieutenant colonel selectees. Selectees are: Christopher Buechler, 53 TEG/Det. 1; Daryl Corneille, 445th FLTS; Michael Deaver, 53rd TEG/Det. 1; Frederick Dohnke, 412th FLTS; Bryan Duke, 412th TW/SET; Joshua Egan, TPS; Matthew Farley, 53rd TEG/Det. 1; Richard Lyon, 419th FLTS; Andrew Martin, 416th FLTS; Anthony Masset, TPS; Brian Owen, 53rd TEG/Det. 1; Carlos Perazza, 53rd TEG/Det. 1; Todd Stinchfield, OGV; Nicholas Sweeney, TPS; and Heather Toews, 416th FLTS.

Global Leadership Summit

The Edwards Chapel has seats available for the Global Leadership Summit global telecast Aug. 14-15 at Desert Vineyard Church in Lancaster. Featured participants include Bill Hybels, Tyler Perry,†President and CEO of GE Jeffrey Immelt and best-selling author Susan Cain.
Cost is free for military members. Currently there are 25 slots for mid-level NCOs, senior captains and new majors. Civilians can receive a $99 promo price – regularly $249. If you want to attend, contact Chaplain (Capt.) Graham Baily at (661) 277-1954 or the Chapel 2 office at (661) 277-2111.

Resilience class

The next Resilience class will be 7:30 a.m., July 16 in Bldg. 2460, Room A. Those interested in attending should contact Nancy Koch-Castillo at (661) 277-6711 or email nancy.kochcastillo.1@us.af.mil. Resilience information as well as the Wingman Day “Falling in Love” videos are posted on the Edwards Portal in the middle of the page. †If you click on the Helping Agency icon you will find information to include a resilience folder with all the PowerPoint presentations posted.

Airman’s Attic

The Airman’s Attic is in need of volunteers. †Any time that you can give to assist would be greatly appreciated. Stop by the Airman’s Attic 10 a.m-1 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and 3-5 p.m., Wednesday.




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Holiday Hours

Special holiday hours will be in force for 412th Force Support Squadron facilities. The hours are: Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 27 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., and Midnight Meal...
 
 

New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service members from allotting...
 
 

Exchange gift cards personalize holiday care packages

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, gift cards will be the most requested gift this year with 62 percent preferring a gift card over any other item. For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, their gift card of choice is the one that can be redeemed at military exchanges from Okinawa to Oklahoma. The...
 

 

AF closes FY14 force management programs

Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate. Line of...
 
 

Protecting your identity online

With the internet ever evolving, it has become a great source of communication and a convenient tool. While there are many advantages in using the internet, like online shopping or making charitable donations, there are also countless numbers of unknown, lurking threats. One of luxuries of the internet, and a great service for busy parents,...
 
 

Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

Security forces defend the base, but everyone can help ensure Edwards Air Force Base is safe and sound through the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Eagle Eyes program. Law enforcement officers rely on the eyes and ears of the entire community. If Airmen or citizens notice anything out of the norm or suspicious, either...
 




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