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Volume 61, Number 44

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Rotarians honor Edwards annual awardees by Kenji Thuloweit Editor LANCASTER, Calif. – Five active duty Airmen from Edwards were honored at a special event May 20, 2013. The Rotary Club of LancasterWest invited 412th Test Wing’s active duty annual award winners to the Hellenic Center where they were treated with lunch and presented a plaque and gift cards for their achievements. Families of the Airmen, along with their supervisors were invited to the luncheon. Each Airmen was introduced by their supervisors who explained why they were selected as the 412th TW’s annual award winners in their perspective categories. Invited were: Airman of the Year – Senior Airman Jennifer Andrade, 412th Medical Operations Squadron Noncommissioned Officer of the See ROTARY, Page 3

Air Force photographs by Kenji Thuloweit

Above: 412th Test Wing active duty annual award winners were asked to stand to be applauded by The Rotary Club of Lancaster West May 20, 2013. The awardees and their guests were served lunch at the Hellenic Center in Lancaster, Calif. The Rotarians wanted to honor local military members and their achievements and invited the five annual award winners, their families and supervisors. Right: (Left to right) First Sergeant William Russell, 412th Mission Support Group; Master Sgt. Nichelle Jackson, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Senior Airman Jennifer Andrade, 412th Medical Operations Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Daniel Magas, 412th Security Forces Squadron; and (front) Asher Anderson, son of Capt. Andrew Anderson, 419th Flight Test Squadron.

F-35 ITF works towards night, weather certification by Laura Mowry Staff Writer The F-35 Integrated Test Force is wrapping up a series of night flights, which are testing the aircraft’s capability when flying in instrument meteorological conditions. It is a necessary step in delivering a core competency to the warfighter - the ability to fly the jet safely when there are no external visibility references for the pilot. “This will increase the combat capability eventually. But, in the interim, it will increase the training capacity. The capability to fly at night and in the weather is one of the core competencies that must be delivered to the warfighter,” said Lt. Col. Peter Vitt, F-35 ITF director of operations. “This is about safety,

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specification compliance and predicting operational utility; it’s our job to find out how well the system works, how well our pilots interact with the displays and how the navigational system works.” The ITF, which has the lead on all F-35 mission systems testing, is responsible for five night flights, with Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., conducting the sixth. “The original intent was to spread the night flights around, three would be conducted here and three at Pax River with B and C variants,” said Vitt. “But, as we moved into the execution phase, it made sense for us to do five here because of the variety in our pilots’ backgrounds. Additionally, the airplanes fly essentially the same in an instrument environment See F-35, Page 5

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Last self defense class slated for May 31.

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Commentary Memorial Day a time to Edwards Critical Days of Summer campaign reflect on service, sacrifice launches this weekend by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer 412th Test Wing commander Team, We are approaching the Memorial Day weekend and this year’s Critical Days of Summer campaign. We’ve worked hard this year and you all deserve some relaxation with your friends and families. I just ask you to keep safety in mind when you enjoy recreational activities or as you travel to and from your destinations. When we stop and think, we all know what safe behavior is and yet every year thousands of preventable accidents occur. Conservative estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tell us someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 45 minutes and over 1,500 deaths every year are a result of fatigue. These are all unnecessary. Be proactive and use risk management principles to prevent becoming a statistic. When enjoying recreational activities especially those involving watercraft or all-terrain vehicles, apply the same discipline you use while at work. I also need to mention that motorcycles continue to have the highest fatality rate within the DOD. If you ride, take necessary precautions. Wear your personal protective equipment, help yourself be seen, stay mentally alert, and ride with a safety attitude. No matter what you do, stay in control at all times and avoid using alcohol to excess. The Air Force has already lost many lives this year in both on- and off-duty accidents. Please don’t be the next one. Monitor yourself, your friends and your families for complacency, fatigue, distraction, or intentional risky behavior. A culture of safety takes a team effort. Thanks for all you do on a daily basis to demonstrate that Team Edwards spirit. Have a great summer!

by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger AFMC commander

Throughout my Air Force career, I’ve often reflected on what it means to serve. I’m proud of the work we do and the sacrifices we make every day so all Americans can continue to enjoy our many freedoms. However, each Memorial Day I am sharply reminded of just how great the sacrifice is for some. Since the founding of our country, more than one million American Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and Airmen have given their lives in defense of our great nation. These heroes deserve to be remembered ... and honored. I plan to stop wherever I am and whatever I’m doing on Memorial Day at 3 p.m. for the National Moment of Remembrance. I hope you will do the same. Take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices these individuals and their families have made; remember the lives lost in service to our country. When the Moment of Remembrance is over, and we go back to our hectic lives — whether dealing with budgetary challenges or simply lamenting the fact that even three-

day weekends pass too quickly — let’s keep those fallen warriors in mind. Ours is a great nation founded on the service and sacrifice of those who have gone before us and all who serve today. Thank you for your service — have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

Commander’s Action Line email: 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 Freeway closures Caltrans will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Rd.) to Palmdale Blvd. as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Closures are as follows and subject to change: May 20-24 Northbound SR-14 • 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Soledad Canyon Rd. and Palmdale Boulevard • 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – On and Off Ramps CLOSED between Sierra Highway and Avenue S Southbound SR-14 • 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Palmdale Boulevard and Soledad Canyon Rd • 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – On and Off Ramps CLOSED between Avenue S and Sierra Highway This project may require FULL Freeway closures. Advance notices will be provided. Detours will be posted. New pavement will improve mobility and enhance safety for motorists. Security Paving Company Incorporated is the contractor on this $16 million project which is expected to complete this summer. Caltrans advises motorists to “Slow For The Cone Zone.”

Commissary closed The commissary will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. For more information, call (661) 277-9175.

Force Support closures All 412th FSS facilities will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6-8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn - Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.6 p.m., Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. See BRIEFS, Page 4

News Final self defense class May 31 In the Self Defense Class, participants are taught several techniques to repel any physical attack, to include choking repulsion, grab defenses, pressure points and wristlocks just to name a few. The classes have been held every Wednesday in May from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the shaded grassy in front of Oasis, with the exception being the final Wednesday (May 29) being moved to May 31. People who want to attend the class are asked to dress in appropriate workout type clothing and bring plenty of water to keep hydrated. The self-defense classes are based on the martial art of the Israeli Special Defense Forces combat style of Krav Maga. This particular combat system is defensive in nature, designed to use techniques which in turn, conserves energy. The actual combat style of Krav Maga is dirty; there is nothing flashy about 80% of the moves. However, the reason for this stems back to the fact that Krav Maga moves are instinctual in nature. This system is meant for the victim to quickly and efficiently disable the assailant and return fire without delay. The instinctual and “energy-efficient” styles of the moves are contrary to several other martial arts. Most importantly, the mentality of Krav Maga, which in turn will be the mentality of the self-defense class, is to give the student a sense of confidence in any situation.


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Staff Sgt. Cameron Cochran, 412th Security Forces Squadron, gets thrown down by 2nd Lt. Michael Vetri, 412th Communications Squadron, who was demonstrating a take-down technique during the Sexual Assault Awareness Month self defense class in front of the Oasis Community Center May15. Vetri is trained in Israeli Krav Maga and is volunteering his time along with members of the 412th SFS to instruct men and women to help prevent them from becoming another sexual assault statistic.

ROTARY, from 1 Year – Tech. Sgt. Daniel Magas, 412th Security Forces Squadron Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year – Master Sgt. Nichelle Jackson, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year – Capt. Andrew Anderson, 419th Flight Test Squadron First Sergeant of the Year – Master Sgt. William Russell, 412th Mission Support Group Members of the Rotary Club said they like to take time once or twice a year to recognize local servicemembers who are defending the nation. According to the Rotary International website, the organization has 1.2 million members that have a commitment to “Service Above Self.” In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, Rotarians volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

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Top: The Rotary Club of Lancaster West served 412th Test Wing active duty annual award winners lunch at the Hellenic Center in Lancaster, Calif., May 20, 2013. Bottom: Chief Master Sgt. Darrell Shelton, 412th Security Forces Squadron, introduces Master Sgt. William Russell who was selected as the 412th Test Wing’s First Sergeant of the Year. Active duty 412th TW annual awardees along with supervisors and family were invited to the Hellenic Center in Lancaster, Calif., to be honored by the Rotary Club of Lancaster West.

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Edwards master resilience trainers ready to train new volunteers by Jet Fabara 412th Test Wing Public Affairs Office To complement the new approach of taking care of oneself and others via the Comprehensive Airman Fitness methodology, certified and trained master resilience trainers at Edwards are increasing efforts week-by-week to prepare volunteer resilience trainer assistants within each unit. “MRTs will provide awareness education and skill development techniques for Airmen and their families in order to enhance individual resilience across the four pillars of CAF: mental, physical, social, and spiritual,” said Nancy Koch-Castillo, Edwards Community Support coordinator. “Our MRTs demonstrate a high degree of personal resilience and have the ability to openly discuss personal real-life experiences.” According to Koch-Castillo, these new MRTs will include 1st Lt. Whitney Mithun with the 773rd Test Squadron, 2nd Lt. Christopher Talbot with the 771st Test Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Justin Clark with the 412th Maintenance Squadron, and Jennifer Housholder with the 775th Test Squadron. “Our MRTs are all an integral element in providing training as installation experts for the CAF,” said KochCastillo. “Resilience is a word that has been thrown around a lot recently in the military, and I think that one of the great things about MRTs is that they’re able to show Airmen how to be resilient. Resilience is something that people may not necessarily be born with - but it is something that can be learned,” added Mithun. “I chose to volunteer as an MRT because I truly believe that there is nothing more important in our military than taking care of our people.

I’ve studied many different psychological models, and I am confident that this cutting edge program will absolutely make a positive impact on our force.” Once volunteer RTAs are selected, they will assist the MRTs in the role of being the go to people in their specific organizations and will be advisers to their commanders on all aspects of resiliency, according to Koch-Castillo. “This model isn’t about intervention, but is, instead, a proactive approach at helping Airmen to obtain and maintain mental wellness,” Mithun said. “I would challenge anyone to give this program a chance, because I am completely convinced that at least some of the tools that this program has to offer will resonate with each and every Airman.” “As a whole, resilient employees equal a healthy resilient community which results in a ready force, that is why having those MRTs and RTAs within each unit is so essential,” Koch-Castillo added. If interested in becoming an MRT or RTA, please contact Mrs. Koch-Castillo at (661) 277-6711. The four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness are defined as the following: Mental Pillar: The ability to effectively cope with unique mental stressors and challenges necessary to ensure mission readiness. 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.

BRIEFS, from 3 Blood Drive A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for 10 a.m.4 p.m., June 5 at Chapel 1. In addition to helping out a great cause the blood drive will be giving out a Cold Stone coupon and a L.A. Galaxy voucher for two games. For questions and sign up, call (405) 496-2996. If anyone would like sign up or has any questions, they can contact me at (405) 496-2996.†Additionally, people can sign up by visiting and using the sponsor code “chapel1.”

Change of command Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, has invited Team Edwards to the 412th Operations Group change of command ceremony June 19. The ceremony will be held in Hangar 1600 and begins at 9 a.m. Col. Christopher P. Azzano will relinquish command of the 412th OG to Col. Rodney F. Todaro. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Retirement The 412th Comptroller Squadron invites everyone to attend the retirement ceremony for Tech. Sgt. Robert Striverson June 14. The ceremony will be held at Bldg. 2800 in the Wolfe Yeager Conference Room at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (661) 277-8449.

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F-35, from 1 and the mission system software is identical, so we leveraged that to make things more efficient.” For safety purposes and to ensure decision-quality data is collected, the ITF used a build-up approach to conduct the night flights. Pilots began with flying in visual meteorological conditions, familiarizing themselves with the F-35’s mission systems. Simulator flights, which occurred in February, also helped pilots prepare for the missions. “Progress towards IMC certification has been ongoing for a few years. We have been flying under good conditions during the day, using the same displays intended to support IMC flight. Recently we performed a series of simulator tests under instrument conditions. The final step was actual night test missions without reference to a visible horizon,” said Maj. Eric Schultz, F-35 test pilot. “We’re just finishing up those flights. The simulator does not exactly replicate actual flight conditions, so we flew to make sure the F-35 provides the displays, communications and other systems you need to safely fly at night or in weather when you’re lacking the view of the outside world,” he added. When the ITF completes the night flights, a variety of capabilities will have been tested including ground operations and the pilot’s ability to maneuver the aircraft without becoming disoriented. The test team will also evaluate the navigation systems, data from the instrument landing system,

and how well the radios work. Just as important is the pilot’s assessment, evaluating whether or not they are getting the necessary information and can adequately use it to make informed decisions. From ground operations to landing and taxiing the aircraft, each mission is packed with test points, so the test team gets the most out of each flight. “We evaluated ground operations and takeoff, followed by flying to a desired location with no external references. Once you’re where you need to be, the pilot performed a series of maneuvers to make sure climbs, turns and descents can be performed with precision without getting disoriented,” said Schultz. “Then transit home, complete an instrument approach to landing and taxi the aircraft back to parking. We have test points for all of that.” Conducting instrument meteorological conditions testing proved to be somewhat of a challenge and required some ingenuity to make sure pilots had no external visual references, while avoiding weather conditions the aircraft is not yet cleared to fly in. “There are certain weather conditions we haven’t tested yet, so we can’t fly there yet. We had to find a way to fly instrument conditions without flying in certain kinds of weather. The creative solution the team came up with was to fly over the water and remote areas over land where there isn’t cultural lighting to provide a horizon for the pilot,” said Vitt. “This is just another example of what happens here all the time, the ITF finds a

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The F-35 Integrated Test Force is completing a series of night flights, testing the ability to fly the jet safely in instrument meteorological conditions where the pilot has no external visibility references. The ITF, which has the lead on all F-35 mission systems testing, is responsible for five of the six night flights.

way to accomplish the testing and get the data we need to overcome the various hurdles we see every day.” While still in the early development phase, the ITF has used the night flights as an opportunity to identify areas of improvement for the mission systems to better serve the warfighter. As the ITF successfully wraps up the night flights, the team’s input will ultimately result in a safer, more

capable weapon system. This is not the first series of night flights for the F-35 ITF. In December 2011, a flight test only clearance was granted, so the test team could get an early look at the aircraft’s refueling lights and assess night air refueling capabilities. Nighttime aerial refueling took place for the first time in early 2012, demonstrating the F-35’s ability to safely and adequately perform the task.


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Team Edwards recognized by American Red Cross by Jet Fabara 412th Test Wing Public Affairs Th e Team Edwar ds community is known for its willingness to help others, especially during American Red Cross blood drives hosted on base. May 16, that willingness to help others was recognized during the Seventh Annual Battle of the Badges Awards ceremony at the Grove in Los Angeles, Calif. “The Battle of the Badges is an annual American Red Cross sponsored-event which is an opportunity for all ARC badge carrying personnel, including friends and family, to positively impact the community by competing in a friendly competition to see who donated the most blood and ultimately saved the most lives,” said Staff Sgt. Jessica Custodio, 412th Medical Operations Squadron representative and blood drive coordinator for Edwards. During the ceremony, team Edwards won awards in six out of the 11 categories that were presented, according to Custodio. “Initially, as the representative, I was told that Edwards was selected to receive a couple of awards a couple days before the actual event, but I really didn’t expect this,” said Custodio. “This really says a lot about our community as a whole, who help support our drives. It proves that with hard work and determination, we can truly make a difference.”

This particular event was open to all of Southern California Blood Services Region and Edwards won in the following categories, some for the first time in Edwards’ history: 1. Greatest Number of Donors at a Single Drive Winner* This award goes to the two agencies that had the greatest number of donors participate at their blood drive. Edwards AFB had a total of 106 donors. 2. Greatest Number of Donors From An Individual Agency Winner* This award goes to the two agencies that had the greatest number of donors participate among all Battle of the Badges blood drives. Edwards AFB had a total of 225 donors. 3. Greatest Blood Drive Growth from 2012 to 2013 Runner-up* This award goes to the two agencies that had the greatest percentage increase in participating donors at their 2013 blood drive (versus presenting donors at their 2012 blood drive). Edwards AFB had a total of 162 percent.

ing donors, 167 more presenting donors than last year. 5. Rising Star* This award goes to agencies that increased the presenting donors at their 2012 blood drive by 25% or more over their 2011 blood drive. Edwards AFB had a total of a 162 percent increase. 6. Holiday Heroes ** This award recognizes agencies that hosted American Red Cross blood drives between December 18 and January 8, a time when the blood supply historically drops to critically low levels. Edwards AFB had a total of 72 presenting donors, 44 more presenting donors than last year. “In total, we competed against 180 other agencies all throughout the American Red Cross Southern California Blood Services Region,” added

Custodio. “More importantly, the reason we have these blood drives is to raise awareness for the need of blood donors. Less than three percent of people in the American Red Cross Southern California Blood Services Region donates blood and more than 400,000 units of blood each year help patients in need in Southern California. The community blood supply is everyone’s responsibility, because you never know whose life it could save.” Blood drives are normally held every first Wednesday of each month. The next blood drive at Edwards is scheduled for June 5 at Chapel 1 Annex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. *Denotes first ever award in this category **Denotes award won for second consecutive year

4. 50+ Brigade** This award goes to agencies that had 50 or more presenting donors at their blood drive (even if your agency is small you can achieve this level by including community, friends and family). Edwards AFB had a total of 225 present-

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Edwards Air Force Base Driver Speeding & Privilege Suspension Tracker The 412th Security Forces Squadron issued 14 speeding citations and processed 0 base driving suspensions from May 13-19, 2013. Below is a breakdown of the violations: 14 speeding violations cited for MPH over posted speed limit 01 – 10 11 – 15 16 – 20 21 – 24 25+ -0-11-3-0-00 new drivers with suspended privileges (new) 10 days 15 days 30 days 60 days -0-




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New workforce development program coming by Sandra B. Wimberly Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio A new career development program has been deployed to the Air Force Materiel Command maintenance community. The Maintenance Workforce Development Program is being implemented to provide a standard approach and increased opportunities for maintenance personnel to broaden their careers. The Logistics Advisory Council identified a need for development programs particularly focused on the Federal Wage System community, and issued a call for action. According to Lorna Estep, AFMC deputy director of logistics and co-chair of the LAC, “AFMC needs a standardized training and workforce development approach in place. We need to take the time now to develop programs and broaden opportunities for our employees to gain the knowledge and skills needed for future enterprise logistics roles.” With this general vision, the LAC chartered an integrated process team to look into current development efforts and propose a standardized approach. The IPT was led by the AFMC Logistics Functional Office with representatives from each of the command’s air logistics complexes (Hill AFB, Utah; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Robins AFB, Ga.), as well as Edwards AFB, Calif.; the Air Force

Personnel Center and AFMC’s Directorate of Manpower, Personnel and Services. Over the past 18 months, the team reviewed career development programs ongoing at each of the air logistics complexes and identified best practices, which helped the team define the MWDP concept. The MWDP provides a multi-tiered approach for professional development. The first tier, modeled after the Air Force Developmental Opportunities Program and the Tinker Opportunities for Professional Service, is called the GS Developmental Opportunities Program (MWDP-GS) and is targeted toward FWS and lower grade General Schedule employees. Under this program, FWS and lower grade GS employees may apply and be competitively selected for developmental positions (GS-05 target -09) within the maintenance area. There are currently five occupational series eligible for the MWDP-GS: GS-0301, Miscellaneous Administrative; GS-0343, Management and Program Analyst; GS0895, Industrial Engineer Technician/Planner; GS-1152, Production Control; and GS1670, Equipment Specialist. When a vacancy becomes available in one of these five series, the hiring official will make a determination as to whether the position could be filled as a developmental program position. If so, the position will be re-designated and advertised

Law Day 2013: The Case of the Big Bad Wolf vs. Curly Pig by Airman 1st Class Victoria Gelinas 412th TW Judge Advocate Office May 1, Law Day was recognized across the country. It is meant to encourage citizens to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society. For Law Day 2013, the Edwards legal team went to Branch Elementary School on base to put on a mock trial with the third grade students. The case of the mock trial was the Big Bad Wolf vs. Curly Pug. In the trial, the students acted out the roles of the Big Bad Wolf, the last of the three little pigs (Curly Pig), the judge, attorneys, bailiff, and other witnesses. They tried to convince the jury (all the students not assigned a role) that: 1, Curly Pig was trying to improperly injure the Big Bad Wolf, or 2, he was justified in protecting his home. Throughout the trial the students learned about Opening Statements (the attorneys’ first chance to talk to the judge and jury about the case); Direct Examination (the witnesses telling their side of the story); Cross Examination (defense or prosecution ask the witnesses about their testimony); and Closing Statements (the concluding statement of each party). In one of the classrooms the trial ended in a hung jury and we explained what happens when the jury cannot make a decision. At the end of the trial, the attorneys opened the floor up to the students to ask any questions they wanted about the law. Some questions included, “How do you get to be a part of a jury?” And, “What if the member found guilty wasn’t really guilty?” In the end, the students had a great time participating in a mock trial and got a better understanding of how the court system works.

For Law Day 2013, the Edwards legal team  went to Branch Elementary School on base to put on a mock trial with the third grade students. The case of the mock trial was the Big Bad Wolf vs. Curly Pug.

for fill action as an MWDP developmental position. Once selected, the employee will be placed on a Formal Training Plan to guide development and will be provided with quarterly feedback to ensure successful progression. The FTP identifies required training geared for a specific job series that all personnel selected for MWDP-GS will complete, along with duty-specific tasks and training as determined by the supervisor. In order to be promoted, an employee must spend at least one year time-in-grade in the position and must successfully complete the training requirements identified in the FTP. This cycle will continue until the employee reaches the target grade of the position. Civilian employees interested in a developmental position within maintenance should monitor the USAJOBS web-site for announcements and follow the instructions on the job announcement to apply. The second tier of the MWDP is designed for Wage Leader development. IPT members interviewed supervisors at their respective locations and collected information concerning common knowledge gaps with newly assigned WLs. That information, along with training identified that could be used to close the gaps, culminated in the Wage Leader Development Program (MWDP-WL). The MWDP-WL includes a series of developAir Force Network (AFNet) Migrations

mental courses new WLs must complete to help provide the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the new position and assists with making the transition from mechanic/ worker to leader. Under this program, new WLs must complete the identified training within one year of assignment. “We applaud leadership’s desire to develop our maintenance workers and provide them a path to transition to the General Schedule,” said Troy Tingey, American Federation of Government Employees Council 214 president, during a briefing on the program. “A program like this has been needed for a long time.” For the maintenance WG and WL communities, MWDP offers a great opportunity for professional, as well as personal, growth. The MWDP applies only to the air logistics complexes; however, other AFMC maintenance organizations may adopt the program if desired. For more information, see AFMCI36-2602, Maintenance Workforce Development Program - which was published March 1, 2013, and provides eligibility requirements and other program information - or contact your local MWDP point of contact (Hill AFB, Kevin Moore and Steve Tharp; Tinker AFB, Beverly Brown and Barry George; Robins AFB, Abe Banks; HQ AFMC/A4, Sandra Wimberly and Steve McBride).

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412th Communications Squadron CFP 7-3444 Option 6 May 2013 Edwards AFB Migration Update The AFNet migration team will begin migrating Edwards supported computer and network users into the Air Force Network (AFNet) on 28 May, and is expected to take approximately six weeks. Migrating into the AFNet will increase network security, reduce operational cost, and standardize Email addresses. Please refer to the AFNet Migration Tool Kit for the most current updates, information, and migration related advisories. WHEN WILL I BE MIGRATED? • Users will be migrated in two phases---Computers in phase one; E-mail accounts in phase two • Computers are typically switched during the first week of the migration • Depending on the overall size of the base, individual user/organizational E-mail accounts are migrated in one or two large blocks, typically occur during evening/weekend hours, and always follow the computer migration phase • Users will be notified of specific dates/times with a YELLOW eAdvisory at 72 hours and a RED eAdvisory 24 hours prior to migration WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE? • Practice good information management, and reduce the size of your mailbox by moving older E-mails to locally stored personal folders. Accounts exceeding size limits cannot be migrated, and are unable to send or receive messages • Read and keep all migration related information and previous eAdvisories. Look for CFP generated E-mail outlining schedule changes and/or specific user instructions/actions • Read and download a copy of “Migration User Guidelines” WHO DO I CALL FOR HELP? • For any computer/network related problems or questions, users should call the local CFP at the numbers listed above Be prepared for an occasional service interruption as migrations progress and expect to restore some features to your desktop environment (e.g., Outlook preferences, SharePoint access, drive mapping) after you’ve migrated. If deploying, TDY, or in possession of a government furnished laptop, Blackberry, or WinMobile Device, please contact your local CFP for specific instructions.

Visit the Air Force Portal, migration Fact Sheet, AFNet Migration Project and FAQ for more information!

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UnitedHealthcare, TRICARE expediting referrals UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans began serving the TRICARE West Region April 1, 2013. Since then, some beneficiaries and providers have experienced service problems relating to an increase in the volume and delays in processing referral and care authorizations. UnitedHealthcare apologizes for any delay in services that TRICARE beneficiaries and providers are experiencing as a result of these challenges. The company understands the issues that need improvement and is taking aggressive and immediate actions to expedite processing of the referrals. Effective immediately, referrals submitted by 412th Medical Group providers between April 1 and June 18, 2013, are authorized treatment in the TRICARE network without an authorization. When a provider determines the need for a medical referral to an off-base provider, enrollees need to stop by the 412th MDG Referral Management Center for assistance in booking appointments with a TRICARE network provider. Additionally, enrollees will be given a paper copy of their referral and the UnitedHealthcare waiver letter authorizing care. Call the Referral Management Center at (661) 275-2259 with any questions. UnitedHealthcare is committing the full resources of the company – at all levels and in all areas – to provide beneficiaries, providers, and Military Treatment Facilities with high-quality service and support. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to keep you updated as we work to address these issues. More information can be found at

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412th SFS, local law enforcement observe National Police Week National Police Week was observed May 13 to 17, and, here at Edwards, the 412th Security Forces Squadron sponsored several events including a K-9 Working Dog demonstration, a children’s drug awareness and security briefing, a multi-agency End of Watch ceremony and a National Memorial Fund Golf Tournament May 17. Members of the Kern County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit joined the 412th SFS May 15 at Arnold Field for a joint K-9 unit and Military Working Dog demonstration. May 16, several law enforcement agencies from the surrounding communities converged in front of Building 1 for an End of Watch ceremony to honor fallen police officers and U.S. Air Force security forces personnel. Law enforcement agencies who participated in the ceremony included the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Kern County Sheriff’s Dept., California Highway Patrol, California City Police Dept., Arcadia Police Dept., Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the U.S. Marshals Service. During the ceremony, a member of each agency read off names of fallen peace officers from their respective agencies to honor each officer’s sacrifice and memory. The End of Watch Ceremony also featured a traditional bagpipe rendition while the names were being read. Police Week at Edwards AFB wrapped up with a National Memorial Fund Gold Tournament at Muroc Lake Golf Course. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Cur-

rently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation’s Capital each year. The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others that share a common brotherhood. In that spirit, the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 sponsors receptions each afternoon and evening during Police Week. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other.

Air Force photographs by Kenji Thuloweit

Staff Sgt. Brett Hurley (center), acts as a “suspect” while 412th Security Forces Squadron Working Dog Schmykel tries to detain him as Staff Sgt. Kathryn Jackson maintains control of the situation. Hurley and Jackson, both of the 412th SFS, were joined by Kern Country Sheriff’s Department K-9 officers May 15 for a police and military working dog demonstration at Arnold Park.

An End of Watch Ceremony was held May 16 in front of Building 1 on Edwards to commemorate fallen peace officers during National Police Week, which ran from May 13 to 17.

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AFRL blasts competition, goes 14-0 to win volleyball championship The Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 team poses for a photo after winning the 2013 Base Intramural Volleyball Championship at the Rosburg Fitness Center May 20. AFRL remained unbeaten on the year, 10-0 in regular season, followed by 4-0 in post season play, to claim the 2013 Intramural Volleyball Championship by defeating 412th Force Support Squadron, 25-19 and 25-21. AFRL led for nearly all of the match Each time that 412th FSS threatened, AFRL proved to have just too many offensive weapons and did not allow their opponents to gain any momentum.

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JetHawks are honoring the troops with Free adMiSSion and camo jersey giveaway Fri, May 24 vs 66ers Free admission for active duty Military

All active duty military will receive free admission for Friday night’s contest courtesy of Devry University. Tickets for military veterans will be sold for only $5. Free tickets will be given to those who present valid military identification. All active duty military are encouraged to wear their uniforms to the game. They’ll be honored in a special pregame announcement.

Sat, May 25 vs 66ers JetHawks digital Camo Jersey Giveaway

The exciting list of 2013 giveaways continues with the JetHawks camouflage jersey giveaway. Fans can salute their hometown heroes and their hometown team by wearing these one-of-a-kind full button-down digital camo jerseys. Jerseys will be given to the first 1,000 fans through the gates. Gates open at 6:00 pm.

Sun, May 26 vs 66ers Family in the Park Sunday

The weekend ends with a day perfect for the entire family. Family in the Park Sundays gives fans a chance to come out on to the field to play catch before the game. JetHawks players will sign autographs for fans at 1:15 pm. After the game, kids 12 and under are welcome on to the field to run the bases.

Don’t miss a moment of the 2013 season as the JetHawks look to repeat as California League Champions. Season tickets and great ticket packages are available now.

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Desert Junior Senior High takes guests back in time

Desert Junior Senior High School was the site of a “Night at the Museum” event hosted by the students and faculty of DJSHS May 20, 2013. The event was an end-of-year, schoolwide project where students transformed the halls of the high school, along with the school cafeteria, into static displays, living statues and interactive history exhibits.

Graphically enhanced photo to replicate the 1920s during a “Night at the Museum” event hosted by the students and faculty of Desert Junior Senoir High School May 20, 2013. The event was an end of year, school-wide project where students transformed the halls of the high school into static displays, living statues and interactive history exhibits.

Air Force photographs by Jet Fabara

Above: Graphically enhanced photo of Christopher Terry, Desert High School junior, who was re-enacting a 1960 rock musician during a “Night at the Museum” event hosted by the students and faculty of Desert Junior Senoir High School May 20, 2013. The event was an end-of-year, school-wide project where students transformed the halls of the high school into static displays, living statues and interactive history exhibits. Right: Graphically enhanced photo of Michael Bromsey, Desert High School junior, who was re-enacting a World War II-era soldier during a “Night at the Museum” event hosted by the students and faculty of Desert Junior Senior High School May 20. The event was an end-ofyear, school-wide project where students transformed the halls of the high school into static displays, living statues and interactive history exhibits.

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Memorial Day, May 27 412th Force Support Squadron Holiday Hours:

Upcoming Holiday Hours Family Down Day – May 24 FSS facilities that will be opened with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. CAC/ID Issuance: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Club Muroc: 10:30 a.m.-midnight Education Office: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day High Desert Lanes Bowling Center: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Information, Tickets & Tours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6-8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Library: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. NAF HRO: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oasis Community Center: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Outdoor Recreation: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Panda Express: 10 a. m.-5 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill at Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. School-Age Annex: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Teen Center: 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Youth Center: 2 p.m.-6 p.m. FSS facilities that will be closed: 412th FSS Front Office Airman & Family Readiness Civilian Personnel Family Child Care Military Personnel

All 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6-8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn - Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.6 p.m., Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The Airman & Family Readiness Center has moved to our new location at the AFTC Conference Center, 90 Farrell Drive, Bldg. 5620. All A&FRC classes will now be held at this facility unless otherwise noted. Bundles for Babies Class: June 7, 10-11:30 a.m. New parents are invited to be part of a financial information and education class. A presentation by the Family Advocacy Nurse, and layettes valued at more than $65 provided by the Air Force Aid Society. The class is open to all services. For sign-up or for more information, call (661) 277-0723 or Linda Crump at (661) 277-4662. 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. See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 14

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ANNOUNCEMENTS, from 13 Military Family Life Counselor: A Military Family Life Consultant is on board at the A&FRC to help military members, spouses, family members, friends and staff members address issues such as relationships, deployment, parenting, stress, grief and many other issues. Consultations are free and anonymous - no records are kept. Call (661) 742-4733 for an appointment.

Arts and Crafts Center 200 Methusa Rd., (661) 275-ARTS FREE Admission for Military Families at Blue Star Museums: The National Endowment for the Arts has partnered with the Department of Defense, Blue Star Families and museums across the United States to offer free admission to military personnel and their families through Blue Star Museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a model partnership in support of the White House’s Joining Forces initiative. Highlights More than 1,800 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are participating, including: * Children’s museums

• Fine art museums • History and science museums • Nature centers Eligibility • Any bearer of a common access card, DD Form 1173 ID card or DD Form 1173-1 ID card • Military ID holder plus up to five family members, which may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. Additional Information Blue Star Museums National Endowment for the Arts

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. Fogleman’s Lounge Club Member Specials The Classic Burger: half-pound, 100-percent Angus steak burger on toasted Kaiser roll with fries. Half of men price Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. Spicy Chicken Sandwich: Half off menu price, Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. Order the Two-plus-Two special. Bring a friend or the entire shop and treat them to $2 dometic drafts and $2 for six-piece wings. Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. Member’s Only Social Hour Food: Fridays, 5-6 p.m. Bingo Night: Six game ‘call’ bingo, Fridays, 6-7 p.m. Evening Dining at Club Muroc Mexican Buffet: May 28, 5-8 p.m. Buffet only – no other dining room menu available. Cost is $10.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members; $6 for children 6-12; and $2 for children under 2. Special kids buffet available. Home Style Buffet: Every Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members; $6 for all children 6-12; and $2 for children under 6. Special kids buffet available. Lots of Pasta Buffet: May 30, 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members; $6 for all children 6-12; and $2 for children under 6. Special kids buffet available. Fridays: Splash Nights are back for 2013. Membership night, May 31, 5-9 p.m. Members and family are free, eligible non-members are $9.50. Menu: Choice of: sirloin steak

or chicken breast served with pork and beans, cold salad, rolls, ice tea, water and lemonade.DJ variety music, 5-8 p.m., karaoke 8-10 p.m. Dining Room closed Friday nights. 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.

Education and Training 140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453, (661) 277-2713 Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisors available to assist you with completion of Complete Your CCAF Degree: The Education Center has CCAF advisors available to assist you with completion of 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!

Family Child Care 1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg. 6457, (661) 275-4322 The benefits of being a family child care provider: Being able to work out of your home, working while caring for your own children, being in charge of your own business, doing work that you love, setting your own hours and free training! If you are interested in becoming an FCC licensed or affiliated provider, contact the FCC Office at (661) 275-4322. New provider orientation starting soon! We need providers to offer alternate hours to accommodate evening, swing and weekend duty hours. We are looking for providers to offer care for children with special needs including asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy and other physical impairments. Extended Duty Care: The Air Force offers the Extended Duty Care Program to assist parents who need additional child care beyond their normal arrangements due to mission See ANNOUNCEMENTS, Page 15

Chapel Corner Gaining Altitude – Growth opportunities for the week This is a weekly segment in Desert Wings to highlight a spiritual focus for the Edwards community: Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – New research has found that the skills to succeed in life have less to do with how smart you are than with more ordinary personality traits, like an ability to stay focused and control impulses. Character does matter. (Paul Tough, “How Children Succeed”) Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community This week’s request: Pray for the strength to grow and mature in areas that do matter: faith, love, hope and even self-control.

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Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. – Catholic Mass, Chapel 2 1 p.m. – Muslim Prayer, Chapel 1 Thursday 5:30 p.m. – Wiccan/Pagan Worship, Chapel 1 Annex Friday 1:15 p.m. – Muslim Prayer, Chapel 1

Sunday 8 a.m. – Protestant Gospel Service, Chapel 1 9 a.m. – Catholic Mass, Chapel 2 11 a.m. – Protestant Traditional Service, Chapel 1 11 a.m. – Protestant Contemporary Service, Chapel 2 4 p.m. – Catholic Mass, Chapel 2

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ANNOUNCEMENTS, from 14 related requirements. Children must already be enrolled in the Child Development Center, the School Age Program or the Family Child Care Program to qualify. To enroll in this FREE Extended Duty Program or for more information, please contact the Family Child Care office at (661) 275-4322.

High Desert Lanes Bowling Center 205 Fitzgerald, Bldg. 5214, (661) 275BOWL Summer BuildIT Bowling ‘Colored Pin Nights:’ Fridays through Aug. 30, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes three games and shoe rental. When you bowl a strike with a colored head pin (verified by the bowling staff) you will win a ticket to one of Southern California’s amusement parks, including Disneyland, Legoland, Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm.

Information, Tickets and Travel 205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500, 2(661) 275-TRIP Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner – take advantage of the great discounts on all Southern California amusement parks offered by your ITT office. All the water parks open this weekend and we have the tickets you will need: Aquatica at Sea World – $30 adult, and $22 for children (3 to 9) Hurricane Harbor – $25 General Admission (ages 3 and up) Knott’s Soak City – $25 adult, and $22 for

children (3 to 11) Raging Waters – $27 General Admission (ages 3 and up) Jet Hawks Tickets: The popular Jet Hawks vouchers are now available at the ITT office. We also feature the Family Fun Pack which includes hot dogs, chips and a drink for a family of four.

Library 5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665, (661) 275BOOK Children’s Special Story Time – Memorial Day: May 24, 10 a.m.

Oasis Community Center 205 W. Popson Ave., (661) 275-CNTR PS3 NBA 2K13 Tournament: May 24, registration begins at 5 p.m., tournament starts at 5:30 p.m. One-on-one, $5 entry fee – entry fees go to the overall winner. Must have at least six participants for tournament to take place.

Outdoor Recreation Kincheloe Ave., (661) 275-CAMP Pools Hours Sonic Splash Pool Memorial Day Weekend: May 25-27, Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Beginning June 1: Open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Muroc Pool Open beginning June 4:

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APET Rescue is looking for adult volunteers. If you are interested, visit APET Rescue at 615 South Forbes Avenue, or call (661) 258-9525. APET Rescue is open 4:30- 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 3:30-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m. Friday, noon-8 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Closed Oasis Aquatic Center Monday-Friday, 11 a. m.- 7 p.m. Lap Swim Only (as of June 3) Closed weekends and holidays Summer Swimming Pool Passes are Now Available: Single pass costs $20, family pass costs $50 for a family of three, then $5 for each additional family member. Passes are good from Memorial Day to Labor Day and are good at any of our Outdoor Rec pools!

Rod & Gun 210 Adams Way, (662) 275-CAMP Rifle and Pistol Range: May 25, 10 a.m.1 p.m. Open for Rod & Gun patrons. Pistol rentals available at the Rod & Gun Club (Bldg. 210). NSSA-NSCA Shoot: May 25-26 Saturdays – 12 Ga and 20 Ga Sundays – 28 Ga and .410 Bore Registration starts at 9 am, Saturday First rotation off at 9:30 am ** Cost is $16 per hundred, plus fees. **

Teen Center 100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211, (661) 2758336 ‘Teens In Blue’ Talent Search: The Air Force is looking for teenagers who can sing and harmonize for a ground breaking new project called “TEENS in BLUE.” Teens in Blue is modeled after the Air Force Show “Tops in Blue” and will require similar types of singers that are still in High School (graduates this year are also eligible) and who are connected to Edwards or another Air Force base. Eight lucky teens (four boys and four girls) will be selected to attend a preliminary camp at Edwards June 24-28, culminating in their first performance in Stripes Lounge June 28. The newly formed group will be flown to San Antonio, Texas, July 14-19 to work with Tops in Blue, and will also perform at the Youth of the Year Conference. Auditions are noon, June 16. Audition reservations must be made in advance by calling Paul La Bella at (661) 275-5437. Youth & Teen Centers Memberships: For about a dollar a day, you could have peace of mind knowing that your son or daughter is in a safe environment - an environment that fosters development in many different areas and offers constant supervision, tutoring and fun! Did you know that the most dangerous time for youth, especially teens, are between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m? The Youth and Teen Centers offer social opportunities and structured programming from affiliated agencies such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the 4-H Club. For more information about youth & teen memberships, contact the main youth center at (661) 275-5437. Youth & Teen Sponsorship: Are you new to the area? Will you be PCS’ing soon? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend to show your kids around base? The Air Force Youth Centers offer sponsorship for kids & teens so that every move is a seamless transition. For more information about Youth or Teen Sponsorship contact the Main Youth Center, (661) 275-5437. Super Sitters Course: Cost is $40 for course and registration, at Youth Center

(Bldg. 5210). Super Sitters courses are held every so often when at least six students are on the list. The classes are taught in two, four-hour segments, location and times will vary on availability. The course is open for youth and teens ages 11-18. Once registered, student will be notified of the next available course. 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 (adult) is very experienced in their subject, and we have tutors available in many subjects. For more information, call (661) 275-TEEN or come by the Teen Center.

Youth Programs 24 Lathrop Dr., (661) 275-5437 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) 275KIDS or Ms Amy at (325) 829-5101. School Age Programs Summer Camp Registration: For children in grades 1 through 6. Registration is on-going. Your child must have completed one year of Kindergarten in order to be eligible. Sign up at the School-Age Annex, Bldg. 6459.

Youth Sports Contact Emil Graves, (661) 277-8961 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 www.afgetfit. com.

Honor Guard 148 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2462, (661) 275BLUE If you need to request the Blue Eagles Honor Guard for your ceremonies please email, or call (661) 810-8039.

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg. 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and instructors’ ratings. The choice is yours. Whether your aim is recreational or a career path, your Aero Club will train you to the highest standard with safety always foremost. Rentals: The Aero Club offers Cessna 172s and 182s for rent. Contact the Aero Club for reservations and costs.


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

Hope and ResuRRection LutHeRan cHuRcHes

Church of Christ Eph 4:4-6

Sunday Holy Eucharist 9 am The Rev. Wm. R. Hampton, STS K and Inyo Streets, Mojave (one block east of Carls Jr.) 909-989-3317

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

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


Baptist Church 10173 South Loop California City

Ron Smith, Pastor • 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

Independent - Fundamental

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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Aerotech & Desert wings clAssifieD AD Policies AnD form PAId Ads

Free Ads

The following categories are paid ads:

The Only personnel eligible to place free ads in the desert Wings and Aerotech News are: • Active Duty Military and DoD personnel Stationed at Edwards AFB and their dependents, and retired military.

• Homes For sale • Houses For rent • Apartments For rent • Lots • Hotels & Motels • Commercial rentals • Loans • Investments • Business Opportunities

The Only Classified ads that are available as free ads to above listed personnel are:

• recreational Vehicles • Work Wanted • Condos For sale • Townhomes • Industrial Properties • Mobiles For sale • Mobiles For rent • Misc. For rent

• Acreage • Income Property • Farms & ranches • services • employment Opportunities • Child care • Condos For rent

The following ads are also considered paid ads if you do not qualify under Free Ads Guidelines. • Pets - Free To Good Home • Lost & Found • Cars & Trucks (Except RV’s) • Furniture & Appliances • Misc. For Sale

• Pets - Free To Good Home • Roommate Wanted • Lost & Found • Cars & Trucks (Except RV’s) • Furniture & Appliances • Misc. For Sale • Garage & Yard Sales • Motorcycles • Misc. Wanted

• Garage & Yard Sales • Motorcycles • Misc. Wanted • Roommate Wanted • Rooms For Rent

For PAId Ads, use the form below:


All other categories are paid.

If you are eligible use the form below:

free Classified ad form aD CoPy


ALL Ads MusT Be PrePAId AMounT$ ______________ CASH __________________ CHECk # _______________ AuTHoRizATion ________ DATE ___________________

aD CoPy

one word, phone number, price per space.

one word, phone number, price per space. Four lines ($18.00) minimum. Payment must accompany ad copy

To this line - $18.00 (minimum)

  Code:________________________________ (For Aerotech Office use Only)

To this line - $22.00

name:____________________________ Rank:________________________

To this line - $26.00 Each additional line $4.00

Address:______________________________________________________ City:_____________________________ State:_________ zip:____________ Home Phone:_______________________ Duty Phone:____________________ organization:___________________________________________________

(For Aerotech Office use Only) Code: name: Address: City: State: zip: Visa/Mastercard/American Express # Exp. Date: Daytime Phone:

All ADs must be receiveD by tuesDAy noon for thAt friDAy’s PAPer To Submit ads:

Public Affairs will no longer accept classified ads! Please submit your ads via one of the following methods: By Mail: Paid And Free Ads 456 e. Ave. K-4, ste 8 Lancaster, CA 93535

By fax: Paid And Free Ads (661) 723-7757 or Toll-Free (877) 247-9188

By EMail: Paid And Free Ads

By PhonE: Paid Ads Only (661) 945-5634 or Toll-Free (877) 247-9288



Roommate Wanted

SKYTOWER PARK AREA Adorable 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Large Open Kitchen Family Room Formal Dining Room Fantastic Neighbors Both Sides & Across Street. INCLUDES: Water, Trash & Gardener Rent $ 1,300/Month Req. $1,300Security Deposit Small Pets w/Pet Deposit Credit Check Required Please Call 661-992-4160 Email:

WEST PALMDALE Rancho Vista Golf Course Seeking Reliable Roommate Female Preferred Who Doesn't Mind Kids Background Check $550/Month $200 Security Deposit Includes Utilities, Cable & Internet Full House Privileges Washer & Dryer 1-Pet Ok Please Call 661-208-0337

DESERT OASIS 10348 Lone Butte Rd. 10-Acres 9-Miles South of Mojave Total Rehab! 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, Garage, Fenced Yard Nicely Landscaped w/Trees Dual-Paned Windows, Paved Road Water/Trash Included! $890/Month 661-618-9692

Employment Opportunities

NICE FAMILY HOME WEST ROSAMOND Approx. 1,800-Sqft. 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath Freshly Painted Stove,D/W & Microwave $1300/Month+Deposit Pets Considered w/Deposit A/C, Ceiling Fans & Fireplace Available June 12th! 661-755-3456

AVAILABLE NOW! WESTSIDE LANCASTER 1,776-Sqft. 3-Bedroom 2.5-Bath, 2-Car Garage Stove/Dishwasher/Microwave Bonus Room, Freshly Painted Draped Windows Nicely Landscaped Gardener Included! Pets Considered $1,300/Month+$1,400 Deposit Call 661-803-9537

Apartments for Rent Rosamond Apartment Near 14 & Edwards AFB _____________________

Very Clean/Quiet New Carpet, Fresh Paint 3-Bedroom Townhome 2-Car Private Garage Kitchen Appliances Included Washer/Dryer Hook-Up Fenced Yard $939/Month+Deposit 661-547-3027

$99+DEPOSIT MOVES YOU IN! Studio Apt. Calif. City $350/Month Unfurnished $377/Month Furnished Call Ruth 661-942-7844

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN OR WOMEN? ***************************** Advertise Your Job Opportunities Today! Aerotech News 877-247-9288

Cars & Trucks DON'T DELAY!! SELL YOUR CAR OR TRUCK TODAY!! Place a Classified Ad Call Us Toll Free! Aerotech News & Review 877-247-9288

Electronics DO YOU HAVE ELECTRONICS? COMPUTERS/PRINTERS? DVD PLAYERS, ETC? Sell Them Here! Advertise It Today! Toll Free 877-247-9288 Aerotech News & Review


ProFlowers Send Flowers For Any Occasion! Prices Starting at Just $19.99 Plus Take 20 Percent Off Your Order Over $29! Go To: Call 1-888-928-7029

Misc. for Sale


Garage & Yard Sales

New for Classified ads

SAVE YOURSELF $$$ STAY COOL THIS SUMMER! ************************ (2) Compact White A/C's Place in Window of Room Work Fantastic! $45 Each-OBO 661-361-3236


MOVING? HAVING YARD SALE? GETTING RID OF STUFF? ****************** Attract More Customers With a Classified Ad!

You can now get your Paid Classified Ads highlighted in Yellow!

Call 877-247-9288 Aerotech News & Review

Homes for Rent

If You Have Dark Circles? Discoloration?, Puffy Eyes? Scars?, Uneven Skin Tone? Wrinkles & More?

Call Me Today & Ask About 84653 a FREE Sample. It's the(Edwards Most Effective AFB) CEILING FAN Aero Tech News Skin Product On the Market! EXCELLENT CONDITION! 05/24/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 col (3.325) x In3 Just 90 Days Perfect for Hawaiian, REAL RESULTS!* Beach or Tropical Decor np *(30-Day Money Back Guarantee) Wooden, Palm Frond Blades Call for Information 661-675-9506 Only $50 661-361-3236

Misc. Wanted FREE ROOM & BOARD! PALMDALE HOME MOVE IN JUNE 1st! In Exchange for Caregiver Seeking Responsible, Kind Trustworthy Individual To Assist with Very Basic Needs of (2) Adults Will Discuss Hours Very Flexible, Full/Part-Time Furnished Bedroom Private Bath, Cable TV Full House Privileges Utilities Included! Call For More Information 661-754-1011 661-944-3112

DISH Network Starting at $19.99/Month (for 12 mos.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-888-771-9357

Advertise Your Services! Promote Your Business Gain Exposure Today! 877-247-9288 Aerotech News


All real estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race color, religion, or national origin, or an intention to make such preference limitation or discrimination. Real estate advertisements that are in violation of the law shall not be accepted for publication. All dwellings advertised in this publication are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Homes for Rent Apartments for Rent Employment Opportunities Cars & Trucks Furniture & Appliances Yard Sales Services and many more…

For information, call toll free 877-247-9288


• Financial Aid Tech I (2 positions) Deadline: 6/3/13

FACULTY • English Instructor (FT, 10 mo, Tenure Track) Deadline: 6/19/13

Services Education UNLEASH YOUR BEAUTY! Look & Feel Younger! ************************* Airbrush Make-Up Perfect for Weddings, Special Occasions Date Night!

Refine Your Speaking, Presentation & Leadership Skills! *************************** EAFB Sound Barriers Toastmasters Club 384 Meetings

Eyelash Extensions No Mascara Needed Natural Fuller Look Weightless, Smudge Proof Customized Lengths

Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 Test Wing Bldg 1400 Conference Room 414

Spray Tanning Gorgeous Tan in 20 Minutes! Natural Looking Light to Dark Lasts for 7-10 Days!

Meeting Agendas Include: Prepared Speeches Speech Evaluations For More Information Call Laquita Dukes 412 CS/SCPT 661-275-9201


Honor DAD Place a Special Message For Father's Day!


Need to Find a Good Loving Home for Your Pet? Lost or Found A Pet? Selling/Breeding?

28 Words for ONLY $10 Call Toll-Free Today Aerotech News & Review 877-247-9288 Deadline Tuesday, June 11th

Natalie 661-208-0337

Advertise it Here Today! Aerotech News & Review 877-247-9288

Please Recycle!


Real Estate


Waxing Eyebrow, Chin, Lip Full Body, Brazilian

Ads Print Friday, June 14th

Beautiful and Spacious 2 Master Bedrooms/2.5 Baths/2 Car Garage. 1332 sq. ft. in Gate Community. Appliances included. Fenced Yard, Community Pool. $995/mo.

For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR Employment link on the AVC website at: or contact: Human Resources Office at: (661) 722-6311; TDD (661) 722-6362; 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536

Honor Dad with a special greeting for Father’s Day! Sunday, June 16th

28 Words, Only $10! Deadline is Tues., June 11th at noon. Ads print Fri., June 14th Toll Free 877-247-9288

James, My life wouldn’t be the same without you! Thank you for all you do. Happy Father’s Day We love you! You’re #1! Joanna, Matthew and Danielle

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Memorandum: To All Research Facilities & Engineering Support Services Employees Saalex Solutions, Inc. will be holding an Open House on Thursday 30 May at the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum, Edwards AFB for all Research Facilities & Engineering Support Services Employees. At this meeting employees will meet Saalex management and HR Personnel. Employees will be given the chance to meet individually with representatives of Saalex to ask questions and get to meet our team. The Open House will be held from 3:00PM to 8:00PM at the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum located at: 405 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards AFB.

SYMVIONICS, and its teaming partners, are looking for qualified personnel to refine its proposed staffing plan in support of the NASA DFRC RF&ESS program. We are especially interested in hearing from the current incumbent Arcata Team staff members performing mission support (WATR, TRAPS, MCC, etc), systems engineering (including RAIF), operations & maintenance, IT & data services, IT security/vulnerability, and multimedia (photography, graphics, audio/video, in-flight) services. We are looking for the following types of personnel: • Program management • Technical Leads • Engineers (systems, software, hardware, etc.) • Computer specialists (web, system admin, etc.) • Help Desk support • IT security • Administration (buyers, accounting, financial, etc.) • Quality Assurance • Safety • Computer operators • Equipment technicians (computer, range systems, etc.) • Warehouse operations/material coordination Our primary interest is the retention of the outstanding technical professionals currently working on the current Arcata contract. VISIT Our Web Site at for more information about SYMVIONICS. All inquiries are handled with complete confidentiality. Please send your Resume, compensation and benefits requirements, in complete confidence, to:

Refreshments will be provided throughout this time; spouses are invited to attend. For more information call 805.482.1070

SYMVIONICS, Inc. (Attn: HR Dept.) 190 Sierra Court, Suite A-3 Palmdale, CA 93550 661-273-7003 (voice), 661-273-3205 (fax) Affirmative Action Employer EEO/M/F/V/D

Furniture and more For Sale!! Call Paul at (661) 917-1835

#937 Shelves and end tables – $80 Steel tube frame, glass shelves.

#897 Beautiful formal dining table and four oversized chairs - $400 Delivered Table measures 45.5” W x 88.5” L plus a leaf about 24”

#1027 Four solid wood TV trays – $25

#798 Very nice solid wood coffee table Notice the inset woodwork. $45

Nine drawer dresser with mirror. – $100 Includes two matching night stands.

Check out the new posts at Paul’s Yard Sale:


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LaTraviata A love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding.



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June 2

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~ Curtain Raiser one hour before each performance ~

AnTELoPE VALLEy coLLEGE PERfoRmInG ARTS ThEATRE • 3041 WEST AVE. K, LAncASTER, cA TIcKETS: General $30 • Senior, military, AVc Staff $25 • youth, AVc Students $15 AnTELoPE VALLEy coLLEGE PERfoRmInG ARTS ThEATRE Box offIcE PhonE: 661.722.6580 • E-mAIL: • onLInE:

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