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May 17, 2012

Civ-Mil advocates for Edwards AFB

by Raphael Jaffe
Staff Writer

With the Defense budget shrinking and the Air Force reacting by mission realignments, the Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group is increasing its advocacy work.

Civ-Mil is cooperating with the AV Board of Trade in its efforts to present the Edwards asset story to influential Federal and California civic leaders. The Civ-Mil directors affirmed these actions at their May 10 meeting.

During the April Board of Trade trip to Washington, D.C., it and the Arnold Engineering Development Center Community Council [Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.] arranged a breakfast for pertinent Congressional personnel. Civ-Mil split the costs of the Edwards half of the costs with the Board of Trade.

Previously, Civ-Mil prepared and distributed two advocacy letters to local government and civic leaders. As a result, many have contacted state and federal officials, presenting the unique advantages of Edwards for the nation’s defense needs; and the importance of maintaining it for local residents.

On a local level, Civ-Mil is preparing to select restoration of the Bldg. 1 Flag Park as its 2012 service project for Edwards. This will include a complete set of the 56 flags of the states and territories, and rehabilitation of the flagpoles and markers. Plans are proceeding for the annual barbecue at the Francis Lane Ranch on July 26; and for Civ-Mil participation in Aerospace Appreciation Week with the Jethawks Aug. 4.

Membership is still available. For more information, contact membership chair Art Furtado at (661) 965-5452.




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