News Briefs – December 18, 2015

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Christmas meal

The Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility has announced the 2015 Christmas Day Meal will be served 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 25.  This meal is open to all active duty military, retirees and dependents.  Holiday favorites such as roasted turkey, baked ham, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and dressing will be served a la carte.  No mess, no fuss, leave the cooking and cleaning to us! For more information, call 661-277-4659.
 

Museum

The Air Force Flight Test Museum will close Dec. 21 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and will reopen Jan. 5, 2016. For more information, contact the Flight Test Museum at 661-277-8050.
 

Immunizations Clinic

The 412th Medical Group Immunizations Clinic will be closed noon-1 p.m. Dec. 21-Jan. 1. Normal operations will resume Jan. 4, 2016. For more information, call 661-277-3427.
 

Commissary holiday hours

The Commissary will be closed Christmas Day (Dec. 25), and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). The Commissary will close at 4 p.m., Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve). For more information, call 661-277-9175.
 

Retirement

Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer requests the pleasure of your company for a ceremony honoring Chap. (Lt. Col.) Brendon O’Dowd, 412th Test Wing chaplain, on the occasion of his retirement. The ceremony is 10 a.m., Dec. 22 in Chapel 1 (Bldg. 2700). To ensure that adequate refreshments are made available, R.S.V.P. to Tech. Sgt. Steven Eckles at 661-277-2110.
 

Club renovation

Club Muroc will be closed for the Holidays Dec. 21 through Jan. 3.  Due to a kitchen renovation beginning Jan. 4, a limited menu will be served in Fogelman’s for lunch and dinner through Feb. 8. Bar hours of operations and service will continue uninterrupted for Fogelman’s and Pancho’s .The following events will continue throughout the renovation: Kids Klub — third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. All Ranks Trivia — every Thursday at 6 p.m. Wine Tasting — Third Friday of each month, 5-7 p.m. T.G.I.F. — First Friday Feb. 5, from 4-6 p.m. Football Frenzy to include Super Bowl Sunday events will continue to occur. For more information, call 661-277-2582.
 

Blood drive

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers and donors for the Jan. 6, 2016, blood drive. The drive runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chapel 1 Annex. Being a blood donor/volunteer is a great way to give back to the community and save lives. If you or someone you know is interested in donating blood or volunteering at this or future blood drives that take place at the first Wednesday of every month, contact the Senior Airman Dominique Lyles at dominique.lyles@us.af.mil. DOD civilians may be granted up to four hours of excused absence to cover travel time to and from the donation center, actual donation and any recuperation time. The excused absence must be consecutive, beginning when the employee leaves the work area, or prior to their arrival if the donation appointment is at the start of their normal workday.  Supervisors will not allow employees to donate blood, return to work, and then charge the last four hours, or balance of hours, of the work shift to excused absence based on blood donation accomplished earlier in the day.  Questions regarding excused absence should be directed to your servicing Employee/Labor-Management Relations specialist, or call 661-277-3840.