News Briefs – November 6, 2015

Combat Dining Out

The 2015 412th Test Wing Combat Dining-Out, sponsored by the Edwards Top 3, is Nov. 21 in Hanger 1870. Obstacle course entry will be at 5 p.m. with the social beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dress for military and civilian is combat-related uniform; any combination is fine and can be creative. If using current ABUs and not in AFI standards, name tape and stripes must be removed. Cost is $10 for E-6 and below, NH-I to NH-2, GS-5 and below, WG-8 and below, WS-7 and below, and contractors. All other ranks or grades are $15. Cash only. Guest prices will be equivalent to military/civilian price. Guests must be 13 and older. Menu includes hamburgers and hotdogs with assorted side dishes. All ticket holders will receive a free mug. Attendees are asked to pay in advance to their unit POCs by Nov. 18 for an accurate food count, but payment will be taken at the door. POCs are listed below:
AFOTEC Det. 1 and 5 — Senior Master Sgt. Adam Pawelek
AFRL — Master Sgt. Timothy Dillen or Master Sgt. Billy Nolan
412th CE — Master Sgt. Michael Spradley
412th MDG — Staff Sgt. Carlos Aguiniga
412th MXG — Staff Sgt. Joshua Campbell or Senior Airman Jordan Wild
412th MSG — Master Sgt. Elizabeth Ramos, Tech. Sgt. Ryan Delaney or Staff
Sgt. Curtis Pilcher
412th OG — Staff Sgt. Randall Rayborn or Senior Airman Jacob Siler
772nd Test Squadron — Master Sgt. Scott Flory
31st TES — Master Sgt. Adam Davis
All Others:  Master Sgt. Christopher Roach or Tech. Sgt. Michael Grooms
For more information, call Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Wagner, 661-277-7936.

Lunch and learn about promotions

Do you know what it takes to get promoted? The Edwards Top 3 will be holding a Lunch and Learn event 11 a.m., Nov. 20 in Room D of Bldg. 2461. Every Airman wants to get promoted, but did you know you should be preparing for your next stripe now? With the new promotion system in place all SNCO ranks will meet promotion boards going forward. We are here to help and set you up for success. Chief Master Sgt. Kennon Arnold will be sharing tips and information to help develop Airmen on their path to future success. Our target audiences for this session are technical and master sergeants, but all ranks are invited.  If you would like to attend, contact Master Sgt. Cesar Ramos at or Master Sgt. Joshua Mullen at to reserve your seat.  Seating is limited as the class only seats 35 people. So grab a lunch and come out to learn about things you need to do to prepare yourself for your next promotion.

Holiday Card Lane

‘Tis the season to start working on your holiday cards! All squadron, sections, private organizations or individuals are encouraged to make a giant holiday card to display their holiday wishes to the base community. Participants must register at the Oasis Community Center no later than Nov. 25. Cards may be placed beginning Dec. 1 through Dec. 3. All cards will be judged and winners announced at the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 4. The top three winners will be notified the morning of the tree lighting ceremony — there must be a representative from each of the top three at the ceremony at 5:30 p.m. to accept their prize. 1st Place receives a $100 Force Support Squadron Gift Card with second and third being $75 and $50. Jump into the spirit of the season and sign up today! For more information, call the Oasis Community Center at 661-275-2687.

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