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July 25, 2014

News Briefs July 25, 2014

Focus group

Here’s your chance to be heard. The Edwards Commissary is looking for volunteers to participate in a group discussion about your Commissary. They will be conducting focus groups July 29 from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to decabrand@deca.mil as soon as possible, but no later than July 22. For more information, call 661-277-9175.

Retirement

Col. Tammy L. Smeeks: Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, requests the pleasure of your company at a ceremony honoring Col. Tammy L. Smeeks, individual mobilization augmentee to the 412th Mission Support Group commander, on the occasion of her retirement after 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. The ceremony is 1 p.m., July 31 at Club Muroc.†For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 1st Lt. Michael Vetri at 661-277-9260.

Sandra B. Sergent: Sandra B. Sergent, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, is retiring after 48 years of government service. Her retirement ceremony is 10 a.m., Aug. 1 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Pam Jeglum at (661) 277-6173 or Bonnie Balthrop at 661-277-4046.

CDMO

The Consolidated Dormitory Management Office, formerly in Dormitory 2424, has relocated to Dormitory 2425. For more information, call (661) 810-6747.

Embry-Riddle registration

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universityís fall term begins Aug. 11, and registration is still open. Additionally, new student applications are still being accepted for the 2014-15 academic year. Embry-Riddle accepts military, CCAF and prior college credit.†For more information, call 661-258-1264 or email edwards@erau.edu.

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.

Blood drive

The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 6 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment you may contact the blood drive coordinators:†Senior Airman Joe Hernandez at joe.hernandez.8@us.af.mil or Senior Airman Sarah Bird at sarah.bird.2@us.af.mil. You may also self-book online at the American Red Cross website http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation using sponsor code:
“Chapel1″
Future blood drives are scheduled for Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.

Airmanís 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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News Briefs July 24, 2014

Webster fall classes Webster University will be running the following classes this upcoming fall terms: FINC 5000 Finance, Aug. 17-Oct. 16, Wednesdays 5:30-9 p.m.; and FINC 5880 Advanced Corporate Finance; Oct. 19-Dec. 19, Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Each term/class will have the same 10 students for both classes. Call 661-258-8501 or visit Webster University at...
 
 
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Joint Strike Fighter ITF ground testing F-35 gun

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The unseen leader

Over the years, I’ve seen many leaders come and go. The ones I admired, I took note of the traits I wished I had, as well as the ones I already possessed. It took me a long time to realize some of my personal and professional weaknesses were the very areas I gravitated toward in...
 

 
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Outdoor Rec provides excursions, arsenal for summer activities

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Members of the Edwards AFB Outdoor Recreation staff pose with one of ODR’s new paddle boards. ODR offers anything from surfboards and wet suits to mountain bikes and kayaks for your s...
 
 

NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

July 27-30 Lunch Specials 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Three pieces fried chicken Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Pork carnitas Refried beans and Spanish rice Wednesday Pepper steak over white rice Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Bake cod Macaroni and cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink...
 
 

Final rule puts more teeth into Military Lending Act

The Defense Department July 21 closed loopholes to protect U.S. men and women in uniform from predatory lending practices, President Barack Obama said this morning at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The heightened level of financial and consumer-rights protection against unscrupulous practices, called the final rule of the Military...
 




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