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August 8, 2014

News Briefs August 8, 2014

EOO closed

The 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity Office will be closed for official training Aug. 11. Regular duty hours will resume Aug. 12.†In case of an emergency, contact Al Wilson at 661-209-4471.

Chapel closed

The Base Chapel will be closed for an official function noon-3 p.m., Aug. 13. For emergencies, contact the Command Post at 661-277-3040 and request the duty chaplain.

Thrift Store reopening Aug. 12

The Thrift Store located by Outdoor Recreation in the Desert Mall is reopening Aug. 12. Hours are 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 6-7:30 p.m., Thursdays. The consignment counter closes at noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Beginning in September, the Thrift Store will be open the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Profits from the Thrift Store are donated to a variety of organizations and people, including local schools, students and community programs. The store is operated by the Edwards Officers’ Spouses’ Club and is open to all ranks and civilians.

Donations are always appreciated and may be left on the back dock any time.

People interested in volunteering can call the store at 661-277-4294 or email edwardsthriftshop@gmail.com. They can also just come in and talk to the manager.

Edwards fair

Edwards Education Center will be hosting the Edwards 2014 Annual Education Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 13 in the Club Muroc Alliance Ballroom. More than 56 college and university representatives will be coming to Edwards to speak to our base military, family members and civilians about their schools educational programs.†There will be a large variety of local and out of state colleges represented which offer programs that support our base mission from supporting your CCAF Associates degree to a Master’s degree.

All are welcomed!†For more information, contact the Education and Training Center at 661-277-2713.

Furniture open house

Air Force Test Center Contracting (Bldg. 2800) has excess cubicle furniture that needs to be removed including desks, filing cabinets, etc.†The cubicle furniture is still intact and in very good condition.†If you are interested in viewing to see if the furniture would be a fit for your organization, contact Kathy Palen at 661-277-0053, or Harvey Anthonio at 661-277-0717 to schedule an appointment.†Interested organizations must be able to disassemble and haul away no later than Aug. 15.

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.

Auto Hobby shop services

The Edwards Auto Hobby shop in Bldg. 2440 on Methusa Avenue is new and improved. The shop now offers oil, oil filters, wiper blades and a variety of accessories. Patrons can purchase the items for do-it-yourself projects or have the shop staff do it for them. Auto Hobby will match or beat any maintenance and repair prices – except for warranty work. They can also take care of special orders on parts. Smog testing is available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays. Oil changes and alignments, as well as services in mounting and balancing, are available with no tax or waste fees. Towing is available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Towing is available on-base and off-base for $50 with a $5 per mile charge past any of the gates. For more information, call 661-275-AUTO.

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.

Blood drive

The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 3 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 Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.

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.




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