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August 1, 2014

News Briefs August 1, 2014

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.

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.

Hunting opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities for active duty military to hunt a variety of game in Southern California. If you’re interested in duck hunting or other wild game hunting, call Steven Walden at 661-275-3593, or at 661-209-2905. He can hook up active duty folks with a variety of organizations like the Edwards AFB Duck Hunting Club and Fregoso Outdoor Foundation. Call or email steven.walden.3@us.af.mil.

Retirement

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.

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.

Visitor center closed

Cottonwood Visitor Center, located at the southern end of Joshua Tree National Park, will temporarily close Aug.4-15 due to road construction in the area. The visitor center will be open the weekend of Aug. 9-10 with a planned permanent reopening August 16.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/jotr.

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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