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Volume 61, Number 34

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Speckled Trout reemerges at Edwards by Kenji Thuloweit Editor The Speckled Trout has returned. The 412th Flight Test Squadron’s highlymodified KC-135 returns home after a yearlong maintenance overhaul in Greenville, Texas. “A/C 63-7980 ‘Speckled Trout’ was in Periotic Depot Maintenance getting a complete exterior refurb, and a partial interior refurb,” said Staff Sgt. Robert Husted, 412th FLTS. “The major change accomplished through this PDM was the fancy new white and gray paint scheme, giving Speckled Trout the glamorous look on the outside that she always had on the inside.” The squadron is inviting all Team Edwards members to come and take a tour of the Trout March 15. Open house will be from 1-3 p.m. in Hangar 1600. Speckled Trout alumni will hold a private viewing and tour earlier from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

About Speckled Trout In 1957, United States Air Force Chief of Staff General Curtis E. LeMay ordered KC135 Serial# 55-3126 to be his aircraft. Named after the program’s coordinator, Faye Trout, Project “Speckled Trout” has served as the Chief of Staff’s transport ever since. In 1994, the 412th Flight Test Squadron was activated here (relocated from its original home at Andrews AFB, Md.) and added the unique mission of testing senior-leader communication systems in a global, operational and combat environment. Today, Speckled Trout conducts highly visible and relevant flight test of airborne communication systems while providing worldwide combat transport to the CSAF and other senior joint-military leaders. Though the tail numbers, crew members and customers have changed over the years, one thing remains the same ... a highly selective corps of military aviation professionals providing world-class service aboard a KCSee SPECKLED TROUT, Page 5

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Edwards begins F-35 operational testing by Laura Mowry Staff Writer Edwards entered a new phase of testing on the F-35 Lightning II program with the arrival March 6 of the first two operational test aircraft. Team members from Air Combat Command’s 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit here, will determine how to best tactically operate the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant of the fifth-generation fighter. “As part of the Joint Operational Test Team, we take the aircraft hardware and software released from developmental test, our training from the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin [AFB, Fla.], the administrative and logistics support we get from the Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin, and we integrate all of these disparate elements with maintenance practices, tactics, techniques and procedures required to create an incredibly lethal weapon system that can go out and win the nation’s wars,” said Lt. Col. Steven

J. Tittel, 31st TES commander. “We’ve got a brand new tool with a whole new set of capabilities that has never been used by the combat air forces. We have to take that tool and find out the best way to utilize it, to go out and defeat an enemy on the battlefield,” he continued. With the F-35A slated to replace the A-10 and F-16, pilots selected for F-35 operational test and evaluation were hand-picked from among the best in the Air Force and bring a wide variety of expertise to the program. “Basically, this jet is going to encompass all of our air-to-ground roles and including some of our air-to-air roles as well. What they wanted was expertise from all those different platforms that will eventually be replaced by the F-35,” said Maj. Matthew L. Bell, 31st TES Operations Flight commander. “The bottom line is we have all these jets with specialized capabilities and you See F-35, Page 8 Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry

What’s going on

F-35B arrives

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New tool available to let Team Edwards know what’s going on around base.

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New web page connects Team Edwards, families, with helping agencies on base.


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Commentary My educational journey: Education is power! by Staff Sgt. Nellie Black Eglin AFB, Fla. Education is power! I now understand this statement because I’ve empowered myself with education. My struggle with school began early compared to my peers. My mother’s limited education impacted my academic growth; however, I eventually became a firstgeneration college graduate. As a young child, I never cared for school — my teachers merely provided childcare while my mother worked. I earned poor grades, but my mother never corrected me or provided guidance. Unfortunately, she only completed the second grade and was unable to assist me with my studies. Although she did learn to read and write, she could not convey the importance of school to me. In fourth grade, after a parent/teacher conference, my mother said, “Nellie you have to do better.” However, she never told me why — and I really needed the why. Though my interest in school became less and less, somehow I made it to high school. I applied and interviewed with a highly regarded fashion school and to my surprise, I was accepted. Unfortunately, this did not change my attitude toward education; from my perspective if I could travel by myself (subway), I should be able to make my own decisions. I hung out with friends and did things I should not have been doing. I was headed downhill; I had no aspirations or dreams. My only possible goal was a GED. Then I met a person that turned my

life around. His family believed strongly in education and the American dream. He said, “Nellie I don’t want a GED or drop-out girl. If you want to be with me, you have to graduate high school.” He lit a desire for education that still continues today; he completely changed my life. I needed a change. I convinced my mother to enroll me in an alternative school away from my present environment and so-called friends. I set a goal to graduate high school and do the best I could. I began to shine in my academics and became an A/B student.

I was headed downhill; I had no aspirations or dreams. My only possible goal was a GED. Then I met a person that turned my life around. His family believed strongly in education and the American dream. School became fun and easy, and I became motivated to improve even more and achieved the A honor roll. I never looked back. My capabilities were much greater than I realized, and I had an intense desire for success. I graduated as a distinguished graduate from high school and met the mayor

of New York City. With this beginning, I enrolled in the respected school John Jay College and majored in criminal justice. With many other changes in my life, I transferred to Central Texas College and earned my associate’s degree in General Studies. I wanted to pursue a bachelor’s in kinesiology, but the cost was prohibitive. I continued to look for solutions and met with a student adviser who offered only one option: student loans. I was not interested in a student loan and continued to look for another way. It’s amazing how God shows you a path when you least expect it. When my cousin told me about the Air Force and the opportunities and benefits, a light bulb went on. I quickly made an appointment and the recruiter explained the educational benefits to include the Montgomery G.I. Bill and the tuition assistance program. I joined. I joined the Air Force for education; however, my career became the priority and school hit the back burner. I still completed classes when I could and quickly earned my Community College of the Air Force degree by combining my previous degree and a few other classes paid for by tuition assistance. I received kudos for attaining my CCAF degree and then earned a second CCAF Degree and a bachelor’s in Human Resources Management. I’m proud of my achievements, but they did not satisfy my need for education — I’m currently enrolled in a master’s of business administration program with a minor in marketing. I’m excited about this and believe it

will be difficult ... but well worth it. My message to anybody reading is this: you can’t control what life you’re given, but you can control what you make of it. In my life, the struggles could easily have limited me. Instead, I’ve used them for motivation and turned them into success. Remember, education is a journey, not a destination.

Commander’s Action Line email: (661) 277-7325 The Commander’s Action Line gives all Airmen, retirees, families and community members a direct link to Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. The Action Line can be used to express constructive points of view on the policies and procedures of the base; discuss safety and security issues; and address problems, concerns, or suggestions after traditional methods have been exhausted. The Commander’s Action Line should not be the first action taken to resolve an issue. Those seeking a remedy to a problem should first follow the chain of command and take up the matter with the office of primary responsibility, supervisors, first sergeants or commanders. Action Line queries may be submitted by sending an e-mail to with Commander’s Action Line as the subject heading or by calling (661) 277-7325. Action Line submissions must be written in a courteous and professional tone, and must include a name, an e-mail address or an alternative method of contact. The requestor’s contact information will not be published in compliance with Privacy Act restrictions. Any messages received without contact information will not be routed, so please be sure to provide some method for communication. Action Line discussions that are deemed beneficial for the community at large will be published on the Web and the next available edition of the Desert Wings. Submissions may be edited for grammar and length.

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Briefs South Gate traffic redirected

Beginning this past week, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., traffic at the South Gate will be redirected to allow for construction of a canopy over the inbound lane check points at the guard house. During this time period, inbound traffic will be redirected through the outbound lanes past the guard house back to the inbound lanes. The outbound traffic will be redirected to the right lane only. There will be no change for truck deliveries. It is anticipated this disruption of traffic will last two weeks or less. Drivers should slow down and pay attention to the construction signs to avoid any mishaps. For more information, call Bob Lynch at (661) 277-4913.

Passing of Mary Richard

Mary J. Richard, a Materials Handler supervisor assigned to 412th Maintenance Squadron, passed away March 5 at home following an unsuccessful battle with cancer. She is survived by two adult sons, her mother and her twin sister, all whom were by her side at the time of her passing. There will be a Celebration of Life for Mary at noon, March 16 at the American Legion Post 311 located in Lancaster at 40th East and Avenue J.

O-6 promotion party

Team Edwards is invited to an O-6 promotion party at Club Muroc 3 p.m., March 15. This event is sponsored by the following colonel selectees: Matthew Wallace, 412th Mission Support Group; George Schwartz, 461st Flight Test Squadron; Kathy Hughes, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron; Landon Henderson, 412th Operations Group; and Daron Drown, 411th Flight Test Squadron. For more information, call Valtee Belcher at (661) 277-0433.

News From the palm of your hand, find out what’s going on at Edwards


by Kenji Thuloweit Editor Members of the Edwards community have a new tool to let them know what’s going on around base. The My Military Communities is a mobile application that centralizes all of Edwards’ community events, organizations and services right in your pocket for smartphones. MyMC2 lists activities happening on base as well as a directory to all Edwards units with official Facebook pages. The app also has direct call buttons to the Airmen Against Drunk Driving designated driver program and the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. The app is free and is available through both the Android Market and Apple’s App Store. Smartphone users can go to their respective app stores and search for “MyMC2” and install it. Once installed, Team Edwards members can select Edwards from a drop down list (or select another base to find out what’s going on there if you so wish). To quickly download MyMC2, QR codes are available for both Android and iPhone smartphones in the photo section to the right. Developed by the 375th Communica-

Air Force image by Kenji Thuloweit

Edwards welcomes MyMC2 for smartphones.

tion Support Squadron web application development team at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., the app pulls event listings from organizational Facebook pages that are officially associated with Edwards AFB and consolidates them into one place.

The app can be downloaded onto iPads and tablets as well, however the phone functions will not work. If you have any questions or need support please visit mymc2support.

Enlisted promotion ceremony This month’s enlisted promotion ceremony is 3 p.m., March 29 in the Base See BRIEFS, Page 4

Quick download code for the My Military Communities mobile app for Apple products.

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Theater. Promotees and their commanders will be in service dress. Attendees uniforms will be uniform of the day. Come out and congratulate all promotees.

Clarification about fundraising events

Lawhon can be reached via email at klawhon@muroc., or by phone at (661) 258-4411, Ext. 143. For more information, contact Christy McCoy, School Liaison Officer, at (661) 277-3210.

All private organizations wishing to conduct fundraising events during Air Force Assistance Fund campaign must route their requests through the 412th Force Support Squadron, be reviewed by the Judge Advocate and then approved by the installation commander before the event can occur. As a reminder, the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for Edwards runs March 25 through May 3. If you have any questions regarding fundraisers, contact the 412th FSS PO Monitor, Andrea Osteroos, at (661) 2777840.

Women’s History Month Luncheon

Edwards Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance March 11. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended military TA for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The program will continue to be evaluated to determine the way ahead in fiscal 2014. The Defense Department’s comptroller issued guidance to all of the services to “consider significant reductions in funding new tuition assistance applicants, effective immediately and for the duration of the current fiscal situation,” said Navy Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde, a Pentagon spokeswoman. The Army and Marine Corps canceled their TA programs March 8. Effective March 11, Airmen are not permitted to submit new requests for TA. Airmen currently enrolled in, or approved for future courses, are not affected and are allowed to complete those courses. “The Air Force has reached a turning point after a decade of war and substantial growth in its operations and resources,” Donley said, adding that the Air Force has had to make difficult choices to preserve readiness, to include: deep cuts to

The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for Edwards will be held March 25 through May 3. As a reminder, no other fundraising is to occur during the AFAF campaign. The Edwards project officers for this year are 1st Lt. Carlos Rojas at (619) 277-6829 and 2nd Lt. Ryan Bush at (619) 275-4718.

T-Ball coaches needed

T-ball coaches are needed for five- and six-year olds. Contact the Youth Center Sports Office by April 12. Season runs until early June. To sign up, call (661) 277-8961.

Speakers sought for Career Day

Desert Junior Senior High School is hosting a career fair March 29. If you are interested in presenting information about your career, and speaking with the 9-12th graders on this special day, contact Karen Lawhon, Academic Adviser, to receive an application no later than March 15.






The Women’s History Month Luncheon is 11:30 a.m., March 19 at Club Muroc. You have been sent an E-Invitation for the following event recognizing The theme of the luncheon is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination,” and the guest speaker is Lt. Col. Kathryn Hughes, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

commander. RSVP no later than March 16. To view the invitation please go to cfmi=144333&k=0365460A7854. For more information, call Master Sgt. Shawna Wesley at (661) 277-2052.

Women’s History Month social

In honor of Women’s History Month, there will be a Social at the Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum 3-4:30 p.m., March 28. This event will feature a panel of guest speakers, tea and light snacks. For more information, call MSgt. Destiny Clawson at (661) 277-2366.

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flying hour programs, cancellation of Air Force training and education programs and civilian furloughs. “This is an additional step the Air Force unfortunately had to take to operate within mandated budget limitations.” “We know how education strengthens our force,” he said. “We encourage Airmen to continue their pursuit of higher education through the variety of programs that are available.” Those include the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty, (Chapter 30), Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1607), the Post 9/11 GI Bill, federal grants and federal financial aid. National Guard Airmen may also be eligible for their state’s individual TA benefits. “Believe me, this was a tough decision because our Air Force truly values education,” said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody. “We’re still looking at the impacts for fiscal year 14 and will do our best to have TA reinstated, although we’ll likely need to review the eligibility requirements to ensure sustainability.”







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Furloughs can begin April 26 by Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department’s comptroller said March 11. Robert F. Hale discussed the furlough planning process with a Pentagon audience. The comptroller also took questions sent in via Facebook and Twitter. DOD is the only agency in the U.S. government that has to notify Congress when it wants to impose furloughs. Officials did that Feb. 20. “There is a 45-day waiting period after we submit that notification before furloughs can start,” Hale said. The department asked commands to identify civilians who would be excepted from

furloughs. That information is back in the Pentagon, Hale said, and officials are reviewing the recommendations. Their goal is to complete that review by March 15, he added. After notifying Congress, the department began legally required bargaining with unions. About a dozen unions have national consultation rights, Hale said, and local commanders are in the process of notifying several local unions. “The unions, in this case, don’t have the right to bargain not to do the furloughs, he said. “They do have the right to bargain how they are implemented.” If Congress does not act on sequestration, later this month the department will send letters to the excepted employees and propose furloughs for the rest, Hale said. There is a seven-day period for people to reply to their

letters, followed by a 30-day waiting period. “At the end of that period, we can send decisions of furloughs, and those furloughs can start,” he said. When the formal notice is sent, civilian employees have the right to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board. “We’ve never done this,” Hale said, “and I hope we never do. ... It’s not quite clear what this appeal right will be, but the appeal right is there.” If Congress does not act, civilian employees will be furloughed without pay for 22 days — one day a week through the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year. For affected civilian employees, this amounts to a 20 percent cut in pay from the beginning of furloughs through the end of the fiscal year.

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F-35B arrives at Edwards for missions systems testing by Laura Mowry Staff writer The F-35 Integrated Test Force expanded their aircraft inventory March 5 with the arrival of BF17, which is the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II and is operated by the Marine Corps. The aircraft arrived from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., and will remain at Edwards to conduct mission system testing throughout the System Development and Demonstration phase. Testing at Edwards will play a critical role in reaching the 2014 initial operational capability for the Marines. “Edwards is home for mission systems testing on the F-35. BF-17 adds a different element to our missions fleet. The STOVL variant has some unique features and requires different maintenance and support equipment. You also fly the aircraft differently. We’re excited to have the aircraft here, where it will stay until the end of the testing when we give it back to the Marine Corps,” said Brian O’Melia, BF-17 lead flight test engineer. While the F-35B undergoes mission systems testing, the F-35 ITF does not anticipate utilizing the aircraft’s STOVL capability during

normal flight operations. However, a landing pad was built between the runway and Taxiway B in case the aircraft experiences an in-flight emergency. During the aircraft’s time at Edwards, Air Force pilots will also have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the F-35B and expand their knowledge base of the fifth-generation fighter. “This is a great opportunity to get Air Force pilots trained on the B-model differences. It’s great to have multiple variants of the F-35 here because the test pilots get broad experience that will help them throughout their careers with new unfamiliar aircraft. We want them to have as much experience as possible,” said Col. Roderick L. Cregier, Edwards F-35 program manager. After the long-awaited arrival of BF-17, the F-35 ITF is fully prepared to begin testing with modifications to the aircraft are currently underway. “We have been preparing for a long time and the arrival of BF-17 will allow us to increase testing for the JSF Program Office. The aircraft was scheduled to arrive in January so we’re excited to now integrate this aircraft into our test fleet. We have started modifications to make it the first F-35B model to fly with Block 2B software, so the team is

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds

BF-17 arrival at Edwards Air Force Base March 5. The F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 Lightning II and is operated by the Marine Corps. It’s the first mission systems B-variant to arrive at Edwards.

already taking great advantage of the aircraft,” said Lt. Col. George Schwartz, Edwards Government ITF director. With the successful arrival of BF17, the F-35 ITF looks forward to testing an additional variant of F-35 and eventually welcoming a third with the Navy’s C-model, carrier variant.


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“For us, it’s also significant to have two F-35 variants here and we look forward to eventually having the C-model here as well. Our team is fully integrated with members from the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, along with eight partner countries and this level of joint testing is unprecedented,” said Schwartz.

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want to make sure that if you’re eventually going to replace these airframes with one jet, none of that corporate knowledge is lost,” he added. Bell, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with more than 1,500 hours in the jet transitioned to the F-35 in December of 2012, bringing extensive knowledge of air-to-ground capabilities, close-air-support, and forward-air-control to the operational test and evaluation program. Five additional pilots will be working alongside Bell with F-15E Strike Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon experience that adds a dimension of air-to-air expertise and an in-depth knowledge of deep strike capabilities. “We did that intentionally. The F-35 is designed to replace different legacy aircraft throughout the fleet. So we pulled together as much experience from different mission sets as we possibly could so we have a good baseline for evaluating the aircraft across all the missions it will be expected to perform in the future,” said Tittel. Together, their corporate knowledge will help shape combat tactics of the F-35A. “We’re not necessarily trying to make this jet operate exactly like an F-15, F-16 or an A-10; we’re trying to figure out how to make an F-35 operate tactically. We’re trying to combine all that knowledge into a new set of tactics for the United States’ newest fighter and make sure that those tactics all make sense,” said Bell. The Air Force also recruited top maintainers to support the F-35 operational test and evaluation efforts, who have been diligently preparing for the work ahead.

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry

Edwards entered a new phase of testing on the F-35 Lightning II program March 6 with the arrival of the first two operational test aircraft. The aircraft were flown by Lt. Col. Steven J. Tittel, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron commander and Maj. Matthew L. Bell, 31st TES Operations Flight commander.

“We have a lot of top-notch maintenance troops out there that were highly sought after to come into this program. They have been going through a lot of training either across the ramp with the 461st Flight Test Squadron or down at Eglin AFB [Fla.], with a lot of hands-on academics,” said Bell. “Maintenance is out there and they’ve been aching to get their hands on the jets for a long time.” In total for the 31st TES, there are approximately 150 personnel involved in operational test and evaluation for the F-35A. The 31st TES has grown over the past two years to include nearly 250 personnel; who can be found working in the combined test forces located throughout the base. They also work on programs such as the B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit, RQ-4 Global Hawk and MQ-9 Reaper; in addition to the F-35 Lightning II.

While formalized testing is approximately a year and a half away, the necessary steps along the way will continue to benefit the F-35 operational test and evaluation program. According to Bell, once the ground engine runs for maintenance are completed, he expects the flying to begin shortly thereafter. Initial flying operations will help pilots become familiar with their new airframe. “Regardless of the experience we had before, this is still a new jet. In my mind, there is a large spin-up time to become experienced enough for the high-tempo scenarios we’re going to be involved in,” said Bell. “While actual formal testing will begin in about a year and a half, everything that we’re going to be doing up to that point will benefit the program.” Formalized testing will evaluate

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Members of the Joint Operational Test Team watch the arrival of one of two operational test F-35As March 6. Team members from the squadron will help determine how to best tactically operate the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant of the fifthgeneration fighter.

the production-representative F35A, as well as support equipment and the logistics supply system in an operationally representative environment; with the ultimate goal of determining whether or not the program is suitable and effective in a real-world combat environment. It encompasses the aircraft’s survivability, as well as the ability to support and execute flight operations and maintenance at home and in deployed locations. “We are the Air Force element of the larger joint and international test effort that will occur here at Edwards to get the F-35 through its initial test and evaluation, both for the Block 2 and Block 3 software,” said Tittel. “We’re very much tactics developers, but we’re still evaluating the aircraft from an operational perspective; from the time we get it to the time we finally send it

out as a completed product to the combat air forces,” he continued. The men and women of the 31st TES will not only shape the future of air combat tactics for the F-35A, but they will ensure that the program is effective, sustainable and efficient in the real-world combat environment - a top priority for the Air Force of tomorrow. “The Joint Operational Test Team has moved into a new phase. What we do here over the next few years will absolutely play a large part in determining the jet’s effectiveness in real-world operations for the next 30 to 40 years, at least,” said Tittel. “It’s a privilege to be on the leading edge of integrating new technologies into a combat airframe and then releasing it out to the combat air forces.”


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AF cuts aviation support at public events As the U.S. Air Force braces for potential sequester, leadership has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save flying hours to support readiness needs. Effective immediately, active-duty, Reserve and Guard units will cease all aviation support to the public. This includes the cancellation of support to all air shows, tradeshows, flyovers (including funerals and military graduations), orientation flights, heritage flights, F-22 demonstration flights and open houses, unless the event includes only local static assets. Additionally, the Air Force will cancel the Thunderbirds’ entire 2013 season beginning April 1. The Thunderbirds and Heritage Flight crews will complete their certification procedures for safely flying aerial demonstrations in case the budget allows resumption of scheduled events in 2013, but and the Air Force will cease participation in Heritage flights following certification. The Air Force will reduce flying hours by as much as 18 percent – approximately 203,000 hours – and impacts will be felt across the service and directly affect operational and training missions. “While we will protect flying operations in Afghanistan and other contingency areas, Your Friendly, Courteous

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Edwards announces new web page by Jet Fabara 412th TW Public Affairs In an attempt to connect Team Edwards and their families to base helping agencies here, the base has created a new web page and central location for those inquiring about the base’s helping agencies, known as the Integrated Delivery System, and the services provided by each agency. The new web page, located at, officially went live March 13 and can be quickly accessed via the Edwards Air Force Base home page under the IDS Base Helping Agencies tab. “A site like this is necessary to help improve the experience of overall care we provide Airmen and their families at Edwards, especially since communication and efficiency are our top priority,” said Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander. “By having a centralized and standardized location for our base helping agencies, Edwards can provide a better resource for the base populace to seek human services assistance through the IDS.” For those not familiar with the function of the IDS, part of the IDS consists of a conglomerate of all the

helping agencies on base, which include the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Equal Opportunity, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, the Employee Assistance Program, the Military and Family Life Counseling Program, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program, the Health and Wellness Center, the Legal Office, Chaplain Services, Safety, and many more agencies. According to Nancy Koch-Castillo, 412th Test Wing Community Support coordinator, the initiative began as an effective way of being able to distribute resiliency information in all four pillars: mental, physical, social, and spiritual. “This will not only save time and effort for the leadership and supervisors who seek assistance for their people, but it will be a much more efficient way of locating the proper helping agency,” added Koch-Castillo. “This is a very practical and smart way to conduct our business of caring for our people.” As of now, the IDS web page will contain the following elements: • A list of IDS agencies with phone numbers and addresses of each agency • A quick reference list of civilian support agencies • A link to the MyMC² app, which is a mobile and smart phone

application that centralizes all of the installation’s community events, organizations and services right in your pocket. • A tab containing a list of Edwards IDS social media sites • An announcements section

• A featured links section that contain links to other IDS-recommended sites “There are tons of information out there if people take the time to do a bit of research and follow through,” added Koch-Castillo.

“The bottom line is if the helping agency is limited to the services they can provide, they will refer them to a community agency that can further assist them, so the community member can receive the proper care.”

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2012 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Annual Water Quality Report Edwards AFB, CA Main Base Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

Delivering A Clean and Safe Water Supply This is an annual report on the water quality delivered by Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB). The Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight tests the drinking water quality for many constituents as required by state and federal regulations. This report shows the results of our monitoring for the period of 1 January – 31 December 2012. We are pleased to deliver our 2012 Consumer Confidence Report, which shows your water meets or exceeds all of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health standards and all drinking water requirements outlined by USAF, state, and federal standards.

The Journey of Your Water The EAFB Main Base Drinking Water System draws water from two sources: 1. On-base ground water wells. 2. Surface water supplied by the Antelope Valley East Kern (AVEK) Water Agency. We have nine on-base groundwater wells supplying the EAFB Main Base Drinking Water System. The water from these wells travels to a booster station where it is chlorinated. We add chlorine to maintain microbial control as the water travels through our system. The water is then pumped into the base distribution system. In addition to the groundwater wells, the EAFB Main Base Drinking Water system receives water from the Antelope Valley East Kern (AVEK) Water Agency through a water main to blend with the well water to ensure the supply meets all drinking water requirements outlined by USAF, state and federal standards. The water we receive from the AVEK Water Agency is supplied in finished drinking water quality form (this water line serves other AVEK customers such as the city of Boron). The AVEK Water Agency supply is primarily from the California Aqueduct, a surface water source. As a water wholesaler, the AVEK Water Agency published its 2012 Water Quality Report earlier this year, which is located at

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Sources of Drinking Water Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:     

Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or resulting from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. Pesticides and herbicides that may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals that are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or resulting from oil and gas production and mining activities.

Water Monitoring Results Summary In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the State Department of Public Health (Department) prescribe regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Department regulations also establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that provide the same protection for public health. Tables 1 – 5 list all of the primary drinking water standard contaminants that were detected during the most recent sampling for the constituent. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. The California Department of Public Health Services requires us to monitor certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data, though representative of the water quality, is more than one-year old. NOTE: Terms and abbreviations used in this report are located on the final page of this report. TA BLE 1 DETECTION O F COLIFO RM BA CTERIA 1 JAN – 31 DEC 2012 Parameter and Units of Measure


Highest No. of Detection


Typical source of Bacteria

Coliform, Total


No more than 1 positive monthly sample


Naturally present in the environment

Coliform, Fecal or E.coli


A routine sample and a repeat sample are total coliform positive, and one of these is also fecal coliform or E. coli positive TA BLE 2


Human and animal fecal waste

LEAD AND CO PPER Parameter and Units of Measure

Samples Collected


Lead (ppm)


90 % Level Found 0.00116

Copper (ppm)



SEPTEMBER 2012 Sites AL Exceeding AL


Typical Source of Contaminant

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Parameter and Units of Measure

Hardness (ppm)


Highest Average Level Detected 84.5


1 JAN – 31 DEC 2012 MCL PHG Range of (MCLG) Levels Detected 48 - 112



46.9 - 146



Major Sources in Drinking Water

It is the sum of polyvalent cations present in the water, generally magnesium and calcium. The cations are usually naturally occurring. Released naturally through mineral deposits

TA BLE 4 PRI MA RY D RINKING W A TER STANDA RD 1 JAN – 31 DEC 2012 Highest Average Level Detected 4.06

Range of Levels Detected



Major Sources in Drinking Water

ND – 9.83



Barium (ppb)


ND – 44.6



Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; glass and electronics production wastes Discharges of oil drilling wastes and from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits

Gross Alpha (pCi/l)


3.63 - 9.56



Uranium (pCi/L)





Fluoride (ppm)


ND - 0.63



Nitrate (as NO3) (ppm)


ND - 0.288



Total Trihalomethanes (ppb)


ND - 117



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Erosion of Natural Deposits

Erosion of natural deposits; water additive; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum plants Runoff and leaching from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks and sewage; erosion of natural deposits By-product of drinking water disinfection

Discharge from petroleum, glass, and metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from mines and chemical manufacturers; runoff from livestock lots (feed additive) Perchlorate is an inorganic chemical used in solid rocket propellant, fireworks, explosives, flares, matches, and a variety of industries. Erosion of natural deposits; residue from some surface water treatment processes

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Parameter and Units of Measure

Sulfate (ppm)

Highest Average Level Detected

Range of Levels Detected




51.6 - 168



Major Sources in Drinking Water

Runoff/leaching from natural deposits; industrial wastes

Chloride (ppm)


4.95 – 89.8



Specific Conductance (µS/cm)


341 - 834



Substances that form ions when in water; seawater influence

Total Dissolved Solids (ppm)


217 - 515



Runoff/leaching from natural deposits

Color (units)


1 - 58



Naturally-occurring organic materials

Arsenic The water in the EAFB drinking-water system is a blend of EAFB well water and AVEK water. This method is referred to as arsenic blending and was approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in January 2006. We do this to ensure compliance with the EPA-established standard of 10 ppb for arsenic. While your drinking water meets the federal and state standard for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. The arsenic standard balances the current understanding of arsenic’s possible health effects against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic, which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems.

Source Water Assessment The Civil Engineering (CE) Department at EAFB produced the 2003 Source Water Assessment, completed 18 June 2003, and it is on file in the CE office (661-277-5000). Possible contaminating activities for the wells surveyed in this assessment include nearby abandoned wells, storm drainage discharge, above ground water storage tanks, and nearby roads. The health risks from these activities are diminished through weekly monitoring of the potable water system. AVEK also provides a Source Water Assessment for the water it distributes. This is a new state requirement and lists the Physical Barrier Effectiveness, Inventory of Possible Contaminating Activities, Vulnerability Ranking, Assessment Map, Assessment Summary, and Public Notification procedures. The AVEK Source Water Assessment is located at



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Important Health Information Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/ AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. USEPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791). For more information about this report or when town hall meetings are announced, contact: 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron/Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight (661-277-3272) or 412th Test Wing/Public Affairs (661-277-8707)

TERMS USED IN THIS REPORT WATER CONSERVATION TIPS Public Health Goal (PHG): The level of a contaminant in drink- Primary Drinking Water Standards (PDWS): MCLs and  MRDLs for contaminants ing water below which there is no known or expected to and Turn water off whenrisk shaving brushing your teeth. that affect health along with their monitoring and reporting requirements, and water treatment health. PHGs are set by the CaliforniaRun Environmental Protection only full loads in washing machine and dishwasher Agency. Adjust lawn sprinklers to waterrequirements. the grass not the street. TakeThe shorter showers. off whileDrinking lathering up. Secondary Water Standards (SDWS): MCLs Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): highest levelTurn of awater Use the garbage can rather than the garbage disposal. for contaminants that affect taste, odor, or appearance of the contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. Primary MCLs are Water is a natural resource not to be wasted. set as close to the PHGs (or MCLGs) as is economically and tech- drinking water. Contaminants with SDWSs do not affect nologically feasible. Secondary MCLs are set to protect the odor,   the health at the MCL levels. taste, and appearance of drinking water. 90th Percentile Level: The level of lead and copper at Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a which 90% of drinking water samples taken in a system are contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or below. This level is compared with the MCL for lead and expected risk to health. MCLGs are set by the U.S. Environmental copper to determine system compliance. Protection Agency (USEPA). Level Detected: Laboratory analytical result for a contamiND: not detectable at testing limit nant; this value is evaluated against an MCL or AL to determine compliance ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter (mg/L) ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter (ug/L) pCi/L: picocuries per liter (a measure of radiation) Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

Range: The range of the highest and lowest analytical values of a reported contaminant.

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SFS make come back to win intramural basketball championship by Steven Lowe 412th Force Support Squadron The 412th Security Forces Squadron recently claimed the 2013 Intramural Basketball Championship March 7 at the Rosburg Fitness Center with back-to-back games over the first-place seeded team, the 412th Force Support Squadron. After initially losing to the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in the first round of the playoffs, the 412th SFS team had to work their way back up through the loser’s bracket in order to contend for a chance at the intramural basketball title. At the start of the first game, the SFS jumped out early establishing a 25-15 lead at mid-point

of the first half. The SFS maintained the lead and led 39-32 at halftime. With the start of the second half, the SFS led with a 12-7 run to lead 51-39 with 15 minutes remaining. However, the FSS fought back with a 13-6 run of their own to cut the deficit to 5 points at 57-52 with 6 minutes left. At the 2 minute mark, the SFS still led by 5 points which left the score at 63-58. With free throws down the stretch, it closed out the first game with a 69-61 win for the SFS. With the SFS win, this forced a double elimination game with the FSS since it was their first loss in the playoff bracket. In the start of the final elimination game, the FSS led early with 14-8 after 5 minutes of game

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The 412th Security Forces Squadron team poses for a victory photo after claiming the 2013 Intramural Basketball Championship title March 7 at the Rosburg Fitness Center with back to back games over the firstplace seeded team, the 412th Force Support Squadron.

play. After 8 minutes into the game and both teams were tied at 16-16, and then 24-24 with under 3 minutes. The teams were knotted up at 29-29 at the half. With 15 minutes remaining in

the second half, both the SFS and the FSS were still tied 37-37. The FSS then led 41-40 within 10 minutes left. After the SFS went on a 12-2 run to lead 5243 with 5 minutes left, the FSS

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Airman and Family Readiness 5 N. Seller Ave., Bldg. 3000, (661) 277-0723 The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2013. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information contact the A&FRC.

Arts and Crafts Center 200 Methusa Rd., (661) 275-ARTS Wood Shop News: Our new wood shop instructor will be available two days a week and will teach the wood shop safety classes one Saturday per month. Our instructor will offer custom wood working projects and will be able to help those not certified to use the wood shop. Let us know what your needs are and what programs you would like to see in the future. Call (661) 275-2787 for more information on the February safety class. Custom flag cases: As requested the Wood Shop now makes custom size flag cases with certificate boxes. The cases are handmade in the wood shop by wood shop instructor, Chuck. You can choose your own size, shape and type of wood (oak, walnut, maple, cherry and mahogany). These are truly a gift to treasure.

200 Methusa Rd., (661) 275-AUTO St. Patrick’s Day Special: March 19, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Half price stall fees for any one wearing green. Tires available for your needs: Let us price new tires for your vehicle. We offer very competitive prices as well as services in mounting and balancing. Come visit Auto Hobby at Bldg. 2440 or call (661) 275-AUTO (2886) and ask for Jesse.

Club Muroc 275 Doolittle Parkway, (661) 275-CLUB Club Muroc is closed on Saturdays and Sundays except for special functions or events. Club closed on Mondays after lunch. Call (661) 275-CLUB to book a special function with our catering department. Air Force Club Membership Cash Back Rewards: Military Free Cash – “One more reward for being a club member.” Earn two points for every $1 spent on-base in FSS activities, the Exchange (including gas) and Commissary. Earn one point for every $1 spent everywhere else. Receive rewards for as little as 2,000 points, points don’t expire. Redeem points for great rewards – cash back and/or gift cards, travel (airlines, hotel, car rental) and more! It’s a terrific member benefit you shouldn’t be without. It’s designed specifically for you. You deserve it and it’s Free! For more information, visit or call Club Muroc at (661) 275-CLUB.

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Education and Training 140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453, (661) 277-2713 Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisers available to assist you with completion of your CCAF degree. Call (661) 277-2713, or stop by Bldg. 2435, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Don’t procrastinate, it’s easier than you think!

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Evening Dining at Club Muroc Family Night Buffets, leave the cooking to us. Santa Maria Buffet: March 19, 5-8 p.m. Buffet only, no other dining room menu available. Cost is $10.95 for adult members, and $11.95 for adult non-members. Members

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Pick up your copy of Desert Wings off base at the following locations: Lancaster North Valley Vet Hospital • Ave K & Sierra Highway Karen’s Kitchen • 235 W. Ave K Barber Shop • 1149 W. Ave K Superior Electronics • 43769 15th St. West Calif. State Parks Info Center • 43779 15th St. West High Desert Medical Group • 43839 15th Street West Oxford Inn • 1651 West Ave K Marie Callender’s • 1649 West Ave K Fox Field • Ave G & 50th St W Barnes Aviation • Ave G & 50th St. W Exodus Air Service • Ave G & 50th St. W Employment Office • 1420 W Avenue I Crazy Otto’s • 1228 W Avenue I DMV • 1110 W Ave I Aviation Collectibles • 45626 N. Sierra Highway VFW • 43843 Division St Metrolink Station • 44812 N. Sierra Highway Inn of Lancaster • 44131 Sierra Hwy Tire Store • 43923 N. Sierra Hwy Sammy’s Restaurant • 44139 Sierra Highway Village Grille • 44303 Sierra Highway Thai Restaurant • 44759 Sierra Highway Judy’s Cafe • 43855 Sierra Highway Sierra Jr Liquor & Market • 42145 Sierra Hwy Nico’s • 42417 Sierra Highway Brunswick Sands Bowling • 43233 Sierra Highway Uncle Sam’s Bar & Grill • 42101 Sierra Highway Aero Bending • 43328 Division Street

Hughes Elec Comm • 104 E. Avenue K-4 Sparta • 244 E. Ave K-4 EDO • 254 E. Ave K-4 Donuts Plus • 844 E Avenue K Stater Bros. • 1850 East Avenue J Country Cafe • 1748 East Avenue J American Legion • 44355 40th Street East Wing & A Prayer • 44423 90th Street East Palmcaster Rental • 850 West Avenue L8 Lancaster Deli & Liquor • 42212 10th St W # 10B HW Hunter Dodge • 1130 Auto Mall Drive AV Ford • 1155 Auto Mall Dr Sierra Toyota • 43301 12th St. West Century 21 Yarrow & Assoc • 44143 20th Street West Coldwell Banker Hartwig • 43912 20th Street West Antelope Valley Courthouse • 42011 4th Street West Edwards Federal Credit Union • 44288 N 10th St. West Sierra Medical Group • 44469 10th Street West Lancaster City Hall • 44933 Fern Avenue City Hall Aerospace Office Western Hotel • 557 West Lancaster Blvd Lancaster Post Office • 567 West Lancaster Blvd AV Chamber of Commerce • 554 West Lancaster Blvd Lancaster Public Library • 601 West Lancaster Blvd Lancaster Sheriff’s Station • 501 West Lancaster Blvd. Jalapeno Grill • 43769 15th Street West Town House Motel • 44125 Sierra Highway Campos Mexican Food • 2761 West Avenue L EZ Mail • 2763 West Avenue L

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AMPM/Arco • 2008 W Avenue I Chevron • 1860 W Avenue I Batz Liquors • 1448 W Avenue I Sandy’s Coin Wash • 1306 W Avenue I BL Liquor Store • 1304 W Avenue I Big O Tires • 1240 W Avenue I Denny’s • 1028 W Avenue I All-State • 764 W Lancaster Blvd Little Szechwan • 688 W Lancaster Blvd Bohn’s Printing • 656 W Lancaster Blvd Preferred Real Estate • 646 W Lancaster Blvd John E. Peakes Insurance • 568 W Lancaster Blvd Nick’s Pizzeria • 43755 15th St West High Desert Optometry • 43839 15th St West Barber Shop III • 2723 W Avenue L Todd Martin Salon • 2743 W Avenue L Sandy’s Coin Wash • 2863 W Avenue L All State • 1148 W Avenue I PMG Urgent Care • 44222 10th St West Rite Aid • 44226 10th St West Patty’s Cafe • 44228 10th St West Miso Sushi and Roll • 44230 10th St West H & R Block • 44232 10th St West Source One • 43770 15th St West rosamond Post Office • Chevron Ramon’s Restaurant • Ken’s Smoke Shop A.V. Pharmacy • Antelope Valley Bank Albertsons • Rite Aid • Chuck’s Pizza

Rosamond Real Estate • Dry Cleaners Sherrif’s Station • Auto Pro’s • B & K Mini Mart Kieffe & Son’s • Rosamond Hills Apts. VFW • Casino • Century 21 • Diamond Hair Chamber of Commerce • Army Recruiter mojave Jerry’s Restaurant • Mojave Desert Bank Best Western Motel • Kieffe & Son’s • Airport Flightline Scaled Composites • BAE Tower Section • Voyager Restaurant Fiberset • Incotec FTA Inc. 1326 • FTA 1224 • Xcor Co. • Mercy Air Flight Research Inc. • National Test Pilot School Off FlightLine • BAE Central Bldg. ASB Avionics 1032 Sabovich HigHway 58 CHP • Mariah Hotel caL-city Ace Hardware • Shell • Benz Sanitation Chuck’s Pizza • Ramon’s Restaurant • Rite-Aid McDonald’s • Modern Video Real Estate • Cal-City Airport • Mojave Plaza Plaza Courtyard Professional Bldg. • Cal-City Market • Fitness Center teHacHapi Benz Propane • Village Grill • Holiday Inn • K-mart Tehachapi Medical Center • Best Western Ace Hardware • Travel Lodge • Cattlemans Restaurant

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Get your game piece at High Desert Lanes Bowling Center or Muroc Lake Golf Course, one game piece per day, no purchase necessary while supplies last. Game pieces also awarded with the purchase of a commemorative 44oz. soda or combo meal available at the Sandbagger Grill at Muroc Lake Golf Course. Scratch-off game pieces contain either an instant win prize or a code which unlocks a random seed in the Men’s Division 1 College Basketball Tournament, March 19-April 8. Enter the code at myairforcelife. com/AirForceHoops. Instant win prizes: • Fountain Soda, Combo Meal, Hot Dog or French Fries – available at the Sandbagger Grill •Games of Bowling • Shoe Rental • HU28 Packages • Golf Course Cart Rental • Large Bucket of Balls • FSS Gift Cards valued at up to $500 • Air Force Hoops Commemorative Bowling Ball Redeem instant win prize tickets at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center or Muroc Lake Golf Course through April 30 (all soda, hot dog, French fries or combo meal winning tickets can only be redeemed at the Sandbagger Grill at Muroc Lake Golf Course).

Information, Tickets and Travel 205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500, 2(661) 275-TRIP NASCAR is BACK: ITT offers discounted tickets to this year’s Auto Club 400 the weekend of March 22-24. Tickets are available for all three days at up to 50 percent off, ranging from $17 to $52 per person. Pit passes are $22 and are good for all three days! Contact ITT for more information or to purchase tickets. Ski Lift Tickets: Mountain High discounted lift tickets are now available at your ITT office, along with our great discounts on Big Bear/Snow Summit and Mammoth Mountain. Call ITT at (661) 275-TRIP for details and prices.

Library 5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, (661) 275BOOK Children’s Story Time celebrating the First Day of Spring: March 20, 10 a.m. At the Library: Available for a loan period

Volunteer to help others, become a Resilience Trainer Assistant

of two weeks; each item may be renewed at the library only, if there are no pending requests by other customers: Books; Books and CD Sets; MP3 (Playaway); and Rosetta Stone CD-ROM (Spanish and Russian only). Story Time: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Base employees and community members volunteer their time to read stories and create a craft project designed for toddlers and pre-school children.

Muroc Lake Golf Course

Blue Fins Swim Club Varsity: Monday and Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Cost is $70, open to ages 11-18.

Rod & Gun

111 Crest Dr., (661) 275-PUTT Twilight Golf: Daily, 1 p.m.-sunset. Had a long day at work? Take a little time to relax and enjoy some golf! Our ‘Twilight Special’ is a great way to end the day, get a few holes in before dark and save money! E1-E4: $4.50 green fees E5-O3: $6.50 green fees O4-above: $7.50 green fees DOD, contractors and guests: $7.50 green fees Carts are $5 per person Annual Membership: Are you a frequent visitor to Muroc Lake Golf Course? Save some money by purchasing an annual membership. Prices vary on duty status.

Oasis Community Center 205 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-CNTR March Basketball Bracket Contest: March 18. Pick up the user ID and password at the Oasis Community Center to do your brackets online. Fitness Classes available at the Oasis Community Center Zumba: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7-7:55 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:55 a.m. Cost is $3 per person per class, with a 25 percent discount if you buy a 10-class punch card. Aerobics: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per person, per month. Kickboxing: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per person, per month.

Outdoor Recreation Kincheloe Ave., (661) 275-CAMP Paintball: March 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. • $35 Paintball package includes 500 rounds, air, equipment rental and field fees • $35 Airsoft package includes 2,000 rounds, equipment rental and field fees • $25 Package includes air, equipment rental and field fees • $10 Field fee

Resilience Trainer Assistants are currently needed to complement the newly-certified and trained Edwards AFB Master Resilience Trainers. Volunteer RTAs will assist the MRTs by being the “go-to” person in their specific organizations and will be advisers to their commanders on all aspects of resiliency. Resilient employees equal a healthy resilient community which results in a ready force. Edwards MRTs are 1st Lt. Whitney Mithun, 2nd Lt. Christopher Talbot and Tech. Sgt. Justin Clark. They are here to provide training as installation experts for the Com-

• $5 All day air Beginners through advanced are welcome! Games run all day long so bring lunch and water. Blue Fins Swim Club Junior Varsity: Monday and Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $60, open to ages 4-10.

210 Adams Way, (661) 275-CAMP ATA “Big 50:” March 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The “Big 50” is an ATA Registered shoot in which each participant shoots 50 single targets, 50 double targets and 50 targets from their handicapped position. Shot Guns are available for rent at the Rod & Gun office, shotgun shells are available for purchase as well!

Rosburg Fitness Center 210 W. Popson Ave.,(661) 275-GYM1 Healthy Weight Class: Thursdays, noon1:30 p.m. Call the HAWC for more information. Personal Trainers: Cost is $40 per hour session, $25 for a half-hour session. Call to schedule your appointment and start reaching those fitness goals. For appointments, call Jeff Walden at (210) 723-2052, Johnny Johnson at (660) 233-2141 or Lauren Brandin at (210) 723-2052. Use your PLAYpass here! Equipment Orientation Classes: Tuesday, 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., and Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Not sure how to use equipment or what it does for you? Stop by the front desk and sign up for this one-hour class. We are here to help you get the most out of your fitness routine.

Teen Center 100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211, (661) 275-8336 Tutoring is now available at the Teen Center: The tutoring is free to members of the teen center or $5 for non-members. Each tutor is an adult and very experienced in any subject. For more information, call (661) 275-TEEN or come by the center. Keystone Club: Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. The Keystone Club is a leadership group for high school students to learn and practice leadership skills through the management of community service projects and fund raising activities.

prehensive Airman Fitness program. MRTs will provide awareness, education and skill development techniques for Airmen and their families to enhance individual resilience across the four pillars of CAF – mental, physical, social and spiritual. Edwards MRTs demonstrate a high degree of personal resilience and have the ability to openly discuss personal real-life experiences.

Pillars of resiliency

Mental Pillar: The ability to effectively cope with unique mental stressors and challenges necessary to ensure mission readiness.


Youth Programs

24 Lathrop Dr., (661) 275-5437 Torch Club: March 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Action Room. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which club staff can help meet the special character developmental needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. 4-H Cooking Club: March 21, 3:30-5 p.m. Youth learn food nutrition, preparation and basic cooking skills. See Ms. Christal to sign up. Toddler Learning Center: Toddler classes at the Creative Arts Center (JZ) for ages 1-4 (older siblings are welcome). Are you looking for a class that you and your toddler can share in? If so this is the class for you! TLC is a Mom, Pop & Tot class that allows families to learn while playing! Classes are filling fast! Call Youth Programs at (661) 275-KIDS or Ms. Amy at (325) 829-5101. Crafty Kids Art: Daily, 3-5 p.m. Join us in the art area as we create all types of cool arts & crafts. No cost! Free Thinker’s Reading Club: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Club Room. Practice reading, writing and public speaking skills. See Ms. Christal for details and to sign up. Model Building Club: Fridays, 4-5 p.m., in the Club Room. Choose from several plastics models and learn building techniques with the end product being your very own. See Mr. Mark for details and to sign up. Boys & Girls Club Power Hour/Project Learn, Join today: Monday-Thursday, 2:454 p.m. Power Hour: making minutes count helps club members (ages 6-12) become successful in school by providing homework help/tutoring while encouraging members to become self-directed learners. See Ms. Jasmine for details and to sign up.

Youth Sports Contact Emil Graves, (661) 277-8961

Coaches and Umpires: Youth Sports is looking for highly motivated volunteers to coach and umpire for Youth Baseball and Softball. Contact Emil Graves or Andrew Neises at (661) 277-8961 for more information. FitFactor Fridays, 3:15-5 p.m. Join us in the Gym! Be Active and Eat Healthy to reach the FitFactor Levels and Earn Prizes! You can find more information at

Physical Pillar: The ability to adopt and sustain healthy behaviors needed to enhance health and wellbeing. Social Pillar: The ability to engage in healthy social networks that promote overall well-being and optimal performance. Spiritual Pillar: The ability to sustain an individual’s sense of well-being and purpose through a set of beliefs, principles or values. If interested in becoming a Resilience Trainer Assistant please contact Nancy Koch-Castillo, 412th Test Wing Community Support coordinator at (661) 277-6711.


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Worship Directory To advertise in the Worship Directory, please call toll free (877) 247-9288.

Worship service 10:30 am spanish service 12:30 pm Sunday School .....................................9:00 AM Thursday Family Night ........................6:00 PM Adult Ministries • Youth Ministries • AWANA

2584 Felsite Ave., Rosamond

(661) 256-9222


Our Lady OF LOurdeS CathOLiC ChurCh

Baptist Church

evening Mass- “The supper of The Lord”

easter Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes

10173 South Loop California City

Thursday, March 28 @ 6 pm

Good Friday “Stations of the Cross”

Sunday, March 31st @ 10:30 am Spanish @ 12 noon

Ron Smith, Pastor

“Liturgy of the Passion of The Lord”

• Sunday School 10:00 am • Morning 11:00 am • Sunday Evening 6:00 pm • Wednesday 7:00 pm For transportation from Edwards AFB call

(760) 373-7314


Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday Morning Service 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Evening Service 6:00 pm 1389 Rosamond Blvd Rosamond CA, 93560

(661) 256-3245

Sunday, March 31st @ 8:15 am

easter Vigil Saturday, March 30th @ 8 pm

Our Lady Of LOurdes • 9970 California City Blvd. for details, call (760) 373-2256

Eph 4:4-6

12450 Boron ave, Boron

Friday, March 29th @ 6 pm

Independent - Fundamental

Church of Christ

easter Mass at st Joseph Mission

Friday, March 29th @ 12 pm

You’re invited to The First Baptist Church of Rosamond Ministries throughout the week for the entire family

Hope and ResuRRection LutHeRan cHuRcHes Sunday Holy Eucharist 9 am

◆ Sunday School ◆ Worship ◆ Team Kids ◆ Youth Study ◆ Promise Keepers Fellowship ◆ Women’s Bible Study

The corner of 20th and Poplar, 2 blocks from Post Office

256-2469 or 256-2244

The Rev. Wm. R. Hampton, STS K and Inyo Streets, Mojave (one block east of Carls Jr.) 909-989-3317

Edwards Air Force Base Protestant and Catholic Parish

We are a community of dedicated believers who are committed to Christ-centered worship. We welcome you to join us! Protestant Worship Schedule: Sunday 8 a.m. - Protestant Gospel Service, Chapel 1 11 a.m. - Protestant Traditional Service, Chapel 1 11 a.m. - Protestant Contemporary Service, Chapel 2 Catholic Mass Schedule: Sunday : 9 a.m. - Chapel 2 Monday-Thursday : 11:30 a.m. - Chapel 2 Confession: Sunday 3:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m (Chapel 2) Or by appointment *Memorial Chapel 1, Bldg 2700, 15 W. Popson Ave *Community Chapel 2, Bldg 6447, 10 Chamberlin Lp 661.277.2110 Or visit us on Facebook: Edwards AFB Protestant Parish / Edwards AFB Catholic Parish

Pastor Paul Chappell

Lancaster Baptist is an independent, Baptist church with a friendly, family atmosphere; compassionate vision; and strong commitment to Bible truth. We offer classes specifically designed for military families and singles, Join us this Sunday at 0830 or 1100

Only 15 minutes from Edwards South Gate: exit South Gate and turn right on Ave. E, left on 90th St. E, right on Ave. I and left on 40th E. 661.946.4663 4020 E. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, CA 93535

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