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August 15, 2014

News Briefs August 15, 2014

Fitness Center open

Effective Aug. 16, the Rosburg Fitness Center will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays. For more information, call 661-275-GYM1.

CHP, LAPD entrance exam

There will be law enforcement opportunity briefs by the California Highway Patrol and entrance exam testing with the Los Angeles Police Department Sept. 9 at the Airman & Family Readiness Center Transition Assistance classroom. The CHP will brief from 8-10 a.m., and the LAPD 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 661-277-0230.

POW/MIA 5K

The Edward’s Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 1328, will be hosting a POW/MIA Remembrance Day 5K run Sept. 19. They are looking for unit POCs to promote the event and register participants (both on and off base is authorized). The unit with the most recruits will be presented the AFSA POW/MIA 5K ìTop Recruiterî Award and will have bragging rights for a whole year. The funds raised by this event will be used to promote POW/MIA awareness, the local AFSA chapter and their quality of life improvement efforts on and off base. The entrance fee is $25 per person and each participant will receive a POW/MIA t-shirt, a POW/MIA medallion, water and snacks. The top three winners in each category will be presented medals and outlined in the Desert Wings.† If you have any questions or to become your unit’s POC, contact Master Sgt. Erik Robbins at 661-277-1984, or Staff Sgt. Michael Burd at 702-358-2151. You can also email edwardsafsa@yahoo.com.

Football is back!

NFL Sunday Ticket at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center begins Sept. 7. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for 10 a.m. kickoff.† Watch all the games not aired on regular TV and take advantage of the breakfast and lunch specials. For more information, call 661-275-BOWL.

Football Frenzy Kick-Off at Club Muroc begins Sept. 8. Monday Night Football! Drink specials and buffet available beginning at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members, and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 661-275-CLUB.

Give Parents a Break

Give parents a break at the Child Development Center, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Sept. 23. No cost to parents. Call 661-275-TOTS or your first sergeant for eligibility.

Retirement

Staff Sgt. David Edens: Lt Col Brian P. O’Neill, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron commander, invites you to Staff Sgt. David. L. Edens’ retirement ceremony Aug. 15. Ceremony will be noon in the Airman and Family Readiness Center Galaxy Room (former Conference Center). A reception will be held afterwards. For more information, call 661-277-2980 for more information. Uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians.




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