News Briefs – October 16, 2015

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Disability awareness luncheon

The 412th Test Wing and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center invites everyone to attend the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon Oct. 28 at Club Muroc. The lunch begins at 11 a.m. Dress is uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians. Guest speakers will be Andrew Skinner, founder of the Triumph Foundation, and Angela Rockwood, “Push Girls” actress. Chicken and beef fajitas, rice and beans, and cake will be served. Cost is $12 per person in advance. R.S.V.P. by Oct. 20 by calling Krishain VanZandt at 661-277-7731 or Joe Abner at 661-277-0749.

Resilience Class

The next Resilience class is 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 21 Bldg. 2460, Room A.  Those interested in attending should contact Nancy Koch-Castillo (661) 277-6711, or email nancy.kochcastillo.1@us.af.mil. Through this course you will learn 11 life skills through PowerPoint presentations addressing (Resilience: the ability to withstand, recover and/or grow in the face of stressors and changing demands) through the four Comprehensive Airman Fitness domains: mental, physical, social and spiritual.

Rosburg Fitness Center access now 24/7

Twenty-four/seven access to the main fitness area and the free-weight tent of the Rosburg Fitness Center began Sept. 19. Access will be available to active duty personnel, their dependents who are 18 and over, retirees and DOD civilians. Be advised, personnel under the age of 18 are not authorized access afterhours with the exception of active duty Airmen who must be 17 years or older.
Eligible personnel may stop by the fitness center starting to complete orientation, review and sign the statement of understanding, and get their access cards issued/registered for 24/7 access. For active duty and DOD Civilians, access will be coded on their government-issued IDs.
Dependents and retirees will be issued an access card free of charge; subsequent replacement cards can be purchased for $5.
For more information, call Pete Smith at 661-277-5494.

Town hall meeting

The next town hall meeting will be 5-7 p.m., Nov. 4 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Everyone in the Edwards community is welcome to attend. Some topics will include upcoming events, changes in hours at the fitness center, Corvias Housing information and base schools updates. There will also be briefings by the 412th Security Forces Squadron on traffic and curfew rules.

Flu vaccine

The 412th Medical Group Immunizations Clinic is now providing the 2015-16 influenza vaccine to high risk patients, health care workers, first responders (security forces and fire fighters) and deploying personnel.  If you are not a Tricare beneficiary, the 412th MDG can provide the vaccine only if it is a requirement for employment. High risk patients are defined as people that are more likely to get flu complications resulting in hospitalization or worse. High risk patients include adults 65 years of age and older, pregnant women and people with medical conditions such asthma, neurological disorders, chronic lung disease, heart disease, blood disorders and/or weakened immune systems. At this time, the medical group has not received the nasal formulation (Flumist), but we are expecting it to be available in October. The injectable influenza vaccine for patients that are three years and older that are not able to receive the nasal mist.  More information will be released with updates. For more information, contact the Immunizations Clinic at 661-277-3427.

Retirement

Jake Jacobson and Judy Gayler: The Air Force Test Center Directorate of Contracting cordially invites you to attend a combined luncheon honoring Jake Jacobson and Judy Gayler on the occasion of their retirement from federal civilian service Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Club Muroc. Tickets are $15 per person for club members and $17 for nonmembers. Tickets are on sale until Oct. 16. For more information, call 661-277-8447 or email maria.estevane.1@us.af.mil.